Haedo wins chaotic finish in Haro

Roundabout stirs up sprint, crash leaves Rodriguez behind

Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank-Sungard) took victory on stage 16 of the Vuelta a España in bizarre circumstances ahead of Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) and Daniele Bennati (Leopard Trek). while Juan José Cobo (Geox-TMC) retained the red jersey.

As Bennati's Leopard Trek squad strung out the peloton in the closing kilometres, it looked as though a long, hot day in the saddle was going to end as scripted with a straightforward bunch sprint in the streets of Haro. Although a plethora of sprinters have already left the race, Petacchi, Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervélo) and Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) were among the riders lined up behind Bennati and his lead-out man Robert Wagner approaching the final bend, and the stage seemed set for a grandstand finish.

Instead, it turned out to be something of a damp squib; when Wagner swung off the front on a roundabout with 300 metres to go, he took a wrong turning, veering off to the right instead of following the race route on the left.

"Unfortunately due to tiredness and the chaotic nature of a finish, Robbie [Robert Wagner] followed the motorbike right around the roundabout instead of heading left towards the finish," Leopard Trek directeur sportif Luca Guercilena explained. "Daniele had to brake too much. He wasn't able to go straight to the line."

While Bennati hesitated momentarily before choosing the right path, the well-placed Sagan started to follow Wagner but then locked up the brakes as he recognized his mistake and fell out of contention. Sensing the confusion, Haedo cleverly launched his sprint early, and emerged from the roundabout with a healthy advantage over Bennati and Petacchi.

The Argentinian even had time to sit up and savour his first Grand Tour triumph in the final 50 metres, and Petacchi's impressive final effort ultimately proved to be in vain. A disappointed Bennati recovered to come home in third, just ahead of Vicente Reynes (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Leigh Howard (HTC-Highroad).

"It crowns my career so far, absolutely! I’ve won stages at other important races like the Critérium du Dauphiné, Tirreno-Adriatico or the Tour of Catalunya, but this one is the most beautiful of them all," Haedo said afterwards. "This success is a gift for the sixteen days of suffering I've experienced. I’ve done the right thing staying in the race…"

While there was considerable consternation among the sprinting fraternity about the confused final kilometre, Saxo Bank directeur sportif Brad McGee was adamant that Haedo would have won regardless of Wagner's wrong turn.

"He was ready, was in the perfect position in the finale and he was better tactically and physically in the technically demanding sprint where some riders took the wrong turn in the last roundabout," McGee said. "But it would have made no difference. JJ (Haedo) was simply better than everyone today and we hope he can repeat this win on Sunday in Madrid."

Froome's move checked by Cobo

The finish-line intrigue was not confined just to the sprinters, as Juan José Cobo and Team Sky brought their battle for overall supremacy from the vertiginous slopes of the Angliru to the plains of La Rioja.

Barely 10km from the finish, Jesus Rosendo (Andalucia-Caja Granada), the final survivor of the day's breakaway, was engulfed by the peloton on the cusp of the second intermediate sprint. With seconds at a premium in the fight for the red jersey, Froome sensed his opportunity and moved towards the front of the bunch.

Although he was thwarted in his hunt for the full six bonus seconds by the quick thinking of Cobo's teammate David De La Fuente, Froome did manage to pick up the two seconds on offer for third place behind Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervélo).

By the time the stage was done, however, Froome's hypothetical advantage would be wiped out. The Briton and his teammate Bradley Wiggins were caught behind when the peloton split on the high-speed run-in to the finishing line, and Froome handed back his short-lived two second gain to Cobo before it even registered with the time keepers.

While the gap was minimal, there is no underestimating the impact that Cobo's tenth-place finish will have on his morale. With the race poised on a knife edge and with a series of tight stages to come in the Basque Country, every gain, temporal or psychological, is to be treasured in a tense final week to the Vuelta.

