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Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 2013

Date range:
April 1- 6, 2013

April 2, Stage 2: Elgoibar - Vitoria (Gasteiz) 170km

Impey delivers Orica-GreenEdge's second straight Pais Vasco stage win

By:
Peter Hymas
Published:
April 2, 2013, 15:27,
Updated:
April 3, 2013, 15:21

Gavazzi takes over GC lead

Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) celebrates victory in stage 2 at the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) celebrates victory in stage 2 at the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco

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Daryl Impey continued Orica-GreenEdge's run of success at the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco as he scored the team's second straight stage win following Simon Gerrans's victory on the opening day yesterday.

Gerrans, the overnight race leader, as well as teammate Michael Matthews played a key role in the stage 2 lead-out for Impey as the South African prevailed in Vitoria for the second straight year. Gerrans stretched out the peloton through the flamme rouge and handed off to Matthews who provided Impey an armchair ride to the final 200 metres. Francesco Gavazzi (Astana Pro Team) finished second on the stage and moved into the leader's jersey while Angel Vicioso (Katusha) rounded out the top three.

"It's a fantastic win," said Impey. "It was a bit like last year, really. The whole team was involved with the result. Christian [Meier] and [Michael] Albasini did all of the early work. Wes (Wesley Sulzberger), Clarkey (Simon Clarke) and Pieter Weening did their bit in the final. From there, I had two of the fastest guys in the race as my lead-out.

"Most of the job was already done by the time I started my sprint. I was in a great position, and I had a really good legs. When you have the guy in the yellow jersey doing the lead-out, it really highlights the team's commitment to one another."

While stage runner-up Gavazzi was frustrated in missing out on his first victory of the season, nevertheless he'll be starting stage three in the leader's jersey. Since there are no time bonuses in place, the 28-year-old Italian takes over the general classification lead based on stage placings and is tied on time with 16 other riders. Vicioso holds second overall followed by Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) in third.

"We had a strong headwind in the sprint, and I knew that Orica-GreenEdge had the strongest sprint train here, so I sat behind them in the finish," said Gavazzi. "It's always better to win a stage than come second, but to take the leader's jersey is a fantastic consolation."

Gavazzi is realistic about his stint in the leader's jersey and with plenty of climbing in store ahead plus a concluding time trial he looks to his teammates for the final podium.

"Jakob [Fuglsang] is riding really well, and the profile of this race is hilly with some very steep and long climbs," said Gavazzi. "I can get over the hills, but I am not the favorite. We have a plan to get Astana to the podium here at Pais Vasco, and with the time trial on the final day we have very good chances at this race."

Txurruka on the attack

The 170km stage from Elgoibar to Vitoria was dominated by a solo attack from mountains leader Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural), also a protagonist on the opening stage, who took off from the peloton in the opening kilometres. The 30-year-old Spaniard's maximum lead extended to over five minutes as the he proceeded to build his KOM leadership by scoring maximum points on the stages's first four of five categorised climbs.

On the run-up to the penultimate ascent, with approximately 30km remaining, Jens Voigt (RadioShack Leopard) jumped away from the peloton and was joined by Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida). The two chasers crested the Alto de San Martin 23 seconds in arrears of Txurruka while the peloton trailed the lone leader by 50 seconds at the summit.

Voigt and Malori caught Txurruka, who latched on to the back of the powerhouse duo in hopes of reaching the day's final climb still clear of the peloton. With 20km remaining the trio's lead stood at one minute, but their cohesion fractured once the road tipped upwards for the day's final climb. Txurruka would be the first to falter, followed by Voigt as the former Italian time trial champion pushed on solo.

Malori topped the Alto de Zaldiaran summit with a narrow 15-second advantage on the peloton with Voigt digging deep to just fend off their advance and earn second place KOM honours.

On the descent to the finish Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondial) and José Herrada (Movistar) bridged to Malori, but once the road flattened in the stage's endgame the break would be neutralised with five kilometres remaining, setting up a spirited field sprint finale.

