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Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol 2012

Date range:
February 19-23, 2012

February 21, Stage 2: Málaga - Alto Santuario ntra. sra. De Araceli 150.7km

Valverde victorious atop Alto del Santuario

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
February 21, 2012, 15:40 GMT,
Updated:
February 21, 2012, 19:10 GMT

Movistar rider assumes overall lead

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) soloed to victory in stage 2 of the Vuelta a Andalucia as he rode away from his rivals in the final kilometre of the mountain finish atop the category 1 Alto del Santuario.

Denis Menchov (Rabobank) finished second on the stage, 10 seconds behind the Spaniard, with Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) and Frank Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) finishing in the same time as Menchov in third and fourth respectively.

Not only did Valverde win the stage, but he took over the leader's jersey from Patrick Gretsch (Project 1t4i) who struggled on a parcours featuring four categorised climbs culminating with a mountain finish. Taaramae moves into second overall, three seconds down on Valverde, while Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) jumps into third on general classification, eight seconds back.

"I'm tremendously happy and I want to thank all the team, because they were phenomenal from start to finish of the stage," said Valverde. "To tell the truth we didn't plan to race with the leadership in mind, we were just going for the stage victory, because the GC was complicated due to the short climb and the gaps by some of our rivals on the overall.

"But I felt super strong, and with 400m to go I didn't hesitate and went full steam into a steep slope. I didn't look back until the finish, and though I wasn't thinking of it, we found another prize with the leader's jersey. Now there are two hard stages, it's going to be difficult, but we already took home a win and everything coming after that will be a bonus."

Buffaz bolts early in queen stage

Stage 2 of the Vuelta a Andalucia, covering a mountainous 150.7km between Málaga and Alto del Santuario, was dominated by a solo breakaway via Mickaël Buffaz (Cofidis). The 32-year-old Frenchman attacked 15km into the stage and rode to a maximum advantage slightly over six minutes on the peloton. Jesús Rosendo (Andalucia) launched a determined solo chase of Buffaz but the Spaniard was never able to make contact and was absorbed by the field after 55 kilometres.

Rabobank and Movistar took control of the peloton and steadily chipped away at the Frenchman's lead. With 50 kilometres remaining Buffaz's advantage stood at four minutes and with 10 kilometres to go, five kilometres from the beginning of the finishing ascent, Buffaz's lead had dropped inside of one minute. At the base of the climb he still held a 40-second margin over the field.

With an average gradient of 6.3 percent, and sectors between 10 and 18 percent in the final kilometre, the odds were stacked against Buffaz and he soon succumbed to the chase effort as the road pitched upwards.

Three kilometres from the finish Aitor Galdos and David Lelay (Caja Rural), Beñat Intxausti (Movistar) and Simon Spilak (Katusha) launched an attack but weren't allowed much breathing room at the head of the race. Galdos was dropped, but the remaining trio still held a slight lead inside of two kilometres to the finish.

Valverde was laying in wait, however, and after the lead trio were brought back with 1.5km remaining, the Spaniard pounced inside the final kilometre. His general classification rivals had no answer to the Spaniard's attack as powered to victory and the overall lead.

