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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
      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
      Location
      Xativa
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      30km
      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
      Location
      Toledo
    • Stage 21

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

September 5, Stage 7: Valencia 30km

Cancellara rules wet time trial in Valencia, re-takes overall lead

By:
Shane Stokes
Published:
September 5, 2009, 15:39,
Updated:
September 5, 2009, 19:59

Cancellara wins ahead of Millar and Grabsch in wet Valencia time trial

Cancellara's effort put him back in the golden jersey.

Cancellara's effort put him back in the golden jersey.

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Topping the podium again precisely a week after his prologue victory, Olympic time trial champion Fabian Cancellara dramatically returned to the Maillot Oro of race leader on today's wet seventh stage of the race.

Just as he did on the motor racing track in Assen, the Swiss rider used his high octane power to zoom to victory on the Formula One track in Valencia, beating second-placed rider David Millar (Garmin Slipstream) by a cool 32 seconds and opening up a further four on world TT champ Bert Grabsch (Columbia HTC).

"For sure, I think the most difficult thing today was the weather conditions," the big Swiss rider said after the race. "It was very slippery, but in the end the big motivation was that we were in Valencia, where you have big events like the Americas Cup. It was great to go fast on the Formula One roads. It was a good test for me and I am very happy about this."

General classification contenders such as Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Tom Danielson (Garmin Slipstream), Cadel Evans (Silence Lotto), Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) and Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) all lost between 47 seconds and one minute 12, with only the first three of these placing in the top ten.

Like each of those riders, Cancellara had to contend with water and wind, working out how to gauge his effort to maximum effect during the pan-flat 30km test. His tactic was to hold back early on, then gradually open up the gas.

"I tried to go easy in the corners in the beginning as the race as there was a lot of turns," he said, smiling broadly and, as always, enjoying his win. "I was trying to go slowly as it was very slippery after many days without rain. There was a lot of wind, but on the way back with the headwind I really pushed and tried to make the difference. It was a great race, and good preparation for the World time trial championships on home ground."

Grabsch will be up against the Saxo Bank rider when he aims to defend his world TT title later this month. Although he lost over half a minute to his rival, he said that he was pleased with his performance today.

"I rode slowly and without risk, because before me my teammates Vicente Reynes and Michael Albasini crashed," the German told Radsport-news.com. "The conditions were pretty much the same for everyone."

"I had enormous problems in the last few stages with the extreme heat. Yesterday I pretty much blew up, and couldn't do anything. So that makes me all the more satisfied with my performance and my finish today."

Boonen was one of those who came a cropper, racing in towards the finish with the right hand side of his green skinsuit bearing evidence of a fall. He nevertheless posted a respectable time, losing just 1'03, and ended the day second overall behind Cancellara.

Xacobeo Galicia rider David Herrero was the biggest surprise, placing fourth in the TT and jumping up to third overall, while Cadel Evans (Silence Lotto) moved to sixth despite his relatively disappointing tenth place in the race against the clock.

Sanchez surprisingly beat him, placing sixth in the test and ending the day ninth overall. He was pleased, but stressed that there’s a lot of racing yet to come. “The balance from the stage is positive, but it’s necessary to stay calm,” said the Euskaltel – Euskadi rider. “It’s only the beginning and there are many days ahead. We don’t have one decisive day in this Vuelta, all are important and it is necessary to be there at all times.

“The route of the time trial was very nice, I liked it, but the rain made some bends dangerous and I had to ride very carefully. If you are here to win the time trial it’s necessary to take risks, but if you are thinking of Madrid you must be more careful.”

Valverde was impressed by Sanchez’s ride, given that the Olympic road race champion beat him by 18 seconds.

“I achieved a good time trial with excellent sensations and I know I must be really happy this evening,” said the Caisse d’Epargne captain. “I lost less time that I foresaw compared to a rider like Cadel Evans and I came in ahead of Ivan Basso, which I still consider like being the most dangerous adversary for final victory, by 37 seconds. The only one who definitely achieved a better result is Samuel Sanchez, but that is not a surprise at all.”

