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Vuelta a España 2012

Date range:
August 18 - September 9, 2012
  • Vuelta a España, Spain, WorldTour
  • Stages Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      16.5km
      Location
      Pamplona (TTT)
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      181.4km
      Start location:
      Pamplona
      End location:
      Viana
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      155.3km
      Start location:
      Faustino V
      End location:
      Arrate (Eibar)
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      160.6km
      Start location:
      Baracaldo
      End location:
      Estación de Valdezcaray
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      168km
      Location
      Logroño
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      175.4km
      Start location:
      Tarazona
      End location:
      Jaca
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      164.2km
      Start location:
      Huesca
      End location:
      Alcañiz (Motorland Aragón)
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      174.7km
      Start location:
      Lleida
      End location:
      Andorra (Collada de la Gallina)
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      196.3km
      Start location:
      Andorra
      End location:
      Barcelona
    • Rest Day 1

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      190km
      Start location:
      Ponteareas
      End location:
      Sanxenxo
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      39.4km
      Start location:
      Cambados
      End location:
      Pontevedra (ITT)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      190.5km
      Start location:
      Vilagarcía de Arousa
      End location:
      Mirador de Ézaro
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      172.8km
      Start location:
      Santiago de Compostela
      End location:
      Ferrol
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      149.2km
      Start location:
      Palas de Rei
      End location:
      Puerto de Ancares
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      186.5km
      Start location:
      La Robla
      End location:
      Lagos de Covadonga
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      183.5km
      Start location:
      Gijón
      End location:
      Valgrande-Pajares (Cuitu Negru)
    • Rest Day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      187.3km
      Start location:
      Santander
      End location:
      Fuente Dé
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      204.5km
      Start location:
      Aguilar de Campoo
      End location:
      Valladolid
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      178.4km
      Start location:
      Peñafiel
      End location:
      La Lastrilla
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      170.7km
      Start location:
      La Faisanera (Golf Segovia)
      End location:
      Bola del Mundo
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      115km
      Start location:
      Cercedilla
      End location:
      Madrid
  • Race history

August 18, Stage 1: Pamplona (TTT) 16.5km

Movistar wins Vuelta a Espana team time trial opener

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
August 18, 2012, 19:37 BST,
Updated:
August 18, 2012, 23:44 BST

Castroviejo becomes first race leader

Movistar won the opening stage of this year's Vuelta a Espana with a commanding display in the opening team time trial in Pamplona on Saturday. The Spanish team was led home by Jonathan Castroviejo, and the 25-year-old pulled on the first leader's jersey in this year's race. Jose Cobo, the defending champion, was distanced just before the line, losing seconds to Movistar's first five riders. The home favourites beat Rabobank into second place by 10 seconds, while Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank Tinkoff Bank) finished 15 seconds adrift, but just three seconds down on fellow race favourite Chris Froome (Team Sky).

"In principle, I wasn't planning to come to this year's Vuelta a España, and that's why I came here with the motivation of helping the squad and giving an extra in this time trial," said Castroviejo. "I'm happy. It's a very important stage win, notching it up here at home was a goal for us."

"We had prepared really well for this TT, we knew the route well and were focused since the very start, and it all turned out perfectly. We had neither a predefined tactic nor a talk on who should have crossed the line first. It was a TT to ride on full steam from the start and that final kilometer on cobbles that made it really hard for us. This win is for everyone that supported me to reach this point and also for Movistar Team, for all the help they gave me this season."

It looked as though Rabobank would take the win until Movistar, the last team to start, rolled down the ramp. Rabobank was only eighth fastest at the first time check at 8.1 kilometres but kept its pace throughout the technical sections that littered the streets of Pamplona before the finish in the local bull ring, and while a number of other teams fractured through the final bends.

Team after team beat Rabobank's intermediate time with Sky, Saxo Bank, Astana Katusha, and Lotto-Belisol all going faster than its time of 9:21. However each squad crumbled on the run-in. An impatient Jurgen Van Den Broeck surged to the front and dropped his Lotto teammates, while Sky, who had set the fastest time at the first check, simply appeared to run out of gas.

Movistar had started strongly though. It was two seconds down on Sky at the first check point but 11 seconds ahead of Rabobank. The only question would be if the team would go the same way so many others and come up short inside the closing kilometres. However, roared home by the local support, and with Miguel Indurain watching from the stands, Movistar demolished Rabobank's time by 10 seconds, finishing in a time of 18:51. The only blemish was the sight of Cobo crossing the line a few seconds back, the defending champion unable to keep pace as his team approached the line. For Castroviejo, it was moment to savour as he donned the leader's jersey in his home grand tour. Incidentally he was making his Grand Tour debut.

