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Moncoutié wins again 10 years later

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Mathias Frank (BMC Racing Team) high in the Alps on stage seven of the Dauphiné.

Mathias Frank (BMC Racing Team) high in the Alps on stage seven of the Dauphiné. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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stunning backdrop to the action in stage seven of the Dauphiné Libéré.

stunning backdrop to the action in stage seven of the Dauphiné Libéré. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The peloton tackles a climb during the Dauphiné Libéré's queen stage.

The peloton tackles a climb during the Dauphiné Libéré's queen stage. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) reaches for a water bottle on a hot day of racing.

Race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) reaches for a water bottle on a hot day of racing. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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David Moncoutié (Cofidis) wins stage seven at the Saint-François-Longchamp summit finish.

David Moncoutié (Cofidis) wins stage seven at the Saint-François-Longchamp summit finish. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans (Silence - Lotto) could not crack the two Spaniards on his wheel, race leader Alejandro Valverde and Astana's Alberto Contador.

Cadel Evans (Silence - Lotto) could not crack the two Spaniards on his wheel, race leader Alejandro Valverde and Astana's Alberto Contador. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) on the wheel of race leader Alejandro Valverde.

Alberto Contador (Astana) on the wheel of race leader Alejandro Valverde. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The peloton on the Galibier.

The peloton on the Galibier. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) sprints to the finish line for second place ahead of Jakob Fuglsang Team Saxo Bank), Cadel Evans (Silence - Lotto) and Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne).

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) sprints to the finish line for second place ahead of Jakob Fuglsang Team Saxo Bank), Cadel Evans (Silence - Lotto) and Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne). (Image credit: Sirotti)
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lberto Contador (Astana) approaches the finish line for stage seven.

lberto Contador (Astana) approaches the finish line for stage seven. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Not a cloud in the sky during an arduous stage seven.

Not a cloud in the sky during an arduous stage seven. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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David Moncoutié (Cofidis) ascends alone on his way to victory in stage seven.

David Moncoutié (Cofidis) ascends alone on his way to victory in stage seven. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans (Silence - Lotto) caught and passed Jakob Fuglsang (Team Saxo Bank) in the closing metres.

Cadel Evans (Silence - Lotto) caught and passed Jakob Fuglsang (Team Saxo Bank) in the closing metres. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) attacked the yellow jersey group on the final climb and finished second on the stage.

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) attacked the yellow jersey group on the final climb and finished second on the stage. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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David Moncoutié (Cofidis) on the podium.

David Moncoutié (Cofidis) on the podium. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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An exhausted Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel - Euskadi) finished the stage in 10th place.

An exhausted Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel - Euskadi) finished the stage in 10th place. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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David Moncoutié (Cofidis) celebrates his victory.

David Moncoutié (Cofidis) celebrates his victory. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Vladimir Efimkin (AG2R La Mondiale) and Vicenzo Nibali (Liquigas) on the day's final climb to the finish at Saint-François-Longchamp.

Vladimir Efimkin (AG2R La Mondiale) and Vicenzo Nibali (Liquigas) on the day's final climb to the finish at Saint-François-Longchamp. (Image credit: Sirotti)

Exactly 10 years after the stage win at the Dauphiné that marked the real beginning of his career, David Moncoutié (Cofidis) claimed a sensational solo victory on the Col de la Madeleine while race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) found an ally in compatriot Alberto Contador (Astana) to resist the numerous attacks of Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) on the finishing climb. The Australian rode aggressively and spectacularly but was closely followed by the two Spaniards to the finish line.

"With a 1:30 lead at the foot of the last climb, I knew that it wasn't won yet," Moncoutié said. "This stage was suitable for a long breakaway, that's what we did. It was good to have four Cofidis riders in the front group. The guys did a wonderful job for me. It's been two months without any win from Cofidis."

Cofidis is the team Moncoutié has ridden for since 1997. The sponsor gave him a contract for one more year while the management of the team wanted to get rid of him. "It's a good feeling to show that 10 years later, I'm still up there and a winner," the Lyon-based rider said in the ski station of Saint-François-Longchamp where he was congratulated by Olympic giant slalom silver medallist Joël Chenal.

The Saxo Bank team played a major role in the valley before the finishing climb to reduce the gap. "We believed in my chances to win the stage," Jakob Fuglsang told Cyclingnews at the finish. "At the bottom of the last climb, I felt really, really good. On my first attack, only three riders followed me: Evans, Contador and Valverde. So I went again. In the last 500 meters, I blew. But I was not scared of blowing up. Others have the Tour de France in mind, not me."

