Freire disqualified from stage win, Gavazzi awarded victory

Oscar Freire’s victory celebrations at the Vuelta al Pais Vasco turned to consternation and despair a few minutes after he won the sprint in Zalla, when race officials relegated him down the results for dangerous racing.

Freire won the sprint by several bike lengths ahead Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-ISD) with Kristof Vandewalle (Quick Step) but was relegated to 47th place, at the back of the group that contested the sprint.

Television helicopter images showed that both Freire and his teammate Luis Leon Sanchez out took their hands off the bars inside the final kilometre to push aside other riders. Then in sight of the line, Sanchez pushed Freire forward before he started his sprint.

The race judges awarded the victory to Gavazzi, with John Gadret (AG2R-La Mondiale) moving up to third.

Freire was ready to climb onto the winner’s podium and collect the flowers and was stunned to have been relegated, claiming he had not done anything wrong.

“I’m surprised to hear the news. It’s not fair,” he said on Spanish television. “In the last two hundred meters I showed that I was the strongest.”

“My teammate touched me as I passed but I don’t think it was an important help because I was passing him. As you can see, I made the difference with my sprint, not him with a push.”

Gavazzi was a little embarrassed to climb on the podium and celebrating victory after crossing the line in second place. “I did my sprint on the left, while Oscar came up on the right. I didn’t see the sprint, so I can’t really say what happened. I was happy with second and I’m happy with first.”

The battle for overall victory

The sprint finish and high-speed run into Zalla also saw the overall contenders fighting for a good result to defend their position overall and vitally their starting slot in Saturday’s decisive 27km time trial.

Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) finished 11th and so held onto the overall race lead. Klöden finished 14th in his Rodriguez’s slipstream, while third Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was tenth.

All three are still on the same time, with 2010 winner Christopher Horner (RadioShack) fourth overall at one second and Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) fifth at six seconds. Ten riders are within ten seconds of each other in the overall classification, making it a wide open race. Every second will count in the time trial with the riders starting later having the slight advantage of knowing of their rivals’ times.

Rodriguez will start last and wear the race leader’s yellow jersey but knows he has little chance of overall success. Klöden, Horner, Hesjedal and perhaps Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana), who is tenth at ten seconds, seem the favourites to fill the final podium on Saturday.

