Barredo climbs to stage victory

Nibali retains lead by four seconds over Rodriguez

Carlos Barredo (Quick Step) emerged from the mist to take a well-deserved stage victory at the legendary summit of the Lagos de Covadonga, while Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) passed his first examination as overall leader of the Vuelta. The Italian came under sustained pressure from the aggressive Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo-Galicia) on the final climb, but he held his nerve to limit his losses and keep hold of the red jersey.

Barredo arrived at the foot of the mountain as part of a six-man breakaway that had a lead of seven minutes over the peloton, and he wasted no time in shedding himself of his companions to make the most of his buffer. After Martin Velits (HTC-Columbia) launched a speculative attack on the early slopes of the climb, Barredo responded with change and edged clear of the Slovak. The remnants of the breakaway were left strewn across the mountainside, while the race for the red jersey began to crank up in earnest further down the road.

From there on in, it was a simply a question of Barredo maintaining his tempo on a climb he knows well. "I know the climb so well that at that point I was afraid I'd overdo it with my acceleration away from the break, so I tried to adequately use my remaining forces," he said.

The Spaniard refused to panic when he lost 30 seconds in one kilometre after Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas-Doimo) came to the front of the Nibali group early on the climb, and instead he resolutely kept tapping out a sensible rhythm. As the race for the red jersey fizzled and sparked behind, Barredo lived on in a world of hurt of his own and admirably stuck to his task all the way to the summit to take a splendid stage win, his first in a Grand Tour.

Hailing from nearby Oviedo, Barredo was particularly emotional on winning in the region. "I got my first road bike as the result of a bet I made with my father, who told me that if I could ride from our house to Lagos de Covadonga and back on my mountain bike, he'd buy me a road bike," he said. "Today, so many years later, I've won here. That's why today is the greatest win of my career from a sentimental point of view."

The race for red

The overall classification had another shake up on the final climb, although there was no decisive shift of power in a race that continues to intrigue. Ezequiel Mosquera was the most aggressive of the overall contenders and his much-anticipated attack came 6km from the summit, when he countered a move by Carlos Sastre (Cervélo).

For a moment, it looked as though the race was about to take an epic twist, as Mosquera moved clear through the low-lying clouds and the red jersey simply seemed to vanish into the mist behind him. Mosquera opened out a lead of 15 seconds when he kicked again and Nibali appeared to be on the ropes.

The Italian was simply biding his time, however, and calculated his effort to perfection. Nibali carried the weight of the jersey magnificently and took responsibility for the chase. While Mosquera was dancing up the road ahead, Nibali was solidly seated and steadily eating up the ground in front of him, with only Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) and the impressive Peter Velits (HTC-Columbia) able to follow.

The final kilometres of the climb included a brief downhill section where Nibali took a number of risks to limit the gap and almost crashed into a wall for his troubles. It was a thrilling pursuit match, as Mosquera sought not only to put time into Nibali, but also to pick off the remnants of the break in the vain hope of making the top three on the stage and picking up a time bonus that might put him into red. Nibali clearly realised that his 50-second lead over the Spaniard was in a precarious state as he hurtled towards the line.

At the summit, while Mosquera knew his seventh place wouldn't yield the overall lead, he must surely have thought that he had done enough to make serious inroads into Nibali's advantage. Instead, with shades of Stephen Roche at La Plagne in the 1987 Tour de France, Nibali emerged from the mist just 11 seconds behind, with Rodriguez and Velits on his wheel. Mosquera may have again shown that he has the ability to jump clear of Nibali, but once more the Spaniard failed to stretch out that advantage in the closing kilometres.

Overall, Mosquera now lies in third place, 39 seconds behind Nibali, but at the finish the Italian appeared nonplussed by the threat that he poses. "I was more concerned about Sastre's attack than Mosquera's. I've never been scared of Mosquera," he said bullishly. "Look, he did 5km of climbing flat out and what did he gain? 11 seconds. That's no big deal for me."

In the best sense of the term, Nibali has been calculating in the past two days, and he says it comes as a result of learning from experience. "I didn't make the same mistake today as I did in Andorra of following Mosquera and burning myself up," he said. "I just looked to keep my overall lead. I want to live it day by day. I think tomorrow will be similar to today, but I'm confident in my team. I want to arrive at the time trial with about the same advantage I have now."

For his part, Mosquera agreed with Nibali's assessment that did a lot for relatively little gain. "I attacked from too far," Mosquera claimed afterwards. "But on the descents near the finish, I didn't want to take any risks and lose time, so in that sense, I'm happy." The Spaniard maintained that his objective is to finish on the podium rather than take overall victory, although he also took time to ponder Nibali's relative isolation on the final climb. "I'm convinced that I will be able to take time out of Velits and Tondo so as to finish on the podium," he said. "Tomorrow there are more climbs, it will be complicated for Liquigas."

