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Vuelta a España 2011

Date range:
August 20 - September 11, 2011
  • Vuelta a España, Spain, HIS (Historical Calendar)
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      13.5km
      Start location:
      Benidorm
      End location:
      Benidorm
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      171.5km
      Start location:
      La Nucía
      End location:
      Playas de Orihuela
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      164km
      Start location:
      Petrer
      End location:
      Totana
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      172km
      Start location:
      Baza
      End location:
      Sierra Nevada
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Sierra Nevada
      End location:
      Valdepeñas de Jaén
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      185.7km
      Start location:
      Úbeda
      End location:
      Córdoba
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      185km
      Start location:
      Almadén
      End location:
      Talavera de la Reina
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      183km
      Start location:
      Talavera de la Reina
      End location:
      San Lorenzo de El Escorial
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      179.5km
      Start location:
      Villacastín
      End location:
      Sierra de Bejar. La Covatilla
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      47km
      Start location:
      Salamanca
      End location:
      Salamanca
    • Rest Day 1

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      171km
      Start location:
      Verín
      End location:
      Estación de Montaña Manzaneda
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      160km
      Start location:
      Ponteareas
      End location:
      Pontevedra
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      150km
      Start location:
      Sarria
      End location:
      Ponferradaa
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      173.2km
      Start location:
      Astorga
      End location:
      La Farrapona. Lagos de Somiedo
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      144km
      Start location:
      Avilés
      End location:
      Anglirú
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      180km
      Start location:
      Villa Romana La Olmeda (Palencia)
      End location:
      Haro
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      212.5km
      Start location:
      Faustino V
      End location:
      Peña Cabarga
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      169.7km
      Start location:
      Solares
      End location:
      Noja
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      157.9km
      Start location:
      Noja
      End location:
      Bilbao
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      187km
      Start location:
      Bilbao
      End location:
      Vitoria
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      94km
      Start location:
      Circuito del Jarama
      End location:
      Madrid

August 22, Stage 3: Petrer - Totana 164km

Lastras solos to Vuelta stage win

By:
Pete Cossins
Published:
August 22, 2011, 16:50 BST,
Updated:
August 23, 2011, 18:08 BST

Spaniard takes over as race leader

Movistar veteran Pablo Lastras took a well-judged solo win and with it the red jersey of race leader at the stage three finish in Totana. The 35-year-old Spaniard, who has won stages in all three Grand Tours during a career that goes back to 1998, finished 15 seconds clear of Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step), Mikel Irizar (RadioShack) and Ruslan Pydgornyy (Vacansoleil-DCM) after attacking them on the final climb of the day, 12km from the finish.

The Spaniard made his winning attack 500 metres from the top of the Alto de la Santa. His advantage was just a handful of seconds heading over the summit, but he gave it everything on the descent into Totana and pushed out his lead out to almost 30 seconds.

The chasing trio did start to cooperate and eat into Lastras’s advantage, reducing his lead to 10 seconds with 3km remaining. But, having done most of the chasing, Chavanel then eased up and the three riders started toying with each other, leaving Lastras to enjoy a celebratory final kilometre as he claimed his first Vuelta stage win since 2002.

Lastras dedicated the victory to his former teammate Xavier Tondo and Leopard Trek’s Wouter Weylandt, who both died earlier this season, as well as to Movistar’s Mauricio Soler, who is still recovering from serious injuries sustained at the Tour of Switzerland in June.

"I think that I won today because of the expertise that I've built up as a veteran rider, I think it was a good win. I really wanted to raise my arms at the finish today and I dedicate the win to Xavi Tondo and to my teammate Soler who is very ill, as well as to all the friends who have been lost this year," said Lastras, who also went on to thank the media "for making this sport great" and his team manager Eusebio Unzué "who gave me the confidence I needed".

Chavanel, who would have taken the race lead if he had finished ahead of Lastras, was pleased with his performance. "We collaborated really well until the last climb. At 600 metres from the top of Alto de la Santa, Lastras took off. I couldn't follow him because I was starting to get cramps," said the Frenchman.

