Greipel wins Vuelta's Puertollano sprint, Valverde keeps gold

Greipel takes sprint after Rosendo escape, Valverde golden with five days left

Germany's André Greipel (Columbia-HTC) won his third stage in the Vuelta a España today in Puertollano, Spain. He out-sprinted France's William Bonnet (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) and Italy's Daniele Bennati (Liquigas).

"There were a lot of corners in the finale, but my teammates did really good job to keep me out of the dangerous points," said Greipel.

New Zealand's Julian Dean (Garmin-Slipstream) crashed on the right side of the road with 2.8 kilometres to go. Brit Roger Hammond (Cervélo TestTeam) and Belgian Wouter Weylandt (Quick Step) were also involved in the crash.

Greipel's Columbia team controlled the race for most of the final kilometres. Liquigas pulled Bennati to the front for the final left corner at 400 metres to race, where he started his sprint.

He failed to hold the lead to the line and Greipel came around his right for the win. Bonnet placed second, on Greipel's right.

Greipel's first stage in this year's Vuelta came two weeks ago, in Liège, Belgium. He took the race leader's gold jersey after his second stage win in Vinaros, Spain.

He wore the leader's jersey for two days, and now holds the green sprints jersey.

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

Ballan's last rainbow day

All 154 riders that finished yesterday's stage started today's stage, including World Champion Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-NGC). It was his last day to wear the rainbow jersey he won at the 2008 championships in Varese, Italy. He will travel home after the stage to prepare for his title defense in Mendrisio, Switzerland, next Sunday.

The 170.3-kilometre stage started from yesterday's finish city of Córdoba. It featured two category three climbs, the Alto de los Villares and the Puerto de la Chimorra, in the first 50 kilometres.

Frenchman David Moncoutié (Cofidis) took first over the top of the Villares, kilometre 6.8. He added six points to an already untouchable mountain classification lead.

Rosendo goes solo

Spaniard Jesús Rosendo (Andalucía-Cajasur) escaped at kilometre eight, after the top of the Villares. He gained over seven minutes after 30 kilometres of racing.

The overall favourites were happy to let Rosendo, 27, ride free. He started the day in 108th place, 1:59 behind Valverde.

Rosendo gained time over the team Columbia-led group by the top of the Puerto de la Chimorra, kilometre 46.8. Moncoutié led the main group over the climb 12:02 later.

Columbia cut Rosendo's advantage in half by the intermediate sprint in Pedroche, kilometre 81. Rosendo only had three minutes with 40 kilometres to go, and two minutes at 30 kilometres remaining.

Team Milram helped Columbia reduce Rosendo's advantage and ensured the possibility of a sprint finish.

With 20 kilometres left, Rosendo was waving goodbye to the television camera. Colombia-HTC led the group, only 48 seconds behind him.

Rosendo's escape was over with 18.2km to race, after 144.1 kilometres away. Quick Step (for Wouter Weylandt) moved to the front to help the pace work of Milram (Ciolek) and Columbia-HTC (Greipel).

Vacansoleil put two men on the front of the group with 10 kilometres to race. It worked for sprinter and stage six winner, Borut Bozic.

Columbia re-gained the lead after Greipel won the intermediate sprint in Almodovar del Campo. It had five men on the front with seven kilometres to go, and green jersey Greipel sat in eighth position. Bbox Bouygues Telecom and Liquigas fought their way into the front to position their sprinters, Bonnet and Bennati.

The front was the safest spot through the city streets of Puertollano. Dean squeezed down the right side, but hit spectator too far into the street. Three riders crashed with him, Weylandt, Hammond and a team Astana rider.

Talavera de la Reina

The three-week race continues tomorrow with a flat, 193.6-kilometre stage to Talavera de la Reina. It lacks climbs, but comes on the eve of three decisive days. The riders face two medium-mountain stages, Ávila and La Granja Real Fábrica de Cristales, and a time trial stage on Saturday in Toledo.

The race will end on Sunday, September 20 in Madrid.

