Hincapie triumphs in Aspen

Van Garderen slips away to steal yellow from Leipheimer

George Hincapie (BMC) hasn't won a race since his 2009 US professional road championship, but the 38-year-old American picked quite a day to return to the top step of the podium with his victory in stage 2 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Aspen, Colorado. The three-time American champion out-sprinted his five breakaway companions to triumph in the event's 209.8km queen stage.

Best young rider Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) led out the sprint but couldn't quite hold off Hincapie and finished second, while Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) rounded out the top three. The remaining members of the break, Eduard Beltran (EPM-UNE), Jánier Acevedo (Gobernacion de Antioquia) and Bruno Pires (Leopard Trek), took fourth through sixth respectively, all in the same time as Hincapie.

The winning break formed on the long, wet descent from Independence Pass, gaining 45 seconds over an 18-man chase group containing race leader Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack). Aspen resident Tejay Van Garderen became the new yellow jersey holder and Hincapie moves into second overall at 16 seconds down. Danielson, third on the stage, now also hold third overall and lies 22 seconds behind Van Garderen.

"I feel great [about the win]," said Hincapie. "I thought that I was in pretty good shape coming into this race and yesterday I fully bonked coming into the finish. I didn't eat enough. Today I ate like Paris-Roubaix and as much for a World Cup. It ended up paying off because I felt a lot better.

"I knew that Tejay was going to be one of the fastest guys, I didn't know the Colombian guys but they are always a wild card, super-good climbers and some of them can sprint as well. I was confident that I could win. Tejay got a gap in some of the corners and I had to sprint around Tom Danielson to catch up to Tejay. But once I caught him I knew that it was over and that I was going to win the stage."

Van Garderen took full advantage of his knowledge of the road from the summit of Independence Pass into Aspen and capitalized on his descending prowess to claim the GC lead.

"There is no big summit finish or big day that will separate a lot of time so you have to take time where ever you can," said Van Garderen. "All due respect to Levi [Leipheimer], he’s not the strongest descender and he sometimes loses his nerve a little bit. That is one of my strong suits, I can..I have balls. I just went for it and when I saw I had a gap I just drove it."

Fast and furious out of Gunnison

The race started like a rocket out of Gunnison, and with favourable winds and the first intermediate sprint only 15.4km into the stage the sprinters' teams kept the tempo extremely high into Almont. Fred Rodriguez (Team Exergy) showed he still has a quick turn of speed as he edged Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Robert Förster (UnitedHealthcare) for top honours.

The pace soon cooled off and the peloton stayed together up the wooded valley road in Gunnison National Forest on CR 742. At 29 kilometres into the stage the peloton negotiated the first of several cattle guards on the race route and a serious crash occurred while crossing. Five riders went down, including Andrew Randell (SpiderTech p/b C10), Sergio Hernandez (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda), Davide Frattini (UnitedHealthcare), Daniele Callegarin (Team Type 1-Sanofi) and Ivan Basso (Liguigas-Cannondale). Frattini and Basso were able to continue, but the remaining three riders were taken to the hospital for treatment.

A momentary truce was called in the peloton as riders either involved in or caught behind the crash made their way back into contact with the field, but racing resumed in earnest approximately five kilometres later.

As the road continued its steady ascent to the first KOM six riders escaped from the peloton: Sander Oostlander (Skil-Shimano), Walter Pedraza (EPM-UNE), Rafael Montiel (Gobernacion de Antioquia), Andre Steensen (Saxo Bank Sungard), Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) and Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly).

By the time the escape reached the category three KOM on CR 742 nearly 50 kilometres into the stage, where Oostlander took maximum points, their advantage over the peloton had grown to 4:30.

Cottonwood Pass kicks off the day's 12,000 foot double feature

That climb would be a mere prelude to the ascent of Cottonwood Pass, a 20-kilometre dirt road ascent and at 12,126 feet the highest elevation encountered in the event.

Eight kilometres after the first KOM, the pavement transitioned to dirt and under a light drizzle the six escapees steadily made their way up the switchbacks, through sections scattered with gravel and mildly washboarded. The peloton kept the break pegged at 4:30 as the GC favourites seemed content to await the day's third and final categorised climb of Independence Pass to go for broke.

