Sanchez sprints to second straight victory at Tour de Romandie

Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) sprinted to his second straight victory at the Tour de Romandie and with the stage winner's time bonus took over the leader's jersey from Bradley Wiggins (Sky).

While stage 4 at the Tour de Romandie was the Swiss race's most mountainous, featuring a trio of category 1 climbs plus a category 2 ascent, nonetheless a group of 38 riders arrived together at the finish in Sion to contest the sprint for stage honours. Sanchez led-out the sprint from approximately 300m and none of his rivals had the power to come around the on-form Spaniard. Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) finished second, followed by Branislau Samoilau (Movistar) in third. Overnight leader Bradley Wiggins crossed the finish line in the lead group for 18th place.

Sanchez started the stage just one second behind Wiggins on general classification, but with the Spaniard's 10-second stage victory bonus he now leads Wiggins on general classification by nine seconds, with the British champion's Sky teammate Michael Rogers in third overall at 16 seconds with only one stage remaining.

As the peloton rolled out of Bulle at the start of the 184km stage the parcours began to slope upwards almost immediately for the day's first climb, the category one Col de Mosses at 36.5km. While the field was content to ride in tranquilo fashion with an abundance of climbing yet to come, six riders went out on the attack to form the early break: Johann Tschopp (BMC), Eduard Vorganov and Petr Ignatenko (Katusha), Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Jean-Christophe Perraud (AG2R La Mondiale) and Guillaume Levarlet (Saur-Sojasun).

Vorganov led the escapees over the Col de Mosses summit and after 50km of racing their advantage over the peloton stood at 2:38. The six-man break managed to extend their lead to nearly four minutes, but as the kilometres ticked by race leader Bradley Wiggins's Sky team upped the tempo in the peloton. As the field negotiated the flat valley roads during the stage's mid-portion in advance of the three categorised climbs in the stage's endgame, the break's lead dropped to 1:20 with 71km remaining.

On the slopes of the day's second category one ascent, the Piste de l'Ours, the break splintered with Tschopp, Ignatenko and Levarlet going clear. Meanwhile, Peter Stetina launched an attack from a dwindling peloton on the climb and was soon joined by Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank), Rui Costa (Movistar) and Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha). Sky continued to set a steady tempo in the ascent with Michael Rogers at the front, followed by Wiggins and Richie Porte.

Ignatenko crossed the summit with a slight lead over Tschopp while Levarlet fell further back. The remainder of the early break were caught and passed by the four-man chase group on the climb and were absorbed back into the peloton. Ten Dam led the chasers over the summit 1:30 behind Ignatenko while the Sky-led peloton crossed the KOM line 20 seconds later.

In the approach to the day's final climb, the category 1 St-Martin at 160.2km, the two groups off the front consolidated into a seven-man break and with 32km to go their lead stood at 45 seconds.

Soon after beginning the final climb the break once again split up, with Ten Dam, Caruso and Costa leaving their companions behind. Amaël Moinard (BMC) bridged from the peloton, but it was gruppo compatto at the head of affairs with 27.8km to go, four kilometres from the summit.

Europcar's Davide Malacarne took over the pace-making at the head of the field with the Sky trio of Rogers, Wiggins and Porte lined out behind on the Italian's wheel. Two kilometres later Malacarne's teammate Pierre Rolland launched an attack which was immediately marked by John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale) and Mikel Landa (Euskaltel-Euskadi). As the trio steadily rode away from the field Moinard headed out of the peloton in pursuit accompanied by Simon Spilak (Katusha).

The situation off the front remained fluid in the approach to the KOM, but ultimately Landa and Gadret were joined by Jesus Hernandez (Saxo Bank), Roman Kreuziger (Astana) and Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) just prior to the summit. Kreuziger led the quintet over the top with the Richie Porte-paced field in hot pursuit 15 seconds in arrears.

The riders now faced a very fast, switchbacked descent of 14.5km, followed by approximately 9km of flat roads into the finishing city of Sion.

