Valverde outsprints Freire in Viana

Caisse d'Epargne captain remains in race lead

Race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) won his second stage at the Tour of the Basque country, outsprinting Oscar Freire (Rabobank) and Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre) in Viana. While yesterday's sprint between Valverde and Freire resulted in the relegation of the Rabobank rider for deviating from his line, today's finale was devoid of controversy with Freire unable to come around Valverde in the closing metres.

With the stage victory, Valverde remains in the overall race lead.

The stage had earlier been shaped by a long three-man breakaway, including Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia), Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Jose Alberto Benitez (Footon-Servetto). They jumped away over the over the top of the Alto de Humaran, the first climb of the stage after 20 kilometres, and the bunch let them quickly open a gap.

Of the three, Benitez was, surprisingly, the best placed overall, 2:40 behind Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne), with Rogers and Txurruka both at 9:08.

Txurruka took the climber's points on the climbs as the three worked together and extended their lead to a maximum of 7:30.

The gap only began to fall on the tough second category Alto de Aldea climb, as a strong wind began to hurt the trio up front. Garmin and Rabobank also began to help Caisse d'Epargne, reducing the gap to 4:50. Benitez lost contact on the climb and so did Txurruka, before the latter re-joined Rogers.

The wind made the turbines on the hills turn at speed and also caused problems in the bunch. After the Aguilar de Codes climb and a passage through the finish line with 42 kilometres to go, a strong cross wind split the bunch into two echelons, causing panic amongst the riders as Rabobank showed their echelon experience.

The bunch came back together and began the final pursuit of Rogers and Txurruka. The gap came down rapidly and the race came back together with just less than 30 kilometres to go.

With the peloton back together the stampede into Viana saw a rapid reduction in the distance to go - several teams taking turns keeping the pace high. Saxo Bank, RadioShack, Garmin were all prominent at the front as the race closed rapidly on 10 kilometres to go.

A rise in the road sparked two changes in the race situation. Lampre and Columbia massed at the front, but Angel Gomez Marchante (Andalucia-Cajasur) had other ideas entirely as he launched a bold solo move on the slopes of the Category 3 Bargota.

Marchante's gap opened enough for Linus Gerdemann (Milram) to see some worth in bridging across. Behind the pair, the peloton was fracturing despite the relatively moderate gradient of the climb. The start of the descent saw a change in the composition of the front pairing as Marchante gave way to Carlos Barredo (Quick Step).

Alas, the downhill run gave the peloton the momentum they needed and the escape was cancelled with five kilometres to go. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) took the banner overhead as a cue to launch his bid for stage glory. The Russian opened a 50 metre gap, but just a kilometre later his attack had also been neutralized.

Caisse d'Epargne immediately took control of the run towards the final three kilometres as they sought to protect the race leader, Valverde. With two kilometres to go Bradley Wiggins (Sky) had a dig, taking Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions) and Rigoberto Uran (Caisse d'Epargne).

The trio entered the final kilometre with an advantage as Wiggins gritted his teeth and held the gap at 50 metres. Hesjedal came to the front in time to lead through the right hand turn into the uphill finish. Unfortunately for the Canadian, the line was too far away and he was forced to lead out Wiggins and Uran. Wiggins, exhausted from his earlier effort, could do little as Uran surged past him on his right hand side.

But on the other side of the road Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) was getting busy with his sprint, Oscar Freire (Rabobank) on his wheel. Uran looked across in time to see his team captain streak past and take victory by half a bike length over Freire.

Valverde and Freire shook hands immediately after the stage, a sign that Freire's relegation on stage one hasn't led to any grudge.

