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Contador king of Verbier

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Astana leads the peloton on stage 15

Astana leads the peloton on stage 15 (Image credit: AFP)
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The Tour de France peloton rides during stage 15

The Tour de France peloton rides during stage 15 (Image credit: AFP)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) signals his win in Verbier

Alberto Contador (Astana) signals his win in Verbier (Image credit: AFP)
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Astana teammates Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador ride towards Verbier. The Swiss mountain proved to be the first true battleground of the Tour, with Contador coming out on top

Astana teammates Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador ride towards Verbier. The Swiss mountain proved to be the first true battleground of the Tour, with Contador coming out on top (Image credit: AFP)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) continues towards the stage victory

Alberto Contador (Astana) continues towards the stage victory (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana)

Alberto Contador (Astana) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) in pursuit of Contador

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) in pursuit of Contador (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) looks across at Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) and Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) looks across at Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) and Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam)

Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) losing time to Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam)

Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) losing time to Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Sastre checks to see how far back Evans is

Sastre checks to see how far back Evans is (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) was dropped by Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam)

Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) was dropped by Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Armstrong and Kloden as the US flag flys in the background

Armstrong and Kloden as the US flag flys in the background (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Kloden would eventually finish six seconds ahead of Armstrong

Kloden would eventually finish six seconds ahead of Armstrong (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andreas Kloden and Lance Armstrong ride together

Andreas Kloden and Lance Armstrong ride together (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Astana teammates Andreas Kloden and Lace Armstrong

Astana teammates Andreas Kloden and Lace Armstrong (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) fell away in the closing kilometres of the climb

Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) fell away in the closing kilometres of the climb (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Kim Kirchen (Columbia) finished the stage on his own, 1:55 down on Contador

Kim Kirchen (Columbia) finished the stage on his own, 1:55 down on Contador (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) rides towards 13th place on today's stage

Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) rides towards 13th place on today's stage (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Tony Martin (Columbia) would hand the white jersey over to Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) by day's end

Tony Martin (Columbia) would hand the white jersey over to Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) by day's end (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Silence-Lotto) was the last of the early breakaway to be caught by the peloton

Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Silence-Lotto) was the last of the early breakaway to be caught by the peloton (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Maxime Monfort (Columbia) finished 14th on the stage

Maxime Monfort (Columbia) finished 14th on the stage (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) fought his way back to the leaders but couldn't hold the pace when the race splintered on Verbier

Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) fought his way back to the leaders but couldn't hold the pace when the race splintered on Verbier (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Christophe Le Mevel (FDJ) stayed in the top ten overall

Christophe Le Mevel (FDJ) stayed in the top ten overall (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Nocentini Makes his way to the summit of Verbier with Sandy Casar (FDJ)

Nocentini Makes his way to the summit of Verbier with Sandy Casar (FDJ) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Rinaldo Nocentini's (AG2R La Mondiale) run in yellow came to an end today

Rinaldo Nocentini's (AG2R La Mondiale) run in yellow came to an end today (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) is 18th overall after stage 15

Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) is 18th overall after stage 15 (Image credit: Sirotti)
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No one could respond to the attack of Alberto Contador approaching the summit finish.

No one could respond to the attack of Alberto Contador approaching the summit finish. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Lance Armstrong (Astana) leads Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) on the final climb.

Lance Armstrong (Astana) leads Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) on the final climb. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Roman Kreuziger (Liguigas) would finish 11th in Verbier.

Roman Kreuziger (Liguigas) would finish 11th in Verbier. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Best young rider Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC) would surrender the white jersey to Andy Schleck.

Best young rider Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC) would surrender the white jersey to Andy Schleck. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) climbed his way into third place overall.

Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) climbed his way into third place overall. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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2008 Tour champion Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam) had no answer for Contador's attack.

