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Ingnatiev takes a thriller in Macerata

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Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) attacked from a long way out and held on to win in Macerata

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) attacked from a long way out and held on to win in Macerata (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) wins the sixth stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) wins the sixth stage of Tirreno-Adriatico (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Sky Professional Cycling Team)

Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Sky Professional Cycling Team) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team)

Alessandro Ballan (BMC Racing Team) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Marzio Bruseghin (Caisse d'Epargne)

Marzio Bruseghin (Caisse d'Epargne) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Danish dynamite: Matti Breschel (Team Saxo Bank)

Danish dynamite: Matti Breschel (Team Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Cadel Evans (BMC) is now in third place overall

Cadel Evans (BMC) is now in third place overall (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) is still looking for his first win in 2010

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Transitions) is still looking for his first win in 2010 (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Francesco Failli (Acqua & Sapone)

Francesco Failli (Acqua & Sapone) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Oscar Freire Gomez (Rabobank)

Oscar Freire Gomez (Rabobank) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Servais Knaven (Team Milram)

Servais Knaven (Team Milram) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Löfkvist and Hayman (Sky)

Löfkvist and Hayman (Sky) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Before the start of stage 6 in Montecosaro

Before the start of stage 6 in Montecosaro (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Chris Sutton on his way to sign in

Chris Sutton on his way to sign in (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Peter Velits (Team HTC - Columbia) rides to the start

Peter Velits (Team HTC - Columbia) rides to the start (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo)

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) clings onto his narrow lead as the road steepens

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) clings onto his narrow lead as the road steepens (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) and Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) come into the final few corners together

Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) and Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) come into the final few corners together (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Garzelli's determination saw him pull back eight seconds on Scarponi's (left) overall lead

Garzelli's determination saw him pull back eight seconds on Scarponi's (left) overall lead (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatollo) tries to stay glued to Garzelli's wheel

Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatollo) tries to stay glued to Garzelli's wheel (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Evans (BMC) would come around Gesink (Rabobank) before the finish line

Evans (BMC) would come around Gesink (Rabobank) before the finish line (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) leads Cadel Evans

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) leads Cadel Evans (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans (BMC) was agressive in the bolt to the finish

Cadel Evans (BMC) was agressive in the bolt to the finish (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) comes into the finish at the front end of the peloton

Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) comes into the finish at the front end of the peloton (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Rigoberto Uran (Caisse d'Epargne) grits his teeth

Rigoberto Uran (Caisse d'Epargne) grits his teeth (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Benoit Vaugrenard (Francaise des Jeux) had a great ride to finish in the top-10 for the stage

Benoit Vaugrenard (Francaise des Jeux) had a great ride to finish in the top-10 for the stage (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Maxim Iglinsky (Astana) lost third place to Cadel Evans

Maxim Iglinsky (Astana) lost third place to Cadel Evans (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Joaquin Rojas (Caisse d'Epargne)

Joaquin Rojas (Caisse d'Epargne) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre-Farnese Vini) leads Josè Serpa (Androni-Giocatolli)

Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre-Farnese Vini) leads Josè Serpa (Androni-Giocatolli) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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A bandaged Josè Serpa (Androni-Giocatolli) makes his way up to the finish

A bandaged Josè Serpa (Androni-Giocatolli) makes his way up to the finish (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) during his solo escapade. The rest of the break is in the distance.

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) during his solo escapade. The rest of the break is in the distance. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) finishes just short of a lunging Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone)

Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) finishes just short of a lunging Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) looks serene after the finish

Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) looks serene after the finish (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) had appeared upset at the finish line

Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) had appeared upset at the finish line (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank)

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Stefano Garzelli's desperate lunch for the line gained him a second place over Cadel Evans (BMC), and a six second time bonus

Stefano Garzelli's desperate lunch for the line gained him a second place over Cadel Evans (BMC), and a six second time bonus (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) answers questions after the stage

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) answers questions after the stage (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) motions at the finish line

Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) motions at the finish line (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Scarponi looked to be reasonably comfortable, but it was Garzelli who would finish ahead less than a minute later

Scarponi looked to be reasonably comfortable, but it was Garzelli who would finish ahead less than a minute later (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Ignatiev (Katusha) comes up to the finish line

Ignatiev (Katusha) comes up to the finish line (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) Tirreno-Adriatico stage winner

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) Tirreno-Adriatico stage winner (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha)

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) signals his position on the stage

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) signals his position on the stage (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tom Boonen (Quick Step) spent most of the day in a 12-man escape group

Tom Boonen (Quick Step) spent most of the day in a 12-man escape group (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Cadel Evans (BMC) nears the finish of Tirreno-Adriatico's sixth stage

Cadel Evans (BMC) nears the finish of Tirreno-Adriatico's sixth stage (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) rides ahead of Cadel Evans (BMC)

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) rides ahead of Cadel Evans (BMC) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha)

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) marks Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) during the stage.

Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) marks Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) during the stage. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) comes in for fourth place

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) comes in for fourth place (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) continued his march up the overall classification today

Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) continued his march up the overall classification today (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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Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) and Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) had gone off the front of the peloton with one kilometre to go

Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) and Michele Scarponi (Androni-Giocatolli) had gone off the front of the peloton with one kilometre to go (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Garzelli and Scarponi go mano-a-mano before the finish

Garzelli and Scarponi go mano-a-mano before the finish (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Ignatiev (Katusha) puts everything in his desperate attempt to reach the finish before the fast-finishing peloton

Ignatiev (Katusha) puts everything in his desperate attempt to reach the finish before the fast-finishing peloton (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Mikhail Ignatiev (Katusha) took a gritty solo win on Monday in the penultimate stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, besting Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) and Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) by five seconds on the finishing ascent in Macerata. The 24-year-old Russian, a gold medalist in the points race at the 2004 Olympics, was the only member of a 12-man break to fend off the chasing efforts of the maglia azzurra group after he attacked his fellow escapees eight kilometres from the finish to earn his first victory in three years.

"I attacked and I did a good individual time trial till the finish," said Ignatiev, who has proven his prowess against the clock with a 2005 U23 time trial world championship. "My legs were good and I thought it would be nice to try something in this stage. I tried [in] some stages before, but without success. Now, I did it and for me a stage [win] in Macerata is something special. I wanted so much to win here and, finally, I did it."

As Ignatiev powered up the steep, narrow streets of Macerata on the last of three 19km finishing circuits, a furious battle for overall supremacy took place behind the solo Russian. Race leader Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli) couldn't match the surge of Garzelli and Evans on the climb to the finish, with gradients up to 19 percent, but the 30-year old Italian managed to finished seconds later in sixth place. Scarponi, the defending Tirreno-Adriatico champion, remains in the lead by a tenuous two seconds over Garzelli while Evans moves into third, 12 seconds back.

Long day in the saddle for the early break

A powerful 12-rider break, comprised of Assan Bazayev (Astana), Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team), Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Caisse d'Epargne), Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi), Martijn Maaskant (Garmin - Transitions), Simon Spilak (Lampre-Farnese Vini), Tom Boonen (Quick Step), Paul Martens (Rabobank), Thomas Löfkvist (Sky Professional Cycling Team), Peter Velits (Team HTC - Columbia), Mikhail Ignatiev (Team Katusha) and Matti Breschel (Team Saxo Bank), escaped after eight kilometres of racing and held more than a two minute lead while on the penultimate finishing circuit inside of 30km to the finish.

Martens and Spilak, 1:36 and 1:48 respectively behind Scarponi on general classification, were the only overall threats in the escape and Scarponi's Androni Giocattoli team kept a steady tempo at the head of the field to reduce the margin.

The cohesion of the escapees soon began to falter as Löfkvist attacked with 26km remaining on the short ascent of the Santa Maria Del Monte. The Swede was joined by Bazayev, but the duo were absorbed at the climb's summit.

Löfkvist continued to apply pressure on the descent, and drew Spilak and Ignatiev away from the break, but this move, too, was neutralized by the escapees.

As the leaders climbed the sinuous ascent to the finish at the conclusion of their penultimate lap, Velits made a strong attack on the 19 percent gradient and began the final circuit with a 20-second lead over the 11 chasers in the break. The peloton entered the final finishing circuit 1:10 behind the break, still led by Scarponi's Androni Giocattoli squad.

Velits was joined by five of his breakaway companions, Bazayev, Maaskant, Löfkvist, Ignatiev and Spilak, to form a leading sextet, but under the impetus of Boonen the break reformed to its original 12-rider makeup with 9km to the finish.

Down to the wire

One kilometer later, Ignatiev attacked the break and jumped out to a 20-second advantage. While Scarponi's Androni Giocattoli no longer worried about Martens and Spilak wresting the leader's jersey from their captain's shoulders, having reduced the break's lead to less than one minute, their attention turned to other riders in the maglia azzurra group, such as Garzelli, Iglinskiy and Evans, who were all within 18 seconds of the Italian overall.

Lampre, BMC and Liquigas all contributed riders to the head of the field as the pace ramped up in anticipation of the final ascent to Macerta's finish line.

