Rodriguez powers to victory in Mende

Joaquin Rodriguez (Team Katusha) out-sprinted Alberto Contador (Astana) to take a thrilling victory in Mende at the end of stage 12 of the Tour de France. The Spanish duo escaped on the steep slopes of the Montée Laurent Jalabert in the finale to an enthralling day’s racing that saw minor but potentially telling chinks exposed in the armour of yellow jersey Andy Schleck and his Saxo Bank team. The Luxembourg rider lost ten seconds to Contador, who laid down an important psychological marker ahead of the duo’s expected showdown in the Pyrenees.

At the foot of the final climb the peloton trailed the four survivors of the day’s early breakaway by 40 seconds, and the gap remained stable as Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) dropped first Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions) and then Andreas Kloden (RadioShack), before finally edging clear of Vasily Kyrienka (Caisse d’Epargne).

Accelerations from Jean Gadret (Ag2r) and Jurgen Van den Broeck (Omega Pharma – Lotto) made no dent in his lead, and it seemed inevitable that the Kazakh was about to win a stage in his first Tour appearance since returning a positive test for blood doping in 2007.

Two kilometres from the line, however, Rodriguez lit the blue touch paper behind with a tentative attack, and Contador responded with an explosive acceleration of his own. He immediately opened a gap of five bike lengths on Andy Schleck, who appeared caught off guard by the ferocity of the Spaniard’s move. Worse was to follow for the Luxembourger. Having attempted to counter the break, Schleck found that he didn’t have the legs to sustain such a pace. While Rodriguez managed to hold Contador’s wheel, Schleck was forced to let Van den Broeck take up the chase.

For the first time in this year’s Tour, Contador looked like the rider of 2009, and he set about making mincemeat of Vinokourov’s advantage. With Rodriguez clinging on to his wheel for dear life, Contador made up almost forty seconds on his Astana teammate in little over a kilometre, and proceeded to blow straight past him. Behind, Schleck was struggling at 15 seconds, but was joined in his pursuit by Van den Broeck, Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Denis Menchov (Rabobank), and managed to limit his losses in the slightly downhill run to the line.

Up front, there was an air of inevitability about the finish. If Rodriguez was unable to contribute to pace-setting duties with Contador on the climb itself, in the final kilometre he was simply unwilling to do so, and he timed his sprint to perfection to come around the double Tour winner on the line. Vinokourov managed to stay within sight to grab third place on the stage, while Schleck crossed the line in 5th place, ten seconds behind his rival. The time gain itself may ultimately have been relatively minimal for Contador, but the manner in which it was yielded will surely weigh heavily on the pretender Schleck’s mind ahead of the Pyrenees.

“A great victory”

Joaquin Rodriguez was thrilled to take his first Tour de France stage victory. "It was a great victory for me today. It was just a question of biding my time and then giving it a push and just avoid panicking, keeping focus," said Rodriguez at the finish.
"I was a bit worried, but in the end I managed it. It was nice for me to compete with the guys on GC and it gives me ambitions. The Pyrenees are coming, so we’ll see if I’m able to do something up there."

How it unfolded

From the drop of the flag, the pace was searing, as opportunists and overall contenders alike looked to slip into the right break on a very testing day. The first attack to yield any significant purchase came on the slopes of the day’s opening climb, the 3rd category Côte de St-Barthélémy-le-Plain, when Ryder Hesjedal shot off the front in the company of Rui Costa (Caisse d’Epargne) and Pierrick Fedrigo (Bbox Bouygues Telecom). The trio had 22 seconds at the summit, but the lead was quickly shorn once RadioShack came to the front on the plateau over the top of the climb.

Next to try their luck were Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step), Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Farnese Vini) and Benoit Vaugrenard (FDJ). They attempted to snap the elastic on the run-in to the day’s second climb, the Col des Nonières but there was no escaping a bunch that covered a remarkable 49.3 kilometres in the first hour of racing over some quite rugged terrain.

