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Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco 2010

Date range:
April 5-10, 2010

April 06, Stage 2: Zierbena - Viana 217km

Valverde outsprints Freire in Viana

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Cycling News
Published:
April 06, 2010, 16:53 BST,
Updated:
April 09, 2010, 19:54 BST

Caisse d'Epargne captain remains in race lead

Race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) celebrates the stage win.

Race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) celebrates the stage win.

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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
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 5:53:40  
2 Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank    
3 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:01  
4 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia    
5 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
7 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
8 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
10 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
11 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
12 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
13 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
14 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
15 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions    
16 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack    
17 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
18 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
19 Davide Vigano (Ital) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
20 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
21 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
22 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux    
23 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
24 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack    
25 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
26 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
27 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
28 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
29 Manuel Vázquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
30 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana    
31 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
32 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
33 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
34 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
35 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
36 Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
37 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux    
38 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
39 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
40 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
41 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
42 David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
43 Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
44 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia    
45 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
46 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
47 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
48 David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
49 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
50 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
51 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
52 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
53 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
54 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
55 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
56 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
57 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
58 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
59 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
60 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
61 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
62 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
63 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha    
64 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
65 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
66 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank    
67 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
68 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
69 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
70 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
71 Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
72 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
73 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
74 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
75 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
76 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana    
77 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:24  
78 José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 0:00:26  
79 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
80 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana    
81 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha    
82 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:29  
83 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:33  
84 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha 0:00:54  
85 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:02  
86 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
87 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack    
88 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:07  
89 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:30  
90 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:14  
91 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
92 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 0:02:24  
93 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
94 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana    
95 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
96 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
97 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
98 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:42  
99 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
100 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
101 Johannes Frölingher (Ger) Team Milram    
102 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
103 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
104 Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
105 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:30  
106 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions 0:04:27  
107 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
108 Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
109 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
110 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
111 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram    
112 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
113 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
114 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
115 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step    
116 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux    
117 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
118 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
119 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
120 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
121 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank    
122 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto 0:06:47  
123 Rafaél Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
124 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
125 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
126 Gustavo César (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
127 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
128 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step 0:07:10  
129 Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack 0:12:02  
130 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
131 Fuyu Li (Chn) Team Radioshack    
132 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
133 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo    
134 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha    
135 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank    
136 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto    
137 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
138 Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram 0:13:12  
139 Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
140 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
141 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
142 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
143 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
144 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
145 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
146 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
147 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack    
148 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:13:36  
149 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:14:48  
150 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne    
151 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
152 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
153 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
154 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
155 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
Points
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 25 pts
2 Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 20  
3 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 16  
4 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia 14  
5 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 12  
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 10  
7 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 9  
8 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 8  
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 7  
10 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank 6  
11 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 5  
12 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini 4  
13 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
14 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
15 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions 1  
MV Bernedo ( km: 149)
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3 pts
2 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
3 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1  
MV Viana ( km: 172)
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3 pts
2 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
3 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 1  
MV Torres del Rio ( km: 198)
1 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions 3 pts
2 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 2  
3 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions 1  
Alto de Humaran ( 3ª, km: 20)
1 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 3 pts
2 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 2  
3 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Alto de San Cosme ( 3ª, km: 28)
1 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 3 pts
2 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 1  
Alto de Orduña ( 1ª, km: 72)
1 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 10 pts
2 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 8  
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 6  
4 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 4  
5 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 2  
6 David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 1  
Alto de la Aldea ( 2ª, km: 154)
1 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6 pts
2 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 4  
3 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 2  
4 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 1  
Alto de Aguilar de Codes ( 3ª, km: 166)
1 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 3 pts
2 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2  
3 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Alto de Bargota ( 3ª, km: 209)
1 José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 3 pts
2 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 2  
3 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 1  
Teams
1 Rabobank 17:41:02  
2 Caisse d'Epargne    
3 Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:01  
4 Team Katusha    
5 Team HTC - Columbia    
6 Team Milram    
7 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
8 Française Des Jeux    
9 Team Radioshack    
10 Footon-Servetto    
11 Quick Step    
12 Liquigas-Doimo    
13 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
14 AG2R La Mondiale    
15 Team Saxo Bank    
16 Astana    
17 Sky Professional Cycling Team    
18 Garmin - Transitions 0:02:24  
19 Xacobeo Galicia    
20 Andalucia - Cajasur 0:02:49  
General classification after stage 2
