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Vuelta a España 2013

Date range:
August 24 - September 15, 2013
  • Vuelta a España, Spain, WorldTour
  • Stages. Expand the race menu
    • Stage 1

      Distance:
      27.4km
      Start location:
      Vilanova de Arousa
      End location:
      Sanxenxo (TTT)
    • Stage 2

      Distance:
      177.7km
      Start location:
      Pontevedra
      End location:
      Alto Do Monte Da Groba
    • Stage 3

      Distance:
      184.8km
      Start location:
      Vigo
      End location:
      Mirador de Lobeira
    • Stage 4

      Distance:
      189km
      Start location:
      Lain
      End location:
      Fisterra
    • Stage 5

      Distance:
      174.3km
      Start location:
      Sober
      End location:
      Lago de Sanabria
    • Stage 6

      Distance:
      175km
      Start location:
      Guijuelo
      End location:
      Caceres
    • Stage 7

      Distance:
      205.9km
      Start location:
      Almendralejo
      End location:
      Mairena de Aljafare
    • Stage 8

      Distance:
      166.6km
      Start location:
      Jerez de la Frontera
      End location:
      Alto Peñas Blancas (Estepona)
    • Stage 9

      Distance:
      163.7km
      Start location:
      Antequera
      End location:
      Valdepeñas de Jaén
    • Stage 10

      Distance:
      186.8km
      Start location:
      Torredelcampo
      End location:
      Alto Hazallanas
    • Rest day 1

      Location
      Torredelcampo
    • Stage 11

      Distance:
      38.8km
      Location
      Tarazona (ITT)
    • Stage 12

      Distance:
      164.2km
      Start location:
      Maella
      End location:
      Tarragona
    • Stage 13

      Distance:
      169km
      Start location:
      Valls
      End location:
      Castelldefels
    • Stage 14

      Distance:
      155.7km
      Start location:
      Baga
      End location:
      Collada de la Gallina
    • Stage 15

      Distance:
      224.9km
      Start location:
      Andorra
      End location:
      Peyragudes
    • Stage 16

      Distance:
      146.8km
      Start location:
      Graus
      End location:
      Aramón Formigal
    • Rest day 2

      Start location:
      End location:
    • Stage 17

      Distance:
      189km
      Start location:
      Calahorra
      End location:
      Burgos
    • Stage 18

      Distance:
      186.5km
      Start location:
      Burgos
      End location:
      Peña Cabarga
    • Stage 19

      Distance:
      181km
      Start location:
      San Vicente de la Barquera
      End location:
      Alto Naranco
    • Stage 20

      Distance:
      142.2km
      Start location:
      Aviles
      End location:
      Alto de L´Angliru
    • Stage 21

      Distance:
      109.6km
      Start location:
      Leganés
      End location:
      Madrid
  • Race history

September 8, Stage 15: Andorra - Peyragudes 224.9km

Geniez victorious in Vuelta queen stage to Peyragudes

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
September 8, 2013, 15:15,
Updated:
September 8, 2013, 18:46

First Grand Tour stage win for Frenchman

Alexandre Geniez (FDJ.fr) on the podium

Alexandre Geniez (FDJ.fr) on the podium

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Alexandre Geniez (FDJ.fr) won the queen stage of the Vuelta a Espana, riding alone to the mountaintop finish at Peyragudes in France. He was part of a large group which got away early on the stage, and along the way dropped all his companions.

Second place went to Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida), with Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) holding on for third after attacking his GC rivals on the Port de Bales climb.

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) again defended his overall lead with apparent ease. Chris Horner (RadioShack Leopard) is still second at 50 seconds, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) third at 1:42.

While Geniez took a well deserved win, the true race was that within the favourites' group. Roche had jumped early in an attempt to make up lost time. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Nibali and Horner all kept close watch on one another, every now and then pulling ahead or chasing to make their mark, with Domenico Pozzovivo dangling at the back. In the end, the all crossed the finish line together, only 15 second behind Roche. Nibali made a point of leading the group into the finish.

It was a breakthrough win for 25-year-old Geniez, whose only previous pro win was a stage at the Tour of Austria in 2011. The crowds at the French ski resort joyously celebrated their homeland winner.

