Hushovd smashes sprint in Murcia

Gilbert hangs on for another day in red

While the Alto de la Cresta del Gallo proved too much for many of the Vuelta's sprinters, Norwegian champion Thor Hushovd (Cervélo TestTeam) survived the category two ascent in the endgame of stage six and prevailed in the field sprint from a diminished peloton. Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) finished second and Grega Bole (Lampre-Farnese Vini) rounded out the top three in the 71-rider bunch gallop.

Belgium's Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) finished sixth on the stage and remained in the Vuelta a España's red leader's jersey for another day. Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) remains in second, 10 seconds behind, while Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) holds third, tied on time with Anton.

"It was a hard day but I'm feeling good on the climbs and getting better and better, so I still had something left for the sprint. A stage like this is perfect for me," Hushovd said of the 151km stage into Murcia. "I knew this kind of climb wasn't suitable for sprinters like Mark Cavendish. I was going uphill mostly in fifth position behind [Philippe] Gilbert and [Filippo] Pozzato who were third and fourth. I dropped down 20 to 25 places 1.5 kilometres before the top of the hill but I got back on the descent.

"It was not as simple as it looked, though. I suffered a lot on the climb but then my teammates [Inigo] Cuesta and [Xavier] Florencio did a good job before the finish. When I saw that [Daniele] Bennati was also there for the sprint, he was the man for me to watch. I also feared Gilbert and Pozzato who are fast finishers in small groups. I got on Bennati's wheel and won the sprint quite easily."

With a stage win under his belt, the third Vuelta victory of his career, Hushovd will once again turn his attention to helping teammate Theo Bos.

"When I came to the Vuelta, my first goal was to get back in race rhythm," said Hushovd. "The second goal was to win a stage. Now that it’s reached, I'm looking forward to the next opportunity but I don't know when it can be. I'm not going to contest the next bunch sprint because for now, I give a chance to help Theo Bos.

"I don't have any plan to go for breakaways like at the Tour de France where I sometimes do so for the green jersey. I don't think I'll use energy for nothing here. At the start of the Vuelta, the news about Cervélo closing the team was disturbing. Knowing now that my future is with Garmin-Cervélo has helped me to be mentally focused on today’s stage win."

Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) was a rider many favoured to win today, but the Italian could only manage fifth in the sprint following an escape attempt on the Cresta del Gallo descent. "I'm disappointed. I'm at the Vuelta for winning a stage and after I came this morning to reconnoitre the finale by car, I thought I'd make it today," said Pozzato.

"I tried to go clear on the downhill to exploit the good work of my teammates but it was a bit far away from the finish. In the final sprint, there were stronger guys than me and I was boxed in by Grega Bola. The fifth place isn’t what I was hoping for."

"We positioned Pozzato very well on Hushovd’s wheel with 1km to go," said Pozzato's teammate Aleksandr Kolobnev, the Russian road champion. "He was the man to beat. But sincerely, I didn't think that so many sprinters would still be up there after the climb where we set the pace pretty high. The surface of the road uphill was pretty bad. That didn't help the light riders but it was an advantage for the heavy ones."

Crunch time on the Cresta del Gallo

As usual, an early break escaped the peloton and spent most of the stage off the front. Markus Eichler (Milram), Juan Javier Estrada (Andalucia-Cajasur) and Freddy Bichot (BBOX Bouygues Telecom) comprised the day's escape and gained a maximum advantage of 9:17. The leading trio's lead, however, plummeted in the approach to the stage's only categorised climb, the Alto de la Cresta del Gallo with 17.4km remaining.

The break started the decisive climb with less than a minute's lead over a determined peloton, and their efforts throughout the stage left them with heavy legs on the ascent. Eichler cracked first, then Estrada, too, came to grief on the Cresta del Gallo. Bichot persevered alone on the front but he, too, was absorbed by the field approximately half way up the 7km climb.

With the day's break dispatched, Katusha set a steady pace up the narrow, winding ascent which reduced the peloton to approximately 50 riders. Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) crested the summit at the head of the lead group, setting up the first attack on the tricky descent.

Katusha teammate Filippo Pozzato made his move early on the descent and was immediately joined by race leader Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), but the duo were caught with 14km to go.

Dmitry Fofonov (Astana) countered immediately and soloed away on the latter portion of the descent. The Kazakhstan rider, however, faced a flat 10km run-in to the finish and was absorbed with 7.5km to go.

