Gilbert surprises with a sprint win ahead of Pinfold, Hushovd

Zabriskie wins first overall title

Canada's Martin Gilbert saved the best for last at the Tour of Missouri, ending a week of sprinting frustration with a resounding victory in the concluding Kansas City circuit race. The 26-year-old Gilbert, competing in his final race of 2009, outkicked compatriot Andrew Pinfold (OUCH-Maxxis) and sprint leader Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) after 114.9 kilometres of spirited racing.

The victory was all the more sweet for first-year UCI Continental Team Planet Energy, which received a last-minute invite to the Tour of Missouri and delivered the team's biggest win of the season on the seven-day stage race's concluding sprint.

"I think all week we had a few opportunities in the sprints, but the team and myself made a lot of mistakes," said Martin. "Today we took it differently, way from the back, and used the momentum of the hill. I think we made no mistakes today and we put it together so it was pretty nice for my team.

"For sure, a first year team needs to put it together and get some results to make sure the organiser wants to invite us [again],” he added. “All week we worked hard and [today] we showed everybody that we can sprint against those guys and maybe beat them. I think the team getting in the Tour [of Missouri] by the back door, we were not supposed to be here, we wanted to take it.

While Gilbert celebrated a landmark victory for his Planet Energy team on Sunday, David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) likewise attained a new career highlight in winning the Tour of Missouri general classification. In Zabriskie's nine years as a professional he's never won the overall title of a stage race until today, but he knew that he'd have to be on this toes throughout the Kansas City stage's entirety.

Zabriskie's Garmin-Slipstream squad endured a tough day of racing the previous day in Zabriskie's first stage in yellow. It knew that the final stage would be equally as challenging with Team Saxo Bank's Gustav Larsson lying only 30 seconds behind overall.

"As far as my team, those guys are going to get some big hugs from me tonight," said Zabriskie. "I really, really appreciate what they did for me. The last two days is why they call it a team sport and that’s how you win races.

"I wasn't surprised by all the attacks,” he added. “We knew that was how it was going to go. Steven Cozza said before the race, 'Ok guys, in your heads just get ready for 115 kilometres of hell'. That was pretty much how it went and that’s what we were prepared for."

Garmin-Slipstream had already lost Tour of Missouri defending champion Christian Vande Velde on stage two and team-mate Will Frischkorn abandoned on the opening lap, leaving Zabriskie with five team-mates to help defend the yellow jersey. On the penultimate lap Zabriskie had lost two more team-mates, Mike Friedman and Jason Donald, but the Utah native kept his cool throughout the stage.

"I've learned not to freak out,” he said. “I tried to stay calm and rely on the team and they pulled through."

Zabriskie's victory caps off a good year of racing for the Utah native and his team. "This year has gone very well for me," said Zabriskie. "I was second in California and that was a big goal of mine to do well there. I know it wasn't a win but Levi [Leipheimer] was on fire so I was pleased.

"I went to Europe and I got another podium finish at the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon,” he added. “From there it was getting through the Giro [d'Italia] and supporting the team at the Tour [de France]. Now I'm here with a win so I think it’s been a very successful year for the team.

General classification runner-up, Sweden's Larsson, was poised to challenge Zabriskie's race lead but his Saxo Bank team could not crack Garmin-Slipstream on either of the Tour of Missouri's final two stages. "For us the strategy was to put pressure on Garmin to see if we could make them tired and isolate Dave and make him tired," said Larsson. "I think we did pretty good at making them tired but it wasn't enough obviously.

"This was a really nice race with very good and stiff competition, big teams and good riders,” he added. “As far as the GC, almost everything did come down to the time trial so that was important and I tried to stay in contact for the other stages. Today I tried a little bit to attack at the end but I couldn't go and I wasn't strong enough to go away from Dave."

Down to the wire in Kansas City

While stage race finales are frequently processional events, capped off by a final display of speed by the peloton's sprinters, Missouri's final general classification was hardly decided entering the seventh and final stage. The challenging 16.4-kilometre downtown circuit in Kansas City featured a stiff tandem of climbs on Kessler Road and Summit Street, separated by 3.6 kilometres, which were traversed seven times.

Race leader Zabriskie led second place's Larsson by only 30 seconds. Tom Zirbel (Bissell Pro Cycling) held a tenuous grip on the general classification's third place position, leading Marco Pinotti (Columbia-HTC) by a slender one second.

Unfortunately for Zirbel, his desire to finish off Missouri on the podium was dashed on the opening lap when the peloton arrived en masse at the first intermediate sprint line at kilometre 14.4. Pinotti, with the assistance of the stars and stripes clad team-mate George Hincapie, crossed the line first and picked up a three-second time bonus.

Hincapie claimed the second place bonus while Zirbel's team-mate Ben Jacques-Maynes finished third. With the time bonus, Pinotti swapped general classification positions with Zirbel and would retain his newly won third place position through to the stage finish.