"This was such a good day, it was the best day for me. I was a bit lucky but racing in France made it a special day," Geniez said.

"It was good group of six riders in the break and everyone played the game and cooperated to take the break as far clear as possible. Then on the last climb we all rode at our own speed."

"The bunch came back but I still had some power to stay away. I didn't enjoy the last few kilometres because you never know if you are going to be caught or if you can be happy. Fortunately I can be happy."

Geniez had joined the 28-man strong group which got away about 23 km into the stage. He was one of the first to jump when the group fell apart on the second climb of the day, and a six-rider group formed which held together until the ascent of the third climb. He climbed to the top with Caja Rural's Andre Cardoso, dropping him on the descent and then tackling the final climb alone.

How it unfolded

The day started out dry, with only one rider not starting: Thomas Marczynski of Vacansoleil-DCM who became ill overnight.

The first of the day's four climbs came almost immediately. The Puerto del Canto (category 1) topped out at km 31.4 and featured a 24.4km long climb. Several riders and groups tried to get away on the ascent, but the first efforts were unsuccessful.

After 23km, Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp-Endura) took off and soon a 28-man-strong group formed. Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) took the mountain points, with Serge Pauwels (OPQS). Andre Cardoso (Caja Rural), Mikael Cherel (AG2R) and Warren Barguil (Argos-Shimano) behind him. However the peloton was not going to let a group get away again and held the escapees to within three minutes.

The rain started up again, although it was notably warmer than the day before. But things were bad enough to start the list of abandons, with Philippe Gilbert (BMC) calling it quits about 60 km into the day. Others followed with nine riders quitting the race during the stage.

The breakaway group was too large to be successful,and on the climb up the second mountain, Puerto de la Bonaigua, the group started coming apart. Barguil, Alexandre Geniez (FDJ) and Francis de Greef (Lotto Belisol) were the first to go on the attack and soon a new group formed as they were joined by Cherel, Cardoso and Edet.

This smaller group was more successful and soon had over two minutes on the chase group and a maximum of 8:03 on the peloton. Edet took the second mountain ranking as well, ahead of Cardoso, Cherel, Barguil and Geniez.

Astana got serious about the chase and that, combined with a long but gradual and easy descent, started bringing the gap down. The abandons continued along the way, with a total of eight by about km 140.

The first intermediate sprint of the day came on that descent, at km 139. De Greef won it, followed by Cardoso and Cherel. At that time the gaps were 2:55 to the large chase group and 5:30 to the peloton. Both of those gaps had dropped slightly by the time they crossed over into France, about 11km later.

Sun and warmer temperatures up to 27°C greeted the riders there, much to their relief. The first climb on French soil was the Col du Port de Bales. The category 1 climb is 19.2km long with an average gradient of 6.2%, but with sections up to 10.5%.

As the six leaders started up this third climb, they had 3:30 on the chasers and 4:40 on the field. The group of chasers had long since started falling apart and was getting smaller all the time. The lead group was also getting smaller. With 35km to go, Geniez and Cardoso were alone in the front, with the peloton at 5:18, with riders sprinkled along the way between.

The two leaders crossed over the top with a gap of 5:05 over their nearest chasers. Nicholas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff), who had lost time and dropped in the GC in the previous stage, attacked out of the peloton in an attempt to work his way back up in the rankings. He crossed the mountain ranking about 20 seconds ahead of the field.

A solo effort

Geniez was the better descender, and the Frenchman took off on his own, with just over 27km to go. Roche was joined by teammate Oliver Zaugg, who dropped back from the break, and they slowly ground out a minute lead over the peloton. That didn't seem to particularly bother race leader Vincenzo Nibali or his Astana team. The Irish rider had come into the stage 4:06 down but it did park a chase by FDJ.fr to limit Pinot's losses.

With some 11 km to go, things perked up in the group of favourites, which by now was down to about 20 riders. Roche's action spurred the others into hopes of making up time, with the result that Astana firmly took control of the group. Nibali kept a close eye on his nearest rival, Horner.

With 10km to go, and on the final climb, Alejandro Valverde dared to move up, and that was too much for Nibali. He wanted to show who was in charge here and took off from the field, closely accompanied by Horner. Having proven himself, he fell back into the group.

