Gerrans wins cat and mouse game to take the stage win

Valverde keeps gold jersey for another day

Cervélo's Simon Gerrans completed a set of Grand Tour wins as he claimed the 10th stage of the Vuelta a España from a four-man group in Murcia on Tuesday afternoon. The plucky Australian now has a stage win in each of cycling's three-week races after he finished ahead of Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Slipstream) and Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) beneath another day of glorious Spanish sunshine.

Escaping the clutches of a larger, 19-man breakaway group on the slopes of the fourth category Alto de la Cresta del Gallo, Gerrans raced to the finish in the company of Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), Hesjedal and Fuglsang.

As the quartet swung from side-to-side on the wide highway entrance to Murcia, it was Vinokourov who opened the sprint first, anxious to stamp his return to Grand Tour racing with a win. Yet, as the Kazakh faded, the Australian emerged from from his draft to finish fastest ahead of a desperate lunge from Hesjedal.

The four were followed in by members of their earlier breakaway group before the bulk of the peloton, containing most of the favourites for overall, came home, almost four minutes behind the victor.

The stage result did nothing to affect the top-five of the general classification as Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) maintained his seven-second buffer over Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto). Rabobank's Robert Gesink remains in third position, still 36 seconds behind Valverde.

With the men for overall satisfied to have protected their positions, the day belonged to Gerrans. He's built a reputation for hard-fought wins from small groups, and on the road to Murcia he stuck victoriously close to his modus operandi. As he strode to the top of a Vuelta dais bathed in Spanish evening sun, Gerrans was clearly a happy man, content that he could now add a Vuelta stage win to collection that includes stage victories at the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia.

The Great Escape

As Alicante bid farewell to the 184-strong peloton in temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius this morning, Milram's Thomas Rohregger was the only rider not to accompany his contemporaries left in this year's race. The German was the sole finisher from yesterday not to begin the journey to Murcia.

This year's Vuelta has been marked by a succession of small and, until yesterday, doomed escape groups. Today, however, it appeared that the peloton was not going to allow a break to form without a proper fight.

Française des Jeux's Anthony Roux threw the first salvo as he took off as soon as flag was pulled in. The Frenchman was quickly joined by Björn Schröder (Milram), Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank), Dominique Rollin (Cervélo TestTeam), Mickaël Buffaz (Cofidis), Francisco Jose Martinez Perez (Andalucia Cajasur) and David Garcia da Pena (Xacobeo Galacia).

Five kilometres was all the seven were allowed before being brought back. The next group to go was the one that stuck and this time it was a big one. Assisted in their escape by Spain's formidable crosswinds, 19 riders had established a gap of more than two-and-a-half minutes after 30 kilometres.

The shorter of the two lists was the teams that hadn't made the break. BBox Bougyues Telecom, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Silence-Lotto, Xacobeo Galacia, Liquigas were the only teams not represented in a group that contained:

Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), Adam Hansen (Columbia-HTC), Arnaud Gerard (Française des Jeux), Christophe Riblon (AG2R La Mondiale), Antonio Piedra (Andalucía-Cajasur), Francisco Pérez (Caisse d'Epargne), Simon Gerrans (Cervélo TestTeam), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Slipstream), Leonardo Duque (Cofidis), Julián Sánchez (Contentpolis-Ampo), Adrián Palomares (Contentpolis-Ampo), Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Contentpolis-Ampo), David De La Fuente (Fuji-Servetto), Beñat Intxausti (Fuji-Servetto), Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step), Juan Manuel Gárate (Rabobank), Linus Gerdemann (Milram), Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) and Karsten Kroon (Saxo Bank).

After an hour of racing, the leaders had covered a blistering 46.4 kilometres. By then, they had opened an advantage of four minutes over the Caisse d'Epargne led peloton, with the lead still consistently increasing.

The pace cooled ever so slightly in the second hour of racing; the average returning to just over 42km/h. As the breakaway went through the feedzone, 83 kilometres through the stage, the gap back to the peloton had blown out to more than eight minutes. Vacansoleil appeared to have gotten a lecture about their lackadaisical riding via their earpieces as they soon came to the front in a vain attempt to make up for their absence from the break.

The efforts of the Dutch Pro Continental squad were rewarded with a brief and relatively insignificant reduction in the gap, but it wasn't long before the break stretched their advantage back past eight minutes.

