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Vuelta a España 2009

Date range:
August 29 - September 20, 2009
  • Vuelta a España, Spain, GT
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      4.5km
      Start location:
      Assen
      End location:
      Assen
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      202km
      Start location:
      Assen
      End location:
      Emmen
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      189.7km
      Start location:
      Zutphen
      End location:
      Venlo
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      224km
      Start location:
      Venlo
      End location:
      Lieja
    • Rest day

      Location
      Tarragona
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      174km
      Start location:
      Tarragona
      End location:
      Vinaros
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      177km
      Start location:
      Xativa
      End location:
      Xativa
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      30km
      Start location:
      Valencia
      End location:
      Valencia
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      206km
      Start location:
      Alzira
      End location:
      Alto de Aitana
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      186km
      Start location:
      Alcoy
      End location:
      Xorret de Cati
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      162km
      Start location:
      Alicante
      End location:
      Murcia
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      200km
      Start location:
      Murcia
      End location:
      Caravaca de la Cruz
    • Rest Day

      Location
      Almeria
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      174km
      Start location:
      Almeria
      End location:
      Alto de Velefique
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      175km
      Start location:
      Berja
      End location:
      Alto de Sierra Nevada
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      157km
      Start location:
      Granada
      End location:
      La Pandera
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      167.7km
      Start location:
      Jaén
      End location:
      Córdoba
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      170km
      Start location:
      Córdoba
      End location:
      Puertollano
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      193.6km
      Start location:
      Ciudad Real
      End location:
      Talavera de la Reina
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Talavera de la Reina
      End location:
      Avila
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      174km
      Start location:
      Avila
      End location:
      La Granja. Real Fábrica de Cristales
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      26km
      Start location:
      Toledo
      End location:
      Toledo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      110.2km
      Start location:
      Rivas
      End location:
      Madrid
  • Race history

August 31, Stage 3: Zutphen - Venlo 189.7km

Henderson surprise winner in Vuelta's Venlo stage

By:
Les Clarke
Published:
August 31, 2009, 15:27 BST,
Updated:
September 01, 2009, 19:06 BST

New Zealand's Henderson wins over Bozic in Vuelta a España group sprint to Venlo

They say that only two things in life are inevitable: death and taxes. Most forget to add that in cycling there's a third inevitability - the break on a dead-flat stage of a grand tour is always going to be swallowed up as the sprinters chew up the offerings available.

Today in Venlo that preordained fate met those brave enough to break away. Another day in Holland - albeit via Germany - tailored to sprinters delivered more rich rewards for the fast men. It wasn't without a trio of souls whose intentions were good, but in reality the three escapees never stood a chance.

What was unpredicted was the day's winner - New Zealander Greg Henderson benefited from the work done by his Columbia-HTC teammates in the final five kilometres to take his first win in a grand tour. The affable kiwi wasn't the intended 'go to man' but when he found himself in second wheel, sitting behind Borut Bozic, with only a handful of metres remaining, it was going to be Henderson's day.

Just as compatriot Hayden Roulston has enjoyed a fantastic resurgence this season with Cervélo TestTeam, his former national track teammate Henderson has carved himself a solid position in Columbia-HTC's squad and his win in Venlo is evidence of this. The 2004 scratch race world champion showed the speed he is capable of, finishing ahead of Bozic and Oscar Freire.

It moved Henderson to second on the overall standings, just six seconds behind Fabian Cancellara, who will wear the golden jersey heading into tomorrow's tricky stage to Liège. Gerald Ciolek moves down to third overall, a further two seconds behind Henderson.

"We were setting up the sprint for [André] Greipel - all day we were saying, 'Let's set it up for André'. Just after a k to go though, there was a sharp corner and Vacansoleil came flying through," said Henderson. "I was waiting and looking for Greipel but it was 150 metres to go so I thought I better go myself."

