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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

September 03, Stage 16: Gijón - Valgrande-Pajares (Cuitu Negru) 183.5km

Epic win for Cataldo on Cuitu Negru

By:
Peter Cossins
Published:
September 03, 2012, 16:45 BST,
Updated:
September 03, 2012, 19:25 BST

Rodriguez repels Contador attacks

Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) takes the biggest victory of his career in stage 16 of the Vuelta.

Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) takes the biggest victory of his career in stage 16 of the Vuelta.

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Italy’s Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) took the best victory of his career at the top of the ridiculously steep Cuitu Nigru climb, grinding his way clear of breakaway rival Thomas de Gendt (Vacansoleil) in the final 2km of the stage when the gradient reached 24 per cent and more. Cataldo rolled over the line at little more than walking pace, seven seconds ahead of De Gendt, and immediately slumped over his bars having barely managed a victory salute.

At one point, the pair had enjoyed a lead of more than 15 minutes, but their advantage was little more than two at the finish, thanks to the latest gripping episode of the battle for the red jersey. Once again, Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) threw everything he had at race leader Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha). Once again, Rodríguez held firm.

Contador’s team set a ferocious pace on the first half of the final ascent, shredding the peloton behind them. When Contador attacked with 6km remaining, only race leader Rodríguez and Movistar duo Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana managed to stay on terms with him.

In the final 500 metres, where most riders struggled to reach 10km/h, Contador launched the last of up to a dozen attacks, only to see Rodríguez shoot past him and gain two valuable seconds on the line as well as a four-second bonus for finishing third on the stage. Rodríguez now leads Contador by 28 seconds with Valverde at 2:04.

“I’ve taken a very big step because today I felt very good,” stated the Vuelta leader. “There’s a lot and not much left at the same time, with the summit finish on Wednesday and the finish on the Bola del Mundo, and a dangerous stage into Valladolid bearing in mind my advantage is just a few seconds. I said that the rider who reached the second rest day in the lead would have many options. I have those seconds and that makes me the favourite.”

Contador said he had given all he had on the final ascent. “I couldn’t shake off Joaquim, but I am very happy with my performance and that of my team. Sometimes you win and other times you don’t, but there is still a week to go and we’ve still got to climb the Bola del Mundo,” said the 2008 champion.

Contador added that he is hoping that rain might give him the edge over Rodríguez, who has looked impregnable in the heat of the last two weeks. “I had better legs today and I tried. But a rainy day would suit me better. We’ve been having lots of good weather with lots of sun. The rain could be my ally.”

Sky’s Chris Froome stayed in fourth place but now lies almost five minutes back, his hopes of a podium place almost certainly gone for good. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) continued to impress in what is only his second grand tour. The American finished eighth on the day to move up to seventh overall.

Cataldo and De Gendt make their move

Numerous riders attempted to get into escapes during the first hour of racing, but Froome’s Sky team neutralized them all until the race had passed over the 3rd-category Alto de la Cabruñana after 45 kilometres. Cataldo and De Gendt clipped off the front on the descent. The pair stretched their lead to more than a quarter of an hour climbing the first-category Puerto de San Lorenzo, where Saxo Bank took up pace-making in the main field.

Several minutes after De Gendt had led Cataldo over the top of the climb, David Moncoutié (Cofidis) attacked from the bunch with the aim of taking the points for third place on the San Lorenzo. However, the Frenchman couldn’t hold off Orica-GreenEdge duo Simon Clarke and Peter Weening, with Clarke taking third, which enabled him to hold onto the mountains jersey for another day.

Approaching the next climb, the first-category Alto de la Cobertoria, Euskaltel began to share the pace-making with Saxo Bank with the aim of setting Igor Antón up for the stage win. This injection of pace resulted in a rapid reduction in the advantage held by Cataldo and De Gendt, which fell to nine minutes as they reached the summit.

Rodríguez struggling or bluffing?

