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Astarloza top dog in Bourg-Saint-Maurice

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Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins the stage as the Tour returns to France.

Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins the stage as the Tour returns to France. (Image credit: AFP)
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Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins stage 16

Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins stage 16 (Image credit: AFP)
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Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) on the podium after his stage win.

Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) on the podium after his stage win. (Image credit: AFP)
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Yukiya Arashiro is enjoying the Tour de France.

Yukiya Arashiro is enjoying the Tour de France. (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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Lance Armstrong is escorted to the start line.

Lance Armstrong is escorted to the start line. (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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The jersey holders get a front row place at the start.

The jersey holders get a front row place at the start. (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins stage 16.

Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins stage 16. (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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Alberto Contador (Astana)

Alberto Contador (Astana) (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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Alberto Contador (Astana)

Alberto Contador (Astana) (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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Jurgen Van de Broeck (Silence-Lotto) leads the breakaway.

Jurgen Van de Broeck (Silence-Lotto) leads the breakaway. (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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The lead group crests the Petit Bernard

The lead group crests the Petit Bernard (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins stage 16 of the 2009 Tour de France.

Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins stage 16 of the 2009 Tour de France. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins stage 16 of the 2009 Tour de France.

Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) wins stage 16 of the 2009 Tour de France. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom)

Pierrick Fedrigo (Bouygues Telecom) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Nicolas Roche (AG2R) finished in the breakaway on stage 16.

Nicolas Roche (AG2R) finished in the breakaway on stage 16. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas)

Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) extended his lead in the mountains classification.

Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) extended his lead in the mountains classification. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The yellow jersey group comes in less than a minute down.

The yellow jersey group comes in less than a minute down. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) finishes stage 16.

Alberto Contador (Astana) finishes stage 16. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador finished in the main group.

Alberto Contador finished in the main group. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) easily held onto yellow.

Alberto Contador (Astana) easily held onto yellow. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Lance Armstrong (Astana) comes across the line after stage 16.

Lance Armstrong (Astana) comes across the line after stage 16. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) steps onto the podium after stage 16.

Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) steps onto the podium after stage 16. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Mikel Astarloza delights on the stage 16 podium.

Mikel Astarloza delights on the stage 16 podium. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) in yellow after stage 16.

Alberto Contador (Astana) in yellow after stage 16. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) in yellow after stage 16.

Alberto Contador (Astana) in yellow after stage 16. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel Euskadi) wins

Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel Euskadi) wins (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Stage winner Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel Euskadi)

Stage winner Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel Euskadi) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) finishes stage 16.

Alberto Contador (Astana) finishes stage 16. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas)

Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador (Astana)

Alberto Contador (Astana) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Alberto Contador (Astana) in yellow on the podium.

Alberto Contador (Astana) in yellow on the podium. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Tour de France leader Alberto Contador (Astana)

Tour de France leader Alberto Contador (Astana) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Yellow jersey wearer Alberto Contador kept his lead.

Yellow jersey wearer Alberto Contador kept his lead. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) climbs in a small group.

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) climbs in a small group. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The Petit Saint Bernard pass was one of two big climbs in stage 16.

The Petit Saint Bernard pass was one of two big climbs in stage 16. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Lance Armstrong (Astana) takes a turn at the front.

Lance Armstrong (Astana) takes a turn at the front. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Is it the pope? Or maybe just another fan.

Is it the pope? Or maybe just another fan. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Lance Armstrong (Astana) leads teammate Alberto Contador.

Lance Armstrong (Astana) leads teammate Alberto Contador. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas)

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

At the 2009 Tour de France, the art of the breakaway is being mastered by men of strength and courage.

In recent Tour history, rarely have there been so many successful escape attempts. With our without the controversial team radios, such men, when they attack, do not care how outnumbered they are or how remote the possibility of victory may be. They simply attack because it's in their nature, it's in their blood. It's the only thing they know how to do.

On the first of two giant mountains both named Bernard,  Mikel Astarloza felt his name being called.

Mountains classification leader Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) and Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) were some way ahead, but the Euskatel-Euskadi rider, along with fifteen other chasers, chose to persist. Sixty kilometres from the finish their effort was rewarded, where they met with the lead duo to form a front group of 18.

