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Bennati blazes to victory

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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) is victorious in stage 3.

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) is victorious in stage 3. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Giovanni Visconti (ISD-Neri) in the peloton

Giovanni Visconti (ISD-Neri) in the peloton (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Astana team signs in before the stage.

The Astana team signs in before the stage. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) celebrates his win.

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) celebrates his win. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) sprints to a stage win.

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) sprints to a stage win. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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As Daniele Bennati crosses the line, one of his Liquigas-Doimo teammates celebrates from behind.

As Daniele Bennati crosses the line, one of his Liquigas-Doimo teammates celebrates from behind. (Image credit: Riccardo Scanferla)
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(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Linus Gerdemann (Team Milram)

Linus Gerdemann (Team Milram) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) is congratulated for his win.

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) is congratulated for his win. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Francesco Ginanni (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni)

Francesco Ginanni (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) pulls on the jersey.

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) pulls on the jersey. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) claps his hands with joy at his victory.

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) claps his hands with joy at his victory. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) on the podium

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) on the podium (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) with the podium girls

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) with the podium girls (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini)

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The final dash

The final dash (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Diego Caccia (ISD - Neri) in the green jersey

Diego Caccia (ISD - Neri) in the green jersey (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) gives the thumbs up

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) gives the thumbs up (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) after the stage

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) after the stage (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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This sign offered a tribute to Franco Ballerini.

This sign offered a tribute to Franco Ballerini. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini)

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The peloton

The peloton (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andrea Masciarelli (Acqua&Sapone - D'Angelo&Antenucci)

Andrea Masciarelli (Acqua&Sapone - D'Angelo&Antenucci) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini)

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Doimo)

Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Doimo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alfredo Martini with Alessandro Ballan

Alfredo Martini with Alessandro Ballan (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Jan Bakelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto)

Jan Bakelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Diego Caccia (ISD - Neri) at the front of the bunch

Diego Caccia (ISD - Neri) at the front of the bunch (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Diego Caccia (ISD - Neri)

Diego Caccia (ISD - Neri) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) signs in.

Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) signs in. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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 Mark Cavendish with Gianni Savio

Mark Cavendish with Gianni Savio (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andrea Masciarelli (Acqua & Sapone)

Andrea Masciarelli (Acqua & Sapone) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Danilo Hondo (Lampre-Farnese Vini)

Danilo Hondo (Lampre-Farnese Vini) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Simon Clarke (ISD - Neri)

Simon Clarke (ISD - Neri) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mark Cavendish (HTC - Columbia)

Mark Cavendish (HTC - Columbia) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team)

Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mathew Hayman (Team Sky)

Mathew Hayman (Team Sky) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Leif Hoste (Omega Pharma-Lotto)

Leif Hoste (Omega Pharma-Lotto) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mark Cavendish (HTC - Columbia)

Mark Cavendish (HTC - Columbia) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana)

Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sebastian Langeveld (Rabobank)

Sebastian Langeveld (Rabobank) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andrea Masciarelli ( Acqua & Sapone)

Andrea Masciarelli ( Acqua & Sapone) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sacha Modolo (Colnago - CSF)

Sacha Modolo (Colnago - CSF) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Ian Stannard (Team Sky)

Ian Stannard (Team Sky) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alessandro Petacchi

Alessandro Petacchi (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step)

Matteo Tosatto (Quick Step) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Dmytro Grabovskyy (ISD - Neri)

Dmytro Grabovskyy (ISD - Neri) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Lorenzo Bernucci (Lampre-Farnese Vini)

Lorenzo Bernucci (Lampre-Farnese Vini) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma - Lotto)

Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma - Lotto) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) sits in.

