Contador conquers Mirador

Despite claiming that he's trying to shed 7.5kg of extra weight and wouldn't be a factor in the Tour de San Luis, Alberto Contador showed his class on the race's first mountaintop finish to take his first victory of 2012 and the race lead.

Contador reeled in the attack of home favourite Daniel Diaz (San Luis Somos Todos) along with Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) in the finale of the 5km ascent of Mirador del Potrero, but was able to ride the pair off his wheel in the final kilometer.

”It was a perfect day for us with total control," said Saxo Bank director Philippe Mauduit. "Going towards the first climb we were in the first line and we put Jesus (Hernandez) in the breakaway in the climb and gained control of the pack on the descent and reeled in the escapees before launching Alberto (Contador) on the final ascent.

"He was superb. Naturally, he's not going to be in shape for the Tour just now but still he's the best. It was simply a great feeling watching him take off and take that first season win and we'll try to defend the leader's jersey."

American Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Lotto) answered Contador's challenge, however, and continued to surge through to the finish where the Spaniard prevailed in a two-up sprint. Colombian Miguel Angel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) completed the stage podium five seconds later in third place, followed by Stefan Schumacher (Christina Watches) in fourth and Diaz, who hung on for fifth at 12 seconds.

"Alberto's got more punch than me and I think when it comes down to it he knows how to sprint better than I do and he showed that here today," Leipheimer told Cyclingnews. "I felt really good. My team worked really hard before the last climb, and I think that that helped, but it was really windy. There was a lot of headwind and sections where we went into the mountain and there was a tailwind and no wind and I tried to attack every time there but it was very short-lived.

"I'd come into the headwind and let off the gas. I had a feeling that everyone was just hanging on but there's not a lot you can do about that."

Leipheimer was the only rider to answer Contador's winning attack, and the Omega Pharma-Quick Step rider was quick to continue pushing the pace to the finish line.

"When Alberto put in his last attack and I was the only one with him. I pulled a lot because tomorrow's a time trial and if you gain seconds over people it means a lot," said Leipheimer. "I had the feeling that Alberto was on the limit, but it was just a choice I made and I think it was a good one."

With the winner's time bonus, Contador now leads Leipheimer by four seconds on general classification with Stefan Schumacher third at 19 seconds. Tomorrow the Tour de San Luis peloton faces an out-and-back 19.5km individual time trial in the city of San Luis on a course with a gentle rise and descent.

"Alberto and I are pretty close in the time trial but I've been able to beat him a lot in the past so hopefully tomorrow I can do it," said Leipheimer.

Double dose of category one climbs loom

The first course of action following the start in the picturesque, sylvan setting of Estrancia Grande was to attend to a rash of mechanicals suffered by riders such as sprint leader Emmanuel Guevara (San Luis Somos Todos), Luis Mansilla (Chile), Jimmy Casper (Ag2R) and Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank).

Soon afterwards two riders, Tomas Metcalfe (Carmin-Prio) and Gregory Duarte (Uruguay), went out on the attack in advance of the day's first KOM, the category 3 La Florida ascent at 26km, a mere prelude to the two category one climbs to come.

Renato Dos Santos (Brazil) left the confines of the peloton in a solo chase and at the base of the La Florida ascent trailed Metcalfe and Duarte by 40 seconds while the field was 2:30 in arrears.

Metcalfe crossed the La Florida summit first, followed by Duarte and Dos Santos, and the now three-strong break had extended its advantage over the peloton to 3:40

With the monster Alto de Nogoli summit looming at 60km, the peloton was momentarily keeping its powder dry and the three leaders continued to stretch their lead to over six minutes as they began the 25.5km ascent.

When the escapees extended their advantage to 8:00 minutes pressure began to be applied in the peloton, resulting in a decimated field.

