Luis León Sánchez wins crash-hit stage

Luis León Sánchez (Rabobank) claimed victory on a dramatic day of racing that saw Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) move into the yellow jersey and crashes wreak havoc in the peloton. On a tough uphill finish in Saint-Flour, Sánchez had too much in the tank for his French breakaway companions Voeckler and Sandy Casar (FDJ) and powered clear to take the third Tour stage win of his career.

Although well beaten by the Spaniard in the sprint, Voeckler received considerable consolation in the shape of the maillot jaune, which he took for the first time since 2004. "The last time I wore it, it was said they let me take the yellow jersey. But this time I went out looking for it," said Voeckler. "I made a clear choice. I sacrificed the stage to win it."

A race that has been packed with drama so far continued in the same vein almost from the start in Issoire. An early crash that resulted in Euskaltel-Euskadi's Amets Txurruka and Vacansoleil-DCM's Wout Poels quitting the race was, unfortunately, merely the prelude to two other serious incidents.

As the bunch descended the second climb of the day, the Pas de Peyrol, a number of riders went down, both on the road and into the ditch and woods on the right-hand side of it. The most seriously affected were Omega Pharma-Lotto GC leader Jurgen Van den Broeck and teammate Fredrik Willems, who both broke a collar bone, Astana leader Alexandre Vinokourov, who broke an elbow and his femur, and Garmin-Cervélo's Dave Zabriskie, who broke a wrist. All were forced to abandon, although Zabriskie did briefly attempt to continue.

Zabriskie's Garmin-Cervélo teammate David Millar was riding with race leader Thor Hushovd, and both just managed to avoid the crash, as Millar explained to ITV at the finish. "That crash was horrific. We were coming down the high-speed descent and there was a corner that kept tightening. The guy in front of Zabriskie just made it around, but Dave clipped the barriers and went flying over the edge. The Lotto guy who was on his wheel hit the barrier and stopped dead but was spinning on the floor. I just squeezed through. Thor jumped over the bike and just made it by and it all went piling down behind us. It was one of the scariest crashes I've seen. It was carnage."

More controversial was a crash in the breakaway group of five just 36km from the finish. As the riders sped down a descent, a car from French TV attempted to pass them going partly down the grass verge on the left-hand side of the road. The car driver swerved back into the road and the riders to avoid a roadside tree, hitting Team Sky's Juan Antonio Flecha and sending him cartwheeling down the road. The Spaniard clipped Vacansoleil-DCM's Johnny Hoogerland, who was sent somersaulting onto a barbed wire fence on the other side of the road.

Thankfully, both riders were able to continue, although both were bloodied, Hoogerland suffering what appeared to be deep wounds to his lower legs. The Dutchman received some compensation at the finish in the shape of the King of the Mountains jersey, having led over four of the day's eight categorised climbs.

"We can be happy that we're alive. It's horrible," said Hoogerland. "I can blame everyone but I don't think anyone does this sort of thing on purpose. I think the people in the car will have a very big guilty feeling and they will surely apologize to me and Flecha...I have three cuts that are about seven centimetres long and quite deep too. I'll go to the hospital now and I think I'll need about 30 stitches at least.

"I did what felt like a few somersaults. I don't know where the car came from. Before I knew it, Flecha was on the ground and there was nothing I could do. I landed on the fence and I looked at my legs and thought, ‘Is this what cycling is about?' I have the polka-dot jersey but I'm going to spend the rest day in a lot of pain."

The green jersey stayed firmly on the shoulders of Philippe Gilbert, who once again stormed clear on the main group to claim fourth place on the line, although he admitted he was disappointed not to have been in contention for the stage win.

"We had a bad day because we lost VDB and Willems, and we were hoping to win the stage today. Because of the big crash we had to stop [chasing], then Garmin didn't want to ride, then they did, then they stopped again. The atmosphere was very bad after the crash. I told my teammates that if we were in contention for the win today I would take it easily because I was very strong, and I'm disappointed because of the situation of the crashes and the situation of the race."

How it unfolded

Although numerous riders attempted to break the shackles of the fast-moving peloton in the first hour, no one managed to get a significant advantage until the summit of the first climb of the day, the 3rd-category Côte de Massiac. Voeckler led over the summit, followed by former KoM leader Hoogerland. This pair pressed on over the climb and were joined by Sky's Flecha, FDJ's Casar, Rabobank's Luis León Sánchez and Quick Step's Niki Terpstra.

