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Vuelta a España 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Start location:
      Calpe
      End location:
      Tarragona
    • Stage 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Start location:
      Cotobello
      End location:
      Peñafiel
    • Stage 17

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

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

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

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

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

September 04, Stage 8: Villena - Xorret del Catí 190km

Moncoutie takes solo victory

By:
Barry Ryan
Published:
September 04, 2010, 17:01 BST,
Updated:
September 05, 2010, 7:51 BST

Anton assumes race lead from Gilbert

David Moncoutié (Cofidis) took his third Vuelta a España stage win in as many years when he edged clear of his breakaway companions on the agonisingly steep slopes of the Alto Xorret de Catì. The Frenchman stretched his advantage on the 3km plunge to the line to take a stirring victory, while further down the road the first major shake up of the overall classification took place as Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) did just enough to nudge himself into the red jersey ahead of Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo).

“I had marked off the stage to Xorret de Catì and the scenario was exactly as I predicted,” said a delighted Moncoutié afterwards, as he eyes a third Vuelta mountains title in as many years. He also took time to remember the two men cycling has lost this week. “I want to dedicate today’s win to Laurent Fignon and to the staff member of Team Sky who died yesterday,” he explained. “There are more important things than sport.”

His sentiments were echoed by Igor Anton, who dedicated his red jersey to Gonzalez. “He worked for Euskaltel for several years. I thought I’d try to win the stage for him. I didn’t manage that, but this jersey is for him,” Anton said. He was glad to take that red jersey after a suspense-filled wait at the line. “I didn’t worry at first because I just thought Joaquin Rodriguez would take it since I thought he’d gained a time bonus early in the stage. I didn’t realise that it had been cancelled because of the crash,” Anton admitted.

For his part, Rodriguez was clearly disappointed to miss out on the red jersey in such circumstances. “I went for the first sprint to get the jersey,” the Katusha rider said. “I didn’t understand why it didn’t count, I only found out later that it was because of the crash. Tomorrow is another opportunity to take the lead. I want it badly.”

While the two Spanish riders were among the most aggressive in the finale, it was the Italian Nibali who was arguably the most impressive, covering the moves with an imperious ease and laying down a serious marker as to his aspirations of overall victory in Madrid. Meanwhile, pre-race favourites Fränk Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Denis Menchov (Rabobank) both ceded ground on a testing final climb that blew the race apart.

Schleck may have lost just 1:07 but the psychological blow was palpable. “Of course I expected to be in front, but I’ll give it my all in the days to come,” he said afterwards. For Menchov, now 3:16 down overall, the situation is worse again. “I got caught in a crash and my right knee was painful all through,” he said. “Because of that, I couldn’t push on the pedals on the final climb. For now, it’s just a bad day, but we’ll see tomorrow if the consequences of the crash are even worse than that.”

The races within a race

In essence, it was a tale of two races, namely the hunt for the stage win and the fight for the red jersey. Moncoutié was part of a five-man breakaway that was formed 48km into the stage when he attacked in the company of Johann Tschopp (Bbox-Bouygues Telecom) and they were quickly joined by José Luis Arrieta (Ag2r), Serafin Martinez (Xacobeo Galicia) and Assan Bazayev (Astana). With Moncoutié the best-placed overall almost 14 minutes back, the quintet posed no threat to the main contenders and when they reached the foot of the 4km climb of the Alto Xorret de Catì with four minutes in hand over the peloton, it was clear that this race within a race was going to go the distance.

At the foot of the climb, José Luis Arrieta went to the front in a vain attempt to crack his companions. Bereft of the ability to make a telling acceleration on slopes like the Xorret de Catì’s pitches of 12 percent, it was the Spaniard’s only chance of glory and his tempo soon caused problems for both Bazayev and Martinez. Once they reached the steepest sections of the climb, however, Moncoutié took over and he slowly edged away from the group. Only Tschopp could offer any significant resistance, but when he gave up Moncoutié’s wheel 1500m from the summit there was only going to be one winner on the day.

Meanwhile, the main peloton hit the final climb with a number of riders eyeing Philippe Gilbert’s (Omega Pharma-Lotto) red jersey. Cervélo’s pacemaking had whittled the group down to around 70 riders and as soon as the road pitched upwards it was Liquigas-Doimo who took over, giving an early indication of their leader Vincenzo Nibali’s strength. Indeed, Oliver Zaugg set such a high pace that he briefly went off the front himself before being caught and passed by Rigoberto Uran (Caisse d’Epargne).
Uran’s acceleration lit the blue touch paper and Carlos Sastre (Cervélo) sparked the major move when he attacked just ahead of the steepest part of the climb. When he was reeled back, Joaquin Rodriguez leapt clear and brought a smooth-pedalling Vincenzo Nibali with him. On two occasions he tried to drop the Italian, but each time Nibali stood firm.

