Nibali seals Vuelta a España win

Farrar scores stage in Madrid, Cavendish takes points title

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) became only the fifth Italian to win the Vuelta a España after finishing safely in the peloton at the end of the final stage in the centre of Madrid.

After three weeks of intense and often spectacular racing in a re-energised 75th edition of the Vuelta, Nibali beat Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) by 41 seconds, with Peter Velits (HTC-Columbia) third overall at 3:02.

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) won the sprint at the end of the final 85km circuit stage, beating Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) to take his second stage of the Vuelta.

The American was perfectly placed coming round the last corner and burst through in the final 100 metres, while Cavendish struggled to accelerate down the right hand side of the road. Cavendish finished second and still won the green points jersey but he missed out on a fourth stage. Australia’s Allan Davis (Astana) was third in the sprint, Wouter Weylandts (Quick Step) was fourth and Cavendish’s lead out man Matt Goss (HTC-Columbia) hung on for fifth.

Nibali, Mosquera and third placed Peter Velits all finished four seconds back but all celebrated being on the podium in the Vuelta, knowing it will change the rest of the careers. Mosquera is widely expected to join the Vacansoleil team in 2011 and race much more internationally, Velits has emerged a future stage race contender, while Nibali has proved he has the pedigree to be Italy’s next star.

His Vuelta win, the first by an Italian rider since Marco Giovanetti in 1990, gives the Liquigas-Doimo team its second grand tour victory of the season after Ivan Basso’s success at the Giro d’Italia. Nibali is now set to inherit Basso’s role as Italy’s best stage race rider and expected to challenge Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck in next year’s Tour de France.

“I’ve become part of an elite group of riders who can win grand tours but I don’t want to change as a person. It’s a promise I’ve made myself,” Nibali told Gazzetta dello Sport.

“After 20 years it’s about time an Italian won this race. But I have to say that the Spanish riders made it really hard for me. They were really difficult rivals to beat.”

“People are saying that I can be a big rival to Contador because I can time trial and climb. But he’s won ever grand tour he’s ridden and I’ve only won one. It will be incredibly difficult to beat him and other riders have been trying it for several years, but perhaps one day, perhaps at the Tour de France, we’ll go head to head for victory.”

Three weeks of intense racing

When the Vuelta started three weeks ago in Seville, Nibali was considered just an outsider for overall victory, overshadowed by the likes of Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam), Denis Menchov (Rabobank) and Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha).
They all faded out of contention in the mountains or lost vital minutes in the time trial. And when mid-race leader Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) crashed out during stage 14 to Peña Cabarga, Nibali took the lead and began to really believe he could win the Vuelta.

Rodriguez took back the race lead on the mountain finish to Cotobello but then the little Spaniard cracked and lost any chance of victory when he lost more than four minutes to the Nibali in the 46km Peñafiel time trial. Mosquera also performed well against the clock, setting up the final showdown with Nibali on the climb to Bola del Mundo. Mosquera attacked and won the toughest stage of the race but Nibali did enough to hold onto the red jersey for the ride into Madrid.

Grand tour celebration

As expected, Sunday’s final stage was a classic grand tour parade stage with a five-rider break acting as the early entertainment before the final sprint and the podium celebrations.

Dominik Roels (Milram), Javier Ramirez (Andalucia-Cajasur), Jurgen Van Goolen (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Gonzalo Rabunal (Xacobeo Galicia) worked hard and gained almost a minute but were never allowed to get away.

First Liquigas-Doimo led the peloton onto the finishing circuits and then Garmin-Transitions, Lampre-Farnese Vini and HTC-Columbia set a high pace in pursuit. The break was caught with 14km and two laps to go and everyone was ready for the grand finale. With four kilometres to go an Omega Pharma-Lotto rider tried a late attack but he was quickly caught and the lead out trains took over.

Quick Step took over from HTC-Columbia in the final two kilometres but Goss again dragged Cavendish to the front after the final corner. However it was not to be Cavendish’s day and Farrar emerged faster and stronger, to win and take a moral boosting victory before the world championships in two weeks time.


