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Caisse d'Epargne duo dominate third stage

Caisse d'Epargne teammates David Arroyo and Mathieu Perget took control of the Tour of Limousin on Thursday, with Arroyo winning the stage and Perget finishing second and assuming the race lead. The Caisse d'Epargne teammates rode a two-man team time trial for the final 115 kilometres of the 189.6-kilometre third stage into St. Junien, finishing 29 seconds ahead of an eight-man chase group.

"It seems incredible, but we did it!" said Arroyo. "The race was particularly animated in the first kilometers of the stage and after having attacked on the first climb, I found myself alone in the lead with teammate Mathieu Perget. There were approximately 115 more kilometers left to go but we decided to take our chances and go on as long as possible."

The leading duo achieved a lead in excess of three minutes over the peloton after spending 17 kilometres off the front and kept at least a three-minute advantage over the field until 25 kilometres remained in the stage. The Cofidis team of race leader Samuel Dumoulin tried to keep the break in check, but received no assistance from other teams in chasing down the Caisse d'Epargne duo.

With 35 kilometres remaining, a fifteen-rider chase group attacked the peloton and attempted to bridge up to the Caisse d'Epargne duo. The chase group included Sébastien Hinault (AG2R La Mondiale), Sandy Casar (Française Des Jeux), Franck Bouyer, Cyril Gautier and Thomas Voeckler (BBox Bouygues Telecom), Lilian Jégou and Antoine Dalibard (Bretagne-Schuller), Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team), Xavier Florencio, Ed King and Dominique Rollin (Cervelo TestTeam), Jean-Marc Marino (Besson Chaussures - Sojasun), Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank) and Martin Velits (Team Milram).

At the front of the race, David Arroyo began to have difficulty maintaining the pace, forcing Perget to do most of the work over the final 30 kilometres. "In the finale I had a really bad moment, partly because of the many efforts during the day and also because of the hot weather," said Arroyo. "Mathieu had to do the majority of the work during the last kilometers. Before crossing the line we decided that the stage win was for me considering the fact that he was sure to become the new leader of the race."

The Caisse d'Eparge riders held a 2:20 lead over the chasers with 18 kilometres remaining and a 1:20 advantage five kilometres from the finish. Arroyo suffered greatly in the closing kilometres, but managed to stay on Perget's wheel. The duo crossed the line hand-in-hand with Arroyo earning the stage win. Arroyo collapsed in exhaustion after crossing the finish line while Sébastien Hinault (AG2R La Mondiale) won the sprint for third 29 seconds later. The chasers greatly reduced the Caisse d'Epargne riders' lead, but were unsuccessful in catching the duo before the finish.

"I was so disappointed after the Tour de France because I was not able to get the result I wanted," said Arroyo. "This victory is very important for me because it gives me the opportunity to conclude my season in a nice way."

Mathieu Perget leads Caisse d'Epargne teammate David Arroyo by three seconds on general classification while Spain's Xavier Florencio (Cervelo TestTeam) lies in third, 23 seconds behind Perget. In addition to leading general classification, Perget leads the sprint classification and the best young rider classification. Caisse d'Epargne also leads the team classification.

The riders face the final stage on Friday, covering 180.1 kilometres from Châlus to Limoges. In another rolling stage, the peloton will tackle three categorised climbs and three intermediate sprints before concluding the Tour du Limousin. The final ascent of the stage, the third category Côte du Mas-Blanc, arrives with 44.9 kilometres remaining. The stage's hardest ascent, the second category Côte de Verneui, is reached earlier in the day at kilometre 108.7.

