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Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 2012

Date range:
April 2- 7, 2012

April 05, Stage 4: Eibar - Bera-Ibardin 151km

Rodriguez wins steep uphill battle to take stage 4 victory

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
April 05, 2012, 16:22 BST,
Updated:
April 05, 2012, 20:18 BST

Katusha racer takes over GC lead

Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha Team) charges toward a stage win

Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha Team) charges toward a stage win

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Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) won stage 4 at the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco on his ideal finishing terrain, an incredibly steep final pitch atop the category 1 Alto de Ibardin mountain finish.

A leg-snapping 18 percent gradient awaited inside the final 500 metres of the Basque race's second consecutive mountain finish, where Rodriguez unleashed an explosive surge and soloed away to victory from an elite selection of climbers.

Overnight leader Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), who started the stage tied on time with Rodriguez, did his best to limit his losses and crossed the finish line in second place at nine seconds. Sergio Henao (Sky) rounded out the top three, 12 seconds behind Rodriguez, immediately followed by Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) in the same time .

With the stage victory Rodriguez moves into the general classification lead with a nine-second advantage over Sanchez. Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan), the 2010 Pais Vasco champion and the 2011 runner-up, holds third overall at 21 seconds.

"I'm very happy with this victory," said Rodriguez. "It came on just the right day, because Igor Makarov, the president of the Russian Cycling Federation, a member of the UCI Management Committee, the head of the Russian Global Cycling Project and the president of the Board of Directors of ITERA Co., celebrates his 50th birthday today. This win is obviously for him and for his effort to bring Katusha to the top of world cycling.

"It was a really hard final part, but very suitable to my characteristics," continued Rodriguez. "First I was able to slipstream Schleck, then Poels, then I managed to pass him and win. I couldn't win this stage if my teammates didn't work like they did. They did an incredible job both yesterday and today, so I have to thank each one."

The Volta Ciclista al Pais Vasco concludes on Saturday with an 18.9km time trial, and while the race of truth has never been kind to Rodriguez, the race leader was cautiously optimistic about his chances.

"I'm happy I have the leader's jersey for the second year in a row, now we have to do all we could to keep it. It won't be easy because of Saturday's ITT. Races against the clock are not my speciality, but this one will be quite technical, with many ups and downs. It won't be a classic time trial and moreover now I have a nice gap so I think I have some chances, at least, to be on the podium in the final general classification."

Another mountain finish awaits in the Basque Country

As was the case in yesterday's mountainous stage it was another day of cool temperatures and misting rain in the Basque Country, and in a similar vein to the beginning of stage 3 today's first break didn't form until nearly an hour of fast-paced racing took place.

Evgeny Petrov (Astana) was particularly active and tried unsuccessfully to escape on the day's first of five categorised climbs, the third category Alto de Itziar at 23.5km. The persistent Russian found success, however, after 42km of racing when he attacked and was joined by Maciej Paterski (Liquigas-Cannondale) three kilometres later. Three more riders made the juncture at km 48, Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Movistar), Diego Ulissi (Lampre-ISD) and Marcos Garcia (Caja Rural), to form the early break in the 151km stage from Eibar to Bera.

The Euskaltel-Euskadi led peloton, working for race leader and stage 3 winner Sammy Sanchez, kept a tight leash on the escapees and never let their lead grow much larger than two minutes in the approach of the day's second climb at km 89.5, the category 2 Alto Aritxulegi.

A pair of GreenEdge riders, Simon Clarke and Wesley Sulzberger, launched an attack on the climb and crossed the summit 47 seconds behind the break, led through the KOM by Ulissi.

On the slick, twisting descent off the Alto Aritxulegi Garcia was dropped from the break and was picked up by Clarke and Sulzberger. The chasing trio made contact with the front four to form a seven-man escape as they began the ascent of the day's third climb, the category 2 Alto de Agina at 98.5km.

The seven escapees crested the summit of the Alto de Agina with a 57-second lead on the Euskaltel-Euskadi-peloton and on yet another treacherous descent Patxi Javier Vila (Utensilnord Named) escaped from the peloton and rode solo in an attempt to reach the break.

At km 115 the seven escapees held a 39-second lead over Vila and a 54-second advantage on the peloton over the twisting, undulating roads of the Basque Country.

