Gilbert triumphs in Toledo

Nibali extends lead over Mosquera

Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) gave a resounding demonstration of his world championship credentials with a splendid Vuelta stage victory in Toledo. The Belgian delivered a scintillating sprint on the deceptively tough drag to the line that saw overall leader Vincezo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) snatch a potentially crucial 12 seconds from his closest rival Ezequeil Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia).

Nibali's red jersey was conspicuously placed near the front of the bunch as the race entered the cobbled outskirts of Toledo and the Italian was rewarded for his intelligent riding when the race broke up in the final push to the line. He may only have been able manage sixth on the stage, a second behind Gilbert, but with Mosquera caught behind, he padded his overall lead to 50 seconds ahead of tomorrow's decisive stage to Bola del Mundo.

"In finishes like this, Nibali is quicker than me and he knows it," Mosquera said afterwards. "I'm disappointed to lose these 12 seconds, but in the end it doesn't change much. I still have to attack and give it everything tomorrow."

Red jersey Nibali can only have been pleased with his afternoon's work. "I knew it wasn't going to be easy," the Italian said, before turning his mind to tomorrow. "I'm very relaxed. I will face a great adversary tomorrow and I don't know the climb, but I'm not worried."

The day belonged to Gilbert, however, who produced a performance of sparkling class to take the win. His searing acceleration in the finale was arguably the single most impressive piece of riding of the entire race to date. 500 metres from the line, he simply ripped clear of an already speeding peloton as the road kicked up towards the line. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) was on his wheel as he went and was the only man able to put up any resistance to Gilbert's fierce acceleration.

Initially, it seemed as though Gilbert had mistimed his sprint completely and with the road flattening slightly around the final bend, Farrar appeared ideally poised to take the win. However, Gilbert never once faltered over the closing metres and in spite of Farrar's menacing position, the result was never in any doubt. Try as he might, there was simply no way that the American was going to come around the flying Gilbert, who even opened out a one-second gap at the line.

"It was a very nice finish, very technical, and I had great help from my team to get in position before the climb," Gilbert said at the finish. "After that, there were some attacks from different riders but I stayed calm and focused everything on the sprint."

As well as taking his second stage of the Vuelta, Gilbert dealt a significant psychological blow to one of his main world championships rivals and he admitted afterwards to feeling "on track for the Worlds." With the finish in Geelong said to be along similar lines, Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) will not have been pleased to have been a distant third on the stage. Although the Italian leader came from a long way back to pass Sebastien Hinault (AG2R) in the final 100 metres, he was badly caught out by Gilbert's decision to strike early and like much of the peloton, he will be hoping that the Belgian's form doesn't hold for another fortnight.

A quiet start

The thunderous climax to the stage was a far cry from the rather more sedate early exchanges. On the day's first climb of the Sierra de Gredos, Serafin Martinez (Xacobeo Galicia) bested King of the Mountains leader David Moncoutié (Cofidis) to the summit, to ensure that the race for that classification will still be alive on the road to Bola del Mundo tomorrow. As the peloton crested the summit, the eager Dominik Roels (Team Milram) took advantage of a lull in proceedings to jump clear with Josep Jufre (Astana) and the pair quickly opened up a 30-second lead.

Xavier Florencio (Cervelo TestTeam) and Manuel Ortega (Andalucia-Cajasur) gave chase behind and once they closed the gap 25km into the stage, the day's break had been well and truly established. Taking advantage of a tired bunch with one eye already on tomorrow's decisive mountain stage, the break quickly built up a sizable lead. Their advantage grew to 10 minutes by the 80km mark while Nibali's Liquigas team patrolled a slumbering peloton, where the only drama came in the form of Fabian Cancellara's (Saxo Bank) decision to abandon the race.

As the race entered the final 100km, however, that lead suddenly began to shrink, as Omega Pharma-Lotto chased in support of Gilbert. Once HTC-Columbia and later Saxo Bank joined the pursuit, the gap tumbled even more quickly and come the final 25km, the four in front knew they were riding on borrowed time.

