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USA Pro Cycling Challenge 2012

Date range:
August 20-26, 2012

August 22, Stage 3: Gunnison - Aspen 210km

Danielson solos to victory in Aspen

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Cycling News
Published:
August 22, 2012, 22:02 BST,
Updated:
August 23, 2012, 3:24 BST

Vande Velde takes yellow from van Garderen, still tied on time

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) solos to victory at the USA Pro Challenge's queen stage into Aspen

Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) solos to victory at the USA Pro Challenge's queen stage into Aspen

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Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) claimed his team's second stage victory in the USA Pro Challenge's queen stage into Aspen, Colorado, coming to the line just two seconds ahead of the chasing bunch after being on the attack for more than 140km. Although Danielson did not gain enough time to take the race lead (he started the day 12 seconds down), the yellow jersey transferred to his teammate Christian Vande Velde with the same time as overnight leader Tejay van Garderen (BMC).

"We came up with some crazy plans and fortunately we had the legs," said Danielson. "Our team is pretty strong here and it was alot of fun to pull it off today. The last kilometre I knew I had won but with 2km to go I didn't think I was going to win and honestly what went through my mind was my wife yelling at me saying 'don't ever look back!'"

Garmin-Sharp seized control of the race, putting Danielson into the mid-race breakaway and off the front on the final climb of Independence Pass with teammate David Zabriskie.

Danielson went solo over the top of the final climb with 2:30 on the chasing field, where the morning's leader Tejay van Garderen had used up most of his BMC teammates and was forced to limit his losses in a man-to-man battle on the descent.

In the end, the flatter roads in the final 5km nearly spelled the end for Danielson. Van Garderen's teammate Mathias Frank, who lost contact with his team leader over the summit of Independence Pass, regained contact on the near 30km descent and did yeoman's work to whittle down Danielson's lead to a small enough margin that other teams began to consider the stage victory. RadioShack-Nissan, Liquigas-Cannondale and Astana then amassed at the front to shrink his gap to a handful of seconds at the line.

"Once again Mathias Frank was the hero of the day for us," BMC directeur sportif Mike Sayers told Cyclingnews. "Mathias got back on on the downhill, then, like he does at every race, he went straight to the front and buried himself. Mathias is the most unbelievable teammate that this team has had since we started. So he deserves a lot of credit for where we're at right now."

Although the peloton crossed the line only two seconds behind Danielson, van Garderen lost the race lead. As he was tied on time with Christian Vande Velde, and their total stage placings thus far were also tied at 30 points each, the placing of both riders at the finish in Aspen determined the race leader, and that went to the Garmin-Sharp man who came in ninth, three spots ahead of van Garderen.

"Getting yellow was the last thing on my mind today," said Vande Velde. "Nothing's changed at the end of the day between Tejay and I, we're still on the same time. The biggest thing is that we have a stage win again and Tom's pretty comfortable in the mountains jersey for a while."

For van Garderen it was a bittersweet conclusion as he lost the jersey on the same stage that he had taken it over in 2011, but the 24-year-old American nonetheless conceded no time to Vande Velde.

"Yes, I am disappointed," van Garderen said. "But this gives me a little extra motivation for the upcoming days. I don't see anything really changing in the dynamics of the race. It's still going to come down to the time trial on Sunday in Denver."

Higher and higher

The Colorado roads took the peloton high into the rarified air of the Rockies, up over 12,000 feet by the first climb of Cottonwood Pass with 77.7 kilometres covered.

The day's first breakaway went early in the stage, and again it was a large group of riders who contested the first sprint, won by Optum's Jesse Anthony.

His fellow breakaway companions included Evgeny Petrov and Fabio Aru (Pro Team Astana), Frank Pipp (Bissell Cycling), Matthias Friedemann and Pengda Jiao (Champion System Pro Cycling Team), Camilo Castiblanco (EPM - UNE), Nathan Haas and David Zabriskie (Garmin-Sharp, Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Cannondale), Michael Friedman (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (RusVelo), Caleb Fairly (Spidertech powered by C10), Javier Megias Leal and Kiel Reijnen (Team Type 1 - Sanofi), Jeffry Louder (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team), Matt Cooke and Serghei Tvetcov (Team Exergy).

Castiblanco continued to fight for the mountain points on the first climb at Taylor Park, winning the maximum and moving into the virtual lead, but two major climbs still lay ahead.

The group had nearly three minutes as they started up the dirt road ascent of Cottonwood Pass, but it wasn't enough for Anthony, who attacked solo off the front of the group.

The chasing peloton caught much of the breakaway, and as they neared Anthony a new group had formed off the front that included Danielson and Zabriskie, Aru, Louder, Jiao, Friedman and Francisco Colorado (EPM-UNE).

"It was funny that BMC didn't give us any sort of leash," Louder told Cyclingnews. "That group wasn't really very dangerous then it seemed kind of obvious that some Garmin rider would jump across. And he (Danielson) did."