Full Results
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions2:02:24 
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
3Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
4Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
5Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
6Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
7Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
8Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
9Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
10Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
11Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
12Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
13Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
14Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
15Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
16Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
17Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
18Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
19Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
20Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
21Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:04 
22Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
23Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
24Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
25Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
26Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
27Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
28Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
29Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
30Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
31Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
32Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
33David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
34Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
35Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana  
36Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
37Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
38Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
39Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
40Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
41Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
42David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
43Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
44Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:11 
46Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
47Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
48Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
49Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
50Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ  
51Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
52Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
53Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
54Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
55Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
56Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
57Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
58Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
59Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:17 
60Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:19 
61Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
62Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:20 
63Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
64Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
65Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
66Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
67Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
68Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
69Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
70Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
71Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
72Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
73Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
74Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
75Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
76Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
77Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
78Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
79Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
80Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
81Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
82Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
83Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
84Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
85Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:28 
86Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:00:34 
87David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:00:36 
88Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
89Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
90Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
91Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:00:38 
92Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
93Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
94Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
95David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
96Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
97Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
98Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
99Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia  
100Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
101Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:42 
102Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
103Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:00:44 
104Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
105Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
106Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
107Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
108Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
109Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
110Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:47 
111Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
112Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
113Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
114Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:00:55 
115Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:56 
116David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions  
117Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
118Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
119Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
120Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
121Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
122Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ0:01:04 
123Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
124Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
125Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
126Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
127Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
128Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
129Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
130Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
131Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
132Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
133Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
134Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
135Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
136Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
137Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
138Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
139Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
140Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
141Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:01:28 
142David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:01:40 
143Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
144Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ0:01:55 
145Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:02:11 
146Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
147Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
148Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
149Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
150Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:02:14 
151Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
152Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
153Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
154Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
155Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:19 
156William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:00 
Sprint 1 - 2nd passage of finish line, 28km
1Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram4pts
2Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
3Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
Sprint 2 - 8th passage of finish line, 62.2km
1Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur4pts
2Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
Points - finish, 85km
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions25pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia20 
3Allan Davis (Aus) Astana16 
4Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step14 
5Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia12 
6Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini10 
7Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto9 
8Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne8 
9Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank7 
10Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini6 
11Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana5 
12Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
13Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
14Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ2 
15Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto1 
1Lampre - Farese Vini6:07:12 
2Team HTC - Columbia0:00:04 
4Garmin - Transitions0:00:08 
5Team Katusha  
6Liquigas - Doimo  
7Team Milram0:00:12 
8Caisse d'Epargne  
9Team Saxo Bank0:00:15 
11AG2R - La Mondiale  
12Cervelo Test Team0:00:19 
13Footon - Servetto0:00:20 
14Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:22 
15Quick Step0:00:23 
16Xacobeo Galicia0:00:28 
17Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:31 
18Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:40 
20BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:55 
21Andalucia - Cajasur0:01:20 
Final general classification
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo87:18:31 
2Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:43 
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:03:04 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:22 
5Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:04:45 
6Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:04:54 
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:05:05 
8Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:06:08 
9Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:06:18 
10Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:07:44 
11David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:09:39 
12Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:00 
13Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:13:07 
14David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:14:34 
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:16:38 
16Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:16:42 
17Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:17:56 
18Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:21:16 
19Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:24:38 
20Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:25:17 
21Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:27:33 
22Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne0:28:56 
23Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:30:26 
24Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:32:44 
25David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:35:29 
26Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:37:42 
27Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:38:04 
28Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:38:45 
29Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:39:24 
30Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:46:00 
31Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:48:12 
32Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:50:55 
33Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne0:53:14 
34Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:54:13 
35Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:56:06 
36Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:56:25 
37Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram1:03:26 
38Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia1:07:00 
39Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:08:17 
40Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:12:46 
41Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank1:13:44 
42David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1:25:10 
43Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1:26:16 
44Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:27:31 
45Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:34:41 
46Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank1:35:38 
47Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1:35:55 
48Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:36:06 
49Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:36:15 
50Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:38:51 
51Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo1:41:23 
52Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:43:50 
53Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:44:09 
54Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:45:50 
55Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:46:30 
56Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:47:27 
57Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana1:50:41 
58Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1:52:36 
59Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:52:49 
60Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:53:33 
61Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:56:46 
62Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ1:58:58 
63Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2:00:52 
64Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step2:01:44 
65Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:05:08 
66Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team2:06:08 
67Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step2:07:19 
68Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana2:07:28 
69Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2:07:34 
70Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram2:07:39 
71Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step2:09:54 
72Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank2:10:26 
73Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:11:14 
74Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha2:12:17 
75Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto2:12:24 
76Allan Davis (Aus) Astana2:13:16 
77Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo2:13:23 
78Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne2:13:52 
79Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:14:17 
80Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:15:25 
81Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:15:40 
82Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2:16:40 
83Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2:16:51 
84Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:21:52 
85Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2:24:11 
86Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto2:24:40 
87Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:25:41 
88Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo2:27:06 
89Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:29:15 
90Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:32:44 
91Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:34:46 
92Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:37:08 
93Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:37:54 
94Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:40:11 
95Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram2:42:39 
96Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:43:03 
97Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:44:32 
98Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ2:44:54 
99Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana2:45:14 
100Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:47:58 
101Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:49:42 
102Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne2:49:43 
103Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana2:50:38 
104Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team2:53:57 
105Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2:54:37 
106Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia2:54:43 
107Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram2:56:43 
108Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini2:59:19 
109David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions3:07:54 
110Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ3:12:19 
111William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:12:35 
112Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3:13:51 
113David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto3:14:44 
114Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram3:16:25 
115Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3:18:33 
116Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank3:22:27 
117Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale3:22:34 
118Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3:22:51 
119Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram3:24:48 
120Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank3:26:55 
121Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:27:33 
122Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto3:28:02 
123Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3:29:42 
124Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne3:30:52 
125Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3:31:13 
126Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step3:34:20 
127Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank3:36:08 
128Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto3:36:29 
129Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3:39:28 
130Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale3:40:56 
131Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto3:41:41 
132Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step3:42:03 
133Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia3:42:09 
134Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank3:42:44 
135Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ3:42:53 
136Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3:44:35 
137Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram3:46:30 
138Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia3:46:42 
139Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ3:49:44 
140Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank3:52:52 
141Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3:53:19 
142Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions3:54:20 
143Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions3:54:50 
144Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia3:55:57 
145Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step3:56:35 
146Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step3:56:52 
147Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto4:00:12 
148Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha4:00:29 
149Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4:01:31 
150Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur4:03:01 
151Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank4:03:47 
152Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions4:06:47 
153Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana4:10:32 
154Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4:11:31 
155Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank4:13:02 
156Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia4:19:30 
Points classification
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia156pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions149 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo120 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha110 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto104 
6Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia97 
7Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia88 
8David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne72 
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale63 
10Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank62 
11Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo61 
12Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto56 
13Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team54 
14Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ53 
15Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step52 
16Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto50 
17Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini50 
18Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank45 
19Allan Davis (Aus) Astana44 
20Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia42 
21Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi41 
22Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank38 
23Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi37 
24Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram37 
25Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step35 
26Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne32 
27Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team30 
28David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne26 
29Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
30Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions25 
31Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale25 
32Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne24 
33David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia23 
34Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne23 
35Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur21 
36Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ21 
37Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne21 
38Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo21 
39Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia21 
40Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
41Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne20 
42Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step20 
43Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto18 
44Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom18 
45Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne17 
46Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale17 
47Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram16 
48Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha16 
49Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step16 
50Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia16 
51Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini16 
52Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step15 
53Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto15 
54David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions14 
55Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank14 
56Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo14 
57Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana14 
58Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team13 
59Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur12 
60Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ12 
61Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ12 
62David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
63Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia11 
64Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto11 
65Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana11 
66Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto11 
67Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto11 
68Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
69Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank10 
70Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
71Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
72Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram9 
73Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha9 
74Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ9 
75Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram9 
76Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step9 
77Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom8 
78Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana7 
79Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team7 
80Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana7 
81Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
82Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
83Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team6 
84Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram6 
85Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
86Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto5 
87Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
88William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5 
89Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
90Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana5 
91Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
92Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
93Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
94David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
95Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
96Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha4 
97Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
98Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
99Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
100Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale3 
101Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha2 
102Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
103Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
104Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ2 
105Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
106Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
107Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2 
108Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
109Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions1 
Mountains classification
1David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne51pts
2Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia43 
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia36 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha29 
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo26 
6Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne25 
7Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia25 
8Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi21 
9Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom18 
10Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank17 
11Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step15 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto15 
13Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team15 
14Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram14 
15Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
16Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ10 
17Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team10 
18Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step10 
19Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne10 
20David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions9 
21Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne9 
22Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step8 
23Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team8 
24Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale6 
25Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
26Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia6 
27David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia5 
28Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
29Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini5 
30Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale5 
31Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
32Allan Davis (Aus) Astana4 
33Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
34Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne4 
35Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
36Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
37Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4 
38Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ4 
39Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4 
40Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha3 
41Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
42Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3 
43Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne2 
44Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
45Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
46Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
47Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ2 
48Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto2 
49Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha1 
50Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions1 
51Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo1 
52David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
53Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
54Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne1 
55Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana1 
56Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1 
57Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo1 
58Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
59Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
60Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
61Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Combination classification
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo9pts
2Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia11 
3Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha12 
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne23 
5Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank25 
6Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team32 
7Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi43 
8Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne48 
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale49 
10Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ67 
11Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto67 
12David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia71 
13Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne76 
14Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step79 
15Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne93 
16Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia100 
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto102 
18Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia104 
19Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne110 
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha114 
21Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo117 
22David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne122 
23Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha124 
24Allan Davis (Aus) Astana127 
25Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team128 
26Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step131 
27Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom134 
28Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur136 
29Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team141 
30Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step145 
31Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto147 
32Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne156 
33Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi157 
34Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale158 
35Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne161 
36Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha162 
37Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur172 
38Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo174 
39Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram181 
40Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia182 
41Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne183 
42David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions183 
43Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions186 
44Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ193 
45Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana195 
46Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale205 
47Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur206 
48Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ217 
49Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto227 
50Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom235 
51Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto265 
52Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto275 
53Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur278 
54Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia300 
Teams classification
1Team Katusha261:48:04 
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:33 
3Xacobeo Galicia0:12:33 
4Cervelo Test Team0:17:50 
5AG2R - La Mondiale0:35:42 
6Liquigas - Doimo0:57:05 
7Omega Pharma - Lotto1:08:04 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi1:12:06 
10Team Saxo Bank1:17:45 
11Team HTC - Columbia1:18:18 
13Garmin - Transitions1:43:52 
14Lampre - Farese Vini2:09:37 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne2:13:34 
17Team Milram3:04:10 
18Quick Step3:44:28 
19BBOX Bouygues Telecom4:05:55 
20Andalucia - Cajasur4:12:54 
21Footon - Servetto6:09:30 


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