Henderson was jovial when informed it was the team's 72nd victory this season before paying tribute to the work done by team owner Bob Stapleton and directeur sportif Rolf Aldag. "Whenever there's a sprint stage, Columbia-HTC is always well represented," he added.

The third inevitability - with a twist

Itchy feet made for another long break - today's escapees were Lars Boom (Rabobank), Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) and Jesus Rosendo (Andalucia-Cajasur), who took flight after just two kilometres. The open roads and crosswinds suited the Dutch riders, while Rosendo held his own and eventually was the final man caught about 20km from the finish.

Having been given a lead of 9:42 by the 28km mark, the peloton wasn't overly interested in pegging back the trio until the final third of the stage. With 57km to go the break's advantage had been lowered to 3:47 as the gap was slowly being whittled away by Saxo Bank, Team Milram, Quick Step and Garmin-Slipstream.

Unsurprisingly, these teams possess the sprinters to watch in this year's Vuelta - the likes of yesterday's winner Gerald Ciolek, Allan Davis, Tyler Farrar and Tom Boonen were all ready to snatch the low-hanging fruit

With 47km to go the gap was 2:48 and as the final 30km loomed it was time for the last-ditch efforts to begin, as Boom tested the legs of his breakaway companions before sitting up and waiting for the inevitable to happen. Both Hoogerland and Resondo delayed their capture by the peloton but eventually both were caught.

It wasn't Garmin-Slipstream's day for luck, however; within the final 15km Tyler Farrar then Julian Dean experienced mechanical issues, making the chase back on that much more difficult as the peloton opened the throttle on the run to Venlo.

On the front, meanwhile, Liquigas' contingent could be seen throwing its weight on the front next to the likes of Quick Step's crew and Milram's men, who were looking for second helpings of 'the good stuff' following Gerald Ciolek's victory yesterday in Emmen.

A slightly technical finish made for an interesting finale - there was plenty of bravado, 'wide elbows' and big turns as the sprinters' teams made a bid for space to get their man in the right position heading into the last two kilometres. Bert Grabsch powered Columbia-HTC's effort, leaving Henderson as the final man to pull away before it was expected Greipel would contest the final 200 metres on the front.

No one told the Vacansoleil team, however. Two of its riders - one being Bozic - blew through the final, chicane-type corner, effectively disrupting the flow of the lead outs. The beneficiary was Henderson, who found himself sitting in the perfect position to open his throttle not in an effort to get Greipel to the line but to fight for stage honours.

And he did just that, comfortably overpowering Bozic and staying clear of Freire for the biggest win of his career. On a day where the inevitable happened for all but the final 200 metres of another Spanish foray into the Dutch countryside, one of New Zealand's finest made it grand tour win number one.

Vuelta a España - Stage 4: September 1 - Venlo - Liège, 224km

The Vuelta will pay tribute to the northern Classics with this stage that takes in parts of the Amstel Gold and Liège-Bastogne-Liège routes. The key points for the race’s longest stage are the two climbs of the Cauberg (its zenith is where Amstel concludes) and Mont Theux, which was once a regular Liège rendezvous. These should break up the race but still expect a big group to dispute the finish.

 