Voeckler and Hoogerland's duel for mountains points continued over the 2nd-category Pas de Peyrol, where the Frenchman beat the Dutchman. This pair and their three breakaway companions were already heading towards the third climb of the day, the 2nd-category Col du Perthus, with a lead of around three-and-a-half minutes when the day's biggest crash halted much of the peloton on the descent of the Pas de Peyrol.

Most of the field was held up as riders tried to pick their way past stricken colleagues. A gaggle of Astana riders headed into the foliage below the right-hand side of the road to aid team leader Vinokourov. The Kazakh was eventually lifted off his bike and back up to the road, but was unable to continue. Van den Broeck, Willems and Zabriskie were also forced out, and several others went down heavily too, including RadioShack leader Andreas Klöden, although the German did manage to continue.

A truce is called

After some brief discussion, a truce was called at the front of the peloton to allow those riders who had either crashed or been held up to get back up to the group. The drop in pace resulted in the break's lead ballooning out to almost eight minutes as Hoogerland led Voeckler over the fourth of the day's eight categorised climbs, the 3rd-category Col de Cère.

Little more than a minute down on yellow jersey Hushovd, Voeckler realised that the overall lead was now a serious possibility and allowed Hoogerland to take the next couple of climbs unchallenged in return for a degree of cooperation in between the summits. When the Dutchman led the leading quintet over the 2nd-category Prat de Bouc, he guaranteed himself the polka dot jersey at the end of the stage and would almost certainly have contended for the stage win if not for the intervention of France TV's car.

After remounting following extensive treatment, Hoogerland was caught by the bunch just before the day's intermediate sprint, where Gilbert took fifth place uncontested to extend his lead in the points competition. Garmin-Cervélo were by now working hard to defend Hushovd's yellow jersey. But inside the final 20km they realised his lead was gone and they let BMC and eventually Leopard Trek take over the pace-setting.

At the front of the race, Casar and Sánchez were happy to let Voeckler do the lion's share of the work heading into the finish. The Europcar team leader led the way until well inside the final kilometre, as his two companions rode side by side, eyeing each other. So intent were Casar and Sánchez on each other that Voeckler was able to drop back behind them on the 1.3km climb up to the finish, and it was he who made the first acceleration from 300m out.

Sánchez responded immediately, surging clear of Voeckler as Casar offered no challenge. Crossing the line, the Spaniard first sucked his thumb and then gave a sign to indicate his wife's pregnancy as he claimed Spain's first stage win of this year's race. The grimacing Voeckler came in five seconds later with the crowd roaring their approval.

Although he will probably not hold the maillot jaune for the 10 days he kept it in 2004, the Frenchman will be hard to shake from the race lead, especially after such a brutal first week that has taken a toll on the whole field. They will all be glad of tomorrow's first rest day.

