Cunego conquers La Pandera

Valverde struggles for a time, but bounces back to keep overall lead

Damiano Cunego was the first rider to emerge from the mist at the summit of the Alto Sierra de la Pandera as the diminutive Italian rode across the line, arms aloft to claim his second mountain-top stage win of this year's Vuelta a España. The Lampre rider finished 2:23 ahead of Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) and 3:08 ahead of a resurgent Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

On a damp day in Spain, a breakaway rule the roads again. Cunego and Fuglsang had both been members of an initial nine-man group that built up a lead of nine minutes over the peloton behind. As the summit finish closed, however, the fuse was once again lit on the race for overall.

Sánchez and Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) took the biggest advantage from the day's efforts as they finished in third and fourth, respectively. Despite hints of weakness on the final climb, Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) rallied on La Pandera to finish fifth and extend his lead in the overall classification.

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) held onto second overall as he followed the gold jersey across the line, but, for the second day in a row, the other contenders wobbled. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) and Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) made way for Sánchez, who collected a time bonus and moved up to third overall by stage's finish.

Having already snatched a victory from David Moncoutié (Cofidis) on stage eight of the Vuelta, Cunego's victory today was an ironic replica of the Frenchman's own win on stage 13. The Lampre rider wrestled free of his nine-man, stage 14 breakaway on the second last climb of the day to ride uncontested up the Pandera.

As he basks again in Vuelta glory this Sunday eve - a fortnight before the World Championships - Cunego will surely now be starting to hear the dulcet tones of Switzerland's siren worlds song.

How it unfolded

With the promise of respite from the Vuelta's Alpine assault just one day away, 157 riders left Granada bound for the summit of La Pandera, a mere 157km down the road. The most notable absentee from the start line was Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank). The two-time time trial World champion will head to this Mendrisio after a successful fortnight in Spain.

Vacansoleil's Lieuwe Westra appeared to be in a hurry to be first to the summit of the Pandera. Unfortunately for the Dutchman, there were those in the peloton with similar ambitions, and it wasn't until the 47th kilometre of the stage that a break that would stick.

Like the day before, it was a group of nine that got away: Christian Knees (Milram), Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank), Damiano Cunego (Lampre), Adrian Palomares (Contentpolis-Ampo), Gonzalo Rabanal (Xacobeo Galicia), Alan Perez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Bram Tankink (Rabobank), Xavier Florencio (Cervelo TestTeam) and Kevin De Weert (Quick Step).

As rain fell on the race for the first time since the race left Belgium, the leading group worked well to build up to a nine-minute advantage over the peloton, who were content to let the leaders be the first to visit the day's three climbs.

The climb of the Category 3 Alto de Huelma passed, as did the feedzone; both established time-checks aroud the 8:30 mark. It wasn't until the race closed within 40 kilometres of the finish that the day's real action began.

Several crashes on the now sodden roads seemed to provide a spark for the peloton as Euskaltel-Euskadi came to the front of the race and began to set to work on the breakaway's advantage. As the main group sliced through the town of Jaen, led by the orange-clad Basque squad, the lead had dropped below eight minutes.

As the weather cleared and the final climbs loomed, Caisse d'Epargne began to assist the chase. The work in the main bunch showed true dividends as the road tilted towards the summit of the Category 2 Alto de Los Villares, with 25 kilometres to ride. Those not best suited to the Alpine environment quickly formed the autobus as Liquigas came forward and pushed the pace in the peloton.

Ahead, Cunego and Adrian Palomares (Contentpolis-Ampo) fired preliminary attacks, yo-yoing with the leaders until the former decided enough was enough and countered a Palomares move with 14.5km to the finish. The Italian looked back once to see if anybody had an answer. His question to them was clearly rhetorical as swung his head front-and-centre and got on with the job.

Cunego's acceleration meant that he froze the 4:30 gap between himself at the peloton, which was consistently whittled down to the major players by the pace of Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas). As Cunego crested the summit, he held a 0:47 buffer to the eight-man chase group and the same 4:30 to the peloton.

After a short descent on damp roads, Cunego began the Hors Category Alto Sierra de la Pandera. The chase group and the peloton followed, 1:00 and 4:30 behind, respectively. Liquigas were making their agenda clear as Sylvester Smydz took over where Kreuziger had only recently left off.

