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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2014

Date range:
March 24-30

March 27, Stage 4: Alp - Vallter 2000-Setcases 166.4km

Van Garderen conquers the Vallter 2000

By:
Alasdair Fotheringham
Published:
March 27, 2014, 15:00 GMT,
Updated:
March 27, 2014, 19:59 GMT

American overcomes Bardet to win queen stage

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) wins Volta Ciclista a Catalunya stage 4 in the fog and snow flurries on the Vallter 2000 summit finish

Tejay van Garderen (BMC) wins Volta Ciclista a Catalunya stage 4 in the fog and snow flurries on the Vallter 2000 summit finish

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Tejay van Garderen (BMC) has taken his first ever victory in a WorldTour race, out-powering Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) for the win in the 2014 Volta a Catalunya's hardest summit finish a few seconds ahead of the other main favourites.

On a full-scale Pyrenean stage with five classified climbs - three first category, one second and a Hors Categorie summit finish at Vallter 2000 to finish off with - expectations were high that the main favourites would engage in a battle royale.

Two pre-race contenders, 2013 Vuelta a España winner Chris Horner (Lampre-Merida) and the recent conquerer of Paris-Nice, Carlos Betancur (Ag2R La Mondiale), had failed to start the stage because of illness or injury. But after yesterday's scintillating last kilometre shootout between van Garderen, Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff), race leader Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar), it seemed more than likely that at least one of these riders remaining in the race would attempt to rip the field apart on the lower slopes of Vallter 2000.

However, the freezing temperatures, dense fog and heavy snow falling on the last 12 kilometre climb made long-range attacks like Contador's memorable move in Tirreno-Adriatico all but unrealistic, not to mention impossible to see for fans as TV coverage dried up in the harsh weather.

Thus although a four man breakaway containing Stef Clement (Belkin), Giro podium finisher Thomas De Gendt (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Maxime Mederel (Europcar) and Ruben Plaza (Movistar) managed to stay away as far as the foot of the Vallter 2000, half-way up the final climb the main group of favourites was reported on race radio as still mostly together.

After Sky's David Lopez had paced a slowly shrinking lead pack up much of the steadily rising climb in the freezing weather conditions, with rain turning to sleet and then snow, a move by Warren Barguil (Giant-Shimano) with some six kilometres to go saw the front end of the race spark into life again.

Then, as the promising young Frenchman slowly lost power and the two kilometre to go sign looming out of the fog indicated to the riders that the road was about to steepen again, in a virtual re-run of the finale from yesterday's stage an attack from Froome was followed by a counter-charge from Contador, passing the Briton.

However, matters then changed considerably. Rather than Rodriguez blasting out of the pack, instead on the steepest segment of the climb it was van Garderen's turn to go clear with Bardet, surging past the Frenchman on the right-hand bend that led into the finish for victory.

The 25-year-old American crossed the line just three seconds ahead of Contador, with Rodriguez following a second later in fourth place, Quintana at five seconds and Froome dropping to seventh place, eight seconds back: unexpectedly small differences for such a hard stage, but one where the appalling weather arguably ended up leaving almost everybody on the back foot.

"It was very cold," van Garderen told reporters as the snow teemed down behind the winner's podium. "Froome and Contador both attacked and it seemed like everybody was sitting and looking at each other and I made a move and nobody followed me.

"I think I got a little lucky and the cold helped me a little bit, I can maybe cope with it a little better than those guys who weigh 60 kilos.

"It got steep in the last two kilometres so if you made a move before that and you're on the flat it's not so smart. I let the guys do a couple of little attacks first so they could wear each other out and then I made my move."

Asked about the freezing temperatures and near-blizzards van Garderen said, "I don't think this was the worst I've had, there was a stage in last year's Pais Vasco that was a lot more difficult, but it was definitely very harsh conditions. In California [which he won last year] it was very hot, that's true, but I seem to do well in these adverse conditions."

