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Maes claims stage three

Nikolas Maes (Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator) sprinted to victory on the third stage of the Vuelta a Burgos, winning the bunch gallop to the line in Burgos. Russia's Alexei Markov (Team Katusha) finished second while Maes' teammate Ben Hermans crossed the line in third.

Italy's Fabrice Piemontesi (Fuji-Servetto) almost took stage honours, which would have been his first professional victory, but was caught 50 metres from the line after attacking alone with nine kilometres remaining in the stage. Piemontesi had stretched his advantage over the peloton to 20 seconds, but the teams of the sprinters would neutralise his escape tantalizingly close to the finish.

A four-second gap in the peloton, caused by a crash in the final two kilometres, cost Joaquín Rodríguez (Caisse d'Epargne) his race lead. Ben Hermans, second on general classification by one second entering the stage, was one of the 20 riders unaffected by the split and moved into the race lead by three seconds over Rodríguez.

"The stage was very windy and rather nervous and without the crash which occurred in the final two kilometers logically everything should have finished with a massive sprint," said Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne), who along with teammate and race leader Rodríguez was affected by the split. "It is difficult to understand the commissaires' decision because considering the circumstances it was logical to give the entire bunch the same time. Because of such a decision we lost the leader's jersey."

Tomorrow, the riders face a 15-kilometre individual time trial in Ribera del Duero which should shuffle the general classification.

Results
1Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4:25:55
2Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha
3Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
4Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
5Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha
6Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
7Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Barloworld
8Joaquín Sobrino Martínez (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon
9Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
10Javier Benitez Pomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
11Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
12Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
13Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld
14Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
15Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon
16Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
17Manuel Vázquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
18Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon
19Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
20Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha
21Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon0:00:04
22Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
23Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld
24Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha
25David García Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
26Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha
27Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
28Juanjo Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
29Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
30Jesús Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur
31Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha
32Didac Ortega Orts (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
33Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
34Byron Guama De La Cruz (Ecu) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon
35Jason Donald (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
36Romain Sicard (Fra) Orbea
37Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam
38Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
39Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
40Iván Melero Coco (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon
41Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
42Oscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
43Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
44Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam
45Francisco Pérez Sánchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
46Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
47Alberto Fernández De La (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
48Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
49Ángel Gómez Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
50Sergio Domínguez Muñoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
51José Ángel Gómez (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
52Gonzalo Rabuñal Rios (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
53Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
54Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
55Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
56Félix Cárdenas (Col) Barloworld
57Iñigo Cuesta López (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
58Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
59Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
60Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur
61Joaquín Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
62Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld
63Joaquín Novoa Méndez (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
64Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo TestTeam
65Arkaitz Durán Daroca (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
66Iñaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
67Huub Duijn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
68Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
69Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Orbea
70Thomas De Gent (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
71Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha
72Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
73Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
74Óscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
75Timmy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
76Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
77Edward King (USA) Cervelo TestTeam
78Pedro Merino Criado (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
79Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
80Raul Santamarta Valvuena (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon
81Serafín Martínez Acebedo (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
82Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Orbea
83Gianpaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld
84Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha
85José Vicente García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
86Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:39
87Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
88Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld0:00:04
89Manuel Ortega Ocaña (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur
90Gustavo Domínguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
91Jose A Carrasco Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur
92Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
93Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon
94Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea
95Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:02:40
96Samuel Sánchez González (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:04
97Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
98Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
99Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
100Rafael Serrano Fernández (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:04:37
101Ricardo García Ambroa (Spa) Orbea0:04:44
102Julián Sánchez Pimienta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
103José Ruiz Sánchez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur
104Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur
105Sergio Carrasco García (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur
106Eriz Ruiz De Erentxun (Spa) Orbea
107Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea
108Luca Pierfelici (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
109Daniel Sesma (Spa) Orbea
110Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
111Pablo Urtasun Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
112Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
113Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
114Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:56
115David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne

Points
1Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator25pts
2Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha20
3Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator16
4Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi14
5Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha12
6Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team10
7Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Barloworld9
8Joaquín Sobrino Martínez (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon8
9Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo7
10Javier Benitez Pomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo6
11Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto5
12Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4
13Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld3
14Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2
15Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon1

Sprint 1 - Villanueva de Argaño , km 40
1Rafael Serrano Fernández (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo3pts
2José Ruiz Sánchez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur2
3Raul Santamarta Valvuena (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon1

Sprint 2 - Castrojeriz , km 70
1Rafael Serrano Fernández (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo3pts
2José Ruiz Sánchez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur2
3Raul Santamarta Valvuena (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon1

Sprint 3 - Melgar de Fernamental , km 95
1Rafael Serrano Fernández (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo3pts
2José Ruiz Sánchez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur2
3Raul Santamarta Valvuena (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon1

Teams
1Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator13:17:45
2Team Katusha
3Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon
4Barloworld0:00:04
5Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
6Contentpolis - Ampo
7Garmin - Slipstream0:00:08
8Euskaltel - Euskadi
9Xacobeo Galicia
10Fuji-Servetto
11Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo
12Caisse d'Epargne0:00:12
13Cervelo TestTeam
14Andalucia Cajasur
15Orbea

