Chris Horner wins 2013 Vuelta a Espana

First American Grand Tour winner since LeMond

Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) claimed the final stage of the 2013 Vuelta a Espana in a head to head sprint with American Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp). The Australian sprinter grabbed his second stage win of the race while Chris Horner (RadioShack) secured the overall title with Vicenzo Nibali second and Alejendro Valverde third.

“I’ve been a professional for almost 20 years so this represents a lifetime of hard work. A Grand Tour is always a goal for a cyclist to show how good a rider you are. The memories will last forever and the riders I came with were amazing and my team has been fantastic," Horner said.

"My family is home watching. My daughters are 16 and 14, and my son is 11 so they are old enough to appreciate this. Many riders winning in their 20’s and early 30’s have small children but mine are at the age where they can appreciate what Dad is doing. When I get back, it will be quite the topic at home.”

After the customary photo calls at the front of the peloton, racing began once the peloton hit the final circuits through the Spanish capital.

Javier Aramendia (Caja Rura)l was the first rider to break the momentary peace in the peloton. The Spaniard launched his move on the finish circuit and was soon joined by Alessandro Vanotti (Astana) with 31km to go. The two-man break established a lead of 40 seconds.

With two laps remaining, the peloton was chasing in earnest, Garmin and Lampre leading the pack at 17 seconds in arrears. Cannondale soon assumed pace duties and even with Aramendia's last ditch efforts, the leading pair were closed down with 5km remaining.

Sky led the peloton with 3km to go with NetApp, Garmin and Orica all fighting for position. A late attack from NetApp threatened to spoil the sprinters’ fun but it was Lampre who brought the move back.

However with so many weary legs, the lead-out trains began to fracture. Sky disappeared from the front, while Orica and Argos positioned their thinned out recruits on the front. Farrar, appearing isolated, was forced to sprint early, and when Matthews responded in kind, the American – still without a contract for next year – was unable to respond.

Horner: America's last man standing

Horner came into the Vuelta on the back of some recent form racing in the US. However, having sustained a knee injury that had kept him out of the Tour de France, few expected him to realistically challenge for the overall. Nibali looked to have refocused in the nick of time, while Rodriguez and Valverde were expected to mount a domestic challenge.

However, it was Horner who landed the first blow, wining on stage 3 to Mirador de Lobeira and reversing a chunk of time he had conceded in the opening team time trial. The briefest of time gaps on the following stage saw Nibali re-take the leader’s jersey and even when Horner distanced Nibali on the Alto Peñas Blancas, the Italian remained the favourite. Surely a 41-year-old with a trick knee couldn’t unsettle Italy’s leading GC rider? And when Horner lost 11 seconds to his main rival on the follow stage it looked as though a week’s racing had levelled the situation and that Horner’s gusto would be blow away in the Spanish Sierra Nevada.

However, ahead of the rest-day Horner struck back, soloing clear to pick up his second stage win and the race lead once more. Come the end of the individual time trial Nibali had wrestled the race lead from the veteran American rider but 33 seconds, and with almost half the race left to cover, meant that time bonuses would continue to play their part. Valverde and Rodriguez hovered like vultures, waiting for the leading pair to make a fatal mistake but it was the hometown heroes who lost precious seconds on a dramatic stage to 14 Collada de la Gallina.

In stage 16 from Graus to Aramón Formigal, Horner began the second phase of his assault on Nibali’s lead. The Italian surprisingly collapsed inside the final 3km of the stage, leaving all of his rivals to claw back vital seconds.

