Roux holds off sprinters

Frenchman succeeds after all day escape, crashes affect Gesink, Mosquera

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) defied expectations and the will of the peloton to take a thrilling victory on the Vuelta a España's 17th stage today in Talavera de la Reina. As a member of a day long, five-man breakaway Roux finished mere meters ahead of a stampeding peloton.

Roux's perfectly timed victory saw him bridge across to fellow breakaway Martijn Maaskant, before leaving the Garmin rider behind with 500m to ride. The 22-year-old Frenchman led sprinters William Bonnet (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) and André Greipel (Columbia-HTC) across the line.

"We [the breakaway] started attacking each other with 5 kilometres to go. I saw the opportunity to get across to Maaskant. I rested behind him for a moment and then, with 500m to go, I gave it everything I could. I am very happy," said Roux immediately after his win.

On another flat, hot stage through the centre of Spain there was no change to the general classification, despite a moment of drama for contenders Robert Gesink (Rabobank) and Eziquiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia). The two were involved in a pile-up in the peloton with 75 kilometres remaining in the stage. Despite the scare, both riders were able to rejoin the peloton and keep a hold on their positions overall.

At the end of the day Alejandro Valverde maintained his 31 second advantage over Robert Gesink (Rabobank). Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) has his hands on third place, 1:10 back from his compatriot. After three days of transition the Vuelta will return to the hills and the opportunities for Valverde's rivals will resume.

For Anthony Roux however, there's unlikely to be a categorised climb on Friday's route that will wipe the grin from his face. Roux's victory today is by far and away the biggest of his career and, thanks to the brave exploits of their young charge, Française des Jeux can now cross 'Grand Tour victory' off their 2009 to-do list.

Long, flat and a little bit dangerous

Today the peloton was set to journey from the city of Ciudad Real to Talavera de la Reina. Again, a relatively flat course was on the menu with wide, smooth Spanish roads paving the way north into the heart of the country.

Vacansoleil's Jens Mouris was one of the first two riders to attack today, as he and Markel Irizar (Euskaltel-Euskadi) went up the road after three kilometres of the 193 that the peloton would face. Unfortunately for the Dutchman the subsequent group was the one that stuck. Mouris could take solace in the fact that his teammate, Lieuwe Westra, was attentive and joined the counter attack.

Westra would thus be joined for the day by Irizar, Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur), Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) and Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Slipstream). Their gap shifted up towards seven minutes after 25 kilometres.

The teams behind did exhibit a level of caution as they policed the gap to a minute for each of the five leaders by the 50 kilometre mark. This five minute advantage was where it would stay for much of the day.

As innocuous as the stage profile seemed, there was a dramatic reminder for the peloton of the danger as these transitional stages can present. With 75 kilometres-to-go a crash in the bunch saw riders from Cofidis, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Xacobeo-Galicia and Contentpolis-AMPO lying on the deck. Caught up in the accident were overall contenders: Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) and Robert Gesink (Rabobank).

Both Gesink and Mosquera each made visits to the race doctor. Despite cuts and bruises both were able to quickly re-integrate with the majority, but they had been only too rudely reminded of the threat that a twitchy, fatigued peloton could present their chances of a high finish, on Sunday in Madrid.

As the peloton licked their wounds behind the five escapees pushed on ahead, still working well together. Unfortunately for the quintet, the crash preceded the peloton's daily pursuit of its prey. At 68 kilometres-to-go the usual suspects of Milram, Columbia-HTC and Liquigas marshalled their strongest troops and began to haul.

The gap didn't drop as swiftly as it has on previous stages and the peloton took 23 kilometres to draw the leaders back to 3:40. Then, the gap began to grow again; with 30 kilometres remaining the five in front had 4:10.