It appeared that Saxo’s pace-setting was affecting race leader Rodríguez on the upper slopes of the Cobertoria, who slipped to the back of the group. But was he bluffing? Contador dropped back to check out his rival, with Valverde also joining them at the back of the line. Katusha DS Valerio Piva told Spanish TV that he had no reason to be concerned. “Everything is under control. Purito told me he was fine. He has the situation under control,” he said of his team leader, adding: “I think whoever leads after today will win the Vuelta.”

Contador later explained that he had dropped to the back of the group to check out his rival’s form. “You always want to know how everyone us. We looked into each other’s faces for a bit. The more information you have, the better,” he said.

It would remain to be seen whether Rodríguez was struggling or not, but several other top-placed riders definitely were. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) yo-yoed on and off the back of the group heading into the final climb, before losing contact altogether. Froome also looked uncomfortable but hung on. As the climb steepened, Rodríguez glided up towards the front of the group to sit on Contador’s wheel.

The hellish finale

Although De Gendt and Cataldo’s advantage was little more than six minutes as they started up the Puerto de Pajares, the launch pad for the final ascent, they appeared to have enough of a buffer to decide the stage between them. They continued to cooperate until 2km from home, when Cataldo didn’t so much attack as outlast his Belgian rival. The gap between them was never more than a few seconds, but that must have seemed like a lifetime to De Gendt as he peered up the final ramps to the Italian, who seemed to be riding in slow motion as he finally crossed the line.

Back down the mountain, Saxo had still been going full bore, Bruno Pires, Sergio Paulinho and Rafal Majka riding themselves to a standstill to set up Contador, almost literally in the latter’s case, as he all but stopped when he pulled aside. Jesús Hernández briefly took up the running, before Contador zipped past with 6km remaining.

Rodríguez was the first to respond. Valverde eventually got back on terms thanks to his young team-mate Quintana. Over the final 5km, that scenario was played out repeatedly as Contador tried to find a chink in the race leader’s defences. In the final kilometre, his face racked with pain, Contador went again, which finally saw off Valverde, but Rodríguez was unshakeable and, ultimately, irresistible as he skipped away, leaving no doubt he had been bluffing all along.