The rather dubiously-named Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard, a 22.6-km category 1 ascent that rose 2,188-metres-high, gradually withered the 18-man break to four by its summit – Pellizotti, Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Amael Moinard (Cofidis) and Astarloza.

Hurtling down the 31-km descent to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, a town at the foot of some of the world's most acclaimed ski fields and situated at the gateway to the Haute-Tarentaise and the Mont Blanc, Astarloza, a gangly 29-year-old from Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country, began to do a quick calculation.

"I really like math," Astarloza told Cyclingnews, "so it was an easy calculation: I had a 25-percent chance of victory today. When the odds are that good, you really have to go for it."

Two Tours de France ago in 2007, he finished ninth overall to compatriot Alberto Contador, the current race leader. For him, that was a dream run. But without a big victory for some time – if our records are correct, his last win of significance was the 2003 Tour Down Under – he came to La Grande Boucle vying for stage honours.

For two-and-a-half weeks, he had bided his time. The moment was now his.

2.8 kilometres from the line, Moinard was first to attack. Just as he was caught, Astarloza put in a power-packed surge down the left-side of the Rue de la Libération, and when he did so, he was free.

By God, did he feel liberated!

Punching the air so many times you’d think he’d dislocate his shoulder, the boy from the Basque country on a Basque team was immersed in delight. Six seconds later, Sandy Casar (Française des Jeux), part of a four-man chase group that tacked on after Astarloza launched his winning move, sprinted home to earn his sixth second place at the Tour ahead of Nicolas Roche (Ag2r La Mondiale) and Pierrick Fedrigo (BBOX Bouygues Telecom).

"I have a lot of victories, but this one is amazing – it's certainly the biggest moment of my career," Astarloza told Cyclingnews. And by virtue of his stage win, he leapfrogged eight spots to now sit 11th overall, 4:38 behind overnight leader Alberto Contador of Astana, who had little difficulty to finish tenth on the stage among a star-studded group of 16 riders, 59 seconds behind Astarloza.

"There's a long tradition of rowing in my village," said Astarloza. "My father was a rower and I wanted to be one, but my Dad told me it was too difficult, so I decided to take up cycling, and that came from my mother's side – my [maternal] grandfather was a cyclist, and I had cousins who were cyclists."

Grinned the dark-haired Basque, "I think I made the right decision."

Except for two names, the leader board's top 10 remained largely unchanged: Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale, previously sixth) and Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC, previously eighth) both had bad days and are now out of contention at 14th and 34th overall, respectively. Carlos Sastre (Cérvelo TestTeam) and Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) slotted into the top 10 by consequence.

Asked if the rumours are true that he's set to leave Astana by the year's end, Contador replied: "That's the first time I've heard of it. For the moment, I'm focused on the Tour. There's five difficult days to go. I'll start thinking about my future after Paris."

Finally, we saw the Lance of old

After 15 stages where just about everyone who's anyone has tried to ascertain just how far off Lance Armstrong is from his 1999-2005 self, perhaps the Texan's performance on the Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard has given the best indication so far.

He was missing from the groupe maillot jaune when Andy Schleck's dance of the devil around 8.5 kilometres from the summit dropped all but five riders. But just under two kilometres later, Armstrong put in a move that Kim Kirchen (Columbia-HTC) and Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Slipstream) at first managed to follow, though moments later couldn't.

Just over the crest of the Petit-Saint-Bernard, Armstrong gave one last out-of-the-saddle push to bridge to the group containing Contador. And even though the groupe maillot jaune grew in size to number 16 by the finish, the seven-time Tour champion concedes those petit, vicious, accelerations – of which we haven't seen the likes of for four years – were indeed significant as both an indicator of form and morale.

"Two days ago was certainly not my best day. I made some changes to my bike, to the position; I felt more comfortable on the bike. I felt like I was spinning more efficiently," said Armstrong.

"The quick accelerations to see if anyone is there, and then just ride a little tempo and accelerate again – that is stuff I would have done before. If I go back and look at the tapes of Verbier [Stage 15], I can tell that I was just a fish out of water. Again, tomorrow [Wednesday, Stage 17 to Le Grand-Bornand] is the real one," he said.

Did Contador find Armstrong's presence in the yellow jersey group useful?

