Froome wins summit finish at Prati di Tivo

Chris Froome claimed victory on stage 4 of Tirreno-Adriatico after a startling display of collective strength from his Sky team on the final climb to Prati di Tivo. The British rider’s performance leaves him well-placed in the general classification, four seconds behind new leader Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step).

Froome won the stage by accelerating across to a dangerous move featuring Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Mauro Santambrogio (Fantini Vini-Selle Italia) underneath the red kite and then blasting straight past them with a fearsome dig of his own.

The attack had a devastating effect on the already reduced leading group: while Froome took flight to win the stage, the remnants of the group spilled across the line in ones and twos after conceding significant ground over the final 700 metres. Santambrogio limited his losses to just six seconds, but Nibali lost 11 seconds to finish 3rd, Kwiatkowski conceded 13 seconds, Contador and Chris Horner (RadioShack Leopard) coughed up 15 seconds and Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) yielded 43.

After Richie Porte’s victory at Paris-Nice on Friday, it was the second time in as many days that a Sky rider had made some hefty – as opposed to marginal – gains in the final kilometre of a summit finish, but the collective might of Sky on the 13.5km that preceded Froome’s attack was perhaps the most striking feature of his win.

“My team did great work. They all helped me to be up there in the finale and fresher than everyone else,” Froome said immediately after crossing the line, acknowledging how his teammates Dario Cataldo, Sergio Henao and Rigoberto Uran had dictated terms all the way up Prati di Tivo, just as Sky had done at last year’s Tour de France, prompting comparisons with the US Postal Service of Lance Armstrong and the Banesto of Miguel Indurain.

Cataldo, a new signing from Omega Pharma-Quick Step, set the tone for Sky by tapping out a ferocious tempo on the lower half of the snow-banked climb. His long effort reeled in lone escapee Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM) and saw Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and Cadel Evans (BMC) all dropped with 7km still to race.

With the lead group down to just a dozen riders, Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff) tested the waters with 6km to go in a bid to pick up the bonus seconds on offer at the final intermediate sprint. His acceleration did in Cataldo, but Sergio Henao took over for the Sky train and immediately brought Contador to heel.

When Contador went again with 3km to go, Henao refused to match his acceleration and again gradually dragged Froome and the diminished group of favourites up towards him. Two kilometres from the line, Vincenzo Nibali decided to try his luck and he bridged across to Contador with Santambrogio on his wheel, but again, Sky’s train maintained its tempo as Uran took over from Henao.

Nibali’s forcing meant that the trio had 40 metres in hand on Uran, Froome and Chris Horner approaching the final kilometre, but in a matter of seconds, the stage was turned on its head when Froome launched a fierce attack of his own. He caught Nibali and Contador with 800 metres to go, and then simply blasted past them to claim the stage win.

Surprisingly, Santambrogio was the best of the rest, while Nibali battled gamely to limit his losses. Contador struggled in the final kilometre alongside a steady Horner, while Rodriguez – who had used up a lot of energy to latch back on after being dropped 6km from the top – would ultimately come in 43 seconds down. The damage was even greater for Cadel Evans (BMC) who saw his overall hopes evaporate when he was dropped under Cataldo’s impetus.

“I have a lot of faith in my teammates: Uran, Sergio and Dario Cataldo,” Froome said. “They all did great work today and when they are like that, my job becomes much easier.”

One man who put up fierce resistance to Sky’s forcing was Michal Kwiatkowski. The young Pole was always well-placed behind Froome as the men in black forced the selection, and he gauged his effort well in the final kilometre to ensure that he did enough to take the blue jersey from Mark Cavendish and keep the overall lead in the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team for another day.

The early exchanges

After three days of racing in the rain, the Tirreno-Adriatico riders were pleased to see some blue skies and the occasional burst of sunshine as they rolled out of Narni for the 173km stage.