This time, Evans will not be accused of not attacking. He constantly put pressure on Valverde in an attempt to win the Dauphiné. But each time when he looked back, it was Contador closing the gap on him. "I did what I could but that was not enough," said Evans. "The last climb was not really that selective and there was no more I could do against two Spanish guys racing together."

Like in the old tradition of the race, the last stage is not dead flat and there are more breakaways and attacks to come. However, it's very likely that Evans will finish second at the Dauphiné for the third year in a row. A second consecutive win is in the picture for Valverde.

How it unfolded

Six riders launched an attack after 23km on the Col de Lautaret: Jérôme Coppel (Française des Jeux), Laurent Lefevre (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), Ludovic Turpin (AG2R La Mondiale), Christophe Kern (Cofidis), Simon Spilak (Lampre-NGC) and Tim Duggan (Garmin-Slipstream). Three Frenchman, Lefevre, Coppel and Kern, passed in that order at the top of the prestigious Col du Galibier near the monument dedicated to the founder of the Tour de France Henri Desgrange.

A break of 19 riders formed on the descent off the Galibier: Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana), Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank), Iñigo Landaluze and Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Matthieu Ladagnous and Christophe Le Mével (Française des Jeux), José Luis Arrieta and Turpin (AG2R La Mondiale), Kern, Rémi Pauriol, Amaël Moinard and David Moncoutié (Cofidis), Duggan and Christian Meier (Garmin-Slipstream), Pierrick Fedrigo, Yuriy Trofimov and Lefevre (Bbox-Bouygues Telecom), Simon Spilak and Marco Marzano (Lampre-NGC).

Turpin went away solo at the bottom of the Galibier but was caught at km 71. In the valley, the front group became 27 riders strong with the addition of Jurgen Van den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank), Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale), Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Benoît Vaugrenard (Française des Jeux), Mathias Frank (BMC Racing Team), Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) and Javier Mejias (Fuji-Servetto).

At Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne at the foot of the Col de la Croix-de-Fer, the breakaway was 1:45 ahead of the peloton led by the Caisse d'Epargne team of race leader Alejandro Valverde. The highest ranked of the escapees was Le Mével, 12th at 5:32.

Seven kilometres from the top of the Croix-de-Fer, the peloton trailed by 3:40 and it was time for the Valverde's team to accelerate. Fedrigo, who was already the king of the mountains, reached the summit first. Garate, Meier, Landaluze, Trofimov followed the Frenchman in that order. The group of the yellow jersey crossed the summit 2:45 behind.

Frank and Nocentini dropped their breakaway companions on the descent of the Croix-de-Fer prior to the final ascent to Saint-François-Longchamp, a ski station located five kilometres from the top of the famous Col de la Madeleine. Frank started the ascent on his own and with less than 11km to go, Moncoutié attacked in search of Frank, catching him 10km from the finish.

In the group of the favourites, Fuglsang attacked strongly. He inspired Cadel Evans who accelerated as well but the Spanish duo of Valverde and Contador quickly jumped on his wheel. An attack from Gesink 6km before the finish created another reaction from Evans but Valverde was assisted by Contador to reach the Australian.

While Moncoutié kept a steady pace alone in the front until the finish, Evans rode aggressively with the help of teammate Jurgen Van den Broeck who was in the front group earlier. Evans attacked repeatedly but never managed to drop the Spaniards.

Evans put in one last attack inside the final 500 metres which finally gapped Contador. Evans and Valverde passed Fuglsang and caught Gesink on the finish line. Valverde crossed the finish line in the same time as Evans, 41 seconds behind Moncoutié, and defended the leader's yellow jersey going into the Dauphiné's final stage on Sunday.

