Garate grabs emphatic Ventoux victory

It was a fantastic idea; to have the penultimate stage of the Tour de France finish on one of the greatest-ever climbs. For race director Christian Prudhomme, the dream was for Mont Ventoux to be the deciding moment of the 2009 Tour.

There were two factors that prevented Prudhomme from realising that dream. One was the interminable strength of Alberto Contador (Astana), who has just 164 kilometres left to ride before he captures his second Tour de France crown Sunday in Paris. The other was the dream of another man, the night before Saturday's 20th stage of La Grande Boucle to "The Giant of Provence" - the dream of a 33-year-old Spaniard from Rabobank named Juan Manuel Garate.

Away in a 16-man break since the third kilometre, Garate bided his time until the lower slopes of the bald-headed mountain. Early on, he had just Tony Martin (Columbia-HTC) and Christophe Riblon (AG2R La Mondiale) for company with less than five minutes separating the trio from the groupe maillot jaune 20 kilometres from the finish. After a short dig by Garate, the three decided to work together in search of the impossible.

Past the verdant tree line, Riblon had gone, leaving just Garate and Martin to ascend the six kilometres of lunar landscape, the last five straight uphill and over 1,400 metres. As the road twisted towards the summit, the German from Columbia-HTC doggedly hung on to the better-credentialed climber, nine years his senior. But as the line approached on this incessant, dog-of-a-climb, Garate gave it one last push, and it proved enough to grant him the best win of his career.

"I dreamt of this moment last night, and to have it come true today - it's amazing," said Garate, who crossed the line three seconds ahead of Martin to salvage an otherwise lacklustre Tour for his Rabobank team.

Nine years after Frenchman Richard Virenque last won atop Ventoux in the 2002 Tour de France, does Garate realise he's the first Spaniard to triumph on this famed hill? "That's news to me," he said, his smile revealing he was more than happy to receive the surprise honour. "I've won stages of the Vuelta, the Giro, but this is really something - the best."

Against Contador, Andy's all not nearly enough

Like they did on the 17th stage to Le Grand-Bornand, the Schleck brothers - particularly Andy - gave everything they had on the ugly duckling of mountains that stands alone in the middle of Provence.

But Contador, with a massive four-minute advantange on Andy Schleck at the start of the day, had only to defend his enviable led. Annoyingly for the Luxembourger in his final throw of the dice, the Spaniard stuck like a piece of old chewing gum on his shoe, almost but never quite getting rid of  Contador. It's been like that whenever the younger Schleck's attacked, as it was all Contador had to do. And while it wasn't the outcome fans were hoping for, the result was indicative of the past week's happenings, as Schleck and Contador finished together in third and fourth, 38 seconds adrift of stage winner Garate.

"Andy [Schleck] really made me suffer a lot. He didn't make any mistakes. I made the difference in the time trials," said Contador, who wore a far more relieved expression after Saturday's stage.

Asked about teammates Lance Armstrong's objectives versus his own, Contador said, "I had elements against me but I worked on that, I built on that, and eventually achieved my goal. It was tough to cope with because we both wanted to win the race, and that just doesn't make sense, to have two guys who want to win the overall. But I prepared for that, and I prepared a difficult Tour, and it paid off."

Still, he will be happy to have Armstrong and Andy Schleck by his side in the final presentation. "When you win in Paris, you like to have great champions by your side, and the photo in Paris will be historical," Contador said.

While the wind didn't blow as strongly as predicted, topping out with a 41 kilometre-per-hour Mistral headwind at the top, it did annul attacks to a degree, discouraging any changes of significance on the general classification. Still, within the top ten, Fränk Schleck and Andréas Klöden (Astana) swapped their fifth and sixth places; Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas) moved from 12th to 9th; and Christophe Le Mevel (Française des Jeux) dropped a spot to 10th.

"I tried everything today. I've said before that I didn't want to go to Paris and say I haven't tried everything to win the race," said Andy Schleck.

"There were some objectives today. Firstly, to defend my second place and then maybe to move Fränk onto the podium, like he was before the [Annecy] time trial. Unfortunately, we didn't succeed with that second objective, but that's not a big disappointment. We said this morning that everything that comes from here on in is a bonus. We've had a fantastic Tour, and if someone had told me in Monaco that I would be standing here second overall on the Ventoux, I'd have bitten their hand off."

