Ratto wins Vuelta stage to Collada de la Gallina

Horner moves to second overall behind Nibali

Daniele Ratto soloed in to victory atop the Collada de la Gallina in Andorra in the 14th stage of the Vuelta a Espana. The Italian Cannondale rider was part of a breakaway group which got away 3km into the day, and he took off on his own in the final 45km to take the biggest win of his career. On a miserably cold and rainy day in the Pyrenees race leader Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) took second place at 3:53 followed by Chris Horner (RadioShack) for third two seconds later.

Nibali easily retained his overall lead, while seeing a number of his closest rivals in difficulty. Ivan Basso (Cannondale), who had come into the stage in seventh place overall, suffered from hypothermia and withdrew. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), previously third, dropped back and fought hard, but unsuccessfully, to get back to the group on the climb to the finish. Second-ranked Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) struggled on the final climb and lost seven minutes.

Horner's strong ride moved him back up to second place, 50 seconds down on Nibali, and Valverde maintained his third place overall, but is now 1:42 down. Roche dropped to sixth place.

Ratto, 23, had won only one previous race as a pro, the GP Industria & Artigianato di Larciano in 2010. This is only his second year in the WorldTour, having joined Cannondale last year.

"I've been waiting for a big win for three years. It's very important for me and for the team. It's incredible for me," Ratto said, overjoyed to have won the stage. 

"The idea was to ride for Ivan today but the way the stage worked out it was ideal for me to go for it. Despite the rain and cold, I felt ok and was able to win."

Ratto was shocked to discover that Basso had retired during the stage due to the cold and rain.

"I didn’t know that. It was very cold and it clearly affected a lot of people. I dressed for the conditions. I'm sorry for Ivan Basso but I did what I could to win."

How it unfolded

The race started at midday in the rain and much cooler temperatures in Baga, on a day which promised few if any flat sections.  Only 174 riders were there, as Orica-GreenEdge had the two non-starters of the day in Simon Gerrans and Sam Bewley.

Almost immediately a group formed around world champion and stage 12 winner Philippe Gilbert (BMC). Along with him were Steve Chainel (AG2R), Daniele Ratto (Cannondale) and two Belkin riders, Luis Leon Sanchez and Graeme Brown.

Surprisingly enough, the peloton let this group go. And go they did. After only 45 km of the 155 km stage, the gap had grown to 8:18 as they started up the day's first – and hardest – climb. That was the Port de Envalira, an HC climb which went up to the highest point of this year's Vuelta, 2410 meters. The 26.7 km long climb started out easily enough, but about halfway up showed its teeth, with a gradient up to 15%.

The leading quintet carried their gap of over 8 minutes into Andorra, as the Vuelta left Spain.

Both intermediate sprints were on the ascent, with the first coming at km 59.5. Chainel took it ahead of Ratto and Gilbert. Only then did the “official” climb up the Envalira start, with the lead group taking a 10:35 gap onto the climb. By the time they reached the second intermediate sprint, at km 70.4, Chainel and Brown had dropped back, and the three in front had a gap over the peloton of more than 11 minutes.

Katusha moved to the head of the peloton and turned up the speed, decimating the field on this long, brutal climb. Only about 40 riders were left in the group as it headed to the highest point of the race, and the corresponding 5.5°C temperatures.

Gilbert picked up 20 points by being first over the mountain, followed by Sanchez and Ratto. Chainel and Brown were fourth and fifth. Shortly before the greatly-reduced field came to the summit, Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural) jumped and secured the remaining two points as sixth.

They all then faced a 20 km descent before the next climb, and the tricky descent and rain caused havoc. Sanchez crashed and abandoned the race, while Ratto moved into the lead ahead of Gilbert. Behind them, the gap dropped to 8:30 and Ivan Basso (Cannondale) was the first of the favourites to have troubles.

The leaders started the next climb, the category 2 Coll de Ordino, with Ratto maintaining a lead over Gilbert, with Sanchez somewhere behind. The pace, course and difficult weather conditions continued to take a toll on the field,which by this point had split into multiple groups.

Ratto and Gilbert conquered the second climb, and the field was now 8:17 back. A group of nine attacked out of that field: Jose Herrado (Movistar), David Arroyo (Caja Rural), Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural), Igor Anton (Euskaltel), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel), Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel), Thibaut Pinot (FdJ), Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil). But they were unable to stay away for long.

