Spanish sun shines on Greipel

German takes race lead with bonus seconds

Luck may have played a big part in André Greipel's first Vuelta stage win, but it was a pure display of power that secured his second, on an oven-like evening in Vinaròs. The German sprinter emerged the strongest in an out-and-out drag race with Quick Step's Tom Boonen. Not only did Greipel launch his way to a second stage victory in this year's race, the time bonus at the finish was enough to see him inherit the Gold jersey of race leader from Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank).

Neither Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) nor Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) appeared to have a reply for the first two on the stage as they filled third and fourth, respectively. At the other end of the sprinter's spectrum was Milram's Gerald Ciolek, who despite decidedly dryer conditions than Liège two days prior, found himself once again sprawled on the road within the final kilometres.

On a brutally hot opener in Spain, Greipel cast aside any doubts about his ability to contend with the world's fastest. Today also showed his versatility, triumphant on Spanish roads in Spain's Grand Tour, he took his win with a notable absence of teammates around him at the finish. His first ever lead in a Grand Tour now captured, while others wilted in the heat, Greipel has done his best to turn up the temperature.

Out of the pot and into the fire

Tuesday: Torrential rain and crashes galore. Thursday: 37° Celsius and blue sky.

For those few in the peloton that missed out on some form of crash induced shock on the Vuelta's stage four, the weather was doing it's best to confound each rider's circulatory system.

Five riders seemed happy to ignore the dramatic change in conditions. The race had barely left the outskirts of Tarragona when Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Contentpolis-Ampo) launched from the group. The Spaniard was quickly joined by Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Euskaltel), José Antonio Lopez Gil (Andalucía), Julien El Fares (Cofidis), Matthé Pronk (Vacansoleil) and Serafin Martinez (Xacobeo Galicia).

Whether it were residual malaise caused by the opening four days of the race or merely the oppressive temperature, the peloton appeared content to let the breakaway pave its own path to Vinaròs. By the first climb of the stage, the Col de Fatxas, at 49 kilometres, the breakaway had built themselves an advantage of 4:30.

Concerned that the sprinters might miss another opportunity, Quick Step's Stijn Devolder was present at the front of the peloton as the majority set about containing the advantage of the minority. With a relatively modest average speed of 37.7km/h through the first three hours of racing, the peloton capped the distance between themselves and the escapees at around the two minute mark.

With status quo established, it was not until the final 30 kilometres that the race began in earnest. As quickly as they had escaped, the break returned from whence-it-came. José Antonio Lopez Gil (Andalucía) and Matthé Pronk (Vacansoleil) made one final bid for glory before a Rabobank-driven peloton snapped up Lopez and then Pronk.

As the stage hit its final ascent, the Ermita, 10 kilometres from home, the game changed once more. David de la Fuente (Fuji Servetto) was followed and passed in quick time by Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto), who put his head down for the narrow, twisting descent.

With seven kilometres to go, Gilbert had snatched a 20-second advantage. Gasping for air, the Belgian was being pursued by the now Quick Step-led mass behind. As Gilbert was wrapped up three kilometres from the end, the jerseys on the front of the peloton had transformed once more. First Columbia-HTC, then Vacansoleil took their turns to control affairs.

In the final kilometre Liquigas grabbed the initiative. By now, the temperature had whittled the peloton to a very small group of very fast individuals. As the number of green jerseys at the front melted away it was the Belgian tricolour of Tom Boonen which appeared most prominent. The Belgian, anxious to break his Vuelta duck for this year, was the first to open the taps with 200 metres to go, but he was left to contemplate what might have been as Greipel came around on the right hand side of the road to take his second successive stage win of this year's race.

Sprinters rule, okay?

The first stage of this year's Vuelta on Spanish soil did provide the first reshuffle of the general classification since leaving Assen five days earlier. The sprinters have finally broken through the Swiss stronghold on the Gold jersey. Today's stage winner Greipel (Columbia-HTC) now holds a six-second advantage over Boonen (Quick Step).

Previous leader, Fabian Cancellara, now sits in third place, nine seconds behind Greipel. The 20-second time bonus earned by the German sprinter for his stage win accounted for Greipel's jump from fourth into the race leadership.

