Greipel grabs win in Lagos

Time bonus propels Greipel into race lead

For the second consecutive day at Portugal's Volta ao Algarve, HTC-Columbia's André Greipel entered the final kilometre trailing a solo rider seeking to steal a victory from the sprinters. Today, however, the German sprinter would not be denied his stage win.

The 27-year-old Greipel timed his acceleration to perfection to claim stage two in abysmal weather conditions and take over the race leadership from yesterday's winner Benoît Vaugrenard (Française Des Jeux).

Belgium's Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma - Lotto) finished in second place with the same time as Greipel on the uphill finish while Olympic road champion Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) crossed the line four seconds later to round out the top three.

Greipel was surprised about his victory on such a difficult stage. "I never thought I'd be able to hang on for so long, over all those climbs," said Greipel. "Okay, this race isn't the Tour de France, but it's still a special win, one I feel very proud of taking.

"My teammates were constantly telling me not to give up, and to keep trying, even though I thought I couldn't last because most of the day I felt terrible. Then when we managed to pull back the last guy from the break very close to the finish I went for it."

So close...

For Footon - Servetto's David Vitoria, however, the finish came 200m too late. The exhausted Swiss rider was swept up by the peloton at the foot of the steep finishing pitch after spending 195 kilometres off the front.

"It’s a pity, because the stage was extremely hard due to the weather, and I bonked in the last three or four kilometres," said Vitoria. "I knew that the final slope was really steep, but [I] got on it with no energy.

"That said, I'm happy since several teams had to work together to chase me down, and that means I've given my best.

"I did what I could, and that's how cycling works: sometimes it makes you happy with less effort, and today, when I did so much work, I was given no prize. Although my peak fitness doesn't come until April, I'm very satisfied with my season's start."

Misery abounds on rain-soaked stage

Vitoria, along with Jeremy Hunt (Cervélo Test Team), Jerome Baugnies (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator), Michal Golas (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team) and Julien Fouchard (Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne), had attacked the peloton 12 kilometres into the stage and built up a 12-minute lead over a field not eager to race in the rainy, icy cold conditions.

The weather and the hilly parcours, containing four category three climbs, had its effect on the break, too, as the quintet gradually splintered. With 30 kilometres remaining until the finish in Lagos, Vitoria dropped Fourchard, his final companion of the original break. The Swiss rider led a reduced 70-man peloton by 3:30 and hoped to keep his pursuers at bay.

Under the impetus of Euskaltel-Euskadi, the field bore down on Vitoria who came tantalizingly close to pulling off the win, only to be caught an agonising 200m from the finish. Greipel atoned for his third place finish yesterday, where he won the field sprint but fell short of capturing Vaugrenard and Joan Horrach (Katusha), by taking the victory today.

With the winner's time bonus Greipel becomes the new race leader as the previous yellow jersey wearer, Benoît Vaugrenard (Française Des Jeux), falls to second, five seconds behind the German. Roelandts moved into third place, eight seconds in arrears of Greipel.

Greipel's tenure in the race lead may be short-lived, however, as the peloton faces the most difficult stage of the Volta ao Algarve on Friday. The field will travel 173.7km from Castro Marin to the mountain finish on the category two Alto do Malhão with three category three climbs preceding the final ascent.

