Morkov sprints to Vuelta stage victory in Caceres

Martin's day-long solo break caught in closing meters

Tony Martin came close to pulling off the unbelievable on Thursday, nearly winning the sixth stage of the Vuelta a España in a solo effort that covered almost the entire 175 km. The Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider was caught with only metres to go, as Michael Mørkøv of Saxo-Tinkoff took the sprint win. Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre) and Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) completed the podium, as Martin hung on for seventh place.

The stage was dominated by the world time trial champion, who apparently wanted to put in a long hard training session for his upcoming defence of that title in Florence. Martin attacked virtually as soon as the flag dropped for the start, and built up a lead of seven and a half minutes and one point. His gap fell to under one minute with 20 km to go, but even within the last kilometre it looked as if he would stay away to the end.

Ironically, it was the former world time trial champion Cancellara who led the charge which caught his rival in the closing metres. Mørkøv drew on his vast track experience to go with the Swiss rider and then exploded past him at the finish line to claim the biggest victory of his career.

There were no changes at the top of the general classification as Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) continues to lead by three seconds over Chris Horner (RadioShack), with Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) third at eight seconds.

How it unfolded

The action started right from the get-go, and instead of a breakaway group, there was a solo attacker – and one who might not have been expected. Tony Martin took off just as the neutralised zone came to an end and the world time trial champion just keep on going for the rest of the day.

After 26 kilometres, he had built up a lead of some 7:24, and Orica-GreenEdge and Belkin took to the head of the field to keep things under control, with Christian Meier particularly prominent in keeping the German’s lead pegged at around the five-minute mark for much of the afternoon.

For their part, Belkin had little interest in tracking Martin down, though, and were instead focused on the day’s first intermediate sprint at Puerto de Béjar, where the Dutch team made sure that Bauke Mollema crossed the line in third place to pick up the one-second time bonus on offer.

Eventually Argos-Shimano joined in the chase work, and slowly but surely the gap started dropping. With 75 km to go, it was down to 4:20.

The chase was slow but steady and the outcome seemingly inevitable. At the 20 km marker, the gap was exactly one minute, and the capture seemed imminent. Martin fought hard though, and when his advantage dropped to nine seconds, he turned on his speed again to double it.

Unbelievably he still had six seconds in hand as he went under the red kite with one kilometre to go, and even 500 metres out, it looked like he had a chance. But his tired legs had no chance against the strong will of the sprinters, and they gobbled him up with just 100 metres to go. A cruel finish for Martin, after a remarkable 174.9 km alone in the lead.

