Albasini claims Vuelta stage in Ponferrada

Wiggins remains in race lead

Michael Albasini of HTC-Highroad powered his way to victory in Ponferrada, dominating the sprint of an escape group on the thirteenth stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Eros Capecchi (Liquigas) was the only one of the 20-man group able to keep up with him, with Dani Moreno of Katusha coming in third

"It's a big sensation, I'm so happy to win the stage," Albasini said. "I did the right move, I got in the right group. I suffered a lot over the mountain, but once I got over the last climb I knew it was possible."

It was his third win of the season, having previously won a stage of the Bayern Rundfahrt (where he wore the leader's jersey for one day), and the GP Kanton Argau. The Swiss rider also took the mountain jersey at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco.

What started out as a 23-man group never had more than about a 3:20 lead over the peloton, but it was enough as the field went over five ranked climbs, including Vuelta debutante Puerto de Ancares. The field crossed the finish line 1:32 behind the winner, and Bradley Wiggins easily defended his leader's jersey.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) moved up from fourth to second place by taking a six second time bonus for first place in the first intermediate sprint. The 2010 champion is now only four seconds behind Wiggins.

The first of three serious mountain stages saw a change in the lead of the mountain rankings. David Moncoutie of Cofidis trailed Matteo Montaguti (AG2R) by only one point coming into the stage, and he was determined to reclaim the jersey he has won the last three years. Losing out to Montaguti at the first two climbs, the Frenchman joined the day's break to pick up major points at the remaining three climbs, with his rival being shut out.

Moncoutie now leads Montaguti by 12 points in the climber's competition.

Five climbs on the day

The stage got off to a fast and furious start. A large group got away early, with mountain classification rivals Montaguti and Moncoutie in it. Montaguti defended his lead by winning the first climb of the day, the Alto O'Pico Da Pena, ahead of Moncoutie.

The group was joined by such big names as race leader Bradley Wiggins (Sky) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas). Nibali took advantage of the situation to jump for the points and time bonuses at the first intermediate sprint of the stage. The six seconds moved him up to virtual second place.

The top names dropped out and the rest of the group made it to the second climb. The category the Alto de O Lago didn't offer many mountain points, but Montaguti and Moncoutie were in a neck-and-neck race for the climbing title. Benat Intxausti of Movistar took the top points, with Montaguti second and Moncoutie third.

David Le Lay of AG2R got away on the 15km descent, jumping about 47km into the stage. He was soon joined by a large group, so that the break consisted of: Jan Bakelandts and Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Marc De Maar and Kevin Seeldraeyers (Quickstep), Dominik Nerz and Eros Capecchi (Liquigas), Amets Txurruka, Igor Anton, Mikel Nieve and Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel), Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Andalucia-Caja Granada), Yohan Bagot and Moncoutie (Cofidis), Filipe Oliviera Nelson (RadioShack), Daniel Moreno and Alberto Losada (Katusha), Chris Sørensen (Saxo Bank-SunGard), Michael Albasini (HTC-Highroad), Carlos Sastre, David Blanco and David De La Fuente (Geox), David Le Lay and Nicolas Roche (AG2R), Oliver Zaugg (Leopard Trek), Evgeny Petrov (Astana), David Lopez and Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Movistar).

Moncoutie had made the jump to the group, while Montaguti missed out on it. The Frenchman took advantage of that to be second over the top of the category one Alto de Folgue de Algas, behind Le Lay.

The group carried a lead of about 2:40 into the start of the major climb of the day. The Ancares, 11.8 km long and 7.7%, was making its long-awaited debut in the Vuelta. The gruelling climb took its toll on the group, and Anton was the first to lose contact.

The crowds and clouds were thick at the top of the climb. Once again Moncoutie was only second at the top, this time behind Moreno.

Despite the ominous clouds, there was sunshine on the descent. A potentially dangerous group with Nibali, Kessiakoff and Mollema tried to get away from the chasing peloton, but was roped back in. The fearsome climb, with its equally dreaded descent, did not play the decisive role for which some had hoped.