By the time the three leaders closed to within 4km of the summit an elite selection of approximately 20 riders had emerged as the first chase group, only three minutes back, and included Jesus Hernandez (Saxo Bank), Cayetano Sarmiento (Liquigas-Cannondale), French champion Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Sergio Godoy, Alvaro Argiro and Eduardo Sepulveda (Argentina), Miguel Rubiano (Androni Giocattoli) Stiver Ortiz and Mauricio Ardila (Colombia-Comcel), Magno Nazaret (Funvic), David Livramento (Carmin-Prio) and Karol Domagalski (Caja Rural).

Dos Santos crested the Alto de Nogoli climb first, followed by Rubiano and Duarte.

Plenty of riders took risks on the descent off of Alto de Nogoli and fueled by a Saxo Bank-led chase a general regrouping of approximately 60 riders formed at the head of affairs after passing through the first intermediate sprint, claimed by Jorge Giacinti (San Luis Somos Todos).

Angelo Pagani (Colnago-CSF Inox) took advantage of a lull in the action, and launched a solo attack from the front group in the flat prelude to the summit finale.

With approximately 50km to the finish atop the Mirador del Potrero, the Italian's lead stood at 1:45 to the first chase group, with the second chase group 4:25 in arrears.

Closing in on the day's second intermediate sprint a crash occurred in the first chase group with Maximiliano Richeze (Argentina) and recent Vuelta Chile champion Patricio Almonacid hitting the asphalt. Richeze chased back to the group, but sought treatment from the race doctor, while Almonacid abandoned.

Meanwhile, solo leader Pagani suffered his own bad luck as he flatted, hastening the juncture by the 60-strong chase group inside of 18km to go, and the catch was made in advance of the final intermediate sprint, taken by Edvin Avila (Colombia).