Full Results
1 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 4:23:31  
2 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
3 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha    
4 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
5 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
6 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp    
7 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
8 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
9 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
10 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
11 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
12 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
13 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
14 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
15 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano    
16 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team    
17 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
18 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
19 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
20 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
21 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
22 David Tanner (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
23 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
24 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
25 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
26 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
27 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
28 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
29 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team    
30 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
31 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
32 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
33 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
34 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural    
35 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale    
36 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha    
37 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
38 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
39 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
40 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
41 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
42 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
43 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
44 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
45 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
46 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
47 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
48 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge    
49 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
50 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha    
51 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
52 Bram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
53 Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
54 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
55 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
56 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
57 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
58 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
59 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
60 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
61 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
62 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
63 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
64 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
65 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
66 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
67 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
68 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
69 Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
70 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
71 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
72 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
73 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
74 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha    
75 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha    
76 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
77 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
78 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
79 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
80 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
81 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
82 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
83 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team    
84 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
85 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
86 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
87 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:23  
88 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp    
89 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
90 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
91 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Sharp    
92 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
93 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
94 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
95 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
96 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
97 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ    
98 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural    
99 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
100 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ    
101 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
102 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural    
103 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
104 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling    
105 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
106 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
107 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol    
108 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha    
109 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
110 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
111 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
112 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
113 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling    
114 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
115 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
116 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge    
117 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida    
118 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team    
119 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
120 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp    
121 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano    
122 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
123 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural    
124 Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural    
125 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling    
126 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:38  
127 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:00:40  
128 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
129 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
130 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:26  
131 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ    
132 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:00  
133 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:00:00  
134 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural 0:02:31  
135 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 0:03:08  
136 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ    
137 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:31  
138 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
139 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural    
140 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
141 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
142 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:06:12  
143 Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
144 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
145 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team    
146 Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Katusha    
147 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
148 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
149 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ    
150 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
151 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha    
152 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
153 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
154 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural    
155 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
156 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
157 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:06:57  
158 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:12:05  
159 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:17:48  
DNS Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
Points
1 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 25 pts
2 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 20  
3 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha 16  
4 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 14  
5 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 12  
6 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 10  
7 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 9  
8 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 8  
9 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 7  
10 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6  
11 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5  
12 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 4  
13 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 3  
14 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 2  
15 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 1  
Sprint 1 - Venta Uzkiano, 118.7km
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 2  
3 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
Sprint 2 - Treviño, 126km
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 2  
3 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
Sprint 3 - Treviño, 152.3km
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2  
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 1  
Mountain 1 - Alto de Elgeta (Cat. 2) 19km
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 6 pts
2 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 4  
3 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 2  
4 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
Mountain 2 - Alto de Gatzaga (Cat. 2) 48km
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 6 pts
2 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 4  
3 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 2  
4 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
Mountain 3 - Alto de Vitoria (Cat. 3) 114km
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 2  
3 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 1  
Mountain 4 - Alto de San Martin (Cat. 3) 144km
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 3 pts
2 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 2  
3 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1  
Mountain 5 - Alto de Zaldiaran (Cat. 3) 161km
1 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 3 pts
2 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 2  
3 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Teams
1 Orica-GreenEdge 13:10:33  
2 Team Argos-Shimano    
3 Astana Pro Team    
4 Movistar Team    
5 BMC Racing Team    
6 Lampre-Merida    
7 Cannondale Pro Cycling    
8 Katusha    
9 Euskaltel-Euskadi    
10 Ag2R La Mondiale    
11 Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
12 Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
13 Garmin-Sharp    
14 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
15 Lotto Belisol    
16 Sky Procycling    
17 Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
18 Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
19 RadioShack Leopard    
20 Caja Rural 0:00:46  
21 FDJ 0:01:09  
General classification after stage 2
1 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 8:30:04  
2 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha    
3 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
4 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team    
5 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
6 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling    
7 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
8 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
9 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team    
10 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
11 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge    
12 Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
13 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
