Boom blasts to prologue win

Lars Boom (Rabobank) rocketed to victory on the opening day of the Critérium du Dauphiné with a masterful performance in the prologue time trial in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. He edged out Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) by two seconds with the impressive Bradley Wiggins (Sky) a further three seconds back in third.

The Dutchman took full advantage of a course well-suited to his characteristics to put daylight between himself and time trial specialists such as Wiggins to claim the race’s first yellow jersey

“My prologue is good if I train hard,” Boom said afterwards. “It was a very nice prologue, 5.4km with a small hill, so it was perfect for me.”

Boom admitted that he has been struggling with a knee injury in the run-up to the race, but the 25-year-old showed no ill effects as he scorched around the course to clock the fastest time of the day.

“I didn’t expect it,” he said. “I had some problems with my knee last week, since the Tour of California. I’m happy it’s going well now and I’m happy to have won.”

Second-placed Alexandre Vinokourov never realistically threatened Boom’s fine time, but the Kazakh will undoubtedly be pleased to have been the best-placed of the overall contenders on the opening day. He was 7 seconds clear of Cadel Evans (BMC) and 12 ahead of Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and defending champion Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack).

“The legs are turning over very well, I had some good sensations,” Vinokourov said. “It’s very good.”

Meanwhile, Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) could only manage a lowly 102nd place, coughing up over 30 seconds to Vinokourov as he continues his recovery from a recent training crash at Mount Etna.

How it unfolded

After carrying out their pre-stage reconnaissance under heavy morning rainfall, the Dauphiné peloton would have been fearing the worst ahead of Sunday’s prologue, but mercifully the roads had begun to dry by the time the first starters rolled down the ramp.

The early pace-setter was Cyrille Lemoine (Saur-Sojasun), who clocked an impressive 6:28 to best the times of the in-form Geraint Thomas (Sky) and Rabobank’s Paul Martens. Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) set off early, but he couldn’t get close to Lemoine’s time and managed only a disappointing 34th place on the day, well below his own high expectations.

Indeed, Lemoine’s time was to last at the top of the leaderboard for much of the afternoon, as a rain shower soon after Martin finished had an obvious impact on the times of those who were to follow. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) was among those to suffer from the wet conditions, but the Norwegian still managed to squeeze inside the top 20.

In the final hour of the prologue, the rain stopped, and with the sun forcing its way through the clouds, the roads dried up quickly. Bled Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) gratefully took advantage of the improved conditions to better Lemoine’s time, and soon afterwards Bradley Wiggins scorched around the course in 6:23 to set what looked like the winning time. The Englishman, fresh from beating Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek) in the Bayern Rundfahrt time trial, put in a typically stylish display to finish in provisional first and he seemed set to take the first yellow jersey.

It was not to be, however, as Lars Boom sliced all of five seconds off Wiggins’ time to take his second prologue win of the year. The Dutchman showcased his talents by making light work of the climb and then dealing capably with the technical corners that followed to take a convincing victory.

Another man to impress was HTC-Highroad’s John Degenkolb, who finished fourth on the stage and claimed possession of the white jersey, while French hope Jerome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) gave notice of his form with a tenth-place finish. Cadel Evans (BMC) rode a solid time trial to finish in 7th place, and Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto) did his overall chances no harm with a solid 14th place.