There was less fortune for Garmin-Sharp. The American team was outside hopes for the stage win and set an early pace that indicated it might be in contention, but disaster struck when a number of its riders crashed after the intermediate time check. GC contender Andrew Talansky remained upright but the damage to the rhythm was irreparable, and the team limped home in second-last, 1:28 adrift of the winners.

Starting in the Plaza del Castillo, it was Caja Rural who rolled down the ramp to begin this year’s Vuelta. Orica and Garmin soon followed but it was BMC who posted the first threatening time of 19:03. Philippe Gilbert led it home, and it seemed possible that he could break his horrendous 2012 duck that has seen him ride without a win.

However, despite last year's team time trial winners RadioShack falling away, Rabobank was soon on the case, ripping through the streets of Pamplona. Astana, and Katusha came up short and it looked as though Sky would ruin the Dutch party. In the final time trial at this year's Tour, Rabobank's Luis Leon Sanchez was held in the hot seat only to watch Froome and Bradley Wiggins topple his time, and Sky's marginal gains looked on course for a repeat at the first time check and although Movistar hung at two seconds back, all eyes were on Froome's foot soldiers and the nine Rabobank men waiting in the bull ring. When Sky crossed the line in fourth, it looked as though Rabobank was safe but Movistar were still to come and as witnessed at the Olympics, athletes can reach incredible height in front of their home crowds.

Movistar's Eusebio Unzué said, "I'm tremendously happy. Firstly, because it was a victory against very big squads that showed to be pretty balanced against each other. Today, we talked about a crucial factor: mental focus, feeling confident, concentrated on such an effort a discipline like team time trialling obliges you. Everyone was riding on full steam for 19 minutes with incredible suffering."

"The guys were able to cope with it into an evening of terrible heat. I was fortunate to witness many important victories, but from an emotional point of view, this victory is above almost all of them. I couldn't imagine what we would feel after winning here. It was a bit excitement to fulfil a debt we had with all the fans in Pamplona and everyone coming along to support us. We knew it wasn't going to be easy, but the guys were magnificent. It was the best thing that could happen to us in this Vuelta. It was our goal, we accomplished it and there wasn't a better way to start the race."