"I value very much what he did today. He made a great effort to come up to the group, but in the end I didn't need him," said Contador.

Pellizotti clearly a man of the mountains

While the points classification's top three saw no change courtesy of the early breakaway, Liquigas' Franco Pellizotti is proving to be the consistent grimpeur par excellence. He now enjoys an almost-unbeatable lead in the mountains classification with a 159-point total.

Ever-aggressive, the Italian's ability to make the day's break and stay there for the long haul shows he's in good touch, while former polka-dot wearer and second on the classification, Egoi Martinez of Euskatel-Euskadi, is clearly waning, his widening deficit – now trailing by a massive 58 points – is proof of that.

"I preferred not to race for the [overall] classification; it would have been too difficult and I could have only achieved a top five. I preferred to aim for this jersey and I hope to take it all the way to Paris. Taking it to Paris is the same as a top five finish for me," said Pellizotti.

"Tomorrow there's some really hard climbs. I would like to go in an escape but the last two climbs, [Col de] Romme and Colombière, will be stomping grounds for the [general] classification riders."

The Tale of Big and Small Bernard

With new race leader Contador draped in yellow, the peloton set off at 5 to 1 Tuesday afternoon from Martigny, a small Gallo-Roman town with a rich historical past, also the cultural capital of the Valais region.

The bunch had just five kilometres of flat roads before beginning their ascent of the hors catégorie Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard; at 2,473 metres above sea level, the "roof" of this year's Tour.

Providing a natural platform for an attack, there were more than a few willing to get a head-start on the day's mountainous affairs. It took all of five kilometres before a sizeable posse of 17 broke clear.

Pellizotti, Aleksandr Kuschinsky (Liquigas), Jose Angel Gomez Marchante, Heinrich Haussler, Hayden Roulston (Cervélo TestTeam), Van den Broeck (Silence Lotto), Jens Voigt, Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank), Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank), Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Slipstream), Egoi Martinez, Gorka Verdugo (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Sandy Casar (Française des Jeux), David Moncoutie (Cofidis), Pierrick Fedrigo, Pierre Rolland (Bouygues Telecom), Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d'Epargne), Maxime Bouet (Agritubel), Peter Velits (Milram), and Simon Geschke (Skil-Shimano) gained a two minute advantage just 16km in.

A quarter-hour later, still on the first-third of the Grand-Saint-Bernard, Pellizotti attacked, taking a flying Karpets with him along with Martinez, but 22km in, the Spaniard found he was unable to hang on. At the start of the day, eight points separated Pellizotti and Martinez in the polka-dot classification, so the Italian had reason to go forward with the Russian.

Pellizotti led Karpets up and over the roof, extending his mountains lead over Martinez and picking up 5,000 Euros for being the first rider to cross the highest point of this year's Tour – also known as the ‘Souvenir Henri Desgrange'. 1:14 behind was a group of 16 chasers, the groupe maillot jaune 2:03 back.

Astana truck gets a going-over; now the Petit-Bernard

Four minutes flat of the peloton after 62km, the lead duo widened their advantage to another minute more some 30 kilometres later. Around the same time, the Cyclingnews car passed the Swiss-Franco border on the off-course route, and saw a bunch of border-patrol police rustling through the Astana truck; a search that took three hours but lead to nothing irregular being found.

Heading towards the base of the second climb, the Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard, GC contender Andy Schleck and suffered what must have been his fourth puncture of the Tour. He was duly paced back to the fold by Aussie Classics star, Stuart O'Grady. The peloton, meanwhile, four-and-a-half minutes in arrears, had passed the Arvier, home of inaugural Tour de France champion, Marice Garin.

Sixty clicks from the finish in Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Pellizotti and Karpets were caught by a 16-man chase group, the other names being: Gomez Marchante (Cervelo Test Team), Van Den Broeck (Silence-Lotto), Voigt (Saxo Bank), Ten Dam (Rabobank), Verdugo, Astarloza, Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Casar (Française des Jeux), Fedrigo, Laurent Lefeve (Bouygues Telecom), Velits (Milram), Moinard (Cofidis), Nicolas Vogondy (Agritubel), Yury Trofimov (Bbox Bouygues Telecom), and Roche and Stephane Goubert (AG2R).