The next order of business on the stage was to determine the mountain's classification winner, a two-man race throughout the Tour. Moises Aldape Chavez (Team Type 1) entered the final stage with a 13-point lead over Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank), but with four KOM opportunities today 24 points were still up for grabs. The first two KOM sprints took place on the third lap at kilometre 35.7 and 39.3 and Team Type I and Saxo Bank went head-to-head for both opportunities.

A three-man break consisting of Lars Bak (Saxo Bank), Frank Mathias (BMC)and Darren Lill (Team Type 1) crossed the first KOM line in that order while Aldape and team-mate Matt Wilson took the remaining two points positions seconds later at the head of the peloton. The field arrived at the second, and more difficult, KOM line together and Aldape crested the summit first to add an additional six points to his tally. Anker Sorensen finished third, but now found himself mathematically eliminated from the mountains classification race.

When the dust settled after the KOM battle, three riders escaped late in the third lap and held a 35-second lead when they crossed the finish line to see four laps to go. The leading trio of Gregory Rast (Astana), Chris Jones (Team Type 1) and Nicki Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank) would soon be joined by two more Saxo Bank riders, Chris Anker Sorensen and Jason McCartney, to form a leading quintet as they finished their fourth circuit.

During the fifth circuit Michael Barry (Columbia-HTC) bridged to the five escapees as they saw the five kilometre to go banner for the third KOM sprint on the sixth lap. Initially Jones was extremely nervous about the company of Anker Sorensen, but soon received some good news from the team car regarding the KOM competition.

"Thankfully we knew before [Chris Anker] Sorensen made it across that we mathematically won the [KOM] jersey," said Jones. "I didn't find that out until after he'd been there for a few minutes and the news calmed me down. When he first came I thought, 'Oh my gosh, now what'.

"In the end it was just trying to make it to the end of the stage,” he said. “Those guys had some horsepower, those two Saxo Bank guys came across and then Michael Barry came across. I thought we had a chance."

The lithe Jones, a fine climber in his own right, took top honours at the third KOM from Anker Sorensen to cap off another fine climbing performance from the Team Type 1 squad.

Barry won the fourth and final KOM and then went on the attack heading into the final lap, detonating the once cohesive break in the process. Rast cracked and was absorbed by the field, while the remaining four of Anker Sorensen, Nicki Sorensen, Jason McCartney and Chris Jones managed to claw their way back to Barry early in the final lap, with the field holding steady at 25 seconds.

Barry and McCartney again went on the attack leaving their three breakaway companions to be swept up by the peloton, which was prepping for yet another bunch finish. The leading duo were themselves caught on Summit Street as Aldape led the peloton over the KOM ascent, although no points were at stake any longer.

Inside of 10 kilometres remaining three-time time trial world champion Michael Rogers (Columbia-HTC) put in a strong solo attack and managed to put 10 seconds of distance between himself and the peloton. Rogers' bid for victory came to a conclusion inside of five kilometres to go, at the impetus of the sprinters' teams eager to finish off the Missouri with one last wild bunch finish.