The only non-starter was Marco Mercato (Vacansoleil-DCM). The early break formed after just two kilometres, with Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana), Anthony Roux (FDJ), Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) quickly opening a gap on the road towards the Rieti and the Abruzzo Apennines.

Failli was in the break on Friday and was clearly keen to take the green king of the mountains jersey from Cesare Benedetti (NetApp-Endura). He was first to the summit of the Forca di Arrone after 31km, with the break extending their lead to six minutes.

The gap touched 6:45 after 40km but began to fall as the stage headed to the mid-way point. Roux won the intermediate sprint in Rocca di Corno, beating Kessiakoff and Failli, with the peloton still in control, some five minutes down. Failli was the first over the summit of the Passo delle Capannelle ahead of Marczynski and Roux, securing more climber's points. However their lead had melted like the snow along the roadside, to just two minutes.

BMC lead the peloton down the fast descent to protect Cadel Evans, as the overall contenders began to position themselves for the final showdown on the 14.5km climb up to the ski resort of Prati di Tivo. The four were still clear as the race route turned right and hit the climb but Failli was the first to be dropped as the peloton began to hunt them down.

The start of the climb saw lots of riders sit up, including Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) and Andy Schleck (Radioshack-Leopard). For his part, race leader Mark Cavendish had already been dropped on the Capannelle and he was riding a sensible tempo to the finish.

Marczynski was the last to be caught from the break but his lead was just 45 seconds with nine kilometres to go, as Team Sky placed five riders on the front to lead the chase, set a fast tempo and protect Chris Froome. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida), Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) and Eros Capecchi (Movistar) were the early victims of the fast pace. Marczynski was eventually caught with eight kilometres to go and it was time for the showdown between the big-name contenders.

