TechPowered By

More tech

Tour of Missouri 2009

Date range:
September 7-13, 2009

September 13, Stage 7: Kansas City - Kansas City 114.9km

Gilbert surprises with a sprint win ahead of Pinfold, Hushovd

By:
Kirsten Robbins and Peter Hymas
Published:
September 13, 2009, 22:27 BST,
Updated:
September 14, 2009, 5:03 BST

Zabriskie wins first overall title

Martin Gilbert (Planet Energy) sprints to a stage win in Missouri.

Martin Gilbert (Planet Energy) sprints to a stage win in Missouri.

view thumbnail gallery

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