Rojas wins stage 1 at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

Spanish champion first race leader

José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) judged his effort to perfection to win the opening stage of the Tour of the Basque Country in Güeñes. In a disorganised bunch finish, the Spanish champion saw off the challenge of Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Barracuda) to claim his first victory of the season.

Rojas avoided the temptation of opening his sprint too early on the slightly downhill finishing straight, and instead bided his time until room developed between Poels and the barriers on the righthand side of the road. With 50 metres to go, he squeezed through the gap and came past Poels to take the win.

With no fewer than seven climbs on the menu, and with high speeds the order of the day on the rolling run-in to the finish, a number of the fast men in the peloton were missing from the sprint and there were some unexpected names in the thick of the action in the finale. Fabian Wegmann (Garmin-Barracuda) came home in third ahead of Arthur Vichot (FDJ-BigMat) and Daniele Ratto (Liquigas-Cannondale), while Ryder Hesjedal finished 6th.

"I wasn’t expecting to race here because I had suffered a serious crash last week at Gent-Wevelgem," said Rojas. "I still have much pain in my back and was really doubtful about taking the start or not. Eventually we decided to come here, especially as a preparation before next week to help Alejandro [Valverde] in the Ardennes, and... look what happened. When you don’t expect it, you win.

"When we entered the final straight I saw a small gap on the right side I could barely pass through. I thought: 'I'll either get past or crash'. I didn’t care about crashing, because we take so many risks on the road that danger comes from everywhere, but everything turned out well.

"This victory is the fruit of all work I did during the winter; I’m a rider who needs victories, and when you’re always coming close and victories don’t arrive, doubts grow up even more. After the bad streak in the start of the season, with so many problems, such a victory does really well for my morale."

With todays's victory Rojas leads the general classification at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco after the opening stage, the first time he's worn a leader's jersey since the 2007 Vuelta a Murcia. Wout Poels and Fabian Wegmann are second and third overall, tied on time with Rojas.

The stage’s preamble was dominated by a lengthy breakaway featuring Davide Mucelli (Utensilnord Named) and David De La Fuente (Caja Rural), who jumped away on the day’s opening climb, the Alto Humaran. The pair quickly established a five-minute lead over the peloton, which only began to come down when Euskaltel-Euskadi and Astana hit the front of the bunch on the Alto del Suceso after 80km.

From that point on, the duo’s advantage was whittled down incrementally, and the process was accelerated still further on the Alto de Beci inside the final 50km, when Rabobank started forcing the pace with Michael Matthews’ sprint in mind. De La Fuente and Mucelli were ultimately swept up by the chasers on the approach to the day’s final climb, the Alto de San Comse.

A crash as the climb began caused some ripples in the main field, but the principal overall contenders managed to pick their way around the danger. On the climb proper, Wesley Sulzberger (GreenEdge) clipped off the front, but the Australian was brought to heel on the descent as the pace ratcheted up towards the finish.

A number of escape attempts were thwarted during the final run-in to the line, the most intriguing of which was a move featuring Daniel Navarro (Saxo Bank) and Tour of Lombardy winner Oliver Zaugg (RadioShack-Nissan), but the pair were unable to prevent the inevitable bunch finish.

Inside the final kilometre, it was the lime green colours of Liqugias-Cannondale which massed on the front end of the peloton as they looked to lead out their man Ratto for the finishing sprint. The Italian duly put in a plucky bid to take the honours, but he faded in the final 100 metres as Poels launched his effort.