When they sat up, Igor Anton managed to bridge the gap and put in a dig of his own, but again the Spanish Armada was unable to sink Nibali, who absorbed the accelerations without any apparent difficulty. “Nibali is the most dangerous adversary,” Anton admitted afterwards. “He’s in form and motivated.” Meanwhile, red jersey Philippe Gilbert was dropped as Menchov and Schleck too began to suffer.

Cervélo duo Xavier Tondo and Sastre were just about managing to stay in contact with this select group along with Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) but they had their work cut out when Nibali himself went to the front over the top of the climb and lifted the pace. On the short, sharp descent to the finish they hunted down the remnants of the breakaway, but Moncoutié had already done more than enough to seal a deserved stage win. He came home 54 seconds clear of Martinez, Tschopp and Arrieta, while Rodriguez won the sprint for fifth ahead of Nibali and Anton, 1:29 behind.

Rodriguez thought he had done enough to dislodge Anton in the finale and move into the red jersey but after an agonising wait, the judges decided to award Anton the same time as Rodriguez in the sprint and so the Euskaltel-Euskadi man moves into the red jersey. Nibali, at just two seconds, can enjoy close proximity to the overall lead without the burden of the red jersey, which may prove crucial in a race as difficult to control as the Vuelta. Meanwhile, the valiant Gilbert crossed the line 3:30 down on Moncoutiè, losing the red jersey but gaining many more admirers after a brave and stylish defence of his overall lead.

The early exchanges

The stage began under a cloud with a minute’s silence in honour of the late Sky soigneur Txema Gonzalez, who tragically passed away in Seville yesterday as a result of a sepsis blood infection. The sombre atmosphere at the stage start was added to by the news that the Sky team had decided to withdraw from the race en masse as a mark of respect to the popular Spaniard.

When the racing did get under way, it was marred by a series of crashes. Among the crash victims were race leader Gilbert, Mark Cavendish (HTC-Columbia), Christophe Le Mevel (FDJ), David Arroyo (Caisse d’Epargne) and Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini), who appeared to be the worst-affected. On the day’s opening climb, the category three Puerto de Onil at 24km, David Moncoutié attempted to break clear with Oscar Pujol (Cervélo) and Serafin Martinez.

When they were reeled back in on the descent, the determined Frenchman simply tried again, and this time he was successful in pulling clear with Tschopp, Martinez, Arrieta and Bazayev. The quintet quickly established a sizable lead over a tranquil peloton and their solidarity was only dampened at the summit of each of the day’s climbs, where mountains classification leader Martinez repeatedly outsprinted Moncoutié.

Entering the final 50km, they held a massive 7:40 gap over the peloton, but a stint at the front from Cervélo, and in particular Ireland’s Philip Deignan, knocked almost four minutes off that gap inside 20km. However, with nobody other than Cervélo willing to take up the pacemaking that far out, the pursuit petered out and the breakaway survived to the foot of the climb.

From there on in, it was a question of who had the freshest legs to cope with the savagely steep climbs of the Xorret de Catì, and ultimately it was the courageous Moncoutié who had enough in the tank to take a fine victory. In the race behind, meanwhile, Anton, Rodriguez and Nibali can all take something from a testing climb that offered some interesting clues as to the final destination of the red jersey.

  

