Dan Martin wins queen stage of Catalunya

Valverde crashes out of race lead

Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) capped off a dramatic day of racing in the Volta a Catalunya's queen stage with a solo victory on the Port Ainé-Rialp summit finish which propelled the Irishman into the overall race lead. Martin was the sole survivor of a large, 23-man escape which formed after about an hour of racing on the 217.7km route that began in Llanars-Vall de Camprodon and concluded on an 18.9km hors catégorie ascent.

2010 Volta a Catalunya champion Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and stage 3 winner Nairo Quintana (Movistar) emerged from the chase group on the finishing climb to finish second and third on the stage, both 36 seconds behind Martin.

Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto Belisol), who attacked earlier on the final ascent but was caught and passed by Rodriguez and Quintana inside the final kilometre, finished fourth at 47 seconds. Robert Gesink (Blanco), also on the attack with Van den Broeck, crossed the line in fifth at 51 seconds while Bradley Wiggins (Sky) led in a small group for sixth at 1:02.

Overnight leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), along with teammate Eros Capecchi, crashed midway through the stage and both abandoned the race.

Martin now leads the Volta a Catalunya general classification by 10 seconds over Joaquim Rodriguez and 32 seconds ahead of Nairo Quintana.

The Volta a Catalunya faced its longest and most arduous day in the saddle on stage four featuring five categorised climbs throughout the mountainous, 217.7km parcours. The two most difficult ascents, a pair of hors catégorie climbs, were reserved for the stage finale with first the Port del Cantó at 172.3km followed by the final climb to the finish at Port Ainé-Rialp, whose 18.9km route into the snow line and 2,000 metre elevation averaged 6.5 percent with a maximum gradient of 12 percent.

The stage's opening climb, the category 3-rated Coll de Merolla at 40.9km, provided the springboard for a large escape group to form. Ultimately, 23 riders would go out on the attack including Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Ag2R La Mondiale), Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team), Laurens Ten Dam and Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco Pro Cycling Team), Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing Team), mountains classification leader Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling), Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Laurent Pichon (FDJ), Ryder Hesjedal and Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp), Alberto Losada Alguacil and Yury Trofimov (Katusha), Jurgen Van de Walle (Lotto Belisol), Jesus Herrada Lopez (Movistar Team), Gianluca Brambilla and Carlos Verona (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Robert Kiserlovski (RadioShack Leopard), Danny Pate (Sky Procycling), Nicolas Roche (Team Saxo-Tinkoff), Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team), David Arroyo Duran (Caja Rural) plus Yoann Bagot and Rudy Molard (Cofidis, Solutions Credits).

Daniel Martin was the highest-placed rider on general classification in the break, starting the day in ninth overall at 30 seconds behind overnight leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), and was accompanied by a strong ally in teammate Ryder Hesjedal. Valverde's teammate Jesus Herrada, 20th overall at 57 seconds, policed the escape for Movistar, while other highly placed riders included Fabio Aru (Astana) at 58 seconds and Carlos Betancur (AG2R La Mondiale) at 1:25.

As Movistar set tempo in the peloton, Salerno went to work in the break to consolidate his mountains classification lead and the Italian led the escape group over the day's first three KOMs.

While Movistar held the break in check at 2:30, disaster struck for the Spanish ProTeam as both race leader Alejandro Valverde and teammate Eros Capecchi crashed on a narrow, technical descent 119km into the stage. While initial reports listed the pair as not having sustained serious injuries, both withdrew from the race. Eleven riders started the day within 35 seconds of Valverde, with Bradley Wiggins (Sky) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) tied on time at four seconds in second and third overall, and now the leader's jersey was up for grabs.

The peloton's chase momentarily lost impetus as riders awaited word on the condition of Valverde, and the break's advantage subsequently grew to more than four minutes.

