Bozic sprints to win ahead of bunch

Farrar and Bennati round out top three

On another hot day at the Vuelta a España, Vacansoleil's Borut Bozic outsmarted some formidable sprint competition to claim the Vuelta's sixth stage in Xàtiva. The Slovenian launched his sprint early and held off the best efforts of some of the fastest sprinters on the planet to take the biggest win of his career and, after several days of brave endeavor, a win for his Dutch team.

Bozic finished one bike length clear of Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) and Daniele Bennati (Liquigas), who took his second successive third-place stage finish. André Greipel (Columbia-HTC) finished in 10th position on the stage but did enough to extend his tenure in the Gold leader's jersey by at least another day. Tom Boonen (Quick Step) remains six seconds behind in second place. Bennati and Farrar fill third and fourth, three seconds further back.

For Bozic however, the classification will be of little concern. A member of a wildcard team, the 29-year-old seized his opportunity and now has a big win to add to his palmares. With a week more suited to slighter riders ahead, Bozic will climb content in the knowledge that he is a Grand Tour stage winner.

If at first you don't succeed...

Another scorcher and another squadron of brave souls prepared to throw caution to the proverbial wind. Matthé Pronk (Vacansoleil) and José Antonio López Gil (Andalucía-Cajasur) decided they hadn't enjoyed enough time off the front on Thursday. They chose to ignore the company of their peers and set off in the early kilometres with Bingen Fernandez (Cofidis) and Aitor Perez Arrieta (Contentpolis-Ampo).

It was a case of déjà vu for the peloton as they relaxed their grip on the reins and allowed the breakaway to gallop away to an almost seven-minute gap after 30 kilometres had been covered. Shortly thereafter, Columbia-HTC made it clear that they had designs on their third stage win of the race as the team played policemen for the bunch, maintaining the gap at around the five minute mark.

As the mercury topped 38 degrees Celsius, the entire race resorted to its own form of self-preservation. The speed for the first three hours of racing did not reach the number on the thermometer as the peloton rolled off 35 kilometre in each of the hours that passed. Thoughts of Saturday's time trial, or, at the very least, air conditioning, occupied the collective mentality.

Out in front, the leaders pushed on regardless. López Gil (Andalucía-Cajasur) was quickly becoming the biggest benefactor. At the summit of the second climb of the day, the Category 3 Alto de Millares, the Spaniard had done enough to take the best climber's jersey from Aitor Hernandez (Eukaltel-Euskadi). Pronk meanwhile was starting to signs of two big days out. The Dutchman began to yo-yo towards the top of Millares, but had no trouble catching back on the descent.

As the race pushed its way through its third quarter, the peloton began the painstaking process of reeling the leaders in. Like experienced fly-fishermen the group patiently retrieved the line given out at the start of the day. By the time the leading quartet went through the town of Navarrés their advantage was back to just three-and-a-half minutes.

As the race entered the outskirts of Xàtiva for a ceremonial visit - 40 kilometers prior to the finale proper - the gap ticked below two minutes. As the Category 3 Alto de Beniganim commenced, Pronk finally decided enough was enough as he left the three Spaniards to their own devices and returned to the peloton. The Beniganim forced a game of musical chairs for the breakaway as Aitor Perez Arrieta (Contentpolis-Ampo) traded places with Italian Paolo Tiralongo (Lampre-NGC), who bridged across to join José Antonio López Gil (Andalucía-Cajasur) and Bingen Fernandez (Cofidis) in front with 25 kilometres remaining.

Ah, the impetuousness of youth

Ten kilometres later, Columbia had closed the race down, upping the pace as they passed the leaders in order to discourage any further attacks. However, as the road tilted upwards and briefly reduced the momentum of the bunch, it was clear that two riders had missed the Columbia memo. Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-NGC) and Matti Breschel (Saxo Bank) went away and pushed out to a 16-second gap at the top of the climb.

