Cardoso claims sprint victory

Contador remains in leader's jersey

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
1Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack4:33:02 
2Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
4Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural  
5Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad  
6Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
7William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek  
8Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
9Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
13Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural  
14Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
15Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
16Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
17Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
18Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
19Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
21Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
23Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
24Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
25Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
27Camilo Andres Suarez Albarracin (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
28Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
29Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
30Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
31Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
32José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
33Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team  
34Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
35Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
36José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural  
37Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
38Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team  
39Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
40Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
41Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
42Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural  
43Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
45André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
46Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
47Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack  
48Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
49Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
50Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
51Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team  
52Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana  
53David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD  
54Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
55Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling  
56Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
57Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
58Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
59Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC  
60Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
61Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
62Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD  
63Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
64Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
65Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
66Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC  
67Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling  
68Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
69Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
70Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
71Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
72Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack  
74Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
75Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
76Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
77Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
78Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
79Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
80Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
81Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
82Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
83Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
84Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
85Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team  
86Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad  
87Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
88Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
89Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team  
90Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad  
91Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
92Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek  
93Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
94David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC  
95Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
96Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
97Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale  
98Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
99Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
100Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
101Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
102Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
103Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
104Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
105Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
106Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
107Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek  
108John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
109Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
110Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
111Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
112Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
113Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
114Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
115Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
116Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
117Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
118Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
119Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack  
120Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
121Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC  
122Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
123Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek  
124Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team  
125Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
126Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
127Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
128Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
129Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard  
130Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
131Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
132Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
133Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
134Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
135Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
136José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
137Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC  
138Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
139Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
140Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
141Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
142Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
143Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
144Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
145Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
146Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
147Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad  
148Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
149Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
150Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek  
151Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
152Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
153Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
154Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
155Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
156Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team  
157Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
158Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
159Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
160Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
161Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
162Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
163Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural  
164Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
165Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC  
166Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack  
167Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
168Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
169Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
170Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team  
171Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
172Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
173Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
174David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
175Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC  
176Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
177Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
178Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:17 
179Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:29 
DNFMatteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFAlessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
DNFJon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
Sprint 1 - Oliana, 38.4km
1Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3pts
2Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice2 
3Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1 
Sprint 2 - Tarrega, 108.7km
1Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3pts
2Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 
3Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 1 - Alt de Passanant-Bellatll (Cat. 3) 126.7km
1Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team6pts
2Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC4 
3Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
4Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
1Team Garmin-Cervelo13:39:06 
2AG2R La Mondiale  
3Caja Rural  
4Rabobank Cycling Team  
5Quickstep Cycling Team  
6Team Radioshack  
7Colombia Es Pasion-Cafe Colombia  
9Leopard Trek  
10Movistar Team  
12CCC Polsat Polkowice  
13Pro Team Astana  
16Saxo Bank Sungard  
17BMC Racing Team  
18Sky Procycling  
19Katusha Team  
21Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne  
22Omega Pharma-Lotto  
24Andalucia Caja Granada  
General classification after stage 4
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard17:38:57 
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:00:23 
3Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:35 
5Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack  
6Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:38 
7Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
8Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:50 
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:12 
11Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
12Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
14Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
15Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
17Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Katusha Team0:01:20 
18Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
19Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
20Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
21Robinson Eduardo Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:23 
22Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:33 
23Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:37 
24Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek0:01:39 
25Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:43 
26Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Geox-TMC0:01:57 
27Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
28Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
29Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
30Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:00 
31Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
32José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:02:10 
33Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team0:02:13 
34David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:23 
35Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:27 
36Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:36 
37Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
38Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:02:42 
39Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:48 
40Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:29 
41Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:37 
42Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:20 
43Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:05:32 
44Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
45Peter Stetina (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
46Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team0:05:42 
47José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural0:05:51 
48Alex Cano Ardila (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:06:16 
49Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:41 
50Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:56 
51Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:07:00 
52Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:07:07 
53Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard Trek0:07:13 
54Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana0:07:44 
55Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
56Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek  
57Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:18 
58Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:08:59 
59Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:09:01 
60Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
61Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
62Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack  
63Craig Lewis (USA) HTC-Highroad  
64Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC  
65Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
66Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
67Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
68Philip Deignan (Irl) Team RadioShack  
69Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
70Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
71Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
72Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:32 
73Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
74Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:11:47 
75Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:58 
76Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:00 
77Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
78Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
79Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
80John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
81Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team  
82Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team  
83Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
84Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:12:46 
85Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:13:24 
86Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:42 
87Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar Team  
88Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
89Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Caja Rural0:15:58 
90Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:16:17 
91Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad0:16:27 
92Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:16:55 
93Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling Team0:17:18 
94Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-Cannondale0:17:26 
95Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
96Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:17:30 
97Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:17:41 
98Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
99Travis Meyer (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
100Javier Iriarte (Spa) Movistar Team0:18:12 
101David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD0:18:57 
102Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:19:04 
103Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:19:13 
104Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:24 
105Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:25 
106Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
107Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
108Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
109Marco Corti (Ita) Geox-TMC  
110Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
111Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Procycling  
112Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
113Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
114Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
115Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
116Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:20:33 
117Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:21:04 
118Dalivier Ospina Navarro (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:21:15 
119Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
120Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team0:21:41 
121Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:22:36 
122Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
123Juan Mauricio Soler Hernandez (Col) Movistar Team  
124Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural0:22:44 
125Patrick Gretsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:22:47 
126Chad Beyer (USA) BMC Racing Team  
127Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
128Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:23:21 
129Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC0:23:22 
130Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:24:40 
131Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:24:49 
132Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia  
133Marcel Wyss (Swi) Geox-TMC  
134Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-Highroad  
135Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:20 
136Adrian Honkisz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
137Lukasz Bodnar (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
138Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard0:26:14 
139Camilo Andres Suarez Albarracin (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:28:10 
140Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:29:44 
141Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-Highroad  
142Blazej Janiaczyk (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
143Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
144Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice  
145Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
146Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
147José Luis Cano (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
148Jacek Morajko (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:29:54 
149Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Procycling0:30:45 
150Mariusz Witecki (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice0:31:00 
151Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard Trek0:31:01 
152Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShack0:31:27 
153Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:31:53 
154Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Caja Rural  
155Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
156Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
157Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:32:18 
158David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC0:32:24 
159Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD0:32:28 
160Martin Pedersen (Den) Leopard Trek0:32:43 
161Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:33:15 
162Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Team RadioShack0:33:53 
163Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Leopard Trek  
164Michel Kreder (Ned) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
165Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
166Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
167Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
168Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:34:53 
169Arturo Mora Ortiz (Spa) Caja Rural0:35:10 
170Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:35:17 
171Aitor Galdos (Spa) Caja Rural0:36:17 
172André Steensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
173Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard  
174Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC  
175William Clarke (Aus) Leopard Trek0:36:25 
176Frédérique Robert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:37:14 
177Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:38:00 
178Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:38:46 
179Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:42:45 
Sprint classification
1Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12pts
2Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada9 
3Marek Rutkiewicz (Pol) CCC Polsat Polkowice6 
4Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale5 
5Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad4 
6Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3 
7Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
9Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 
10Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1 
11Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Mountains classification
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard42pts
2Nairo Quintana Rojas (Col) Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia42 
3Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team40 
4Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural39 
5Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD35 
6Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-Highroad28 
7Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack22 
8Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack21 
9Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada20 
10Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale20 
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo17 
Local rider classification
1Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team  
2Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana  
3Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
Teams classification
1Team RadioShack52:59:01 
2Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:26 
3Colombia Es Pasion - Cafe De Colombia0:01:45 
4Sky Procycling0:02:30 
5Movistar Team0:02:49 
7Team Garmin-Cervelo0:05:34 
8Saxo Bank Sungard0:06:17 
9AG2R La Mondiale0:06:51 
10Katusha Team0:06:55 
11Quickstep Cycling Team0:09:13 
12Lampre - ISD0:09:17 
13Pro Team Astana0:10:07 
14BMC Racing Team0:13:13 
16Leopard Trek0:14:26 
17Omega Pharma-Lotto0:18:32 
18Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:20:08 
20Caja Rural0:21:22 
21Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:21:42 
23CCC Polsat Polkowice0:37:07 
24Andalucia Caja Granada0:45:08 

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