Anton comes up aces in Andorra

Spaniard takes second stage win, regains leader's jersey

Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) took a dramatic victory on stage 11, the Vuelta a España's first summit finish, and moved back into the leader's red jersey. The 27-year-old Spaniard timed his attack to perfection on the finishing ascent to Andorra for his second stage win of the Vuelta.

The main animator of the concluding ascent to Andorra, Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo-Galicia), finished three seconds behind Anton for second place while a surging Xavier Tondo (Cervélo Test Team) crossed the line in third, a further seven seconds down.

"It’s a great outcome with the stage win, the red jersey and the time bonus," said Anton. "Now I can't lie anymore: I'll fight for the final victory at the Vuelta. I'm not afraid of anything, except of experiencing a very bad day. If I don't win in Madrid, it’s no big deal. I'm already happy with how I'm going.

"I haven't had my best day today. I've had better feelings at Jaen and Xorret de Cati but it turned out well at the end because I have measured my efforts pretty well."

Anton revealed his team's strategy in planning out their season with Samuel Sanchez focusing on the Tour de France while Anton would make his bid for a run at the Vuelta a España.

"It’s been a bit of a gamble at the beginning of the year when we planned the season with team manager Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano. We decided that I'd skip the Tour de France after doing the Vuelta five times and the Tour twice. Samuel Sanchez was designated for the Tour while it was time for me to acquire again the pedalling style I had in 2008 at the Vuelta.

"For now the gamble is a success. Samuel has had a great Tour de France and I'm going well at the Vuelta. I've realized last year that I was too tired at the Vuelta. We see today that it’s an advantage not to have done both. Riders like Mosquera and myself are going better than Menchov and Rodriguez who have done the Tour. But this is not the end of the Vuelta. Many other things can happen. My team is ready for working hard to preserve the red jersey."

Mosquera makes his move

The race exploded into life on the 10km ascent to the finish line. With 4.6km to go, Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo-Galicia) launched a blistering attack and blew the race apart. Only race leader Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) could initially follow his acceleration but they soon wilted under the impetus of the Spaniard’s rhythm. Rodriguez was first to go, weaving all over the road, while 2.5km from the line, Nibali, too, could no longer hold the Spaniard's wheel.

Meanwhile, Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi), who was at first unable to respond to Mosquera’s attack, found his second wind and staged a sensational comeback. He ripped past Rodriguez first and then Nibali to bridge to the leader. Just prior to the red kite, Anton kicked again and this was enough to take the victory in spite of a desperate pursuit from Mosquera.

Runner-up Ezequiel Mosquera was pragmatic about the outcome of the stage. "This is a great victory for Igor [Anton]. He is more explosive than me for winning at the top of a hill but I've climbed well. It’s been an important day for the overall classification. I would have preferred to win but I'm happy with how I'm going."

The morning's race leader Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) lost nearly a minute with his 18th place finish and dropped to fourth overall. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo), who started the stage in third overall only four seconds out of the lead, showed his first signs of weakness on the finishing climb and finished sixth, conceding 23 seconds to Anton. Although the Italian moved up to second overall, he now trails the impressive Anton by 45 seconds. Tondo moves into third place overall at 1:04.

"The rhythm in the climb was a bit too high for me," said Nibali. "I was at my limit. I preferred to set my own pace than try to follow Mosquera. It’s been a difficult climb for me, but not only for me. Rabobank worked hard and Menchov has paid the price as well. This is only the first big climb of the Vuelta. We can't draw any conclusions yet."

Tondo, like Anton, didn't follow Mosquera's attack but instead rode his own pace to the finish for third place. "I know this ascent to Pal very well," said Tondo. "With the headwind, I thought it was better not to follow Mosquera, Rodriguez and Nibali when they accelerated. I preferred to keep my own rhythm and finish strongly.

"I caught Nibali, I finished third on the stage and I'm very happy because Igor Anton was unbeatable anyway. I'm only one minute down on him on GC and there is still a long way to go at the Vuelta."

Fantastic finale to Andorra

The 208.4km stage from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Andorra opened with a flurry of attacks, but after Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) won the first intermediate sprint at 45.2km the peloton eased its pace. Six kilometres later Johann Tschopp (BBox-Bouygues Telecom) and Mikael Cherel (FDJ) attacked to form the break of the day and since neither were general classification threats, Cherel best placed at 46:12 down, the duo were given plenty of leeway.

