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Vuelta a España 2012

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

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

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

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

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

      Distance:
      168km
      Location
      Logroño
    • Stage 6

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

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

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

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

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 17

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

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

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

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

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

August 20, Stage 3: Faustino V - Arrate (Eibar) 155.3km

Valverde claims photo finish on Eibar

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
August 20, 2012, 16:27 BST,
Updated:
August 21, 2012, 7:15 BST

Stage win nets race lead for Movistar captain

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) won stage 3 of the Vuelta a España after a captivating 155km of racing from Faustino V to Eibar’s Alto de Arrate. The win was enough to put the 2009 winner into the overall lead after overnight leader and teammate Jonathan Castroviejo cracked on the lower slopes of the Arrate.

It looked as if Katusha's Joaquim Rodriguez had the stage win in the bag, but he let up before the line and Valverde kicked hard, coming past to win by millimeters.

"I knew the Arrate climb, but it had been three years since I had climbed it," Valverde said. "Purito remembered it better since he was this year at the Vuelta al País Vasco, and that helped him win. I was a bit scared, but I knew that I could get past him, he went a bit overconfident, stopped pedaling and I could push to the line. Purito and I equally deserved to win."

"I'm really angry," said Rodriguez. "I lost a stage I was virtually holding in my hands. I knew the profile of the stage, especially I knew in the end I had to stay ahead because of two difficult downhill corners. In fact I was perfect: but in the last 5 meters I stopped pedaling and Valverde passed me for a bunch of millimeters. I expected today the favorite riders to be at the same standard and I have very good feelings about my shape, but in this moment I'm so pissed against myself that I don't really care. I can only think I lost a stage not because I was weaker, but because I was stupid."

While Valverde came away with the day’s honours and the 20-second time bonus, it was Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) who shone brightest with a series of attacks on the final climb. Only Valverde, Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and Christopher Froome (Team Sky) could handle the Spaniard’s constant accelerations with rest of the GC hopefuls finishing six seconds down.

After three stages Valverde leads with teammate Benat Intxausti 18 seconds adrift. Rodriguez sits a further second back, with Froome at 20 seconds and Contador a further four behind.

Although the fireworks were saved for the finale, in truth the stage was always destined to be aggressive throughout. At just 155 kilometres, and with a hill top finish so early in the grand tour, legs were fresh, egos robust and strategies above optimistic.

And as expected the attacks came early. Philippe Gilbert was part of the early break, aligning with Andrey Zeits (Astana), Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM), Christophe Riblon (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Dominique Rollin (FDJ-BigMat), Sergio Carrasco (Andalucia), Nico Sijmens (Cofidis) and Markel Irizar (RadioShack-Nissan).

Apart from the absence of a representative from Euskaltel-Euskadi, who were racing on their home roads, the stage was running according to the expected script. The eight riders collaborated evenly enough, building up a healthy buffer as Movistar rode tempo on the front. With Gilbert just 10 seconds from the overall lead as the stage began and with so much still at stake in the race, however, there was little chance of success.

Castroviejo’s overall defence looked destined to end when he joined the majority of his teammates on the front of the peloton in the finale, and with 45 kilometres the gap to the break had been reduced to 2:40. Lotto Belisol, Rabobank, Sky and Omega Pharma-QuickStep all made their intentions clear as the final climb approached, positioning their leaders close to the front as the break’s advantage slipped below a minute, and by the foot of the climb to Arrate, the peloton was together again.

All eyes may have shifted to Contador, his rivals eager to see how his climbing legs would perform after his suspension but it was Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) who initiated the first round of attacks. The Dutch national road champion wasn’t able to forge more than a handful of seconds clear with Contador sending his most trusted lieutenant, Daniel Navarro to the front.

Just like Alpe d’Huez in 2011, Navarro set about his pace duties, his jersey unzipped and flapping in unison with the Basque flags. However, it wasn’t nearly as impressive or successful as Contador would have liked and Navarro swung over with only the slightest damage inflicted on Contador’s rivals.

