Rosseler rolls to solo stage win

Belgian bests breakaway companions, Contador remains in yellow

Sebastien Rosseler soloed to victory in the Volta ao Algarve's fourth stage, arriving in Tavira 20 seconds ahead of four former breakaway companions to secure Team RadioShack's first win.

The 28-year-old Belgian attacked his five fellow escapees with 28 kilometres remaining and built up a lead of 54 seconds. Iljo Keisse (Quick Step) was dropped from the break, but the remaining quartet of Mickael Delage (Omega Pharma - Lotto), Imanol Erviti (Caisse d'Epargne), Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator) and Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) worked to reduce Rosseler's lead. The quartet's pursuit of Rosseler chipped into the Belgian's advantage, but fell 20 seconds short as Delage bested Erviti for second place.

Keisse finished alone in sixth place 2:50 behind Rosseler, narrowly avoiding being absorbed by the peloton led in by André Greipel (Team HTC - Columbia) 10 seconds later.

"What a surprise!" said Rosseler after notching his seventh win as a professional. "Yesterday I felt so tired, but this morning I was motivated again. I intended to work for Tiago Machado and Levi Leipheimer, to keep them out of the wind, but then I saw the opportunity to jump to the breakaway. This was maybe a chance to help the team to its first victory of the season.

"We all expected a mass sprint but as Gert Steegmans is not here any more, we knew we had to take other initiatives. I dedicate this victory to Gert anyway. I hope he will get ready for the first races in Belgium next weekend. I am so happy."

Calm day for GC contenders

The 169km penultimate stage was a relatively quiet affair for those seeking overall victory as the top of the general classification remained unchanged from the previous day. Alberto Contador (Astana) defended his yellow jersey and leads the Team RadioShack duo of Tiago Machado and Levi Leipheimer by 15 and 28 seconds respectively.

A six-man break formed after 20km of racing containing Mickael Delage (Omega Pharma - Lotto), Frederic Guesdon (Française Des Jeux), Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator), Lars Boom (Rabobank), Iljo Keisse (Quick Step) and Eduard Vorganov (Team Katusha). There was a slight shuffling in the leading sextet over the day's first categorised climb at kilometre 53. Guesdon, Boom and Vorganov were dropped but replaced by Sebastien Rosseler (Team RadioShack), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) and Imanol Erviti (Caisse d'Epargne) who bridged to the leaders.

Erviti, who started the day 5:11 behind Contador, posed the only real danger in the break to the Spaniard's overall lead. The six-man break reached a maximum advantage of 5:10, coming within one second of erasing Erviti's deficit to Contador, but the Astana team steadily reduced the escapees' advantage and nullified the threat.

Only one stage remains in the Vuelta ao Algarve: Sunday's 17.2km individual time trial. Alberto Contador won the time trial in last year's Volta ao Algarve to cement his overall win and should be expected to duplicate the result this year.

It remains to be seen, however, if a last-minute switch in time trial bikes has an effect on the Spaniard. On Friday the UCI banned the time trial bike to be used by Contador and his Astana teammates, the Specialized Shiv, and the team is rushing to set up a different model for all eight Astana riders for Sunday's race of truth.

