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Vuelta a España 2010

Date range:
August 28 - September 19, 2010
  • Vuelta a España, ESP, HIS (Historical Calendar)
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      13km
      Start location:
      Sevilla
      End location:
      Sevilla
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      173.7km
      Start location:
      Alcalá de Guadaíra
      End location:
      Marbella
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      157.3km
      Start location:
      Marbella
      End location:
      Málaga
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      183.8km
      Start location:
      Málaga
      End location:
      Valdepeñas de Jaén
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      198.8km
      Start location:
      Guadix
      End location:
      Lorca
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      151km
      Start location:
      Caravaca de Cruz
      End location:
      Murcia
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      187.1km
      Start location:
      Murcia
      End location:
      Orihuela
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      190km
      Start location:
      Villena
      End location:
      Xorret del Catí
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      187.7km
      Start location:
      Calpe
      End location:
      Alcoy
    • Rest day 1

      Start location:
      Calpe
      End location:
      Tarragona
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      175.7km
      Start location:
      Tarragona
      End location:
      Vilanova i la Geltrú
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      208.4km
      Start location:
      Vilanova i la Geltrú
      End location:
      Andorra
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      172.5km
      Start location:
      Andorra la Vella
      End location:
      Lleida
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      196km
      Start location:
      Rincón de Soto
      End location:
      Burgos
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      178km
      Start location:
      Burgos
      End location:
      Peña Cabarga
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      187.3km
      Start location:
      Solares
      End location:
      Lagos de Covadonga
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      181.4km
      Start location:
      Gijón
      End location:
      Alto de Cotobello
    • Rest day 2

      Start location:
      Cotobello
      End location:
      Peñafiel
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      46km
      Start location:
      Peñafiel
      End location:
      Peñafiel
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      148.9km
      Start location:
      Valladolid
      End location:
      Salamanca
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      231.2km
      Start location:
      Piedrahita
      End location:
      Toledo
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      172.1km
      Start location:
      San Martín de Valdeiglesias
      End location:
      Bola del Mundo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      85km
      Start location:
      San Sebastián de los Reyes
      End location:
      Madrid
  • Race history

August 30, Stage 3: Marbella - Málaga 157.3km

Gilbert prevails in Málaga

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
August 30, 2010, 16:53 BST,
Updated:
September 05, 2010, 7:44 BST

Belgian takes over leader's jersey

Philippe Gilbert of Omega Pharma-Lotto powered away from the field on the ascent to the finish to take a solo stage win in Malaga. Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) gave chase but was only able to take second place, three seconds later, with third going to Eusakaltel's Igor Anton.

Gilbert took over the general classification lead from sprinter Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) as the Manxman finished more than 25 minutes behind Gilbert in 142nd place on the Vuelta's first mountain stage. Rodriguez is second at 14 seconds, with HTC-Columbia's Constantine Sivtsov third at 22 seconds.

The tragic figure of the day was Serafin Martinez. The Xacobeo Galicia rider was in the escape group of the day, and was the only escapee to remain in front over the category one Puerto del León climb situated 37.5km from the finish. The Spaniard looked to have wrapped up the stage, the mountains jersey and the general classification lead, but his lead proved to be too small and he was caught at the flamme rouge.

Liquigas led the flying field under the 1km banner, but it was Gilbert who broke out. He powered his way impressively up the ascending finish, with Rodriguez never getting seriously close.

"I've suffered yesterday like 95 percent of the riders in the bunch and I was dropped in the last three kilometres of the Puerto de León," said Gilbert. "I lost maybe 30 seconds but I didn't panic because I had studied the course really well and I knew what I was doing when I rode at my own pace. On the downhill I took a lot of risks to come back. I rode from car to car. When I made it across to the bunch I quickly moved to the first 20 positions to avoid any crashes.

"I received a great help from my teammates, especially Jan Bakelandts, who closed the gap to the Galicia rider (Serafin Martinez), and Greg van Avermaet, so I managed to start the final climb in the first five positions. I accelerated 600 metres from the finish line. I knew all the curves and the details of the route because I had done it in a car this morning.

"It's a similar climb as the Cauberg in the Amstel Gold Race. I climbed on the big ring with a 53 and I rode fast: at 35km/h. I came to the Vuelta for gearing up for the world championships and with the ambition of winning a stage. The second goal is already reached. I felt it was a long time since I last won a race. It was stage one of the Tour of Belgium in May. The surprise comes from the fact that I get the red jersey as well. It's a nice surprise because it's my first leader's jersey in a Grand Tour. Now I'll do my best to respect this jersey."