Full Results
1 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 5:14:32  
2 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:00:54  
3 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
4 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
5 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:01:29  
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
7 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
8 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 0:01:32  
9 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:01:35  
11 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne 0:01:48  
12 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne    
13 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions 0:02:00  
14 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
15 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
16 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
17 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:02  
18 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:02:12  
19 David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:02:33  
20 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:02:36  
21 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia    
22 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
23 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
24 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha    
25 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
26 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step 0:02:49  
27 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia    
28 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ 0:03:04  
29 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:03:09  
30 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
31 Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana    
32 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
33 Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana    
34 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
35 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:03:30  
36 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
37 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank    
38 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:34  
39 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
40 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:44  
41 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank    
42 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
43 Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia    
44 Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:03:58  
45 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
46 Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:05  
47 Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ    
48 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:04:17  
49 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram    
50 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
51 Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
52 Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
53 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:04:19  
54 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
55 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
56 Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:04:39  
57 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:04:52  
58 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:04:54  
59 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:05:01  
60 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:05:17  
61 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 0:05:55  
62 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo 0:05:56  
63 Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:06:08  
64 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana 0:06:28  
65 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:06:59  
66 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
67 Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank 0:07:05  
68 Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
69 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
70 David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
71 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
72 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
73 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
74 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank    
75 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank    
76 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team    
77 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:07:12  
78 Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:07:42  
79 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne    
80 Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:07:58  
81 Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:08:04  
82 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:08:12  
83 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
84 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:08:13  
85 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
86 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram    
87 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:08:17  
88 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:08:34  
89 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
90 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team    
91 Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:09:03  
92 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
93 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:09:05  
94 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:09:35  
95 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
96 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions 0:09:42  
97 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:10:42  
98 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:10:52  
99 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:11:09  
100 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:13:29  
101 Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:15:46  
102 Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram    
103 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto    
104 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia    
105 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
106 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
107 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
108 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
109 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
110 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
111 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
112 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
113 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
114 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
115 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
116 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
117 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
118 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
119 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
120 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
121 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
122 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram    
123 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ    
124 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
125 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ    
126 Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
127 Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ    
128 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank    
129 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
130 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions    
131 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
132 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
133 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo    
134 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions 0:17:25  
135 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 0:20:51  
136 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
137 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
138 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ    
139 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
140 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia    
141 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia    
142 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia    
143 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
144 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions    
145 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram    
146 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
147 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step    
148 Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank    
149 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale    
150 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
151 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia    
152 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
153 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
154 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
155 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
156 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto    
157 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
158 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
159 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step    
160 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur    
161 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ    
162 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto    
163 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
164 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
165 Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram    
166 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
167 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team    
168 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions    
169 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
170 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions    
171 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
172 Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia    
173 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
174 Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
175 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
176 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
177 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
178 Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
179 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ    
180 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne    
181 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
182 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:21:03  
183 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step    
184 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
185 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur    
DNS Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Team Sky    
DNS Kjell Carlström (Fin) Team Sky    
DNS Simon Gerrans (Aus) Team Sky    
DNS Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team Sky    
DNS Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Sky    
DNS Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky    
DNF Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step    
Sprint 1 - Castalla, 177km
1 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale 4 pts
2 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 2  
3 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 1  