Full Results
1Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:54:15 
2Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
7Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
8Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
9Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
10Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
11Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
12Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
14Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
15Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
16Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
17Geoffrey Soupe (Fra)  
18Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
19Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
20David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
21Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
22Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
23Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
24Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
25Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
26Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
27Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
28Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
29Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
30Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
31Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
32Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
33Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
34Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
35Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
36Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
37Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
38Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
39Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
40Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
41Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
42Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
43Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
44Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
45Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
46David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
47Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
48Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
49Anthony Roux (Fra)  
50Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
51Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
52Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
53Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
54Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
56Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
57Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
58Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
59Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
60Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
61Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
62Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
63Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
64Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
65Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
66Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
67Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
68Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
69Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
70Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
71Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
72Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
73Kenny Elissonde (Fra)  
74Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
75Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
76Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
77Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
78Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
79Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
80Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
81Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
82Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
83Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
84Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
85Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
86Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol  
87Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
88José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
89Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
90Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
91Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
92David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
93Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
94Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
95Thibaut Pinot (Fra)  
96Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
97Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
98Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
99Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
100Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha  
101Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
102Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
103Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
104Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
105Alexandre Geniez (Fra)  
106Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
107Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha  
108Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
109Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
110Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
111Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
112Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
113Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
114Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
115Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
116Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
117Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
118Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
119Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
120Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
121Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
122Cédric Pineau (Fra)  
123Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
124Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
125Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
126Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
127Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
128Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
129Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
130Jussi Veikkanen (Fin)  
131Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
132Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
133Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:20 
134Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
135Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp  
136Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:23 
137Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:34 
138Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
139Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
140Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
141Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:45 
142Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
143Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
144Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
145Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
146Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
147Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
148Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
149Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
150Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:51 
151Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:00 
152Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
153Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
154Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
155Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
156José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
157Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
158Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
159Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
160Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
161Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
162Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
163Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
164Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
165Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
166Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
167Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
168Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
169Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
170Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
171Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
172Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
173Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
174Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
175Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
176Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
177Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
178Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
179Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:17 
180Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
181Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:27 
182Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:37 
183Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:27 
184Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:40 
185Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp  
186Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
187Laurent Mangel (Fra)  
188Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
189Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
190Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:03:46 
191Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
192Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:41 
193Arnaud Courteille (Fra)  
194Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:05:41 
195Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha  
Sprint 1 - Puerto de Béjar, 30.4km
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp2 
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1 
Sprint 2 - Grimaldo, 111.6km
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp2 
3Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp1 
Points - Cáceres, 175km
1Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff25pts
2Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida20 
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard16 
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp14 
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge10 
7Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step9 
8Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step8 
9Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team7 
10Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team6 
11Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
12Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling3 
14Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
Most combative
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
1RadioShack Leopard11:42:45 
2Sky Procycling  
3BMC Racing Team  
4Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
6Cannondale Pro Cycling  
7Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
9Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
10AG2R La Mondiale  
11Team Argos-Shimano  
12Astana Pro Team  
15Team NetApp-Endura  
18Lotto Belisol  
19Movistar Team  
20Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
21Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
General classifiation after stage 6
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team22:38:07 
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:03 
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:08 
4Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:00:16 
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:21 
6Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:00:26 
7Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:28 
8Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:00:31 
9Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:38 
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:42 
11Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:45 
12Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:46 
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:48 
14Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:52 
16Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:00:53 
17Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:55 
18Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:59 
19Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:10 
20Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:12 
21Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:15 
22Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:16 
23Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:21 
24Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:30 
25Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
26Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
27Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:32 
28Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:36 
29Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:41 
30Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:45 
31Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:47 
32David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:50 
33José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:52 
34Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:58 
35Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:02:02 
36Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:03 
37Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:23 
38Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:02:37 
39Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:49 
40David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:52 
41Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:57 
42Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:02:59 
43Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:37 
44Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:45 
45Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:03:56 
46Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:57 
47Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:04:47 
48Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:06 
49Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:05:13 
50Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:33 
51Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:42 
52Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:02 
53Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:06:20 
54Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:07:04 
55Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:20 
56Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:21 
57Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:07:26 
58Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:27 
59Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:35 
60Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:09:51 
61Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:09:57 
62Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:12 
63Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:10:43 
64Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:48 
65Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:11:19 
66Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:11:36 
67Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:39 
68Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
69Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:54 
70Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:56 
71Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:12:29 
72Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:12:31 
73Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:39 
74Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:07 
75Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:22 
76Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:47 
77Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano0:14:14 
78Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:14:18 
79Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:15:14 
80Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:15:17 
81Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:15:19 
82Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:15:39 
83Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:28 
84Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:16:45 
85Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:16:48 
86Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:57 
87Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:58 
88Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:17:15 
89Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:18:01 
90Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:18:43 
91Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:19:02 
92Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:19:08 
93Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:19:33 
94Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:19:36 
95Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:19:42 
96Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:19:48 
97Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr0:19:59 
98Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:20:28 
99David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:36 
100Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:20:41 
101Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:21:04 
102Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:21:10 
103Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:21:27 
104Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:21:56 
105Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:23:18 
106Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:23:41 
107Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:24:22 
108Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:01 
109Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:25:39 
110Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:41 
111Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:26:17 
112Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:26:29 
113Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:27:04 
114Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:27:09 
115Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:27:15 
116Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:27:27 
117Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:27:32 
118Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:27:55 
119Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr0:28:00 
120Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:28:30 
121Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:29:35 
122Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:29:49 
123Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:30:01 
124Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:30:04 
125Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr0:30:11 
126Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:30:14 
127Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:30:30 
128Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:30:57 
129Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:31:03 
130Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:31:15 
131Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:31:17 
132Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:31:35 
133Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:31:51 
134Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:31:58 
135Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:32:00 
136Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:32:19 
137José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:32:55 
138Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:33:07 
139Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:34:06 
140Cédric Pineau (Fra)  
141Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:34:09 
142Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:34:22 
143Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:34:23 
144Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:34:39 
145Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:34:41 
146Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:35:18 
147Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:35:36 
148Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:11 
149Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:36:12 
150Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:36:17 
151Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:36:18 
152Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha0:36:26 
153Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:36:33 
154Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:36:35 
155Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:36:59 
156Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:16 
157Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:37:25 
158Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:37:38 
159Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:37:41 
160Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:38:22 
161Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
162Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:39:17 
163Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:39:36 
164Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:40:31 
165Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:40:54 
166Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:41:48 
167Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:41:51 
168Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:42:01 
169Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:42:12 
170Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr0:42:24 
171Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:42:29 
172Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:42:41 
173Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:42:42 
174Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:42:49 
175Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:42:52 
176Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha  
177Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:42:56 
178Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:43:08 
179Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:43:20 
180Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:43:26 
181Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp0:43:29 
182Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:44:01 
183Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:44:26 
184Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:44:39 
185Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:44:54 
186Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:45:22 
187Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:45:45 
188Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano0:47:01 
189Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:47:15 
190Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:48:11 
191Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:49:07 
192Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:51:30 
193Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:52:40 
194Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:57:58 
195Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp1:00:17 
Points classification
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge51pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha48 
3Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida40 
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff38 
5Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step38 
6Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team37 
7Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard36 
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team34 
9Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp30 
10Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard28 
11Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha26 
12Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff25 
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling23 
14Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling20 
15Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step17 
16Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale17 
17Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp17 
18Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol14 
19Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura14 
20Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling14 
21Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano14 
22Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff13 
23Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale12 
24Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
25Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp10 
26Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
27Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
28Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard9 
29Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling9 
30Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr9 
31Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
32Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano8 
33Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling7 
34Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team7 
35Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
36Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr6 
37Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team6 
38Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team5 
39Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5 
40Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
41Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
42Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
43Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano4 
44Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 
45Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr2 
46Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
47Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
48Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura2 
49Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
50Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
51Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol2 
52Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
53Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
54Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
55Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
56Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp1 
57Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr1 
58Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano1 
59Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountains classification
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff11pts
2Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits8 
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha6 
4Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida5 
5Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4 
6Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard3 
7Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
8Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team3 
9Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura2 
10Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
11Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol2 
12Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha1 
13Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol1 
14Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp1 
15Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Combination classification
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff8pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha13 
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard18 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team19 
5Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha39 
6Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura42 
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale51 
8Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team140 
9Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits145 
10Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol160 
11Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol203 
12Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp220 
13Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida224 
14Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA245 
15Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA255 
Teams classification
1RadioShack Leopard66:54:52 
2Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:05 
3Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:10 
4Team NetApp-Endura0:01:25 
5Movistar Team0:01:28 
6Astana Pro Team0:02:10 
9BMC Racing Team0:03:01 
11Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:59 
12AG2R La Mondiale0:08:18 
13Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:23 
15Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:09 
16Sky Procycling0:11:33 
17Cannondale Pro Cycling0:11:48 
18Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:12:26 
19Lotto Belisol0:15:09 
20Team Argos-Shimano0:19:50 

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