There was one final climb, the category three Puerto de Lumeras after 116 kilometers. Moncoutie finally was able to take this one, topping it out ahead of Sørensen and De Maar.

The peloton, noticeably smaller than before, kept moving slowly towards the equally diminishing lead group, with the gap bouncing around the two minute mark.

With 15km to go, it was becoming clear that the group would make it through to the end. The riders in the chasing group of favourites adjusted their strategy to one of limiting their time losses, and making sure their rivals didn't slip out to gain a few seconds advantage.

With three in the group, Euskaltel had the advantage and led the group, keeping the pace up. The peloton rode furiously and got closer and closer but was unable to totally close the gap.

Albasini and Madrazo jumped with about 3km to go, and were joined by Moncoutie. De Maar didn't join them but flew past. Meanwhile, Bakelandts tried to go but a traffic island brought him down.

The group came together again and crossed under the 1km flag. Albasini opened the sprint and easily powered his way to the finish line ahead of Capecchi, with Moreno a bit back in third. The field came in 1:32 later.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad4:19:39 
2Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
4David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC  
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
6Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek  
7Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
8David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
9Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
10Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
11David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
12David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
13Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
14Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
15Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
16Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
17Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC  
18Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
19Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:03 
20Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
21Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:29 
22Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:33 
23Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
24Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
25Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
26Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
27Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
28Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
29Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
30Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
31Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
32Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
33Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC  
34Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
35Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
36Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
37Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
38Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
39Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
40Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
41Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
42Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
43Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
44Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
45Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
47Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
48Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
49Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
50Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC  
51Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
52Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
53Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
54Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
56Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
57Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
58David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
60Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
61Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
62Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team  
63Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
64Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana  
65Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:01:48 
66Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
67Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:12 
68Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:02:36 
69Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:02:42 
70Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:03:01 
71Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:03:51 
72Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack0:03:53 
73Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:39 
74Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
75Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
76Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
77Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
78Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
79Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
80Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:18:30 
81Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
82Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
83Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
84Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard  
85Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
86Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
87Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
88Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
89Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
90Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
91Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
92Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
93Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
94Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
95Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
96Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
97Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
98Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
99Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
100Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
101Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
102Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
103Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
105Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:21:00 
107Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
108Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
109Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
110Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
111Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
112Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
113Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
114Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
115Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
116Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
117Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
118Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
119Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad  
120Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
121Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
122Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
123Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
124Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
125Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
126Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano  
127Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
128Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
129Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC  
130Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD  
131Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC  
132Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
133Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
134Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) ProTeam Astana  
135Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
136Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
137Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
138Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
139Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
140Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
141Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
142Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
143Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
144Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
145Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
146Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
147Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:27:50 
148Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
149Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
150Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
151Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
152Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
153Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
154Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
155Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek  
156Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
157Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
158Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
159Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
160Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
161Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
162Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
163Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
164Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
165Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
166Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek  
167John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
168Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
169Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
170Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
171Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
172Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
173Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
174Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek  
175Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
176José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
177Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
178Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
179Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
180Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
DNSMarcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
DNFTaylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
DNFAndreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad25 pts
2Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale20 
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team16 
4David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC14 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale12 
6Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek10 
7Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team9 
8David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC8 
9Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
10Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team6 
11David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne5 
12David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team4 
13Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
14Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
Sprint 1 - Becerrea, km. 25,3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 pts
2Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack2 
3Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek1 
Sprint 2 - Ocero. Puerto de Ocero, km. 131
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team4 pts
2Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Mountain 1 - Alto O´Pico da Peña (Cat. 3), km. 15
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale3 pts
2David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
3David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de O Lago (Cat. 3), km. 35
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team3 pts
2Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
3David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Mountain 3 - Alto de Folgueiras de Aigas (Cat. 1), km. 70
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 pts
2David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6 
3David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC4 
4Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team2 
5Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
Mountain 4 - Puerto de Ancares (Cat. 1), km. 97
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team10 pts
2David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne6 
3Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team4 
4David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC2 
5Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard1 
Mountain 5 - Puerto de Lumeras (Cat. 3), km. 117
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 pts
2Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard2 
3Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Geox-TMC12:58:57 
2Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:03 
3Quickstep Cycling Team0:01:33 
4Katusha Team  
5Movistar Team  
6Omega Pharma-Lotto  
7Leopard Trek0:03:06 
8AG2R La Mondiale  
9Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:21 
10Team RadioShack0:04:39 
11Sky Procycling  
12Pro Team Astana  
13Rabobank Cycling Team  
14Team Garmin-Cervelo0:17:45 
15Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:20:03 
16Saxo Bank Sungard  
17Lampre - ISD0:21:36 
18Andalucia Caja Granada0:22:39 
19Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:24:02 
20Skil - Shimano0:30:51 
21BMC Racing Team0:41:03 
22HTC-Highroad0:48:50 
General classification after stage 13
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling51:14:59 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:04 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:07 
4Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana0:00:09 
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:00:19 
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:36 
7Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:01:04 
8Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC0:01:27 
9Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:01:52 
10Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:01:53 
11Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack0:02:00 
12Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:01 
13Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:02:14 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:15 
15Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team0:02:22 
16Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:02:48 
17Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC0:02:56 
18Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
19Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:03 
20Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:13 
21Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:04:06 
22Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:17 
23Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:44 
24David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:05:16 
25Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC0:05:31 
26Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:06 
27Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:20 
28Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:08:32 
29Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:44 
30Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:15 
31Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:15:03 
32Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:15:09 
33Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek0:15:19 
34Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:16:32 
35Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:18:11 
36Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:22:55 
37Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:24:10 
38Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:25:57 
39Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:26:41 
40Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC0:26:56 
41Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:27:58 
42Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek0:29:45 
43Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:33:36 
44Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:35:49 
45Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team0:36:19 
46Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:36:55 
47Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:38:37 
48Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:39:17 
49Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:43:27 
50Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:46:13 
51Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:46:22 
52David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC0:49:27 
53David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:51:43 
54Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:51:44 
55David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC0:52:45 
56Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:53:27 
57Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:53:51 
58Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:54:06 
59Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:56:02 
60Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling0:56:08 
61Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:00:23 
62Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:02:32 
63Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:02:46 
64Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:04:30 
65Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1:05:13 
66Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:05:48 
67Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:05:59 
68Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling1:06:01 
69Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:06:02 
70Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana1:07:56 
71Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team1:08:22 
72Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:08:31 
73Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana1:08:53 
74Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:10:42 
75Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:10:48 
76Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:16:09 
77Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling1:16:10 
78Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:17:08 
79Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana1:17:26 
80Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:17:49 
81Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:19:37 
82Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team1:21:53 
83Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard1:23:13 
84Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano1:24:36 
85Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:28:13 
86Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:29:24 
87Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack1:30:23 
88Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1:30:33 
89Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:32:56 
90Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:33:24 
91Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:35:43 
92Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team1:35:50 
93Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:35:55 
94Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:36:32 
95Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:37:44 
96Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:38:44 
97Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack1:39:48 
98Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:40:08 
99Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:40:09 
100Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:40:21 
101Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD1:40:32 
102David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1:40:36 
103Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:41:06 
104Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:41:29 
105Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:41:45 
106José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:42:23 
107Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team1:43:31 
108Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:45:06 
109Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) ProTeam Astana1:47:26 
110Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:49:37 
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek1:50:00 
112Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack1:50:39 
113Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:51:00 
114Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team1:51:11 
115Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:51:41 
116Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack1:51:47 
117Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:53:35 
118Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:55:42 
119Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC1:55:49 
120Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack1:57:42 
121Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:57:43 
122Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad1:57:51 
123Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team1:59:38 
124Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:00:43 
125Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek2:00:58 
126Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad2:01:19 
127Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale2:01:21 
128Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:01:25 
129Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2:02:25 
130Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad2:07:11 
131Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:07:32 
132Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team2:07:55 
133Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:08:56 
134Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:11:36 
135Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano2:11:51 
136Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:11:57 
137Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:12:32 
138Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:13:25 
139Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:13:31 
140Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team2:16:37 
141Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard2:17:19 
142Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:18:10 
143Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad2:18:51 
144Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling2:19:28 
145Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2:22:09 
146Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:22:13 
147Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2:23:35 
148Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:24:09 
149Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek2:24:22 
150Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team2:26:23 
151Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard2:26:36 
152Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2:27:56 
153John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad2:28:41 
154Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team2:29:41 
155Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek2:30:01 
156Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:30:39 
157Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2:38:06 
158Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:39:55 
159Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling2:40:13 
160Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:41:34 
161Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard2:43:59 
162Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad2:45:15 
163Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:46:56 
164Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:49:02 
165Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard2:49:59 
166Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2:52:47 
167Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano2:53:43 
168Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:54:18 
169Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC2:55:12 
170Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard2:58:59 
171Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling3:01:36 
172Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano3:04:52 
173Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3:07:02 
174Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek3:08:37 
175Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo3:11:00 
176Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano3:11:52 
177Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano3:11:54 
178Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3:14:13 
179Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano3:19:06 
180Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard3:19:39 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team81 pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale75 
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team69 
4Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team62 
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo48 
6Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team48 
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale42 
8Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek41 
9Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD40 
10Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek40 
11Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale38 
12Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto38 
13David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne37 
14Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team37 
15Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling36 
16Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling36 
17Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale33 
18Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team32 
19Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad30 
20Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad30 
21Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana28 
22Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale26 
23John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad26 
24Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto26 
25Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling25 
26Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale25 
27Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD25 
28Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team23 
29Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack23 
30Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana23 
31Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard22 
32Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard22 
33Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC21 
34Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC21 
35Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
36Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team20 
37Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
38Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada18 
39Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack16 
40Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team15 
41Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team15 
42Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team14 
43Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek14 
44David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC14 
45Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack14 
46Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale13 
47Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD12 
48Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team12 
49Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team11 
50Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek11 
51Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD11 
52Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
53Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
54Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team10 
55Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
56Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack10 
57Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team10 
58Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek10 
59Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
60Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne9 
61Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano9 
62Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack9 
63Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9 
64Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada8 
65Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek8 
66Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD8 
67David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC8 
68Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team7 
69Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team7 
70Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team7 
71Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
72Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
73Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
74Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada6 
75Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad6 
76Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team6 
77Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack6 
78Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne5 
79Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada4 
80Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
81Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team4 
82Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
83Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
84David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team4 
85Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3 
86Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
87Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
88Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
89Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team2 
90Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek2 
91Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano2 
92Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
93Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
94Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
95Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC1 
96Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team1 
97Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana1 
98Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne50 pts
2Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale38 
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team32 
4Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo25 
5Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard19 
6Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano14 
7Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team13 
8David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
10Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
11Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team9 
12David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC7 
13Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo7 
14Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
15Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC6 
16Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team6 
17Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek6 
18Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada6 
19Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team6 
20Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne5 
21Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team5 
22Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team5 
23Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
24Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD4 
25Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
26Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 
27Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack3 
28Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
29Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
30Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
31Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad3 
32Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
33Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
34Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
35Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
36Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack2 
37Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
38Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 
39Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
40Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
41Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
42Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana1 
43Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad1 
44Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
45Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1 
46José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team16 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team18 
3Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo32 
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team35 
5David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne38 
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling39 
7Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard50 
8Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling52 
9Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC56 
10Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team70 
11Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team74 
12Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team102 
13David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC104 
14Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team113 
15Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD115 
16Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek120 
17Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada126 
18Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad134 
19Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack143 
20Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi147 
21Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale151 
22Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team166 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team RadioShack153:13:53 
2Leopard Trek0:00:45 
3Geox-TMC0:01:02 
4Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:58 
5Movistar Team0:11:28 
6Pro Team Astana0:11:50 
7AG2R La Mondiale0:14:36 
8Katusha Team0:14:56 
9Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:23 
10Liquigas-Cannondale0:23:30 
11Sky Procycling0:25:02 
12Omega Pharma-Lotto0:33:36 
13Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:33:46 
14Quickstep Cycling Team0:48:03 
15Lampre - ISD1:04:22 
16Team Garmin-Cervelo1:14:36 
17Saxo Bank Sungard1:27:45 
18Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:47:54 
19Andalucia Caja Granada2:19:38 
20BMC Racing Team2:43:15 
21Skil - Shimano3:49:26 
22HTC-Highroad4:08:02 

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