Bennati sprints to photo-finish victory in Valladolid

Contador remains in leader's jersey

Daniele Bennati (RadioShack-Nissan) sprinted to victory on stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana from Aguilar de Campoo to Valladolid, pipping Ben Swift (Team Sky) to the line. Allan Davis (Orica-GreenEdge) finished third while there was no change in the overall standings with Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank – Tinkoff Bank) retaining his lead in the general classification.

Bennati, who had gone a year without a victory, his last coming on stage 20 of the Vuelta last year, used his experience to time his sprint to perfection in the final 300 meters, allowing Allan Davis and Swift to position themselves on the front before coming through in the final few meters to win by less than half a wheel. The Italian dedicated the win to the late Wouter Weylandt, the last winner of a Vuelta stage in Valladolid in 2008.

"I am really tired but very happy. This was hard work but it’s a special day. Four years ago Wouter won on this finish line and for sure today he was with me. He was a good friend and good teammate and today I feel he gave me extra forces to win. I also thought of my grandfather today who passed on during training camp last winter. I dedicate this win to both of them," Bennati said.

“I’m happy for my teammates too. They worked all day and we were focused on this stage. The stages have been hot and challenging so far but the team was determined to work for me. I received incredible support from my teammates as well as directors José Azevedo and Luca Guercilena. I’ve tried in many previous stages but things didn’t go completely right until today. Each day since the Vuelta started I’ve felt stronger and stronger, and finally today I was strong enough. It’s always this way for me in a grand tour – I am at my best in the final week.”

John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano), winner of four Vuelta stages in this year’s race, found himself blocked in with 200 meters remaining and despite a late charge the German was forced to settle for 5th on the stage.

After yesterday’s dramatic events stage 18 gave the sprinters their first opportunity to shine since the start of the third week. Three stages in the mountains had clearly tired the peloton but with the majority of the Vuelta teams still on the hunt for a stage win attacks were still expected.

As soon as the flag dropped, several riders took off and three of them stayed away, to be joined moments later by two more. Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis), Gatis Smukulis (Katusha), Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM), Brent Bookwalter (BMC) and Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Andalucia) built up a lead of 4:50 as they raced across the Spanish plains but with Sky and RadioShack still hunting for their first stage wins there was little chance of the break succeeding.

There was little action for much of the stage, as the quintet stayed ahead with a gap that tended to hover around the 3:30 mark.

With 33km to go, the sprinters' teams had turned serious and brought the gap down to about 1:30. Shortly thereafter a crash in the middle of the road brought down several riders, including Movistar's Nairo Quintana and Linus Gerdemann of RadioShack-Nissan. Quintana was able to shake off an apparent hand injury, but Gerdemann had to abandon the race with unknown injuries.

The lead quintet tried to stay away and when it became obvious that that strategy wouldn't work, they all tried to get away individually. That didn't work either, and with the lack of co-operation helping the peloton gather them in again, with about 17km to go the deed was done.

That led to the tempo being picked up enormously. The field split, although it came partially back together a bit later, and it looked as if the wind might finally play a role. Katusha jumped to the head of things with Joaquim Rodriguez himself taking a turn in front, leading to speculation that he was planning a move.

It didn't happen, though. The only effect was that a Katusha rider jumped for the intermediate sprint, to keep the points out of Degenkolb’s hands.

Sky was determined to take the win today, and drove much of the last kilometers, setting a very high pace. Swift had a perfect set up and went in the wind at 200 meters – perhaps too soon. Bennati charged up from behind and was able to grab the win by a whisker.