The lead group grew to 12 riders on the high-speed descent, including race leader Bradley Wiggins (Sky), with Kreuziger and best young rider Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Barracuda) prominent at the front carving their way through the switchbacks. Wiggins had no teammates in the lead group, but as the road flattened out in the run-in to the finish approximately 26 riders, including Sky's Rogers and Porte for Wiggins, made contact with 7km remaining.

Jesus Hernandez (Saxo Bank) made several attempts to escape the clutches of the peloton, but the lead group remained intact over the final five kilometres setting up another sprint finale amongst general classification contenders.

At the conclustion to stage 4 the top 30 riders overall are separated by only 35 seconds in advance of the final stage: a 16.5km individual time trial which fittingly for the mountainous Swiss stage race has a climb at its midpoint. Sky's time trial stalwarts Bradley Wiggins and Michael Rogers trail Sanchez by nine and 16 seconds respectively, but other strong chrono riders are also near the top of general classification including Stef Clement (Rabobank) and Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Barracuda).

Full Results

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1Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team4:56:13
2Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 1 - Cell 2
3Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 3 - Cell 2
5Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 5 - Cell 2
7Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-NissanRow 6 - Cell 2
8Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team AstanaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 9 - Cell 2
11Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 11 - Cell 2
13Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 12 - Cell 2
14Thomas Rohregger (Aut) RadioShack-NissanRow 13 - Cell 2
15Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-BarracudaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo BankRow 18 - Cell 2
20Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team AstanaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-NissanRow 20 - Cell 2
22Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 22 - Cell 2
24Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo BankRow 23 - Cell 2
25Rui Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Jerôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 25 - Cell 2
27Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Pieter Weening (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 28 - Cell 2
30Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 29 - Cell 2
31Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 32 - Cell 2
34Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-NissanRow 34 - Cell 2
36Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 35 - Cell 2
37Richie Porte (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 36 - Cell 2
38John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:08
39Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:00:43
40Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana0:01:11
41Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:01:32
42Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 41 - Cell 2
43David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:01:35
44Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 43 - Cell 2
45Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 44 - Cell 2
46Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:28
48Molina Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 48 - Cell 2
50Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Cyrille Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:04:21
52Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team EuropcarRow 51 - Cell 2
53Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 52 - Cell 2
54Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 53 - Cell 2
55Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 54 - Cell 2
56Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 56 - Cell 2
58Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:05:08
59Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:31
62Jose Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 61 - Cell 2
63Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 62 - Cell 2
64Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 63 - Cell 2
65Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team AstanaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:06:45
70Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:09:03
71Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:26
72Jeremy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:10:48
73Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 72 - Cell 2
74Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team0:14:46
75Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 75 - Cell 2
77Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 76 - Cell 2
78Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 79 - Cell 2
81Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 82 - Cell 2
84Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 83 - Cell 2
85Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 85 - Cell 2
87Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 86 - Cell 2
88Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 87 - Cell 2
88Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 89 - Cell 2
91Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 90 - Cell 2
92Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team AstanaRow 91 - Cell 2
93Chris Froome (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 92 - Cell 2
94Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo BankRow 93 - Cell 2
95Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 94 - Cell 2
96Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 95 - Cell 2
97Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 96 - Cell 2
98Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team AstanaRow 97 - Cell 2
99Nelson Oliveira (Por) RadioShack-NissanRow 98 - Cell 2
100Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 100 - Cell 2
102Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 102 - Cell 2
104Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 103 - Cell 2
105Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 104 - Cell 2
106Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big MatRow 105 - Cell 2
107Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-BarracudaRow 106 - Cell 2
108Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISDRow 107 - Cell 2
109Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:18:39
110Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 109 - Cell 2
111Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 110 - Cell 2
112Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 112 - Cell 2
114Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 114 - Cell 2
116Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 116 - Cell 2
118Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 117 - Cell 2
119Alan Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 118 - Cell 2
120Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 119 - Cell 2
121Danny Pate (USA) Sky ProcyclingRow 120 - Cell 2
122Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) RadioShack-NissanRow 121 - Cell 2
123Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Barracuda0:20:53
124Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 123 - Cell 2
125Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 125 - Cell 2
127Said Haddou (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 126 - Cell 2
128Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo BankRow 128 - Cell 2
130Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 133 - Cell 2
135Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 134 - Cell 2
136Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-BarracudaRow 135 - Cell 2
137Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 136 - Cell 2
138Kevin Reza (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 137 - Cell 2
