Stybar wins first Grand Tour stage in Vuelta

Gilbert denied in Mairena de Aljafare

Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) confirmed his recent run of form while Philippe Gilbert (BMC) was left to rue a missed opportunity to open his account as world champion in a dramatic end to stage 7 of the Vuelta a España in Mairna del Aljarafe, on the outskirts of Seville.

Stybar moved smoothly across to Gilbert’s wheel when he zipped off the front with 9 kilometres still remaining, and the pair formed a silken working alliance on the technical run-in to the finish, gliding through roundabouts and technical corners that the more cumbersome peloton had to tackle with instalments.

The pair entered the final kilometre with a buffer of 12 seconds and, perhaps wise to Gilbert’s desperation to break his duck in the rainbow jersey, Stybar steadfastly refused to take the bait when the Belgian slowed entering the finishing straight, calculating that Gilbert simply had more to lose. And so it proved. With Orica-GreenEdge leading the charge behind at a perilously close distance, Gilbert was the first to blink and he opened the sprint with 200 metres to go.

Shortly afterwards, Stybar swooped past him and although Gilbert managed to close the gap in the closing metres, he simply ran out of road. The duo dived for the line at the same time, but their contrasting expressions betrayed the outcome even before the photo finish was consulted – Stybar had edged out a despondent Gilbert by a tyre’s width. Robert Wagner (Belkin) led the peloton home just behind the two leaders, winning the sprint for third place ahead of Adrien Petit (Cofidis).

“It’s not every day that you can win against the world champion so I’m very happy,” a beaming Stybar said afterwards. “Since winning the Eneco I feel really good but I must say the first stages here were really hard for me as I hadn’t recovered, but this gives me a lot of confidence.”

After the previous day’s finale brought heartbreak for his teammate Tony Martin when his 174 kilometre solo break was snuffed out just shy of the line, history must surely have said to Stybar not to hope when he found himself off the front inside the closing kilometres here.

Stybar’s rally off the front with Gilbert was not born of a whim, however. The Czech had spotted the twists and turns of the final ten kilometres in the road book beforehand and realised that it might provide fertile terrain for late attackers.

“Tony fought so hard and we were so proud. He gave us such morale and we were really very motivated for the stage today,” Stybar said. “After 100 kilometres, I said to my directeur sportif that if there were attacks on the last climb, I would go, otherwise I would work for Gianni [Meersman] in the sprint.

“I’d looked at the road book and I was really thinking of going in a break as the last 10k was very technical and there was a good chance to stay away, so it was the perfect scenario for the team.”

Not that everyone agreed with Stybar’s cheery assessment of the stage’s closing kilometres, with Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) labelling the final as “shameful.” “It was very dangerous,” he complained, a thought echoed by Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), who decried the proximity of spectators to the peloton on the narrow streets in the finale. “You have to think of our security,” Sanchez said.

Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) was a faller with 11 kilometres to go, and the Irishman lost 1:32 in the general classification, which is still led by Vincenzo Nibali (Astana). Nibali finished safely in the peloton to maintain a lead of 3 seconds over Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard) and 8 over Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff).

How it unfolded

Blue skies and soaring temperatures greeted the peloton as it rolled out of Almendralejo on the long road south into Andalusia, and the script seemed a pre-ordained one – a break would go clear early on, build a sizeable lead and then the peloton would shut it down as relentlessly as that sun that beat down from above.

Marco Pinotti (BMC), Christian Knees (Sky) and Francisco Javier Aramendia (Caja Rural) duly obliged by clipping off the front after 11 kilometres, and the trio built up a maximum lead in excess of seven minutes before the peloton stirred into action behind.

Before Tony Martin’s break the previous day, Pinotti had earmarked the back-to-back flat stages preceding the weekend’s action as ideal terrain for riders preparing for the world time trial championships, and with Florence in mind, the Italian put in a fine afternoon’s work at the head of the race.

The break’s lead was just 1:25 when they came through the finish area for the first time with 30 kilometres remaining, however, and they were duly swept up 16 kilometres from home, with Pinotti the last man standing.