With six kilometres to go, Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil), Peter Weening (Rabobank) and Haimar Zubeldia (Astana) were let go by the leaders. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Slipstream) followed shortly afterwards as Smydz continued to set an infernal pace on the seven to eight percent gradients of the Pandera's middle sector.

Cunego looked solid as Caisse d'Epargne began to show signs of wear after a week of protecting Alejandro Valverde's lead. Those that were left of the Spanish squad had traded their positions around their leader for tickets at the back end of the Liquigas driven bus. Finally, with exactly four kilometres remaining, Ivan Basso (Liqugas) turned the key in his decidedly diesel ignition.

Without the necessary explosion the Italian never looked to shake his rivals, but he shook the tree enough to create the selection. As Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) and Robert Gesink (Rabobank) stuck to Basso's rear wheel, Valverde was starting to drift. Sensing this, Evans and Gesink pushed their advantage and were quickly joined by Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia). Behind the improvised quartet, Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) began the process of bridging across as Valverde was again gapped by the Olympic champion.

At the end of what had been a frantic kilometre, Mosquera took his cue at the three-to-go banner and left Gesink, Evans and Basso behind. Sánchez made contact and immediately took his leave in search of Mosquera. Gesink, now aided by teammate and early breakaway rider Bram Tankink, also moved away.

Behind them, Valverde was pacing his way back. In a sign of Spanish solidarity Juan Jose Cobo (Fuji-Servetto) emptied his own tank in service of Valverde, who by now had Evans and Basso in his line of sight. He re-attached himself and promptly set to work reeling Gesink back.

With 2,500 metres to ride Sánchez and Mosquera were now destined to finish the stage together as the leaders began to pair up. The Spanish duo, followed by Valverde & Gesink and further back Evans & Basso. While it wasn't quite hand-in-hand, that would be the order in which they would finish the stage.

As the gradients kicked so did Cunego as he comfortably finished off what he had started 14.5 kilometres earlier to claim his second stage of this year's race. He was followed home by the only other survivor from the breakaway, Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank), 2:23 later. Sánchez snatched the final time bonus, two seconds clear of Mosquera.