He too said that the weather played a big part. “I lost something like ten seconds in the first kilometres because I did not want to take any risk at all in the curves. Because the road was so wet, they were really dangerous and it would have been stupid to crash there just to gain a few seconds. I went through them very slowly and later, when everything was a matter of strength, I recovered the time I lost in the previous section.”

Motoring to success

The early quick time on the stage was held by Rabobank's Lars Boom, who covered the flat course in 37'40, eventually good enough for ninth on the stage. Just over 40 minutes later Ag2r's Christophe Riblon improved on that, clocking 37'34, but his time was in turn bettered by Columbia HTC's Bert Grabsch, who is using the Vuelta to prepare for his world championship title defence.

Any hope that the German might give the Columbia team its fourth stage victory of the race was however threatened when Scottish rider David Millar went two seconds quicker at the first time check. Millar kept going full gas and maintained precisely the same advantage at the second intermediate point, then added another two seconds to that gap when he reached the finish line.

Further back on the course, 2006 Vuelta winner Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) matched Millar's speed at point one but was unable to maintain his pace. The comeback Kazakh faded somewhat and came home a provisional fifth, 40 seconds back, and would drop further down the rankings as other big guns reached the finish.

Tom Danielson was one of those quicker riders, finishing a provisional fourth and eventually taking seventh on the stage. The Garmin Slipstream team was undoubtedly pleased with his ongoing return to form and Millar's prominent showing, but the champagne was put on ice when it became clear that Cancellara was on a flier.

The Saxo Bank rider was only sixth fastest at the first time check, but improved as the time trial went on. He blitzed through the second intermediate point a full 19 seconds faster than Millar, catching his two-minute man Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil) there, and continued to pull further ahead between there and the finish.

With only four riders starting behind him and each of these conceding a chunk of time out on the course, it was clear he was set for another spell in the gold jersey. Maillot Oro leader André Greipel was looking uncomfortable going around the wet corners, and completed the TT 2'37 slower, placing only 67th.

Mountains on the horizon

After days of mainly flat roads – and plenty of time in the rain and the wind – a more traditional Vuelta stage awaits tomorrow when the first high mountains rear up on the parcours. The 206 kilometre leg to the Alto de Aitana is certain to shake up the general classification, with seven second- and third-category climbs preceding the ‘especial' [hors categorie] ascent up to the finish.

Cancellara surely knows his time at the top is very limited, but isn't too stressed about that. His number one priority is to get ready for the world championships, not to hang on to the gold jersey.

"I won today and it was important to see where I am, what level I am at, and it was good to push," he stated. "I think I did a good test today but tomorrow is a hard stage. It could be my last day in the Maillot Oro but I've enjoyed my time in it."

The nature of the climb is such that it could suit Alejandro Valverde or Samuel Sanchez. The two Spaniards are punchy riders who tend to perform well on the early mountain stages and who possess a good sprint at the end of a hard day’s racing. Valverde will be on the danger list of most riders, and he sounded upbeat heading towards higher ground.

“As I already said yesterday, I believe that the seconds won or lost today will have very little importance from tomorrow onwards, if we consider the fact that the first mountain stage will take place then with a very difficult finish at the top of Aitana.”

“Until now I have had a good Vuelta. I went through the first stages without any big crashes and lost no time until now. I hope that, now that we arrive in the mountains, which are the stages I most like, I will keep on being lucky.”

Sanchez also emphasized the chance that a big change is coming. “Tomorrow is a completely different type of stage profile,” he said. “We must cover seven climbs before finishing in Aitana, a very tough climb. The important thing now for me is to remain calm and keep working in the same way.”

One who can’t afford to bide his time is last year’s fourth-placed rider, Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia). He was only 54th in the time trial, but said that the time losses he incurred were according to his expectations and that he was content with his ride. However he is 2’52” back and knows that he needs to get closer to the likes of Valverde and Sanchez if he is to challenge for the overall classification.

“From tomorrow I hope to begin to catch up,” he said. “The finish in Aitana will be very selective. This climb is the only special category one but the rest of the day will be very hard, a continuous up-down course. It will be the first mountain stage of the Vuelta, too, so everyone will have to turn their cards face-up.”

