Astana wins Vuelta a Espana opener

Brajkovic to wear leader's jersey

Vincenzo Nibali’s bid to become the first rider since Alberto Contador in 2008 to win the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España in the same year got off to an ideal start on Saturday as the Sicilian’s Astana squad took an impressive victory in the opening team time trial.

Nibali punched the air as he crossed the line in second place behind Janez Brajkovic - the Slovenian will be back in the Vuelta lead seven years after he held it for a couple of days in the first week of the 2006 race - and the 2013 Giro winner arguably was right to be so pleased.

Astana not only had finished 10 seconds ahead of RadioShack Leopard, led by no less a time trial great than Fabian Cancellara, and 16 seconds up on third-placed Omega Pharma-Quickstep, the longstanding provisional leaders of the Vuelta’s opening test.

In just over 27 kilometres of racing, the Sicilian has gained significant time on all his main rivals: the closest place are Rigoberto Urán and Sergio Henao - whose Sky squad took fourth 22 seconds back. Nibali is now 29 seconds up on Alejandro Valverde (Movistar, fifth) and a whopping 58 seconds on Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha, twelfth). For a stage which in previous years has done little more than kickstart the Vuelta into action, this was a powerful start indeed.

Astana were the last team to start the technical, wind-blasted 27.4 kilometre team time trial - far longer than the usual opening TTT in the Vuelta - which gave them the advantage of knowing the other teams times and being able to grade their strength accordingly. But most importantly from the moment they roared off the mussel-growing raft or batea which acted as a floating host to the opening metres of the Vuelta, the light-blue squad were clearly acting as a rocksolid solid unit.

Unlike other squads which shed riders rapidly on the deceptively demanding course - essentially flat but very technical and with a strong tailwind making it difficult for riders to regain contact if they even lost a few metres - Astana still had seven riders as they roared into the stage finish at Sanxenxo. Then as they sped past the holidaymakers lying soaking up the late evening sunshine and romped round the last left hand bend under the finishing gantry, Nibali’s squad was still only down to six.

That Astana had carefully calculated their effort as a group was clear in other ways: in the first time check after the first, technical nine kilometres the Kazakh squad were just four seconds off the pace behind overwhelming favourites Omega Pharma-Quickstep. Then at the second time check, a further eleven kilometres on much flatter, less complicated terrain, they had shaved off another eight seconds to go 12 ahead. In the last segment, rather than risk losing riders - as happened most notably to Katusha - Astana then kept it steady in the final dash for the line.

“I was feeling in pain, but it was a pain you want,” Brajkovic said afterwards, “for the first time this year I felt really good.”

However, he confirmed he would be working for Vincenzo Nibali and has no overall aspirations himself.

“He’s the number one favourite and I will support him the best I can. I will be wearing this jersey tomorrow [Sunday] but I will pass it to him soon and hopefully he’ll wear it all the way through to Madrid.”

“It was a great team time trial,” Nibali said afterwards, “although it’s a long way to Madrid.”

Valverde seemed determined to see the cycling’s equivalent of a half-full pint glass, rather than a half-empty one, saying that he was pleased with gaining time on Rodriguez.

The Katusha leader recognised they “had not got off to the ideal start. Our group got split up early on, which wasn’t great.”

Purito can take some comfort that Katusha, who finished with five men, was far from being the only team in trouble: even last year’s winners Movistar lost Imanol Erviti early on, as well as Jose Ivan Gutierrez, the former national time trial champion. Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen and Christian Knees, normally a powerhouse in these sorts of stages, lost contact mid-stage although the British squad finished solidly and closest of all the teams containing overall favourites to Astana.

“The problem was that the tailwinds were so strong that when you were drafting behind the lead guys, it felt like you weren’t recovering because you were going so fast,” explained Brajkovic.