Realising that he was on the front with more than 7 kilometres to race Contador slowed his cadence, inviting his opposition into making a mistake. No one buckled and Navarro was given enough time to recover and regain his position on the front. Laurens ten Dam was ushered to the front once Navarro finally threw in the towel and while Froome glued himself to Contador’s wheel, Valverde seized an opportunity and attacked.

Defending champion Juan José Cobo (Movistar) was instantly put into difficulty as Contador led the chase.

It appeared the pace would slow once Valverde had been reeled in but Contador had other ideas, using the catch as a launch pad for his first attack.

Only Valverde, Rodriguez and Froome could answer, but with 4 kilometres to go, Contador attacked again. The same three gave chase, with Contador attacking 6 times in all. After each acceleration, his three shadows would slowly reel him in, Froome taking the longest to do so, and with the gradient easing and Contador content to mark Froome in the sprint, it was left to Valverde and Rodriguez to dispute the stage.

Valverde edged out Rodriguez and for all of Contador's aggression Froome was able to take third on the stage and put four seconds into the Spaniard.

Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 3:49:37  
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
5 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:06  
6 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
7 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
8 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
9 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale    
12 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
13 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD    
14 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
15 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:00:27  
16 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:47  
17 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
18 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
19 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
20 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 0:00:50  
21 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
22 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team    
23 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan    
24 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
25 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
26 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team    
27 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
28 Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
29 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:18  
30 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
31 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan    
32 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
33 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural 0:01:28  
34 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
35 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
36 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
37 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
38 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
39 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano    
40 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
41 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp    
42 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
43 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
44 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
45 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
46 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
47 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:52  
48 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
49 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team    
50 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
51 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
52 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
53 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan 0:02:07  
54 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
55 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural    
56 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
57 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
58 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale    
59 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
60 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:02:31  
61 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia    
62 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:57  
63 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
64 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:00  
65 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia 0:03:11  
66 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan 0:03:22  
67 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
68 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
69 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:03:23  
70 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
71 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
72 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
73 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
74 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:03:50  
75 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
76 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
77 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
78 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
79 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
80 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia 0:04:19  
81 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
82 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
83 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat    
84 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
85 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:04:58  
86 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 0:05:00  
87 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan    
88 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:34  
89 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team    
90 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
91 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
92 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
93 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano    
94 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team    
95 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural    
96 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:05:36  
97 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
98 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team    
99 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
100 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
101 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia    
102 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
103 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
104 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
105 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:05:47  
106 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural 0:05:54  
107 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:06:42  
108 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
109 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
110 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
111 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia    
112 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
113 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
114 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
115 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
116 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
117 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
118 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
119 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
120 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
121 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
122 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
123 Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia    
124 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
125 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
126 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp    
127 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano    
128 Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge    
129 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
130 Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
131 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
132 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
133 Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
134 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
135 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team    
136 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
137 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
138 John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano 0:07:59  
139 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
140 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
141 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano    
142 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
143 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
144 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
145 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:45  
146 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:57  
147 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:09:04  
148 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:09:07  
149 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:09:08  
150 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:09:21  
151 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
152 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 0:10:04  
153 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
154 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
155 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat    
156 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
157 Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano    
158 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank    
159 Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan    
160 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
161 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan    
162 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
163 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
164 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
165 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