As for the rivals he managed to beat today - amongst them the winners of the 2007, 2009 and 2013 Tours - van Garderen said he was proud of his success. "It's my first WorldTour win. There are Grand Tour winners here like Froome and Contador and it's a huge honour to be riding alongside those names."

Overall, with Rodriguez only ahead by four seconds of Contador and 11 riders at a minute or less of the GC leader, it seems all but impossible that there will be no more attacks on the Katusha rider between here and Barcelona on Sunday. Contador's director for one, Philippe Mauduit, was not revealing as to how they might yet dislodge Purito, already the winner of the Volta in 2010, but was clearly in a gung-ho mood despite Thursday's virtual stalemate.

"There's definitely still a lot of terrain for attacking and this race definitely going to go down to the wire, all the way to the finish in Montjuic in Barcelona," Mauduit told Cyclingnews. "Time bonuses, too" - ten, six and four at each finish from now on - "will be crucial. But I'm not saying what our strategy will be, though, that would be giving too much away.

"It's not going to be easy, the toughest stages are behind us now. But we haven't surrendered yet."

Or as van Garderen, now third overall behind Rodriguez and Contador put it, "There's not many opportunities left now, but whatever opportunities there are, we're going to take it."

Full Results

1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 4:49:30  
2 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:03  
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:04  
5 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:00:05  
6 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:00:08  
7 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky    
8 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:15  
9 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:16  
10 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:21  
11 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:26  
12 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:00:37  
13 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:49  
14 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:51  
15 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr    
16 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
17 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp 0:01:07  
18 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 0:01:12  
19 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:18  
20 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp 0:01:22  
21 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:25  
22 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:01:35  
23 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
24 Carlos Verona (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:02:06  
25 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team    
26 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 0:02:23  
27 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:02:37  
28 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:51  
29 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
30 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:02:53  
31 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:03:45  
32 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
33 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
34 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
35 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
36 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:03:51  
37 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:04:44  
38 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 0:05:57  
39 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:06:29  
40 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:06:32  
41 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team    
42 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:06:35  
43 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
44 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:07:02  
45 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:07:23  
46 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:07:29  
47 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:07:52  
48 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
49 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge 0:08:24  
50 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:08:36  
51 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:45  
52 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
53 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale    
54 Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:57  
55 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:09:00  
56 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida 0:09:42  
57 Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge 0:09:52  
58 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:10:27  
59 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:43  
60 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:12:49  
61 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 0:14:24  
62 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar    
63 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:14:28  
64 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:14:35  
65 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:14:39  
66 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:15:21  
67 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:16:00  
68 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo    
69 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
70 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing    
71 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale    
72 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
73 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing    
74 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky    
75 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
76 Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
77 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
78 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar    
79 Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:17:33  
80 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
81 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
82 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
83 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin Sharp    
84 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
85 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp    
86 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
87 Javier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp    
88 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale    
89 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
90 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
91 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
92 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
93 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:17:41  
94 Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:18:53  
95 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:19:29  
96 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 0:20:12  
97 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr    
98 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:23:48  
99 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:24:11  
100 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
101 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
102 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team    
103 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha 0:24:16  
104 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:24:56  
105 Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:25:01  
106 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team    
107 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
108 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
109 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano    
110 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano    
111 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing    
112 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
113 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
114 Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
115 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
116 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale    
117 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
118 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
119 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
120 Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo    
121 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
122 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
123 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale    
124 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
125 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
126 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida    
127 Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky    
128 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar    
129 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
130 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
131 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
132 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr    
133 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky    
134 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert    