With just 11.5km until the finishing ascent, the teams of the general classification contenders came to the fore to set up their team leaders for the showdown on the Mirador del Potrero.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo Bank4:29:27
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickStepRow 1 - Cell 2
3Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:00:05
4Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Christina Watches-Ofone0:00:09
5Daniel Diaz (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:00:12
6Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:26
7Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 6 - Cell 2
8Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni GiocattoliRow 7 - Cell 2
9Luis Mansilla (Chi) ChileRow 8 - Cell 2
10Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar0:00:35
11David Arroyo Duran (Spa) MovistarRow 10 - Cell 2
12Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-QuickStepRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcareRow 12 - Cell 2
14Didier Alonso Chaparro Lopez (Col) Colombia-ComcelRow 13 - Cell 2
15Josue Moyano (Arg) Caja RuralRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:00:48
17Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia0:00:55
18Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar0:00:56
19John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia-ComcelRow 18 - Cell 2
20Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Colombia-ComcelRow 19 - Cell 2
21Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) ChileRow 20 - Cell 2
22Magno Prado Nazaret (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab0:00:59
23Sergio Godoy (Arg) Argentina0:01:04
24Alvaro Argiro (Arg) ArgentinaRow 23 - Cell 2
25Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural0:01:09
26Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Christina Watches-Ofone0:01:14
27Felix Cardenas (Col) Colombia0:01:18
28Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle ItaliaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:01:43
30Jaime Suaza (Col) ColombiaRow 29 - Cell 2
31Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R-La MondialeRow 30 - Cell 2
32Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) MovistarRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jorge A. Giacinti (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:01:53
34Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:02:00
35Filipo Salvini (Ita) Colnago-CSF Bardiani0:02:07
36Ignacio Pereyra (Arg) ArgentinaRow 35 - Cell 2
37Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) ArgentinaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Oscar Sanchez (Col) Colombia0:02:12
39Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:02:19
40Wolfgang Burmaun (Chi) Chile0:02:21
41Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador0:02:39
42Gabriel Juarez (Arg) ArgentinaRow 41 - Cell 2
43Karol A. Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural0:02:46
44Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp0:02:51
45Mauricio Neisa (Col) Colombia-Comcel0:03:05
46Camilo Gomez (Col) Colombia-ComcelRow 45 - Cell 2
47Douglas Moi Bueno (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab0:03:19
48Daniel Rincon (Col) Colombia0:03:30
49Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R-La MondialeRow 48 - Cell 2
50David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Carmin-Prio0:03:36
51Henrique Casimiro (Por) Carmin-PrioRow 50 - Cell 2
52Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia0:03:47
53Erick Castaño (Ecu) Ecuador0:03:58
54Jose Ragonessi (Ecu) EcuadorRow 53 - Cell 2
55Ibon Zugasti (Spa) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery DesertRow 54 - Cell 2
56Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmin-PrioRow 55 - Cell 2
57Jairo Salas (Col) Colombia0:04:09
58Weimar Roldan (Col) ColombiaRow 57 - Cell 2
59Cristian Martinez (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:04:12
60Pablo Alarcon (Chi) Chile0:04:17
61Edward Stiver Ortiz Caro (Col) Colombia-Comcel0:04:24
62Michael Rasmussen (Den) Christina Watches-Ofone0:05:45
63Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) MovistarRow 62 - Cell 2
64Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 63 - Cell 2
65Ted King (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 64 - Cell 2
66Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStepRow 65 - Cell 2
67Favian Velazquez (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:06:05
68Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia0:06:15
69Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF BardianiRow 68 - Cell 2
70Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) AndaluciaRow 69 - Cell 2
71Munio Ferraz (Bra) Brazil0:06:19
72Matias Medici (Arg) Argentina0:06:20
73Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Team NetApp0:06:30
74Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:07:02
75Rene Gorgensen (Den) Christina Watches-OfoneRow 74 - Cell 2
76Sebastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:07:34
77Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) AG2R-La MondialeRow 76 - Cell 2
78Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R-La MondialeRow 77 - Cell 2
79Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team NetAppRow 78 - Cell 2
80Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba0:08:00
81Andrey Sartasov (Rus) San Luis Somos Todos0:08:29
82Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia0:09:28
83Jonathan Millan (Col) ColombiaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcareRow 83 - Cell 2
85Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetAppRow 84 - Cell 2
86Enrique Sanz (Spa) MovistarRow 85 - Cell 2
87Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:10:10
88Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo BankRow 87 - Cell 2
89Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) San Luis Somos TodosRow 88 - Cell 2
90Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) UnitedHealthcareRow 89 - Cell 2
91Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 90 - Cell 2
92Angelo Furlan (Ita) Christina Watches-OfoneRow 91 - Cell 2
93Cristopher Mansilla (Chi) ChileRow 92 - Cell 2
94Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 93 - Cell 2
95Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago-CSF BardianiRow 94 - Cell 2
96Pablo Seisdedos (Chi) ChileRow 95 - Cell 2
97Christopher Jensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 96 - Cell 2
98Luis Sepulveda (Chi) ChileRow 97 - Cell 2
99Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStepRow 98 - Cell 2
100Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago-CSF BardianiRow 99 - Cell 2
101Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcareRow 100 - Cell 2
102Jeff Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcareRow 101 - Cell 2
103Alexander Ryabkin (Rus) Caja RuralRow 102 - Cell 2
104Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:10:30
105Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba0:10:47
106Nelson Victorino (Por) Carmin-Prio0:10:49
107Samuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) Carmin-PrioRow 106 - Cell 2
108Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp0:10:51
109Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo BankRow 108 - Cell 2
110Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo BankRow 109 - Cell 2
111Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetAppRow 110 - Cell 2
112Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcareRow 111 - Cell 2
113Gregory Duarte (Uru) Uruguay0:11:18
114Richard Mascarañas (Uru) UruguayRow 113 - Cell 2
115Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Christina Watches-Ofone0:11:24
116Vinther Troels (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jorge Soto (Uru) Uruguay0:11:25
118Mariano De Fino (Uru) UruguayRow 117 - Cell 2
119Alcides Simoes (Bra) BrazilRow 118 - Cell 2
120Claudio Claveles (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:11:47
121Gustavo Lopez (Arg) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:11:54
122Jose Mujica (Cub) Cuba0:12:39
123Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:12:47
124Renato Seabra (Bra) BrazilRow 123 - Cell 2
125Cleberson Weber (Bra) BrazilRow 124 - Cell 2
126Christia Delle Stelle (Ita) Colnago-CSF Bardiani0:12:51
127Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja RuralRow 126 - Cell 2
128Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStepRow 127 - Cell 2
129Robert Foster (Ger) UnitedHealthcareRow 128 - Cell 2
130Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) AndaluciaRow 129 - Cell 2
131Maximiliano Badde (Arg) San Luis Somos TodosRow 130 - Cell 2
132Fernando Murgo (Arg) San Luis Somos TodosRow 131 - Cell 2
133Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Carmin-Prio0:13:21
134Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:13:26
135Cristian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle ItaliaRow 134 - Cell 2
136Alfredo Balloni (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle ItaliaRow 135 - Cell 2
137Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle ItaliaRow 136 - Cell 2
138Hector Aguilar Figueiras (Uru) Funvic-PidamonhangabRow 137 - Cell 2
139Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:13:38
140Wilder Miravalles (Uru) Uruguay0:13:43
141Breno Sidoti (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab0:13:45
142Renato Dos Santos (Bra) Brazil0:14:11
143Ruben Menendez Velasco (Spa) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:14:41
144Marcos Crespo (Arg) Argentina0:14:58
145Arlex Castro (Col) Colombia0:14:59
146Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni GiocattoliRow 145 - Cell 2
147Jimmy Casper (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:15:11
148Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Bardiani0:16:03
149Antonio Nascimento (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab0:16:08
150Otavio Bulgarelli (Bra) Funvic-PidamonhangabRow 149 - Cell 2
151Mauro Richeze (Arg) Argentina0:16:27
152Gustavo Miño (Par) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:18:46
153Carlos Quishpe (Ecu) Ecuador0:19:52