On the climb itself, an acceleration from Sandy Casar (FDJ) stretched things out a little more, and when Alexandre Vinokourov put in a dig near the top, he brought Casar and sixteen others clear with him. They quickly established a two minute lead over the top, thanks in no small part to the presence of Thor Hushovd (Cervelo) who was keen to clock up more points in the race for the green jersey.

The men in front were Vinokourov, Andreas Klöden, Ryder Hesjedal, Vasili Kiryienka, Sandy Casar, Thor Hushovd, Mario Aerts (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Kanstantsin Sivtsov (HTC-Columbia), Mauro Santambrogio (BMC), Carlow Barredo (Quick Step), Anthony Charteau (Bouygues), M. Perget (Caisse d'Epargne), C. Kern, A. Moinard, R. Pauriol (all Cofidis), G. Verdugo (Euskaltel), Gregor Bole (Lampre)and R. Valls Ferri (Footon), and the presence of so many strongmen allied to a smattering of very solid climbers meant that this break always had a chance of going a long way on a rolling stage like this one.

At the first sprint at Mariac, Bole beat Hushovd for the points, and the group continued to collaborate smoothly, with Casar, Vinokourov and Hushovd particularly active on the front.

Back in the main bunch, Saxo Bank were forced to chase in order to keep tabs on the progress of dangermen Hesjedal, Vinokourov and Kloden, all of whom had the opportunity to move very high up in the overall rankings. Indeed, alarm bells will have been sounded about Saxo Bank’s ability to control the race in the mountains as Vinokourov and co. managed to put more time into the bunch on the 2nd category climb of the Suc de Montivernoux, where Casar out-sprinted Charteau at the summit. The gap was still over two minutes at the second sprint of the day at Langogne, where Hushovd took the full quota of points on offer to move back into green.

Soon afterwards, Andrea Kloden took the initiative and launched a sparkling attack that only Vinokourov, Hesjedal and Kyrienka could match. Behind, Sandy Casar, who had been so prominent on the front of the break, attempted to organise a chase, but it was too little too late for the Frenchman, who saw his hopes of a second stage win in this year’s Tour disappear up the road.

The quartet in front immediately worked well together, containing as it did three riders with much to gain in the overall standings. Remarkably, under the impetus of the controversial Vinokourov’s relentless pressure, Hesjedal moved close to the overall lead on the road as the break’s lead reached four minutes. Suddenly there were shades of Laurent Jalabert’s quixotic bid for yellow on the road to Mende on a similarly torrid afternoon fifteen years ago. The Canadian trailed Schleck’s yellow jersey by 5:42 this morning, and was seeking to make a bold bid to move up the overall standings. As it was, he paid a price for his aggression, and would eventually lose ground on the final push up to the finish.

Meanwhile, back in the bunch, Saxo Bank had managed to enlist the help of first Cervélo and then Lampre in attempting to reel in the break, and eventually started eating into its lead in the last 25km of the stage. Nonetheless, the quartet in front continued to put up fierce resistance on the vertiginous slopes of the Montée Laurent Jalabert in Mende. A number of big names, among them Lance Armstrong (RadioShack), were shed from the main peloton while Vinokourov and company maintained their advantage, and it would eventually take Contador’s show of strength to ultimately bring them to heel. Others to wilt under the Spaniard’s urgency in the finale were Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo), Cadel Evans (BMC) and Bradley Wiggins (Sky), who each lost 31 seconds.