135 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale    
136 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team Sky    
137 Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
138 Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
139 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
140 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha    
141 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
142 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
143 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
144 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:25:52  
145 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:26:03  
146 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr    
147 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo    
148 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:26:05  
149 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr    
150 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale 0:26:07  
151 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:26:09  
152 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:26:12  
153 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
154 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge 0:26:26  
155 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:27:00  
156 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano    
157 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:27:55  
158 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano 0:29:18  
159 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 0:30:23  
DNS Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing    
DNS Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida    
DNS Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale    
DNS Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin Sharp    
DNF Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge    
Mountain 1 - Collada de Tosses (Cat. 1) 22km
1 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 16 pts
2 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 12  
3 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 10  
4 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 8  
5 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 6  
6 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice 4  
7 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3  
8 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice 2  
9 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 1  
Mountain 2 - Canes (Cat. 2) 75.2km
1 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 10 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 7  
3 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 5  
4 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
5 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
6 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 1  
Mountain 3 - Oix (Cat. 1) 114.6km
1 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 16 pts
2 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 12  
3 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 10  
4 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 8  
5 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 6  
6 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha 4  
7 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 3  
8 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 2  
9 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 1  
Mountain 4 - Rocabruna (Cat. 1) 132.6km
1 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 16 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 12  
3 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 10  
4 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 8  
5 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 6  
6 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 4  
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 3  
8 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 2  
9 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 1  
Vallter 2000 (HC) 166.4km
1 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 30 pts
2 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 25  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 20  
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 16  
5 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 12  
6 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 10  
7 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 8  
8 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 6  
9 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
10 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing 3  
11 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 2  
12 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1  
Special sprint Miguel Poblet - Ripoll, 58.5km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
3 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
Intermediate sprint 1 - Castellfollit de La Roca, 95.1km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
Intermediate sprint 2 - Llanars, 146.6km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 2  
3 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Teams
1 Garmin Sharp 14:31:07  
2 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:30  
3 Astana Pro Team 0:01:24  
4 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:03:09  
5 Team Sky 0:03:27  
6 Cofidis, Solutions Credit 0:03:34  
7 Movistar Team 0:04:58  
8 Team Katusha 0:06:08  
9 Lotto Belisol 0:08:16  
10 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 0:09:49  
11 BMC Racing Team 0:10:27  
12 FDJ.fr 0:10:35  
13 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:13:54  
14 Cannondale 0:14:28  
15 Orica GreenEdge 0:18:16  
16 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:22:21  
17 Team Europcar 0:25:24  
18 Trek Factory Racing 0:29:44  
19 Lampre-Merida 0:31:26  
20 Team Giant-Shimano 0:40:12  
21 CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:40:21  
22 Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:54:36  
General classification after stage 4
1 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 17:47:34  
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:04  
3 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:07  
4 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:10  
5 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
6 Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:00:17  
7 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:00:18  
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:26  
9 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:00:42  
10 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:00:45  
11 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing 0:00:48  
12 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:00  
13 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:01  
14 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:01:14  
15 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:01:16  
16 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:01:18  
17 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp 0:01:26  
18 Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:01:37  
19 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 0:01:48  
20 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp 0:01:49  
21 Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:01:52  
22 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:02  
23 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:02:11  
24 Carlos Verona (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:02:49  
25 Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale 0:02:50  
26 Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:03:00  
27 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:18  
28 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:03:20  
29 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:03:34  
30 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:04:10  
31 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:04:12  
32 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:04:21  
33 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:28  
34 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:05:11  
35 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:05:15  
36 George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 0:06:40  
37 Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:06:59  
38 Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:07:19  
39 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:07:39  
40 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:08:00  
41 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:08:02  
42 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:08:15  
43 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:08:53  
44 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team 0:09:20  
45 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:09:38  
46 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:09:41  
47 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:09:43  
48 Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team 0:10:27  
49 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale 0:10:30  
50 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:11:14  
51 Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge 0:11:19  
52 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:12:06  
53 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida 0:12:07  
54 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:12:18  
