Smukulis surprises at Catalunya

Latvian wins from early break, rides into race lead

Gatis Smukulis (HTC-Highroad) soloed to victory in the opening stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya after spending 145km on the attack.

The 23-year-old Latvian was the sole survivor of a four-man breakaway which formed early in the 167km first stage. Smukulis dispatched his final breakaway partner and former teammate, Ben Gastauer of AG2R La Mondiale, in the closing kilometres and held off the peloton by 28 seconds to take his first professional victory.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) won the field sprint for second place ahead of Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar Team) and Rigoberto Uran (Sky Procycling).

With the victory Smukulis earned the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya's first leader's jersey and holds a 28-second advantage over Petacchi and Rojas.

"I'm really surprised that I could win today," Smukulis said, "I'm in good shape for the Classics, but these sorts of long breaks don't normally work out.

"There were a lot of attacks, it was a fast start, and then we got away on a bit of a downhill. I worked hard to open up the gap in the first half of the stage and then concentrated on keeping my strength for the final part of the day, which I knew would be tough.

"The last 20 kilometres were flat or downhill and that made a real difference, otherwise for sure they would have caught us."

The early break formed 22km into the stage and was comprised of three riders: Gatis Smukulis (HTC-Highroad), Ben Gastauer (AG2R La Mondiale) and Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Caja Rural). A fourth rider, Javier Ramirez Abeja (Andalucia Caja Granada), soon decided he wanted in on the action and took off in pursuit of the lead trio. The Spaniard had his work cut out for him but ultimately made contact after chasing for more than 40km.

At this point, 65km into the stage, the escape's lead reached its maximum advantage at more than 14 minutes. With approximately 100km to go, the peloton kicked into gear and began its steady chase of the quartet.

The break began to splinter on the day's second KOM, the category one Alt de Sant Grau, as Ramirez was dropped. Sanchez led Smukulis and Gastauer over the summit and with less than 40km remaining to the finish their once massive lead had been reduced to a seemingly manageable 2:20 under the impetus of Saxo Bank Sungard, Lampre-ISD and Katusha.

Twenty kilometres from the finish Sanchez was dropped from the break, leaving Smukulis and Gastauer, teammates on AG2R La Mondiale in 2009 and 2010, to continue with their bid for glory as the peloton's chase effort sputtered.

The duo's lead stood at 50 seconds with six kilometres remaining and three kilometres later Gastauer could no longer keep the pace as Smukulis pressed onwards alone to the finish. The young Latvian, however, would not be denied and crossed the finish line alone in Lloret de Mar for a very hard-earned victory.

In addition to earning the stage win and leader's jersey, Smukulis also tops the mountains classification. For his efforts in the breakaway, Gastauer claimed the sprint classification lead.

