Gavazzi takes the sprint in Amurrio

Freire in second takes over GC lead

Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) won the third stage at the Tour of the Basque country, besting Oscar Freire (Rabobank) and Peter Velits (HTC-Columbia) in the bunch gallop to the line.

The teams of the sprinters timed their efforts to perfection, reeling in the four survivors of the day's early break only three kilometres from the finish, denying anyone the chance to counterattack and disrupt their respective lead-out trains.

"It was a hard stage today because of the weather, said Gavazzi. "I need a win for me and for the team. It was a tough finish and you needed to be at the front in the last 500 metres.I was and it worked.

"This is my second win of the season but my first big win in a prestigious race like Pais Vasco. It's my first ProTour win. I'm really happy. The team worked well all day for me. We closed down the break and then all helped me in the finale."

While Oscar Freire was unable to claim a stage win for the third straight day, the Spaniard was rewarded for his consistency by taking the overall lead from Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne). Valverde and Freire were tied on time entering today's stage, but Valverde was caught in a slight split approaching the finish and conceded two seconds to Freire. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions) remains in third overall, three seconds behind Freire.

The break of the day escaped on the stage's first climb, the category 2 Alto de la Aldea, after 18km of racing. The early move included Egoi Martínez and Alan Pérez (Euskaltel - Euskadi), Michael Albasini (Team HTC - Columbia), Eduard Vorganov (Team Katusha), Iban Mayoz (Footon-Servetto) and Rémy Di Gregorio (Française Des Jeux).

Mayoz led the sextet over the Alto de la Aldea summit ahead of Albasini and Vorganov while the peloton followed 1:45 later. Vorganov, the best placed member of the break on GC with a 1:40 deficit to Valverde, became the leader on the road.

As the riders endured periods of heavy rain, the break steadily increased their lead over the peloton. Forty kilometres later the escapees crossed the category 3 Alto de Azazeta with a 3:14 advantage as Albasini bested Mayoz and Di Gregorio at the summit.

The lead sextet eked out its maximum advantage of 4:25 at kilometre 95 and their lead was pegged at approximately four minutes under the impetus of Rabobank and Caisse d'Epargne.

Albasini led Vorganov and Martínez over the third category Alto de Zarate, 67.4km from the finish, with a lead of 3:44 over the peloton.

Thirty kilometres later the leading sextet became a quintet as Pérez was dropped.

The break reached the final categorized climb, the Alto de Mendeika, maintaining a 55-second lead with 15.8 kilometres remaining. Mayoz couldn't maintain contact with the break, leaving Martínez, Albasini. Vorganov and Di Gregorio to press onwards to Amurrio.

The teams of the sprinters, cognizant that this would be their last chance for a victory, applied the pressure at the head of the peloton and absorbed the escapees with three kilometres remaining. Gavazzi took advantage of a strong lead-out from his Lampre teammates to claim his second win of the season while Freire, who clawed his way up to second in the dash to the line, took over the race leadership from Valverde.

