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) Team Result
1 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 4:43:12  
2 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas    
3 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
4 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
6 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis    
7 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
8 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
9 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
10 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
11 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil    
12 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank    
13 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil    
14 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank    
15 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
16 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
17 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
18 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam    
19 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram    
20 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
21 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto    
22 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC    
23 Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank    
24 Chris Horner (USA) Astana    
25 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
26 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
27 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank    
28 Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
29 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas    
30 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas    
31 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
32 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
33 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
34 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
35 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank    
36 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil    
37 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam    
38 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto    
39 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram    
40 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
41 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis    
42 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis    
43 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam    
44 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil    
45 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil    
46 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana    
47 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
48 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step    
49 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
50 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
51 David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
52 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram    
53 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
54 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
55 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto    
56 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
57 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
58 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas    
59 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC    
60 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
61 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
62 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
63 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
64 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
65 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
66 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
67 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana    
68 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
69 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis    
70 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
71 Paul Voss (Ger) Milram    
72 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
73 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
74 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
75 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream    
76 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
77 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil    
78 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
79 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale    
80 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
81 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step    
82 Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
83 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil    
84 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas    
85 Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC    
86 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC    
87 Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
88 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
89 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
90 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank    
91 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:00:18  
92 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
93 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
94 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
95 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
96 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank    
97 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
98 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
99 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream    
100 Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
101 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank    
102 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana    
103 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
104 Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis    
105 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
106 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram    
107 Martin Velits (Svk) Milram    
108 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil    
109 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
110 David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
111 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto    
112 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
113 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream    
114 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
115 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
116 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil    
117 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
118 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
119 Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank    
120 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank    
121 Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
122 Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
123 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam    
124 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
125 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux    
126 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
127 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
128 Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
129 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:24  
130 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC    
131 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:27  
132 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:29  
133 Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis 0:00:30  
134 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis    
135 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis    
136 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux    
137 Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
138 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
139 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
140 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
141 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
142 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana    
143 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas    
144 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
145 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
146 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
147 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream    
148 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
149 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
150 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
151 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto    
152 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis    
153 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
154 Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank    
155 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
156 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
157 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
158 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas    
159 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas    
160 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
161 Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam    
162 Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram    
163 Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
164 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
165 Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
166 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
167 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
168 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
169 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream    
170 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
171 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
172 Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana    
173 José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
174 Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC 0:00:40  
175 Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:00:51  
176 Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:00:56  
177 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:00  
178 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
179 Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
180 Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
181 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
182 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
183 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank    
184 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto    
185 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:07  
186 José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
187 Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram 0:01:12  
188 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:17  
189 Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
190 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream 0:01:32  
191 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
192 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC 0:01:47  
193 Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
194 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:03:36  
195 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:03:58  
196 Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:07:03  
197 Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
198 José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:09:08  
Sprint 1, km 36,8
1 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 4 pts
2 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 2  
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil 1  
Sprint Eelde, km 124,2
1 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 4 pts
2 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 2  
3 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil 1  
Sprint Emmen, km 203,7
1 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 25 pts
2 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 20  
3 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 16  
4 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC 14  
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 12  
6 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis 10  
7 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 9  
8 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 8  
9 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 7  
10 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux 6  
11 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil 5  
12 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 4  
13 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil 3  
14 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank 2  
1 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Cervelo Test Team 14:09:36  
2 Team Saxo Bank    
3 Team Milram    
4 Team Columbia - HTC    
5 Silence - Lotto    
6 Liquigas    
7 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
8 Fuji - Servetto    
9 Astana    
10 BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
11 Garmin - Slipstream    
12 Cofidis, le credit en ligne    
13 Xacobeo Galicia    
14 Quick Step    
15 Rabobank    
16 Française Des Jeux    
17 AG2R - La Mondiale    
18 Caisse D'Epargne    
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:18  
20 Contentpolis - Ampo 0:00:30  
21 Lampre - N.G.C 0:00:36  
22 Andalucía - Cajasur 0:01:06  
General classification after stage 2
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 4:48:32  
2 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 0:00:08  
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:09  
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:12  
5 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:00:14  
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 0:00:16  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:00:17  
8 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:18  
9 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas    
10 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
11 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 0:00:19  
12 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto    
13 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:21  
14 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
15 David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:22  
16 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
17 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas    
18 Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC    
19 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank 0:00:23  
20 Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