"On the slight rise towards the finish I gave it everything I had to catch up to Lastras. However there wasn't much collaboration from Pydgornyy and Irizar. When we got to within nine seconds from Lastras with only 3 kilometres to go to the finish line we started sizing each other up and Lastras gained a few seconds' advantage. It wasn't up to me to do all the work to catch up.

"I wanted to win the stage and often in order to win you have to risk losing. I gave it everything I had, I couldn't have done more. Anyway, I'm happy with my form, I feel good and I'm going to try again. Congratulations to Pablo. He was the strongest today and he's a great rider."

Most of the race favourites finished safely in the bunch that was led in by Nicolas Roche 1:43 after Lastras had taken the stage. However, two-time winner Denis Menchov (Geox-TMC) failed to stay with the bunch’s pace on the final climb, coming in 3:06 down along with Rabobank’s Steven Kruijswijk, who had been marked as another rider to watch after his impressive performance at the Giro d’Italia.

The winning break takes shape

After a number of escape attempts had been thwarted in the opening five kilometres, Pydgornyy, Chavanel and Cofidis’s Nicolas Edet jumped away after 6km and were soon joined by Spaniards Lastras and Irizar. These five quickly got a good lead, which stretched to almost eight minutes with 68km covered as Liquigas-Cannondale and Leopard Trek set a steady pace on the front of bunch.

Edet asked for medical assistance having being stung on the forehead by an insect with 90km covered. Soon after the young Frenchman started to slip back from the break. Vacansoleil-DCM’s Pydgornyy claimed the sprint not long after this. The pace did increase in the bunch from this point on, although none of the teams were keen to take on too much work so early in the race and in such sapping conditions.

As Irizar led the four escapees over the 3rd-category Alto del Berro with 117km covered, back in the bunch a lot of riders were starting to struggle. HTC’s Mark Cavendish fell back, together with fellow sprinter Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano). Leopard Trek was doing most of the work, cutting the break’s lead back to 4:28 at the summit of the Berro, then trimming it down to 3:46 as the race passed through Totana for the first time with 22km remaining.

Sky prominent on final climb

The final 22km loop took the riders out of Totana and up and over the Alto de la Santa, a regular feature in the Tour of Murcia, before dropping back into the finish again. The four breakaway riders were content to cooperate all the way up the climb, until Lastras made his winning move towards the summit.

Back in the rapidly thinning bunch, Team Sky was clearly determined to keep team leader Bradley Wiggins out of trouble. Thomas Lövkvist set the pace for a good way up the climb, with Wiggins on his wheel.

However, suggestions that some of the leading contenders might attempt an attack on the climb with the aim of gaining a few seconds in Totana were unfounded. Geox-TMC’s David De La Fuente did make a dig that came to nothing. But the GC contenders were clearly happy to save themselves until the much bigger test that faces them on stage four, which brings the first summit finish at Sierra Nevada.

