Sagan sprints to second stage win

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) gave yet another demonstration of his prodigious talent with a sniper’s victory on stage 8 of the Tour de Suisse. The Slovakian has developed the healthy habit of sniffing out an opportunity and then grabbing it with both hands, and he duly left Matt Goss (HTC-Highroad) and Ben Swift (Sky) in his wake in the sprint finish at Schaffhausen.

Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) maintained his overall lead after a day that provoked an unexpected shake-up in the general classification. On a stage seemingly destined for a bunch finish, the apparently innocuous climb of the Siblingerhoehe split the field in the finale, and Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) lost 47 seconds and two places overall when he punctured as Leopard Trek pulled a select group clear in the run-in.

The day belonged to Sagan, however, and his victory showcased the kind of physical strength and tactical acumen rarely found in a 21-year-old. While sprinters of the calibre of Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) and André Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) were unable to hold the wheels on the climb of the Siblingerhoehe, Sagan had no trouble in following the pace, and he then showed maturity beyond his tender years in holding his nerve until the last possible moment before rattling off a devastating sprint to take his second stage win of the race.

Coming into the final kilometre, Sagan was tucked safely on the rear wheel of his teammate Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale), but he bided his time rather than risk launching his sprint from too far out. When he allowed Ben Swift to open the hostilities with a scorching kick of his own, it briefly looked as though Sagan had fluffed his lines, but the youngster was simply waiting for a gap to develop, and he streaked past Swift’s left-hand shoulder in the final 200 metres.

Matt Goss lost a little ground in coming around Swift on the right-hand side, but in reality, there was very little that Milan-San Remo winner could do against the on-form Sagan, who had over a bike length in hand at the finish. Thor Hushovd’s Garmin-Cervélo squad and Heinrich Haussler in particular contributed richly to eliminating Cavendish and Greipel from contention over the final 20km, but the world champion never got going in the sprint and had to settle for 5th place behind Koldo Fernandez (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

An unexpected sting in the tail

After their travails in the mountains in recent days, the overall contenders could have been forgiven for anticipating a truce on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s decisive time trial, and indeed, the stage followed its set script without hitch for the opening 140km. Shortly after the peloton set off from Tübach under slate-grey skies and grim sheets of rainfall, a four-man break clipped off the front. Luca Paolini (Katusha), Jan Barta (NetApp) and Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank-SunGard) were the instigators, and they had a surprise companion in the form of Francisco Ventoso (Movistar).

The Spanish fast man must have known something that the other sprinters didn’t, because the stage had been long earmarked as a potential bunch finish, but Ventoso opted to try his luck from distance. The quartet’s advantage climbed to a maximum of 8 minutes after 70km, but as the skies cleared and the roads dried, that gap soon began to fall.

With 40km to go, they still had 4 minutes over the peloton, but when their unity fractured, their lead dwindled accordingly. Shortly after remonstrating with Ventoso for pushing too hard on a short incline, Barta fell off on a corner, and although he made it back up to the break, his contribution was limited thereafter and the break suffered as a result.

As HTC-Highroad and Sky began the chase in earnest, the four in front began to attack one another, and 28km from home, Paolini and Marycz forced their way clear of the bickering Ventoso and Barta. Thanks to the efforts of Martin Velits (HTC-Highroad), however, the break’s lead was down to just 1:20 on the final climb of the Siblingerhoehe.

Mollema loses out

Once Ventoso was brought back by the bunch, his Movistar teammates set up about upping the pace on the 4th category Siblingerhoehe. Quite who they were hoping to set up for stage victory was unclear, but their attack saw a selection of 30 or so riders edge ahead at the front of the bunch, with Cavendish and Greipel caught on the wrong foot.

Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek) put in an acceleration of his own over the top and that stretched the gap out still further before Garmin-Cervélo took over on the descent, looking to distance Cavendish.

