Boom wins solo ahead of escape group

Boom wins Vuelta's Córdoba stage solo ahead of mega-escape, Valverde remains leader

Dutchman Lars Boom (Rabobank) soloed to win Vuelta a España's 15th stage to Córdoba today. He attacked his escape companions over the day's final climb and finished with 1:35 over Spaniard David Herrero (Xacobeo Galicia). Milram's Dominik Roels finished third, eight seconds later. Alejandro Valverde's gold jersey was never endangered.

"I finally had my right moment," said Boom. "Our group had time on the favourites and I planned my move."

Boom, 23, was part of a successful 13-man escape group that formed after one hour of racing. He attacked out of the group on the second of two ascents of the San Jerónimo, at kilometre 22.1. He held 1:46 at the top ahead of solo chaser Herrero.

He admitted, "It was very good in the finale. The first time over the climb I felt very well, but was still a bit unsure of the others. But they weren't strong enough the second time around." Even Boom was surprised at himself. "I'm surprised at how well I feel after two weeks in this difficult race."

Boom, 23, is only his first ProTour year, having ridden with the Rabobank developmental team since 2004. In the past he has concentrated on cyclo-cross, winning the world titles in 2008 as an elite, 2007 as U-23 and 2003 as a junior.

This season, though, he turned his attention to the road. Boom didn't have many top finishes this season, but won the Tour of Belgium, with one second and one third-place stage finish.

The win put Rabobank into the elite group of teams to have won a stage in all three Grand Tour this year. Denis Menchov won two stages at the Giro d'Italia as well as the overall title, and Juan Manuel Garate took a stage at the Tour de France.

The main group of race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) finished 25 minutes after Boom, where Columbia-HTC's Andre Greipel took the sprint for 14th to gain two points in the green jersey competition. Greipel trails Valverde in the points classification by four points after judges penalised him 25 points on stage 13 for missing the time cut.

Spaniard Valverde kept the race leader's gold jersey he took last Monday on the mountain stage to Xorret del Catí. He leads the race by 31 seconds on Gesink, 1:10 on Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), 1:28 on Ivan Basso (Liquigas), 1:51 on Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) and 1:54 on Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia).

All 155 riders were at the start this midday, and shortly after they took off, the rain started as well. Numerous attacks were launched but none was able to establish itself as the peloton set a fast pace of 48.9 km/h in the first hour.

After 66 km, however, a group was finally able to establish a lead. Lars Boom (Rabobank), Dominik Roels (Milram), Serafin Martinez (Xacobeo Galicia), Christian Meier (Garmin-Slipstream), Leonardo Duque (Cofidis), Vicente Reynes (Columbia-HTC), Alexandr Kolobnev (Saxo Bank), Alexander Efimkin (Ag2r), Martin Velits (Milram), David Herrero (Xacobeo), Maxim Iglinsky (Astana) and Olivier Kaisen (Silence-Lotto) were the lucky twelve to get away, and were eventually joined by Mathieu Ladagnous (Francaise des Jeux).

Once the break was established, the peloton relaxed and let them go. Herrero was the highest place of the group, and since he was over an hour down, he wasn't considered a great threat.

The gap grew and grew, reaching over 19 minutes with 50 km to go, and making it obvious that the group would stay away.

With 25 km to go, the attacks out of the escape group started to splinter the group, and the second climb of the San Jeronimo finished it off – the group fell completely apart. Within a few kilometres, Boom took off on a solo flight. He quickly gained over half a minute on his former escape companions. Herrero was the only one to seriously chase, and although he was able to get away from the group, he was not able to endanger the Dutch rider.

Boom, 2008 world cyclo-cross champion and U-23 world time-trial champion, used all his skills on the final ascent and pulled steadily away from the less carefully riding Herrero. Boom went over the San Jeronimo for the second time 53 seconds ahead of Herrero, with the peloton over 20 minutes down.

There was a scary moment near the end, as the chasing Herrero cut an inside corner too close and ended up going off the road with just over 5 km to go. He was able to catch himself in the nick of time and keep on chasing.

The young Dutchman rode slowly and happily over the finish line, arms raised high in triumph. He was followed 1:36 later by Herrero. Roels had managed to get away from the rest of the group and finished third, only eight seconds behind Herrero.

The peloton was way back by this time, but thing picked up on the final descent. Samuel Sanchez moved to the head of things, sparking off fears that he would try to get away to pick up some time on Valverde. All the favourites then moved to the front as they flew along, and Caisse d'Epargne moved back to the lead.

The group finally crossed the finish line exactly 25 minutes after Boom did, with Columbia's Andre Greipel sprinting to finish 14th and take two points in an effort to regain the green points jersey.