One rider not content to remain in the peloton, however, was Alejandro Ramirez (Gobernacion de Antioquia) and the 30-year-old Colombian bridged crossed the 4:30 gap to the break with astonishing ease, making contact several kilometres prior to the KOM line at kilometre 77.7.

The rain ceased on the upper slopes, but the damage had been done to the dirt road, which grew steadily sloppier near the summit. Despite the remote location, heavy crowds witnessed Pedraza claim the maximum points on Cottonwood Pass, which coupled with his second place finish on the first KOM put the EPM-UNE Colombian into the mountains classification jersey.

After a white-knuckle descent off of Cottonwood Pass, through sharp switchbacks on wet roads, the now seven-man break reached Buena Vista still maintaining its advantage of 4:30 on the peloton. As the leaders turned left onto US 24, they faced a stiff headwind as they would head north for the next 30 kilometres, before making a left hand turn for run-in to Independence Pass.

Showdown on Independence Pass

At the base of the 28-kilometre grind to Independence Pass, with its 12,095-foot summit providing a fearsome one-two punch to the stage finale, Steensen jumped away from the break, whose lead had been halved by the RadioShack-led peloton.

"Before the climb there was a lot of headwind and not everyone wanted to work in the group," said Steensen. "We were caught back quickly by the peloton and I had to go by myself. We had two minutes right before the climb and I gave it everything just to see if I could make it."

For his efforts Steensen would be awarded the day's most aggressive rider award, but his solo bid for victory ended 6.5 kilometres from the Independence Pass summit. Rafael Infantino (EPM-UNE) soon jumped clear from the rapidly diminishing lead group, provoking a strong reaction in his wake from Tejay Van Garderen, Levi Leipheimer and Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo).

Making his way through dense crowds, many of whom had camped out the previous evening to garner prime viewing locations. Infantino crossed the summit alone, but was soon joined by the chasing trio on the descent. The precipitous 13.7km drop into Aspen would be a challenge on dry roads, but a steady rain provided a supreme test of the riders' technical skills

"I had good legs and got away with Levi and Christian," said Van Garderen. "We got caught by a group and it started pouring rain. It was whoever had the nerve to take the corners in the pouring rain who ended up in the front group. Some of the guys who were timid ended up back.

"I was in the break with Tom, George and a few others. It was mainly Tom and I that were doing most of the work because I was about to take the jersey and the other guys didn't want to help me because they had teammates for GC in the group behind."

The best young rider in the race couldn't quite hold off the sprint of Hincapie, and had to be content with second on the stage, while he was consoled by taking the race lead.

