Ciolek wins Vuelta's stage to Emmen, Cancellara retains overall lead

Ciolek out-sprints Sabatini in Vuelta's Emmen stage, Cancellara maintains lead after two days

German Gerald Ciolek (Milram) won the bunch sprint at the end of stage two of the Vuelta a España in Emmen, Netherlands, on Sunday. He benefited from the work of team Columbia-HTC and sped ahead of Italian Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) and Brit Roger Hammond (Cervélo TestTeam) at the line for the stage win.

"It was a surprise. It was so close and I was not sure who the winner was. I had the same problem in the Tour of Suisse, and I did not win," said Ciolek.

The sprint came at the end of a 203.7-kilometre stage from Assen to Essen. It was flat and technical, with only the Relus climb at kilometre 60.7.

Ciolek, 22, caught team Columbia's André Greipel and Garmin's Tyler Farrar by surprise. Columbia had done most of the work in the final kilometre, with almost the entire team on the front in the final five kilometres. Garmin, with a big surge by David Millar, paced Farrar up to Greipel's back wheel in the final kilometre.

Ciolek, Sabatini and Hammond washed them out, though. Ciolek barely held off the charge of Sabatini. The 24-year-old Sabatini's performance was a surprise, since Liquigas appeared to be working for experienced sprinter Daniele Bennati.

Greipel finished in fourth and Farrar fifth.

"There are many opportunities for the sprinters in the first week for sure," said Ciolek. He is looking to win again tomorrow, when the race passes through his country.

Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) continues to lead the race 24 hours after he won the opening time trial in Assen. He has eight seconds over Ciolek, nine seconds over Belgian Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and 12 seconds on the American Farrar.

Westra honours his dad

An escape of five spent the majority of the day off the front of the main group of Cancellara. Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur), Tom Leezer (Rabobank), Dominik Roels (Milram), Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) and David Garcia (Xacobeo Galicia) escaped at kilometre three.

Dutchman Westra was the highest placed classification rider in the escape. He tailed Cancellara by 27 seconds at the start of the day.

Westra, 26, made the escape group to honour his dad, who passed away in the last week. His teammates all wore black armbands to lend their support.

He remained off the front the longest of the five. The group, led by Garmin, caught him with11 kilometres left to race.

The five riders' lead hovered near the seven-minute mark under the control of Cancellara's Saxo Bank team. At 95 kilometres into the race, back in Assen, the escapees led by 6:37.

By the third hour of racing, Quick Step and Garmin-Slipstream came to the front of the group to help Saxo Bank maintain the break's advantage. The escapees' advantage was nearly five minutes with 70 kilometres to go. Their advantage fell further, under three minutes, at 50 kilometres to go.

Dutch team Rabobank also helped with the chase. It was working to protect classification rider Robert Gesink and sprinter Oscar Freire.

All five escapees shared the work evenly, but their advantage kept shrinking: 30 seconds with 30 kilometres to race. Spaniard Martínez lost contact soon after, on the 600-metre cobbled Tramo de Pavés sector.

Westra attacked his three companions shortly after. The group caught Leezer, Roels and Garcia at the entrance of Odoorn, 20.2 kilometres to race. Westra maintained 57-second advantage.

The peloton then reeled in Westra and headed into Emmen to start the finishing loop. Columbia and Liquigas moved to the front for their sprinters, André Greipel and Daniele Bennati, respectively.

Milram added to the lead-out work for Ciolek before the start of the final five kilometres, but it was the American team Columbia which looked the strongest. It had six riders at the front, with Marcel Sieberg and Gregory Henderson doing the last push at 63km/h for Greipel.

Ortega leads the way, in crashes

Spain's Manuel Ortega (Andalucía-Cajasur) had the honour of being the Vuelta's first rider to crash. He fell 30 kilometres into the race, but he was able to return to the main group and lacked serious injuries.

Spaniards David De La Fuente (Fuji-Servetto) and José Luis Rubiera (Astana) also crashed 61 kilometres later.

Ortega crashed again at 38 kilometres to race, but was able to re-join the group when a bigger crash occurred. A parked car limited space and several riders went down. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil), Jesús Hernández (Astana), Fredrik Kessiakoff (Fuji-Servetto) and Vincent Jérôme (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) were the slowest to start riding again.