Full Results
1 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 5:18:28  
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:07  
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 0:02:39  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:02:41  
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:58  
6 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:03:24  
7 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:07  
8 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:15  
9 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:18  
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:04:21  
11 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:39  
12 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:04:42  
13 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:05:07  
14 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:05:11  
15 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 0:05:13  
16 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:06:07  
17 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
18 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:06:23  
19 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD 0:06:56  
20 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:58  
21 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:07:46  
22 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 0:07:47  
23 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 0:07:48  
24 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:12  
25 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
26 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:31  
27 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
28 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:37  
29 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:08:47  
30 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:10:37  
31 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:55  
32 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:10:57  
33 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:11:11  
34 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:11:33  
35 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:13:02  
36 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:13:24  
37 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
38 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:13:48  
39 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 0:14:13  
40 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:14:17  
41 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
42 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
43 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp 0:14:34  
44 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan 0:15:09  
45 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:15:15  
46 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:15:24  
47 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:16:47  
48 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:18:07  
49 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:18:14  
50 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural    
51 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
52 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:18:28  
53 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:18:34  
54 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:18:51  
55 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
56 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp    
57 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia    
58 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:19:11  
59 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:20:37  
60 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:21:32  
61 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:23:40  
62 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
63 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:23:41  
64 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
65 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:24:30  
66 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:25:07  
67 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:25:30  
68 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
69 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan 0:25:49  
70 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
71 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team    
72 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
73 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:25:59  
74 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
75 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
76 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
77 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:26:05  
78 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team    
79 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
80 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan    
81 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
82 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
83 Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano 0:26:30  
84 Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan 0:26:34  
85 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:26:44  
86 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:26:49  
87 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:26:55  
88 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:26:56  
89 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
90 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:26:59  
91 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team    
92 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:27:03  
93 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
94 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:27:17  
95 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
96 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
97 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:27:23  
98 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 0:27:26  
99 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:27:44  
100 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:27:49  
101 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:27:53  
102 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:27:58  
103 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:28:15  
104 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:29:11  
105 Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge 0:30:36  
106 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team    
107 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team    
108 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
109 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural    
110 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
111 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
112 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
113 Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia    
114 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
115 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
116 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
117 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 0:30:45  
118 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 0:30:46  
119 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
120 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano 0:30:49  
121 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:30:53  
122 Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:31:01  
123 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:31:06  
124 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
125 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:31:07  
126 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
127 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
128 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
129 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
130 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia    
131 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:31:21  
132 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:31:28  
133 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:31:52  
134 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:32:03  
135 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
136 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
137 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
138 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
139 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat 0:32:14  
140 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:32:18  
141 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:32:31  
142 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:32:37  
143 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:32:41  
144 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:32:42  
145 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp    
146 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:32:48  
147 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:32:50  
148 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:32:51  
149 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia    
150 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
151 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
152 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia    
153 Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
154 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
155 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:33:00  
156 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
157 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
158 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 0:33:08  
159 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:33:11  
160 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:33:16  
161 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:33:17  
162 John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano 0:33:30  
163 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:33:38  
164 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:33:42  
165 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
166 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia 0:33:44  
167 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 0:33:46  
168 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 0:33:50  
169 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:34:01  
170 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural 0:34:04  
171 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 0:34:06  
172 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:34:09  
173 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:34:20  
174 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
175 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural 0:34:21  
176 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:34:24  
177 Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge 0:34:56  
178 Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano 0:36:46  
179 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:37:22  
180 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
181 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan 0:37:43  
DNF Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia    
DNS Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
Points
1 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 25 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 20  
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 16  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 14  
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 12  
6 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 10  
7 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 9  
8 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 8  
9 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 7  
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
11 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
12 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 4  
13 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 3  
14 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 2  
Sprint 1 - Teverga, 112km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 4 pts
2 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
3 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 1  
Sprint 2 - Campomanes, 158km
1 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 2  
3 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 1  
Mountain 1 - Alto de la Cabruña (Cat. 3) 46km
1 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3 pts
2 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
3 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1  