It wasn't until the race passed the 50km-to-go mark, that the advantage of the 19 began to drop as the pace lifted in the peloton. While Vacansoleil, Liquigas and Caisse d'Epargne traded turns at the front of the peloton it was, in reality, damage control rather than any concerted effort to retrieve the leaders.

The Alto de la Cresta del Gallo loomed on the course profile. With 19 riders starting a Category 4 climb just 20 kilometres from the finish, the math didn't quite add up. Early in the climb, Linus Gerdemann (Milram) and Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Contentpolis-Ampo) had done the calculations. The duo attacked off the front, establishing a narrow gap over an Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) and Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Slipstream) led chase. Gerdemann managed to shake Pérez Arrieta loose as Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) took his turn trying to bring the German back on terms.

Shortly afterwards Vinokourov attacked. Fuji-Servetto's David de la Fuente and Beñat Intxausti then took their own turns at following the Kazakh's example. As Vinokourov battled, it was Intxausti who got closest to Gerdemann, cresting the summit of the climb just behind the Milram captain.

Unfortunately for Intxausti, his day ended in the first corners of the descent, a flat tire destroying his chances of bridging. On the rough downwards approach into Murcia it was Fuglsang, Hesjedal, Vinokourov and Simon Gerrans (Cervélo TestTeam) who were best able to cope with the rough surface. The four riders opened daylight to the remnants of the earlier breakaway as they placed Gerdemann in their crosshairs.

The four would have no doubt been both surprised and somewhat pleased to see Gerdemann standing on the side of the road just two kilometres later. Gerdemann had suffered a puncture and after receiving a neutral spare, crashed on the next corner, ruling out his hopes of a Vuelta stage win.

The four weren't about to sit up and wait. As the road flattened out for the final 10 kilometres, Vinokourov, Fuglsang, Gerrans and Hesjesdal continued to work well together. However, the harmony was broken with five kilometres-to-go as Vinokourov attempted to go clear. As the three brought him back, Hesjedal leapt clear, although as he looked back anxiously, it was evident that the Canadian would not be heading to the finish alone.

Back together with a kilometre left, the riders continued to swoop from side-to-side across the broad three-lane road that leads into Murcia from the north. As the riders regrouped on the left hand side of the road, Vinokourov took his chance. He launched his sprint as the trio behind prepared themselves for the final two hundred metres.