The escapees stretched their lead to nearly 15 minutes as they rolled through the feed zone with 100km remaining but the teams of the general classification contenders began to steadily chip away at their lead. The Katusha team of race leader Joaquin Rodriguez was joined by Rabobank at the head of the peloton and with 50km to the finish Tschopp and Cherel's lead had fallen below 10 minutes.

Rabobank continued with its spirited pace-making efforts and managed to dramatically reduce the escapees' advantage. As the peloton crossed the line of the second intermediate sprint at 17km to go, the leading duo's lead stood at 1:10.

As a greatly diminished field approximately 50-strong hit the base of the last climb with 10km remaining, the break's advantage had crumbled to a slender 30 seconds. The first attack from the field came from the irrepressible Dmitry Fofonov (Astana) as the Kazakh rider easily crossed the gap to Tschopp and Cherel. The Frenchman soon cracked and was absorbed, while Fofonov and Tschopp, too, were brought back by a Katusha-led field with 7km remaining.

Tschopp's teammate Nicolas Vogondy immediately launched a counter-attack, but the Frenchman was absorbed with 5.6km to go under the impetus of Katusha's Vladimir Karpets. By this time, an elite selection had formed at the head of the race and a notable absence was Rabobank's Denis Menchov, whose team had done the bulk of the work to bring back the break.

"It was a team management decision to get the team to work," said Menchov. "They did a good job. It was good to try, I think. My knee was okay. That is not the reason why I couldn't follow at the end. I just think that after the Tour, it’s difficult to ride well here."

As the climb approached its steepest gradient, Xacobeo-Galicia put two riders on the front to soften up the remaining contenders and their team captain Ezequiel Mosquera launched an impressive attack inside of 5km to go. Only Joaquin Rodriguez and Vincenzo Nibali were able to react to the Spaniard's fierce acceleration, but both soon succumbed to Mosquera's bid for victory leaving the Spaniard alone at the front approaching 2km to go.

Euskaltel-Euskadi's Igor Anton, however, provided fireworks of his own in the stage finale as he bridged to Mosquera in sight of the flamme rouge and immediately dispatched his compatriot to take both the stage victory and the leader's red jersey.