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas-Doimo) sits in. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini)

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Doimo)

Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Doimo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Christopher Sutton and his Team Sky mates

Christopher Sutton and his Team Sky mates (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Giovanni Visconti (ISD - Neri)

Giovanni Visconti (ISD - Neri) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone

Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Doimo)

Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Doimo) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Marco Frapporti (Colnago - CSF)

Marco Frapporti (Colnago - CSF) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Cameron Wurf (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni)

Cameron Wurf (Androni Giocattoli - Serramenti Diquigiovanni) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Manuele Mori (Lampre-Farnese Vini)

Manuele Mori (Lampre-Farnese Vini) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Peter Velits (Team HTC - Columbia)

Peter Velits (Team HTC - Columbia) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Cameron Wurf (Androni Giocattoli) presses on alone after dropping his two breakaway companions on the l Papi ascent.

Cameron Wurf (Androni Giocattoli) presses on alone after dropping his two breakaway companions on the l Papi ascent. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Daniele Bennati's Liquigas teammates are already celebrating as the Italian approaches the finish.

Daniele Bennati's Liquigas teammates are already celebrating as the Italian approaches the finish. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The peloton makes its way to Monsummano Terme during Tirreno-Adriatico's third stage.

The peloton makes its way to Monsummano Terme during Tirreno-Adriatico's third stage. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Mark Cavendish (Team HTC - Columbia)

Mark Cavendish (Team HTC - Columbia) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Overnight race leader Linus Gerdemann (Milram) would relinquish his blue jersey.

Overnight race leader Linus Gerdemann (Milram) would relinquish his blue jersey. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel - Euskadi) attacked the peloton on the day's final climb.

Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel - Euskadi) attacked the peloton on the day's final climb. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) makes his way to the podium.

Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) makes his way to the podium. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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World champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) after the finish of stage three.

World champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) after the finish of stage three. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Go ahead and pop the cork, Daniele!

Go ahead and pop the cork, Daniele! (Image credit: Sirotti)

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Yesterday, Liquigas-Doimo stretched out the peloton in a textbook lead-out for their sprinter Daniele Bennati only to have Tom Boonen (Quick Step) spoil the party and overtake the Italian in the charge to the line.

Today, however, the Liquigas train would not be denied as Bennati won the field sprint into Monsummano Terme, speeding to victory with a bike-length lead over Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) and Bernhard Eisel (Team HTC - Columbia) on the slightly downhill finish.

The third stage of Tirreno-Adriatico passed through Franco Ballerini's home town and Bennati emotionally dedicated his win to the Italian national coach who died in a rally car accident a month ago.

"It was strange today because I thought about him (Ballerini) all day and several times during the stage I imagined seeing him along the road side. I saw people's faces and I thought it was him but then I quickly realised Franco's not with us anymore. I still can't believe it.

"After the finish I saw his father-in-law Luigi Ricasoli and we both got upset. I gave him the winner's flowers. It's a small gesture but he's going to take them to the cemetery. I still haven't been to see his grave because I've been busy since getting back from the Tour of Oman but I'll go soon."

Petacchi's second place finish showed the Italian has recovered from his crash suffered in training on Monday. "I felt good during the stage and so I decided to have a go in the sprint," said Petacchi. "Hondo was perfect in the way he took me up to Bennati's wheel but today Bennati was the strongest. When I tried to go past him, I didn't have the speed because I was also on the outside of the corner."

Bennati not only earned his first Tirreno-Adriatico stage win today, but time bonuses moved the 29-year-old Italian into the leader's maglia azzura. Overnight race leader Linus Gerdemann (Milram) drops to second, four seconds behind the Italian, and Tom Boonen (Quick Step) holds third, also four seconds back.

While Gerdemann is still in a promising position on general classification, the Milram captain lost two teammates on stage three. Fabian Wegmann crashed with eight kilometres to go and broke his collarbone while Johannes Fröhlinger dropped out due to illness.

