Farrar wins opening stage in Telluride

First win of the season for Garmin sprinter

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) won his first race in over a year with a dominant sprint on stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge from Durango to Telluride. Farrar had not won a race since July 4 of 2011 when he secured his first individual stage win at the Tour de France. But the American was in commanding form on the run in to Telluride, benefiting from earlier work from his teammates who had dominated the early break and then helped to set up a sprint finish over the demanding 202.1 km stage.

Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1-Sanofi) finished second with Damiano Caruso (Liquigas-Cannondale) in third but Farrar leads the race after one stage.

As a sprinter, Farrar was surprised to be able to make it over the mountains in the finale to take an important win for the Garmin-Sharp team.

"I really had to turn myself inside out to make it over [Lizard Head Pass]," Farrar said. "I knew today could possibly be a sprint but I really wasn't sure I had the legs to make it, so I'm pretty happy to pull it off.

"Our home as a team is in Colorado, so we take this race really seriously, and to win here is huge. For me personally I have had kind of a disaster of a season so this means a whole lot to me to finally get a win."

Runner-up Alessandro Bazzana called Boulder, Colorado home for several years earlier in his career, but while he had trained at altitude, today was his first ever race result in rarified air. Nonetheless, when a 22-man break rolled off the front early in the stage he didn't think he'd be on the podium in the finale.

"After the first climb when Garmin showed the horsepower I expected the race to be over, but then all of my teammates went to the front, other teams helped, and thankfully we brought the breakaway back," Bazzana told Cyclingnews. "When I saw that the final two climbs weren't steep enough I realized it was going to be a sprint and I started preparing myself for that. In the end I only had Kiel Reijnen left because we were the two designated leaders for today, but everyone else had worked their ass off for us."

A 57-rider bunch arrived for the sprint finish in Telluride and Bazzana keyed off of a veteran fast man.

"I had eyed Freddie Rodriguez's wheel, I thought he was going to be the fastest one. With all the climbing I thought that maybe [Tyler] Farrar would be tired, but he wasn't. With the second to last turn it was pretty fast and pretty tight but luckily we managed to stay on our bikes and not crash. Rory Sutherland led out the sprint and we all came from behind."

The opening day of the USA Pro Challenge turned into quite the bonanza for Colorado-based Garmin-Sharp as Farrar won the stage, took the leader's jersey and also leads the sprint classification. Farrar's teammate Tom Danielson claimed the mountains jersey while Peter Stetina was awarded most aggressive rider. Danielson and Stetina almost rode off with the stage win, but the duo, the last surviving members of the early 22-man break, were swept up in the outskirts of Telluride.

High but not all dry

Under grey skies and comfortably cool temperatures, the 124-rider strong USA Pro Challenge peloton was given a raucous sendoff in downtown Durango. After a 5.4km neutral section the racing began in earnest for the 202.2km stage from Durango to Telluride.

Just 10.7km into the stage the riders faced their first of two intermediate sprints, with Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp) taking top honours in Durango. The acceleration for the sprint caused a split in the peloton with several big-name riders emerging to form the early break. Amongst those going on the attack were Garmin-Sharp's Tom Danielson, Peter Stetina and Dave Zabriskie, plus Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale).

The lead group soon pushed out a 2:30 advantage over the peloton after 28km or racing while two separate chase groups trailed at 30 and 45 seconds respectively. The two chase groups soon consolidated into a unified force and managed to join the leaders just prior to the opening KOM, the category 3 ascent in Hesperus at 39.8km.

Andrew Bajadali (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) crossed the KOM first, followed by Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (EPM - Une) and Matt Cooke (Team Exergy) to lead the now 22-man lead group. Also riding at the head of affairs were Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quickstep), Thomas Danielson, Peter Stetina, David Zabriskie and Lachlan David Morton (Garmin - Sharp), Michael Schär and George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team), Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan), Vincenzo Nibali and Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Cannondale), Tanel Kangert (Astana Pro Team), Ivan Rovny (RusVelo), Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell Cycling), Michael Creed (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), Joshua Atkins (Bontrager Livestrong Team), Serghei Tvetcov (Team Exergy) and Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (EPM-Une).