DNFSergio Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo BankRow 138 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFMichal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 140 - Cell 2
DNFMatthew Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 141 - Cell 2
DNFKristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFMark Cavendish (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 143 - Cell 2
DNFGeraint Thomas (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 144 - Cell 2
DNFTejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
DNFGianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 146 - Cell 2
DNFRippol Juan Horrach (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
DNFKenny De Haes (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
DNSAllan Davis (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
DNSDavid Tanner (Aus) Team Saxo BankRow 150 - Cell 2
DNSDaryl Impey (RSA) GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
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Mountain 1 - Col des Mosses (Cat. 1) 36.5km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team12pts
2Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Basse-Nendaz (Cat. 2) 128.6km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team8pts
2Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Piste de l'Ours (Cat. 1) 137km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team12pts
2Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - St-Martin (Cat. 1) 160.2km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana12pts
2John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank2Row 4 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Vernayaz, 78.4km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team6pts
2Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Sion, 110km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team6pts
2Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Astana Pro TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Radioshack-NissanRow 2 - Cell 2
4Movistar TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Saur-SojasunRow 4 - Cell 2
6Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 5 - Cell 2
7Sky ProcyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Bmc Racing Team14:49:22
9Team Saxo Bank14:50:11
12Katusha Team14:55:10
13Team Europcar14:57:21
14Team Lampre-Isd14:59:13
16AG2R La Mondiale15:03:33
17Omega Pharma-Quick Step15:16:00
20Lotto Belisol15:42:57
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General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team17:36:35
2Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:09
3Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:16
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:18
5Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:20
7Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha Team0:00:21
9Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:22
10Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-NissanRow 9 - Cell 2
11Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Movistar Team0:00:23
12Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jerôme Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:24
14Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Radioshack-Nissan0:00:25
15Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo BankRow 14 - Cell 2
16Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:27
17Andreas Klöden (Ger) Radioshack-NissanRow 16 - Cell 2
18Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:00:28
20Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team AstanaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Pro Team AstanaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:00:29
23Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:00:30
24Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 23 - Cell 2
25Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:00:31
26Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:32
27Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - SojasunRow 26 - Cell 2
28Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:34
29Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team EuropcarRow 28 - Cell 2
30Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:35
31Pieter Weening (Ned) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:36
32Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:00:37
33Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:38
34Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:00:39
35Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:41
36Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:00:44
37George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan0:00:48
38Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:01:16
39David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:01:56
40Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:05
41Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:08
42Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:02:30
43Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana0:02:36
44Molina Ruben Plaza (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:49
45Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:51
46Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:52
47Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:15
48John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:19
49Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:51
50Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:52
51Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:53
52Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:04:54
53Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:04:58
54Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:05:52
55Cyrille Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar0:06:16
56Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:17
57Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:06:59
58Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:07:05
59Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team0:07:10
60Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team0:07:17
61Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:07:38
62Juan Jose Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team0:08:13
63Jose Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:09:41
64Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana0:10:54
65Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:12:57
66Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:13:06
67Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:13:27
68Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:15:11
69Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Barracuda0:15:13
70Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:15:15
71Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:15:20
72Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:25
73Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:28
74Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank0:16:32
75Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:16:35
76Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:16:37
77Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling0:16:53
78Gustav Larsson (Swe) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:17:22
79Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:49
80Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:18:01
81Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar0:18:28
82Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:36
83Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:19:36
84Francis Mourey (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:19:42
85Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana0:19:58
86Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:20:49
87Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:20:55
88Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team0:22:41
88Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:22:45
90Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:24:01
91Jeremy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:24:04
92Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar0:24:29
93Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:24:56
94Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:25:03
95Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:25:04
96Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana0:25:06
97Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:09
98Fumiyuki Beppu (Jpn) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:25:10
99Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:26:11
100Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:26:26
101Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:34
102Manuele Boaro (Ita) Team Saxo Bank0:26:50
103Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ-Big Mat0:26:51
104Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:27:20
105Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:27:22
106Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar0:27:31
107Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:28:46
108Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:29:46
109Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team0:30:33
110Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan0:31:05
111Nelson Oliveira (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:31:21
112Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:31:27
113Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:32:53
114Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team0:32:57
115Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:33:15
116Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team0:33:29
117Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:33:30
118Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:33:50
119Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:34:25
120Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:34:32
121Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:34:34
122Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:34:36
123Cedric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:34:40
124Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Team Europcar0:34:59
125Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda0:35:19
126Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Lampre - ISD0:35:44
127Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:35:55
128Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:38:34
129Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun0:38:37
130Franck Bouyer (Fra) Team Europcar0:38:40
131Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:39:34
132Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:39:50
133Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:40:11
134Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:40:57
135Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Barracuda0:42:09
136Said Haddou (Fra) Team Europcar0:42:23
137Alan Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:45:18
138Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:45:26
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Mountains classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team24pts
2Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team21Row 1 - Cell 3
3Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team20Row 2 - Cell 3
4Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun18Row 3 - Cell 3
5Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun15Row 4 - Cell 3
6Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team14Row 5 - Cell 3
7Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team13Row 6 - Cell 3
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana12Row 7 - Cell 3
9Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team12Row 8 - Cell 3
10Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team10Row 9 - Cell 3
11Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team9Row 10 - Cell 3
12Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team9Row 11 - Cell 3
13John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 12 - Cell 3
14Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank8Row 13 - Cell 3
15Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Radioshack-Nissan7Row 14 - Cell 3
16Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 15 - Cell 3
17Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6Row 16 - Cell 3
18Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar6Row 17 - Cell 3
19Daniel Navarro (Spa) Team Saxo Bank5Row 18 - Cell 3
20Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4Row 19 - Cell 3
21Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana4Row 20 - Cell 3
22Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda4Row 21 - Cell 3
23Maxime Mederel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun3Row 22 - Cell 3
24Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3Row 23 - Cell 3
25Rui Costa (Por) Movistar Team2Row 24 - Cell 3
26Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank2Row 25 - Cell 3
27Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Sky Procycling2Row 26 - Cell 3
28Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2Row 27 - Cell 3
29Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling2Row 28 - Cell 3
30Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1Row 29 - Cell 3
31Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team1Row 30 - Cell 3
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Sprint classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Petr Ignatenko (Rus) Katusha Team12pts
2Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team7Row 2 - Cell 3
4Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Christian Meier (Can) GreenEdge Cycling Team6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun6Row 5 - Cell 3
7Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Chris Anker Sorensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-Barracuda3Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jorge Azanza (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Jean-Christophe Perraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 10 - Cell 3
12Lars Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team3Row 11 - Cell 3
13Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur - Sojasun2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Pro Team Astana1Row 14 - Cell 3
16Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team1Row 15 - Cell 3
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Young riders classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Barracuda17:36:55
2Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat17:37:13
4Mikel Landa (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi17:37:16
5George Bennett (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan17:37:23
6Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat17:39:05
7Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team17:39:27
8Angel Madrazo (Spa) Movistar Team17:41:26
9Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi17:56:11
10Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat17:57:24
11Angelo Tulik (Fra) Team Europcar18:01:04
12Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team18:01:39
13Ricardo Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi18:02:46
14Luke Durbridge (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team18:03:01
15Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar18:04:06
16Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team18:05:21
17Leigh Howard (Aus) GreenEdge Cycling Team18:07:08
18Giacomo Nizzolo (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan18:07:40
19Nelson Oliveira (Por) Radioshack-Nissan18:07:56
20Julien Vermote (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep18:08:02
21Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team18:10:04
22Gert Dockx (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team18:11:09
23Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Barracuda18:11:54
24Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD18:12:30
25Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team18:17:32
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Teams classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sky Procycling52:50:38
4Movistar Team52:50:54
5Astana Pro Team52:51:04
8Bmc Racing Team52:51:38
10Team Saxo Bank52:52:31
12Katusha Team52:57:33