With 20 km and still two categorised climbs to go, Ratto had two minutes on Gilbert. The new chase group was at 8:05 and the field at 8:40. The cool temperatures and rain continued to make life difficult for them all. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) had difficulties on the descent of the Ordino and fell back.

Ratto kept on going and soloed across the category two Alto de la Comelia. It was a tricky descent in the wet, and even he had problems along the way, putting his foot out of the pedals to take one corner.

Basso's troubles were confirmed when it was announced that he had abandoned the race. He had started the stage in seventh place overall but went close to suffering from hypothermia in the cold. Valverde too seemed to be suffering from the severe weather and was 40 seconds behind the field as the final climb to the finish kicked in.

No fear for Nibali and Horner

Race leader Vincenzo Nibali didn't have anything to fear from Ratto. The Italian came into the stage in 113th place overall, nearly one and a half hours down. Gilbert apparently decided to save his powder for another day, dropping further and further back, over six minutes with only 5 km to go. The group of favourites had by then also dwindled to only 20 or so riders.

That group fell apart on the final climb., and even Nicolas Roche suffered in the end, dropping back.

Horner, Kiserlovski and Nibali were alone in the final four kilometres, with Kiserlovski soon dropped. Horner saw his chance to move back up to the top three, and took advantage of the opportunity. Nibali let the American do the lead work on the way up, every now and then coming up alongside of him as if to let his rival know that he was in no fear of losing time. They caught and quickly passed Gilbert.

Ratto was showing signs of exhaustion on the final way up. The rain was no longer so heavy, but the gradients of up to 15% were hard on his tired legs. He wearily wound his way up the seemingly interminable final kilometer, and still had enough energy to celebrate his win as he crossed the finish line.

The stage was still far from over, though. Horner and Nibali still dueled their way up the mountain, and Valverde, forced into a pursuit match, still struggled to make contact with the riders ahead of him.

As expected, Nibali took off in the final meters to secure second place and the bonus seconds, even managing to build up a two-second gap on Horner, who finished third. Valverde limited his losses better than expected, coming in some 45 seconds later as sixth.

 