"That was a very bitter day for us," said Christian Henn, Team Milram directeur sportif. "In Fabian Wegmann and Johannes Fröhlinger we have lost two very important riders. The next few days would have been something especially for Fabian. Johannes has suffered from his intestinal infection for several days now and today it was just too much."

Defending champion makes his move

The expected field sprint nearly didn't come to fruition as a dangerous 10-rider break escaped the peloton on the descent off the San Baronto, inside of 15 kilometres to go. The peloton crested the summit together after absorbing two riders on the final classified climb of the day: Australia's Cameron Wurf (Androni Giocattoli), the lone remaining rider from the day's early break, and Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel - Euskadi), who tried to bridge to Wurf from the peloton.

On the sinuous descent, however, defending champion Michele Scarponi and Francesco Ginanni (Androni Giocattoli), Stefano Garzelli and Francesco Failli (Acqua & Sapone), Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana), Federico Canuti (Colnago - CSF Inox), Giovanni Visconti (ISD - Neri), Manuele Mori (Lampre-Farnese Vini), and Vincenzo Nibali and Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas-Doimo) separated themselves from the peloton and soon gained a 20-second advantage.

With five kilometres to go the escapees held an 18-second lead on the peloton, but the break started to lose cohesion as work was not being shared equally. Scarponi attacked the break and was joined by Nibali, but the duo were chased down by their fellow escapees.

Soon afterwards, with two kilometres remaining, the 10-man move was absorbed by a hard-chasing peloton and Liquigas once again moved to the head of affairs for Bennati.

Full Results
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3:54:09
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
3Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team
6Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
7Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana
8Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
9Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
10Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank
11Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha
12Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
13Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
14Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana
15Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
16Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
17Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
18Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
19Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
20Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha
21Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
22Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
23Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram
25Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
26Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha
27Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
28Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia
29Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
30Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
31George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team
32Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
33Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions
34Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
35Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team
36Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team
37Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
38Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
39Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
40Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
41Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
42Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step
43Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
44Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
45Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
46Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
47Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
48Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
49Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
50Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team
51Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini
52Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step
53Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
54Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
55Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha
56Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
57Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini
58Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne
59Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
60Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
61Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto
62Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri
63Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank
64Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
65Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
66Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
67Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
68Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha
69Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
70Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
71Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions
72Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
73Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
74Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
75Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
76Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
77Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
78Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia
79Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
80Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
81Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
82Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
83Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank
84Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia
85Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team
86Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank
87Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia
88Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:19
89Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:24
90Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone
91Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:00:42
92Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:51
93Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:27
94Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:29
95Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:01:41
96Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:46
97Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:12
98Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
99Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:03:28
100Allan Davis (Aus) Astana
101Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
102Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
103Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank
104Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
105Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
106Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
107Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step
108Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri
109Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha
110Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli
111Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions
112Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
113Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
114Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri0:06:40
115Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
116Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:06:44
117Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:06:55
118Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
119Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:07:23
120Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux
121Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:09:15
122Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team
123Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:11:45
124Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram
125Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team
126Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
127Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
128Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
129Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions
130Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
131Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha
132Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step
133Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri
134Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne
135Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha
136Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana
137Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia
138Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
139Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
140Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions
141Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
142Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
143Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
144Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana
145Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
146Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
147Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram
148Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto
149Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
150Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank
151Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
152Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia
153Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
154Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
155Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team
156Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
157Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale
158Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
159Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
160Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri
161Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri
162Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
163Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank
164Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions
165Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
166Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
167Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
168Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
169Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
DNFLeif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
DNFAitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
DNFLeonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD - Neri
DNFJohannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram
DNFFabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram

Points
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo12pts
2Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini10
3Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia8
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions7
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team6
6Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5
7Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri5
8Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana4
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team3
10Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto3
11Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2
12Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli2
13Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank1
14Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1

Mountain 1 - I Papi, 131.3km
1Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli5pts
2Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto3
3Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri2
4Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1

Mountain 2 - San Baronto, 143.5km
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3
3Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2
4Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1

