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Volta ao Algarve 2010

Date range:
February 17-21, 2010

February 17, Stage 1: Algarve Stadium - Albufeira 157.5km

Vaugrenard victorious in Algarve opener

By:
Peter Cossins
Published:
February 17, 2010, 15:30 GMT,
Updated:
February 18, 2010, 16:23 GMT

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
1 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 4:10:42  
2 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:03  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:05  
4 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
5 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
6 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
7 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
8 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
9 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
10 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
11 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
12 Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
13 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
14 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
15 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
16 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana    
17 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
18 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions    
19 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana    
20 Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
21 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
22 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
23 David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions    
24 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto    
25 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
26 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
27 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
28 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step    
29 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack    
30 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
31 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
32 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto    
33 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
34 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
35 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
36 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia    
37 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
38 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
39 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
40 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
41 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
42 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon - Servetto    
43 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
44 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
45 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
46 Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
47 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
48 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
49 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
50 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
51 Frederik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin -Transitions    
52 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
53 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
54 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
55 Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper    
56 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
57 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
58 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
59 Francisco Pacheco (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
60 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
61 Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
62 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
63 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions    
64 David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
65 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
66 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
67 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto    
68 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
69 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
70 Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
71 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
72 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
73 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
74 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
75 Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions    
76 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
77 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
78 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
79 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana    
80 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia    
81 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper    
82 David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
83 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
84 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
85 Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper    
86 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
87 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
88 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
89 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
90 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
91 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
92 Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
93 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
94 Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
95 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper    
96 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
97 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
98 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
99 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
100 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
101 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
102 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
103 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
104 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
105 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
106 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha    
107 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
108 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:16  
109 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
110 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
111 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team    
112 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
113 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
114 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
115 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
116 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana    
117 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
118 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
119 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
120 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana    
121 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin -Transitions    
122 Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
123 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
124 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
125 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
126 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step    
127 Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
128 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team    
129 Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:23  
130 Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
131 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
132 Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
133 Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:00:30  
134 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
135 Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon - Servetto    
136 Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
137 Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
138 Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper    
139 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:00:42  
140 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:48  
141 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
142 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
143 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
144 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
145 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
146 Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
147 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
148 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
149 Marcio Barbosa (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
150 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
151 Gil Suray (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
152 Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
153 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
154 Bruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper    
155 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:05  
156 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
157 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:02  
158 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
159 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper    
160 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:02:07  
161 Alberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox-Boavista 0:02:11  
162 Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
163 Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
164 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
165 Marco Cunha (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:02:13  
166 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:00:05  
167 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:02:13  
168 Celio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
169 Nelson Vitorino (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:02:22  
170 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team    
171 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha    
172 Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
173 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
174 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:05  
175 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:22  
176 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
177 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
178 Antonio Amorin (Por) Barbot - Siper 0:02:54  
179 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin -Transitions 0:04:08  
180 Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:04:26  
181 Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
182 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack    
DNF Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
Points
1 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 25 pts
2 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 20  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 16  
4 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 13  
5 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank 10  
6 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 8  
7 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
8 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 4  
9 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
10 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
Sprint 1 - Lidl & C.Ia, 16.8km
1 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 3 pts
2 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 2  
3 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 1  
Sprint 2 - Säo Brás de Alportel, 73km
1 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 3 pts
2 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 2  
3 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 1  
Mountain 1 - Cerro De Säo Miguel (Cat. 3) 62km
1 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 3  
3 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 1  
Mountain 2 - Picota (Cat. 3) 96.5km
1 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 3  
3 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 1  
Teams
1 Française Des Jeux 12:32:16  
2 Team Katusha 0:00:03  
3 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:05  
4 Quick Step    
5 Rabobank    
6 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
7 Team HTC - Columbia    
8 Footon-Servetto    
9 Garmin -Transitions    
10 Omega Pharma - Lotto    
11 Team RadioShack    
12 Astana    
13 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
14 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
15 Cofidis, Credit en Ligne    
16 La Rota Dos Moveis    
17 Barbot - Siper    
18 An Post - Sean Kelly    
19 Madeinox - Boavista    
20 Cervélo Test Team 0:00:16  
21 Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
22 Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:00:30  
23 Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:34  
General classification after stage 1
1 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 4:10:32  
