Gilbert nabs Vuelta stage win in Barcelona

Rodriguez adds a few more seconds to his lead

After a year of frustration, Philippe Gilbert finally opened his account as a BMC rider when he won stage 9 of the Vuelta a España in Barcelona, outsprinting red jersey Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha). The pair slipped clear on the climb of Montjuic in the finale, belatedly illuminating a stage that had taken the best part of 200 kilometres to ignite.

Rodriguez, a native of Barcelona, was eager to impress on home roads and he shut down an attack from Alessandro Ballan (BMC) before bounding clear of the main peloton with disarming ease on the day’s main strategic difficulty, the 3rd category Montjuic, which came just four kilometres from the finish.

The response from his rivals for overall victory was a sluggish one. Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) had attempted a speculative effort on the approach to the climb but the Spaniard – who returned from suspension in early August – didn’t have the legs to follow that effort up on Montjuic. Chris Froome (Sky) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) were similarly marked absent as Rodriguez stretched out his lead.

It was left to Gilbert and Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) to try and make up the deficit, with the Belgian eventually leaving Roche behind and inching his way across to Rodriguez’s rear wheel shortly before the summit of the one-kilometre climb. After a brief discussion on the pace-making duties at the beginning of the descent, the pair collaborated smoothly thereafter to carve up the spoils between them.

“The team’s plan was for Alessandro Ballan to attack on the steep climb and I was to wait for the sprint,” Gilbert explained afterwards. “But I realised that the climb was longer than it seemed in the roadbook. Ballan went a bit early and exploded a little, so when I saw Rodriguez up there, I knew I had to follow him. On the last 50 metres of the climb I went full gas and made it across.”

The picturesque descent from the Alto de Montjuic evoked images of the destructive discord between Freddy Maertens and Eddy Merckx at the 1973 world championships, but Gilbert and Rodriguez seemed to quickly understand that they both stood to gain from working together. “I knew he was riding more for the seconds than the win and I knew I would be faster than him in the sprint,” said Gilbert succinctly.

While Rodriguez may harbour some disappointment that he did not triumph on home roads, he had the considerable consolation of buttressing his overall lead still further. A disorganised pursuit behind meant that Froome and Contador both came home 12 seconds down, while the second-placed Rodriguez also picked up an 8-second time bonus for his troubles.

As the Vuelta enters its first rest day, Rodriguez has extended his advantage over Froome to 53 seconds, while he has a minute in hand on Contador, with Valverde a further 7 seconds back in 4th. Rodriguez may be set to struggle in Wednesday’s Pontevedra time trial, but he has prepared accordingly by diligently accumulating seconds over the course of the opening week.

Valkenburg calling

Sandwiched in between the Vuelta’s foray into the Pyrenees and the lengthy rest day transfer across northern Spain, stage 9 seemed destined from the outset to be decided wholly on the streets of Barcelona.

Inside the first kilometre of racing in Andorra, a four-man group featuring Mickael Buffaz (Cofidis), Bert-Jan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM), Javier Chacon (Andalucia) and Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Sharp) was allowed to go clear, and the quartet dutifully built up a maximum lead of around five minutes without ever threatening to stay clear for the duration.

The break was duly swept up inside the final 25 kilometres thanks to the efforts of a coalition of teams, including Rabobank, Argos-Shimano and BMC, before Katusha began to flex their collective muscle in support of Joaquim Rodriguez in the finale.

As was the case in Andorra on Saturday, and indeed, for much of the 2012 season, Team Sky attempted to take over as the road began to climb on the approach to Montjuic, but their rhythm was upset by Contador’s surprise attack. Although Richie Porte snuffed that move out, the scene was set for aggression on Montjuic, and it was Rodriguez and Gilbert who emerged as the strongest.

