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Paris-Nice: Gustav Erik Larsson takes opening stage

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Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling) becomes the first leader at the 2012 Paris-Nice

Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling) becomes the first leader at the 2012 Paris-Nice
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)
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Thomas Voeckler (Europcar)

Thomas Voeckler (Europcar)
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Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM) en route to victory.

Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM) en route to victory.
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Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan)

Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan)
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Kevin Seeldrayers (Astana)

Kevin Seeldrayers (Astana)
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Frederik Veuchelen (Vacansoleil - DCM)

Frederik Veuchelen (Vacansoleil - DCM)
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Rein Taaramae (Cofidis)

Rein Taaramae (Cofidis)
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Jens Keukeleire (GreenEdge)

Jens Keukeleire (GreenEdge)
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)
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Lars Bak (Lotto - Belisol)

Lars Bak (Lotto - Belisol)
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Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank)

Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank)
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Yukiru Arashiro (Europcar)

Yukiru Arashiro (Europcar)
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Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)

Tejay Van Garderen (BMC)
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Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep)

Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep)
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Gianni Meersman (Lotto - Belisol)

Gianni Meersman (Lotto - Belisol)
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Nikolas Maes (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)

Nikolas Maes (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)
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Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM)

Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM)
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Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)
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Klaas Lodewijck (BMC)

Klaas Lodewijck (BMC)
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Bauke Mollema (Rabobank)

Bauke Mollema (Rabobank)
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Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondiale)

Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondiale)
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Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)
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Carlos Barredo (Rabobank)

Carlos Barredo (Rabobank)
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Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Movistar)

Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Movistar)
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Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team)

Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team)
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Brent Bookwalter (BMC)

Brent Bookwalter (BMC)
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Gustav Erik Larsson

Gustav Erik Larsson
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Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM) on the podium

Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM) on the podium
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Bauke Mollema (Rabobank)

Bauke Mollema (Rabobank)
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Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)

Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale)

Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale)
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Olivier Kaisen (Lotto Belisol)

Olivier Kaisen (Lotto Belisol)
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Nick Nuyens (Saxobank) later crashed

Nick Nuyens (Saxobank) later crashed
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Jan Bakelants ( Radioshack Nissan)

Jan Bakelants ( Radioshack Nissan)
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Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky)

Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky)
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Kanstantsin Siutsou (Team Sky)

Kanstantsin Siutsou (Team Sky)
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Maarten Wynants (Rabobank)

Maarten Wynants (Rabobank)
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Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)
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Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) in the green jersey

Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) in the green jersey
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Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) starts his time trial

Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) starts his time trial
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Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep)

Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep)
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David Lopez Garcia (Movistar)

David Lopez Garcia (Movistar)
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Tom Veelers (1T4i-Shimano)

Tom Veelers (1T4i-Shimano)
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Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar)
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Martijn Maaskant (Garmin - Barracuda)

Martijn Maaskant (Garmin - Barracuda)
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Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) leads Paris-Nice

Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) leads Paris-Nice
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Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling) on his way to winning the opening stage at the 2012 Paris-Nice

Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling) on his way to winning the opening stage at the 2012 Paris-Nice
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Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling) on his way to winning the opening stage at the 2012 Paris-Nice

Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling) on his way to winning the opening stage at the 2012 Paris-Nice
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Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) pulls on yellow at Paris-Nice

Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) pulls on yellow at Paris-Nice
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Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) beat the likes of Wiggins and Martin

Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) beat the likes of Wiggins and Martin
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Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) in full flight

Gustav Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM) in full flight
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Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)

Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil - DCM)
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John Degenkolb (1T4i-Shimano)

John Degenkolb (1T4i-Shimano)
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Nicolas Roche (AG2r La Mondiale)

Nicolas Roche (AG2r La Mondiale)
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Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling) won the opening stage of the 2012 Paris-Nice with a time of 11:19 in the 9.4km time trial from Dampierre-en-Yvelines to Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse.

The Swedish national time trial champion beat Sky’s Bradley Wiggins by one second with Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) finishing four seconds back. World time trial champion and last year’s winner of Paris-Nice, Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), lacked his usual cutting edge and finished in 28th place, 25 seconds down on Larsson.

"Of course I am very happy with the win," said Larsson. "It was a great course and the season started well for me. A great bonus when winning a prologue are all the jerseys and the lead in the general classification. I will work hard to defend that lead."

Vacansoleil-DCM directeur sportif Hilaire Van Der Schueren was pleased with Larrson's performance, noting that for the second straight year his team has won the opening stage at Paris-Nice. "I am really happy with this win after a lot of second places in the early season. Due to the weather we divided our time trial specialists over the schedule and that worked out fine. Last year it was De Gendt with his first win for his new team and now Larsson rewards the confidence of the team with a great win."

