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Ivanov solos into Besançon

Tipped to be unpredictable, the fourteenth stage of the 2009 Tour turned out to be exactly that. Out of a 12-man breakaway that saw Columbia-HTC’s George Hincapie in the maillot jaune virtuelle for much of the afternoon, only to be denied the real thing by a measly five seconds, Katusha’s Serguei Ivanov proved strongest among a dangerous dozen and found glory Saturday in Besançon.

It was Ivanov’s second victory in La Grande Boucle, his first coming on the ninth stage of the 2001 Tour from Portarlier to Aix-les-Bains. "Fifty kilometres before the finish, everybody knew there would be attacks and that it would be hard in the final because of the headwind," said Ivanov.

"I waited until the moment – the moment everybody feels tired and pain in their legs. I just had a feeling about that moment. I gave all my energy – even more – to push at the front. I only looked behind 200 metres before the finish, because I didn’t want to lose even half a second," he told Cyclingnews. His attack, 11 kilometres from the line, came off the back of at least three previous countermoves by the 12-strong breakaway in the closing 12 kilometres, where he finished 16 seconds ahead of Nicolas Roche (AG2R) and Hayden Roulston (Cérvelo TestTeam).

"After my victory in Amstel Gold, I was more relaxed and I knew I could do a lot [more]. Maybe that’s why the next victories came. I’d been trying to get in breaks since the first [road] stage of the Tour," Ivanov said, rating his two Tour stage wins and last year’s Amstel Gold Race as his equal finest moments.

Hincapie gets a slap in the face

The virtual leader for a good two-thirds of Saturday’s 199 kilometre journey from Colmar to Besançon, and leading a second push 35 kilometres out in an attempt to motivate his fellow escapees – almost the catalyst that broke the peloton’s back – Hincapie gave himself every chance to don cycling’s most famous tunic. Watching expectantly on television for the peloton to come in, the American from Greenville, South Carolina, was met with a slap in the face when the group containing overnight leader Rinaldo Nocentini of AG2R finished 5:36 behind, led home by Columbia-HTC’s Mark Cavendish.

The quadruple stage winner, however, was later disqualified for irregular sprinting after arch-rival Thor Hushovd (Cérvelo TestTeam), who finished directly behind in 14th place, put in a protest. It was accepted by the race commissaires, bumping the Norwegian into Cavendish’s previous spot, the latter later recorded as finishing at the back of the pack, thereby extending Hushovd’s lead in the points classification by a margin of 18.

If Hincapie was Maxwell Smart in the 1960s TV series Get Smart, he might have said, "Missed it by that much".

But it was no laughing matter – particularly when Hincapie saw a few jerseys from rival American squad, Garmin-Slipstream, involved in the chase-down along with AG2R, Astana and Silence-Lotto, although Garmin riders nor their sport director Matt White could not be reached for comment at the finish. To now stand second overall on the classement generale, five seconds off Nocentini, is little consolation for the hard-working American, who no doubt feels certain the leader board is set for a significant re-ordering following Sunday’s mountain-top finish to Verbier in Switzerland.

Sunday Nocentini’s last stint in yellow?

Nevertheless, it left Nocentini a bundle of smiles, set to enjoy his eighth consecutive day in the maillot jaune when he departs Pontarlier Sunday morning. "Tomorrow’s going to be a really tough day to keep my maillot jaune, but I’ll do my best and see what happens," said Nocentini.

"It was normal for my team not to work at the beginning [of the stage]. With 25 k’s to go, it was a difficult moment; [the peloton] stopped chasing, but then Columbia started helping out. I don’t know why, but they certainly helped a lot. I also don’t know why the Garmin team helped out; we didn’t speak with them at all. But three riders [from the Garmin team] came up to help in the last 10, 15 kilometres, and that certainly helped out and worked for us."

Levi Leipheimer’s departure on Friday, the result of a fractured wrist, left his fourth place overall vacant and moved those behind him up a rung, Hincapie and another member of Saturday’s successful escape, Christophe Le Mevel (Française des Jeux), have created a slight re-ordering. Astana’s dynamic trio of Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong and Andréas Klöden are now third, fourth and seventh, respectively; Le Mevel is fifth; and Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream), Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC), Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) and Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) are sitting sixth to tenth on general classification.