Fabian Cancellara and his RadioShack-Leopard team set about winding up the pace from there on in, but as well as providing him with a useful work out ahead of the Worlds, Cancellara’s turn on the front also indirectly served to pave the way for the current rainbow jersey Gilbert to go on the offensive.

Twelve months ago, Gilbert began to put a different slant on a troubled season by winning two stages of the Vuelta ahead of his world championships triumph, and there was a distinct hint of his old sparkle here as he pounced on the opportunity to attack with 9 kilometres to go.

Unfortunately for Gilbert, however, he had the on-form and confident Stybar for company in his late raid and in the game of inches that was the finishing sprint, that assurance perhaps made the crucial difference.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4:51:27 
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
3Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:01 
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
6Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
7Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
8Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
9Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
10Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
11Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
12Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
13Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
15Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
16Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
17Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
18Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
19Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard  
20Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
21Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
22Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
23Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
25Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
26Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
27Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
28Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
29Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
30Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
31Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
32Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
33Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
34Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
35Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
36Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
37Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
38Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
39Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
40Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
41Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
42Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
43Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
44Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
45Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
46David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
47José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
48Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ  
49Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
50Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
51Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
52Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
53Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
54Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
55Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
56Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
57José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
58Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
59Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
60Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
61Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
62Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
63Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
64Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
65Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ  
66Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
67Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
68Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
69David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural  
70Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
71Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
72Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
73Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
74Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
75Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
76Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
77Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
78Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
79Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
80Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
81Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
82Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
83David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
84Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
85Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
86Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
87Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
88Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
89Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
90Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
91Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
92Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
93Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural  
94Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp  
95Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
96Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
97Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
98Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
99Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
100Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
101Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
102Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
103Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
104Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
105Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
106Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
107Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
108Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
109Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
110Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:26 
111Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
112Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:00:30 
113Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:00:48 
114Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:00 
115Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:31 
116Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:33 
117Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
118Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
119Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:01:39 
120José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:58 
121Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:01 
122Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:58 
123Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:02:22 
124Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:39 
125Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:42 
126Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:03:09 
127Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:23 
128Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:03:27 
129Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:01 
130Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:45 
131Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:04:03 
132Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
133Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
134Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:19 
135Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
136Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
137Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
138Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
139Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ  
140Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ  
141Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ  
142Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ  
143Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
144Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
145Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
146Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
147Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural  
148Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
149Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural  
150Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
151Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
152Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
153Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
154Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural  
155Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
156Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
157Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
158Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
159Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
160Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team  
161Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
162Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
163Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
164Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
165Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
166Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
167Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
168Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:04:25 
169Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
170Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
171Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
172Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
173Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
174Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
175Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling  
176Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
177Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
178Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
179Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
180Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha  
181Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
182Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha  
183Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
184Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
185Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
186Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:04:53 
187Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
188Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
189Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:07:34 
190Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
191Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:07:38 
192Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
193Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
194Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:08:03 
195Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:08:58 
Sprint 1 - El Ronquillo, km.117
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling4 pts
2Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team2 
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Sprint 2 - Mairena del Aljarafe, km. 174,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural4 pts
2Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling2 
3Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25 pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team20 
3Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16 
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits14 
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12 
6Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10 
7Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling9 
8Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team8 
9Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team7 
10Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano6 
11Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ5 
12Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol4 
13Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano3 
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2 
Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team14:34:23 
2Omega Pharma - Quick-Step  
3Sky Procycling0:00:01 
4Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team  
5Team Argos-Shimano  
6Radioshack Leopard  
7Team Saxo - Tinkoff  
8Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
9AG2R La Mondiale  
10Team Netapp - Endura  
14Movistar Team  
15Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
17Astana Pro Team  
18Lotto Belisol  
19Cannondale Pro Cycling  
20Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:48 
21Orica Greenedge0:03:04 
22Garmin Sharp0:03:11 
General classification after stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team27:29:35 
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 Iturralde (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) FDJ0:01:41 
30Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:45 
31David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:50 
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:52 
33José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:58 
34Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:02:02 
35Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:03 
36Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:23 
37Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:02:37 
38Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:49 
39David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural0:02:52 
40Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:57 
41Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:02:59 
42Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:37 
43Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:03:39 
44Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:03:56 
45Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:57 
46Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:04:32 
47Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:06 
48Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:05:13 
49Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:42 
50Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:02 
51Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:06:20 
52Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural0:07:04 
53Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:20 
54Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:21 
55Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:07:26 
56Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:09:11 
57Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:27 
58Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:09:51 
59Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural  
60Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:12 
61Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:48 
62Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:11:19 
63Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:11:29 
64Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:11:36 
65Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:39 
66Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
67Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:54 
68Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:56 
69Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:12:29 
70Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:12:31 
71Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:39 
72Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:07 
73Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:22 
74Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:47 
75Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:53 
76Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano0:14:14 
77Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:15:07 
78Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:28 
79Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:16:48 
80Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:57 
81Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:17:04 
82Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:11 
83Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:18:39 
84Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:18:42 
85Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:19:31 
86Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:37 
87Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:19:38 
88Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:19:42 
89Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:19:59 
90Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:20:28 
91David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:36 
92Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:21:03 
93Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
94Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:21:04 
95Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:21:06 
96Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:16 
97Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:22:05 
98Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:22:28 
99Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:23:01 
100Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:23:32 
101Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:23:41 
102Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:23:52 
103Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:23:54 
104Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:25:45 
105Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:26:20 
106Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:26:29 
107Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:27:04 
108Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:27:32 
109Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:27:56 
110Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:28:15 
111Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:28:30 
112Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:28:40 
113Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:29:19 
114Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:29:57 
115Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:29:59 
116Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:30:01 
117Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:30:04 
118Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ0:30:11 
119Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:30:14 
120Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:31:17 
121Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:31:33 
122Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
123Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:31:35 
124Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:31:45 
125Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:31:51 
126Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:32:00 
127Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:32:13 
128Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ0:32:18 
129Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:32:19 
130Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:34:13 
131Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:34:23 
132Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:34:35 
133Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:34:54 
134José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:35:12 
135Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:35:21 
136Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
137Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:35:26 
138Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:35:36 
139Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:35:39 
140Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:35:54 
141Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:11 
142Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:36:17 
143Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:36:31 
144Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:37:09 
145Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:16 
146Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:37:24 
147Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:37:25 
148Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:37:41 
149Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:38:11 
150Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:38:22 
151Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:38:24 
152Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:38:30 
153Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:38:33 
154Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:39:05 
155Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:39:17 
156Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:39:42 
157Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:40:31 
158Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha0:40:44 
159Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:40:54 
160Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:40:57 
161Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:41:56 
162Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:42:01 
163Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:42:12 
164Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:42:40 
165Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:42:41 
166Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:42:49 
167Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:43:20 
168Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp0:43:29 
169Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:43:55 
170Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:44:01 
171Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:45:23 
172Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:46:06 
173Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:46:15 
174Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:46:30 
175Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:46:42 
176Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:46:53 
177Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural0:47:10 
178Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha  
179Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:47:32 
180Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:47:38 
181Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:47:44 
182Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:47:48 
183Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural0:48:53 
184Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:49:12 
185Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:50:03 
186Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:50:34 
187Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano0:51:25 
188Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:51:33 
189Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:52:03 
190Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:52:29 
191Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:53:25 
192Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:56:22 
193Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:00:17 
194Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:02:00 
195Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp1:09:14 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge53 pts
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 
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling32 
10Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp30 
11Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard28 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team27 
13Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff26 
14Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha26 
15Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25 
16Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team24 
17Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling20 
18Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits19 
19Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol18 
20Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step17 
21Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale17 
22Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp17 
23Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16 
24Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura14 
25Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling14 
26Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano14 
27Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff13 
28Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale12 
29Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp10 
30Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
31Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
32Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team10 
33Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10 
34Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard9 
35Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling9 
36Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ9 
37Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
38Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano8 
39Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural7 
40Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling7 
41Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team7 
42Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling6 
43Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
44Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ6 
45Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano6 
46Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team6 
47Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team5 
48Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ5 
49Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
50Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural4 
51Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
52Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano4 
53Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano4 
54Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural4 
55Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team3 
56Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ2 
57Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
58Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura2 
59Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
60Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
61Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol2 
62Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2 
63Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
64Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural2 
65Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp1 
66Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ1 
67Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff11 pts
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 Rural3 
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 Rural1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff8 pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha13 
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard19 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team19 
5Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha42 
6Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura47 
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale56 
8Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team120 
9Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol150 
10Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits158 
11Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol204 
12Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp211 
13Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural229 
14Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida235 
15Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural263 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Radioshack Leopard81:29:16 
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 Team0:03:00 
11Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:07:46 
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-Step0:12:25 
19Lotto Belisol0:15:09 
20Team Argos-Shimano0:19:50 
21Garmin Sharp0:29:41 
22Orica Greenedge0:44:15 


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