Runner-up Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) was full of praise for the Belgian winner. "Gilbert was the favourite and I lost because of wrong positioning," said Rodriguez. "I would have lost anyway because Gilbert is faster than me. He's a great winner. I wanted to win because I felt good. I did the same preparation as before the Tour de France in Andorra. Tomorrow’s stage suits me even more than today’s and I think that some riders will pay the bill for the heat we've experienced again today."

Dmitry Konyshev, Katusha directeur sportif, also has high hopes for Rodriguez. "This stage is the story of a great classic specialist who beats a climber. Gilbert was unbeatable but it was a good try from Joaquin. We don't want to forget that he's here for winning the Vuelta. I think he'll win tomorrow."

Serafin Martinez was at least able to claim the blue polka-dot jersey as the mountains classification leader for his efforts, ahead of David Moncoutie (Cofidis) and Milram's Niki Terpstra. "The Puerto de León was one kilometre too long for me," said Martinez. "I was creeping at the end but yet, with five kilometres to go, I thought I'd win the stage because I heard in the radio that I had 1:30 lead but I looked back, and, Madre mia! The dream fell out.

"The polka dot jersey is a consolation prize and I'll try to keep it as long as I can but the main goal of our team remains to win a stage."

Yuaheni Hutarovich (FdJ) held on the green points jersey, with Gilbert moving into second place and shoving Cavendish down to third.

An early break

The day's first climb came quite early on, only nine kilometres into the stage, and as expected, red jersey Mark Cavendish of HTC-Columbia promptly fell back on the category two Puerto de Ojén ascent. John Lee Augustyn and Ben Swift, both of Team Sky, had to leave the race early on, apparently due to food poisoning.

Dutch champion Niki Terpstra (Milram) was one of the first to successfully get away. He was the first over the Puerto de Ojén, and after a few other attempts, a group was formed. Biel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Javier Ramirez (Andalucia-Cajasur), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Michael Cherel (FDJ), Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Niki Terpstra (Milram) and Serafin Martinez (Xacobeo Galicia) formed the escape group of the day.

It was another hot day, and the field was happy to see the seven go. When the gap hit 8:30, however, the pack reacted and started bringing their advantage down again.

The main impediment of the day was the category one Puerto del Leon climb at kilometre 120, and it worked as expected. The peloton fell apart quickly on the climb, with the sprinters dropping off the back while Caisse d'Epargne forced the pace up front. Rabobank, Liquigas-Doimo and Saxo Bank, who also have GC candidates in their ranks, did their part to keep the speed up.

Ahead of them, the break group broke up, too, as the peloton came nearer and nearer. Serafin Martinez was the only escapee to remain off the front of the peloton as he crossed the summit alone.

Gradients up to 10 percent and the high temperatures did their part, mercilessly cutting the peloton down. None of it seemed to bother David Moncoutie (Cofidis), who jumped easily out of the field to take second place on the climb behind Martinez.

There were only 37.5km to the finish line from the top of the climb, but Martinez wasn't taking any chances on the narrow road going down. He looked to have things wrapped up, but his narrow lead didn't hold and the field caught him at the flamme rouge with one kilometre remaining.

