Cavendish claims first leader's jersey

HTC-Columbia crushes competition in team time trial

The HTC-Columbia squad scorched around the artificially illuminated 13km course of the opening team time trial at the Vuelta a Espana in Seville to put Mark Cavendish in the race leader’s red jersey and secure the top nine places overall.

HTC-Columbia set a time of 14:06 for the testing course in the dark, with the final team finishing close to midnight local time. Liquigas-Doimo finished 10 seconds slower to take second, with Saxo Bank third at 12 seconds. Despite their recent announcement that the team will fold at the end of the season, Cervelo TestTeam put in a solid performance, finishing fourth, 13 seconds back.

Cavendish said that although he got to wear the Tour of Spain leader's red jersey for being the first to cross the line, "it belonged to the whole squad. I'm wearing it on behalf of the team."

"As soon as we did the first training ride on the course on Thursday even after ten minutes on the bike we were riding so well together I had the feeling we were going to win," he said.

"The team time trial is my favourite discipline because the whole team gets rewarded, it's special that way, and at the same time you need to get it one hundred percent right for it to work. I get to stand on the podium quite a lot, but that's because of eight other guys’ hard work. Today we all got to stand on the podium and I'm incredibly proud of what my teammates did."

“This is the first stage of my first Vuelta and I already have the red jersey but I only represent 10% of the win and each of my teammate deserve to wear the jersey as well. For me, to wear the jersey doesn’t change anything for stage 2 on Sunday because it should be a bunch sprint and we would have controlled the race anyway. It doesn’t take me away from my real goal here, which is to win stages.”

Cavendish is also the leader of the points competition, whilst HTC-Columbia leads the teams classification. The team time trial was HTC-Columbia's 55th victory of the 2010 season.

Liquigas-Doimo take second as others struggle in the dark

Surprisingly both Garmin-Transitions and Team Sky were out of the top five and failed to challenge HTC-Columbia. Garmin finished in sixth place, with five riders that included team leader Christian Vande Velde, but was 17 seconds off the pace and sixth. Team Sky was 14th, 28 seconds slower after deciding to wait for Thomas Löfkvist early on before then leaving him behind.

Liquigas director Mario Scirea was pleased with his team's performance and second place. Sprinter Daniele Bennati is the highest non-HTC-Columbia rider on the standings. He also commented on the scary nature of the opening stage. “We’ve put a strong performance, considering that the guys rode with a bit of fear because of not being used to race at night time."

"We have so many young guys here, they have ridden really well with Roman Kreuziger, Vincenzo Nibali and Daniele Bennati who have been the drivers of the team on the road. Bennati is looking good, so we’ll try and get a stage win in one of the first bunch sprints.”

Omega Pharma-Lotto finished seventh, 17 seconds behind HTC-Columbia. Team leader Philippe Gilbert was surprised at the time gap, but said it won't cloud his efforts to win a stage here. “We’ve had a pretty good time trial. To finish seventh isn’t bad for us but we lose 17 seconds and that’s more than one second per kilometre, it’s a lot," he explained.

"We lost two riders between the seventh and the eighth kilometre. That partly explains the gap. As for myself, I’ll try to take profit of the terrain when it won’t be too long climbs. I’d really like to win a stage even though my priority remains to gear up for the world championship.”

The 22 teams rode a mixture of race strategies as they defied the dark. Some chose to lose riders early after huge efforts on specific parts of the course, while others opted to finish all nine riders together. However it was about bravery and speed going into the dark corners at over 50km/h. HTC-Columbia’s polished lead out skills and fearlessness seemed to make a significant difference.

Cavendish pulled on the red leader’s jersey, with eight of his nine teammates filling the overall classification behind him at the same time. Bennati is ninth at 10 seconds.

Cavendish will wear the leader's jersey during the 173.7km second stage from Alcalá de Guadaíra to Marbella.