The early exchanges

The stage began without Euskaltel-Euskadi duo Igor Anton and Egoi Martinez, as well as Rabobank's Oscar Freire, but once the racing got underway, the pace was searing. The opening half-hour was covered at 53kph as a variety of breakaways attempted to forge clear and Liquigas-Doimo refused to let them go. This high early pace would eventually put paid to the Vueltas of Beñat Intxausti (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Arthur Vichot (FDJ) and José Luis Arrieta (AG2R-La Mondiale), who in his 21st Grand Tour abandoned of his own volition for the first time (his then Banesto team withdrew en masse from the 1998 Tour de France.)

Eventually a break did manage to go clear and stay away, when Martin Velits (HTC Columbia), Greg Van Avermaet (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Carlos Barredo (Quick Step), Pierre Cazaux (FDJ), Nico Sijmens (Cofidis) and Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma Lotto) forged ahead 70km into the stage. In spite of the driving rain and treacherous roads, they managed to open a maximum advantage of 9:30 over the peloton and maintain an average speed of 45kph for the first three hours of racing.

On the run-in to the final climb to Lagos de Covadonga, Caisse d'Epargne somewhat inexplicably came to the front of the peloton and started the pursuit. The men in black's overall hopes were dashed by crashes yesterday but they remained determined to have an impact on the race, even if none of their number were to make any impression on the climb itself. On the lower slopes of the final mountain, the gap was seven minutes and more than enough for Barredo to attack in the knowledge that the stage win would be his.

The climb to Lagos de Covadonga

While stage honours were always liable to be carved up by the sextet in front, the scene was set for a gripping battle for the overall placings. Xacobeo-Galicia set a hyperactive pace at the front of the main peloton on the lower slopes of Lagos de Covadonga and it had shrunk rapidly in size by the time Liquigas duo Oliver Zaugg and Roman Kreuziger took over. Kreuziger slowed the pace ever so slightly and appeared to be doing an expert job in controlling affairs for his leader Nibali. "Roman did the maximum effort at the right time," Nibali said after the stage. "He's been brilliant."

Finally, the big attack on the Italian came inside the last 6km, when Sastre put in a dig. His move was countered easily by Ezequiel Mosquera, but it did serve to put Kreuziger in difficulty and leave Nibali alone with Rodriguez on his wheel. When Mosquera went alone, the group of favourites splintered further, with Xavier Tondo (Cervélo) deposited out the back and Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) and Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank) also distanced. Peter Velits would ultimately gain most by moving up to fourth overall, while Roche and Schleck each dropped a place in the overall standings.

