Petacchi notches up Vuelta stage win

Cavendish a bridesmaid again in Orihuela

Alessandro Petacchi has added a Vuelta a España stage victory to his two stage wins and green jersey at this year’s Tour de France to prove he is still one of the world’s best sprinters at the age of 36.

The Lampre-Farnese Vini rider was given a perfect lead out by his teammates and then got the jump on HTC-Columbia's Mark Cavendish. The Manxman never had the speed to challenge Petacchi. Saxo Bank's JJ Haedo made a late push for third over Andreas Stauff of Quick Step, with Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) fifth.

Cavendish did however score enough points to take the green points jersey from the shoulders of Igor Anton. He leads the classification by three points over Garmin-Transitions' Tyler Farrar.

The race leader Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) had another strong finish, this time netting tenth place to secure his time in the jersey for another day.

It was Petacchi’s 20th career stage victory at the Vuelta

“I’m happy to have won. After the Tour de France I’ve had one of the worse periods of my career. I’ve spent more time with my solicitor than my family and it’s been difficult,” Petacchi said, referring to the serious ongoing doping investigation in Italy that first emerged in the final week of the Tour de France.

Petacchi is under investigation for alleged use of banned oxygen transporter Pfc and albumin but has still to be formally accused or face a disciplinary hearing and so can continue to race. On Thursday, his wife was questioned for three hours as part of the investigation by the Italian Olympic Committee officials.

“For 25 days I trained very little, so winning here makes me really happy,” he continued. "Until yesterday I was so-so. I didn’t have the legs for yesterday’s climb and on the hills I’m still not at my best. In the finale I felt really good and my teammates were fantastic at bringing to an ideal position for the sprint. I think I did a great sprint. It’s always difficult to win sprints but it is particularly difficult to win here because of the number of fast riders that are competing in the Vuelta. I really needed this one.”

“Getting twenty wins in a grand tour isn’t an easy. My 52 stage wins in the three grand tours at the age of 36 shows young riders that you can have a long and successful career but it also requires a lot of sacrifices.”

Despite his win, Petacchi played down his chances of securing a place in the Italian team for the world championships.

“The world championship is another story because it’s a 260km race. It’s difficult to think that 100 riders will contest a sprint for the rainbow jersey because you need to have a great condition. I’ve got to improve my form before deciding anything and it’s up to [national coach Paolo] Bettini to decide anyway.”

Mark Cavendish was pretty relaxed despite losing to Petacchi and again failing to win at the Vuelta.

“I was on Petacchi’s wheel and a Quick Step rider came to the front. He was sprinting but not sprinting. It was my problem for being in the box; I should have been out of it if I wanted to go for the win," he said.

"My team did a good job, so I’m disappointed. I’m in the points jersey, so that’s ok but I can send congratulations to Petacchi. He’s a great guy.”

A day for the sprinters

With the stage always likely to end in a sprint, few riders were interested in fighting to get in the early break of the 187.1km stage around the Murcia region.

Of course there is always someone looking for some glory, television time and perhaps a contract for next season. For a combination of those reasons, Vladimir Isaichev (Xacobeo Galicia) jumped away after just two kilometres and he was quickly joined by Dominik Roels (Milram), Martin Pedersen (Footon–Servetto), Vladimir Isaichev, (Xacobeo Galicia) and Jorge Montenegro (Andalucia Cajasur). The break of the day was underway.

The peloton let them open a big gap, with it touching nine minutes at one point, but HTC-Columbia, Garmin-Transitions and Lampre-Farnese Vini all put one rider on the front to control the chase. Lars Bak (HTC-Columbia), David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions) and Daniele Righi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) all did long and frequent turns on the front. The gap fell to a more manageable six minutes when the riders hit the feed zone after 85km and it was already pretty clear the stage would end in a sprint.

As expected, the only climb of the day, the Puerto de Hondón de los Frailes helped the chase. Dominik Roels (Milram) punctured on the climb but got back as the gap came down to four minutes on the descent.

Lars Bak tried to control the tempo on the peloton on the climb and nobody seemed to suffer except for Spain’s Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky). Like many of his teammates, he has been struggling with a virus and even spent time in hospital last night.

He managed to survive in the peloton on the flat but was suffered on the climb. The race doctor advised him to retire and he climbed off and his Vuelta was sadly over. He was the third Team Sky rider forced to quit the race due to illness. Ben Swift and John-Lee Augustyn quit on stage three.