Last roll of the dice begins in Montélimar

The gateway to Provence and the capital of the nougat industry, 156 brave soldiers lined up in Montélimar for the most anticipated stage of the 2009 Tour, kicking off earlier than usual at 11:40 am local time.

After 25km, another three had joined including Mickael Delage (Silence Lotto), Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel Euskadi) and Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Caisse d'Epargne). That made a 16-man break, with four minutes ahead of the peloton.

At the summit of the Col d'Ey (65.5km), Kuschynski led the break 9:10 ahead of the bunch, driven without haste by Saxo Bank and Astana. Then, they had no reason to chase, Martin being the best-placed rider on GC in 44th overall, 55:39 down on Contador at the start of the day. Not long thereafter, however, the situation began to change, as the Saxo Bankers took command and began a strategy we saw one year ago on the stage to L'Alpe d'Huez with Stuart O'Grady and Fabian Cancellara leading the charge.

Over the penultimate ascent of the Col des Abeilles and with 45.5km left to race, the Saxo charge kept any counterattacks at bay but had little effect in reducing their deficit to the 16 up ahead, who were still enjoying a 8:25 lead. At that point, the stage had been run at a modest average, equating to 39.4 km/h for the first three hours.

Six minutes behind the break, and shortly after the second and final intermediate sprint in Mormoiron on the outskirts of Bédoin (138.5km), the groupe maillot jaune split. It would mark the first of a handful of decisive selections.

Out of the original 16, Garate, Martin and Riblon were all that was left 17km from the line, with the groupe maillot jaune also on the Ventoux's lower slopes. With no attacks from the latter, it was looking like a day of attrition - until Andy Schleck's acceleration 13km out reduced his companions to six including his brother Frank, Contador, Armstrong, Nibali, Wiggins and early escapee Gutierrez left to hang on.

Meanwhile, Riblon had been dropped, leaving only Garate and Martin two minutes ahead of the groupe maillot jaune 10 clicks from the finish. And despite their advantage shrinking to 38 seconds by the line, Garate's last surge gave him the edge, and the situation stayed largely the same, as GC favourites Andy Schleck, Contador, Armstrong, Fränk Schleck, Kreuziger, Franco Pellizotti (Liquigas) and Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) all finished within 20 seconds of each other.