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:18:51  
2 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:01  
3 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
4 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
6 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:04  
7 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:10  
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
9 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
10 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
11 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
12 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
13 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
14 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
15 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
17 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
18 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
19 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
20 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
21 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
22 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
23 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:00:12  
24 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
25 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
26 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
27 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
28 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
29 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
30 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
31 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
32 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
33 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
34 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:13  
35 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:00:14  
36 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
37 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
38 Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
39 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
40 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:15  
41 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team    
42 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
43 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
44 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
45 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
46 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:17  
47 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:28  
48 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
49 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
51 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
52 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:31  
53 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:00:33  
54 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
55 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
56 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
57 Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge    
58 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:34  
59 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
60 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
61 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
62 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team    
63 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
65 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
66 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
67 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
68 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:35  
69 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
70 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
71 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
72 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
73 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:37  
74 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:41  
75 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
76 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
77 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
78 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
79 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
80 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale    
81 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:45  
82 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:47  
83 Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
84 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
85 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
86 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
87 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:54  
88 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
89 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD    
90 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
91 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
92 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:55  
93 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan    
94 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan    
95 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan    
96 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan    
97 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:57  
98 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
99 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
100 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
101 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat    
102 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
103 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos-Shimano 0:00:59  
104 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
105 John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
106 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano    
107 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
108 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:00  
109 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 0:01:01  
110 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia    
111 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia    
112 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia    
113 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia    
114 Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia    
115 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia    
116 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia    
117 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:05  
118 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:01:06  
119 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:07  
120 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
121 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:08  
122 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
123 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:10  
124 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia    
125 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:12  
126 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:13  
127 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 0:01:17  
128 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
129 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
130 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:18  
131 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:01:27  
132 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
133 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp    
134 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
135 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp    
136 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
137 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural    
138 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural    
139 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural    
140 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
141 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
142 Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:32  
143 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:35  
144 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 0:01:38  
145 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:39  
146 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 0:01:40  
147 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:01:50  
148 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:53  
149 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
150 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
151 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:01:58  
152 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
153 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:01:59  
154 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:01  
155 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
156 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
157 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
158 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
159 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural    
160 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:02:02  
161 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
162 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:03  
163 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
164 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:02:05  
165 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:02:15  
166 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:02:16  
167 Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge 0:02:20  
168 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan 0:02:23  
169 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan    
170 Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan    
171 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:32  
172 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:33  
173 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
174 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
175 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:02:34  
176 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
177 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:43  
178 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:02:47  
179 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
180 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:02:52  
181 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
182 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:58  
183 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp 0:03:05  
184 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
185 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:08  
186 Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano 0:03:17  
187 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:03:18  
188 Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
189 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:24  
190 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:03:25  
191 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
192 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat    
193 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:03:36  
194 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 0:03:40  
195 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:03:42  
196 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:05  
197 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:31  
198 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:09:03  
Most combative
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Movistar Team 0:18:51  
2 Omega Pharma - Quickstep 0:00:10  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team    
4 BMC Racing Team    
5 SKY Procycling 0:00:12  
6 Lotto Belisol Team    
7 Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:00:14  
8 Katusha Team 0:00:15  
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:28  
10 Orica Greenedge 0:00:33  
11 Astana Pro Team 0:00:34  
12 AG2R La Mondiale    
13 Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:35  
14 Liquigas - Cannondale 0:00:41  
15 Cofidis, le credit en ligne 0:00:47  
16 Lampre - ISD 0:00:54  
17 Radioshack - Nissan 0:00:55  
18 FDJ - Big Mat 0:00:57  
19 Team Argos - Shimano 0:00:59  
20 Andalucia 0:01:01  
21 Garmin - Sharp 0:01:27  
22 Caja Rural    
General classification after stage 1
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:18:51  
2 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:01  
3 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
4 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
6 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:04  
7 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:00:10  
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
9 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
10 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
11 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
12 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
13 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
14 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
15 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
17 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
18 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
19 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
20 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
21 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
22 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
23 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:00:12  
24 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
25 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
26 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
27 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
28 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
29 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
30 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
31 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
32 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
33 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
34 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:13  
35 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:00:14  
36 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
37 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
38 Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
39 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
40 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:15  
41 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team    
42 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
43 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
44 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
45 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
46 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 0:00:17  
47 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:28  
48 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
49 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
51 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
52 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:31  
53 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:00:33  
54 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
55 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
56 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
57 Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge    
58 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:00:34  
59 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
60 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
61 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
62 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team    
63 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
65 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
66 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
67 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
68 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:35  
69 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
70 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
71 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
72 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
73 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:37  
74 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:41  
75 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
76 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
77 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
78 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
79 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
80 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale    
81 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:45  
82 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:47  
83 Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
84 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
85 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
86 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
87 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:54  
88 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
89 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD    
90 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
91 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
92 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan 0:00:55  
93 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan    
94 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan    
95 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan    
96 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan    
97 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:00:57  
98 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
99 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
100 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
101 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat    
102 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
103 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos-Shimano 0:00:59  
104 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
105 John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
106 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano    
107 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
108 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:00  
109 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 0:01:01  
110 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia    
111 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia    
112 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia    
113 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia    
114 Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia    
115 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia    
116 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia    
117 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:05  
118 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:01:06  
119 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:07  
120 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:08  
121 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
122 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:10  
123 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia    
124 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:01:12  
125 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:13  
126 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 0:01:17  
127 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
128 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
129 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:18  
130 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:01:27  
131 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
132 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp    
133 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
134 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp    
135 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
136 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
137 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural    
138 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural    
139 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural    
140 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
141 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
142 Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:32  
143 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:35  
144 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 0:01:38  
145 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:01:39  
146 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 0:01:40  
147 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:01:50  
148 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:53  
149 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
150 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
151 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:01:58  
152 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
153 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:01:59  
154 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:01  
155 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
156 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
157 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
158 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
159 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural    
160 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:02:02  
161 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team    
162 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:03  
163 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team    
164 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:02:05  
165 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:02:15  
166 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:02:16  
167 Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge 0:02:20  
168 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan 0:02:23  
169 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan    
170 Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan    
171 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:32  
172 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:02:33  
173 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
174 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
175 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:02:34  
176 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
177 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:43  
178 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:02:47  
179 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
180 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:02:52  
181 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
182 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:58  
183 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp 0:03:05  
184 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
185 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:08  
186 Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano 0:03:17  
187 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:03:18  
188 Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
189 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:24  
190 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:03:25  
191 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
192 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat    
193 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:03:36  
194 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 0:03:40  
195 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:03:42  
196 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:05  
197 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:31  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Movistar Team 0:18:51  
2 Omega Pharma - Quickstep 0:00:10  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team    
4 BMC Racing Team    
5 SKY Procycling 0:00:12  
6 Lotto Belisol Team    
7 Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:00:14  
8 Katusha Team 0:00:15  
9 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:28  
10 Orica Greenedge 0:00:33  
11 Astana Pro Team 0:00:34  
12 AG2R La Mondiale    
13 Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:35  
14 Liquigas - Cannondale 0:00:41  
15 Cofidis, le credit en ligne 0:00:47  
16 Lampre - ISD 0:00:54  
17 Radioshack - Nissan 0:00:55  
18 FDJ - Big Mat 0:00:57  
19 Team Argos - Shimano 0:00:59  
20 Andalucia 0:01:01  
21 Garmin - Sharp 0:01:27  
22 Caja Rural