Full Results
1 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC 4:41:01  
2 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil    
3 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank    
4 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
5 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
6 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
7 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
8 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
9 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank    
10 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
11 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
12 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
13 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas    
14 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
15 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis    
16 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
17 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
18 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC    
19 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram    
20 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
21 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
22 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram    
23 Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
24 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil    
25 Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
26 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step    
27 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
28 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil    
29 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto    
30 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil    
31 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
32 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
33 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram    
34 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
35 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto    
36 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
37 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram    
38 Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
39 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
40 Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank    
41 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil    
42 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas    
43 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank    
44 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
45 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
46 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
47 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank    
48 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto    
49 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
50 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
51 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil    
52 Paul Voss (Ger) Milram    
53 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
54 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream    
55 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
56 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil    
57 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram    
58 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
59 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam    
60 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
61 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
62 Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
63 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana    
64 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
65 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
66 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
67 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana    
68 David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
69 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream    
70 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
71 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam    
72 Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam    
73 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
74 Chris Horner (USA) Astana    
75 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
76 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
77 Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
78 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
79 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale    
80 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream    
81 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis    
82 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis    
83 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
84 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
85 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank    
86 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step    
87 Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram    
88 Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
89 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil    
90 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
91 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
92 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
93 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil    
94 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
95 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
96 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
97 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis    
98 Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
99 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis    
100 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux    
101 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
102 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana    
103 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas    
104 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
105 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana    
106 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC    
107 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
108 Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC    
109 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux    
110 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
111 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis    
112 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas    
113 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream    
114 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
115 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank    
116 David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
117 Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis    
118 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank    
119 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
120 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas    
121 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank    
122 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
123 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
124 Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank    
125 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
126 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC    
127 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
128 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
129 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
130 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas    
131 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas    
132 Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
133 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
134 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
135 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam    
136 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
137 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
138 Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
139 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
140 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank    
141 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
142 Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
143 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam    
144 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto    
145 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
146 Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
147 Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
148 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
149 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
150 Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis    
151 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
152 Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram    
153 José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
154 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux    
155 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
156 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
157 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
158 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
159 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
160 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
161 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
162 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
163 Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
164 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
165 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC    
166 Martin Velits (Svk) Milram    
167 Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC    
168 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream    
169 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream    
170 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
171 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
172 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
173 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
174 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis    
175 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux    
176 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
177 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
178 Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
179 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas    
180 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream    
181 Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank    
182 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
183 Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
184 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank    
185 Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana    
186 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
187 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
188 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
189 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
190 Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
191 Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
192 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto    
193 José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
194 José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:00:49  
195 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
Points - Venlo, km. 189,7
1 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC 25 pts
2 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil 20  
3 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 16  
4 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC 14  
5 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 12  
6 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 10  
7 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 9  
8 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 8  
9 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank 7  
10 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 6  
11 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 5  
12 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 4  
13 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 3  
14 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux 2  
15 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis 1  
Sprint 1 - Kellen, km. 104,5
1 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 4 pts
2 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 2  
3 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil 1  
Sprint 2, km. 152,9
1 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil 4 pts
2 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 2  
3 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 1  
Teams
1 Team Columbia - High Road 14:03:03  
2 Quick Step    
3 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
4 Lampre - N.G.C    
5 Rabobank    
6 Team Milram    
7 BBox Bouygues Telecom    
8 Silence - Lotto    
9 Team Saxo Bank    
10 Garmin - Slipstream    
11 Contentpolis-Ampo    
12 Fuji-Servetto    
13 Xacobeo Galicia    
14 Cervelo Test Team    
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
16 Liquigas    
17 AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Astana    
19 Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
20 Française Des Jeux    
21 Caisse d'Epargne    
22 Andalucia Cajasur    
General classification after stage 3
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 9:29:33  
2 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC 0:00:06  
3 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 0:00:08  
4 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:09  
5 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:12  
6 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:00:14  
7 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:16  
8 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas    
9 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:00:17  
10 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:18  
11 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas    
12 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
13 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 0:00:19  
14 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto    
15 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:21  