The day's penultimate ascent, the hors catégorie Port del Cantó, saw the break begin to splinter with 2012 Giro d'Italia champion Ryder Hesjedal setting the pace for teammate Daniel Martin. Meanwhile, Sky took over the pace-making duties in the peloton and reduced the break's advantage to inside of three minutes.

Nearing the Port del Cantó summit, Nicolas Roche went out on the attack from the break while the Sky-led peloton had been whittled down to approximately 50 riders.

Port Ainé-Rialp finale

Roche would continue his solo effort through to the beginning of the concluding ascent where we was caught by Betancur, Santaromita, Martin, Losada, Herrada and Kiserlovski while the peloton had reduced its deficit to the leaders to approximately one minute for the 18.9km climb to the finish.

Martin began to force the pace and with 14km remaining he only had Herrada and Kiserlovski for company. The RadioShack Leopard Croatian soon lost contact leaving the Irishman and Spaniard together at the front.

Robert Gesink (Blanco) attacked from the Sky-led peloton and was soon joined by Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto Belisol). Wiggins had super-domestiques David Lopez and Rigoberto Uran setting tempo in the ever-decreasing peloton and approaching the steepest section of the ascent with 9km remaining their deficit to Martin and Herrada stood at 1:20 with Gesink and Van den Broeck in between.

Inside of 8km remaining Martin dispatched of Herrada and continued to tap out a steady rhythm in the lead. Van den Broeck dropped Gesink while Wiggins only had Uran left to set the pace in the chase group of approximately 20 riders. Joaquim Rodriguez and four Katusha teammates were tucked in behind the Sky duo and when Uran ultimately cracked with 4km to go Katusha took over the pursuit of Martin, Van den Broeck and Gesink.

At 3km to go Nairo Quintana attacked the chase group and the Colombian was soon joined by Katusha captain Joaquim Rodriguez. Martin was showing the strain of his effort at the head of the race, but continued to maintain his lead while Quintana and Rodriguez caught and passed both Gesink and Van den Broeck near the flamme rouge.

Martin continued his solo effort along the snow-lined ascent and capped off a remarkable ride with both the stage victory and leader's jersey. Rodriguez led Quintana across the finish line for second at 36 seconds and with time bonuses factored in the 26-year-old Irishman now leads Rodriguez by 10 seconds and Quintana by 32 seconds on general classification.