The race continues tomorrow with a 170.3-kilometre stage from Córdoba to Puertollano. It features two category three climbs, the Alto de los Villares and the Puerto de la Chimorra, in the first 50 kilometres. The stage should suit escapees or sprinters.

The race ends Sunday, September 20 in Madrid.

Full Results
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank4:12:56 
2David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:36 
3Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:01:44 
4Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:02:04 
5Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
6Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
7Martin Velits (Svk) Milram  
8Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
9Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
10Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:23 
11Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC  
12Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
13Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:05:18 
14André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:25:01 
15Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
16Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
17Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
18Paul Voss (Ger) Milram  
19Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
20Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
21Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
22Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
23Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank  
24Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
25Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
26Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
27Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas  
28Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
29Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
30Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
31Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
32Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
33Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
34Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
35Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
36Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
37José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
38Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
39Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
40Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
41Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
42Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
43Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
44Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
45Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
46Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
47Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
48Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
49William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
50Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
51Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
52David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
53Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
54Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
55David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
56Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
57Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
58Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
59Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
60Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
61David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
62Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
63Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC  
64Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
65Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana  
66Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
67Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
68Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
69Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
70Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
71Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
72Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
73Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
74Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
75Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
76Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
77Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
78Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
79Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
80Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
81Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
82Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
83Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
84Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
85Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
86Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
87Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC  
88Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
89Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
90Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
91Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
92Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
93Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis  
94José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
95Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
96Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
97Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
98Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
99Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
100Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank  
101Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
102Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
103Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
104Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
105Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
106Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
107Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
108Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
109Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
110Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank  
111Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
112José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
113David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
114Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
115Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
116Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
117Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
118Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
119Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
120Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
121Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
122Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil  
123Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
124Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
125Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
126Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:25:32 
127Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:25:35 
128Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:25:36 
129Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis0:25:43 
130Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis0:25:46 
131Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
132Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
133Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil  
134Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
135Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
136Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
137Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
138Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
139José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
140Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
141Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
142Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
143David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
144Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
145Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
146Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
147Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram  
148Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream  
149Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream  
150Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:25:56 
151Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
152Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:25:57 
153Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:26:35 
154Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream0:25:01 
DNFSvein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank25pts
2David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia20 
3Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram16 
4Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis14 
5Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana12 
6Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank10 
7Martin Velits (Svk) Milram9 
8Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
9Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale7 
10Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux6 
11Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC5 
12Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto4 
13Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream3 
14André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2 
15Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step1 
Sprint 1 - Córdoba, km. 103,5
1Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale4pts
2Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram2 
3Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
Sprint 2 - Córdoba, km. 136,1
1Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale4pts
2David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
3Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de San Jerónimo (Cat. 2) km. 124
1Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia10pts
2Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale7 
3Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream5 
4Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank3 
5David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
6Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de San Jerónimo (Cat. 2) km. 156
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank10pts
2David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia7 
3Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank5 
4Martin Velits (Svk) Milram3 
5Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis2 
6Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Solidario sprint
1Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
1Xacobeo Galicia13:07:29 
2Team Milram0:00:08 
4Team Saxo Bank0:23:25 
6AG2R - La Mondiale  
7Cofidis, le credit en ligne  
8Team Columbia - HTC0:24:44 
9Silence - Lotto  
10Française Des Jeux  
11Garmin - Slipstream0:26:39 
13Caisse D'Epargne  
14Quick Step  
15Lampre - N.G.C  
16Euskaltel - Euskadi  
17Fuji - Servetto  
18Contentpolis - Ampo  
19Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
20Andalucía - Cajasur  
21Cervelo Test Team  
General classification after stage 15
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne65:08:50 
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-NGC0:06:34 
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) Cofidis0:33:04 
29Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:33:48 
30Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:39:02 
31Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:45:29 
32Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:45:54 
33David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:45:58 
34Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:47:28 
35Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:49:37 
36Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:49:58 
37Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank0:51:32 
38Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:52:39 
39Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:54:38 
40Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:55:16 
41David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:56:55 
42Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:57:33 
43Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank0:57:34 
44Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:58:43 
45Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:59:30 
46Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:59:50 
47Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:00:02 
48Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto1:02:50 
49Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream1:03:46 
50Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1:04:31 
51Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis1:04:37 
52Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:05:01 
53Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:06:53 
54Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:07:09 
55Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:08:01 
56Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1:09:00 
57Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:10:45 
58Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux1:10:49 
59Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1:11:17 
60Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:13:31 
61Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:14:17 
62Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank1:16:17 
63Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:16:31 
64Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:17:37 
65Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:18:05 
66Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:19:24 
67Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:19:44 
68Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:22:16 
69Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:05 
70Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux1:24:33 
71Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1:25:47 
72Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1:26:11 
73Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:26:25 
74Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas1:30:16 
75Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:30:49 
76Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto1:30:55 
77Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto1:31:28 
78Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:31:53 
79Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:32:40 
80Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:35:37 
81Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:37:15 
82David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream1:37:28 
83Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank1:39:11 
84Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank1:39:37 
85Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:39:44 
86Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:41:02 
87Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:41:48 
88Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis1:42:08 
89Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:42:36 
90Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram1:45:01 
91José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1:45:19 
92Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:45:35 
93Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana1:45:37 
94Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:46:17 
95Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1:46:20 
96Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis1:46:41 
97Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1:46:53 
98Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:47:57 
99Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:48:05 
100Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC1:48:25 
101Martin Velits (Svk) Milram1:48:43 
102Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC1:49:41 
103Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:50:53 
104Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:54:02 
105Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam1:54:20 
106Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC1:54:59 
107Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas1:58:46 
108Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:59:04 
109Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank2:01:27 
110Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil2:02:38 
111Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:03:51 
112Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil2:04:19 
113Paul Voss (Ger) Milram2:04:23 
114Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux2:06:00 
115André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:07:01 
116Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:08:16 
117Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:08:36 
118Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil2:12:04 
119Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:13:14 
120José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:13:50 
121Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas2:14:33 
122Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank2:14:35 
123William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:14:40 
124Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:16:12 
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 
133Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:21:56 
134Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas2:22:23 
135Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux2:22:25 
136Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:26:28 
137Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC2:26:42 
138Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:27:51 
139Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2:28:35 
140Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step2:30:44 
141Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:31:20 
142Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2:31:33 
143Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux2:33:46 
144Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2:35:04 
145Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream2:36:04 
146Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas2:37:39 
147Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:40:09 
148Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux2:42:04 
149Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC2:42:38 
150José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:42:45 
151Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram2:43:08 
152Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil2:44:28 
153Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream2:50:28 
154Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:56:01 
Points classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne80pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC76 
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 
12Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank40 
13Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis37 
14Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC37 
15Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto33 
16David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia32 
17David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia31 
18Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia28 
19Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
20Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto23 
21Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream22 
22Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream22 
23Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22 
24Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step22 
25Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil18 
26Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne16 
27Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale15 
28Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia15 
29Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi14 
30Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC14 
31Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step13 
32Christian Knees (Ger) Milram13 
33Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank13 
34David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto12 
35Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step12 
36Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC11 
37Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto11 
38Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11 
39Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank10 
40Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
41Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux9 
42Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
43Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC9 
44Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank8 
45Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank8 
46Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur7 
47Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo7 
48Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam6 
49Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis6 
50Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis5 
51Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank5 
52Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
53Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step4 
54Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4 
55Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3 
56Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3 
57Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3 
58Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
59Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream2 
60Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam2 
61Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
62Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2 
63Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2 
64Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
65Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
66Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1 
67Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
68Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1 
69Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto1 
70Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
71Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1 
Mountains classification
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis160pts
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 
20Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank22 
21Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis21 
22Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
23Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank19 
24Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17 
25Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne17 
26Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil16 
27Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo13 
28Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia12 
29Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
30Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
31Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
32David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
33Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale9 
34Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank9 
35Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9 
36Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale8 
37Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto8 
38Paul Voss (Ger) Milram8 
39Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC7 
40Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto7 
41Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
42Christian Knees (Ger) Milram6 
43Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank5 
44Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream5 
45Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4 
46William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4 
47José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
48Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream3 
49Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3 
50Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis3 
51Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne3 
52Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto3 
53Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3 
54Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
55Martin Velits (Svk) Milram3 
56Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
57Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
58Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3 
59Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step3 
60Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil3 
61Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis2 
62Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
63Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1 
64Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas1 
65Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1 
66Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana1 
67Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
Combination classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne9pts
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 
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil46 
9Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne51 
10David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia56 
11David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto63 
12Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank68 
13Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream79 
14David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia79 
15Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia82 
16Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC83 
17Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne93 
18Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia93 
19Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto96 
20Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step96 
21Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur100 
22Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank106 
23Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis107 
24Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank107 
25Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis114 
26Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank116 
27Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank118 
28Christian Knees (Ger) Milram119 
29Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis120 
30Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale122 
31Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia123 
32Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo124 
33Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank127 
34Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale128 
35Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas137 
36Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto140 
37Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana142 
38Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank144 
39Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi145 
40Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale159 
41Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam174 
42Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto187 
43Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto206 
44Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram209 
45William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom217 
46Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil220 
47Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream223 
48Martin Velits (Svk) Milram230 
49Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo230 
50Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana236 
51Paul Voss (Ger) Milram248 
52José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne281 
Teams classification
1Xacobeo Galicia195:15:19 
2Caisse D'Epargne0:20:51 
4Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:40:40 
6Fuji - Servetto0:54:24 
7Silence - Lotto0:58:03 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi1:01:18 
9Cervelo Test Team1:11:17 
11Française Des Jeux1:33:52 
12AG2R - La Mondiale1:40:13 
13Garmin - Slipstream1:57:12 
14Lampre - N.G.C1:57:20 
15Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2:19:00 
16Andalucía - Cajasur2:22:25 
17Team Saxo Bank2:30:04 
18Contentpolis - Ampo2:30:44 
19Team Milram2:55:35 
20Quick Step3:00:48 
21Team Columbia - HTC5:11:14 


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