Farrar fantastic in Lorca

Cavendish hits out too early, fades to third behind Fernandez

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) claimed the second Vuelta a España stage win of his career and scored an important psychological victory over Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia) in an enthralling sprint finish in Lorca. The American roared past Cavendish in the final 100m to take the win, while Koldo Fernandez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) closed rapidly to take second place on the day.

"Of course it's always nice to win against the best sprinter in the world but it's even better to win a stage at the Vuelta. I'm very happy," Farrar said. "Winning always helps to build confidence. There are still a lot of sprints to come at the Vuelta. I'm already happy with one win. Any other one coming after today's would be a bonus."

Race leader Philippe Gilbert finished safely in the bunch to earn another day in the red leader's jersey. His Omega Pharma-Lotto team maintained the difference between the bunch and the escapees under six minutes for most of the stage. "To have four riders in the lead was the perfect scenario for us," the Belgian said. "It made our day easy."

In the closing kilometres of the stage, rather than the anticipated HTC-Columbia procession, it was the Lampre-Farnese Vini team that headed the peloton in the service of Alessandro Petacchi. Coming under the red kite, it seemed as though Cavendish had missed his lead-out train completely, and it later emerged that he had lost lead-out man Matt Goss to a puncture.

The Manxman is nothing if not resourceful, however, and while Petacchi slumped to 5th in the finishing straight in spite of Danilo Hondo’s expert lead-out, Cavendish picked his way through the chaos to hit the front 400 metres from the line down the right hand side of the road.

However, the normally peerless Cavendish misjudged his effort on this occasion. On the deceptively long finishing straight on the Avenida de Europa, he went far too early in the sprint and died a death in the last 200m.

"My lead-out man Matt Goss punctured with 5km to go. So I had no choice but start sprinting from far. It was hard to hold it for so long," Cavendish explained afterward.

Meanwhile, the canny Farrar had more than enough left in the tank to come around Cavendish and hold on for a win that was more comfortable than he appeared to realise.

"The wind made the sprint a little bit crazy. It was easy for riders to come from behind, but I like this kind of very fast sprint. When Cavendish went on the right, I was able to take his wheel."

Farrar revealed after the stage that he had been feeling poorly last night and this morning, but felt better as the stage went along.

"It was a little strange today because I was alone. Normally in a stage like this, we have riders working at the front but I was not confident after suffering during yesterday's stage. Today I felt better and better. Only with 20km to go I told my teammates that I was up for the sprint.

"I didn't have a real lead-out man since Julian Dean is still injured. In the last 10 kilometres, Matt Wilson did absolutely fantastic work. When he took me where I had to be with 2km to go, it was just up to me after that."

Once Farrar blew past, Cavendish knew his day was done and he sat up, allowing the fast-finishing Koldo Fernandez to pip him for second and offer the only potential resistance to Farrar’s show of strength in the closing metres. Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step) followed in 4th place, ahead of Petacchi and Sebastien Chavanel (FDJ), but all three were mere spectators in the Farrar-Cavendish match-up.

Farrar’s sprint campaign at the Tour de France was truncated by the broken wrist that he suffered on stage two but the Garmin-Transitions man bounced back from that disappointment with victory at the Vattenfall Cyclassics. The American’s rich streak of August form has carried over to the Vuelta and after 3rd place on Sunday’s opening road stage, he made no mistake in Lorca.

The calm before the storm

While the dramatic sprint finale gave the stage a blockbuster finish, the preceding 198 kilometres had excitement levels more in keeping with a clumsily-recorded holiday video. As soon as the flag was dropped four riders went on the attack and the peloton was more than happy to leave them to it, with the soaring temperatures and rolling terrain of the opening days in Andalucia having taken their toll.

