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Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 2011

Date range:
March 21-27, 2011

March 24, Stage 4: La Seu D'Urgell - El Vendrell 195km

Cardoso claims sprint victory

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Cycling News
Published:
March 24, 2011, 15:50 GMT,
Updated:
March 24, 2011, 19:58 GMT

Contador remains in leader's jersey

Manuel Cardoso (RadioShack) outsprinted Giacomo Nizzolo (Leopard Trek) and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) for the stage win.

Manuel Cardoso (RadioShack) outsprinted Giacomo Nizzolo (Leopard Trek) and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) for the stage win.

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Manuel Cardoso (RadioShack) took his first win of the 2011 season as he prevailed in the field sprint deciding the fourth stage of the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya. The 27-year-old Portuguese rider topped Giacomo Nizzolo (Leopard Trek) and Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) in El Vendrell over a predominantly flat 195km parcours.

"I am so happy," said Cardoso. "The team worked hard for me, even guys like Chris Horner who had his own good GC position to protect. The last 15km they protected me and brought me to the front.

"At 1km from the end HTC-Highroad set up a train, but with 500 metres to go, Movistar with Rojas went to the front and I managed to take the wheel of Rojas. At 300 metres I took the lead, gave everything I had and nobody else was able to pass me, but it was close."

Race leader Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank Sungard) remains in the overall lead as the general classification contenders had a quiet day of racing.

"We did what we had to do," said Saxo Bank SunGard sports director Dan Frost. "We controlled the pace with a couple of other teams who wanted to enter the finish line in one group for the bunch sprint.

"We're only interested in the overall classification and for the sake of the race and the thrill of it, I kind of hope that a group of fortune diggers seek an opportunity to make it last to the finish line. However, no one is going to take the jersey away from us."

A day for the sprinters

The stage got underway at noon, with Saxo Bank-SunGard's Alberto Contador in the leader's jersey. Things started quietly enough until a crash at km 29 took down Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) among others. No one was injured and all the affected riders eventually worked their way back to the peloton.

The sprinters' stage, with only one category three ranked climb, needed over 55km before a breakaway group formed. Jose Vicente Toribio (Andalucía-Caja Granada), Mathias Frank (BMC), Rubén Pérez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Alexandr Pliuschin (Katusha) and Mauricio Ardila (Geox-TMC) got away and built up a lead of up to four minutes.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) was the favourite to win the expected mass sprint, having won the race's first sprint stage, but it wasn't to be. The Italian had to pay tribute to health problems and abandoned during the early part of the stage.

Pliuschin took the stage's sole KOM, the Alt de Passanant-Belltall at km 126.7 ahead of Ardila and Frank, and then the gap started coming down as the sprinters' teams sought to neutralise their escape.

With 40km remaining in the stage, and the break's advantage reduced to one minute, Pliuschin attacked his breakaway companions and set out alone. The remaining four escapees were soon swept up by the peloton, but Pliuschin managed to extend his lead to two minutes with 30km to go. The Katusha rider's attempt at stage glory would be dashed, however, as the peloton ramped up the pace and caught the Moldovan inside of 15km to the finish.

With Garmin-Cervelo, Lampre-ISD, Movistar, Sky and Cofidis all contributing riders to the pace-making, the peloton remained together through to the finish where Cardoso sprinted to his first victory of the season.