Points - Xorret del Catí, 190km
1 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 25 pts
2 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 20  
3 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 16  
4 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale 14  
5 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 12  
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 10  
7 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 9  
8 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 8  
9 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 7  
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 6  
11 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne 5  
12 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne 4  
13 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions 3  
14 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 2  
15 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
Mountain 1 - Puerto de Onil (Cat. 3) 24km
1 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 3 pts
2 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 2  
3 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 1  
Mountain 2 - Puerto de Tudons (Cat. 2) 96km
1 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 5 pts
2 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 3  
3 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1  
Mountain 3 - Puerto de Torremanzanas (Cat. 2) 124km
1 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 5 pts
2 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 3  
3 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1  
Mountain 4 - Puerto de la Carrasqueta (Cat. 2) 153km
1 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 5 pts
2 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 3  
3 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1  
Mountain 5 - Alto Xorret del Catí (Cat. 1) 187km
1 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 10 pts
2 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 6  
3 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 4  
4 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale 2  
5 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 1  
Teams
1 Xacobeo Galicia 15:49:05  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:07  
3 AG2R - La Mondiale 0:00:34  
4 Cervelo Test Team 0:00:47  
5 Team Katusha 0:00:48  
6 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:09  
7 Astana 0:02:21  
8 Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:40  
9 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:06:41  
10 FDJ 0:06:57  
11 Lampre - Farese Vini 0:07:26  
12 Cofidis, le credit en ligne 0:08:23  
13 Team Milram 0:08:41  
14 Team Saxo Bank 0:08:49  
15 Rabobank 0:09:04  
16 Garmin - Transitions 0:09:22  
17 Liquigas - Doimo 0:10:08  
18 Quick Step 0:14:57  
19 Andalucia - Cajasur 0:15:05  
20 BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:17:19  
21 Footon - Servetto 0:30:42  
General classification after stage 8
1 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 32:28:49  
2 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:02  
4 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:00:42  
5 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne 0:01:10  
6 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:01:15  
7 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:01:18  
8 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:01:19  
9 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia 0:01:26  
10 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia    
11 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne 0:01:28  
12 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions 0:01:42  
13 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:47  
14 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:55  
15 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:57  
16 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:01:58  
17 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:02:11  
18 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:02:21  
19 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:35  
20 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:03:16  
21 David Garcia Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:03:24  
22 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step 0:03:30  
23 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:03:51  
24 Aleksandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana 0:04:10  
25 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:04:59  
26 Kanstantin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC-Columbia 0:05:06  
27 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:05:07  
28 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Transitions 0:05:29  
29 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:05:39  
30 Aleksandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:05:41  
31 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank 0:05:47  
32 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:06:01  
33 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank 0:06:22  
34 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) FDJ 0:06:23  
35 Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:06:24  
36 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:06:56  
37 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:06:59  
38 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:07:35  
39 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:09:18  
40 Roy Sentjens (Bel) Team Milram 0:10:17  
41 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:10:29  
42 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
43 David Lopez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:10:53  
44 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:11:32  
45 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:11:45  
46 Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana 0:11:47  
47 Remy Di Gregorio (Fra) FDJ 0:12:28  
48 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:12:30  
49 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:13:10  
50 Jose Angel Gomez-Marchante (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:13:18  
51 Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:13:22  
52 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha 0:14:15  
53 Juan-Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank 0:15:50  
54 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 0:16:00  
55 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:17:20  
56 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:17:59  
57 Juan-Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:18:27  
58 Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ 0:18:40  
59 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:19:17  
60 Jürgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:19:28  
61 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:20:29  
62 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:21:07  
63 Gonzalo Rabunal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:22:09  
64 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:22:15  
65 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:22:40  
66 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:23:14  
67 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:23:20  
68 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:23:53  
69 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:24:49  
70 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:25:07  
71 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:25:12  
72 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:25:52  
73 Gustavo Cesar-Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:26:03  
74 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:26:34  
75 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 0:26:48  
76 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:29:19  
77 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:29:37  
78 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:30:10  
79 Mathieu Sprick (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:30:38  
80 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 0:30:42  
81 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom    
82 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:31:03  
83 Gustavo Iglesias (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:32:41  
84 Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana 0:33:25  
85 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 0:34:11  
86 Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:35:22  
87 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:36:33  
88 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
89 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:36:50  
90 Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:37:10  
91 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:37:13  
92 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:37:33  
93 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:37:48  
94 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:39:21  
95 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:39:47  
96 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo 0:41:35  
97 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:44:49  
98 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:45:03  
99 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:45:50  
100 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana 0:46:44  
101 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:47:22  
102 Bjorn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram 0:47:26  
103 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:47:50  
104 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:47:54  
105 Vincent Jerôme (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:48:06  
106 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram 0:48:32  
107 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 0:49:05  
108 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 0:50:18  
109 Jose Vincente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:50:23  
110 Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 0:51:17  
111 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:51:36  
112 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:51:45  
113 Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:51:47  
114 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 0:52:57  
115 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:53:11  
116 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:53:12  
117 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 0:53:51  
118 Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas-Doimo 0:54:37  
119 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 0:54:43  
120 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana 0:54:45  
121 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Transitions 0:55:15  
122 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 0:55:19  
123 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:55:21  
124 Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervélo Test Team 0:55:56  
125 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:58:11  
126 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:58:28  
127 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:58:56  
128 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:58:57  
129 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto 0:59:44  
130 Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia 1:00:01  
131 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ 1:00:24  
132 Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo Test Team 1:01:10  
133 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 1:01:16  
