Uran times his sprint right on stage 4

Albasini remains in leader's jersey

Rigoberto Uran (Sky) claimed a thrilling sprint victory on stage 4 at the Volta a Catalunya, winning from a six-man break that was caught with approximately 400m remaining by a 19-rider chase group. Uran's fellow escapees Denis Menchov (Katusha) and Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas-Cannondale) also had enough left in the legs to fend off their pursuers and earn second and third respectively.

Michael Albasini (GreenEdge) finished in the 25-rider lead group and remains in the leader's jersey, 1:32 ahead of Steve Morabito (BMC) and Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol). Fourteen additional riders are tied on time with Morabito and Van Den Broeck on general classification at 1:32.

"I'm ecstatic, I've been close to a win for Team Sky before and it's nice to finally get this win," said Uran on the Team Sky website. "I've been feeling really good this week and a few days ago Brad [Wiggins] worked amazingly for me when I got third but didn't quite have it at the end so I really wanted to win this one to repay some of that work and show that I could finish it off.

"It was a complicated stage and we knew we had to be alert as there were only the three of us; we were looking to play off the other teams a bit and take our chances when they arose. I got in the first break and then the second one went away at the top of the last climb which included quality riders like Denis Menchov, Levi Leipheimer and Samuel Sánchez so I knew it was a good move. I had hoped we'd take more time but the chase group brought it back towards the end."

While the previous stage ended prematurely amidst rain and snow, today's route concluded in brilliant sunshine in Ascó as the peloton contested two 28km finishing circuits in the 199km stage's finale. Featuring prominently on the finishing circuit was the category 2-rated Alt de Les Paumeres climb, whose summit was positioned 18km from the finish line.

Two riders from the day's early three-man break, Jesus Rosendo Prado (Andalucia) and Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Caja Rural), just barely held off the peloton's pursuit through the first ascent of the Alt de Les Paumeres, but were soon swept up on the descent. Romain Zingle (Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne), the third rider from the early break, cracked on the climb and was caught prior to the summit.

An elite selection of approximately 25 riders chased and caught the breakaway, and from this lead group Rigoberto Uran (Sky) attacked on the sweeping descent of the Alt de Les Paumeres. Uran would be joined by Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) and Polish champion Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM). While Casar and Marczynski weren't overall general classification threats, Uran was one of 27 riders tied 1:32 behind race leader Michael Albasini so their escape wasn't afforded much leeway.

Uran, however, sat up from the break and was caught by the chase group which was swelling in numbers as the riders dropped on the ascent were regaining contact. Casar and Marczynski, though, pressed onwards in the lead and held a 25-second advantage over their pursuers as they crossed the finish line with one 28km circuit remaining.

Crunch time on the Alt de Les Paumeres

On the wide open, wind-swept parcours the duo's lead was gradually decreasing in advance of the final climb of the Alt de Les Paumeres. As the road kicked upwards Casar didn't have the legs to stay with Marczynski and was dropped. Lampre-ISD and then Omega Pharma-QuickStep were leading the chase and soon after picking up Casar the chase group caught and dropped Marczynski.

With the furtive break attempt quashed, riders began launching attacks on the climb, including Yury Trofimov (Katusha), Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar), but each of their escape attempts were short-lived.

The decisive move, however, would take place just prior to the summit as Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) attacked from the lead group. Olympic champion Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) bridged across with an elite selection in tow and the hard-driving Spaniard would be the first to crest the summit. A six man break would consolidate early on the descent comprised of Sanchez, Leipheimer, Szmyd, Rigoberto Uran (Sky), Denis Menchov (Katusha) and David Moncoutie (Cofidis).

Sanchez and Uran put their descending skills on display as they gapped Menchov, Szmyd, Moncoutie and Leipheimer through the sweeping switchbacks, but as the parcours levelled out the break re-formed with a tenuous 15-second advantage over a chase group of 19 riders, including race leader Michael Albasini (GreenEdge).

The escapees were digging deep to fend off the juncture by their pursuers, but second by second their lead was whittled away. The break never faltered in their efforts, and still maintained a slender five-second lead with 1,500 metres remaining.

Inside the final kilometre one rider from the chase group bridged the gap, followed by the entire chase group at approximately 400m to go.

While Uran came up short in his efforts to claim a sprint victory on stage two, this time as he uncorked his finishing kick nobody had a response. The 25-year-old Colombian had the most left in the tank and held off Menchov and Szmyd for his first victory in Sky colours.

Moncoutie, too, would hold off the charge of the chase group to finish in fourth while Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol) would be the highest-placed of the chasers for fifth place.

