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Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 2012

Date range:
April 2- 7, 2012

April 02, Stage 1: Güeñes 153km

Rojas wins stage 1 at Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

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Cycling News
Published:
April 02, 2012, 16:23 BST,
Updated:
April 02, 2012, 20:09 BST

Spanish champion first race leader

Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) wins the opening stage of the 2012 Vuelta al Pais Vasco

Jose Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) wins the opening stage of the 2012 Vuelta al Pais Vasco

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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
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 3:57:44  
2 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
3 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda    
4 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
5 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda    
7 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
8 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
9 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
10 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
11 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
12 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
13 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
14 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
15 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
16 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
17 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
18 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
19 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural    
20 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
21 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
22 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
23 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
24 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
25 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
26 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
27 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
28 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
29 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
30 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
31 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named    
32 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
33 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
34 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
35 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
36 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
37 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
38 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
39 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
40 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
41 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
42 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
43 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
44 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
45 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
46 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team    
47 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural    
48 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
49 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
51 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat    
52 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
53 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
54 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
55 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
56 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale    
57 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
58 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
59 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
60 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
61 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
62 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
63 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
64 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
65 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
66 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
67 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
68 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
69 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
70 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
71 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
72 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
73 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
74 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
75 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
76 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
77 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
78 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
79 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
80 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
81 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
82 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
83 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
84 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
85 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
86 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
87 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
88 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
89 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
90 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
91 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
92 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
93 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
94 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
95 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
96 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
97 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
98 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
99 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
100 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
101 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
102 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
103 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
104 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
105 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
106 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:28  
107 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda    
108 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
109 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
110 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
111 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
112 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
113 Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named    
114 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
115 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
116 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
117 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
118 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
119 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
120 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
121 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
122 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
123 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
124 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
125 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
126 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
127 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
128 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
129 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:02:42  
130 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:45  
131 Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
132 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
133 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:03:15  
134 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
135 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
136 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural    
137 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:03:53  
138 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:04:18  
139 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
140 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:05:07  
141 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
142 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
143 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
144 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
145 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural    
146 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural    
147 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:06:24  
148 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
149 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:39  
150 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
151 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:10:06  
152 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:12:47  
153 Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
154 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
155 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
156 Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
157 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
158 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
159 Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
Points
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 25 pts
2 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 20  
3 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 16  
4 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 14  
5 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 12  
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 10  
7 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 9  
8 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
9 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 7  
10 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 6  
11 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team 5  
12 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 4  
13 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 3  
14 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
15 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1  
Mountain 1 - Alto de Humaran (Cat. 3) 25km
1 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 2  
3 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
Mountain 2 - Alto de La Escrita (Cat. 2) 54km
1 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 6 pts
2 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 4  
3 Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named 2  
4 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
Mountain 3 - Alto de Ubal (Cat. 1) 70km
1 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 10 pts
2 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 8  
3 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 6  
4 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 4  
5 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
6 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Mountain 4 - Alto del Suceso (Cat. 3) 83km
1 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 2  
3 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
Mountain 5 - Alto de La Escrita (Cat. 3) 86km
1 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 2  
3 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 1  
Mountain 6 - Alto de Beci (Cat. 3) 110km
1 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 2  
3 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Mountain 7 - Alto de San Cosme (Cat. 3) 143km
1 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3 pts
2 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 2  
3 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
Sprint 1 - Zalla, 117.5km
1 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 3 pts
2 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
3 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
Sprint 2 - Güeñes, 130km
1 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 3 pts
2 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
3 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Sprint 3 - Güeñes, 146.8km
1 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 3 pts
2 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 2  
3 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Teams
1 Vacansoleil - DMC Pro Cycling Team 11:53:12  
2 Liquigas - Cannondale    
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
4 Sky Procycling    
5 Omega Pharma - Quickstep    
6 Lotto Belisol Team    
7 Movistar Team    
8 Garmin - Barracuda    
9 Astana Pro Team    
10 FDJ - Big Mat    
11 Katusha Team    
12 BMC Racing Team    
13 Caja Rural    
14 GreenEdge Cycling Team    
15 Lampre - ISD    
16 Utensilnord Named    
17 Rabobank Cycling Team    
18 Radioshack - Nissan    
19 AG2R La Mondiale    
20 Team Saxo Bank    
General classification after stage 1
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 3:57:44  
2 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
3 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda    
4 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
5 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda    
7 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
8 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
9 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
10 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
11 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
12 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
13 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
14 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
15 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
16 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
17 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
18 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
19 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural    
20 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
21 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
22 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
23 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
24 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
25 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
26 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
27 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
28 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
29 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
30 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
31 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named    
32 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
33 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
34 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
35 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
36 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
37 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
38 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
39 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
40 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
41 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
42 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
43 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
44 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
45 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
46 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team    
47 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural    
48 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
49 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
51 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat    
52 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
53 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
54 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
55 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
56 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale    
57 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
58 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
59 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
60 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
61 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
62 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
63 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
64 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
65 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
66 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
67 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
68 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
69 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
70 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
71 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
72 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
73 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
74 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
75 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
76 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
77 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
78 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
79 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
80 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
81 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
82 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
83 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
84 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
85 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
86 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
87 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
88 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
89 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
90 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
91 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
92 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
93 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
94 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
95 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
96 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
97 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
98 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
99 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
100 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
101 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
102 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
103 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
104 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
105 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
106 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda    
107 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
108 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
109 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
110 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
111 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
112 Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named    
113 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
114 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
115 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
116 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
117 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
118 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
119 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
120 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
121 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
122 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
123 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
124 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
125 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
126 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
127 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
128 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
129 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural    
130 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
131 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:28  
132 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:02:42  
133 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:45  
134 Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
135 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:03:15  
136 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
137 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
138 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:03:53  
139 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:04:18  
140 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:05:07  
141 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
142 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
143 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
144 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
145 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural    
146 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural    
147 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:06:24  
148 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
149 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:39  
150 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
151 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:10:06  
152 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:12:47  
153 Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
154 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
155 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
156 Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
157 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
158 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
159 Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
Points classification
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 25 pts
2 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 20  
3 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 16  
4 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 14  
5 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 12  
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 10  
7 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 9  
8 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
9 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 7  
10 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 6  
11 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team 5  
12 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 4  
13 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 3  
14 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
15 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1  
Mountains classification
1 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 28 pts
2 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 20  
3 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 6  
4 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 4  
5 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
6 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
7 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 2  
8 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
9 Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named 2  
10 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
11 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
12 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
13 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 1  
14 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
Sprints classification
1 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 6 pts
2 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 4  
3 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 3  
4 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 2  
5 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
6 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
7 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Teams classification
1 Vacansoleil - DMC Pro Cycling Team 11:53:12  
2 Liquigas - Cannondale    
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
4 Sky Procycling    
5 Omega Pharma - Quickstep    
6 Lotto Belisol Team    
7 Movistar Team    
8 Garmin - Barracuda    
9 Astana Pro Team    
10 FDJ - Big Mat    
11 Katusha Team    
12 BMC Racing Team    
13 Caja Rural    
14 GreenEdge Cycling Team    
15 Lampre - ISD    
16 Utensilnord Named    
17 Rabobank Cycling Team    
18 Radioshack - Nissan    
19 AG2R La Mondiale    
20 Team Saxo Bank