Roche pulls off a stunning victory on stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana

Saxo-Tinkoff rider gets stage over Moreno

Nicolas Roche (Saxo Bank Tinkoff) took one of the biggest wins of his career to take the second stage of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana from Pontevedra to the summit of Alto Do Monte Da Groba. The Irishman joined a select group inside the final 2 kilometres of the stage and attacked inside the final few hundred meters before holding off Daniel Moreno (Katusha), with Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) rounding out the top three.

It was an early day of reckoning for some of the GC pretenders with Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) and Sergio Henao Montoya (Team Sky) both losing time. Janez Brajkovic's (Astana) time in the red jersey was short lived, the Slovenian was dropped on the final climb and relinquished the leader’s jersey to his team leader Vincenzo Nibali.

Roche’s winning move came after Movistar had set a relentless pace on the final climb of the Alto do Monte da Groba. While the GC favourites were content to watch each other, and the occasional pretender lost time, Roche latched onto a move started by Leopold König.

The Czech attacked inside the final two kilometres, just as the climb rose in gradient for the last time. Roche, following Moreno and Pozzovivo, formed a four man move and when Pozzovivo's attack was countered, Roche took his chance.

Diving down the inside he opened up a slight gap and when Moreno briefly hesitated the Irishman needed no invitation to seal the stage win.

Behind him Alejandro Valverde led Diego Ulissi and Joaquim Rodriguez at 12 seconds, while Ivan Basso, Vincenzo Nibali, Bauke Mollema, Chris Horner, Rigoberto Uran and Daniel Martin all finished a further two seconds down. Despite the time bonuses on offer at the finish Roche was unable to snatch the red jersey and he now sits 8 seconds off Nibali’s lead, with Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack Leopard) at ten seconds.

Early mountains beckon Vuelta peloton

The Vuelta kept its tradition with exciting racing parcours, with the first mountain stage of the race coming on stage two. After yesterday’s team time trial there was already a pecking order to the peloton but the climb to Alto Do Monte Da Groba threw up several questions over whether Astana would protect Brajkovic as well as Nibali and if they would relinquish the overall lead to an early break.

Part of the picture became a little clearer when Alex Rasmussen (Garmin-Sharp), Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol) and Francisco Aramandia (Caja Rural) attacked inside the first kilometre of racing. The trio, with Aramandia the strongest climber on paper, quickly established a lead of over nine minutes, with Astana taking a back seat.

The Alto de San Cosme was the only climb in the first 100 miles of racing, and when the leaders crested the top their advance peaked out at close to 13 minutes. Astana gave a half-hearted but necessary chase but it was Lampre, with roughly 60 kilometres, to go who really began the chase in earnest.

With Michele Scarponi and Winner Anacona in their ranks, their aggression was understandable and Astana were more than welcoming to see another jersey take the reigns on the front of the peloton.

With added impetus and the leaders’ legs begging to fade the inevitable shift in time gaps began to happen. With 48 kilometres to go the trio had 11:22 but within just 15 kilometres their advantage was down to 7:36.

A block headwind, laced with fatigue and the fact that more and more teams were willing to chase, saw the lead tumble to 3 minutes with 15 kilometres to go.

Cannondale, Belkin, Katusha and Movistar all increased their presence on the front and when the leaders started the final climb the peloton were already breathing down their necks.

Henderson was the first to wilt with Rasmussen and Aramandia supplying commendable spirit in their futile decision to carry on. They were passed though with Saxo and Movistar setting tempo.

A brief cameo from Amets Txurruka followed, with the former Euskaltel rider stretching out a brief gap. However it was Movistar who turned the screws. Having lost time in yesterday’s stage this was their chance to claw some time back and test the mettle of their rivals. Herrada provided most of the damage, setting a scorching pace that slimmed the lead group down to less than forty riders.

Astana’s plan now looked clear, Movistar’s show of strength drawing them out with Fuglsang leading Nibali as Brajkovic yo-yoed off the back.