When Ignatiev reached 2.5km to go on his solo effort the Scarponi group remained at 50 seconds while the Russian's former breakaway companions splintered into several chase groups behind him approaching the finishing climb, with Velits and Spilak closest to the Russian.

Ignatiev passed under the flamme rouge with a 12-second advantage on Velits with the BMC and Liquigas-led peloton a further 36 seconds back.

As the young Russian dug deep in search of his first victor in three years, all of his former breakaway companions were swept up inside the final kilometre. Garzelli and Evans gave it their all in an attempt to crack Scarponi and the duo managed to gap the race leader approaching the finish.

Ignatiev would not be denied his victory, however, while Garzelli out-sprinted Evans to finish third on the stage, five seconds behind the Russian. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) crossed the line in fourth, followed by Frenchman Benoit Vaugrenard (Francaise Des Jeux).

Scarponi, battered from his crash the previous day, finished in sixth and managed to just retain his maglia azzurra by the slimmest of margins.

Full Results
1Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha3:18:09
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:05
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:07
5Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
6Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
7Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:09
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:11
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
11Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:00:14
12Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
13Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:18
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
15Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:20
16Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli
17Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:22
18Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
19Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
20Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia
21Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:26
22Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
23Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
24Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:00:31
25Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
26Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:00:33
27Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia
28Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:36
29Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
30Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
31Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:00:39
32Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:43
33Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
34Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:49
35Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:54
36Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:58
37Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:01:02
38Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana
39Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
40Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
41Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia
42Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:14
43Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:17
44Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
45Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:01:21
46Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:28
47Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:01:52
48Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank
49Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
50Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
51Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team
52Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:01:57
53Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone
54Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:02:03
55Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team
56Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:41
57Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:53
58Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
59Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
60Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:58
61Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:03
62Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto
63Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
64Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:03:07
65Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
66Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:13
67Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:05:46
68Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
69Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank
70George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team
71Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana
72Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
73Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:10:52
74Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram
75Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri
76Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
77Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
78Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
79Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha
80Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions
81Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
82Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne
83Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions
84Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
85Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
86Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions
87Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia
88Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions
89Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
90Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team
91Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team
92Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
93Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
94Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
95Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
96Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
97Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
98Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank
99Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
100Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
101Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team
102Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:11:19
103Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:17:25
104Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux
105Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
106Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram
107Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
108Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
109Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
110Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
111Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
112Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux
113Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank
114Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank
115Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step
116Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
117Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
118Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini
119Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
120Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
121Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team
122Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
123Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri
124Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha
125Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri
126Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri
127Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions
128Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri
129Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
130Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
131Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
132Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
133Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
134Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli
135Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
136Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step
137Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha
138Allan Davis (Aus) Astana
139Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
140Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia
141Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia
142Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
143Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
144Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions
145Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
146Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions
147Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
148Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
149Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
150Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team
151Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
152Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
153Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
154Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox
DNFGiovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri
DNFValeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana
DNFMirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana
DNFAndrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone
DNFBert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia
DNSMartin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
DNSAnthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux

Sprint 1
1Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank5pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step3
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia2
4Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank1

Sprint 2
1Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini5pts
2Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions3
3Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2
4Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank1

Points
1Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha12pts
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone10
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team8
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank7
5Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux6
6Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli5
7Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia4
8Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3
9Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox2
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne1

Mountain 1 - Macerata - Viale Leopardi, 76.6km
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step5pts
2Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank3
3Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team2
4Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia1

Mountain 2 - Macerata - Viale Leopardi, 114.7km
1Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia5pts
2Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions3
3Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2
4Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1

Teams
1Lampre-Farnese Vini9:55:16
2Team Katusha0:00:06
3Caisse d'Epargne0:00:12
4Team HTC - Columbia0:00:13
5Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:40
6Androni Giocattoli0:01:06
7Astana0:01:48
8Liquigas-Doimo0:01:58
9BMC Racing Team0:02:08
10Rabobank0:02:12
11Acqua & Sapone0:02:15
12Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:10
13Colnago - CSF Inox0:03:14
14Quick Step0:04:44
15Française Des Jeux0:10:36
16Sky Professional Cycling Team0:12:34
17Team Saxo Bank0:13:39
18AG2R La Mondiale0:13:42
19Team Milram0:13:58
20Garmin-Transitions0:22:47
21ISD - Neri0:27:59
22Cervélo TestTeam0:31:47

