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Chicchi wins San Luis opening stage

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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) sprints to win stage 1

Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) sprints to win stage 1
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Movistar have a strong line-up in Argentina.

Movistar have a strong line-up in Argentina.
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Emmanuel Guevara (San Luis Somos Todos) on the attack.

Emmanuel Guevara (San Luis Somos Todos) on the attack.
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Torrential rain greeted the peloton on stage 1 of the Tour de San Luis.

Torrential rain greeted the peloton on stage 1 of the Tour de San Luis.
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The heavy rain made conditions treacherous.

The heavy rain made conditions treacherous.
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The riders did not anticipate the deluge on day 1 of the Tour de San Luis.

The riders did not anticipate the deluge on day 1 of the Tour de San Luis.
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The pleasant sunshine did not last long on day one of the Tour de San Luis.

The pleasant sunshine did not last long on day one of the Tour de San Luis.
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The heavens begin to open in Argentina.

The heavens begin to open in Argentina.
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A temporary truce at the Tour de San Luis.

A temporary truce at the Tour de San Luis.
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Cesar Berti (Uruguay) leads Maximiliano Badde (San Luis Somos Todos) off the front of the bunch.

Cesar Berti (Uruguay) leads Maximiliano Badde (San Luis Somos Todos) off the front of the bunch.
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Grinding through the rain at the Tour de San Luis.

Grinding through the rain at the Tour de San Luis.
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Filippo Pozzato (Farnese Vini - Selle Italia)

Filippo Pozzato (Farnese Vini - Selle Italia)
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Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank)

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank)
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The Colnago CSF team before the start

The Colnago CSF team before the start
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Chicchi and Haedo battle it out for stage 1 at the Tour de San Luis

Chicchi and Haedo battle it out for stage 1 at the Tour de San Luis
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Chicchi and Haedo battle it out for stage 1 at the Tour de San Luis

Chicchi and Haedo battle it out for stage 1 at the Tour de San Luis
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)
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Giovanni Visconti (Movistar)

Giovanni Visconti (Movistar)
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Haedo (Saxo Bank) seeks out Chicchi after the sprint

Haedo (Saxo Bank) seeks out Chicchi after the sprint
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Team Saxo Bank

Team Saxo Bank
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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) in the leader's jersey

Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) in the leader's jersey
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Francesco Chicchi won stage 1, decided by a photo finish

Francesco Chicchi won stage 1, decided by a photo finish
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Stage 1at the Tour de San Luis ended with a tight sprint finish

Stage 1at the Tour de San Luis ended with a tight sprint finish
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Francesco Chicchi won stage 1, decided by a photo finish

Francesco Chicchi won stage 1, decided by a photo finish
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The stage 1 podium

The stage 1 podium
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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) on top of the podium

Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) on top of the podium
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Tom Boonen

Tom Boonen
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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) wins stage 1

Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) wins stage 1
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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) in the leader's jersey

Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) in the leader's jersey
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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) in the leader's jersey

Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) in the leader's jersey
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Local favourite Emmanuel Guevara (San Luis Somos Todos) on the attack

Local favourite Emmanuel Guevara (San Luis Somos Todos) on the attack
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Francisco Ventoso and Giovanni Visconti (Movistar)

Francisco Ventoso and Giovanni Visconti (Movistar)
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A photo finish was needed at the end of stage one of the Tour de San Luis

A photo finish was needed at the end of stage one of the Tour de San Luis
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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) narrowly edged JJ Haedo (Saxo Bank) for the win

Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) narrowly edged JJ Haedo (Saxo Bank) for the win
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Former world champion Tom Boonen

Former world champion Tom Boonen
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The Omega Pharma - QuickStep team after their win

The Omega Pharma - QuickStep team after their win
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The Omega Pharma - QuickStep team after their win

The Omega Pharma - QuickStep team after their win
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Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - Quick Step)

Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma - Quick Step)
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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) beats Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank)

Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep) beats Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank)
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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)

Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma - QuickStep)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) makes it through a tough day

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) makes it through a tough day
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Sonny Colbrelli (Colnago CSF)

Sonny Colbrelli (Colnago CSF)
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A NetApp rider comes over the line after a tough opening stage

A NetApp rider comes over the line after a tough opening stage
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The peloton had to deal with heavy rain during the stage

The peloton had to deal with heavy rain during the stage
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Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini - Selle Italia) makes it through a crowd of riders

Andrea Guardini (Farnese Vini - Selle Italia) makes it through a crowd of riders
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Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) signs on

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) signs on
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Riders stop to shelter from the rain

Riders stop to shelter from the rain
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Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank)

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank)
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale), Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) and Tom Boonen

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale), Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) and Tom Boonen
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale), Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) and Tom Boonen

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale), Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) and Tom Boonen
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The bunch takes shelter from the rain

The bunch takes shelter from the rain
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Tom Boonen wonders how the weather is in Belgium

Tom Boonen wonders how the weather is in Belgium
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The rain was so bad many riders stopped

The rain was so bad many riders stopped
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Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) pushes through the inclement conditions

Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) pushes through the inclement conditions
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Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) needs help

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) needs help
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Stage 1 of the Tour de San Luis

Stage 1 of the Tour de San Luis
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Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) at the start of stage 1 of the Tour de San Luis

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) at the start of stage 1 of the Tour de San Luis
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Elia Viviani (Liquigas - Cannondale)

Elia Viviani (Liquigas - Cannondale)
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Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank)

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank)
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Stage 1 at the Tour de San Luis

Stage 1 at the Tour de San Luis
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Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) thinks his teammate has won

Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) thinks his teammate has won
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Francesco Chicchi (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) narrowly outsprinted Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank) in a photo finish to win the opening stage of the Tour de San Luis, 189.3km from San Luis to Villa Mercedes. In the drag race to the finish line, the pair finished slightly ahead of a select 33-man group with Mauro Richeze (Argentina) claiming third.

The 31-year-old Italian, who was winless in the previous season, started 2012 on a high note as he both captured a hard-fought stage win, also Omega Pharma-Quick Step's first, plus donned the leader's jersey.

Chicchi's teammate Tom Boonen played a pivotal role in the finale as he launched a solo attack with 1.5km remaining, disrupting the lead-out efforts of Saxo Bank and Movistar, and setting up the Italian for victory.

"I must thank the entire team for the great work they did and the trust they placed in me," said Chicchi. "We attacked with about 50 kilometres to go to the arrival, with team Saxo Bank taking advantage of the wind. My teammates did a splendid job and we managed to break up the group into several parts. When I lifted my head I would see athletes in front of me like Chavanel, Leipheimer and Boonen, all working for me, and my only thought was that I couldn't let them down.

"Having a last man like Boonen was super. Tom launched me perfectly. In the final metres I saw that Haedo was catching up to me. So I gave it everything I had and managed to just barely stay ahead of him. It's an enormous joy."

Argentina's Haedo, a three-time Tour de San Luis stage winner, nearly came around Chicchi for the win, but fell just a whisker short. "[Omega Pharma-]Quick Step took control and then my brother [Lucas] helped me in the end," Juan Jose Haedo told Cyclingnews. "The last kilometre was a bit messy because we let Boonen go so we had to chase. It was a good finish but the day was pretty crazy, it was raining all day."

A rainy day at the office

While it's typical for Tour de San Luis stages to be drenched in sunshine and heat during Argentina's summer, for much of the stage the peloton was deluged with heavy rain plus even a stint of hail, which forced the field to pull to the side of the road and seek shelter early in the action.