Mountain 2 - Puerto de San Lorenzo (Cat. 1) 101km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 10 pts
2 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 6  
3 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 4  
4 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 2  
5 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1  
Mountain 3 - Alto de la Cobertoria (Cat. 1) 142km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 10 pts
2 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 6  
3 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 4  
4 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 2  
5 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1  
Mountain 4 - Valgrande - Pajares. Cuitu Negru (HC) 184km
1 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 15 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 10  
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 6  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 4  
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
Most combative
1 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
Teams
1 Movistar Team 16:06:25  
2 Katusha Team 0:06:57  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:08:33  
4 Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:08:58  
5 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:09:30  
6 Lampre - ISD 0:12:29  
7 AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:05  
8 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:13:47  
9 RadioShack-Nissan 0:17:09  
10 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:21:30  
11 Sky Procycling 0:22:05  
12 Garmin - Sharp 0:26:39  
13 Caja Rural 0:33:13  
14 Lotto Belisol Team 0:38:59  
15 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:39:20  
16 Astana Pro Team 0:42:10  
17 FDJ-Big Mat 0:47:03  
18 Team Argos - Shimano 0:52:25  
19 BMC Racing Team 0:55:11  
20 Liquigas-Cannondale 1:01:01  
21 Andalucia 1:09:12  
22 Orica GreenEdge 1:13:06  
General classification after stage 16
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 63:38:24  
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:00:28  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:04  
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:04:52  
5 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:06:58  
6 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:07:28  
7 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:08:28  
8 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:09:00  
9 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:09:11  
10 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:44  
11 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:12:33  
12 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:13:07  
13 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 0:13:34  
14 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:13:40  
15 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 0:14:35  
16 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD 0:15:30  
17 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:15:58  
18 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:18:15  
19 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:15  
20 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:23:35  
21 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:24:06  
22 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:24:38  
23 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 0:28:03  
24 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:29:59  
25 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:31:19  
26 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 0:35:08  
27 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:35:42  
28 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:35:48  
29 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:35:51  
30 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp 0:36:32  
31 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:38:54  
32 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:39:16  
33 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:39:39  
34 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 0:44:20  
35 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:45:13  
36 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:48:27  
37 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 0:49:38  
38 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:54:21  
39 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan 0:54:30  
40 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:56:15  
41 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:58:37  
42 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:58:55  
43 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:59:15  
44 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:01:43  
45 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:02:11  
46 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:02:22  
47 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1:02:45  
48 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1:03:42  
49 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1:04:27  
50 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 1:08:26  
51 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:09:16  
52 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:10:15  
53 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:10:58  
54 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:11:03  
55 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural 1:11:14  
56 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1:14:54  
57 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:15:29  
58 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 1:18:33  
59 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 1:20:45  
60 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:25:50  
61 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1:27:11  
62 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 1:27:31  
63 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1:27:42  
64 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 1:27:58  
65 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 1:31:43  
66 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 1:31:55  
67 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 1:32:02  
68 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:32:24  
69 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 1:32:42  
70 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:33:50  
71 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1:34:42  
72 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 1:35:17  
73 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:35:25  
74 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan 1:36:23  
75 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan 1:36:35  
76 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 1:37:10  
77 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:38:08  
78 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:38:49  
79 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 1:39:04  
80 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:40:17  
81 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 1:42:33  
82 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1:42:43  
83 Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano 1:43:46  
84 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano 1:43:50  
85 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 1:44:29  
86 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:45:29  
87 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 1:46:36  
88 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 1:49:41  
89 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 1:50:41  
90 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 1:53:36  
91 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano 1:53:58  
92 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 1:53:59  
93 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:56:34  
94 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:57:33  
95 Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia    
96 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano 1:58:54  
97 Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan 1:59:47  
98 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia 2:00:09  
99 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 2:00:49  
100 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 2:02:14  
101 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:02:18  
102 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team 2:03:12  
103 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:03:54  
104 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2:04:51  
105 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:05:55  
106 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 2:06:44  
107 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 2:06:48  
108 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 2:07:01  
109 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 2:07:23  
110 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia 2:09:19  
111 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 2:09:28  
112 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:09:30  
113 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:09:47  
114 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat 2:10:15  
115 Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 2:10:25  
116 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:10:28  
117 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 2:11:16  
118 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:11:25  
119 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:12:11  
120 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano 2:12:43  
121 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 2:14:08  
122 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 2:14:27  
123 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano 2:14:29  
124 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:14:48  
125 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:15:23  
126 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:15:31  
127 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia 2:16:57  
128 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2:19:40  
129 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:19:47  
130 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 2:20:05  
131 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp 2:20:32  
132 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:20:41  
133 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 2:20:49  
134 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2:21:56  
135 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 2:22:06  
136 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 2:22:18  
137 Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:24:10  
138 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia 2:24:55  
139 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 2:24:59  
140 John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano 2:25:13  
141 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2:26:13  
142 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp 2:26:59  
143 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:27:09  
144 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2:28:34  
145 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:29:14  
146 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:30:03  
147 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2:30:06  
148 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 2:30:08  
149 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 2:30:16  
150 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 2:31:03  
151 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:31:31  
152 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 2:31:53  
153 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2:32:20  
154 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 2:32:21  
155 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:34:40  
156 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia 2:35:01  
157 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 2:35:18  
158 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:37:05  
159 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 2:38:32  
160 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 2:38:41  
161 Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge 2:39:49  
162 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2:40:40  
163 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 2:42:04  
164 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:43:31  
165 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 2:44:01  