Full Results
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5:25:44 
2Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:03 
3Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:00:10 
4Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne0:00:15 
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:23 
7Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
8David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
9Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:00:32 
10Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
11Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
12Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:41 
13Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:51 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
15Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:53 
16Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:59 
17Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
18Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
19Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:05 
20David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:20 
21Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:38 
22Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:01:40 
23Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:01:41 
24Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
25Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
26Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
27Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
28Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:02 
29Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:02:04 
30Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank  
31Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:13 
32Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram0:02:25 
33Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
34Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
35Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
36Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
37Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:47 
38Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:02:59 
39Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
40David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:03:18 
41Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
42Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:35 
43Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
44Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:03:45 
45Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
46Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:04:13 
47Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
48Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
49Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
50Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:04:32 
51Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:04:48 
52Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:04:56 
53Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
54Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:04:58 
55Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:05:05 
56Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:05:06 
57Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:05:14 
58Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:09 
59Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:06:13 
60Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:06:14 
61Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:06:49 
62Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
63David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
64Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
65Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:53 
66Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
67David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
68Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
69Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
70Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
71Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
72Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
73Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
74Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
75Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
76Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:09:13 
77Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:10:46 
78Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
79David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
80Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
81Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
82Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
83Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
84Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
85Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
86Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
87David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions  
88Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
89Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
90Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
91Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ0:13:09 
92Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
93Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions0:13:19 
94Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:14:19 
95Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
96Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
97Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
98Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
99Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
100William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
101Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
102Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia  
103Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ  
104Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
105Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
106Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
107Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
108Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
109Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
110Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:00 
111Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:17:33 
112Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
113Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
114Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
115Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:19:14 
116Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
117Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
118Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
119Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
120Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
121Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
122Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
123Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
124Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
125Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
126Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
127Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
128Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
129Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
130Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
131Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
132Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
133Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
134Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
135Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
136Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
137Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
138Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
139Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
140Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
141Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
142Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
143Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
144Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
145Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
146Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
147Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
148Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
149Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
150Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
151Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
152Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team  
153David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
154Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
155Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
156Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
157Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
158Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
159Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
160Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
161Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
162Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:20:56 
163Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
164Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
165Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
166Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
167Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
168Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
169Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
170Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
171Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
172Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
173Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
174Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
175Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
176Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
DNFPhilip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team  
DNSMarkus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
Sprint 1 - Igualada, 45.2km
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4pts
2Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
3Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
Sprint 2 - Andorra la Vella, 191.4km
1Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4pts
2Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions1 
Points - Andorra. Vallnord Sector Pal, 208.4km
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi25pts
2Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia20 
3Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team16 
4Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne14 
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne12 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo10 
7Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank9 
8David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne8 
9Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
10Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team6 
11Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne5 
12Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions4 
13Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia3 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
15Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Mountain 1 - Alto del Refugio (Cat. 3) 57km
1Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3pts
2Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ2 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Mountain 2 - Andorra. Vallnord Sector Pal (HC) 208km
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi15pts
2Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia10 
3Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team6 
4Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne4 
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne2 
1Caisse D'Epargne16:18:14 
2Cervelo Test Team0:00:12 
3Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:53 
4Xacobeo Galicia0:02:46 
5Team Katusha0:03:21 
6AG2R - La Mondiale0:03:55 
8Lampre - Farese Vini0:06:13 
9Omega Pharma - Lotto0:06:23 
10Team HTC - Columbia0:06:28 
11Garmin - Transitions0:08:32 
13Team Saxo Bank0:09:09 
14Liquigas - Doimo0:09:22 
16BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:14:39 
17Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:18:00 
18Team Milram0:18:22 
19Andalucia - Cajasur0:22:25 
20Quick Step0:31:16 
21Footon - Servetto0:45:19 
General classification after stage 11
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi47:37:15 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:45 
3Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:01:04 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:01:17 
5Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:29 
6Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne0:01:57 
7Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:02:07 
8Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne0:02:13 
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:30 
10Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
11Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:02:37 
12Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:02:53 
13Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:03:03 
14Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:16 
15Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:03:27 
16Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:03:40 
17Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:59 
18Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:50 
19David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:05:14 
20David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:05:41 
21David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:05:53 
22Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:42 
23Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:06:48 
24Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:53 
25Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:07:36 
26Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:01 
27Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:08:07 
28Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:08:55 
29Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:08:58 
30Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:09:23 
31Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:09:53 
32Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:56 
33Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:12:37 
34Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:14:04 
35Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:14:30 
36Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:14:46 
37Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:04 
38David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:17:56 
39Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:19:40 
40Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:20:26 
41Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:21:01 
42Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:22:01 
43Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:24:40 
44Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:26:23 
45Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:27:04 
46Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:27:18 
47Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:27:58 
48Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:28:08 
49Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram0:29:17 
50Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
51Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:30:20 
52Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:33:08 
53Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:34:01 
54Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:34:38 
55Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:34:47 
56Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:36:03 
57Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:37:46 
58Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:37:53 
59Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:38:13 
60Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:39:06 
61Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:39:20 
62Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:43:19 
63Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:43:52 
64Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:44:27 
65Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:44:36 
66Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:47:34 
67Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:48:09 
68Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:50:01 
69Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:52:35 
70Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
71Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:53:06 
72Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:53:49 
73Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:53:55 
74Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:55:59 
75Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:56:22 
76Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:56:41 
77Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:57:50 
78Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:58:35 
79Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ0:59:33 
80Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:59:34 
81Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:00:50 
82Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:01:01 
83Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:01:35 
84Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:02:38 
85Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank1:02:41 
86Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:04:03 
87Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ1:04:31 
88Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1:05:14 
89Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:06:16 
90Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:06:47 
91Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:07:26 
92Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team1:08:30 
93Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:09:14 
94Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:09:43 
95Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo1:10:07 
96Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:11:40 
97Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:12:14 
98Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:13:23 
99Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:14:43 
100Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram1:15:08 
101Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:15:11 
102Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step1:15:27 
103Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana1:15:55 
104Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:17:38 
105Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:19:50 
106Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:20:14 
107Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto1:20:44 
108Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:22:14 
109Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:24:23 
110Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana1:25:20 
111Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram1:25:26 
112Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:32:57 
113Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto1:33:34 
114Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ1:33:35 
115Allan Davis (Aus) Astana1:34:00 
116Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:35:06 
117Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:35:21 
118Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:35:46 
119Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram1:36:09 
120Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ1:36:31 
121Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:37:28 
122Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:37:52 
123Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1:38:33 
124William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:41:05 
125Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:41:32 
126Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia1:41:34 
127David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:41:49 
128Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:42:07 
129Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team1:42:18 
130David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions1:43:05 
131Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram1:43:54 
132Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank1:44:14 
133Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step1:44:37 
134Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto1:46:48 
135Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:49:01 
136Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:49:18 
137Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team1:49:36 
138Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:50:20 
139Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia1:52:31 
140Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:52:37 
141David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:53:39 
142Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ1:54:15 
143Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank1:55:23 
144Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:55:32 
145Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank1:55:50 
146Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:56:59 
147Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step1:57:24 
148Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ1:57:28 
149Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions1:58:43 
150Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:59:14 
151Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1:59:19 
152Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:59:22 
153Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:00:03 
154Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank2:00:11 
155Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions2:01:38 
156Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step2:02:18 
157Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
158Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram2:03:18 
159Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:04:22 
160Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:05:10 
161Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia2:06:23 
162Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto2:06:32 
163Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2:08:40 
164Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia2:09:04 
165Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia2:09:32 
166David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto2:09:42 
167Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur2:10:25 
168Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank2:10:38 
169Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha2:11:24 
170Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha2:11:26 
171Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2:12:40 
172Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank2:14:40 
173Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank2:16:19 
174Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana2:23:14 
175Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:25:06 
176Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions2:34:37 
Points classification
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi75pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto61 
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia60 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions56 
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo54 
6David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne53 
7Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha48 
8Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia37 
9Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ33 
10Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo33 
11Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini32 
12Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi30 
13Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team28 
14Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia28 
15Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale27 
16Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram26 
17David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
18Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
19Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team25 
20Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha25 
21Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto24 
22Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne23 
23Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne21 
24Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia21 
25Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step21 
26Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo20 
27Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
28Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step20 
29Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale19 
30Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha18 
31Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom18 
32Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank18 
33Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne16 
34Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha16 
35Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur15 
36Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step15 
37Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank15 
38Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank14 
39Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo14 
40Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana14 
41Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale14 
42Allan Davis (Aus) Astana14 
43Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team12 
44Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12 
45Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur12 
46Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne12 
47Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto12 
48David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
49Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana11 
50Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
51Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank10 
52Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
53Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto9 
54Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ9 
55Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto9 
56Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
57Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale8 
58Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram7 
59Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions7 
60Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
61Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank7 
62Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
63Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana7 
64Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
65Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
66Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
67Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram6 
68Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6 
69Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto5 
70Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank5 
71Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ5 
72Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
73David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
74Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur4 
75Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
76Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
77Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom4 
78Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3 
79Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
80William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3 
81Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto3 
82Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
83Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto3 
84Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
85Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2 
86Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
87Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2 
88Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
89Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1 
Mountains classification
1David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne41pts
2Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia36 
3Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia25 
4Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi15 
5Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team11 
6Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ10 
7Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team10 
8Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom10 
9Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia10 
10Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step8 
11Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
12Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
13Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram5 
14Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 
15Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
16Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne4 
17Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
18Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
19Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
20Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha3 
21Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
22Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3 
23Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne2 
24Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
25Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank2 
26Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
27Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
28Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
29Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto2 
30Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
31Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
32David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
33Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo1 
34Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1 
35Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1 
36Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
37Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
38Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Combination classification
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6pts
2Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team21 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia22 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne27 
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo37 
6Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne45 
7Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto51 
8Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne53 
9Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank78 
10Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ85 
11David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne87 
12Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha89 
13Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto94 
14Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi95 
15Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia97 
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo99 
17Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia102 
18Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur111 
19Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step111 
20Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank113 
21Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom122 
22Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo125 
23Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team127 
24Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne144 
25Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana149 
26Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale156 
27Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale158 
28Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur160 
29Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale167 
30Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ170 
31Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur190 
32Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto211 
33Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur262 
34Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia273 
35Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto283 
Teams classification
1Caisse d'Epargne142:19:52 
2Team Katusha0:06:46 
3Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:49 
4Cervelo Test Team0:10:46 
5Omega Pharma - Lotto0:12:50 
6AG2R - La Mondiale0:13:51 
7Xacobeo Galicia0:15:06 
8Liquigas - Doimo0:25:27 
10Lampre - Farese Vini0:31:52 
11Team HTC - Columbia0:43:01 
14Team Saxo Bank0:57:28 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne1:07:55 
16Garmin - Transitions1:20:26 
17Team Milram1:21:05 
18Andalucia - Cajasur1:46:34 
19Quick Step1:46:35 
20BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:10:03 
21Footon - Servetto3:16:33 

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