Full Results
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC4:50:44 
2William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram  
5Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
6Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis  
7Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
8Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank  
10Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
11Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
12Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
13Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
14Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
15Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
16Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
17Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
18Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
20Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
21Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
22Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
23Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
24Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
25David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
26Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
27Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
28Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
29Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
30Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
31Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
32Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
33Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
34Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
35Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
36Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
37Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
38Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
39Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
40Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
41Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
42Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
43Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
44Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
46Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
47Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
48Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
49Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
50Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
51Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
52Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
53Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
54Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
55David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
56Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
57José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
58Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
59Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
60Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
61Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
62Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:00:13 
63Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC  
64Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
65Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:00:21 
66Paul Voss (Ger) Milram  
67Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil0:00:40 
68Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
69Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:00:45 
70Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis0:00:52 
71Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
72Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
73Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis  
74Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
75Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram  
76Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
77Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
78Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
79Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis  
80Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
81Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
82Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
83Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
84Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
85Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
86Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
87Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
88Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
89Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
90Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
91Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank  
92Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
93Martin Velits (Svk) Milram  
94Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
95Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank  
96Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
97Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
98Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC  
99Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:17 
100Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:01:22 
101Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
102Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
103Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:40 
104David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:53 
105Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:02:05 
106Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas  
107José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:09 
108Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
109David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
110Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
111Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
112Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil  
113Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
114Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux  
115José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:10 
116Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC  
117Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
118David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:58 
119Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
120Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
121José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
122Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
123Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
124Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
125Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
126Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
127Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
129Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
130Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
131Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
132Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
133Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
134Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
135Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
136Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
137Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
138Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
139David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
140Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
141Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis  
142Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
143Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
144Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
145Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
146Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
147Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
148Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
149Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
150Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
151Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam0:04:23 
152Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:04:46 
153Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream  
154Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:06:52 
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC25pts
2William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom20 
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas16 
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram14 
5Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo12 
6Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis10 
7Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto9 
8Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
9Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank7 
10Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6 
11Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil5 
12Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC4 
13Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo3 
14Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto2 
15Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux1 
Sprint 1 - Pozoblanco, km. 71
1Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2 
3Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC1 
Sprint 2 - Almodóvar del Campo, km. 159,2
1Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil4pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de Los Villares (Cat. 2) km. 7
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis6pts
2David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto4 
3Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2 
4Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC1 
Mountain 2 - Puerto de La Chimorra (Cat. 3) km. 47
1Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6pts
2David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis4 
3David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto2 
4Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC1 
Solidario sprint
1Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
1Silence - Lotto14:32:12 
2Lampre - N.G.C  
3Euskaltel - Euskadi  
4AG2R - La Mondiale  
5Team Saxo Bank  
8Fuji - Servetto  
9Xacobeo Galicia  
10Cervelo Test Team  
11Caisse d'Epargne  
13Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:13 
14Team Columbia - HTC  
15Team Milram0:00:21 
16Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:52 
17BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
18Contentpolis - Ampo0:01:17 
19Quick Step0:01:25 
20Française Des Jeux0:03:01 
General classification after stage 16
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne69:59:34 
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) Cofidis0:15:55 
16Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:17:32 
17Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:41 
18Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam0:17:49 
19Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:18:03 
20Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:18:12 
21Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:23:02 
22Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:23:24 
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 
28Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:33:48 
29David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis0:37:02 
30Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:43:00 
31Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:46:21 
32David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:47:51 
33Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:49:52 
34Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:49:58 
35Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:50:29 
36Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:51:26 
37Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank0:51:32 
38Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:52:39 
39Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:56:08 
40Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:57:33 
41Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank0:58:26 
42Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:58:36 
43Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:58:43 
44Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:59:50 
45Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis1:00:22 
46David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:00:53 
47Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:00:54 
48Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1:04:31 
49Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:05:01 
50Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto1:06:48 
51Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream1:07:44 
52Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:07:45 
53Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:08:01 
54Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis1:08:35 
55Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1:09:00 
56Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:11:07 
57Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1:11:17 
58Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux1:11:41 
59Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:12:25 
60Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:14:17 
61Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:14:23 
62Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank1:17:09 
63Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:17:23 
64Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:18:22 
65Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:19:27 
66Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:08 
67Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:22 
68Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:23:42 
69Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:57 
70Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:26:25 
71Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1:26:39 
72Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1:28:20 
73Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux1:28:31 
74Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:30:49 
75Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto1:30:55 
76Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas1:31:08 
77Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto1:31:28 
78Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:31:53 
79Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:36:38 
80Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank1:39:37 
81David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
82Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:39:55 
83Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank1:40:03 
84Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:40:36 
85Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:41:13 
86Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis1:42:08 
87Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:44:12 
88Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:45:35 
89Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:45:46 
90Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:46:09 
91Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:46:34 
92Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1:47:12 
93José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1:47:28 
94Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1:47:43 
95Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis1:48:03 
96Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:48:05 
97Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram1:48:59 
98Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC1:49:17 
99Martin Velits (Svk) Milram1:49:35 
100Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
101Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC1:49:52 
102Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:51:55 
103Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:54:42 
104Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:54:51 
105Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC1:58:09 
106Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam1:58:43 
107Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas2:00:51 
108Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:02:56 
109Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil2:03:18 
110Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank2:03:36 
111Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil2:04:19 
112Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:04:43 
113Paul Voss (Ger) Milram2:04:44 
114André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:06:33 
115Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux2:08:09 
116Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:08:16 
117Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:09:28 
118Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil2:12:17 
119William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:14:28 
120Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank2:14:35 
121Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas2:14:54 
122Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:16:12 
123Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:17:12 
124José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:17:48 
125Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam2:18:15 
126Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
127Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:20:08 
128Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step2:20:51 
129Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:21:11 
130Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2:21:48 
131Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:22:02 
132Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas2:24:28 
133Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux2:24:34 
134Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:25:46 
135Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:25:54 
136Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:26:28 
137Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC2:26:42 
138Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:31:20 
139Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:31:49 
140Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2:32:33 
141Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2:35:25 
142Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2:35:31 
143Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step2:37:36 
144Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux2:37:44 
145Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas2:38:31 
146Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:40:09 
147Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream2:40:50 
148Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram2:43:08 
149Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC2:43:30 
150José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:45:55 
151Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux2:46:02 
152Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil2:46:31 
153Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream2:55:14 
154Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:56:01 
Points classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC105pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne80 
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank68 
4Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC67 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto67 
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas67 
7Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia58 
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas56 
9Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi55 
10David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis51 
11Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis47 
12Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil46 
13Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto42 
14Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank40 
15Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC37 
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 
25Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
26William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom19 
27Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil18 
28Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne16 
29Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale15 
30Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia15 
31Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram14 
32Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC14 
33Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step13 
34Christian Knees (Ger) Milram13 
35Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank13 
36Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC13 
37David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto12 
38Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step12 
39Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11 
40Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC11 
41Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto11 
42Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11 
43Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank10 
44Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
45Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux9 
46Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
47Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
48Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank8 
49Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank8 
50Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo7 
51Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam6 
52Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis6 
53Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank5 
54Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis5 
55Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
56Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step4 
57Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4 
58Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil4 
59Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3 
60Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3 
61Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3 
62Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
63Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream2 
64Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2 
65Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2 
66Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam2 
67Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto2 
68Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
69Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
70Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1 
71Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto1 
72Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
73Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux1 
74Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1 
75Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1 
Mountains classification
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis170pts
2David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto89 
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 
42Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6 
43Christian Knees (Ger) Milram6 
44Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank5 
45Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream5 
46Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4 
47William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4 
48José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
49Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream3 
50Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3 
51Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis3 
52Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne3 
53Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto3 
54Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3 
55Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3 
56Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
57Martin Velits (Svk) Milram3 
58Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil3 
59Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step3 
60Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
61Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
62Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis2 
63Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
64Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2 
65Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1 
66Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas1 
67Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1 
68Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC1 
69Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
70Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC1 
71Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana1 
Combination classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank11 
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi23 
4Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto23 
5Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia23 
6Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas27 
7Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC30 
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil48 
9Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne51 
10David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia56 
11David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto66 
12David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia79 
13Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia79 
14Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream80 
15Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC87 
16Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia92 
17Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne97 
18Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step99 
19Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto101 
20Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur102 
21Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis104 
22Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank106 
23Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank108 
24Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis118 
25Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank119 
26Christian Knees (Ger) Milram119 
27Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank120 
28Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis122 
29Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale122 
30Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil122 
31Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale125 
32Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank125 
33Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia125 
34Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo126 
35Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi139 
36Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis140 
37Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas141 
38Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto143 
39Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale143 
40Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana146 
41Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis146 
42Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank149 
43Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale161 
44Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC161 
45William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom165 
46Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam179 
47Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto189 
48Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram210 
49Martin Velits (Svk) Milram231 
50Paul Voss (Ger) Milram247 
51Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil253 
52Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis287 
Teams classification
1Xacobeo Galicia209:47:00 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:20:51 
5Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:41:32 
6Fuji - Servetto0:54:24 
7Silence - Lotto0:58:03 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi1:01:18 
9Cervelo Test Team1:11:17 
11Française Des Jeux1:36:53 
12AG2R - La Mondiale1:40:13 
13Lampre - N.G.C1:57:20 
14Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2:19:13 
15Team Saxo Bank2:30:04 
16Contentpolis - Ampo2:32:01 
17Team Milram2:55:56 
18Quick Step3:02:13 
19BBOX Bouygues Telecom4:03:03 
20Team Columbia - HTC5:11:27 


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