But once again, it’s worth repeating: Sunday’s 15th stage to Verbier, at the end of 207.5 kilometres, will undoubtedly force a serious reshuffle.

From Colmar with love

For the second day running, it was another wet start, though the residents of Colmar turned out as if the sun was shining, the kids were playing, and the birds were singing – such is the pull of the Tour de France. Smack-bang on the French-German border, 164 lads set off for what would be an undulating run to Besançon, well known as a port of call at Le Tour, having visited here 17 times before Saturday.

Fourteen kilometres in, a heady 13 left the premises of the peloton for what would be the day’s main move, the bunch at first unwilling to let them go. Insistent on their decision, however, the latter eventually conceded, leaving the following names in the move: Roulston (Cervélo TestTeam), Jens Voigt (Saxo Bank), Martijn Maaskant (Garmin Slipstream), Hincapie (Columbia HTC), Roche (AG2R La Mondiale), Daniele Bennati, Frederik Willems (Liquigas), Le Mevel (Française des Jeux), Sebastian Minard (Cofidis), Daniele Righi (Lampre), Ivanov (Katusha), Gerard Ciolek (Milram) and Albert Timmer (Skil Shimano).

After 60 km the escape enjoyed a 2:23 led, Voigt’s puncture and a slow change of wheels shortly thereafter failing to see the tenacious German rejoin. Fourteen kilometres later with the break’s lead at 5:50, Columbia-HTC’s Hincapie, 5:25 behind Nocentini at the start of the day in 28th place, became the maillot jaune virtuelle. On the first of two Cat. 3 climbs, Willems led Timmer, Ivanov and Ciolek over the summit of Lebetain (km. 90.5), the peloton 5:30 in arrears.

Twenty kilometres later and over the Blamont (km. 111.5), the second and final categorised ascent, Minard, Ciolek and Willems were the first names across the line, their advantage to the peloton reaching a maximum 8:50 after 120 km, even though Roche was doing no work, acting as a marker for maillot jaune Nocentini. When was AG2R going to chase?

Entering the stage’s back half, rain eventually gave way to hazy sunshine, and the jerseys of AG2R and Astana came to the fore; it seemed neither was too keen to let Hincapie don the maillot jaune, which the American was beginning to get a real taste of. But 60 clicks from the finish, this dangerous dozen held an 8:30 lead. Quite clearly, the Golden Fleece was in Hincapie’s sight.

Still 6:45 ahead 25 clicks from home, his final destiny would not be known till the line, the American unlucky as one can get, missing out on yellow by a lousy five seconds. 5:36 before that, Ivanov’s attack 10.7 km out resulted in a completely different set of emotions when he crossed the line 16 seconds ahead of his former companions, wrapped in both agony and ecstasy.

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Full results
1Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha4:37:46
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16
3Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam
4Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
5Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
6Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC
7Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux
8George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas
10Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:00:22
11Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:26
12Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:03:41
13Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam0:05:36
14Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
15Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux
16Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
17Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano
18Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC
19Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam
20Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux
21Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
22Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
23Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC
24Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam
25Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha
26Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step
27Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
28Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC
29Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
30Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
31Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
32Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
33Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
34Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
35Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto
36Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
37Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana
38William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
39Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
40Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas
41Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
42Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
43Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana
44Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
45Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
46Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana
47Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
48Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana
49Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana
50Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
51Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha
52Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
53Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram
54Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
55Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux
56Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank
57Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
58Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank
59Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
60Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
61Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel
62Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana
63Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas
64Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
65Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
66Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
67Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux
68Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam
69Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha
70Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream
71Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto
72Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
73Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto
74José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
75Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas
76Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana
77Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
78Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
79Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
80Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram
81Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
82Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel
83David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC
84Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
85Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
86Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano
87Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
88Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
89Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
90Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel
91Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream
92Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
93Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto
94Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
95Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam
96Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC
97Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano
98Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank
99Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
100Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
101David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
102Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC
103Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step
104Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha
105Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
106Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC
107Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
108Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank
109Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
110Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
111Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
112Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
113Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano
114José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
115Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
116David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream
117Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
118Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
119Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas
120Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux
121Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC
122Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC
123Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto
124Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
125Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
126Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step
127Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
128Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha
129Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha
130Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC
131Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto
132Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas
133Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
134Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
135Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
136Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
137Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano
138Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel
139David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
140David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
141Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux
142Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram
143Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto
144Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas
145Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
146Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel
147Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
148Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
149Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank
150Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
151Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
152Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
153Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
154Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC
155Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:06:00
156Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:23
157José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
158Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:06:34
159Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:06:40
160Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano
161Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step
162Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
163Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana0:07:39
164Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram

1Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha35pts
2Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale30
3Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam26
4Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream24
5Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne22
6Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC20
7Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux19
8George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC18
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas17
10Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram16
11Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano15
12Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas14
13Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam13
14Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC12
15Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux11
16Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10
17Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano9
18Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC8
19Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam7
20Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux6
21Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne5
22Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha4
23Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3
24Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam2
25Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1

Sprint 1 - Pulversheim, km 34.0
1Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram6pts
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas4
3Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC2

Sprint 2 - Dannemarie (D.103-D.419-D.103), km 67.0
1Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam6pts
2Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux4
3Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2

Sprint 3 - Baume-Les-Dames, km 161.5
1Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam6pts
2Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2

Mountain 1 - Côte de Lebetain (Cat. 3) km 90.5
1Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas4pts
2Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano3
3Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha2
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram1

Mountain 2 - Côte de Blamont (Cat. 3) km 111.5
1Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4pts
2Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram3
3Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas2
4Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1

Most aggressive rider
1Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream

Young riders
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale4:38:02
2Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:00:06
3Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:00:10
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:20
5Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC
6Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
7Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam
8Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha
9Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
10Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
11Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
12Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
13Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas
14Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram
15Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
16Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
17Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel
18Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto
19Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC
20Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
21Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
22Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano
23Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
24Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas
25Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC
26Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha
27Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano
28Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
29Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel
30Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
31Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC
32Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:06:24
33Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:07:23

2Team Katusha0:01:39
3Cervelo TestTeam0:01:55
4Francaise des Jeux
5Team Columbia - HTC
6Garmin - Slipstream
7Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne
8AG2R La Mondiale
9Lampre - N.G.C
10Team Milram0:02:01
12Team Saxo Bank0:07:15
13Caisse d’Epargne
16Bbox Bouygues Telecom
17Quick Step
18Silence - Lotto
19Euskaltel - Euskadi

General classification after stage 14
1Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale58:13:52
2George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:05
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:00:06
4Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:00:08
5Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:43
6Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:00:46
7Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:00:54
8Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:00
9Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:24
10Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:49
11Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:01:54
12Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:16
13Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:21
14Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:25
15Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:02:40
16Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:45
17Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam0:02:52
18Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:02
19Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:03:07
20Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:03:16
21Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:03:49
22Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:03:56
23Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:58
24Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:04:14
25Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:04:20
26Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram
27Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:38
28Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:00
29Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:05:02
30Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:05:28
31Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:54
32Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:06:59
33David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:07:42
34Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:08:06
35Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:08:21
36Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:09:37
37Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:09:59
38Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:09
39Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:25
40Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:11:48
41Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:12:19
42Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:12:21
43José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam0:12:32
44Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:14:12
45Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam0:14:50
46Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:41
47Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:18:55
48Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:20:34
49Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:55
50Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:23:02
51Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:23:14
52Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:23:38
53Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:25:03
54Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:25:20
55Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:25:46
56Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:27:47
57Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:27:58
58David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:28:29
59José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:29:40
60Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:29:48
61Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:32:02
62Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:32:36
63Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:34:08
64Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:34:51
65Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:35:22
66Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:35:51
67Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:35:56
68Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:36:45
69Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:36:54
70Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:39:22
71Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:39:58
72Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:41:45
73Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel0:41:46
74Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:42:05
75Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:42:12
76Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:44:03
77Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:45:08
78Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:46:02
79David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:47:27
80Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:48:02
81David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC0:48:28
82Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:48:41
83José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:01
84Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:49:21
85David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:50:14
86Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:50:43
87Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam0:50:52
88Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:51:49
89Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto0:52:05
90Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:53:00
91Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:54:19
92Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:54:29
93Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:54:53
94Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:55:36
95Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas0:56:13
96Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:56:14
97Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:56:53
98Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:57:49
99Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:58:26
100Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step0:59:34
101Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1:00:51
102Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:01:32
103Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha1:01:46
104Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
105Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:03:49
106Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha1:04:22
107Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam1:04:32
108Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam1:04:37
109Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux1:05:58
110Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram1:11:59
111Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:12:14
112Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas1:12:51
113Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:13:20
114Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas1:13:22
115Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1:14:46
116Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:19:01
117Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1:20:38
118Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux1:21:02
119Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:21:39
120Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1:22:12
121Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:48
122Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream1:24:16
123Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:24:26
124Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:25:58
125Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:26:39
126Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:27:01
127Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram1:27:19
128Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:27:20
129Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux1:28:02
130Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC1:28:09
131Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano1:28:46
132Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:28:48
133Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana1:28:57
134Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:30:14
135Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1:30:25
136Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC1:30:55
137Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC1:31:03
138Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam1:31:05
139Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC1:33:34
140Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram1:34:16
141Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:34:57
142Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:35:23
143Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:35:45
144Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:36:11
145Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano1:36:42
146Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step1:37:24
147Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:37:30
148Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step1:38:42
149Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:38:57
150Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas1:39:07
151Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1:40:05
152Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC1:40:32
153Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:40:44
154Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:40:56
155William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:41:37
156Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana1:41:56
157Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:42:34
158Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:43:33
159Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:44:33
160Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:45:16
161Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam1:46:24
162Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:47:23
163Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux1:50:11
164Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano2:16:33

