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Sagan wins his second stage with audacious attack

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) won the 157km fifth stage of Paris-Nice between Pernes-les-Fontaines and Aix-en-Provence. The Slovakian neo-pro won his second stage of the race in just five days, with an audacious attack with three kilometres to go. Mirco Lorenzetto (Lampre) and Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) failed to catch him before the line and rounded out the top three.

Alberto Contador (Astana) finished two seconds down, in tenth place, with the majority of favourites, and retained his overall lead.

“It was a terrible stage," Contador said. " We tried to control the breaks for 100 kms but it’s impossible for one team to control a race like Paris-Nice. Sagan is a very strong rider and I’m sure he will very quickly be a rival to watch in future races. Tomorrow is another hard stage with 220 kms. I may be the one in the yellow jersey but I’m not the only one who can do something tomorrow.”

After the cold conditions of the last few days, the fifth stage begun in perfect sunshine and despite yesterday’s efforts into Mende, the peloton was in no mood to relax and chased each of the attacks. Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) was the first rider to break clear and was quickly joined by four other riders. However the Astana-led bunch were intent on keeping things together with the second hour of racing rattled off at 45km/h.

The pace proved too hot for some, including Tony Martin (HTC-Columbia) who was over six minutes down with over 100 kilometres still to race.

With around 50 kilometres to go, Carlos Barredo (Quick Step), Volodymir Gustov (Cervélo) and Sylvain Calzati (Team Sky) broke free and the trio soon became a foursome with Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) joining in the action.

The leaders sped on and their advantage peaked at 1:20 before a combination of Astana, Caisse d'Epargne and Euskaltel - Euskadi began to work together. As the lead began to slip Taaramae sat up, happy to have secured the final mountain points.

With 25 kilometres remaining and the break almost in sight, Ag2R moved to the front and set what looked like a furious pace in order to set up Nicolas Roche for a sprint. The pace was too high for many, with Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) one of many casualties, along with an unfortunate Thomas Voeckler (BBox Bouygues Telecom) who punctured and was forced to take a teammate’s bike.

With Cyril Dessel and Dimitri Champion leading Ag2R aggressive pace the stage looked set for a sprint finish but with three kilometres to go the front group of about 50 riders was forced to take a swift left-hand bend before a sharp climb.

It was another Frenchman, Christophe Le Mevel (Francaise Des Jeux), who was first to attack as the peloton slowed. He got a small gap but Sagan was the first to respond, catching the Frenchman and then launching himself up the road and cresting the top of the climb alone.

The powerful Slovak had the strength to stay clear on the run in and despite brave attempts from David Millar (Garmin-Transitions), Roche, and a final surge to the line from Valverde, Sagan hung on for his second win of the race and his blossoming career.

Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo3:34:15
2Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:00:02
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux
5Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
6Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
7Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
9Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia
10Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana
11Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
12Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha
13Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
14Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
15Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto
16Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
17Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
18Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux
19Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi
20David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions
21Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo
22Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step
23Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
24Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
25Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
26Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
27Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:25
28Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
29Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto
30Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
31Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step
32Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack
33Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
34Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini
35Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
36Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions
37Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
38Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas - Doimo
39Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas - Doimo
40Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
41Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
42Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack
43Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
44Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo
45Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia
46Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
47Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:44
48Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:46
49Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi
50Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana
51Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana
52Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:08
53Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française des Jeux
54Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi
55Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
56Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:32
57Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:01:44
58Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack0:01:58
59Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:02:36
60Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano
61Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team
62Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack
63Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
64Chris Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
65Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
66Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
67Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano
68Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
69Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha
70Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux
71Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha
72Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
73Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux
74Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha
75Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
76Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia
77David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
78Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini
79Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack
80Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions
81Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack
82Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions
83Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto
84Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
85Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
86Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team
87Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
88Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi
89Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team
90Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
91David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - Farnese Vini
92Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
93Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
94Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
95Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha
96Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team
97Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step
98Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi
99William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:57
100Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:58
101Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
102Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:16:50
103Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia
104Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
105Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia
106Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana
107Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank
108Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
109Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano
110Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank
111Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano
112Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
113Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
114Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux
115Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team
116Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux
117Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
118Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
119Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana
120Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
121Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
122José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
123Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana
124Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
125Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana
126Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo
127Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto
128Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale
129Jeremy Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
130Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano
131Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano
132Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
133Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
134Mickaël Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto
135Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank
136Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank
137Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha
138Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini
139Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank
140Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto
141Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step
142Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
143Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team
144Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
145Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto
146Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi
147Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
148Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team
149Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
150Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack
151Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskatltel - Euskadi
152Ted King (USA) Cervélo Test Team
153Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions
154Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
155Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
156David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
157Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas - Doimo
158Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank
159André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia
160Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
161Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano
DNFBorut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
DNFDennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank
DNFDaniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma - Lotto
DNFFrancesco Chicchi (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo
DNSSerge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team