Results
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4:44:26
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:41
3Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
5Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:53
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:00:55
7Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:28
8Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:02:19
9Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:02:25
10Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:32
11Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:40
12Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:59
13Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana0:03:04
14Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:24
15José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:45
16Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:03:50
17Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream0:04:17
18David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream
19Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:04:41
20Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:08
21Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:05:13
22Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
23Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha
24Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road
25Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:05:24
26Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:05:46
27Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team
28Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:05:54
29Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:05:56
30Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank
31Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto
32David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:06:05
33Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:12
34Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:16
35Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:31
36Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:07:42
37Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road0:08:07
38Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
39Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
40Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank
41Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux
42Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
43Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:08:20
44Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:09:54
45Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:39
46Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
47Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
48Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
49Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:11:06
50Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
51Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:12:39
52Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
53Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana
54Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:14:59
55Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
56Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
57Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
58Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
59Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step
60Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:15:30
61Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana0:16:21
62Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana
63Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:16:30
64Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:19:32
65Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
66Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank
67Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
68Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank
69William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
70Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas
71Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team
72Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:20:38
73Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
74Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
75Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:03
76Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto
77Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C
78Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:22:09
79Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:22:20
80Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
81Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:22:39
82Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana
83Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:24:56
84Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
85José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
86Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
87Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C
88Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha
89Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team
90Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram
91Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
92Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
93Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:26:37
94Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram
95Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:29:49
96Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:32:21
97Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:37:02
98Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:37:04
99Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas
100Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step0:38:34
101Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
102Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road
103Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas
104Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram
105Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road
106Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
107Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank
108Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux
109Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank
110Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto
111Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
112Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C
113Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto
114Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
115Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
116Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha
117Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C
118Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux
119Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team
120Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
121Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom
122Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team
123Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
124Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas
125Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram
126Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha
127Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
128Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
129Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank
130Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
131Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
132Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
133Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:39:35
134Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:39:48
135Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha0:42:16
136Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram0:43:02
137Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road0:45:03
138Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha0:45:43
DNFArnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
DNFSteven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
DNFMirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C
DNSSébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step

Finish - Saint-François-Longchamps - km 157
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank17
3Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto15
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne13
5Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank11
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana10
7Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux9
8Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas8
9Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto7
10Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6
11Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5
12Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team4
13Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana3
14Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2
15José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1

Col du Galibier - km 32
1Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne40pts
2Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom35
3Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux30
4Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom26
5Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom22
6David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne18
7Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi16
8Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C14
9Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12
10Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank10
11José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale8
12Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream6
13Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C4
14Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana2
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto1

Col de la Croix de Fer - km 109
1Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom40pts
2Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank35
3Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream30
4Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi26
5Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom22
6Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank18
7David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne16
8José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale14
9Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom12
10Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto8
12Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux6
13Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C4
14Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto2
15Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1

Montée Saint-François-Longchamps - km 157
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank26
3Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto22
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne18
5Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank14
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana12
7Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux10
8Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas8
9Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto6
10Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4
11Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale2
12Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team1

Teams
1Silence - Lotto14:22:20
2AG2R - La mondiale0:02:36
3Astana0:02:39
4Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:25
5BMC Racing Team0:05:29
6Rabobank0:05:42
7Française des jeux0:06:49
8Garmin - Slipstream0:07:39
9BBox Bouygues Telecom0:12:12
10Team Katusha0:13:58
11Team Saxo Bank0:14:57
12Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:15:51
13Liquigas0:16:39
14Quick Step0:24:00
15Team Milram0:27:03
16Caisse d'Epargne0:32:55
17Fuji-Servetto0:33:11
18Team Columbia - Highroad0:42:52
19Lampre-N.G.C.0:49:03

General classification after stage 7
1Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne23:00:53
2Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:00:16
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:01:18
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:02:41
5Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:40
6Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:08
7Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:04:21
8Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana0:05:05
9David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:05:28
10Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:06:19
11Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:06:59
12David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:07:07
13Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:12
14José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:43
15Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:09:40
16Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:41
17Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:10:52
18Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:11:52
19Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:41
20Craig Lewis (USA) Team Columbia - High Road0:14:26
21Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:46
22Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:14
23Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:15:39
24Jesus Albert Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana0:15:41
25Florian Stalder (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:08
26Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road0:17:27
27Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:17:41
28Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:03
29Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:18:10
30Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:18:15
31Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Slipstream0:18:42
32Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:19:02
33Amael Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:19:14
34Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:19:33
35Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:19:37
36Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:41
37Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:21:51
38Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Team Saxo Bank0:24:34
39Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:25:08
40Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:25:33
41Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:26:57
42Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:26:59
43Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:27:35
44Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:27:46
45Timothy Duggan (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:28:14
46Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:29:41
47Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:30:08
48Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:30:48
49Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:31:09
50Lasse Bochmann Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:31:15
51Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:31:44
52David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:32:13
53Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:32:14
54Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:32:20
55Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:33:39
56Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:33:49
57Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:34:23
58Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:35:38
59Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:36:31
60Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:37:22
61Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:38:57
62Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:38:59
63Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:02
64Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:40:33
65Martin Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:41:07
66Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:41:34
67Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C0:41:47
68Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana0:42:13
69Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:42:16
70Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:42:36
71Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:42:37
72Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram0:44:24
73Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:44:31
74Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:44:56
75José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:45:10
76Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:45:25
77Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:45:29
78Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:45:57
79Morris Possoni (Ita) Team Columbia - High Road0:45:59
80William Bonnet (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:48:32
81Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana0:49:48
82Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Astana0:49:59
83Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:51:10
84Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:52:20
85Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:52:44
86Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C0:53:09
87Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:54:01
88Alexandre Moos (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:54:53
89Cameron Wurf (Aus) Fuji-Servetto0:55:32
90Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom0:55:55
91Jeffry Louder (USA) BMC Racing Team0:56:09
92Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha0:57:05
93Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Saxo Bank0:57:25
94Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:00:18
95Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:00:37
96Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas1:01:00
97Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:01:07
98Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:01:20
99Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:02:05
100Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:02:06
101Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom1:03:18
102Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road1:03:29
103Ian Mckissick (USA) BMC Racing Team1:03:41
104Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:05:03
105Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream1:05:41
106Fabrice Piamontesi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto1:06:20
107Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C1:06:26
108Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:06:59
109Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank1:07:53
110Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:08:22
111Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1:09:37
112Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:10:06
113Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:10:30
114Cyril Gautier (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom1:11:17
115Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas1:11:18
116Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:12:31
117Stéphane Augé (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:12:41
118Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:12:47
119Franck Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:15:23
120Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:15:35
121Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C1:16:33
122Dominik Roels (Ger) Team Milram1:17:10
123Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:17:17
124Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road1:17:21
125Lazlo Bodrogi (Fra) Team Katusha1:17:44
126Maciek Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas1:19:02
127Volodymyr Zagorodny (Ukr) Lampre - N.G.C1:19:56
128Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Katusha1:22:03
129Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:22:11
130Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step1:22:42
131Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram1:22:51
132Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram1:23:11
133Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step1:25:59
134Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto1:26:32
135Alexander Serov (Rus) Team Katusha1:33:25
136Christian Kux (Ger) Team Milram1:34:02
137Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:34:21
138Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C1:34:39