14 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
15 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team    
16 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
17 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha    
18 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:05  
19 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
20 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
21 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
22 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
23 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
24 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
25 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
26 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
27 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
28 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
29 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
30 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha    
31 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
32 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
33 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
34 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
35 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
36 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha    
37 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
38 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 0:00:12  
39 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
40 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
41 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
42 Bram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
43 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
44 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
45 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
46 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:16  
47 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 0:00:19  
48 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team    
49 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:00:21  
50 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale    
51 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha    
52 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
53 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
54 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
55 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
56 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
57 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
58 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
59 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
60 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
61 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
62 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
63 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:28  
64 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:37  
65 Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
66 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:42  
67 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:00:44  
68 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ    
69 Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team    
70 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural    
71 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team    
72 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida    
73 Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling    
74 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
75 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
76 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 0:01:01  
77 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
78 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
79 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 0:01:12  
80 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:16  
81 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:01:24  
82 Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural    
83 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:01:28  
84 Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural 0:01:45  
85 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ 0:01:47  
86 José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:19  
87 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:02:27  
88 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
89 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
90 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:40  
91 Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
92 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:50  
93 Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
94 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
95 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:02:52  
96 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
97 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:03:03  
98 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha    
99 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge    
100 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:03:28  
101 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
102 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
103 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:03:32  
104 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:51  
105 Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling 0:04:31  
106 David Tanner (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:04:58  
107 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
108 Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
109 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
110 Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
111 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Sharp 0:05:21  
112 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
113 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp    
114 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural 0:05:23  
115 Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:05:33  
116 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:05:36  
117 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:05:38  
118 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:05:53  
119 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ 0:06:00  
120 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:06:30  
121 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:06:40  
122 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:06:47  
123 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:07:21  
124 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
125 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team 0:07:42  
126 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural 0:07:44  
127 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 0:07:59  
128 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:08:18  
129 Sergei Chernetckii (Rus) Katusha 0:08:52  
130 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 0:08:54  
131 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
132 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 0:09:17  
133 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
134 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
135 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ    
136 Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:09:21  
137 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:09:29  
138 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:10  
139 Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha    
140 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:11:13  
141 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
142 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 0:12:02  
143 Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team 0:13:22  
144 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:13:25  
145 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 0:13:33  
146 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano 0:13:45  
147 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:14:45  
148 Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:15:06  
149 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ    
150 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
151 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team    
152 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:15:21  
153 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:17:02  
154 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
155 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:21  
156 Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:19:34  
157 Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ    
158 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:20:19  
159 Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol 0:28:38  
Points classification
1 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 34 pts
2 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha 32  
3 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 26  
4 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 25  
5 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 25  
6 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 14  
7 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 12  
8 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 12  
9 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 10  
10 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 10  
11 Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 10  
12 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 9  
13 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 9  
14 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 8  
15 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 8  
16 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 7  
17 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge 6  
18 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 5  
19 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 5  
20 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 4  
21 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 4  
22 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 3  
23 Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha 2  
24 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 2  
25 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 1  
26 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 1  
Sprint classification
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 14 pts
2 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 9  
3 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
4 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2  
5 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
6 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 1  
7 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 1  
8 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
9 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 1  
10 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
11 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1  
Mountains classification
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural 46 pts
2 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 23  
3 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 11  
4 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural 10  
5 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 6  
6 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 6  
7 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 4  
8 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 4  
9 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 4  
10 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
11 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 2  
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
13 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
14 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
15 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
16 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural 1  
Teams classification
1 Astana Pro Team 25:30:12  
2 Movistar Team    
3 Orica-GreenEdge 0:00:05  
4 Katusha    
5 BMC Racing Team 0:00:10  
6 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:15  
7 Garmin-Sharp    
8 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:21  
9 Sky Procycling    
10 Lampre-Merida 0:00:22  
11 Blanco Pro Cycling Team    
12 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:00:26  
13 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:00:33  
14 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:38  
15 RadioShack Leopard 0:00:45  
16 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:00:47  
17 Caja Rural 0:02:20  
18 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:03:13  
19 Lotto Belisol 0:03:33  
20 Team Argos-Shimano 0:04:11  
21 FDJ 0:04:31  

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Eric Blais More than 1 year ago
Wow Schelck is already 1:24 down. What fighter. If everything goes well he will finish the stage race. I think his Director Sportif promised him a Ice Cream Cone if he finishes in the time cut. But I still believe he will be a top finisher at this year TdF.
Benito More than 1 year ago
Why is this report accompanied by a finish-photo of last years second stage?