Chicchi sprints to win in penultimate stage

GC stays the same despite fast, attack-filled day of racing

The Tour of Missouri delivered the fastest-ever day of racing in North American stage racing history on Saturday, appropriately enough concluding in St. Joseph, the starting point of the Wild West's original speedy delivery service Pony Express. Italy's Francesco Chicchi chose his own path to glory, rocketing up the right side of the finishing straight while the other sprint contenders occupied themselves on the left.

Chicchi out-paced sprint leader Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) and Argentina's Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) in another raucous bunch finish, continuing the fast men's domination of Missouri’s road stages.

Chicchi crossed the finish line in 3:41:41 for the 177.5-kilometre stage, an average speed of 48.04 km/h (29.86 mph). Despite nearly 5,000 feet of climbing on the typically undulating Missouri farmland, a stiff tailwind and aggressive racing from start to finish propelled the peloton to St. Joseph 25 minutes ahead of the fastest projected arrival time.

Chicchi waited until the final stage of last year’s Missouri to win his first stage and this year victory arrived one day earlier, all the more sweet for his undermanned Liquigas squad. "We only had six guys but today they rode like 20," said Chicchi. "They launched me at 250 [metres to go] and I had great legs. The whole race was very fast. Everyone wanted to get into a break early on and it was 52 km/h for the first 80 kilometres. It was flying all day. Only at the Tour de France have I seen races like that."

For the first time a domestic team's sprinter cracked the top three on a Missouuri road stage, as Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) finished third for the stage, ending his heretofore frustrating race experience.

"The difference today versus the first four stages was my position," said Haedo, younger brother of yesterday's stage winner Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank). "In the first couple of stages I couldn't get in the position that I wanted. Having the ProTour teams here, the people who race in Europe, if you don't get the good position than it’s very complicated.

"Unfortunately I crashed in stage four coming into Jefferson City and that was the best stage for me to win because it was an uphill finish,” he said. “I'm glad I had the chance to sprint today. The stage was very fast and in particular the last two kilometres was extremely fast. Inside one kilometre to go I got inside Hushovd’s wheel and he had his teammate doing the lead-out so I was in very good position."

A lesson learned

Race leader David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) spent his first stage in the yellow jersey and his team passed its first defensive test with flying colours. Zabriskie continues to lead Gustav Larsson (Team Saxo Bank) by 30 seconds and Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling) by 44 seconds.

"The team was amazing today," said Zabriskie. "I knew they had it in them and they pulled through. The speed was very high and we didn't necessarily have to take the front because so many teams wanted to be in the break today."

Garmin-Slipstream capitalized on its experience from last year, when the squad endured a difficult day of racing to keep Christian Vande Velde in the leader's jersey. "We learned a lot last year,” he said. “The day where it really broke apart last year was when [Michael] Barry won that stage in Rolla. These roads are...you can't really take the front as a team and ride it. There are so many rollers that the other teams will come off of us and sling shot on the rollers and then you blow yourselves up. That’s why we just kind of let everyone do their race."

Zabriskie is one day of racing away from earning his first ever stage race victory and his tenure in the yellow jersey has had quite an affect on the Utah native. "I'm on cloud nine,” he said. “I've never been this happy before in my life. I really am enjoying the moment and it’s great to be with these guys [team-mates - Ed.]. In all seriousness, I know my emotions don't come through so much and a lot of people say I don't smile enough but I'm having a great time and I really am happy."

Speed is all you need

Unlike all of the previous road stages the first significant escape of the day didn't occur until just past the feed zone at kilometre 74.4 when Cervelo TestTeam's Jeremy Hunt rode off the front on his own. The 35-year-old Briton wasn't deemed a threat by the peloton and soon found himself three minutes ahead, but Hunt sat up after approximately 30 kilometres of solitude and was re-absorbed. Hunt would receive the day's most aggressive rider jersey for his efforts off the front.

Once Hunt was back in the peloton attack after attack was launched, but to no avail. Team Type 1's Chris Jones was one of many riders who tried to form an escape, only to succumb to the peloton's furious tail wind-fueled tempo. "The pace was unbelievable, that was amazing," said Jones. "You were just spun out going as fast as you can. It was good motorpacing.

"Garmin did a good job of holding things together. It would split, there'd be 20 guys off, and they'd weld it back together. They definitely rode strong."