Jiao and Friedman were soon dropped, leaving five riders in the lead group at the crest, but the pair were able to rejoin on the long descent, even as rain began to fall.

"I ride a lot of motocross in the fall and I know how to go downhill fast," said Friedman. "I didn't take too many risks going down, but I just kept trying to hit 60mph and hold that tuck. Once you get up to speed you just hit the tuck button and go."

Jiao was dropped after the next sprint, won by Zabriskie, and then an attack by Louder jettisoned Friedman and Aru, leaving just Zabriskie, Danielson, Colorado and Louder up front. The escapees now faced a lengthy slog amidst fierce winds in the valley road from Buena Vista until they would turn left in Balltown to begin the climb of Independence Pass. A moment of doubt now entered the break.

"It seemed like we had no hope in the world that this was going to work out," said Danielson. "Our breakaway guys said 'I'm not going to pull, this isn't going to work' and we were trying to convince them. Dave started to think that it wasn't going to work either but Robby Ketchell in the car behind was convinced it was going to work, so hats off to him. He convinced us to keep going in the valley and Dave did a 70km time trial after doing Cottonwood Pass really fast."

"Zabriskie was the hero of the day," said Louder. "I don't know where he gets all the energy. I knew he'd been in the break the last two days and I figured he'd be a bit less than 100 percent but he was super-strong and he basically rode full gas all the way up Cottonwood. I just stayed focused on the wheel and tried not to get dropped."

The lead of the four hovered around three minutes as finally Zabriskie threw in the towel on the early slopes of the Independence Pass climb. Louder was next to implode as Danielson and Colorado picked up the pace.

Colorado led the majority of the climb until Danielson attacked to go solo to the top, while behind more moves from the chasing group went clear. Lucas Euser (Spidertech powered by C10) and Freddy Piamonte (EPM-UNE) chased for a while, but the frantic pace of BMC, trying to haul back Danielson's GC threat pulled them back into the chasing group.

Although Danielson had 2:30 at the top, and kept most of that lead on the rapid descent that followed, as the roads flattened he began to lose his advantage precipitously.

As the BMC duo of Van Garderen and Frank began to get help from the other teams interested in either stage wins or the general classification, Danielson's advantage was down to 15 seconds in the final few kilometers entering Aspen