Full Results
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 4:02:37  
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:10  
3 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
4 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
5 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:13  
6 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:15  
7 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:21  
8 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia    
9 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:23  
10 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:24  
11 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
12 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
13 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Project 1t4i 0:00:26  
14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:30  
15 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
16 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
17 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:32  
18 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10    
19 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
20 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
21 David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
22 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp    
23 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 0:00:36  
24 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
25 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
26 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp    
27 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural    
28 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
29 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
30 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
31 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
32 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:41  
33 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp 0:00:43  
34 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
35 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:50  
36 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Project 1t4i 0:00:51  
37 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
38 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
39 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 0:00:58  
40 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:59  
41 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1t4i 0:01:00  
42 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
43 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
44 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
45 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:05  
46 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp    
47 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp 0:01:16  
48 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:20  
49 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:01:22  
51 Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
52 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1t4i 0:01:23  
53 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:25  
54 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:36  
55 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Project 1t4i 0:01:38  
56 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:46  
57 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:01:51  
58 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
59 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 0:01:55  
60 Flavio De Luna (Mex) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:01:57  
61 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:00  
62 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
63 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:02:02  
64 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:02:05  
65 Daniel Dominguez Barragan (Spa) Team NSP - Ghost 0:02:11  
66 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
67 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
68 René Hooghiemster (Ned) Team NSP - Ghost 0:02:14  
69 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural 0:02:24  
70 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:02:30  
71 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:36  
72 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:02:45  
73 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
74 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan    
75 Yann Huguet (Fra) Project 1t4i 0:02:51  
76 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural    
77 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia 0:02:57  
78 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:03:19  
79 Igor Romero Etxebarria (Spa) Caja Rural 0:03:32  
80 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:33  
81 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
82 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia    
83 Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:04:39  
84 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
85 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 0:04:43  
86 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 0:04:45  
87 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
88 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:04:57  
89 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 0:05:23  
90 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan    
91 Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
92 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:05:26  
93 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:05:35  
94 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:53  
95 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
96 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
97 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
98 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
99 Will Routley (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
100 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:06:05  
101 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1t4i    
102 Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia 0:06:29  
103 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:07:12  
104 Léo Menville (Fra) Team NSP - Ghost 0:07:14  
105 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:07:19  
106 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun    
107 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:08:02  
108 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
109 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:08:06  
110 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:09:29  
111 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia 0:09:49  
112 Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10:17  
Points
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 25 pts
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 20  
3 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 16  
4 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 13  
5 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 11  
6 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 10  
7 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
8 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia 8  
9 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 7  
10 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 6  
11 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 5  
12 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
13 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Project 1t4i 3  
14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
15 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Teams
1 Katusha Team 12:08:57  
2 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:02  
3 Movistar Team 0:00:06  
4 RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:10  
5 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:18  
6 Saur - Sojasun 0:00:22  
7 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:24  
8 Team NetApp 0:00:45  
9 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:09  
10 Caja Rural    
11 Project 1t4i 0:01:11  
12 Lotto Belisol Team 0:02:01  
13 Spidertech Powered By C10 0:03:25  
14 Andalucia 0:04:07  
15 Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:04:18  
16 Team NSP - Ghost 0:06:38  
General classification after stage 2
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 9:11:58  
2 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:03  
3 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:08  
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:14  
5 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:15  
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Project 1t4i 0:00:18  
7 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:21  
8 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:22  
9 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp 0:00:23  
10 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:26  
11 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:27  
12 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
13 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:28  
14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
15 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:29  
16 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
17 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia 0:00:31  
18 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:00:34  
19 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:35  
20 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:36  
21 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:37  
22 David Lelay (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:38  
23 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
24 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:40  
25 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:41  
26 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:42  
27 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp    
28 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:44  
29 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:46  
30 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:47  
31 Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:00:48  
32 Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team NetApp 0:00:50  
33 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:00:54  
34 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:00:56  
35 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:00  
36 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:04  
37 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
38 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:01:06  
39 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1t4i 0:01:08  
40 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 0:01:11  
41 Reto Hollenstein (Swi) Team NetApp 0:01:13  
42 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Project 1t4i    
43 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:18  
44 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp 0:01:19  
45 Fabricio Ferrari (Uru) Caja Rural 0:01:21  
46 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:22  
47 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:29  
48 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1t4i 0:01:31  
49 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:37  
50 Thomas Degand (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:01:40  
51 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:41  
52 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:43  
53 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 0:01:47  
54 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:50  
55 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:57  
56 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:00  
57 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Project 1t4i 0:02:03  
58 Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:02:04  
59 Oleg Chuzhda (Ukr) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:02:08  
60 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:16  
61 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:02:17  
62 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 0:02:18  
63 Flavio De Luna (Mex) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:02:19  
64 Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:02:20  
65 René Hooghiemster (Ned) Team NSP - Ghost 0:02:27  
66 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 0:02:28  
67 Kevin Van Melsen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:02:33  
68 Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:02:50  
69 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:58  
70 Yann Huguet (Fra) Project 1t4i 0:03:00  
71 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia    
72 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:03:03  
73 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:03:05  
74 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural 0:03:18  
75 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 0:03:20  
76 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's    
77 Daniel Dominguez Barragan (Spa) Team NSP - Ghost 0:03:24  
78 Sergej Fuchs (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:04:08  
79 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:26  
80 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:32  
81 Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:04:36  
82 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:39  
83 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 0:04:44  
84 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:05:02  
85 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 0:05:06  
86 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:05:08  
87 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 0:05:16  
88 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia 0:05:17  
89 Igor Romero Etxebarria (Spa) Caja Rural 0:05:20  
90 Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp 0:05:26  
91 Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 0:05:27  
92 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp 0:05:40  
93 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:05:42  
94 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:05:46  
95 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1t4i    
96 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:52  
97 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:06:06  
98 Will Routley (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10    
99 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:06:07  
100 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:06:10  
101 Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia 0:06:59  
102 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:07:28  
103 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:07:41  
104 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:08:00  
105 Léo Menville (Fra) Team NSP - Ghost 0:08:14  
106 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:08:22  
107 Jacob Fiedler (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:08:23  
108 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:08:26  
109 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:08:57  
110 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team NSP - Ghost 0:09:58  
111 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia 0:10:00  
112 Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10:50  
Points classification
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 25 pts
2 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 25  
3 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1t4i 25  
4 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 23  
5 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 22  
6 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 20  
7 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 20  
8 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 20  
9 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 19  
10 Will Routley (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 16  
11 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 14  
12 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team 14  
13 Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan 13  
14 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 12  
15 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 12  
16 Gaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 12  
17 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Project 1t4i 10  
18 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Team NetApp 10  
19 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 10  
20 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 10  
21 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 9  
22 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
23 Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 8  
24 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia 8  
25 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 7  
26 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 7  
27 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 7  
28 Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1t4i 6  
29 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 5  
30 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
31 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 4  
32 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
33 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  
34 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
35 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
36 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
37 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2  
38 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
39 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 1  
Sprint classification
1 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 4 pts
2 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3  
3 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
4 Will Routley (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 2  
5 Daniel Dominguez Barragan (Spa) Team NSP - Ghost 1  
Mountains classification
1 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 19 pts
2 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 19  
3 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia 12  
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 10  
5 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 8  
6 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 6  
7 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 4  
8 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 4  
9 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 3  
10 Daniel Dominguez Barragan (Spa) Team NSP - Ghost 3  
11 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
12 Will Routley (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10 3  
13 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
14 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
15 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
16 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Teams classification
1 RadioShack-Nissan 27:36:37  
2 Movistar Team 0:00:18  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:24  
4 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
5 Katusha Team 0:00:39  
6 Saur - Sojasun 0:00:44  
7 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:51  
8 Team NetApp 0:00:59  
9 Project 1t4i 0:01:15  
10 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:49  
11 Lotto Belisol Team 0:02:23  
12 Caja Rural 0:02:34  
13 Spidertech Powered By C10 0:03:51  
14 Andalucia 0:04:51  
15 Accent Jobs - Willems Veranda's 0:05:28  
16 Team NSP - Ghost 0:07:36