16 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
17 David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:22  
18 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
19 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas    
20 Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC    
21 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank 0:00:23  
22 Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
23 Chris Horner (USA) Astana    
24 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:24  
25 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank    
26 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam    
27 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:25  
28 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
29 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
30 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:26  
31 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram    
32 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
33 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC 0:00:27  
34 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas    
35 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram    
36 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:28  
37 Paul Voss (Ger) Milram    
38 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step    
39 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana    
40 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana    
41 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam 0:00:29  
42 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale    
43 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream    
44 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
45 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam 0:00:30  
46 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
47 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
48 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 0:00:31  
49 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
50 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux    
51 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC    
52 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:00:32  
53 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
54 Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
55 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
56 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank    
57 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
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 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil    
65 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:35  
66 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
67 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto    
68 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:00:36  
69 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
70 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
71 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam    
72 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil    
73 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC 0:00:37  
74 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram    
75 Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank 0:00:38  
76 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto    
77 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:00:40  
78 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil    
79 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
80 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram    
81 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis 0:00:41  
82 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil    
83 Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis    
84 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:00:42  
85 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
86 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
87 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
88 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:00:43  
89 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:44  
90 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
91 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
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 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
97 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto 0:00:47  
98 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:48  
99 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis    
100 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil    
101 Martin Velits (Svk) Milram 0:00:49  
102 Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:50  
103 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
104 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
105 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux 0:00:51  
106 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil    
107 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur    
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 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:58  
127 Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:59  
128 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
129 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:00  
130 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC    
131 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream    
132 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:01  
133 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:02  
134 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank    
135 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
136 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
137 David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:03  
138 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:01:04  
139 Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
140 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:05  
141 José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
142 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis    
143 Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram    
144 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream    
145 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:06  
146 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam    
147 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:07  
148 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil    
149 Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank 0:01:08  
150 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 0:01:09  
151 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
152 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:10  
153 Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
154 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
155 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:01:11  
156 Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC 0:01:12  
157 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
158 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:13  
159 Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
160 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis    
161 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:14  
162 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
163 Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana 0:01:16  
164 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:01:17  
165 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:01:18  
166 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:01:19  
167 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas 0:01:21  
168 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:01:23  
169 Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:01:25  
170 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:01:26  
171 Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:01:33  
172 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:35  
173 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis    
174 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas 0:01:36  
175 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:01:38  
176 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank 0:01:39  
177 Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram 0:01:40  
178 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:43  
179 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto 0:01:44  
180 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:45  
181 José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:01:49  
182 Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
183 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:50  
184 Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:01:51  
185 Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
186 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:52  
187 Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:02:02  
188 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream 0:02:03  
189 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC 0:02:13  
190 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:41  
191 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:04:33  
192 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:05:11  
193 Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:07:53  
194 Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:08:08  
195 José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:10:38  
Points classification
1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 38 pts
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 33  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC 28  
4 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 25  
5 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC 25  
6 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 25  
7 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 25  
8 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil 25  
9 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 20  
10 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 20  
11 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 15  
12 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 15  
13 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 14  
14 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 12  
15 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis 11  
16 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 10  
17 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank 9  
18 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 9  
19 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 8  
20 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 8  
21 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux 8  
22 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 8  
23 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 7  
24 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 7  
25 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 6  
26 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil 5  
27 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 5  
28 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 4  
29 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 4  
30 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram 3  
31 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil 3  
32 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 3  
33 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 2  
34 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil 2  
35 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 2  
36 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 2  
37 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC 1  
38 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream 1  
Combination classification
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 5 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 5  
3 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC 7  
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 7  
5 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 9  
6 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 19  
7 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 19  
8 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 25  
9 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 29  
10 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 31  
11 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 32  
12 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 33  
13 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 34  
14 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 35  
15 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 40  
16 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 41  
17 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 42  
18 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 44  
19 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 48  
20 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC 54  
21 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 59  
22 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux 71  
23 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil 72  
24 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank 73  
25 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis 78  
26 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC 81  
27 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 81  
28 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 86  
29 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil 98  
30 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram 104  
31 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil 109  
32 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil 116  
33 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 119  
34 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream 136  
35 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 139  
36 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 173  
37 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 215  
38 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 227  
Teams classification
1 Liquigas 28:29:30  
2 Team Saxo Bank 0:03:00  
3 Garmin - Slipstream 0:00:06  
4 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:10  
5 Quick Step 0:00:12  
6 Team Columbia - High Road 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 Andalucia Cajasur 0:01:26