Anton wins on climb to Valdepeñas de Jaén

Gilbert keeps lead but Sastre loses time

The steep climb to the finish of stage four at Valdepeñas de Jaén inspired some aggressive racing for a second day at the Vuelta, with Basque climber Igor Anton proving he was the strongest, with a long and powerful surge to the line.

With huge crowds packed along the roadside and the gradient hitting 23% at one point, the one-kilometre climb to the line was a Spanish equivalent of the Mur de Huy used in the Fleche-Wallonne classic.

Anton attacked half way up the climb and quickly got a gap as he spin a gear to fight the gradient. He faded insight of the line but hung on to win ahead of Italy's Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) and Peter Velits (HTC-Columbia).

Just behind them were Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) and Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto). Gilbert won and took the race lead on the climb to the finish in Marbella on Monday but had to dig much deeper to hold onto his lead this time.

He kept the red jersey but was so tired; he almost fell into the barriers after crossing the line.

The USA's Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Columbia) again impressed despite the tough finale of the stage, finishing sixth, at eight seconds. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) also rode well and was eighth at 12 seconds. Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank) was 13th and Denis Menchov (Rabobank) also hung on to finish in the front group but were 19 seconds down on Anton.

Gilbert now leads Anton by ten seconds in the general classification, with Rodriguez third, also at ten seconds. Nibali is fourth at 12 seconds and Velits is fifth at 16 seconds. Van Garderen is sixth overall, at 29 seconds.

The big loser of the day was Spain's Carlos Sastre Cervelo TestTeam). The 2008 Tour de France winner threw his hat into the ring as a possible overall contender before the start but struggled on the late climb of the stage. The little Spaniard cracked before the summit, and with nobody to help him chase, he lost time as a select front group dived down to the finish and then blasted up to he finish.

Spain still had something to celebrate, with Anton gave the host nation its first victory at this year’s Vuelta.

“I did the right thing by coming here one and half month ago to reconnoitre the end of today’s stage,” Anton said.

“I knew I had to stay relaxed on the downhill of the Alto de Valdepeñas even though I was worried by the attacks of Vincenzo Nibali and Luis Leon Sanchez. Fortunately they were brought back and my teammate Mikel Nieve did a fantastic job, helping me stay in the best position before the finishing climb.”

“I remembered the finale of the Flèche-Wallonne where I made the mistake of attacking too early this year. It was a useful defeat because I’ve learned what not to do in these circumstances. I didn’t panic when I saw Uran and then Rodriguez attack. I calculated my effort pretty well, although I was afraid of Nibali passing me at the very end.”

Despite his success, Anton played down his chances of overall victory at this year’s Vuelta.

“My goal for the Vuelta was to win a stage. Rodriguez is very strong and I think he’s the favourite for the overall victory. I have the condition to do something good but I haven’t won any small stage race yet. I must improve gradually first.”

Another hot day in the saddle

Yet again the riders spent another hot day in the saddle under the Spanish sun. And it didn't take long for a group to get together as the peloton tried to handle the heat.

Only 16 km into the day, Guillaume Bonnafond (AG2R), Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Andalucia-CajaSur), Dario Cataldo (QuickStep) and Dominik Roels (Milram) took off and successfully formed the move of the day. The foursome quickly built up a lead of up to seven minutes.

The stage started out flat, but after 25 km the climbing started. The first ranked climb of the day was the Alto de Zafarraya, which baked under a temperate of 32°C as the four opened a 5:40 gap.

The Omega Pharma-Lotto riders did their duty for overall leader Philippe Gilbert and lead the chase the whole day. The gap started coming down by the time the leaders hit the day's second climb, the Alto de Montefrio. With less than 40 km to go, Katusha joined in the work, convinced that the difficult late climb and then the steep finish would be too tough for Gilbert but perfect for second-place Joaquim Rodriguez.

The last ranked climb of the day was the Alto de Valdepeñas de Jaén, a long climb which crested only 7.8km before the finish. The climb made the first significant cut of the day, as the peloton split, not once but several times. A 23-man front group formed, which included Gilbert, Fränk Schleck, Denis Menchov, Igor Anton, Vincenzo Nibali and Rodriguez – but not Sastre.

The group caught the four escapees on the climb, and shot down the decent, with Sastre leading the chase group. But as Anton and the others fought for the stage victory, Sastre continued to lose time all the way to the finish.

Sastre tried to shrug of the time loss but his overall chances at the Vuelta seem compromised after just four stages.