As the leaders rolled along Route 160 to the town of Mancos their lead stabilized at approximately five minutes with the BMC Racing Team and Team Type 1-Sanofi present at the front of the peloton setting tempo. By the time Serghei Tvetcov (Team Exergy) claimed the second intermediate sprint in Dolores the break's lead had been cut to 3:30 as they turned onto Rte. 145 and the very long grind to the Lizard Head Pass KOM, which tops out at 10,222 feet at 25km to go.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) could be seen talking to other riders in the break, urging them to keep up the tempo, and soon took matters into his own hands as he launched an attack. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) immediately marked the Italian and after a brief stalemate in the remainder of the break, six more riders struck out and bridged to Nibali and Danielson: Peter Stetina (Garmin - Sharp), George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team), Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan), Andrew Bajadali (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), Serghei Tvetcov (Team Exergy) and Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (EPM-Une).

Two more riders, Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) and David Zabriskie (Garmin-Sharp) launched an extensive chase of their own and eventually reached the eight leaders with 77.5km remaining on the winding valley road in the San Juan National Forest.

The now 10-strong lead group's advantage stood at four minutes with both BMC and UnitedHealthcare sharing the pace-making at the head of the peloton, while Liquigas-Cannondale had their squad slotted in right behind. The remaining 12 riders originally in the break who couldn't keep the pace soon surrendered and were absorbed by the peloton.

The break lost a rider as David Zabriskie cracked spectacularly, upchucking his breakfast on the pavement. Prior to entering the town of Rico at 156.2km the Garmin-Sharp rider was barely hanging on to the back of the peloton.

"I was going pretty hard, pretty deep," Zabriskie told Cyclingnews. "And then the last super deep effort – I let the group split and then bridged up to those guys – that was pretty hard to get to them. I was planning to pull them and I finally, I don't know. The body said stop and my spirit said you're puking. I'll be all right."

With five kilometres to the Lizard Head Pass KOM, on the steepest pitch of the lengthy climb, Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) and Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (EPM-Une) dropped their seven breakaway companions. Soon, Danielson dispatched of the Colombian and found himself alone in the lead amidst a steady sprinkling of rain. Beltran was joined by Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) to form a three-man chase while the peloton had narrowed their advantage to just over one minute.

After Danielson crossed the Lizard Head Pass ascent alone, the three chasers caught him on the descent while the peloton trailed at 50 seconds, having absorbed the rest of the escapees. As the four leaders began the ascent to the day's final KOM, the category 3 climb to Alta at 9,656 feet, UnitedHealthcare led the greatly diminished peloton's chase. Meanwhile, up the road, Danielson and Stetina turned the screws and dropped both Beltran and Nibali. The Garmin-Sharp riders crested the Alta KOM with a 35-second lead and and just 15 downhill and flat kilometres stood between them and the finish in Telluride.

The Garmin-Sharp duo bombed the 8.5km descent and then faced a flat 6.5km run-in to the finish. Danielson and Stetina fought valiantly, but were absorbed in the closing kilometres.