Spaniard José Ruiz (Andalucía-Cajasur) crashed in the Tramo de Pavés sector, just as Westra made his last push.

Sprints (and mountains)

Two sprints and one mountain marked the day's stage. Leezer won the fourth category Relus climb, which was without points towards the mountains' classification.

Spaniard Garcia won the first sprint at kilometre 36.8 and the second at kilometre 124.2. But Boonen's placings today and yesterday gives him the points' classification green jersey. He has 28 points, equal to the tally of Farrar and three points ahead of Cancellara. Garcia gained eight for the day and is in 13th place.

To Venlo, with a passage through Germany

The three-week Vuelta a España continues tomorrow in its third day. The 185-kilometre stage will take the riders from Zutphen to Venlo, Netherlands, with 17 kilometres in Germany mid-stage.

The riders will start racing in Spain on Thursday. They will use Wednesday to rest and travel from the end of stage four in Liège, Belgium.

It is only the second time the Vuelta has started outside of Spain in its history. The Vuelta started in Portugal 12 years ago, in 1997.

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram4:43:12 
2Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
3Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
4André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
6Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis  
7Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
9Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
10Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
11Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
12Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
13Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil  
14Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
15Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
16Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
18Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam  
19Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram  
20William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
21Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto  
22Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
23Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank  
24Chris Horner (USA) Astana  
25Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
26David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
27Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank  
28Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
29Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
30Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
31Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
32Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
33Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
34Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
35Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank  
36Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil  
37Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
38Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
39Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram  
40Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
41Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
42Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis  
43Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
44Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
45Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
46Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
47Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
48Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
49Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
50Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
51David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
52Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
53Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
54Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
55Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
56Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
57Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
58Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
59Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC  
60Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
61Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
62Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
63Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
64Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
65Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
66Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
67Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
68Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
69Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis  
70Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
71Paul Voss (Ger) Milram  
72Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
73Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
74Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
75Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream  
76Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
77Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil  
78Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
79Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
80Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
81Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step  
82Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
83Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
84Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
85Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC  
86Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC  
87Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
88Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
89Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
90Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank  
91Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:00:18 
92Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
93Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
94José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
95Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
96Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
97Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
98Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
99Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
100Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
101Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
102Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
103John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
105Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
106Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram  
107Martin Velits (Svk) Milram  
108Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
109Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
110David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
111Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
112Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
113Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
114Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
115Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
116Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
117Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
118Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
119Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
120Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
121Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
122Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
123Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
124Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
125Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
126Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
127Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
128Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
129Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:00:24 
130Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC  
131David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:27 
132Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:29 
133Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:00:30 
134Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
135Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
136Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux  
137Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
138Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
139Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
140Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
141Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
142José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana  
143Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
144Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
145Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
146Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
147Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
148Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
149Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
150Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
151Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
152David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
153Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
154Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
155Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
156José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
157Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
158Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas  
159Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
160Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
161Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam  
162Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
163Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
164Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
165Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
166Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
167Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
168David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
169Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
170Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
171Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
172Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana  
173José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
174Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:00:40 
175Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:51 
176Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:56 
177Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:00 
178Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
179Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
180Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
181Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
182Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
183Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
184Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto  
185Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:07 
186José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
187Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:01:12 
188Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:01:17 
189Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
190Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:01:32 
191Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
192Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC0:01:47 
193Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
194Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:03:36 
195Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:03:58 
196Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:07:03 
197Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
198José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:09:08 
Points
Sprint 1, km 36,8
1David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4pts
2Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
Sprint Eelde, km 124,2
1David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4pts
2Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2 
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
Sprint Emmen, km 203,7
1Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram25pts
2Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas20 
3Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam16 
4André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC14 
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream12 
6Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis10 
7Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto9 
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step8 
9Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto7 
10Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux6 
11Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil5 
12Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank4 
13Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil3 
14Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank2 
Mountains
1Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cervelo Test Team14:09:36 
2Team Saxo Bank  
3Team Milram  
4Team Columbia - HTC  
5Silence - Lotto  
6Liquigas  
7Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
8Fuji - Servetto  
9Astana  
10BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
11Garmin - Slipstream  
12Cofidis, le credit en ligne  
13Xacobeo Galicia  
14Quick Step  
15Rabobank  
16Française Des Jeux  
17AG2R - La Mondiale  
18Caisse D'Epargne  
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:18 
20Contentpolis - Ampo0:00:30 
21Lampre - N.G.C0:00:36 
22Andalucía - Cajasur0:01:06 
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank4:48:32 
2Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram0:00:08 
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:09 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:12 
5Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil0:00:14 
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:00:16 
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:17 
8David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:18 
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
10Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
11Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:00:19 