Despite surviving the descent intact, the arrival of David de la Fuente (Fuji-Servetto) and Philippe Gilbert (Silence-Lotto) alongside the group marked the end for the remnants of the day's original break. As the peloton linked up with the back of the group, Gilbert gave his traditional death rattle, but was himself swallowed up within a kilometre.

As Gilbert returned, a short-lived flourish from David Moncoutie (Cofidis) and Johnny Hoogerland (Vancasoleil) did little more than guide the way back into Xàtiva. As the sprinters moved to the front, it was the green jerseys of Liquigas that were most prominent, with Tom Boonen slotted into fifth wheel.

A heady cocktail of speed, heat and disorganisation saw the final kilometre filled with a long line of cyclists with no discernable head. Scattered lead-out men from each of the main squads traded places at the front, but as the heads of state waited for the one another to go, it was Vacansoleil's Borut Bozic who hit the afterburner first. The Slovenian showing a clean pair of heels rolled out a prolonged sprint. 177 kilometres from where it all began; it was Bozic who threw his hands aloft in Xàtiva.

There's no place like home, there's no place like home

In spite of the searing heat of the day, the attrition rate was impressively low. Likely due to the relaxed paced of the peloton, just two riders were peeling the numbers from their backs. Andalucía-Cajasur's Manuel Ortega and Contentpolis-Ampo's Oscar García-Casarrubios called it quits during the stage.

The two Spaniards had at least found themselves a little further down the Vuelta road than the biggest departure of the day: Luxembourg's Kim Kirchen. The Columbia-HTC rider did not start today after he fell ill the previous evening.

The abandons mean that 192 riders will be expected to take to the start ramp of the Vuelta's first individual time trial tomorrow in Valencia. The 30.3-kilometre course will see members of the peloton take in their second motor-racing circuit of the race; this time around it will be sections of the Formula 1 circuit in the Spanish costal city.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil4:40:50 
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas  
4Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
5Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step  
6Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis  
7Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
8Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
9Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
10André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
11Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram  
12Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas  
13Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
14Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
15Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
16Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
17Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana0:00:06 
18Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank  
20David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
21Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
22Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil  
23Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank  
24Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
25David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
26Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram0:00:09 
27Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
28Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
29Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream  
30Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
31David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream  
32Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
33Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
34Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto  
35Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
36Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
37Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
38Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
39Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
40José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
41Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
42Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank  
43Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
44Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
45Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
46Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
47Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
48Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
49Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream  
50Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana  
51Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
52Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil  
53Christian Knees (Ger) Milram  
54Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
55Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
56Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
57Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
58Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram  
59Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
60Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
61Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
62Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
63David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
64José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana  
65Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis  
66Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
67Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram  
68Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
69Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
70Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
71Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
72Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
74David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
75Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
76Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
77Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis  
78Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
79Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
80Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC  
81Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas  
82Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
83Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
84Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank  
85Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
86Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
87Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
88Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
89Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
90Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
91Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
92Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
93Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
94Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
95Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
96Paul Voss (Ger) Milram  
97Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
98Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
99Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
100Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana  
101Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas  
102Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
103Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
104Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
105Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
107Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux  
108Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas  
109Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step0:00:27 
110Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
111Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas0:00:28 
112Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto  
113Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step0:00:32 
114Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:36 
115Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:00:37 
116Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
117Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:40 
118Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
119Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:00:42 
120Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil0:00:44 
121Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:46 
122Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
123José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:06 
124José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
125Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:17 
126Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:22 
127Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
128Michael Schär (Swi) Astana  
129Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
130Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
131Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
132Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank  
133Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
134David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
135Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:01:26 
136Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:02:04 
137Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram  
138Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC0:03:10 
139Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step  
140Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank  
141Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank  
142Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam  
143William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
144Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream  
145Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas  
146Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
147Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:04:45 
148Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil  
149Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:04:58 
150Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:06:26 
151Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
152Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
153Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
154Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
155Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis  
156Martin Velits (Svk) Milram  
157Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
158Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam  
159José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
160Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto  
161Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:06:46 
162Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis  
163Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis  
164Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
165Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC  
166Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC  
167Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
168Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux  
169Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana  
170Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:06:55 
171Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
172Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
173Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto  
174John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
175Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
176José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
177Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam  
178Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
179Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux  
180Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:10:30 
181Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
182Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
183Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux  
184Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil  
185Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream  
186Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil  
187Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
188Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC  
189Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:13:17 
190Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram  
191Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
192Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
DNSKim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC  
DNFManuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
DNFOscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
Sprint 1 - Millares, Km.: 78,7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo4 pts
2José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
3Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1 
Sprint 2 - Xàtiva (1st pass), Km.: 144,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo4 pts
2Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis2 
3Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
Sprint 3 - Xàtiva (finish), Km.: 176,8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil25 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream20 
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas16 
4Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto14 
5Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step12 
6Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis10 
7Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux9 
8Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto8 
9Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC7 
10André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC6 
11Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram5 
12Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas4 
13Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
14Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2 
15Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de la Muela, 3rd category, Km.: 64
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6 pts
2Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo4 
3Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis2 
4Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de Millares, 3rd category, Km.: 86
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6 pts
2Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo4 
3Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis2 
4Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
 
