Degenkolb takes his fourth Vuelta stage

Points leader extends advantage on sprinter's day

John Degenkolb of Argos-Shimano continued his domination of the sprints in Spain as he dashed to his fourth victory in the mass sprint finish of the tenth stage of the Vuelta a España in Sanxenxo. He went into the wind early and was nearly caught by Nacer Bouhanni of FDJ-BigMat, but the French champion had to settle for second, with RadioShack-Nissan's Daniele Bennati third.

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) easily retained his leader's jersey going into tomorrow's time trial.

Degenkolb launched his effort early in the finale, coming off Bennati's rear wheel. It looked as if he had gone too early and that Bouhanni, with a huge effort, would catch him. But the Frenchman couldn't maintain his pressure and Degenkolb eventually pulled away to celebrate his fourth sprint win.

"The sprint was really hard and the final was really just fighting," Degenkolb said afterwards, before paying tribute to his teammates. "The stage itself was not that hard because we controlled the race all day. The team did a really good job. I say it every time but it's true - I must thank the boys.”

The stage was an animated by a two-man break featuring Adrian Palomares (Andalucia) and Javier Aramendia (Caja RuraL). They built up a lead of nearly seven minutes at one point, but the sprinters' teams made sure they were caught again in time.

Along the coastline

One rider called it quits on the first rest day, John Gadret of AG2R, who had to give in to his gastrointestinal problems. The remaining 193 riders took off on a day whose only obstacle came within the first 15 kilometers.

And no sooner did the same start than there came an attack from the two Spanish wildcard teams, as has become almost routine. Today's duo proved to be Adrian Palomares of Andalucia, who was named most aggressive rider of the 2011 Vuelta, and Javier Aramendia of Caja Rural, in his third breakaway of the race.

The two took off early and various riders attempted to catch them, but unsuccessfully. They took a 2:09 lead on the peloton over the top of the day's only climb, the category 3 Alto de San Cosme at km. 14.5. From there they rapidly built up the gap, topping out at 6:42.

They took the first intermediate sprint, but behind them in the field, John Degenkolb made a point of jumping to grab the remaining one point and one bonus second. The Argos-Shimano sprinter recently had to surrender the points jersey to race leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and was willing to fight for every point to gain it back. Degenkolb repeated his feat at the second sprint later on.

The race had changed switched from the east coast to the west during the rest day, a lengthy haul from Catalonia to Galicia, and much of the day the field trekked around the coastline, rarely far from the water. The temperatures were comfortable in the mid-20s, and the wind played little to no role.

As the gap went over the six and a half minute mark, Argos-Shimano started worrying about Degenkolb's shot at his fourth stage win, and went to work. The gap correspondingly started coming down.

Sky moved in to help with the chase and the gap came down to just over a minute with 75 km to go, but it was too soon to catch the pair. The field cut back its speed and let the gap go back up to around the three minute mark.

The field waited patiently and then brought the gap back down, so that it was under 50 seconds with 40km to go.

The pair crossed the finish line in Sanxenxo for the first time and set off on the 37km finishing circuit with only a minimal lead. The pair did their best but were soon caught, and Argos Shimano and Katusha then led the way around the closing loop.