Teams
1Sky Professional Cycling Team11:42:27
2Liquigas-Doimo
3Astana
4Team Katusha
5Lampre-Farnese Vini
6Androni Giocattoli
7Omega Pharma-Lotto
8BMC Racing Team
9Garmin - Transitions
10Team HTC - Columbia
11Quick Step
12Caisse d'Epargne
13Euskaltel - Euskadi
14Rabobank
15Colnago - CSF Inox
16Team Milram
17AG2R La Mondiale
18Française Des Jeux
19Acqua & Sapone
20ISD - Neri0:04:10
21Team Saxo Bank0:06:55
22Cervélo TestTeam0:18:29

General classification after stage 3
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo11:44:23
2Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:00:04
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
4Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:08
5Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
6Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
7Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
8Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:10
9Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:13
10Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:14
11Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions
12Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
13Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
14Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana
15Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
16Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
17Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha
18Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana
19Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
20Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
21Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
22Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team
23Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions
24Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
25Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana
26Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
27Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team
28Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
29Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step
30Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
31Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
32Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
33Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
34Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
35Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha
36Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha
37Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
38Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
39Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini
40Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
41Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia
42Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia
43Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini
44Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
45Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team
46Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
47Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
48Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
49Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
50Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
51Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team
52Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
53Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
54Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
55Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
56Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team
57Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne
58Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step
59Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
60Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank
61Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
62Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank
63Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
64Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha
65Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia
66Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
67Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
68Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
69Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
70Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
71Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
72Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
73Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto
74Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
75Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri
76Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
77Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank
78Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:33
79Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:00:38
80Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:00:56
81Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:01:15
82Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:31
83Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:41
84Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:12
85Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:26
86Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
87Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:38
88Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:39
89Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:55
90Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:40
91Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:03:42
92Allan Davis (Aus) Astana
93Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions
94Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
95Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank
96Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
97Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:04:40
98Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:43
99Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
100Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:05:00
101Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:05:11
102George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:05:13
103Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
104Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:04
105Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha0:06:07
106Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri0:06:54
107Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:06:58
108Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step0:07:08
109Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux0:07:57
110Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli0:08:40
111Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:08:41
112Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
113Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:29
114Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
115Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:10:00
116Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:11:59
117Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
118Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
119Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team
120Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
121Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
122Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
123Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha0:13:00
124Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana
125Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
126Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:15
127Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:13:33
128Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:13:50
129Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:14:17
130Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:14:24
131Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank
132Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
133Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
134Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
135Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
136Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:14:43
137Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana0:15:25
138Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
139Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank
140Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:15:31
141Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:15:34
142Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:15:36
143Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step0:16:34
144Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:16:39
145Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri0:16:58
146Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
147Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:17:24
148Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:18:45
149Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:19:19
150Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:19:23
151Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions
152Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto
153Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team
154Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:19:43
155Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team0:20:13
156Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:20:36
157Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions0:20:39
158Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:21:33
159Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri
160Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram0:22:34
161Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram
162Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions0:22:49
163Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:41
164Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia0:25:35
165Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:26:32
166Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia
167Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
168Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri0:29:11
169Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:31:02

Points classification
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo20pts
2Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram12
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step12
4Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri11
5Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne11
6Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions11
7Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10
8Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10
9Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank10
10Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini10
11Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank9
12Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9
13Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli8
14Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia8
15Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone7
16Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha7
17Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team6
18Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux6
19Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri5
20Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana4
21Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha4

Mountains classification
1Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri12pts
2Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri10
3Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5
4Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli5
5Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5
6Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4
7Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha4
8Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3
10Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3
11Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto3
12Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli2
13Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo2
14Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions2
15Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1
16Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1
17Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1

Teams classification
1Astana35:13:51
2Sky Professional Cycling Team
3Colnago - CSF Inox
4Liquigas-Doimo
5Lampre-Farnese Vini
6Team Katusha
7Caisse d'Epargne
8Garmin - Transitions
9Androni Giocattoli
10Team Milram
11Omega Pharma-Lotto
12BMC Racing Team
13Quick Step
14Team HTC - Columbia
15Euskaltel - Euskadi
16Acqua & Sapone
17AG2R La Mondiale
18Rabobank
19Française Des Jeux
20ISD - Neri0:04:10
21Team Saxo Bank0:08:27
22Cervélo TestTeam0:18:29

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