Full Results
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp6:02:40 
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:00:36 
3Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
4Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:47 
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:51 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:02 
7Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
8Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
9Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:01:08 
11Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:01:23 
12Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
13Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:26 
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha  
15Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:49 
16Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:51 
17Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:02:01 
18Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:02:03 
19Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:02:05 
20Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:11 
21Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
22Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:02:22 
23Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:02:43 
24Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:03:09 
25Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:15 
26Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun  
27Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
28Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:03:17 
29Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:03:28 
30Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:37 
31George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:03:43 
32Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:04:10 
33Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:15 
34Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:04:56 
35Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale  
36Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
37Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
38Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:06:34 
39Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:06:38 
40Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:07:03 
41Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:07:06 
42Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun  
43Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha0:08:09 
44Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:08:48 
45Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:07 
46Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:10:46 
47Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:11:26 
48Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida  
49Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:11:32 
50Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:12:06 
51Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha  
52Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:13:02 
53Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
54Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:13:04 
55Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:49 
56Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
57Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale  
58Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
59Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:15:00 
60Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
61Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:15:03 
62Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
63Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural  
64Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:15:55 
65Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:16:05 
66David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling0:16:10 
67Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:30 
68Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
69Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:16:44 
70Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack Leopard  
71Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun0:16:46 
72Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural0:17:37 
73Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:18:15 
74Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale0:19:04 
75Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:19:38 
76Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
77Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
78Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp  
79Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun  
80Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ  
81Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
82Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun  
83Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
84Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
85Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ  
86Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
87David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
88Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
89Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:21:48 
90Francois Parisien (Can) Team Argos-Shimano0:22:16 
91Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling0:23:45 
92Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling  
93Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:24:30 
94Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
95Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
96Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard  
97David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural  
98Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
99Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:24:45 
100Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:24:47 
101Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:25:59 
102Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:28:13 
103Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
104Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
105Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
106Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
107Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
108Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
109Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
110Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
111Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
112Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
113Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
114Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
115Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
116Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
117Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Sojasun  
118Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
119Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
120José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:28:28 
121Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:28:42 
122Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:34:13 
123Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol  
124Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
125Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural  
126Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
127Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
128Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Sharp  
129Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
130Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
131Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
132Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
133Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
134Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp  
135Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
136Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
137Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
138Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
139Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:34:17 
140Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:34:13 
141Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
142Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
143Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team  
144Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
145Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
146Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
147Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
148Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
149Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
150William Clarke (Aus) Team Argos-Shimano  
151Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre-Merida  
152Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
153Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun  
154Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun0:34:51 
155Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:35:53 
156Moreno Hofland (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:39:33 
157Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:40:13 
DNFJonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFEros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
DNFAlejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
DNFTarik Chaoufi (Mar) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFJon Aberasturi Izaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFRobert Wagner (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJack Bobridge (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFJetse Bol (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team  
DNFValerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
DNFAndrea Guardini (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
Mountain 1 - Coll de Merolla (Cat. 3) 40.9km
1Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling6pts
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team4 
3Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp2 
4Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha1 
Mountain 2 - Alt de Pedraforca (Cat. 1) 70.6km
1Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling16pts
2Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step12 
3Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol10 
4Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha8 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6 
6Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4 
7Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard3 
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp2 
9Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1 
Mountain 3 - Alt de La Josa Del Cadi (Cat. 2) 86.3km
1Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling10pts
2Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
3Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team5 
4Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp3 
5Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
6Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
Mountain 4 - Port del Canto (HC) 172.3km
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff30pts
2Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling25 
3Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
4Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale16 
5Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ12 
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp10 
7Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team8 
8Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6 
9Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team4 
10David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural3 
11Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
12Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Mountain 5 - Port Aine (HC) 217.7km
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp30pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha25 
3Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team20 
4Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol16 
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team12 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling10 
7Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp8 
8Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida6 
9Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp4 
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ3 
11Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida2 
12Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 1 - La Seu d'Urgell, 140.6km
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp3pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2 
3Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale1 
Sprint 2 - Sort, 190.1km
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3pts
2Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp2 
3Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol1 