Full Results

Full Results
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team5:26:10 
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad  
3Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
4Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE  
5Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia  
6Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek  
7Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:45 
8Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
9Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
10Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
11Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia  
12Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
13Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia  
14Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack  
16Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
17Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (Col) EPM - UNE  
18Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
19Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek  
20Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE  
21Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE  
22Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
23Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
24Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
25Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:52 
26Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Skil - Shimano0:02:18 
27Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard0:02:34 
28Giovany Manuel Baez Alvarez (Col) EPM - UNE  
29Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack  
30Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
31Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard  
32Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
33Andrès Miguel Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:02:51 
34Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
35Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
36Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
37Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
38Daniel Summerhill (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
39Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
40Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
41Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
42Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
43Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
44Carlos Fernando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - UNE  
45Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek  
46Edward Stiver Ortiz Caro (Col) EPM - UNE  
47Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
48Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:03:55 
49Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team  
50Flavio De Luna (Mex) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:04:41 
51Sébastien Salas (Can) Team Exergy  
52Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
53Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack  
54Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
55Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
56Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
57William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
58Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad  
59Cristhian Montoya Giraldo (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia  
60Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
61Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
62Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
63Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek  
64Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
65Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
66Lachlan Norris (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
67Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy0:05:09 
68Alejandro Ramirez Calderon (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:05:25 
69George Bennett (NZl) Team RadioShack0:06:43 
70Rafael Montiel (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia  
71David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:08:02 
72Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad0:08:48 
73Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling0:11:23 
74Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy  
75Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
76Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
77David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
78Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
79Philipp Ries (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
80Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
81Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Cycling  
82Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling  
83Juraj Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
84Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
85Erik Slack (USA) Team Exergy  
86Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
87Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling  
88Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
89Carlos Alberto Ospina Hernandes (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia  
90Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
91Walter Pedraza (Col) EPM - UNE  
92Oscar Alvarez (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia  
93Timothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
94Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
95Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
96Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
97Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek  
98Michael Mørkøv (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
99Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
100Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:54 
101Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
102Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
103Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
104Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
105Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
106Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad  
107Bruno Langlois (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:13:53 
108Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:16:03 
109Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:16:13 
110Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad0:16:19 
111André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank-Sungard  
112Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack0:18:11 
113Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:18:48 
114Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi-Aventis0:18:57 
115Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
116Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team P/B Kenda0:19:36 
117Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team P/B Kenda  
118Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C170:20:17 
119Sander Oostlander (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:21:39 
120Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack0:23:04 
121Kai Applequist (USA) Team Exergy0:25:06 
122Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy  
123Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) Team Exergy  
124William Dickeson (USA) Jelly Belly Cycling Team P/B Kenda  
DNFDmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack  
DNFDaniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
DNFAndrew Randell (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFSergio Hernandez (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
DNSKen Hanson (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team15 pts
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad12 
3Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo10 
4Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE7 
5Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia6 
6Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek5 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team4 
8Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C103 
9Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack2 
10Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 1 - Almont
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy5 pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3 
3Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling1 
Sprint 2 - Buena Vista
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sander Oostlander (Ned) Skil - Shimano5 pts
2Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda3 
3Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad1 
Mountain 1 - CR 742
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sander Oostlander (Ned) Skil - Shimano8 pts
2Walter Pedraza (Col) EPM - UNE7 
3Rafael Montiel (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia6 
4André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard5 
5Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda3 
Mountain 2 - Cottonwood Pass
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Walter Pedraza (Col) EPM - UNE12 pts
2Alejandro Ramirez Calderon (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia10 
3Rafael Montiel (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia8 
4Sander Oostlander (Ned) Skil - Shimano7 
5Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad6 
6Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda5 
7André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard4 
8Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack3 
9Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad2 
10Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack1 
Mountain 3 - Independence Pass
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE12 pts
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack10 
3Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad7 
5Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia6 
6Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C105 
7Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
8Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek3 
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
10Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team16:20:00 
2Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia  
3Team Garmin-Cervelo  
4EPM - UNE  
5Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:45 
6Leopard Trek0:02:06 
7Team RadioShack0:02:34 
9Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:06:46 
11Saxo Bank Sungard0:08:19 
12Team Spidertech Powered By C100:08:37 
13UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
14Team Exergy0:11:11 
15Skil - Shimano0:15:02 
16Bissell Cycling0:22:01 
17Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:24:07 
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad10:04:08 
2George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:16 
3Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:22 
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:00:34 
5Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:45 
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:51 
7Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:00:52 
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:04 
9Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek0:01:08 
10Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:01:09 
11Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:15 
12Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:01:16 
13Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:01:18 
14Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:01:19 
15Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack0:01:26 
16Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE0:01:33 
17Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:36 
18Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE0:01:37 
19Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:42 
20Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE0:01:44 
21Chris Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:01:45 
22Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:01:57 
23Jaime Alberto Castaneda Ortega (Col) EPM - UNE0:01:58 
24Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:57 
25Giovany Manuel Baez Alvarez (Col) EPM - UNE0:03:26 
26Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard0:03:30 
27Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:03:33 
28Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard0:03:36 
29Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek0:03:43 
30Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:47 
31Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:48 
32Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek0:03:58 
33Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:04:00 
34Alex Hagman (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:04:06 
35Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:08 
36Andrès Miguel Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:04:11 
37Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Skil - Shimano0:04:43 
38Valeriy Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:04:46 
39Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:05:01 
40Edward Stiver Ortiz Caro (Col) EPM - UNE0:05:07 
41Carlos Fernando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - UNE0:05:08 
42Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack0:05:14 
43Daniel Summerhill (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:05:15 
44Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:05:22 
45Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team0:05:23 
46Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack0:05:32 
47Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:05:41 
48Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:05:50 
49Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:05:55 
50Flavio De Luna (Mex) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:05:59 
51Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:18 
52Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:06:22 
53Cristhian Montoya Giraldo (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:06:24 
54Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:06:39 
55Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad  
56Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:42 
57Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:06:49 
58Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:06:50 
59Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:07:11 
60Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy0:07:28 
61Sébastien Salas (Can) Team Exergy0:07:38 
62George Bennett (NZl) Team RadioShack0:07:56 
63Rafael Montiel (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:08:04 
64Alejandro Ramirez Calderon (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:08:12 
65Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:08:32 
66Lachlan Norris (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:08:46 
67Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:08:55 
68Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:08:56 
69Davide Frattini (Ita) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:08:59 
70William Dugan (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:09:13 
71Carlos Alberto Ospina Hernandes (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:12:05 
72Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:12:14 
73Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:16 
74David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:13:28 
75Walter Pedraza (Col) EPM - UNE0:13:29 
76Juraj Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:32 
77David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:13:43 
78Rob Britton (Can) Bissell Cycling  
79Oscar Alvarez (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:13:52 
80Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:14:03 
81Philipp Ries (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:14:04 
82Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:14:08 
83Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:14:18 
84Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:49 
85Francois Parisien (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:15:16 
86Scott Zwizanski (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:15:19 
87Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:15:21 
88Michael Mørkøv (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:15:30 
89Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy0:15:31 
90Martin Mortensen (Den) Leopard Trek0:15:32 
91Nic Hamlton (Can) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:15:34 
92Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:15:38 
93Paul Mach (USA) Bissell Cycling0:15:41 
94Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:15:46 
95Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Cycling0:15:58 
96Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:16:18 
97Martin Reimer (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:16:27 
98Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad0:16:55 
99Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:17:05 
100Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:17:38 
101Bruno Langlois (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:18:12 
102Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:18:25 
103André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:18:27 
104Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:18:52 
105Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling0:19:00 
106Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:19:02 
107Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad0:19:03 
108Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:19:53 
109Erik Slack (USA) Team Exergy  
110Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:20:21 
111Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:20:38 
112Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:22:26 
113Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack0:22:28 
114Fabio Calabria (Aus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:22:37 
115Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling0:22:50 
116Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:23:40 
117Bernard Van Ulden (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:23:50 
118Sander Oostlander (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:24:11 
119Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShack0:25:18 
120Ryan Roth (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:25:34 
121Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) Team Exergy0:28:55 
122Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy0:30:00 
123William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:30:48 
124Kai Applequist (USA) Team Exergy0:31:03 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack17 pts
2Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad17 
3George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team15 
4Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia12 
5Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo11 
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team11 
7Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia10 
8Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek10 
9Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale8 
10Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE7 
11Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy6 
12Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo6 
13Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling5 
14Sander Oostlander (Ned) Skil - Shimano5 
15Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling5 
16Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard Trek5 
17Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling3 
18Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda3 
19Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
20Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C103 
21Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia2 
22Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team1 
23Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Walter Pedraza (Col) EPM - UNE24 pts
2Sander Oostlander (Ned) Skil - Shimano15 
3Rafael Montiel (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia14 
4Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UNE12 
5Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE11 
6Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack10 
7Alejandro Ramirez Calderon (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia10 
8André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard9 
9Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling9 
10Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
11Jeremy Powers (USA) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda8 
12Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad7 
13Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) Bissell Cycling7 
14Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia6 
15Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad6 
16William Dickeson (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda6 
17Lucas Euser (USA) Team Spidertech Powered By C105 
18Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
19Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo4 
20Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek3 
21Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack3 
22Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
23Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
24Hayden Roulston (NZl) HTC-Highroad2 
25Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad10:04:08 
2Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - UNE0:01:33 
3Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Skil - Shimano0:04:43 
4Daniel Summerhill (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:05:15 
5Benjamin King (USA) Team RadioShack0:05:32 
6Flavio De Luna (Mex) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:05:59 
7Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:18 
8Cristhian Montoya Giraldo (Col) Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:06:24 
9Thomas Bonnin (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:06:49 
10George Bennett (NZl) Team RadioShack0:07:56 
11Juraj Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:32 
12David Boily (Can) Team Spidertech Powered By C100:13:43 
13Philipp Ries (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:14:04 
14Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:14:18 
15Alastair Loutit (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:15:38 
16Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Cycling0:15:58 
17Davide Cimolai (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:17:05 
18Erik Slack (USA) Team Exergy0:19:53 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team30:14:49 
2Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:05 
3Gobernacion De Antioquia - Indeportes Antiquia0:00:47 
4EPM - UNE0:01:48 
5Leopard Trek0:02:55 
6Team RadioShack0:03:08 
7Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:17 
10Team Spidertech Powered By C100:09:32 
11Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:10:39 
12Saxo Bank Sungard0:11:06 
13UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:13:12 
14Team Exergy0:15:49 
15Skil - Shimano0:21:27 
16Bissell Cycling0:26:37 
17Jelly Belly p/b Kenda0:29:02 


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