Mollema wins crosswind-split Vuelta stage

Pozzovivo loses time, Roche moves up

At the end of a day characterised by crosswinds, it was perhaps fitting that it was a Dutchman who raised his arms in triumph on the Calle Vitoria in Burgos, as Bauke Mollema (Belkin) claimed stage 17 of the Vuelta a España.

Mollema unfurled a classic finisseur’s move by zipping clear of a reduced peloton with 700 metres to go, and aided by the stalling tactics of teammate David Tanner behind, he held off the frustrated sprinting trio of Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), Max Richeze (Lampre-Merida) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) to take the stage honours.

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) retains the red jersey and maintains his 28-second lead over Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard), although both men had to be vigilant in a tense finale as the Saxo-Tinkoff team of Nicolas Roche split the peloton with a fierce collective attack in the crosswinds with 28 kilometres to go.

Matteo Tosatto, Rafal Majka and Michael Mørkøv were all prominent in forcing the initial cracks in the peloton, and the fracture became fully defined when RadioShack’s Fabian Cancellara took over the reins. The aim was doubtless to test the legs and positioning of Nibali, who suffered on the final day in the Pyrenees on Monday, but the Sicilian appeared to have made good use of his rest day, and was pedalling comfortably in the heart of the leading group.

Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde, 3rd overall at 1:14, and Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez, 4th at 2:29, were also present and correct at the business end, and of the top ten riders in the general classification, only Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) missed the bus. The pair would pay a high price, conceding 1:30 to the other contenders by the time the race reached Burgos, with Roche moving up to 5th place overall.

Mindful of his precarious overall lead, Nibali sent Alessandro Vanotti and Paolo Tiralongo to the front to discourage attacks on the final, uncategorised climb with ten kilometres to go, where only Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) succeeded in slipping away. The Italian was duly caught with six kilometres remaining, and on the run-in to the finish, his Lampre team looked to set up the sprint for their fast man Richeze.

Underneath the red kite, however, Mollema sensed his opportunity, even though he explained afterwards that he had planned his seemingly off-the-cuff move before the stage had even begun. “To be honest, I was thinking all day about attacking in the last kilometre. I knew I'd have a chance because the bunch was going to be small because of the late climb," Mollema said.

“Then because of the echelons, the bunch was smaller again, and yet three of the four guys we have left in the race were up there, so we did a good job. I was suffering so much but I was thinking this is my chance and that I had to take it. The speed dropped a bit and I was able to move up, and then I attacked with one kilometre to go.”

Calm before the storm

The summit finishes at Pena Cabarga and the Angliru may be the marquee stages in the Vuelta’s final days, but with wind forecast, there was ample potential for splits in the peloton on the long, exposed run to Burgos on Thursday afternoon. The race was flagged off into a block headwind, however, and when Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol) and Javier Aramendia (Caja Rural) clipped off the front in the opening three kilometres, the bunch was happy to leave them to it.

No strangers to spending hours on the front, Hansen and Aramendia struck up a steady working alliance that saw them build up a lead of seven minutes over the peloton with 130km to go, but that advantage began to tumble once Lampre-Merida started to set the tempo in the bunch in support of Max Richeze.

With 40 kilometres to go, the duo’s advantage had dropped to within two minutes, as both the pace and the tension in the peloton began to rise as it swung into a section of crosswind. A Movistar delegation lingered with intent just behind Lampre for over ten kilometres before Saxo-Tinkoff grasped the nettle with 28 kilometres to go, just as they had done at Saint-Amand-Montrond in July at the Tour de France.

In spite of significant reinforcements from one Fabian Cancellara, Saxo-Tinkoff were unable to discommode the overall leader, Vincenzo Nibali, nor his dauphins Chris Horner and Alejandro Valverde, but it was an impressive show of force from Roche’s teammates nonetheless. Roche et al received some reward for their efforts, too, when Pinot and Pozzovivo were caught off guard and lost 1:30 before the stage’s end, meaning that the Irishman moves up to 5th place overall.

“Surprising the field like this is not an easy job, especially because we did the same thing during the Tour. Mentally it was hard for the riders to stay focused and to stay together waiting for the right moment to hit the gas,” said Saxo-Tinkoff directeur sportif Fabrizio Guidi. “We're not done trying. We will use every opportunity there is to help Nico climb the GC.”

