Danielson solos to victory in Aspen

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

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) TeamResult
1Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp5:02:06 
2Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:02 
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan  
4Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
5Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
6Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
7Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une  
8Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo  
9Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
10Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling  
11Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team  
12Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
13George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
14Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une  
15Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
16Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une  
17Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
18Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
19Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
20Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
21Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
22Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
23Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
24Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - Une  
25Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
26Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
27Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
28Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une0:00:08 
29Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une0:00:10 
30Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:18 
31Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:02:14 
32Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
33Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling  
34Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo  
35Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une  
36Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:14 
37Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
38Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
39Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
40Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:05:04 
41Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:54 
42Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo  
43Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
44Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
45Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
46Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
47Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
48Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
49Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling0:12:02 
50Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy  
51Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy  
52Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
53Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une  
54Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
55Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
56Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling  
57Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
58Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
59Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell Cycling  
60Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
61Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
62Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
63George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team  
64Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
65Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo0:17:43 
66Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
67Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy  
68Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
69Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
70Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
71Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
72David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
73Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
74Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:26:40 
75Noe Gianetti (Swi) Team Exergy  
76Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
77Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
78Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
79Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
80Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
81Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
82Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo  
83Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
84Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
85Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
86Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
87Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
88Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:26:40 
89Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
90Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
91Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
92Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
93James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
94Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:26:40 
95Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
96Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy  
97Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo  
98Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo  
99Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
100Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
101William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
102Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
103Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
104Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
105Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10  
106Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
107Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
108Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
109Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
110Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy  
DNFAlexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
DNFPatrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling  
DNFJoseph Schmalz (USA) Bissell Cycling  
DNFSebastian Salas (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
DNFJoshua Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
DNSMarsh Cooper (Can) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
Sprint 1 - Almont
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies5 pts
2Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi3 
3Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy1 
Sprint 2 - Buena Vista
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp5 pts
2Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3 
3Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp15 pts
2Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale12 
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan10 
4Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team7 
5Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team6 
6Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan5 
7Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une4 
8Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo3 
9Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp2 
10Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling1 
Mountain 1 - Taylor Park
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une8 pts
2Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy7 
3Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy6 
4Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team5 
5Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
Mountain 2 - Cottonwood Pass
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une12 pts
2Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp10 
3David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp8 
4Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team7 
5Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
6Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies5 
7Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team4 
8Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une3 
9Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies2 
10Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi1 
Mountain 3 - Independence Pass
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp12 pts
2Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une10 
3Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une8 
4Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo7 
Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
 Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team5:02:08 
2Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une  
3George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
4Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
5Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une0:00:06 
6Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:00 
7Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:17:41 
8Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:26:38 
9Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
10Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp  
11James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
12Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
13Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
14Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3UNE - EPM  
5Astana Pro Team0:02:14 
6BMC Racing Team  
7Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:07:16 
9Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
10Bissell Pro Cycling0:14:14 
11Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:24:02 
12Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling  
13Bontrager Livestrong Team0:26:40 
14Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:37:36 
15Spidertech Powered by C100:38:40 
16Team Exergy0:41:43 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp13:37:20 
2Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team  
3Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo0:00:06 
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:08 
5Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une  
6Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:00:10 
7Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:12 
8Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
9Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
10Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10  
11Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
12Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
13Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
14Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:17 
15Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:19 
16Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:00:21 
17Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une  
18Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
19Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une0:00:29 
20Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:33 
21George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan  
22Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:00:43 
23Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une0:00:49 
24Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:51 
25Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - Une0:00:57 
26Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:01:45 
27Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:24 
28Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo0:02:33 
29Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:02:38 
30Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
31Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une0:02:49 
32Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling0:02:58 
33Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:03:05 
34Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:22 
35Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:25 
36Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une0:03:28 
37Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:03:32 
38Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:03:34 
39Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:07:25 
40Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:07:41 
41Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:14 
42Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
43Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:11:50 
44Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une0:12:46 
45Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:12:53 
46Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:12:55 
47Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy0:12:59 
48George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:13:51 
49Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:15:22 
50Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:15:42 
51Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell Cycling0:16:58 
52Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:19:23 
53Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:19:53 
54Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo0:20:43 
55Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:20:58 
56Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:21:21 
57Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:22:04 
58Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:22:22 
59Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:22:43 
60Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy0:25:34 
61Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:26:26 
62Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:26:32 
63Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:26:50 
64Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo0:27:04 
65Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:27:24 
66Gang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:27:54 
67Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:28:29 
68Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:28:45 
69Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:29:22 
70Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy0:29:31 
71Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:29:41 
72Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo0:30:10 
73Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:31:17 
74Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling0:32:20 
75Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:32:39 
76Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:35:22 
77Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp0:38:01 
78Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
79Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo  
80David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
81Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
82Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:40:10 
83Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:41:12 
84Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:43:50 
85Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:44:00 
86Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:44:19 
87Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
88Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
89Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
90Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
91Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp0:45:10 
92Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:45:14 
93Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:45:38 
94Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:46:13 
95William Clarke (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:46:37 
96Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:46:39 
97Noe Gianetti (Swi) Team Exergy0:46:58 
98James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
99Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy  
100Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo  
101Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
102Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
103Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
104Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi  
105Matthias Friedemann (Ger) Champion System Pro Cycling Team  
106Karl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
107Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10  
108Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10  
109Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy0:48:17 
110Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:51:21 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale22 pts
2Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp16 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp15 
4Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team12 
5Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi12 
6Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp10 
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan10 
8Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une7 
9Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi7 
10Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy7 
11Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy6 
12David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp6 
13Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team6 
14Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
15Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies5 
16Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp5 
17Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan5 
18Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling4 
19Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une4 
20Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo3 
21Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
22Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3 
23Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp2 
24Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan2 
25Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1 
26Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan1 
27Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
28Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo-5 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp45 pts
2Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une29 
3Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy26 
4Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une23 
5Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une22 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale18 
7Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une15 
8Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo13 
9Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp13 
10David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp13 
11Jesse Anthony (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies10 
12Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team9 
13Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team8 
14Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies8 
15Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp7 
16Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team7 
17Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy7 
18Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team6 
19Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan6 
20Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6 
21Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep5 
22Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies5 
23Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team4 
24Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une3 
25Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies3 
26Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi1 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team13:37:32 
2Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:00:09 
3George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:21 
4Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une0:00:37 
5Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une0:03:16 
6Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:26:14 
7Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:32:27 
8Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:39:58 
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:43:38 
10Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp0:44:58 
11Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C100:46:46 
12James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
13Connor O'Leary (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
14Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3UNE - EPM0:00:28 
5BMC Racing Team0:02:35 
6Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:08:59 
8Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:10:47 
9Bissell Pro Cycling0:17:44 
10Astana Pro Team0:18:56 
11Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling0:32:16 
12Bontrager Livestrong Team0:44:02 
13Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:48:50 
14Team Exergy0:50:43 
15Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:52:28 
16Spidertech Powered by C101:13:20 

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