Full Results
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia0:14:06 
2Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
4Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
5Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia  
6Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia  
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
8Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:10 
10Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
11Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
12Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
13Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
15Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
16Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:00:13 
17Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
18Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
19Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
20Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
21Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:14 
22Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
23Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
24Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
25Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
26Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
27Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
28Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
29Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
30Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
31Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
32Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
33Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
34Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:16 
35Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:17 
36David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions  
37David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
38Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
39Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
40Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
41Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
42Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
43Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
45Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
46Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
47Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
48Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:00:18 
49Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
50Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
51Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
52Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
53Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
54Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
55Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:20 
56Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
57Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
58Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
59Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
60Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:00:23 
61Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
62Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
63Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
64Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
65Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
66Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
67Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:24 
68Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:00:25 
69David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
70Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
71Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
72David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
73Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
74Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
75Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:26 
76David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
77Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
78Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
79Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
80Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
81Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
82Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
83Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:27 
84Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
85Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
86Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
87Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
88Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team  
89Juan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky0:00:28 
90Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky  
91Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
92Benjamin Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
93Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky  
94Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
95Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
96Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
97Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
98Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
99Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
100Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
101Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
102David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
103Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:31 
104Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
105Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:00:33 
106Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ  
107Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
108Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
109Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
110Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ  
111Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
112Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
113Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
114Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
115Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
116Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
117Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
118Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
119John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Team Sky0:00:34 
120Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:35 
121Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:00:36 
122Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
123Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
124Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
125Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
126Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
127Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
129Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
130Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:38 
131Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
132William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:39 
133Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
134Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
135Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
136Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
137Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
138Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
139Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
140Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
141Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:40 
142Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:00:41 
143Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
144Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana  
145Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
146Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
147Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:42 
148Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:00:46 
149Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:00:49 
150Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
151Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
152Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
153Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
154Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
155Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
156Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
157Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
158Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:51 
159Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
160Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:52 
161Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:00:57 
162Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
163Arkaitz Duran (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
164David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
165Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
166Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
167Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
168Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
169Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:58 
170Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:00:59 
171Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:04 
172Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:01:12 
173Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:14 
174Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky0:01:15 
175Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky  
176Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:01:27 
177Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:01:28 
178Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:01:29 
179Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:01:38 
180Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:40 
181Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:01:43 
182Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
183Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:01:49 
184Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
185Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team0:01:53 
186Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:02:02 
187Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:02:06 
188Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:02:15 
189Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
190Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:02:16 
191Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:17 
192David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:02:26 
193Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto0:01:58 
194Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:39 
195Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:02:48 
196Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:02:53 
197Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:02:55 
198Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions0:03:24 
Points
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia25pts
2Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia20 
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia16 
4Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia14 
5Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia12 
6Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia10 
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia9 
8Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia8 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo7 
10Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo6 
11Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5 
12Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
13Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo3 
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
15Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo1 
Teams
1Team HTC - Columbia0:14:06 
2Liquigas - Doimo0:00:10 
3Cervelo Test Team0:00:13 
4Team Saxo Bank0:00:14 
5Lampre - Farese Vini  
6Garmin - Transitions0:00:17 
7Omega Pharma - Lotto  
8Team Milram0:00:18 
9Team Katusha0:00:20 
10Quick Step0:00:23 
11Caisse d'Epargne0:00:25 
12Xacobeo Galicia0:00:26 
13Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:27 
14Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:28 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne  
16FDJ0:00:33 
17AG2R - La Mondiale  
18Rabobank0:00:36 
19BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:39 
20Astana0:00:41 
21Andalucia - Cajasur0:00:49 
22Footon - Servetto0:00:57 
General classification after stage 1
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia0:14:06 
2Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
4Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
5Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia  
6Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia  
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
8Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:10 
10Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
11Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
12Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
13Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
15Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
16Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:00:13 
17Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
18Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
19Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
20Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
21Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:14 
22Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
23Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
24Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
25Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
26Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
27Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
28Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
29Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
30Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
31Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
32Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
33Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
34Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:16 
35Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:17 
36David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions  
37David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
38Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
39Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
40Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
41Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
42Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
43Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
45Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
46Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
47Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
48Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:00:18 
49Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
50Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
51Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
52Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
53Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
54Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
55Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:20 
56Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
57Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
58Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
59Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
60Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:00:23 
61Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
62Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
63Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
64Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
65Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
66Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
67Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:24 
68Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:00:25 
69David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
70Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
71Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
72David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
73Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
74Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
75Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:26 
76David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
77Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
78Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
79Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
80Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
81Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
82Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
83Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:27 
84Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
85Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
86Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
87Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
88Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team  
89Juan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky0:00:28 
90Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky  
91Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
92Benjamin Swift (GBr) Team Sky  
93Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky  
94Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
95Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
96Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
97Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
98Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
99Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
100Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
101Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
102David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
103Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:00:31 
104Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
105Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:00:33 
106Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ  
107Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
108Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
109Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
110Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ  
111Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
112Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
113Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
114Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
115Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
116Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
117Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
118Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
119John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Team Sky0:00:34 
120Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:35 
121Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:00:36 
122Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
123Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
124Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
125Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
126Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
127Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
129Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
130Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:38 
131Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
132William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:39 
133Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
134Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
135Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
136Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
137Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
138Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
139Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
140Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
141Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:40 
142Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:00:41 
143Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
144Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana  
145Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
146Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
147Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:42 
148Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:00:46 
149Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:00:49 
150Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
151Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
152Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
153Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
154Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
155Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
156Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
157Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
158Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:51 
159Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
160Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:52 
161Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:00:57 
162Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
163Arkaitz Duran (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
164David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
165Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
166Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
167Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
168Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
169Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:58 
170Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:00:59 
171Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:04 
172Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:01:12 
173Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:14 
174Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky0:01:15 
175Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky  
176Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:01:27 
177Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:01:28 
178Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:01:29 
179Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:01:38 
180Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:40 
181Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:01:43 
182Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
183Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:01:49 
184Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
185Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team0:01:53 
186Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:02:02 
187Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:02:06 
188Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:02:15 
189Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
190Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:02:16 
191Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:17 
192David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:02:26 
193Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto0:01:58 
194Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:39 
195Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:02:48 
196Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:02:53 
197Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:02:55 
198Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions0:03:24 
Points classification
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia25pts
2Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia20 
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia16 
4Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia14 
5Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia12 
6Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia10 
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia9 
8Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia8 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo7 
10Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo6 
11Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5 
12Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
13Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo3 
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
15Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo1 
Combativity classification
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia2pts
2Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia4 
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia6 
4Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia8 
5Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia10 
6Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia12 
7Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia14 
8Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia16 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo18 
10Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo20 
11Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo22 
12Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo24 
13Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo26 
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo28 
15Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo30 
Teams classification
1Team HTC - Columbia0:14:06 
2Liquigas - Doimo0:00:10 
3Cervelo Test Team0:00:13 
4Team Saxo Bank0:00:14 
5Lampre - Farese Vini  
6Garmin - Transitions0:00:17 
7Omega Pharma - Lotto  
8Team Milram0:00:18 
9Team Katusha0:00:20 
10Quick Step0:00:23 
11Caisse d'Epargne0:00:25 
12Xacobeo Galicia0:00:26 
13Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:27 
14Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:28 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne  
16FDJ0:00:33 
17AG2R - La Mondiale  
18Rabobank0:00:36 
19BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:39 
20Astana0:00:41 
21Andalucia - Cajasur0:00:49 
22Footon - Servetto0:00:57 

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