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Tour of Missouri 2009

Date range:
September 7-13, 2009

September 09, Stage 3: Farmington - Rolla 183.9km

Hushovd gets the better of Cavendish in Rolla

By:
Kirsten Robbins and Peter Hymas
Published:
September 09, 2009, 21:33 BST,
Updated:
September 10, 2009, 6:25 BST

Columbia-HTC gets swamped in third bunch sprint

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) wins stage three at the Tour of Missouri

Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) wins stage three at the Tour of Missouri

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While the Tour of Missouri's peloton skirted ominous weather in the Ozarks, the finishing city of Rolla felt the full fury of a Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) storm front at the conclusion of stage three. Third on Monday and second on Tuesday, Hushovd could taste victory on both of the prior stages, yet each day Columbia-HTC's Mark Cavendish stole his thunder and leapt around the Norwegian in the closing metres. Not today, as Hushovd claimed his first career Tour of Missouri stage win.

Cervélo TestTeam adjusted its tactics accordingly on Wednesday, eschewing a classic lead-out train for a cascade of chaos in the closing kilometre. "We didn't want to make a proper lead-out today because Columbia had been riding [on the front] so they didn't have that many guys left," said Hushovd. "If we did a proper lead-out than maybe Cavendish will get on my wheel and then it's easy for him. We just wanted to make it hard: we attacked, we went really fast in the end and I think that's how we messed up the whole lead-out into the sprint. In the end it suited me perfectly."

Unlike the first two stages which had flat, technical run-ins to the finish, the finale of the 183.9-kilometre third stage was a straight-shot for the final 13 kilometres, albeit chock full of leg-busting rollers all the way to the finish line. Hushovd felt quite at home on the wide, undulating tarmac paving his way to victory in Rolla.

"We wanted to put pressure on Columbia and we know that when the finish is hard like this, I think it suits me more than it suits Cavendish," said Hushovd. "[Brett] Lancaster attacked with 800 metres to go and George Hincapie had to close this gap. I think that’s where they got stuck in the front too early and we went again on the other side. I think it worked out perfectly for us and I had the legs to do a good sprint in the last couple of hundred metres.

"In the end I went to a lead-out from one Quick Step guy because my riders had already done the work before. I didn't see Hincapie anymore so I just found my wheel and did my own sprint," he said.

Columbia-HTC spent the day setting tempo on a taxing stage, which thoroughly tested their mettle due to 7,000 feet of climbing. While his team-mates endured pace-making duty on the front, the 24-year-old Cavendish, too, found himself vexed by the terrain.

"Every day is the same, you can't get into a rhythm," said Cavendish. "Up and down, up and down on the stage today, you just have to labor up them. It's tough for everyone.

"All my guys were used up early today,” he admitted. “No one helped us out a bit. Yeah, it was a chaotic finish."

The 10 bonus seconds Hushovd earned for his victory today put the 31-year-old Norwegian in a tie for first on general classification with his young sprint rival Cavendish and the officials sought out the rule book to determine the yellow jersey's new owner. The first tie breaker is based on looking at fractions of seconds from a prologue or time trial, neither of which had taken place yet at the Tour of Missouri.

The next criteria is to total the finishing placings of the completed stages, with the low total being declared the general classification. Hushovd has finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd for a total of six, while Cavendish has placed 1st, 1st and 5th for a sum of seven. By the slenderest of tie breaking arcana, Hushovd donned the yellow jersey in Rolla in addition to claiming the green sprint jersey from the Briton as well.

Cervélo TestTeam entered its first Tour of Missouri with modest goals, yet the team now assumes responsibilities accorded a general classification leader. "Cervélo TestTeam had one goal and that was to get a stage win. Now that that’s done we can close our suitcases and go home," said Hushovd with a laugh.

"When we have the yellow jersey we have more responsibility," continued Hushovd. "We were pulling on the first stage with Columbia and of course yesterday and today they had the fastest rider in the peloton so it is just the way it is, they had to work. Tomorrow we will see what we can do and we will do our best to keep the yellow jersey as long as possible."

Tour déjà vu

While the Tour of Missouri's hilliest stage to date offered a venue for motivated riders unsure of their time trialing ability to perhaps gain significant time over the chrono specialists, only three riders took the bait. After a rousing sendoff from downtown Farmington, the day's first pedal strokes in anger arrived from the Garmin-Slipstream duo of Mike Friedman and Will Frischkorn 14.5 kilometres into the stage.

The only reaction from the rest of the 114 riders came from Australia's Matt Wilson (Team Type 1), who bridged the 1:30 gap to the Garmin-Slipstream pair just after the day's first intermediate sprint won by Friedman at kilometre 25.3. After taking a few kilometres to catch his breath, Wilson slotted into the rotation for what would be nearly a race-long break.