By the crest of the Petit-Saint-Bernard, also signalling 31 kilometres to go, the lead 18 had thinned considerably, to the point where Pellizotti led just three other men – Van Den Broeck, Astarloza and Moinard – over the top.

Behind them, five men, Marchante, Goubert, Roche, Casar and Fedrigo, struggled to remain clear of a 31-man groupe maillot jaune as the remainder of the break littered the mountain side.

That large peloton became just seven-strong when Schleck's scintillating attack could only be matched by Contador, Wiggins, Nibali, Klöden and Andy's brother Frank. They were joined soon by Voigt, who sat up from the break to help his team leader.

Two kilometres after Schleck the younger went, Armstrong chose to bridge alone, taking Kim Kirchen and Christian Vande Velde with him but only temporarily. When the Texan went again, it was as if out of a scene from the Armstrong of old, remarkably finding his way across to make a chase group of seven, 2:06 behind the lead quartet.

"We said were going to try to attack," said Schleck. "I don't think anyone in the media should be surprised by it, everyone knew it. If there is a chance, we have to take it."

Down, down, down…

Down to Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Astarloza and Pellizotti were the superior descenders but were unable to sufficiently distance themselves from Van Den Broeck and Moinard.

15 seconds behind, the chasing quartet had lost Marchante to a crash on the descent and were 1:10 ahead of the groupe maillot jaune, which had grown to 19 men with 10km to go.  Behind, Voigt had crashed badly and was carted to hospital in a concussed state.

Four kilometres out, the groupe maillot jaune was just over a minute behind. Clearly, Tuesday’s victor would emanate from the former group. A kilometre after, Moinard was the first to play his hand, but no more than 500 metres later, Astarloza’s counter was the one that stuck, finishing six seconds clear of Casar and 59 seconds ahead of the groupe maillot jaune, led home by Christophe Moreau (Agritubel).

For images of stage 17 click here


Full Results
1Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4:14:20
2Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:06
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto
6Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
7Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:00:11
8Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
9Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:00:59
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana
11Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas
12Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana
13Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream
14Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana
15Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
16Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
17Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
19Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
20Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
21Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC
22Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
23Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
24Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
25Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha
26Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
27David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:14
28Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:03:16
29José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
30Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:55
31Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
32Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
33Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
34Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram
35Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha
36Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
37David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC
38Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
39Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
40Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC
41Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana
42Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
43Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha
44Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux
45Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
46Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto
47Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana
48Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step
49Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team
50Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram
51Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha
52Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step
53Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto
54Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel
55Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
56Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
57Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana
58Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
59Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:10:28
60José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:42
61Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
62Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
63Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto
64Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel
65Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto
66Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel
67Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel
68George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC
69Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
70Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
71Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
72Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC
73Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
74David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
75Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:12:31
76Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:15:25
77Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:40
78Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
79Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
80José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
81Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
82David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
83Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
84Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram
85Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
86Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram
87Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto
88David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:20:39
89Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream
90Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream
91Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
92Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:24:15
93Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC
94Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank
95Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC
96Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano
97Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step
98Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank
99Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha
100Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
101Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
102Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
103Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha
104Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC
105Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
106Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto
107Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team
108Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas
109Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
110Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank
111Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
112Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step
113Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana
114Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC
115Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana
116William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
117Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
118Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
119Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank
120Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas
121Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux
122Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux
123Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas
124Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux
125Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team
126Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
127Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
128Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team
129Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne
130Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
131Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano
132Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:25:33
133Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas
134Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
135Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
136Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano
137Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
138Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
139Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
140Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto
141Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
142Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano
143Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano
144Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano
145Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank
146Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
147Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC
148Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream
149Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:27:36
150Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC
151Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step
152Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
153Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
154Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux
155Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
156Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
157Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
158Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC
159Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC
160Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano
161Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:34:43
DNFJens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank

1Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi20pts
2Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux17
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom15
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale13
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto12
6Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10
7Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas9
8Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8
9Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel7
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana6
11Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas5
12Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana4
13Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream3
14Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana2
15Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne1

Sprint 1 - Sarre, km. 78.5
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas6pts
2Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha4
3Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2

Sprint 2 - Pre-Saint-Didier, km. 106.0
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale6pts
2Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel4
3Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2

Mountain 1 - Col du Grand-Saint-Bernard (HC) km. 40.5
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas20pts
2Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha18
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom16
4Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux14
5Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12
6Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank10
7Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8
8Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram7
9Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank6
10Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5