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank4:39:21
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:00:03
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:38
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) AstanaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:00:41
6Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:43
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:46
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:00:56
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:58
10Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:01:03
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:01:39
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:01:42
13Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:47
14Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank0:01:56
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:02:26
16Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:02:34
17Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:02:42
18Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:44
19Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:03:03
20Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel0:03:15
21Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 20 - Cell 2
22Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:03:20
23Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:04:23
25Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:37
26Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team0:05:07
27Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:05:11
28Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:05:36
29Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:40
30Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:42
31Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 30 - Cell 2
32Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:05:45
33George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTCRow 32 - Cell 2
34Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en LigneRow 33 - Cell 2
35Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - SlipstreamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 35 - Cell 2
37Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick StepRow 36 - Cell 2
38Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:05:47
39David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:50
40Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:56
41Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 40 - Cell 2
42Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas0:06:05
43Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux0:06:09
44José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:06:18
45Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto0:06:26
46Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:06:28
47Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues TelecomRow 46 - Cell 2
48David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:06:47
49Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:13
50Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:07:20
51Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:07:35
52Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:07:52
53Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:08:05
54Christophe Moreau (Fra) AgritubelRow 53 - Cell 2
55Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) AstanaRow 54 - Cell 2
56Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTCRow 55 - Cell 2
57Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 56 - Cell 2
58Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) AgritubelRow 57 - Cell 2
59Grischa Niermann (Ger) RabobankRow 58 - Cell 2
60Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 59 - Cell 2
61Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - LottoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues TelecomRow 61 - Cell 2
63Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - LottoRow 62 - Cell 2
64Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 63 - Cell 2
65Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:08:35
66Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:09:14
67Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:09:27
68Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto0:09:33
69Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-ShimanoRow 68 - Cell 2
70Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:09:36
71Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGCRow 71 - Cell 2
73Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team KatushaRow 72 - Cell 2
74Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:10:12
75Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues TelecomRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 75 - Cell 2
77Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:11:29
78Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:11:31
79Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:11:52
80Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:12:09
81Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana0:13:02
82Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC0:13:17
83Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) AgritubelRow 82 - Cell 2
84Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:13:21
85Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:28
86William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:13:37
87Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:13:41
88Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick StepRow 87 - Cell 2
89Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:14:10
90Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-ShimanoRow 89 - Cell 2
91Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:14:24
92Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano0:14:40
93Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:16
94Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en LigneRow 93 - Cell 2
95Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:17:18
96Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:20
97Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank0:18:40
98Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:19:18
99Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 98 - Cell 2
100Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:19:58
101Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas0:22:41
102Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGCRow 101 - Cell 2
103Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:22:44
104Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:25:42
105Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank0:25:49
107Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team KatushaRow 106 - Cell 2
108Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGCRow 107 - Cell 2
109José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La MondialeRow 108 - Cell 2
110Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick StepRow 109 - Cell 2
111Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick StepRow 110 - Cell 2
112Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick StepRow 111 - Cell 2
113Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGCRow 112 - Cell 2
114Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues TelecomRow 113 - Cell 2
115Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTCRow 114 - Cell 2
116Fabio Sabatini (Ita) LiquigasRow 115 - Cell 2
117Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGCRow 116 - Cell 2
118Daniele Bennati (Ita) LiquigasRow 117 - Cell 2
119Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team MilramRow 118 - Cell 2
120Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - SlipstreamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTCRow 120 - Cell 2
122Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des JeuxRow 121 - Cell 2
123Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick StepRow 122 - Cell 2
124Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) AstanaRow 123 - Cell 2
125Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - SlipstreamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGCRow 125 - Cell 2
127Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 126 - Cell 2
128Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team MilramRow 127 - Cell 2
129Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team MilramRow 129 - Cell 2
131Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 130 - Cell 2
132Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des JeuxRow 131 - Cell 2
133Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 132 - Cell 2
134Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTCRow 133 - Cell 2
135Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 134 - Cell 2
136Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 135 - Cell 2
137Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team MilramRow 136 - Cell 2
138Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'EpargneRow 137 - Cell 2
139Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) RabobankRow 138 - Cell 2
140Frederik Willems (Bel) LiquigasRow 139 - Cell 2
141Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo BankRow 140 - Cell 2
142Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - SlipstreamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Brian Vandborg (Den) LiquigasRow 142 - Cell 2
144Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
145David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - SlipstreamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTCRow 145 - Cell 2
147Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - SlipstreamRow 146 - Cell 2
148Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGCRow 147 - Cell 2
149Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues TelecomRow 148 - Cell 2
150Grégory Rast (Swi) AstanaRow 149 - Cell 2
151Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
152Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:26:01
153Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo BankRow 152 - Cell 2
154Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test TeamRow 153 - Cell 2
155David Millar (GBr) Garmin - SlipstreamRow 154 - Cell 2
156Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-ShimanoRow 155 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Les Pilles - 48.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne6pts
2Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Mormoiron - 138.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto6pts
2Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Mont Ventoux - 167.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank20pts
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC17Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank15Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana13Row 3 - Cell 3
5Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Côte de Citelle - 14.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano4pts
2Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Col d'Ey - 65.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas4pts
2Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Col de Fontaube - 87.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC3pts
2Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Col des Abeilles - 121.5 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank4pts
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5 - Mont Ventoux - 167.0 Km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank40pts
2Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC36Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank32Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana28Row 3 - Cell 3
5Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana24Row 4 - Cell 3
6Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank20Row 5 - Cell 3
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas16Row 6 - Cell 3
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas14Row 7 - Cell 3
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas12Row 8 - Cell 3
10Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream10Row 9 - Cell 3
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Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC
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Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC4:39:24
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:00:35
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:43
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:00:55
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel0:02:39
6Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:04:20
7Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:05:37
8Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:39
9Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto0:06:23
10Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano0:06:25
11Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues TelecomRow 10 - Cell 2
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:10
13Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:09:24
14Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano0:09:30
15Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha0:11:28
16Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano0:12:06
17Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:13
18Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC0:22:38
19Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:22:41
20Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC0:25:39
21Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC0:25:46
22Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGCRow 21 - Cell 2
23Fabio Sabatini (Ita) LiquigasRow 22 - Cell 2
24Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - SlipstreamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team MilramRow 25 - Cell 2
27Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team MilramRow 26 - Cell 2
28Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team KatushaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'EpargneRow 28 - Cell 2
30Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues TelecomRow 29 - Cell 2
31Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:25:58
33Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-ShimanoRow 32 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Team Saxo Bank0:04:23
4Garmin - Slipstream0:06:42
6AG2R La Mondiale0:08:23
7Francaise Des Jeux0:09:15
8Silence - Lotto0:10:31
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:10:37
10Team Columbia - HTC0:11:13
12Caisse d'Epargne0:12:43
13Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:15:03
14Team Katusha0:16:46
15Team Milram0:17:23
16Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:17:33
17Cervelo Test Team0:21:39
19Quick Step0:28:38
20Lampre - N.G.C0:32:40
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General classification after stage 20
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana81:46:17
2Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:04:11
3Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana0:05:24
4Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream0:06:01
5Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:06:04
6Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana0:06:42
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas0:07:35
8Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Slipstream0:12:04
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:14:16
10Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:14:25
11Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:14:44
12Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:17:19
13Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:18:34
14Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:45
15Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto0:20:50
16Stéphane Goubert (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:29
17Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:26:21
18Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha0:29:33
19George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC0:33:27
20Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:34:09
21Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:34:48
22Pierre Rolland (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:37:44
23Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:38:20
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:38:35
25Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel0:41:14
26Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:41:27
27Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team Columbia - HTC0:43:20
28Haimar Zubeldia Aguirre (Spa) Astana0:43:34
29Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel0:44:33
30Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto0:45:24
31Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:46:34
32Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram0:46:35
33Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:43
34Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:49:47
35Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Astana0:54:00
36Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC0:55:04
37Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas0:55:33
38Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:57:37
39Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:57:47
40Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha1:00:21
41Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana1:01:08
42Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:01:29
43Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:03:04
44Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:07:20
45Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team1:08:15
46Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence - Lotto1:08:35
47Yury Trofimov (Rus) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:09:01
48Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux1:09:23
49Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Slipstream1:13:41
50Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) Team Saxo Bank1:15:22
51Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank1:16:28
52Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne1:20:20
53David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - NGC1:21:29
54Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank1:21:59
55Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel1:25:47
56Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:26:07
57Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia - HTC1:26:18
58David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:28:01
59Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence - Lotto1:29:07
60Laurens ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank1:34:35
61Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:35:49
62Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank1:37:19
63Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step1:38:30
64Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel1:40:09
65Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:41:54
66Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:44:39
67Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom1:47:18
68Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel1:50:42
69David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:51:52
70Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel1:53:04
71José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:54:08
72Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:57:29
73Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank1:58:25
74Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Team Katusha1:58:52
75Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:58:58
76Sebastian Lang (Ger) Silence - Lotto2:00:52
77David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Slipstream2:02:06
78Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram2:04:53
79Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team2:07:58
80Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:08:42
81José Luis Arrieta Lujambio (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale2:11:29
82Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:12:43
83Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step2:13:56
84Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:14:16
85David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream2:14:34
86Frederik Willems (Bel) Liquigas2:16:11