The sting in the tail

The break was swallowed up 13km from home and in the final stages, Lampre-Farnese Vini upped the pace for Grega Bole. On a sharp climb 5km out, Quick Step sent first Carlos Barredo and then Dario Cataldo up the road. When their moves fizzled out, Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) was next to try his luck as Nicolas Roche (AG2R) attempted to bridge across, while Gilbert and Nibali were lurking with intent in the wheels.

Sanchez was caught as the race approached the Toledo and as the bunch rattled across a section of cobbles 1.5km from the line, gaps were already starting to appear. Underneath the red kite, FDJ's Gianni Meerman tried to force clear but David Millar (Garmin-Transitions) chased hard, stringing out the bunch behind. The Scot was riding in support of Tyler Farrar to distance Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) in the finale. While he succeeded admirably in doing so, his efforts ultimately served only as a perfect lead-out for the unstoppable Gilbert.

The Belgian eased out of the saddle a little over 500 metres from the line and then launched his devastating acceleration, stomping on the pedals as he burst into the lead. Only Farrar managed to react but with Gilbert showing no signs of relenting, he knew he was racing for second place.

The difficult drag to the line had potentially game-changing ramifications for the overall standings. Peter Velits (HTC-Columbia) confirmed his fine form with a strong 5th place finish, while Nicolas Roche took advantage of the splits to swap places with Tom Danielson (Garmin-Transitions).

Similarly, Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) moved ahead of Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank) into fourth after Schleck punctured in the finale. Schleck crossed the line in 114th place, but was awarded the same time as the group that came in 15 seconds down, ultimately losing just eight seconds to Rodriguez.

"I must have had a guardian angel taking care of me," a relieved Schleck said. "I had a rear wheel puncture on the final descent and I almost came off, I had both feet on the ground. I wasn't worried about time after that. Even though the judges rectified my time, I'm just happy to be in once piece."

The full significance of such apparently minor changes will only become clear tomorrow on the final climb to Bola del Mundo and both Vincenzo Nibali and Ezequiel Mosquera know the same is true of their battle for overall victory. The 12 seconds gained by Nibali today certainly have the feel of momentum swinging in the Italian's favour but he should surely be aware that the viciously-steep final 3km of tomorrow's stage alone could be enough for Mosquera to make up the ground.

This tense Vuelta has seen the script torn up and rewritten time and again, as the race has tilted in the favour of one rider and then another. The one constant in the drama from the first week, however, has been the stunning form of Philippe Gilbert, and the Belgian will be aiming for an encore performance in Geelong in two weeks' time.