The four out front were Pierre Rolland (BBox Bouygues Telecom), David Gutierrez (Footon-Servetto), Jose Vincente Toribio (Andalucia) and Arnaud Labbe (Cofidis), and the Franco-Spanish alliance worked smoothly together from the off. Within 5km they had a four-minute lead over the peloton and that advantage increased incrementally over the opening half of the stage.

Once the gap went over the 6-minute mark, Rolland moved into the virtual overall lead, but on one of the few days in the opening week of this Vuelta that didn’t feature a tricky climb in the finale, the sprinters’ teams were never going to allow the breakaway to survive.

The quartet’s advantage reached its maximum with 135km to go, when they had 6:30 over the disinterested peloton, but from that point onwards they began to be reeled back in slowly.

65km from the finish, red jersey Gilbert sent his Omega Pharma-Lotto squad to the front to ensure that he would spend at least another day in the overall lead and once Lampre-Farnese Vini decided to lend a hand, the game was up for the four ahead. Just as the peloton was about to make contact, Rolland decided to go it alone, but all four were swept up a little over 13km from the line and the stage was set for Farrar’s grandstand finish.

Full results
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions5:03:36 
2Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
4Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
5Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
6Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
7Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
8Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
9Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
10Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
11Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
12Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
13Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
14William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
15Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
16Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
17Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
18Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
19Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
20Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
21Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
22Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
23Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
24Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
25Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
26Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
27Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
28Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
29Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
30Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
31Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
32Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
33Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
34Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
35Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
36Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
37Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
38Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
39Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
40Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
41David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
42Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
43Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Juan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky  
45Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
46Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
47Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
48Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
49Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
50Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
51Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
52Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
53Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
54Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
55Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia  
56Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
57Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
58Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
59Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank  
60Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
61Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
62Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
63Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
64Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
65Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
66Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
67Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
68Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
69Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
70Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
71Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
72Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
73Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
74Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
75Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky  
76Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
77Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
78Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
79Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
80David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
81Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
82Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
83Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
84Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
85Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
86Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
87Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ  
88Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
89Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
90Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
91Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
92Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
93Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
94Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
95Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
96Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky  
97Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
98Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
99Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
100Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
101Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
102Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
103Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
104Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
105Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
106Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
107Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
108Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
109Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
110Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
111Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
112Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky  
113Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
114Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
115Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
116Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
117Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
118Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
119Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
120Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
121Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
122Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
123Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
124Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
125Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
126Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
127Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
128David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
129Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
130Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
131Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
132Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
133Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
134Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
135Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
136Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
137Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
138Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
139Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ  
140Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
141Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
142Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
143Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
144Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
145Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
146Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
147Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
148Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
149Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
150Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
151Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
152Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team  
153Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
154Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
155Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
156David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
157Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
158Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:00:22 
159Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
160Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:29 
161Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
162Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions0:00:40 
163Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:43 
164Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
165Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
166David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
167Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
168Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team  
169Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
170Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia0:01:02 
171Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
172Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:01:19 
173David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
174Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:01:30 
175Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:01:44 
176Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank0:01:55 
177Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:02:04 
178Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:02:08 
179David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions0:03:35 
180David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
181Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions  
182Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
183Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky  
184Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
185Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:28 
186Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
187Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
188Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
189Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
190Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
191Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:05:58 
192Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
193Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:06:36 

 