Rigoberto Uran was the next go, but didn't get away. Joaquim Rodriguez quickly drew Horner and Nibali to his rear wheel as he moved forward. He wasn't about to give up, and attacked again, but his rivals were quick to mark him. In the meantime, Roche's lead over the group had dropped to half a minute. RadioShack moved to the head of the group, with Robert Kiserlovski leading and Horner on second wheel. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) and Leo König (NetApp-Endura) had trouble keeping up.

UP ahead Geniez continued to power on in the sunshine, suffering alone on the 9% gradient sections, but gamely heading on with the goal of a stage win ahead of him. Sanchez recovered from whatever his problem was, and shot past the GC group. The alarm bells went off and the others moved up to rope him in again, and the Basque rider had trouble holding on the the group.

As Geniez passed under the 1km marker, Horner picked up the speed, dragging the rest of the group, now down to five, with him. Nibali moved back to the front, to maintain his mastery.

Geniez was able to happily cruise into the finish, with no rival anywhere in sight. Second place finally went to Lampre's Michele Scarponi about three minutes later, with Roche third at 3:05. The favourites came in together at 3:20.

Full Results
1 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 6:20:12  
2 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:03:03  
3 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:03:07  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:03:20  
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
6 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard    
7 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha    
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
9 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:03:23  
10 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    
11 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:03:45  
12 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:56  
13 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura    
14 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling    
15 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:55  
16 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard 0:05:08  
17 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:05:24  
18 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:05:46  
19 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 0:06:13  
20 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:06:35  
21 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 0:06:39  
22 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:07:00  
23 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:07:15  
24 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:24  
25 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:08:13  
26 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:08:17  
27 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:08:28  
28 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:32  
29 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 0:08:55  
30 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:09:14  
31 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:10:59  
32 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    
33 Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura 0:11:58  
34 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 0:12:16  
35 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:12:51  
36 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:13:06  
37 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:14:18  
38 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:15:07  
39 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
40 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
41 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team 0:15:16  
42 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
43 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
44 Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
45 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida    
46 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
47 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
48 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha 0:15:20  
49 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 0:15:49  
50 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:16:23  
51 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:16:26  
52 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
53 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:16:57  
54 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
55 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 0:18:16  
56 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:21:00  
57 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
58 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge    
59 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling    
60 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha    
61 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha 0:21:03  
62 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha 0:21:07  
63 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard 0:21:29  
64 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard    
65 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale    
66 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura    
67 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:23:05  
68 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
69 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 0:23:25  
70 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:24:14  
71 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha 0:25:41  
72 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:25:45  
73 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale    
74 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
75 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
76 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    
77 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling    
78 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr    
79 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
80 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
81 Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura    
82 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
83 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr    
84 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
85 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
86 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:26:49  
87 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling    
88 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
89 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
90 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 0:27:36  
91 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard    
92 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:30:36  
93 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
94 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team    
95 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:31:28  
96 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:32:37  
97 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:35:09  
98 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    
99 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
100 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
101 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
102 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
103 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha    
104 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp    
105 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
106 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
107 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
108 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
109 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano    
110 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
111 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
112 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
113 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    
114 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp    
115 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
116 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
117 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale    
118 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
119 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
120 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling    
121 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura    
122 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
123 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura    
124 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
125 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team    
126 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
127 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
128 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
129 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
130 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
131 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
132 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
133 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano    
134 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr    
135 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA    
136 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling    
137 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
138 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol    
139 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
140 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
141 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
142 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano    
143 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
144 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
145 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
146 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
147 Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
148 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida    
149 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
150 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:42:10  
DNS Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team    
DNF Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
DNF Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura    
DNF Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
DNF Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
DNF Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
DNF Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
DNF Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling    
Sprint 1 - Bossòst - 139km
1 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 4 pts
2 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 2  
3 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Sprint 2 - Saint-Aventín - 209.5km
1 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 4 pts
2 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 2  
3 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1  
Points - Peyragudes - 224.9km
1 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 25 pts
2 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 20  
3 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 16  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 14  