166 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 2:45:15  
167 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:45:29  
168 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 2:46:33  
169 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:48:41  
170 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2:49:28  
171 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 2:49:52  
172 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 2:50:21  
173 Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge 2:50:48  
174 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural 2:57:05  
175 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 2:59:53  
176 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 3:00:16  
177 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural 3:04:56  
178 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 3:07:30  
179 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 3:16:30  
180 Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano 3:22:51  
181 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 3:51:17  
Points classification
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 164 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 139  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 123  
4 John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano 112  
5 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 93  
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 66  
7 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 56  
8 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 55  
9 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 55  
10 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 54  
11 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 53  
12 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 52  
13 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 47  
14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 45  
15 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 44  
16 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 44  
17 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 40  
18 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 38  
19 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 35  
20 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 32  
21 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 31  
22 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 30  
23 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 28  
24 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 27  
25 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 26  
26 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 26  
27 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 26  
28 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 25  
29 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 25  
30 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 24  
31 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 23  
32 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan 23  
33 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 22  
34 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 21  
35 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 21  
36 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 19  
37 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 19  
38 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 18  
39 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 18  
40 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 17  
41 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 16  
42 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 16  
43 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 15  
44 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 15  
45 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 15  
46 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15  
47 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 14  
48 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 14  
49 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia 12  
50 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 12  
51 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 12  
52 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD 11  
53 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 11  
54 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 10  
55 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 10  
56 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 10  
57 Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano 10  
58 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp 10  
59 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 10  
60 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 10  
61 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 9  
62 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 9  
63 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 8  
64 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia 8  
65 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 8  
66 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 8  
67 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 8  
68 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 8  
69 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 8  
70 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 7  
71 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 7  
72 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 6  
73 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 6  
74 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
75 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 5  
76 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 4  
77 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 4  
78 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
79 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4  
80 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 3  
81 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 3  
82 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 2  
83 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 2  
84 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
85 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
86 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
87 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 2  
88 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 2  
89 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 2  
90 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 2  
91 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia 2  
92 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
93 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1  
94 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 1  
95 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
96 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 1  
Mountains classification
1 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 38 pts
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 36  
3 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 33  
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 28  
5 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 27  
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 22  
7 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 17  
8 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 17  
9 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 13  
10 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 13  
11 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 11  
12 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 10  
13 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 10  
14 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
15 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 9  
16 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 8  
17 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 8  
18 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 6  
19 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 5  
20 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 5  
21 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 5  
22 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 5  
23 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia 4  
24 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia 4  
25 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 3  
26 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 3  
27 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 3  
28 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
29 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 3  
30 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
31 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
32 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3  
33 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 2  
34 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
35 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
36 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2  
37 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 2  
38 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
39 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 2  
40 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia 2  
41 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 1  
42 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1  
43 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1  
44 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1  
45 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Combination classification
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 4 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 9  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 11  
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 25  
5 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 43  
6 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 54  
7 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 65  
8 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 72  
9 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 96  
10 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 101  
11 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 103  
12 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 107  
13 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 113  
14 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 119  
15 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 119  
16 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 119  
17 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 122  
18 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 122  
19 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 123  
20 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 123  
21 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 124  
22 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 126  
23 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 129  
24 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team 136  
25 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 140  
26 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 146  
27 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 157  
28 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 162  
29 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 164  
30 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 219  
31 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 225  
32 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 227  
33 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia 228  
34 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 230  
35 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia 231  
36 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 232  
37 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia 253  
38 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 255  
39 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 288  
Teams classification
1 Movistar Team 190:39:03  
2 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:12:22  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:14:52  
4 AG2R La Mondiale 0:20:13  
5 Katusha Team 0:22:14  
6 Sky Procycling 0:28:17  
7 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:40:04  
8 Lampre - ISD 0:45:05  
9 Caja Rural 0:53:16  
10 RadioShack-Nissan 0:54:05  
11 Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:54:33  
12 Astana Pro Team 1:05:18  
13 Garmin - Sharp 1:23:37  
14 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 1:55:18  
15 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:17:32  
16 BMC Racing Team 2:21:49  
17 Lotto Belisol Team 2:22:52  
18 Liquigas-Cannondale 2:33:45  
19 FDJ-Big Mat 3:04:54  
20 Team Argos - Shimano 3:26:00  
21 Andalucia 3:55:42  
22 Orica GreenEdge 4:37:31