Sagan sprints to victory in Tirreno-Adriatico stage 3

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) stormed to the line to take victory on stage 3 of Tirreno-Adriatico from Cascina to Arezzo, holding off Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge) in the process.

The final uphill sprint was difficult enough to alter the overall classification with overnight leader Mark Cavendish relinquishing his slender lead to his teammate Kwiatkowski.

Sagan, who came up short in stage 2, had no such troubles as he sprinted for the line after Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) accelerated through the winding finale with 400 meters to go.

The finish, with its tight circuit roads and testing incline, was a perfect battleground for the two Classics stars to pit themselves against each other but the Belgian appeared to accelerate too early, and despite opening up a marginal gap he was easily chased down by Sagan. Gilbert was then forced to settle for fourth as man-of-the-moment Kwiatkowski and then Clarke surged past.

"I'm really happy to have won," Sagan said.

"As soon as I saw the profile of the stage and finish of this stage I wanted to do well. It went perfectly and I got it. I want to dedicate this stage to my mum, who is not too well at the moment."

"The win is important for me and for the team. I've got to thank my teammates because they protected me in the final kilometres. In the finale I used Bennati's wheel to move back up to the front. I've got to thank him for that. It helped me save energy that I used to produce a good sprint."

Sagan showed he is finding some good form in time for Milan-San Remo and the other Spring Classics.

"I hope so," he said. "As I've always said, the real season has started after all the warm-up races and training. It's winning now that matters."

Local rider Daniele Bennati (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished in sixth after his team laid the groundwork for his challenge with important pace-setting in the final few kilometres.

How it happened

The riders were again welcomed by warm sun as they lined up for the start on the outskirts of Cascina and the perfect conditions quickly inspired the first break of the day and convinced the peloton to let them go.

The only riders not to start were Jurgen van den Broeck (Lotto Belisol) and Italy's Jacopo Guarnieri (Astana). Both crashed heavily in the finale of stage two, suffering nasty injuries.

Van den Broeck arrived at the team bus with blood covering his lower leg after stage two. He needed stitches in his wound and headed home to Belgium for a complete check-up on the same knee he injured so badly last year at the Tour de France. Guarnieri tweeted before the stage that x-rays had revealed he fractured the fibula bone in his lower leg.

Soon after the start, Sergio Pardilla (MTN-Qhubeka) also retired due to pain his wrist. Dario Cataldo (Team Sky) also threw in the towel later in the stage, leaving Richie Porte without a key teammate as the mountain stages are about to begin.

The break of the day contained five riders, with Bardiani-CSF rider Marco Canola getting support from teammate Nicola Boem to defend the climber's jersey. Also in there were Jay Thomson (MTN-Qhubeka), Bjorn Thurau (Europcar) and Cesare Benedetti (NetApp-Endura).

The five gained three minutes after just five kilometres and the gap grew to five minutes as the race cut across the heart of Tuscany. Canola was first to the top of both climbs to secure maximum KOM points. He then sat up, and drifted back to the peloton, leaving the four others to fight on. Omega Pharma-QuickStep drove the chase in defence of Mark Cavendish's overall race lead.

The race arrived in Arezzo for the first time with 57km to go. The peloton would pass through the climb to the finish a further four times, ensuring they would know how to judge their finishing effort. Everyone quickly realised it was not going to be a normal sprint finish with a final climb and cobbled, twisting streets. The lead of the break was down to 4:30, with Lampre-Merida and Omega Pharma-QuickStep again leading the chase.

On the second climb up to the finish, Thurau threw caution to the wind and attacked alone, clearly in pursuit of some solo glory than trying to stay away from the peloton. He quickly carved out a lead of one minute by the time he completed one of the 11km laps but the peloton was chasing hard behind.