An immediate counter-attack was launched by Ted King (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Ben King (RadioShack-Nissan), who were soon joined by Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp). A hard-charging field, with UnitedHealthcare and Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies figuring prominently, shut the move down resulting in a 57-rider strong peloton sprinting for stage honours and the first leader's jersey.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp4:42:48 
2Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
3Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
4Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy  
5Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
6Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
7Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
8Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
9Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
10Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une  
11Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
12Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une  
14Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
15Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - Une  
16Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
17Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
18Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
19Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
20Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
21Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une  
22Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
23Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy  
24Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo  
25Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une  
26Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan  
27George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
28Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
29Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une  
30Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo  
31Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une  
32Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
33Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
34Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo  
35Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo  
36Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
37Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
38Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
39Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
40George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
41Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
42Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
43Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
44Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
45Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
46Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team  
47Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
48Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une  
49Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
50Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
51Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell Cycling  
52Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
53Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
54Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
55Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
56Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
57Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling  
58Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:32 
59Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:39 
60Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:01 
61Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
62Marsh Cooper (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:06 
63Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:46 
64Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:25 
65Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy0:06:48 
66Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:43 
67Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
68Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
69Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy  
70Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
71Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
72Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
73Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo  
74Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
75Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
76Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
77Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
78Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
79Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
80Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
81Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
82Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
83Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
84Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
85Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
86Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
87Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:15:22 
88David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
89Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
90Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy  
91Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
92Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
93Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
94James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
95Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy  
96William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
97Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
98Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
99Noe Gianetti (Swi) Team Exergy  
100Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
101Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
102Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo  
103Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
104Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
105Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
106Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
107Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
108Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
109Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
110Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10  
111Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
112Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo  
113Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
114Joseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling  
115Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
116Sebastian Salas (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
117Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:23:57 
DNFFrancesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
DNFMatvey Zubov (Rus) RusVelo  
DNFDavid Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFFlavio De Luna (Mex) Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFZachary Bell (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
DNFCharlie Avis (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
DNFKirk Carlsen (USA) Team Exergy  
Sprint 1 - Durango, km. 10.7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp5 pts
2Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une3 
3Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
Sprint 2 - Dolores, km. 98.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy5 pts
2Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team3 
3Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp15 pts
2Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi12 
3Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale10 
4Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy7 
5Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
6Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team5 
7Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi4 
8Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
9Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan2 
10Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une1 
Mountain 1 - Hesperus, km. 39.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies8 pts
2Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une7 
3Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy6 
4Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp5 
5Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
Mountain 2 - Lizard Head, km 177.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp10 pts
2Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une9 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale7 
4Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp6 
5Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une5 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team4 
7Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une2 
Mountain 3 - Alta, km. 187.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp8 pts
2Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp7 
3Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une6 
4Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies5 
5Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une3 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team4:42:48 
2Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une  
3Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une  
4George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
5Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
6Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:43 
7Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
8Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
9Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
10Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:15:22 
11Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
12James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
13Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
14Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
15Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
16Joseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling  
17Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
18Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:23:57 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp4:42:48 
2Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
3Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
4Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy  
5Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
6Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
7Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
8Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
9Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
10Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une  
11Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
12Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une  
14Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
15Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - Une  
16Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
17Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
18Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
19Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
20Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
21Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une  
22Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
23Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy  
24Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo  
25Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une  
26Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan  
27George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
28Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
29Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une  
30Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo  
31Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une  
32Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
33Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
34Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo  
35Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
36Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
37Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
38Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
39George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
40Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
41Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
42Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
43Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
44Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
45Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team  
46Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
47Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une  
48Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
49Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
50Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell Cycling  
51Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
52Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
53Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
54Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
55Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
56Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling  
57Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo0:00:10 
58Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:32 
59Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:39 
60Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:01 
61Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
62Marsh Cooper (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:06 
63Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:46 
64Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:25 
65Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy0:06:48 
66Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:43 
67Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
68Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
69Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy  
70Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
71Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
72Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
73Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo  
74Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
75Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
76Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
77Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
78Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
79Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
80Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
81Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
82Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
83Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
84Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
85Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
86Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
87Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:15:22 
88David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
89Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
90Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy  
91Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
92Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
93Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
94James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
95Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy  
96William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
97Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
98Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
99Noe Gianetti (Swi) Team Exergy  
100Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
101Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
102Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo  
103Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
104Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
105Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
106Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling  
107Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
108Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
109Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
110Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10  
111Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
112Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo  
113Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
114Joseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling  
115Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
116Sebastian Salas (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
117Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:23:57 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp15 pts
2Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi12 
3Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale10 
4Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy7 
5Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
6Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy5 
7Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp5 
8Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team5 
9Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi4 
10Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
11Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une3 
12Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team3 
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan2 
14Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une1 
15Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan1 
16Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
17Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp23 pts
2Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une15 
3Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une15 
4Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp13 
5Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies8 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale7 
7Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy6 
8Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies5 
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team4 
10Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
11Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une2 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team4:42:48 
2Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une  
3Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une  
4George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
5Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
6Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:12:43 
7Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
8Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
9Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
10Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:15:22 
11Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
12James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
13Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
14Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
15Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
16Joseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling  
17Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
18Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:23:57 

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