Next up climbing-wise for the Pais Vasco peloton would be the first of two ascents of the Alto de Ibardin at 117.5km. The first ascent of the climb is rated as category two, while the final ascent is rated category 1 with the steep finishing pitch, not negotiated on the first ascent, tacked on for the mountain finish.

Vila would make contact with the break to form an eight-man lead group while on the first ascent of the Alto de Ibardin two more riders attacked from the field, Danish champion Nicki Sörensen (Saxo Bank) and recent Volta a Catalunya winner Michael Albasini (GreenEdge).

The breakaway topped the Alto de Ibardin 43 seconds ahead of Sörensen and Albasini and after a lightning-fast descent the pair bridged to the break with 25km remaining in the stage.

The descent took its toll on the break, however, as Vila and Garcia were dropped and absorbed by the peloton, soon followed by Sulzberger.

With 16.5km remaining Katusha took control of the peloton and upped the tempo in advance of the day's mountain finish. The hilly terrain was continuing to claim victims in the break as Madrazo and then Ulissi lost contact, unable to maintain the pace being driven by Albasini and Sörensen who had the fresher legs.

The five escapees, Albasini, Clarke, Sörensen, Petrov and Paterski, held the slimmest of leads as they hit the base of the final climb, six kilometres from the finish. Paterski soon cracked, and then Clarke succumbed to the pace-making of Albasini, while the Omega Pharma-QuickStep-led peloton, who had the break in sight, closed in on the remaining trio.

Albasini would be the last of the escapees to be caught, 2.6km from the summit, as Omega Pharma-QuickStep set a strong tempo for team captain Tony Martin.

Inside of the final two kilometres approximately 25 riders remained at the head of the race and as the climb steepened to seven percent Maxime Monfort (RadioShack-Nissan) kicked off the endgame with an attack. The Belgian's move was quickly countered by Katusha's Simon Spilak, but RadioShack-Nissan's Fränk Schleck moved to the fore under the 1km to go banner and set tempo for his teammate and GC leader Chris Horner.

Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) and then Sergio Henao (Sky) each attempted to escape just as the road's gradient dramatically steepened inside of 500 metres to go, but Joaquim Rodriguez was poised and ready to strike, and strike he did with an attack nobody could answer to claim victory and the leader's jersey.

