Cancellara motors to win in Vuelta's opening time trial

Swiss Cancellara takes Vuelta's first stage and golden jersey on Assan motor circuit

Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) won the Vuelta a España's opening time trial and took the race leader's golden jersey on Saturday in Assen in The Netherlands. He rode the 4.8-kilometre course on Assen's Moto GP race track in a time of five minutes and 20 seconds.

"I wouldn't have bet on myself, I didn't to know my condition heading into the Vuelta," said Cancellara. "I thought a prologue specialist would win, but I gave it my best nonetheless."

Belgian Tom Boonen (Quick Step) finished in second at nine seconds back and American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) finished in third at 12 seconds.

Earlier this season, Cancellara won the opening time trial of the Tour de France on July 4 ahead of Alberto Contador. He led the race for six days, until the Arcalís climb in Andorra.

"I won't have a great race like I did at the Tour de France, I am here to find the condition for the World Championships in my home country," said Cancellara of the upcoming worlds in September. "Though, the next few days suit me, and I am looking forward to the Vuelta a España in Holland."

Cancellara is a six-time Swiss time trial national champion and has won the World Championships twice. This year's World Championship time trial will be in Mendrisio, Switzerland, on September 24.

Farrar's third place in today's opening stage proves he still has the form that helped him win the Vattenfall Cyclassics two weeks ago. Last week, he won three stages of the Eneco Tour and he is a favourite for the sprint wins in the Vuelta a España.

Irizar puts in early best before Kreuziger goes faster

Spain's Markel Irizar (Euskaltel-Euskadi) held the early best time of 5:43 while Canada's Svein Tuft (Garmin-Slipstream) sat just one second back, 5:44.

Czech Republics's Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) posted the next top provisional time. He beat Irizar's time by six seconds, 5:37.

Rain came down later in the day and affected the time trial of several top riders, including Scot David Millar (Garmin-Slipstream). He slid around a few times, but finished in 5:41. Kreuziger's 5:37 looked like it might be the winning time for the day.

The rain stopped for the second half of the riders, though. Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank), second at the Tour de France last month, rode in a time of 5:58.

Italian Daniele Bennati beat his Liquigas teammate Kreuziger by one second, 5:36. For a time,  Liquigas led the provisional top three with Bennati, Kreuziger and Maciej Bodnar.

World Champion Bert Grabsch (Columbia-HTC) found the course too short for him. He finished 10 seconds behind Bennati.

Sprinters then gained control in Assen. Belgian Champion Tom Boonen (Quick Step) beat Jens Mouris' 5:34 time by five seconds for a 5:29. American Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) posted provisional second best behind Boonen with a 5:32.

Cancellara comes through

The Olympic time trial champion showed the sprinters he can win on both long and short distances. Cancellara stopped the clock to put nine seconds into Boonen's time.  The Swiss rider clocked a 5:20

The general classification favourites were unable to knock Cancellara off the top spot. Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) started his first Grand Tour and only third race in two years, finishing with a time of 5:38. Anti-doping controllers had caught him blood doping at the 2007 Tour de France, and he recently finished serving his ban.

Australia's Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) posted a time of 5:39, one second back from Vinokourov. Italy's Ivan Basso (Liquigas) beat Evans and finished just behind Vinokourov with a 5:38. Valverde finished on the same second as Basso and Vinokourov.

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Robert Gesink (Rabobank) both recorded a time of 5:44.

Golden days

Cancellara will wear the race leader's golden jersey in tomorrow's 202-kilometre stage from Assen to Emmen. The stage is flat and should suit the sprinters. Cancellara ought to be able to hold his overall lead for the next two stages.

The Vuelta a España returns to Spain on Thursday. The riders will use Wednesday to rest and travel from The Netherlands. The race will end on September 20 in Madrid.