154Juan Ariel Lucero (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:21:03
155Federico Castex (Uru) Uruguay0:21:17
156Juan Esteban Arango (Col) Colombia0:22:53
157Ruben Campanioni (Cub) Cuba0:25:38
158Antonio Cabrera (Chi) ChileRow 157 - Cell 2
159Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Argentina0:27:11
160Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:32:32
161Gorge Gallegos (Ecu) Ecuador0:33:45
162Alejandro Padulo (Par) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:33:47
163Cesar Berti (Uru) Uruguay0:34:03
164Tomas Gil (Arg) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:34:28
165Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Cuba0:35:05
166Jose Bone (Ecu) Ecuador0:35:14
167Sidinei Da Silva (Bra) Brazil0:36:57
168Luis A. Martinez (Uru) UruguayRow 167 - Cell 2
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Mountain 1 - La Florida (Cat. 3), km. 26.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Carmin-Prio3pts
2Gregory Duarte (Uru) Uruguay2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Renato Dos Santos (Bra) Brazil1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Nogoli (Cat. 1), km. 60.0
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Renato Dos Santos (Bra) Brazil10pts
2Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gregory Duarte (Uru) Uruguay6Row 2 - Cell 3
4John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia-Comcel4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Christina Watches-Ofone2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Didier Alonso Chaparro Lopez (Col) Colombia-Comcel1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Mirador De El Potrero (Cat. 1), km. 168.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo Bank10pts
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickStep8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Christina Watches-Ofone4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Daniel Diaz (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Negoli, km 84,80
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jorge A. Giacinti (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos3pts
2Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Ciudad De La Punta, km 152,00
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia3pts
2Vinther Troels (Den) Team Saxo Bank2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Androni Giocattoli13:29:40
6Caja Rural0:03:11
8San Luis Somos Todos0:04:58
9Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:05:01
12Christina Watches-Ofone0:05:49
15Team Saxo Bank0:11:10
16AG2R-La Mondiale0:11:28
17Team Netapp0:15:36
19Colnago-CSF Bardiani0:17:13
21Farnese Vini0:23:35
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General classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo Bank12:45:15
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:00:04
3Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Christina Watches-Ofone0:00:19
4Daniel Diaz (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:00:22
5Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:36
6Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni GiocattoliRow 5 - Cell 2
7Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 6 - Cell 2
8Luis Mansilla (Chi) ChileRow 7 - Cell 2
9David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar0:00:45
10Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-QuickStepRow 9 - Cell 2
11Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar0:01:06
12Magno Prado Nazaret (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab0:01:09
13Felix Cardenas (Col) Colombia0:01:28
14Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R-La Mondiale0:01:53
15Jaime Suaza (Col) ColombiaRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jorge A. Giacinti (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:02:00
17Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:02:10
18Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare0:02:54
19Josue Moyano (Arg) Caja RuralRow 18 - Cell 2
20Markus Eichler (Ger) Team NetApp0:03:01
21Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli0:03:07
22Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia0:03:14
23Alvaro Argiro (Arg) Argentina0:03:23
24Yelko Gomez (Pan) Caja Rural0:03:28
25Frederik Wilmann (Nor) Christina Watches-Ofone0:03:33
26Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:03:37
27Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar0:04:02
28Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli0:04:18
29Ignacio Pereyra (Arg) Argentina0:04:26
30Filipo Salvini (Ita) Colnago-CSF BardianiRow 29 - Cell 2
31Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) ArgentinaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar0:04:51
33Didier Alonso Chaparro Lopez (Col) Colombia-Comcel0:04:53
34Mauricio Ardila Cano (Col) Colombia-Comcel0:05:14
35John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia-ComcelRow 34 - Cell 2
36Gonzalo Garrido (Chi) ChileRow 35 - Cell 2
37Sergio Godoy (Arg) Argentina0:05:22
38Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar0:05:55
39Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStepRow 38 - Cell 2
40David Da Silva Livramento (Por) Carmin-PrioRow 39 - Cell 2
41Henrique Casimiro (Por) Carmin-PrioRow 40 - Cell 2
42Emanuele Sella (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:06:01
43Eloy Ruiz Pinto (Spa) Andalucia0:06:06
44Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:06:09
45Ricardo Mestre (Por) Carmin-Prio0:06:17
46Jose Ragonessi (Ecu) EcuadorRow 45 - Cell 2
47Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Bardiani0:06:25
48Weimar Roldan (Col) Colombia0:06:28
49Jairo Salas (Col) ColombiaRow 48 - Cell 2
50Oscar Sanchez (Col) Colombia0:06:30
51Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo Bank0:06:37
52Wolfgang Burmaun (Chi) Chile0:06:39
53Segundo Navarrete (Ecu) Ecuador0:06:57
54Gabriel Juarez (Arg) ArgentinaRow 53 - Cell 2
55Karol A. Domagalski (Pol) Caja Rural0:07:04
56Camilo Gomez (Col) Colombia-Comcel0:07:23
57Mauricio Neisa (Col) Colombia-ComcelRow 56 - Cell 2
58Douglas Moi Bueno (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab0:07:37
59Daniel Rincon (Col) Colombia0:07:48
60Grischa Janorschke (Ger) Team NetApp0:08:04
61Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 60 - Cell 2
62Michael Rasmussen (Den) Christina Watches-OfoneRow 61 - Cell 2
63Erick Castaño (Ecu) Ecuador0:08:16
64Cristian Martinez (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:08:30
65Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia0:08:34
66Pablo Alarcon (Chi) Chile0:08:35
67Ibon Zugasti (Spa) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:08:36
68Matias Medici (Arg) Argentina0:08:39
69Edward Stiver Ortiz Caro (Col) Colombia-Comcel0:08:42
70Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Team NetApp0:08:49
71Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia0:08:54
72Rene Gorgensen (Den) Christina Watches-Ofone0:09:21
73Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) AG2R-La Mondiale0:09:53
74Sebastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R-La MondialeRow 73 - Cell 2
75Ted King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:03
76Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar0:10:14
77Jake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:10:16
78Angelo Furlan (Ita) Christina Watches-Ofone0:10:20
79Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo BankRow 78 - Cell 2
80Favian Velazquez (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:10:23
81Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:10:26
82Munio Ferraz (Bra) Brazil0:10:37
83Marco Coledan (Ita) Colnago-CSF BardianiRow 82 - Cell 2
84Jay Robert Thomson (RSA) UnitedHealthcare0:10:40
85Andrey Sartasov (Rus) San Luis Somos Todos0:10:48
86Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:10:55
87Yasmani Martinez (Cub) Cuba0:10:57
88Samuel José Rodrigues Caldeira (Por) Carmin-Prio0:10:59
89Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:11:20
90Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia0:11:39
91Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:11:40
92Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:11:52
93Yennier Lopez (Cub) Cuba0:12:18
94Pablo Seisdedos (Chi) Chile0:12:29
95Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 94 - Cell 2
96Alexander Ryabkin (Rus) Caja RuralRow 95 - Cell 2
97Jeff Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcareRow 96 - Cell 2
98Angelo Pagani (Ita) Colnago-CSF BardianiRow 97 - Cell 2
99Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle ItaliaRow 98 - Cell 2
100Christopher Jensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 99 - Cell 2
101Francesco Chicchi (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:12:37
102Mauricio Frazer (Arg) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:12:49
103Nelson Victorino (Por) Carmin-Prio0:13:08
104Adrian Hegyvary (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:13:10
105Pierpaolo De Negri (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:13:36
106Vinther Troels (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:13:41
107Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare0:13:46
108Jonathan Millan (Col) ColombiaRow 107 - Cell 2
109Andreas Schillinger (Ger) Team NetAppRow 108 - Cell 2
110Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:28
111Luis Sepulveda (Chi) ChileRow 110 - Cell 2
112Renato Seabra (Bra) Brazil0:15:06
113Timon Seubert (Ger) Team NetApp0:15:09
114Robert Foster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare0:15:10
115Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) AndaluciaRow 114 - Cell 2
116Christia Delle Stelle (Ita) Colnago-CSF BardianiRow 115 - Cell 2
117Jimmy Casper (Fra) AG2R-La Mondiale0:15:21
118Richard Mascarañas (Uru) Uruguay0:15:36
119Gregory Duarte (Uru) UruguayRow 118 - Cell 2
120Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Christina Watches-Ofone0:15:42
121Alcides Simoes (Bra) Brazil0:15:43
122Mariano De Fino (Uru) UruguayRow 121 - Cell 2
123Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) San Luis Somos TodosRow 122 - Cell 2
124Andrea Guardini (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:15:45