2 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:07  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:11  
4 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
5 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:00:13  
6 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:00:15  
7 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
8 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
9 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
10 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
11 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
12 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
13 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
14 Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
15 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
16 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
17 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
18 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana    
19 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
20 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions    
21 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana    
22 Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
23 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
24 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
25 David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions    
26 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto    
27 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
28 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
29 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
30 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step    
31 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack    
32 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
33 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
34 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto    
35 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
36 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
37 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
38 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia    
39 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
40 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
41 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
42 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
43 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
44 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon - Servetto    
45 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
46 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
47 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
48 Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
49 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
50 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
51 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
52 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
53 Frederik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin -Transitions    
54 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
55 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
56 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
57 Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper    
58 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
59 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
60 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
61 Francisco Pacheco (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
62 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
63 Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
64 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
65 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions    
66 David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
67 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
68 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
69 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto    
70 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team    
71 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
72 Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
73 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
74 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
75 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
76 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
77 Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions    
78 Mark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
79 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
80 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack    
81 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana    
82 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia    
83 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper    
84 David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
85 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
86 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
87 Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper    
88 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
89 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
90 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
91 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
92 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
93 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
94 Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
95 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
96 Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
97 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper    
98 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
99 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
100 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
101 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
102 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
103 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
104 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
105 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
106 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
107 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
108 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha    
109 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
110 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
111 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
112 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:26  
113 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
114 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
115 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team    
116 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
117 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
118 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
119 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
120 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana    
121 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
122 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
123 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
124 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana    
125 Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin -Transitions    
126 Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
127 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
128 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
129 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
130 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step    
131 Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
132 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team    
133 Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:33  
134 Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
135 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
136 Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
137 Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:00:40  
138 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
139 Vidal Celis (Spa) Footon - Servetto    
140 Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
141 Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
142 Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper    
143 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:00:46  
144 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:58  
145 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
146 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
147 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
148 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
149 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
150 Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
151 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
152 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
153 Marcio Barbosa (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
154 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
155 Gil Suray (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
156 Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
157 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
158 Bruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper    
159 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:12  
160 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
161 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper    
162 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:02:17  
163 Alberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox-Boavista 0:02:21  
164 Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
165 Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
166 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
167 Marco Cunha (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:02:23  
168 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
169 Celio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
170 Nelson Vitorino (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:02:32  
171 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team    
172 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha    
173 Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
174 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
175 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
176 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
177 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
178 Antonio Amorin (Por) Barbot - Siper 0:03:04  
179 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin -Transitions 0:04:18  
180 Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:04:36  
181 Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
182 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack    
Points classification
1 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 25 pts
2 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 20  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 16  
4 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 13  
5 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank 10  
6 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 8  
7 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 6  
8 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
9 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
10 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 4  
11 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 2  
12 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
13 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 1  
Sprints classification
1 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 6 pts
2 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
3 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 2  
Mountains classification
1 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 10 pts
2 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 4  
3 Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 3  
4 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 1  
Portugese rider classification
1 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
2 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
3 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
4 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
5 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon - Servetto    
6 Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper    
7 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
8 Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
9 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
10 Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
11 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper    
Teams classification
1 Française Des Jeux 12:32:16  
2 Team Katusha 0:00:03  
3 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:05  
4 Quick Step    
5 Rabobank    
6 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
7 Team HTC - Columbia    
8 Footon-Servetto    
9 Garmin -Transitions    
10 Omega Pharma - Lotto    
11 Team RadioShack    
12 Astana    
13 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
14 Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
15 Cofidis, Credit en Ligne    
16 La Rota Dos Moveis    
17 Barbot - Siper    
18 An Post - Sean Kelly    
19 Madeinox - Boavista    
20 Cervélo Test Team 0:00:16  
21 Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
22 Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:00:30  
23 Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:34