Trek Factory Racing also drove the chase on the flat part of the Arezzo circuit, lifting the speed to above 50km/h. Thurau refused to give up, showing the time trial skills of his father. However, his gap melted on the climb to the finish and he crossed the line with just a 22-second advantage.

On the final lap Thurau sat up, paving the way for Tinkoff-Saxo and a cluster of other teams to vie for control over the field. A mixture of overall contenders and sprinters ushered their men forward as they looked to remain in contention.

It was Tony Martin who led the peloton inside the final 800 meters, the world time trial champion splintering the field with only a handful of riders able to latch onto his coattails. One of them was Gilbert but despite the BMC rider’s aggressive turn of speed he was forced to watch as Sagan and Kwiatkowski settled upon the stage win and the leader’s jersey, respectively.

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Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale5:10:17
2Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdgeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 5 - Cell 2
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto BelisolRow 6 - Cell 2
8Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:04
10Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:06
13Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory RacingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 13 - Cell 2
15Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Richie Porte (Aus) Team SkyRow 15 - Cell 2
17Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory RacingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team KatushaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.frRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 23 - Cell 2
25Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 25 - Cell 2
27Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp - EnduraRow 28 - Cell 2
30Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-MeridaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:00:14
34Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 34 - Cell 2
36Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 35 - Cell 2
37Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 37 - Cell 2
39Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 38 - Cell 2
40Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 39 - Cell 2
41Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 41 - Cell 2
43Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.frRow 44 - Cell 2
46Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin SharpRow 45 - Cell 2
47Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 46 - Cell 2
48Marco Canola (Ita) Bardiani-CSFRow 47 - Cell 2
49Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 48 - Cell 2
50Moreno Moser (Ita) CannondaleRow 49 - Cell 2
51Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.frRow 51 - Cell 2
53Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSFRow 52 - Cell 2
54Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin SharpRow 54 - Cell 2
56Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp - EnduraRow 55 - Cell 2
57Ivan Basso (Ita) CannondaleRow 56 - Cell 2
58Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Kristijan Koren (Slo) CannondaleRow 58 - Cell 2
60Maciej Bodnar (Pol) CannondaleRow 59 - Cell 2
61Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp - EnduraRow 60 - Cell 2
62Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team SkyRow 63 - Cell 2
65Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM CyclingRow 64 - Cell 2
66Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 67 - Cell 2
69Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin SharpRow 68 - Cell 2
70Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:00:23
71Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team SkyRow 70 - Cell 2
72Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:00:26
74Benjamin King (USA) Garmin SharpRow 73 - Cell 2
75Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 74 - Cell 2
76Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:28
77Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:31
78Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani-CSFRow 78 - Cell 2
80Tony Hurel (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 79 - Cell 2
81Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha0:00:36
82Ian Stannard (GBr) Team SkyRow 81 - Cell 2
83Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp - EnduraRow 82 - Cell 2
84David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp - EnduraRow 83 - Cell 2
85Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team EuropcarRow 84 - Cell 2
86Romain Sicard (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 85 - Cell 2
87Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:42
88Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:45
89Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin SharpRow 88 - Cell 2
90Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:00:49
91Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 90 - Cell 2
92Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team KatushaRow 91 - Cell 2
93Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 93 - Cell 2
95Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 95 - Cell 2
97David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.frRow 96 - Cell 2
98Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 99 - Cell 2
101Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory RacingRow 100 - Cell 2
102Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - EnduraRow 101 - Cell 2
103Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdgeRow 102 - Cell 2
104Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM CyclingRow 103 - Cell 2
105Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team EuropcarRow 104 - Cell 2
106Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 106 - Cell 2
108Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin SharpRow 108 - Cell 2
110Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin SharpRow 109 - Cell 2
111Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 111 - Cell 2
113Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team SkyRow 112 - Cell 2
114Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team SkyRow 113 - Cell 2
115Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.frRow 114 - Cell 2
116Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory RacingRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory RacingRow 116 - Cell 2
118Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) CannondaleRow 117 - Cell 2
119Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - QhubekaRow 118 - Cell 2
120Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 119 - Cell 2
121Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - QhubekaRow 120 - Cell 2
122Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 121 - Cell 2
123Alan Marangoni (Ita) CannondaleRow 122 - Cell 2
124Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory RacingRow 123 - Cell 2
125Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.frRow 124 - Cell 2
126Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani-CSFRow 125 - Cell 2
127Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 126 - Cell 2
128Luca Paolini (Ita) Team KatushaRow 127 - Cell 2
129Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 129 - Cell 2
131Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto BelisolRow 131 - Cell 2
133William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.frRow 132 - Cell 2
134Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdgeRow 133 - Cell 2
135Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling0:01:15
136Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:01:31
137Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:47
138Wouter Poels (Ned) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:57
139Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Daniel Teklehaimanot (Eri) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:00
141Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:02:04
142Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 141 - Cell 2
143Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:02:14
144Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 143 - Cell 2
145Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team SkyRow 144 - Cell 2
146Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 145 - Cell 2
147Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 146 - Cell 2
148Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 147 - Cell 2
149Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 148 - Cell 2
150Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp - EnduraRow 149 - Cell 2
151David Millar (GBr) Garmin SharpRow 150 - Cell 2
152Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani-CSFRow 151 - Cell 2
153Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 152 - Cell 2
154Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:42
155Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La MondialeRow 154 - Cell 2
156Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory RacingRow 155 - Cell 2
157Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - Qhubeka0:00:49
158Jens Mouris (Ned) Orica GreenEdge0:03:09
159Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:15
160Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:19
161Matteo Pelucchi (Ita) IAM Cycling0:03:26
162Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp - Endura0:03:32
163Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar0:03:34
164Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-ShimanoRow 163 - Cell 2
165Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:06:15
166Andreas Stauff (Ger) MTN - QhubekaRow 165 - Cell 2
167Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:09:10
168Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 167 - Cell 2
169Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Lampre-MeridaRow 168 - Cell 2
170Alex Dowsett (GBr) Movistar TeamRow 169 - Cell 2
171Nicola Boem (Ita) Bardiani-CSFRow 170 - Cell 2
172Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:13:36
DNSJacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 172 - Cell 2
DNSJurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 173 - Cell 2
DNFSergio Pardilla Bellon (Spa) MTN - QhubekaRow 174 - Cell 2
DNFDario Cataldo (Ita) Team SkyRow 175 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 3
1Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team9:26:36
2Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:10
3Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:13
4Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:15
5Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge0:00:17
6Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale0:00:22
7André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:00:30
8Daniele Bennati (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 7 - Cell 2
9Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge0:00:31
10Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:36
12Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:00:38
13Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky0:00:39
17Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:40
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Tinkoff-Saxo0:00:44
19Nicolas Roche (Irl) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 18 - Cell 2
20Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale0:00:46
21Kristijan Koren (Slo) CannondaleRow 20 - Cell 2
22Ivan Basso (Ita) CannondaleRow 21 - Cell 2
23Moreno Moser (Ita) CannondaleRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:47
25Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team SkyRow 24 - Cell 2
26Julian David Arredondo Moreno (Col) Trek Factory Racing0:00:48
27Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Trek Factory RacingRow 26 - Cell 2
28Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ.fr0:00:49
29Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:53
32Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:00:55
33Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ.frRow 32 - Cell 2
34Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team Sky0:00:56
35Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:57
36Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:59
37Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Tinkoff-Saxo0:01:01
38Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:02
39Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:03
40Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.frRow 39 - Cell 2
41Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.frRow 40 - Cell 2
42Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 41 - Cell 2
43Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:05
44Christopher Horner (USA) Lampre-MeridaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 44 - Cell 2
46Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp - EnduraRow 45 - Cell 2
47Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:01:06
48Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Orica GreenEdgeRow 47 - Cell 2
49Svein Tuft (Can) Orica GreenEdgeRow 48 - Cell 2
50Ben Hermans (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:07
51Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Trek Factory Racing0:01:08
53Sacha Modolo (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:09
54Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling0:01:10
55Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Ian Stannard (GBr) Team Sky0:01:11
57Adriano Malori (Ita) Movistar Team0:01:13
58Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 58 - Cell 2
60Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:14
62Michele Scarponi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:01:16
64Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Team Katusha0:01:18
65Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team KatushaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:01:19
67Oscar Gatto (Ita) Cannondale0:01:21
68Alan Marangoni (Ita) CannondaleRow 67 - Cell 2
69Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling0:01:22
70Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Team SkyRow 69 - Cell 2
71Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team SkyRow 70 - Cell 2
72Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol0:01:23
73Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin Sharp0:01:24
74Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin SharpRow 73 - Cell 2
75Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Marc Goos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:25
77Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 76 - Cell 2
78Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:26
79Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 78 - Cell 2
80Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing0:01:31
81Jesse Sergent (NZl) Trek Factory RacingRow 80 - Cell 2
82Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:32
83Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing0:01:33
84Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp - Endura0:01:35
85Benjamin King (USA) Garmin Sharp0:01:36
86Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:01:37
87Mickael Delage (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:38
88David Boucher (Fra) FDJ.frRow 87 - Cell 2
89Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:39
90Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:42
91Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Tiago Machado (Por) Team NetApp - Endura0:01:45
94Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp - EnduraRow 93 - Cell 2
95Dominic Klemme (Ger) IAM CyclingRow 94 - Cell 2
96Sam Bennett (Irl) Team NetApp - Endura0:01:48
97Davide Appollonio (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 96 - Cell 2
98Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 97 - Cell 2
99Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Team KatushaRow 98 - Cell 2
100Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:49
101Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:01:50
102Stefano Pirazzi (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:01:54
103Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:01:55
104Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin SharpRow 103 - Cell 2
105Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin Sharp0:01:59
106Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin SharpRow 105 - Cell 2
107Maxim Belkov (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:01
108Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Team KatushaRow 107 - Cell 2
109Luca Paolini (Ita) Team KatushaRow 108 - Cell 2
110Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:05
111Kristian Sbaragli (Ita) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:10
112Roger Kluge (Ger) IAM Cycling0:02:11
113William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.frRow 112 - Cell 2
114Filippo Fortin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:02:12
115Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:13
116Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team EuropcarRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jaco Venter (RSA) MTN - Qhubeka0:02:14
118Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) MTN - QhubekaRow 117 - Cell 2
119Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MTN - QhubekaRow 118 - Cell 2
120Tobias Ludvigsson (Swe) Team Giant-Shimano0:02:16
121Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:26
122Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 121 - Cell 2
123Tony Hurel (Fra) Team Europcar0:02:31
124Michael Hepburn (Aus) Orica GreenEdgeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:35
126Manuele Boaro (Ita) Tinkoff-Saxo0:02:44
127Nicola Ruffoni (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:02:56
128Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:02:57
129Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:03:00
130Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:03:05
131Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Tinkoff-SaxoRow 130 - Cell 2
132Hayden Roulston (NZl) Trek Factory Racing0:03:07
133Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:08
134Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp - Endura0:03:13
135Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:03:14
136Mark Renshaw (Aus) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:21
137Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team0:03:36
138Marco Coledan (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:03:37
139Patrick Gretsch (Ger) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:44
140David Millar (GBr) Garmin Sharp0:03:45
141Enrico Battaglin (Ita) Bardiani-CSF0:03:46
142Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano0:04:07
143Stijn Devolder (Bel) Trek Factory Racing0:04:15
144Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr0:04:24
145Michael Morkov (Den) Tinkoff-Saxo0:04:32
146Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano0:04:35
147Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:46
148Damien Gaudin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:47
149Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale0:05:00
150Bjorn Thurau (Ger) Team Europcar0:05:08
151Matteo Pelu