Van Garderen conquers the Vallter 2000

American overcomes Bardet to win queen stage

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

1Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team4:49:30 
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:03 
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:04 
5Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:00:05 
6Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp0:00:08 
7Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky  
8Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:15 
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16 
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing0:00:21 
11David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:26 
12Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:37 
13Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:49 
14Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:51 
15Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr  
16Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
17Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:01:07 
18David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:01:12 
19Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:18 
20Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:01:22 
21Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:25 
22Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:01:35 
23Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
24Carlos Verona (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:06 
25Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team  
26Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale0:02:23 
27Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:02:37 
28Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:51 
29Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
30Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:53 
31Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:03:45 
32Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
33José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
34Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
35Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
36Rigoberto Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:51 
37Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:04:44 
38George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:05:57 
39Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:06:29 
40Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:32 
41Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team  
42Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:35 
43Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar  
44Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:07:02 
45Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:07:23 
46Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:29 
47Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:07:52 
48Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
49Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:08:24 
50Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:36 
51Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:45 
52Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
53Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale  
54Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:57 
55Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:09:00 
56Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:09:42 
57Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:09:52 
58Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:10:27 
59Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:43 
60Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:12:49 
61Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:14:24 
62Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar  
63Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:14:28 
64Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:14:35 
65Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:14:39 
66Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:15:21 
67Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:16:00 
68Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo  
69Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
70Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing  
71Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale  
72Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team  
73Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing  
74Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky  
75Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
76Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
77Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
78Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar  
79Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:17:33 
80Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
81Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
82Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
83Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin Sharp  
84Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
85Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp  
86Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
87Javier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp  
88Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale  
89Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
90Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
91Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
92Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
93Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:17:41 
94Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp0:18:53 
95Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:29 
96Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida0:20:12 
97Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr  
98Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:23:48 
99Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:11 
100Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
101Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
102Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
103Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha0:24:16 
104Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:24:56 
105Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:25:01 
106Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
107Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
108Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
109Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano  
110Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano  
111Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing  
112Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
113Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
114Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
115Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar  
116Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
117Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
118Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
119Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
121Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar  
122Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
123Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale  
124Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
125Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
126Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida  
127Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky  
128Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar  
129Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
130Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
131Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
132Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr  
133Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky  
134Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert  
135Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale  
136Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team Sky  
137Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
138Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
139Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
140Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha  
141Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
142David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
143Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
144Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:25:52 
145Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:26:03 
146Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr  
147Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo  
148Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:26:05 
149Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr  
150Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale0:26:07 
151Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:26:09 
152Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:26:12 
153Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
154Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge0:26:26 
155Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:27:00 
156Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano  
157Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:27:55 
158Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano0:29:18 
159Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing0:30:23 
DNSJulian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing  
DNSChristopher Horner (USA) Lampre-Merida  
DNSCarlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNSThomas Danielson (USA) Garmin Sharp  
DNFBrett Lancaster (Aus) Orica GreenEdge  
Mountain 1 - Collada de Tosses (Cat. 1) 22km
1Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16pts
2Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team12 
3Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar10 
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8 
5Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team6 
6Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice4 
7Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3 
8Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice2 
9Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA1 
Mountain 2 - Canes (Cat. 2) 75.2km
1Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team10pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7 
3Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar5 
4Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team3 
5Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2 
6Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Mountain 3 - Oix (Cat. 1) 114.6km
1Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16pts
2Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar12 
3Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team10 
4Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team8 
5Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky6 
6Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha4 
7Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha3 
8Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha2 
9Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha1 
Mountain 4 - Rocabruna (Cat. 1) 132.6km
1Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team12 
3Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team10 
4Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar8 
5Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida6 
6Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo4 
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo3 
8Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha2 
9Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha1 
Vallter 2000 (HC) 166.4km
1Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team30pts
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo20 
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha16 
5Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team12 
6Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp10 
7Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky8 
8Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano6 
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4 
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing3 
11David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA2 
12Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
Special sprint Miguel Poblet - Ripoll, 58.5km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3pts
2Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Intermediate sprint 1 - Castellfollit de La Roca, 95.1km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3pts
2Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2 
3Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Intermediate sprint 2 - Llanars, 146.6km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3pts
2Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida2 
3Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Teams
1Garmin Sharp14:31:07 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:30 
3Astana Pro Team0:01:24 
4Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:09 
5Team Sky0:03:27 
6Cofidis, Solutions Credit0:03:34 
7Movistar Team0:04:58 
8Team Katusha0:06:08 
9Lotto Belisol0:08:16 
10Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:09:49 
11BMC Racing Team0:10:27 
12FDJ.fr0:10:35 
13Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:13:54 
14Cannondale0:14:28 
15Orica GreenEdge0:18:16 
16Tinkoff-Saxo0:22:21 
17Team Europcar0:25:24 
18Trek Factory Racing0:29:44 
19Lampre-Merida0:31:26 
20Team Giant-Shimano0:40:12 
21CCC Polsat Polkowice0:40:21 
22Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:54:36 
General classification after stage 4
1Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha17:47:34 
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:04 
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:07 
4Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:10 
5Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky0:00:17 
7Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin Sharp0:00:18 
8Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:26 
9Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:00:42 
10David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:45 
11Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory Racing0:00:48 
12Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:00 
13Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:01 
14Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:14 
15Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:16 
16Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:18 
17Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin Sharp0:01:26 
18Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:37 
19David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky0:01:48 
20Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin Sharp0:01:49 
21Sander Armee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:52 
22Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:02 
23Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:02:11 
24Carlos Verona (Spa) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:02:49 
25Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale0:02:50 
26Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge0:03:00 
27Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:18 
28Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:20 
29Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:03:34 
30Rigoberto Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:04:10 
31Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:12 
32Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:04:21 
33José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:28 
34Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky0:05:11 
35Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr0:05:15 
36George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale0:06:40 
37Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team0:06:59 
38Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:07:19 
39Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:07:39 
40Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:08:00 
41Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team0:08:02 
42Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:08:15 
43Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:08:53 
44Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Astana Pro Team0:09:20 
45Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:09:38 
46Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:41 
47Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:09:43 
48Igor Anton (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:27 
49Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale0:10:30 
50Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr0:11:14 
51Jhoan Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica GreenEdge0:11:19 
52Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:06 
53Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida0:12:07 
54Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:18 
55Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:13:53 
56Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge0:14:05 
57Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:15:51 
58Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar0:16:04 
59Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Team Katusha0:16:10 
60Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:16:17 
61Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:16:28 
62Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:16:43 
63Samuel Sanchez (Spa) BMC Racing Team0:16:53 
64Heiner Rodrigo Parra Bustamente (Col) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
65Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:17:35 
66Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:07 
67Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team0:18:08 
68Davide Rebellin (Ita) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:18:23 
69Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale0:18:25 
70Javier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Garmin Sharp0:19:12 
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
72Francis De Greef (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:19:45 
73Nathan Brown (USA) Garmin Sharp0:20:33 
74Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Cannondale0:20:35 
75Paul Martens (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:48 
76Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:21:28 
77Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:21:40 
78Jan Polanc (Slo) Lampre-Merida0:21:47 
79Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:22:24 
80Rory Sutherland (Aus) Tinkoff-Saxo0:22:38 
81Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:22:40 
82Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing0:23:14 
83Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:23:34 
84Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
85Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:24:47 
86Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano  
87Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team  
88Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin Sharp  
89Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:24:55 
90Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:25:17 
91Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:25:37 
92Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:25:44 
93Maciej Paterski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:26:36 
94Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Giant-Shimano  
95Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:27:12 
96Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar0:27:19 
97Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:27:25 
98Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr0:27:26 
99Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team  
100Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:27:56 
101Phillip Gaimon (USA) Garmin Sharp0:28:00 
102Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:28:03 
103Romain Hardy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:29:13 
104Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:29:22 
105Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:29:49 
106Thomas Degand (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:31:00 
107Lukasz Owsian (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:31:02 
108Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:31:25 
109Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
110Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:31:33 
111Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team Europcar0:31:58 
112Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Trek Factory Racing0:32:15 
113David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
114Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
115Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
116Nico Sijmens (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:32:43 
117Nathan Earle (Aus) Team Sky0:32:48 
118Mateusz Taciak (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
119Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano0:33:06 
120Pawel Poljanski (Pol) Tinkoff-Saxo0:33:17 
121Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale0:34:33 
122Davide Vigano (Ita) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:34:37 
123Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale  
124Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:34:40 
125Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
126Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
127Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:34:41 
128Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team Katusha0:34:55 
129Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:35:18 
130Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:35:26 
131Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:35:28 
132Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
133Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:35:29 
134Julian Kern (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:35:31 
135Bruno Pires (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo  
136Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
137Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:35:41 
138Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr  
139Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:36:32 
140Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:36:33 
141Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr0:36:35 
142Luka Mezgec (Slo) Team Giant-Shimano0:37:07 
143Petr Vakoc (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:37:43 
144Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:37:50 
145Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:38:30 
146Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale0:39:12 
147Michel Kreder (Ned) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:39:15 
148Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:39:56 
149Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Team Sky0:41:40 
150Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert0:41:57 
151Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:47:55 
152Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky0:49:49 
153Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:58:15 
154Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Giant-Shimano0:59:01 
155Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:59:41 
156Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:01:06 
157Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica GreenEdge1:01:27 
158Cheng Ji (Chn) Team Giant-Shimano1:08:44 
159Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Trek Factory Racing1:12:32 
Mountains classification
1Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team58pts
2Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team54 
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team38 
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Team Katusha35 
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo35 
6Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team35 
7Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar35 
8Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team35 
9Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice34 
10Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team33 
11Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits28 
Special sprint Miguel Koblet classification
1Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale6pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team3 
3Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team2 
4Jack Bobridge (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2 
5Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
6Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
7Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar1 
8Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar1 
9Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice1 
10Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
Intermediate sprint classification
1Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale11pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team7 
3Boris Vallee (Bel) Lotto Belisol6 
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar3 
5Jérôme Baugnies (Bel) Wanty - Groupe Gobert3 
6Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida2 
7Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2 
8Branislau Samoilau (Blr) CCC Polsat Polkowice2 
9Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2 
10Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team1 
11Maxime Mederel (Fra) Team Europcar1 
Teams classification
1Garmin Sharp53:26:15 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:21 
3Astana Pro Team0:03:35 
4Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:41 
5Team Sky0:03:43 
6Cofidis, Solutions Credit0:03:59 
7Movistar Team0:06:20 
8Team Katusha0:07:21 
9Lotto Belisol0:09:12 
10Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:10:42 
11BMC Racing Team0:10:45 
12FDJ.fr0:13:56 
13Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:14:34 
14Cannondale0:16:04 
15Orica GreenEdge0:23:36 
16Team Europcar0:28:15 
17Tinkoff-Saxo0:30:29 
18Lampre-Merida0:32:09 
19Trek Factory Racing0:42:53 
20Team Giant-Shimano0:48:29 
21CCC Polsat Polkowice0:48:41 
22Wanty - Groupe Gobert1:12:15 

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