Full Results
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4:06:12  
2 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:03  
3 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:13  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:15  
5 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
6 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
7 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:00:18  
8 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:19  
9 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
10 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
11 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
12 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
13 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
14 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
15 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne    
16 Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia    
17 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:23  
18 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia    
19 David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:25  
20 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step    
21 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
22 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia    
23 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
24 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:28  
25 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:30  
26 Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
27 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
28 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo    
29 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
30 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
31 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
32 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
33 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank    
34 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
35 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
36 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
37 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
38 Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky    
39 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky    
40 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne 0:00:37  
41 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:40  
42 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:42  
43 David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:00:44  
44 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram    
45 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha    
46 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
47 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
48 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana    
49 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
50 Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ 0:00:54  
51 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
52 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
53 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
54 Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
55 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:58  
56 Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ 0:01:04  
57 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:01:07  
58 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:01:17  
59 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:23  
60 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ 0:01:24  
61 Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank    
62 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:26  
63 Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:29  
64 Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:37  
65 Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:01:49  
66 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
67 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
68 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:53  
69 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:01:59  
70 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:02:01  
71 Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:34  
72 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
73 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:58  
74 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:02:59  
75 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:03:01  
76 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
77 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 0:03:41  
78 Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:07:26  
79 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:08:49  
80 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:11:00  
81 Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
82 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
83 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
84 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
85 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
86 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
87 Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
88 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
89 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
90 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
91 Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
92 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
93 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
94 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
95 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
96 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha    
97 Juan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky 0:14:10  
98 Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
99 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
100 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
101 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
102 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
103 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
104 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
105 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo    
106 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram    
107 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
108 Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:15:27  
109 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
110 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:15:28  
111 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
112 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
113 Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram 0:19:05  
114 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto    
115 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
116 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
117 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
118 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
119 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia    
120 Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
121 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
122 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram    
123 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team    
124 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
125 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram    
126 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
127 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team    
128 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
129 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
130 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
131 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
132 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto 0:19:13  
133 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
134 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:19:15  
135 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step    
136 Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:19:17  
137 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:19:20  
138 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 0:25:03  
139 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
140 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
141 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
142 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia    
143 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ    
144 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
145 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
146 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions    
147 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia    
148 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
149 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia    
150 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions    
151 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
152 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
153 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
154 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur    
155 Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana    
156 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team    
157 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions    
158 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
159 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
160 Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram    
161 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
162 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ    
163 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
164 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
165 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
166 Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
167 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ    
168 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
169 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
170 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
171 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
172 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky    
173 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto    
174 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia    
175 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky    
176 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
177 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
178 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
179 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank    
180 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
181 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions    
182 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank    
183 Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
184 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky    
185 Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
186 Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia    
187 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo    
188 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
189 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
190 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
191 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
192 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank    
193 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:25:49  
194 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky    
DNF John-Lee Augustyn (RSA) Team Sky    
DNF Benjamin Swift (GBr) Team Sky    
Points - Málaga, 157.3km
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 25 pts
2 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 20  
3 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 16  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 14  
5 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 12  
6 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale 10  
7 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 9  
8 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 8  
9 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 7  
10 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 6  
11 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 5  
12 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 4  
13 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 3  
14 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 2  
15 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne 1  
Sprint 1 - Alozaina, 48km
1 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 4 pts
2 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 2  
3 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Sprint 2 - Málaga, 102.8km
1 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 4 pts
2 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
3 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 1  
Mountain 1 - Puerto de Ojén (Cat. 2) 9km
1 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 5 pts
2 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 3  
3 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
Mountain 2 - Puerto del León (Cat. 1) 120km
1 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 10 pts
2 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 6  
3 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4  
4 Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ 2  
5 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
Teams
1 Team Katusha 12:19:28  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:05  
3 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:00:06  
4 Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:15  
5 Cervelo Test Team 0:00:22  
6 Liquigas - Doimo 0:00:23  
7 Lampre - Farese Vini 0:00:33  
8 Astana 0:01:16  
9 Rabobank 0:01:20  
10 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:21  
11 FDJ 0:01:25  
12 Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:41  
13 Team Milram 0:02:23  
14 AG2R - La Mondiale 0:02:29  
15 BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:09:07  
16 Andalucia - Cajasur 0:11:32  
17 Cofidis, le credit en ligne 0:12:09  
18 Team Saxo Bank 0:14:07  
19 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:14:18  
20 Garmin - Transitions 0:14:32  
21 Quick Step 0:24:43  
22 Footon - Servetto 0:34:12  
General classification after stage 3
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 8:55:56  
2 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:14  
3 Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia 0:00:22  
4 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia 0:00:26  
5 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:28  
6 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia    
7 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:35  
8 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
9 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:36  
10 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:41  
11 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:00:42  
12 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:43  
13 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo    
14 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:46  
15 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