Full Results
1Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling4:24:00 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:53 
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:03:55 
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:04:11 
5Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:19 
6Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:43 
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:04:46 
8Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
9Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:17 
10Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:05:21 
11Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:05:27 
12Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:33 
13David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
14Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:40 
15Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:06:14 
16Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:06:19 
17Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:27 
18Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:06:44 
19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:07:05 
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:07:22 
21Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:07:25 
22Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:58 
23José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:08 
24Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:08:23 
25Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:08:24 
26Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:08:31 
27Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:09:00 
28Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:09:02 
29Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:09:05 
30Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:09:31 
31Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:09:37 
32Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:09:48 
33Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:09:59 
34Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha0:11:12 
35Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:11:34 
36Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
37Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:12:30 
38Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
39Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:13:06 
40Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:13:10 
41Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:13:40 
42Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:14:34 
43Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:15:16 
44Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:15:49 
45Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:49 
46Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
47Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
48Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
49Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
50Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
51Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
52Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
53Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:18:07 
54Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:22 
55Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:18:43 
56Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:47 
57Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:19:32 
58Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:19:58 
59Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:20:04 
60Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp0:20:20 
61Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:31 
62Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:20:37 
63Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:20:46 
64Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
65Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
66Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:21:20 
67Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:21:50 
68Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:22:19 
69Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
70Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team  
71Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
72Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
73Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:23:16 
74Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
75Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
76Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr  
77Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
78Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
79Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:23:31 
80Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
81Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:23:32 
82Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:23:33 
83Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
84Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
85Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
86Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
87Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
88Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:23:37 
89Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:24:27 
90Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:24:32 
91Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:24:36 
92Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:45 
93Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano0:25:03 
94Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:25:35 
95Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:36 
96Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:25:44 
97Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:50 
98Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:54 
99Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
100Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
101Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:26:09 
102Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:26:19 
103Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:22 
104Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:27:24 
105Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr0:27:43 
106Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:28:12 
107David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:28:13 
108Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
109Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
110Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:28:58 
111Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha0:29:12 
112Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling  
113Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
114Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
115Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling  
116Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
117Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
118Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
119Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
120Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
121Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
122Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
123Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
124Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
125Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
126Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:29:18 
127Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura  
128José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
129Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
130Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
131Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
132Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
133Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
134Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:29:23 
135Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
136Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
137Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
138Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
139Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
140Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:29:26 
141Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
142Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
143Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
144Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
145Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
146Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
147Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:29:32 
148Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
149Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:29:36 
150Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
151Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:29:38 
152Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
153Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:29:43 
154Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr0:30:22 
155Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:30:56 
156Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:30:57 
157Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:33:07 
158Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:33:52 
159Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:34:30 
160Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:36:45 
DNSSimon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNSSam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge  
DNFSteve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
DNFRamon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
DNFLuis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
DNFIvan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
DNFCyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
DNFMichel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp  
DNFNick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
DNFGreg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol  
DNFJurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFJelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
DNFHaimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
DNFRoman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
DNFWouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
DNFLieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
Sprint 1 - Andorra la Vella - 59.5km
1Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4pts
2Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
3Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1 
Sprint 2 - Canillo - 70.4km
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4pts
2Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2 
3Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1 
Points - Andorra. Collada de la Gallina - 155.7km
1Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling25pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team20 
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard16 
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha14 
5Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12 
6Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team10 
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr9 
8Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale8 
9Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
10Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura6 
11Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team5 
12Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
13David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
14Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
Mountain 1 - Port de Envalira (HC) 87km
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team20pts
2Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team15 
3Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling10 
4Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6 
5Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4 
6Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
Mountain 2 - Coll de Ordino (Cat. 2) 117km
1Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling5pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Mountain 3 - Alto de la Comella (Cat. 2) 140km
1Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling5pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team3 
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
Mountain 4 - Andorra (Collada de la Gallina) (Cat. 1) 156km
1Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling10pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team6 
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard4 
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha2 
5Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Most combative rider
1Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
Teams
1Euskaltel-Euskadi13:27:09 
2Astana Pro Team0:01:16 
3Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:27 
4Katusha0:05:20 
5Movistar Team0:07:19 
6RadioShack Leopard0:08:40 
7Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:12:52 
8Team NetApp-Endura0:20:07 
9BMC Racing Team0:22:03 
10Sky Procycling0:22:22 
11AG2R La Mondiale0:26:46 
12Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:28:48 
13Cannondale Pro Cycling0:31:44 
14FDJ.fr0:33:39 
15Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:34:31 
16Garmin-Sharp0:34:52 
17Team Argos-Shimano0:38:25 
18Lampre-Merida0:38:30 
19Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:42:01 
20Lotto Belisol0:44:07 
21Orica-GreenEdge0:48:57 
22Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:04:47 
General classification after stage 14
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team53:56:49 
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:50 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:42 
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:02:57 
5Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:43 
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:04:06 
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:04:34 
8Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:05:42 
9Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:06:28 
10Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:06:45 
11Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:10 
12David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:11:14 
13Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:11:40 
14Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:50 
15Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:12:26 
16Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:12:37 
17Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:12:45 
18José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:28 
19Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:15:47 
20Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:16:15 
21Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:17:51 
22Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:18:22 
23Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:19:02 
24Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:20:30 
25Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:21:58 
26Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:23:15 
27Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:24:18 
28Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:37:02 
29Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:37:34 
30Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:39:12 
31Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:41:09 
32Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:41:15 
33Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:44:25 
34Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:48:42 
35Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:48:48 
36Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:48:52 
37Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:53:18 
38Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:53:22 
39Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:53:47 
40Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:54:13 
41Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:54:55 
42Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:55:58 
43Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:56:41 
44Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:57:10 
45Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:57:18 
46Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:57:20 
47Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:58:53 
48Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:59:59 
49Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:00:13 
50Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha1:00:14 
51Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:00:43 
52Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling1:01:53 
53Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:02:33 
54Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:04:17 
55Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:04:39 
56Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:06:07 
57Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:08:57 
58Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team1:10:20 
59Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr1:11:00 
60Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:12:46 
61Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:14:17 
62Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1:16:41 
63Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard1:17:34 
64Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano1:20:50 
65Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:22:00 
66Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:22:04 
67Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura1:23:02 
68Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling1:25:03 
69Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:25:51 
70Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:26:18 
71Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1:26:51 
72Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard1:27:24 
73Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:27:49 
74Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1:28:28 
75Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard1:28:37 
76Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling1:28:54 
77Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:29:49 
78Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:30:01 
79Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha1:30:04 
80Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard1:30:07 
81Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling1:30:36 
82Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:32:03 
83Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:32:08 
84Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard1:32:13 
85Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:33:13 
86Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp1:34:44 
87Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura1:36:53 
88Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling1:38:20 
89Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:39:38 
90Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha1:39:57 
91Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:40:14 
92Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:40:16 
93Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp1:40:57 
94Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge1:41:26 
95Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura1:44:40 
96Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:46:17 
97Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano1:47:17 
98Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:47:19 
99Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:48:17 
100Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:48:56 
101Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:49:03 
102Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1:49:35 
103David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:49:50 
104Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard1:49:55 
105Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr1:50:14 
106Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr1:50:40 
107Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha1:50:43 
108Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling1:51:02 
109Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano1:51:09 
110Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:56:19 
111Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1:57:23 
112Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1:57:55 
113Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:58:58 
114Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team1:59:41 
115Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team2:01:54 
116Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:01:56 
117Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:02:20 
118Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:02:25 
119Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:07:16 
120Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:07:46 
121Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:10:03 
122Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:10:38 
123Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura2:11:37 
124Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2:11:44 
125Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:11:56 
126Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:12:53 
127José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
128Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:15:13 
129Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:18:14 
130Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2:19:11 
131Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:20:03 
132Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2:20:05 
133Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2:21:45 
134Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:22:22 
135Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:23:17 
136Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp2:23:34 
137Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano2:24:21 
138Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol2:24:29 
139Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:24:49 
140Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
141Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura2:26:09 
142Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:27:00 
143Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:28:11 
144Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:28:47 
145Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr2:30:36 
146Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:30:40 
147Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida2:31:15 
148Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:31:48 
149Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale2:33:12 
150Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling2:33:39 
151Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida2:35:12 
152Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha2:35:36 
153Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:37:54 
154Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp2:38:30 
155Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano2:38:44 
156Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:43:19 
157Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano2:44:39 
158Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:49:46 
159Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:52:51 
160Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:57:24 
Points classification
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team102pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha98 
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff89 
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha75 
5Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard74 
6Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team70 
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team68 
8Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard61 
9Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida56 
10Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge53 
11Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling52 
12Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale51 
13Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step51 
14Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura50 
15Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team50 
16Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale44 
17Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano40 
18Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling37 
19Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step37 
20Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr36 
21Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi33 
22Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp30 
23Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team28 
24Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff26 
25Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling26 
26Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25 
27Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits24 
28Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida23 
29Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi23 
30Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff23 
31Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr20 
32Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team19 
33Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team18 
34Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida16 
35Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits15 
36Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling14 
37Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha14 
38Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano14 
39Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA14 
40Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano14 
41Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling13 
42Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA12 
43Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling12 
44Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi11 
45Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp10 
46Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team10 
47Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA9 
48Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9 
49Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team8 
50Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi8 
51Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team7 
52Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
53Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team7 
54Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team7 
55Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling6 
56Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
57Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
58Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
59Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr6 
60Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura6 
61Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team6 
62Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol5 
63Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4 
64Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard4 
65Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling4 
66Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr4 
67Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
68Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
69Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano4 
70Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4 
71David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
72Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team3 
73Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team2 
74Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
75Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2 
76Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
77Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano2 
78Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
79Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura2 
80Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida2 
81Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
82Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling2 
83Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
84Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
85Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
86Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp1 
87Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr1 
88Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountains classification
1Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling30pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team26 
3Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard22 
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team17 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff15 
6Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida13 
7Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits13 
8Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura12 
9Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha12 
10Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida10 
11Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA10 
12Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team9 
13Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale7 
14Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6 
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling5 
16Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida5 
17Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha5 
18Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
19Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano4 
20Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4 
21Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
22Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3 
23Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr2 
24Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2 
25Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
26Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard2 
27Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
28Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
29Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
30José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1 
31Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano1 
32Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
33Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
34Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
35Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp1 
Combination classification
1Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard10pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team12 
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff14 
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team16 
5Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha20 
6Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha25 
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale30 
8Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura30 
9Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr50 
10Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida53 
11Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi61 
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team69 
13Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida71 
14Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA81 
15Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano87 
16Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling88 
17Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team89 
18Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale94 
19Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi102 
20Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling107 
21Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team109 
22Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard114 
23Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano126 
24Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team155 
25Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi168 
26Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits179 
27Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits191 
28Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr204 
29Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA215 
30Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp216 
31Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA217 
32Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA222 
33Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team239 
34Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida251 
Teams classification
1Astana Pro Team161:08:27 
2Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:43 
3Movistar Team0:08:32 
4Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:11:40 
5Katusha0:15:30 
6RadioShack Leopard0:21:37 
7Team NetApp-Endura0:30:35 
8Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:32:01 
9BMC Racing Team0:42:49 
10Sky Procycling0:47:08 
11FDJ.fr0:51:50 
12Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:15:32 
13AG2R La Mondiale1:22:08 
14Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:36:38 
15Cannondale Pro Cycling1:40:47 
16Lampre-Merida1:46:58 
17Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:51:56 
18Lotto Belisol2:01:14 
19Omega Pharma-Quick Step2:03:25 
20Team Argos-Shimano2:22:27 
21Orica-GreenEdge3:47:21 
22Garmin-Sharp4:06:35 

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