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Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 2012

Date range:
April 2- 7, 2012

April 04, Stage 3: Vitoria-Gasteiz - Eibar-Arrate 164km

Sanchez wins queen stage from three-man break

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
April 04, 2012, 16:17 BST,
Updated:
April 05, 2012, 0:02 BST

Euskaltel-Euskadi rider new general classification leader

Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) scores big on home soil with a stage victory at Eibar-Arrate for the third straight year.

Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) scores big on home soil with a stage victory at Eibar-Arrate for the third straight year.

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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) Team Result
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3:58:15  
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
3 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:12  
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
6 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
7 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
8 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
9 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team    
10 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
11 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
12 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
13 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
14 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
15 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
16 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda    
17 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
18 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
19 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
20 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team    
21 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:35  
22 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:00:50  
23 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
24 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
25 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
26 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
27 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
28 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:59  
29 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural    
30 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
31 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
32 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
33 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
34 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
35 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
36 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
37 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
38 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
39 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
40 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
41 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:16  
42 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
43 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
44 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
45 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
46 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:01:23  
47 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:31  
48 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
49 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
50 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:44  
51 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
52 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named 0:01:52  
53 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
54 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:02:01  
55 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
56 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale    
57 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
58 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:02:28  
59 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:34  
60 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:03:22  
61 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:24  
62 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural    
63 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
64 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
65 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:03:57  
66 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:33  
67 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:16  
68 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
69 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
70 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
71 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
72 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
73 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
74 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
75 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
76 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
77 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
78 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:06:31  
79 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:06:43  
80 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda    
81 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
82 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
83 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
84 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:06:47  
85 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
86 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:08:11  
87 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
88 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
89 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:08:15  
90 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:55  
91 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
92 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
93 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
94 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
95 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:54  
96 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:11:07  
97 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
98 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
99 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:14:15  
100 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
101 Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
102 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
103 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
104 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
105 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
106 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
107 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
108 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
109 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team    
110 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat    
111 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
112 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
113 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural    
114 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
115 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
116 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:16:17  
117 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
118 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
119 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team    
120 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
121 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
122 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:21:21  
123 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural    
124 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda    
125 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
126 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
127 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
128 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
129 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
130 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
131 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
132 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
133 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
134 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
135 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
136 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
137 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
138 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
139 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
140 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda    
141 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
142 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
143 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
144 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
145 Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
146 Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
147 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
148 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural    
149 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
150 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
151 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
152 Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named    
153 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
154 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
155 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
DNF Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
Mountain 1 - Alto de Krutzeta (Cat. 2), 35km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 6  pts
2 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 4  
3 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
4 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 1  
Mountain 2 - Alto de Asentzio (Cat. 2), 63km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 6  pts
2 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
3 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 2  
4 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 1  
Mountain 3 - Alto de Karabieta (Cat. 2), 92km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 6  pts
2 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
3 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 2  
4 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
Mountain 4 - Alto de Miñota (Cat. 3), 111km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  pts
2 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
3 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 1  
Mountain 5 - Alto de Ixua (Cat. 1), 132km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 10  pts
2 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 8  
3 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 6  
4 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 4  
5 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
6 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1  
Mountain 6 - Alto de San Miguel (Cat. 2), 143km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 6  pts
2 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 4  
3 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 2  
4 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Mountain 7 - Alto de Usartza (Cat. 1), 163km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 10  pts
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 6  
4 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4  
5 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 2  
6 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 25  pts
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 20  
3 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 16  
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 14  
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 12  
6 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 10  
7 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 9  
8 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 8  
9 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 7  
10 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 6  
11 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 5  
12 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 4  
13 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 3  
14 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
15 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katusha Team 11:55:09  
2 Movistar Team 0:00:12  
3 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:50  
4 Lampre - ISD 0:00:59  
5 Sky Procycling    
6 Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:22  
7 Radioshack-Nissan 0:01:25  
8 Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:01:46  
9 BMC Racing Team 0:02:24  
10 Astana Pro Team 0:02:27  
11 Team Saxo Bank 0:02:58  
12 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:22  
13 FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:54  
14 Caja Rural 0:04:47  
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:42  
16 Lotto Belisol Team 0:08:32  
17 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:10:32  
18 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:19:19  
19 Utensilnord Named 0:20:59  
20 Greenedge Cycling Team 1:03:39  
General classification after stage 3
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 12:06:06  
2 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
3 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team    
4 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:12  
5 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
6 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
7 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
8 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
9 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team    
10 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
11 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
12 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
13 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