After such a strong start, Astana will soon be put to the test again - on Sunday’s 11 kilometre final climb to the Alto do Monte da Groba. But for now, if the Kazakh team and Nibali were already top favourites, after Saturday’s strong start, that is even more the case.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:29:59 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
5Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
6Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
7Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:00:10 
8Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
9Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
11Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
12Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
13Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:16 
14Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
15Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
16Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
17Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
18Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:22 
19Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
20Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
21Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
22Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
23Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
24Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:29 
25Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
27José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
28Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:32 
30Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
31Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
33Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
34Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
35Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
36Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:35 
37David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
38José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
39Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
40Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
41Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
42Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:36 
43Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
44Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
46Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
47Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:40 
48Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:45 
49Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
50Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
51Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
52Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
53Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
54Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
55Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
56Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:47 
57Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:49 
58Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
59Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
60Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
61Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
62Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:56 
63Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
64Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
65Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
66Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
67Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:00:59 
68Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
69Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
70Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha  
71Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
72Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:07 
73Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:10 
74Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:01:14 
75Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
76Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
77Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
78Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
79Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
80Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
81Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
82Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
83Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
84Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:16 
85Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:18 
86Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
87Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
88Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
89Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:01:25 
91Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ  
92Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
93Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
94Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
95Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:26 
96Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
97Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
98Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
99Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
100Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
101Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:01:30 
102Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:01:31 
103Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:38 
104David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural  
105Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural  
106Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
107Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural  
108Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
109Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:41 
110Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
111Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
112Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
113Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
114Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp  
115Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
116Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
118Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
119Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:45 
122Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:53 
123Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
124Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
125Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
126Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
127Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:55 
128Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
129Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
130Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
131Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
132Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:59 
133Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
134Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:03 
135Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:02:22 
136Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:02:24 
137Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:27 
138Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:02:36 
139Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:41 
140Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:43 
141Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:02:51 
142Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
143Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:55 
144Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
145Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
146Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
147Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:59 
148Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:01 
149Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
150Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
151Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:04 
152Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol  
153José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:07 
154Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:09 
155Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:03:14 
156Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural  
157Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:03:21 
158Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:23 
159Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:24 
160Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
161Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:42 
162Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
163Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
164Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:50 
165Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:54 
166Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
167Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
168Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
169Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:09 
170Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:04:12 
171Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
172Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:16 
173Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural0:04:21 
174Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:04:29 
175Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:31 
176Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
177Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:04:33 
178Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:04:38 
179Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
180Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:04:41 
181Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
182David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
183Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:04:45 
184Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
185Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:04:56 
186Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
187Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:05:00 
188Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:05:03 
189Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:09 
190Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
191Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:47 
192Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:00 
193Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:06:04 
194Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
195Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:22 
196Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:06:43 
197Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Sharp  
DNSTheo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team0:29:59 
2Radioshack Leopard0:00:10 
3Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:00:16 
4Sky Procycling0:00:22 
5Movistar Team0:00:29 
6Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:00:32 
7Team Netapp - Endura0:00:35 
8BMC Racing Team0:00:36 
9Orica Greenedge0:00:45 
10Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:49 
11Lampre-Merida0:00:56 
12Katusha0:00:59 
13Lotto Belisol0:01:14 
14Euskaltel-Euskadi  
15Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:18 
16FDJ0:01:25 
17Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:26 
18Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:01:38 
19Garmin Sharp0:01:41 
20AG2R La Mondiale  
21Team Argos-Shimano0:01:53 
22Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:55 
General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:29:59 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
5Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
6Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
7Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:00:10 
8Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
9Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
11Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
12Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
13Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:16 
14Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
15Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
16Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
17Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
18Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:22 
19Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
20Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling  
21Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
22Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
23Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
24Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:29 
25Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
26Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team  
27José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
28Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:32 
30Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
31Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
33Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
34Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
35Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
36Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:35 
37David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
38José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
39Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
40Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura  
41Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
42Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:36 
43Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
44Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
46Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
47Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:40 
48Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:45 
49Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
50Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
51Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
52Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
53Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
54Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge  
55Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
56Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:47 
57Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:49 
58Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
59Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
60Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
61Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
62Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:56 
63Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
64Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
65Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
66Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
67Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:00:59 
68Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
69Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
70Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha  
71Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
72Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:07 
73Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:10 
74Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:01:14 
75Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
76Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
77Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
78Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
79Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
80Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
81Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
82Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
83Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
84Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:16 
85Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:18 
86Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
87Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
88Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
89Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:01:25 
91Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ  
92Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ  
93Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ  
94Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ  
95Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:26 
96Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
97Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
98Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
99Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
100Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
101Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:01:30 
102Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:01:31 
103Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:38 
104David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural  
105Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural  
106Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural  
107Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural  
108Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural  
109Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:41 
110Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
111Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
112Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp  
113Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
114Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp  
115Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
116Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
117Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
118Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
119Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
120Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
121Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:45 
122Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:53 
123Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
124Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
125Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
126Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
127Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:55 
128Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
129Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
130Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
131Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
132Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:59 
133Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
134Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:03 
135Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:02:22 
136Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:02:24 
137Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:27 
138Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:02:36 
139Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:41 
140Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:43 
141Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:02:51 
142Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
143Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:55 
144Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
145Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
146Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
147Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:59 
148Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:01 
149Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
150Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
151Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:04 
152Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol  
153José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:07 
154Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:09 
155Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:03:14 
156Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural  
157Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:03:21 
158Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:23 
159Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:24 
160Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
161Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:42 
162Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
163Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
164Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:50 
165Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:54 
166Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
167Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
168Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
169Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:09 
170Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:04:12 
171Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
172Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:16 
173Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural0:04:21 
174Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:04:29 
175Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:31 
176Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
177Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:04:33 
178Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:04:38 
179Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
180Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:04:41 
181Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
182David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
183Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:04:45 
184Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team  
185Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:04:56 
186Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
187Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:05:00 
188Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:05:03 
189Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:09 
190Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
191Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:47 
192Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:00 
193Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:06:04 
194Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
195Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:22 
196Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:06:43 
197Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-Sharp  
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team0:29:59 
2Radioshack Leopard0:00:10 
3Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:00:16 
4Sky Procycling0:00:22 
5Movistar Team0:00:29 
6Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:00:32 
7Team Netapp - Endura0:00:35 
8BMC Racing Team0:00:36 
9Orica Greenedge0:00:45 
10Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:49 
11Lampre-Merida0:00:56 
12Katusha0:00:59 
13Lotto Belisol0:01:14 
14Euskaltel-Euskadi  
15Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:18 
16FDJ0:01:25 
17Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:26 
18Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:01:38 
19Garmin Sharp0:01:41 
20AG2R La Mondiale  
21Team Argos-Shimano0:01:53 
22Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:55 

 

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