Sprint 1 - Lourmarin, 94.5km
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom3pts
2Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2
3David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions1

Sprint 2 - Rognes (D.543-D.15), 110.5km
1Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team3pts
2Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team2
3Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1

Finish - Aix-En-Provence, 157.0km
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo25pts
2Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini22
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne20
4Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux18
5Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank16
6Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team15
7Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi14
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale13
9Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia12
10Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana11
11Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10
12Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha9
13Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha8
14Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun7
15Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto6
16Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank5
17Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step4
18Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux3
19Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi2
20David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions1

Mountain 1 - Col de Murs (Cat. 2) 40.0km
1Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7pts
2Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne5
3Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team3
4Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack2
5David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1

Mountain 2 - Côte de Lacoste (Cat. 3) 75.5km
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4pts
2Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
3Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1

Mountain 3 - Côte de Bonnieux (Cat. 3) 84.5km
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4pts
2Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2
3Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1

Mountain 4 - Côte de Saint-Canadet (Cat. 3) 127.0km
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4pts
2Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team2
3Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team1

Young rider
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo3:34:15
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:02
3Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
4Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
5Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
8Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:25
9Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto
10Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step
11Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
12Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia
13Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:44
14Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:08
15Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:02:36
16Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano
17Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux
18Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack
19Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions
20Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions
21Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
22Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi
23Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
24Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
25Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:16:50
26Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
27Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
28Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo
29Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano
30Mickaël Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto
31Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank
32Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank
33Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step
34Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto
35Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskatltel - Euskadi
36Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
37Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank

2Quick Step0:00:02
3Team Saxo Bank
4Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
5Française des Jeux0:00:21
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:23
7Ag2R-La Mondiale0:00:25
9Garmin - Transitions
10Caisse d'Epargne0:00:45
12Lampre - Farnese Vini0:01:44
13Team Katusha0:02:13
14Team RadioShack0:02:21
16Omega Pharma - Lotto
17Team HTC - Columbia
18Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:04:47
19Sky Professional Cycling Team
21Cervélo Test Team
22Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:35:49

General classification after stage 5
1Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana20:41:40
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:20
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo0:00:25
4Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:26
5Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:00:29
6Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:00:34
7Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:00:36
8Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo0:00:42
9David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions0:01:02
10Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:01:06
11Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:15
12Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:01:16
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:22
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:01:27
15Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:01:30
16Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:32
17Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack0:01:56
18Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:58
19Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:02
20Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:05
21Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:02:22
22Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:30
23Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:02:59
24Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:18
25Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:03:19
26Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:03:22
27Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:03:39
28Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:03:48
29Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:52
30Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:03:57
31Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:03
32Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Liquigas - Doimo0:04:07
33Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana0:04:12
34Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:20
35Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team0:04:21
36Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:04:28
37Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:35
38David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:47
39Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:04:51
40Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:58
41Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:05:10
42Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:05:42
43Yury Trofimov (Rus) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:05:46
44Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
45Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:52
46Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:05:54
47Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:05:56
48Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana0:05:57
49Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:02
50Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux0:06:40
51Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team0:06:43
52Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack0:06:58
53Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:07:29
54Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:07:45
55Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:54
56Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:07:57
57Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:08:00
58Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:08:11
59Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:08:13
60Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:08:23
61Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:08:24
62Evgeni Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:27
63Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:08:33
64Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:08:45
65Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:08:51
66Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:08:52
67Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:14
68Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:09:20
69Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:10:55
70Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas - Doimo0:11:06
71Chris Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:11:37
72Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:11:39
73Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:11:41
74Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:11:58
75Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:08
76Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:12:18
77Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:12:52
78Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:13:11
79Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:13:18
80William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:13:23
81Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:13:41
82Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:13:57
83David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:13:59
84Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:15:12
85Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:15:36
86Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:16:00
87Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:16:16
88Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:16:28
89Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:16:31
90Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:16:35
91Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:16:58
92Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:17:06
93Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack0:18:13
94Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:18:33
95Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack0:18:38
96Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:19:15
97Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:20:05
98Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:20:34
99Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:03
100Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:21:18
101Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:34
102Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:21:49
103Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:22:08
104Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:22:19
105Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:22:38
106Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:22:52
107José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:22:55
108Mickaël Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:24:10
109David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:16
110Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:25:18
111Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:25:20
112Jeremy Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:26:12
113Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:27:07
114Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:27:08
115Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervélo Test Team0:27:17
116Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:27:19
117Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:27:50
118Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:28:51
119Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:29:11
120Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:29:57
121Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:30:08
122Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo Test Team0:30:35
123André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:30:44
124Gustav Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:30:45
125Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:30:56
126Adam Hansen (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:30:59
127Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:15
128Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:31:25
129Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:31:41
130Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:31:47
131Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:31:48
132Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:31:49
133Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:32:00
134Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana0:32:38
135Ted King (USA) Cervélo Test Team0:33:05
136Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:33:36
137Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:34:04
138Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:34:20
139Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:35:24
140Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:35:31
141Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:35:34
142Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:36:52
143Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:37:24
144Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:37:27
145Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini0:37:41
146Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:38:10
147Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:38:18
148Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana0:38:59
149Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:39:05
150Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Astana0:39:10
151Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas - Doimo0:39:44
152Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:40:30
153Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:40:57
154Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:41:54
155Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:43:35
156Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:47:18
157Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank0:47:39
158Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:49:11
159Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:52:04
160Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:56:09
161Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:56:29