2008 Tour champion Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam) had no answer for Contador's attack. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) out of the saddle on the climb to Verbier.

Alberto Contador (Astana) out of the saddle on the climb to Verbier. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) finished 3rd on the stage, 1:03 behind Contador.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) finished 3rd on the stage, 1:03 behind Contador. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) on his way to 7th place in Verbier.

Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) on his way to 7th place in Verbier. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Christian Vande Velde struggled on the final climb.

Christian Vande Velde struggled on the final climb. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Christophe Le Mevel (Française des Jeux) en route to a 15th place finish.

Christophe Le Mevel (Française des Jeux) en route to a 15th place finish. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) pursues Alberto Contador to the summit finish.

Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) pursues Alberto Contador to the summit finish. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Lance Armstrong (Astana) leads Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank), Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) and Andreas Klöden (Astana).

Lance Armstrong (Astana) leads Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank), Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) and Andreas Klöden (Astana). (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Contador glances back to see the reaction to his attack.

Contador glances back to see the reaction to his attack. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Franco Pellizotti (Liguigas) remains in the polka dot jersey another day.

Franco Pellizotti (Liguigas) remains in the polka dot jersey another day. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador claims a fine solo victory and the race lead.

Alberto Contador claims a fine solo victory and the race lead. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) put in a scintillating attack on the ascent to Verbier.

Alberto Contador (Astana) put in a scintillating attack on the ascent to Verbier. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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New race leader Alberto Contador (Astana) is ecstatic to be back in yellow.

New race leader Alberto Contador (Astana) is ecstatic to be back in yellow. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador kisses the maillot jaune.

Alberto Contador kisses the maillot jaune. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador delivers his 'six shooter' salute from the podium.

Alberto Contador delivers his 'six shooter' salute from the podium. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R) would surrender his yellow jersey today.

Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R) would surrender his yellow jersey today. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) makes his decisive attack five kilometres from the summit finish.

Alberto Contador (Astana) makes his decisive attack five kilometres from the summit finish. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R) climbs to the finish.

Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R) climbs to the finish. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Kim Kirchen paces Saxo Bank teammate Tony Martin on the climb to Verbier.

Kim Kirchen paces Saxo Bank teammate Tony Martin on the climb to Verbier. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador leaves the podium resplendent in yellow.

Alberto Contador leaves the podium resplendent in yellow. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) was unable to follow the attack of Alberto Contador (Astana).

Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) was unable to follow the attack of Alberto Contador (Astana). (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Brice Feillu (Agritubel) nears Verbier

Brice Feillu (Agritubel) nears Verbier (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Amets Txurruka (Euskatel-Euskadi) makes his way up the final climb

Amets Txurruka (Euskatel-Euskadi) makes his way up the final climb (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Swiss national champion, Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank),rode strongly in his home country

Swiss national champion, Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank),rode strongly in his home country (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Rabobank's Juan Antonio Flecha and Stef Clement accompany one another to the finish

Rabobank's Juan Antonio Flecha and Stef Clement accompany one another to the finish (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Who's the boss? Alberto Contador flexes his muscles as he crosses the line for his stage victory

Who's the boss? Alberto Contador flexes his muscles as he crosses the line for his stage victory (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana)

Alberto Contador (Astana) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The Luxembourger national champion couldn't pull Contador back

The Luxembourger national champion couldn't pull Contador back (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) rode strongly to finish ahead of Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream)

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) rode strongly to finish ahead of Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank) finishes ahead of Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream)

Frank Schleck (Saxo Bank) finishes ahead of Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Defending Tour champion, Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam), put up a brave fight but still lost time to some of his rivals

Defending Tour champion, Carlos Sastre (Cervelo TestTeam), put up a brave fight but still lost time to some of his rivals (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto)

Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Astana's Andreas Kloden crosses the line