With just three Category 3 climbs to test the peloton on tomorrow's stage six loop from-and-to the city of Xàtiva, Greipel looks likely to hold the Gold until at least the end of the stage seven time trial on Saturday.

Full results
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC4:27:54 
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:01 
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
5William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
6Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
7Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
8Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
9Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
10Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
11Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam  
12Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
13Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
14Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank  
15Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
16Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
17Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram  
18Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
19Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
20Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
21Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram  
22Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
23Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram  
24Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
25Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
26Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
27Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
29Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
30Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
31Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
33Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
34David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
35Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
36Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
37Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
38Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
39Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
40Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
41Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
42Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
43Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
44Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
46Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
47Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
48Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
49Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
50Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank  
51Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
52Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
53Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
54Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
55Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis  
56Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
57Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank  
58Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank  
59Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC  
60Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas  
61Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
62Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
63Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
64Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
65Martin Velits (Svk) Milram  
66Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
67Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank  
68Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
69Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
70Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
71Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
72José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana  
73Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
74Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
75Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
76Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
77Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
78Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
79Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
80Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
81Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
82Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
83Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram  
84Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
85Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis  
86Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
87Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
88Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
89Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
90Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
91Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
92Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC  
93Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
94Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
95Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
96Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
97José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
98Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil  
99Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
100Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
101Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
102Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
103Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
104David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
105Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
106Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
107Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
108Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
109Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
110Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
111Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
112Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
113Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
114Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
115Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
116Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
117Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
118Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
119José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
121Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
122Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
123Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
124Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
125Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil  
126Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis  
127Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
128Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
129Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
130Paul Voss (Ger) Milram  
131Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
132Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
133Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
134José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
135Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
136Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
137Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
138Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
139John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
140Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
141David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
142Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
143Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana  
144Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux  
145Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
146David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
147Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
148Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
149David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
150Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
151Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC  
152Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam  
153Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
154Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
155Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC  
156Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux  
157Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
158Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
159Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream  
160Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:01 
161Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
162Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
163Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
164Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
165José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
166Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas  
167Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:02:02 
168Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
169Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
170Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC  
171Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
172Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
173Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step  
174David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
175Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
176Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:01 
177Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram  
178Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:03:45 
179Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
180Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
181José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:04:38 
182Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
183Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream  
184Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank  
185Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
186Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
187Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
188Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
189Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
190Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
191Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis  
192Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil0:04:42 
193Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
194Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank  
195Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:03 
DNSChris Horner (USA) Astana  
DNSRobert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto  
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC25pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step20 
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas16 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream14 
5William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom12 
6Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto10 
7Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank9 
8Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil8 
9Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto7 
10Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo6 
11Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam5 
12Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
13Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC3 
14Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank2 
15Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam1 
Sprint 1, Benifallet, km. 81.2
1José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4pts
2Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
3Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
Sprint 2, La Senia, km. 139.4
1Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4pts
2Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis2 
3José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1 
Mountain 1 - Coll de Fatxas (Cat. 2) km. 49
1Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10pts
2Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia7 
3Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo5 
4Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3 
5José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
6Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
Most aggressive rider
1Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
1Silence - Lotto13:23:42 
2Team Milram  
3AG2R - La Mondiale  
4Team Columbia - HTC  
7Cervelo TestTeam  
8Team Saxo Bank  
9Xacobeo Galicia  
10Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team  
11BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
12Lampre - N.G.C  
13Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Quick Step  
15Fuji - Servetto  
16Garmin - Slipstream  
17Contentpolis - Ampo  
19Française Des Jeux  
20Cofidis, le credit en ligne  
21Andalucía - Cajasur  
22Caisse d'Epargne  
General classification after stage 5
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC19:40:23 
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:06 
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank0:00:09 
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:00:17 
5Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:00:20 
6Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:21 
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:26 
8David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:27 
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
10Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
11Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:00:28 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:30 
13Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
14David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:31 
15Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
16Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
17Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC  
18Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:32 
19Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
20Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:33 
21Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
22Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
23William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:34 
24Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
25Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
26Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:00:35 
27Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram  
28Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
29Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC0:00:36 
30Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
31Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:37 
32Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
33Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
34Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:38 
35Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
37Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
38Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:39 
39Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
40Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
41Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:40 
42Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:41 
43Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
44Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
45Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
46Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
47Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
48Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis0:00:42 
49Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
50Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
51Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:00:43 
52Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil  
53Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:44 
54Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:00:45 
55Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
56Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
57Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
58Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram0:00:46 
59Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:47 
60Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
61Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil0:00:48 
62Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:49 
63Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
64Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram  
65Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis0:00:50 
66Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:51 
67Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
68Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
69Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
70Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:00:52 
71Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:53 
72Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
73Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
74Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:00:54 
75Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:55 
76Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
77Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
78Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
79Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto0:00:56 
80David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:57 
81Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
82Martin Velits (Svk) Milram0:00:58 
83Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:59 
84Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
85Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
86Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:00 
87Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:02 
88Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
89Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
90Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
91Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
92José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
93Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:01:03 
94Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil  
95Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
96Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
97José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana0:01:04 
98Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:01:05 
99Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:01:06 
100Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:07 
101Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:08 
102Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
103Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:10 
104Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:11 
105Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
106Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
107Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
108Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:13 
109Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
110Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:14 
111Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
112John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:15 
113Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:16 
114Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank0:01:17 
115David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:19 
116Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
117Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:01:20 
118Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:01:21 
119Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
120Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:22 
121David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
122José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:23 
123Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:01:25 
124Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:01:32 
125Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:35 
126Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:01:37 
127Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:01:45 
128Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:01 
129Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step0:02:39 
130Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana0:03:04 
131Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:05 
132Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:03:10 
133Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC0:03:11 
134David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:03:14 
135Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:03:23 
136Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:27 
137Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:03:28 
138Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas0:03:31 
139Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis0:03:41 
140Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream0:03:44 
141Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:04:31 
142Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC0:05:03 
143Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:05:13 
144Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:05:24 
145Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil0:05:31 
146Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:05:35 
147Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:05:43 
148Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:05:44 
149Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux0:05:48 
150Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:55 
151Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:06:00 
152Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:06:20 
153Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:06:40 
154Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:07:28 
155Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream0:07:37 
156Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:08:06 
157Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:08:20 
158Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:08:25 
159Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step  
160Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:26 
161Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram0:08:29 
162Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil  
163Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank0:08:46 
164Paul Voss (Ger) Milram0:08:49 
165Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:54 
166Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:08:56 
167José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:08:58 
168Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam0:09:13 
169Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram0:09:23 
170Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil0:09:24 
171Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:09:27 
172Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:09:34 
173Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:09:46 
174Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:10:06 
175Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:10:08 
176Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:10:10 
177Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:10:17 
178Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:30 
179Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC0:10:31 
180Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:10:44 
181Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:11:26 
182Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:11:45 
183Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:11:46 
184Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:12:22 
185Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:12:26 
186Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:13:11 
187Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:13:25 
188Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil0:13:48 
189Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:13:52 
190Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:13:53 
191José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:14:12 
192Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank0:14:32 
193Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:14:56 
194Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:18:31 
195José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:20:57 
Points classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC78pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step58 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream47 
4Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto33 
5Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil33 
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas31 
7Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank29 
8Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step28 
9Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam26 
10Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank25 
11Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC25 
12William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom24 
13Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC21 
14Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas20 
15Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC14 
16Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto14 
17Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil14 
18Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step12 
19Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis11 
20Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
21Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram10 
22Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo10 
23Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank9 
24Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana9 
25Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC9 
26David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
27Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram8 
28Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas8 
29Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux8 
30Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7 
31Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur7 
32Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6 
33Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram6 
34Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas6 
35Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil5 
36Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam5 
37Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
38Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC4 
39Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto4 
40Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
41Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux3 
42Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
43Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto2 
44Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank2 
45Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
46Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil2 
47Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
48Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1 
49David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream1 
Mountains classification
1Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10pts
2Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank9 
3Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia7 
4Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur5 
5Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo5 
6Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3 
7Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil3 
8José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
9Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
10Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
Combination classification
1Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia121pts
2Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram164 
3Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis201 
4Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank220 
5Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur228 
6Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil229 
7José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur238 
8Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo245 
Teams classsification
2Team Saxo Bank0:00:03 
3Garmin - Slipstream0:00:06 
4Caisse d'Epargne0:00:10 
5Quick Step0:00:12 
6Team Columbia - HTC0:00:15 
8Silence - Lotto0:00:19 
9Team Milram0:00:21 
11Xacobeo Galicia0:00:24 
12Cervelo TestTeam0:00:28 
13Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:30 
14Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:31 
15AG2R - La Mondiale0:00:34 
16BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
17Française Des Jeux  
18Fuji - Servetto0:00:41 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:46 
20Lampre - N.G.C0:01:17 
21Contentpolis - Ampo0:01:23 
22Andalucía - Cajasur0:01:26 
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