Alexandre Geniez (Project 1t4i) was the first rider out of the start house, kicking off the 70th edition of Paris-Nice. But the first significant time was posted by Thomas De Gendt, who rocketed up the 3rd category climb of the Côte des Dix-sept Tournants. The Belgian’s time was so impressive on the climb that he will wear the king of the mountains jersey on stage 2.

The likes of Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Ivan Basso (Liquigas Cannondale) all came through the finish line without disturbing the leading names but it was Larrson who eventually dislodged De Gendt from the leaderboard, wit the Belgian falling to fifth by the end of the stage.

Wiggins, Martin and the evergreen Andreas Kloden were yet to start but just as all three began their march to the start house the heavens began to open. It was far from torrential but Richie Porte (Team Sky) and Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) were the last significant challengers to make it home before the road conditions were effected.

Wiggins started his effort conservatively, reaching the climb five seconds down on De Gendt but one second ahead of Larsson, and five ahead of Tony Martin.

The Brit pulled even further ahead of Martin in the second half of the undulating course, as the German faded on the slick roads.

But Larsson, the silver medal in the Worlds TT in 2009, had done enough. A combination of dry roads and fine riding, enough to secure his first win for his new team.

Full Results
1Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM0:11:19
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:01
3Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:04
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:09
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:12
6Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:00:13
8Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan
9Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:00:15
10Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
11Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
12Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:17
13Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i
14Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
16Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling
17José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:18
18Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:19
19Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:20
20Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:21
21Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:22
22Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:23
23Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team
24Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
25Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
26Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
27Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:24
28Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:25
29Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
30Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:26
31Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
32Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling
33Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team
34Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team
35Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling
36Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank0:00:28
37Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank
38Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:00:29
39Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
40Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
41Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:30
42Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
43Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:31
44Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team
45Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling
46Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:32
47Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
48Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
49Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar
50John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i
51Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:33
52Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling
53Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
54Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:34
55Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM
56Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team
57Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
58Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:35
59Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team
60Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:36
61Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank
62Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
63Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
64Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:37
65Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
66Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i
67Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
68Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:38
69Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
70Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team
72Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
73Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
74Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:39
75Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:40
76Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
77Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team
78Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
79Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:41
80Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale
81Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:42
82Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team
83Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
84Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
85Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
86Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team
87Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:43
88Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
89Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD
90Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
91Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:44
92Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
93Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:00:45
94Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
95Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i0:00:46
96Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne
97Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale
98Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:47
99Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar
100Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:00:49
101Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
102Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
103Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:50
104Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda
105Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda
106Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
107Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
108Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
109Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda
110Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:51
111Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i
112Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
113Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:52
114Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team
115Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team
116Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:53
117Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team
118Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
119Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:54
120Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD
121Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan
122Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
123Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:55
124Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
125Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda
126Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
127Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda
128David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
129Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda
130Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:56
131Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team
132Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:57
133David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne
134David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:58
135Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
136Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
137David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team
138Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:59
139Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:00
140Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale
141Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i0:01:01
142Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan
143Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
144Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team0:01:02
145Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i0:01:03
146Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:04
147Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team
148Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
149Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
150Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:05
151Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne
152Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
153Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:06
154Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:01:07
155Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team
156Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:08
157Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:09
158Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team
159Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM0:01:13
160Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:01:17
161Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:01:18
162Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
163Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
164Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:01:20
165Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat0:01:21
166Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:01:22
167Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:01:23
168Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:24
169Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD0:01:25
170Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:28
171Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:31
172Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:01:32
173Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:34
174Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i0:01:55
175Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:02:17
176Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank0:06:11

Points
1Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM25pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling22
3Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step20
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team18
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM16
6Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step15
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne14
8Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan13
9Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat12
10Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun11
11Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10
12Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan9
13Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i8
14Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team7
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan6
16Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling5
17José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team4
18Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team3
19Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM2
20Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1

Mountain 1 - Côte des Dix-sept Tournants (Cat. 3) 1.8km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM4pts
2Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team2
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1

Young riders
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:28
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:00:04
3Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i0:00:08
4Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:10
5Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:13
6Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:00:19
7Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:23
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i
9Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:25
10Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:29
11Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:32
12Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:33
13Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
14Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:34
15Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:00:37
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale
17Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:38
18Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar
19Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:41
20Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i0:00:42
21Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:43
22Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team
23Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:45
24Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i0:00:52
25Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:55
26Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:56
27Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:22

Teams
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:34:28
2Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:01
3Sky Procycling0:00:13
4BMC Racing Team0:00:14
5RadioShack-Nissan0:00:16
6Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:38
7FDJ-Bigmat0:00:41
8Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:42
9Movistar Team0:00:50
10Project 1T4i0:00:55
11Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:59
12Team Saxo Bank0:01:00
13GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:01
14Saur-Sojasun
15Katusha Team0:01:08
16Astana Pro Team0:01:10
17Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:01:25
18Team Europcar0:01:32
19Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:33
20Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:36
21Garmin - Barracuda0:01:46
22Lampre - ISD0:01:47