Up front, Paolini and Marycz were still ploughing their lonely furrow, but they must have known the game was up when an armada of Leopard Trek riders began to lead the chase, for Fränk Schleck’s teammates had received word that Mollema had been left behind with a puncture and was attempting to chase back on alone. Andy Schleck, Jens Voigt, Linus Gerdemann and Maxime Monfort each took lengthy turns to ensure the young Dutchman would drop two places overall before the day’s end.

Paolini and Marycz were swept up 12km from home, and Leopard Trek maintained their hyperactive pace thereafter. By this point, Mollema had desisted in his lone pursuit, and while HTC-Highroad and Omega Pharma-Lotto were still flying the flag behind in support of the allies of circumstance Cavendish and Greipel, they must have realised it was a losing battle when the gap to the front selection reached 45 seconds with 9km to go.

Such was the intensity of the Leopard Trek pace-setting that Andy Schleck simply sat up once his stint was over, while nobody dared attack from the lead group until Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) had a speculative dig 1.5km from the line, but he was snaffled up under the red kite by the hard-working Daniel Oss.

Overall, Damiano Cunego retains a lead of 1:36 over Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank), while Fränk Schleck moves up to third at 1:41. Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) could well prove to be Cunego’s main challenger in the concluding time trial, as he remains within two minutes of the Italian, but the disappointed Mollema bid farewell to his hopes of an upset on the unforgiving run-in to the line.

But few eyes were on the yellow jersey at the finish in Schaffhausen, and instead it was the blue points jersey of Peter Sagan that shone most brightly on a dull Swiss afternoon. For now, there simply seem to be no limits on the potential of the quiet Slovakian with the insatiable appetite for victory.