Approaching the day's second intermediate sprint at kilometre 149.8, two riders - Frederique Robert (Quick Step) and Phillip Gaimon (Jelly Belly Cycling Team) - found a chink in the Garmin-Slipstream armour and made their escape. The pair worked smoothly together to claw their way to a 30-second advantage as they rolled across the sprint line, reached first by Gaimon.

"I wanted to get off the front and hope that the field sat up," said Gaimon. "It was an aggressive day, ridiculously fast. It just never stopped and the break would not go. It was unbelievable.

"We've been kind of waiting for this day all week but it just didn't happen. Garmin was real picky about letting a break go."

The duo received a powerful boost in horsepower as it arrived at the base of the 1.5-kilometre ascent to the day's only mountains classification line at kilometre 166. Astana's Levi Leipheimer and Yaroslav Popovych bridged the gap to Gaimon and Robert, but the quartet were absorbed by the peloton approaching the KOM line as mountains leader Moises Aldape Chavez (Team Type 1) crossed the line first, adding to his mountains classification leadership over Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank).

"There were two guys from Astana, then Sorensen and another rider," said Aldape. "Sorensen was going for it at one kilometer. He attacked and then I
went hard at 200 metres."

Chaos ensued crossing the KOM line as the peloton split into several groups and a threatening move by Marco Pinotti (Team Columbia-HTC), Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana) and Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) capitalized on the moment to make a bid for victory with less than 10 kilometres remaining. Pinotti is only one second behind third placed Zirbel and the escape set off alarm bells for the American Continental squad.

"Frank [Pipp] and Andy [Jacques-Maynes] just slayed themselves to bring him [Pinotti - Ed.] back," said Zirbel. "I didn't even know he was off the front. I was out of position because I thought I had a flat tire and [was] freaking out about that. I thought the sprinters' teams were going to bring everything back. But my team didn't even leave it to chance, they just killed themselves to bring him back.

"I actually thought he was going to wait until tomorrow," continued Zirbel. "He’s used to three week stage races so I'm sure he'll be going again tomorrow.”

After Bissell Pro Cycling neutralized the Pinotti break approaching five kilometres to go, Craig Lewis (Columbia-HTC), Jeff Louder (BMC Racing Team) and Luis Romero Amaran (Colavita-Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light) each tried solo attacks only to be brought back by the Cervelo TestTeam-led peloton looking for a second Hushovd victory.

As the peloton made the final turn onto the finishing straight at 500 metres to go Cervelo TestTeam looked to have the race under control, however the crafty Chicchi made his move with 250 metres to go on the opposite side of the road from Hushovd to earn his second career Tour of Missouri victory.