For Gilbert, the win comes as something of a liberation after a torrid campaign. Winner of 18 races last season, there has been an inexplicably large gulf between Gilbert’s levels of performance in 2011 and 2012.

“It’s been one year since I last won and I’m very happy to win with BMC,” he said. “It’s a special victory because I had a hard season and I had a lot of criticism from the Belgian press. I never answered but I kept fighting from the beginning of the season to bring the shape back.”

After finding a spark of form on Montjuic, Gilbert will hope to stoke the flames still further as he builds to the world championships in Valkenburg in four weeks’ time. He may yet find Joaquim Rodriguez among his rivals there, although for now, the Catalan has more immediately pressing matters at hand.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4:45:28 
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:07 
4Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:00:09 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan  
6Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
8Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:12 
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
10Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
11Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
14Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
15Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
16Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
17Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
18Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
19Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
20Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
21Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team  
22Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
23Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
24Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
25Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan  
27Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team  
28Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
29Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
30Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
31Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
32Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale  
33Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
34Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team  
35Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
36Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
37Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan  
38Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
39Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
41Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
42Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano  
43Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp  
44Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD  
45Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
46Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling  
47Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
48Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
49Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
50Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
51Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
52Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:00:28 
53Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
54Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
55David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural  
56Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
57Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:00:34 
58Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:41 
59Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
60Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
61Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:47 
62Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
63Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:49 
64Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:56 
65Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:58 
66Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:01:04 
67Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
68Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
69Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling  
70Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
72Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
73Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
74Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team  
75Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
76Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
77Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team  
78Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
79Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
80Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
81Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan  
82Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
83Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:33 
84Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:01:35 
85Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
86Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
87Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:39 
88Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia  
89Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:51 
90Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:02:11 
91Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:02:20 
92Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat  
93Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
94Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge  
95Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
96Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
97William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
98John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
99Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp  
100Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
101Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
102Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
103Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural  
104Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:29 
105Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:02:36 
106Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
107Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:02:40 
108Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:50 
109Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:02:54 
110Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
111Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
112Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
113Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan  
114Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano  
115Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
116Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team  
117Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge  
118Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team  
119Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team  
120Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
121Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
122Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team  
123Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling  
124Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
125Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
126Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:03:14 
127Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:32 
128Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
129Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan0:03:56 
130Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan  
131Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
132Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
133Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling  
134Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team  
135Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team  
136Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
137Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
138Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp  
139Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
140Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp  
141Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp  
142Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
143Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
144Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano  
145Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat  
146Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:11 
147Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:04:17 
148Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge0:04:41 
149Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:05:11 
150Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
151Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
152Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
153Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling  
154Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:06:29 
155Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural0:06:36 
156Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
157Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:41 
158Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
159Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:49 
160Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
161Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:59 
162Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
163David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
164Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team  
165Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
166Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
167Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank  
168Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia  
169Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia  
170Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia  
171Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia  
172Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne  
173Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano  
174John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
175Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia  
176Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
177Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
178Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
179Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:08:22 
180Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team  
181Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
182Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:08:35 
183Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:08:38 
184Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia  
185Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team  
186Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD  
187Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:08:44 
188Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural  
189Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
190Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia  
191Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge  
192Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano  
193Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:09:06 
194Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:20 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team25 pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team20 
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team16 
4Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team14 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan12 
6Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team10 
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat9 
8Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team7 
10Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
11Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale5 
12Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD4 
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3 
14Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team2 
Sprint 1 - Cardona, km. 96
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 pts
2Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2 
3Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia1 
Sprint 2 - Martorell, km. 162
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4 pts
2Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2 
3Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de la Collada de Clarà (Cat. 3) km. 71
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team3 pts
2Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
3Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de Montjuic (Cat. 3) km. 193
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team2 
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katusha Team14:16:48 
2BMC Racing Team  
3Movistar Team0:00:09 
4Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team  
5Radioshack - Nissan  
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:12 
7AG2R La Mondiale  
8Rabobank Cycling Team  
9Lotto Belisol Team  
10Omega Pharma - Quickstep  
11Garmin - Sharp  
12Caja Rural0:00:28 
13FDJ - Big Mat0:00:38 
14Lampre - ISD0:00:41 
15Astana Pro Team0:00:58 
16SKY Procycling0:01:04 
17Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:01:41 
18Liquigas - Cannondale0:01:56 
19Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:02:58 
20Team Argos - Shimano0:04:19 
21Orica Greenedge0:05:46 
General classification after stage 9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team34:44:55 
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:53 
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:01:00 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:07 
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:01 
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:02:08 
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:34 
8Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:07 
9Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:18 
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:27 
11Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:03:40 
12Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
13Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:03:43 
14Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:03:54 
15Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:03:58 
16Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:04:00 
17Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:02 
18Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:29 
19Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:04:32 
20Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:05:24 
21Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:05:45 
22Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:50 
23Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:03 
24Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:07:00 
25Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:07:07 
26Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:17 
27Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:20 
28Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:08:03 
29Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:08:22 
30Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:25 
31Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:09:55 
32Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:11:33 
33Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:11:59 
34Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:09 
35Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:12:18 
36Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:12:21 
37Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:20 
38Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp0:15:09 
39Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:21 
40Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:15:52 
41Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:16:27 
42Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:17:43 
43Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:51 
44Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:19:13 
45Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:19:36 
46Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:21:42 
47Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan0:22:13 
48Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:23:20 
49Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:23:44 
50Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:24:59 
51Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:06 
52Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural0:25:44 
53John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:33 
54Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:28:02 
55Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:28:54 
56Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:29:10 
57Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:31:09 
58Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:31:22 
59Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:31:45 
60Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:33:11 
61Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:34:26 
62Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:34:39 
63Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:34:40 
64Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:34:44 
65Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:34:48 
66Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:35:12 
67Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:35:21 
68Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:35:39 
69Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:35:51 
70Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:35:57 
71Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:36:42 
72Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan0:37:05 
73Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:37:19 
74Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:37:35 
75Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team0:37:47 
76Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:37:48 
77Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:38:21 
78David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural0:38:28 
79Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:39:01 
80Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:39:28 
81Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:40:04 
82Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:05 
83Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:40:26 
84Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:40:56 
85Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:41:16 
86Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:41:55 
87Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:42:40 
88Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:44:07 
89Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:44:15 
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:44:34 
91Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:45:18 
92Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:45:37 
93Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:46:03 
94Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:46:11 
95Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:46:22 
96Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:46:38 
97Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia0:46:39 
98Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:48:17 
99Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:48:44 
100Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:48:46 
101Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:48:54 
102Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:03 
103Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan0:49:49 
104Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia0:50:11 
105Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:50:26 
106Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:50:56 
107Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia0:51:42 
108Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:52:00 
109Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:52:04 
110Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:52:13 
111Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:52:18 
112Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:52:24 
113Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:52:36 
114Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:52:51 
115Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat0:53:03 
116Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge0:53:13 
117Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:22 
118Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:27 
119Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:34 
120Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia0:53:43 
121Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:53:59 
122Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:54:31 
123Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:55:44 
124Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:55:56 
125Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:55:57 
126Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:56:39 
127Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge0:57:28 
128Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:57:32 
129Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:57:38 
130Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:57:59 
131Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano  
132Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia0:58:31 
133Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:58:35 
134Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:58:53 
135Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:58:57 
136Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:59:37 
137Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:59:40 
138Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team1:00:06 
139John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano1:00:39 
140Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp1:00:51 
141Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team1:01:27 
142David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:02:33 
143Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:02:57 
144Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp1:03:11 
145Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat1:03:13 
146Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia1:03:22 
147Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:03:48 
148Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team1:03:52 
149Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan1:04:07 
150Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:04:44 
151Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:04:52 
152Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:04:54 
153Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team1:05:04 
154William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:05:54 
155Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge1:05:56 
156Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1:07:55 
157Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling  
158Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:08:25 
159Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1:08:26 
160Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:08:40 
161Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp1:09:27 
162Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:10:21 
163Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan1:10:28 
164Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:10:44 
165Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling1:10:53 
166Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1:11:26 
167Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1:11:34 
168Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge1:12:06 
169Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team1:12:27 
170Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:12:31 
171Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:12:51 
172Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:13:24 
173Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia1:13:49 
174Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge1:14:01 
175Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team1:14:12 
176Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team1:14:13 
177Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:14:33 
178Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp1:14:47 
179Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling1:15:08 
180Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge1:15:56 
181Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:15:57 
182Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:16:35 
183Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural1:16:55 
184Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural1:17:09 
185Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp1:17:41 
186Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:19:01 
187Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge1:19:34 
188Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:19:55 
189Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1:21:07 
190Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural1:22:06 
191Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1:28:31 
192Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano1:30:15 
193Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia1:32:51 
194Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team1:38:13 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team85 pts
2John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano76 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team76 
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling51 
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan50 
6Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale47 
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank46 
8Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge45 
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team41 
10Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat37 
11Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team30 
12Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge30 
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale30 
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team24 
15Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling24 
16Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale22 
17Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team20 
18Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep20 
19Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team19 
20Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi19 
21Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team19 
22Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team18 
23Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team18 
24Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD17 
25Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale17 
26Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16 
27Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team16 
28Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale16 
29Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp15 
30Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15 
31Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural14 
32Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team13 
33Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia12 
34Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling12 
35Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural12 
36Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team11 
37Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD11 
38Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team11 
39Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan10 
40Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team10 
41Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp10 
42Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD9 
43Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne8 
44Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team8 
45Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team8 
46Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team8 
47Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
48Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team8 
49Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team8 
50Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7 
51Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep7 
52Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp7 
53Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD7 
54Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan6 
55Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team6 
56Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural6 
57Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling5 
58Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
59Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat4 
60Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia4 
61Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team4 
62Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
63Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team3 
64Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural2 
65Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team2 
66Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
67Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team2 
68Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan2 
69Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge2 
70Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia2 
71Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2 
72Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team2 
73Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan1 
74Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia1 
75Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling1 
76Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge1 
77Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team21 pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team17 
3Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge16 
4Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team11 
5Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10 
6Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team9 
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank8 
8Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep8 
9Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling6 
10Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia5 
11Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team5 
12Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia4 
13Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia4 
14Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team3 
15Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team3 
16Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale3 
17Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3 
18Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural2 
19Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2 
20Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
21Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2 
22Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2 
23Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2 
24Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team1 
25Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1 
26Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1 
27Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team4 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team8 
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling15 
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank17 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale36 
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team44 
7Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural73 
8Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team88 
9Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne90 
10Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne91 
11Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team97 
12Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge100 
13Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep118 
14Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team128 
15Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team162 
16Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team182 
17Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia191 
18Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge192 
19Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia204 
20Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia218 
21Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team237 
22Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team263 
23Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural268 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabobank Cycling Team103:45:24 
2AG2R La Mondiale0:02:27 
3Sky Procycling0:03:26 
4Katusha Team0:03:43 
5Movistar Team0:05:35 
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:40 
7Lampre - ISD0:09:12 
8Radioshack - Nissan0:09:32 
9Astana Pro Team0:12:40 
10Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:25 
11Caja Rural0:14:32 
12Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:21:41 
13Garmin - Sharp0:30:58 
14Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:35:35 
15Omega Pharma - Quickstep0:40:29 
16BMC Racing Team0:40:58 
17Liquigas - Cannondale0:49:20 
18Lotto Belisol Team0:52:22 
19FDJ - Big Mat1:03:36 
20Team Argos - Shimano1:07:54 
22Orica Greenedge1:45:55 


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