Results

 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC4:04:23 
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank0:02:23 
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:08 
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:03:10 
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:22 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:03:26 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:03:40 
8Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:03:46 
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:03:48 
10Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
11Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:04:01 
12Christian Knees (Ger) Milram0:04:04 
13Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:04:08 
14Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:04:10 
15Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:04:13 
16Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
17Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:46 
18Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam0:04:52 
19Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:04:58 
20Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
21Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:13 
22Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil0:05:17 
23Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:23 
24Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:05:31 
25Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana0:05:53 
26Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:06:00 
27Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:40 
28Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:06:51 
29Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
30Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
31Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
32Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:07:01 
33Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:07:17 
34Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:07:18 
35Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
36Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis0:07:37 
37Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:56 
38Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:04 
39Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:09:11 
40Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:09:34 
41David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:09:44 
42Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:10:26 
43Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:10:38 
44Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:11:11 
45José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:11:48 
46Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:52 
47David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:11:58 
48Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
49David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:54 
50Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
51Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
52José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:13:21 
53Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:13:40 
54Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:14:17 
55Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:14:31 
56Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
57Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:32 
58Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:14:50 
59Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
60Paul Voss (Ger) Milram0:15:07 
61Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux0:17:19 
62Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
63Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
64Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
65Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:22:15 
66Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
67Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
68Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
69Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
70Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank  
71Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
72Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
73André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
74Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
75Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank  
76Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
77Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
78Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
79Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas  
80Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram  
81Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
82Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
84Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
85Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
86Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
87Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
88David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
89Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
90Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis  
91Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
92Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
93Martin Velits (Svk) Milram  
94Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
95Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
96Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
97Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
98Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
99Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
100José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream  
102Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
103Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
104Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
105William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
106Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil  
107Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
108Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
109Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
110Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
111Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
112Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
113Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
114Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
115Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
116Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
117Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
118Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
119David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
120Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
121Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
122Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
123Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
124Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
125Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
126Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
127Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
128Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
129David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
130Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
131Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
132Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:22:34 
133Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC0:22:37 
134Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:22:39 
135Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:22:41 
136Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:22:42 
137Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:23:25 
139José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:23:26 
140Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
141Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:23:28 
142Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
143Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
144Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis0:23:30 
145Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
146Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:23:32 
147Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
148Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:23:35 
149Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil  
150Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:23:37 
151Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:23:39 
152Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream0:23:41 
153Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
154Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
155Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:23:44 
DNSXavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
DNSIgnas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam  
DNSFabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank  
DNFSandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
DNFMarco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
Sprint 1 - Jaén, Km.: 122,7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4 pts
2Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam2 
3Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
Sprint 2 - Los Villares, Km.: 134
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4 pts
2Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2 
3Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
Sprint 3- Sierra de La Pandera, Km.: 157
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC25 pts
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank20 
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi16 
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia14 
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank10 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto9 
8Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas7 
10Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto6 
11Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step5 
12Christian Knees (Ger) Milram4 
13Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3 
14Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2 
15Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de Huelma, Cat. 3, Km.: 83
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6 pts
2Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo4 
3Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank2 
4Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de Los Villares, Cat. 2, Km.: 144
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC10 pts
2Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
3Christian Knees (Ger) Milram5 
4Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo3 
5Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step2 
6Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank1 
Mountain 3 - Sierra de La Pandera, Cat. HC, Km.: 157
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC30 pts
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank25 
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia16 
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank10 
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto8 
8Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6 
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas4 
10Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3 
11Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step2 
12Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1 
Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse D'Epargne12:25:57 
2Xacobeo Galicia0:02:04 
3Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:10 
4Rabobank0:03:57 
5Contentpolis - Ampo0:05:14 
6Fuji - Servetto0:05:42 
7Astana0:06:47 
8Liquigas0:08:11 
9Française Des Jeux0:10:26 
10Silence - Lotto0:11:04 
11Cervelo Test Team0:11:10 
12Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:11:14 
13Lampre - N.G.C0:13:40 
14AG2R - La Mondiale0:20:16 
15Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:21:46 
16Quick Step0:28:18 
17Team Milram0:28:38 
18Team Saxo Bank0:34:05 
19Garmin - Slipstream0:36:40 
20Andalucía - Cajasur0:37:05 
21BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:37:11 
22Team Columbia - HTC0:53:57 
General classification after stage 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne60:30:53 
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:31 
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:10 
4Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:01:28 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:01:51 
6Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:54 
7Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:53 
8Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:06:24 
9Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:08:28 
10Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:10:45 
11Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:11:50 
12Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil0:12:18 
13Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:49 
14Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana0:13:34 
15Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis0:15:03 
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:49 
17Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam0:16:57 
18Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:17:32 
19Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:18:03 
20Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:18:12 
21Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:21:45 
22Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:22:02 
23Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:25:37 
24José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:26:14 
25Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:26:56 
26David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:29:00 
27David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:30:17 
28David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis0:32:19 
29Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:33:48 
30Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:38:28 
31Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:44:44 
32Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:45:54 
33Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:47:28 
34Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:49:37 
35Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:52:39 
36Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:55:16 
37David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:56:55 
38Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank0:57:34 
39Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:59:30 
41Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:59:50 
42Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:00:02 
43Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto1:01:55 
44Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream1:03:46 
45Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis1:03:57 
46Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1:04:31 
47Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:05:01 
48Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:06:53 
49Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:07:09 
50Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:08:01 
51Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1:09:00 
52David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:09:39 
53Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:10:45 
54Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1:11:17 
55Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis1:12:55 
56Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:13:31 
57Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:14:17 
58Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank1:14:29 
59Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:15:46 
60Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank1:16:17 
61Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:17:37 
62Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:18:05 
63Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:18:53 
64Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:18:55 
65Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank1:20:01 
66Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:21:42 
67Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:22:16 
68Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux1:24:33 
69Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1:25:02 
70Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1:26:11 
71Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:26:25 
72Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas1:30:16 
73Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:30:49 
74Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto1:30:55 
75Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto1:31:28 
76Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:31:53 
77Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux1:32:27 
78Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:32:40 
79Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:35:37 
80Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:36:20 
81David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream1:37:28 
82Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank1:39:11 
83Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank1:39:37 
84Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:41:05 
85Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis1:41:23 
86Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:41:48 
87Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:42:36 
88Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram1:44:32 
89José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1:45:19 
90Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:45:35 
91Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis1:45:59 
92Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale1:46:14 
93Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:46:17 
94Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1:46:53 
95Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:48:05 
96Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC1:48:25 
97Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC1:49:41 
98Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:50:08 
99Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam1:53:35 
100Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:54:02 
101Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:58:19 
102Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas1:58:46 
103Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:01:22 
104Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank2:01:27 
105Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil2:02:38 
106Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil2:03:34 
107Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:03:54 
108Paul Voss (Ger) Milram2:04:23 
109Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux2:06:00 
110André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:07:01 
111Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream2:07:40 
112Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:08:16 
113Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana2:08:34 
114Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:08:37 
115Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram2:09:49 
116Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil2:11:19 
117Martin Velits (Svk) Milram2:11:40 
118José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:13:05 
119Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:13:14 
120Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank2:14:35 
121William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:14:40 
122Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas2:14:43 
123Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:16:12 
124Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC2:16:37 
125Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2:17:50 
126Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam2:18:15 
127Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
128Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step2:18:42 
129Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:20:08 
130Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:21:11 
131Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:21:48 
132Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:21:49 
133Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux2:21:50 
134Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:21:56 
135Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas2:22:30 
136Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream2:23:55 
137Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:26:31 
138Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC2:26:42 
139Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:27:51 
140Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2:27:54 
141Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step2:30:44 
142Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:31:20 
143Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2:31:52 
144Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux2:33:01 
145Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2:34:33 
146Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream2:35:35 
147Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas2:37:39 
148Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:39:59 
149Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux2:42:04 
150Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC2:42:38 
151José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:42:46 
152Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil2:43:53 
153Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream2:49:43 
154Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:54:39 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne80 pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC74 
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank68 
4Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC67 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto67 
6Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia58 
7Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas56 
8Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi55 
9David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis51 
10Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas51 
11Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil41 
12Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC37 
13Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto33 
14David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia32 
15Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia28 
16Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
17Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis23 
18Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto23 
19Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream22 
20Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream22 
21Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22 
22Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step22 
23Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil18 
24Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC16 
25Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne16 
26Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank14 
27Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi14 
28Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC14 
29Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step13 
30Christian Knees (Ger) Milram13 
31Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank13 
32David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto12 
33Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step12 
34Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto11 
35Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11 
36Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
37David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
38Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
39Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC9 
40Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank8 
41Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank8 
42Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo7 
43Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur7 
44Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6 
45Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis6 
46Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam6 
47Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank5 
48Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis5 
49Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
50Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step4 
51Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4 
52Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3 
53Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3 
54Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3 
55Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux3 
56Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
57Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream2 
58Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam2 
59Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
60Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2 
61Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2 
62Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1 
63Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto1 
64Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
65Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1 
66Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1 
67Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
68Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis160 pts
2David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto83 
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC76 
4Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank60 
5Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur59 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank58 
7Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne57 
8Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo57 
9Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil54 
10Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia53 
11Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi40 
12Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis39 
13Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto39 
14David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia29 
15Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas28 
16Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis27 
17Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream26 
18Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia25 
19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank25 
20Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis21 
21Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
22Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank19 
23Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne17 
24Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil16 
25Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo13 
26Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia12 
27Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
28Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
29Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
30Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank9 
31Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank9 
32Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale9 
33Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9 
34Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto8 
35Paul Voss (Ger) Milram8 
36Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC7 
37Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto7 
38Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia7 
39Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
40Christian Knees (Ger) Milram6 
41Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4 
42William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4 
43José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
44Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream3 
45Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3 
46Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis3 
47Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne3 
48Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto3 
49Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3 
50Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3 
51Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
52Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step3 
53Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil3 
54Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
55Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
56Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
57Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1 
58Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas1 
59Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1 
60Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne9 pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank11 
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi22 
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia22 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto23 
6Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas26 
7Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC30 
8David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis38 
9Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil44 
10Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne46 
11David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia54 
12David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto61 
13Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC68 
14Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream73 
15Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia80 
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne88 
17Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto89 
18Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step90 
19Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream99 
20Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur102 
21Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank103 
22Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis106 
23Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank109 
24Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank110 
25Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis114 
26Christian Knees (Ger) Milram116 
27Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale118 
28Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo120 
29Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia120 
30Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank121 
31Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank123 
32Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi124 
33Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas128 
34Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana130 
35Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto130 
36Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank138 
37Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil141 
38Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis147 
39Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia148 
40Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi149 
41Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis149 
42Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale155 
43Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo156 
44Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam168 
45Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale172 
46Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto189 
47Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step200 
48Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto201 
49Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi220 
50William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom232 
51Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil240 
52Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo250 
53Paul Voss (Ger) Milram259 
54Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil263 
55Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram265 
56José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne306 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse D'Epargne181:42:19 
2Xacobeo Galicia0:25:31 
3Astana0:29:53 
4Fuji - Servetto0:33:33 
5Euskaltel - Euskadi0:40:27 
6Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:42:46 
7Rabobank0:45:15 
8Cervelo Test Team0:50:26 
9Silence - Lotto0:58:50 
10Liquigas1:11:11 
11Française Des Jeux1:34:39 
12Lampre - N.G.C1:36:29 
13AG2R - La Mondiale1:42:20 
14Garmin - Slipstream1:56:04 
15Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1:58:09 
16Andalucía - Cajasur2:01:34 
17Contentpolis - Ampo2:09:53 
18Team Saxo Bank2:32:10 
19Quick Step2:39:57 
20Team Milram3:20:58 
21BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:40:35 
22Team Columbia - HTC5:12:01 

 

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