Astana's Andreas Kloden crosses the line (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Andreas Kloden (Astana) pulled back 6 seconds on teammate, Lance Armstrong

Andreas Kloden (Astana) pulled back 6 seconds on teammate, Lance Armstrong (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Armstrong rolls across the finish line in Verbier

Armstrong rolls across the finish line in Verbier (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Lance Armstrong (Astana) looked spent at the finish

Lance Armstrong (Astana) looked spent at the finish (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) finishes stage 15

Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) finishes stage 15 (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) finally relinquishes his hold on yellow

Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) finally relinquishes his hold on yellow (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) collects his stage win

Alberto Contador (Astana) collects his stage win (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) with the Tour's newest podium attendant

Alberto Contador (Astana) with the Tour's newest podium attendant (Image credit: Sirotti)
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An exultant Alberto Contador (Astana) on the Tour de France podium

An exultant Alberto Contador (Astana) on the Tour de France podium (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) dons the yellow tunic

Alberto Contador (Astana) dons the yellow tunic (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Good to see you again. Alberto Contador (Astana) reaquaints himself with an old friend

Good to see you again. Alberto Contador (Astana) reaquaints himself with an old friend (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Lion: Check. Flowers: Check. Yellow jersey: Check

Lion: Check. Flowers: Check. Yellow jersey: Check (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) throws his customary "salute" in the yellow jersey

Alberto Contador (Astana) throws his customary "salute" in the yellow jersey (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) collects another spotty jumper

Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) collects another spotty jumper (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Second on the stage and a white jersey to boot for Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank)

Second on the stage and a white jersey to boot for Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Charley Wegelius (Silence-Lotto) continues past big crowds on the Verbier

Charley Wegelius (Silence-Lotto) continues past big crowds on the Verbier (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank)

Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Yaroslav Popovych (Astana) cuts a lonely figure as he ascends the Verbier

Yaroslav Popovych (Astana) cuts a lonely figure as he ascends the Verbier (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The peloton make their way up the Verbier

The peloton make their way up the Verbier (Image credit: Sirotti)
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A view of the peloton at the top of Verbier

A view of the peloton at the top of Verbier (Image credit: Sirotti)

Every pedal stroke Alberto Contador rode without company towards the stunning Swiss alpine finish of Verbier had a meaning. From the exact moment he attacked - 5.7 kilometres from the end of Sunday's 207.5-km 15th stage - to the time he crossed the line victorious, five hours, three minutes and 58 seconds after leaving Pontarlier, the 2007 Tour champion was making a series of statements.

One of those was to say that when he attacks on a climb, no one can go with him. We already learned that before on this Tour, on the seventh leg to Andorra Arcalis. Another is that he's the leader of Astana, no questions asked. And another is while he may appear nervous in his surroundings, polemics do not bother him on the bike.

There are many more meanings behind those majestic strokes of the pedals we witnessed Sunday. But the most important was Contador's last as he fired his imaginary pistol: I am the leader of the 2009 Tour de France, I will remain so, and if you try to dethrone me, I'll shoot you down.

"Today was a real liberation for me after all the pressure. I needed this one today," said Contador, the 26-year-old Spaniard finishing 43 seconds ahead of Andy Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) and 1:03 in front of Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas).

"Last night, my only dream was to have good legs. Even though I knew I was in good condition, I always have small doubts in my mind about my rivals. It's certainly not over - not over at all - but it's a nice step in the right direction. The toughest is still to come; there are many strong riders, and there's a long way to go," he said.

Three seconds behind the Italian Nibali, Schleck's older brother Fränk led home a group of three including Bradley Wiggins (Garmin-Slipstream) and Carlos Sastre (Cérvelo TestTeam) to place fourth. Runner-up for the past two years, Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) was next, 1:26 down in seventh place, followed by the Astana duo of Andréas Klöden and Lance Armstrong, 1:29 and 1:35 behind, and in tenth place was Kim Kirchen (Team Columbia-HTC), 1:55 behind Contador.