Full results
1David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4:23:30
2Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
3Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:29
4Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
5Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
6Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
7Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
8Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
9Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel
10Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
11Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:00:34
12Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram
13Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:36
14Antoine Dalibard (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:40
15Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:45
16Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:55
17Edward King (USA) Cervelo TestTeam0:01:05
18Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:01:56
19Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux
20Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux
21Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
22Benoît Sinner (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
23Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93
24Nadir Haddou (Fra) Auber 93
25Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
26Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
27Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
28Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram
29Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
30Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
31Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
32Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
33Laurent Mangel (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
34Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux
35David Lelay (Fra) Agritubel
36Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
37Jérémie Galland (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
38Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
39Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
40Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
41Guillaume Pont (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design
42Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom
43Florian Vachon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
44Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
45Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
46Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
47Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
48Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel
49Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
50Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
51Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
52Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam
53Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
54Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux
55Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
56Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam
57Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
58Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
59Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
60Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
61Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
62Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank
63Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
64Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
65Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
66Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
67Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
68Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
69Martial Ricci Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
70Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
71Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
72Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design
73Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram
74Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram
75Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design
76Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93
77Jason Donald (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
78Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
79Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream
80Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
81Morgan Chedhomme (Fra) Auber 93
82Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design
83Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
84Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram
85Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank
86Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
87Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
88Yann Huguet (Fra) Agritubel
89Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
90Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel
91Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
92Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
93Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
94Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 930:02:19
95Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:21
96Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:02:26
97Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:33
98Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
99Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
100Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 930:02:37
101Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
102Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:02:39
103Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
104Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:02:41
105Mickael Damien (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:02:46
106Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo TestTeam0:05:45
107William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:06:37
108Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream
109Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
110Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel0:07:07
111Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:09:47
112Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
113Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 93
114Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:13:48
115Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
116Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
117Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
118Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:19:01
DNFLudovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
DNFSergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
DNFLieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
DNFKevin Peeters (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
DNFDavid Boucher (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
DNFKoen Barbe (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
DNFPark Sung Baek (Kor) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design

Sprint 1 - Abjat sur Bandiat, km 46.4
1Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom3pts
2Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux2
3Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank1

Sprint 2 - Oradour S/Glane, km 119.1
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2
3Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam1

Sprint 3 - St Junien (first passage), km 158.8
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne3pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2
3Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam1

KOM 1 - Côte du Grand Puyconnieux (Cat. 3) km 70.4
1Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel4pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank2
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1

KOM 2 - Côte de St Victurnien (Cat. 3) km 115
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne4pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2
3Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel1

KOM 3 - Côte de Maluchat (Cat. 2) km 170.9
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne6pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4
3Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo TestTeam2
4Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1

Combination
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne4pts
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5

Teams
1Bbox Bouygues Telecom13:12:23
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:03
3Cervelo TestTeam0:00:26
4Bretagne - Schuller0:01:12
5Agritubel0:02:28
6AG2R La Mondiale
7Rabobank
8Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
9Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:02:33
10Team Milram
11Francaise Des Jeux0:02:35
12Auber 930:03:55
13Roubaix Lille Metropole
14Garmin - Slipstream
15EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design
16Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone0:04:36
17Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:15:47