General classification after stage 6
1Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli26:59:00
2Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:00:02
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:12
4Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana0:00:22
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:27
6Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:29
7Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:00:33
8Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:00:42
9Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:04
10Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:07
11Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:20
12Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:34
13Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:46
14Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:48
15Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:07
16Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:02:09
17Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:02:16
18Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana0:02:19
19Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:21
20Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:26
21Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:31
22Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:40
23Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:41
24Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:47
25Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:02:54
26Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank0:03:18
27Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:19
28Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:28
29Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:03:40
30Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:56
31Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:04:13
32Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:05:27
33Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:07:25
34Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:07:52
35Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:08:30
36Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:01
37Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:11:52
38Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:12:35
39Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:36
40Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:12:40
41Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:12:50
42Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:13:04
43Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:13:19
44Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:14:36
45Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:14:44
46Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha0:14:53
47Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:15:58
48Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:09
49Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:18:45
50Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:34
51Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:20:37
52Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:20:59
53Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:22:00
54George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:22:49
55Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:23:30
56Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:23:43
57Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:23:55
58Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:27:02
59Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:27:06
60Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:27:28
61Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:27:44
62Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:28:44
63Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:30:20
64Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:30:21
65Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:31:11
66Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:32:29
67Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:32:48
68Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:35:59
69Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:36:06
70Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:48
71Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
72Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:37:11
73Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:38:31
74Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:40:50
75Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:41:02
76Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team0:41:07
77Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:41:22
78Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:41:30
79Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:45:21
80Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:46:13
81Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:46:38
82Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:46:43
83Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:47:14
84Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:47:27
85Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:49:13
86Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:50:07
87Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:51:29
88Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:51:39
89Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:52:02
90Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:52:39
91Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:52:45
92Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:53:23
93Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team0:54:55
94Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:55:25
95Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:55:28
96Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:56:11
97Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:56:13
98Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha0:57:00
99Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:58:03
100Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:59:12
101Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:59:38
102Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:00:00
103Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:01:11
104Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:02:03
105Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step1:02:12
106Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:02:16
107Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team1:03:24
108Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:03:47
109Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri1:04:07
110Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:04:54
111Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:06:09
112Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:07:36
113Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:08:13
114Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:08:58
115Allan Davis (Aus) Astana1:09:00
116Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux1:09:05
117Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions1:10:23
118Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:10:24
119Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:10:27
120Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia1:11:56
121Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1:12:22
122Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:13:28
123Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions1:16:20
124Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:16:39
125Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank1:16:56
126Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:18:26
127Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:20:49
128Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli1:21:10
129Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team1:22:08
130Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri1:22:38
131Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:23:37
132Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:23:40
133Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:23:42
134Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:23:50
135Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram1:24:00
136Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team1:24:09
137Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia1:24:20
138Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux1:24:39
139Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:26:27
140Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:26:51
141Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team1:29:32
142Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions1:29:37
143Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha1:29:42
144Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:30:22
145Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step1:33:16
146Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions1:33:17
147Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank1:34:18
148Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram1:34:37
149Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions1:35:27
150Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri1:38:15
151Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia1:43:14
152Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team
153Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri1:45:58
154Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:48:02

Points classification
1Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone28pts
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo20
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team20
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli19
5Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha16
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank16
7Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux16
8Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana15
9Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step15
10Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank15
11Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana13
12Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12
13Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri11
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne11
15Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank11
16Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions11
17Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10
18Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini10
19Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox9
20Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne8

Mountains classification
1Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri15pts
2Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri12
3Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha10
4Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia8
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia6
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo6
7Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli5
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5
9Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step5
10Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli5
11Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5
12Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5
13Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5
14Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha5
15Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5
16Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo4
17Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3
18Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank3
19Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3
20Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo3
21Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions3
22Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto3
23Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2
24Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team2

Young rider classification
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank26:59:27
2Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:07
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:19
4Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:21
5Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:01:40
6Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:54
7Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:02:14
8Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:52
9Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:03:46
10Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:05:00
11Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank0:12:23
12Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:12:37
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:20:10
14Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:23:16
15Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:27:01
16Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne0:27:17
17Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:32:21
18Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri0:36:44
19Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:38:04
20Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:40:23
21Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:44:54
22Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha0:45:46
23Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank0:46:16
24Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:47:00
25Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:51:02
26Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux0:51:35
27Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:52:56
28Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri0:58:45
29Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:59:33
30Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:01:49
31Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:04:27
32Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:08:31
33Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli1:11:55
34Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:17:59
35Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team1:29:05
36Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:29:55
37Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank1:33:51
38Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri1:37:48
39Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia1:42:47

Teams classification
1Lampre-Farnese Vini81:01:14
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:45
3Astana0:00:53
4Androni Giocattoli0:01:03
5Team HTC - Columbia0:01:19
6Rabobank0:02:40
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:59
8Acqua & Sapone0:08:15
9Colnago - CSF Inox0:12:05
10Team Katusha0:12:37
11BMC Racing Team0:13:29
12Omega Pharma-Lotto0:14:03
13Sky Professional Cycling Team0:20:50
14Liquigas-Doimo0:26:00
15AG2R La Mondiale0:38:46
16Quick Step0:42:37
17Team Milram0:56:00
18Garmin - Transitions0:59:15
19Française Des Jeux1:02:15
20Team Saxo Bank1:12:06
21ISD - Neri1:55:48
22Cervélo TestTeam2:17:05

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