"I'm really happy to have the maillot jaune. Not because I beat Lance Armstrong, but because I beat all my rivals," Contador said, asked what it's like to beat his former idol-turned-teammate, and to now have Armstrong work for him. "It's an honour to have Lance Armstrong work for me. He's a great professional, and now, everyone in the team has to work for one goal."

A new, more solid top 10

Just under nine kilometres in length with an average gradient of 7.5 percent, the 1,468-metre, Cat.1 ascent to Verbier was not particularly long, steep, or high. Nevertheless, it has established a new pecking order at the 96th edition of La Grande Boucle with Contador leading the charge, 1:37 ahead of the next-best rider - seven-time Tour champion, Armstrong.

"Well, it was hard, everybody was at their limit," said Armstrong. "I definitely did suffer. It was very, very hard. I don't have the acceleration that Alberto or Andy [Schleck] has. I'm proud of him [Contador]; he rode great."

Perhaps the biggest surprise is the guy 11 seconds behind the Texan on the overall classification, Bradley Wiggins of Garmin-Slipstream. From Olympic glory in the individual and team pursuit at the Beijing Olympics 10 months ago - heavily specialised disciplines lasting just four kilometres - to a change in focus, mentality and physical prowess in order to take on the world's most arduous bike race, this year 3,459.5 kilometres long, the 29-year-old Brit sporting a pair of lamb-chop sideburns has undergone a brilliant transformation. Whether he can continue in this bold way, unafraid to attack his more established Grand Tour peers - or perhaps improve further still - we'll need another few mountains to find out.

"I know I am great shape, I just keep thinking that in my head," said Wiggins.

"Everyone keeps talking to me about what's ahead, but that does not help my concentration. I just go day-by-day. I have trained for this mentally as well as physically. How can you think three days ahead when you got two days before that? That is how you crack and cock things up," he said.

Klöden, fourth on the classement general, behaved on Sunday like Armstrong's lieutenant faithful. If Contador keeps going away on his own like he did to Verbier, it will be a role he'll need to get used to, in order to guarantee the American a place on the Paris podium in his comeback year. Fifth on GC at 2:26, Andy Schleck proved his mettle as the second-best climber so far in this Tour, the only rider to really go after Contador when he attacked. But Schleck's clearly not here for fifth - he came to win.

"He [Contador] will have some pressure in the next days and we will not give up until we are in Paris. It won't be a piece of cake for him," Schleck said. "Remember, he had the jersey in Paris-Nice and he lost it; the race will not be over until the Champs Élysées."

Others still within earshot

Sixth to tenth on the overall classification - previous race leader Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale), Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas), Tony Martin (Team Columbia-HTC), Christophe Le Mevel (Française des Jeux) and Fränk Schleck (Team Saxo Bank) - is between 2:30 and 3:25 behind Contador. Not at impossible odds of improving, but still, difficult to make up.

"In the last three kilometres, I used up every last bit of strength in my body and it worked out well in the end. I don't know what to make of it - I was going flat out and could not think. But I'm really happy because I have the legs and the condition," said Nibali, third on the stage and seventh overall.

Other names worth mentioning are: Sastre, 11th at 3:52; Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream), 12th at 3:59; Evans, 14th at 4:27; Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas), 16th at 4:40; Kim Kirchen (Team Columbia-HTC), 17th at 5:05; Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne), 18th at 5:27; Linus Gerdemann (Team Milram), 24th at 8:20; and Giro d'Italia champion Denis Menchov (Rabobank), 29th at 11:23.