Mountain 2 - Col du Petit-Saint-Bernard (Cat. 1) km. 128.0
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas30pts
2Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto26
3Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi22
4Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne18
5Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom16
6Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux14
7Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12
8José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo Test Team10

Young riders
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale4:14:26
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:53
3Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
4Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
6Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
7Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC0:03:49
8Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
9Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram
10Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel
11Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:10:22
12Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:10:36
13Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:34
15Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
16Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom
17Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
18Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram
19Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha0:24:09
20Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC
21Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha
22Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC
23Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano
24Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:25:27
25Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram
26Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano
27Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team
28Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto
29Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream
30Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano
31Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:27:30
32Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram
33Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano

Most aggressive rider
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas

1Bbox Bouygues Telecom12:45:04
4Garmin - Slipstream0:01:08
5AG2R La Mondiale0:02:08
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:50
7Francaise Des Jeux0:02:56
8Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:05:52
9Silence - Lotto
10Cervelo Test Team0:06:06
11Team Katusha0:06:45
12Caisse d'Epargne
14Team Milram0:09:41
15Team Saxo Bank0:10:22
16Lampre - N.G.C0:16:28
17Team Columbia - HTC0:26:17
19Quick Step0:30:01

General classification after stage 16
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana67:33:15
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
6Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:02:51
7Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:09
8Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:03:25
9Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:03:52
10Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:03:59
11Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:38
12Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:04:40
13Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC0:05:05
14Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:26
15Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:05:40
16Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:56
17Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:07:23
18Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:08:23
19Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:14
20Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:10:00
21Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:10:54
22Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:11:11
23Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:11:16
24Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:11:33
25Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:13:26
26George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:13:48
27Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:15:06
28Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:15:21
29Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:16:13
30Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:48
31José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:17:19
32Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:18:25
33Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:18:44
34Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:18:48
35Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:21:23
36Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:21:35
37Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:22:02
38Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:22:32
39Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux0:23:24
40Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:23:38
41Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:27:04
42Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank
43Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:39
44Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:27:54
45Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:30:44
46Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:32:12
47Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:32:17
48Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:32:57
49Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:33:04
50David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:35:28
51Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:38:33
52Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:39:19
53Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:40:55
54Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:41:02
55Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:41:49
56Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:43:37
57Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:44:16
58Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:44:34
59Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto0:44:42
60Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel0:50:05
61Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:50:50
62Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:51:23
63Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:52:40
64Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:55:15
65Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:55:55
66Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream0:55:59
67David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC0:56:39
68José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:57:26
69Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:59:15
70Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel0:59:19
71David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:59:47
72David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream1:00:14
73Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:03:07
74Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram1:03:37
75Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank1:04:09
76Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel1:08:49
77Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha1:12:36
78Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:12:54
79David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:13:26
80Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto1:13:53
81Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team1:15:23
82Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas1:16:13
83José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1:16:50
84Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:18:13
85Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:18:50
86Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:20:14
87Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:21:05
88Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team1:21:58
89Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:23:34
90Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank1:24:39
91Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:24:52
92Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC1:25:42
93Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:27:12
94Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step1:29:24
95Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:29:42
96Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:29:59
97Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1:31:41
98Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:32:05
99Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank1:32:16
100Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:33:10
101Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:34:02
102Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha1:37:07
103Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas1:37:35
104Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:37:57
105Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank1:38:16
106Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC1:38:25
107Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step1:40:56
108Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux1:41:19
109Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas1:45:23
110Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team1:45:54
111Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:48:25
112Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank1:49:45
113Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:49:53
114Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1:50:07
115Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram1:50:42
116Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas1:54:44
117Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne1:55:19
118Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:56:34
119Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano1:57:45
120Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1:59:35
121Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto2:01:15
122Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram2:02:02
123Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream
124Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux2:02:24
125Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:02:41
126Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto2:04:22
127Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:04:31
128Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:05:09
129Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano2:05:25
130Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano2:07:02
131Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2:07:06
132Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:08:20
133Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:08:44
134Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux2:09:36
135Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC2:09:45
136Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram2:09:59
137Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana2:10:19
138Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:11:32
139Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha2:11:56
140Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team2:12:27
141Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2:12:51
142Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC2:15:38
143Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2:17:22
144Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC2:18:17
145Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano2:20:18
146Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:20:19
147Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:20:28
148Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas2:21:47
149Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:22:06
150William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:22:59
151Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana2:23:18
152Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:23:36
153Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:24:48
154Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC
155Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC2:25:15
156Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2:26:13
157Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram2:26:53
158Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team2:27:46
159Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step2:37:27
160Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux2:50:14
161Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano3:35:54