Full Results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 3:55:56  
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:09  
3 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:12  
4 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team    
5 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 0:00:16  
6 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
7 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
8 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
10 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda    
11 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank    
12 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:21  
13 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
14 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
15 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
16 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:26  
17 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
19 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
20 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
21 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling    
22 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:33  
23 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
24 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team    
25 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:44  
26 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:47  
27 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:55  
28 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:56  
29 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:57  
30 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
31 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
32 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
33 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:01:08  
34 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
35 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:13  
36 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:01:17  
37 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:29  
38 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team    
39 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:33  
40 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:40  
41 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling 0:01:55  
42 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:01:59  
43 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:02:02  
44 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural 0:02:20  
45 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:02:34  
46 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural 0:02:39  
47 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:02:56  
48 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:02:59  
49 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
50 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
51 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 0:03:13  
52 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:24  
53 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
54 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:03:48  
55 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named 0:04:23  
56 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
57 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
58 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
59 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
60 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan    
61 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
62 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:04:27  
63 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:04:33  
64 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
65 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:45  
66 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
67 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:04:51  
68 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:04:58  
69 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:05:08  
70 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:05:51  
71 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:31  
72 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:06:44  
73 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 0:07:05  
74 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team    
75 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
76 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
77 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
78 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
79 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
80 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
81 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team    
82 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
83 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
84 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:07:26  
85 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:20  
86 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
87 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
88 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
89 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
90 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:08:24  
91 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:08:58  
92 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
93 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:09:09  
94 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:32  
95 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 0:10:34  
96 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:10:36  
97 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
98 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
99 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
100 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
101 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
102 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
103 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
104 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan    
105 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
106 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
107 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
108 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale    
109 Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team    
110 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
111 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural 0:10:42  
112 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
113 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
114 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 0:10:46  
115 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat    
116 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
117 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:10:49  
118 Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:13:51  
119 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:14:38  
120 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:14:41  
121 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan    
122 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:14:46  
123 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 0:14:47  
124 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:14:48  
125 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:14:50  
126 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:14:56  
127 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
128 Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named    
129 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:14:59  
130 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:15:04  
131 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
132 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale    
133 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:15:20  
134 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:15:22  
135 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda    
136 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:15:26  
137 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:19:28  
138 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
139 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:19:34  
140 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 0:19:40  
141 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
142 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:19:41  
143 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
144 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
DNS Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
DNS Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
DNS Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
DNF Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
DNF Edoardo Girardi (Ita) Utensilnord Named    
Mountain 1 - Alto de Itziar (Cat. 3), 24km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 3  pts
2 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 2  
3 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Mountain 2 - Alto de Aritxulegi (Cat. 2), 90km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  pts
2 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
3 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 2  
4 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 1  
Mountain 3 - Alto de Agiña (Cat. 2), 98km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 6  pts
2 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4  
3 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
4 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 1  
Mountian 4- Alto de Ibardin (Cat. 2), 118km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 6  pts
2 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 4  
3 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
4 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
Mountain 5 - Finish
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 10  pts
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
3 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 6  
4 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 4  
5 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 2  
6 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
Sprint 1 - Cantera Bera, 111km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 3  pts
2 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
3 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
Sprint 2 - Sare - Sara, 133.5km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 2  
3 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Sprint 3 - Bera,144.8km
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  pts
2 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
3 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 1  
Points
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 25  pts
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 20  
3 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 16  
4 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 14  
5 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 12  
6 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 10  
7 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 9  
8 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 8  
9 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 7  
10 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 6  
11 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 5  
12 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 4  
13 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 3  
14 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 2  
15 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Teams
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katusha Team 11:48:30  
2 Sky Procycling 0:00:12  
3 AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:36  
4 Movistar Team 0:01:19  
5 Radioshack-Nissan 0:01:23  
6 Team Saxo Bank 0:02:16  
7 Garmin - Barracuda 0:02:59  
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:06  
9 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:35  
10 Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:04:54  
11 Astana Pro Team 0:05:00  
12 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:06:39  
13 Lampre - ISD 0:07:00  
14 BMC Racing Team 0:07:23  
15 Caja Rural 0:07:30  
16 Greenedge Cycling Team 0:08:02  
17 Lotto Belisol Team 0:09:49  
18 FDJ-Big Mat 0:12:10  
19 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:17:16  
20 Utensilnord Named 0:21:55  
General classification after stage 4
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 16:02:02  
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:09  
3 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:00:21  
4 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 0:00:24  
5 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 0:00:28  
7 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
8 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team    
9 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling    
10 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD    
11 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team    
12 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:33  
13 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep    
14 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team    
15 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 0:00:38  
16 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
17 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 0:00:45  
19 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
20 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:01:01  
21 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:06  
22 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:16  
23 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:25  
24 Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan 0:01:37  
25 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:39  
26 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team 0:01:43  
27 Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:56  
28 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team    