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:21 
14Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
15David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:22 
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
17Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
18Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC  
19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:23 
20Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
21Chris Horner (USA) Astana  
22Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:24 
23Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
24William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:25 
25Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
26Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
27Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC0:00:26 
28Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
29Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram  
30Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
31Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
32Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC0:00:27 
33Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
34Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
35Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:28 
36Paul Voss (Ger) Milram  
37Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step  
38Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
39Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
40Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:29 
41Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
42Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
43Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
44Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:30 
45Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
46Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
47Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank0:00:31 
48Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
49Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
50André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
51Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:32 
52Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
53Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
54Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
55Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
56Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
57Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
58Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
59Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
60Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis0:00:33 
61Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
62Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
63Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:00:34 
64Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:35 
65Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
66Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto  
67Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:00:36 
68Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
69Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
70Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
71Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:00:37 
72Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
73Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram  
74Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:38 
75Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
76Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:40 
77Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil  
78Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
79Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram  
80Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:00:41 
81Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
82Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
83Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:42 
84Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
85Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
86Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
87Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:00:43 
88Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:44 
89Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
90Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
91Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
92Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:00:45 
93Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:46 
94Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
95Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
96Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
97Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
98Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto0:00:47 
99David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:48 
100Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
101Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
102Martin Velits (Svk) Milram0:00:49 
103Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:50 
104Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
105Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux0:00:51 
107Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
108Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:52 
109Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:53 
110Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
111Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
112Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
113Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
114Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
115Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
116José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
117Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:54 
118Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil  
119Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
120Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
121José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana0:00:55 
122Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
123Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:00:56 
124Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
125Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:00:57 
126Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
127Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:58 
128Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
129Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:59 
130Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
131Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:00 
132Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC  
133Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
134Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:01 
135Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:02 
136Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
137Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
138Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
139David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:03 
140Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:04 
141Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
142Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:05 
143José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
144Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
145Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
146Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
147Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:01:06 
148John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
149Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:07 
150Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
151Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank0:01:08 
152Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:01:09 
153Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
154David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:10 
155Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
156Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
157Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:01:11 
158Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:01:12 
159Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
160Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
161Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:13 
162Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
163David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
164Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:14 
165José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
166Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:01:16 
167Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:17 
168Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:18 
169Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:01:19 
170Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas0:01:21 
171Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:01:23 
172Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:01:25 
173Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:26 
174Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:33 
175Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:35 
176Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
177Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:01:36 
178Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:38 
179Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank0:01:39 
180Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:01:40 
181Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:43 
182Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto0:01:44 
183Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:01:45 
184José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:49 
185Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
186Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:50 
187Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:51 
188Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
189Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:01:52 
190Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
191Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:02:02 
192Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:02:03 
193Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC0:02:13 
194Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:04:33 
195Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:05:11 
196Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:07:53 
197Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:08:08 
198José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:09:49 
Points classification
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step28pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream28 
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank25 
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram25 
5Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas20 
6Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam16 
7Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil14 
8André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC14 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas12 
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
11Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis10 
12Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto9 
13Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana9 
14David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
15Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas8 
16Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7 
17Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto7 
18Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux6 
19Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas6 
20Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC5 
21Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil5 
22Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto4 
23Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank4 
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram3 
25Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil3 
Mountains classification
1Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
Combination classification
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank4pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step4 
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram6 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream6 
5Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil12 
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas15 
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas17 
8David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia22 
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas24 
10Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26 
11Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam29 
12Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC31 
13Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto34 
14Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas38 
15Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto39 
16Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto58 
17André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC58 
18Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux67 
19Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC74 
20Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis74 
21Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank80 
22Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana80 
23Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank82 
24Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas91 
25Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram97 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Liquigas14:26:27 
2Team Saxo Bank0:00:03 
3Garmin - Slipstream0:00:06 
4Caisse D'Epargne0:00:10 
5Quick Step0:00:12 
6Team Columbia - HTC0:00:15 
7Astana  
8Silence - Lotto0:00:19 
9Team Milram0:00:21 
10Rabobank0:00:23 
11Xacobeo Galicia0:00:24 
12Cervelo Test Team0:00:28 
13Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:30 
14Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:31 
15BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:34 
16Française Des Jeux  
17AG2R - La Mondiale  
18Fuji - Servetto0:00:41 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:46 
20Lampre - N.G.C0:01:17 
21Contentpolis - Ampo0:01:23 
22Andalucía - Cajasur0:01:56 

 

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