Rodriguez crash

For a stage that culminated in such dramatic fashion, its beginnings were altogether more banal. Barely a kilometre after the flag was dropped, Julien Fouchard (Cofidis) jumped clear with Andalucia-Caja Granada pair Jesus Rosendo and Antonio Cabello, and a weary-legged peloton duly left them to it.

The trio built up a lead of 8:30 after just 40km, but when the sprinters' teams stirred from their slumber shortly after the midway point, their gap began to fall softly. With 30km to go, Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) thundered to the front of the bunch, in what is set to be his final appearance of this year's Vuelta – the Swiss rider announced before the stage that he will leave the race this evening to fine-tune his preparation for the world championships.

Perhaps sensing that Cancellara had a plane to catch, Rosendo opted to leave his breakaway companions behind and try his luck alone shortly afterwards. Although he put up solid resistance to the chasing pack, he knew that his time off the front was limited, and he was duly snaffled up on the run-in to the final intermediate sprint.

As the pace picked up in the main field, a crash removed a number of riders from contention, with the worst affected riders being Rafal Majka (Saxo Bank-Sungard) and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha). Although Rodriguez was able to ride gingerly to the finish in the company of a loyal platoon of Katusha teammates, the Spaniard had conceded 5:30 by the finish, and said that he would decide on his continued participation on Wednesday morning.