Full Results
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia6:06:39 
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
3Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:04 
4Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:06 
5Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
6Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
7Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
8Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
9Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
10Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
11Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
12Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
13Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
14Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions  
15Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack  
16Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
17Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
18Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
19Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
20Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
21Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper  
22Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana  
23Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
24Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
25Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
26Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
27Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
28Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon - Servetto  
29Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
30Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
31Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
32Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
33Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
34Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
35Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
36David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
37Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
38Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
39Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
40Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
41Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto  
42Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
43Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper  
44Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
45Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
46Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team  
47Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
48Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:27 
49Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
50Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
51Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
52Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
53Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
54Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
55Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
56Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions0:00:34 
57Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
58Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:36 
59Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
60Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
61Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
62Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
63Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
64Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:44 
65Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:00:51 
66Celio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:00:54 
67Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
68Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
69David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto  
70Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
71Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:01:17 
72Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:01:19 
73Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team0:02:30 
74Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:47 
75Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:06 
76Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:51 
77Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
78Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:05:02 
79Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
80Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
81Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
82Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:05:13 
83Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto0:05:34 
84Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:05:44 
85Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:05:50 
86Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:05:52 
87Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:05:53 
88Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:01 
89David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana0:06:36 
90Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:09:06 
91Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana0:10:11 
92Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
93Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
94Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
95Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper  
96David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:10:52 
97Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
98Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:11:08 
99Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team0:11:12 
100Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:11:14 
101Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:17 
102Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:12:26 
103Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:12:28 
104Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
105Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
106Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
107Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
108Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack  
109Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
110David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
111Francisco Pacheco (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
112Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:12:33 
113Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
114Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
115Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
116Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
117Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
118Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
119Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
120Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
121Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
122Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step0:12:42 
123Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack  
124Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
125Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:12:45 
126Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
127David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:48 
128Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
129Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:12:51 
130David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions  
131Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions  
132Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana  
133Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
134Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team0:12:54 
135Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:13:47 
136Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:16:36 
137David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:18:08 
138Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
139Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
140Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha0:18:17 
141Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:21:03 
142Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
143Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
144Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
145Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
146Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
147Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
148Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
149Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
150Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
151Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
152Frederik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin -Transitions  
153Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
154Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
155Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team  
156Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
157Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
158Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
159Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
160Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team  
161Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper  
162Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
163Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
164Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
165Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
166Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:21:14 
167Bruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper0:25:41 
168Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
169Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
DNSJulian Dean (NZl) Garmin -Transitions  
DNFGil Suray (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
DNFMark Cassidy (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
DNFMarcio Barbosa (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
DNFAntonio Amorin (Por) Barbot - Siper  
DNFMarco Cunha (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
DNFAlberto Morras (Spa) Madeinox-Boavista  
DNFNelson Vitorino (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
DNFTomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
DNFVidal Celis (Spa) Footon - Servetto  
DNFJosé Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
DNFRicardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin -Transitions  
DNFTomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team RadioShack  
Points
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia25pts
2Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto20 
3Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi16 
4Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne13 
5Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
6Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne8 
7Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha6 
8Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
9Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
10Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step1 
Mountain 1 - (Cat.3 ) km. 57.8
1Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5pts
2Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
3Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1 
Mountain 2 - Alferce (Cat. 3) km. 110.4
1Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5pts
2Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3 
3Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3 - (Cat. 3) km. 118.9
1Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5pts
2Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team3 
3Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team1 
Mountain 3 - (Cat. 3) km. 178.4
1David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto5pts
2Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3 
3Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team1 
Vila Do Bispo, km. 8.1
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3pts
2Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly2 
Marmelete, km. 63.5
1David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto3pts
2Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator2 
3Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Teams
1Team Columbia - High Road18:20:09 
2Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:04 
3Team RadioShack0:00:06 
4Caisse d'Epargne  
5Team Katusha  
6Rabobank  
7Quick Step  
8Footon-Servetto  
9Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:27 
10Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:28 
11Astana0:01:40 
12Centro Cilismo de Loule - Louletano0:02:02 
13Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:32 
14Barbot - Siper0:10:11 
15Xacobeo Galicia0:10:32 
16Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:11:38 
17Française Des Jeux0:12:26 
18Garmin - Transitions0:13:19 
19Cervelo Test Team0:13:36 
20Madeinox-Boavista0:14:04 
21Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:14:13 
22An Post - Sean Kelly Team0:22:54 
23Paredes Rota Dos Moveis0:25:09 
General classification after stage 2
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia10:17:12 
2Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:05 
3Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:08 
4Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:12 
5Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:14 
6Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:20 
7Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
8Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
9Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
10Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions  
11Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
12Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
13Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
14Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana  
15Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
16Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
17Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
18Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
19Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
20Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
21Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
22Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
23Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
24Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto  
25Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
26Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
27Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon - Servetto  
28Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
29Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
30Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
31Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
32Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
33Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper  
34David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
35Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack  
36Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
37Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper  
38Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
39Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
40Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
41Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
42Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
43Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
44Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
45Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:31 
46Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team  
47Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:41 
48Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
49Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
50Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
51Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
52Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
53Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions0:00:48 
54Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
55Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:49 
56Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:50 
57Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia  
58Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
59Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
60Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
61Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:58 
62Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto0:01:01 
63Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:03 
64Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
65David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto0:01:05 
66Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:08 
67Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
68Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
69Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:24 
70Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:01:33 
71Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team0:02:44 
72Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:01 
73Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:05 
74Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
75Celio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:03:16 
76Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:03:33 
77Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:05:16 
78Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
79Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
80Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:05:26 
81Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:05:38 
82Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto0:05:48 
83Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:05:59 
84Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:06:04 
85Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:06:06 
86Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:06:07 
87Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:06:09 
88Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:15 
89David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana0:06:50 
90Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:09:20 
91Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana0:10:25 
92Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper  
93Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:10:36 
94Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:10:43 
95Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
96Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:11:21 
97Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:11:31 
98Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team0:11:37 
99Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:11:39 
100David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:11:49 
101Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
102Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:12:40 
103Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:12:42 
104Francisco Pacheco (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
105Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack  
106David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
107Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
108Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:12:47 
109Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
110Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
111Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:12:53 
112Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team RadioShack0:12:56 
113Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:12:58 
114Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
115Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:12:59 
116David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions0:13:05 
117Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
118Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions  
119Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
120Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step0:13:07 
121Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team0:13:08 
122Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:13:10 
123David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:13 
124Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
125Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana0:13:16 
126Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:13:25 
127Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:13:30 
128Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:39 
129Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:13:42 
130Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:14:01 
131Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:14:44 
132Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:14:48 
133Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:59 
134Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:15:04 
135Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
136Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:17:15 
137Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank0:18:22 
138David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
139Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:18:47 
140Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha0:20:48 
141Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:21:15 
142Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:21:17 
143Frederik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin -Transitions  
144Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
145Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
146Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
147Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
148Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
149Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
150Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:21:27 
151Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:21:28 
152Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team  
153Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:21:35 
154Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:21:42 
155Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
156Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:21:48 
157Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne0:22:00 
158Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
159Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:23:14 
160Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper  
161Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:23:23 
162Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
163Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:23:34 
164Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team  
165Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
166Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:25:38 
167Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:26:06 
168Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:26:20 
169Bruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper0:26:38 
Points classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia41pts
2Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux27 
3Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto20 
4Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha20 
5Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi18 
6Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne14 
7Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux13 
8Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
9Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank10 
10Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne8 
11Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step8 
12Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis6 
13Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne6 
14Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha6 
15Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
16Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4 
17Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team4 
18Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
19David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto3 
20Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly2 
21Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista2 
22Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step1 
23Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
24Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
1Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator25pts
2Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne7 
3Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7 
4David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto5 
5Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis4 
6Pedro Lopes (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano3 
7Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervélo Test Team2 
8Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista1 
Sprint classification
1Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis6pts
2Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
4David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto3 
5Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly2 
6Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista2 
7Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
8Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1 
Regional rider classification
1Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
2Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
3Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon - Servetto  
4Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper  
5Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper  
6Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
7Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
8Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia  
9Celio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
10Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
11Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
Teams classification
1Team HTC Columbia30:52:30 
2Team Katusha0:00:04 
3Euskaltel - Euskadi  
4Caisse d'Epargne0:00:06 
5Team RadioShack  
6Quick Step  
7Rabobank  
8Footon-Servetto  
9Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:27 
10Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:28 
11Astana0:01:40 
12Centro Cilismo de Loule - Louletano0:02:27 
13Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:32 
14Barbot - Siper0:10:11 
15Xacobeo Galicia0:11:01 
16Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:11:38 
17Française Des Jeux0:12:21 
18Garmin - Transitions0:13:19 
19Cervelo Test Team0:13:47 
20Madeinox-Boavista0:14:04 
21Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:14:24 
22An Post - Sean Kelly Team0:22:54 
23Paredes Rota Dos Moveis0:25:09 
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