Chilly beginning

It was just one degree Celsius for every hour of the day at the midday start in Pontarlier, a countryside town set in the heart of vast fir tree forest land. Before the peloton rolled out for its 207.5-kilometre journey to Verbier, Quick Step's Tom Boonen choosing not to start, a minute's silence was observed for the 61-year-old woman who died after colliding with a police motorbike during Saturday's 14th stage to Besançon.

Some forty kilometres in, David Moncoutié (Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne) took a flyer out of the peloton, got caught, and when Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) countered, the Frenchman and six others joined in for the ride, the names being: Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Fabian Cancellara (Team Saxo Bank), David Arroyo and José Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d'Epargne) and Pierrick Fedrigo (Bbox Bouygues Telecom).

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Slipstream), Christophe Kern and Amael Moinard (Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne) and Simon Spilak (Lampre-NGC) were the next four to bridge to make another even dozen, the same quantity of names as the day before. That was until Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi), David Millar (Garmin-Slipstream) and Tony Martin (Team Columbia-HTC) were next to make the transition, with 15 now in front.

Twenty-five kilometres later, Hesjedal attacked the break and after cresting the Côte de Prevonloup (km. 74) solo, the Canadian chose to sit up. When he was caught, only eight of his original companions joined him, Rabobank's Juan Antonio Flecha (Rabobank) the new addition to make a 10-man lead group. Of the 10, Astarloza was the best-placed on GC, at the start of the day 16th on the classement general and 3:02 behind overnight leader Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale).

With 85 kilometres covered, 3:10 was the gap between break and bunch as Astarloza became the maillot jaune virtuel, Armstrong having now removed his leg warmers a short time ago as Astana grew in numbers at the peloton's fore. Sixteenth overall at the start of the day, Vladimir Efimkin's abandon at the feed zone (km. 99.5) was a surprise, the Russian's crash a few days earlier obviously taken its toll.

At the foot of the day's penultimate climb, the Col des Mosses, the escape's advantage measured 3:37 after 123 kilometres, although their lead at one stage topped the four-and-a-half minute mark. The 13.8-kilometre ascent that averaged just four percent, last used in 2000 when Italian Massimiliano Lelli led over the 1,445-metre summit, proved a small obstacle for the lead group as Astarloza passed its zenith 3:23 ahead of the Astana/Garmin-Slipstream-led peloton.

Fifty kilometres out, having ridden past the UCI headquarters in Aigle, the leading 10 had improved their advantage, now 4:15 ahead. Back in the peloton, the electric-green jerseys of Liquigas had gathered to the fore for Kreuziger and Nibali, Astana also still there, eventually withering away the break's lead to 2:40 with 21 kilometres left to race. And in an attempt to stop the inevitable, Lampre's Spilak took flight.

Chased later by Astarloza of Euskaltel-Euskadi, Spilak began the 8.8-kilometre climb to Verbier with a 44-second lead to the Spaniard, the remains of the break a further 55 seconds back, and the peloton no more than a minute-and-a-half behind. Six kilometres from the line Andy Schleck looked ready to pounce, but Contador's acceleration 300 metres later beat him to it, and by the end, beat everyone else, never seen again. The younger Schleck was the only rider to try and bridge to Contador, but failed by 43 seconds.

"I had planned to attack four to five kilometres from the finish," said Contador, "but Saxo Bank worked really hard, so I decided to attack earlier because there was only four or five riders left in the group."

Best of the next chase group of four was Nibali, which also included Fränk Schleck, Wiggins and Sastre, the latter doing well to chase back on after he and Nocentini were dropped. Only four other riders finished within two minutes of Contador on the climb to Verbier: Evans, Klöden, Armstrong and Kirchen.