Full Results
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan4:17:17 
2Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:01 
3Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
6Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
7Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team  
8Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
9Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
10Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:00:06 
11Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
12Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
13Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
14Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
15Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
16Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
17Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:00:08 
18Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
19Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:00:10 
20Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
21Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
22Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
23Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
24Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
25Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
26Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge  
27Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
28William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
29Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
30Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
31Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
32Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
33Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp  
34Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
36Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan  
37Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
38Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
39Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
40Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
41Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
42Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
43Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
44Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
45Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
46Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
47Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
48Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD  
49David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural  
50Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
51Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
52Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat  
53Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
54Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
55Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
56Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
57Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
58Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
59Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
60Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
61Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
62Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
63Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
64Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
65Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
66Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
67Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
68Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
69Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
70Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge  
71Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan  
72Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
73Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
74Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
75Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
76Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
77Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
78Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
79Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
80Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat  
81Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
82Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp  
83Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
84Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
85Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
86Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
87Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
88Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
89Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
90Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
91Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
92Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:00:35 
93Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
94Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
95Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
96Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
97Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:51 
98Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
99Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:00:55 
100Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge0:01:02 
101Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:01:05 
102Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:01:08 
103Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:01:12 
104Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:01:44 
105Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:52 
106Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural  
107Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia  
108Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team  
109Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
110Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural  
111Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team  
112Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
113Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
114Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
115Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
116Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
117Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
118Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
119Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
120Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
121Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
122Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
123Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
124Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural  
125Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
126Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
127Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
128Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
129Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
130Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
131Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
132Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
133Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:02 
134Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
135Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
136Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:06 
137Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:02:08 
138Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:41 
139Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:04:42 
140Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
141Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan  
142Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan  
143Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia  
144David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
145Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
146Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
147Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
148Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
149Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
150Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
151Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team  
152Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia0:06:18 
153Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia  
154Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia  
155Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia  
156Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
157Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp  
158Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
159Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan  
160Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
161Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
162Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
163Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano  
164Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
165Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano  
166Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
167Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
168Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
169Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia  
170Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
171Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
172Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
173Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
174Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
175Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
176Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
177Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
178Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:25:25 
DNFLinus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan  
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan25pts
2Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling20 
3Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge16 
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14 
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano12 
6Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD10 
7Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team9 
8Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano8 
9Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge7 
10Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan6 
11Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team5 
12Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4 
13Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3 
14Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
Sprint 1 - Valladolid, 166.7km
1Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4pts
2Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
3Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team1 
Sprint 2 - Zaratán, 198km
1Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team4pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
3Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling1 
Most combative rider
1Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team  
1Orica GreenEdge12:51:57 
3Sky Procycling  
4AG2R La Mondiale0:00:14 
5Rabobank Cycling Team  
6Lampre - ISD  
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:20 
8Astana Pro Team  
10Garmin - Sharp0:00:22 
11Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
12Caja Rural0:00:24 
13Movistar Team  
14Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank  
15Katusha Team  
16FDJ-Big Mat  
17Team Argos - Shimano0:00:29 
18BMC Racing Team0:00:35 
19Lotto Belisol Team0:01:05 
20Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:02 
21Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:06 
General classification after stage 18
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank72:25:21 
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:52 
3Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:02:28 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:09:40 
5Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:11:36 
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:02 
7Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:55 
8Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:13:06 
9Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:49 
10Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:10 
11Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:54 
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:22 
13Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:17:11 
14Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:18:07 
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:18:12 
16Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:18:18 
17Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:19:13 
18Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:20:08 
19Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:24 
20Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:13 
21Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:28:48 
22Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:29:24 
23Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:36:59 
24Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:37:39 
25Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:40:30 
26Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:41:00 
27Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:42:18 
28Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:44:27 
29Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:45:19 
30Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:50:22 
31Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp0:57:13 
32Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:00:20 
33Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:00:48 
34Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:01:39 
35Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:02:23 
36Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team1:05:11 
37Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team1:05:46 
38Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:06:13 
39Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team1:09:50 
40Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team1:18:34 
41Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:19:26 
42Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1:19:36 
43Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan1:19:43 
44Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:22:50 
45Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:22:52 
46Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:23:14 
47Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:23:26 
48Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:23:30 
49Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:24:45 
50Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:29:57 
51Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:30:25 
52Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:31:16 
53Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:31:39 
54Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:33:26 
55Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural1:33:37 
56Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:34:18 
57Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team1:36:05 
58Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:39:52 
59Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team1:43:08 
60Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:43:24 
61Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp1:45:22 
62Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale1:46:31 
63Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team1:46:34 
64Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:47:52 
65Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:48:16 
66Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:48:25 
67Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1:48:39 
68Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:51:17 
69Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1:52:43 
70Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:53:01 
71David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural1:53:23 
72Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team1:54:18 
73Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team1:54:20 
74Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1:57:54 
75Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1:58:32 
76Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:00:31 
77Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:00:58 
78Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano2:01:19 
79Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team2:01:27 
80Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano2:04:21 
81Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano2:04:52 
82Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2:04:56 
83Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:05:06 
84Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
85Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan2:06:56 
86Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale2:08:59 
87Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:10:51 
88Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2:14:38 
89Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano2:15:37 
90Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan2:15:54 
91Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural2:15:59 
92Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2:16:30 
93Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2:17:15 
94Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team2:18:14 
95David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:18:57 
96Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2:19:48 
97Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan2:20:24 
98Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge2:21:30 
99Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:22:43 
100Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia2:22:46 
101Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team2:23:51 
102Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2:26:36 
103Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia2:26:57 
104Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2:27:25 
105Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:27:28 
106Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling2:28:05 
107Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team2:28:25 
108Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team2:30:09 
109Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat2:30:56 
110Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2:31:53 
111Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team2:32:01 
112Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:32:04 
113Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2:32:36 
114Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:34:33 
115Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team2:35:08 
116Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano2:35:51 
117Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:36:04 
118Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia2:36:08 
119Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:36:37 
120Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:37:11 
121Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:37:17 
122Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia2:38:05 
123Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team2:39:19 
124Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia  
125Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano2:39:32 
126Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:40:21 
127Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp2:41:13 
128Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling2:41:18 
129Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2:41:29 
130Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:42:09 
131Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD2:42:28 
132Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team2:42:59 
133John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano2:45:44 
134Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:46:42 
135Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:47:18 
136Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2:47:22 
137Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:47:46 
138Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:48:44 
139Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2:48:55 
140Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:49:04 
141Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling2:49:32 
142Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:49:55 
143Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan2:50:27 
144Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2:51:08 
145Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp2:51:12 
146Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:51:44 
147Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling2:52:14 
148Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2:54:16 
149William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:54:19 
150Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat2:54:29 
151Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:54:43 
152Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:57:42 
153Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team2:59:12 
154Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge3:00:30 
155Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team3:00:31 
156Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team3:02:02 
157Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank3:02:45 
158Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp3:04:42 
159Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:05:01 
160Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia3:05:22 
161Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3:05:56 
162Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team3:07:00 
163Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3:10:28 
164Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural3:10:46 
165Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia3:10:50 
166Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge3:12:21 
167Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3:14:24 
168Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD3:14:41 
169Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:15:28 
170Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:15:30 
171Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural3:19:27 
172Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp3:20:13 
173Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural3:24:06 
174Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3:24:14 
175Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural3:30:51 
176Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team3:32:43 
177Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia3:46:51 
178Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano3:54:30 
Points classification
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team170pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team159 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank152 
4John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano124 
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling93 
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan91 
7Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale74 
8Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge70 
9Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale59 
10Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling58 
11Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team55 
12Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team53 
13Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team52 
14Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge47 
15Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team47 
16Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi47 
17Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team44 
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale44 
19Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp40 
20Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi33 
21Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale33 
22Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team32 
23Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep31 
24Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi31 
25Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD28 
26Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team28 
27Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team27 
28Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team27 
29Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural26 
30Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team26 
31Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling26 
32Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team25 
33Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep25 
34Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD25 
35Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural24 
36Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale23 
37Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team23 
38Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling22 
39Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team22 
40Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team18 
41Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan17 
42Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team17 
43Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
44Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team16 
45David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural16 
46Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team15 
47Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team15 
48Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural14 
49Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD14 
50Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne12 
51Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia12 
52Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling12 
53Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne12 
54Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD11 
55Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team11 
56Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team10 
57Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling10 
58Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano10 
59Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp10 
60Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10 
61Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp10 
62Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural10 
63Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team9 
64Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team9 
65Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia8 
66Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team8 
67Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
68Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team8 
69Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team8 
70Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
71Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano8 
72Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano8 
73Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep7 
74Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge7 
75Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team6 
76Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team6 
77Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
78Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan6 
79Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team5 
80Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank5 
81Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team4 
82Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat4 
83Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team4 
84Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team4 
85Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
86Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank3 
87Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
88Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat3 
89Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team3 
90Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia2 
91Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan2 
92Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural2 
93Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
94Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD2 
95Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team2 
96Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2 
97Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
98Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan2 
99Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2 
100Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2 
101Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge2 
102Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
103Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1 
104Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1 
105Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia1 
106Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
107Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia1 
Mountains classification
1Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge38pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team36 
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team33 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team31 
5Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank28 
6Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep27 
7David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne18 
8Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural17 
9David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural17 
10Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep13 
11Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team11 
12Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10 
13Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10 
14Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
15Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team9 
16Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling8 
17Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8 
18Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6 
19Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team6 
20Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia5 
21Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural5 
22Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank5 
23Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team5 
24Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia4 
25Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia4 
26Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team3 
27Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team3 
28Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team3 
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale3 
30Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank3 
31Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team3 
32Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3 
33Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3 
34Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan2 
35Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural2 
36Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2 
37Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
38Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2 
39Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team2 
40Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge2 
41Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
42Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia2 
43Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling1 
44Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team1 
45Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1 
46Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
47Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1 
48Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1 
49Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Combination classification
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team6pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team8 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank9 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling25 
5Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team45 
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale59 
7Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team73 
8Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep78 
9Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling88 
10Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan96 
11Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge99 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team101 
13Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi107 
14Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural108 
15Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team112 
16Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne113 
17Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team120 
18Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale120 
19David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural125 
20Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne127 
21Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep128 
22Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural128 
23Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team130 
24Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team135 
25Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team144 
26Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team147 
27Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank149 
28Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team160 
29Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank166 
30Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat166 
31Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team171 
32Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team171 
33Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep171 
34Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank191 
35Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team212 
36Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia231 
37Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team231 
38Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia235 
39Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team237 
40Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge238 
41Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia247 
42Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural256 
43Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia291 
44Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team291 
Teams classification
1Movistar Team217:03:21 
2Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:32 
3Rabobank Cycling Team0:25:06 
4AG2R La Mondiale0:26:01 
5Sky Procycling0:34:29 
6Katusha Team0:46:05 
7Lampre - ISD0:53:52 
8Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:58:24 
10Caja Rural1:21:10 
11Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:24:19 
12Astana Pro Team1:45:12 
13Garmin - Sharp2:06:08 
14Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:25:24 
15Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:48:06 
16Lotto Belisol Team2:50:03 
17BMC Racing Team3:05:46 
19FDJ-Big Mat3:29:38 
20Team Argos - Shimano4:05:30 
22Orica GreenEdge5:35:43 


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