That stage will offer an early insight into the likely contenders for the Vuelta title and should bring an immediate end to Lastras’s hold on the red jersey.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 3:58:00  
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:15  
3 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack    
4 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:43  
6 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team    
7 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
8 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
9 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana    
10 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
11 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
12 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
13 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
14 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
15 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
16 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek    
17 Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
18 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
19 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
20 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
21 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) HTC-Highroad    
22 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
23 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
24 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
25 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
26 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team    
27 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC    
28 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana    
29 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
30 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
31 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
32 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack    
33 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
34 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
35 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
36 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
37 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
38 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana    
39 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Team RadioShack    
40 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team    
41 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
42 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
43 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
44 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
45 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC    
46 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
47 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
48 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
49 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:03:06  
50 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
51 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
52 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC    
53 Marc de Maar (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
54 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
55 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
56 Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
57 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
58 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC    
59 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
60 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard    
61 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
62 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek    
63 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
64 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
65 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
66 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
67 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
68 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
69 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
70 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
71 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek    
72 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
73 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
74 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
75 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
76 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
77 Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
78 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
79 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
80 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
81 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
82 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
83 Jose Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
84 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
85 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
86 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
87 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
88 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
89 Davide Viganò (Ita) Leopard Trek    
90 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
91 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
92 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana    
93 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
94 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana    
95 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
96 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
97 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana    
98 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC    
99 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team    
100 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
101 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
102 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
103 Dominique Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
104 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
105 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
106 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
107 Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
108 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:26  
109 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 0:07:28  
110 Tom Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
111 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
112 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack    
113 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
114 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
115 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
116 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD    
117 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek    
118 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale    
119 Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
120 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
121 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
122 Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
123 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
124 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
125 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
126 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
127 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
128 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:08:57  
129 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
130 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
131 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC    
132 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
133 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
134 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team    
135 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
136 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
137 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
138 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
139 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
140 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
141 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
142 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
143 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:10:25  
144 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team    
145 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
146 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
147 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Geox-TMC    
148 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
149 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
150 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
151 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
152 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek    
153 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
154 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano    
155 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:12:19  
156 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard    
157 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
158 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
159 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
160 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
161 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
162 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
163 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
164 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
165 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
166 Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek    
167 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
168 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
169 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:12:50  
170 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad    
171 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
172 Juan Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
173 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
174 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack    
175 Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
176 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team    
177 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad    
178 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack    
179 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
180 Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
181 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
182 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
183 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
184 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team    
185 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
186 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
187 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Por) Andalucia Caja Granada    
188 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
189 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC    
190 David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
191 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team    
192 Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
193 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard    
194 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
195 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
196 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
197 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:23:16  
Sprint 1 - Pliego, 97.8km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  pts
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 2  
3 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Totana, 141km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 4  pts
2 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
3 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 3 - Totana, 163km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 25  pts
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 20  
3 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack 16  
4 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 14  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
6 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 10  
7 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 9  
8 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 8  
9 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 7  
10 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6  
11 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 5  
12 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 4  
13 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
14 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
Mountain 1 - Alto del Berro, 117km (Cat. 3)
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack 3  pts
2 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 2 - Alto de La Santa, 151km (Cat. 3)
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 3  pts
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 2  
3 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Most combative rider
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Movistar Team 11:57:26  
2 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:15  
3 Team Radioshack    
4 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:43  
5 Liquigas - Cannondale    
6 Katusha Team    
7 Pro Team Astana    
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
9 Lampre - ISD    
10 Vacansoleil - DCM 0:03:01  
11 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:03:06  
12 Leopard Trek    
13 Sky Procycling    
14 Geox - TMC    
15 Team Garmin - Cervelo    
16 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
17 Ag2R - La Mondiale 0:04:29  
18 BMC Racing Team    
19 Andalucia - Caja Granada 0:05:52  
20 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:10:14  
21 Skil - Shimano 0:11:43  
22 HTC - Highroad 0:13:13  
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 8:25:59  
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:20  
3 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:01:08  
4 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:24  
5 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0:01:55  
6 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek    
7 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:59  
8 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
9 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
10 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) HTC-Highroad 0:02:04  
11 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 0:02:05  
12 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana    
13 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:09  
14 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
15 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