Full Results
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 0:36:41  
2 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:32  
3 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 0:00:36  
4 David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:40  
5 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:46  
6 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:47  
7 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:00:50  
8 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:53  
9 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:59  
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 0:01:02  
11 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:03  
12 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:04  
13 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:05  
14 Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:09  
15 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:01:12  
16 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas    
17 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana 0:01:18  
18 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:01:21  
19 Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC 0:01:22  
20 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram 0:01:24  
21 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:01:25  
22 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:01:26  
23 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:30  
24 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:31  
25 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC    
26 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
27 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step    
28 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:33  
29 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:01:34  
30 Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram    
31 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:36  
32 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 0:01:37  
33 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:38  
34 Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:41  
35 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank 0:01:43  
36 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas    
37 Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:01:50  
38 Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam    
39 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:51  
40 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:01:53  
41 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:01:59  
42 Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank 0:02:02  
43 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana 0:02:03  
44 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis    
45 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:02:06  
46 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:02:07  
47 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
48 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:09  
49 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana    
50 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam 0:02:12  
51 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto    
52 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:14  
53 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram 0:02:15  
54 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:19  
55 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:21  
56 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis    
57 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank 0:02:22  
58 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam 0:02:24  
59 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:27  
60 Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
61 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:28  
62 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC 0:02:30  
63 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:02:31  
64 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:02:32  
65 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
66 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:02:35  
67 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC 0:02:37  
68 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:02:38  
69 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:02:39  
70 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam 0:02:40  
71 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
72 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:02:42  
73 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram 0:02:43  
74 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
75 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil 0:02:46  
76 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:48  
77 Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank 0:02:51  
78 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:52  
79 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
80 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis 0:02:55  
81 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:59  
82 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:03:00  
83 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:03:04  
84 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 0:03:05  
85 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank    
86 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:06  
87 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam 0:03:08  
88 Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana 0:03:09  
89 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:03:10  
90 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis    
91 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:03:12  
92 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:13  
93 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram    
94 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 0:03:14  
95 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil    
96 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:15  
97 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:17  
98 Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:18  
99 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto    
100 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:20  
101 Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC    
102 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:22  
103 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto 0:03:23  
104 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 0:03:24  
105 Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram 0:03:26  
106 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:03:27  
107 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank 0:03:29  
108 Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank 0:03:31  
109 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil 0:03:33  
110 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:34  
111 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank    
112 Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:03:35  
113 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:03:36  
114 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:03:40  
115 José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:03:44  
116 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
117 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:03:45  
118 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:03:46  
119 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas    
120 Paul Voss (Ger) Milram 0:03:49  
121 Martin Velits (Svk) Milram    
122 Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis 0:03:50  
123 Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
124 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC    
125 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:52  
126 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step    
127 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 0:03:53  
128 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
129 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 0:03:55  
130 Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis    
131 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream 0:03:56  
132 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana 0:03:57  
133 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC    
134 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:59  
135 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
136 Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:06  
137 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:07  
138 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:04:09  
139 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:04:10  
140 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream    
141 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis 0:04:12  
142 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:04:17  
143 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:18  
144 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:20  
145 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream 0:04:21  
146 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis 0:04:24  
147 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:04:25  
148 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:04:26  
149 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
150 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto 0:04:29  
151 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:04:30  
152 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:31  
153 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas 0:04:32  
154 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:04:33  
155 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:34  
156 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:04:36  
157 Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:04:39  
158 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 0:04:41  
159 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:42  
160 Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:04:47  
161 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 0:04:50  
162 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom    
163 Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:04:54  
164 Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:04:55  
165 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:04:58  
166 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux    
167 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis 0:05:03  
168 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:05:04  
169 José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:05  
170 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:05:08  
171 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil 0:05:10  
172 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:05:12  
