Degenkolb sprints to stage 7 victory at the Vuelta a Espana

Rodriguez keeps red leader's jersey

John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano) turned on the speed on the Motorland Aragon, winning the mass sprint of the seventh stage of the Vuelta a Espana. Elia Viviani (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Allan Davis (Orica-GreenEdge) were second and third on the race track.

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) easily held on to his overall lead, tucked safely in the midst of the field. There was one change in the top of the GC, as Rigoberto Uran of Sky lost over a minute and dropped from fourth to fifteenth overall.

It was the third sprint victory in three sprint finishes for Degenkolb and brought his season total of wins up to nine. "It's really crazy because I think no one expected me to win three stages on the Vuelta," said Degenkolb, according to Eurosport. "Today it was a big fight but we showed a lot of confidence from the beginning by riding on the front and bringing back the break."

"I have so many thanks for the boys - they made such a big effort," he said, after what he described as the most difficult of his three stage wins.

The stage was marked by a long breakaway, with Pablo Lechuga (Andalucia), Frantisek Rabon (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Bert-Jan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Javier Aramendia (Caja Rural) getting away very soon after the start. The latter two were caught with only 15km left to go.

Four men in the lead

The break group of the day formed only minutes after a sharp start. Pablo Lechuga (Andalucia), Frantisek Rabon (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Bert-Jan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Javier Aramendia (Caja Rural) were the lucky ones on this seventh stage.

They posed no threat at all, since Lechuga was the highest ranked of the small group, at 26:10 down. But this was one of the few stages where the sprinters would have a chance, and Degenkolb was hungry for a third stage win, so his Argos-Shimano team took over the chase work. His teammates held the gap steady at around the five-minute mark.

The other sprinters' teams moved up to help, as the stage went on. Sky and RadioShack joined in the work, and the gap started coming down, so that it was only just above two minutes with 53km to go.

With some 55km to go, there was a crash in the midst of the field, with Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Sharp) and Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) hitting the pavement. Both continued on their way, although Martin's bike needed quite a bit of work first.

As the gap dropped to the 1:30 mark, the co-ordination amongst the four leaders dwindled. The two Spanish riders struggled at times to hang on to the other two.

With 29km to go and a gap of only 1:06, Rabon turned on his speed. Lechuga was the first to be dropped, and Lindeman and Aramendia fought over who would chase. The three finally came together again. Lindeman was the next to take off, but he, too, was unable to stay alone in the lead.

The Belgian took off again at 20km and got a 20-second gap, but by then it was too late. The trio had already started looking back over their shoulders at the onrushing peloton. Aramendia finally had to fall back, but with 15km, Rabon and Lindeman were caught as well.

A large crash in the middle of the field with about 12km to go split things up. Fortunately all the riders involved were able to get up and going again.

At the 5km marker, the teams of the top favourites moved to the front, to bring their leaders safely to the safety of the three-kilometer limit. Sky led the field on to the race track - a nice, wide road with a smooth surface.

Sky had not only second-ranked Chris Froome in its ranks, but also sprinter Ben Swift, and the British team led the sweep around the track. So fast in fact, that its riders were able to open a small gap temporarily. Degenkolb's Argos teammates quickly countered that danger.