Tomorrow the peloton completes its final stage at the Tour of Missouri, a 114.9-kilometre circuit race in Kansas City. The battle for the final podium may go down to the wire on a circuit with a 16 percent climb which must be tackled seven times.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas3:41:41 
2Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
3Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
4Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy  
5Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC  
6Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy  
7Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
8Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
9Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
10Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
11Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
12Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
13Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
14Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step  
15Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
16Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
17Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
18George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
19Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC  
20Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
21Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
22Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
23Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana  
24Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
25Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
26Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
27Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana  
28Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
29Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1  
30Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
31Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
32Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1  
33Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
34Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
35Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
36Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC  
37Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
38Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
39Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
40Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC  
41Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
42Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
43Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
44Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank  
45Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
46John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
47Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
48Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
49Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
50Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
51Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
52Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
53Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
54Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1  
55Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
56Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
57Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
58Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
59Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
60Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team  
61Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
62David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
63Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
64Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana  
65Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
66David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
67Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
68Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1  
69Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
70Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
71Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
72Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team  
73Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
74Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
75Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1  
76Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1  
77Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC  
78Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
79Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
80Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
81Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
82Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy  
83Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
84Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
85Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
86Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
87Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
88Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
89Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
90Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
91Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy  
92Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas  
93Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy  
94Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
95Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
96Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas  
97Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
98Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team  
99Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
100Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana  
101Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas  
102Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
103Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:01:49 
104Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:54 
105Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana0:02:27 
106Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:02:43 
107Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
108Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy  
109Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:02:44 
110Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:05:05 
111Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:10:31 
112William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
DNFDavide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
DNFJurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
DNFCharly Vives (Can) Planet Energy  
Sprints
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team5 pts
2Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas3 
3Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step1 
2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team5 pts
2Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step3 
3Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling1 
Mountains
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 16 pts
2Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana5 
3Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana4 
4Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step3 
5Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Columbia-HTC11:05:03 
2Planet Energy  
3BMC Racing Team  
4Quick Step  
5Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light  
6Liquigas  
7Cervelo Test Team  
8Kelly Benefit Strategies  
9Team Saxo Bank  
10Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
11Astana  
12Ouch Presented By Maxxis  
13Bissell Pro Cycling  
14Team Type 1  
15Garmin-Slipstream  
General classification after Stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream19:53:45 
2Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:00:30 
3Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:00:44 
4Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:45 
5Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:01:02 
6Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana0:01:09 
7Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:01:14 
8Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step0:01:15 
9Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:16 
10Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:01:22 
11Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana0:01:30 
12Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas0:01:31 
13Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:32 
14Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank0:01:34 
15Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:01:41 
16Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC0:01:43 
17Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
18Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:46 
19Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:50 
20Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:01:55 
21Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas0:01:58 
22Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:04 
23Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:02:05 
24Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC0:02:06 
25Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 10:02:08 
26Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team0:02:13 
27Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 10:02:16 
28Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:17 
29George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
30David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:18 
31Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:02:19 
32Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:02:24 
33Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team0:02:28 
34Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:34 
35Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:36 
36Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:02:41 
37Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:02:51 
38Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy0:03:00 
39Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:03:03 
40Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
41Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:04 
42Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:03:05 
43Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:03:06 
44Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 10:03:07 
45Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 10:03:08 
46Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:03:14 
47Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team0:03:27 
48Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:03:28 
49Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:03:33 
50Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:03:36 
51Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 10:03:37 
52Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step0:03:40 
53Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:03:44 
54Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:03:45 
55Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:03:46 
56Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:03:47 
57Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
58Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:03:53 
59Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:04:03 
60Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:09 
61Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 10:04:12 
62Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:04:18 
63Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:04:22 
64Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:23 
65Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC0:04:25 
66Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:26 
67Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:04:33 
68Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:35 
69Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana0:04:40 
70Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:04:51 
71Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:04:54 
72Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:04:56 
73Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:04:57 
74Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:07 
75Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
76Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy0:05:08 
77Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC0:05:13 
78Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:05:14 
79Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy  
80Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:05:16 
81Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:05:18 
82Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
83John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:05:21 
84Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:24 
85Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:05:30 
86Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:05:42 
87Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy0:05:47 
88Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:05:49 
89Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step0:05:51 
90Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana0:05:55 
91Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:06:03 
92Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:06:05 
93Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:06:30 
94Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC0:07:02 
95Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy0:07:07 
96Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:07:17 
97Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 10:07:18 
98Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:07:26 
99Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 10:07:44 
100Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:07:53 
101Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas0:09:34 
102Charles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:09:45 
103Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:10:12 
104Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:10:22 
105Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy0:11:17 
106Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:11:22 
107Anibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:11:54 
108Omer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:13:15 
109Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas0:13:17 
110Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:14:08 
111Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:17:21 
112William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:25:50 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team66 pts
2Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank49 
3Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas22 
4Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step22 
5Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light19 
6Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy17 
7Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas15 
8Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 114 
9Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream11 
10Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC11 
11Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team11 
12Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies11 
13Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy11 
14Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana9 
15Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team8 
16Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 18 
17Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team7 
18John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis7 
19William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream6 
20Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light6 
21Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team5 
22Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy5 
23Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC5 
24Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
25Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
26Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
27Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step3 
28Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas3 
29Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
30David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
31Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 12 
32Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team2 
33Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
34Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis2 
35Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy2 
36Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling1 
37Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step1 
38Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis1 
39Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 136 pts
2Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank23 
3Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 118 
4William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream15 
5Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream12 
6Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana11 
7Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 16 
8Andy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling6 
9Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team5 
10Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana5 
11Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana4 
12Jason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
13Bradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis4 
14Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
15Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step3 
16Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana3 
17David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
18Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy3 
19Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
20Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step1 
21Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC1 
22Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 11 
Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step19:54:47 
2Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step0:00:13 
3Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:44 
4Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas0:00:56 
5Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team0:01:11 
6David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:16 
7Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:02 
8Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:02:03 
9Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:02:04 
10Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step0:02:38 
11Ryan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:51 
12Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:03:16 
13Matthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:03:31 
14Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:05 
15Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC0:04:11 
16Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy0:04:16 
17Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step0:04:49 
18Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy0:06:05 
19Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 10:06:16 
20Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas0:08:32 
21Phillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:09:10 
22Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:13:06 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo Bank59:44:37 
2Bissell Pro Cycling0:00:18 
3Garmin-Slipstream0:00:29 
4Team Columbia-HTC0:01:15 
5Astana0:01:58 
6Quick Step0:02:09 
7BMC Racing Team0:02:31 
8Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:44 
9Ouch Presented By Maxxis0:02:54 
10Cervelo Test Team0:04:06 
11Team Type 10:04:14 
12Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:06:41 
13Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light0:07:00 
14Planet Energy0:07:09 
15Liquigas0:08:02 

 

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