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Machado tops Sanchez in TT

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Luis Léon Sanchez held onto his overall lead by 8 seconds over Machado.

Luis Léon Sanchez held onto his overall lead by 8 seconds over Machado.
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Romain Hardy (Bretagne Schuller)

Romain Hardy (Bretagne Schuller)
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Rémi Cusin (Cofidis)

Rémi Cusin (Cofidis)
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Christophe Riblon (Ag2r La Mondiale) on his way to fifth

Christophe Riblon (Ag2r La Mondiale) on his way to fifth
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Andrey Solomennikov (Katusha)

Andrey Solomennikov (Katusha)
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Florian Guillou (Bretagne Schuller)

Florian Guillou (Bretagne Schuller)
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Mickaël Buffaz (Cofidis)

Mickaël Buffaz (Cofidis)
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Jeffry Louder (BMC Racing Team)

Jeffry Louder (BMC Racing Team)
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Johan Monbaerts (Big Mat Auber 93)

Johan Monbaerts (Big Mat Auber 93)
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Jérémy Roy (Française des Jeux)

Jérémy Roy (Française des Jeux)
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Inigo Cuesta (Cervelo Test Team)

Inigo Cuesta (Cervelo Test Team)
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Dimitri Champion (Ag2r La Mondiale)

Dimitri Champion (Ag2r La Mondiale)
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Anthony Roux (Francaise des Jeux) in the fair play jersey.

Anthony Roux (Francaise des Jeux) in the fair play jersey.
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Luis Léon Sanchez gets ready to go.

Luis Léon Sanchez gets ready to go.
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Tiago Machado (Radioshack) won the stage 2b time trial

Tiago Machado (Radioshack) won the stage 2b time trial
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Yaroslav Popovych is still in the lead of the mountains classification

Yaroslav Popovych is still in the lead of the mountains classification
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Anthony Ravard receives the points classification jersey

Anthony Ravard receives the points classification jersey
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Pierre Rolland (Bbox Bouygues Télécom)

Pierre Rolland (Bbox Bouygues Télécom)
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Thierry Hupond (Skil Shimano)

Thierry Hupond (Skil Shimano)
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Luis Léon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) took second but held onto his lead.

Luis Léon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) took second but held onto his lead.
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Marko Kump (Adria Mobil) is still the best young rider after the time trial.

Marko Kump (Adria Mobil) is still the best young rider after the time trial.
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Yury Trofimov (Bbox Bouygues Télécom)

Yury Trofimov (Bbox Bouygues Télécom)
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Anthony Ravard (Ag2r La Mondiale) leads the points classification

Anthony Ravard (Ag2r La Mondiale) leads the points classification
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Kristjan Fajt (Adria Mobil)

Kristjan Fajt (Adria Mobil)
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Christophe Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne) finished the TT in 8th.

Christophe Moreau (Caisse d'Epargne) finished the TT in 8th.
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Yaroslav Popovych (Radioshack) came fourth in the time trial.

Yaroslav Popovych (Radioshack) came fourth in the time trial.
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Mathieu Drujon (Caisse d'Epargne)

Mathieu Drujon (Caisse d'Epargne)
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Lilian Jégou (Bretagne Schuller)

Lilian Jégou (Bretagne Schuller)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) was third fastest in the TT.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) was third fastest in the TT.
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Tiago Machado (Team Radioschack) won the stage in convincing fashion, moving into second overall.

Tiago Machado (Team Radioschack) won the stage in convincing fashion, moving into second overall.
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Cyril Gautier (Bbox Bouygues Télécom)

Cyril Gautier (Bbox Bouygues Télécom)
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Florian Stalder (BMC Racing Team)

Florian Stalder (BMC Racing Team)
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Julien Simon (Saur Sojasun)

Julien Simon (Saur Sojasun)
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Volodomyr Gustov (Cervelo Test Team)

Volodomyr Gustov (Cervelo Test Team)
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Pierrick Fedrigo (Bbox Bouygues Télécom)

Pierrick Fedrigo (Bbox Bouygues Télécom)
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Tiago Machado, winner of the individual time trial at Circuit de la Sarthe

Tiago Machado, winner of the individual time trial at Circuit de la Sarthe
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Team RadioShack may have been decimated by the virus which knocked half its team out of the race, but its new Portuguese revelation came to the rescue with a sensational victory in the 6.8km time trial. 