Points classification
1Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto97pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana66
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne59
4Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram43
5David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream43
6Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team42
7Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road40
8Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C40
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank33
10Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas33
11Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team Columbia - High Road33
12David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne32
13Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale30
14Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C29
15Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom25
16Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step25
17Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram23
18Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi22
19Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank22
20Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas20
21Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom20
22Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20
23Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana18
24Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank17
25Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step17
26Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale15
27Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux13
28Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank13
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale13
30Nicolay Trussov (Rus) Team Katusha13
31Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale11
32Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank11
33Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi11
34Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank11
35Gert Steegmans (Bel) Team Katusha11
36Murillo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Liquigas11
37Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas10
38Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux9
39Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C9
40Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne8
41Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto7
42José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7
43Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6
44Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6
45Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto6
46Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux5
47Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha5
48Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBox Bouygues Telecom5
49Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team4
50Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux4
51Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne3
52Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3
53Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram3
54José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale2
55Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha2
56Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank2
57Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step2
58Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank1
59Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1
60Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1
61Adam Hansen (Aus) Team Columbia - High Road1
62Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C5
63Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team5

Mountains classificaton
1Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom111pts
2David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne82
3Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank71
4Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne57
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne53
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank52
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto48
8Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom47
9Inigo Landaluze Intxaurraga (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi47
10Yuri Trofimov (Rus) BBox Bouygues Telecom44
11Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas40
12Jürgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step38
13Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank36
14Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Slipstream36
15José-Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale31
16Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Astana30
17Jeróme Coppel (Fra) Française Des Jeux30
18Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana29
19Stephane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale28
20Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank28
21Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi25
22Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team Saxo Bank22
23Vicenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas21
24Remi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne20
25Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C18
26Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi18
27Christophe Le Mével (Fra) Française Des Jeux16
28Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne16
29Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto15
30Aliaksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas14
31Mikel Astarloza Charreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12
32Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale12
33Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - N.G.C12
34Alberto Fernandez De La Puebla (Spa) Fuji-Servetto10
35David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream9
36Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBox Bouygues Telecom8
37Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8
38Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8
39Markus Zberg (Swi) BMC Racing Team8
40Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Slipstream7
41Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6
42Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas6
43Sébastien Joly (Fra) Française Des Jeux5
44Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - High Road5
45Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne4
46Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - N.G.C4
47Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4
48Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3
49Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana2
50Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Fuji-Servetto2
51Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team1
52Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1
53Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux1
54Roy Sentjens (Ned) Silence - Lotto1

Teams classification
1Astana69:21:14
2AG2R - La mondiale0:06:03
3Rabobank0:06:46
4Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:59
5Liquigas0:19:08
6BMC Racing Team0:19:58
7Française des jeux0:20:36
8Cofidis, le crédit en ligne0:21:35
9Garmin - Slipstream0:22:47
10Silence - Lotto0:24:32
11Team Saxo Bank0:25:14
12BBox Bouygues Telecom0:25:58
13Team Katusha0:47:06
14Caisse d'Epargne0:47:23
15Team Columbia - Highroad0:50:01
16Quick Step0:57:43
17Team Milram1:02:00
18Lampre-N.G.C.1:11:52
19Fuji-Servetto1:15:46

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