Points classification
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team218pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC200
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne126
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram122
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream110
6Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale100
7Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank97
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas96
9Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale74
10Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana67
11Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha66
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
16Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana54
17William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom54
18Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream53
19Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC53
20Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas52
21Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom51
22Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team48
23Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi48
24Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux48
25Kenny Robert van Hummel (Ned) Skil-Shimano48
26Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom47
27Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC47
28Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano47
29Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne46
30Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank46
31Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step46
32Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha44
33Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto43
34Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux42
35Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel41
36Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41
37Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team38
38Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38
39Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi37
40Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano37
41Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram37
42Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank35
43Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas34
44Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano34
45Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha34
46Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel31
47Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale31
48Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30
49Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana30
50Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30
51Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30
52Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne29
53Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC29
54Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom29
55Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel28
56Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux28
57Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC27
58Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha27
59Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC26
60Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank26
61Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana26
62Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi26
63Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano26
64Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne25
65Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas25
66Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne24
67Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream24
68Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram24
69Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux23
70José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne22
71Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC22
72Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram21
73Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20
74Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram19
75Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC18
76Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano18
77Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram17
78Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step17
79Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto16
80Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne16
81Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto16
82Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank14
83Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC14
84Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas14
85Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14
86Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank14
87Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel13
88Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto13
89Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto13
90Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux12
91Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank11
92Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step11
93David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream10
94Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux10
95Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team10
96Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram10
97Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha9
98Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom9
99Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream8
100Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8
101Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel8
102Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC7
103Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team7
104Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank6
105Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha5
106Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne5
107Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5
108Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel4
109Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4
110Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4
111Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4
112Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank4
113Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha4
114Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas4
115Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step3
116Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto3
117Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano3
118Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3
119Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana2
120David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2
121Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2
122David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC2
123Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne1
124Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC1
125Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC-25

Mountains classification
1Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas159pts
2Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi101
3Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom97
4Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi86
5Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux71
6Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel64
7Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne63
8Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto57
9Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step56
10Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana52
11Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale46
12Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team45
13Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41
14David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38
15Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank36
16Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale34
17Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas32
18Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram32
19Cadel Evans (Aus) 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
25Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne24
26Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank23
27Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank23
28Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step23
29George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC21
30Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank21
31Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha18
32Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha17
33Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream17
34Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17
35Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas17
36Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne14
37Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team14
38Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom14
39Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana14
40Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank13
41Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana12
42Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12
43David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream11
44Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana10
45José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervelo Test Team10
46Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne10
47Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux9
48David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream9
49Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano7
50Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram7
51Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC6
52Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas6
53Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano6
54Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux6
55Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana6
56Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank6
57Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom5
58Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto5
59Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC5
60Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5
61Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5
62Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4
63Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream4
64Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank4
65Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel4
66Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram4
67Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano4
68Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne4
69Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha3
70Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel3
71Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram3
72Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux3
73Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha2
74Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2
75Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1
76Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel1
77Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1
78David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC1
79Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream1
80Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank1

Young rider classification
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank67:35:41
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:25
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:02:14
4Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:07:34
5Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:08:28
6Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:13:47
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:22
8Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:16:22
9Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:19:09
10Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:20:06
11Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne0:38:29
12Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:56:49
13Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram1:01:11
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:10:28
15Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team1:18:39
16Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto1:21:08
17Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano1:27:33
18Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC1:35:59
19Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha1:45:59
20Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha1:54:08
21Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1:58:49
22Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:02:43
23Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano2:02:59
24Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom2:06:18
25Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram2:07:33
26Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:09:06
27Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha2:09:30
28Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC2:13:12
29Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano2:17:52
30Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas2:19:21
31Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:22:22
32Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2:23:47
33Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram2:24:27

Teams classification
2AG2R La Mondiale0:02:32
3Garmin - Slipstream0:05:54
4Team Milram0:11:29
5Team Saxo Bank0:11:43
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:12
7Cervelo Test Team0:13:41
8Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:16:45
10Francaise Des Jeux0:18:10
11Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:25:10
12Team Columbia - HTC0:28:13
13Silence - Lotto0:31:58
14Team Katusha0:36:10
15Caisse d'Epargne0:39:27
18Quick Step1:40:08
19Lampre - N.G.C2:21:36


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