Sprint 1 - Cúllar, km. 69
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 pts
2Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
3Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
Sprint 2 - Orce, km. 93,7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 pts
2Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
3Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1 
Points - Lorca, km. 98,8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions25 pts
2Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
3Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia16 
4Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step14 
5Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini12 
6Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ10 
7Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram9 
8Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha8 
9Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team7 
10Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
11Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank5 
12Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ4 
13Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
14William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
15Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Milram15:10:48 
2Lampre - Farese Vini  
3Team HTC - Columbia  
4Astana  
5Garmin - Transitions  
6Xacobeo Galicia  
7FDJ  
8Quick Step  
9Omega Pharma - Lotto  
10Liquigas - Doimo  
11Andalucia - Cajasur  
12Euskaltel - Euskadi  
13Team Katusha  
14Rabobank  
15SKY Professional Cycling Team  
16BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
17Caisse D'Epargne  
18Cervelo Test Team  
19Footon - Servetto  
20AG2R - La Mondiale  
21Team Saxo Bank  
22Cofidis, le credit en ligne  
General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto19:00:06 
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 
12Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne0:01:01 
13David Arroyo (Spa) 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 
36Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:03:26 
37Ivan Santaromita (Ita) 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 Telecom0:06:33 
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 
60Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:10:24 
61Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:10:41 
62Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:10:43 
63Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:52 
64Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:54 
65Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:13:13 
66Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:13:17 
67Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:13:38 
68Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:14:59 
69Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:15:12 
70Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:15:40 
71Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:42 
72Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:57 
73Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:16:09 
74Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:16:15 
75Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:16:47 
76Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:16:50 
77Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:17:01 
78Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
79Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:17:28 
80Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:17:43 
81Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:19:50 
82Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:19:53 
83Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:19:57 
84Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:08 
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 
89Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:21:17 
90Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky0:21:29 
91Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:21:38 
92Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:21:58 
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 
97Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:25:47 
98Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:25:56 
99Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:26:02 
100Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:26:05 
101Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:26:07 
102Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:26:47 
103Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:27:33 
104Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:27:41 
105Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:28:10 
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 
113Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:29:43 
114Antonio Piedra (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 
122Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram0:33:57 
123Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:34:12 
124William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:34:18 
125Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank0:34:21 
126Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:34:33 
127Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:34:57 
128Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ0:35:25 
129Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:35:33 
130Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:35:39 
131Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto0:36:16 
132Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:36:23 
133Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:36:41 
134Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:38:14 
135Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:38:17 
136Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:38:24 
137Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:38:34 
138Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:39:13 
139Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia0:39:37 
140Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:39:47 
141Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ0:39:50 
142Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:39:51 
143Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:39:54 
144Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram0:39:55 
145Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team0:39:59 
146Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:40:00 
147Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
148Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:40:03 
149Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:40:05 
150Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:40:08 
151Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:40:10 
152Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
153Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ0:40:20 
154David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:40:28 
155Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:40:30 
156Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:40:34 
157Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia0:40:39 
158Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team0:40:42 
159Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team0:40:56 
160Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:41:58 
161Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions0:42:00 
162David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions0:43:29 
163Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:43:54 
164David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:44:10 
165Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia0:44:27 
166Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:44:36 
167Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:45:02 
168Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank0:45:04 
169Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:45:10 
170Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky0:45:15 
171Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:45:23 
172Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
173Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
174Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team0:45:25 
175Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:45:53 
176Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:45:54 
177Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:45:58 
178Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto0:46:00 
179Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:46:01 
180Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur0:46:06 
181Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:46:31 
182Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:47:10 
183Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:47:42 
184Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:48:13 
185Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia0:49:15 
186Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky0:49:36 
187Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:50:05 
188Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:51:28 
189David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:54:30 
190Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky0:55:05 
191Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:59:43 
192Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana1:01:32 
193Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions1:13:33 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi41 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions41 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto37 
4Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia36 
5Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha34 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo34 
7Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi30 
8Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ29 
9Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini26 
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale18 
11Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17 
12Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram17 
13Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia16 
14Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha15 
15Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank14 
16Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step14 
17Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini12 
18Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto12 
19Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur11 
20David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
21Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
22Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne9 
23Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
24Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team7 
25Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
26Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank6 
27Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne6 
28Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
29Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6 
30Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step6 
31Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team5 
32Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha5 
33Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne5 
34Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank5 
35Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ5 
36Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram4 
37David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
38Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
39Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ4 
40Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
41Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne3 
42Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3 
43Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
44Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto3 
45Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto3 
46Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
47Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
48Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step2 
49Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
50William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
51Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank2 
52Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
53Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step1 
54Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
55Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia13 pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step8 
3David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne6 
4Xavier Tondo (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 
11Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
12Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
14Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
15Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Combativity classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo23 pts
2Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team42 
3Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi114 
4Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur124 
5Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step127 
6Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur133 
7Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale152 
8Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto202 
9Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto225 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse D'Epargne56:34:12 
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 Bank0:31:10 
20Quick Step0:43:47 
21SKY Professional Cycling Team0:45:43 
22Footon - Servetto1:08:30 

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