Rodriguez climbs to stage win

Nibali takes over lead after Anton crashes out

Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) grabbed a thrilling victory at the Vuelta after a dramatic duel with Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) atop the Peña Cabarga, but the story of the day was the crash that forced race leader Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) to abandon the race. His vacated red jersey passed on to the shoulders of Nibali, who limited his losses in the finale to preserve a four-second lead over Rodriguez in the general classification.


In the wake of Anton's crash, Nibali seemed destined to take the red jersey and on the final climb was determined to earn it. He put in a splendid attack 1.5km from the line, and for an instant, looked every inch the Vuelta's winner-elect. Within moments however, the illusion of a Nibali procession between here and Madrid was crushed, as Rodriguez caught the Italian and then launched a vicious attack of his own 800 metres from the line.

In Andorra midweek, it was Rodriguez who collapsed in the final push to the summit, but this time around, the Catalan timed his effort to perfection. "I didn't make the same mistake as in Andorra," he said at the finish. I waited till the last moment to take my chance and make the difference."

Once he made his burst, Rodriguez quickly danced clear and his lead began to open exponentially as Nibali began to flounder even as the road flattened out towards the line. To his credit, the Liquigas man fought hard to limit his losses and 20 seconds after an ecstatic Rodriguez took the win, the exhausted Nibali crossed the line just ahead of Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo-Galicia) On the brink of collapse he may have been, but he did just enough to take the overall lead, just four seconds ahead of Rodriguez.

Nibali was ultimately pleased with his day's work. "I tried to follow my own rhythm and I'm hoping to hold on the leader's jersey in the days to come," he said afterwards. He was keen in particular to pay tribute to his team and believes they can carry the weight of his jersey. "We have a young team, but a powerful one, and I believe that along with my directeurs sportifs, we can control the race," he claimed.

Sportingly, Nibali also took time to remember the fallen race leader. "I only heard about it when I was on the podium," he said. I stayed concentrated and didn't realise that I was the leader. While I'm deeply sorry for Igor, I'm happy for what's happened to me, although I would have preferred to have taken the jersey in a different way."

For his part, Rodriguez recognises that while today's finish was tailor-made for his punchy characteristics, tomorrow's long climb to the legendary Lagos de Covadonga might just be more suited to his Italian adversary. "Tomorrow I'll have to be careful," he said. "I'll watch Nibali, but not just him. Several riders can still win the Vuelta."

Certainly, the overall classification was shaken up by a dramatic day's racing. Ezequiel Mosquera now lies just 50 seconds off the overall lead in third, alongside Xavier Tondo (Cervelo). The increasingly-impressive Nicolas Roche (AG2R) is now in fifth overall, at 2:11, while Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank), though not quite at his best, is getting stronger, and is a solid sixth overall, a further second behind.

The crash

One man who can't win the Vuelta is Anton. With just over 6.5km to go, as the riders battled for position ahead of the short and sharp heave to the line, the unfortunate Anton came a cropper (suffered misfortune - ed.) and crashed heavily. At first it appeared as though he had touched wheels with his teammate Egoi Martinez, although it later emerged that he may simply have hit a pothole. In any case, with the peloton screaming towards the foot of the climb at speeds in excess of 65kph, the end result was the same: Anton and Martinez were left spread-eagled on the tarmac and out of Vuelta.

As Anton gingerly took to his feet it was obvious that he was in difficulty, his red jersey torn to pieces. Meanwhile Martinez lay motionless on the ground and Euskaltel-Euskadi's Vuelta dreams were in tatters. While the bunch continued inexorably towards the final climb, Martinez was taken to hospital with a broken collarbone, while a battle-scarred Anton sat into a team car nursing a suspected broken elbow. Caisse d'Epargne's Marzio Bruseghin was also caught up in the accident and lost all hopes of a high overall placing, although he did at least make it to the finish.

"I crashed alone. I think I hit a hole or an obstacle," Anton said afterwards. "I stood up and saw blood all over the place and I didn't know where I was or what was going on. Instinctively I tried to get back on my bike and I realized my right arm couldn't bend."

The realisation that his Vuelta was over was crushing. "Our team doctor came straight away," he said. "He touched my arm and said, 'Forget about it, it's broken.'"