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Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale3:52:00
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 1 - Cell 2
3Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 2 - Cell 2
4Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 3 - Cell 2
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team AstanaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-HighroadRow 9 - Cell 2
11Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 11 - Cell 2
13Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard TrekRow 14 - Cell 2
16Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 18 - Cell 2
20Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank SungardRow 19 - Cell 2
21Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 21 - Cell 2
23Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard TrekRow 22 - Cell 2
24Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShackRow 23 - Cell 2
25Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 25 - Cell 2
27Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 27 - Cell 2
29Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:12
30Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:16
31Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:24
32Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:00:28
33Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:48
34Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 33 - Cell 2
35Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard TrekRow 34 - Cell 2
36Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 36 - Cell 2
38Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky ProcyclingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:00:54
41Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 40 - Cell 2
42André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:57
43George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:59
44Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 44 - Cell 2
46José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Daryl Impey (RSA) Team NetappRow 46 - Cell 2
48Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank SungardRow 47 - Cell 2
49Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank SungardRow 49 - Cell 2
51Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 50 - Cell 2
52Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 52 - Cell 2
54Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 53 - Cell 2
55Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Movistar TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 56 - Cell 2
58Gregory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShackRow 57 - Cell 2
59Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 58 - Cell 2
60Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 61 - Cell 2
63Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 62 - Cell 2
64Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-HighroadRow 64 - Cell 2
66Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 65 - Cell 2
67Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:06
68Valeryi Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:01:39
69Jorge Azanta Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 68 - Cell 2
70Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:43
71Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-HighroadRow 70 - Cell 2
72Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad0:01:56
73Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 72 - Cell 2
74Leopold König (Cze) Team NetappRow 73 - Cell 2
75Mikael Chérel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 74 - Cell 2
76Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetappRow 75 - Cell 2
77Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-HighroadRow 76 - Cell 2
78Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank SungardRow 77 - Cell 2
79Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard TrekRow 78 - Cell 2
80Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetappRow 79 - Cell 2
81Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team0:02:00
82Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard TrekRow 81 - Cell 2
83Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 83 - Cell 2
85Chris Froome (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 85 - Cell 2
87Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack0:02:40
88Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard TrekRow 88 - Cell 2
90Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard TrekRow 89 - Cell 2
91Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShackRow 90 - Cell 2
92Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:52
93Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:21
95Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack0:03:27
96Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp0:06:21
98Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp0:07:27
99Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 98 - Cell 2
100Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 99 - Cell 2
101Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 100 - Cell 2
102Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 101 - Cell 2
103Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank SungardRow 102 - Cell 2
104Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 103 - Cell 2
105Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank SungardRow 105 - Cell 2
107Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetappRow 108 - Cell 2
110Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 109 - Cell 2
111Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 111 - Cell 2
113Nicolas Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 112 - Cell 2
114Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team NetappRow 114 - Cell 2
116Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi AventisRow 116 - Cell 2
118Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 117 - Cell 2
119Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-HighroadRow 118 - Cell 2
120Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 121 - Cell 2
123Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 122 - Cell 2
124Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 123 - Cell 2
125Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:01
126Olekdandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 125 - Cell 2
127Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:03
128Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 128 - Cell 2
130Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard0:09:05
132Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShackRow 131 - Cell 2
133Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 132 - Cell 2
134Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 133 - Cell 2
135Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 134 - Cell 2
136Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShackRow 135 - Cell 2
137Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 136 - Cell 2
138Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 137 - Cell 2
139Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISDRow 138 - Cell 2
140Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team0:10:08
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1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale25pts
2Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi13Row 3 - Cell 3
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Beringen
1Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard6pts
2Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Hallau
1Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team6pts
2Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Hallauerberg
1Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team5pts
2Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Siblingerhöhe
1Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team3pts
2Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek1Row 2 - Cell 3
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1Team Leopard-Trek11:36:00
3Quick Step Cycling Team0:00:16
4Team Garmin - Cervelo0:00:24
5Sky Procycling0:00:48
6Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Movistar Team0:00:59
8HTC - HighroadRow 7 - Cell 2
9Pro Team AstanaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Katusha TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11BMC Racing Team0:01:47
12Saxo Bank SunGard0:01:53
13Omega Pharma - Lotto0:01:56
14Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team0:02:05
15Euskaltel - Euskadi0:02:33
16Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:02:46
17Team RadioShack0:03:39
18AG2R La mondiale0:03:43
19Team NetApp0:04:51
20Lampre - ISD0:08:26
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General classification after stage 8
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD31:01:49
2Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:36
3Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:01:41
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack0:01:59
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:11
6Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:02:38
7Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:10
8Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:03:11
9Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:03:20
10Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad0:03:22
11Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:04:51
12Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:05:15
13Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:06:47
14Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:08:44
15Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:10
16Branislau Samoilau (Bul) Movistar Team0:10:03
17Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:12:30
18Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:14:23
19Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek0:18:18
20Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:20:29
21Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:20:31
22Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:21:14
23Jorge Azanta Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:23:12
24Ruslan Pidgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:28
25Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:47
26Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek0:26:15
27Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:49
28Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:27:01
29Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:27:18
30Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:27:43
31Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard0:28:35
32Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team0:29:32
33Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp0:30:05
34Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:30:07
35Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:30:12
36George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:31:42
37José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:33:31
38Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad0:36:12
39Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Katusha Team0:37:09
40Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:37:15
41Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack0:37:32
42Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:39:14
43Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:39:28
44Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:39:32
45Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team0:39:55
46Sergey Renev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:40:16
47Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:43:31
48Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:43:40
49Artem Ovechkin (Rus) Katusha Team0:43:47
50Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:44:06
51Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team0:44:08
52Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:44:10
53Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:46:40
54Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:46:45
55Simone Ponzi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:49:01
56Valeryi Kobzarenko (Ukr) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis0:50:29
57Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp0:50:50
58Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana0:51:17
59Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:51:38
60Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:52:10
61Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard0:53:18
62Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard0:53:19
63Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:53:26
64Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:54:16
65Kurt Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:54:31
66Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp0:55:59
67Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:56:36
68Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:56:49
69Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:56:58
70Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:57:00
71Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:58:13
72Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:58:50
73Mikael Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:00:01
74Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek1:00:31
75Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:00:46
76Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:00:55
77Leopold König (Cze) Team Netapp1:01:05
78Nelson Oliveira (Por) Team RadioShack1:01:30
79Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team1:01:39
80Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:02:32
81Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling1:03:30
82Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:04:04
83Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team1:04:29
84Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:05:00
85Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team1:05:14
86Gregory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack1:07:43
87Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad1:08:05
88Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team RadioShack1:08:08
89Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:08:24
90Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:08:44
91Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:09:26
92Alexander Gottfried (Ger) Team Netapp1:10:00
93Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp1:11:13
94Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team Astana1:11:29
95Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:12:07
96Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard1:12:19
97Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:12:26
98Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek1:12:30
99Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team1:13:11
100Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad1:13:55
101Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team1:14:17
102Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek1:16:02
103Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team1:16:04
104Robert Hunter (RSA) Team RadioShack1:16:06
105Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:16:55
106Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling1:18:11
107Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:18:13
108Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team1:18:23
109Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:18:40
110Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling1:18:42
111Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale1:19:48
112Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:20:16
113Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:21:22
114André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:22:15
115Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard1:22:42
116Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard1:23:02
117Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team1:24:05
118Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:25:06
119Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD1:25:07
120Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:26:32
121Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp1:27:58
122Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team1:28:23
123Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp1:30:03
124Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad1:30:35
125Olekdandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1:31:19
126Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:31:37
127Baden Cooke (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard1:31:40
128Daniele Callegarin (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:32:31
129Nicolas Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 128 - Cell 2
130Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling1:32:46
131Gregory Henderson (NZl) Sky Procycling1:32:57
132Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:33:19
133Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto1:34:44
134Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:35:06
135Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:35:13
136Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling1:35:40
137Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad1:35:59
138Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team RadioShack1:36:57
139Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad1:39:10
140Jack Bobridge (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:42:20
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Points classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale86pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team50Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad44Row 2 - Cell 3
4Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD39Row 3 - Cell 3
5Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo36Row 4 - Cell 3
6Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team34Row 5 - Cell 3
7Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team31Row 6 - Cell 3
8Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25Row 7 - Cell 3
9Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team25Row 8 - Cell 3
10Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek23Row 9 - Cell 3
11Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack23Row 10 - Cell 3
12Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team22Row 11 - Cell 3
13Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling22Row 12 - Cell 3
14Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek20Row 13 - Cell 3
15Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad20Row 14 - Cell 3
16Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi18Row 15 - Cell 3
17Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team17Row 16 - Cell 3
18Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team16Row 17 - Cell 3
19Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team16Row 18 - Cell 3
20Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek15Row 19 - Cell 3
21Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek15Row 20 - Cell 3
22Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana15Row 21 - Cell 3
23Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto13Row 22 - Cell 3
24Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo13Row 23 - Cell 3
25Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek11Row 24 - Cell 3
26Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team11Row 25 - Cell 3
27Tom Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo10Row 26 - Cell 3
28Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10Row 27 - Cell 3
29Gustav Larsson (Swe) Saxo Bank Sungard9Row 28 - Cell 3
30Anthony Ravard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9Row 29 - Cell 3
31Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team9Row 30 - Cell 3
32Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack8Row 31 - Cell 3
33Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Quickstep Cycling Team8Row 32 - Cell 3
34Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling8Row 33 - Cell 3
35George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team7Row 34 - Cell 3
36Simon Clarke (Aus) Pro Team Astana7Row 35 - Cell 3
37Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team7Row 36 - Cell 3
38Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp6Row 37 - Cell 3
39Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad6Row 38 - Cell 3
40Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis6Row 39 - Cell 3
41Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard6Row 40 - Cell 3
42Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team5Row 41 - Cell 3
43Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team5Row 42 - Cell 3
44Luke Roberts (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard5Row 43 - Cell 3
45Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team4Row 44 - Cell 3
46Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek3Row 45 - Cell 3
47Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto3Row 46 - Cell 3
48Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana3Row 47 - Cell 3
49Chris Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling3Row 48 - Cell 3
50Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3Row 49 - Cell 3
51Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team1Row 50 - Cell 3
52Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1Row 51 - Cell 3
53Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp1Row 52 - Cell 3
54Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team1Row 53 - Cell 3
55Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team-5Row 54 - Cell 3
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Mountains classification
1Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek44pts
2Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team35Row 1 - Cell 3
3Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD30Row 2 - Cell 3
4Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo21Row 3 - Cell 3
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team20Row 4 - Cell 3
6Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team20Row 5 - Cell 3
7Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team18Row 6 - Cell 3
8Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team18Row 7 - Cell 3
9Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale17Row 8 - Cell 3
10Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack16Row 9 - Cell 3
11Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team15Row 10 - Cell 3
12Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo15Row 11 - Cell 3
13Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team14Row 12 - Cell 3
14Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto13Row 13 - Cell 3
15Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team12Row 14 - Cell 3
16Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12Row 15 - Cell 3
17Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp10Row 16 - Cell 3
18Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek10Row 17 - Cell 3
19Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale10Row 18 - Cell 3
20Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team8Row 19 - Cell 3
21Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team7Row 20 - Cell 3
22Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp6Row 21 - Cell 3
23Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team6Row 22 - Cell 3
24Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale6Row 23 - Cell 3
25Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard6Row 24 - Cell 3
26Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis6Row 25 - Cell 3
27Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi5Row 26 - Cell 3
28Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard5Row 27 - Cell 3
29Frank Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek4Row 28 - Cell 3
30George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team4Row 29 - Cell 3
31Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre - ISD4Row 30 - Cell 3
32Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2Row 31 - Cell 3
33Alberto Losada (Spa) Katusha Team2Row 32 - Cell 3
34Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 33 - Cell 3
35Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1Row 34 - Cell 3
36Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek1Row 35 - Cell 3
37Dario-David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling1Row 36 - Cell 3
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Sprint classification
1Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale27pts
2Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team11Row 2 - Cell 3
4Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team10Row 3 - Cell 3
5José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 4 - Cell 3
6Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9Row 5 - Cell 3
7Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto7Row 7 - Cell 3
9Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Andreas Dietziker (Swi) Team Netapp6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek6Row 10 - Cell 3
12Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp6Row 11 - Cell 3
13Daryl Impey (RSA) Team Netapp3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana3Row 13 - Cell 3
15Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 14 - Cell 3
16Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp3Row 15 - Cell 3
17Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 16 - Cell 3
18Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek1Row 17 - Cell 3
19Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1Row 18 - Cell 3
20Javier Aramendia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1Row 19 - Cell 3
21Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad1Row 20 - Cell 3
22Manuele Boaro (Ita) Saxo Bank Sungard1Row 21 - Cell 3
23André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto1Row 22 - Cell 3
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Teams classification
1Team Leopard-Trek93:09:36
2Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:52
3Movistar Team0:17:15
4Katusha Team0:24:29
5BMC Racing Team0:35:05
6Team Garmin - Cervelo0:45:11
7Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team0:51:27
8Quick Step Cycling Team0:52:34
9Euskaltel - Euskadi0:53:05
10HTC - Highroad1:02:31
11Omega Pharma - Lotto1:06:00
12Team RadioShack1:09:39
14Saxo Bank SunGard1:21:52
15Team NetApp1:27:52
16AG2R La mondiale1:27:53
17Pro Team Astana1:36:18
18Team Type 1 - Sanofi Aventis1:59:37
19Lampre - ISD2:01:10
20Sky Procycling2:17:18

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