With one hundred metres to go, Vinokourov took one look back, slumped his shoulders and swung off. Gerrans was the first to emerge and held his nerve to the finish. The Cervélo rider thrust his arms into the sky several metres before the line, confident that he his wheel would cross first ahead of a desperate dive from Hesjedal.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam3:56:19 
2Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank  
4Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
5Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:00:29 
6Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:31 
7Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:37 
8Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank0:00:39 
9Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
10Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
11Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
12Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:00:49 
13Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
14Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:00:50 
15Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
16David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:00:54 
17Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:00:57 
18Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil0:03:42 
19Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
20Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
21Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
22Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
23Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
24Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
25Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
26Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
27Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
28Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis  
30Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
31Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
32David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
33Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
34Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
35Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
36Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
37Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
38Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
39Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
40Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
41Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
42Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
43Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
44Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
45Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis  
46José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
47Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
48Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
49Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
50Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
51David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
52Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
53David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
54Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
55Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
56Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
57Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
58Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:04:44 
59Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
60Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
61Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
62Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
63Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:04:48 
64Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
65Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
66Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
67Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
68Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
69Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
70Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
71Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
72Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
73Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:06:33 
74Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
75Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
76Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
77Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank  
78Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram  
79Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:07:24 
80Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
81Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:39 
82Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam  
83Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram0:08:33 
84Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis0:10:01 
85Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
86Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
87Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
88Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
89Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
90Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
91Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
92Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
93Martin Velits (Svk) Milram  
94Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
95Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
96Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
97Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
98Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
99Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
100David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
101Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
102Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
103José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana  
104Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
105Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
106Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
107Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
108Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
109Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam  
110Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank0:14:33 
112Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
113André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
114Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC  
115Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
116Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram  
117Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
118Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
119Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram  
120Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank  
121Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas  
122Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
123Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
124Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
125Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
126Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
127Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
128Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
129Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
130José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
131William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
132Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
133Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
134Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
135Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
136Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
137Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
138Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
139Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
140Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
141Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC  
142Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
143Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
144Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
145Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
146Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
147Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
148Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil  
149Paul Voss (Ger) Milram  
150Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
151Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
152Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil  
153Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
154Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
155Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
156Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
157Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
158Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
159Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
160Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream  
161Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
162Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
163Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
164Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil  
165Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC  
166Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux  
167Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
168Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
169Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC  
170Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis  
171Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
172Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
173David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
174Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
175Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
176José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
177Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
178Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
179Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
180John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
181Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream  
182Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:16 
183José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
DNSThomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram  
DNFJosé Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
Sprint 1 - Sax, Km.: 56,7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo4 pts
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank2 
3Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
Sprint 2 - Fortuna, Km.: 118,7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux4 pts
2Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2 
3David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1 
Sprint 3 - Murcia, Km.: 169,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam25 pts
2Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream20 
3Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank16 
4Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana14 
5Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC12 
6Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
7Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank8 
9Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux7 
10Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step6 
11Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank5 
12Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4 
13Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo3 
14Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis2 
15Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
Mountain 1, Alto de la Cresta del Gallo, Cat. 2, Km.: 158
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram10 pts
2Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto7 
3David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto5 
4Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana3 
5Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream2 
6Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam1 
Most aggressive
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo Bank11:54:20 
2Contentpolis - Ampo0:01:04 
3Fuji - Servetto0:01:16 
4Cervelo Test Team0:02:01 
5Astana  
6Garmin - Slipstream  
7Caisse D'Epargne0:02:32 
8AG2R - La Mondiale0:02:38 
9Rabobank0:02:40 
10Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:02:51 
11Française Des Jeux0:03:42 
12Andalucía - Cajasur0:03:56 
13Xacobeo Galicia0:05:43 
14Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Liquigas  
General classification after stage 10
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne40:26:41 
2Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:00:07 
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:36 
4Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:51 
5Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:00:53 
6Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:03 
7Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:02:04 
8Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:02:24 
9Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana0:03:01 
10Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:13 
11Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:03:16 
12Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:49 
13Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:03:52 
14Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:04:14 
15Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:23 
16Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil0:04:41 
17Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:04:49 
18Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:05:02 
19José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:05:31 
20Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis0:05:40 
21Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:05:48 
22Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam0:06:12 
23Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:06:34 
24David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis0:06:45 
25Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:07:03 
26Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis0:07:05 
27Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:16 
28Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:07:38 
29Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:07:47 
30Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:08:08 
31Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:32 
32Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:09:55 
33David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:11:04 
34David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:11:11 
35Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank0:12:16 
36Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:12:39 
37Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:14:31 
38Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream0:16:23 
39Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:16:36 
40Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:16:50 
41Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:17:25 
42Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank0:18:24 
43Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:18:35 
44Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:18:43 
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:18:54 
46Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:18:59 
47Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:19:03 
48Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:19:25 
49Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:19:29 
50Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:19:45 
51David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream0:19:58 
52Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
53Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:19:59 
54Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:20:52 
55Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:21:07 
56Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:21:09 
57Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:21:29 
58Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam0:21:33 
59Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank0:22:19 
60Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:44 
61Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank0:23:47 
62David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:24:18 
63Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:25:10 
64Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:25:48 
65Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank0:26:57 
66Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank0:27:14 
67John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
68José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana0:27:24 
69Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank0:27:30 
70Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux0:27:31 
71Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:27:42 
72Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:52 
73David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:30:21 
74Christian Knees (Ger) Milram0:30:28 
75Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:30:45 
76Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:30:49 
77Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:31:10 
78Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:31:20 
79Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
80Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto0:31:55 
81Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank0:32:46 
82Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:33:18 
83Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
84Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step0:33:24 
85Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:33:28 
86Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:34:18 
87Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:34:27 
88Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:34:50 
89Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:35:10 
90Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:35:17 
91Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:36:10 
92Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:36:18 
93Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam0:36:26 
94Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:36:43 
95Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
96Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:36:44 
97Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis0:36:52 
98Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil0:37:01 
99Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:37:08 
100Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis0:37:31 
101Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil0:38:42 
102Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram0:39:09 
103Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:39:16 
104Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:39:31 
105Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:39:32 
106Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil0:39:45 
107Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:39:55 
108Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:40:31 
109José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:34 
110Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:40:53 
111Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam0:41:36 
112Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:41:57 
113Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:42:00 
114Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:42:08 
115Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:42:16 
116Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank0:42:51 
117William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:43:12 
118Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:44:39 
119Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:45:12 
120Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:45:44 
121Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank0:46:16 
122Michael Schär (Swi) Astana0:46:32 
123Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:46:49 
124Paul Voss (Ger) Milram0:47:21 
125Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:47:38 
126Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram0:47:44 
127Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil0:48:58 
128Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:49:13 
129Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:49:18 
130Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:49:40 
131Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram0:49:55 
132André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:49:58 
133Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:50:04 
134Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:50:17 
135Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:50:21 
136Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana0:50:23 
137Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
138Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:51:05 
139Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas0:51:31 
140Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:51:32 
141Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil0:52:02 
142Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:53:35 
143Martin Velits (Svk) Milram0:53:58 
144Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam0:54:00 
145Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis0:54:06 
146Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:54:25 
147Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:54:57 
148Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC0:55:08 
149Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC0:55:09 
150Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:55:53 
151Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:56:18 
152Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank0:57:16 
153Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:58:01 
154Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:58:04 
155Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:58:49 
156Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:59:01 
157Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam0:59:08 
158Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC0:59:39 
159Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:59:47 
160Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:00:17 
161Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:00:28 
162Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream1:00:54 
163Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:01:05 
164Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux1:01:33 
165Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis1:01:50 
166Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux1:02:06 
167Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:04:07 
168Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:04:59 
169Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas1:05:39 
170Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil1:06:25 
171Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:07:09 
172Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram1:07:18 
173Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:07:30 
174José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:07:49 
175Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank1:07:57 
176Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:08:16 
177Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:10:17 
178Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux1:10:31 
179Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC1:10:43 
180Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil1:10:50 
181José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:16:27 
182Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream1:18:10 
183Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:21:44 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC83 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step75 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream67 
4Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil58 
5Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank50 
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas48 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto42 
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne40 
9Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC37 
10Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia33 
11Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto33 
12Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC30 
13Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas29 
14Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank29 
15Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto28 
16Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step28 
17Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank28 
18Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam26 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto64 pts
2David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis60 
3Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank48 
4Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo37 
5Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil31 
6Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC30 
7Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur29 
8Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia25 
9Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto22 
10Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank22 
11Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne20 
12Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC19 
13Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis17 
14Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram10 
15Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
16Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas10 
17Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
18Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
19Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank9 
20Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale9 
21Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9 
22Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis8 
23Paul Voss (Ger) Milram8 
24Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto7 
25Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia7 
26Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4 
27William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4 
28Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
29Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC3 
30Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana3 
31Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3 
32Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil3 
33Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step3 
34Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
35Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream2 
36Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream2 
37Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam1 
38Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
19Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC25 
20Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam25 
21Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram25 
22William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom24 
23Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana24 
24Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi23 
25Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis23 
26Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream22 
27Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC21 
28Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC21 
29David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream21 
30Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC21 
31Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas20 
32Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream20 
33David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis20 
34Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank18 
35Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo17 
36Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux17 
37David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto17 
38Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17 
39Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step16 
40Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram15 
41Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank14 
42Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil14 
43David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia14 
44Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale13 
45Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne13 
46Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil12 
47Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne12 
48Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step12 
49Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux11 
50Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11 
51Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo10 
52Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia10 
53Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10 
54Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
55Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank9 
56Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram8 
57David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
58Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank8 
59Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur7 
60Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6 
61Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas6 
62Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC6 
63Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
64Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank5 
65Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
66Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam5 
67Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step4 
68Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC4 
69Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4 
70Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto4 
71Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil3 
72Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
73Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux3 
74Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
75Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream2 
76Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2 
77Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil2 
78Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2 
79Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto2 
80Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis2 
81Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2 
82Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank2 
83Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2 
84Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
85Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank1 
86Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1 
87Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
88Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1 
89Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1 
90Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto18 pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne20 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC25 
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank30 
5Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas34 
6Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi47 
7David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis59 
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil67 
9Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream71 
10David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto71 
11Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale74 
12Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne85 
13Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia86 
14Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana90 
15Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC105 
16Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream111 
17Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam111 
18Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank123 
19Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo127 
20Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia145 
21Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank159 
22Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis165 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse D'Epargne121:21:33 
2Astana0:04:32 
3Fuji - Servetto0:07:04 
4Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:11:21 
5Xacobeo Galicia0:13:01 
6Garmin - Slipstream0:13:03 
7Cervelo Test Team0:13:14 
8AG2R - La Mondiale0:13:45 
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:23:27 
10Andalucía - Cajasur0:25:10 
11Rabobank0:26:02 
12Liquigas0:30:09 
13Française Des Jeux0:33:54 
14Team Saxo Bank0:38:04 
15Contentpolis - Ampo0:49:51 

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