Stage winner Rodriguez sympathised with his compatriot Anton. "It's a pity that his Vuelta is ending like this," he said. "I didn't see the crash, I just heard the noise. Everyone wanted to get a good position before the climb. It was very fast, I didn't know the leader was down."

The Caisse d'Epargne ambush

The early part of the stage was dominated by a three-man breakaway made up of Niki Terpstra (Milram) and Garmin-Transitions duo David Millar and David Zabriskie. Terpstra began the move when he slipped clear of a seven-man break after 35km. Within 15km, he'd built up a lead of 3:30 and at this point, Millar and Zabriskie decided to bridge across. Together, the trio built up a maximum lead of 12:55 on the Portillo de Lunada climb, but that gap tumbled under impetus from Caisse d'Epargne.

Bereft of one top-level overall contender, the Spanish team decided to engage in a spot of guerrilla warfare on the road to Peña Cabarga, first setting an infernal tempo on the Alto del Caracol, before sending first David Arroyo and then Luis Leon Sanchez up the road in a bid to test Euskaltel-Euskadi. While they deserved full marks for invention, the flat roads between the Caracol and the final climb meant that Sanchez and his breakaway companion Aleksander Kolobnev (Katusha) were never going to be able to stay clear.

Ultimately, their move served only to doom the breakaway up front as their gap was down to just 1:30 when Anton crashed. By that stage Zabriskie had already sat up and his Garmin teammate Millar was forced to give best to Terpstra as the climbing began in earnest.

The final push

On the final climb, David Garcia (Xacobeo-Galicia) was the first to attack, while Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas-Doimo) drove the dwindling group of favourites for de facto race leader Vincenzo Nibali. As the group was whittled down to just 10 riders inside the final two kilometres, Nibali decided to make his move, ripping past Garcia and opening up a gap. Rodriguez found the energy to respond, however, and bridged ahead of the red kite.

Meanwhile, Ezequiel Mosquera was the best of the rest, although Nicolas Roche was performing heroics a little further back, dragging David Moncoutié (Cofidis), Fränk Schleck and Xavier Tondo with him in pursuit. Ultimately, the group fragmented as the finish line reared into view, and given the levels of fatigue on show, it seems clear that there will be further and more decisive changes in the coming days.

