Rodriguez attacks to take penultimate stage victory

Spain's Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) won stage six of the 2012 Tirrano-Adriatico after staging a daring breakaway with 1km to go and holding off a chasing pack headed by local favourites Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Danilo Di Luca (Acqua & Sapone). Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan) retains the overall lead in the GC with the final stage, a 9.3km individual time trial at San Benedetto del Tronto on Tuesday afternoon, still remaining.

Rodriguez used his skill and experience as a climber to secure the win on the 181km stage that featured several climbs right up until the dramatic hilltop finish. The 32-year-old from Barcelona isn’t a stranger to success here, having secured stage wins in both 2008 and 2009, but was glad to get his first World Tour win of the season close to Italy’s Adriatic coast.

"I'm very happy with today's victory," Rodriguez said. "In the last two stages I was a little disappointed: they were good courses for me but I couldn't win, also because my rivals were in a better shape. Instead, today in theory it was a better stage for Oscar Freire, more suitable to his characteristics, but when I saw he was not ahead I tried to win.

"My only chance was to anticipate the sprint and attack from far out, because in the bunch there was Peter Sagan and I couldn't compete with him in a sprint. It was an important victory: now I'm more persuaded that the work we did between Tour of Oman and Tirreno-Adriatico was good. I proved I'm getting better and better and for Vuelta al Pais Vasco I'll be ready to take some other good results."

The minutes leading up the start were dominated by several high profile withdrawals, notably those of Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Edvald Boasson Hagen and Matthew Goss (GreenEdge). All three cited illness and they were joined on the sidelines less than halfway through the stage by Mark Cavendish (Team Sky), who pulled out to focus on his preparations for the upcoming Milan-San Remo.

The stage itself covered an initial loop of 84km before six undulating laps of just over 16km each. Each lap featured the gruelling 2.5km Ponte delle Pietre climb at its conclusion, which provided a stern test for the top quality field that has assembled here. With just a time trial remaining after the completion of the stage, the riders were well aware of the importance attached to this afternoon’s action.

Peloton stays in touch

After 67km of racing a breakaway group had built up a lead of four minutes. Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Acqua & Sapone), Luis Felipe Laverde (Colombia - Coldeportes), Arthur Vichot (FDJ-Big Mat), Andrei Amador (Movistar), Branislau Samoilau (Movistar), Serge Pauwels (Omega-Pharma QuickStep) and Mirko Selvaggi (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) worked to extend the gap but never managed a decisive advantage.

Katusha, Liquigas-Cannondale, Garmin and Omega-Pharma QuickStep all took turns in pulling the peloton closer to the leaders, and with 20km to go the gap was down to under a minute and the leading group had been reduced to four riders – Vichot, Pauwels, Betancur and Andrei Amadur (Movistar) – and by this stage it was becoming clear that the chasing pack would catch them.

With just 5.2km left to go in the race they did just that and the race was set for a dramatic finish up the final climb at the end of an energy-sapping afternoon on the road.

After Di Luca and Michele Scarponi briefly thrilled the home spectators by attacking, Christophe Riblon (AG2R-La Mondiale) put in a promising bid and was joined by Domenico Pozzovivo (Colnago-CSF Inox), but with Liquigas fuelled by Peter Sagan, the pair were not allowed any purchase.

The move served to set up Rodriguez perfectly with 1km to go, and when he lept off the front with bold burst of speed, he built an advantage of several metres. This time Sagan's selfless teamwork was unsuccessful in catching the escapee, but he closed the gap enough to give Nibali a launchpad to sprint for the second place bonus seconds.

Nibali remains in third overall, but narrowed the gap between himself and Horner at the top of the GC to just six seconds. With Astana’s Roman Kreuziger sandwiched in between them, tomorrow’s final battle promises to be an intriguing one.

