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Tour of Missouri 2009

Date range:
September 7-13, 2009

September 12, Stage 6: Chillicothe - St. Joseph 177.4km

Chicchi sprints to win in penultimate stage

By:
Kirsten Robbins and Peter Hymas
Published:
September 12, 2009, 23:08 BST,
Updated:
September 13, 2009, 6:35 BST

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

Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas) sprints to a stage six win at the Tour of Missouri

Francesco Chicchi (Liquigas) sprints to a stage six win at the Tour of Missouri

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