For now, however, the stage is set for a Nibali-Rodriguez battle on the Lagos de Covadonga, while the curtain falls on the unfortunate Igor Anton, the tragic hero of this dramatic Vuelta's opening act.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha4:26:43 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:20 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:22 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:00:33 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:00:34 
6Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:35 
7Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:00:39 
8David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:43 
9Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:45 
10Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:01:29 
11Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:36 
12Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
13Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
14Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
15Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:01:42 
16Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:02:00 
17Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
18Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:02:13 
19Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:02:16 
20Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:20 
21Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:02:24 
22Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
23Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:02:27 
24Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
25Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:02:34 
26Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:02:44 
27Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:49 
28Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
29Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
30Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:53 
31Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
32Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:57 
33David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:03:03 
34Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia  
35Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
36Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:19 
37Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
38Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:03:28 
39Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:03:57 
40Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:07 
41Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:18 
42Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
43Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
44Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana  
45Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:04:23 
46Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:04:24 
47Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
48Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:29 
49David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:04:51 
50Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:05:51 
51Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:06:04 
52David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions0:06:12 
53Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:06:21 
54Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:06:26 
55Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:07:00 
56Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:07:01 
57Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:07:03 
58Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:07:33 
59Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:09:06 
60Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
61Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
62Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
63Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
64Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
65Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
66Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ0:09:59 
67Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
68Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
69William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:11:55 
70Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
71Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
72Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
73Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
74Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
75Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
76Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
77Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
78Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
79Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:11:58 
80Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
81Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:12:03 
82Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:12:23 
83Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:12:48 
84Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
85Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
86Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
87Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
88Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
89Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
90Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
91Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
92Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
93Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
94Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
95Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:13:03 
96Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
97Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:13:29 
98Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:14:00 
99Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne0:17:02 
100Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team0:17:14 
101Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
102Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
103Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
104Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
105Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
106Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:19:15 
107Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:19:24 
108Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:19:47 
109David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:21:14 
110Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:21:22 
111Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
112Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
113Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram0:21:23 
114Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
115Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
116Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
117Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
118Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
119Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
120Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
121Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
122Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese  
123Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
124Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
125Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
126Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
127Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
128Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
129Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
130Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
131Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
132Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
133Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
134Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
135Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
136Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
137Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
138David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
139Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
140Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
141Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
142Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
143Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
144Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
145Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
146Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
147Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
148Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
149Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
150Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
151Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
152Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
153Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
154Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
155Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
156Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
157Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:21:37 
158Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:21:39 
159Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:21:58 
160Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
161Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ0:22:00 
162Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
163Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
164Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
165Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
166Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ0:22:09 
167Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
168Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:22:16 
DNSDenis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
DNFStefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team  
DNFIgor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFEgoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
Sprint 1 - Espinosa de los Monteros, 90.5km.
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions4 pts
2David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions2 
3Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1 
Sprint 2 - Villacarriedo, 139.3km.
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions4 pts
2David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions2 
3Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1 
Sprint 3 - Peña Cabarga, 178km.
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha25 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo20 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia16 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne14 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale12 
6Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank10 
7Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team9 
8David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
9Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia7 
10Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions6 
11Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
12Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha4 
13Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ3 
14Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
15Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de Bocos (Cat. 3), 79km.
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions3 pts
2David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions2 
3Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1 
Mountain 2 - Portillo de Lunada (Cat. 1), 108km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions5 pts
2Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3 
3David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions1 
Mountain 3 - Alto del Caracol (Cat. 2), 127km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions5 pts
2Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3 
3David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions1 
Mountain 4 - Peña Cabarga - Llegada en alto, 178km.
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha15 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo10 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha13:23:21 
2Xacobeo Galicia0:00:17 
3Cervelo Test Team0:01:22 
4Team HTC - Columbia0:02:52 
5AG2R - La Mondiale0:03:08 
6Omega Pharma - Lotto0:04:02 
7Caisse D'Epargne0:04:18 
8Team Milram0:06:31 
9Garmin - Transitions0:07:13 
10Liquigas - Doimo0:07:34 
11Team Saxo Bank0:07:52 
13Lampre - Farese Vini0:14:20 
16Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:18:22 
17Footon - Servetto0:19:30 
18BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:19:53 
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:23:51 
20Quick Step0:29:24 
21Andalucia - Cajasur0:31:34 
General classification after stage 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo60:55:39 
2Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:04 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:50 
4Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:11 
6Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:12 
7Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:02:29 
8Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:03:29 
9Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:03:41 
10Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:03:52 
11Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:59 
12Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne0:04:23 
13Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:04:47 
14Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:04:50 
15David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:04:54 
16Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:59 
17David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:05:21 
18Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:16 
19Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:53 
20Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:08:25 
21Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:08:26 
22David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:08:30 
23Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:08:36 
24Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:09:48 
25Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:57 
26Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:10:59 
27Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:11:49 
28Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:12:15 
29Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:16:19 
30Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:17:00 
31Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:17:29 
32Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne0:18:06 
33Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:18:33 
34Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:20:55 
35Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:21:31 
36David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:23:07 
37Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:23:08 
38Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:24:05 
39Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:24:30 
40Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:26:17 
41Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:26:28 
42Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:28:19 
43Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:33:23 
44Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:35:31 
45Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:35:35 
46Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:38:50 
47Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:39:16 
48Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:39:29 
49Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:39:34 
50Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:40:08 
51Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:42:37 
52Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:43:44 
53Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:46:47 
54Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:46:48 
55Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:49:41 
56Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:54:14 
57Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:54:51 
58Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
59Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:56:43 
60Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:57:31 
61Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:58:21 
62Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:59:40 
63Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:00:57 
64Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:01:33 
65Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team1:04:06 
66Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo1:04:39 
67Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:04:42 
68Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:04:43 
69Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana1:05:00 
70Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step1:05:36 
71Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1:07:24 
72Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1:07:54 
73Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:08:28 
74Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:09:14 
75Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank1:10:54 
76Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ1:10:55 
77Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha1:11:00 
78Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:14:57 
79Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:15:30 
80Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram1:17:34 
81Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:18:17 
82Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:18:41 
83Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:20:04 
84Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:20:33 
85Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:22:42 
86Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:23:07 
87Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo1:23:13 
88Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:23:38 
89Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:23:52 
90Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:24:20 
91Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:24:27 
92Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:25:14 
93Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ1:25:47 
94Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:25:58 
95Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1:26:01 
96Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:26:02 
97Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:26:37 
98Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:27:03 
99Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:27:36 
100Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana1:28:17 
101Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step1:28:52 
102Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team1:29:00 
103Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:31:30 
104Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:32:53 
105Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:34:10 
106Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto1:35:17 
107Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana1:41:41 
108Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:45:10 
109Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ1:46:07 
110Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram1:46:12 
111Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:47:16 
112David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions1:50:35 
113Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia1:50:53 
114William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:52:07 
115Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:54:20 
116Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:55:36 
117Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:55:48 
118Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ1:55:51 
119Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:56:16 
120Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank1:56:39 
121Allan Davis (Aus) Astana1:56:47 
122Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto1:57:01 
123Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram1:57:16 
124Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:58:10 
125Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:58:12 
126Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:58:22 
127Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team1:58:27 
128Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne2:00:29 
129Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:01:30 
130David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto2:03:36 
131Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram2:05:41 
132Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:07:00 
133Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step2:07:06 
134Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto2:07:18 
135Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2:10:57 
136Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2:11:14 
137Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank2:13:32 
138Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ2:14:45 
139Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank2:16:48 
140Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank2:16:51 
141David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions2:18:11 
142Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ2:18:35 
143Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank2:18:59 
144Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step2:19:24 
145Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:20:07 
146Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:20:14 
147Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:21:28 
148Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions2:21:50 
149Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2:22:41 
150Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step2:22:44 
151Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:23:21 
152Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step2:23:23 
153Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram2:23:48 
154Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese2:24:52 
155Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:26:10 
156Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions2:26:23 
157Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia2:26:45 
158Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto2:27:29 
159Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia2:29:20 
160Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur2:30:54 
161Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank2:31:08 
162Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha2:32:26 
163Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2:33:10 
164Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank2:35:47 
165Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia2:37:58 
166Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank2:39:00 
167Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana2:43:44 
168Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:45:36 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia111 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions90 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo74 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha73 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto67 
6David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne67 
7Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team57 
8Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia53 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo53 
10Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ47 
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale39 
12Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi38 
13Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team37 
14Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia35 
15Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini32 
16Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step31 
17Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto27 
18Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram27 
19David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
20Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
21Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank25 
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 
27Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia21 
28Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo20 
29Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
30Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step20 
31Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale19 
32Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha18 
33Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom18 
34Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank18 
35Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne16 
36Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha16 
37Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur15 
38Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step15 
39Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank15 
40David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia14 
41Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank14 
42Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo14 
43Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana14 
44Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale14 
45Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions13 
46Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team13 
47Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ12 
48Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur12 
49Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne12 
50Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ12 
51Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto11 
52David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
53Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana11 
54Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto11 
55Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale11 
56Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
57Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank10 
58Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
59Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto9 
60Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team9 
61David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions8 
62Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom8 
63Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
64Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram7 
65Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
66Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank7 
67Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana7 
68Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
69Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
70Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram6 
71Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
72Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
73Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram6 
74Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6 
75Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto5 
76Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
77Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
78William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5 
79Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto5 
80Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
81David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
82Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
83Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha4 
84Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
85Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
86David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions4 
87Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3 
88Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
89Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
90Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
91Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
92Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
93Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2 
94Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
95Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
96Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1 
97Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne45 pts
2Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia36 
3Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia25 
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia16 
5Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha15 
6Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram14 
7Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team11 
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo11 
9Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ10 
10Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team10 
11Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom10 
12David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions9 
13Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step8 
14David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions8 
15Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
16Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
17David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia5 
18Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini5 
19Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
20Allan Davis (Aus) Astana4 
21Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne4 
22Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
23Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
24Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
25Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha3 
26Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
27Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3 
28Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3 
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
30Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne2 
31Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
32Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank2 
33Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
34Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
35Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
36Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto2 
37Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
38David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
39Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo1 
40Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1 
41Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1 
42Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
43Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
44Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
45Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
46Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse D'Epargne182:19:55 
2Team Katusha0:02:28 
3Cervelo Test Team0:07:50 
4Xacobeo Galicia0:11:05 
5Omega Pharma - Lotto0:12:34 
6AG2R - La Mondiale0:12:41 
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:28:22 
8Liquigas - Doimo0:28:43 
10Team HTC - Columbia0:41:35 
11Lampre - Farese Vini0:41:54 
14Team Saxo Bank1:01:02 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne1:21:59 
16Team Milram1:23:18 
17Garmin - Transitions1:23:21 
18Quick Step2:11:58 
19Andalucia - Cajasur2:14:07 
20BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:25:38 
21Footon - Servetto3:32:02 


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