RadioShack-Nissan led the way under the flamme rouge, but Degenkolb was right behind them. He grabbed Bennati's rear wheel and went early into the lead. Bouhanni made a huge effort and nearly caught the speedy German, but had to settle for second place.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano4:47:24 
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan  
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
5Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
7Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
8Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
9Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
10Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
11Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
12Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
13Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
15Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
16Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
17Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp  
18Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
19Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
20Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
21Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
22Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
23Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
24Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:04 
25Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
27Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
28Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
29Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp  
30Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
31Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
32Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
33Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
34Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan  
37Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
38Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
39Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
40Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
41Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
42Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
43Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
44Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
45Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
46Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
47Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
48Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
49Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
50Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
51Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
52Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
53Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
54Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
55Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia  
56Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
57Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
58Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD  
59Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
60Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
61Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
62Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
63Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
64Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
65Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
66Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
67Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
68Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
69Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
70Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp  
71Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
72Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
73Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
74Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
75Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
76Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
77Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
78Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
79Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
80Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
81Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
83Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
84Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
85Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team  
86Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
87Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural  
88Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
89Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan  
90Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
91Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
92Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
93Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
94David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural  
95Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:17 
96Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural  
97Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
98Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
99Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
100Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
102Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat  
103Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan  
104Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
105Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
106Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:23 
107Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan  
108Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:27 
109William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
110Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
111Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan0:00:32 
112Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:00:34 
113Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan  
114Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
115Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
116Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan  
117Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:38 
118Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:42 
119Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
120Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
121Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:44 
122Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
123Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:00:48 
124Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
125Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
126Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:52 
127Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:01:06 
128Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:01:11 
129Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:01:14 
130Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:19 
131Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:01:42 
132Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
133Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
134Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
135Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
136Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:02:34 
137Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:02:40 
138Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia  
139Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
140Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
141Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team  
142Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
143Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural  
144Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan  
145Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
146Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
147Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
148Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
149Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
150Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
151Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia  
152Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
153Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
154Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
155Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge  
156Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
157Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
158Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
159Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
160Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano  
161Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:49 
162Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team  
163Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
164Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
165Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia  
166Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
167Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia  
168Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia  
169Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia  
170Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
171David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
172Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano  
173Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
174Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
175Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
176Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
177Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
178Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
179Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
180Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
181Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
182Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
183Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
184Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
185Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
186Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
187Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
188Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:04:05 
189Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural0:05:02 
190Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia0:06:13 
191Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
192Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia0:06:54 
193Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:27 
DNSJohn Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano25 pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat20 
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan16 
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team14 
5Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural12 
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
7Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team9 
8Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD8 
9Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling7 
10Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6 
11Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 
12Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
13Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team2 
Sprint 1 - Vigo, km. 50,3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia4 pts
2Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2 
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano1 
Sprint 2- Combarro, km. 139,6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia4 pts
2Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2 
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de San Cosme (Cat. 3) km. 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural3 pts
2Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia2 
3Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team14:22:12 
2Garmin - Sharp  
3Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:04 
4Caja Rural0:00:08 
5AG2R La Mondiale  
6Rabobank Cycling Team  
7Movistar Team  
8Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team  
9Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Lampre - ISD  
11FDJ - Big Mat  
12Radioshack - Nissan  
13Liquigas - Cannondale  
14Omega Pharma - Quickstep  
15Katusha Team0:00:12 
16Astana Pro Team  
17Team Argos - Shimano0:00:21 
18Lotto Belisol Team0:00:27 
19SKY Procycling0:00:38 
20Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:01:03 
21Orica Greenedge0:01:05 
22Andalucia0:05:24 
General classification after stage 10
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team39:32:23 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:53 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:01:00 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:07 
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:01 
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:02:08 
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:34 
8Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:07 
9Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:18 
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:27 
11Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:03:40 
12Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
13Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:03:43 
14Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:03:58 
15Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:04:00 
16Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:02 
17Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:29 
18Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:04:32 
19Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:05:24 
20Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:05:45 
21Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:50 
22Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:03 
23Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:06:30 
24Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:07:00 
25Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:07:07 
26Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:17 
27Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:08:03 
28Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:08:22 
29Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:25 
30Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:09:55 
31Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:56 
32Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:11:33 
33Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:11:59 
34Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:09 
35Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:12:18 
36Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:12:21 
37Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:20 
38Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp0:15:09 
39Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:21 
40Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:15:52 
41Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:17:43 
42Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:18:05 
43Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:51 
44Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:19:36 
45Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:21:49 
46Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan0:22:43 
47Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:24:28 
48Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:24:59 
49Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:06 
50Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:25:27 
51Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural0:25:44 
52Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:27:05 
53Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:28:02 
54Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:28:50 
55Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:31:22 
56Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:31:45 
57Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:32:55 
58Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:33:58 
59Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:34:48 
60Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:34:52 
61Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:34:53 
62Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:35:12 
63Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:35:21 
64Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:35:39 
65Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:36:38 
66Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:36:56 
67Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:37:02 
68Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:37:31 
69Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan0:37:33 
70Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:37:48 
71Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:38:21 
72Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:38:27 
73David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural0:38:28 
74Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:38:29 
75Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:39:42 
76Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:39:55 
77Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:05 
78Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team0:40:23 
79Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:41:37 
80Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:42:04 
81Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:42:18 
82Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:42:40 
83Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:44:11 
84Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:44:15 
85Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:44:31 
86Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:44:41 
87Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:45:14 
88Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:46:03 
89Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:46:07 
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:46:12 
91Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:46:25 
92Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:47:52 
93Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:48:13 
94Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:48:46 
95Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:48:54 
96Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:48:58 
97Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:49:03 
98Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:49:08 
99Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:16 
100Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan0:50:02 
101Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia0:50:12 
102Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:52:00 
103Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:52:02 
104Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:52:17 
105Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:52:31 
106Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:53:06 
107Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat0:53:16 
108Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:18 
109Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:53:21 
110Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:53:31 
111Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:34 
112Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge0:53:36 
113Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:53:51 
114Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia0:53:56 
115Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:54:11 
116Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:54:44 
117Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia0:55:27 
118Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:55:40 
119Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:55:57 
120Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:56:03 
121Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:56:35 
122Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:57:05 
123Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:57:34 
124Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:57:44 
125Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:57:45 
126Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia0:58:31 
127Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:58:35 
128Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:58:37 
129Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:58:53 
130Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:59:41 
131Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia0:59:52 
132Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge1:00:04 
133Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team1:00:06 
134Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:00:17 
135John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano1:00:19 
136Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano1:00:35 
137Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team1:02:16 
138Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:02:42 
139Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp1:03:07 
140Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp1:03:27 
141Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:03:44 
142Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan1:03:59 
143Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team1:04:11 
144Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat1:04:28 
145Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:04:40 
146Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:04:48 
147Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:04:50 
148Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team1:05:04 
149Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team1:05:12 
150Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:05:33 
151Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge1:05:52 
152William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:06:17 
153David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:06:18 
154Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp1:09:27 
155Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:09:50 
156Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1:10:04 
157Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia1:10:12 
158Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1:10:31 
159Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:10:44 
160Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan1:10:58 
161Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1:11:34 
162Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling1:11:40 
163Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:12:10 
164Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team1:12:27 
165Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling1:12:31 
166Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:12:47 
167Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge1:12:50 
168Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:13:24 
169Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:14:21 
170Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:14:29 
171Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge1:14:35 
172Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp1:14:43 
173Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
174Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team1:15:00 
175Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling1:15:04 
176Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1:15:11 
177Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:16:16 
178Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia1:16:25 
179Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge1:16:34 
180Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:16:35 
181Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural1:16:51 
182Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp1:17:37 
183Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:19:01 
184Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural1:19:45 
185Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge1:20:14 
186Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural1:22:19 
187Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:23:56 
188Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1:26:17 
189Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:30:58 
190Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1:32:16 
191Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano1:34:00 
192Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia1:35:27 
193Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team1:38:57 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano103 pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team85 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team76 
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan66 
5Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat57 
6Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team55 
7Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale53 
8Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling51 
9Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank46 
10Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge46 
11Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling31 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team30 
13Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge30 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale30 
15Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale26 
16Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team24 
17Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural24 
18Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale22 
19Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team20 
20Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep20 
21Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team19 
22Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi19 
23Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team19 
24Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team18 
25Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team18 
26Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team18 
27Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD17 
28Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale17 
29Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
30Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team16 
31Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp15 
32Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team15 
33Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD15 
34Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15 
35Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural14 
36Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia12 
37Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling12 
38Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team11 
39Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD11 
40Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team11 
41Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan10 
42Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team10 
43Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team10 
44Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp10 
45Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural10 
46Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD9 
47Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
48Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team8 
49Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia8 
50Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team8 
51Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team8 
52Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
53Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
54Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
55Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
56Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep7 
57Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp7 
58Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan6 
59Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling5 
60Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia4 
61Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat4 
62Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team4 
63Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team4 
64Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
65Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
66Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge2 
67Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural2 
68Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team2 
69Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
70Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team2 
71Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan2 
72Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia2 
73Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2 
74Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team2 
75Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan1 
76Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling1 
77Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia1 
78Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge1 
79Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team21 pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team17 
3Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge16 
4Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team11 
5Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10 
6Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team9 
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank8 
8Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8 
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
10Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia5 
11Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural5 
12Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team5 
13Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia4 
14Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia4 
15Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team3 
16Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team3 
17Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale3 
18Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
19Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3 
20Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural2 
21Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2 
22Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
23Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia2 
24Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2 
25Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team1 
26Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1 
27Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1 
28Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team5 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team8 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling19 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank19 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale38 
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team47 
7Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team76 
8Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural78 
9Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge81 
10Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne93 
11Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne94 
12Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team99 
13Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team124 
14Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team130 
15Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team190 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabobank Cycling Team118:07:44 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:02:27 
3Katusha Team0:03:47 
4SKY Procycling0:03:56 
5Movistar Team0:05:35 
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:40 
7Lampre - ISD0:09:12 
8Radioshack - Nissan0:09:32 
9Astana Pro Team0:12:44 
10Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:25 
11Caja Rural0:14:32 
12Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:22:36 
13Garmin - Sharp0:30:50 
14Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:35:31 
15Omega Pharma - Quickstep0:40:29 
16BMC Racing Team0:40:50 
17Liquigas - Cannondale0:49:20 
18Lotto Belisol Team0:52:41 
19FDJ - Big Mat1:03:36 
20Team Argos - Shimano1:08:07 
21Andalucia1:29:19 
22Orica Greenedge1:46:52 

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