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 12  
6 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 10  
7 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 9  
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 8  
9 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 7  
10 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 6  
11 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 5  
12 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4  
13 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura 3  
14 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 2  
Mountain 1 - Puerto del Cantó (Cat. 1) 31km
1 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 10 pts
2 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6  
3 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 4  
4 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
5 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 1  
Mountain 2 - Puerto de la Bonaigua (Cat. 1) 101km
1 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 10 pts
2 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 6  
3 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
4 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 2  
5 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 1  
Mountain 3 - Col du Port de Balés (Cat. 1) 193km
1 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 10 pts
2 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 6  
3 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
4 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2  
5 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1  
Mountain 4 - Peyragudes (Cat. 1) 225km
1 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 10 pts
2 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 6  
3 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2  
5 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
Most combative rider
1 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr    
Teams
1 FDJ.fr 19:12:38  
2 Movistar Team 0:01:20  
3 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:03:15  
4 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:42  
5 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:04:56  
6 Astana Pro Team 0:05:32  
7 RadioShack Leopard 0:12:15  
8 Katusha 0:12:51  
9 AG2R La Mondiale 0:21:19  
10 Lampre-Merida 0:21:24  
11 Team NetApp-Endura 0:22:08  
12 Sky Procycling 0:25:45  
13 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:28:15  
14 BMC Racing Team 0:39:23  
15 Team Argos-Shimano 0:41:15  
16 Cannondale Pro Cycling 0:52:41  
17 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:53:13  
18 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:05:03  
19 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:05:07  
20 Lotto Belisol 1:07:11  
21 Garmin-Sharp 1:13:32  
22 Orica-GreenEdge 1:19:16  
General classification after stage 15
1 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 60:20:21  
2 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 0:00:50  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:42  
4 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 0:02:57  
5 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:43  
6 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:03:49  
7 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:04:59  
8 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura 0:06:18  
9 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:46  
10 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:09:11  
11 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 0:09:21  
12 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:11:17  
13 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:12:03  
14 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 0:13:31  
15 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:14:49  
16 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 0:15:56  
17 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:17:34  
18 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard 0:18:03  
19 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:21:27  
20 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:22:17  
21 Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:23:55  
22 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:24:50  
23 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:24:54  
24 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 0:25:18  
25 Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura 0:30:36  
26 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:33:36  
27 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:35:19  
28 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:40:17  
29 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:42:42  
30 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:52:56  
31 Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:58:02  
32 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:58:28  
33 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1:00:27  
34 Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1:00:48  
35 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 1:02:18  
36 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:04:56  
37 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team 1:06:09  
38 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:06:28  
39 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:07:27  
40 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:09:06  
41 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:10:11  
42 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:11:01  
43 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha 1:12:14  
44 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:12:30  
45 Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:12:39  
46 Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura 1:14:50  
47 Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:14:58  
48 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha 1:15:03  
49 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 1:16:12  
50 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:16:47  
51 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 1:19:33  
52 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:19:58  
53 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:25:49  
54 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:27:47  
55 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 1:32:46  
56 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:33:56  
57 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 1:34:22  
58 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:36:06  
59 Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team 1:37:36  
60 Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura 1:37:58  
61 Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 1:39:59  
62 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:40:46  
63 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 1:42:36  
64 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:43:06  
65 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:44:25  
66 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:45:24  
67 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard 1:45:33  
68 Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 1:46:37  
69 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha 1:47:51  
70 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 1:48:30  
71 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 1:48:59  
72 Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 1:50:22  
73 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard 1:52:53  
74 Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:53:53  
75 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 1:54:05  
76 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
77 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:54:28  
78 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling 1:56:52  
79 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:57:40  
80 Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1:58:07  
81 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 1:58:40  
82 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:59:06  
83 Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge    
84 Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura 1:59:18  
85 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:59:23  
86 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:59:38  
87 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 2:00:45  
88 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:01:50  
89 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 2:05:02  
90 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 2:05:34  
91 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp 2:06:33  
92 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha 2:08:23  
93 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 2:09:33  
94 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha 2:11:46  
95 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2:12:05  
96 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard 2:12:20  
97 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 2:12:39  
98 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp 2:12:46  
99 Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura 2:16:29  
100 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2:16:51  
101 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 2:19:06  
102 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:19:33  
103 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2:20:06  
104 David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:21:39  
105 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 2:21:41  
106 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr 2:22:29  
107 Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling 2:22:51  
108 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano 2:22:58  
109 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:24:45  
110 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:28:10  
111 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 2:29:12  
112 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:30:47  
113 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 2:31:30  
114 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:34:07  
115 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 2:34:14  
116 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 2:38:11  
117 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 2:43:11  
118 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2:43:33  
119 Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2:43:45  
120 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 2:44:42  
121 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team    
122 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2:47:02  
123 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2:47:21  
124 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 2:50:03  
125 Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp 2:50:26  
126 Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:51:00  
127 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:51:52  
128 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr 2:53:01  
129 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2:53:34  
130 Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2:54:11  
131 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 2:55:06  
132 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp 2:55:23  
133 Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale 2:55:37  
134 Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano 2:56:10  