The young German didn't find it so easy this time. Blocked in at first, he had to fight to get to the front and then turned on his speed to claim yet another win. Viviani did all he could, but ended up only pounding his bike in frustration over his second place. Sky's sprinter Swift was only 10th, after all the team's lead work.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano3:48:30 
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
3Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan  
6Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
7Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
10Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
11Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
12Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
13Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:02 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
16Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
17Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
18Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
19Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
20Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp  
21Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
22Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
23Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
24Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
25Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
26Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
27Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
28Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
29Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan  
30Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge  
31Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
33Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
34Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
35Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team  
36Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
37Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
38Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
39Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
40Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan  
41Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
42Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
43William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
44Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
45Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
46Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
47Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
48Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
49Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
50Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
51Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat  
52Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
53Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
54Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
55Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
56Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan  
57Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:00:13 
58Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
59Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
60Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
61Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:18 
62Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:19 
63Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:26 
64Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
65Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:33 
66Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
67Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
68Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
69Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:36 
70Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
71Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:00:37 
72Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
73Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:41 
74Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
75Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
76Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
77Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
78Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
79Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:45 
80Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:00:51 
81Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
82Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
83Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
84Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
85Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia  
86Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
87Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:57 
88Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:03 
89Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:09 
90Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:11 
91Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
92Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:32 
93Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:01:38 
94Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team  
95Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
96Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
97Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
98Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia  
99Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
100Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
101Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan  
102Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
103Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
104Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
105Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
106Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
107Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
108Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
109Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
110Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
111Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
112Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
113Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
114Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:01:46 
115Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp0:01:47 
116Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:02:19 
117Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia0:02:21 
118Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
119Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
120Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
121Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
122Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
123Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
124Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
125Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
126David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
127Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat  
128Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:02:31 
129Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural  
130Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:38 
131Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
132Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
133Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan  
134Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
135Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
136Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
137Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
138Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:58 
139Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:03:20 
140Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:03:38 
141Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
142Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
143Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
144Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
145Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge  
146Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano  
147Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
148Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge  
149Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
150Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia  
151Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
152Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
153Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
154Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
155Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
156Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
157Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
158Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
159Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
160Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
161Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
162Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:55 
163Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
164Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
165Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
166Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
167Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia0:05:44 
168Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia  
169Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
170Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
171Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
172John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
173Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:06:36 
174Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
175Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:03 
176Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
177Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural0:07:18 
178Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
179Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
180David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural  
181Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural  
182Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
183Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
184Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia  
185Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
186Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia  
187Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
188Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
189Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team0:07:21 
190Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:09:32 
191Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano  
192Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan0:10:11 
193Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan  
194Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:11:36 
Sprint 1 - Caspe, 119km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia4 pts
2Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Sprint 2 - Alcañiz, 146.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team4 pts
2Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Sprint 3 - Alcañiz - Motorland Aragón, 164.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano25 pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale20 
3Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge16 
4Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat14 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan12 
6Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team10 
7Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team9 
8Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team8 
9Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7 
10Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
11Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD5 
12Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
13Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale2 
Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1AG2R La Mondiale11:25:34 
2Orica GreenEdge  
3Movistar Team  
4Sky Procycling  
5Liquigas-Cannondale  
6Rabobank Cycling Team  
7Radioshack-Nissan  
8Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
9FDJ-Big Mat  
10Argos-Shimano  
11Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:02 
12Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
13Garmin - Sharp0:00:13 
14Astana Pro Team  
15Lotto Belisol Team0:00:33 
16Katusha Team0:00:41 
17Lampre - ISD0:00:49 
18Team Saxo Bank / Tinkoff Bank0:01:20 
19Caja Rural0:01:37 
20Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:02 
21BMC Racing Team0:03:23 
22Andalucia0:04:44 
General classification after stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team25:53:04 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:10 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:00:36 
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:54 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:04 
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:12 
8Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:01:17 
9Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:34 
10Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:39 
11Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:45 
12Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:01:54 
13Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:06 
14Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:02:09 
16Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:02:20 
17Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:27 
18Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:02:30 
19Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:32 
20Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:02:34 
21Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:02:48 
22Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:02:51 
23Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:02:52 
24Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:59 
25Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:29 
26Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:04:35 
27Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:04:42 
28Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:04:47 
29Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:05:02 
30Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:04 
31Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:10 
32Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:05:18 
33Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:06:57 
34Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:07:36 
35Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:37 
36Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:07:44 
37Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:08:00 
38Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:08:44 
39Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:09:22 
40Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:09:30 
41Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:45 
42Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:55 
43Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:11:05 
44Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:10 
45Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp0:11:51 
46Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:12:17 
47Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:13:14 
48Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:13:17 
49Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:13:23 
50Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan0:13:45 
51Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan0:14:00 
52Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:07 
53Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:14:52 
54Yohann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:16:13 
55Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:16:28 
56Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:16:41 
57Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:16:56 
58John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:12 
59Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:17:32 
60Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:17:44 
61Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:17:54 
62Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:17:56 
63Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:18:04 
64Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:19:00 
65Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:19:16 
66Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural0:19:25 
67Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:19:31 
68Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team0:19:48 
69Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:20:03 
70Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:20:39 
71Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:21:10 
72Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:21:26 
73Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:21:36 
74David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural0:22:03 
75Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:22:10 
76Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:22:20 
77Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:22:25 
78Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:22:38 
79Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:40 
80Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:23:39 
81Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia0:24:35 
82Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:25:24 
83Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:26:01 
84Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:26:15 
85Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:26:35 
86Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:27:00 
87Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:27:19 
88Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:27:26 
89Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:27:28 
90Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:27:53 
91Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:28:36 
92Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:28:45 
93Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:28:56 
94Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:29:28 
95Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:29:32 
96Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:29:42 
97Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:29:47 
98Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:30:09 
99Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:31:25 
100Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:31:37 
101Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:40 
102Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:32:05 
103Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
104Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:32:14 
105Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:32:31 
106Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:32:37 
107Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:32:57 
108Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:33:05 
109Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia0:33:20 
110Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:33:38 
111Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan0:33:40 
112Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:34:05 
113Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:34:18 
114Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:34:34 
115Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat0:34:46 
116Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano0:35:03 
117Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:35:08 
118Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:35:12 
119Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:35:37 
120Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:35:38 
121Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge0:35:48 
122David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:36:25 
123Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia0:37:02 
124Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team0:37:27 
125Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:37:33 
126Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge0:37:42 
127Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:37:43 
128Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:37:44 
129Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:37:46 
130Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia0:37:51 
131Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:37:53 
132John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:38:15 
133Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia0:38:22 
134Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:38:38 
135Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:39:03 
136Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:39:47 
137Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:40:20 
138Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan0:41:31 
139Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:41:47 
140Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia0:41:48 
141Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:42:08 
142Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:42:12 
143Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:42:26 
144Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:42:57 
145Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:43:00 
146Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp0:43:18 
147Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
148Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat0:43:20 
149William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:43:30 
150Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:43:37 
151Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:43:38 
152Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:43:41 
153Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:43:44 
154Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:43:55 
155Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:44:03 
156Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:44:07 
157Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:44:10 
158Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:44:12 
159Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team0:45:01 
160Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:45:02 
161Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:45:19 
162Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:45:27 
163Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:46:04 
164Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:46:06 
165Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan0:46:34 
166Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:46:35 
167Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:46:39 
168Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:47:09 
169Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:47:32 
170Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:47:40 
171Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:48:04 
172Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:48:17 
173Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural0:48:27 
174Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:49:32 
175Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:50:38 
176Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:50:42 
177Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:50:49 
178Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:50:53 
179Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia0:51:49 
180Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:52:10 
181Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:52:16 
182Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:52:33 
183Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:52:38 
184Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge0:52:58 
185Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural0:53:04 
186Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:54:03 
187Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
188Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:54:25 
189Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:54:40 
190Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team0:57:10 
191Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:57:15 
192Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano0:58:02 
193Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1:01:28 
194Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia1:02:43 
195Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1:04:49 
196Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team1:08:25 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano76 pts
2Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale47 
3Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team45 
4Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge45 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team41 
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan38 
7Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling37 
8Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team34 
9Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge30 
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank30 
11Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat28 
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale26 
13Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling24 
14Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale21 
15Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep20 
16Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team18 
17Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team17 
18Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15 
19Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15 
20Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural14 
21Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team13 
22Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team12 
23Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team12 
24Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling12 
25Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural12 
26Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team11 
27Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia10 
28Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp10 
29Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan10 
30Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team10 
31Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp10 
32Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team9 
33Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale9 
34Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD9 
35Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
36Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team8 
37Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team8 
38Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team8 
39Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
40Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team8 
41Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD7 
42Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
43Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep7 
44Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp7 
45Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD7 
46Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan6 
47Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team6 
48Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team5 
49Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling5 
50Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team5 
51Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
52Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural5 
53Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia4 
54Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat4 
55Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team4 
56Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team4 
57Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4 
58Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
59Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
60Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD3 
61Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural2 
62Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
63Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia2 
64Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team2 
65Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan2 
66Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team2 
67Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan1 
68Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling1 
69Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge1 
70Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge16 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team11 
3Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team11 
4Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10 
5Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team9 
6Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8 
7Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team6 
8Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team5 
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank4 
11Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia4 
12Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team3 
13Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia3 
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale2 
15Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural2 
16Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2 
17Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2 
18Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
19Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2 
20Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1 
21Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team9 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team12 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling18 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank23 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale32 
6Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural63 
7Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team78 
8Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne87 
9Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team97 
10Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge103 
11Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep107 
12Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team137 
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team144 
14Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia158 
15Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team181 
16Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia219 
17Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team251 
18Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural266 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling77:03:47 
2Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:09 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:03:38 
4Astana Pro Team0:04:10 
5Movistar Team0:04:34 
6Katusha Team0:05:06 
7Lampre - ISD0:05:14 
8Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:27 
9Radioshack-Nissan0:05:31 
10Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:11:02 
11Caja Rural0:11:31 
12Team Saxo Bank / Tinkoff Bank0:18:00 
13Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:18:04 
14Garmin - Sharp0:23:20 
15Lotto Belisol Team0:25:20 
16Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:25:37 
17BMC Racing Team0:28:42 
18Argos-Shimano0:29:39 
19Liquigas-Cannondale0:34:43 
20FDJ-Big Mat0:43:52 
21Andalucia0:57:50 
22Orica GreenEdge1:19:25 

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