"I’m really happy about my Pais Vasco and about keeping the race lead for another day. Now we’ll see what happens in the time trial,” Rodriguez said.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD4:27:03
2Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja RuralRow 4 - Cell 2
6Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 6 - Cell 2
8Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 7 - Cell 2
9Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShackRow 8 - Cell 2
10Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 9 - Cell 2
11Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-HighroadRow 12 - Cell 2
14Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShackRow 13 - Cell 2
15Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 15 - Cell 2
17Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 16 - Cell 2
18David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 18 - Cell 2
20Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team AstanaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 20 - Cell 2
22Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-HighroadRow 21 - Cell 2
23Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 24 - Cell 2
26David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 27 - Cell 2
29Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 28 - Cell 2
30Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 30 - Cell 2
32Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 31 - Cell 2
33Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 33 - Cell 2
35José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 34 - Cell 2
36Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 37 - Cell 2
39Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISDRow 38 - Cell 2
40Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 40 - Cell 2
42Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard TrekRow 41 - Cell 2
43Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard TrekRow 42 - Cell 2
44Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 43 - Cell 2
45Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMCRow 44 - Cell 2
46Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:00:11
50Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:56
51Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:17
52Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:01:20
53Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 52 - Cell 2
54Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 55 - Cell 2
57Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMCRow 58 - Cell 2
60Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 59 - Cell 2
61Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 60 - Cell 2
62Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShackRow 61 - Cell 2
63Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 62 - Cell 2
64Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 65 - Cell 2
67Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 66 - Cell 2
68Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team AstanaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShackRow 68 - Cell 2
70Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 69 - Cell 2
71Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 70 - Cell 2
72Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard TrekRow 71 - Cell 2
73Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:50
74Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:02:53
75Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:28
76Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:03:41
77Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:51
78Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:04:08
79Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky ProcyclingRow 78 - Cell 2
80Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Chris Butler (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 81 - Cell 2
83Daniele Ratto (Ita) Geox-TMCRow 82 - Cell 2
84Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 84 - Cell 2
86Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 85 - Cell 2
87Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard TrekRow 87 - Cell 2
89Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:42
91Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:49
92Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 91 - Cell 2
93Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 92 - Cell 2
94David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 93 - Cell 2
95Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 94 - Cell 2
96Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team AstanaRow 96 - Cell 2
98Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 97 - Cell 2
99Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard TrekRow 98 - Cell 2
100Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 99 - Cell 2
101Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
102Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 101 - Cell 2
103David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 102 - Cell 2
104Caleb Fairly (USA) HTC-HighroadRow 103 - Cell 2
105Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 104 - Cell 2
106Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 105 - Cell 2
107Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShackRow 106 - Cell 2
108Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 107 - Cell 2
109Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank SungardRow 108 - Cell 2
110Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja RuralRow 109 - Cell 2
111Danny Pate (USA) HTC-HighroadRow 110 - Cell 2
112Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 111 - Cell 2
113Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 116 - Cell 2
118Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShackRow 117 - Cell 2
119Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Anders Lund (Den) Leopard Trek0:08:58
122Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad0:11:24
123Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack0:12:06
124Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISDRow 123 - Cell 2
125Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:13:55
126Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Caja RuralRow 125 - Cell 2
127Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Caja RuralRow 126 - Cell 2
128Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank SungardRow 128 - Cell 2
130Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-HighroadRow 129 - Cell 2
131Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 130 - Cell 2
132Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank SungardRow 131 - Cell 2
133Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard TrekRow 133 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi25pts
2Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Zalla, km. 115.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad3pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Zalla, km. 152.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team3pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Avellaneda, km. 159
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team3pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Alto De Areitio (Cat 3) km. 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad3pts
2Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Alto De Urkiola (Cat 1) km. 28
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team10pts
2Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Alto De Bikotx-Gane (Cat 2) km. 64
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad6pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Alto De Garate (Cat 3) km. 86
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad3pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Alto De San Cosme (Cat 3) km. 101
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad3pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Alto De Humaran (Cat 3) km. 136
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad3pts
2Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Alto De Beci (Cat 3) km. 164
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team3pts
2Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar Team14:07:42
2Team RadioShack0:01:55
4Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:53
5Katusha Team0:04:45
6Leopard Trek0:04:48
7Lampre - ISD0:06:28
8Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:07:34
9Pro Team Astana0:07:39
10Saxo Bank Sungard0:08:18
11Team Garmin-Cervelo0:09:05
13Sky Procycling0:09:24
14Caja Rural0:09:55
16Quickstep Cycling Team0:11:30
17AG2R La Mondiale0:14:20
18Omega Pharma-Lotto0:16:44
20BMC Racing Team0:21:23
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General classification after stage 5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team21:39:46
2Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShackRow 1 - Cell 2
3Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 2 - Cell 2
4Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack0:00:01
5Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:06
6Xavier Tondo Volpini (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:09
10Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:10
11Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:00:18
12Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:01:03
13Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:23
14Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:26
15Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:29
16Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:01:34
17Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:48
18Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC0:02:13
19David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:17
20José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Caja Rural0:02:40
21Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad0:02:58
22Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:03:07
23Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:03:22
24Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana0:03:44
25Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling0:03:48
26Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:04:05
27Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:05:22
28Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:06:02
29Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team0:06:45
30Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Caja Rural0:07:02
31Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:23
32Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:48
33Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Geox-TMC0:08:56
34Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team RadioShack0:09:21
35Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:09
36Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:26
37Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:11:07
38Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:12:05
39Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:12:16
40Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:12:18
41Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:12:50
42Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Caja Rural0:13:18
43Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:15:09
44Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:15:10
45Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:15:23
46Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:27
47Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:52
48Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:17:09
49Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana0:18:24
50Marco Pinotti (Ita) HTC-Highroad0:18:36
51Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:18:59
52Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling0:19:39
53Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:20:06
54Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:20:07
55Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team0:20:19
56Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:42
57Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:21:01
58Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:21:11
59Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:22:34
60Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:24:02
61Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:10
62Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:24:30
63Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:25:01
64Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:21
65Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:25:34
66Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:25:52
67Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:27:02
68Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:27:37
69Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:27:42
70Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:28:10
71Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:28:32
72Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:28:48
73Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:29:04
74Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:29:11
75Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team0:29:15
76Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:29:40
77Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling0:30:04
78Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:31:15
79Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard0:31:54
80Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:32:24
81Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:32:36
82Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:32:55
83Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:33:26
84Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Procycling0:33:45
85Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 84 - Cell 2
86Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:36:25
87Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:36:33
88Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:37:30
89Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:21