21 Chris Horner (USA) Astana    
22 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:24  
23 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
24 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:25  
25 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
26 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
27 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC 0:00:26  
28 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
29 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram    
30 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
31 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
32 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC 0:00:27  
33 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas    
34 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram    
35 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:28  
36 Paul Voss (Ger) Milram    
37 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step    
38 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana    
39 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana    
40 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam 0:00:29  
41 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale    
42 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
43 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
44 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam 0:00:30  
45 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
46 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
47 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 0:00:31  
48 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
49 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
50 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
51 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:00:32  
52 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
53 Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
54 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
55 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank    
56 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
57 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank    
58 Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
59 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
60 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis 0:00:33  
61 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
62 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
63 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis 0:00:34  
64 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:35  
65 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
66 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto    
67 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:00:36  
68 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
69 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
70 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam    
71 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC 0:00:37  
72 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas    
73 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram    
74 Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank 0:00:38  
75 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto    
76 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:40  
77 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil    
78 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
79 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram    
80 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis 0:00:41  
81 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil    
82 Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis    
83 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:42  
84 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
85 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
86 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
87 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:00:43  
88 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:44  
89 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
90 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
91 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil    
92 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step 0:00:45  
93 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:00:46  
94 Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank    
95 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
96 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil    
97 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
98 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:47  
99 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:48  
100 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis    
101 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil    
102 Martin Velits (Svk) Milram 0:00:49  
103 Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:50  
104 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
105 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
106 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux 0:00:51  
107 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil    
108 Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam 0:00:52  
109 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:00:53  
110 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
111 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
112 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank    
113 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam    
114 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana    
115 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
116 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
117 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:54  
118 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil    
119 Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
120 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
121 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana 0:00:55  
122 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
123 Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis 0:00:56  
124 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
125 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:00:57  
126 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
127 Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:58  
128 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
129 Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:59  
130 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
131 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:00  
132 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC    
133 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream    
134 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:01  
135 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:02  
136 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank    
137 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
138 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
139 David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:03  
140 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:01:04  
141 Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
142 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:05  
143 José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
144 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis    
145 Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram    
146 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream    
147 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:01:06  
148 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
149 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:07  
150 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil    
151 Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank 0:01:08  
152 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 0:01:09  
153 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
154 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:10  
155 Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
156 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
157 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:01:11  
158 Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC 0:01:12  
159 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto    
160 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
161 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:13  
162 Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
163 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis    
164 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:14  
165 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
166 Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana 0:01:16  
167 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:01:17  
168 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:01:18  
169 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:01:19  
170 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas 0:01:21  
171 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:01:23  
172 Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:01:25  
173 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:01:26  
174 Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:01:33  
175 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:35  
176 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis    
177 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas 0:01:36  
178 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:01:38  
179 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank 0:01:39  
180 Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram 0:01:40  
181 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:43  
182 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto 0:01:44  
183 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:45  
184 José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:01:49  
185 Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
186 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:50  
187 Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:01:51  
188 Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
189 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:52  
190 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
191 Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:02:02  
192 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream 0:02:03  
193 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC 0:02:13  
194 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:04:33  
195 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:05:11  
196 Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:07:53  
197 Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:08:08  
198 José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:09:49  
Points classification
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 28 pts
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 28  
3 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 25  
4 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 25  
5 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 20  
6 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 16  
7 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 14  
8 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC 14  
9 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 12  
10 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 10  
11 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis 10  
12 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 9  
13 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 9  
14 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 8  
15 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 8  
16 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 7  
17 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 7  
18 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux 6  
19 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 6  
20 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 5  
21 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil 5  
22 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 4  
23 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 4  
24 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram 3  
25 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil 3  
Mountains classification
1 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
Combination classification
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 4 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 4  
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 6  
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 6  
5 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 12  
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 15  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 17  
8 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 22  
9 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 24  
10 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 26  
11 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 29  
12 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 31  
13 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 34  
14 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 38  
15 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 39  
16 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 58  
17 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC 58  
18 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux 67  
19 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC 74  
20 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis 74  
21 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 80  
22 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 80  
23 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank 82  
24 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 91  
25 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram 97  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Liquigas 14:26:27  
2 Team Saxo Bank 0:00:03  
3 Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:06  
4 Caisse D'Epargne 0:00:10  
5 Quick Step 0:00:12  
6 Team Columbia - HTC 0:00:15  
7 Astana    
8 Silence - Lotto 0:00:19  
9 Team Milram 0:00:21  
10 Rabobank 0:00:23  
11 Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:24  
12 Cervelo Test Team 0:00:28  
13 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:30  
14 Cofidis, le credit en ligne 0:00:31  
15 BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:00:34  
16 Française Des Jeux    
17 AG2R - La Mondiale    
18 Fuji - Servetto 0:00:41  
19 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:46  
20 Lampre - N.G.C 0:01:17  
21 Contentpolis - Ampo 0:01:23  
22 Andalucía - Cajasur 0:01:56  


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