87Iñigo Cuesta Lopez De Castro (Spa) Cervelo Test Team2:16:17
88Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step2:17:36
89Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto2:20:14
90Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano2:22:58
91Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank2:23:55
92Aleksandr Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas2:23:58
93Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Silence - Lotto2:25:38
94Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:25:52
95Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:26:22
96Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha2:26:34
97Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team2:28:35
98Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream2:29:31
99Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank2:39:25
100Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha2:39:39
101Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC2:42:08
102Mickael Delage (Fra) Silence - Lotto2:42:20
103Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Rabobank2:42:45
104Sébastien Rosseler (Bel) Quick Step2:43:22
105Bingen Fernandez Bustinza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne2:45:28
106Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team2:46:00
107Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2:46:17
108Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française des Jeux2:46:30
109Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre - NGC2:52:24
110Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC2:52:44
111Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano2:53:25
112Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano2:54:54
113Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil-Shimano2:55:28
114Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne2:57:08
115Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step2:58:28
116Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas2:59:57
117Alexandre Pichot (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:01:25
118Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank3:02:11
119Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux3:02:26
120Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas3:04:00
121Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Slipstream3:04:41
122Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha3:05:10
123Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Silence - Lotto3:05:11
124Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank3:08:39
125Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram3:12:45
126Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram3:15:12
127Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team3:15:33
128Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano3:16:01
129William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:16:29
130Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:16:44
131Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC3:21:54
132Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) Lampre - NGC3:23:29
133Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:25:39
134Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC3:26:44
135Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas3:27:14
136Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3:27:18
137Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3:29:12
138Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram3:29:18
139Grégory Rast (Swi) Astana3:30:07
140Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha3:31:42
141Danny Pate (USA) Garmin - Slipstream3:31:55
142Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux3:34:35
143Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom3:34:55
144Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano3:36:14
145Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC3:39:14
146Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC3:41:24
147Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas3:42:11
148Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana3:42:53
149Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC3:46:20
150Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team Columbia - HTC3:46:35
151Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream3:48:13
152Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram3:48:38
153Steven de Jongh (Ned) Quick Step3:49:21
154Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Skil-Shimano3:49:39
155Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team3:54:08
156Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux4:16:27
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team260pts
2Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team Columbia - HTC235Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram148Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne126Row 3 - Cell 3
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale122Row 4 - Cell 3
6Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank119Row 5 - Cell 3
7Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Slipstream110Row 6 - Cell 3
8Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas104Row 7 - Cell 3
9Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana101Row 8 - Cell 3
10Andreas Klöden (Ger) Astana89Row 9 - Cell 3
11Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank87Row 10 - Cell 3
12Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Garmin - Slipstream85Row 11 - Cell 3
13Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha79Row 12 - Cell 3
14Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne76Row 13 - Cell 3
15Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale74Row 14 - Cell 3
16Lance Armstrong (USA) Astana68Row 15 - Cell 3
17Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank67Row 16 - Cell 3
18Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step66Row 17 - Cell 3
19Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step63Row 18 - Cell 3
20George Hincapie (USA) Team Columbia - HTC63Row 19 - Cell 3
21Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank56Row 20 - Cell 3
22Tony Martin (Ger) Team Columbia - HTC55Row 21 - Cell 3
23Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne54Row 22 - Cell 3
24Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas54Row 23 - Cell 3
25William Bonnet (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom54Row 24 - Cell 3
26Marco Bandiera (Ita) Lampre - NGC53Row 25 - Cell 3
27Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas52Row 26 - Cell 3
28Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom51Row 27 - Cell 3
29Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux51Row 28 - Cell 3
30Thomas Voeckler (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom49Row 29 - Cell 3
31Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervelo Test Team48Row 30 - Cell 3
32Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi48Row 31 - Cell 3
33Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Française des Jeux48Row 32 - Cell 3
34Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi47Row 33 - Cell 3
35Cycril Lemoine (Fra) Skil-Shimano47Row 34 - Cell 3
36Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team Columbia - HTC47Row 35 - Cell 3
37Nikolai Troussov (Rus) Team Katusha44Row 36 - Cell 3
38Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha44Row 37 - Cell 3
39Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence - Lotto43Row 38 - Cell 3
40Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux42Row 39 - Cell 3
41Brice Feillu (Fra) Agritubel41Row 40 - Cell 3
42Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi41Row 41 - Cell 3
43Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale40Row 42 - Cell 3
44Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Slipstream40Row 43 - Cell 3
45Hayden Roulston (NZl) Cervelo Test Team38Row 44 - Cell 3
46Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne38Row 45 - Cell 3
47Thierry Huppond (Fra) Skil-Shimano37Row 46 - Cell 3
48Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas37Row 47 - Cell 3
49Peter Velits (Svk) Team Milram37Row 48 - Cell 3
50Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Silence - Lotto37Row 49 - Cell 3
51Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) Skil-Shimano37Row 50 - Cell 3
52Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank35Row 51 - Cell 3
53Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne35Row 52 - Cell 3
54Koen de Kort (Ned) Skil-Shimano34Row 53 - Cell 3
55Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne31Row 54 - Cell 3
56Maxime Bouet (Fra) Agritubel31Row 55 - Cell 3
57Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne30Row 56 - Cell 3
58Laurent Lefevre (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30Row 57 - Cell 3
59Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil-Shimano30Row 58 - Cell 3
60Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) BBOX Bouygues Telecom30Row 59 - Cell 3
61Saïd Haddou (Fra) BBOX Bouygues Telecom29Row 60 - Cell 3
62Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne28Row 61 - Cell 3
63Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Agritubel28Row 62 - Cell 3
64Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre - NGC27Row 63 - Cell 3
65Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha27Row 64 - Cell 3
66Marcin Sapa (Pol) Lampre - NGC26Row 65 - Cell 3
67José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26Row 66 - Cell 3
68Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Silence - Lotto26Row 67 - Cell 3
69Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Astana26Row 68 - Cell 3
70Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale25Row 69 - Cell 3
71Christophe Moreau (Fra) Agritubel24Row 70 - Cell 3
72Marcus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram24Row 71 - Cell 3
73Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux23Row 72 - Cell 3
74Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel23Row 73 - Cell 3
75Juan Manuel Garate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank22Row 74 - Cell 3
76Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - NGC22Row 75 - Cell 3
77Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram21Row 76 - Cell 3
78Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram19Row 77 - Cell 3