Froome wins Dauphiné stage in Valmorel

Chris Froome (Team Sky) won stage five, took the race leader's yellow jersey at the Critérium du Dauphiné and confirmed he is the absolute favourite for this year's Tour de France with a well-timed, perfectly executed acceleration to the finish in Valmorel.

The Kenyan-born Briton let his teammates set a high pace on the fast climb and then coolly chased down a tepid attack by Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) before then passing the Spaniard and breakaway rider Matthew Busche (RadioShack Leopard) in sight of the line.

Australia's Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp) lost contact with the lead group 2.5km from the finish and so lost the race lead to Froome, who now looks on track to win the week-long stage race and so start the Tour de France as the rider to beat.

Dennis fought to limit his losses but finished 59 seconds behind Froome. He now leads teammate Richie Porte by 52 seconds in the overall classification. Dennis is third at 54 seconds and has the consolation of retaining the best young rider's white jersey. Fellow Australian Michael Rogers (Saxo-Tinkoff) is fourth overall at 1:37 after finishing fifth on the stage. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) finished fourth on the stage and moved up to 12th overall at 2:47, while Contador is 13th at 2:49.

Friday's 143km sixth stage is from La Léchère to Grenoble and includes four minor climbs in the second half of the stage.

Things get much more serious at the weekend but will probably suit Team Sky's dominant race tactics. Stage seven tackles L'Alpe d'Huez early on before the category 1 Col du Noyer and the short but steep kick up to the finish in Superdévoluy.

Sunday's final stage includes the Col de Vars and the 13.9km Montée de Risoul up to the finish. Both finishes seem ideal for Froome to extend his overall lead and land a psychological blow on his Tour de France rivals.

How it happened

After Wednesday's flat time trial the Critérium du Dauphiné peloton headed back into the mountains with the first true summit finish of this year’s race.

Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp) led the peloton out of the sleepy village of Grésy-sur-Aix proudly wearing the race leader's yellow jersey but it wasn’t long before the bunch sprung to life. Several early attacks were launched as teams rolled the dice in an attempt to position a rider in the early break and a group of 15 quickly broke clear.

Team Sky, Tinkoff-Saxo, Katusha and Garmin-Sharp retained their full quota of riders in the peloton, as Bert Wellens (Lotto Belisol), Matteo Gavazzi (Astana), Tom-Jelte Slagter (Blanco), Matthew Busche (RadioShack Leopard), Daniel Teklehaimanot (Orica-GreenEdge), Pelo Bilbao (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Kevin Reza (Team Europcar), Frantisek Rabon (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Cayetano Sarmiento (Cannondale), Imanol Erviti (Movistar), Bertjan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM), Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp-Endura), Brent Bookwalter (BMC), Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano) and David de la Cruz (NetApp-Endura) formed the move.

A rider from nearly every team in the race meant that although there were some passengers the majority of riders were willing to work and over the Côte de Trévignin climb the break established a healthy lead.

Katusha and Garmin-Sharp were the first to react, when, with an advantage of 5:15, the peloton began to chase with 80km remaining. By the time the break had crested the Côte de la Croix, with Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano) claiming more points to strengthen his lead in the KOM competition, the gap had fallen to just shy of three minutes. The overall contenders and their teams clearly wanted the stage victory.

The climb to the finish

Only Montée de Valmorel, surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, awaited and the break plunged towards the base of the last climb. The peloton’s chase had reached an almost frantic pace, though, and with 19 kilometres, 12 of which were climbing, the break had lost another 30 seconds.

The climb to the finish was not especially steep or long -12.7km at 7% - but the breakaway began to melt like spring snow as the gradient and the fatigue of being out on the attack took their toll.

Bert Wellens, Busche and Teklehaimanot were the strongest as others dropped back, with Wellens hitting out alone in pursuit of stage victory. He started the climb with a lead close to two minutes but with Movistar and Team Sky setting a fierce tempo, his lead was cut in half with five kilometres to go.