General classification after stage 3
1Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator11:13:01
2Joaquín Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:03
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:04
4Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha
5Manuel Vázquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:07
6Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
7Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
8Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:00:08
9Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:00:10
10Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
11Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:11
12Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur
13Byron Guama De La Cruz (Ecu) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon0:00:14
14Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon0:00:15
15Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
16Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:17
17Juan Mauricio Soler (Col) Barloworld
18Samuel Sánchez González (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:20
19Didac Ortega Orts (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:00:21
20Romain Sicard (Fra) Orbea
21David García Dapena (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
22Juanjo Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
23Alberto Fernández De La (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
24José Ángel Gómez (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
25Iñigo Cuesta López (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
26Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon0:00:24
27Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:28
28Iñaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:30
29Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:31
30Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
31Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
32Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Barloworld0:00:32
33Christopher Froome (GBr) Barloworld0:00:33
34Reinier Honig (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:36
35Paolo Bailetti (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
36Gustavo Domínguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
37Serge Pauwels (Bel) Cervelo TestTeam
38Ángel Gómez Gomez (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
39Serafín Martínez Acebedo (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
40Óscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
41Arkaitz Durán Daroca (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
42Gianpaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld
43Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha0:00:42
44Gerben Löwik (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:46
45Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator
46Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam
47Raul Santamarta Valvuena (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon
48Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:48
49Jason Donald (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:49
50Pedro Merino Criado (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
51Joaquín Novoa Méndez (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
52Sergio Domínguez Muñoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
53Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:53
54Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha
55Huub Duijn (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
56Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha
57Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto0:00:57
58Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:00
59Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
60Thomas De Gent (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:04
61Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon0:01:07
62Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Orbea0:01:11
63Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:01:13
64Javier Benitez Pomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:14
65Iván Melero Coco (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon0:01:17
66Timmy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:18
67Jose A Carrasco Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur0:01:34
68Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:01:39
69Francisco Pérez Sánchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:40
70Ricardo Van Der Velde (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
71Jesús Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur0:01:47
72Manuel Ortega Ocaña (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur
73Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:01:55
74Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:02:01
75Joaquín Sobrino Martínez (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon0:02:23
76Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:30
77Gonzalo Rabuñal Rios (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
78Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
79Oscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam0:02:35
80Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld0:02:48
81Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Orbea0:02:53
82Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:05
83Félix Cárdenas (Col) Barloworld0:03:08
84Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:04:56
85Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo
86Dario Andriotto (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:05:00
87Pablo Urtasun Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:01
88Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:02
89José Ruiz Sánchez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur0:05:50
90Ricardo García Ambroa (Spa) Orbea0:05:53
91José Vicente García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:09
92Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:19
93Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:06:20
94Daniel Sesma (Spa) Orbea0:06:24
95Luca Pierfelici (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo0:07:03
96Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur0:07:27
97Mikel Ilundain (Spa) Orbea0:07:33
98David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:07:52
99Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:08:40
100Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:08:44
101Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:54
102Julián Sánchez Pimienta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:08:57
103Edward King (USA) Cervelo TestTeam0:09:27
104Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:11:49
105Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld0:11:53
106Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:12:31
107Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon0:12:55
108Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:01
109Rafael Serrano Fernández (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:13:34
110Hans Dekkers (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream0:13:58
111Sergio Carrasco García (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur0:15:27
112Andoni Blazquez (Spa) Orbea0:15:51
113Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:15:52
114Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:16:39
115Eriz Ruiz De Erentxun (Spa) Orbea0:17:42

Points classification
1Nikolas Maes (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator41pts
2Koldo Fernández (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi39
3Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator37
4Joaquín Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne25
5Enrique Mata Cabello (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon23
6Alexei Markov (Rus) Team Katusha20
7Joaquín Sobrino Martínez (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon20
8Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Barloworld18
9Baden Cooke (Aus) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team17
10Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne16
11Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha14
12Pablo Urtasun Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi14
13Manuel Vázquez Hueso (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo14
14Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto12
15Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Team Katusha12
16Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo10
17Diego Milán Jiménez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo10
18Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia10
19Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo9
20Fabrice Piemontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto9
21Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7
22Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone - Caffe Mokambo7
23Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha6
24Javier Benitez Pomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo6
25Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur5
26Romain Sicard (Fra) Orbea5
27Byron Guama De La Cruz (Ecu) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon4
28Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4
29Gustavo Domínguez Lemos (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia3
30Michele Merlo (Ita) Barloworld3
31Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2
32Timmy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2
33Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1
34Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon1

Sprints classification
1Rafael Serrano Fernández (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo11pts
2Thomas De Gent (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator6
3José Ruiz Sánchez (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur6
4Jesús Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur5
5Edward King (USA) Cervelo TestTeam5
6Ben Swift (GBr) Team Katusha3
7Luis Mas Bonet (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon3
8Raul Santamarta Valvuena (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon3
9Gianpaolo Cheula (Ita) Barloworld2
10Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon2
11Pablo Urtasun Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2
12Sergio Domínguez Muñoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1
13Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Orbea1
14Timmy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1
15Gonzalo Rabuñal Rios (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1
16Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Orbea1
17Ricardo García Ambroa (Spa) Orbea1

Mountains classification
1Alberto Fernández De La (Spa) Fuji-Servetto27pts
2Jesús Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Cajasur22
3Sergio Domínguez Muñoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo14
4Diego Gallego Arnaiz (Spa) Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon8
5Joaquín Rodríguez Oliver (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne6
6Gonzalo Rabuñal Rios (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6
7Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Orbea6
8Ben Hermans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4
9Thomas De Gent (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator4
10Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3

Teams classification
1Acqua & Sapone-Caffe Mokambo34:33:40
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:01
3Burgos Monumental - Castilla y Leon0:00:08
4Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:17
5Fuji-Servetto0:00:19
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:21
7Xacobeo Galicia0:00:27
8Cervelo TestTeam0:00:33
9Garmin - Slipstream0:00:40
10Barloworld0:00:41
11Contentpolis - Ampo0:00:51
12Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator0:00:53
13Team Katusha0:00:54
14Orbea0:02:08
15Andalucia Cajasur0:02:18

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