Local rider Emmanuel Guevara (San Luis Somos Todos), undaunted by the inclement conditions, went out on a solo attack and by the day's only KOM, 41.3km into the stage, his lead was over five minutes. As Guevara's lead steadily increased two riders, Guevara's teammate Maximiliano Badde along with Cesar Berti (Uruguay), jumped from the peloton, bridged the lengthy gap and ultimately enjoyed an advantage in excess of 11 minutes. For the moment the peloton seemed more interested in simple survival, rather than dogged pursuit, as crashes plagued the bunch during episodes of torrential rain and limited visibility.

The ProTour teams, however, eager to set up their sprinters for a bunch gallop, came to the fore and steadily chipped into the trio's lead. After 133km of racing in wide open, wind-swept terrain dominated by expansive acres of agriculture and cattle farms, Guevara, Badde and Berti's lead had dropped to just four minutes.

The writing was on the wall for the catch, especially when Guevara was unable to keep pace with his two companions, and the escape came to a conclusion just over 20km from the finish. Guevara and Badde would be rewarded for their efforts, however, with the mountains jersey and sprint jersey respectively.

Taxing conditions coupled with a spirited chase in the finale split the peloton, resulting in an elite selection containing GC favourites Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank), Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step). The Chicchi-led first group crossed the line 2:09 ahead of the next bunch, 54 riders strong, while a third group with 69 riders ended the day 4:08 in arrears.

With the finishing time bonuses, Chicchi leads J.J. Haedo by four seconds and Mauro Richeze by six seconds entering stage 2, 145.3km from Fraga to Juana Koslay.

Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick Step4:53:18
2Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank
3Mauro Richeze (Arg) Argentina
4Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile
5Jimmy Casper (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
6Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
7Fco. Jose Ventoso (Spa) Movistar
8Samuel Caldeira (Por) Carmin-Prio
9Jacob Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare
10Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Christina Watches
11Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba
12Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Netapp
13Angelo Furlan (Ita) Christina Watches
14Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar
15Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Netapp
16Jorge A. Giacinti (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
17Jose Serpa (Col) Androni Giocattoli
18Daniel Diaz (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
19Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas
20Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale
21Alberto Contador (Spa) Team Saxo Bank
22David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar
23Jesus Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia
24Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas
25Felix Cardenas (Col) Colombia
26Magno Nazaret (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
27Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini
28Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
29Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
30Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
31Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank
32Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) UnitedHealthcare
33Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
34Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick Step0:00:12
35Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:00:17
36Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar0:00:36
37Lucas Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:40
38Jaime Suaza (Col) Colombia
39Ignacio Pereyra (Arg) Argentina0:02:09
40Nelson Victorino (Por) Carmin-Prio
41Alexander Ryabkin (Rus) Caja Rural
42Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmin-Prio
43Juan Curuchet (Arg) Argentina
44Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia
45Adrian Palomares (Spa) Andalucia
46Jose Ragonessi (Ecu) Ecuador
47Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Argentina
48Renato Seabra (Bra) Brasil
49Filipo Salvini (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
50Matias Medici (Arg) Argentina
51Alvaro Argiro (Arg) Argentina
52Cristopher Mansilla (Chi) Chile
53Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Start-Atacama
54Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare
55Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural
56Henrique Casimiro (Por) Carmin-Prio
57Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural
58Sebastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
59Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Ag2R-La Mondiale
60Robert Foster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare
61Mathieu Perget (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
62Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare
63Rene Gorgensen (Den) Christina Watches
64Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Christina Watches
65Michael Rasmussen (Den) Christina Watches
66Breno Sidoti (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
67Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare
68Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini
69Jonatan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar
70Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Andalucia
71David Livramento (Por) Carmin-Prio
72Weimar Roldan (Col) Colombia
73Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia
74Pablo Seisdedos (Chi) Chile
75Christopher Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
76Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
77Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas
78Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini
79Christia Delle Stelle (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
80Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
81Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini
82Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Cuba
83Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
84Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Argentina
85Josue Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural
86Eloy Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia
87Andrey Sartasov (Rus) S.Luis Somos Todos
88Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia
89Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Team Netapp
90Vinther Troels (Den) Team Saxo Bank
91Antonio Cabrera (Chi) Chile
92Jairo Salas (Col) Colombia
93Federico Castex (Uru) Uruguay0:04:08
94Claudio Claveles (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
95Favian Velazquez (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
96Gustavo Lopez (Arg) Start-Atacama
97Ibon Zugasti (Spa) Start-Atacama
98Alcides Simoes (Bra) Brasil
99Ruben Menendez (Spa) Start-Atacama
100Cesar Berti (Uru) Uruguay
101Douglas Moy (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
102Sergio Godoy (Arg) Argentina
103Cristian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini
104Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar
105Fernando Murgo (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
106Munio Ferraz (Bra) Brasil
107Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural
108Edward King (USA) Liquigas
109Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Christina Watches
110Erick Castaño (Ecu) Ecuador
111Richard Mascarañas (Uru) Uruguay
112Tomas Gil (Arg) Start-Atacama
113Oscar Sanchez (Col) Colombia
114Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador
115Gorge Gallegos (Ecu) Ecuador
116Jhon Martinez (Col) Colombia-Comcel
117Mauricio Ardila (Col) Colombia-Comcel
118Maximiliano Badde (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
119Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini
120Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare
121Stiver Ortiz (Col) Colombia-Comcel
122Ruben Campanioni (Cub) Cuba
123Cristian Martinez (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
124Luis A. Martinez (Uru) Uruguay
125Gabriel Juarez (Arg) Argentina
126Miguel A. Rubiano (Col) Androni Giocattoli
127Wilder Miravalles (Uru) Uruguay
128Gregory Duarte (Uru) Uruguay
129Didier Chaparro (Col) Colombia-Comcel
130Jorge Soto (Uru) Uruguay
131Camilo Gomez (Col) Colombia-Comcel
132Jonathan Millan (Col) Colombia
133Daniel Rincon (Col) Colombia
134Mariano De Fino (Uru) Uruguay
135Marcos Crespo (Arg) Argentina
136Pablo Alarcon (Chi) Chile
137Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas
138Juan Ariel Lucero (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
139Antonio Nascimento (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
140Mauricio Neisa (Col) Colombia-Comcel
141Juan Esteban Arango (Col) Colombia
142Patricio Almonacid (Chi) Chile
143Hector Aguilar (Uru) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
144Otavio Bulgarelli (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
145Cleberson Weber (Bra) Brasil
146Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Chile
147Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
148Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
149Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank
150Carlos Quishpe (Ecu) Ecuador
151Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Cuba
152Karol A. Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural
153Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba
154Luis Sepulveda (Chi) Chile
155Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
156Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
157Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas
158Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp
159Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp
160Wolfgang Burmaun (Chi) Chile
161Sylvain Georges (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
162Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:05:15
163Gustavo Miño (Par) Start-Atacama0:08:28
164Sidinei Da Silva (Bra) Brasil
165Alejandro Padulo (Par) Start-Atacama
166Arlex Castro (Col) Colombia0:13:29
167Oscar Matiauda (Par) Start-Atacama
168Renato Dos Santos (Bra) Brasil
169Jose Mujica (Cub) Cuba
170Jose Bone (Ecu) Ecuador
171Tomas S Metcalfe (GBr) Carmin-Prio0:15:44
172Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare

Mountain 1 - La Cumbre, 41.3km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos3pts
2Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Chile2
3Claudio Claveles (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos1

Sprint 1 - Fraga, 77.10km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos3pts
2Maximiliano Badde (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos2
3Cesar Berti (Uru) Uruguay1

Sprint 2 - Justo Daract, 147km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maximiliano Badde (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos3pts
2Cesar Berti (Uru) Uruguay2
3Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox1