Attacks by Valverde, first with Erviti and then alone, further upped the pace, with Pete Kennaugh and then Richie Porte working hard to keep him in check. The speed was too much for Dennis. He seemed stuck in a big gear and after a desperate fight, was finally gapped with 2.5km to go. He fought bravely to limit his losses but his moment in the spotlight as race leader was over.

Up front Busche caught and passed Wellens and seemed to have a chance of taking the stage victory. However Contador then blew the front group apart with an attack with little over a kilometre to go.

True to the Team Sky ethos, Froome let him go and then gradually reeled him in, sure in the knowledge of numbers and physiology that the Spaniard does not currently have the power to open significant gaps or sustain them.

Froome quickly crossed to Contador, as everybody else faded back, and the two then caught Busche in the final 500 metres. It looked like a three-up sprint would ensue but Froome was far stronger and accelerated to the line to win by four seconds and take control of the race lead, completing a perfect performance.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling3:28:39
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:04
3Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 2 - Cell 2
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:10
5Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:12
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) KatushaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 6 - Cell 2
8Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:21
9Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:24
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:00:29
11Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:32
12Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:55
14Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:00:59
15Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:10
16Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:01:19
17Stef Clement (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:01:23
18Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:31
19Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:37
20Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 19 - Cell 2
21Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 20 - Cell 2
22Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:01:41
23Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:05
24Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 23 - Cell 2
25Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:15
26Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:23
27José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:47
28Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:50
29Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:52
30Florian Guillou (Fra) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:02:58
31Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:05
32Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 31 - Cell 2
33Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 32 - Cell 2
34Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:03:16
35Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:03:30
36Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 37 - Cell 2
39Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:35
40Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 39 - Cell 2
41Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:03:43
42Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:03:57
43David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar0:04:13
44Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:04:40
45Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 44 - Cell 2
46Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:04:50
47Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJRow 46 - Cell 2
48Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 47 - Cell 2
49Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack LeopardRow 48 - Cell 2
50Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:19
51Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:05:29
52Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 51 - Cell 2
53Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack LeopardRow 52 - Cell 2
54Sébastien Duret (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 53 - Cell 2
55Bram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:05:39
56Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:16
57Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:49
60Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:06:51
61Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:07:08
62Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 61 - Cell 2
63Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:07:56
64Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 63 - Cell 2
65David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:08:28
66Vegard Stake Laengen (Den) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:08:35
67Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:09:18
68Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 67 - Cell 2
69David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 68 - Cell 2
70Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 69 - Cell 2
71Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Katusha0:09:28
73Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:09:58
74Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 73 - Cell 2
75Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:07
76Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:11:13
77Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 76 - Cell 2
78Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:11:40
79Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:11:53
80Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 79 - Cell 2
81Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:12:19
82Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:13:54
83Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:25
84Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJRow 83 - Cell 2
85Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 84 - Cell 2
86Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 85 - Cell 2
87Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 86 - Cell 2
88Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJRow 87 - Cell 2
89Florian Vachon (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 88 - Cell 2
90Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 89 - Cell 2
91Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 92 - Cell 2
94Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 93 - Cell 2
95Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 94 - Cell 2
96Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 95 - Cell 2
97Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 96 - Cell 2
98Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 99 - Cell 2
101Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 100 - Cell 2
102Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 101 - Cell 2
103Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 102 - Cell 2
104Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 103 - Cell 2
105Jose Rodolfo Serpa PerezRow 104 - Cell 2
106Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 108 - Cell 2
110Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:15:56
111Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 110 - Cell 2
112José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 111 - Cell 2
113Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:16:03
114Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:16:27
115Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:17:02
116Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 115 - Cell 2
117Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 116 - Cell 2
118Eloy Teruel Rovira (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 118 - Cell 2
120Sander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 119 - Cell 2
121Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:18:07
122Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:19:22
123Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-SharpRow 122 - Cell 2
124Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-SharpRow 124 - Cell 2
126Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 125 - Cell 2
127Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128William Clarke (Aus) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 127 - Cell 2
129Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 128 - Cell 2
130Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 129 - Cell 2
131Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 130 - Cell 2
132Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) KatushaRow 131 - Cell 2
133Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 132 - Cell 2
134Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 133 - Cell 2
135Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 134 - Cell 2
136David Tanner (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 135 - Cell 2
137Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 136 - Cell 2
138Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-MeridaRow 137 - Cell 2
139Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 138 - Cell 2
140Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 139 - Cell 2
141Petr Ignatenko (Rus) KatushaRow 140 - Cell 2
142Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) KatushaRow 141 - Cell 2
143Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 142 - Cell 2
144Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 143 - Cell 2
145Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 144 - Cell 2
146Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 145 - Cell 2
147Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 146 - Cell 2
148Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-SharpRow 147 - Cell 2
149Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:20:41
150Robert Wagner (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
152Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 151 - Cell 2
153Timofey Kritskiy (Rus) KatushaRow 152 - Cell 2
154Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) KatushaRow 153 - Cell 2
155Alexander Wetterhall (Swe) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 154 - Cell 2
156Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 155 - Cell 2
157Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-MeridaRow 156 - Cell 2
158Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team EuropcarRow 157 - Cell 2
159Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 158 - Cell 2
160Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 159 - Cell 2
161Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 160 - Cell 2
162Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 161 - Cell 2
163Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
164Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 163 - Cell 2
165Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJRow 164 - Cell 2
166Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 165 - Cell 2
167Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 166 - Cell 2
168Yann Huguet (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 167 - Cell 2
169Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 168 - Cell 2
170Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 169 - Cell 2
171Francois Parisien (Can) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 170 - Cell 2
DNSLieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 171 - Cell 2
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Intermediate Sprint - La Bâthie
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step5pts
2Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling15pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Côte de Trévignin (Cat. 3) km. 25.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano4pts
2Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Col du Frêne (Cat. 4) km. 67
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano3pts
2Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Côte de la Croix (Cat. 4) km. 111
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano3pts
2Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura2Row 1 - Cell 3
3David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Montée de Valmorel (HC) km. 137
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling20pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff18Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits8Row 6 - Cell 3
8Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits7Row 7 - Cell 3
9Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling6Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team5Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp3:29:38
2Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:38
3Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:00:42
4Tim Wellens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:01:06
5Peio Bilbao (Esp) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 4 - Cell 2
6Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:24
7Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:06
8Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:02:17
9Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:02:31
10Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:02:58
12Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:03:51
13Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard0:04:30
14Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:50
15Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:06:09
16David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:07:29
17Vegard Stake Laengen (Den) Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:07:36
18Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling0:08:19
19Kévin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 18 - Cell 2
20Sergei Chernetski (Rus) Katusha0:08:29
21Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:08:59
22Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:10:41
23Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:10:54
24Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:12:55
25Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:13:26
26Armindo Fonseca (Fra) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 25 - Cell 2
27Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Bretagne-Seche EnvironnementRow 26 - Cell 2
28Marc Goos (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 28 - Cell 2
30Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:18:23
31Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 30 - Cell 2
32Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 31 - Cell 2
33Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 32 - Cell 2
34Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 33 - Cell 2
35Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:19:42
36Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 36 - Cell 2
38Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 37 - Cell 2
39Natnael Berhane (Eri) Team EuropcarRow 38 - Cell 2
40Andrea Palini (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJRow 40 - Cell 2
42Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJRow 43 - Cell 2
45Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 44 - Cell 2
46Elia Viviani (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 46 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Saxo-Tinkoff10:27:08
2RadioShack Leopard0:02:07
3Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:57
4Sky Procycling0:03:53
5Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:04:14
6Astana Pro Team0:04:20
7Movistar Team0:05:16
9BMC Racing Team0:08:46
10Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team0:10:33
11Team Europcar0:10:42
12Cannondale Pro Cycling0:10:48
13Lotto Belisol0:11:24
15Bretagne-Seche Environnement0:15:51
17Team NetApp-Endura0:20:46
18Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team