Mosquera initially appeared to be opening up a huge gap, but as it turned out, Nibali had enough strength of legs and presence of mind to dose out his effort and limit the damage. While Joaquin Rodriguez managed to stay on his wheel all the way to the line, the Catalan never looked likely to repeat yesterday's heroics of dropping Nibali and their dual looks set to continue on tomorrow's tough day to Cotobello. Meanwhile, Mosquera's devil-may-care attacking today may not have yielded large gains, but it did highlight his potential to be play a significant role in the final destination of the red jersey.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step4:33:09 
2Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:01:07 
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:01:43 
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:06 
5Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ0:02:10 
6Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:12 
7Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:02:15 
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:26 
9Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
10Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
11Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:02:45 
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:03:02 
13Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
14Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:03:03 
15David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:03:26 
16Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:30 
17David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:03:39 
18Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:03:41 
19Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:50 
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:54 
21Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:02 
22Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:03 
23Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:04:06 
24Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:04:40 
25Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
26Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
27Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:04:47 
28Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:04:50 
29Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:56 
30Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
31Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:05:37 
32Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram0:05:39 
33Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
34Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:05:42 
35Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:05:45 
36Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:05:47 
37Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:06:01 
38Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:09 
39Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:06:47 
40Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:06:53 
41Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne0:07:16 
42Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:07:36 
43Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:07:49 
44Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:08:08 
45Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
46Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:08:21 
47Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:08:30 
48Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:08:37 
49Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:09:39 
50Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
51David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:09:44 
52Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
53Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
54Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:10:10 
55Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:10:29 
56Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:10:31 
57Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:12:09 
58Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:12:12 
59Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
60Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:12:14 
61Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
62Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
63Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:12:17 
64Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:14:13 
65Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:15:36 
66Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
67Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
68Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
69Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:17:26 
70Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
71Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese  
72Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
73Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
74Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
75Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
76Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia  
77Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
78Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
79Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
80Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
81Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
82Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
83Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
84Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
85Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
86Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:18:33 
87Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:18:46 
88Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
89Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
90Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
91Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
92David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
93Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
94Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
95Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:20:10 
96Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
97Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
98Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
99Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
100Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
101Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
102Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
103Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
104Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
105Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
106Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
107Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
108Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
109Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:20:15 
110Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:55 
111Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:22:58 
112Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
113Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
114Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
115Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
116Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
117Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
118Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
119Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
120Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
121Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
122Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
123Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
124Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
125Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
126Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
127Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
129David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
130Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
131Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
132David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions  
133Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
134Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
135Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
136Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
137Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
138Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
139Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
140Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
141William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
142Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
143Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
144Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
145Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
146David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
147Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
148Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
149Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
150Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
151Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
152Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
153Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
154Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
155Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
156Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
157Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
158Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
159Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
160Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
161Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
162Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
163Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
DNSOscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
DNFJose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
DNFBenat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
DNFArthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
DNFJelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
Sprint 1 - Suances, 38km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia4 pts
2Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Sprint 2 - San Vicente de la Barquera, 77.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 pts
2Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
3Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1 
Sprint 3- Lagos de Covadonga, 187.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step25 pts
2Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia16 
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto14 
5Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ12 
6Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
7Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo8 
9Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia7 
10Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha6 
11Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions5 
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
13Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank3 
14Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team2 
15David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1 
Mountain - Lagos de Covadonga - Llegada en alto, 187km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step15 pts
2Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne10 
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia6 
4Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
5Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ2 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team HTC - Columbia13:47:17 
2Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:18 
3Team Katusha0:02:33 
4Xacobeo Galicia0:02:54 
6Cervelo Test Team0:04:58 
7Caisse D'Epargne0:08:46 
8AG2R - La Mondiale0:09:47 
9Liquigas - Doimo0:10:52 
11Team Saxo Bank0:13:11 
12Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:14:09 
13Quick Step0:14:53 
14Garmin - Transitions0:16:53 
15Team Milram0:18:35 
16Euskaltel - Euskadi0:20:37 
17Lampre - Farese Vini0:21:30 
18Andalucia - Cajasur0:22:42 
20BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:40:19 
21Footon - Servetto0:48:37 
General classification after stage 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo65:31:14 
2Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:04 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:39 
4Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:02:29 
5Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:02:30 
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:47 
7Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:48 
8Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:03:48 
9Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:04:29 
10Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:27 
11Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:06:05 
12David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:06:07 
13David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:06:21 
14Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:06:23 
15Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:07:01 
16Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:20 
17Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne0:09:13 
18Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:09:23 
19Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:30 
20Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:11:38 
21Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:11:45 
22Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:11:47 
23Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:13:23 
24Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:14:18 
25Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:14:19 
26Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:15:31 
27David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:15:48 
28Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:17:03 
29Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:19:50 
30Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne0:20:20 
31Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:20:47 
32Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:22:55 
33Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:26:05 
34Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:26:29 
35Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:28:13 
36Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:28:32 
37Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:28:49 
38Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:28:52 
39Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:30:49 
40Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:34:59 
41Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:36:28 
42Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:41:27 
43Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:43:18 
44David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:43:39 
45Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:45:45 
46Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:46:47 
47Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:50:35 
48Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:51:51 
49Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:54:24 
50Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:55:08 
51Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:59:22 
52Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:59:54 
53Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank1:00:01 
54Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo1:02:17 
55Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:02:25 
56Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana1:04:39 
57Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:07:19 
58Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:07:25 
59Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:08:01 
60Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:10:45 
61Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:11:31 
62Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:12:01 
63Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:12:31 
64Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step1:13:41 
65Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:14:40 
66Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:18:19 
67Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:19:17 
68Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:19:42 
69Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana1:20:00 
70Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram1:20:47 
71Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo1:22:23 
72Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team1:24:38 
73Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1:25:08 
74Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:25:27 
75Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha1:26:00 
76Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:27:46 
77Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1:28:26 
78Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:29:46 
79Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ1:31:27 
80Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:32:41 
81Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1:33:14 
82Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:33:40 
83Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:34:37 
84Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:36:02 
85Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:38:07 
86Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:39:02 
87Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:39:58 
88Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:40:13 
89Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:40:27 
90Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:40:37 
91Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:42:11 
92Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:42:22 
93Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana1:43:17 
94Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo1:43:45 
95Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team1:44:00 
96Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:45:06 
97Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:45:46 
98Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:46:30 
99Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:49:10 
100Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:49:14 
101Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step1:49:24 
102Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia1:50:02 
103Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto1:53:06 
104Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ1:55:35 
105Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram1:55:55 
106Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:56:51 
107Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:00:10 
108Allan Davis (Aus) Astana2:01:57 
109Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana2:02:13 
110Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:02:16 
111Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ2:06:39 
112David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions2:11:07 
113Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2:11:56 
114William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:12:39 
115Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:13:32 
116Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:14:00 
117Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:14:52 
118Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram2:15:00 
119Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step2:16:52 
120Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank2:17:11 
121Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto2:17:33 
122Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto2:18:42 
123Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:18:44 
124Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team2:18:59 
125Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:19:14 
126Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:19:49 
127David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto2:19:56 
128Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne2:21:01 
129Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram2:26:13 
130Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2:27:17 
131Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:27:32 
132Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto2:27:50 
133Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2:31:46 
134Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ2:32:29 
135Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank2:34:04 
136Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:35:14 
137Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank2:37:20 
138Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank2:37:23 
139David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions2:38:43 
140Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram2:38:48 
141Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ2:39:07 
142Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank2:39:31 
143Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese2:39:52 
144Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step2:39:56 
145Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:42:00 
146Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions2:42:22 
147Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions2:43:13 
148Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step2:43:16 
149Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step2:43:55 
150Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia2:44:23 
151Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:46:42 
152Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions2:46:55 
153Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto2:48:01 
154Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia2:49:52 
155Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur2:51:26 
156Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank2:51:40 
157Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha2:52:58 
158Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team2:53:42 
159Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank2:56:19 
160Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank2:56:44 
161Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia2:58:30 
162Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne3:00:36 
163Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana3:04:16 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia111 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions90 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo82 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha79 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto68 
6David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne68 
7Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia62 
8Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team57 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo53 
10Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ47 
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale43 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto42 
13Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia42 
14Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi38 
15Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team37 
16Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini32 
17Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step31 
18Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank28 
19Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step27 
20Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto27 
21Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram27 
22David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
23Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
24Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia25 
25Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne23 
26Allan Davis (Aus) Astana23 
27Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne21 
28Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia21 
29Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo20 
30Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
31Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
32Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step20 
33Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions18 
34Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha18 
35Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom18 
36Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank18 
37Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne16 
38Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha16 
39Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia16 
40Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur15 
41Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step15 
42Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team15 
43David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia14 
44Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank14 
45Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo14 
46Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana14 
47Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale14 
48Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto13 
49Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ12 
50Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur12 
51Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ12 
52Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne12 
53Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ12 
54Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto11 
55David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
56Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana11 
57Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto11 
58Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale11 
59Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
60Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank10 
61Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
62Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto9 
63Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team9 
64David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions8 
65Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom8 
66Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
67Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram7 
68Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
69Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank7 
70Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana7 
71Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
72Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
73Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram6 
74Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
75Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram6 
76Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale6 
77Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto5 
78Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
79Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
80William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5 
81Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto5 
82Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
83David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
84Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
85Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha4 
86Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
87David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions4 
88Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3 
89Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
90Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
91Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
92Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
93Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
94Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2 
95Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
96Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
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 
6Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step15 
7Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram14 
8Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team11 
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo11 
10Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ10 
11Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team10 
12Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom10 
13Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne10 
14David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions9 
15Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step8 
16David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions8 
17Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
18Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia6 
19Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
20David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia5 
21Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini5 
22Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
23Allan Davis (Aus) Astana4 
24Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne4 
25Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
26Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
27Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
28Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
29Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha3 
30Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
31Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3 
32Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3 
33Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
34Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
35Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne2 
36Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank2 
37Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
38Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
39Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ2 
40Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto2 
41Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
42Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo1 
43David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
44Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1 
45Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1 
46Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
47Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
48Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
49Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
50Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha11 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo13 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia14 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
5Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team28 
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale50 
7Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank66 
8Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step66 
9David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia75 
10Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne77 
11Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto77 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto80 
13Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ81 
14Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne81 
15Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia91 
16Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha99 
17Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto102 
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo105 
19Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia107 
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha108 
21David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne109 
22Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step120 
23Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur122 
24Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank128 
25Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom138 
26Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo139 
27Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne150 
28Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne153 
29Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team154 
30Allan Davis (Aus) Astana157 
31Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia159 
32Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana163 
33Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram169 
34Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale176 
35Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale176 
36Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur177 
37Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur186 
38Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ189 
39David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions190 
40Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ194 
41Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom212 
42Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto222 
43Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto238 
44David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions242 
45Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur263 
46Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto265 
47Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia276 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha196:12:13 
2Caisse D'Epargne0:03:45 
3Cervelo Test Team0:07:47 
4Omega Pharma - Lotto0:07:51 
5Xacobeo Galicia0:08:58 
6AG2R - La Mondiale0:17:27 
7Liquigas - Doimo0:34:34 
8Team HTC - Columbia0:36:34 
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:43:58 
12Lampre - Farese Vini0:58:23 
13Team Saxo Bank1:09:12 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne1:31:07 
16Garmin - Transitions1:35:13 
17Team Milram1:36:52 
18Quick Step2:21:50 
19Andalucia - Cajasur2:31:48 
20BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:00:56 
21Footon - Servetto4:15:38 


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