General classification after stage 1
1Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM0:11:19
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:01
3Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:04
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:09
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:12
6Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:00:13
8Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan
9Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:00:15
10Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
11Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
12Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:17
13Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i
14Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
16Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling
17José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:18
18Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:19
19Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:20
20Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:21
21Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:22
22Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:23
23Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team
24Maxime Bouet (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
25Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
26Simon Gerrans (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
27Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:24
28Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:25
29Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
30Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:26
31Blel Kadri (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
32Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling
33Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team
34Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team
35Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling
36Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank0:00:28
37Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank
38Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:00:29
39Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
40Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
41Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:30
42Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
43Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:31
44Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team
45Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling
46Joost Posthuma (Ned) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:32
47Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
48Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
49Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team Europcar
50John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i
51Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:33
52Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling
53Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
54Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:34
55Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM
56Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Astana Pro Team
57Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
58Michael Mørkøv (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:35
59Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team
60Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:36
61Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Team Saxo Bank
62Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
63Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
64Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:37
65Julien Simon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
66Koen De Kort (Ned) Project 1T4i
67Simon Clarke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
68Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:38
69Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
70Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team
72Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
73Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
74Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:39
75Michael Albasini (Swi) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:40
76Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
77Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto-Belisol Team
78Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
79Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:41
80Nicolas Roche (Irl) Ag2R La Mondiale
81Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:42
82Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Astana Pro Team
83Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
84Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team
85Sébastien Minard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
86Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team
87Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:43
88Tiziano Dall’Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
89Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD
90Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
91Damien Gaudin (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:44
92Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
93Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat0:00:45
94Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
95Simon Geschke (Ger) Project 1T4i0:00:46
96Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne
97Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale
98Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:47
99Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar
100Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar0:00:49
101Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
102Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
103Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:50
104Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda
105Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda
106Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
107Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat
108Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
109Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Barracuda
110Nikolas Maes (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:51
111Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i
112Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
113Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:52
114Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team
115Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team
116Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:53
117Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling Team
118Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM
119Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:54
120Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD
121Fränk Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan
122Hubert Dupont (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
123Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:55
124Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
125Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Barracuda
126Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
127Andreas Klier (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda
128David Lelay (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
129Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Barracuda
130Mark Renshaw (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:56
131Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team
132Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:57
133David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne
134David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:58
135Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
136Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
137David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team
138Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:59
139Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:01:00
140Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale
141Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i0:01:01
142Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan
143Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur-Sojasun
144Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team0:01:02
145Tom Veelers (Ned) Project 1T4i0:01:03
146Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:04
147Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team
148Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team
149Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team
150Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:05
151Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne
152Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
153Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:06
154Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:01:07
155Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto-Belisol Team
156Anthony Ravard (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale0:01:08
157Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:09
158Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team
159Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM0:01:13
160Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:01:17
161Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Barracuda0:01:18
162Mikaël Cherel (Fra) Ag2R La Mondiale
163Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
164Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:01:20
165Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Bigmat0:01:21
166Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur-Sojasun0:01:22
167Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:01:23
168Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Team Europcar0:01:24
169Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD0:01:25
170Matthew Wilson (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:28
171Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:31
172Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:01:32
173Grischa Jan Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:34
174Roy Curvers (Ned) Project 1T4i0:01:55
175Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:02:17
176Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank0:06:11

Points classification
1Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM25pts
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling22
3Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quick Step20
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team18
5Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM16
6Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step15
7Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne14
8Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan13
9Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Bigmat12
10Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur-Sojasun11
11Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10
12Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan9
13Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i8
14Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team7
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan6
16Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling5
17José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team4
18Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team3
19Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM2
20Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1

Mountains classification
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM4pts
2Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team2
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1

Young riders classification
1Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:28
2Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:00:04
3Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Project 1T4i0:00:08
4Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:10
5Gaëtan Bille (Bel) Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:13
6Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:00:19
7Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:23
8John Degenkolb (Ger) Project 1T4i
9Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:25
10Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:29
11Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:32
12Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:33
13Peio Bilbao (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
14Jens Keukeleire (Bel) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:34
15Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:00:37
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale
17Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:38
18Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar
19Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:41
20Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Project 1T4i0:00:42
21Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:43
22Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha Team
23Klaas Lodewijck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:45
24Marcel Kittel (Ger) Project 1T4i0:00:52
25Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:55
26Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:56
27Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:22

Teams classification
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:34:28
2Vacansoleil-DCM0:00:01
3Sky Procycling0:00:13
4BMC Racing Team0:00:14
5RadioShack-Nissan0:00:16
6Lotto-Belisol Team0:00:38
7FDJ-Bigmat0:00:41
8Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:42
9Movistar Team0:00:50
10Project 1T4i0:00:55
11Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:59
12Team Saxo Bank0:01:00
13GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:01
14Saur-Sojasun
15Katusha Team0:01:08
16Astana Pro Team0:01:10
17Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:01:25
18Team Europcar0:01:32
19Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:33
20Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:36
21Garmin - Barracuda0:01:46
22Lampre - ISD0:01:47

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