Fortune favoured the last man to strike, however, as the canny Rojas waited as late as he possibly could before rattling over an explosive sprint to secure his first victory of the year, and the overall lead ahead of stage two to Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Full Results
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team3:57:44 
2Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
4Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda  
7Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
8Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
9Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
10Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
11Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
12Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
13Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
14Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
15Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
16Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
17Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
18Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
19Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural  
20Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
21Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
22Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
23Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
24Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
25Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
27Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
28Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
29Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
30Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
31Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named  
32Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
33Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling  
34Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
35Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
36Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
37Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
38Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
39Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
40Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
41Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
42Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
43Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
44Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
45Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
46Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team  
47Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural  
48Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
49Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
50Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
51Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat  
52Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
54José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
55Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
56Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
57Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
58Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
60Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
61Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
62Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
63Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
64Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
65Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
66Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
67Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
68Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
69Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
70Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
71Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
72Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
73Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
74Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
75Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
76Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
77Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
78Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
79Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
80Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
81Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
82Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
83Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
84Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
85Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
86Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
87Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
88Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
89David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
90Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
91Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
92Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
93Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
94Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
95Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
96Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
97Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
98Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
99Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
100David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
101Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
103Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
104Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
105Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
106Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:28 
107Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda  
108Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
109Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
110Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
111Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
112Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
113Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named  
114Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
115Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
116Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
117Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
118Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
119Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
123Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
124Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
125Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
126Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
127Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
128Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
129Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:42 
130Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:45 
131Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
132Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
133Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:03:15 
134Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
135John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
136Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural  
137Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:53 
138Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:04:18 
139Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
140Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:05:07 
141Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
142Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
143Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
144Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
145David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural  
146Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
147Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:06:24 
148Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
149Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:39 
150Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
151Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:10:06 
152Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:12:47 
153Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
154Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
155Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
156Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
157Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
158Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
159Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
Points
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team25pts
2Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
3Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda16 
4Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale14 
5Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat12 
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda10 
7Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team9 
8Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
9Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team7 
10Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named6 
11Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team5 
12Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
13Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team3 
14Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
15Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de Humaran (Cat. 3) 25km
1David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named2 
3Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de La Escrita (Cat. 2) 54km
1David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural6pts
2Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named4 
3Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named2 
4Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Mountain 3 - Alto de Ubal (Cat. 1) 70km
1David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural10pts
2Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named8 
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team6 
4Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team4 
5Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
6José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
Mountain 4 - Alto del Suceso (Cat. 3) 83km
1David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named2 
3Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD1 
Mountain 5 - Alto de La Escrita (Cat. 3) 86km
1David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named2 
3Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD1 
Mountain 6 - Alto de Beci (Cat. 3) 110km
1David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named2 
3Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Mountain 7 - Alto de San Cosme (Cat. 3) 143km
1Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3pts
2Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team2 
3Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
Sprint 1 - Zalla, 117.5km
1Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named3pts
2David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural2 
3Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan1 
Sprint 2 - Güeñes, 130km
1Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named3pts
2David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural2 
3Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Sprint 3 - Güeñes, 146.8km
1Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team3pts
2Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda2 
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Teams
1Vacansoleil - DMC Pro Cycling Team11:53:12 
2Liquigas - Cannondale  
3Euskaltel - Euskadi  
4Sky Procycling  
5Omega Pharma - Quickstep  
6Lotto Belisol Team  
7Movistar Team  
8Garmin - Barracuda  
9Astana Pro Team  
10FDJ - Big Mat  
11Katusha Team  
12BMC Racing Team  
13Caja Rural  
14GreenEdge Cycling Team  
15Lampre - ISD  
16Utensilnord Named  
17Rabobank Cycling Team  
18Radioshack - Nissan  
19AG2R La Mondiale  
20Team Saxo Bank  
General classification after stage 1
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team3:57:44 
2Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
3Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
4Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
5Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda  
7Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
8Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
9Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
10Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
11Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
12Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
13Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
14Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
15Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
16Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
17Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
18Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
19Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural  
20Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
21Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
22Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
23Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
24Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
25Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
26Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
27Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
28Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
29Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
30Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
31Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named  
32Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
33Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling  
34Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
35Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
36Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
37Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
38Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
39Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
40Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
41Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
42Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
43Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
44Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
45Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
46Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team  
47Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural  
48Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
49Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
50Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
51Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat  
52Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
53Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
54José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
55Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
56Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
57Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
58Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
59Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
60Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
61Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
62Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
63Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
64Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
65Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
66Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
67Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
68Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
69Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
70Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
71Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
72Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
73Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
74Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
75Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
76Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
77Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
78Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
79Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
80Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
81Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
82Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
83Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan  
84Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
85Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
86Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
87Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
88Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
89David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
90Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
91Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
92Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
93Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
94Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
95Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
96Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
97Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
98Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
99Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
100David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
101Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
102Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
103Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
104Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
105Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
106Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda  
107Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
108Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
109Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
110Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
111Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
112Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named  
113Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
114Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
115Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
116Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
117Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
118Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
119Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
122Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
123Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
124Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
125Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
126Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
127Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
128Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
129Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural  
130Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
131Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:28 
132Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:42 
133Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:45 
134Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
135Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:03:15 
136Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
137John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
138Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:53 
139Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:04:18 
140Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:05:07 
141Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
142Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
143Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
144Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
145David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural  
146Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
147Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:06:24 
148Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
149Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:39 
150Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
151Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:10:06 
152Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:12:47 
153Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
154Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
155Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
156Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
157Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
158Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
159Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
Points classification
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team25pts
2Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team20 
3Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda16 
4Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale14 
5Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat12 
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda10 
7Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team9 
8Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
9Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team7 
10Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named6 
11Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team5 
12Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
13Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team3 
14Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
15Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team1 
Mountains classification
1David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural28pts
2Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named20 
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team6 
4Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team4 
5Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
6Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural2 
7Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team2 
8Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
9Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named2 
10Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
11José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
12Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
13Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD1 
14Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD1 
Sprints classification
1Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named6pts
2David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural4 
3Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team3 
4Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda2 
5Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
6Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan1 
7Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Teams classification
1Vacansoleil - DMC Pro Cycling Team11:53:12 
2Liquigas - Cannondale  
3Euskaltel - Euskadi  
4Sky Procycling  
5Omega Pharma - Quickstep  
6Lotto Belisol Team  
7Movistar Team  
8Garmin - Barracuda  
9Astana Pro Team  
10FDJ - Big Mat  
11Katusha Team  
12BMC Racing Team  
13Caja Rural  
14GreenEdge Cycling Team  
15Lampre - ISD  
16Utensilnord Named  
17Rabobank Cycling Team  
18Radioshack - Nissan  
19AG2R La Mondiale  
20Team Saxo Bank  
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