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USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012

Date range:
August 20-26, 2012

August 20, Stage 1: Durango - Telluride 202.1km

Farrar wins opening stage in Telluride

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
August 20, 2012, 21:49 BST,
Updated:
August 21, 2012, 4:10 BST

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) Team Result
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp 4:42:48  
2 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
3 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
4 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy    
5 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
6 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
7 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
8 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
9 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
10 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une    
11 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
12 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
13 Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une    
14 Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
15 Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - Une    
16 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
17 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
18 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
19 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
20 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
21 Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une    
22 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
23 Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy    
24 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo    
25 Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une    
26 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan    
27 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
28 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
29 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une    
30 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo    
31 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une    
32 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
33 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
34 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo    
35 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo    
36 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
37 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
38 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
39 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
40 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
41 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
42 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
43 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling    
44 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
45 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
46 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team    
47 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
48 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une    
49 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
50 Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
51 Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell Cycling    
52 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
53 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
54 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
55 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
56 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
57 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling    
58 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:32  
59 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:00:39  
60 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:01  
61 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
62 Marsh Cooper (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:01:06  
63 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:46  
64 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:25  
65 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 0:06:48  
66 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:43  
67 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
68 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
69 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy    
70 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
71 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
72 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
73 Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo    
74 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
75 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
76 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
77 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
78 Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
79 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
80 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
81 Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
82 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
83 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
84 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
85 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
86 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
87 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:15:22  
88 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
89 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
90 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy    
91 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
92 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
93 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
94 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
95 Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy    
96 William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
97 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
98 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
99 Noe Gianetti (Swi) Team Exergy    
100 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
101 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
102 Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo    
103 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling    
104 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
105 Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
106 Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling    
107 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
108 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
109 Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
110 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10    
111 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
112 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo    
113 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
114 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling    
115 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
116 Sebastian Salas (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
117 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:23:57  
DNF Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
DNF Matvey Zubov (Rus) RusVelo    
DNF David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
DNF Flavio De Luna (Mex) Spidertech Powered By C10    
DNF Zachary Bell (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
DNF Charlie Avis (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
DNF Kirk Carlsen (USA) Team Exergy    
Sprint 1 - Durango, km. 10.7
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 5  pts
2 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une 3  
3 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
Sprint 2 - Dolores, km. 98.2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy 5  pts
2 Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team 3  
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp 15  pts
2 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 12  
3 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 10  
4 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy 7  
5 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 6  
6 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 5  
7 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 4  
8 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
9 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
10 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une 1  
Mountain 1 - Hesperus, km. 39.8
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 8  pts
2 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une 7  
3 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 6  
4 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 5  
5 Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
Mountain 2 - Lizard Head, km 177.2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 10  pts
2 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une 9  
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 7  
4 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp 6  
5 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une 5  
6 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 4  
7 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une 2  
Mountain 3 - Alta, km. 187.4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 8  pts
2 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp 7  
3 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une 6  
4 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 5  
5 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une 3  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 4:42:48  
2 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une    
3 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une    
4 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
5 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
6 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:43  
7 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
8 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
9 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
10 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:15:22  
11 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
12 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
13 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
14 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
15 Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
16 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling    
17 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
18 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:23:57  
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp 4:42:48  
2 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
3 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
4 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy    
5 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
6 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
7 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
8 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
9 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
10 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une    
11 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
12 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
13 Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une    
14 Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
15 Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - Une    
16 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
17 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
18 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
19 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
20 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
21 Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une    
22 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
23 Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy    
24 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo    
25 Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une    
26 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan    
27 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
28 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
29 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une    
30 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo    
31 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une    
32 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
33 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
34 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo    
35 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
36 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
37 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
38 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
39 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
40 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
41 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
42 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling    
43 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
44 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
45 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team    
46 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
47 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une    
48 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
49 Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
50 Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell Cycling    
51 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
52 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
53 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
54 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
55 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
56 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling    
57 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:10  
58 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:32  
59 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:00:39  
60 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:01:01  
61 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
62 Marsh Cooper (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:01:06  
63 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:46  
64 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:25  
65 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 0:06:48  
66 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:43  
67 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
68 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
69 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy    
70 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
71 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
72 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
73 Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo    
74 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
75 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
76 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
77 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
78 Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
79 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
80 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
81 Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
82 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
83 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
84 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
85 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
86 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
87 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:15:22  
88 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
89 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
90 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy    
91 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
92 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
93 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
94 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
95 Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy    
96 William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
97 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
98 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
99 Noe Gianetti (Swi) Team Exergy    
100 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
101 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
102 Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo    
103 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling    
104 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
105 Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
106 Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling    
107 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
108 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
109 Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
110 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10    
111 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
112 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo    
113 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
114 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling    
115 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
116 Sebastian Salas (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
117 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:23:57  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp 15  pts
2 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 12  
3 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 10  
4 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy 7  
5 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 6  
6 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy 5  
7 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 5  
8 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 5  
9 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 4  
10 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
11 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une 3  
12 Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team 3  
13 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
14 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une 1  
15 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
16 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
17 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo -5  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 23  pts
2 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une 15  
3 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une 15  
4 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp 13  
5 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 8  
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 7  
7 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 6  
8 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 5  
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 4  
10 Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
11 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une 2  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 4:42:48  
2 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une    
3 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une    
4 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
5 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
6 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:43  
7 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
8 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
9 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
10 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:15:22  
11 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
12 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
13 Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
14 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
15 Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
16 Joseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling    
17 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
18 Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:23:57