173 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:05:14  
174 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:05:15  
175 Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:05:18  
176 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 0:05:19  
177 David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
178 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:22  
179 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank 0:05:33  
180 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:05:35  
181 José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:05:38  
182 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
183 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC 0:05:39  
184 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil 0:05:43  
185 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 0:05:47  
186 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:05:48  
187 Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:05:55  
188 Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:06:09  
189 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux    
190 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil 0:06:17  
191 Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:06:23  
192 Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:06:37  
Points
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 25 pts
2 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream 20  
3 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 16  
4 David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 14  
5 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 12  
6 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  
7 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 9  
8 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
9 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 7  
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 6  
11 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 5  
12 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 4  
13 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
14 Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 2  
15 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 1  
Teams
1 Garmin - Slipstream 1:53:02  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:22  
3 Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:28  
4 Team Columbia - High Road 0:00:30  
5 Team Saxo Bank 0:00:46  
6 Quick Step 0:01:11  
7 Astana 0:01:34  
8 Fuji-Servetto 0:01:37  
9 Rabobank 0:01:42  
10 Silence - Lotto 0:01:55  
11 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:11  
12 Team Milram 0:02:14  
13 Liquigas 0:02:27  
14 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:34  
15 Cervelo Test Team 0:03:10  
16 AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:21  
17 Française Des Jeux 0:03:27  
18 Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:20  
19 Andalucia Cajasur 0:04:35  
20 Lampre - N.G.C 0:04:51  
21 Contentpolis-Ampo 0:06:10  
22 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:07:28  
General classification after stage 7
1 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 24:58:12  
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:00:51  
3 David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:59  
4 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 0:01:03  
5 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:08  
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 0:01:12  
7 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:14  
8 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:01:19  
9 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:20  
10 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream    
11 Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:42  
12 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana 0:01:43  
13 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:01:46  
14 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:01:48  
15 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:51  
16 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram 0:01:52  
17 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas    
18 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:53  
19 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:57  
20 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 0:02:00  
21 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank 0:02:03  
22 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:02:05  
23 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:12  
24 Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:02:13  
25 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step 0:02:16  
26 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:02:17  
27 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC 0:02:19  
28 Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo    
29 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:24  
30 Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:02:26  
31 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:35  
32 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis 0:02:36  
33 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana 0:02:37  
34 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:02:38  
35 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram 0:02:42  
36 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC 0:02:46  
37 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis    
38 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:02:48  
39 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam    
40 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil 0:02:51  
41 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:52  
42 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto    
43 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana 0:02:58  
44 José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:03:00  
45 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 0:03:01  
46 Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram 0:03:02  
47 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:07  
48 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux    
49 Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram 0:03:09  
50 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux    
51 Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank 0:03:10  
52 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:11  
53 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank 0:03:15  
54 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
55 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam 0:03:17  
56 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:03:18  
57 Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:03:22  
58 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 0:03:25  
59 Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:03:31  
60 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia 0:03:32  
61 Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:03:34  
62 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank    
63 Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank 0:03:37  
64 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 0:03:38  
65 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:41  
66 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC    
67 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:03:42  
68 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:43  
69 Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 0:03:44  
70 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 0:03:46  
71 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:03:50  
72 Michael Schär (Swi) Astana    
73 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:03:53  
74 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram    
75 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto 0:03:56  
76 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:59  
77 Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
78 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:04:03  
79 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 0:04:14  
80 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis 0:04:15  
81 Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:17  
82 Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana 0:04:25  
83 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto 0:04:29  
84 Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC    
85 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank 0:04:36  
86 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank 0:04:41  
87 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 0:04:47  
88 Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:48  
89 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:52  
90 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas 0:04:53  
91 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 0:04:54  
92 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto    
93 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas 0:04:57  
94 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:05:04  
95 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:05:12  
96 David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:17  
97 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas 0:05:22  
98 David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis 0:05:25  
99 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:27  
100 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:05:44  
101 Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:05:49  
102 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis 0:06:27  
103 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:06:30  
104 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:06:32  
105 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 0:06:35  
106 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam 0:06:39  
107 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:06:42  
108 Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC 0:06:43  
109 Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step 0:06:45  
110 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 0:06:54  
111 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:04  
112 Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank 0:07:10  
113 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream 0:07:31  
114 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:07:32  
115 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam 0:07:36  
116 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:07:38  
117 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil 0:07:46  
118 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:08:00  
119 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas 0:08:13  
120 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:08:18  
121 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC 0:08:51  
