Lastras solos to Vuelta stage win

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) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3:58:00 
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:15 
3Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack  
4Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:43 
6Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team  
7Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana  
10Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
11Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
12Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
13Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
14Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
16Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek  
17Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
18Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
19Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
20Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
21Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) HTC-Highroad  
22Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
23Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
24David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
25Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
26Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
27Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC  
28Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
29Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
30Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
31Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
32Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack  
33Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
34Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
35Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
36David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
37Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
38Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana  
39Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
40Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team  
41Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
42Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
43Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
44Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
45Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC  
46Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
47Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
48Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
49Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:03:06 
50Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
51Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
52David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC  
53Marc de Maar (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
54Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
55Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
56Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
57Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
58Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC  
59Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard  
61Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
62Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
63Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
64Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
65Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
66Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
67Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
68Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
69Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
70Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
71Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek  
72Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
73Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
74Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
75Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
76Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
77Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
78Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
79Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
80Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
81Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
82Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
83Jose Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
84Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
85Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
86Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
87Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
88Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
89Davide Viganò (Ita) Leopard Trek  
90Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
91Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
92Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana  
93Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
94Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana  
95Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
96Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
97Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
98Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC  
99Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team  
100Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
101Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
103Dominique Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
104Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
105Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
106Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
107Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
108Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:26 
109Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad0:07:28 
110Tom Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
111Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
112Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack  
113Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
114John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
115Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
116Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD  
117Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek  
118Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale  
119Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
120Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
121Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
122Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
123Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
124Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
125Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
126Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
127Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
128Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:08:57 
129Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
130Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
131David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC  
132Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
133Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack  
134Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team  
135Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
136Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
137Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
138Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
139Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
140Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
141Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
142Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
143Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling0:10:25 
144Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team  
145Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
146Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
147Matthias Brändle (Aut) Geox-TMC  
148Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
149Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
150Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
151Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
152Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek  
153Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
154Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano  
155Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:12:19 
156Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard  
157Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
158Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack  
159Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
160Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
161Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
162Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
163Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team  
164Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
165Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
166Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek  
167Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
168Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
169Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:12:50 
170Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad  
171Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
172Juan Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
173Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
174Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack  
175Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
176Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team  
177Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad  
178Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack  
179Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
180Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
181Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
182Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
183Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
184Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team  
185Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
186Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
187Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Por) Andalucia Caja Granada  
188Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
189Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC  
190David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
191José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team  
192Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
193Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard  
194Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
195Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
196Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
197Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:23:16 
Sprint 1 - Pliego, 97.8km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
3Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Sprint 2 - Totana, 141km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team4 pts
2Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 3 - Totana, 163km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team25 pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team20 
3Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack16 
4Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team14 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale12 
6Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
7Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD8 
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana7 
10Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
11Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team5 
12Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
13Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
14Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
Mountain 1 - Alto del Berro, 117km (Cat. 3)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack3 pts
2Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de La Santa, 151km (Cat. 3)
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team2 
3Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team11:57:26 
2Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:15 
3Team Radioshack  
4Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:43 
5Liquigas - Cannondale  
6Katusha Team  
7Pro Team Astana  
8Euskaltel - Euskadi  
9Lampre - ISD  
10Vacansoleil - DCM0:03:01 
11Omega Pharma - Lotto0:03:06 
12Leopard Trek  
13Sky Procycling  
14Geox - TMC  
15Team Garmin - Cervelo  
16Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
17Ag2R - La Mondiale0:04:29 
18BMC Racing Team  
19Andalucia - Caja Granada0:05:52 
20Saxo Bank Sungard0:10:14 
21Skil - Shimano0:11:43 
22HTC - Highroad0:13:13 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team8:25:59 
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:20 
3Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack0:01:08 
4Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:24 
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:01:55 
6Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek  
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:59 
8Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
9Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
10Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) HTC-Highroad0:02:04 
11Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:02:05 
12Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana  
13Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:09 
14Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
15David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
16Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
17Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:02:10 
18Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team  
19Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:13 
20Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
21Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:02:20 
22Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo  
23Joaquím Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
24Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
25Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
26Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:23 
27Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
28Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
29Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack0:02:24 
30Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack  
31Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Team RadioShack  
32Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:25 
33Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
34Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
35Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:02:27 
36Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:28 
37David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne  
38Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:30 
39Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:02:31 
40Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:37 
41Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
42Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling  
43Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC0:02:38 
44Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:48 
45Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC0:02:58 
46Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek0:03:18 
47Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek  
48Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:22 
49Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:03:28 
50Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana  
51Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:32 
52Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:03:33 
53Marc de Maar (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team  
54Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:03:36 
55Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano  
56Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano  
57Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:03:45 
58Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
59Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
60Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:46 
61Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
62Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard  
63Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:48 
64Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana  
65Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana  
66Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team  
67Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:50 
68Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:51 
69Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:52 
70Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:57 
71Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:00 
72Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
73Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC0:04:01 
74David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC  
75Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC  
76Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:04:02 
77Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:05 
78Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:09 
79Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:10 
80Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:04:11 
81Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
82Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard0:04:12 
83Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:04:16 
84Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:20 
85Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:04:21 
86Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
87Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:23 
88Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:04:27 
89Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:04:39 
90Dmitry Kozontchouk (Rus) Geox-TMC  
91Jose Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:04:41 
92Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:42 
93Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:44 
94Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:45 
95Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:50 
96Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:04:51 
97Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team  
98Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
99Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:05:07 
100Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:32 
101Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:05:36 
102Dominique Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:56 
103Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:01 
104Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:17 
105Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:55 
106Davide Viganò (Ita) Leopard Trek0:07:05 
107Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:39 
108Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:07:44 
109John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:07:49 
110Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack0:08:09 
111Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:19 
112Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:08:28 
113Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:08:29 
114Tom Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:30 
115Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:08:34 
116Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:08:36 
117Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:45 
118Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek0:08:48 
119Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad0:08:50 
120Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:59 
121Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:11 
122Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:09:23 
123Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
124Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:37 
125Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD0:09:45 
126Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling0:09:46 
127David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC0:09:52 
128Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:55 
129Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:10:02 
130Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:19 
131Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:10:23 
132Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:10:39 
133Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:45 
134Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
135Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:10:57 
136Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling0:11:00 
137Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:11:06 
138Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:16 
139Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:11:19 
140Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:11:46 
141Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:11:56 
142Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:12:00 
143Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team0:12:03 
144Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek0:12:29 
145Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:12:31 
146Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:12:56 
147Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:05 
148Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:09 
149Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:13:12 
150Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:13:13 
151Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:13:23 
152Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:13:24 
153Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:13:47 
154Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:53 
155Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad  
156Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard  
157Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard0:13:54 
158Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling  
159Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack0:13:57 
160Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC0:14:11 
161Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
162Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
163Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:14:12 
164Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:14:15 
165Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team0:14:17 
166Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack0:14:18 
167Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Por) Andalucia Caja Granada0:14:25 
168Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:28 
169Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
170Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
171Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:14:45 
172Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:15:09 
173Matthias Brändle (Aut) Geox-TMC0:15:16 
174David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:24 
175Juan Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:15:25 
176Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:15:30 
177Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:15:44 
178Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:15:45 
179Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:15:51 
180Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek0:15:55 
181Jonas Aaen Jørgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:16:00 
182Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:16:23 
183Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek  
184Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:16:48 
185Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:16:54 
186Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:17:07 
187Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:17:16 
188Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:17:26 
189Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:18:01 
190Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada  
191Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:18:17 
192Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano0:18:29 
193Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:18:33 
194José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar Team0:19:41 
195Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:52 
196Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard0:22:16 
197Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:30:30 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team28 pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team26 
3Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling25 
4Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team22 
5Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto20 
6Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team19 
7Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack16 
8Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana16 
9Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano16 
10Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo14 
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale12 
12Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek10 
13Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale9 
14Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada8 
15Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8 
16Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD8 
17Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team7 
18Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto6 
19Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6 
20John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad6 
21Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto5 
22Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5 
23Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
24Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling3 
25Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD3 
26Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
27Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team2 
28Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
29Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto2 
30Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 pts
2Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack3 
3Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
4Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team3 
5Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
6Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2 
7Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team8 
3Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack12 
4Ruslan Podgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team15 
5Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team125 
6Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto164 
7Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada189 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team24:49:13 
2Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:16 
3Team Radioshack0:00:30 
4Liquigas - Cannondale0:01:33 
5Pro Team Astana0:01:39 
6Katusha Team0:01:54 
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:57 
8Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:59 
9Lampre - ISD0:02:21 
10Leopard Trek0:02:52 
11Omega Pharma - Lotto0:03:10 
12Team Garmin - Cervelo0:03:17 
13Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:25 
14Vacansoleil - DCM0:03:26 
15Sky Procycling0:03:34 
16Geox - TMC0:03:35 
17BMC Racing Team0:04:42 
18Ag2R - La Mondiale0:04:57 
19Andalucia - Caja Granada0:07:01 
20Saxo Bank Sungard0:10:48 
21Skil - Shimano0:11:47 
22HTC - Highroad0:13:50 


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