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Full results
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana5:03:58
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:43
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:01:03
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:01:06
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream
6Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:01:26
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:01:29
9Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:01:35
10Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:55
11Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:02:06
12Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:13
13Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha
14Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:02:23
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:32
16Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:33
17Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto
18Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:02:36
19Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
20José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
21Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:41
22Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
23Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux
24Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:02:52
25Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:03:14
26Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
27Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
28Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:17
29Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:24
30Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:03:36
31Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:43
32Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha
33Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam
34Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
35Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:54
36George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:04:06
37Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
38Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram
39Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
40Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:04:10
41Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
42Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:04:14
43Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:04:20
44Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:04:23
45Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:04:38
46Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:04:43
47Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:04:58
48Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:05:07
49David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC0:05:21
50Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:24
51Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha
52Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:30
53Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
54Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
55Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:49
56Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
57Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:05:52
58Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:22
59Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana
60Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
61Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
62Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
63Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux
64Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto
65Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:06:27
66Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:06:53
67Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
68Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:06:57
69Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:07:26
70Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC
71Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:41
72Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:07:56
73Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam
74Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano
75Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel
76Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam
77Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam
78Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha
79Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:08:22
80Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:08:39
81Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:11:31
82Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha0:12:11
83Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC
84Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
85Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank
86Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano
87Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
88Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
89Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
90Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
91Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano
92Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
93Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
94Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC
95Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto
96Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
97David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
98Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas
99Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto
100Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
101José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
102Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram
103David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream
104David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
105Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux
106Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram
107Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto
108Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
109Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:13:11
110Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC
111Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
112Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:13:15
113Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
114Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
115Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
116David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:13:35
117Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:14:13
118Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank
119Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:14:15
120Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
121Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:14:46
122Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana0:18:12
123Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam
124Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas
125Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC
126Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas
127Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step
128William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
129Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
130Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC
131Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana
132Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
133Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas
134Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step
135Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
136Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
137Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
138Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
139Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
140Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step
141Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam
142José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
143Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
144Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux
145Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha
146Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas
147Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
148Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream
149Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
150Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano
151Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC
152Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
153Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas
154Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam
155Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas
156Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:18:24
157Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC
158Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux
159Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:04
160Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step0:33:32
161Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux
162Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:45:43
DNFVladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
DNSTom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step

Points
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana20pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank17
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas15
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank13
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream12
6Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam10
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto9
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana8
9Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana7
10Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC6
11Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas5
12Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC4
13Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha3
14Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC2
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux1

Sprint 1 - Thierrens, km 56.5
1Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6pts
2Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4
3Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2

Sprint 2 - Martigny (N.9-E.27) , km 181.0
1Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6pts
2Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto4
3David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2

Mountain 1 - Côte du Rafour (Cat. 3) km 8.0
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas4pts
2Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2
4Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto1

Mountain 2 - Col des Etroits (Cat. 3) km 18.5
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas4pts
2Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step3
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2
4David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC1

Mountain 3 - Côte de La Carrière (Cat. 3) km 54.0
1Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4pts
2Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas3
3Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2
4José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1

Mountain 4 - Côte de Prévonloup (Cat. 3) km 74.0
1Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4pts
2Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3
3Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto2
4Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1

Mountain 5 - Col des Mosses (Cat. 2) km 135.0
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom10pts
2Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi9
3Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto8
4David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne7
5Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6
6José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5

Mountain 6 - Verbier (Cat. 1) km 207.5
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana30pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank26
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas22
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank18
5Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream16
6Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam14
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto12
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana10

Most aggressive rider
1Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC

Young riders
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank5:04:41
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:20
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:01:23
4Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:01:30
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:01:53
6Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:02:31
7Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:41
8Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:02:53
9Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:03:00
10Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:03:23
11Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:05:06
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:39
13Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto
14Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:10
15Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha0:06:43
16Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC
17Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:07:13
18Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:11:28
19Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
20Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano
21Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano
22Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram
23Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
24Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:12:28
25Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:13:32
26Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram0:14:03
27Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:17:29
28Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC
29Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
30Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha
31Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
32Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
33Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:17:41