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar14:39:54
2Team Saxo Bank
3Omega Pharma-Quick Step
4Colnago-CSF Inox0:00:17
5Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:09
6Christina Watches
7UnitedHealthcare
8Team Netapp
9Liquigas
10S.Luis Somos Todos
11Colombia
12Argentina0:04:18
13Carmin-Prio
14Andalucia
15Chile
16Androni Giocattoli
17Farnese Vini
18Funvic-Pidamonhangaba0:06:17
19Cuba
20Caja Rural0:06:27
21Start-Atacama0:10:25
22Brasil
23Ecuador
24Uruguay0:12:24
25Colombia-Comcel

General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma - Quick Step4:53:08
2Juan Jose Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:04
3Mauro Richeze (Arg) Argentina0:00:06
4Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:00:09
5Luis Mansilla (Chi) Chile0:00:10
6Jimmy Casper (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
7Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
8Fco. Jose Ventoso (Spa) Movistar
9Samuel Caldeira (Por) Carmin-Prio
10Jacob Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare
11Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Christina Watches
12Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba
13Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team Netapp
14Angelo Furlan (Ita) Christina Watches
15Andrey Amador (CRc) Movistar
16Markus Eichler (Ger) Team Netapp
17Jorge A. Giacinti (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
18Jose Serpa (Col) Androni Giocattoli
19Daniel Diaz (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
20Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas
21Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Ag2R-La Mondiale
22Alberto Contador (Spa) Team Saxo Bank
23David Arroyo (Spa) Movistar
24Jesus Rosendo (Spa) Andalucia
25Cayetano Sarmiento (Col) Liquigas
26Felix Cardenas (Col) Colombia
27Magno Nazaret (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
28Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini
29Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
30Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
31Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
32Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo Bank
33Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) UnitedHealthcare
34Jaime Suaza (Col) Colombia
35Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Quick Step0:00:22
36Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox0:00:27
37Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar0:00:46
38Lucas Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:00:50
39Ignacio Pereyra (Arg) Argentina0:02:19
40Nelson Victorino (Por) Carmin-Prio
41Alexander Ryabkin (Rus) Caja Rural
42Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmin-Prio
43Juan Curuchet (Arg) Argentina
44Antonio Cabello (Spa) Andalucia
45Adrian Palomares (Spa) Andalucia
46Jose Ragonessi (Ecu) Ecuador
47Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Argentina
48Renato Seabra (Bra) Brasil
49Filipo Salvini (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
50Matias Medici (Arg) Argentina
51Alvaro Argiro (Arg) Argentina
52Cristopher Mansilla (Chi) Chile
53Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Start-Atacama
54Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare
55Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural
56Henrique Casimiro (Por) Carmin-Prio
57Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural
58Sebastien Hinault (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
59Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Ag2R-La Mondiale
60Robert Foster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare
61Mathieu Perget (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
62Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare
63Rene Gorgensen (Den) Christina Watches
64Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Christina Watches
65Michael Rasmussen (Den) Christina Watches
66Breno Sidoti (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
67Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare
68Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini
69Jonatan Castroviejo (Spa) Movistar
70Juan Jose Lobato (Spa) Andalucia
71David Livramento (Por) Carmin-Prio
72Weimar Roldan (Col) Colombia
73Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia
74Pablo Seisdedos (Chi) Chile
75Christopher Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
76Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli
77Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas
78Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini
79Christia Delle Stelle (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
80Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
81Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini
82Arnold Alcolea (Cub) Cuba
83Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox
84Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Argentina
85Josue Moyano (Arg) Caja Rural
86Eloy Ruiz (Spa) Andalucia
87Andrey Sartasov (Rus) S.Luis Somos Todos
88Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia
89Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Team Netapp
90Vinther Troels (Den) Team Saxo Bank
91Antonio Cabrera (Chi) Chile
92Jairo Salas (Col) Colombia
93Maximiliano Badde (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos0:04:13
94Cesar Berti (Uru) Uruguay0:04:15
95Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
96Federico Castex (Uru) Uruguay0:04:18
97Claudio Claveles (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
98Favian Velazquez (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
99Gustavo Lopez (Arg) Start-Atacama
100Ibon Zugasti (Spa) Start-Atacama
101Alcides Simoes (Bra) Brasil
102Ruben Menendez (Spa) Start-Atacama
103Douglas Moy (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
104Sergio Godoy (Arg) Argentina
105Cristian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini
106Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar
107Fernando Murgo (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
108Munio Ferraz (Bra) Brasil
109Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural
110Edward King (USA) Liquigas
111Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Christina Watches
112Erick Castaño (Ecu) Ecuador
113Richard Mascarañas (Uru) Uruguay
114Tomas Gil (Arg) Start-Atacama
115Oscar Sanchez (Col) Colombia
116Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador
117Gorge Gallegos (Ecu) Ecuador
118Jhon Martinez (Col) Colombia-Comcel
119Mauricio Ardila (Col) Colombia-Comcel
120Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini
121Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare
122Stiver Ortiz (Col) Colombia-Comcel
123Ruben Campanioni (Cub) Cuba
124Cristian Martinez (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
125Luis A. Martinez (Uru) Uruguay
126Gabriel Juarez (Arg) Argentina
127Miguel A. Rubiano (Col) Androni Giocattoli
128Wilder Miravalles (Uru) Uruguay
129Gregory Duarte (Uru) Uruguay
130Didier Chaparro (Col) Colombia-Comcel
131Jorge Soto (Uru) Uruguay
132Camilo Gomez (Col) Colombia-Comcel
133Jonathan Millan (Col) Colombia
134Daniel Rincon (Col) Colombia
135Mariano De Fino (Uru) Uruguay
136Marcos Crespo (Arg) Argentina
137Pablo Alarcon (Chi) Chile
138Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas
139Juan Ariel Lucero (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos
140Antonio Nascimento (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
141Mauricio Neisa (Col) Colombia-Comcel
142Juan Esteban Arango (Col) Colombia
143Patricio Almonacid (Chi) Chile
144Hector Aguilar (Uru) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
145Otavio Bulgarelli (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab
146Cleberson Weber (Bra) Brasil
147Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Chile
148Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
149Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma - Quick Step
150Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank
151Carlos Quishpe (Ecu) Ecuador
152Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Cuba
153Karol A. Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural
154Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba
155Luis Sepulveda (Chi) Chile
156Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli
157Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas
158Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team Netapp
159Timon Seubert (Ger) Team Netapp
160Wolfgang Burmaun (Chi) Chile
161Sylvain Georges (Fra) Ag2R-La Mondiale
162Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:05:25
163Gustavo Miño (Par) Start-Atacama0:08:38
164Sidinei Da Silva (Bra) Brasil
165Alejandro Padulo (Par) Start-Atacama
166Arlex Castro (Col) Colombia0:13:39
167Oscar Matiauda (Par) Start-Atacama
168Renato Dos Santos (Bra) Brasil
169Jose Mujica (Cub) Cuba
170Jose Bone (Ecu) Ecuador
171Tomas S Metcalfe (GBr) Carmin-Prio0:15:54
172Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare

Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos3pts
2Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) Chile2
3Claudio Claveles (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos1

Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Maximiliano Badde (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos5pts
2Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) S.Luis Somos Todos3
3Cesar Berti (Uru) Uruguay3
4Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Inox1

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Movistar14:39:54
2Team Saxo Bank
3Omega Pharma-Quick Step
4Colnago-CSF Inox0:00:17
5Ag2R-La Mondiale0:02:09
6Christina Watches
7UnitedHealthcare
8Team Netapp
9Liquigas
10S.Luis Somos Todos
11Colombia
12Argentina0:04:18
13Carmin-Prio
14Andalucia
15Chile
16Androni Giocattoli
17Farnese Vini
18Funvic-Pidamonhangaba0:06:17
19Cuba
20Caja Rural0:06:27
21Start-Atacama0:10:25
22Brasil
23Ecuador
24Uruguay0:12:24
25Colombia-Comcel

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