But when Contador repeatedly looked back after his initial acceleration, he was scanning his slipstream for one man only, Andy Schleck. The Saxo Bank rider still holds the yellow jersey tonight in Mende but will doubtless be concerned that the momentum appears to be swinging back in Contador’s favour.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha4:58:26
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) AstanaRow 1 - Cell 2
3Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:00:04
4Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:10
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo BankRow 4 - Cell 2
6Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 5 - Cell 2
7Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioshackRow 6 - Cell 2
8Denis Menchov (Rus) RabobankRow 7 - Cell 2
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:15
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-DoimoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack0:00:17
12Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:31
13Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 12 - Cell 2
14Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 15 - Cell 2
17Christopher Horner (USA) Team RadioshackRow 16 - Cell 2
18Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 18 - Cell 2
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 19 - Cell 2
21Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:48
23Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:53
24Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - TransitionsRow 23 - Cell 2
25Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 24 - Cell 2
26John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 26 - Cell 2
28Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:01:11
29Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick StepRow 28 - Cell 2
30Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-ServettoRow 29 - Cell 2
31Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'EpargneRow 30 - Cell 2
32Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:20
33Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:01:26
34Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team MilramRow 33 - Cell 2
35Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:01:39
36Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) RabobankRow 35 - Cell 2
37Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team KatushaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:01:43
39Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:55
40Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 39 - Cell 2
41Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 40 - Cell 2
42Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step0:02:09
43Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha0:02:14
44Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - ColumbiaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Bram Tankink (Ned) RabobankRow 44 - Cell 2
46Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-DoimoRow 45 - Cell 2
47Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) AstanaRow 46 - Cell 2
48Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:02:17
49Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 48 - Cell 2
50Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 49 - Cell 2
51Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:02:47
52Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 51 - Cell 2
53Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:05
54Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team KatushaRow 53 - Cell 2
55Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack0:03:35
56Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 55 - Cell 2
57Lance Armstrong (USA) Team RadioshackRow 56 - Cell 2
58Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick StepRow 57 - Cell 2
59Koos Moerenhout (Ned) RabobankRow 58 - Cell 2
60Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en LigneRow 59 - Cell 2
61Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 60 - Cell 2
62Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 61 - Cell 2
63Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 64 - Cell 2
66Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 65 - Cell 2
67Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioshackRow 66 - Cell 2
68Grischa Niermann (Ger) RabobankRow 67 - Cell 2
69Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:04:01
70Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha0:04:15
71Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 70 - Cell 2
72Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team KatushaRow 71 - Cell 2
73David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) AstanaRow 72 - Cell 2
74Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:18
75Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:25
76Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 75 - Cell 2
77Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 76 - Cell 2
78Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - ColumbiaRow 77 - Cell 2
79Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioshackRow 78 - Cell 2
80Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 79 - Cell 2
81Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) AstanaRow 80 - Cell 2
82Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) AstanaRow 81 - Cell 2
83Andriy Grivko (Ukr) AstanaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 83 - Cell 2
85Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 84 - Cell 2
86Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team MilramRow 85 - Cell 2
87Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick StepRow 86 - Cell 2
88Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick StepRow 87 - Cell 2
89Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des JeuxRow 88 - Cell 2
90José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 89 - Cell 2
91Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 91 - Cell 2
93Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 92 - Cell 2
94Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 93 - Cell 2
95Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 94 - Cell 2
96Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 95 - Cell 2
97Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 96 - Cell 2
98Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) RabobankRow 98 - Cell 2
100Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioshackRow 99 - Cell 2
101Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
102Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 101 - Cell 2
103Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 102 - Cell 2
104Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 104 - Cell 2
106Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) AstanaRow 105 - Cell 2
107Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) AstanaRow 106 - Cell 2
108Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 107 - Cell 2
109Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 108 - Cell 2
110Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 109 - Cell 2
111Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:05:33
112Luke Roberts (Aus) Team MilramRow 111 - Cell 2
113Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team MilramRow 112 - Cell 2
114Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 113 - Cell 2
115Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 114 - Cell 2
116Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:38
117Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 116 - Cell 2
118Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick StepRow 117 - Cell 2
119Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'EpargneRow 118 - Cell 2
120Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en LigneRow 119 - Cell 2
121Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:05:42
122Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:43
123Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:31
124Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:32
125Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test TeamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - ColumbiaRow 125 - Cell 2
127Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick StepRow 126 - Cell 2
128Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team0:06:35
129Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia0:06:52
131Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 131 - Cell 2
133Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:07:02
134Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:07:19
135Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en LigneRow 134 - Cell 2
136Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank0:08:18
137Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:08:29
138Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 137 - Cell 2
139Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:09:27
140Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo BankRow 139 - Cell 2
141Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-DoimoRow 140 - Cell 2
142Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 141 - Cell 2
143Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 142 - Cell 2
144Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - TransitionsRow 143 - Cell 2
145Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:10:12
146Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:20
147Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test TeamRow 146 - Cell 2
148Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-DoimoRow 147 - Cell 2
149Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo BankRow 148 - Cell 2
150Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 149 - Cell 2
151Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 150 - Cell 2
152Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
153Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en LigneRow 152 - Cell 2
154Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 153 - Cell 2
155Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test TeamRow 154 - Cell 2
156Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
157Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack0:10:51
158Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:12:10
159Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 158 - Cell 2
160Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team MilramRow 159 - Cell 2
161David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:12:39
162Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - ColumbiaRow 161 - Cell 2
163Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - TransitionsRow 162 - Cell 2
164Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en LigneRow 163 - Cell 2
165David Millar (GBr) Garmin - TransitionsRow 164 - Cell 2
166Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 165 - Cell 2
167Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:13:00
168Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 167 - Cell 2
169Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:13:16
170Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank0:13:43
171Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:13:48
172Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:15:21
173Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo0:19:37
174Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:26:18
175Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:26:47
176Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team KatushaRow 175 - Cell 2
DNSSamuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en LigneRow 176 - Cell 2
DNFTyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - TransitionsRow 177 - Cell 2
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Points Mende (aérodrôme), km. 210.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha25pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana22Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana20Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto18Row 3 - Cell 3
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank16Row 4 - Cell 3
6Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi15Row 5 - Cell 3
7Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack14Row 6 - Cell 3
8Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank13Row 7 - Cell 3
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank12Row 8 - Cell 3
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo11Row 9 - Cell 3
11Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack10Row 10 - Cell 3
12Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne9Row 11 - Cell 3
13Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini8Row 12 - Cell 3
14Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team7Row 13 - Cell 3
15Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team6Row 14 - Cell 3
16Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo5Row 15 - Cell 3
17Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack4Row 16 - Cell 3
18Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team3Row 17 - Cell 3
19Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2Row 18 - Cell 3
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 19 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1, km. Mariac, km. 74.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini6pts
2Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Langogne, km. 158.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team6pts
2Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2Row 2 - Cell 3
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Côte de Saint-Barthélémy-le-Plain (Cat. 3), km. 31.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4pts
2Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Col des Nonières (Cat. 3), km. 59.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4pts
2Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Suc de Montivernoux (Cat. 2), km. 96.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux10pts
2Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto5Row 5 - Cell 3
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Côte de la Mouline (Cat. 3), km. 133.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4pts
2Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Côte de la Croix-Neuve (Cat. 2 - Montée Laurent Jalabert), km. 208.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana20pts
2Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha18Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi10Row 5 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank4:58:36
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:05
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-DoimoRow 2 - Cell 2
4Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:43
5Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:01:01
6Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step0:01:33
7Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:45
8Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 7 - Cell 2
9Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:07
10Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha0:02:55
11Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:03:25
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 11 - Cell 2
13Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:05:15
14Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 13 - Cell 2
15Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team MilramRow 14 - Cell 2
16Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des JeuxRow 15 - Cell 2
17Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-ServettoRow 16 - Cell 2
18Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-DoimoRow 18 - Cell 2
20Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:05:28
21Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'EpargneRow 20 - Cell 2
22Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en LigneRow 21 - Cell 2
23Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:33
24Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team0:06:22
25Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - ColumbiaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:08:19
27Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:09:17
28Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese ViniRow 27 - Cell 2
29Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:10
30Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram0:12:00
31Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia0:12:29
32Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:12:50
33Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:13:38
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Team Radioshack14:56:16
2Caisse d'Epargne0:00:52
6Sky Pro Cycling0:02:21
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:49
8Katusha Team0:02:55
9Quick Step0:03:07
10AG2R La Mondiale0:04:01
11Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:04:37
12Francaise des Jeux0:05:25
13Omega Pharma - Lotto0:06:32
14Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:06:35
15BMC Racing Team0:06:43
16Team Saxo Bank0:07:02
17Team HTC - Columbia0:07:34
18Cervelo Test Team0:08:52
20Lampre - Farnese0:10:23
21Garmin - Transitions0:11:01
22Team Milram0:11:26
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General classification after stage 12
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank58:42:01
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana0:00:31
3Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:45
4Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank0:02:58
5Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:31
6Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack0:04:06
7Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:04:27
8Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha0:04:58
9Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:02
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:05:16
11Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:05:30
12Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:06:25
13Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - TransitionsRow 12 - Cell 2
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:44
15Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:07:34
16Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:07:39
17Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:07:47
18Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:08:08
19Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:08:24
20Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack0:09:05
21Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:10:31
22Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:10:41
23Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:11:27
24Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack0:11:56
25John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:28
26Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:14:09
27Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:14:11
28Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:14:33
29Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions0:16:44
30Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:55
31Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia0:19:54
32Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack0:21:16
33Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:23:21
34Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:24:02
35Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team0:24:35
36Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack0:25:08
37Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:25:24
38Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step0:26:03
39Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:31:01
40Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:31:22
41Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:33:54
42Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank0:35:42
43Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:35:45
44Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank0:36:55
45Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:39:59
46José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:42:14
47Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:42:25
48Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:43:42
49Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:44:36
50Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:44:38
51Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:45:13
52Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:48:24
53Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia0:50:58
54Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:51:38
55Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:51:57
56Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack0:52:57
57Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana0:53:10
58Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana0:53:51
59Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:54:07
60Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne0:55:01
61Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick StepRow 60 - Cell 2
62Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step0:56:20
63Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:56:23
64Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne0:56:26
65Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:57:34
66Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:58:04
67Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:58:08
68Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack0:58:29
69Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:58:35
70Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:58:39
71Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:58:58
72Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:59:27
73Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:00:57
74Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:01:19
75Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram1:02:52
76Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:03:05
77Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:03:17
78Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto1:03:45
79Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram1:04:27
80Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha1:05:27
81George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team1:06:02
82Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:06:17
83Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne1:07:39
84Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram1:09:30
85Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram1:11:55
86Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step1:12:22
87Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana1:12:32
88Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:12:34
89Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:13:32
90Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:13:43
91Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank1:14:48
92Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:15:18
93Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana1:18:03
94Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1:18:08
95Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:19:21
96Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha1:20:29
97Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:20:32
98Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:21:59
99Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:22:02
100Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:22:04
101Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:22:06
102Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:22:20
103Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux1:22:25
104Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram1:23:54
105Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana1:24:08
106Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:24:11
107Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:24:28
108Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia1:25:30
109Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:26:16
110Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1:26:18
111Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo1:27:05
112Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:27:19
113Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale1:27:43
114Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:28:26
115Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:28:29
116Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:29:19
117Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank1:29:25
118Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step1:29:34
119Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:30:30
120Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank1:30:54
121Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank1:30:55
122Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:31:21
123Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:32:17
124Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack1:32:19
125Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:32:39
126Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux1:32:48
127Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo1:33:09
128David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana1:35:07
129Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux1:35:12
130Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux1:35:38
131Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1:36:11
132Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:36:51
133Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team1:37:41
134Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux1:38:15
135Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team1:38:16
136Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo1:38:25
137Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team1:39:11
138Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne1:39:30
139Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha1:39:35
140Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:41:36
141Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions1:41:42
142Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank1:42:39
143Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step1:44:14
144Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto1:44:59
145Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux1:45:01
146Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia1:46:13
147Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step1:47:08
148David Millar (GBr) Garmin - Transitions1:47:10
149Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team1:47:58
150Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia1:48:27