Teams
1Astana15:14:58
2Team Saxo Bank0:02:51
3Team Columbia - HTC0:03:27
4Silence - Lotto0:03:47
5Cervelo TestTeam0:04:21
6Garmin - Slipstream0:05:06
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:53
8AG2R La Mondiale0:06:40
9Team Milram0:07:48
10Agritubel0:08:06
11Team Katusha0:08:16
12Francaise des Jeux0:08:31
13Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:08:41
14Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:11:04
15Liquigas0:12:16
16Caisse d’Epargne0:12:55
17Rabobank0:14:52
18Quick Step0:21:10
19Lampre - N.G.C0:21:54
20Skil-Shimano0:22:55

General classification after stage 15
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana63:17:56
2Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:01:37
3Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:46
4Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:02:17
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:26
6Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:30
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:02:51
8Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:03:07
9Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:09
10Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:03:25
11Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam0:03:52
12Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:03:59
13George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:04:05
14Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:04:27
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:04:38
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:04:40
17Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:05
18Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:27
19Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:37
20Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:56
21Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:06:33
22Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:07:04
23Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:07:58
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:08:20
25Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:08:37
26Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:08:42
27Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:02
28Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:10:30
29Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:11:23
30Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:12:04
31Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:12:06
32Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:12:10
33Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:12:25
34Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:13:17
35José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam0:15:02
36Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:15:32
37Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:15:48
38Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:41
39Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo TestTeam0:18:27
40Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:19:06
41David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:19:47
42Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:20:28
43Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:18
44Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:22:32
45Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:23:14
46Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:24:26
47Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:43
48Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:29:21
49Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:30:44
50Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:30:47
51Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank0:31:18
52Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:31:19
53Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:32:12
54Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:32:39
55Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:35:22
56Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:35:37
57Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:36:19
58Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:36:23
59David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:40:34
60Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:40:53
61Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:40:55
62Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:41:20
63José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:41:45
64Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:41:46
65Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:41:49
66Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:42:57
67Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:44:30
68Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:47:09
69Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:47:54
70Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:47:56
71Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:49:32
72Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel0:49:36
73Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas0:52:57
74David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC0:53:43
75Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:54:57
76Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:56:08
77Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:56:31
78Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:57:13
79Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam0:58:42
80Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:59:06
81David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:59:32
82Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:00:11
83Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:00:18
84Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:00:35
85Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:02:26
86Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:03:05
87David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:03:43
88Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto1:04:10
89Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:05:05
90Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step1:06:08
91Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1:07:07
92José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
93Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:08:49
94Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank1:08:58
95Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank1:09:00
96Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha1:09:40
97Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:09:54
98Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:10:31
99Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam1:12:27
100Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank1:13:42
101Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha1:13:51
102Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
103Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas1:14:19
104Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:14:41
105Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:15:54
106Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step1:17:40
107Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux1:18:03
108Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo TestTeam1:22:38
109Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:24:19
110Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:25:19
111Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram1:26:08
112Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:26:29
113Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1:26:51
114Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas1:30:57
115Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas1:31:28
116Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1:32:03
117Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:32:44
118Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:33:18
119Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:34:29
120Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC1:35:29
121Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1:36:19
122Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1:36:41
123Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux1:39:08
124Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:39:25
125Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:39:57
126Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano1:40:51
127Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:41:53
128Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream1:42:22
129Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano1:42:28
130Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:42:32
131Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC1:43:08
132Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:43:46
133Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram1:45:25
134Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux1:46:20
135Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram1:46:21
136Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana1:47:03
137Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:48:16
138Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:48:20
139Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC1:49:01
140Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam1:49:11
141Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:49:35
142Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC1:51:40
143Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:53:03
144Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:53:41
145Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:53:51
146Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:54:39
147Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:57:03
148Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas1:57:13
149Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:57:42
150Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1:58:11
151Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC1:58:38
152Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:58:50
153Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:59:02
154William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:59:43
155Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:59:56
156Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana2:00:02
157Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:01:32
158Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2:01:39
159Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam2:04:30
160Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step2:10:50
161Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux2:23:37
162Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano3:02:10