Special sprint - Cruce Tuixent, 99.8km
1Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3pts
2Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
3Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
3RadioShack Leopard0:05:30 
5Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:37 
6BMC Racing Team0:11:16 
8Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:53 
9Astana Pro Team0:21:03 
10Sky Procycling0:21:42 
11Ag2R La Mondiale0:22:37 
12Movistar Team0:23:06 
14Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:26:49 
16Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:29:35 
17Caja Rural0:31:28 
18Lotto Belisol0:34:02 
19Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:40:29 
21Cannondale Pro Cycling0:49:02 
22Team Argos-Shimano1:16:38 
General classification after stage 4
1Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp18:48:38 
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:00:10 
3Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:00:32 
4Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:36 
5Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:39 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:51 
7Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:01:00 
8Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:07 
9Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:01:13 
10Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:15 
11Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:23 
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:01:47 
13Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha0:01:49 
14Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:51 
15Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:19 
16Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:02:29 
17Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:32 
18Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:34 
19Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:02:38 
20Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:02:42 
21Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:57 
22Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:03:03 
23Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:03:11 
24George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:04:11 
25Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Sojasun0:04:31 
26Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:04:42 
27Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:04:44 
28Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:46 
29Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:05:06 
30Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale0:05:13 
31Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:23 
32Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:05:24 
33Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:05:26 
34Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:31 
35Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:06:39 
36Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:53 
37Mikael Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:07:26 
38Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:39 
39Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:09:46 
40Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:56 
41Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:07 
42Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun0:10:30 
43Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha0:10:31 
44Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:11:54 
45Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:12:11 
46Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:12:34 
47Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:13:19 
48Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:13:20 
49Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:14:03 
50Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:14:59 
51Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:15:19 
52Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha0:15:30 
53Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Ag2R La Mondiale0:15:44 
54David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling0:16:10 
55Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:16:57 
56Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:18:42 
57Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:19:11 
58Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:19:15 
59Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural0:19:28 
60Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural0:19:55 
61Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack Leopard0:20:08 
62Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R La Mondiale0:20:20 
63Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:59 
64Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:21:18 
65Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:21:20 
66Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp0:21:45 
67David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
68Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:22:21 
69Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:24:36 
70Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:25:19 
71Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:25:51 
72Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
73Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:25:57 
74Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun  
75Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:26:02 
76David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural0:26:52 
77Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:28:19 
78Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:28:21 
79Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:28:41 
80Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling0:28:50 
81Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:29:08 
82Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha0:29:21 
83Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:30:00 
84Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun0:30:04 
85Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun0:30:08 
86Laurent Pichon (Fra) FDJ  
87Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
88Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:30:49 
89Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:30:58 
90Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:31:23 
91Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:31:47 
92Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:32:02 
93Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:32:05 
94Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:32:15 
95José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:32:54 
96Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:33:04 
97Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:33:08 
98Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Procycling0:33:57 
99Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:34:10 
100Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:34:14 
101Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (Por) RadioShack Leopard0:35:00 
102Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:35:15 
103Francois Parisien (Can) Team Argos-Shimano0:35:46 
104Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:35:52 
105Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:36:10 
106Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:38:14 
107Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:38:43 
108Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
109Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:38:57 
110Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:39:17 
111Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
112Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:40:03 
113Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team0:40:09 
114Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:40:10 
115Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:40:26 
116Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:40:46 
117Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:41:43 
118Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:42:08 
119Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:42:45 
120Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
121Julien Berard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
122Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale  
123Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
124Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
125Jean-Lou Paiani (Fra) Sojasun0:42:56 
126Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:43:43 
127Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural0:43:54 
128Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:44:27 
129Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano0:44:43 
130Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
131Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
132Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:45:56 
133Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre-Merida0:46:54 
134Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:47:43 
135Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
136Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:48:21 
137Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:48:38 
138Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:48:41 
139Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
140Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:48:45 
141Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
142Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
143Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
144Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
145Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
146Maurits Lammertink (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
147Willem Wauters (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
148Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
149Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
150Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun  
151Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Sharp0:49:12 
152Jérémie Galland (Fra) Sojasun0:49:23 
153William Clarke (Aus) Team Argos-Shimano0:50:37 
154Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:50:49 
155Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:52:03 
156Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:52:06 
157Moreno Hofland (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:59:25 
Mountains classification
1Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling104pts
2Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team51 
3Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha45 
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff36 
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp30 
6Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural28 
7Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi27 
8Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step27 
9Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling26 
10Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge26 
11Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team24 
Sprint classification
1Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge12pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5 
3Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling4 
4Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4 
5Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun4 
6Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling4 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp3 
8Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
9Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp2 
10Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol1 
Special sprint classification
1Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge6pts
2Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4 
3Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
4Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
5Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
6Christophe Laborie (Fra) Sojasun2 
7Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
8Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
9Karol Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural1 
10Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol1 
Teams classification
3RadioShack Leopard0:06:46 
5Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:03 
7BMC Racing Team0:13:55 
8Sky Procycling0:20:27 
9Astana Pro Team0:21:24 
10Movistar Team0:22:37 
11Ag2R La Mondiale0:24:39 
12Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:26:46 
13Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:30:17 
15Caja Rural0:36:23 
17Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:42:43 
18Lotto Belisol0:43:41 
19Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:49:59 
20Cannondale Pro Cycling0:58:24 
22Team Argos-Shimano1:44:01 

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