Haedo gets a second stage win for Saxo Bank

Rodriguez wraps up the general classification

Spain's smallest rider, Joaquin Rodríguez (Katusha) stood tall on Sunday after sealing overall victory at the Volta a Catalunya stage race.

The little climber is best remembered for winning on the steep finishes at Tirreno-Adriatico but showed his wider ability as a rider by winning the seven-stage Volta ahead of fellow Spaniard Xavier Tondo (Cervelo TestTeam)

The two went on the attack together during stage three. Tondo won the stage but Rodríguez took the lead and never let it go, going on to beat Tondo by ten seconds. Estonia's Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) was third overall at 43 seconds, with Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) a close fourth at 45 seconds.

The final stage ended on the Montmelo motor racing circuit near Barcelona, with Argentina's Juan Jose Haedo giving Saxo Bank yet another victory, less than 24 hours after Fabian Cancellara's win at the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen – Harelbeke.

The former US-based rider beat Robert Forster (Milram) and Ireland's Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale). His brother Lucas gave Juan Jose a lead out and also managed to finish fifth in the sprint.

Full Results
1Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank2:32:21 
2Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram  
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
4Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
5Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
6Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
7Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
8Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
9Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
10David Loosli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
11Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
12Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
13Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
14Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
15Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
16Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
17Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana  
18Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack  
19Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha  
20Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
23Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
24Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions  
25Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale  
26Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
27Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana  
28Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
29Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
30Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
31Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Daniel Moreno (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
33Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
34Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
35Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
36Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
37Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
38Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
39Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
40Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
41Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
42Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
43Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha  
44Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
45Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
46Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Bjorn Selander (USA) Team Radioshack  
48Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
49Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha  
50Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana  
51Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
52Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
53Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team  
54Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
55Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
56Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
57Aitor Perez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
58Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
59Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia  
60Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
61Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
62Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
63Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
64Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
65Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
66Jose Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
67Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
68Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
69Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
70Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
71Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana  
72Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
73Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
74Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
75Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram  
76Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
77Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
78Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
79Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
80Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo  
81David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
82Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
83Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
84Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
85Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
86Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
87Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
88Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank  
89Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
90Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
91Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
92Gonzalo Rabuñal. (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
93Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
94Arten Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha  
95Jose Luis Roldan (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
96Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
97Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana  
98Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
99Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
100Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
101Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
102Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
103José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
104Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack  
105Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
106Dario Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
107Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
108Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
109Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team  
110Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
111Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
112Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
113Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
114Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
115Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
116Jose Angel Gomez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
117Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
118Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team  
119Arkaitz Duran (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
120Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step  
121Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
122Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
123Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
124Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack  
125Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
126Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
127Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
128Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux  
129Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
130Chris Froome (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
131Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
132Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
133Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank  
134Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step  
135Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
136Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
137Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:00:23 
138Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
139Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
140José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
141Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
142Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
143Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
144David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
145Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia  
146Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
147Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
148Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
149David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
150Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
151Jorge Montenegro (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
152Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
153Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
154Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:30 
155Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack  
156Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo Test Team0:07:51 
General Classification
1Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha25:16:03 
2Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:00:10 
3Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:00:43 
4Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:45 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:20 
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
7Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:01:21 
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:22 
9Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack0:01:25 
10Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:26 
11Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:27 
12Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:29 
13Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:30 
14Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana  
15Aitor Perez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:01:33 
16Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:37 
17Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:01:38 
18Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:40 
19Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana0:01:59 
20Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
21Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack0:02:00 
22Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:14 
23Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack0:02:16 
24Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:17 
25Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:20 
26Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:22 
27Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:26 
28Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:02:37 
29Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:57 
30Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:02:58 
31Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
32David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:10 
33Daniel Moreno (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:21 
34Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:03:45 
35Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:47 
36Jose Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:04:00 
37Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram0:04:08 
38Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:04:36 
39Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:04:40 
40Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:50 
41Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:05:23 
42Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:36 
43Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:22 
44Jose Angel Gomez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:06:52 
45Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:33 
46Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:08:58 
47Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team0:11:23 
48Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:11:30 
49Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:12:48 
50Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:13:02 
51Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:14:09 
52Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:14:15 
53Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:16:12 
54Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:16:45 
55Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:41 
56Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:18:04 
57David Loosli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:18:14 
58Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:18:21 
59Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:19:23 
60Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack0:20:05 
61Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank0:20:53 
62Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:20:55 
63Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:17 
64Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:21:19 
65Dario Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:22:05 
66Arkaitz Duran (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:22:51 
67Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:22:53 
68Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:22:58 
69Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:23:03 
70Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:23:09 
71Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:24:06 
72Chris Froome (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:24:38 
73Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:24:47 
74Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:26:45 
75Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:26:50 
76Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha0:27:05 
77Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram0:27:23 
78Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:27:54 
79Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:28:05 
80Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:28:22 
81Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:28:30 
82Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:28:48 
83Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:29:03 
84Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:29:16 
85Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:30:52 
86Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:28 
87Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:31:46 
88Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:32:11 
89Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:32:41 
90Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana0:32:53 
91Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:33:59 
92David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:34:29 
93Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:34:43 
94Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:35:03 
95Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:35:31 
96Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:36:35 
97Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:37:37 
98Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:37:43 
99Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:37:57 
100Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo0:38:29 
101Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:38:35 
102Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:38:36 
103Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:40:03 
104Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:41:13 
105Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:41:22 
106Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:41:26 
107Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:42:18 
108Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:43:22 
109Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:43:30 
110Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale0:44:16 
111Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana0:44:30 
112Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:45:07 
113Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:47:22 
114Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:47:27 
115Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:47:36 
116Jorge Montenegro (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
117Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:47:50 
118Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:48:36 
119Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:49:03 
120Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:49:21 
121Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:49:22 
122Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:49:28 
123Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:50:07 
124Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:50:35 
125Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:51:30 
126Jose Luis Roldan (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:51:56 
127Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:52:11 
128David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:52:38 
129Gonzalo Rabuñal. (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:53:12 
130Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:53:21 
131Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:53:53 
132Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:54:06 
133Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram0:54:44 
134Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:55:36 
135José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:55:57 
136Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team0:58:04 
137Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:58:49 
138Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:59:01 
139Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack0:59:42 
140Arten Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha1:02:31 
141Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1:03:04 
142Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank1:03:15 
143Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto1:03:25 
144Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha1:05:30 
145Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:05:31 
146Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:05:35 
147Bjorn Selander (USA) Team Radioshack1:05:58 
148Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
149Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux1:06:19 
150Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step1:06:22 
151Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram1:06:29 
152Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:06:37 
153Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step1:09:22 
154José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:10:15 
155Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo Test Team1:17:25 
156Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram1:26:58 

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