14 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team    
15 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
17 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
18 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
19 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
20 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:35  
21 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:44  
22 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:50  
23 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
24 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
25 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
26 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan    
27 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
28 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:59  
29 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
30 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
31 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
32 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
33 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
34 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
35 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team    
36 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
37 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
38 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural    
39 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:16  
40 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
41 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
42 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:01:23  
43 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:31  
44 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale    
45 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
46 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:01:35  
47 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 0:01:44  
48 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
49 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named 0:01:52  
50 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling    
51 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:01  
52 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
53 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:02:28  
54 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:02:33  
55 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank    
56 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:34  
57 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:03:22  
58 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:03:24  
59 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
60 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:28  
61 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural 0:03:56  
62 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale    
63 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:03:57  
64 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:04:33  
65 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 0:05:16  
66 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
67 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
68 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
69 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
70 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team    
71 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
72 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:05:48  
73 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
74 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
75 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:06:13  
76 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:06:31  
77 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:06:43  
78 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
79 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:06:47  
80 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:08:10  
81 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:08:11  
82 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:55  
83 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
84 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
85 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:08:57  
86 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Barracuda    
87 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:25  
88 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10:26  
89 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:10:34  
90 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:10:52  
91 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:55  
92 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:11:07  
93 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:49  
94 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:11:50  
95 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:13:21  
96 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:14:15  
97 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
98 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
99 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
100 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural    
101 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
102 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat    
103 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
104 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:14:47  
105 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
106 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
107 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:15:11  
108 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:16:06  
109 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:16:17  
110 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
111 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
112 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:16:29  
113 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
114 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
115 Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:17:00  
116 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:18:02  
117 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:18:14  
118 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:44  
119 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 0:21:21  
120 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
121 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team    
122 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
123 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
124 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
125 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
126 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
127 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
128 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:21:53  
129 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
130 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
131 Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named    
132 Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
133 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:22:30  
134 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:23:35  
135 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:23:38  
136 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:24:21  
137 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:24:35  
138 Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda 0:24:59  
139 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
140 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:25:03  
141 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:25:46  
142 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:26:36  
143 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:27:37  
144 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:29:59  
145 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:30:34  
146 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:30:36  
147 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 0:31:25  
148 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:34:08  
149 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
150 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:34:28  
151 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 0:34:56  
152 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:36:22  
153 Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:37:46  
154 Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:39:05  
155 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:46:09  
Mountains classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 35  pts
2 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 30  
3 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 29  
4 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 21  
5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 18  
6 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 10  
7 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
8 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 8  
9 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 8  
10 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 8  
11 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 7  
12 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 6  
13 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 6  
14 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 6  
15 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 5  
16 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4  
17 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
18 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 3  
19 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 2  
20 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 2  
21 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 2  
22 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
23 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
24 Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named 2  
25 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
26 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1  
27 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
28 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
29 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 1  
30 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1  
31 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
32 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
33 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Sprint classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 8  pts
2 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 8  
3 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 7  
4 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 5  
5 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
6 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 4  
7 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 3  
8 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 3  
9 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 2  
10 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 2  
11 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
12 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1  
13 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 1  
14 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
15 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
16 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 39  pts
2 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team 30  
3 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 26  
4 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 24  
5 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 24  
6 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 21  
7 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 20  
8 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 20  
9 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 16  
10 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 16  
11 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 16  
12 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 16  
13 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 14  
14 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 12  
15 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 12  
16 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 12  
17 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 12  
18 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 10  
19 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 9  
20 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 8  
21 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
22 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 7  
23 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 6  
24 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 6  
25 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
26 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 5  
27 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 5  
28 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 5  
29 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 4  
30 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 4  
31 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 3  
32 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 3  
33 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 3  
34 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
35 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katusha Team 36:18:42  
2 Movistar Team 0:00:12  
3 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:50  
4 Sky Procycling 0:00:59  
5 Lampre - ISD    
6 Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:22  
7 Radioshack-Nissan 0:01:25  
8 Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:01:46  
9 BMC Racing Team 0:02:24  
10 Astana Pro Team 0:02:27  
11 Team Saxo Bank 0:02:58  
12 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:22  
13 FDJ-Big Mat 0:03:54  
14 Caja Rural 0:04:47  
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:42  
16 Lotto Belisol Team 0:08:32  
17 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:10:32  
18 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:19:19  
19 Utensilnord Named 0:20:59  
20 Greenedge Cycling Team 1:03:39