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Full Results
1Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team5:27:09
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:05
3Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ0:00:13
4Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:59
5Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-HighroadRow 4 - Cell 2
6Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard TrekRow 6 - Cell 2
8Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 7 - Cell 2
9Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard TrekRow 8 - Cell 2
10Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 9 - Cell 2
11Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 10 - Cell 2
12Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank SungardRow 11 - Cell 2
13Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 12 - Cell 2
14Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:07
18Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShackRow 17 - Cell 2
19Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 19 - Cell 2
21Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 22 - Cell 2
24Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShackRow 23 - Cell 2
25Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:04:13
26Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:20
28Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:04:26
29Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:04:30
30Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard TrekRow 29 - Cell 2
31Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 31 - Cell 2
33Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 33 - Cell 2
35Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team AstanaRow 34 - Cell 2
36Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:35
38Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 37 - Cell 2
39Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 39 - Cell 2
41Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:04:39
42Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 42 - Cell 2
44Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 43 - Cell 2
45Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 44 - Cell 2
46Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 45 - Cell 2
47Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:47
49Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:06
50Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 49 - Cell 2
51David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 50 - Cell 2
52Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:05:21
53Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:05:41
56Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:50
57Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 56 - Cell 2
58Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank SungardRow 57 - Cell 2
59George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 59 - Cell 2
61Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 61 - Cell 2
63David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 63 - Cell 2
65Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 64 - Cell 2
66Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 67 - Cell 2
69Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank SungardRow 68 - Cell 2
70Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:05:58
72Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank SungardRow 74 - Cell 2
76Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:06:00
77Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:31
79Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:06:40
80Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:06:47
81David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 80 - Cell 2
82Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 81 - Cell 2
83Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard TrekRow 82 - Cell 2
84Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard TrekRow 83 - Cell 2
85Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 84 - Cell 2
86Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:06:54
87Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:07:18
88John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:21
89Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:08:43
90Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:09:32
91Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team0:09:35
92Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:09:38
93Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard0:12:50
94Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 93 - Cell 2
95Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard TrekRow 94 - Cell 2
96Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 95 - Cell 2
97Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 96 - Cell 2
98Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 97 - Cell 2
99Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 98 - Cell 2
100Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 100 - Cell 2
102Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 102 - Cell 2
104Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISDRow 103 - Cell 2
105David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISDRow 104 - Cell 2
106Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:13:17
107Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 106 - Cell 2
108Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank SungardRow 107 - Cell 2
109Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 108 - Cell 2
110Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShackRow 109 - Cell 2
111William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 110 - Cell 2
112Yohann Gene (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 111 - Cell 2
113Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 112 - Cell 2
114Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 113 - Cell 2
115Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 114 - Cell 2
116Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
118Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:16:38
119Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team AstanaRow 119 - Cell 2
121Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard TrekRow 120 - Cell 2
122Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 121 - Cell 2
123Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 122 - Cell 2
124Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 124 - Cell 2
126Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 125 - Cell 2
127Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 126 - Cell 2
128Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 127 - Cell 2
129Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 129 - Cell 2
131Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShackRow 130 - Cell 2
132Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 132 - Cell 2
134Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 133 - Cell 2
135Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJRow 134 - Cell 2
136Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 135 - Cell 2
137Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 136 - Cell 2
138Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 137 - Cell 2
139Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:44
140Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:21:11
141Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 141 - Cell 2
143Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
144Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 143 - Cell 2
145Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 144 - Cell 2
146André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 145 - Cell 2
147Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 146 - Cell 2
148Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Danny Pate (USA) HTC-HighroadRow 148 - Cell 2
150Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 149 - Cell 2
151Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
152Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
153Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 152 - Cell 2
154Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 153 - Cell 2
155Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 154 - Cell 2
156Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
157Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 156 - Cell 2
158Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
159Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
160Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 159 - Cell 2
161Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 160 - Cell 2
162Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team AstanaRow 161 - Cell 2
163Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team AstanaRow 162 - Cell 2
164Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJRow 163 - Cell 2
165Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJRow 164 - Cell 2
166Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-HighroadRow 165 - Cell 2
167Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 166 - Cell 2
168Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 167 - Cell 2
169Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 168 - Cell 2
170Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 169 - Cell 2
171Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISDRow 170 - Cell 2
172Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShackRow 171 - Cell 2
173Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 172 - Cell 2
174Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 173 - Cell 2
175Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 174 - Cell 2
176Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 175 - Cell 2
177Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad0:21:26
178Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-HighroadRow 177 - Cell 2
179Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team0:21:28
180Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:21:48
DNFWout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 180 - Cell 2
DNFPavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 181 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 182 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Zabriskie (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 183 - Cell 2
DNFFrederik Willems (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 184 - Cell 2
DNFJurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 185 - Cell 2
DNFAmets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 186 - Cell 2
DNSJuan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 187 - Cell 2
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Intermediate sprint - Neuvéglise, 178km
1Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ20pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar17Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team15Row 2 - Cell 3
4Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling13Row 3 - Cell 3
5Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Côte de Massiac (Cat. 3) 43.5km
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar2pts
2Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 1 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Col du Pas de Peyrol (Le Puy Mary) (Cat. 2) 99.5km
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar5pts
2Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Col du Perthus (Cat. 2) 116km
1Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Col de Cère (Cat. 3) 127.5km
1Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1Row 1 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5 - Côte de la Chevade (Cat. 3) 139.5km
1Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1Row 1 - Cell 3
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Mountain 6 - Col de Prat de Bouc (Plomb du Cantal) (Cat. 2) 154km
1Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 7 - Côte du Château d'Alleuze (Cat. 4) 193km
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar1
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Mountain 8 - Saint-Flour Montée des Orgues (Cat. 4) 208km
1Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1
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Young riders
1Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne5:31:08
2Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:08
3Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 2 - Cell 2
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:21
7Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:31
8Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:36
9Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:00:40
10Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 9 - Cell 2
11Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:00:48
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:42
14Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:51
15Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 14 - Cell 2
16Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 15 - Cell 2
17Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:02:01
19Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:02:48
20Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:02:55
21Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:05:33
22Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:08:51
23Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 22 - Cell 2
24Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:12:39
26Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 26 - Cell 2
28Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 28 - Cell 2
30Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 30 - Cell 2
32Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:17:12
33Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 32 - Cell 2
34Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 33 - Cell 2
35Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
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Most aggressive rider
1Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
1Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling
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1Rabobank Cycling Team16:29:47
2Team Europcar0:00:40
4Team RadioShack0:04:07
5Team Leopard Trek0:04:08
6AG2R La Mondiale0:04:16
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:57
8Pro Team Astana0:05:19
9Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne0:05:24
10Katusha TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Team Garmin - Cervelo0:05:30
12Sky Procycling0:05:38
13Quick Step Cycling Team0:06:05
14HTC - Highroad0:06:25
15Omega Pharma - Lotto0:07:01
16BMC Racing Team0:07:19
17Saxo Bank SungardRow 16 - Cell 2
19Movistar Team0:09:26
21Lampre - ISD0:14:19
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General classification after stage 9
1Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar38:35:11
2Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:49
3Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:02:26
4Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:02:29
5Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:02:37
6Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:02:38
7Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-HighroadRow 6 - Cell 2
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack0:02:43
9Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:55
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:03:08
11Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:03:36
12Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:37
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:45
14Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:03:47
15Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:04:01
16Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:04:07
17Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:22
18Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:52
19Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:53
20Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:01
21Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:05:04
22Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team0:05:05
23Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:05:07
24Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:05:13
25Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:05:14
26Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:05:21
27Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:32
28David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 27 - Cell 2
29Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team0:05:39
30Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:43
31Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJRow 30 - Cell 2
32Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling0:05:51
33Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:26
34Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:06:35
35Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:06:40
36Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:07:16
37Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:07:20
38Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:07:45
39Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:08:16
40Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:08:45
41Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:12
42Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar0:09:20
43Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:09:33
44Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar0:10:17
45Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:32
46Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:11:08
47David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:11:35
48Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:10
49Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:13:06
50Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:13:15
51Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:41
52George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:14:53
53Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:15:06
54Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:15:14
55Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:15:16
56Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:15:22
57Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:42
58Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale0:16:03
59Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana0:16:47
60John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:18:09
61Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team0:18:15
62Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:18:51
63Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:20:26
64Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:20:53
65Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:59
66Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:06
67Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:21:17
68José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:21:42
69Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team0:22:15
70Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:22:32
71Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:22:50
72Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:23:14
73David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team0:24:06
74Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:24:42
75Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:25:13
76Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:25:21
77Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 76 - Cell 2
78Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:25:25
79Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:26
80Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:27
81Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling0:25:59
82Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar0:26:08
83Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:26:15
84David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD0:26:25
85Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:26:53
86Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:26:58
87Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:27:21
88Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ0:27:27
89Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:30
90Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:27:32
91Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:28:37
92Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:43
93Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:28:44
94Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek0:28:59
95Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:30:31
96Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:30:56
97Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:32:05
98Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack0:32:25
99Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek0:33:30
100Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:34:19
101Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:34:46
102Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:35:17
103Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:35:18
104Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:35:19
105Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:18
106Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:36:22
107Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:36:48
108William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:37:40
109Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:37:56
110Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:37:57
111Brian Vandborg (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:38:34
112Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad0:39:42
113Jérémie Galland (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:39:43
114Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:39:58
115Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:40:31
116Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek0:40:55
117Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:41:44
118Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 117 - Cell 2
119Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard0:42:51
120Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:43:02
121Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:43:23
122Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ0:43:30
123Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:43:39
124Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ0:43:44
125Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar0:43:48
126Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:44:16
127Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:44:20
128Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:44:42
129Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:45:16
130Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:45:33
131Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad0:45:42
132Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:45:55
133Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:46:24
134Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team0:46:46
135Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:47:07
136Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:47:17
137Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:47:25
138Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:48:17
139Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team0:48:29
140Joost Posthuma (Ned) Leopard Trek0:48:40
141Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:48:49
142Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:49:06
143Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team RadioShack0:49:42
144Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:49:56
145Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:49:57
146Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:50:03
147Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:50:24
148Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD0:51:24
149Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team0:51:38
150Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:52:32
151Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana0:52:53
152Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:53:19
153Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:55:02
154Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:55:05
155Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:55:15
156Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana0:55:22
157Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:55:33
158Danny Pate (USA) HTC-Highroad0:56:08
159Jesús Hernand