Full Results
1Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack4:12:46 
2Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:20 
3Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
4Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
5Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:24 
6Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step0:02:50 
7André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:03:00 
8Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
9Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
10Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank  
11Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
12Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
13Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
15Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
16Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
17Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
18Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
19Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana  
20Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
21Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
22Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
23Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
24Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
25Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
26Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia  
27Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
28Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
29Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto  
30Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
31Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
32Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
33Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha  
34Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
35Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank  
36Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
37Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
38Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
39Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
40Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
41Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
42Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper  
43Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
44Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
45Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
46Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
47Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
48Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
49Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
50Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
51Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
52Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
53Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
54Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
55Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
56Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack  
57Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions  
58David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
59Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
60Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
61Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
62David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
63Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions  
64Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank  
65Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
66Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
67Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
68Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
69Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto  
70Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
71Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper  
72Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
73Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper  
74Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia  
75Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team  
76Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
77Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
78Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly  
79David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
80Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
81Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
82Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
83Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
84Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
85Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
86Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
87Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
88David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana  
89Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
90Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
91Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
92Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
93Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
94Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
95Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
96Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
97Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions  
98Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
99Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
100Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
101Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
102Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
103Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
104David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
105Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
106Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
107Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
108Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
109Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia  
110Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
111Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
112Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team  
113Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
114Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
115Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
116Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
117Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne  
118Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
119David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions  
120Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
121Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
122Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana  
123Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
124Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:03:26 
125Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:03:28 
126Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana0:03:44 
127Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:03:00 
128Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:07:56 
129Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team0:11:11 
130Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:12:47 
131David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:12:48 
132Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly  
133Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:15:33 
134Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team  
135Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha  
136Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
137Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia  
138Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper  
139Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
140Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
141Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
142Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper  
143Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana  
144Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
145Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
DNFBruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper  
DNFLuis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
DNFGorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
DNFMaarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
DNFKevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
DNFHeinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team  
DNFThor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
DNFDavid Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto  
DNFDries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
DNSWouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
DNSJens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
DNSJan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
DNSThomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
DNSSergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
Points
1Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack25pts
2Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto20 
3Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne16 
4Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator13 
5Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
6Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step8 
7André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia6 
8Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step4 
9Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio2 
10Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank1 
Sprint 1 - Retaurante os Arcos, 11.4km
1Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne3pts
2Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto2 
3Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack1 
Sprint 2 - Martim Longo, 74.2km
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3pts
2Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
3Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 1 - Balurquinho (Cat. 3) 53.7km
1Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5pts
2Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack3 
3Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
Mountain 2 - Atcaria do Cume (Cat. 3) 106.7km
1Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5pts
2Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack3 
3Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
Teams
1Team RadioShack12:44:18 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:20 
3Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator  
4Omega Pharma-Lotto  
5Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:24 
6Quick Step0:02:50 
7Team HTC - Columbia0:03:00 
8Team Katusha  
9Francaise Des Jeux  
10C C Loulé- Louletano  
11Rabobank  
12Palmeiras Resort-Prio  
13Cofidis, Credit En Ligne  
14La Rota Dos Moveis  
15Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
16An Post-Sean Kelly  
17Footon-Servetto  
18Barbot-Siper  
19Garmin - Transitions  
20Xacobeo Galicia  
21Astana  
22Madeinox-Boavista  
23Cervélo Test Team0:11:11 
General classification after stage 4
1Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana19:36:03 
2Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:00:15 
3Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:00:28 
4Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:35 
5Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
6Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:40 
7Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:43 
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
9Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
10Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
11Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:47 
12Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:54 
13Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:00:55 
14Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions0:01:01 
15Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step  
16Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto  
17Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:05 
18Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:06 
19Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:10 
20David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
21Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:15 
22Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto  
23Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
24Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank  
25Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:21 
26Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
27Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
28Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:01:26 
29Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:27 
30Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:31 
31Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:36 
32Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
33Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
34Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
35Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:42 
36Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:01:45 
37Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:53 
38Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:01:54 
39Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:01:57 
40Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
41Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions0:01:59 
42Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator  
43Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank0:02:08 
44Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper  
45Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
46Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:02:16 
47Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto0:02:17 
48Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:25 
49Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:38 
50Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:55 
51Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step0:03:26 
52Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:04:03 
53Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack0:04:15 
54Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:30 
55Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
56Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:38 
57André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:05:17 
58Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
59Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:06:07 
60Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team0:06:42 
61Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
62Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:07:17 
63Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:18 
64Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:07:25 
65Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:07:46 
66Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto0:07:58 
67Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:08:34 
68Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:09:07 
69Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:09:30 
70David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana0:10:39 
71Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:10:43 
72Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:10:53 
73Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack0:12:21 
74Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper  
75Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:13:22 
76Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:13:33 
77David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper0:13:58 
78Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:14:03 
79Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto  
80Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:14 
81Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:16 
82Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:14:26 
83Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:14:28 
84Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:14:46 
85Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:14:51 
86Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:15:02 
87Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:16:47 
88Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto0:16:50 
89Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper  
90Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:16:53 
91Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:17:14 
92Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia0:17:18 
93Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:17:25 
94David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:31 
95Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:12 
96Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:19:14 
97Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions0:19:16 
98David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions  
99Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:19:17 
100Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:20:00 
101Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:20:07 
102Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:20:40 
103Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:21:53 
104Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:21:55 
105Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:22:18 
106Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:22:29 
107Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team0:22:44 
108Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana0:23:10 
109Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:23:32 
110Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:23:45 
111Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:23:58 
112Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista0:24:16 
113Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne0:24:35 
114Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:25:06 
115Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:25:49 
116Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:25:55 
117Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:27:13 
118Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
119David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:28:19 
120Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:29:23 
121Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step0:29:27 
122David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly0:30:23 
123Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:30:38 
124Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank0:34:52 
125Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:35:17 
126Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team0:36:32 
127Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:37:47 
128Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:37:56 
129Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:37:57 
130Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha0:38:08 
131Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:38:18 
132Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio0:39:53 
133Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:41:38 
134Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:41:48 
135Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana0:42:42 
136Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:42:45 
137Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:42:53 
138Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly0:49:32 
139Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:51:22 
140Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper0:52:26 
141Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team0:52:37 
142Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:54:17 
143Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano0:54:41 
144Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis0:55:23 
145Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper1:01:15 
Points classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia47pts
2Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux27 
3Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana25 
4Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack25 
5Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi24 
6Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto22 
7Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack20 
8Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha20 
9Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto20 
10Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne18 
11Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator16 
12Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack16 
13Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step14 
14Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne13 
15Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia13 
16Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux13 
17Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi11 
18Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia10 
19Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10 
20Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank10 
21Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator9 
22Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne8 
23Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto8 
24Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step8 
25Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis6 
Sprints classification
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator9pts
2Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis6 
3Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6 
4Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne3 
5Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator3 
6Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano3 
7Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
8Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto2 
9Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step2 
10Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly2 
11Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack1 
Mountains classification
1Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator25pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator10 
3Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana9 
4Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack7 
5Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne7 
6Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7 
7Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia6 
8Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack6 
9Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano6 
10Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
11Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator5 
Portugese riders classification
1Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
2Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne  
3Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
4Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista  
5Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper  
6Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano  
7Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio  
8Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
9Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
10Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper  
11Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis  
Teams classification
1Team RadioShack58:46:45 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:01:25 
3Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:03 
4Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:33 
5Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator0:02:45 
6Team HTC - Columbia0:03:34 
7Team Katusha0:04:10 
8Quick Step0:05:09 
9Footon-Servetto0:05:16 
10Rabobank0:06:23 
11C C Loulé- Louletano0:08:18 
12Astana0:11:26 
13Cofidis, Credit En Ligne0:14:26 
14Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:16:18 
15Barbot-Siper0:17:29 
16Francaise Des Jeux0:17:57 
17Palmeiras Resort-Prio0:20:44 
18Xacobeo Galicia0:21:20 
19Madeinox-Boavista0:22:59 
20Garmin - Transitions0:23:40 
21Cervélo Test Team0:28:03 
22An Post-Sean Kelly0:31:11 
23La Rota Dos Moveis0:31:46 
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