"I was hoping a couple of other guys would come with me," said Wilson. "If you have four or five guys today it would be a good chance it would go away. I couldn't see any of the other teams helping Columbia after they've won two stages."

After turning off the main highway MO 32 onto MO 21, 40 kilometres into the stage, the leading trio set to work on conquering more of the endless undulations characteristic of Missouri's Ozarks. Wilson took top honours at the day's first mountain classification 12 kilometres later, followed by Frischkorn and Friedman, as the trio now extended their lead to 3:05 over a Columbia-HTC-led peloton. For his efforts, Wilson took home a US$1,000 bonus prime for capturing the first KOM on offer.

The escapees replicated their finishing order for the second intermediate sprint at kilometre 88, with Friedman leading Frischkorn and Wilson, while a similar patter emerged at the second and third KOMs taken by Wilson ahead of Frischkorn and Friedman.

"We talked about it on the road and had a few discussions about what we'd do," said Wilson. "There's nothing worse when there's only three guys and you're racing each other for every bonus sprint. We decided that they'd take the bonus seconds and I'd take the KOMs so it worked out for the both of us."

While the breakaway scooped up all the bonus seconds at each of the day's two intermediate sprints, the three mountain classification lines offered points to the first five across, leaving the peloton to battle for the fourth and fifth place points. Moises Aldape Chavez (Team Type 1) started the stage wearing the climber's jersey, but Denmark's Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) remained tied on points ensuring a hard-fought campaign for mountains supremacy.

Aldape Chavez scored two fourths and a fifth on the day's KOM offerings, which put the Mexican Team Type 1 rider into a clear six-point lead over Anker Sorensen. "Matty [Wilson] was taking them [KOM points - Ed.] up front, so we had two cards to play," said team owner Phil Southerland. "In the field Moises got a point on the first one and won the next two from the field so it's rock solid. We’ve got a good gap going.

"I'm feeling more secure, but it's a long way to go,” he said. “We want to snag that KOM [jersey] and we'll do everything we can for that one."

The three riders worked together well throughout the undulating terrain in the 184km stage, but the distance and the hills took their toll on Frischkorn, who sat up with 33km to go with a hunger knock. He said goodbye to Friedman and drifted back to the peloton.

"We were working fairly good," said Wilson. "Friedman took it easy through the middle 100 kilometres. When Frischkorn dropped off I told Friedman, 'We've got to start picking it up now'. Columbia was holding us at two minutes so we tried to pick it up and Friedman was working pretty good towards the finish but we didn't hang on to it."

Two men just weren't enough to fend off the chase from the mighty Columbia-HTC team, and the pair were brought back inside 10 kilometres to go and the battle for the sprint began. An attack from Team OUCH started hostilities with 2.5 kilometres to go, and a counter by Garmin-Slipstream's Danny Pate put the general classification men on notice, with Michael Rogers (Columbia-HTC) and Levi Leipheimer (Astana) marking the move.

The Cervélo TestTeam then took control at the front, hoping to set up Hushovd for the stage victory. A tough hill into the kilometre banner proved to be a launching pad for Cervélo's Heinrich Haussler, but on the descent, Columbia-HTC pulled the move back for Cavendish, hoping the Briton would take his third consecutive win.

But it was not to be, as the dash to the line turned into a drag race across four lanes of road. Cavendish could only manage fifth place behind Hushovd, Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank), Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) and Daniel Oss (Liquigas).

Thursday's stage eight from St. James to Jefferson City is the only repeat stage from the 2008 edition of the Tour of Missouri. The 175.7-kilometre stage was a day for the sprinters last year and the peloton's fast men will look to a fourth consecutive day to vie for stage honours.