122 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil 0:08:56  
123 Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:06  
124 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam 0:09:26  
125 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:09:31  
126 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:09:35  
127 David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 0:09:47  
128 Martin Velits (Svk) Milram 0:10:55  
129 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank 0:11:06  
130 Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis 0:11:13  
131 Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis 0:11:23  
132 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 0:11:25  
133 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream 0:11:49  
134 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:11:51  
135 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:11:52  
136 Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:11:58  
137 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
138 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:12  
139 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis 0:12:26  
140 Paul Voss (Ger) Milram 0:12:29  
141 Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:12:30  
142 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:12:52  
143 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:13:07  
144 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:10  
145 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 0:13:25  
146 Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana 0:13:29  
147 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:13:31  
148 Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:13:34  
149 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto 0:14:00  
150 Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:14:27  
151 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
152 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:14:28  
153 Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:14:31  
154 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:14:34  
155 Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram 0:14:35  
156 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:14:44  
157 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC 0:14:49  
158 José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:14:51  
159 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:14:52  
160 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:14:53  
161 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil 0:15:08  
162 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank 0:15:09  
163 Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC 0:15:18  
164 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:15:55  
165 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis 0:15:56  
166 Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:16:03  
167 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 0:16:14  
168 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:16:17  
169 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:17:10  
170 Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam 0:17:40  
171 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:21  
172 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 0:19:23  
173 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:19:45  
174 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:20:02  
175 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank 0:20:53  
176 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:20:57  
177 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC 0:22:14  
178 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux 0:22:19  
179 Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:23:11  
180 Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:23:43  
181 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC 0:24:31  
182 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil 0:25:19  
183 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:26:08  
184 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 0:26:09  
185 José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:26:21  
186 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil 0:29:31  
187 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream 0:29:48  
188 Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:30:03  
189 Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 0:30:39  
190 José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 0:30:49  
191 Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:31:31  
192 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:31:33  
Points classification
1 André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC 84 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 75  
3 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 67  
4 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil 58  
5 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank 50  
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas 47  
7 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC 37  
8 Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto 33  
9 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 29  
10 Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto 28  
11 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 28  
12 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam 26  
13 Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC 25  
14 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram 25  
15 William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 24  
16 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream 21  
17 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC 21  
18 Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis 21  
19 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas 20  
20 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 18  
21 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux 17  
22 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram 15  
23 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 14  
24 David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 14  
25 Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil 14  
26 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 13  
27 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 12  
28 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 12  
29 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas 12  
30 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 12  
31 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 10  
32 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas 10  
33 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 10  
34 Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 10  
35 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream 9  
36 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank 9  
37 Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC 9  
38 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 8  
39 Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram 8  
40 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 8  
41 José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 8  
42 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
43 Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 7  
44 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 6  
45 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram 6  
46 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas 6  
47 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil 5  
48 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 5  
49 Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam 5  
50 Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto 4  
51 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC 4  
52 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
53 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil 3  
54 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 3  
55 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil 3  
56 Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 2  
57 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto 2  
58 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream 2  
59 Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank 2  
60 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 2  
61 Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 2  
62 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis 2  
63 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 2  
64 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil 2  
65 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil 2  
66 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
67 Christian Knees (Ger) Milram 1  
68 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis 1  
69 Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 1  
Mountains classification
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 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis 3  
10 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil 3  
11 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil 3  
12 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC 2  
13 Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram 1  
Combination classification
1 Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram 98 pts
2 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 106  
3 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 180  
4 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 208  
5 Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis 212  
6 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 223  
7 José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur 227  
8 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis 236  
9 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil 256  
10 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil 262  
11 Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo 266  
Teams classification
1 Garmin - Slipstream 74:58:23  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:17  
3 Team Columbia - High Road 0:00:30  
4 Team Saxo Bank 0:00:46  
5 Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:49  
6 Quick Step 0:01:17  
7 Astana 0:01:49  
8 Silence - Lotto 0:02:08  
9 Rabobank    
10 Liquigas 0:02:12  
11 Fuji-Servetto    
12 Team Milram 0:02:29  
13 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:51  
14 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:55  
15 Cervelo Test Team 0:03:41  
16 AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:55  
17 Française Des Jeux    
18 Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:45  
19 Andalucia Cajasur 0:06:01  
20 Lampre - N.G.C 0:06:11  
21 Contentpolis-Ampo 0:07:24  
22 BBox Bouygues Telecom 0:09:07  

 

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