55 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:13:53  
56 Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge 0:14:05  
57 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:15:51  
58 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 0:16:04  
59 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha 0:16:10  
60 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:16:17  
61 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:16:28  
62 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:16:43  
63 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team 0:16:53  
64 Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
65 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky 0:17:35  
66 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:18:07  
67 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:18:08  
68 Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:18:23  
69 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale 0:18:25  
70 Javier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp 0:19:12  
71 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
72 Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:19:45  
73 Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:20:33  
74 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale 0:20:35  
75 Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:20:48  
76 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:21:28  
77 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:21:40  
78 Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida 0:21:47  
79 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing 0:22:24  
80 Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:22:38  
81 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:22:40  
82 Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 0:23:14  
83 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:23:34  
84 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
85 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:24:47  
86 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano    
87 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team    
88 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp    
89 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:24:55  
90 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:25:17  
91 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:25:37  
92 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:25:44  
93 Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:26:36  
94 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano    
95 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:27:12  
96 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 0:27:19  
97 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:27:25  
98 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:27:26  
99 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team    
100 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:27:56  
101 Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin Sharp 0:28:00  
102 Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:28:03  
103 Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:29:13  
104 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:29:22  
105 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 0:29:49  
106 Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:31:00  
107 Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:31:02  
108 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 0:31:25  
109 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
110 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:31:33  
111 Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar 0:31:58  
112 Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing 0:32:15  
113 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
114 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
115 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
116 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:32:43  
117 Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky 0:32:48  
118 Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
119 Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 0:33:06  
120 Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:33:17  
121 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale 0:34:33  
122 Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:34:37  
123 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale    
124 Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:34:40  
125 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
126 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA    
127 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:34:41  
128 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha 0:34:55  
129 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:35:18  
130 Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:35:26  
131 Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:35:28  
132 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha    
133 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:35:29  
134 Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale 0:35:31  
135 Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo    
136 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
137 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:35:41  
138 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr    
139 Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:36:32  
140 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo 0:36:33  
141 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr 0:36:35  
142 Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano 0:37:07  
143 Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:37:43  
144 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:37:50  
145 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:38:30  
146 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale 0:39:12  
147 Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:39:15  
148 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:39:56  
149 Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team Sky 0:41:40  
150 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 0:41:57  
151 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:47:55  
152 Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 0:49:49  
153 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:58:15  
154 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 0:59:01  
155 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 0:59:41  
156 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:01:06  
157 Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge 1:01:27  
158 Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano 1:08:44  
159 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing 1:12:32  
Mountains classification
1 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 58 pts
2 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 54  
3 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 38  
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha 35  
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo 35  
6 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 35  
7 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 35  
8 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 35  
9 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice 34  
10 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 33  
11 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 28  
Special sprint Miguel Koblet classification
1 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale 6 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 3  
3 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
4 Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
5 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
6 Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2  
7 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
8 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
9 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 1  
10 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 1  
Intermediate sprint classification
1 Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale 11 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team 7  
3 Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Belisol 6  
4 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
5 Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert 3  
6 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 2  
7 Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
8 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice 2  
9 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
10 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
11 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar 1  
Teams classification
1 Garmin Sharp 53:26:15  
2 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:21  
3 Astana Pro Team 0:03:35  
4 Caja Rural - Seguros RGA 0:03:41  
5 Team Sky 0:03:43  
6 Cofidis, Solutions Credit 0:03:59  
7 Movistar Team 0:06:20  
8 Team Katusha 0:07:21  
9 Lotto Belisol 0:09:12  
10 Omega Pharma - Quick-Step 0:10:42  
11 BMC Racing Team 0:10:45  
12 FDJ.fr 0:13:56  
13 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:14:34  
14 Cannondale 0:16:04  
15 Orica GreenEdge 0:23:36  
16 Team Europcar 0:28:15  
17 Tinkoff-Saxo 0:30:29  
18 Lampre-Merida 0:32:09  
19 Trek Factory Racing 0:42:53  
20 Team Giant-Shimano 0:48:29  
21 CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:48:41  
22 Wanty - Groupe Gobert 1:12:15