The main group redoubled their efforts and 15 kilometres later they had cut the time check in half. As Spanish winds whipped across the race, the peloton began to echelon on the wide two lane roads that were leading them into the finish. There was another crash at the back of the peloton; two Xacobeo riders payed an impromptu visit to a local field, but the damage done was to pride more than anything else.

I see red, I see red, I see red

With 10 kilometres to go the leaders owned one kilometre of Spanish real estate.Unfortunately, their neighbours on the road were staging an aggressive invasion. Three kilometres later the gap was down to 43 seconds.

Maaskant (Garmin) was the first to break the continuity of the leading group five kilometres from home. With the gloves off, the impetus in the lead group began to falter as Liquigas organised themselves on the front of the peloton behind.

With a downhill run into the Talavera de la Reina, the breakaway had gravity in their favour. The pace with which the gap to the peloton dropped was stalled by a two kilometre downhill run, before the flat roads turned to the advantage of the peloton once more.

Consternation in the breakaway saw Maaskant again shoot away from the breakaway as the three kilometre-to-go banner fluttered overhead. With the gap to the peloton pegged at 17 seconds, Maaskant was joined 1.5 kilometres later by breakaway companion Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux).

Roux gathered his thoughts as he cruised for a moment on the Garmin rider's rear wheel. Not satisfied with the Frenchman's approach, Maaskant slowed the pace, forcing Roux to emerge. A feign from Roux on the left-hand side of the road was followed by Maaskant's final burst. Exhausted after 187 kilometres on the attack the Dutchman could only watch as Roux came around him and entered the final 500m with a rapidly shrinking advantage over a fast-closing peloton.

Roux transferred whatever energy was left in his body to the pedals as the mass of the peloton grew bigger by the metre. Finally, with 50 metres-to-go, it was clear that the Française des Jeux rider had done just enough. His left hand was raised wearily off the bars to signify his win, but only after he crossed the line.

A bike length back William Bonnet (BBox Bougyues Telecom) finished a similar margin ahead of points leader André Greipel (Columbia-HTC).