"Today's second place makes me almost as happy as a victory," Nibali said. "I gained six important seconds for the general classification, and that makes me even more confident for the time trial tomorrow. It's clear numerical advantage and above all a psychological one. Horner is the leader but I think the man to beat is Kreuziger."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team4:38:27
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 1 - Cell 2
3Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 3 - Cell 2
5Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 8 - Cell 2
10Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 10 - Cell 2
12Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:05
13Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 12 - Cell 2
14Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:10
15Francisco Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:16
16Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 16 - Cell 2
18Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 18 - Cell 2
20Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 19 - Cell 2
21Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 21 - Cell 2
23Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 23 - Cell 2
25Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:20
26Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo BankRow 29 - Cell 2
31Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo BankRow 32 - Cell 2
34Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 33 - Cell 2
35Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISDRow 34 - Cell 2
36Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 35 - Cell 2
37Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:24
40Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:29
41Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:32
43Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:40
44Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Rui Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:54
47Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:20
48Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - BarracudaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 48 - Cell 2
50Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 49 - Cell 2
51Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 50 - Cell 2
52Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 51 - Cell 2
53Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 54 - Cell 2
56Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 56 - Cell 2
58David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo BankRow 57 - Cell 2
59Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 58 - Cell 2
60Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo BankRow 60 - Cell 2
62Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 61 - Cell 2
63Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 62 - Cell 2
64Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 64 - Cell 2
66Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:02:06
67Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:02:39
68Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & SaponeRow 67 - Cell 2
69Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & SaponeRow 68 - Cell 2
70Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo BankRow 70 - Cell 2
72George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 74 - Cell 2
76Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:50
77Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:22
78Jérome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 77 - Cell 2
79Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:04:39
81Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 80 - Cell 2
82Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 81 - Cell 2
83Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:05:16
84Jurgen Wandewalle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:05:28
85Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 87 - Cell 2
89Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:08
91Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 90 - Cell 2
92Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 91 - Cell 2
93Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:06:28
94Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-NissanRow 93 - Cell 2
95Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 95 - Cell 2
97Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:06:53
98Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 98 - Cell 2
100Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-NissanRow 99 - Cell 2
101Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 100 - Cell 2
102Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:07:45
103Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 102 - Cell 2
104Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 103 - Cell 2
105Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - BarracudaRow 104 - Cell 2
106Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:09:13
107Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:58
109Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:14:06
110Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 109 - Cell 2
111Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 111 - Cell 2
113Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:20
114Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 113 - Cell 2
115Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:16:25
116Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La MondialeRow 115 - Cell 2
117Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 116 - Cell 2
118Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - BarracudaRow 117 - Cell 2
119Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 118 - Cell 2
120André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 120 - Cell 2
122Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 121 - Cell 2
123Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISDRow 122 - Cell 2
124Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo BankRow 123 - Cell 2
125Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-NissanRow 124 - Cell 2
126Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 125 - Cell 2
127Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 126 - Cell 2
128Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 127 - Cell 2
129Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 128 - Cell 2
130Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 130 - Cell 2
132Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 131 - Cell 2
133Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 133 - Cell 2
135Wilson Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 134 - Cell 2
136Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 135 - Cell 2
137Robinson Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 136 - Cell 2
138Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 137 - Cell 2
139Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 138 - Cell 2
140Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 139 - Cell 2
141David Millar (GBr) Garmin - BarracudaRow 140 - Cell 2
142Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 141 - Cell 2
143Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF InoxRow 142 - Cell 2
144Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 143 - Cell 2
145Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big MatRow 145 - Cell 2
147Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 146 - Cell 2
148Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 147 - Cell 2
DNSPhilippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
DNSMatthew Harley Goss (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
DNSVicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
DNSEdvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 151 - Cell 2
DNFJuan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 152 - Cell 2
DNFMark Cavendish (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 153 - Cell 2
DNFBernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky ProcyclingRow 154 - Cell 2
DNFRuben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 155 - Cell 2
DNFRobert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 156 - Cell 2
DNFBaden Cooke (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
DNFTomas Vaitkus (Ltu) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
DNFAlessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 159 - Cell 2
DNFPaul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 160 - Cell 2
DNFChristopher Sutton (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 161 - Cell 2
DNFBenoit Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 162 - Cell 2
DNFJohan Esteban Chaves Rubio (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 163 - Cell 2
DNFDominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big MatRow 164 - Cell 2
DNFWilliam Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 165 - Cell 2
DNFJens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 166 - Cell 2
DNFMarcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 167 - Cell 2
DNFJelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 168 - Cell 2
DNFLars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 169 - Cell 2
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Mountain 1 - Ripatransone, 17.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team5pts
2Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Ponte Delle Pietre, 145.1km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone5pts
2Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team12pts
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale10Row 1 - Cell 3
3Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan7Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 5 - Cell 3
7Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5Row 7 - Cell 3
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3Row 10 - Cell 3
12Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD2Row 11 - Cell 3
13Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2Row 12 - Cell 3
14Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 14 - Cell 3
16Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team1Row 15 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team13:55:37
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:05
3Astana Pro Team0:00:10
4Katusha Team0:00:20
5Colnago - Csf Inox0:00:21
6Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:00:33
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:40
8Movistar Team0:00:44
9Team Saxo Bank0:00:56
10Acqua & Sapone0:01:24
11Lampre - ISDRow 10 - Cell 2
12BMC Racing Team0:01:44
13Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:53
14Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:40
16FDJ-Big Mat0:06:36
17Greenedge Cycling Team0:09:36
19Lotto Belisol Team0:21:57
20Colombia - Coldeportes0:22:57
21Garmin - Barracuda0:25:14
22Sky Procycling0:34:40
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General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan29:27:06
2Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:00:05
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:06
4Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:45
5Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:47
6Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:48
7Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:50
8Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:15
9Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:01:21
10Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:01:22
11Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:24
12Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:01:35
13Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:43
14Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:01:57
15Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:19
16Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:42
17Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:02:49
18Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:02:52
19Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:58
20Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:05
21Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:12
22Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:04:31
23Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:40
24Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:06:50
25Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:23
26Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:09:06
27Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:10:24
28Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:34
29Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:11:49
30Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:12:24
31Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:12:37
32Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:12:38
33Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:49
34Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:13:06
35Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:13:31
36Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:46
37Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin - Barracuda0:13:48
38Jérome Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:14:39
39Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:25
40Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:15:53
41Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:09
42George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:16:24
43Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:16:53
44Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:17:04
45Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:17:05
46Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team0:17:25
47Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:17:48
48Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:18:54
49Bruno Pires (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:19:00
50Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:19:11
51Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha Team0:19:41
52Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:19:44
53Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:20:35
54Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:20:39
55Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:20:58
56Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:22:23
57Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:22:50
58Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:23:16
59Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:23:38
60Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:23:48
61Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:23:57
62Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team0:24:07
63Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:24:19
64Francisco Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:24:20
65Fabio Taborre (Ita) Acqua & SaponeRow 64 - Cell 2
66Luca Ascani (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:24:51
67Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:25:12
68Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:25:17
69Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:25:33
70Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:25:35
71Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:26:35
72Jurgen Wandewalle (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:26:36
73Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:26:44
74Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:27:02
75Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:28:43
76Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:28:47
77Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team0:28:48
78Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:29:11
79David Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:29:14
80Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:29:35
81Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:29:56
82Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:30:17
83Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:30:20
84Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team0:31:22
85Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:32:25
86Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:33:10
87Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:33:22
88Michael Schar (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:34:14
89Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan0:34:20
90Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:34:49
91Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle ItaliaRow 90 - Cell 2
92Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:34:51
93Stuart O'Grady (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:35:12
94Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:35:37
95Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone0:35:56
96Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:36:06
97Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team0:36:10
98Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:36:27
99Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:45
100Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin - Barracuda0:36:51
101Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan0:37:07
102Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:38:45
103Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:38:49
104Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:40:04
105Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:40:33
106Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:42
107Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:42:41
108David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Barracuda0:43:03
109Mads Christensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:43:13
110Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:43:37
111Arnaud Gerard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:43:54
112Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Acqua & Sapone0:44:20
113Robinson Chalapud Gomez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:44:26
114Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:45:59
115Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:46:01
116Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 115 - Cell 2
117Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:46:17
118Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:46:28
119Daniele Bennati (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan0:46:40
120Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:47:12
121Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:49:02
122Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:49:42
123Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:51:42
124Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:53:04
125Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:54:02
126Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:54:32
127Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:54:34
128Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:55:35
129Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:56:38
130Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:57:22
131Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:57:42
132Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat0:57:49
133Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:59:59
134Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia1:01:35
135Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:01:36
136Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:02:35
137Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda1:04:36
138Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone1:04:56
139André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team1:05:20
140Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan1:05:27
141Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:05:41
142Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Sky Procycling1:08:03
143Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:10:19
144Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:10:38
145Wilson Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes1:12:20
146Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team1:14:29
147Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team1:15:33
148Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin - Barracuda1:16:13
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox24pts
2Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale7Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team5Row 6 - Cell 3
8Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone5Row 7 - Cell 3
9Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale5Row 8 - Cell 3
10Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5Row 9 - Cell 3
11Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank5Row 11 - Cell 3
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan4Row 12 - Cell 3
14Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team4Row 13 - Cell 3
15Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone3Row 14 - Cell 3
16Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD3Row 15 - Cell 3
17Luis Felipe Laverde Jimenez (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes3Row 16 - Cell 3
18Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2Row 17 - Cell 3
19Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team2Row 18 - Cell 3
20Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 19 - Cell 3
21Francesco Failli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia1Row 20 - Cell 3
22Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team1Row 21 - Cell 3
23Juan Horrach Ripoll (Spa) Katusha Team1Row 22 - Cell 3
24Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia1Row 23 - Cell 3
25Wilson Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes1Row 24 - Cell 3
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale30pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale27Row 1 - Cell 3
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team24Row 2 - Cell 3
4Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan21Row 3 - Cell 3
5Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale17Row 4 - Cell 3
6Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team16Row 5 - Cell 3
7Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Acqua & Sapone15Row 6 - Cell 3
8Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Barracuda15Row 7 - Cell 3
9Diego Caccia (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia13Row 8 - Cell 3
10Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team13Row 9 - Cell 3
11Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12Row 10 - Cell 3
12Filippo Savini (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox10Row 11 - Cell 3
13Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD10Row 12 - Cell 3
14Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team10Row 13 - Cell 3
15André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team10Row 14 - Cell 3
16Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team9Row 15 - Cell 3
17Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone8Row 16 - Cell 3
18Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank8Row 17 - Cell 3
19Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox8Row 18 - Cell 3
20Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar Team6Row 19 - Cell 3
21Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 20 - Cell 3
22Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox6Row 21 - Cell 3
23Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team5Row 22 - Cell 3
24Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox5Row 23 - Cell 3
25Danilo Napolitano (Ita) Acqua & Sapone4Row 24 - Cell 3
26Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team3Row 25 - Cell 3
27Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3Row 26 - Cell 3
28Francisco Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 27 - Cell 3
29Oscar Gatto (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia3Row 28 - Cell 3
30Kristof Goddaert (Bel) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 29 - Cell 3
31Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team3Row 30 - Cell 3
32Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia3Row 31 - Cell 3
33Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 32 - Cell 3
34Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team2Row 33 - Cell 3
35Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2Row 34 - Cell 3
36Ego Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2Row 35 - Cell 3
37Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2Row 36 - Cell 3
38Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia2Row 37 - Cell 3
39Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 38 - Cell 3
40Svein Tuft (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team2Row 39 - Cell 3
41Jose Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 40 - Cell 3
42Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team1Row 41 - Cell 3
43Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team1Row 42 - Cell 3
44Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 43 - Cell 3
45Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1Row 44 - Cell 3
46Jens Mouris (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team1Row 45 - Cell 3
47Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone-5Row 46 - Cell 3
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Best young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team29:28:30
2Cameron Meyer (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:19
3Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:18
4Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:48
5Gianluca Brambilla (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:03:07
6Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) Acqua & Sapone0:15:29
7Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:15:41
8Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:17:47
9Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:19:15
10Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:22:33
11Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:25:38
12Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:27:47
13Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:28:11
14Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:28:56
15Elia Favilli (Ita) Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:31:01
16Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:34:42
17Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack-Nissan0:35:43
18Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:39:09
19Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:41:17
20Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:44:35
21Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:44:37
22Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:44:53
23Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:45:04
24Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:50:18
25Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:51:40
26Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox0:52:38
27Jarlinson Pantano (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:53:08
28Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-Nissan1:04:03
29Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:08:55
30Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox1:09:14
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Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katusha Team87:48:23
2AG2R La Mondiale0:00:11
3Astana Pro Team0:00:43
4Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:03:48
5Colnago - Csf Inox0:04:32
6Movistar Team0:09:48
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:00
8Team Saxo Bank0:17:13
9Acqua & Sapone0:17:53
10Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:21:12
11Rabobank Cycling Team0:22:45
13BMC Racing Team0:30:58
14Lampre - ISD0:31:07
15Farnese Vini - Selle Italia0:38:44
17FDJ-Big Mat0:48:56
18Colombia - Coldeportes0:55:40
19Lotto Belisol Team1:00:17
20Greenedge Cycling Team1:05:35
21Garmin - Barracuda1:21:17
22Sky Procycling1:29:23


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