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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

September 04, Stage 6: Xativa - Xativa 177km

Bozic sprints to win ahead of bunch

By:
Cycling News
Published:
September 04, 2009, 16:55 BST,
Updated:
September 04, 2009, 20:27 BST

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