134 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 1:01:31  
135 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:01:35  
136 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank 1:01:50  
137 Nicol Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 1:03:01  
138 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) FDJ 1:03:05  
139 Kasper Klostergaard (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1:03:19  
140 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Transitions 1:03:21  
141 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 1:03:28  
142 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ 1:03:48  
143 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 1:04:28  
144 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Transitions 1:04:29  
145 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia 1:05:39  
146 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step 1:05:55  
147 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:06:23  
148 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 1:06:38  
149 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1:06:42  
150 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 1:06:56  
151 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto 1:07:44  
152 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:07:52  
153 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions 1:08:04  
154 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 1:08:20  
155 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 1:08:38  
156 Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram 1:09:38  
157 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Team HTC-Columbia 1:10:22  
158 Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 1:11:04  
159 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 1:11:30  
160 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank 1:12:01  
161 Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:12:18  
162 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:12:23  
163 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Transitions 1:12:24  
164 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team HTC-Columbia 1:12:43  
165 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank 1:13:14  
166 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin-Transitions 1:13:18  
167 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank 1:13:41  
168 Lars-Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC-Columbia 1:15:24  
169 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 1:15:37  
170 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia 1:15:58  
171 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon-Servetto 1:16:02  
172 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur 1:16:45  
173 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto    
174 Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 1:16:57  
175 Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 1:16:58  
176 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team 1:17:08  
177 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:17:44  
178 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 1:17:46  
179 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1:18:07  
180 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:20:58  
181 Dominik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 1:21:00  
182 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 1:22:39  
183 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 1:31:15  
184 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 1:31:26  
185 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Transitions 1:46:52  
Points classification
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC-Columbia 56 pts
2 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Transitions 53  
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 51  
4 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 50  
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 50  
6 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 46  
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 44  
8 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ 33  
9 Koldo Fernandez De Larrea (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 30  
10 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 28  
11 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 28  
12 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 27  
13 Robert Förster (Ger) Team Milram 26  
14 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 25  
15 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R-La Mondiale 25  
16 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC-Columbia 25  
17 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha 25  
18 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 21  
19 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 21  
20 Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step 20  
21 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale 18  
22 Juan-Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank 18  
23 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 17  
24 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 17  
25 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 16  
26 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 14  
27 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 14  
28 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana 14  
29 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 12  
30 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 12  
31 Manuel Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto 12  
32 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 11  
33 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 11  
34 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d’Epargne 11  
35 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 11  
36 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC-Columbia 10  
37 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 8  
38 Pablo Urtasun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 8  
39 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 8  
40 Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram 7  
41 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d’Epargne 7  
42 Theo Bos (Ned) Cervélo Test Team 7  
43 Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 6  
44 Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Milram 6  
45 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 6  
46 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 6  
47 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 6  
48 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6  
49 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 6  
50 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto 5  
51 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 5  
52 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 5  
53 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) FDJ 5  
54 David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 4  
55 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur 4  
56 Arnaud Labbe (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 4  
57 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 4  
58 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale 4  
59 Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ 4  
60 Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Transitions 3  
61 Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3  
62 Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 3  
63 Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram 3  
64 William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 3  
65 Enrique Mata (Spa) Footon-Servetto 3  
66 Jose Vicente Toribio (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 3  
67 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 3  
68 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 2  
69 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
70 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 2  
71 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia 2  
72 Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
73 Freddy Bichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 2  
74 Dmitry Fofonov (Kaz) Astana 1  
75 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Mountains classification
1 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 36 pts
2 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 26  
3 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 8  
4 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 7  
5 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 5  
6 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 5  
7 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 5  
8 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 5  
9 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 5  
10 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 3  
11 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur 3  
12 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
13 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3  
14 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 3  
15 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 2  
16 Mikael Cherel (Fra) FDJ 2  
17 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale 2  
18 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 2  
19 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto 2  
20 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 1  
21 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 1  
22 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 1  
23 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 1  
24 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia 1  
25 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 1  
Combination classification
1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 30 pts
2 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 32  
3 Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 38  
4 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le crédit en ligne 59  
5 Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 75  
6 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 80  
7 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana 103  
8 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BBOX Bouygues Telecom 110  
9 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 119  
10 Jose-Luis Arrieta (Spa) Ag2R-La Mondiale 129  
11 Egoï Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 132  
12 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step 135  
13 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 162  
14 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia-Cajasur 187  
15 Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale 190  
16 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto 220  
17 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 229  
18 Jorge Montenegro (Arg) Andalucia-Cajasur 238  
19 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia 240  
20 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon-Servetto 265  
Teams classification
1 Caisse d'Epargne 97:01:00  
2 Team Katusha 0:01:46  
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:58  
4 Cervelo Test Team 0:05:16  
5 Team HTC - Columbia 0:05:21  
6 AG2R - La Mondiale 0:07:46  
7 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:07:52  
8 Xacobeo Galicia 0:08:08  
9 Astana 0:11:51  
10 Liquigas - Doimo 0:14:51  
11 Lampre - Farese Vini 0:15:51  
12 FDJ 0:19:14  
13 Rabobank 0:20:55  
14 Team Milram 0:21:33  
15 Cofidis, le credit en ligne 0:36:35  
16 Team Saxo Bank 0:39:52  
17 Garmin - Transitions 0:41:39  
18 Andalucia - Cajasur 0:46:28  
19 BBOX Bouygues Telecom 0:58:53  
20 Quick Step 1:00:46  
21 Footon - Servetto 1:49:46