16 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
17 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:02:10  
18 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team    
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:13  
20 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
21 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:02:20  
22 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo    
23 Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
24 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
25 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
26 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:23  
27 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
28 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
29 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack 0:02:24  
30 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
31 Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Team RadioShack    
32 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:25  
33 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
34 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
35 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:02:27  
36 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:02:28  
37 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
38 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:30  
39 Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana 0:02:31  
40 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:37  
41 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
42 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling    
43 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:02:38  
44 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:02:48  
45 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:02:58  
46 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:03:18  
47 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek    
48 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:22  
49 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana 0:03:28  
50 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana    
51 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:32  
52 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:03:33  
53 Marc de Maar (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team    
54 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:03:36  
55 Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano    
56 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano    
57 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:03:45  
58 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
59 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
60 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:46  
61 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
62 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard    
63 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:48  
64 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana    
65 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana    
66 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team    
67 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:50  
68 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:51  
69 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:52  
70 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:57  
71 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:00  
72 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
73 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC 0:04:01  
74 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC    
75 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC    
76 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:04:02  
77 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:04:05  
78 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:04:09  
79 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:10  
80 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:11  
81 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
82 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:04:12  
83 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 0:04:16  
84 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:20  
85 Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:04:21  
86 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
87 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:04:23  
88 Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:04:27  
89 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:04:39  
90 Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Geox-TMC    
91 Jose Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:04:41  
92 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:42  
93 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:04:44  
94 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:45  
95 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:50  
96 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:51  
97 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team    
98 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
99 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:05:07  
100 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:32  
101 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:05:36  
102 Dominique Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:05:56  
103 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:01  
104 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:06:17  
105 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:55  
106 Davide Viganò (Ita) Leopard Trek 0:07:05  
107 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:07:39  
108 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:07:44  
109 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:07:49  
110 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack 0:08:09  
111 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:08:19  
112 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:08:28  
113 Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:08:29  
114 Tom Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:08:30  
115 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:08:34  
116 Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:08:36  
117 Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:08:45  
118 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:08:48  
119 Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad 0:08:50  
120 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:08:59  
121 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:09:11  
122 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:09:23  
123 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
124 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:09:37  
125 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD 0:09:45  
126 Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:09:46  
127 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:09:52  
128 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:09:55  
129 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:10:02  
130 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:10:19  
131 Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:10:23  
132 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 0:10:39  
133 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10:45  
134 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
135 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:10:57  
136 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:11:00  
137 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:11:06  
138 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:11:16  
139 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:11:19  
140 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:11:46  
141 Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:11:56  
142 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:12:00  
143 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 0:12:03  
144 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 0:12:29  
145 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:12:31  
146 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:12:56  
147 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:13:05  
148 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:13:09  
149 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:13:12  
150 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:13:13  
151 Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano 0:13:23  
152 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:13:24  
153 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:13:47  
154 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:13:53  
155 Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad    
156 Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard    
157 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:13:54  
158 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling    
159 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack 0:13:57  
160 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC 0:14:11  
161 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
162 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
163 Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:14:12  
164 Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack 0:14:15  
165 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team 0:14:17  
166 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 0:14:18  
167 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Por) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:14:25  
168 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:14:28  
169 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
170 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
171 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:14:45  
172 Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:15:09  
173 Matthias Brändle (Aut) Geox-TMC 0:15:16  
174 David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:24  
175 Juan Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:15:25  
176 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:15:30  
177 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:15:44  
178 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:15:45  
179 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:15:51  
180 Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:15:55  
181 Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:16:00  
182 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:16:23  
183 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek    
184 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 0:16:48  
185 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:16:54  
186 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:17:07  
187 Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:17:16  
188 Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:17:26  
189 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:18:01  
190 Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada    
191 Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:18:17  
192 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano 0:18:29  
193 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:18:33  
194 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team 0:19:41  
195 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:52  
196 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:22:16  
197 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano 0:30:30  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 28  pts
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 26  
3 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 25  
4 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 22  
5 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 20  
6 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 19  
7 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack 16  
8 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 16  
9 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 16  
10 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 14  
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
12 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 10  
13 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 9  
14 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 8  
15 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
16 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 8  
17 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 7  
18 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 6  
19 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
20 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 6  
21 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 5  
22 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 5  
23 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 4  
24 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 3  
25 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 3  
26 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
27 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2  
28 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
29 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2  
30 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 3  pts
2 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack 3  
3 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 3  
4 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 3  
5 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3  
6 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 2  
7 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Combination classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 3  pts
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 8  
3 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack 12  
4 Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15  
5 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 125  
6 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 164  
7 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 189  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Movistar Team 24:49:13  
2 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:16  
3 Team Radioshack 0:00:30  
4 Liquigas - Cannondale 0:01:33  
5 Pro Team Astana 0:01:39  
6 Katusha Team 0:01:54  
7 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:57  
8 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:59  
9 Lampre - ISD 0:02:21  
10 Leopard Trek 0:02:52  
11 Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:03:10  
12 Team Garmin - Cervelo 0:03:17  
13 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:25  
14 Vacansoleil - DCM 0:03:26  
15 Sky Procycling 0:03:34  
16 Geox - TMC 0:03:35  
17 BMC Racing Team 0:04:42  
18 Ag2R - La Mondiale 0:04:57  
19 Andalucia - Caja Granada 0:07:01  
20 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:10:48  
21 Skil - Shimano 0:11:47  
22 HTC - Highroad 0:13:50