166 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling    
167 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:11:08  
168 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:11:18  
169 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
170 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling    
171 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia    
172 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
173 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia    
174 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge    
175 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan    
176 Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano    
177 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD    
178 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:11:53  
179 Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge    
180 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
181 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:12:04  
182 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:14:14  
183 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
184 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:16:22  
185 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
186 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
187 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
188 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
189 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia    
190 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
191 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
192 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling    
193 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team    
194 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural    
195 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
196 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
197 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
Sprint 1 - Zaldibar, 135.2km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 4  pts
2 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1  
Sprint 2 - Eibar, 153.3km.
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 4  pts
2 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 2  
3 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1  
Points - Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 25  pts
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 20  
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 16  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 14  
5 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 12  
6 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 10  
7 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 9  
8 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 8  
9 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 7  
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
12 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
13 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD 3  
14 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 2  
Mountain 1 - Alto La Aldea (Cat. 2), 32km.
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 5  pts
2 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 3  
3 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1  
Mountain 2 - Puerto de Vitoria (Cat. 3), 67km.
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2  
3 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Puerto de Campazar (Cat 3), 120km.
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2  
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1  
Mountain 4 - Alto de Arrate (Cat. 1), 153km.
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 10  pts
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 6  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 4  
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 2  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Sky Procycling 11:29:44  
2 Movistar Team 0:00:03  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:06  
4 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:50  
5 Katusha Team 0:01:05  
6 Lampre - ISD 0:01:28  
7 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:49  
8 Astana Pro Team 0:02:15  
9 Caja Rural 0:02:53  
10 Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:59  
11 Radioshack - Nissan 0:03:22  
12 Garmin - Sharp 0:04:31  
13 Cofidis, le credit en ligne 0:05:01  
14 Liquigas - Cannondale 0:05:10  
15 Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:05:31  
16 BMC Racing Team 0:06:42  
17 Omega Pharma - Quickstep 0:07:25  
18 Andalucia 0:09:08  
19 Lotto Belisol Team 0:09:32  
20 Team Argos - Shimano 0:09:59  
21 FDJ - Big Mat 0:11:37  
22 Orica GreenEdge 0:19:43  
General classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 8:46:56  
2 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:18  
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:19  
4 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:20  
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:00:24  
6 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:28  
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
8 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:30  
9 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:33  
10 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:46  
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:52  
12 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:59  
13 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:06  
14 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:11  
15 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD 0:01:12  
16 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
17 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
18 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:01:14  
19 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:01:16  
20 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:27  
21 Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 0:01:36  
22 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team    
23 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:39  
24 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 0:01:45  
25 Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:49  
26 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:01:50  
27 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:52  
28 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 0:01:53  
29 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 0:01:57  
30 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:04  
31 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
32 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
33 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:02:05  
34 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:08  
35 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
36 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:14  
37 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
38 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
39 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:02:19  
40 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 0:02:29  
41 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
42 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:02:34  
43 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:35  
44 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:02:54  
45 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:02:58  
46 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:00  
47 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:03:07  
48 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural    
49 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:03:09  
50 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan 0:03:14  
51 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:03:17  
52 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:03:19  
53 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 0:03:31  
54 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:33  
55 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:36  
56 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:03:44  
57 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia    
58 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:03:45  
59 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 0:03:46  
60 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:03:47  
61 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
62 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 0:03:50  
63 Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan 0:03:53  
64 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:03  
65 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:04:06  
66 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:04:12  
67 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:04:23  
68 Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia 0:04:24  
69 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
70 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:04:26  
71 Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan 0:04:29  
72 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:04:31  
73 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:04:35  
74 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:04:41  
75 Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:43  
76 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp 0:04:45  
77 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:04:58  
78 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos-Shimano 0:05:01  
79 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:05:06  
80 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:05:20  
81 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat 0:05:28  
82 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp 0:05:29  
83 Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia 0:05:41  
84 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 0:05:46  
85 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:05:58  
86 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp    
87 Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:06:02  
88 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 0:06:03  
89 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 0:06:05  
90 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan 0:06:07  
91 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:06:11  
92 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:06:20  
93 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:06:35  
94 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:06:43  
95 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano 0:06:45  
96 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 0:06:46  
97 Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia 0:06:49  