Full Results
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5:00:29 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:01 
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:05 
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:08 
7Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:12 
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
9Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
10Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne0:00:19 
11Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
12David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
13Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
14Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
15Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
16Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:00:28 
17Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:00:36 
18Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
19Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
20Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
21Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
22Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:28 
23Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:01:31 
24David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:01:34 
25Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
26Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
27Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
28Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
29Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
30David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:41 
31Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:01:42 
32Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:45 
33Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
34Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:01:52 
35Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
36Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
37Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:01:54 
38David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:02:11 
39Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
40Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:02:44 
41Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:48 
42Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
43Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:03:03 
44Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:03:05 
45Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ0:03:08 
46Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:03:09 
47Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:12 
48Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:03:14 
49Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
50Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
51Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:03:17 
52Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:03:28 
53Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:04:00 
54Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram0:04:30 
55Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:18 
56Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:05:29 
57Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:05:35 
58Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
59Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ  
60Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
61Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana  
62Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
63Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
64Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
65Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
66Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
67Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
68Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:06:13 
69Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:08:00 
70Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:26 
71Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
72Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
73Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
74Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
75Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:08:36 
76Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank0:08:44 
77Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
78Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:08:53 
79Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:09:03 
80Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:09:50 
81Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:09:51 
82Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
83Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
84Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
85Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
86Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
87Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
88Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
89Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
90Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
91Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
92Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
93Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
94Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
95Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ  
96Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
97Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
98Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
99Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
100Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:10:15 
101Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:11:09 
102Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
103Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:12:23 
104Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
105Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
106Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
107Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:12:34 
108David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions0:14:36 
109Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
110Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
111Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
112Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
113Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
114David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
115Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
116Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
117Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
118Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
119Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
120Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
121Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
122Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
123Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
124Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
125Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
126Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
127Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
128Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
129Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
130Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
131Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
132Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
133Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
134Juan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky  
135Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
136Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
137Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
138Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
139Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
140Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
141Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
142Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
143Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
144Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
145David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
146Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
147Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
148Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia  
149Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
150Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
151Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
152William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
153Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
154Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
155Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
156Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
157Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
158Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
159Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team0:14:59 
160Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:16:41 
161Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur0:19:46 
162Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
163Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
164Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
165Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
166Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
167Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
168Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
169Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
170Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
171Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
172Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
173Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
174Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky  
175Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
176Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
177Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
178Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
179Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
180Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
181Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
182Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team  
183Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
184Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky  
185Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
186Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team  
187Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
188Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
189Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
190Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
191Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky0:25:14 
192Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions  
193David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
DNFBernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC-Columbia  
Points - Valdepeñas de Jaén, 183.8km
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi25pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo20 
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia16 
4Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha14 
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
7Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9 
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale8 
9Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne7 
10Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne6 
11Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank5 
12David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne4 
13Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank3 
14Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne2 
15Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team1 
Sprint 1 - Intermedio 1, 64km
1Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram4pts
2Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
3Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
Sprint 2 - Alcalá la Real, 153.1km
1Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur4pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step2 
3Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de Zafarraya (Cat. 2) 56km
1Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step5pts
2Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
3Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de Montefrío (Cat. 3) 122km
1Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step3pts
2Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
3Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
Mountain 3 - Alto de Valdepeñas de Jaén (Cat. 2) 176km
1Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team5pts
2Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3 
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
Teams
1Caisse d'Epargne15:02:17 
2Team Katusha0:01:15 
3Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:25 
4Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:38 
5Team HTC - Columbia0:02:03 
6Cervelo Test Team0:04:31 
7Liquigas - Doimo0:04:47 
8AG2R - La Mondiale  
9Xacobeo Galicia0:06:38 
10Astana0:08:10 
11Lampre - Farese Vini0:08:15 
12Rabobank0:08:23 
13Team Milram0:08:39 
14FDJ0:10:56 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:11:54 
16Andalucia - Cajasur0:13:14 
17Garmin - Transitions0:15:56 
18Team Saxo Bank0:17:19 
19Quick Step0:19:11 
20BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:19:54 
21Sky Professional Cycling Team0:31:27 
22Footon - Servetto0:33:51 
General classification after stage 4
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto13:56:30 
2Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:10 
3Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:12 
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:16 
6Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia0:00:29 
7Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:00:49 
8Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:50 
9Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:00:54 
10Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:55 
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:00:58 
12David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:01:01 
13Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
14Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:01:11 
15Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne0:01:19 
16Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:01:21 
17Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:01:24 
18Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
19Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:33 
20Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:02:08 
21Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:14 
22Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:02:15 
23Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:17 
24Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:19 
25Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:02:20 
26Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:27 
27Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:02:28 
28David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:02:30 
29Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:02:40 
30Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:54 
31Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:03:01 
32Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:03:09 
33Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:15 
34David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:03:17 
35David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:03:18 
36Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:03:26 
37Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
38Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:33 
39Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:03:56 
40Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:03:59 
41Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:04:01 
42Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:04:09 
43Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ0:04:33 
44Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:04:50 
45Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:04:58 
46Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:05:01 
47Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:05:03 
48Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram0:05:30 
49Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:05:31 
50Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:05:44 
51Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:06:12 
52Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:27 
53Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:06:39 
54Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:06:45 
55Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:06:58 
56Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:07:10 
57Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:52 
58Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:08:13 
59Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:09:02 
60Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:10:17 
61Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:10:24 
62Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:10:41 
63Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:10:43 
64Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:52 
65Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:54 
66Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:13:13 
67Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:13:17 
68Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:13:38 
69Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:14:59 
70Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:15:12 
71Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:15:40 
72Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
73Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:42 
74Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:57 
75Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:16:09 
76Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:16:47 
77Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:16:50 
78Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:17:01 
79Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
80Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:17:28 
81Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:17:43 
82Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:19:50 
83Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:19:53 
84Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:19:57 
85Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:09 
86Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:20:53 
87Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:21:14 
88Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:21:15 
89Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
90Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:21:17 
91Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky0:21:29 
92Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:21:38 
93Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:22:51 
94Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:23:12 
95Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:24:38 
96Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:24:45 
97Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:25:40 
98Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:25:47 
99Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:25:56 
100Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:26:02 
101Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:26:05 
102Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:26:07 
103Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:26:47 
104Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:27:12 
105Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:27:33 
106Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:28:58 
107Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:29:01 
108Juan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky0:29:12 
109Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:29:17 
110Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:29:21 
111Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:29:26 
112Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:29:41 
113Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:29:43 
114Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
115Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:30:19 
116Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:30:41 
117Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:31:10 
118Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:31:40 
119Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:31:51 
120Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:31:55 
121Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:33:53 
122Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:33:56 
123Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram0:33:57 
124Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:34:04 
125Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:34:06 
126Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:34:12 
127William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:34:18 
128Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:34:19 
129Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank0:34:21 
130Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:34:37 
131Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:34:57 
132Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ0:35:25 
133Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:35:33 
134Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto0:36:16 
135Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:36:41 
136Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:38:14 
137Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:38:17 
138Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:38:30 
139Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team0:39:16 
140Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:39:22 
141Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia0:39:37 
142Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
143Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:39:47 
144Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
145Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ0:39:50 
146Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:39:51 
147David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions0:39:54 
148Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
149Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram0:39:55 
150Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:40:00 
151Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
152Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:40:03 
153Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:40:05 
154Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:40:08 
155Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:40:10 
156Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
157Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team0:40:13 
158Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ0:40:20 
159Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:40:34 
160David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
161Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:40:39 
162Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team0:40:42 
163Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions0:41:20 
164Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank0:43:09 
165David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:43:27 
166Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:43:45 
167Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:43:54 
168Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia0:44:35 
169Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia0:44:47 
170Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:44:56 
171Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:45:01 
172Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:45:10 
173Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:45:11 
174Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:45:14 
175Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky0:45:15 
176Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:45:23 
177Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
178Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
179Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team0:45:25 
180Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:45:26 
181Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:45:36 
182Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto0:45:38 
183Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:45:53 
184Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:46:01 
185Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
186Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur0:46:06 
187Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:46:30 
188Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:47:42 
189David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:50:55 
190Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky0:51:30 
191Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:55:21 
192Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana1:01:32 
193Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions1:09:58 
Points classification
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi41pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto37 
3Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha34 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo34 
5Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ25 
6Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia20 
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale18 
8Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17 
9Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions16 
10Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia16 
11Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank14 
12Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini14 
13Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini12 
14Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto12 
15Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur11 
16David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
17Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
18Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
19Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne9 
20Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
21Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram8 
22Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha7 
23Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
24Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step6 
25Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank6 
26Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne6 
27Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6 
28Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team5 
29Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha5 
30Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne5 
31Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram4 
32Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ4 
33Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto3 
34Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne3 
35Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto3 
36Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
37Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank2 
38Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
39Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
40Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step2 
41Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
42Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step1 
43Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
Mountains classification
1Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia13pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step8 
3David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne6 
4Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team5 
5Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram5 
6Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 
7Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
8Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
9Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3 
10Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ2 
11Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
12Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
14Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
15Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Combativity classification
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo21pts
2Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale95 
3Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi109 
4Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur120 
5Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step122 
6Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur129 
Teams classification
1Caisse d'Epargne41:23:24 
2Team Katusha0:01:05 
3Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:18 
4Team HTC - Columbia0:01:48 
5Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:56 
6Cervelo Test Team0:04:36 
7Liquigas - Doimo0:04:50 
8AG2R - La Mondiale0:07:19 
9Xacobeo Galicia0:08:15 
10Lampre - Farese Vini0:08:32 
11Astana0:09:37 
12Rabobank0:09:49 
13Team Milram0:10:50 
14FDJ0:12:24 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:24:01 
16Andalucia - Cajasur0:25:05 
17BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:29:10 
18Garmin - Transitions0:30:15 
19Team Saxo Bank0:31:12 
20Quick Step0:43:47 
21Sky Professional Cycling Team0:45:47 
22Footon - Servetto1:08:30 

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