125Breno Sidoti (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab0:16:04
126Claudio Claveles (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:16:05
127Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Bardiani0:16:12
128Gustavo Lopez (Arg) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery DesertRow 127 - Cell 2
129Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp0:16:16
130Mauro Richeze (Arg) Argentina0:16:33
131Maximiliano Badde (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:17:04
132Cleberson Weber (Bra) Brazil0:17:05
133Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:17:09
134Fernando Murgo (Arg) San Luis Somos TodosRow 133 - Cell 2
135Giairo Ermeti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:17:18
136Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:17:29
137Hector Aguilar Figueiras (Uru) Funvic-Pidamonhangab0:17:44
138Jorge Soto (Uru) Uruguay0:17:46
139Cristian Benenati (Ita) Farnese Vini-Selle Italia0:18:09
140Wilder Miravalles (Uru) Uruguay0:18:21
141Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Androni Giocattoli0:18:58
142Ruben Menendez Velasco (Spa) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:18:59
143Cristopher Mansilla (Chi) Chile0:19:11
144Marcos Crespo (Arg) Argentina0:19:16
145Antonio Nascimento (Bra) Funvic-Pidamonhangab0:20:26
146Otavio Bulgarelli (Bra) Funvic-PidamonhangabRow 145 - Cell 2
147Carlos Quishpe (Ecu) Ecuador0:24:10
148Juan Ariel Lucero (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos0:25:41
149Juan Esteban Arango (Col) Colombia0:27:11
150Renato Dos Santos (Bra) Brazil0:27:50
151Arlex Castro (Col) Colombia0:28:38
152Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Carmin-Prio0:29:15
153Maximiliano Richeze (Arg) Argentina0:29:30
154Federico Castex (Uru) Uruguay0:33:56
155Jose Mujica (Cub) Cuba0:34:39
156Antonio Cabrera (Chi) Chile0:34:57
157Ruben Campanioni (Cub) Cuba0:36:58
158Gorge Gallegos (Ecu) Ecuador0:38:03
159Cesar Berti (Uru) Uruguay0:38:38
160Yans Carlos Arias (Cub) Cuba0:39:23
161Gustavo Miño (Par) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:39:30
162Alejandro Padulo (Par) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:43:15
163Tomas Gil (Arg) Start Cycling Team - Atacama Flowery Desert0:44:51
164Sidinei Da Silva (Bra) Brazil0:45:35
165Jose Bone (Ecu) Ecuador0:48:53
166Luis A. Martinez (Uru) Uruguay0:49:36
167Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare0:56:47
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Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli14pts
2Renato Dos Santos (Bra) Brazil11Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo Bank10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickStep8Row 3 - Cell 3
5Gregory Duarte (Uru) Uruguay8Row 4 - Cell 3
6Stefan Schumacher (Ger) Christina Watches-Ofone4Row 5 - Cell 3
7John Edibberto Martinez Montero (Col) Colombia-Comcel4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Mauricio Neisa (Col) Colombia-Comcel3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos3Row 8 - Cell 3
10Tomas Swift Metcalfe (GBr) Carmin-Prio3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Daniel Diaz (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos2Row 10 - Cell 3
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Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Edwin Avila (Col) Colombia8pts
2Emmanuel Guevara (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maximiliano Badde (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos5Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jorge A. Giacinti (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Cesar Berti (Uru) Uruguay3Row 4 - Cell 3
6Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar2Row 5 - Cell 3
7Vinther Troels (Den) Team Saxo Bank2Row 6 - Cell 3
8Antonio Cabrera (Chi) Chile2Row 7 - Cell 3
9Miguel Angel Rubiano Chavez (Col) Androni Giocattoli1Row 8 - Cell 3
10Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank1Row 9 - Cell 3
11Paolo Locatelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Bardiani1Row 10 - Cell 3
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U23 classification
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Eduardo Sepulveda (Arg) Argentina
2Sonny Colbrelli (Ita) Colnago-CSF Bardiani
3Wolfgang Burmaun (Chi) Chile
4Gabriel Juarez (Arg) Argentina
5Cristian Martinez (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos
6Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia
7Favian Velazquez (Arg) San Luis Somos Todos
8Munio Ferraz (Bra) Brazil
9Cristopher Mansilla (Chi) Chile
10Carlos Quishpe (Ecu) Ecuador
11Federico Castex (Uru) Uruguay
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Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Androni Giocattoli0:03:31
3Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:14
6San Luis Somos Todos0:06:20
9Christina Watches-Ofone0:07:11
10Caja Rural0:08:51
12Team Saxo Bank0:10:23
14AG2R-La Mondiale0:12:50
16Colnago-CSF Bardiani0:16:43
17Team Netapp0:16:58
21Farnese Vini0:27:06


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