Cavendish finally gets his Vuelta stage

Goss delivers unbeatable lead-out

He's worn the race's red leader's jersey for three stages, but Mark Cavendish, until today, had been shut out of any stage wins in this year's Vuelta a España. That all changed in Lleida, 12 days after HTC-Columbia won the opening team time trial, as teammate Matthew Goss delivered an unbeatable lead-out through the final corner that left Cavendish bike lengths ahead of his rivals at the line.

Goss pulled out such an advantage for Cavendish that he claimed third on the stage only because he took time to raise his arms in a victory salute and point to his star teammate, allowing Garmin's Tyler Farrar to slip in ahead for second.

Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) was a new name in the finale, topping Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam) for the fourth spot.

"We're really happy to have won today," Cavendish said. "That was thanks to my lead-out man Goss. He did an incredible job."

Cavendish wanted his teammate Goss to take the victory, but the Aussie pulled off with 200m to go and Cavendish had no choice but to take the reins himself.

"The finale was chaotic, really chaotic. I thought we were too far back with 600 metres to go but Goss went down the outside. I thought he wouldn't get round the [final] corner, so I eased off but he made it. I looked round and saw we had a massive gap. I wanted to give him the win but he said 'Go! Go!' The group was coming so I went for it.

"It's great when we win like that. We didn't have to ride today because we had Lars Bak in the break. Garmin and the others did [chase] and perhaps made it hard for themselves because they pulled early to get the break back before the climb but it didn't work out."

Cavendish has now won 10 times in 2010, despite dental problems wrecking his early season. With his Vuelta stage victory, Cavendish joins Robert Millar as the only Britons to win stages at each of the three Grand Tours.

"The Vuelta is a beautiful race," said Cavendish. "It’s pretty nice to have now won stages at each Grand Tour. Everyone knows the passion I have for these races. I used to watch them as a kid. To stand on the podium is pretty special.

"I just love winning and being part of a winning team. I hope to keep winning as long as I'm a professional."

The situation remained largely unchanged for the general classification, with Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) enjoying a quiet day in the red leader's jersey. The Spaniard's advantage over Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) and Xavier Tondo (Cervelo TestTeam), second and third overall, remained at 45 seconds and 1:04 respectively.

"This was a stage for pure sprinters and the scenario has been according to what everybody planned," said Anton. "One day after winning in Pal, I had good legs and I was very happy to wear the red jersey. My team has done a great work to protect me, notably in the finale when there was a lot of tension. One more good day at the office has passed."

Cavendish moved ahead of Anton on the points classification with his stage win in Lleida, the first visit by the Vuelta to that city since 1989. The last time the Vuelta visited the finishing city of Lleida, 21 years ago, British sprinter Malcolm Elliott prevailed, winning the second and final Vuelta stage of his career. Elliott also won the points classification in the 1989 Vuelta, a feat Cavendish may duplicate as well.

"I want to finish the Vuelta and I'd like to win the green jersey," said Cavendish. "I'll try to get to Madrid and fight for intermediate sprints. To do at the Vuelta what Malcolm Elliott did before is special. He still races when I race back at home. I'm not quite good looking like him but I try to be as good on a bike as he was at these kind of races."

David Moncoutie's lead in the mountains classification remained unchallenged on the day as the points on offer for the day's solitary climb, the category 2 Coll de Bóixols, were swept up by riders in the break who posed no threat to the Frenchman's lead.

A day for the sprinters

With a parcours favourable to the peloton's sprinters, plus a relative dearth of field sprint opportunities in the Vuelta, a day for the fast men looked inevitable. Nonetheless, six riders attacked early in the stage in the hopes of dictating a different outcome for the stage finale in Lleida.

Markus Eichler (Team Milram), Perrig Quemeneur (BBOX Bouygues Telecom), Gustavo Cesar (Xacobeo Galicia), Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Columbia), Antonio Piedra (Andalucia CajaSur) and Blel Kadri (Ag2R-La Mondiale) attacked after 10 kilometres and three reinforcements arrived at kilometre 51 in Xacobeo Galicia teammates David Garcia Dapena and Gustavo Rodriguez plus Marco Marzano (Lampre-Farnese Vini).

The arrival of Garcia Dapena, 19th on general classification at 5:04 behind race leader Igor Anton, guaranteed close attention from the peloton.

"It was a half-assed front group because of the presence of three riders from Xacobeo-Galicia, notably David Garcia Dapena," said breakaway rider Perrig Quemeneur (BBOX Bouygues Telecom), riding his first Grand Tour. "The bunch would have never let him too far ahead. Therefore I never believed in our chances to contest the stage win, but it was so good to be at the front."