With seven kilometres remaining Samuel Sanchez slipped back, his Euskaltel team deciding to wait for their leader but more GC bravado was to turn to dust when minutes later Heano slipped back.

As Nibali, Rodriguez and Valverde sat and watched each other König seized the moment. His attack splintered the lead group with Brajkovic finally dropped back as Roche and Moreno gave chase to decide the stage. As for the overall battle, that’s only just begun.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4:37:09 
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:00:02 
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:06 
4Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:11 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:12 
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
7Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:14 
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
14Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
15Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
16Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
17Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
19Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
20Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
21Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
22David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural  
23Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
24Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:21 
25Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
26Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
27Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
28Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:27 
29Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
30Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:00:31 
31Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
32Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
33Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:00:35 
34Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:36 
35David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:38 
36Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
37Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:45 
38Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:47 
39Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
40Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:51 
41Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
42Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:05 
43José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
44José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
45Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:12 
46Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:01:31 
47Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:49 
48Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
49Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:00 
50Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:19 
51Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
52Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
53Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
54Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
55Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
56Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ0:02:33 
57Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural0:02:37 
58Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:39 
59Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:41 
60Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
61Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
62Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
63Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
64Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
65Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:50 
66Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:55 
67Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
68Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:03:01 
69Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
70Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:03:30 
71Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:03:51 
72Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ0:04:02 
73Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
74Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
75Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
76Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
77Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:05 
78Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
79Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
80Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
81Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
82Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:45 
83Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:06:06 
84Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp  
85Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
86Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
87Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
88Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:26 
89Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
90Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
91Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
92Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
93Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
94Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
95Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:07:47 
96Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
97Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
98Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
99Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
100Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
101Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
102Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
103Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
104Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
105Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
106Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
107Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
108Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
109Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha  
110Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
111Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
112Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:09:53 
113Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
114Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
115Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
116Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
117Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
118Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
119Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
120Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
121Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
122Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
123Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
124Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
125Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp  
126Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
127Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
128Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
129Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
130Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
131Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
132Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
133Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
134Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
135Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
136José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
137Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
138Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
139Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
140Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol  
141Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
142Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
143Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
144Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
145Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
146Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
147Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
148Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
149Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
150Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
151Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
152Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
153Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
154Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural  
155Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
156Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
157Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
158Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
159Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
160Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
161Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
162Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
163Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
164Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
165Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
166Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
167David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
168Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
169Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
170Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
171Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
172Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
173Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
174Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
175Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
176Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
177Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
178Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:11:33 
179Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
180Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
181Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
182Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
183Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
184Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
185Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
186Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
187Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:12:20 
188Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
189Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
190Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
191Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
192Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
193Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
194Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:16:38 
195Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
196Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:18:10 
DNSKoldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Sharp  
Sprint 1 - Ponteareas, km. 82
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp4 pts
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol2 
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Sprint 2 - A Guarda, km. 136,3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol4 pts
2Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp2 
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff25 pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha20 
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale16 
4Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura14 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team12 
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
7Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha9 
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling8 
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team7 
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling6 
11Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp5 
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4 
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard3 
14Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ2 
Mountain 1 - Alto de San Cosme (Cat. 3) km. 63
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural3 pts
2Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol2 
3Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp1 
Mountain 2 - Baiona. Alto do Monte da Groba (Cat. 1) km. 178
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff10 pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha6 
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4 
4Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura2 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo - Tinkoff13:51:55 
2Radioshack Leopard0:00:14 
3Team Netapp - Endura0:00:35 
4Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:38 
6Movistar Team0:01:10 
8Astana Pro Team0:01:24 
9BMC Racing Team0:02:26 
10Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:24 
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:59 
13AG2R La Mondiale0:05:40 
15Garmin Sharp  
16Cannondale Pro Cycling0:06:30 
17Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:26 
18Sky Procycling0:09:53 
19Lotto Belisol0:10:14 
20Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:10:47 
21Team Argos-Shimano0:15:20 
22Orica Greenedge0:21:37 
General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team5:07:22 
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:08 
3Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:00:10 
4Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
5Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
6Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:22 
7Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:00:27 
8Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
9Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:32 
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
11Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
12Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:33 
13Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:35 
14Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:36 
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
16Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:37 
17Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:39 
18Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:00:41 
19Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:43 
20Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:49 
21Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
22Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:54 
23Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:56 
24Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:00:57 
25Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:00:58 
26David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:59 
27Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:03 
28Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:06 
29Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:09 
30Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:14 
31Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:20 
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
33Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:01:25 
34Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:26 
35José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
36Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:27 
37Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:29 
38Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:36 
39David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:38 
40Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:41 
41Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:01:46 
42Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:01:49 
43Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:53 
44Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:55 
45Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:02:16 
46Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:02:34 
47Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:02:41 
48Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
49Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:02:49 
50Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:50 
51Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:13 
52Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
53Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:19 
54Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:27 
55Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:41 
56Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
57Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
58Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ0:03:44 
59Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:00 
60Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural0:04:01 
61Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:05 
62Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:04:22 
63Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:32 
64Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:04:37 
65Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:04:50 
66Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:04:57 
67Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ0:05:02 
68Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:10 
69Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:17 
70Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:22 
71Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
72Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:29 
73Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:32 
74Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:00 
75Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:06:07 
76Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
77Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:06:28 
78Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:10 
79Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:11 
80Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:07:22 
81Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp0:07:28 
82Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:07:33 
83Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
84Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:07:34 
85Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
86Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:38 
87Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:07:44 
88Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:07:47 
89Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
90Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
91Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:07:49 
92Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:07:55 
93Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:08:00 
94Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:08:05 
95Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:22 
96Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:08:29 
97Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
98Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:08:32 
99Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:08:38 
100Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:08:47 
101Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
102Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:09:11 
103Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:14 
104Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
105Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:09:26 
106Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
107Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:28 
108Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:09:34 
109Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:09:49 
110Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
111Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:09:55 
112Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
113Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:10:01 
114Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:10:11 
115Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:10:13 
116Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:10:19 
117Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:10:24 
118Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
119Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
120Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
121Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
122Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
123Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
124Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:26 
125Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:32 
126Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:10:46 
127Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:10:53 
128Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
129Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:10:55 
130Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:57 
131Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:11:05 
132Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
133Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:11:10 
134Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural0:11:17 
135Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:11:20 
136Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
137Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:11:24 
138Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:32 
139Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
140Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:11:34 
141Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
142Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:35 
143Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:38 
144Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
145Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:42 
146Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:12:04 
147Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:12:08 
148Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:12:15 
149Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:12:20 
150Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:12:30 
151Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
152Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:12:34 
153Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
154Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
155Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:12:37 
156Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:12:40 
157Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
158Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:12:43 
159Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:12:45 
160José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:12:46 
161Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:12:48 
162Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:13:02 
163Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:03 
164Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:13:15 
165Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:13:33 
166Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
167Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
168Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
169Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:13:55 
170Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural0:13:58 
171Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:14:08 
172Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:14:12 
173Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha0:14:17 
174Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:14:20 
175David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
176Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:14:24 
177Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
178Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:14:30 
179Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:14:35 
180Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:40 
181Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:14:48 
182Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:15:01 
183Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
184Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:15:10 
185Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:15:20 
186Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:15:31 
187Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:15:43 
188Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
189Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:15:57 
190Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:01 
191Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:15 
192Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:16:22 
193Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:17:53 
194Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:19:38 
195Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:20:18 
196Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:22:37 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff25 pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha20 
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale16 
4Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura14 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team12 
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
7Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha9 
8Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling8 
9Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team7 
10Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol6 
11Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp6 
12Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling6 
13Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp5 
14Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4 
15Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard3 
16Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ2 
17Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2 
18Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff10 pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha6 
3Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4 
4Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural3 
5Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura2 
6Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol2 
7Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team1 
8Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4 pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team20 
3Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura20 
4Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha22 
5Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale43 
6Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp99 
7Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural183 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Radioshack Leopard14:22:18 
2Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:00:08 
3Team Netapp - Endura0:00:46 
4Astana Pro Team0:01:00 
5Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:03 
6Movistar Team0:01:15 
9BMC Racing Team0:02:38 
10Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:04:38 
12Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:30 
14AG2R La Mondiale0:06:57 
15Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:32 
16Garmin Sharp0:07:34 
17Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:20 
18Sky Procycling0:09:51 
19Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:10:39 
20Lotto Belisol0:11:04 
21Team Argos-Shimano0:16:49 
22Orica Greenedge0:21:58 

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