Full Results

1Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling5:13:12 
2Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
3Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
6Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
7Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
8Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
9Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
11Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
12Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team  
14Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
15Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
16Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
17Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda  
18Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
19Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
20Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia  
21Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
22Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
23Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
24Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
25David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team0:00:44 
27Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
28Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
29Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
30Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda  
31Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
33Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
34Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
35Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
36Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
37Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
38Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:56 
39Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
40Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
41Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
42Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat  
43Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
44David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural  
45Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia  
46Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Project 1t4i  
47Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
48Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
49Stefan Denifl (Aut) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
50Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
51Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
52Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Project 1t4i  
53Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan  
54André Fernando Santos Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
55Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
56Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
57Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
58Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
59Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
60Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
61Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana  
62Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
63Egor Silin (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
64Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
66Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
67Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
68Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team  
69Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
70Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
71Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team  
72Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
73Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
74Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team0:04:13 
75Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
76Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:05:29 
77Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:35 
78Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
79Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
80Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
81Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
82Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
83Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
84Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
85Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
86Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
87Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
88David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural  
89Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:39 
90Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:16:32 
91Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
92Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
93Thierry Hupond (Fra) Project 1t4i  
94Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
95Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
96Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia  
97Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
98Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
99Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
100Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
101Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
102Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
103Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
104Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
105Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
106Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Project 1t4i  
107Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
108Jordi Simon (Spa) Andalucia  
109Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
110Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
111Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
112Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
113Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
114José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia  
115Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Andalucia  
116Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia  
117Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
118Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia  
119Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
120Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
121Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
122Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
123Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
124Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
125Yann Huguet (Fra) Project 1t4i  
126Brett Lancaster (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
127Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
128Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural  
129Denis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
130Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
131Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
DNSJacek Morajko (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNSJakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan  
DNSTimofey Kritskiy (Rus) Katusha Team  
DNSArnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
DNFWilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
Mountain 1 - Alt de Fontllonga (Cat. 2) 27.8km
1Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10pts
2Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia7 
3Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural5 
4Stefan Denifl (Aut) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
5Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan2 
6Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1 
Mountain 2 - Coll de Paumeres (Cat. 2) 150km
1Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia10pts
2Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural7 
3Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank5 
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep3 
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2 
6Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda1 
Mountain 3 - Coll De Paumeres (Cat. 2) 179.8km
1Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10pts
2Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun7 
3Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale5 
4Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2 
6Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD1 
Sprint 1 - Termes, 64.1km
1Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia3pts
2Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural2 
3Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
Sprint 2 - Asco, 170.8km
1Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3pts
2Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2 
3Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural1 
1BMC Racing Team15:39:36 
3Team Garmin-Barracuda  
5Katusha Team0:01:28 
7Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:56 
8Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:02:40 
10GreenEdge Cycling Team0:03:52 
11Astana Pro Team  
12Ag2R La Mondiale0:04:36 
13Caja Rural  
16FDJ -Big Mat0:10:27 
19Saxo Bank0:19:12 
20Project 1t4i0:20:24 
23Sky Procycling0:23:07 
General classification after stage 4
1Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team12:25:24 
2Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:32 
3Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda  
5Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
6Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
7Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
8Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
9Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
11Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
12Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
13Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
14Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
16Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
17Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
18Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda0:02:16 
19Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
20Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
21Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
22Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia0:02:23 
23Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
24Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:07 
25Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
26Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
27Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
28Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:28 
29Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
30Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
31Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
32Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:41 
33David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
34Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:04:19 
35Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan  
37Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
38Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana  
39Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun  
40Stefan Denifl (Aut) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
41Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team  
42Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
43Egor Silin (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
44Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
45Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:25 
46Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
47André Fernando Santos Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:05:17 
48Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
49Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
50Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
51Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar Team0:05:18 
52Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:19 
53Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:05:37 
54Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
55Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
56Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia  
57David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural  
58Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Project 1t4i  
59Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:06:47 
60Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team0:07:54 
61Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
62Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:08:23 
63David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
64Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:58 
65Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:09:07 
66Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:09:10 
67Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:09:56 
68Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:16 
69David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural  
70Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
71Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:19 
72Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
73Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Project 1t4i  
74Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha Team  
75Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
76Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
77Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team0:11:33 
78Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:11:49 
79Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:14:58 
80Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
81Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
82Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
83Victor Cabedo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:00 
84Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat0:16:40 
85Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team  
86Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:17:04 
87Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:18:02 
88Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:18:24 
89Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:18:55 
90Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
91Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:19:53 
92Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:20:13 
93Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
94Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
95Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
96Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia  
97Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
98Denis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
99Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
100Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda  
101Yann Huguet (Fra) Project 1t4i  
102Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
103Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
104Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Project 1t4i  
105Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:21:30 
106Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
107Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
108Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
109Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
110Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team0:21:39 
111Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:23:39 
112Brett Lancaster (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
113José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia0:24:55 
114Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
115Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Andalucia  
116Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia  
117Thierry Hupond (Fra) Project 1t4i  
118Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia  
119Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
120Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
121Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
122Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:27:01 
123Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:28:21 
124Jordi Simon (Spa) Andalucia  
125Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
126Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep  
127Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
128Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:30:51 
129Marco Bandiera (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:31:16 
130Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural  
131Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural0:33:48 
Mountains classification
1Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank34pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team25 
3Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma - QuickStep20 
4Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team19 
5Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-Nissan18 
6Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia17 
7Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale17 
8Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda16 
9Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep13 
10Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team12 
11Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural12 
Sprint classification
1Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural6pts
2Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
3Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia3 
4Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda3 
5Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team3 
6Jordi Simon (Spa) Andalucia3 
7Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2 
8Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank2 
9Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale2 
10Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
11Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team Astana1 
Local rider classification
1Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
2David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural  
3Jordi Simon (Spa) Andalucia  
Teams classification
1Garmin - Barracuda37:20:48 
2Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:28 
3Katusha Team0:02:19 
4BMC Racing Team0:02:40 
5Saur - Sojasun0:03:45 
6Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:05 
7Movistar Team0:04:18 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:22 
9Astana Pro Team0:04:43 
10GreenEdge Cycling Team0:05:20 
11Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:05:22 
13Ag2R La Mondiale0:07:36 
14Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:13 
15Caja Rural0:10:43 
16FDJ-Big Mat0:14:25 
18Team Saxo Bank0:20:54 
19Sky Procycling0:23:07 
21Lotto Belisol Team0:25:03 
22Lampre - ISD0:25:59 
23Project 1t4i0:26:51 

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