Full results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto5:43:41 
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:01 
3Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
4Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
7Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
8Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
10Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
11Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
12Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto0:00:07 
13Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
14Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
15Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
16Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:00:09 
17Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
18Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
19Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
20Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
21Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:00:13 
22Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
23Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
24David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:15 
25Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
26Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
27Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
28Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
29Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
30Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
31Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
32Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
33Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
34Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
35Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
36Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
37Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
38Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
39Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
40Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
41Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
42Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
43David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
44Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
45Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
46Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
47Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
48Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ  
49Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
50Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
51Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
52Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
53Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
54Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
55David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
56Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
57Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:00:29 
58Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
59Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:00:32 
60Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:00:36 
61Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
62Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
63Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
64Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
65Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
66Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
67Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
68Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
69Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
70Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
71Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
72Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
73Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
74Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
75Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
76Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
77Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
78Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
79William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
80Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
81Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
82Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia  
83Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:47 
84Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:49 
85Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
86Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:53 
87Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
88David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
89Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
90Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
91Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
92Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
93Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
94Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:00:57 
95Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
96Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
97Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:59 
98David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions  
99Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:03 
100Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:01:16 
101Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
102Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
103Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
104Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
105Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
106Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:01:31 
107Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:35 
108Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:01:37 
109Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
110Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:01:48 
111Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:02:13 
112Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
113Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:38 
114Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:15 
115Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:38 
116Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
117Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
118Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
119Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
120Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
121Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
122Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
123Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
124Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
125Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
126Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
127Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
128Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese  
129Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
130Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
131Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
132David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
133Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
134Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
135Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
136Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
137Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:02:59 
138Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:45 
139Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:04:03 
140Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:04:24 
141Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
142Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
143Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:04:26 
144Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
145Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:03 
146Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
147Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
148Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
149Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
150Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
151Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
152Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ0:05:16 
153Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ  
154Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:50 
155Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia0:09:15 
156Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
157Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:09:42 
DNSNicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
DNFFabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
Sprint 1 - El Barraco, 67km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team4 pts
2Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
3Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana1 
Sprint 2 - Aldea del Fresno, 126,6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana4 pts
2Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team2 
3Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1 
Sprint 3- Toledo, 231.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto25 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions20 
3Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha16 
4Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale14 
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia12 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo10 
7Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step9 
8Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini8 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo7 
10Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram6 
11Allan Davis (Aus) Astana5 
12Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto4 
13Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3 
14Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ2 
15Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha1 
Mountain - Puerto de Chía (Cat. 2), 14km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia5 pts
2David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne3 
3Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Liquigas - Doimo17:11:20 
2Team Katusha0:00:06 
3Team Milram  
4AG2R - La Mondiale0:00:08 
5Lampre - Farese Vini  
6Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:13 
7Garmin - Transitions  
10Caisse D'Epargne0:00:22 
11Xacobeo Galicia0:00:26 
12BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:28 
13Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Team HTC - Columbia0:00:29 
15Footon - Servetto0:00:35 
16Cervelo Test Team0:00:40 
17Quick Step0:00:56 
19Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:01:27 
20Team Saxo Bank0:02:51 
21Andalucia - Cajasur0:07:37 
General classification after stage 19
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo80:30:48 
2Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:50 
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:01:59 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:54 
5Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:03:57 
6Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:04:02 
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:04:10 
8Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:04:12 
9Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:04:28 
10Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:05:50 
11David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:36 
12Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:09 
13Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:41 
14David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:10:54 
15Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:12:35 
16Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:14:12 
17Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:15:30 
18Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:16:31 
19Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:19:44 
20Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:19:57 
21David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:22:11 
22Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne0:23:41 
23Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:25:39 
24Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:26:13 
25Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:30:08 
26Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:30:57 
27Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:32:16 
28Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:34:19 
29Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:34:43 
30Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:40:36 
31Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:41:55 
32Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:43:20 
33Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:44:15 
34Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:46:55 
35Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:49:42 
36Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne0:50:20 
37Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:54:01 
38Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:55:45 
39Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:57:00 
40Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:02:46 
41Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank1:04:39 
42Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1:06:13 
43David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1:08:22 
44Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:08:27 
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:15:30 
46Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:16:29 
47Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:19:49 
48Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1:25:46 
49Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha1:28:40 
50Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank1:29:25 
51Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:30:59 
52Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo1:31:37 
53Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:32:57 
54Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:34:08 
55Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:35:00 
56Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:35:13 
57Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step1:39:05 
58Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:39:12 
59Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:39:58 
60Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:40:16 
61Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:40:48 
62Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana1:42:20 
63Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:44:28 
64Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:47:32 
65Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:47:43 
66Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:48:55 
67Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:49:04 
68Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana1:51:06 
69Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ1:51:33 
70Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step1:52:30 
71Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:52:47 
72Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1:53:15 
73Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha1:53:47 
74Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo1:55:39 
75Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:56:51 
76Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:59:28 
77Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1:59:29 
78Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2:00:21 
79Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram2:01:10 
80Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team2:02:18 
81Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:03:35 
82Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:03:40 
83Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:03:50 
84Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne2:04:45 
85Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:06:16 
86Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:06:45 
87Allan Davis (Aus) Astana2:07:53 
88Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo2:08:20 
89Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:10:14 
90Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:12:26 
91Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto2:12:28 
92Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:12:37 
93Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram2:16:42 
94Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:17:11 
95Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:17:16 
96Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:18:19 
97Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:19:17 
98Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana2:20:13 
99Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team2:23:41 
100Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:24:47 
101Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:25:54 
102Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia2:26:16 
103Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana2:30:31 
104Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:30:37 
105Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ2:33:41 
106Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:35:26 
107Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram2:35:45 
108Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:40:42 
109William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:42:26 
110David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions2:42:41 
111Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ2:44:54 
112Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:46:26 
113Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank2:51:28 
114Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2:52:25 
115Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:52:58 
116Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram2:54:19 
117David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto2:54:21 
118Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank2:56:46 
119Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:57:07 
120Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto2:57:57 
121Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:58:20 
122Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:58:48 
123Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne3:00:43 
124Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step3:03:11 
125Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3:04:15 
126Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3:05:38 
127Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank3:05:43 
128Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram3:06:05 
129Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto3:06:24 
130Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia3:09:46 
131Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto3:10:32 
132Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale3:10:36 
133Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ3:12:44 
134Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese3:14:30 
135Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram3:16:21 
136Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia3:16:37 
137Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step3:18:16 
138Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank3:18:24 
139Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ3:19:15 
140Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank3:21:51 
141Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3:23:10 
142Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3:24:01 
143Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions3:24:31 
144Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step3:24:54 
145Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia3:26:00 
146Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions3:26:23 
147Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step3:26:37 
148Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha3:29:38 
149Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto3:29:43 
150Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:31:06 
151Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur3:32:46 
152Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank3:33:32 
153Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions3:36:28 
154Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank3:40:10 
155Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne3:41:11 
156Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana3:46:37 
157Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia3:47:10 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia136 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions124 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto100 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo99 
5Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha94 
6Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia80 
7David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne72 
8Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia72 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo61 
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale53 
11Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ51 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto50 
13Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank48 
14Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto47 
15Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team42 
16Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini40 
17Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank38 
18Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi38 
19Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step38 
20Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank38 
21Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram37 
22Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step35 
23Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha34 
24Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia30 
25Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi28 
26Allan Davis (Aus) Astana28 
27David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
28Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
29Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions25 
30Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team25 
31Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale25 
32Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne24 
33Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne24 
34David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia23 
35Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne23 
36Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne21 
37Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia21 
38Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo20 
39Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
40Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
41Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step20 
42Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto18 
43Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom18 
44Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale17 
45Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne16 
46Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha16 
47Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step16 
48Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia16 
49Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur15 
50Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step15 
51David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions14 
52Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ14 
53Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank14 
54Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo14 
55Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana14 
56Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto14 
57Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram12 
58Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur12 
59Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ12 
60Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ12 
61David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
62Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto11 
63Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana11 
64Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto11 
65Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto11 
66Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
67Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank10 
68Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini10 
69Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
70Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
71Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram9 
72Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha9 
73Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram9 
74Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team9 
75Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step9 
76Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom8 
77Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8 
78Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
79Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana7 
80Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
81Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team6 
82Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
83Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram6 
84Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
85Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana5 
86Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto5 
87Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
88William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5 
89Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
90Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
91Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
92David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
93Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
94Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha4 
95Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
96Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ3 
97Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
98Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
99Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
100Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ2 
101Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
102Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2 
103Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
104Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
105Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne51 pts
2Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia43 
3Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
4Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia25 
5Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi21 
6Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha19 
7Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia16 
8Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step15 
9Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram14 
10Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team11 
11Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo11 
12Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank11 
13Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ10 
14Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team10 
15Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom10 
16Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step10 
17Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne10 
18David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions9 
19Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step8 
20Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale6 
21Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
22Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia6 
23David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia5 
24Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
25Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini5 
26Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
27Allan Davis (Aus) Astana4 
28Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne4 
29Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
30Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
31Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
32Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
33Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
34Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
35Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha3 
36Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
37Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3 
38Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
39Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
40Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne2 
41Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
42Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
43Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ2 
44Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto2 
45Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions1 
46Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo1 
47David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
48Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
49Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1 
50Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
51Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
52Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1 
53Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo1 
54Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
55Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
56Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
57Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha15 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo16 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne22 
5Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank30 
6Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team31 
7Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi43 
8Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne45 
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale55 
10David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia68 
11Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step72 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto79 
13Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ82 
14Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne86 
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto91 
16Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia98 
17Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha108 
18Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia111 
19Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne111 
20Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo113 
21David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne117 
22Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha118 
23Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step126 
24Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto132 
25Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step133 
26Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur137 
27Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom139 
28Allan Davis (Aus) Astana140 
29Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi152 
30Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo159 
31Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne163 
32Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne163 
33Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team168 
34Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale172 
35Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia172 
36Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram173 
37Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana176 
38Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions177 
39Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne177 
40David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions179 
41Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur183 
42Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale191 
43Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ193 
44Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur208 
45Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ213 
46Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto223 
47Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom224 
48Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto261 
49Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto271 
50Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur274 
51Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia288 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Katusha241:18:17 
2Caisse D'Epargne0:00:32 
3Xacobeo Galicia0:12:01 
4Cervelo Test Team0:20:06 
5AG2R - La Mondiale0:34:56 
6Omega Pharma - Lotto0:49:23 
7Liquigas - Doimo0:52:07 
8Team HTC - Columbia1:02:08 
10Euskaltel - Euskadi1:11:52 
11Team Saxo Bank1:14:04 
13Garmin - Transitions1:38:22 
14Lampre - Farese Vini1:47:43 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne2:02:29 
17Team Milram2:48:31 
18Quick Step3:04:34 
19BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:37:19 
20Andalucia - Cajasur3:49:22 
21Footon - Servetto5:30:44 


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