Full Results
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5:53:40 
2Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:01 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
5Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
7Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
8Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
9Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
10Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
11Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
12David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
13Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
14Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
15Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
16Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack  
17Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
18Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
19Davide Vigano (Ital) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
20Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
21Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
22Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
23Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
24Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
25Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
26Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
27Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
28Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
29Manuel Vázquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
30Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana  
31Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
33Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
34Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
35Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
36Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
37Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
38Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
39Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
40Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
41Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
42David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
43Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
44Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia  
45Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
46Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
47Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
48David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
49Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
50Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
51Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
52Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
53Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
54Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
55Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
56Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
57Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
58Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
59Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
60Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
61Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
62Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
63Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha  
64Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
65Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
66Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
67Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
68Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
69David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
70Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
71Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
72Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
73Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
74Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
75Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
76Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
77Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:00:24 
78José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:00:26 
79Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
80David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana  
81Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
82Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:29 
83Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:33 
84Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:00:54 
85Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:02 
86Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
87Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack  
88Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:07 
89Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:30 
90Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:14 
91Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
92Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:02:24 
93Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
94Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
95Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
96Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
97Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
98Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:42 
99Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
100Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
101Johannes Frölingher (Ger) Team Milram  
102Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
103Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
104Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
105Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:03:30 
106Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions0:04:27 
107Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
108Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
109Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
110Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
111Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
112Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
113David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
114Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
115Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
116Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
117José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
118Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
119Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
120Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
121Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
122Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:06:47 
123Rafaél Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
124Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
125Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
126Gustavo César (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
127Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
128Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:07:10 
129Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack0:12:02 
130Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
131Fuyu Li (Chn) Team Radioshack  
132Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
133Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
134Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha  
135Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank  
136Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
137Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
138Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:13:12 
139Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
140Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
141Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
142Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
143Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
144Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
145Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
146Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
147Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack  
148Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:36 
149Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:14:48 
150Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne  
151Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
152Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
153Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
154Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana  
155Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
Points
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne25pts
2Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank20 
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini16 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia14 
5Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions10 
7Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo9 
8Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha8 
9Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini7 
10Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank6 
11Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha5 
12David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
13Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne3 
14Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
15Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions1 
MV Bernedo ( km: 149)
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3pts
2Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
3Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto1 
MV Viana ( km: 172)
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3pts
2Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
3Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto1 
MV Torres del Rio ( km: 198)
1Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions3pts
2Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions2 
3Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions1 
Alto de Humaran ( 3ª, km: 20)
1Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3pts
2Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
3Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale1 
Alto de San Cosme ( 3ª, km: 28)
1Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto3pts
2Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
3Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia1 
Alto de Orduña ( 1ª, km: 72)
1Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto10pts
2Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8 
3Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia6 
4Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4 
5Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
6David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
Alto de la Aldea ( 2ª, km: 154)
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6pts
2Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
3Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia2 
4Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
Alto de Aguilar de Codes ( 3ª, km: 166)
1Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia3pts
2Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto2 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Alto de Bargota ( 3ª, km: 209)
1José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur3pts
2Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram2 
3Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step1 
Teams
1Rabobank17:41:02 
2Caisse d'Epargne  
3Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:01 
4Team Katusha  
5Team HTC - Columbia  
6Team Milram  
7Euskaltel - Euskadi  
8Française Des Jeux  
9Team Radioshack  
10Footon-Servetto  
11Quick Step  
12Liquigas-Doimo  
13Omega Pharma-Lotto  
14AG2R La Mondiale  
15Team Saxo Bank  
16Astana  
17Sky Professional Cycling Team  
18Garmin - Transitions0:02:24 
19Xacobeo Galicia  
20Andalucia - Cajasur0:02:49 
General classification after stage 2
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne9:51:38 
2Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
3Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:00:01 
4Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
5Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
6Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
7Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack  
8Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
9Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
10Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
11Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
12Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
13Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
14Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
15Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
16Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
17Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
18Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
19Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
20Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia  
21Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
22Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
23Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
24Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
25Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:40 
26Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
27Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
28Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
29David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
30Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
31Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
32Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
33Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana  
34Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
35David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
36Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
37Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
38Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
39Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
40Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
41Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha  
42Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
43David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
44Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
45Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:02:41 
46Manuel Vázquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
47Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
48Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
49Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia  
50Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
51David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
52Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
53Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
54Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
55Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
56Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
57Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
58Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
59Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
60Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
61Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank  
62Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
63Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
64Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
65Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
66Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
67Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
68Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
69José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:03:06 
70Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:09 
71Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:47 
72Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:53 
73Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:04:10 
74Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:04:21 
75Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:05:04 
76Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
77Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
78Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:22 
79Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne  
80Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:06:07 
81Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
82Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:06:10 
83Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:06:57 
84Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:07 
85Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions  
86Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:07:20 
87David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana0:07:22 
88Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:07:58 
89Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack  
90Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:08:30 
91Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:59 
92Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:09:09 
93Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
94Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
95Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
96Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:09:20 
97Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:09:27 
98Rafaél Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
99Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:34 
100Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:09:41 
101Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:00 
102Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
103Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:10:02 
104Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:10:57 
105Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:22 
106Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:11:23 
107Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:50 
108Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
109Johannes Frölingher (Ger) Team Milram  
110Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step0:12:41 
111Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:13:00 
112Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:13:35 
113Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
114Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
115Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
116David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
117Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
118Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
119Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank  
120Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:14:26 
121Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
122José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
123Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha0:14:42 
124Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank  
125Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:15:52 
126Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
127Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
128Gustavo César (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:15:55 
129Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
130Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:16:18 
131Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:16:46 
132Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
133Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack0:18:08 
134Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:20:08 
135Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:20:32 
136Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:20:44 
137Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:10 
138Fuyu Li (Chn) Team Radioshack  
139Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
140Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
141Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
142Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:22:20 
143Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
144Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
145Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack  
146Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:23:11 
147Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:23:56 
148Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne  
149Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana  
150Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
151Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:24:47 
152Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
153Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:28:19 
154Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:29:29 
155Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:30:13 
Points classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne50pts
2Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank40 
3Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions24 
4Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha20 
5Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux16 
6Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini16 
7Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia14 
8Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne12 
9Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
10Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
11Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo9 
12Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions8 
13Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack8 
14Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha7 
15Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini7 
16Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
17Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank6 
18Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux5 
19Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack4 
20David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
21Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank3 
22Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
23Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
Mountains classification
1Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia20pts
2Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto19 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi17 
4Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia12 
5Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions7 
6Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank6 
7Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank4 
8Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4 
9Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha4 
10Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur4 
11Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto4 
12José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur3 
13Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack2 
14Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram2 
15Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
16Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale1 
17David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
18Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step1 
Sprint classification
1Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions14pts
2Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha8 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
4Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia4 
5Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions2 
6Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto2 
7Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur2 
8Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
9Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions1 
10Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto1 
Teams classification
1Team Radioshack29:34:57 
2Rabobank0:01:38 
3Caisse d'Epargne  
4Team Katusha0:01:39 
5Team HTC - Columbia  
6Française Des Jeux  
7Team Saxo Bank  
8Quick Step  
9Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:18 
10Euskaltel - Euskadi  
11Liquigas-Doimo0:04:19 
12Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:57 
13Garmin - Transitions0:05:03 
14Footon-Servetto0:05:58 
15Astana0:06:59 
16Team Milram0:08:00 
17AG2R La Mondiale  
18Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:08 
19Xacobeo Galicia0:10:23 
20Andalucia - Cajasur0:10:48 
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