Rodriguez, so dominant in the opening week of the race, has endured a rather more difficult spell since. The home favourite before the Vuelta, Rodriguez's crash was overshadowed on the day by the dramatic incident in the final kilometre, while in overall terms, Spanish hopes were already pinned to Juan José Cobo.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard4:41:56 
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek  
4Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
5Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:00:02 
6Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
7Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
8Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
9Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling  
10Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC  
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:04 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
13Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
15Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
16Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
17Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
18Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
19Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:07 
20Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
21Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team  
22Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
23Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
24Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
25Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
26Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
27Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
28Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
29Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
30Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
31Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
32Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
33Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
34Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
35Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
36Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
37David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
38Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana  
39David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC  
40Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
42Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
43Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
44Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
45Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC  
46Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
47Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
48Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
49Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) ProTeam Astana  
50Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
51Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team  
52Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
53Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
54Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
55Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
56Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
57Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
58Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
59Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
60Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
61Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard  
62Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
63Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
64Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
65Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
66Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
67Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
68Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:20 
69Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
70Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
71Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:23 
72Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
73Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek0:00:27 
74Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:00:37 
75Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:41 
76Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:00:42 
77Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
78David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
79Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
80Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
81Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:49 
82Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
83Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC  
84Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
85Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
86José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
87Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
88Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
89Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
90Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
91Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
92Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
93Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
94Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
95Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
96Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
97Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
98Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
99Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
100Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD  
101Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano0:00:55 
103Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
104John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:01:03 
105Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:08 
106Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
107Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC  
108Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:11 
109Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
110Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
111Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
112Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
113Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
114Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
115Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
116Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
117Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
118Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek  
119David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
120Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
121Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
122Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
123Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
124Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek0:01:16 
125Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling0:01:28 
126Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:01:31 
127Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
128Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:01:34 
129Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
130Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team  
131Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
132Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
133Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
134Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
135Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
136Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
137Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
138Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek  
139Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
140Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
141Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC  
142Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
143Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
144Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:45 
145Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
146Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
147Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
148Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
149Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
150Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
151Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano  
152Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
153Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack  
154Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:42 
155David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
156Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad  
157Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
158Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
159Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
160Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
161Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
162Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
163Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
164Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
165Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC0:03:26 
166Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
167Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:31 
168Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:49 
169Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:24 
170Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:22 
171Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:08:16 
172Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:11:01 
173Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
174Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
175Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
176Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:18:49 
DNSTom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
DNFAlessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard25 pts
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD20 
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek16 
4Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto14 
5Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad12 
6Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano10 
7Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9 
8Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team8 
9Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling7 
10Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC6 
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale5 
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team4 
13Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2 
Sprint 1 - Arlanzón, km. 120,2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada4 pts
2Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 
3Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Sprint 2 - Anguciana, km. 193,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC4 pts
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo2 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling1 
Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leopard Trek14:05:59 
2Sky Procycling0:00:02 
3AG2R La Mondiale  
4Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:03 
5Saxo Bank Sungard  
6Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:05 
8Skil - Shimano  
10Movistar Team0:00:10 
11Rabobank Cycling Team  
13Pro Team Astana  
14Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:23 
15Lampre - ISD0:00:45 
16Team RadioShack  
17Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:49 
18Katusha Team0:01:24 
20Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:34 
21BMC Racing Team0:02:16 
22Andalucia Caja Granada  
General classification after stage 16
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC64:39:14 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:22 
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:51 
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:41 
5Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:02:40 
6Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC0:03:06 
7Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:03:08 
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:49 
9Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:03 
10Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:18 
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:04:34 
12Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:55 
13Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:01 
14Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:06:13 
15Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:06:47 
16Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:52 
17Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:08:07 
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:18 
19Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
20Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC0:10:54 
21Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack0:14:29 
22Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:15:10 
23Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:16:16 
24Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:17:41 
25Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek0:19:54 
26Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana0:23:20 
27Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:27 
28Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:26:56 
29Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:29:01 
30Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:30:25 
31Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:31:26 
32Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek0:37:33 
33Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC  
34David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:39:30 
35Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:39:43 
36Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:40:29 
37Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:44:53 
38Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:47:01 
39Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:48:01 
40Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:50:04 
41Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:54:29 
42David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC0:57:35 
43Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1:01:09 
44Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:01:18 
45Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team1:03:06 
46David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC1:06:36 
47Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team1:07:45 
48Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team1:09:10 
49Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1:10:13 
50Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD1:11:44 
51Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1:17:05 
52Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1:17:31 
53David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:44 
54Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano1:27:10 
55Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:27:11 
56Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team1:28:19 
57Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:31:15 
58Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling1:31:22 
59Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:35:12 
60Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:35:23 
61Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:35:49 
62Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana1:36:04 
63Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:38:19 
64Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team1:40:01 
65Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:40:37 
66Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling1:41:59 
67Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana1:44:39 
68Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana1:47:47 
69Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:48:01 
70Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:49:41 
71Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:49:43 
72Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:49:44 
73Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:53:22 
74Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling1:53:33 
75Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team1:54:17 
76Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:55:11 
77Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:57:19 
78Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:59:06 
79Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1:59:13 
80Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:59:18 
81Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard2:00:16 
82Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team2:00:26 
83Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano2:02:19 
84Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:02:28 
85Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2:04:08 
86Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana2:04:54 
87Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2:05:01 
88Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:06:08 
89Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2:07:00 
90Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:07:07 
91Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:07:19 
92Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:07:42 
93David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team2:11:22 
94Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:14:00 
95Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:17:05 
96Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2:17:58 
97Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto2:18:13 
98Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:20:32 
99Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:22:09 
100Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack2:23:39 
101Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:23:46 
102Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack2:24:34 
103Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:25:49 
104Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team2:26:45 
105Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD2:27:12 
106José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2:28:33 
107Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana2:28:46 
108Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team2:28:59 
109Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:31:21 
110Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2:31:45 
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek2:33:59 
112Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:34:10 
113Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo2:34:29 
114Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2:35:22 
115Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:35:26 
116Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack2:37:14 
117Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) ProTeam Astana2:38:36 
118Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack2:39:33 
119Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC2:40:13 
120Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:40:30 
121Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team2:41:28 
122Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad2:42:32 
123Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek2:44:44 
124Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale2:45:02 
125Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad2:45:48 
126Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano2:47:22 
127Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2:48:11 
128Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack2:50:05 
129Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:50:20 
130Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:50:44 
131Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:50:54 
132Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:53:44 
133Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team2:54:07 
134Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad2:54:59 
135Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek2:57:03 
136Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team2:59:27 
137Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard3:01:42 
138Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3:02:16 
139Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD3:02:39 
140Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling3:03:25 
141Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3:04:38 
142Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team3:05:24 
143Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad3:07:13 
144Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3:07:22 
145Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3:07:45 
146Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto3:10:24 
147Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard3:11:16 
148Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3:12:15 
149Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3:14:27 
150Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team3:15:11 
151Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek3:17:22 
152Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team3:17:29 
153John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad3:18:51 
154Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling3:22:05 
155Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3:26:05 
156Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad3:27:00 
157Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3:29:40 
158Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC3:31:47 
159Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard3:36:19 
160Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3:36:26 
161Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi3:39:20 
162Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo3:41:27 
163Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard3:41:35 
164Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano3:43:45 
165Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano3:44:53 
166Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3:45:11 
167Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard3:51:13 
168Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling3:52:41 
169Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek3:56:38 
170Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano3:58:46 
171Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3:59:15 
172Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano4:04:20 
173Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo4:04:51 
174Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4:06:50 
175Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard4:10:49 
176Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano4:12:41 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team90 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team85 
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale75 
4Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC72 
5Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team71 
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team65 
7Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling64 
8Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling60 
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek56 
10Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo53 
11Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team48 
12Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard47 
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale47 
14Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto46 
15Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC45 
16Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD45 
17Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek43 
18Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale41 
19Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale40 
20David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC38 
21David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne37 
22Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne36 
23Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto35 
24Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale33 
25Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling32 
26Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team32 
27Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad30 
28Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad30 
29Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi30 
30Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana28 
31John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad26 
32Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25 
33Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale25 
34Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team24 
35Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard22 
36Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek21 
37Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
38Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20 
39Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team20 
40Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada18 
41Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack18 
42Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana18 
43Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad18 
44Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack16 
45Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team15 
46Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team15 
47Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team15 
48Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team14 
49Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack14 
50Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek14 
51Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale13 
52Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team12 
53Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD12 
54Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team12 
55Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD11 
56Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
57Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada10 
58Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
59Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team10 
60Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack10 
61Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek10 
62Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano10 
63Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
64Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack9 
65Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9 
66Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano9 
67Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek8 
68Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo8 
69Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada8 
70David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC8 
71Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD8 
72Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto7 
73Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team7 
74Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team6 
75Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
76Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada6 
77Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team6 
78Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5 
79Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne5 
80Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo5 
81Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team4 
82Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 
83Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC4 
84David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team4 
85Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
86Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
87Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
88Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3 
89Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano3 
90Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada3 
91Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
92Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
93Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team2 
94Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek2 
95Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano2 
96Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team1 
97Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano1 
98Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana1 
99Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
100Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack1 
101Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne60 pts
2Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale38 
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team32 
4Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC32 
5Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne30 
6Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo29 
7David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC24 
8Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard19 
9Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano14 
10Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14 
11Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team13 
12David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
14Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team10 
15Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
16Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team9 
17Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling8 
18Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo7 
19Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
20Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
21Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC6 
22Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC6 
23Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team6 
24Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek6 
25Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada6 
26Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano5 
27Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team5 
28Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team5 
29Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne5 
30Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
31Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD4 
32Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
33Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 
34Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack3 
35Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
36Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
37Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo3 
38Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
39Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad3 
40Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto3 
41Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
42Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team2 
43Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
44Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 
45Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack2 
46Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
47Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
48Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana1 
49Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
50Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1 
51Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
52Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1 
53José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1 
54Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad1 
55Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC9 pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team19 
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team20 
4Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25 
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling28 
6Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling29 
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo31 
8Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC42 
9Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team47 
10David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne56 
11Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard57 
12David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC67 
13Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team81 
14Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team89 
15Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team91 
16Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team93 
17Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team106 
18Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne121 
19Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team122 
20Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek123 
21Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale125 
22Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team128 
23Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD132 
24Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale135 
25Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi149 
26Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano150 
27Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team156 
28Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team163 
29Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada171 
30Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack174 
31Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team175 
32Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne176 
33Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo178 
34Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad185 
35Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack192 
36Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada193 
37Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad202 
38Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team205 
39Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo207 
40Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada211 
41Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale212 
42Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale215 
43Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team227 
44Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano237 
45Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad248 
46Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto256 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Leopard Trek0:06:42 
4Movistar Team0:28:44 
5Katusha Team0:34:36 
6Rabobank Cycling Team0:39:48 
7AG2R La Mondiale0:41:22 
8Pro Team Astana0:45:01 
9Sky Procycling0:57:44 
11Team RadioShack1:04:56 
12Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:07:27 
13Omega Pharma-Lotto1:12:22 
14Quickstep Cycling Team1:34:14 
15Team Garmin-Cervelo2:17:11 
16Saxo Bank Sungard2:18:08 
17Lampre - ISD2:33:56 
18Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:59:22 
19Andalucia Caja Granada3:59:44 
20BMC Racing Team4:35:51 
21Skil - Shimano5:30:59 


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