The best of the overall contenders was Vinokourov, however, and he surprised many to finish ahead of no less a figure than Wiggins in the short test. With the mountains looming, the seconds won and lost by the overall contenders at Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne should count for little in a week’s time, but the Kazakh will undoubtedly be pleased to have dealt an early blow.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6:18:12
2Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:02
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:05
4John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:00:06
5Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:08
6Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:00:09
7Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 7 - Cell 2
9Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:10
10Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:11
11Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:12
12Rui Alberto Faria Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:13
14Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team AstanaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:14
16Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShackRow 15 - Cell 2
17Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShackRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:15
19Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShackRow 20 - Cell 2
22Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 21 - Cell 2
23Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 23 - Cell 2
25Kenny De Haes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:16
26Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJRow 25 - Cell 2
27Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 26 - Cell 2
28Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShackRow 27 - Cell 2
29Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJRow 29 - Cell 2
30Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Lampre - ISDRow 30 - Cell 2
32Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:17
33Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 33 - Cell 2
35Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 34 - Cell 2
36Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:18
37Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 36 - Cell 2
38Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:19
40Christophe Kern (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 39 - Cell 2
41Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJRow 40 - Cell 2
42Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 41 - Cell 2
43William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 43 - Cell 2
45Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-HighroadRow 44 - Cell 2
46Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:20
47Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:21
48Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard TrekRow 47 - Cell 2
49Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 48 - Cell 2
50Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
50Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 51 - Cell 2
53Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:22
54David Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 53 - Cell 2
55Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 54 - Cell 2
56Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:23
57Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShackRow 56 - Cell 2
58John Murphy (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team AstanaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Bruno Pires (Por) Leopard TrekRow 59 - Cell 2
61Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 61 - Cell 2
63Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:00:24
65Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 64 - Cell 2
66Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 65 - Cell 2
67Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:25
69Brice Feillu (Fra) Leopard TrekRow 68 - Cell 2
70Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Cameron Wurf (Aus) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 70 - Cell 2
72Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 71 - Cell 2
73Sébastien Joly (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:26
74Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:27
77Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:00:28
78Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 77 - Cell 2
79Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 79 - Cell 2
81Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:29
82Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 81 - Cell 2
83Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Frantisek Rabon (Cze) HTC-HighroadRow 83 - Cell 2
85Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard TrekRow 84 - Cell 2
86Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 86 - Cell 2
88Francesco Reda (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:30
89Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 89 - Cell 2
91Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 90 - Cell 2
92Maxim Belkov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 92 - Cell 2
94Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJRow 93 - Cell 2
95Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:31
96Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 95 - Cell 2
97Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 96 - Cell 2
98Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:32
99Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:33
100Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShackRow 99 - Cell 2
101Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 100 - Cell 2
102Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:34
103Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team AstanaRow 103 - Cell 2
104Frederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 104 - Cell 2
106Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJRow 105 - Cell 2
107Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:35
108Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank SungardRow 107 - Cell 2
109Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 108 - Cell 2
110Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 109 - Cell 2
111Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team EuropcarRow 111 - Cell 2
113Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
113Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard TrekRow 113 - Cell 2
115Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank SungardRow 114 - Cell 2
116Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISDRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:36
118Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Danny Pate (USA) HTC-HighroadRow 119 - Cell 2
121Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 121 - Cell 2
123Andy Cappelle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 122 - Cell 2
124Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:37
125Anders Lund (Den) Leopard TrekRow 124 - Cell 2
126Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 125 - Cell 2
127Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:38
128Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:39
129Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank SungardRow 128 - Cell 2
130Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 129 - Cell 2
131Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 130 - Cell 2
132Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:40
133Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:41
134Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team AstanaRow 133 - Cell 2
135Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136Jason McCartney (USA) Team RadioShackRow 135 - Cell 2
136Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 136 - Cell 2
138Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:42
139Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Leopard TrekRow 138 - Cell 2
140Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISDRow 139 - Cell 2
141Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-HighroadRow 140 - Cell 2
142Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 142 - Cell 2
144Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 143 - Cell 2
145Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 144 - Cell 2
146Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:43
147Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:44
148Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Vitaliy Kondrut (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 148 - Cell 2
150Balint Szeghalmi (Hun) Lampre - ISDRow 149 - Cell 2
151Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:45
152Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 151 - Cell 2
153Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 152 - Cell 2
154Marco Bandiera (Ita) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 153 - Cell 2
155Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:46
156Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 155 - Cell 2
157Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 156 - Cell 2
158Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:47
159Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
160Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:48
161Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad0:00:50
162Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:00:52
163Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:00:53
164Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:55
165Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:57
166Iván Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 165 - Cell 2
167Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:58
168Óscar Pujol Muñoz (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:00
169Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:02
170Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:04
171Laurent Didier (Lux) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:05
172David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:24
173Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:32
174Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:41
175Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:02:54
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team15pts
2Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling10Row 2 - Cell 3
4John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountains
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3pts
2Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Julien Simon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:06:24
2Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:02
3Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:05
4Rui Alberto Faria Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:06
5Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:09
6Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:10
7Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:12
9Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) HTC-Highroad0:00:13
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:14
11Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:17
12Ben Hermans (Bel) Team RadioShackRow 11 - Cell 2
13Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Cyril Bessy (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:18
16Sven Vandousselaere (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 15 - Cell 2
17Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:19
18Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:23
19Stefan Denifl (Aut) Leopard TrekRow 18 - Cell 2
20Jesús Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:24
22Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 21 - Cell 2
23Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:00:25
24Pello Bilbao Lopez De Armentia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:27
25Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jan Tratnik (Slo) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:28
27Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:29
28Julien Vermote (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:30
29Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:31
30Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:33
31Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 30 - Cell 2
32Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:36
33Gatis Smukulis (Lat) HTC-HighroadRow 32 - Cell 2
34Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 33 - Cell 2
35Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 34 - Cell 2
36Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:40
37Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:42
38Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:58
39Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:02:48
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rabobank Cycling Team0:19:21
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:05
3Pro Team Astana0:00:07
4Sky Procycling0:00:08
5Saur-Sojasun0:00:13
6HTC - Highroad0:00:15
7Team Radioshack0:00:16
8Omega Pharma - Lotto0:00:21
9FDJ0:00:24
10Movistar Team0:00:26
11Team Leopard-TrekRow 10 - Cell 2
12BMC Racing Team0:00:27
13Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:28
14Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:00:34
15Team Garmin - Cervelo0:00:36
16Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:42
17Team EuropcarRow 16 - Cell 2
18Katusha Team0:00:43
19Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:50
20Quick Step Cycling Team0:00:58
21Lampre - ISD0:01:03
22Saxo Bank Sungard0:01:05
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General classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team6:18:12
2Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:02
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:05
4John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:00:06
5Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:08
6Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:00:09
7Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 7 - Cell 2
9Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:10
10Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:11
11Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:12
12Rui Alberto Faria Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:13
14Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team AstanaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:14
16Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShackRow 15 - Cell 2
17Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShackRow 16 - Cell 2
18Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:15
19Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 18 - Cell 2