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 4:26:50  
2 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
3 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
4 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
5 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC    
6 John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
7 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
8 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
9 Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
10 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team    
11 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
12 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
13 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step    
14 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy    
15 Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
16 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
17 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1    
18 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
19 Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
20 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step    
21 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana    
22 Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
23 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
24 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1    
25 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC    
26 Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1    
27 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
28 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step    
29 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1    
30 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana    
31 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1    
32 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
33 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana    
34 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
35 Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
36 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
37 Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
38 Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
39 Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy    
40 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
41 Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
42 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
43 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
44 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
45 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas    
46 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
47 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
48 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step    
49 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
50 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team    
51 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
52 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC    
53 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
54 Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
55 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana    
56 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
57 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
58 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
59 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
60 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
61 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
62 Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
63 Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
64 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
65 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana    
66 Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
67 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
68 Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
69 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
70 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1    
71 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy    
72 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
73 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
74 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank    
75 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC    
76 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
77 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC    
78 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
79 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
80 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy    
81 Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
82 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
83 Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
84 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
85 Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
86 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
87 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
88 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
89 Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
90 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1    
91 Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
92 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas    
93 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas    
94 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
95 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
96 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas    
97 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
98 Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
99 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
100 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC    
101 Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
102 Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
103 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:17  
104 Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy 0:00:19  
105 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:21  
106 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
107 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC 0:00:34  
108 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC    
109 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy 0:00:41  
110 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
111 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:48  
112 Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 0:00:53  
113 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy 0:01:19  
114 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team 0:01:40  
115 Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy 0:01:52  
116 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:02:32  
DNF Cody O'reilly (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
Sprints
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 5  pts
2 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 3  
3 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 1  
2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 5  pts
2 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 3  
3 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 1  
Mountains
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 6  pts
2 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 5  
3 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
4 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 3  
5 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1 1  
2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 6  pts
2 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 5  
3 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
4 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 3  
5 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 1  
3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 6  pts
2 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 5  
3 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
4 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 3  
5 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Quick Step 13:20:30  
2 Bissell Pro Cycling    
3 Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
4 Team Type 1    
5 BMC Racing Team    
6 Ouch Presented By Maxxis    
7 Kelly Benefit Strategies    
8 Team Columbia-HTC    
9 Astana    
10 Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
11 Team Saxo Bank    
12 Cervélo Test Team    
13 Liquigas    
14 Planet Energy    
15 Garmin-Slipstream    
General classificaiton after Stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 11:27:19  
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC    
3 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:04  
4 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 0:00:12  
5 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 0:00:14  
6 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
7 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:16  
8 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
9 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC 0:00:17  
10 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
11 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:18  
12 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1    
13 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:00:19  
14 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:20  
15 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
16 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
17 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
18 Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
19 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step    
20 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana    
21 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step    
22 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
23 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
24 Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
25 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step    
26 Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
27 George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC    
28 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy    
29 Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana    
30 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
31 Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
32 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step    
33 Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
34 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
35 Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1    
36 Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
37 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas    
38 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC    
39 Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
40 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
41 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana    
42 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
43 Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank    
44 Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1    
45 Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
46 Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
47 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
48 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC    
49 Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
50 Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team    
51 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
52 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step    
53 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
54 Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
55 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
56 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
57 Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
58 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team    
59 Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
60 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana    
61 Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
62 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
63 Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy    
64 Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy    
65 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
66 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
67 Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
68 Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
69 Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
70 Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
71 Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
72 Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
73 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
74 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling    
75 Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1    
76 Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
77 Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
78 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
79 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
80 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
81 Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis    
82 Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana    
83 Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1    
84 Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
85 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:37  
86 Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy 0:00:39  
87 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:41  
88 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
89 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy 0:01:01  
90 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
91 John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis 0:01:02  
92 Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:08  
93 Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:01:17  
94 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy 0:01:25  
95 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1    
96 Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis 0:01:34  
97 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC 0:01:51  
98 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:01:53  
99 Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light 0:01:57  
100 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC 0:01:59  
101 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1 0:02:08  
102 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:39  
103 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC    
104 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas    
105 Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
106 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas    
107 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
108 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:02:48  
109 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:09  
110 Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling    
111 Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:05:03  
112 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
113 Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light 0:05:46  
114 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy 0:06:07  
115 Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy 0:07:12  
116 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 0:07:37  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 37  pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC 36  
3 Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 34  
4 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 13  
5 Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy 12  
6 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 11  
7 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 10  
8 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 9  
9 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light 9  
10 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas 8  
11 Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team 8  
12 Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies 8  
13 Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas 7  
14 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team 7  
15 John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis 7  
16 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 6  
17 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy 5  
18 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC 5  
19 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 5  
20 Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
21 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 4  
22 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  
23 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
24 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 2  
25 Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis 2  
26 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy 2  
27 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1 29  pts
2 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 23  
3 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1 18  
4 William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 15  
5 Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 12  
6 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana 11  
7 Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling 6  
8 Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
9 Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 4  
10 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
11 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana 3  
12 Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy 3  
13 Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1 1  
14 Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC 1  
Best young rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia-HTC 11:27:19  
2 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:16  
3 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:00:19  
4 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 0:00:20  
5 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas    
6 Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step    
7 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step    
8 David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
9 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step    
10 Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy    
11 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
12 Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step    
13 Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
14 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
15 Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies    
16 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervélo Test Team    
17 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
18 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:01  
19 Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:01:17  
20 Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy 0:01:25  
21 Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1    
22 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team 0:01:53  
23 Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC 0:01:59  
24 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas 0:02:39  
25 Charly Vives (Can) Planet Energy 0:07:12  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Quick Step 34:22:57  
2 BMC Racing Team    
3 Team Columbia-HTC    
4 Kelly Benefit Strategies    
5 Team Type 1    
6 Jelly Belly Cycling Team    
7 Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light    
8 Ouch Presented By Maxxis    
9 Bissell Pro Cycling    
10 Cervélo Test Team    
11 Planet Energy    
12 Team Saxo Bank    
13 Garmin-Slipstream    
14 Astana    
15 Liquigas 0:02:19