Vaugrenard victorious in Algarve opener

Frenchman surprises sprinters in final kilometre

There were two much-awaited appearances on today's opening stage of the Volta ao Algarve between Faro and Albufeira. The first was the return to racing of Alberto Contador (Astana) for his first serious outing since he rode up the Champs Elysées in the yellow jersey at the Tour de France. The second welcome appearance was made by the sun, which has been seen all too briefly in Europe in recent weeks.

The opening stage of the Algarve race started out along the coast towards, then cut along to bump along the ridge that looks out into the Atlantic. The route then dropped back to the coast for a finish that looked a dead cert for a sprint, especially with the in-form André Greipel (HTC - Columbia) and Robbie McEwen (Katusha) looking to add to recent successes.

However, the sprinters were outwitted by Française des Jeux's Benoît Vaugrenard, who took advantage of the confusion caused when Contador attacked the field late on to put in an attack of his own. Helped by a strong tailwind and a fast downhill run for 700 metres into the finish, Vaugrenard finished well clear of another late breakaway, Katusha's Joan Horrach, with Greipel leading in the pack three seconds behind.

"On the penultimate little hill [about 1.5km from the finish] there was an attack and I could see that Contador had attacked on his own," said Vaugrenard. "He stayed clear for a bit but the group came together again just as we reached the roundabout at the foot of that hill with about a kilometre to go. But as they caught him the bunch's speed slowed a little and I realised that even though I was a little way back I had a chance for an attack of my own. I went down the left-hand side of the road and managed to get a few metres clear. I managed to get up to a Katusha rider [Joan Horrach], who had also attacked, and I passed him going à bloc. I rode down the final descent into the finish in that same fashion.

"It's been a really great week for the team after all the success we had at the Tour of the Mediterranean. But it's going to be difficult to hang on to the yellow jersey bearing in mind the summit finish on Friday. The climb is only 3-4km I know from having done it last year, but it's still going to difficult to keep it there against riders like Contador, and then with the time trial following on the final stage on Sunday as well."

Contador, meanwhile, was pretty happy with his day too. "It was a pretty changeable day, with rain, wind and some cold. We had it all, but my feelings were good," said the Spaniard. "I'm very happy with the team," he also wanted to highlight. "My teammates worked to perfection, though it was only a transitional stage, with regard to what happens in the coming days. The important thing today was how my legs were, and they felt pretty good," he said, thinking ahead to Friday's stage with its climb at the finish and the last day's time trial.

Break of the day goes clear early

A four-man break containing Pedro Lopes (CC Loulé), Luís Pinheiro (Boavista), Hugo Sabido (L.A. Rota dos Móveis) and Jérôme Baugnies (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator) attacked the peloton after only eight kilometres of racing and would spend the next 135 kilometres off the front.

The quartet's maximum advantage reached 9:55 at kilometre 85 but under the impetus of HTC-Columbia, working for their sprinter Greipel, the break's lead steadily decreased. With 14 kilometres remaining until the finish Lopes, the last of the escapees to remain off the front, was absorbed by the peloton.

The teams of the sprinters kept the pace high and the peloton together until late attacks by Contador, Vaugrenard and Horrach foiled their efforts at a field sprint finale.

The Frenchman's victory in the Volta ao Algarve's first stage also put him into the leader's jersey. With time bonuses from the stage, Vaugrenard leads Horrach by seven seconds and Greipel by 11 seconds on general classification.

The efforts of the four escapees did not go unrewarded as Hugo Sabido (L.A. Rota dos Móveis) leads the sprint classification while Jérôme Baugnies (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator) heads the mountains classification.