Results

 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank0:05:20 
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:09 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:12 
4Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil0:00:14 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:00:16 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:17 
7Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:00:18 
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
10Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:00:19 
11Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
13Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram  
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:21 
15David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
16Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
17David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:22 
18Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam  
19Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
20Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
21Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC  
22Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:23 
23Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
24Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank  
25Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
26Chris Horner (USA) Astana  
27Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
28Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:24 
29Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
30Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
31Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
32Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
33William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:25 
34Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
35Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
36José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana  
37Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:26 
38Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
39Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
40Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram  
41Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis  
42Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
43Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
44Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
45Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC  
46Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC0:00:27 
47Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
48Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
49Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
50Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:00:28 
51Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
52Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
53Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram  
54Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Paul Voss (Ger) Milram  
56Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step  
57Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
58Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
60Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:29 
61Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
63Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
64Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
65Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:30 
66Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
67Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
68David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
69Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
70Martin Velits (Svk) Milram0:00:31 
71Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank  
72Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
73Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
74Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
75Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream  
76André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
77Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:32 
78Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
79Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
80Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC  
81Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
82Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
83Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
84Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
85Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
86Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
87Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
88Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
89Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
90Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
91Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
92Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis0:00:33 
93Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
94Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
95Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
96Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:34 
97Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis  
98Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
99Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
100Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:35 
101Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
102Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
103Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
104Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
105Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
106José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
107Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
108Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
109Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
110José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
111Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto  
112Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:00:36 
113Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
114Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC  
115Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
116Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
117Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
118Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
119Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:00:37 
120Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
121Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
122Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:38 
123Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
124Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
125Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
126Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:39 
127Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
128Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
129Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
130Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
131David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:40 
132Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
133Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
134Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil  
135Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
136Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
137Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
138Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram  
139Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:00:41 
140Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
141Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
142José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
143Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
144Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:42 
145Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
146Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
147Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
148José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
149Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
150Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:00:43 
151Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
152Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
153Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
154David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
155Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:44 
156Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
157Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
158José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
159Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
160Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
161Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
162Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
163Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto  
164Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:00:45 
165David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
166Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
167Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
168Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:00:46 
169Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
170Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
171Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana  
172Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:47 
173Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
174Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:00:48 
175Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
176Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
177John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
178Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:00:49 
179Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
180Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
181Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:50 
182Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
183Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas0:00:51 
184Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
185Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
186Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:53 
187Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
188Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
189Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil0:00:54 
190Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
191Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:00:56 
192Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:02 
193Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:05 
194Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
195Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
196Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:01:07 
197Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:08 
198Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:01:35 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank25 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step20 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream16 
4Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil14 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas12 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
7Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana9 
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas8 
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7 
10Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas6 
11Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC5 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto4 
13Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram3 
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto2 
15David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream1 
Combinada
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank2 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step4 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream6 
4Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil8 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas10 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas12 
7Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana14 
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas16 
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne18 
10Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas20 
11Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC22 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto24 
13Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram26 
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto28 
15David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream30 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Liquigas0:16:51 
2Team Saxo Bank0:00:03 
3Garmin - Slipstream0:00:06 
4Caisse D'Epargne0:00:10 
5Quick Step0:00:12 
6Team Columbia - HTC0:00:15 
7Astana  
8Silence - Lotto0:00:19 
9Team Milram0:00:21 
10Rabobank0:00:23 
11Xacobeo Galicia0:00:24 
12Cervelo Test Team0:00:28 
13Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:30 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:31 
16Française Des Jeux0:00:34 
17AG2R - La Mondiale  
18BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
19Fuji - Servetto0:00:41 
20Lampre - N.G.C  
21Andalucía - Cajasur0:00:50 
22Contentpolis - Ampo0:00:53 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank0:05:20 
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:09 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:12 
4Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil0:00:14 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:00:16 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:17 
7Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:00:18 
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
10Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:00:19 
11Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
13Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram  
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:21 
15David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
16Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
17David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:22 
18Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam  
19Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
20Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
21Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC  
22Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:23 
23Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
24Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank  
25Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
26Chris Horner (USA) Astana  
27Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
28Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:24 
29Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
30Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
31Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
32Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
33William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:25 
34Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
35Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
36José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana  
37Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:26 
38Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
39Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
40Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram  
41Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis  
42Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
43Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
44Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
45Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC  
46Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC0:00:27 
47Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
48Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
49Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
50Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:00:28 
51Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
52Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
53Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram  
54Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Paul Voss (Ger) Milram  
56Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step  
57Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
58Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
60Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:29 
61Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
63Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
64Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
65Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:30 
66Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
67Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
68David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
69Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
70Martin Velits (Svk) Milram0:00:31 
71Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank  
72Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
73Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
74Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
75Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream  
76André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
77Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:32 
78Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
79Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
80Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC  
81Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
82Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
83Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
84Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
85Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
86Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
87Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
88Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
89Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
90Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
91Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
92Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis0:00:33 
93Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
94Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
95Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
96Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:34 
97Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis  
98Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
99Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
100Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:35 
101Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
102Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
103Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
104Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
105Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
106José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
107Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
108Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
109Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
110José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
111Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto  
112Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:00:36 
113Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
114Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC  
115Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
116Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
117Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
118Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
119Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:00:37 
120Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
121Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
122Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:38 
123Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
124Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
125Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
126Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:39 
127Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
128Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
129Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
130Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
131David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:40 
132Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
133Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
134Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil  
135Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
136Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
137Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
138Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram  
139Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:00:41 
140Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
141Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
142José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
143Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
144Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:42 
145Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
146Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
147Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
148José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
149Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
150Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:00:43 
151Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
152Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
153Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
154David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
155Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:44 
156Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
157Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
158José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
159Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
160Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
161Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
162Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
163Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto  
164Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:00:45 
165David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
166Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
167Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
168Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:00:46 
169Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
170Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
171Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana  
172Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:47 
173Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
174Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:00:48 
175Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
176Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
177John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
178Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:00:49 
179Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
180Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
181Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:50 
182Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
183Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas0:00:51 
184Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
185Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
186Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:53 
187Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
188Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
189Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil0:00:54 
190Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
191Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:00:56 
192Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:02 
193Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:05 
194Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
195Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
196Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:01:07 
197Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:08 
198Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:01:35 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank25 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step20 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream16 
4Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil14 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas12 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
7Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana9 
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas8 
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7 
10Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas6 
11Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC5 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto4 
13Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram3 
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto2 
15David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream1 
Combinada classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank2 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step4 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream6 
4Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil8 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas10 
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas12 
7Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana14 
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas16 
9Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne18 
10Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas20 
11Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC22 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto24 
13Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram26 
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto28 
15David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream30 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Liquigas0:16:51 
2Team Saxo Bank0:00:03 
3Garmin - Slipstream0:00:06 
4Caisse D'Epargne0:00:10 
5Quick Step0:00:12 
6Team Columbia - HTC0:00:15 
7Astana  
8Silence - Lotto0:00:19 
9Team Milram0:00:21 
10Rabobank0:00:23 
11Xacobeo Galicia0:00:24 
12Cervelo Test Team0:00:28 
13Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:30 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:31 
16Française Des Jeux0:00:34 
17AG2R - La Mondiale  
18BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
19Fuji - Servetto0:00:41 
20Lampre - N.G.C  
21Andalucía - Cajasur0:00:50 
22Contentpolis - Ampo0:00:53 

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