But Aramón Formigal became the blue-print for the remainder of Nibali’s overall challenge. Miraculously, Horner simply wasn’t tiring, and the 41-year-old was a constant threat to Astana’s slender grip on the race. In hindsight the writing was on the wall on stage 18 to Peña Cabarga as Horner danced up the road on the 20 percent ramps of the climb to leave Nibali with little option but to ride at his own pace. Out of the saddle – as he has been for much of this year’s race – Horner was simply unstoppable. By the end of the stage, the rider who had ridden as a domestique for much of his 30s, had reduced Nibali’s lead to three seconds, while Rodriguez and Valverde lacked the punch they’d demonstrated at the Tour and were racing for third.

When Rodriguez rescued his outing with a stage win to Alto del Naranco, Horner assumed the race lead. Nibali once again had looked unsettled and when the American launched himself after Rodriguez, Nibali could only limit his loses.

And so the race headed towards the legendary slopes of the Angliru. Horner's marginal lead could have proved worthless if he had a bad day and even Rodriguez could have hoped for a opportunistic turn around in fortunes. The Angliru has cracked many of the best cyclists in the world and dashed their overall hopes on its back-breaking slopes. And when Nibali slipped clear with just under 8km to go, it looked as though his racing acumen could still deliver an unlikely win. However, while Nibali’s courage and willingness were still in form, his legs were not. Horner dragged himself up to the Italian’s wheel with each acceleration and when Horner began to wind up the pace inside the final 3km, it was clear Nibali had been forced to concede any chance of winning.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:44:00 
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp  
3Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano  
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
5Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida  
6Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
7Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
8Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano  
9Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
10Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
11Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
12Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling  
14Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling  
15Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
16Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura  
17Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
18Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr  
19Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha0:00:03 
20Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
21Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
22Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
23Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling  
24Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
25Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team  
26Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
27Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol  
28Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha  
29Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team  
30Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step  
31Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
32Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
33Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano  
34Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
35Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
36Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
37Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
38Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team  
39Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team  
40Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
41Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
42José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team  
43Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
44Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
45Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale  
46Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
47Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
48Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha  
49Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
50Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard  
51Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
52Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura  
53Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team  
54Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team  
55Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
56Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
57Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
58Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard  
59Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr  
60David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
61Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
62Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
63Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi  
64Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
65Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team  
66Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale  
67José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team  
68Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
69Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale  
70Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha  
71Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
72Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team  
73Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr  
74Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha  
75Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard  
76Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura  
77Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:13 
78Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano  
79Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:16 
80Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team  
81Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard  
82Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:20 
83Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
84Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura  
85Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha  
86Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
87Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
88Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol  
89Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team  
90Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team  
91Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha  
92Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
93Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
94Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team  
95Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team  
96Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
97Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:00:26 
98Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:27 
99David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:28 
100Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:31 
101Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:32 
102Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
103Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:34 
104Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida  
105Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr  
106Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano  
107Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
108Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano  
109Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
110Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
111Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp  
112Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha  
113Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff  
114Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team  
115Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
116Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team  
117Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp  
118Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
119Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
120Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:00:50 
121Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard  
122Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
123Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
124Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
125Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team  
126Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura  
127Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale  
128Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida  
129Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:55 
130Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling  
131Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:04 
132Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:16 
133Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:17 
134Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:22 
135Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge  
136Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:26 
137Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:27 
138Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:31 
139Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling  
140Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr  
141Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr  
142Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:01:40 
143Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling  
144Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:18 
Sprint 1 - Madrid, 64km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 pts
2Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
Sprint 2 - Madrid, 92.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4 pts
2Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
3Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
Sprint 3 - Madrid, 109.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge25 pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp20 
3Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano16 
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step14 
5Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida12 
6Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10 
7Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits9 
8Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano8 
9Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA7 
10Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team6 
11Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling5 
12Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling4 
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling3 
14Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling2 
Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA  
Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Argos-Shimano8:12:03 
2SKY Procycling  
3Cannondale Pro Cycling  
4Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:00:03 
5Cofidis, Solutions Credits  
6BMC Racing Team  
7Lotto Belisol  
8Caja Rural - Seguros RGA  
9Team Netapp - Endura  
10FDJ.fr  
11Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:06 
12Katusha  
13AG2R La Mondiale  
14Team Saxo - Tinkoff  
15Movistar Team  
16Astana Pro Team  
17Radioshack Leopard  
18Belkin-Pro Cycling Team0:00:28 
19Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:29 
20Lampre-Merida0:00:34 
21Garmin Sharp0:01:05 
22Orica Greenedge0:01:21 
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard84:36:04 
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:37 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:36 
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:03:22 
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:07:11 
6Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:00 
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:08:41 
8Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:51 
9Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:10:11 
10Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:13:11 
11Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:14:05 
12José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:16:48 
13David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:17:34 
14Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:19:26 
15Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:22:04 
16Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:25:03 
17Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:25:06 
18Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:27:02 
19Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:32:52 
20Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:33:05 
21Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:35:22 
22Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:39:25 
23Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:49:36 
24Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:50:23 
25Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:51:17 
26Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:57:32 
27Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:57:49 
28Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:59:55 
29Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1:01:08 
30Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:12:18 
31Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:17:42 
32Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:19:34 
33Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr1:22:43 
34Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr1:25:44 
35Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura1:26:14 
36Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano1:28:03 
37Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1:33:54 
38Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano1:36:49 
39Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:37:26 
40Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:37:43 
41Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:38:50 
42Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:41:15 
43Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:43:02 
44Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:46:53 
45Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team1:48:25 
46Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:48:50 
47Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr1:51:39 
48Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:52:24 
49Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha1:52:54 
50Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:54:14 
51Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:59:16 
52Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:59:34 
53Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2:03:08 
54Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:03:20 
55Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling2:05:02 
56Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:05:39 
57Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:07:58 
58Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2:14:16 
59Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano2:16:56 
60Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol2:17:18 
61Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard2:18:16 
62Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha2:19:34 
63Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:20:01 
64Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard2:25:57 
65Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale2:26:34 
66Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:29:16 
67Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura2:32:39 
68Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura2:32:44 
69Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:36:08 
70Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:36:45 
71Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:38:19 
72Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:39:35 
73Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling2:41:03 
74Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling2:43:18 
75Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2:43:22 
76Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team2:43:31 
77Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard2:49:32 
78Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:51:22 
79Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling2:51:56 
80Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha2:52:25 
81Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:52:37 
82Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge2:53:42 
83Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:55:58 
84Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2:59:04 
85Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard3:01:08 
86Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard3:01:23 
87Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team3:01:24 
88Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp3:01:57 
89Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:02:11 
90Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3:03:39 
91Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:05:03 
92Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha3:08:27 
93Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp3:08:45 
94Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:10:09 
95Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:11:50 
96Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura3:12:43 
97Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3:21:31 
98Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano3:22:28 
99Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:22:56 
100Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:24:16 
101Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team3:26:23 
102Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team3:27:15 
103Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr3:27:59 
104Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3:30:11 
105Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida3:31:07 
106David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team3:32:48 
107Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha3:36:53 
108Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol3:37:23 
109Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA3:37:49 
110Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge3:40:30 
111Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:46:01 
112Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp3:47:47 
113Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team3:54:57 
114Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:57:27 
115Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:58:50 
116Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano4:00:15 
117Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4:03:53 
118Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:04:39 
119José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team4:04:54 
120Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team4:05:49 
121Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:05:50 
122Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4:08:50 
123Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4:10:49 
124Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp4:12:26 
125Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4:14:05 
126Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale4:14:27 
127Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol4:15:12 
128Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4:16:29 
129Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida4:16:31 
130Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:19:20 
131Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) Katusha4:19:31 
132Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr4:20:39 
133Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura4:21:54 
134Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp4:23:03 
135Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4:23:34 
136Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano4:24:05 
137Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano4:27:07 
138Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4:27:23 
139Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling4:28:21 
140Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4:28:38 
141Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida4:30:58 
142Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4:47:03 
143Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida4:48:47 
144Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida4:49:30 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team152 pts
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard126 
3Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha125 
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff122 
5Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha119 
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team111 
7Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida84 
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling83 
9Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge78 
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team75 
11Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale67 
12Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano65 
13Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step65 
14Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp64 
15Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura61 
16Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida55 
17Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi54 
18Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr51 
19Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling50 
20Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale45 
21Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling41 
22Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida38 
23Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling37 
24Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff34 
25Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team33 
26Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits33 
27Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team30 
28Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano30 
29Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr29 
30Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team29 
31José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team28 
32Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA28 
33Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff26 
34Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA26 
35Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr25 
36Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team25 
37Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff24 
38Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi24 
39Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi23 
40Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano23 
41Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha23 
42Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA21 
43Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA21 
44Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr20 
45Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol20 
46Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team18 
47Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team18 
48Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura16 
49David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA15 
50Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits15 
51Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling14 
52Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team13 
53Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13 
54Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling13 
55Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling12 
56Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12 
57Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA11 
58Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits10 
59Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp10 
60Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling10 
61Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team10 
62Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura9 
63Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step9 
64Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano8 
65Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura8 
66Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team8 
67Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team7 
68Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
69Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7 
70Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team7 
71Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling6 
72Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA6 
73Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr6 
74Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura6 
75Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha5 
76Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol5 
77Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling5 
78Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol4 
79Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard4 
80Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4 
81Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr4 
82Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4 
83Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale4 
84David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4 
85Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4 
86Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
87Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida3 
88Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team2 
89Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
90Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
91Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2 
92Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team2 
93Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
94Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1 
95Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team1 
96Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1 
97Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge1 
98Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1 
99Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp1 
100Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling1 
101Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team1 
102Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits46 pts
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard32 
3Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling30 
4Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA26 
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team23 
6Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA22 
7Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr21 
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff19 
9Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling18 
10Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida17 
11Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr17 
12Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida16 
13Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team16 
14Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale16 
15Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano14 
16Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol13 
17Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha13 
18Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura12 
19Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team10 
20Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha10 
21Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano9 
22Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff9 
23Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9 
24Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling8 
25Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step8 
26Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale7 
27Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA7 
28Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits6 
29Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team6 
30Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling6 
31Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida5 
32Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura4 
33Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3 
34Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3 
35Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr2 
36José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team2 
37Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol2 
38Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2 
39Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2 
40Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
41Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2 
42Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
43Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA2 
44Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1 
45David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA1 
46Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1 
47Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr1 
48Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp1 
Combination classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard5 pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team13 
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team17 
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff17 
5Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha27 
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha32 
7Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida41 
8Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura42 
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale43 
10Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA54 
11Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr60 
12Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA63 
13Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff64 
14Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano65 
15Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida66 
16Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi69 
17Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team70 
18Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr75 
19Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling76 
20José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team79 
21Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr87 
22Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi91 
23Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team103 
24Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling105 
25David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA107 
26Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale112 
27Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura115 
28Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling116 
29Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step119 
30Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling119 
31Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano121 
32Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol121 
33Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale126 
34Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team152 
35Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol156 
36Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits163 
37Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team169 
38Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi173 
39Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team174 
40Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA187 
41Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA208 
42Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits222 
43Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr231 
44Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA236 
45Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida238 
46Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp241 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Euskaltel - Euskadi253:29:35 
2Movistar Team0:01:02 
3Astana Pro Team0:01:30 
4Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:09:56 
5Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:33:48 
6Katusha0:45:21 
7Radioshack Leopard0:46:54 
8Team Netapp - Endura0:52:29 
9FDJ.fr1:01:21 
10BMC Racing Team1:56:46 
11AG2R La Mondiale2:05:01 
12SKY Procycling2:05:05 
13Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:11:00 
14Lampre-Merida3:00:04 
15Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team3:54:38 
16Cannondale Pro Cycling3:54:44 
17Team Argos-Shimano3:57:50 
18Omega Pharma - Quick-Step4:15:28 
19Belkin-Pro Cycling Team4:42:51 
20Lotto Belisol5:04:06 
21Orica Greenedge7:22:34 
22Garmin Sharp7:36:52 

 

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