Points classification
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam218pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC200
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne126
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram122
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream110
6Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank97
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale81
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas81
9Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale74
10Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha66
11Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne64
12George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC63
13Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step57
14Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana57
15Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank55
16William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom54
17Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC53
18Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas52
19Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam48
20Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux48
21Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano48
22Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom47
23Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC47
24Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano47
25Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne46
26Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step46
27Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha44
28Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi42
29Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel41
30Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41
31Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam38
32Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream38
33Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38
34Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano37
35Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram37
36Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom36
37Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank35
38Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto34
39Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano34
40Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha34
41Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel31
42Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale31
43Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30
44Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30
45Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30
46Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank29
47Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom29
48Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel28
49Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana28
50Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne27
51Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux27
52Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale27
53Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC27
54Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha27
55Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC26
56Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana26
57Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi26
58Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano26
59Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux25
60Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne25
61Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC25
62Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne24
63Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream24
64Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram24
65Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux23
66José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne22
67Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC22
68Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram21
69Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas20
70Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20
71Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana19
72Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram19
73Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC18
74Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano18
75Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi17
76Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram17
77Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step17
78Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto16
79Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step15
80Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank14
81Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas14
82Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas14
83Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14
84Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank14
85Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank13
86Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto13
87Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto13
88Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux12
89Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank11
90Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step11
91David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream10
92Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux10
93Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram10
94Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom9
95Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream8
96Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC8
97Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel8
98Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam7
99Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel6
100Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank6
101Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC5
102Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha5
103Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne5
104Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5
105Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4
106Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank4
107Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha4
108Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas4
109Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step3
110Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano3
111Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto3
112Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3
113Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha2
114Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana2
115Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2
116David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC2
117Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1
118Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC-25

Mountains classification
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas98pts
2Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi95
3Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel64
4Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne59
5Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step53
6Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom49
7Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale46
8Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi46
9Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam45
10Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux43
11Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41
12Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank36
13Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale35
14Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale34
15Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram32
16David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne31
17Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom31
18Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26
19Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi24
20Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step23
21Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana22
22George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC21
23Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto20
24José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne20
25Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto19
26Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha17
27Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank17
28Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas17
29Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne14
30Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom14
31Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana14
32Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank13
33Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana12
34David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream11
35Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank11
36Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas10
37Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10
38Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux9
39David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream9
40Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano7
41Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC6
42Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas6
43Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux6
44Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano6
45Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana6
46Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank6
47Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5
48Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto5
49Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC5
50Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank5
51Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5
52Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5
53Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4
54Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank4
55Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel4
56Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram4
57Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano4
58Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4
59Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha3
60Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel3
61Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram3
62Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux3
63Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha2
64Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2
65Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream1
66Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1
67Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel1
68Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1
69Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1
70Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1

Young riders classification
1Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC58:14:52
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:49
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:54
4Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:01:40
5Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:02:56
6Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:04:28
7Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:07:06
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:08:59
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:25
10Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:17:55
11Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:33:08
12Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:34:51
13Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:44:08
14Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:45:02
15Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:47:41
16Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:52:00
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:00:46
18Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:24:58
19Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:26:01
20Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram1:26:19
21Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC1:27:09
22Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano1:27:46
23Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:27:48
24Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:29:14
25Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1:29:25
26Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC1:29:55
27Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:33:57
28Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:34:23
29Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:35:11
30Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas1:38:07
31Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:42:33
32Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:44:16
33Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:46:23

Teams classification
1AG2R La Mondiale173:02:28
2Team Milram0:00:16
3Team Columbia - HTC0:04:45
4Team Saxo Bank0:04:46
6Garmin - Slipstream0:05:56
7Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:06:05
8Cervelo TestTeam0:09:30
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:45
11Francaise des Jeux0:12:59
13Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:22:45
14Caisse d’Epargne0:26:03
15Team Katusha0:27:25
16Silence - Lotto0:28:35
18Quick Step0:55:13
19Lampre - N.G.C1:49:30


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