Full Results
1Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad4:08:48 
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:28 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
4Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
5Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
6Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
8Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
11Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team  
12Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
14Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
15Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana  
16Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
17José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
20Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
21Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
22Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC  
23Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
25Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
26Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
27Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
28Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
29Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC  
30Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
31Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad  
32Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
33Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
34Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team  
35Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
36Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
37Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
38Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
39Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek  
40Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
41José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural  
42Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
43Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
46Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
47Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
48Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
49Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
50Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack  
51Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
52Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
53Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
54Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
55Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
56Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
57Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
58Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team  
59Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
60Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
61Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
62Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
63Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
64Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
65Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
66Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
67David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
68Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
69Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
70Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural  
72Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
73Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
74Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
75Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
76Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
77John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
78Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
79Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
80Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack  
81Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
82Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
83Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
84Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
85Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
86Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
87Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
88Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural  
89Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team  
90Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
91Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:47 
92Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:51 
93Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:03:14 
94Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
95Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard  
96Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:04:45 
97Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
98Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:06:09 
99Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
100Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
101Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
103Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team  
104Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
105Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
106Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
107Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:07:32 
108Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural0:08:53 
109Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
110Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
111Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
112Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
113Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
114Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC  
115Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
116Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
117Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
118Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
119Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team  
120Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
121Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
122Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
123Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD  
124Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
125Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
126Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
127David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD  
128Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling  
129Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
130Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
131Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
132Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling  
133Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
134Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
135Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
136Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
137Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
138Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
139Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
140Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
141Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
142Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
143Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad0:13:17 
144Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
145Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
146Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
147Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
148Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
149Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
150Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
151Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
152Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack  
153Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
154Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
155Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural  
156Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
157Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
158André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
159David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural  
160Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad  
161Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
162David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC  
163Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
164Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
165Camilo Andres Suarez Albarracin (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
166Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team  
167Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
168Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC  
169Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC  
170Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek  
171Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
172Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
173Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural  
174José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
175Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC  
176Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
177Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
178Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:14:14 
179Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
180Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
181Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
182Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
183Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
184William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek  
185Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack  
186Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
187Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNSMatthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
Sprint 1 - Sta. Coloma De Farners, 72km
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale3pts
2Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 
3Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad1 
Sprint 2 - Lloret De Mar, 102.1km
1Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad3pts
2Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale2 
3Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1 
Mountain 1 - Alt De Sant Hilari (Cat. 1) 52.7km
1Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad16pts
2Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural12 
3Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale10 
4Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada8 
5David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural6 
6Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
7Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
8Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
9Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek1 
Mountain 2 - Alt De Sant Grau (Cat. 1) 128.7km
1Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural16pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad12 
3Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale10 
4Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada8 
5Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice6 
6Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team4 
7Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD3 
8Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek2 
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Teams
1HTC-Highroad12:27:20 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:28 
3Omega Pharma-Lotto  
4Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Team Garmin-Cervelo  
6Lampre - ISD  
7Pro Team Astana  
8Leopard Trek  
9BMC Racing Team  
10Team RadioShack  
11Quickstep Cycling Team  
12Sky Procycling  
13Katusha Team  
14Movistar Team  
15Saxo Bank Sungard  
16Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
18Euskaltel-Euskadi  
19Liquigas-Cannondale  
20Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
21Caja Rural  
22Geox-TMC0:08:53 
23CCC Polsat Polkowice0:11:39 
24Andalucia Caja Granada0:17:30 
General classification after stage 1
1Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad4:08:48 
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:28 
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
4Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
5Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
6Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
8Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
11Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team  
12Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
14Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
15Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana  
16Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
17José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
20Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
21Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
22Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC  
23Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
25Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
26Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
27Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
28Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
29Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC  
30Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
31Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad  
32Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
33Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
34Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team  
35Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
36Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
37Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
38Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
39Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek  
40Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
41José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural  
42Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
43Bart De Clercq (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
45Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
46Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
47Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
48Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
49Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
50Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack  
51Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
52Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
53Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
54Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
55Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
56Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
57Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
58Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team  
59Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
60Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
61Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
62Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
63Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
64Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
65Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
66Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
67David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
68Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
69Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
70Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural  
72Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
73Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
74Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
75Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
76Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
77John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
78Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
79Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
80Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack  
81Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
82Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
83Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
84Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
85Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
86Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
87Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
88Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural  
89Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team  
90Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
91Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:47 
92Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:51 
93Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:03:14 
94Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
95Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard  
96Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:04:45 
97Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
98Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:06:09 
99Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
100Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
101Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
103Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team  
104Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
105Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
106Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
107Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:07:32 
108Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural0:08:53 
109Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
110Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
111Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
112Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
113Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
114Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC  
115Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
116Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
117Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
118Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
119Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team  
120Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
121Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
122Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
123Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD  
124Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
125Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
126Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
127David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD  
128Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling  
129Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
130Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
131Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
132Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling  
133Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
134Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
135Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
136Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
137Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
138Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
139Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
140Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
141Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
142Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
143Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad0:13:17 
144Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
145Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
146Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
147Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
148Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
149Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
150Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
151Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
152Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack  
153Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
154Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
155Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural  
156Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
157Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
158André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
159David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural  
160Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad  
161Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
162David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC  
163Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
164Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
165Camilo Andres Suarez Albarracin (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
166Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team  
167Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
168Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC  
169Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC  
170Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek  
171Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
172Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
173Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural  
174José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
175Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC  
176Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
177Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
178Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:14:14 
179Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
180Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
181Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
182Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
183Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
184William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek  
185Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack  
186Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
187Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
Sprint classification
1Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale5pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad4 
3Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3 
Mountains classification
1Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad28pts
2Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural28 
3Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale20 
4Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada16 
5Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice6 
6David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural6 
7Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
8Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team4 
Local rider classification
1Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana4:09:16 
2Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
3Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:25 
4David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Caja Rural0:12:49 
Teams classification
1HTC-Highroad12:27:20 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:28 
3Omega Pharma-Lotto  
4Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Team Garmin-Cervelo  
6Lampre - ISD  
7Pro Team Astana  
8Leopard Trek  
9BMC Racing Team  
10Team RadioShack  
11Quickstep Cycling Team  
12Sky Procycling  
13Katusha Team  
14Movistar Team  
15Saxo Bank Sungard  
16Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
18Euskaltel-Euskadi  
19Liquigas-Cannondale  
20Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
21Caja Rural  
22Geox-TMC0:08:53 
23CCC Polsat Polkowice0:11:39 
24Andalucia Caja Granada0:17:30 

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