29 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan    
30 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:02:19  
31 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:24  
32 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:02:28  
33 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:02:32  
34 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:02:39  
35 Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:02:49  
36 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:57  
37 Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural 0:03:19  
38 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling 0:03:47  
39 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:03:58  
40 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:02  
41 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:04:35  
42 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:52  
43 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 0:04:57  
44 Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:59  
45 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:05:32  
46 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:58  
47 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:05:59  
48 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:06:01  
49 Patxi Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Utensilnord Named 0:06:15  
50 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural 0:06:35  
51 Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank 0:07:19  
52 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:07:47  
53 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:08:00  
54 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:08:15  
55 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
56 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:08:19  
57 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:08:25  
58 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:08:32  
59 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:08:40  
60 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan 0:08:56  
61 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:09:10  
62 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:09:39  
63 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:10:11  
64 Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
65 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:10:24  
66 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 0:11:45  
67 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 0:12:21  
68 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team    
69 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD    
70 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:12:32  
71 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:13:09  
72 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:13:36  
73 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:14:10  
74 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:14:33  
75 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:15:45  
76 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:16:34  
77 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:16:35  
78 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:17:15  
79 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
80 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:18:00  
81 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:18:20  
82 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:18:46  
83 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:18:54  
84 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:18:55  
85 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:20:50  
86 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:21:10  
87 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:21:27  
88 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:21:52  
89 Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:21:54  
90 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:22:50  
91 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:23:13  
92 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:23:41  
93 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:23:45  
94 Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:23:57  
95 Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:24:37  
96 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:24:51  
97 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team    
98 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat    
99 Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural 0:24:57  
100 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 0:25:01  
101 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:25:09  
102 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:25:23  
103 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:25:44  
104 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:25:53  
105 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:26:11  
106 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:26:12  
107 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:26:49  
108 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:27:01  
109 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:27:05  
110 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:27:23  
111 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:28:26  
112 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team 0:28:38  
113 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:28:58  
114 Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:29:19  
115 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:29:41  
116 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:29:43  
117 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:29:54  
118 Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:31:05  
119 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 0:31:57  
120 Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:32:30  
121 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:33:06  
122 Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:34:11  
123 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:34:14  
124 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:35:59  
125 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 0:36:08  
126 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 0:36:41  
127 Oleg Berdos (Mda) Utensilnord Named 0:36:49  
128 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:36:57  
129 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:38:31  
130 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 0:39:43  
131 Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:41:23  
132 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team 0:41:26  
133 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:41:27  
134 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 0:41:59  
135 Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:42:18  
136 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:44:16  
137 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:45:21  
138 Travis Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:49:41  
139 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:50:16  
140 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 0:51:03  
141 Frederico Rocchetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:51:37  
142 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:53:49  
143 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 0:54:09  
144 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 0:54:36  
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 30  
4 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team 22  
5 Davide Mucelli (Ita) Utensilnord Named 21  
6 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 18  
7 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 16  
8 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 16  
9 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 10  
10 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 10  
11 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 8  
12 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 8  
13 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja Rural 8  
14 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 6  
15 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 6  
16 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 6  
17 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 6  
18 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 5  
19 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 4  
20 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 4  
21 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 4  
22 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
23 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 3  
24 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 3  
25 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
26 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 2  
27 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 2  
28 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 2  
29 Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja Rural 2  
30 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2  
31 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
32 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
33 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1  
34 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
35 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
36 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 1  
37 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
38 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD 1  
39 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
40 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1  
41 Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD 1  
42 Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
Sprints 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 Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team 5  
5 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 5  
6 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 5  
7 David de la Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural 4  
8 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 3  
9 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 3  
10 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 3  
11 Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 3  
12 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 3  
13 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda 2  
14 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 2  
15 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
16 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 2  
17 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
18 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 1  
19 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
20 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
21 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1  
22 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1  
23 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat 1  
Points classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 46  pts
2 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team 45  
3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 39  
4 Daryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling Team 30  
5 Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 29  
6 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 24  
7 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 24  
8 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda 24  
9 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team 21  
10 Allan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team 20  
11 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 19  
12 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 18  
13 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Barracuda 18  
14 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling 18  
15 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 16  
16 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 16  
17 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 16  
18 Davide Appollonio (Ita) Sky Procycling 16  
19 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15  
20 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 13  
21 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 12  
22 Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team 12  
23 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team 11  
24 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 9  
25 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
26 Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Utensilnord Named 6  
27 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD 6  
28 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team 5  
29 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank 5  
30 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 5  
31 Filippo Baggio (Ita) Utensilnord Named 5  
32 Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling 4  
33 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 3  
34 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 3  
35 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team 3  
36 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
37 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep 2  
Teams classification
# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Katusha Team 48:07:12  
2 Sky Procycling 0:01:11  
3 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:26  
4 Movistar Team 0:01:31  
5 Radioshack-Nissan 0:02:48  
6 Garmin - Barracuda 0:04:21  
7 Team Saxo Bank 0:05:14  
8 Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team 0:06:40  
9 Astana Pro Team 0:07:27  
10 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:07:57  
11 Lampre - ISD 0:07:59  
12 BMC Racing Team 0:09:47  
13 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:09:48  
14 Caja Rural 0:12:17  
15 FDJ-Big Mat 0:16:04  
16 Omega Pharma-Quickstep 0:17:11  
17 Lotto Belisol Team 0:18:21  
18 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:36:35  
19 Utensilnord Named 0:42:54  
20 Greenedge Cycling Team 1:11:41