Machado powered to the line a full two seconds faster than overall race leader Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) with Frenchman Anthony Roux (Francaise des Jeux) in third.

The overall leader's jersey stayed on the shoulders of Sanchez, but Machado moved himself into second, now just eight seconds behind the Caisse d'Epargne rider.

The morning's winner Anthony Ravard (AG2R La Mondiale) did enough to hold onto the lead in the points classification. Marko Kump (Adria Mobil) is still best young rider, while Radioshack's Yaroslav Popovych's mountains jersey went uncontested.

Full Results
1Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack0:08:26
2Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:02
3Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:00:06
4Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:00:10
5Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
6Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:11
7Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:13
8Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
9Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:14
10Piet Rooljakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:15
11Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox0:00:16
12Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
13Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:00:17
14Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:19
15Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
16Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano
17Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
18Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:00:20
19Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team
20Dimitri Champion (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
21Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
22Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:21
23Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
24Jérémy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
25Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
26Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
27Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil
28Alexander Porsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:00:23
29Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano
30Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:24
31Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
32Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
33Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
34Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:25
35Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:26
36Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano
37Alexander Mironov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
38Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:27
39Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
40Ted King (USA) Cervelo Test Team
41Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
42Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil
43Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:00:28
44Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
45Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:29
46Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
47José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack
48Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
49Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:31
50Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
51Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team0:00:32
52Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
53Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
54Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:33
55Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:34
56Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:36
57Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
58Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:37
59Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:38
60Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:39
61Matej Gnezda (Slo) Adria Mobil
62Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox
63Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox0:00:40
64Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team
65Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team
66Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:41
67Bjorn Selander (USA) Team Radioshack
68Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
69Maxime Mederel (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:43
70Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:46
71Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox0:00:48
72Uros Murn (Slo) Adria Mobil
73John Gadret (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:49
74Marcello Pavarin (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox0:00:50
75Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:51
76Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:54
77Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
78Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:56
79Julien Mazet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:00:57
80Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
81Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller0:00:58
82Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 930:01:00
83Stanislav Starodubtsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:01:09
84Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:22
85Sergey Rudaskov (Rus) Itera - Katusha

General classification after stage 2b
1Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne6:32:10
2Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack0:00:08
3Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:00:13
4Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:00:16
5Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:18
6Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
7Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:19
8Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:21
9Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:22
10Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:24
11Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:00:25
12Mitja Mahoric (Slo) Adria Mobil0:00:27
13Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
14Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano
15Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
16Dmitry Kosyakov (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:00:28
17Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team
18Dimitri Champion (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
19Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller
20Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
21Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil
22Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:29
23Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
24Jérémy Roy (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
25Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
26Blaz Jarc (Slo) Adria Mobil
27Alexander Porsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha0:00:30
28Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:00:31
29Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:32
30Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
31Arthur Vichot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
32Johan Mombaerts (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 93
33Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:34
34Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano
35Alexander Mironov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
36Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:35
37Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
38Ted King (USA) Cervelo Test Team
39Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
40Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:00:36
41Andrey Solomennikov (Rus) Itera - Katusha
42Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:00:37
43Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil
44Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
45José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Team Radioshack
46Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
47Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:38
48Freddy Bichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:39
49Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
50Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux

Points classification
1Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale41pts
2Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne34
3Marko Kump (Slo) Adria Mobil34
4Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux34
5Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - Csf Inox30
6Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack17
7Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team17
8Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne14
9Alexander Porsev (Rus) Itera - Katusha14
10Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne13
11Fabien Bacquet (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 9312
12Tiago Machado (Por) Team Radioshack10
13Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10
14Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux9
15Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun9
16Nadir Haddou (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 939
17Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne8
18Stéphane Bonsergent (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller8
19Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale6
20Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil6
21Jean Luc Delpech (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller6
22Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun5
23Romain Lemarchand (Fra) Big Mat - Auber 935
24Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervelo Test Team4
25Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne3
26Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano3
27Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team2
28Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team2
29Lilian Jegou (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1
30Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1
31Romain Hardy (Fra) Bretagne - Schuller1
32Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1
33Piet Rooljakkers (Ned) Skil - Shimano1

Mountains classification
1Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack14pts
2Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne10
3Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom8
4Kristjan Fajt (Slo) Adria Mobil6
5Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervelo Test Team3
6Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2
7Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano1
8Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1
9Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux1

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