135 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2:56:18  
136 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 2:56:38  
137 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
138 Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha 2:57:57  
139 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura 2:57:58  
140 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:00:19  
141 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3:00:36  
142 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 3:01:09  
143 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3:02:29  
144 Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling 3:03:37  
145 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 3:05:50  
146 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 3:07:01  
147 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 3:07:04  
148 Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 3:15:08  
149 Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida 3:24:40  
150 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida 3:29:13  
Points classification
1 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 114 pts
2 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 105  
3 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 98  
4 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 84  
5 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 84  
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 82  
7 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 61  
8 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 59  
9 Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida 56  
10 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura 53  
11 Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 53  
12 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 52  
13 Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 51  
14 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 50  
15 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 44  
16 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 43  
17 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 41  
18 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 40  
19 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 37  
20 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 37  
21 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp 30  
22 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 29  
23 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 28  
24 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 28  
25 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 26  
26 Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 24  
27 Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 24  
28 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 23  
29 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr 20  
30 Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 19  
31 Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team 18  
32 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 16  
33 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 15  
34 Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling 14  
35 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha 14  
36 Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano 14  
37 Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 14  
38 Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 14  
39 Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling 13  
40 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 12  
41 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 12  
42 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 11  
43 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp 10  
44 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 10  
45 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 9  
46 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 9  
47 Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 9  
48 Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 8  
49 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 8  
50 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 7  
51 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 7  
52 Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 7  
53 Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 7  
54 Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team 7  
55 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 6  
56 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 6  
57 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 6  
58 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 6  
59 Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr 6  
60 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 6  
61 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura 6  
62 Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol 5  
63 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 4  
64 Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard 4  
65 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 4  
66 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 4  
67 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
68 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4  
69 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 4  
70 Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 4  
71 Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team 3  
72 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team 2  
73 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2  
74 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
75 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
76 Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 2  
77 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
78 Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2  
79 Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2  
80 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1  
81 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1  
82 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
83 Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp 1  
84 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr 1  
85 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 1  
Mountains classification
1 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 33 pts
2 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 30  
3 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 22  
4 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 20  
5 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 19  
6 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 19  
7 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 17  
8 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 17  
9 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 13  
10 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura 12  
11 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 12  
12 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 10  
13 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 10  
14 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
15 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 7  
16 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6  
17 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 5  
18 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 5  
19 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 5  
20 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4  
21 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 4  
22 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 4  
23 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 3  
24 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 3  
25 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 2  
26 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2  
27 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
28 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
29 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 2  
30 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 2  
31 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 2  
32 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
33 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
34 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
35 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 1  
36 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 1  
37 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp 1  
Combination classification
1 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard 9 pts
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 13  
3 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 13  
4 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 16  
5 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 25  
6 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 28  
7 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 28  
8 Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura 28  
9 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 36  
10 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 49  
11 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 61  
12 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 69  
13 Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida 71  
14 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 81  
15 Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 83  
16 Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano 89  
17 José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team 98  
18 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard 99  
19 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 100  
20 Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 100  
21 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 101  
22 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 104  
23 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 104  
24 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol 122  
25 Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano 125  
26 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 127  
27 Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team 151  
28 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 155  
29 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 161  
30 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 162  
31 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 194  
32 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr 198  
33 Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 209  
34 Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp 212  
35 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 213  
36 Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 213  
37 Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida 220  
Teams classification
1 Astana Pro Team 180:26:37  
2 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:53  
3 Movistar Team 0:04:20  
4 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:09:23  
5 Katusha 0:22:49  
6 RadioShack Leopard 0:28:20  
7 Caja Rural-Seguros RGA 0:31:25  
8 FDJ.fr 0:46:18  
9 Team NetApp-Endura 0:47:11  
10 Sky Procycling 1:07:21  
11 BMC Racing Team 1:16:40  
12 AG2R La Mondiale 1:37:55  
13 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:38:15  
14 Lampre-Merida 2:02:50  
15 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:24:19  
16 Cannondale Pro Cycling 2:27:56  
17 Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:51:27  
18 Team Argos-Shimano 2:58:10  
19 Lotto Belisol 3:02:53  
20 Omega Pharma-Quick Step 3:03:00  
21 Orica-GreenEdge 5:01:05  
22 Garmin-Sharp 5:14:35  