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Full Results
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling4:41:31
2Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:06
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:11
4Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:13
5Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:15
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 5 - Cell 2
7Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:20
8Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:43
9Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:58
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) KatushaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:04
13Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:06
14Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:01:13
15Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:15
16Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:18
17Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:31
18Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:01:45
19Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-SharpRow 20 - Cell 2
22Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 21 - Cell 2
23Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:01:54
24Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:09
25Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 25 - Cell 2
27Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:26
28Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:37
29Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:03:13
30Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:23
31Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:38
32José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 31 - Cell 2
33Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:04:38
34Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:04:44
35Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:04:59
36Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:06:11
37Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 36 - Cell 2
38Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:25
39Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 38 - Cell 2
40Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
42Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 41 - Cell 2
43Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:31
45Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 46 - Cell 2
48Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJRow 47 - Cell 2
49Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 48 - Cell 2
50Pavel Brutt (Rus) KatushaRow 49 - Cell 2
51Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 50 - Cell 2
52Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) KatushaRow 51 - Cell 2
53Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 52 - Cell 2
54Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:12
56Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:09:37
57Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:09
59Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:10:12
64Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:41
65Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:12:17
66Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 65 - Cell 2
67Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 68 - Cell 2
70Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 70 - Cell 2
72Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 71 - Cell 2
73Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 72 - Cell 2
74Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 73 - Cell 2
75Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 74 - Cell 2
76Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 75 - Cell 2
77Maxim Belkov (Rus) KatushaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJRow 77 - Cell 2
79Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:13:22
80Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:09
81Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:14:23
82Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:15:07
83Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 82 - Cell 2
84Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:15:17
85Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack LeopardRow 84 - Cell 2
86Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 86 - Cell 2
88Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 88 - Cell 2
90Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 91 - Cell 2
93Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 92 - Cell 2
94Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack LeopardRow 93 - Cell 2
95Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 94 - Cell 2
96Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:17:16
97Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-SharpRow 96 - Cell 2
98Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 97 - Cell 2
99Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 98 - Cell 2
100Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) KatushaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 100 - Cell 2
102Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
103Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 102 - Cell 2
104Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 103 - Cell 2
105Luca Paolini (Ita) KatushaRow 104 - Cell 2
106Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 105 - Cell 2
107Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack LeopardRow 106 - Cell 2
108Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 108 - Cell 2
110Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky ProcyclingRow 109 - Cell 2
111Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 110 - Cell 2
112Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 111 - Cell 2
113Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-QhubekaRow 112 - Cell 2
114David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 113 - Cell 2
115Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 114 - Cell 2
116Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 116 - Cell 2
118Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 117 - Cell 2
119Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 118 - Cell 2
120Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 120 - Cell 2
122Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
123Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 122 - Cell 2
124Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 123 - Cell 2
125Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 124 - Cell 2
126Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 125 - Cell 2
127Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 126 - Cell 2
128Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 127 - Cell 2
129Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 128 - Cell 2
130Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 130 - Cell 2
132Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 131 - Cell 2
133Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:17:22
134André Greipel (Ger) Lotto BelisolRow 133 - Cell 2
135Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 134 - Cell 2
136Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 135 - Cell 2
137Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 136 - Cell 2
138Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 137 - Cell 2
139Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJRow 138 - Cell 2
140Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-QhubekaRow 139 - Cell 2
141Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 140 - Cell 2
142Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
144Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:18:03
145Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:19:51
146Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 145 - Cell 2
147Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 146 - Cell 2
148Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 147 - Cell 2
149Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-SharpRow 148 - Cell 2
150Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto BelisolRow 149 - Cell 2
151Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 150 - Cell 2
152Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 151 - Cell 2
153Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 152 - Cell 2
154Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 153 - Cell 2
155Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-SharpRow 154 - Cell 2
156Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 155 - Cell 2
157Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 156 - Cell 2
158Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 157 - Cell 2
159Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 158 - Cell 2
160Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle ItaliaRow 159 - Cell 2
161Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 160 - Cell 2
162Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 161 - Cell 2
163Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-QhubekaRow 162 - Cell 2
164Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 163 - Cell 2
165Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 164 - Cell 2
166Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 165 - Cell 2
167Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 166 - Cell 2
168Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 167 - Cell 2
169Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:55
DNSMarco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 169 - Cell 2
DNFIgnatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN-QhubekaRow 170 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 171 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Rocca di Corno, 90.5km
1Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ5pts
2Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Pietracamela, 167.1km
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5pts
2Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Points - Prati di Tivo. 173km
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling12pts
2Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia10Row 1 - Cell 3
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Forca di Arrone, 31.3km
1Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia5pts
2Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Passo delle Capannelle, 132km
1Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia5pts
2Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Prati di Tivo, 173km
1Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling5pts
2Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1Row 3 - Cell 3
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General classification after stage 4
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step16:04:59
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:04
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:16
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:30
5Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:33
6Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:40
7Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:00:55
8Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:04
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:16
10Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:01:18
12Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:27
13Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:01:31
14Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:36
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:01:45
16Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:53
17Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN-Qhubeka0:01:55
18Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:02:04
19Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida0:02:09
20Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:12
21Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:18
22Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:02:23
23Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:25
24Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:26
25Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:02:31
26Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:37
27Matteo Rabottini (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:02:40
28Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:02
29Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:03:39
30Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:04:06
31Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:18
32Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:04:38
33Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:04:53
34Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:06:00
35José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:06:29
36Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:06:33
37Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:06:34
38Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:06:35
39Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:06:51
40Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:07:05
41Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:08:04
42Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:08:22
43Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:24
44Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:25
46Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:26
47Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 46 - Cell 2
48Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:09:29
49Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha0:09:57
50Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:10:14
51Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:10:15
52Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:10:33
53Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:10:34
54Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:10:35
55Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:30
56Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:11:37
57Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:11:55
58Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:11:57
59Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:12:00
60Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling0:12:31
61Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:12:43
62Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:12:57
63Lars Boom (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:13:11
64Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 63 - Cell 2
65Mauro Finetto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:13:40
66Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:13:42
67Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:14:12
68Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:14:24
69Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:14:32
70Maxim Belkov (Rus) Katusha0:14:43
71Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:46
72Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ0:15:01
73Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:15:25
74Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:15:31
75Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:15:32
77Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:15:42
78Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:15:57
79Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:16:10
80Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:16:28
81Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:55
83Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:14
84Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:17:16
85Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:17:19
86Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:17:27
87Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:17:29
89Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:17:34
90Danilo Hondo (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:17:35
91Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:17:40
92Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 91 - Cell 2
93Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:44
94Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:45
95Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:17:49
96Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:17:57
97Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:18:01
98André Greipel (Ger) Lotto BelisolRow 97 - Cell 2
99Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka0:18:05
100Jacobus Venter (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:18:11
101Ioannis Tamouridis (Gre) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 100 - Cell 2
102Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:18:17
103Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Oscar Gatto (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:18:22
105Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:18:25
106Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:18:33
107Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:14
108Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:17
109Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:19:21
110Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:19:31
111Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:19:32
112Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:33
113Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 112 - Cell 2
114Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 113 - Cell 2
115Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard0:19:34
116Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:19:35
117Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:19:37
118David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 117 - Cell 2
119Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:19:51
120Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:20:04
121Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:14
122Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:20:25
123Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:20:37
124Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:20:47
125Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:53
126Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ0:20:54
127Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:21:26
128Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:21:38
129Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:21:54
130Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:22:05
131Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:22:27
132Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:22:29
133Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp0:22:30
134Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura0:22:46
135Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:23:02
136Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:23:13
137Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:23:15
138Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin-Sharp0:23:31
139Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:24:29
140Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:24:43
141Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:24:50
142Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:25:18
143Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:25:25
144Luca Paolini (Ita) KatushaRow 143 - Cell 2
145Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:41
146Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:25:47
147Maarten Wynants (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:26:04
148Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:26:30
149Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:26:34
150Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:26:58
151Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto BelisolRow 150 - Cell 2
152Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:27:01
153Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:27:07
154Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:13
155Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:27:14
156Martin Reimer (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka0:27:15
157Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:27:23
158Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:27:27
159Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:27:42
160Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge0:28:57
161Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN-Qhubeka0:29:05
162Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:29:08
163Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:29:39
164Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:30:38
165Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia0:30:40
166Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:30:53
167Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:31:10
168Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:31:40
169Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling0:35:51
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Points classification
1Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step21pts
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge18Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN-Qhubeka15Row 2 - Cell 3
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling13Row 4 - Cell 3
6Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step12Row 5 - Cell 3
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol12Row 6 - Cell 3
8Manuel Belletti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale12Row 7 - Cell 3
9Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura11Row 8 - Cell 3
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff10Row 9 - Cell 3
11Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia10Row 10 - Cell 3
12Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia10Row 11 - Cell 3
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team8Row 12 - Cell 3
14Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida7Row 13 - Cell 3
15Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling6Row 14 - Cell 3
16Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard6Row 15 - Cell 3
17Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ5Row 16 - Cell 3
18Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling5Row 17 - Cell 3
19Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia5Row 18 - Cell 3
20Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida5Row 19 - Cell 3
21Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ5Row 20 - Cell 3
22Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp4Row 21 - Cell 3
23Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling3Row 22 - Cell 3
24Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3Row 23 - Cell 3
25Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team3Row 24 - Cell 3
26Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team3Row 25 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
1Francesco Failli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia13pts
2Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura13Row 1 - Cell 3
3Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ5Row 4 - Cell 3
6Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team3Row 8 - Cell 3
10Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team2Row 9 - Cell 3
11Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step2Row 10 - Cell 3
12Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1Row 11 - Cell 3
13Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Fantini-Selle Italia1Row 12 - Cell 3
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Young riders classification
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step16:04:59
2Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:03:39
3Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:06:33
4Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:07:05
5Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:08:22
6Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:10:35
7Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling0:12:31
8Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:14:46
9Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:15:31
10Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:14
11Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar Team0:17:16
12Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:17:27
13Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:17:40
14Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:45
16Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:17:57
17Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN-Qhubeka0:18:05
18Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:18:17
19Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack Leopard0:19:34
20David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:19:37
21Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:21:54
22Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp0:22:30
23Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:23:02
24Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:24:29
25Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:26:58
26Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:13
27Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:27:42
28Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:31:10
29Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling0:35:51

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