Full Results
1 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack 4:33:02  
2 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek    
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
4 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural    
5 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad    
6 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
7 William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek    
8 Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
9 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
10 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
12 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
13 Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural    
14 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
15 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
16 Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
17 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
18 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
19 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
20 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
21 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
22 Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
23 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack    
24 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
25 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
26 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
27 Camilo Andres Suarez Albarracin (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
28 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
29 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
30 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
31 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
32 José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
33 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team    
34 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
35 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
36 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural    
37 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
38 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team    
39 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
40 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
41 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
42 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural    
43 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
44 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
45 André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
46 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
47 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
48 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
49 Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
50 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
51 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team    
52 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana    
53 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD    
54 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
55 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling    
56 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
57 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
58 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
59 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC    
60 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
61 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana    
62 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD    
63 Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
64 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
65 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
66 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC    
67 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling    
68 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
69 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
70 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
71 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad    
72 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
73 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack    
74 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
75 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
76 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
77 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
78 Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
79 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
80 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
81 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
82 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
83 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
84 Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
85 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team    
86 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad    
87 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack    
88 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
89 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team    
90 Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad    
91 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
92 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek    
93 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team    
94 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC    
95 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
96 Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
97 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale    
98 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack    
99 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team    
100 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
101 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek    
102 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
103 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
104 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
105 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
106 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
107 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek    
108 John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
109 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
110 Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
111 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
112 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
113 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
114 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
115 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
116 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
117 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
118 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
119 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack    
120 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
121 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC    
122 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
123 Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek    
124 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team    
125 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
126 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
127 Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
128 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
129 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard    
130 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
131 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
132 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
133 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
134 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
135 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
136 José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
137 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC    
138 Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
139 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team    
140 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team    
141 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
142 Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
143 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
144 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
145 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
146 Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
147 Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad    
148 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
149 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
150 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek    
151 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
152 Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
153 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
154 Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
155 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
156 Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team    
157 Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team    
158 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
159 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
160 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
161 Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
162 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
163 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural    
164 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
165 Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC    
166 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack    
167 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural    
168 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
169 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
170 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team    
171 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
172 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
173 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
174 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
175 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC    
176 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
177 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
178 Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural 0:01:17  
179 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:08:29  
DNF Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
DNF Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
Sprint 1 - Oliana, 38.4km
1 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3 pts
2 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 2  
3 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 1  
Sprint 2 - Tarrega, 108.7km
1 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3 pts
2 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 2  
3 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
Mountain 1 - Alt de Passanant-Bellatll (Cat. 3) 126.7km
1 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team 6 pts
2 Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC 4  
3 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
4 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
Teams
1 Team Garmin-Cervelo 13:39:06  
2 AG2R La Mondiale    
3 Caja Rural    
4 Rabobank Cycling Team    
5 Quickstep Cycling Team    
6 Team Radioshack    
7 Colombia Es Pasion-Cafe Colombia    
8 Vacansoleil-DCM    
9 Leopard Trek    
10 Movistar Team    
11 Lampre-ISD    
12 CCC Polsat Polkowice    
13 Pro Team Astana    
14 HTC-Highroad    
15 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
16 Saxo Bank Sungard    
17 BMC Racing Team    
18 Sky Procycling    
19 Katusha Team    
20 Liquigas-Cannondale    
21 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne    
22 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
23 Geox-TMC    
24 Andalucia Caja Granada    
General classification after stage 4
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 17:38:57  
2 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0:00:23  
3 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
4 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:35  
5 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack    
6 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:38  
7 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
8 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team    
9 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:50  
10 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:12  
11 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
12 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
13 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team    
14 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
15 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack    
17 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team 0:01:20  
18 Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
19 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack    
20 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
21 Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 0:01:23  
22 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:33  
23 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:37  
24 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:01:39  
25 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural 0:01:43  
26 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:01:57  
27 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad    
28 Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
29 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
30 Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:00  
31 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
32 José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:02:10  
33 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:02:13  
34 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:23  
35 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:27  
36 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:36  
37 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
38 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:02:42  
39 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:48  
40 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:29  
41 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:37  
42 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:20  
43 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:05:32  
44 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
45 Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
46 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team 0:05:42  
47 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural 0:05:51  
48 Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 0:06:16  
49 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:41  
50 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:06:56  
51 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:07:00  
52 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:07:07  
53 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek 0:07:13  
54 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana 0:07:44  
55 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
56 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek    
57 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:08:18  
58 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:08:59  
59 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:09:01  
60 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana    
61 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
62 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack    
63 Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad    
64 Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC    
65 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
66 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
67 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
68 Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack    
69 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team    
70 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
71 Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
72 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:32  
73 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
74 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:11:47  
75 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:58  
76 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:12:00  
77 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
78 Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
79 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
80 John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
81 Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team    
82 Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team    
83 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
84 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:12:46  
85 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:13:24  
86 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:14:42  
87 Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team    
88 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
89 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural 0:15:58  
90 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:16:17  
91 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad 0:16:27  
92 Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:16:55  
93 Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:17:18  
94 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:17:26  
95 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team    
96 Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:17:30  
97 Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:17:41  
98 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
99 Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
100 Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:18:12  
101 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD 0:18:57  
102 Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:19:04  
103 Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:19:13  
104 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:24  
105 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:20:25  
106 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
107 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
108 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek    
109 Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC    
110 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad    
111 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling    
112 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
113 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
114 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
115 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
116 Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:20:33  
117 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:21:04  
118 Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 0:21:15  
119 Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
120 Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:21:41  
121 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:22:36  
122 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
123 Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team    
124 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 0:22:44  
125 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:22:47  
126 Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team    
127 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
128 Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:23:21  
129 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC 0:23:22  
130 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:24:40  
131 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:24:49  
132 Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia    
133 Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC    
134 Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad    
135 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:25:20  
136 Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
137 Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
138 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:26:14  
139 Camilo Andres Suarez Albarracin (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 0:28:10  
140 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:29:44  
141 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad    
142 Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
143 Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
144 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice    
145 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
146 Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
147 José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
148 Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:29:54  
149 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling 0:30:45  
150 Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:31:00  
151 Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek 0:31:01  
152 Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack 0:31:27  
153 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:31:53  
154 Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural    
155 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
156 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
157 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:32:18  
158 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:32:24  
159 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD 0:32:28  
160 Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek 0:32:43  
161 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:33:15  
162 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack 0:33:53  
163 Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek    
164 Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
165 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
166 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
167 Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
168 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:34:53  
169 Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural 0:35:10  
170 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:35:17  
171 Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural 0:36:17  
172 André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
173 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard    
174 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC    
175 William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek 0:36:25  
176 Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:37:14  
177 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:38:00  
178 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:38:46  
179 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:42:45  
Sprint classification
1 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 12 pts
2 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 9  
3 Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice 6  
4 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
5 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad 4  
6 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 3  
7 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
8 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
9 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 2  
10 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1  
11 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Mountains classification
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 42 pts
2 Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 42  
3 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 40  
4 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 39  
5 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 35  
6 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad 28  
7 Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack 22  
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 21  
9 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 20  
10 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
11 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo 17  
Local rider classification
1 Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team    
2 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana    
3 Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
Teams classification
1 Team RadioShack 52:59:01  
2 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:26  
3 Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia 0:01:45  
4 Sky Procycling 0:02:30  
5 Movistar Team 0:02:49  
6 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:17  
7 Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:05:34  
8 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:06:17  
9 AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:51  
10 Katusha Team 0:06:55  
11 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:09:13  
12 Lampre - ISD 0:09:17  
13 Pro Team Astana 0:10:07  
14 BMC Racing Team 0:13:13  
15 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:14:10  
16 Leopard Trek 0:14:26  
17 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:18:32  
18 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:20:08  
19 HTC-Highroad 0:20:20  
20 Caja Rural 0:21:22  
21 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:21:42  
22 Geox-TMC 0:26:14  
23 CCC Polsat Polkowice 0:37:07  
24 Andalucia Caja Granada 0:45:08