Full Results
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4:49:52 
2Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank  
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
4Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
5Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
6Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
7Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram  
8Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step  
9Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
10Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
11Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale  
12Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:02 
13Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
14Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
15Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram  
16David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
17Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
18Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
19Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
20Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
21Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
22Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
23Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
24Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
25Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
26Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack  
27Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
28Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
29Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
30Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
31Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
32Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
33Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
34Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
35Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step  
36Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
37Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
38Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
39Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
40Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
41Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
42Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
43David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
44Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia  
45Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
47Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
48Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step  
49Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
50Johannes Frölingher (Ger) Team Milram  
51Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
52Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
53Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
54Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
55Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
56Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux  
57Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
58Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana  
59Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha  
60Gustavo César (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
61Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
62Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
63Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
64Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
65Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
66Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
67Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
68Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
69Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
70Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
71Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC - Columbia  
72José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
73Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
74Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
75Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
76Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha  
77David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
78Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
79Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
80Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
81Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha  
82Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana  
83Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
84Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
85Manuel Vázquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
86Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:00:28 
87Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
88Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
89Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack  
90Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:35 
91Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack0:00:42 
92Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:47 
93David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana0:01:51 
94Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:03 
95Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:02:33 
96Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step  
97Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
98Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
99David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
100Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana  
101Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram  
102Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia  
103Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
104Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank  
105Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:46 
106Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
107Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:03:30 
108Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux  
109Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank  
110Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:04:28 
111David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
112Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
113Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
114Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:06:24 
115Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:08:18 
116Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
117Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step  
118Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram  
119Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step  
120Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
121Fuyu Li (Chn) Team Radioshack0:12:10 
122Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack  
123Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
124Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
125Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
126Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto  
127Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
128Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram  
129Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
130Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne  
131Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
132Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
133Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
134Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
135Rafaél Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
136Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
137Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions  
138Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
139Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions  
140José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
141Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
142Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
143Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram  
144Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
145Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto  
146Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
147Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
148Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:12:39 
149Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
150Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank  
151Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank0:14:31 
Points
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini25pts
2Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank20 
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia16 
4Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha14 
5Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12 
6Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team10 
7Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram9 
8Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step8 
9Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank7 
10Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo6 
11Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5 
12Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia4 
13Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
14Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
15Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram1 
Sprint 1 - Murgia, 135km
1Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3pts
2Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
3Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
Sprint 2 - Amurrio, 157km
1Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto3pts
2Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux2 
3Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Sprint 3 - Orduña, 165km
1Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia2 
3Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto1 
Mountain 1 - Alto de la Aldea (Cat. 2) 22km
1Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto6pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia4 
3Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
4Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 2 - Alto de Azazeta (Cat. 3) 62km
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia3pts
2Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto2 
3Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
Mountain 3 - Alto de Zarate (Cat. 3) 120km
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia3pts
2Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
3Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
Mountain 4 - Alto de Mendeika (Cat. 3) 171km
1Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia2 
3Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1 
Teams
1Rabobank14:29:38 
2Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:02 
3Team HTC - Columbia  
4Quick Step  
5Euskaltel - Euskadi  
6Liquigas-Doimo  
7Team Katusha  
8Team Milram  
9AG2R La Mondiale  
10Sky Professional Cycling Team  
11Team Radioshack0:00:04 
12Caisse d'Epargne  
13Astana  
14Xacobeo Galicia  
15Garmin - Transitions  
16Omega Pharma-Lotto  
17Française Des Jeux  
18Footon-Servetto0:00:30 
19Andalucia - Cajasur  
20Team Saxo Bank0:02:48 
General classification after stage 3
1Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank14:41:30 
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:02 
3Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:00:03 
4Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha  
5Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack  
6Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia  
7Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha  
8Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
9Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step  
10Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
11Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne  
12Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack  
13Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank  
14Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step  
15Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack  
16Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
17Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions  
18Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
19Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto  
20Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
21Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia  
22Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
23Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank  
24Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:40 
25Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo  
26Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
27Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank  
28Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha  
29David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:42 
30Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
31Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha  
32Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto  
33David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
34Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana  
35Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux  
36Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha  
37Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank  
38Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
39Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
40David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne  
41Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team  
42Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:02:08 
43Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:02:41 
44Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia  
45Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:02:43 
46Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
47Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale  
48Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
49Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram  
50Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana  
51Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia  
52Manuel Vázquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur  
53Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana  
54Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo  
55Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi  
56Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia  
57Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack  
58Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank  
59Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
60José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:03:08 
61Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:11 
62Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:55 
63Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:28 
64Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:05:06 
65Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions  
66Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:05:14 
67Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
68Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:24 
69Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:27 
70Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:57 
71Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:06:09 
72Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana  
73Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:06:59 
74Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:07:07 
75David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:09 
76Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:08:38 
77Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack0:08:40 
78Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:08:43 
79Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:01 
80Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:09:09 
81Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:09:11 
82Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
83David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana0:09:13 
84Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:36 
85Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:37 
86Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:09:48 
87Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:09:58 
88Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:00 
89Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC - Columbia0:10:02 
90Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:10:04 
91Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:31 
92Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:11:25 
93Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:11:35 
94Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:11:44 
95Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:50 
96Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:11:52 
97Johannes Frölingher (Ger) Team Milram  
98Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:05 
99Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:12:40 
100Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:13:30 
101Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:13:37 
102Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:14:51 
103Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank  
104Gustavo César (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:15:57 
105David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:16:08 
106Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:16:48 
107Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux0:17:05 
108Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions  
109Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:17:14 
110Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:17:15 
111Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:17:56 
112Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:18:28 
113Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack0:18:36 
114Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:18:51 
115Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions0:19:17 
116Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:19:30 
117Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:19:59 
118Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:20:10 
119Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:20:46 
120Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step0:20:59 
121Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:12 
122Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:21:37 
123Rafaél Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto  
124Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:23:32 
125Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:23:43 
126Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana0:23:58 
127Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:25:10 
128Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:25:45 
129Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:26:14 
130Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram0:26:36 
131José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale  
132Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:28:02 
133Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux  
134Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo  
135Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank0:28:06 
136Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:28:56 
137Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:29:15 
138Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:29:25 
139Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:30:38 
140Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:32:42 
141Fuyu Li (Chn) Team Radioshack0:33:20 
142Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo  
143Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini  
144Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:34:30 
145Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
146Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack  
147Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:35:21 
148Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:36:06 
149Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:38:31 
150Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:40:29 
151Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:41:39 
Points classification
1Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank60pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne50 
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini41 
4Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions24 
5Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi24 
6Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha20 
7Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux16 
8Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha16 
9Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia16 
10Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo15 
11Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia14 
12Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank13 
13Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne12 
14Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto10 
15Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team10 
16Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram9 
17Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack8 
18Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions8 
19Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step8 
20Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha7 
21Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini7 
22Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
23Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux5 
24Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5 
25Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia4 
26Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack4 
27David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini4 
28Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3 
29Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank3 
30Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2 
31Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto1 
32Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram1 
Sprint classification
1Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions14pts
2Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha8 
3Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi7 
4Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6 
5Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto4 
6Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia4 
7Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux3 
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions2 
9Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2 
10Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia2 
11Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto2 
12Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur2 
13Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2 
14Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions1 
15Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto1 
Mountains classification
1Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia20pts
2Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto19 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi17 
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia12 
5Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia12 
6Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto8 
7Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions7 
8Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank6 
9Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5 
10Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha5 
11Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank4 
12Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4 
13Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha4 
14Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur4 
15Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto4 
16José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur3 
17Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack2 
18Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram2 
19Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1 
20Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale1 
21David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1 
22Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step1 
23Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux1 
Teams classification
1Team Radioshack44:04:39 
2Rabobank0:01:34 
3Team Katusha0:01:37 
4Team HTC - Columbia  
5Quick Step  
6Caisse d'Epargne0:01:38 
7Française Des Jeux0:01:39 
8Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:16 
9Euskaltel - Euskadi  
10Liquigas-Doimo0:04:17 
11Team Saxo Bank0:04:23 
12Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:55 
13Garmin - Transitions0:05:03 
14Footon-Servetto0:06:24 
15Astana0:06:59 
16Team Milram0:07:58 
17AG2R La Mondiale  
18Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:08 
19Xacobeo Galicia0:10:23 
20Andalucia - Cajasur0:11:14 
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