General classification after stage 3
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne12:53:06
2David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:03
3Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:23
4Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:28
5Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
6Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:00:30
7Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:42
8Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:46
9Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
10Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo TestTeam0:00:48
11Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:50
12Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:00:51
13Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:00:53
14Antoine Dalibard (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:57
15Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:22
16Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:48
17Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:49
18Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:01:52
19Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank0:01:54
20Jérémie Galland (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:01:56
21Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:58
22Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Milram0:01:59
23Jean-Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
24Florian Vachon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
25Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank
26Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
27Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:02:03
28Nadir Haddou (Fra) Auber 930:02:04
29Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux
30Benoît Sinner (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
31Niels Brouzes (Fra) Auber 93
32Bert De Waele (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago
33Morgan Chedhomme (Fra) Auber 93
34Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:08
35Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:11
36Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:13
37Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
38Yann Pivois (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
39Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
40David Lelay (Fra) Agritubel
41Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
42Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom
43Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
44Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
45Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
46Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design
47Laurent Mangel (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
48Jason Donald (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
49Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
50Guillaume Pont (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design
51Florian Guillou (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
52Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
53Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
54Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
55Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
56Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
57Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
58Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
59Joaquin Novoa (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
60Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
61Maxime Mederel (Fra) Auber 93
62Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:14
63Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:02:25
64Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:02:30
65Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 930:02:31
66Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:37
67Yann Huguet (Fra) Agritubel
68Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:50
69Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:03:03
70Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:26
71Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
72Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:03:29
73Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 930:04:07
74Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:04:20
75Takashi Miyazawa (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:05:09
76Edward King (USA) Cervelo TestTeam0:05:26
77Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:17
78Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam
79Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:34
80Daniel Fleeman (GBr) Cervelo TestTeam0:06:41
81Dimitri Champion (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:06:51
82Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:07:16
83Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:07:20
84Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:07:40
85Cedric Coutouly (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:08:49
86Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream0:08:52
87Franck Bouyer (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:09:00
88Matthieu Sprick (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:09:30
89Anthony Ravard (Fra) Agritubel
90Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:09:54
91Arnoud Van Groen (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:10:38
92Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo TestTeam0:10:45
93Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:11:06
94Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:11:23
95William Frischkorn (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:11:29
96Björn Schröder (Ger) Team Milram0:12:46
97Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:12:49
98Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:12:53
99Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:13:24
100Kilian Patour (Fra) Garmin - Slipstream0:13:40
101Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:14:09
102Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:26
103Nariyuki Masuda (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design
104Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:47
105Martial Ricci Poggi (Fra) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:15:06
106Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:15:20
107Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:15:34
108Michael Friedman (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:18:02
109Mickael Damien (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:18:59
110Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:19:22
111Emilien Benoit Berges (Fra) Agritubel0:21:17
112Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:23:15
113Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:23:26
114Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 930:26:13
115Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:27:21
116Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:31:22
117Sven Nys (Bel) Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:33:42
118Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:39:05

Sprints classification
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne11pts
2Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne6
3Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel5
4Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4
5Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom4
6David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4
7Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 934
8Jérémie Galland (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun3
9Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam3
10Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux2
11Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel2
12Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2
13Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank1
14Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel1
15Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1
16Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun1

Mountains classification
1Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel24pts
2Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne24
3Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 9310
4Anthony Charteau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne8
5David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne6
6Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6
7Guillaume Pont (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design4
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank2
9Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervelo TestTeam2
10Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2
11Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1
12Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank1
13Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1
14Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1
15Shinichi Fukushima (Jpn) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design1

Young rider classification
1Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne12:53:06
2Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:00:42
3Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:22
4Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:01:52
5Florian Vachon (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:01:59
6Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank
7Julien Simon (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun0:02:03
8Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:04
9Benoît Sinner (Fra) Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
10Morgan Chedhomme (Fra) Auber 93
11Mickael Larpe (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:02:08
12Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:11
13Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:13
14Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
15Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom
16Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
17Cédric Pineau (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
18Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
19Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole
20Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
21Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
22Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
23Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:14
24Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:02:30
25Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Auber 930:02:31
26Yann Huguet (Fra) Agritubel0:02:37
27Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:50
28Aurelien Duval (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:17
29Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo TestTeam
30Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram0:07:40
31Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream0:08:52
32Julien Guay (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:09:54
33Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo TestTeam0:10:45
34Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:13:24
35Bastien Delrot (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:14:09
36Anthony Roux (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:47
37Mickael Damien (Fra) EQA - Meitan Hompo - Graphite Design0:18:59
38Alexandre Lemair (Fra) Roubaix Lille Metropole0:23:26
39Jonathan Thire (Fra) Auber 930:26:13
40Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:31:22

Teams classification
1Caisse d'Epargne38:41:33
2Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:15
3Cervelo TestTeam0:00:27
4Bretagne - Schuller0:01:27
5AG2R La Mondiale0:02:25
6Besson Chaussures - Sojasun
7Agritubel0:02:29
8Rabobank
9Francaise Des Jeux0:02:50
10Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:03:21
11Auber 930:03:52
12Roubaix Lille Metropole0:04:05
13Garmin - Slipstream0:04:24
14EQA-Meitan Hompo-Graphite Design0:07:20
15Team Milram0:07:54
16Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone0:14:36
17Landbouwkrediet - Colnago0:37:14

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.

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