98 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:55  
99 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:06:56  
100 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:06:58  
101 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:07:01  
102 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:07:04  
103 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:07:06  
104 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:07:08  
105 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team 0:07:09  
106 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural 0:07:13  
107 Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge 0:07:27  
108 Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:07:28  
109 Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:07:49  
110 Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia 0:07:55  
111 Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia    
112 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:07:56  
113 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:07:59  
114 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:08:00  
115 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:02  
116 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp 0:08:21  
117 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp    
118 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:08:22  
119 Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:08:26  
120 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:29  
121 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural 0:08:32  
122 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:08:41  
123 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:08:45  
124 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:08:47  
125 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
126 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:08:52  
127 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:08:55  
128 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team 0:08:56  
129 John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano 0:08:58  
130 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
131 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne    
132 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano 0:09:10  
133 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano 0:09:13  
134 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:09:17  
135 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team 0:09:26  
136 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:09:43  
137 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:09:46  
138 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:09:48  
139 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:52  
140 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:10:01  
141 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:05  
142 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:10:17  
143 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:10:19  
144 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:26  
145 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
146 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:27  
147 Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano 0:10:42  
148 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:10:43  
149 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:10:44  
150 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:10:57  
151 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
152 Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team    
153 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:11:09  
154 Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:11:25  
155 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge 0:11:33  
156 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:34  
157 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:11:52  
158 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:11:55  
159 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 0:11:56  
160 Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:12:01  
161 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:12:02  
162 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:12:17  
163 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia 0:12:27  
164 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia 0:12:31  
165 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:12:34  
166 Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling 0:13:09  
167 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:13:18  
168 Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:13:24  
169 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:13:33  
170 Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano 0:13:34  
171 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 0:13:35  
172 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:13:41  
173 Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan 0:13:53  
174 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:14:10  
175 Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan 0:14:16  
176 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD 0:14:22  
177 Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge 0:14:25  
178 Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano 0:14:47  
179 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:15:10  
180 Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 0:15:17  
181 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 0:16:49  
182 Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:17:06  
183 Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:17:09  
184 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:17:19  
185 Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:17:31  
186 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:17:34  
187 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 0:17:35  
188 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:18:35  
189 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:18:41  
190 Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:18:52  
191 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:19:03  
192 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 0:19:14  
193 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:20:16  
194 Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:20:39  
195 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp 0:21:01  
196 Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:27:58  
197 David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:28:19  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 25  pts
2 John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano 25  
3 Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge 20  
4 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 20  
5 Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling 16  
6 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 16  
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 15  
8 Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 14  
9 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 12  
10 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 12  
11 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 10  
12 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team 10  
13 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD 9  
14 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 9  
15 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 8  
16 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 8  
17 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 8  
18 Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 7  
19 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp 7  
20 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan 6  
21 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 6  
22 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 5  
23 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
24 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
25 Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat 4  
26 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 4  
27 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp 4  
28 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 3  
29 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD 3  
30 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 3  
31 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 3  
32 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia 2  
33 Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2  
34 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 2  
35 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan 2  
36 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia 1  
37 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 1  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 11  pts
2 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 10  
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 6  
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 6  
5 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 4  
6 Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia 3  
7 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 2  
8 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2  
9 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2  
10 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
11 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
12 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 1  
Combination classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 4  pts
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 10  
3 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 17  
4 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 17  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 45  
6 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 123  
7 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 130  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Movistar Team 25:44:38  
2 Sky Procycling 0:00:09  
3 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:13  
4 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:15  
5 Katusha Team 0:01:17  
6 Lampre - ISD 0:02:19  
7 AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:20  
8 Astana Pro Team 0:02:46  
9 Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:03:31  
10 Radioshack - Nissan 0:04:14  
11 Caja Rural 0:04:17  
12 Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank 0:05:42  
13 Cofidis, le credit en ligne 0:05:45  
14 Liquigas - Cannondale 0:05:48  
15 Garmin - Sharp 0:05:55  
16 BMC Racing Team 0:06:49  
17 Omega Pharma - Quickstep 0:07:32  
18 Lotto Belisol Team 0:09:41  
19 Andalucia 0:10:06  
20 Team Argos - Shimano 0:10:55  
21 FDJ - Big Mat 0:12:31  
22 Orica GreenEdge 0:20:13