Following Cancellara’s impressive and sustained demonstration of his Worlds credentials (in what ought to be his last act of this Vuelta), Astana’s forcing on the final climb ensured that there were no further frissons among the overall contenders in the closing kilometres of the stage. After struggling at Formigal on Monday, Nibali looked distinctly more comfortable here, although he is aware that stiffer tests of his resolve are still to come. “Tomorrow, we start the decisive stages,” Valverde warned.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4:44:28 
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
3Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
5Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
6Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
7Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
8Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
9José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
11Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
12David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
13Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
15Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
16Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
17Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
18Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
19Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
20Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
21Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
22Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
23Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
24Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
25Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
26Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
27David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural  
28Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
29Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
30Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
31Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
32Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
33Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:13 
34Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
35Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:01:31 
36Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
37Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
38Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
39Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
40Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
41Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
42Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
43Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
44Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
45Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
46Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
47Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
48Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
49Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
50Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
51Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
52Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
53Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
54Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
55Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
56Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
57Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural  
58Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
59Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
60Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
61Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
62Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
63Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
64Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
65José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
66Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
67Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
68Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
69Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
70Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
71Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
72Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
73Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
74Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
75Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
76Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
77Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
78Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
79Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
80Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
81Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
82Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
83Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
84Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
85Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
86Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
87Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
88Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
89Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
90José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
91Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
92Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:42 
93Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:44 
94Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
95Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
96Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
97Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
98Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:04 
99Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:29 
100Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:04:18 
101Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
102Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
103Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
104Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ  
105Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
106Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
107Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
108Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:05:39 
109Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
110Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
111Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
112Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp  
113Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
114Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha  
115Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
116Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
117Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
118Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
119Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
120Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural  
121Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
122Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
123Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
124Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
125Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
126Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
127Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
128Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
129Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
130Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
131Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
132Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:04 
133Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
134Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
135Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
136Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
137Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
138Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
139Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
140Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:07:35 
141Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:25 
142Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
143Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:45 
144Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
145Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
146Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
147Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
148Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
149Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
150Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
Sprint 1 - Logroño, km. 41,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural4 pts
2Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol2 
3Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida1 
Sprint 2 - Ibeas de Juarros, km. 163
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural4 pts
2Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol2 
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team25 pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling20 
3Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida16 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp14 
5Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard12 
6Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10 
7Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha9 
8Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura8 
9José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team7 
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6 
11Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha5 
12David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4 
13Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3 
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
Mountain 1 - Alto de Pradilla (Cat. 3) km. 116
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol3 pts
2Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2 
3Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de Valmala (Cat. 3) km. 139
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol3 pts
2Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2 
3Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katusha14:13:24 
2Radioshack Leopard  
3Movistar Team  
4Euskaltel-Euskadi  
5Astana Pro Team  
6Lampre-Merida  
7Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:31 
8Team Saxo - Tinkoff  
9Garmin Sharp  
10Team Netapp - Endura  
11Sky Procycling0:01:44 
12Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:02 
13Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team  
14FDJ0:04:33 
15Team Argos-Shimano  
16Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
17BMC Racing Team  
18Lotto Belisol  
19Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:04:44 
20Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:33 
21AG2R La Mondiale0:10:39 
22Orica Greenedge0:15:55 
General classification after stage 17
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team68:50:29 
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:28 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:14 
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:02:29 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:43 
6Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:09 
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:06:08 
8Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:06:17 
9Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:33 
10Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:10:52 
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:11:02 
12David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural0:11:22 
13José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:42 
14Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:12:08 
15Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:15 
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:17:04 
17Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:18:13 
18Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:20:47 
19Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:21:29 
20Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:22:22 
21Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:24:10 
22Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:26:10 
23Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:26:41 
24Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:31:27 
25José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:36:08 
26Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:40:21 
27Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:41:24 
28Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:41:58 
29Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:47:49 
30Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:57:32 
31Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ1:01:32 
32Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:04:09 
33Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:04:40 
34Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano1:04:49 
35Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1:06:08 
36Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ1:08:26 
37Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team1:09:38 
38Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:12:11 
39Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura1:14:11 
40Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:15:15 
41Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano1:15:24 
42Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:15:43 
43Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha1:15:49 
44Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha1:15:50 
45Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:18:53 
46Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:18:55 
47Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:19:05 
48Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ1:24:12 
49Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling1:24:24 
50Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:24:37 
51Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:27:46 
52Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:28:15 
53Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:30:04 
54Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:32:13 
55Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano1:38:59 
56Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:40:57 
57Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:43:06 
58Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:43:18 
59Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:44:51 
60Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:45:01 
61Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura1:47:08 
62Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team1:48:45 
63Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:50:56 
64Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1:51:24 
65Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1:52:40 
66Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard1:55:33 
67Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard1:56:38 
68Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard1:58:11 
69Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:00:37 
70Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:02:16 
71Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge2:04:05 
72Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura2:04:25 
73Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:04:27 
74Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:05:35 
75Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard2:05:56 
76Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling2:06:07 
77Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha2:07:33 
78Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2:09:43 
79Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard2:10:08 
80Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling2:10:22 
81Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:11:20 
82Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:13:42 
83Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:17:42 
84Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling2:18:00 
85Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:18:02 
86Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha2:18:43 
87Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard2:19:25 
88Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:19:30 
89Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:20:31 
90Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp2:22:07 
91Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:22:17 
92Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:22:26 
93Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural2:22:49 
94Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:23:13 
95Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha2:27:30 
96Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team2:27:51 
97Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp2:28:30 
98Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:32:07 
99Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura2:33:44 
100Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ2:35:27 
101Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano2:36:21 
102David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:37:23 
103Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling2:38:25 
104Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:39:16 
105Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano2:40:13 
106Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2:40:59 
107Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ2:42:31 
108Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:44:09 
109Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol2:44:35 
110Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:46:08 
111Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:46:27 
112Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2:47:12 
113Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:51:35 
114Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:53:35 
115Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:54:10 
116Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:55:30 
117Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida3:00:39 
118Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp3:01:50 
119José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team3:01:57 
120Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:02:06 
121Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3:02:27 
122Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:03:15 
123Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team3:04:17 
124Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:04:49 
125Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural3:06:05 
126Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano3:06:31 
127Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3:09:07 
128Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural3:11:26 
129Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale3:11:44 
130Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp3:12:22 
131Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3:12:23 
132Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol3:13:33 
133Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:14:57 
134Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha3:15:12 
135Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:15:40 
136Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:16:29 
137Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp3:16:46 
138Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural3:17:28 
139Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ3:17:30 
140Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano3:19:01 
141Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura3:19:21 
142Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3:21:13 
143Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural3:22:31 
144Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida3:22:47 
145Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:23:39 
146Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:27:13 
147Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano3:31:33 
148Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3:39:37 
149Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:41:12 
150Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida3:53:42 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team119 pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff111 
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha98 
4Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard84 
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team84 
6Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha84 
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team75 
8Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard74 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling72 
10Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida72 
11Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano65 
12Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale59 
13Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura53 
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge53 
15Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step51 
16Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling48 
17Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale45 
18Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp44 
19Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida43 
20Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ41 
21Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling37 
22Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi37 
23Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team33 
24Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ29 
25Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff26 
26José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team26 
27Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff24 
28Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits24 
29Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi23 
30Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha23 
31Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ20 
32Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural19 
33Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team19 
34Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team19 
35Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team18 
36Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural17 
37Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team17 
38Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida16 
39Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura16 
40Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits15 
41Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural14 
42Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling14 
43Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano14 
44Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano14 
45Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural14 
46Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling13 
47Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling12 
48Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
49Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi11 
50Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp10 
51Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10 
52Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling10 
53Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team10 
54David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural9 
55Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team8 
56Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff8 
57Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura8 
58Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team7 
59Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
60Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
61Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team7 
62Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team7 
63Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling6 
64Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
65Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural6 
66Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural6 
67Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ6 
68Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura6 
69Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha5 
70Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol5 
71Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
72Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard4 
73Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team4 
74Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling4 
75Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ4 
76Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
77Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano4 
78Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol4 
79Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4 
80David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4 
81Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4 
82Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
83Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida3 
84Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team2 
85Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
86Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
87Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano2 
88Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
89Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2 
90Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
91Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team1 
92Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge1 
93Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp1 
94Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
95Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
96Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ1 
97Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits37 pts
2Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling30 
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard22 
4Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural20 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff19 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team19 
7Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida17 
8Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ17 
9Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano14 
10Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida13 
11Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural13 
12Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura12 
13Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha12 
14Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team10 
15Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10 
16Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol8 
17Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale7 
18Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural7 
19Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
20Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling6 
21Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6 
22Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling5 
23Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida5 
24Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha5 
25Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5 
26Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano4 
27Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura4 
28Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
29Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ2 
30José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2 
31Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team2 
32Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
33Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
34Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
35Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
36Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard2 
37Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
38Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural2 
39Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
40Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ1 
41Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural1 
42Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard9 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff12 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team18 
5Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha27 
6Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura33 
7Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha34 
8Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale35 
9Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida40 
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ56 
11Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling57 
12Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano61 
13Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural64 
14José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team69 
15Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural69 
16Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi70 
17Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ80 
18Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida81 
19Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team84 
20Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura105 
21Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi106 
22Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling106 
23Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team108 
24Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling109 
25Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard111 
26Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale112 
27Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale126 
28Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol135 
29Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano137 
30Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step144 
31Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol158 
32Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team160 
33Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits169 
34Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi173 
35Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural192 
36Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits213 
37Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ215 
38Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp229 
39Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural231 
40Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural232 
41Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida237 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Euskaltel-Euskadi205:59:40 
2Astana Pro Team0:01:07 
3Movistar Team0:01:26 
4Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:08:36 
5Katusha0:20:38 
6Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:28:57 
7Radioshack Leopard0:31:03 
8Team Netapp - Endura0:47:32 
9FDJ0:51:48 
10Sky Procycling1:12:31 
11BMC Racing Team1:23:45 
12Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:40:37 
13AG2R La Mondiale1:43:17 
14Lampre-Merida2:26:03 
15Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team2:44:01 
16Cannondale Pro Cycling2:46:54 
17Team Argos-Shimano3:03:37 
18Belkin Pro Cycling Team3:16:39 
19Lotto Belisol3:24:09 
20Omega Pharma - Quick-Step3:28:10 
21Orica Greenedge5:35:42 
22Garmin Sharp5:47:34 

 

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