Sanchez wins queen stage from three-man break

Euskaltel-Euskadi rider new general classification leader

For the third straight year Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) has prevailed on the mountain finish in Eibar-Arrate and with his stage victory the reigning Olympic champion moved into the overall lead at the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco.

Sanchez's finishing kick was too much for his two breakaway companions, Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan), who finished in second and third respectively on the Basque country's queen stage and also occupy the same positions on general classification, tied on time with Sanchez.

The trio escaped 4.5km from the finish on the day's seventh and final climb, the first category Alto de Usartza, and held off the pursuit of a chase group which grew in size from seven to 17 riders by the time it reached the finish. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) took the sprint for fourth place, 12 seconds in arrears of the lead trio, followed by Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) and Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in fifth and sixth.

As no time bonuses are in effect during the race, the riders in the chase group are now clustered on time 12 seconds behind the lead trio on general classification. Based on stage placings, Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) is the best of the bunch and now holds fourth overall.

The peloton had swept up the stage's final two escapees, Katusha teammates Giampaolo Caruso and Angel Vicioso Arcos, at the base of the Usartza ascent, setting the stage for a showdown amongst the general classification contenders on the stage's final six kilometres.

2010 Vuelta al Pais Vasco overall winner Chris Horner launched the initial salvo, rocketing off the front with Astana's Robert Kiserlovski in tow. Joaquim Rodriguez and Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) soon bridged to Horner and Kiserlovski, but the attack was short-lived and quickly shut down.

Sergio Henao (Sky) set tempo at the head of the race until Rodriguez launched an attack with 4.5km remaining. The Katusha captain was quickly marked by Horner and as the duo rode away from the lead group Samuel Sanchez was able to make the juncture in what would be the stage's decisive break. The Euskaltel-Euskadi rider was put under pressure as the three leaders hit the steepest pitch of the ascent at 11.6 percent, but Sanchez is very familiar with the climb and managed to claw his way back to Rodriguez and Horner as the road's gradient lessened slightly.

The Alto de Usartza summit is situated 1.4km from the stage conclusion at Eibar-Arrate, and there's actually a slight descent from the KOM to the finish line. Not wanting to arrive at the finish line in the company of Sanchez, Horner launched an attack with 2.5km to go, but it was quickly neutralised.

In the meantime, a seven-man chase group had formed behind Sanchez, Horner, and Rodriguez containing Damiano Cunego, Michele Scarponi, Sergio Henao, Bauke Mollema, Tony Martin, Robert Kiserlovski and Simon Spilak (Katusha). As the three leaders rode under the flamme rouge at 1km to go their lead was 11 seconds and on the twisting parcours to the finish line they were out of sight of their pursuers, who would increase in numbers to 17 just prior to the finish. Sanchez came to the fore of the lead trio in the finale and Rodriguez and Horner had no response to the Spaniard's final kick to the line.

Seven categorised climbs loom on queen stage

Under cool and overcast conditions, the race quickly sparked to life as the peloton headed out of Vitoria-Gasteiz for the 164km queen stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco. Numerous attacks were launched as riders attempted to form the early break, but the chemistry wasn't right until five men went clear after 24km had been covered: José Herrada Lopez (Movistar), Jussi Veikkanen (FDJ-Big Mat), Mads Christensen (Saxo Bank), Antonio Piedra Perez (Caja Rural) and Davide Mucelli (Utensilnord Named).

After dispatching of the day's opening climb, the category 2 Alto de Krutzeta, and with the second climb of the day approaching at 62.6km, the category 2 Alto de Asentzio, harmony in the break came to a cessation as Piedra aroused the ire of Veikkanen and Christensen. The FDJ-Big Mat and Saxo Bank riders began attacking the break in order to dislodge Piedra and as a result their lead dropped from 4:20 to 3:40.

On the climb of the Alto de Krutzeta Herrada and Christensen rode away from their three breakaway companions and after 72km of racing they held a 26-second lead on Veikkanen, Piedra and Mucelli while the peloton's deficit to the leaders grew to 5:35.

Veikkanen eventually separated himself from Piedra and Mucelli and joined Herrada and Christensen in the race lead.

Christensen led the break over the next two climbs, the category 2 Alto de Karabieta and category 3 Alto de Miñota, but on the first severe climbing test of the day, the category 1 Alto de Ixua, the break fractured under the impetus of Herrada, first dropping Veikkanen and then Christensen.