16 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:00:47  
17 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne    
18 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
19 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
20 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
21 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:48  
22 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
23 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:50  
24 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
25 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:00:51  
26 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
27 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step    
28 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:00:53  
29 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
30 David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:54  
31 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:00:55  
32 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:57  
33 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
34 Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky 0:01:01  
35 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:02  
36 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram 0:01:05  
37 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne    
38 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:07  
39 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:11  
40 David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:01:12  
41 Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana 0:01:14  
42 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:01:15  
43 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:01:22  
44 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:01:26  
45 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana 0:01:28  
46 Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ 0:01:30  
47 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:34  
48 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:01:36  
49 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 0:01:38  
50 Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ 0:01:40  
51 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:43  
52 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:01:45  
53 Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:01:46  
54 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky 0:01:48  
55 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
56 Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:52  
57 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:53  
58 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:01:54  
59 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ 0:02:00  
60 Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank 0:02:03  
61 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:16  
62 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:02:22  
63 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
64 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
65 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions 0:02:30  
66 Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:31  
67 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:02:35  
68 Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:02:49  
69 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:02:57  
70 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:02:59  
71 Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:03:03  
72 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:03:31  
73 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:03:32  
74 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:33  
75 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:03:39  
76 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana 0:04:43  
77 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 0:05:13  
78 Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:08:08  
79 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:11:07  
80 Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11:20  
81 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:11:26  
82 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:11:28  
83 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:11:29  
84 Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
85 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:11:30  
86 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
87 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:11:31  
88 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
89 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
90 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:11:34  
91 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:11:36  
92 Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:11:52  
93 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:12:33  
94 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:12:41  
95 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 0:13:05  
96 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:13:51  
97 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:14:27  
98 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
99 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo 0:14:29  
100 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions 0:14:30  
101 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:14:31  
102 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:14:36  
103 Juan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky 0:14:41  
104 Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:14:52  
105 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:14:55  
106 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 0:14:59  
107 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:15:10  
108 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram 0:15:48  
109 Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:16:01  
110 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:16:10  
111 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
112 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:17:48  
113 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:19:22  
114 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
115 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:19:25  
116 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 0:19:26  
117 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:19:33  
118 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team 0:19:35  
119 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
120 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:19:41  
121 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step    
122 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:19:47  
123 Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:19:48  
124 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:19:57  
125 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
126 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:20:06  
127 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto 0:20:13  
128 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:20:26  
129 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:20:33  
130 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:20:35  
131 Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:20:36  
132 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team 0:21:01  
133 Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram 0:21:24  
134 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto 0:21:45  
135 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:23:43  
136 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia 0:23:59  
137 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:24:04  
138 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia 0:24:54  
139 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia 0:25:06  
140 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia    
141 Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia    
142 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions 0:25:15  
143 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo 0:25:16  
144 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
145 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 0:25:19  
146 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
147 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:25:20  
148 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
149 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions 0:25:23  
150 Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram 0:25:24  
151 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:25:29  
152 Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
153 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
154 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:25:30  
155 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia 0:25:32  
156 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:25:33  
157 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky 0:25:34  
158 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
159 Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky 0:25:37  
160 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 0:25:39  
161 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ    
162 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ    
163 Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 0:25:42  
164 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
165 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank    
166 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
167 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team 0:25:44  
168 Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:25:45  
169 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions 0:25:46  
170 Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana 0:25:47  
171 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
172 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ 0:25:49  
173 Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:25:55  
174 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 0:25:57  
175 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:26:03  
176 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
177 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank 0:26:08  
178 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank 0:26:12  
179 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:26:20  
180 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky    
181 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky 0:26:21  
182 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:26:25  
183 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions 0:26:49  
184 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
185 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:26:55  
186 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia 0:27:16  
187 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:27:18  
188 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 0:28:01  
189 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:28:31  
190 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank 0:28:38  
191 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto 0:28:56  
192 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 0:41:51  
193 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:43:03  
194 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions 0:44:49  
Points classification
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 25 pts
2 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 25  
3 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 20  
4 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia 20  
5 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 16  
6 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions 16  
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 14  
8 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 14  
9 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 12  
10 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto 12  
11 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 11  
12 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale 10  
13 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  
14 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 9  
15 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 8  
16 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 8  
17 Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram 8  
18 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 7  
19 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha 7  
20 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 6  
21 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 6  
22 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 5  
23 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 5  
24 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 4  
25 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 4  
26 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 3  
27 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto 3  
28 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 3  
29 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 2  
30 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 2  
31 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
32 Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 2  
33 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 1  
34 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne 1  
35 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 1  
36 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Mountains classification
1 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 13 pts
2 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 6  
3 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 5  
4 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 5  
5 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
6 Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ 2  
7 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 2  
8 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
9 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 1  
Combativity classification
1 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 97 pts
2 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 108  
3 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 109  
4 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 110  
5 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 157  
6 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 209  
Teams classification
1 Team HTC - Columbia 26:20:52  
2 Team Katusha 0:00:05  
3 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:00:08  
4 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:15  
5 Liquigas - Doimo 0:00:18  
6 Cervelo Test Team 0:00:20  
7 Lampre - Farese Vini 0:00:32  
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:33  
9 Rabobank 0:01:41  
10 Astana 0:01:42  
11 FDJ 0:01:43  
12 Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:52  
13 Team Milram 0:02:26  
14 AG2R - La Mondiale 0:02:47  
15 BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:09:31  
16 Andalucia - Cajasur 0:12:06  
17 Cofidis, le credit en ligne 0:12:22  
18 Team Saxo Bank 0:14:06  
19 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:14:31  
20 Garmin - Transitions 0:14:34  
21 Quick Step 0:24:51  
22 Footon - Servetto 0:34:54