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nepetalactone More than 1 year ago
"easily defended?" Geeze, way to make it sound like any other day at the office!
bikebandit More than 1 year ago
Where has Matthew Busche been hiding? I'm surprised he has not been present on the climbs. I think he and Kiserlovski together could set a hard enough pace to drop Nibali and launch Horner.
sbroaddus More than 1 year ago
Busche has been struggling, yes, but luckily for Horner he has had Kiserlovski when Nibali has been w/out any teammates at the end for the last two stages... there was even a stretch today, though it didn't seem like it lasted too long, when Nibali looked stressed and possibly vulnerable. More days to come and the old man will continue to be there.... go Chris, you're wearing him down, slowly but surely!
kingkeirin More than 1 year ago
Although Chris is strong physically: he usually beats you with his mind. The man is a smart tactician.
BackSeatRider More than 1 year ago
Examples please...
Toby Long More than 1 year ago
I wish the route designers were more creative than just summit finish after summit finish. I want to see stages with a downhill run after a big climb or a stage with a series of 3 or 4 shorter climbs packed into the final 15km. What I don't want to see is the same climbers trying not to spend too much energy.
fleabag More than 1 year ago
Hopefully, you will like stage19.
Mark Schwitau More than 1 year ago
You should just become a pro, get an invitation to ride the Vuelta ..... And just simply light up the race and make it exciting yourself.
onewheel More than 1 year ago
seems to be a climber's race, but you are right, Nore variety adds to the spice.
Mark Beket More than 1 year ago
I agree Chris Horner with strong team support can win this. Go Chris!!!
wrinklyvet More than 1 year ago
Geniez looks very perky on the podium! Congratulations to him for winning in France.
fusty copy More than 1 year ago
Horner and Sir BW are not dissimilar - powerful yes, but neither are blessed with adequate sprint's, so vulnerable at the line if 'accompanied'. H uses help, [it's becoming a common tactic], to wear opponents down, and then takes over, drives hard upping the pace. He tried today, it didn't work, but he did lead the chase of Roche [alone!] and succeeded in reducing Roche's gain , WHY? H had a 'hard day' following all those wheels[!], but tactically, pursuing Roche [virtually alone!] when Valverde and Smokey Joe had more to lose, is .... tactically VERY puzzling? But, there's always tomorrow - followed by a REST Day, hint hint!
BackSeatRider More than 1 year ago
Horner is a pure climber. Wiggins is a track man and excellent time trialist that learned to climb. They have different builds and strengths. Not sure where your comparison comes from.
mtrogerstrailrun More than 1 year ago
You must have watched so many races in your time. I am not sure but using help is not something new or "becoming a common tactic". It is a well known tactic that has been around for nearly as long as the Tour. Read up on its history and you will find something interesting about using your team in racing. Kind of an old tactic actually. And Horner vs Wiggins is like apples to oranges. Horner is so powerful and Wiggins like that he must have crushed the recent ITT at the Veulta? And generally crushes the TT? No, hmm. As BackSeatRider pointed out they have very, very different strengths on the bike.
onewheel More than 1 year ago
good move by Saxo-Tinkoff today. Riis orcastrated it by having Sorensen lead the pack and bouncing Roche from him to Zuegg and then majka to take some time back. Only move I saw that worked this time. Kelly doubted it but Roche rose to the occasion. We need more surprise moves like that from others.