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
11Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana65
12Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne64
13George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC63
14Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step57
15Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank55
16William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom54
17Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC53
18Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas52
19Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream50
20Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana48
21Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam48
22Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi48
23Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux48
24Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano48
25Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom47
26Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC47
27Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano47
28Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne46
29Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank46
30Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step46
31Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha44
32Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto43
33Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel41
34Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41
35Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo TestTeam38
36Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38
37Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano37
38Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram37
39Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom36
40Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank35
41Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano34
42Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha34
43Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel31
44Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale31
45Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30
46Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30
47Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30
48Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne29
49Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas29
50Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC29
51Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom29
52Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel28
53Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux28
54Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC27
55Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha27
56Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC26
57Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana26
58Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank26
59Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana26
60Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi26
61Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano26
62Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux25
63Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne25
64Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas25
65Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne24
66Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream24
67Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram24
68Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux23
69José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne22
70Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC22
71Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram21
72Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20
73Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram19
74Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC18
75Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano18
76Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi17
77Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram17
78Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step17
79Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto16
80Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank14
81Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC14
82Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas14
83Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14
84Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank14
85Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto13
86Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto13
87Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux12
88Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank11
89Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step11
90David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream10
91Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux10
92Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam10
93Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram10
94Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom9
95Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream8
96Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel8
97Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC7
98Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo TestTeam7
99Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel6
100Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6
101Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank6
102Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha5
103Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha5
104Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne5
105Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5
106Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto4
107Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4
108Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4
109Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank4
110Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha4
111Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas4
112Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step3
113Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto3
114Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano3
115Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3
116Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana2
117David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2
118Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2
119David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC2
120Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1
121Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC-25

Mountains classification
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas109pts
2Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi101
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom65
4Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel64
5Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne63
6Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi56
7Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step56
8Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana52
9Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale46
10Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam45
11Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux43
12Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41
13David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38
14Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank36
15Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale34
16Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas32
17Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram32
18Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto31
19Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto31
20Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom31
21Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank26
22Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26
23José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26
24Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi24
25Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank23
26Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step23
27George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC21
28Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha17
29Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream17
30Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank17
31Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas17
32Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne14
33Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo TestTeam14
34Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom14
35Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana14
36Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank13
37Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana12
38David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream11
39Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank11
40Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana10
41Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10
42Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux9
43David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream9
44Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano7
45Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC6
46Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas6
47Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano6
48Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux6
49Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana6
50Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank6
51Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6
52Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5
53Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto5
54Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC5
55Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5
56Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5
57Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4
58Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4
59Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank4
60Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel4
61Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram4
62Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano4
63Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4
64Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha3
65Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel3
66Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram3
67Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux3
68Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha2
69Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2
70Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1
71Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel1
72Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1
73David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC1
74Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1
75Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1

Young riders classification
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank63:20:22
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:25
3Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:41
4Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:02:14
5Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:04:38
6Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:05:32
7Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:09:40
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:10:51
9Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:15
10Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:20:06
11Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:38:29
12Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram0:45:30
13Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:47:06
14Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo TestTeam0:54:05
15Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:54:47
16Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:02:39
17Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:11:25
18Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:30:18
19Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:30:52
20Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC1:33:03
21Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1:34:15
22Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano1:38:25
23Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:39:27
24Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram1:42:59
25Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:45:50
26Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha1:45:54
27Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC1:46:35
28Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:50:37
29Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:51:15
30Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas1:54:47
31Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram1:57:30
32Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:59:06
33Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream1:59:13

Teams classification
1Astana188:22:49
2AG2R La Mondiale0:01:17
3Team Saxo Bank0:02:14
4Team Milram0:02:41
5Team Columbia - HTC0:02:49
6Garmin - Slipstream0:05:39
7Cervelo TestTeam0:08:28
8Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:15
9Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:11:46
10Francaise des Jeux0:16:07
11Liquigas0:17:58
12Rabobank0:26:00
13Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:26:03
14Silence - Lotto0:26:59
15Team Katusha0:30:18
16Caisse d’Epargne0:33:35
17Agritubel0:37:59
18Quick Step1:11:00
19Lampre - N.G.C2:06:01
20Skil-Shimano3:38:43

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