With his team director in near hysterics in the car, Danielson plowed along, just managing to hold off the chase by two slim seconds to take the stage win.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 5:02:06  
2 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:02  
3 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan    
4 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
5 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
6 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
7 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une    
8 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo    
9 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
10 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling    
11 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team    
12 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
13 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
14 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une    
15 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
16 Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une    
17 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
18 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
19 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
20 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
21 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
22 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
23 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
24 Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - Une    
25 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
26 Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
27 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
28 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une 0:00:08  
29 Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une 0:00:10  
30 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:18  
31 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:02:14  
32 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
33 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling    
34 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo    
35 Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une    
36 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:14  
37 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
38 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
39 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
40 Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:05:04  
41 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:54  
42 Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo    
43 Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
44 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
45 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
46 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
47 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
48 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
49 Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:12:02  
50 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy    
51 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy    
52 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
53 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une    
54 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
55 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
56 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling    
57 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
58 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
59 Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell Cycling    
60 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
61 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
62 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
63 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
64 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
65 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo 0:17:43  
66 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
67 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy    
68 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
69 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
70 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
71 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
72 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
73 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
74 Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy 0:26:40  
75 Noe Gianetti (Swi) Team Exergy    
76 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
77 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
78 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
79 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
80 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
81 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
82 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo    
83 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
84 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
85 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
86 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
87 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
88 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:26:40  
89 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
90 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
91 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
92 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
93 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
94 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:26:40  
95 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
96 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy    
97 Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo    
98 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo    
99 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
100 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
101 William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
102 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
103 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
104 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
105 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10    
106 Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
107 Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
108 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
109 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
110 Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy    
DNF Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
DNF Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling    
DNF Joseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling    
DNF Sebastian Salas (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
DNF Joshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
DNS Marsh Cooper (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies    
Sprint 1 - Almont
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 5  pts
2 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 3  
3 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy 1  
Sprint 2 - Buena Vista
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp 5  pts
2 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3  
3 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 15  pts
2 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 12  
3 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan 10  
4 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 7  
5 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 6  
6 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 5  
7 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une 4  
8 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo 3  
9 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp 2  
10 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling 1  
Mountain 1 - Taylor Park
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une 8  pts
2 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy 7  
3 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 6  
4 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 5  
5 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
Mountain 2 - Cottonwood Pass
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une 12  pts
2 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 10  
3 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp 8  
4 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 7  
5 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 6  
6 Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 5  
7 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 4  
8 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une 3  
9 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2  
10 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 1  
Mountain 3 - Independence Pass
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 12  pts
2 Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une 10  
3 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une 8  
4 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo 7  
Young riders
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
  Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 5:02:08  
2 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une    
3 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
4 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
5 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une 0:00:06  
6 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:00  
7 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:17:41  
8 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:26:38  
9 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
10 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp    
11 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
12 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
13 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
14 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garmin-Sharp 15:06:22  
2 RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:02  
3 UNE - EPM    
4 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:18  
5 Astana Pro Team 0:02:14  
6 BMC Racing Team    
7 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:07:16  
8 Rusvelo 0:09:06  
9 Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
10 Bissell Pro Cycling 0:14:14  
11 Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:24:02  
12 Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling    
13 Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:26:40  
14 Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:37:36  
15 Spidertech Powered by C10 0:38:40  
16 Team Exergy 0:41:43  
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp 13:37:20  
2 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
3 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo 0:00:06  
4 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:08  
5 Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une    
6 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:00:10  
7 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:12  
8 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
9 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
10 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
11 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
12 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
13 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
14 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:17  
15 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:19  
16 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:00:21  
17 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une    
18 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
19 Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une 0:00:29  
20 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:00:33  
21 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan    
22 Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:00:43  
23 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une 0:00:49  
24 Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:00:51  
25 Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - Une 0:00:57  
26 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:01:45  
27 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:24  
28 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo 0:02:33  
29 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:02:38  
30 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
31 Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une 0:02:49  
32 Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:02:58  
33 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:03:05  
34 Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:03:22  
35 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:25  
36 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une 0:03:28  
37 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 0:03:32  
38 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:03:34  
39 Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:07:25  
40 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:07:41  
41 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:10:14  
42 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
43 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:11:50  
44 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une 0:12:46  
45 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:12:53  
46 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:12:55  
47 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy 0:12:59  
48 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:13:51  
49 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:15:22  
50 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:15:42  
51 Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:16:58  
52 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:19:23  
53 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:19:53  
54 Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo 0:20:43  
55 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:20:58  
56 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:21:21  
57 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:22:04  
58 Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:22:22  
59 Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:22:43  
60 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy 0:25:34  
61 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:26:26  
62 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:26:32  
63 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:26:50  
64 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo 0:27:04  
65 Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy 0:27:24  
66 Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:27:54  
67 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:28:29  
68 Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:28:45  
69 Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:29:22  
70 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 0:29:31  
71 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:29:41  
72 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo 0:30:10  
73 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:31:17  
74 Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling 0:32:20  
75 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:32:39  
76 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:35:22  
77 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 0:38:01  
78 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
79 Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo    
80 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
81 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
82 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:40:10  
83 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:41:12  
84 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:43:50  
85 Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:44:00  
86 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:44:19  
87 Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
88 Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
89 Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
90 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
91 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 0:45:10  
92 Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling 0:45:14  
93 Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:45:38  
94 Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:46:13  
95 William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:46:37  
96 Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:46:39  
97 Noe Gianetti (Swi) Team Exergy 0:46:58  
98 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
99 Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy    
100 Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo    
101 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
102 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
103 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
104 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi    
105 Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team    
106 Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team    
107 Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10    
108 Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
109 Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy 0:48:17  
110 Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 0:51:21  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 22  pts
2 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 16  
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp 15  
4 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 12  
5 Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 12  
6 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp 10  
7 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan 10  
8 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une 7  
9 Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 7  
10 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy 7  
11 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy 6  
12 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp 6  
13 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 6  
14 Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 6  
15 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 5  
16 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 5  
17 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 5  
18 Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling 4  
19 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une 4  
20 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo 3  
21 Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
22 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 3  
23 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp 2  
24 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
25 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 1  
26 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
27 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
28 Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo -5  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 45  pts
2 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une 29  
3 Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy 26  
4 Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une 23  
5 Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une 22  
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 18  
7 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une 15  
8 Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo 13  
9 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp 13  
10 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp 13  
11 Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 10  
12 Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 9  
13 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 8  
14 Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 8  
15 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp 7  
16 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 7  
17 Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy 7  
18 Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team 6  
19 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 6  
20 Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team 6  
21 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 5  
22 Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 5  
23 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team 4  
24 Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une 3  
25 Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3  
26 Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 1  
Young rider classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 13:37:32  
2 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:00:09  
3 George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:21  
4 Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une 0:00:37  
5 Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une 0:03:16  
6 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:26:14  
7 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:32:27  
8 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:39:58  
9 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:43:38  
10 Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp 0:44:58  
11 Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:46:46  
12 James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
13 Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
14 Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team    
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Garmin-Sharp 40:52:22  
2 RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:19  
3 UNE - EPM 0:00:28  
4 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:50  
5 BMC Racing Team 0:02:35  
6 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:08:59  
7 Rusvelo 0:09:35  
8 Champion System Pro Cycling Team 0:10:47  
9 Bissell Pro Cycling 0:17:44  
10 Astana Pro Team 0:18:56  
11 Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling 0:32:16  
12 Bontrager Livestrong Team 0:44:02  
13 Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:48:50  
14 Team Exergy 0:50:43  
15 Team Type 1 - Sanofi 0:52:28  
16 Spidertech Powered by C10 1:13:20