Full Results
1Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux4:28:14 
2William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
3André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
5Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
6Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
7Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
10Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
11Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank  
12Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
13Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis  
14Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram  
15Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
16Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream  
17Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
18Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
19Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
20Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
21Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
22Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
23Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
24Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
25Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
26Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
27Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
28Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
29Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
30Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
31Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
32Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil  
33David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
34Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
35Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
36Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
37Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
38David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
39Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
40Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
41Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
42Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
43Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
44Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
45Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
46Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
47Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
48Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
49Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram  
50Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
51Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
52Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
53Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
54Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
56Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
57Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
58Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
59Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
60Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
61Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
62Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
63José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
64Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
65Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC  
66Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
67David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
68Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
69Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis  
70Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
72Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
73José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
74Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana  
75Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
76David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
77Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
78Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
79Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis  
80Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
81Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
82Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
83Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
84Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
85Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
86Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
87Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
88Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
89Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
90Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
91Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
92Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream  
93Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
94Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
95Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
96Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
97Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
98Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
99Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
100Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
101Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
103Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:21 
104Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
105Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:27 
106Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:00:29 
107Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:35 
108Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
109Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
110Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
111Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
112Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
113Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
114Paul Voss (Ger) Milram0:00:38 
115Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:39 
116David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:42 
117Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
118Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
119Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
120Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:44 
121Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
122Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis  
123Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
124Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank  
125Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
126Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:47 
127Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
128David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
129Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
130Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
131Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:51 
132Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil0:01:00 
133Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:01:05 
134Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:27 
135Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas  
136Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
137Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:01:34 
138Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:40 
139Martin Velits (Svk) Milram0:01:44 
140Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil0:01:53 
141Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
142José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:02:06 
143Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram0:02:15 
144José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
145Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
146Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:02:18 
147Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:03:33 
148Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC  
149Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:03:48 
DNSDamiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
DNSAlessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
DNSWouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
DNSStuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
DNFAlexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
1Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux25pts
2William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom20 
3André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC16 
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas14 
5Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo12 
6Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto10 
7Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo8 
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC7 
10Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil6 
11Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam5 
12Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis4 
13Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram3 
14Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step2 
15Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream1 
Sprint 1 - La Pueblanueva, km 163.4
1Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil2 
3Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux1 
Sprint 2 - San Bartolomé, km. 173.3
1Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4pts
2Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux2 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
Solidario sprint
1Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
1Contentpolis - Ampo13:24:42 
2Lampre - N.G.C  
3Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
4Silence - Lotto  
6Cervelo Test Team  
7Team Columbia - HTC  
9Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Française Des Jeux  
11AG2R - La Mondiale  
12Caisse D'Epargne  
13Garmin - Slipstream  
14BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
15Xacobeo Galicia  
16Cofidis, le credit en ligne  
17Fuji - Servetto  
18Quick Step  
20Andalucía - Cajasur  
21Team Milram0:00:21 
22Team Saxo Bank0:00:35 
General classification after stage 17
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne74:27:48 
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 
23José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:26:14 
24Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:26:56 
25David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:29:00 
26David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:30:17 
27Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:33:48 
28David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis0:37:49 
29Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:43:00 
30Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:47:03 
31David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:47:51 
32Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:49:58 
33Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:50:27 
34Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:50:29 
35Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank0:51:32 
36Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:52:39 
37Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:52:53 
38Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:56:08 
39Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:57:33 
40Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank0:59:08 
41Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:59:18 
42Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:59:20 
43Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:00:17 
44Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis1:00:22 
45Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:00:54 
46David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:01:35 
47Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1:04:52 
48Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:05:01 
49Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:07:45 
50Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:08:01 
51Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream1:08:19 
52Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1:09:00 
53Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto1:09:03 
54Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis1:09:19 
55Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1:11:17 
56Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:11:51 
57Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux1:12:23 
58Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:13:00 
59Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:14:17 
60Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:17:23 
61Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank1:17:53 
62Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:18:11 
63Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:18:22 
64Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:19:27 
65Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:08 
66Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:22 
67Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:24:29 
68Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:26:25 
69Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1:26:39 
70Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux1:28:31 
71Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1:29:11 
72Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto1:30:55 
73Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas1:31:08 
74Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto1:31:28 
75Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:31:53 
76Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:37:13 
77Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank1:39:37 
78David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
79Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:39:49 
80Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:40:36 
81Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank1:40:47 
82Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:42:40 
83Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis1:42:55 
84Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:44:59 
85Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:45:35 
86Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:45:46 
87Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:46:09 
88Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:46:34 
89Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1:47:12 
90José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1:47:28 
91Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis1:48:03 
92Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:48:05 
93Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1:48:37 
94Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC1:49:17 
95Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana1:49:35 
96Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC1:49:52 
97Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram1:51:14 
98Martin Velits (Svk) Milram1:51:19 
99Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:51:55 
100Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:54:42 
101Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:54:51 
102Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam1:58:43 
103Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC2:01:42 
104Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas2:02:18 
105Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:02:56 
106Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil2:03:18 
107Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil2:04:19 
108Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:04:43 
109Paul Voss (Ger) Milram2:05:22 
110André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:06:25 
111Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:08:16 
112Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux2:08:48 
113Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:10:03 
114Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil2:12:17 
115William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:14:16 
116Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas2:14:54 
117Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank2:15:10 
118Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:16:27 
119Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:17:59 
120Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam2:18:15 
121Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
122José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:19:54 
123Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:20:08 
124Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:21:11 
125Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step2:21:35 
126Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:22:02 
127Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2:23:41 
128Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux2:24:08 
129Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:25:54 
130Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas2:26:02 
131Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:26:28 
132Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC2:26:42 
133Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:28:04 
134Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:31:20 
135Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:31:49 
136Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2:32:33 
137Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2:35:25 
138Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2:36:00 
139Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux2:37:44 
140Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas2:39:36 
141Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:40:09 
142Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream2:40:50 
143Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram2:43:08 
144Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux2:46:02 
145Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC2:47:03 
146José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:48:10 
147Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil2:48:24 
148Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream2:55:14 
149Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:57:41 
Points classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC121pts
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas81 
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne80 
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank68 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto67 
6Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia58 
7Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas56 
8Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi55 
9Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil52 
10Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto52 
11David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis51 
12Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis51 
13Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank40 
14William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom39 
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 
20Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step24 
21Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto23 
22Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream22 
23Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22 
24Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream22 
25Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
26Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC20 
27Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil18 
28Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18 
29Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram17 
30Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne16 
31Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia15 
32Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step13 
33Christian Knees (Ger) Milram13 
34Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank13 
35David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto12 
36Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step12 
37Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11 
38Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC11 
39Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto11 
40Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11 
41Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam11 
42Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank10 
43Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
44Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux9 
45Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
46Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9 
47Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank8 
48Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank8 
49Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil7 
50Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo7 
51Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6 
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 
58Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux3 
59Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3 
60Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3 
61Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3 
62Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream2 
63Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2 
64Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam2 
65Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto2 
66Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2 
67Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
68Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
69Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1 
70Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto1 
71Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
72Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux1 
73Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1 
74Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1 
Mountains classification
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis170pts
2David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto89 
3Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank60 
4Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur59 
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank58 
6Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne57 
7Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo57 
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil54 
9Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia53 
10Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi40 
11Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis39 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto39 
13David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia29 
14Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas28 
15Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis27 
16Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream26 
17Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia25 
18Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank25 
19Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank22 
20Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis21 
21Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
22Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank19 
23Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17 
24Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne17 
25Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil16 
26Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo13 
27Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia12 
28Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
29Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
30Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
31David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
32Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale9 
33Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank9 
34Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9 
35Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto8 
36Paul Voss (Ger) Milram8 
37Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC7 
38Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto7 
39Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
40Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6 
41Christian Knees (Ger) Milram6 
42Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank5 
43Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream5 
44William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4 
45Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4 
46José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4 
47Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3 
48Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis3 
49Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne3 
50Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto3 
51Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3 
52Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3 
53Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
54Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step3 
55Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil3 
56Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3 
57Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream3 
58Martin Velits (Svk) Milram3 
59Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
60Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis2 
61Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2 
62Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
63Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1 
64Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas1 
65Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1 
66Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
67Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana1 
68Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC1 
Combination classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank11 
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi21 
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia21 
5Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto22 
6Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas25 
7David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis40 
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil47 
9Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne50 
10David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia54 
11David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto63 
12Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank74 
13Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream79 
14David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia79 
15Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC83 
16Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia83 
17Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia95 
18Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step96 
19Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto97 
20Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne97 
21Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream103 
22Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis104 
23Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur106 
24Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank109 
25Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank111 
26Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis116 
27Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank118 
28Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank120 
29Christian Knees (Ger) Milram121 
30Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis125 
31Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi128 
32Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale128 
33Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank129 
34Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo131 
35Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale131 
36Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia132 
37Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas139 
38Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto139 
39Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil139 
40Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana142 
41Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi145 
42Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank149 
43Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis150 
44Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis151 
45Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale161 
46Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo161 
47William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom171 
48Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam180 
49Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur180 
50Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto191 
51Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto207 
52Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step211 
53Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram220 
54Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi226 
55Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream241 
56Martin Velits (Svk) Milram244 
57Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo247 
58Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil248 
59Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana255 
60Paul Voss (Ger) Milram258 
61Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC266 
62Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil270 
63José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne301 
64Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis305 
Teams classification
1Xacobeo Galicia223:12:13 
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 
14Garmin - Slipstream2:03:19 
15Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2:19:13 
16Andalucía - Cajasur2:28:37 
17Team Saxo Bank2:31:23 
18Contentpolis - Ampo2:32:01 
19Team Milram2:56:17 
20Quick Step3:02:13 
21BBOX Bouygues Telecom4:03:03 
22Team Columbia - HTC5:11:27 


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