As the Movistar rider continued alone in the race lead through an ever-increasing throng of passionate Basque fans on the climb's upper slopes, his teammate and race leader Jose Joaquin Rojas was dropped from the peloton and would ultimately surrender more than 16 minutes and the leader's jersey.

Herrada crested the Alto de Ixua alone, followed by Christensen and the a pair of Katusha riders who had attacked the peloton on the climb, Giampaolo Caruso and Angel Vicioso Arcos. Much of the break's lead vanished on the ascent as the Katusha duo crossed the summit 1:15 back with the peloton only six seconds further behind.

Herrada managed to top the penultimate climb, the category 2 Alto de San Miguel at 143km, still alone in the lead, while Caruso and Vicioso dropped Christensen and arrived at the summit only 13 seconds behind the Spaniard. Euskaltel-Euskadi riders had massed at the front of the peloton with Egoi Martinez leading the main group over the summit 34 seconds later.

Caruso and Vicioso caught Herrada on the descent and the lead trio rolled through the day's final intermediate sprint in Eibar, 11km from the finish, with a slender 18-second advantage. Liguigas-Cannondale had now supplanted Euskaltel-Euskadi at the head of the peloton and as the road tilted upwards, just prior to reaching the base of the finishing Alto de Usartza ascent, the escape was neutralised and the stage set for fireworks on the concluding category 1 climb.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3:58:15 
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:12 
5Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
6Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
7Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
8Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
9Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team  
10Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling  
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
12Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
13Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
14Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
15Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
16Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda  
17Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
18Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
19Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
20David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
21Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:35 
22Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:50 
23Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
24Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
25Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
26Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
27David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
28Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:59 
29Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural  
30Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
31Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
32Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
33Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
34Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
35Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
36Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
37Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
38Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
39Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
40Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
41Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:16 
42Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
43Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
44Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
45Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
46Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:01:23 
47Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:31 
48Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
49Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
50Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:01:44 
51Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
52Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named0:01:52 
53Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
54Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:02:01 
55Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
56Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale  
57Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
58Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:02:28 
59Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:02:34 
60Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:03:22 
61Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:24 
62Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural  
63Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
64Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
65Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:57 
66Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:33 
67Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:16 
68Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
69Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team  
70Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
71Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team  
72Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
73Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
74Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
75Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
76Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
77Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
78Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:31 
79José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:43 
80Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda  
81Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
82Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
83Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
84Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:06:47 
85Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
86Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:11 
87Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
88Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
89Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:08:15 
90Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:55 
91Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
92Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
93Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
94Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan  
95Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:54 
96Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:07 
97Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
98Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale  
99Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:15 
100Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
101Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
102Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
103Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
104Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
105Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
106Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
107Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
108Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
109Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team  
110Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat  
111Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
112Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
113Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural  
114Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
115John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
116Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:16:17 
117Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
118Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
119Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team  
120Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
121Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
122Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:21:21 
123David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural  
124Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda  
125Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
126Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
127Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
128Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
129Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
130Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
131Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team  
132Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
133Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
134Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
135Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
136Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
137Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
138Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
139Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
140Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda  
141Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
142Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
143Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
144Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
145Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
146Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
147Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
148Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural  
149Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
150Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
151Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
152Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named  
153Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
154Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named  
155Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
DNFRobert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
Mountain 1 - Alto de Krutzeta (Cat. 2), 35km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 pts
2Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural4 
3José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2 
4Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de Asentzio (Cat. 2), 63km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 pts
2José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team4 
3Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat2 
4Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named1 
Mountain 3 - Alto de Karabieta (Cat. 2), 92km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank6 pts
2José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team4 
3Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat2 
4Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural1 
Mountain 4 - Alto de Miñota (Cat. 3), 111km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3 pts
2José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2 
3Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat1 
Mountain 5 - Alto de Ixua (Cat. 1), 132km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team10 pts
2Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank8 
3Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team6 
4Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team4 
5Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2 
6Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1 
Mountain 6 - Alto de San Miguel (Cat. 2), 143km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team6 pts
2Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team4 
3Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team2 
4Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 7 - Alto de Usartza (Cat. 1), 163km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan10 pts
2Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
3Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team6 
4Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
5Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team2 
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi25 pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team20 
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan16 
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team14 
5Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD12 
6Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep10 
7Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD9 
8Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling8 
9Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team7 
10Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling6 
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team5 
12Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team4 
13Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team3 
14Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
15Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1 
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katusha Team11:55:09 
2Movistar Team0:00:12 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:00:50 
4Lampre - ISD0:00:59 
5Sky Procycling  
6Garmin - Barracuda0:01:22 
7Radioshack-Nissan0:01:25 
8Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:01:46 
9BMC Racing Team0:02:24 
10Astana Pro Team0:02:27 
11Team Saxo Bank0:02:58 
12Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:22 
13FDJ-Big Mat0:03:54 
14Caja Rural0:04:47 
15Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:42 
16Lotto Belisol Team0:08:32 
17Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:10:32 
18Rabobank Cycling Team0:19:19 
19Utensilnord Named0:20:59 
20Greenedge Cycling Team1:03:39 
General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12:06:06 
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
3Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team  
4Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:12 
5Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
6Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
7Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team  
8Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
9Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team  
10Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
11Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling  
12Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team  
13Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
14Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team  
15Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
16Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
17Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
18Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team  
19Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
20Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:35 
21David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:44 
22Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:50 
23Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
24Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
25David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan  
27Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
28Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:59 
29Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team  
30Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling  
31Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team  
32Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team  
33Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan  
34Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
35Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team  
36Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda  
37Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD  
38Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural  
39Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:16 
40Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
41Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
42Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:01:23 
43Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:31 
44Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale  
45Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
46Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:35 
47Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:44 
48Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank  
49Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named0:01:52 
50Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling  
51Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:01 
52Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team  
53Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:02:28 
54Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:02:33 
55Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank  
56Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:02:34 
57Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:03:22 
58Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:03:24 
59Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan  
60Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:03:28 
61Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:56 
62Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale  
63Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:57 
64Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:33 
65Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:05:16 
66Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
67Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
68Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team  
69Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
70Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team  
71Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD  
72Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:05:48 
73Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
74Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
75Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:06:13 
76Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:31 
77Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:06:43 
78Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
79Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:06:47 
80Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:10 
81Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:11 
82Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:55 
83Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
84Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
85José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:57 
86Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda  
87Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:25 
88Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:26 
89Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:10:34 
90Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:52 
91Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:10:55 
92Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:07 
93Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:49 
94Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:11:50 
95Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:21 
96Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:14:15 
97Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
98Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
99Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale  
100Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural  
101Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team  
102Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat  
103Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat  
104Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:14:47 
105Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
106Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team  
107Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:15:11 
108Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:16:06 
109Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:16:17 
110Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
111Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
112Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:16:29 
113Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
114Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team  
115Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:17:00 
116Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team0:18:02 
117Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:14 
118John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:19:44 
119Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda0:21:21 
120Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
121Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team  
122Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
123Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
124Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural  
125Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
126Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
127Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
128Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:21:53 
129Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team  
130Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep  
131Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named  
132Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team  
133Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:22:30 
134Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:23:35 
135Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:23:38 
136Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:24:21 
137Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:24:35 
138Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:24:59 
139Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
140Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:25:03 
141Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:25:46 
142Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team0:26:36 
143Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:27:37 
144Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:29:59 
145Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:30:34 
146Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:30:36 
147David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural0:31:25 
148Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:34:08 
149Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
150Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:34:28 
151Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural0:34:56 
152Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:36:22 
153Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named0:37:46 
154Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:39:05 
155Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:46:09 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank35 pts
2David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural30 
3José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team29 
4Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named21 
5Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat18 
6Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan10 
7Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
8Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team8 
9Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team8 
10Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural8 
11Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team7 
12Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team6 
13Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team6 
14Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat6 
15Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural5 
16Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4 
17Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3 
18Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3 
19Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team2 
20Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team2 
21Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team2 
22Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural2 
23Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team2 
24Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named2 
25Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
26Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1 
27Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
28Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale1 
29Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD1 
30Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team1 
31Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
32Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD1 
33Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank8 pts
2Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural8 
3Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named7 
4Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named5 
5José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team5 
6David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural4 
7Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team3 
8Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team3 
9Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda2 
10Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team2 
11Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
12Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1 
13Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat1 
14Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan1 
15Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
16Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team39 pts
2Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team30 
3Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi26 
4Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale24 
5Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda24 
6Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team21 
7Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team20 
8Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team20 
9Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan16 
10Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team16 
11Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team16 
12Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling16 
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team14 
14Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda12 
15Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD12 
16Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat12 
17Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team12 
18Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep10 
19Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD9 
20Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling8 
21Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
22Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team7 
23Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling6 
24Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named6 
25Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD6 
26Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team5 
27Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team5 
28Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named5 
29Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team4 
30Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling4 
31Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team3 
32Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3 
33Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team3 
34Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2 
35Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katusha Team36:18:42 
2Movistar Team0:00:12 
3AG2R La Mondiale0:00:50 
4Sky Procycling0:00:59 
5Lampre - ISD  
6Garmin - Barracuda0:01:22 
7Radioshack-Nissan0:01:25 
8Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:01:46 
9BMC Racing Team0:02:24 
10Astana Pro Team0:02:27 
11Team Saxo Bank0:02:58 
12Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:22 
13FDJ-Big Mat0:03:54 
14Caja Rural0:04:47 
15Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:42 
16Lotto Belisol Team0:08:32 
17Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:10:32 
18Rabobank Cycling Team0:19:19 
19Utensilnord Named0:20:59 
20Greenedge Cycling Team1:03:39 

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