Katusha and Cervélo TestTeam kept a quick tempo at the front of the 71-rider strong peloton through to the finish for their respective fast men Pozzato and Thor Hushovd. The Norwegian champion proved too fast for his rivals in the field sprint as Hushovd stormed to victory in Murcia.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team3:36:20 
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
3Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
4Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
5Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
6Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
7Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
8Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
9Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
11Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
12Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
13Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram  
14Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
15Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
16Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
17Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
18Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
19Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
20Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
21David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
22Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
23Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
24Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
25Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
26Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
27Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
28Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
29Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana  
30Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
31Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
32Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
33Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
34Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
35Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
36Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
37Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
38Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
39Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia  
40Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
41Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
42Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
43Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
44Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
45Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
46Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
47Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
48Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
49Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
50Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
51Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
52Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
53Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
54David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
55Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
56Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
57Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
58Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
59Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
60Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
61Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
62Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
63Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
64Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
65Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
66Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
67Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
68Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
69Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
70Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
71Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:07 
72Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:02:07 
73Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
74Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:02:09 
75Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
76Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
77Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
78Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
79Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
80Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
81Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
82Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ  
83Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
84Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
85Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
86Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
87Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
88Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
89Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
90David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
91Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
92Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky  
93Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
94Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
95Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
96Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
97Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:35 
98Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:04:16 
99Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
100Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
101Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
102Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
103Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
104Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
105Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
106Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
107Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
108Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
109David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions  
110Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:06:37 
112Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:08:15 
113Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
114David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
115Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
116Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:10:31 
117Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
118Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
119Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
120Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
121Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
122Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
123William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
124Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
125Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
126Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky  
127Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky  
128Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky  
129Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
130Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
131Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
132Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
133Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
134Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
135Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
136Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
137Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
138Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
139David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
140Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
141Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team  
142Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
143Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia  
144Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia  
145Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
146Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
147Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
148Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
149Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
150Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
151Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
152Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
153Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
154Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
155Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
156David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto  
157Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
158Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
159David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
160Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
161Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
162Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
163Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ0:12:31 
164Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
165Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions  
166Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank  
167Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
168Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
169Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
170Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
171Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step  
172Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
173Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
174Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
175Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
176Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
177Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
178Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
179Juan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky  
180Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
181Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
182Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
183Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
184Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank  
185Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
186Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
187Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team  
188Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
189Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram  
190Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
191Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
192Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
193Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
Sprint 1 - Calasparra, km. 17,4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram4 pts
2Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
3Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
Sprint 2 - Murcia, km. 122,6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur4 pts
2Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram2 
3Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team25 pts
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo20 
3Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini16 
4Allan Davis (Aus) Astana14 
5Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha12 
6Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
7Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia9 
8Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi8 
9Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne7 
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale6 
11Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana5 
12Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
13Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3 
14Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step2 
15Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de la Cresta del Gallo (Cat. 2) km. 134
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
3Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana10:49:00 
2Lampre - Farese Vini  
3FDJ  
4AG2R - La Mondiale  
5Team Katusha  
6Xacobeo Galicia  
7Team HTC - Columbia  
8Caisse D'Epargne  
9Liquigas - Doimo  
10Omega Pharma - Lotto  
11Euskaltel - Euskadi  
12Cervelo Test Team  
13Team Saxo Bank  
14Rabobank0:02:07 
15Quick Step0:02:09 
16Team Milram  
17Garmin - Transitions  
18Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:04:18 
19Andalucia - Cajasur0:06:25 
20Footon - Servetto0:10:41 
21BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:12:31 
22SKY Professional Cycling Team0:23:11 
General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto22:36:26 
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 
20Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:14 
21Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:02:15 
22Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:19 
23Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:02:20 
24Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:24 
25Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:27 
26Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:02:28 
27David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:02:30 
28Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:02:40 
29Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:54 
30Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia0:03:01 
31Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:03:09 
32Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:15 
33Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:03:56 
34Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:03:59 
35Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:04:09 
36Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:04:15 
37Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ0:04:33 
38Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ0:04:58 
39Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:05:01 
40Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:05:03 
41David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:05:27 
42Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:05:35 
43Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:05:42 
44Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:05:44 
45Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:06:10 
46Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:06:12 
47Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:27 
48Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:06:58 
49Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:06:59 
50Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram0:07:39 
51Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:09:19 
52Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:10:01 
53Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:10:22 
54Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:10:24 
55Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:11:41 
56Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:54 
57Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:13:01 
58Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:13:17 
59Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:13:18 
60David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:13:48 
61Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:14:59 
62Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:15:12 
63Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:30 
64Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:15:40 
65Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:57 
66Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:16:02 
67Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:16:09 
68Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:16:50 
69Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:17:04 
70Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:17:16 
71Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:18:24 
72Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:18:54 
73Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:19:50 
74Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:19:52 
75Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:19:53 
76Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:19:57 
77Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:09 
78Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:21:12 
79Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:21:14 
80Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:21:15 
81Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:21:50 
82Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:22:17 
83Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:23:26 
84Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:23:44 
85Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:26:09 
86Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:26:26 
87Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:27:32 
88Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
89Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:28:10 
90Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:28:11 
91Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:28:54 
92Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:28:58 
93Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:29:43 
94Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:29:59 
95Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:30:03 
96Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:30:41 
97Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:31:24 
98Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:31:45 
99Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:31:55 
100Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky0:32:00 
101Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:33:19 
102Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:33:43 
103Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram0:33:57 
104Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:33:59 
105Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:34:00 
106Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:34:25 
107Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:35:16 
108Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:35:33 
109Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:36:27 
110Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:36:36 
111Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:36:38 
112Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:37:18 
113Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:38:04 
114Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:38:12 
115Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:38:14 
116Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:38:17 
117Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:38:50 
118Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:39:13 
119Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:39:32 
120Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:39:57 
121Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ0:40:10 
122Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:40:12 
123Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:40:14 
124Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:40:30 
125Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto0:40:32 
126Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team0:40:36 
127Juan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky0:41:43 
128Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:41:48 
129Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:41:52 
130Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:42:11 
131Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:42:14 
132Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:42:19 
133Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions0:44:09 
134Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:44:16 
135Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:44:24 
136Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ0:44:36 
137William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:44:49 
138Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:44:50 
139Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank0:44:52 
140Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:46:28 
141Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:46:43 
142Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:47:04 
143Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:47:11 
144Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:47:28 
145Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:47:32 
146David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions0:47:45 
147Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ0:47:56 
148Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:48:10 
149Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:48:52 
150Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:48:54 
151Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:49:26 
152Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia0:50:08 
153Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ0:50:21 
154Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:50:25 
155Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram0:50:26 
156Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team0:50:30 
157Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:50:34 
158Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:50:39 
159Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:50:55 
160David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:50:59 
161Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:51:05 
162Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia0:51:10 
163Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:52:18 
164Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:52:31 
165Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team0:53:13 
166Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia0:53:31 
167Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:54:29 
168David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:54:41 
169Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:55:21 
170Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky0:55:46 
171Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:56:24 
172Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:56:25 
173Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
174Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:56:29 
175Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto0:56:31 
176Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur0:56:37 
177Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia0:56:58 
178Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank0:57:35 
179Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:57:54 
180Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
181Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team0:57:56 
182Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:58:13 
183Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:58:32 
184Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:59:02 
185Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:00:44 
186Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky1:02:07 
187Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank1:02:36 
188David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:02:45 
189Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:03:59 
190Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky1:05:36 
191Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana1:12:03 
192Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:12:14 
193Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions1:26:04 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto47 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions41 
3Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi41 
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 
9Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini28 
10Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini26 
11Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team25 
12Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia25 
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale24 
14Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo21 
15Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram17 
16Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17 
17Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha17 
18Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step15 
19Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha15 
20Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank14 
21Allan Davis (Aus) Astana14 
22Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto12 
23Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne12 
24Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur11 
25David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
26Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
27Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne9 
28Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
29Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi8 
30Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team7 
31Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
32Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
33Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram6 
34Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6 
35Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank6 
36Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne6 
37Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
38Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step6 
39Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ5 
40Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank5 
41Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team5 
42Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana5 
43Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
44David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
45Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram4 
46Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step4 
47Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
48Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ4 
49Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
50Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
51Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3 
52Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne3 
53Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto3 
54Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto3 
55Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3 
56Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
57Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
58William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
59Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
60Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank2 
61Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
62Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
63Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
64Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana1 
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 
5Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5 
6Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram5 
7Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 
8Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur5 
9Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
10Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
11Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3 
12Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ2 
13Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
14Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
15Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
16Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
17Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
18Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Combativity classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto12 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo25 
3Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team50 
4Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank58 
5Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale108 
6Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi120 
7Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step123 
8Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia135 
9Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur148 
10Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur170 
11Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale177 
12Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto222 
13Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto247 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse D'Epargne67:23:12 
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 
12Rabobank0:11:56 
13FDJ0:12:24 
14Team Milram0:12:59 
15Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:28:19 
16Team Saxo Bank0:31:10 
17Andalucia - Cajasur0:31:30 
18Garmin - Transitions0:32:24 
19BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:41:41 
20Quick Step0:45:56 
21SKY Professional Cycling Team1:08:54 
22Footon - Servetto1:19:11 

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