The peloton almost seemed to hesitate, willing to perhaps wait for their comrade Flecha, but as ever, the race must go on, and the breakaway upped the pace to try and stay clear.

Bak, Zabriskie and Righi also upped their effort on the front and the gap gradually came down. With 25km to go, the FDJ team massed on the front and upped the pace even more. The break tried to stay clear but was eventually caught five kilometres from the finish.

HTC-Columbia hit the front and lined out the peloton but it was too much and too soon and they burnt their riders before the final kilometre. Lampre-Farnese Vin then took over and set up Petacchi. He went early but had the speed and the clever move to the right, to trap Cavendish behind him. It was lesson of experienced sprinting from the Italian veteran and his teammates.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4:36:12 
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia  
3Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank  
4Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step  
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha  
7Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram  
8Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
10Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step  
11Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana  
12Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ  
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
14Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
15William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
16Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ  
17Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team  
18Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team  
19Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
20Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram  
21Allan Davis (Aus) Astana  
22Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step  
23Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana  
24Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky  
25Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
26Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
27Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
28Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
29Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto  
30Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo  
31Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia  
32David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
33Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
34Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
35Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
36Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia  
37Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
38Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
39Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ  
40Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana  
41Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team  
42Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo  
43Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
44Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram  
45Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ  
46Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
47Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
48Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank  
49Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram  
50Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
51Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne  
52Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
53Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
54Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
55Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
56Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
57Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
58Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
59Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
60Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step  
61Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
62Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
63Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
64Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
65Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
66Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana  
67Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
68Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
69Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram  
70Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
71Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
72Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
73Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
74David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
75Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
76Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia  
77Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
78Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank  
79Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
80Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
81Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank  
82Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha  
83Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank  
84Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha  
85Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
86Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
87Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
88Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
89Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha  
90Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
91Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne  
92Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
93Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
94Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
95Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
96Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram  
97Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
98Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky  
99Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
100Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
101Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
102Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
103Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
104Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
105Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
106Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana  
107Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia  
108Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step  
109Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha  
110Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
111Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha  
112Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
113Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
114Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
115Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
116Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
117David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne  
118Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
119Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
120Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
121Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
122Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank  
123Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
124Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
125Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky  
126Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team  
127Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky  
128Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ  
129David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne  
130Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions  
131Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank  
132Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:33 
133Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:38 
134Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:00:39 
135Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram0:00:42 
136Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:00:43 
137Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
138Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:00:48 
139Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:00:49 
140Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:00:58 
141Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step  
142Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
143Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions  
144Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
145David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions  
146Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:02 
147Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
148Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
149Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
150Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
151Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
152Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo  
153Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
154Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia  
155Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
156Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur  
157Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
158Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
159Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
160Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team  
161Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
162Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ  
163Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
164Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ  
165Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky  
166Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky  
167Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur  
168Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
169Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
170Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:01:25 
171Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank0:01:32 
172Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:01:36 
173David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions  
174Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale  
175Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions  
176Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
177David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
178Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia  
179Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
180Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:01 
181David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:02:09 
182Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha  
183Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
184Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:16 
185Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
186Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:24 
187Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:26 
188Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:02:34 
189Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:03:20 
190Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia0:06:04 
191Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:13:52 
192Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
DNFJuan-Antonio Flecha (Spa) Team Sky  
Sprint 1 - Rojales, km. 56,1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto4 pts
2Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2 
3Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram1 
Sprint 2 - Formentera del Segura, km. 59
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur4 pts
2Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram2 
3Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini25 pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia20 
3Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank16 
4Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step14 
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions12 
6Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha10 
7Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram9 
8Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale8 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo7 
10Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step6 
11Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana5 
12Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ4 
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
14Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
15William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1 
Mountain 1 - Hondón de los Frailes (Cat. 3) km. 127
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur3 pts
2Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto2 
3Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Quick Step13:48:36 
2Lampre - Farese Vini  
3Liquigas - Doimo  
6Team HTC - Columbia  
7Team Milram  
8Cervelo Test Team  
9Omega Pharma - Lotto  
10Garmin - Transitions  
11Euskaltel - Euskadi  
12AG2R - La Mondiale  
13Cofidis, le credit en ligne  
14Caisse d'Epargne  
15Team Katusha  
16Team Saxo Bank  
17Xacobeo Galicia  
18Footon - Servetto  
19BBOX Bouygues Telecom  
21SKY Professional Cycling Team  
22Andalucia - Cajasur  
General classification after stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto27:12:38 
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 
24Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:27 
25Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:02:28 
26David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:02:30 
27Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:02:40 
28Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:44 
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) Rabobank0:04:17 
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 
42Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:05:44 
43Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky0:06:10 
44Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:06:12 
45Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:06:37 
46Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:06:58 
47Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:06:59 
48Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:07:00 
49Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram0:07:39 
50Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:07:51 
51Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ0:10:02 
52Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:10:22 
53Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:10:24 
54Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:10:39 
55Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:54 
56Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:12:43 
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 
64Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:57 
65Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:16:02 
66Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:16:09 
67Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:16:42 
68Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:16:50 
69Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:17:16 
70Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:18:24 
71Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:18:56 
72Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:19:50 
73Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:19:52 
74Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:19:53 
75Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:09 
76Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:20:40 
77Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:21:14 
78Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:21:15 
79Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:21:50 
80Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:22:14 
81Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:23:19 
82Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:23:26 
83Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:23:44 
84Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:26:09 
85Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:26:26 
86Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:27:32 
87Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana  
88Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:28:10 
89Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:28:54 
90Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:29:09 
91Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:30:00 
92Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:30:03 
93Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:30:45 
94Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:30:56 
95Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:31:24 
96Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:31:35 
97Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:31:43 
98Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:31:45 
99Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:31:55 
100Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky0:33:02 
101Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:33:19 
102Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:33:59 
103Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:34:00 
104Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram0:34:25 
105Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram0:34:39 
106Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:35:19 
107Allan Davis (Aus) Astana0:35:33 
108Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo0:37:18 
109Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:37:29 
110Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:37:38 
111Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:37:40 
112Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:38:04 
113Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:38:17 
114Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:38:50 
115Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:39:16 
116Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:40:28 
117Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo0:40:30 
118Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto0:40:32 
119Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team0:40:36 
120Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia0:40:49 
121Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:40:55 
122Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:41:08 
123Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:41:12 
124Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ  
125Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:41:14 
126Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur0:41:52 
127Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:42:14 
128Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:42:19 
129Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:42:31 
130Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne0:42:59 
131Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:44:04 
132Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions0:44:09 
133Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:44:16 
134Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ0:44:36 
135William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:44:49 
136Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:44:50 
137Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank0:44:52 
138Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:46:43 
139Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:47:11 
140Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:47:26 
141Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:47:28 
142Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step0:47:32 
143Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:48:40 
144David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions0:48:43 
145Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions0:48:52 
146Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:48:54 
147Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ0:48:58 
148Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:49:08 
149Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:49:12 
150Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:49:26 
151Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ0:50:21 
152Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram0:50:26 
153Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team0:50:30 
154Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:50:39 
155Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia0:51:10 
156Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:51:32 
157Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:52:18 
158David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:52:35 
159Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:53:06 
160Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:53:11 
161Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia0:53:31 
162Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:53:37 
163Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:53:56 
164Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team0:54:15 
165Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:54:29 
166Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky0:55:46 
167Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia0:56:12 
168Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:56:24 
169Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:56:25 
170Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia0:56:46 
171David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto0:56:50 
172Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur0:57:33 
173Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto  
174Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:57:45 
175Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:57:46 
176Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank0:57:54 
177Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team0:57:56 
178Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:58:32 
179Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:58:34 
180Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale0:58:55 
181Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank0:59:07 
182Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions0:59:11 
183Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank1:01:36 
184Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:01:46 
185Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky1:02:07 
186Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank1:03:15 
187David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions1:04:21 
188Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur1:05:01 
189Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky1:06:38 
190Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana1:12:03 
191Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne1:12:14 
192Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions1:27:40 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia56 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions53 
3Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini51 
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto50 
5Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi41 
6Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha34 
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo34 
8Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ33 
9Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi30 
10Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo28 
11Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini28 
12Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram26 
13Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team25 
14Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia25 
15Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha25 
16Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale24 
17Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step21 
18Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step20 
19Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank18 
20Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17 
21Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha17 
22Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank14 
23Allan Davis (Aus) Astana14 
24Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne12 
25Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto12 
26Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur11 
27David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne11 
28Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia10 
29Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne9 
30Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto8 
31Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi8 
32Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale8 
33Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram7 
34Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team7 
35Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
36Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram6 
37Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur6 
38Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank6 
39Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne6 
40Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
41Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ6 
42Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto5 
43Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team5 
44Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana5 
45Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana5 
46Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ5 
47Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank5 
48David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
49Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur4 
50Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne4 
51Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step4 
52Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale4 
53Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ4 
54Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne3 
55Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3 
56Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
57Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3 
58William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3 
59Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto3 
60Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto3 
61Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
62Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
63Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
64Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
65Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia2 
66Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2 
67Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2 
68Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
69Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana1 
70Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
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 
9Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur3 
10Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
11Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
12Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne3 
13Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ2 
14Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale2 
15Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur2 
16Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto2 
17Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1 
18Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank1 
19Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale1 
20Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1 
21Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto16 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo28 
3Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team60 
4Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank63 
5Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale114 
6Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi125 
7Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step127 
8Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia141 
9Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur148 
10Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur165 
11Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale187 
12Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto213 
13Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto215 
14Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur223 
15Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia234 
16Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto245 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse d'Epargne81:11:48 
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 
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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