The escapees were kept on a short leash with their maximum advantage topping out at 3:18 early in the stage. With a predominantly straight and flat run-in to Lleida over the final 35km, the break was powerless to fend off the pursuit of the peloton and the field came together with 23km remaining.

Lampre-Farnese Vini, Liquigas-Doimo and Garmin-Transitions all fought for control of the head of the race on the quick run into Lleida, but it was the HTC-Columbia team that pulled it all together perfectly entering the final corner, and Cavendish had no choice but to finish off their work with a commanding stage victory.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia4:00:30 
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
3Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
4Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
6Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
7Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
8Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
9Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
10Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
11Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
12Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
13Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
14William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
15Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
16Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
17Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
18Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
19Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
20Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
21Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
22Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
23Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
24Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
25Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
26Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
27Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
28Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
29Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana  
30Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
31Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
32Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
33Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
34Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
35Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
36Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
37Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
38Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
39Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
40Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
41Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
42Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
43Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
44Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
45David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
46Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
47Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
48Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
49Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
50Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
51Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
52Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
53Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
54Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
55Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ  
56Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
57Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
58Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
59Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
60Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
61Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
62Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
63Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
64Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
65Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
66Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
67Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
68Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
69Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
70Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
71Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
72Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
73Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
74Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
75Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
76David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
77Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
78Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
79Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
80Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank  
81Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
82Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
83Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
84Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions  
85Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:17 
86Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
87Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
88Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
89Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
90Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
91Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
92Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ  
93David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
94Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
95Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
96Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
97Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
98Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
99Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
100Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
101Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
102Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
103Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
104Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
105David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
106Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
107Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
108Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
109Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
110Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
111Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
112Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
113Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
114Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
115Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
116Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
117Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
118Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia  
119Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
120Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
121Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
122Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
123Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
124Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:00:27 
125Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
126David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
127Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
128Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:30 
129Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
130Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
131Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
132Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
133Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
134Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
135Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
136Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
137Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
138Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
139Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
140Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
141Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
142Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
143Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
144Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
145Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
146Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
147Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
148Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
149Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
150Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
151Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
152Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
153Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
154Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
155Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
156Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
157Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
158Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
159Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:44 
160Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:00:50 
161Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:53 
162Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:00:55 
163Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia0:01:14 
164Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:01:22 
165Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:01:24 
166Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team  
167David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:01:25 
168Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:31 
169Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
170Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
171David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions  
172Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ0:01:51 
173Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:01:57 
174Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:02:04 
DNSRoy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
DNFDavid Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
Sprint 1, km. 82
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4 pts
2Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
3Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
Sprint 2, km. 146
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom4 pts
2David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
3Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia25 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions20 
3Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia16 
4Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha14 
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team12 
6Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank10 
7Allan Davis (Aus) Astana9 
8Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step8 
9Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ7 
10Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
11Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini5 
12Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
13Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto3 
14William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
15Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur1 
Mountain 1 - Coll de Bóixols (Cat. 2) km. 54
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia5 pts
2Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3 
3Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team HTC - Columbia12:01:30 
3Française Des Jeux  
4Cervelo Test Team  
5AG2R La Mondiale  
6Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne  
7Team Katusha  
8Team Milram  
9Omega Pharma-Lotto  
10Lampre-Farnese Vini  
11Garmin - Transitions  
12Bbox Bouygues Telecom  
13Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Team Saxo Bank  
16Caisse d'Epargne  
17Xacobeo Galicia  
19Quick Step0:00:17 
21Andalucia - Cajasur  
General classification after stage 12
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi51:37:45 
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-Lotto0:04:16 
18Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:50 
19David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:05:04 
20David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:05:41 
21David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:06:20 
22Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:59 
23Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:07:05 
24Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:10 
25Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:07:53 
26Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:01 
27Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:08:07 
28Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:09:25 
29Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
30Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:09:40 
31Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:09:53 
32Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:56 
33Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:12:54 
34Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:14:04 
35Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:15:00 
36Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:15:03 
37Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:04 
38David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:18:13 
39Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:19:40 
40Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:20:43 
41Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:21:01 
42Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:22:31 
43Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:24:57 
44Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:26:23 
45Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:27:18 
46Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:27:21 
47Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:27:58 
48Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:28:25 
49Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:29:47 
50Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:30:37 
51Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:33:25 
52Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:34:18 
53Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:34:38 
54Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:35:17 
55Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:36:03 
56Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:37:46 
57Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:38:30 
58Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:39:06 
59Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:39:17 
60Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:39:50 
61Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:43:49 
62Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:44:09 
63Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:44:44 
64Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:45:06 
65Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:47:34 
66Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:48:39 
67Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:50:31 
68Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:52:48 
69Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:52:52 
70Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:53:23 
71Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:54:06 
72Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:54:12 
73Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:55:59 
74Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:56:22 
75Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:57:11 
76Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:58:07 
77Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:59:05 
78Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:59:34 
79Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:01:01 
80Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:01:20 
81Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ1:01:24 
82Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank1:02:41 
83Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:02:57 
84Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:03:08 
85Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:04:03 
86Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ1:04:31 
87Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1:05:31 
88Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:06:33 
89Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:06:47 
90Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:07:43 
91Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team1:08:30 
92Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:09:31 
93Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:10:00 
94Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo1:10:37 
95Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:11:40 
96Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:12:44 
97Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:13:40 
98Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:15:00 
99Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram1:15:08 
100Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:15:41 
101Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step1:15:57 
102Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana1:16:22 
103Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:18:08 
104Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:20:14 
105Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:20:28 
106Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto1:21:14 
107Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:22:44 
108Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:24:40 
109Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana1:25:20 
110Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram1:25:43 
111Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:32:57 
112Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ1:33:35 
113Allan Davis (Aus) Astana1:34:00 
114Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:35:06 
115Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:35:21 
116Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto1:35:31 
117Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:35:46 
118Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram1:36:09 
119Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ1:37:01 
120Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:37:28 
121Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:37:52 
122Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1:39:03 
123William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:41:05 
124Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:41:45 
125Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia1:42:04 
126David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:42:06 
127Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team1:42:18 
128Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:43:38 
129David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions1:44:36 
130Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram1:44:44 
131Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
132Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step1:46:08 
133Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto1:46:48 
134Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:49:01 
135Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:50:11 
136Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:50:20 
137Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team1:51:00 
138Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:52:37 
139Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia1:52:48 
140Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ1:54:15 
141David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:55:04 
142Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:55:49 
143Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank1:55:50 
144Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank1:55:53 
145Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:57:16 
146Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ1:57:28 
147Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step1:57:54 
148Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions1:58:43 
149Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1:59:19 
150Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:59:44 
151Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:00:23 
152Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank2:00:41 
153Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:00:53 
154Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions2:01:26 
155Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step2:02:18 
156Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
157Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram2:03:18 
158Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:04:22 
159Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:05:40 
160Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia2:06:15 
161Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto2:06:59 
162Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia2:09:12 
163Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia2:10:18 
164Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur2:10:25 
165Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank2:10:38 
166Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2:10:44 
167Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha2:11:24 
168Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha2:11:56 
169Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2:12:40 
170Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank2:14:40 
171Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank2:17:14 
172Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana2:23:14 
173Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:25:06 
174Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions2:34:37 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia85 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions76 
3Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi75 
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto67 
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo54 
6David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne53 
7Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha48 
8Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha39 
9Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team37 
10Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia37 
11Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo37 
12Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ33 
13Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini32 
14Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi30 
15Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step29 
16Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team28 
17Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia28 
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale27 
19Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram26 
20David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
21Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
22Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto24 
23Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne23 
24Allan Davis (Aus) Astana23 
25Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne21 
26Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia21 
27Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo20 
28Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
29Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step20 
30Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale19 
31Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha18 
32Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom18 
33Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank18 
34Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne16 
35Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha16 
36Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia16 
37Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur15 
38Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step15 
39Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank15 
40Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank15 
41Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto15 
42Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank14 
43Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo14 
44Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana14 
45Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale14 
46Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team12 
47Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12 
48Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur12 
49Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne12 
50Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ12 
51David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
52Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana11 
53Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
54Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank10 
55Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
56Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto9 
57Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ9 
58Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto9 
59Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom8 
60Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
61Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale8 
62Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram7 
63Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions7 
64Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
65Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank7 
66Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana7 
67Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
68Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
69David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6 
70Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
71Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
72Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram6 
73Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6 
74Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto5 
75Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
76William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5 
77Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
78David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
79Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
80Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
81Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3 
82Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
83Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto3 
84Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
85Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto3 
86Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
87Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
88Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
89Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2 
90Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
91Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2 
92Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
93Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne41 pts
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 
13David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia5 
14Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram5 
15Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 
16Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
17Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne4 
18Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
19Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
20Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
21Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha3 
22Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
23Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3 
24Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3 
25Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne2 
26Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
27Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank2 
28Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
29Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
30Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
31Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto2 
32Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
33Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
34David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
35Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo1 
36Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1 
37Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1 
38Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
39Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
40Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
41Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi8 pts
2Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team24 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia24 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne27 
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo39 
6Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne48 
7Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto54 
8Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne56 
9Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank82 
10Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ88 
11Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha91 
12David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne92 
13Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia98 
14Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto99 
15Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi99 
16David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia101 
17Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo102 
18Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia106 
19Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step112 
20Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur113 
21Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank119 
22Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom123 
23Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo129 
24Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team133 
25Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne144 
26Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana154 
27Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale159 
28Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale160 
29Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur163 
30Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale172 
31Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ178 
32Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur195 
33Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom203 
34Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto221 
35Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur261 
36Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia278 
37Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto287 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse d'Epargne154:21:22 
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 
10Lampre-Farnese Vini0:31:52 
11Team HTC - Columbia0:43:01 
13Française Des Jeux0:47:03 
14Team Saxo Bank0:57:28 
15Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne1:07:55 
16Garmin - Transitions1:20:26 
17Team Milram1:21:05 
18Andalucia - Cajasur1:46:51 
19Quick Step1:46:52 
20Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:10:03 

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