Points classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo89pts
2Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank80
3Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana73
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne63
5Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini58
6Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne54
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale52
8Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha51
9Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank41
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo39
11Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi34
12David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions29
13Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha29
14Jeremy Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun29
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux28
16Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha28
17Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne28
18Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia28
19Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi27
20William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom25
21Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Professional Cycling Team25
22Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team24
23Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom21
24Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack20
25Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team18
26Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux18
27Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun17
28Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team17
29Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank16
30Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step15
31Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini15
32Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha15
33Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto14
34Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano14
35Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun13
36Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo Test Team12
37Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia12
38Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne11
39Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack10
40Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10
41Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano9
42Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana9
43Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano8
44Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team8
45Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne7
46Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha7
47Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux6
48Thierry Hupond (Fra) Skil - Shimano6
49Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6
50Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team6
51Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5
52Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team5
53Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5
54Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack5
55Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin - Transitions4
56Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi3
57Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto3
58Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank3
59Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2
60Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step2
61Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team2
62Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2
63Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano2
64David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1
65Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step1
66Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1
67Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano1
68Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step1
69Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo1
70Jimmy Casper (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1

Mountains classification
1Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne21pts
2Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun18
3Yann Huguet (Fra) Skil - Shimano14
4Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana13
5Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun11
6Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom10
7Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10
8Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto10
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale7
10Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale7
11Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team7
12Joaquim Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha7
13Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step7
14Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi6
15Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervélo Test Team6
16Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo5
17Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana5
18Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano5
19Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi5
20Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4
21Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4
22Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank4
23Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom3
24Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
25David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2
26Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
27Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano2
28Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - Farnese Vini2
29Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team2
30Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioShack2
31Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia2
32Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo1
33Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto1
34Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1
35Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team1
36Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1
37Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo1
38Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team1

Young rider classification
1Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas - Doimo20:42:05
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas - Doimo0:00:17
3Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:00:41
4Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:51
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:37
6Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:02:05
7Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:02:34
8Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:02:57
9Mickael Cherel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:04:33
10Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:21
11Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:27
12Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:05:31
13Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:07:35
14Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions0:07:59
15Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:08:20
16Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:11:16
17Benat Intxausti (Spa) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:12:53
18Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:13:16
19Brice Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:15:11
20Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:15:35
21Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:15:51
22Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:16:03
23Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:16:41
24Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskatltel - Euskadi0:18:08
25Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:19:40
26Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:20:38
27Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:09
28Mickaël Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:23:45
29Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto0:26:42
30Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:27:25
31Nicolas Maes (Bel) Quick Step0:31:00
32Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano0:31:24
33Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:31:35
34Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas - Doimo0:33:55
35Jos Van Emden (Ned) Rabobank0:35:06
36Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:41:29
37Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:48:46

Teams classification
1Caisse d'Epargne62:09:05
3Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:59
4Française Des Jeux0:01:07
5Ag2R-La Mondiale0:01:08
6Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:34
7Team Saxo Bank0:02:46
8Garmin - Transitions0:02:58
9Team RadioShack0:03:02
11Team Katusha0:05:15
12Quick Step0:05:57
13Omega Pharma - Lotto0:06:07
14Lampre - Farnese Vini0:06:53
15Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:07:01
17Cervélo Test Team0:10:31
18Sky Professional Cycling Team0:11:22
20Team HTC - Columbia0:18:19
22Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:46:20

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Daniel Benson
Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.

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