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 9:51:38  
2 Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank    
3 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:01  
4 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha    
5 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
6 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions    
7 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack    
8 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
9 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
11 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
12 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
13 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
14 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
15 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
16 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
17 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
18 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack    
19 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
20 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia    
21 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
22 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack    
23 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
24 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
25 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:40  
26 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo    
27 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
28 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
29 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
30 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
31 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
32 Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
33 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana    
34 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto    
35 David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
36 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step    
37 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux    
38 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto    
39 Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
40 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
41 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha    
42 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
43 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
44 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
45 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:02:41  
46 Manuel Vázquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
47 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram    
48 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram    
49 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia    
50 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
51 David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
52 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
53 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
54 Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
55 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack    
56 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank    
57 Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
58 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
59 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
60 Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
61 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank    
62 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
63 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
64 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
65 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
66 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
67 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana    
68 Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
69 José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 0:03:06  
70 Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:09  
71 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:03:47  
72 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:03:53  
73 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:04:10  
74 Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:21  
75 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:05:04  
76 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
77 Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
78 Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:05:22  
79 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
80 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana 0:06:07  
81 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step    
82 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:06:10  
83 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux 0:06:57  
84 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:07:07  
85 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions    
86 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram 0:07:20  
87 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana 0:07:22  
88 Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:07:58  
89 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack    
90 Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:08:30  
91 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:08:59  
92 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:09:09  
93 Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
94 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
95 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step    
96 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 0:09:20  
97 Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto 0:09:27  
98 Rafaél Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto    
99 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:09:34  
100 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:09:41  
101 Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:10:00  
102 Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
103 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha 0:10:02  
104 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana 0:10:57  
105 Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:11:22  
106 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 0:11:23  
107 Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:50  
108 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
109 Johannes Frölingher (Ger) Team Milram    
110 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 0:12:41  
111 Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:13:00  
112 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:35  
113 Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur    
114 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux    
115 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
116 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
117 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
118 Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
119 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank    
120 Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:14:26  
121 Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram    
122 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale    
123 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha 0:14:42  
124 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank    
125 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:15:52  
126 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo    
127 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
128 Gustavo César (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:15:55  
129 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
130 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step 0:16:18  
131 Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:16:46  
132 Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
133 Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack 0:18:08  
134 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:20:08  
135 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:20:32  
136 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:20:44  
137 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:21:10  
138 Fuyu Li (Chn) Team Radioshack    
139 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo    
140 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
141 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
142 Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 0:22:20  
143 Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram    
144 Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
145 Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack    
146 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 0:23:11  
147 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:23:56  
148 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne    
149 Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana    
150 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
151 Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:24:47  
152 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
153 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto 0:28:19  
154 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:29:29  
155 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:30:13  
Points classification
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 50 pts
2 Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank 40  
3 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 24  
4 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 20  
5 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 16  
6 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 16  
7 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia 14  
8 Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 12  
9 Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 12  
10 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 10  
11 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 9  
12 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions 8  
13 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack 8  
14 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 7  
15 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 7  
16 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
17 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank 6  
18 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux 5  
19 Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack 4  
20 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini 4  
21 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 3  
22 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha 2  
23 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1  
Mountains classification
1 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 20 pts
2 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 19  
3 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 17  
4 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 12  
5 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions 7  
6 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 6  
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 4  
8 Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 4  
9 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
10 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 4  
11 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto 4  
12 José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 3  
13 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 2  
14 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 2  
15 Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
16 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
17 David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 1  
18 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step 1  
Sprint classification
1 Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions 14 pts
2 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha 8  
3 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
4 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 4  
5 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 2  
6 Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto 2  
7 Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur 2  
8 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 2  
9 Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions 1  
10 Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto 1  
Teams classification
1 Team Radioshack 29:34:57  
2 Rabobank 0:01:38  
3 Caisse d'Epargne    
4 Team Katusha 0:01:39  
5 Team HTC - Columbia    
6 Française Des Jeux    
7 Team Saxo Bank    
8 Quick Step    
9 Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:03:18  
10 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
11 Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:19  
12 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:04:57  
13 Garmin - Transitions 0:05:03  
14 Footon-Servetto 0:05:58  
15 Astana 0:06:59  
16 Team Milram 0:08:00  
17 AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:09:08  
19 Xacobeo Galicia 0:10:23  
20 Andalucia - Cajasur 0:10:48