As the peloton rocketed to the line on the predominantly downhill finishing boulevard, a pair of Canadians on North American Continental teams, Gilbert and Pinfold bested their ProTour rivals in yet another rollicking mass finish to a Missouri stage.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy2:33:11 
2Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
3Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team  
4Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC  
5Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
6Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas  
7John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
8Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
9Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
10Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
11Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
12Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 1  
14Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
15Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy  
16Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
17Peter Latham (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling  
18Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
19Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
20Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
21Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana  
22Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team  
23Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
24Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team  
25Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
26George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
27Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
28Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step  
29Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step  
30Jackson Stewart (USA) BMC Racing Team  
31Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC  
32Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
33Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
34Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team  
35Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC  
36Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step  
37Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 1  
38Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC  
39Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
40Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
41Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
42Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
43David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
44Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy  
45Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 1  
46Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana  
47Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank  
48Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
49Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 1  
50Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana  
51Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
52Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 1  
53Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
54Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas  
55Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
56Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team  
57Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
58Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC  
59Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas  
60Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
61Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1  
62Rory Sutherland (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
63Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
64Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
65Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
66Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC  
67Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
68Karl Menzies (Aus) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
69Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
70Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas  
71Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1  
72Reid Mumford (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
73David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
74Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
75Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
76Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
77Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
78Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
79Christopher Baldwin (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
80Ryan Roth (Can) Planet Energy  
81Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
82Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:19 
83Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team  
84Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:00:38 
85Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:01:04 
86Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy  
87Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy0:01:53 
88Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:02:16 
89Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team  
90Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy0:02:29 
91Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:04:16 
92Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
93Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana  
94Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
95Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 1  
DNFJason Donald (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
DNFMichael Friedman (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
DNFWilliam Frischkorn (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
DNFYaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana  
DNFTomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana  
DNFJuan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
DNFValerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas  
DNFKevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quick Step  
DNFAndy Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
DNFOmer Kem (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling  
DNFBradley White (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis  
DNFRyan Anderson (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFAnibal Borrajo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
DNFBernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
DNFMatthew Crane (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
DNFPhillip Gaimon (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
DNFCharles Bradley Huff (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
Sprints
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC5 pts
2George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC3 
3Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling1 
2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank5 pts
2Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
3Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 11 
Mountains
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team5 
3Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 14 
4Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 13 
5Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 11 
2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 16 pts
2Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 15 
3Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank4 
4Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
5Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana1 
3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 16 pts
2Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
3Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana4 
4Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank3 
5Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC1 
4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC6 pts
2Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank5 
3Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank4 
4Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
5Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 11 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light7:39:33 
2BMC Racing Team  
3Bissell Pro Cycling  
4Planet Energy  
5Cervelo Test Team  
6Team Columbia-HTC  
7Quick Step  
8Ouch Presented By Maxxis  
9Jelly Belly Cycling Team  
10Team Type 1  
11Team Saxo Bank  
12Astana  
13Kelly Benefit Strategies  
14Liquigas  
15Garmin-Slipstream  
Final classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Slipstream22:26:56 
2Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:00:30 
3Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC0:00:42 
4Tom Zirbel (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:00:44 
5Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:01:02 
6Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana0:01:09 
7Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:01:13 
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 
13Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank  
14Scott Wizanski (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:32 
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 Bank0:02:02 
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 
27George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC0:02:15 
28Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 10:02:16 
29Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:17 
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 
40Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:04 
41Thomas Vedel Kvist (Den) Quick Step0:03:05 
42Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:03:06 
43Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 10:03:07 
44Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 10:03:08 
45Floyd Landis (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:03:28 
46Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:03:32 
47Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:03:33 
48Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:03:41 
49Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:03:47 
50Anthony Colby (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:04:03 
51Andrew Bajadali (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:09 
52Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 10:04:12 
53Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:04:18 
54Timothy Johnson (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:04:22 
55Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:23 
56Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Columbia-HTC0:04:25 
57Dan Bowman (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:04:26 
58Joaquin Novoa Menedez (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:04:51 
59Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:54 
60Andrew Guptill (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
61Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy0:04:58 
62Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:07 
63Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light  
64Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC0:05:13 
65Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:05:14 
66Neil Shirley (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies0:05:16 
67Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy0:05:18 
68John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis0:05:21 
69Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:24 
70Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:05:30 
71Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:05:37 
72Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:05:42 
73Edward King (USA) Cervelo Test Team0:05:43 
74Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:05:49 
75Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step0:05:51 
76Steve Morabito (Swi) Astana0:05:55 
77Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:06:03 
78Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC0:07:02 
79Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy0:07:07 
80Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:07:17 
81Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 10:07:18 
82Andrew Randell (Can) Planet Energy0:07:40 
83Bruno Langlois (Can) Planet Energy0:07:43 
84Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 10:07:44 
85Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 10:07:52 
86Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana0:08:56 
87Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:08:57 
88Will Routley (Can) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:10:21 
89Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:10:46 
90Matthew Rice (Aus) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:11:22 
91Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy0:12:21 
92Tyler Wren (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light0:12:38 
93Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas0:13:17 
94Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:17:21 
95Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:18:24 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team76 pts
2Martin Gilbert (Can) Planet Energy32 
3Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas27 
4Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step25 
5Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light19 
6Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia-HTC18 
7Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas15 
8Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 114 
9Andrew Pinfold (Can) OUCH Presented By Maxxis14 
10Alex Candelario (USA) Kelly Benefit Strategies12 
11Kyle Wamsley (USA) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light12 
12Antonio Cruz (USA) BMC Racing Team11 
13John Murphy (USA) OUCH Presented By Maxxis11 
14Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy11 
15Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 18 
16Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team8 
17Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team7 
18Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team Columbia-HTC5 
19Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank5 
20Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia-HTC5 
21Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy5 
22Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
23Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
24Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
25Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
26Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas3 
27Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
28George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia-HTC3 
29David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
30Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step3 
31Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling2 
32Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
33Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 12 
34Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team2 
35Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy2 
36Davide Frattini (Ita) Colavita/Sutter Home Presented By Cooking Light2 
37Dominique Cornu (Bel) Quick Step1 
38Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 11 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Moises Aldape Chavez (Mex) Team Type 145 pts
2Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank36 
3Matthew Wilson (Aus) Team Type 119 
4Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank9 
5Darren Lill (RSA) Team Type 19 
6Michael Barry (Can) Team Columbia-HTC8 
7Jason McCartney (USA) Team Saxo Bank8 
8Christopher Jones (USA) Team Type 17 
9Michael Creed (USA) Team Type 16 
10Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team5 
11Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana4 
12Gregory Rast (Swi) Astana4 
13Danny Pate (USA) Garmin-Slipstream4 
14Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step3 
15Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana3 
16Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 
17David Veilleux (Can) Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
18Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team3 
19Francois Parisien (Can) Planet Energy3 
20Shawn Milne (USA) Team Type 11 
21Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step1 
22Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana1 
Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step22:27:58 
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 
10Kiel Reijnen (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team0:03:16 
11Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:05 
12Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia-HTC0:04:11 
13Guillaume Boivin (Can) Planet Energy0:04:16 
14Frederique Robert (Bel) Quick Step0:04:49 
15Keven Lacombe (Can) Planet Energy0:06:05 
16Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 10:06:16 
17Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:17:22 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo Bank67:24:10 
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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