Full Results
1Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux4:10:42 
2Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:03 
3André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:05 
4Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
5Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
6Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
7Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
8Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
9Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
11Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
12Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
13Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
14Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
15Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
16Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana  
17Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
18Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions  
19David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana  
20Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
21Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
22Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
23David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions  
24Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto  
25Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
26Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
27Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
28Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
29Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack  
30Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
31Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
32Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto  
33Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
34José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
35Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
36Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia  
37Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
38Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
39Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
40Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
41Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
42Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon - Servetto  
43Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
44Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
45Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
46Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
47Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
48Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
49Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
50Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
51Frederik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin -Transitions  
52Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
53Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
54Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
55Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper  
56Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
57Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
58Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
59Francisco Pacheco (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
60Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
61Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
62Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
63Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions  
64David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
65Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
66Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
67David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto  
68Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
69Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
70Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
71Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
72Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
73Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
74Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
75Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions  
76Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
77Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
78Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack  
79Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana  
80Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
81Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper  
82David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
83Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
84Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
85Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper  
86Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
87Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
88Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack  
89Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
90Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
91Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
92Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
93Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
94Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
95David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
96Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
97Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
98Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
99Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
100Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
101Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
102Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
103Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
104Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
105Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
106Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
107Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
108Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team0:00:16 
109Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
110David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
111Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team  
112Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
113Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
114Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
115Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
116Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana  
117Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
118Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
119Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
120Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
121Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin -Transitions  
122Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
123Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
124Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
125Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
126Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step  
127Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
128Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team  
129Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:23 
130Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
131Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
132Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
133Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:00:30 
134Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
135Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon - Servetto  
136Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
137Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
138Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
139Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:00:42 
140Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:48 
141Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
142Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
143Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
144David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
145Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
146Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
147Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
148Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
149Marcio Barbosa (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
150Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
151Gil Suray (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
152Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
153Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
154Bruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper  
155Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:00:05 
156Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
157Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:02:02 
158Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
159Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper  
160Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:02:07 
161Alberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox-Boavista0:02:11 
162Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
163Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
164Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
165Marco Cunha (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:02:13 
166Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:00:05 
167Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:02:13 
168Celio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
169Nelson Vitorino (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:02:22 
170Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team  
171Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha  
172Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
173Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
174Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:00:05 
175Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:22 
176Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
177Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
178Antonio Amorin (Por) Barbot - Siper0:02:54 
179Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin -Transitions0:04:08 
180Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:04:26 
181Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
182Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack  
DNFRomain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
Points
1Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux25pts
2Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha20 
3André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia16 
4Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux13 
5Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank10 
6Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step8 
7Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne6 
8Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team4 
9Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
10Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
Sprint 1 - Lidl & C.Ia, 16.8km
1Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis3pts
2Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
3Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista1 
Sprint 2 - Säo Brás de Alportel, 73km
1Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis3pts
2Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
3Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista1 
Mountain 1 - Cerro De Säo Miguel (Cat. 3) 62km
1Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5pts
2Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis3 
3Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista1 
Mountain 2 - Picota (Cat. 3) 96.5km
1Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5pts
2Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano3 
3Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis1 
Teams
1Française Des Jeux12:32:16 
2Team Katusha0:00:03 
3Caisse d'Epargne0:00:05 
4Quick Step  
5Rabobank  
6Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
7Team HTC - Columbia  
8Footon-Servetto  
9Garmin -Transitions  
10Omega Pharma - Lotto  
11Team RadioShack  
12Astana  
13Euskaltel-Euskadi  
14Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
15Cofidis, Credit en Ligne  
16La Rota Dos Moveis  
17Barbot - Siper  
18An Post - Sean Kelly  
19Madeinox - Boavista  
20Cervélo Test Team0:00:16 
21Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
22Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:00:30 
23Xacobeo Galicia0:00:34 
General classification after stage 1
1Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux4:10:32 
2Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:07 
3André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:11 
4Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
5Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:00:13 
6Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:15 
7Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
8Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
9Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
10Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
11Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
12Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
13Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
14Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
15Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
16Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
17Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
18Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana  
19Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
20Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions  
21David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana  
22Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
23Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
24Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
25David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions  
26Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto  
27Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
28Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
29Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
30Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
31Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack  
32Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
33Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
34Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto  
35Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
36José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
37Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
38Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia  
39Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
40Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
41Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
42Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
43Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
44Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon - Servetto  
45Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
46Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
47Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
48Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
49Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
50Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
51Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
52Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
53Frederik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin -Transitions  
54Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
55Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
56Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
57Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper  
58Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
59Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
60Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
61Francisco Pacheco (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
62Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
63Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
64Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
65Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions  
66David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
67Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
68Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
69David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto  
70Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team  
71Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
72Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
73Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
74Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
75Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
76Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
77Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions  
78Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
79Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
80Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack  
81Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana  
82Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
83Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper  
84David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
85Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
86Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
87Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper  
88Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
89Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
90Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack  
91Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
92Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
93Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
94Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
95Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
96Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
97David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
98Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
99Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
100Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
101Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
102Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
103Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
104Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
105Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
106Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
107Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
108Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
109Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
110Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
111Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
112Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team0:00:26 
113Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
114David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
115Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team  
116Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
117Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
118Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
119Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
120Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana  
121Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
122Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
123Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
124Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
125Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin -Transitions  
126Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
127Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
128Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
129Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
130Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step  
131Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
132Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team  
133Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:33 
134Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
135Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
136Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
137Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:00:40 
138Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
139Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon - Servetto  
140Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
141Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
142Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
143Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:00:46 
144Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:58 
145Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
146Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
147Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
148David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
149Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
150Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
151Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
152Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
153Marcio Barbosa (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
154Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
155Gil Suray (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
156Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
157Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
158Bruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper  
159Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:02:12 
160Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
161Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper  
162Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:02:17 
163Alberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox-Boavista0:02:21 
164Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
165Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
166Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
167Marco Cunha (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:02:23 
168Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
169Celio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
170Nelson Vitorino (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:02:32 
171Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team  
172Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha  
173Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
174Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
175Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
176Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
177Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
178Antonio Amorin (Por) Barbot - Siper0:03:04 
179Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin -Transitions0:04:18 
180Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:04:36 
181Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
182Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack  
Points classification
1Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux25pts
2Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha20 
3André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia16 
4Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux13 
5Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank10 
6Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step8 
7Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis6 
8Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne6 
9Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
10Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team4 
11Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista2 
12Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
13Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
Sprints classification
1Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis6pts
2Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
3Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista2 
Mountains classification
1Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator10pts
2Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis4 
3Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano3 
4Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista1 
Portugese rider classification
1Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
2Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
3Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
4Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
5Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon - Servetto  
6Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper  
7Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
8Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
9Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
10Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
11Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper  
Teams classification
1Française Des Jeux12:32:16 
2Team Katusha0:00:03 
3Caisse d'Epargne0:00:05 
4Quick Step  
5Rabobank  
6Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
7Team HTC - Columbia  
8Footon-Servetto  
9Garmin -Transitions  
10Omega Pharma - Lotto  
11Team RadioShack  
12Astana  
13Euskaltel-Euskadi  
14Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
15Cofidis, Credit en Ligne  
16La Rota Dos Moveis  
17Barbot - Siper  
18An Post - Sean Kelly  
19Madeinox - Boavista  
20Cervélo Test Team0:00:16 
21Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
22Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:00:30 
23Xacobeo Galicia0:00:34 

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