Mountain 3 - Alto de Benigánim, 3rd category, Km: 152
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6 pts
2Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis4 
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC2 
4Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
Most aggressive
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse D'Epargne14:02:39 
2Liquigas  
3Team Columbia - HTC  
4Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:06 
5Contentpolis - Ampo  
6Garmin - Slipstream0:00:09 
7Silence - Lotto  
8Euskaltel - Euskadi  
9Fuji - Servetto  
10Team Milram  
11Cofidis, le credit en ligne  
12Quick Step  
13Française Des Jeux  
14Team Saxo Bank0:00:12 
15Xacobeo Galicia  
16Astana0:00:15 
17Andalucía - Cajasur  
18AG2R - La Mondiale  
19Lampre - N.G.C0:00:18 
20Cervelo Test Team  
21Rabobank  
22BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:01:20 
General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC24:21:13 
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:06 
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:00:09 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
5Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank0:00:18 
6Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil0:00:23 
7Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:00:27 
8Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
9Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:00:28 
10David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:33 
11Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:00:34 
12David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:37 
13Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:38 
14Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:39 
15Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:40 
17Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas  
18Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:41 
19Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:42 
20Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam  
21Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:43 
22Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis  
23Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana  
24Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:00:44 
25Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram  
26Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
27Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale  
28Christian Knees (Ger) Milram0:00:45 
29Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram0:00:46 
30Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank0:00:47 
31Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream  
32Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
33Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
34Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:00:48 
35Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:49 
36Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:50 
37Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto  
38Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:00:51 
39Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis  
40Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
41Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
42Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:00:54 
43Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto  
44Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam  
45Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil  
46Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:00:55 
47Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto0:00:56 
48Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil0:00:57 
49Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
50Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:58 
51Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
52Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram  
53Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:59 
54Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank0:01:00 
55Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:02 
56Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
57Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:01:03 
58Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:01:04 
59Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank  
60David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream0:01:06 
61Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:08 
62Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step  
64Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank0:01:10 
65Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:11 
66Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank  
67Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam  
68Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux  
69José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam  
70Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:01:12 
71Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux  
72Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
73José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana0:01:13 
74Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:16 
75Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:17 
76Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
77Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:19 
78Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:20 
79Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank  
80Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC  
81Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:01:22 
82Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:23 
83Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis  
84Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto0:01:24 
85Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:25 
86Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank0:01:26 
87Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:01:27 
88David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:28 
89Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:01:29 
90Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:31 
91David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis  
92Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:01:34 
93Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:42 
94Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC  
95Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:44 
96Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:01:46 
97Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil0:01:47 
98Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:48 
99Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:01:54 
100Michael Schär (Swi) Astana0:01:59 
101Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:02:03 
102Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:02:22 
103Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:02:25 
104José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:29 
105Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:35 
106Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step0:03:11 
107Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:03:19 
108Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:03:25 
109Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC0:03:41 
110William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:44 
111Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam0:03:49 
112Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis0:03:50 
113Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream0:03:53 
114Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank0:03:57 
115Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas0:03:59 
116Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:05 
117David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:04:36 
118Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:04:50 
119Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC0:05:12 
120Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:05:22 
121Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:05:41 
122Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:05:43 
123Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:05:51 
124Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:04 
125Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:06:30 
126Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:03 
127Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam0:07:04 
128Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:07:10 
129Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:07:20 
130Martin Velits (Svk) Milram0:07:24 
131Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:07:32 
132Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:07:34 
133Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis0:07:36 
134Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis0:07:37 
135Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo  
136Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream0:07:46 
137Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:07:51 
138Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:06 
139John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:10 
140Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:08:25 
141Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:08:27 
142Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:08:29 
143Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:08:56 
144Paul Voss (Ger) Milram0:08:58 
145Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:03 
146Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:09:05 
147Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:09:49 
148Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana0:09:50 
149Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:09:55 
150Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC0:09:57 
151José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:10:04 
152Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur  
153Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank0:10:08 
154Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:10:13 
155Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil0:10:16 
156Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:10:19 
157Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:10:38 
158Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:39 
159Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:11:17 
160Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram0:11:27 
161Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:11:37 
162Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:11:50 
163Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:12:35 
164Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:12:46 
165Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:13:10 
166Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:13:27 
167Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:13:35 
168Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:13:53 
169Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:13:54 
170Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:14:51 
171Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:15:01 
172Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:21 
173Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:16:00 
174Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam0:16:08 
175Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux0:16:18 
176Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:16:52 
177Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank0:17:42 
178Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:17:52 
179Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil0:18:59 
180Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil0:19:54 
181Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:20:19 
182Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:20:38 
183Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC0:21:01 
184José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:21:03 
185Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram0:21:46 
186Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil0:24:16 
187Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:25:02 
188Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:25:03 
189Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:25:26 
190Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
191Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:27:09 
192José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:27:23 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC84 pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step70 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream67 
4Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil58 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas47 
6Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto33 
7Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank29 
8Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step28 
9Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto28 
10Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam26 
11Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram25 
12Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank25 
13Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC25 
14William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom24 
15Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC21 
16Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC21 
17Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis21 
18Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas20 
19Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux17 
20Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram15 
21Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil14 
22Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas12 
23Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto12 
24Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step12 
25Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step10 
26Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10 
27Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo10 
28Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC9 
29Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne9 
30Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank9 
31Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana9 
32Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo8 
33David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
34Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram8 
35José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur7 
36Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank7 
37Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur7 
38Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6 
39Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas6 
40Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram6 
41Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil5 
42Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam5 
43Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5 
44Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
45Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC4 
46Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis3 
47Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil3 
48Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux3 
49Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
50Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
51Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis2 
52Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2 
53Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank2 
54Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil2 
55Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto2 
56Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream2 
57Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
58Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2 
59Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1 
60Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil1 
61Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1 
62Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1 
63David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur20 pts
2Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
3Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank9 
4Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9 
5Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis8 
6Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia7 
7Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur5 
8Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo5 
9Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil3 
10Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3 
11Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil3 
12Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC2 
13Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia105 pts
2Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram141 
3Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank160 
4Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur181 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Liquigas73:05:06 
2Caisse D'Epargne0:00:10 
3Team Columbia - HTC0:00:15 
4Team Saxo Bank  
5Garmin - Slipstream  
6Quick Step0:00:21 
7Silence - Lotto0:00:28 
8Team Milram0:00:30 
9Astana  
10Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:36 
11Xacobeo Galicia  
12Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:40 
13Rabobank0:00:41 
14Française Des Jeux0:00:43 
15Cervelo Test Team0:00:46 
16AG2R - La Mondiale0:00:49 
17Fuji - Servetto0:00:50 
18Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:55 
19Contentpolis - Ampo0:01:29 
20Lampre - N.G.C0:01:35 
21Andalucía - Cajasur0:01:41 
22BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:01:54 

 

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