Sagan sprints to stage 4 win in the Tour de Suisse

Superlatives are rapidly being exhausted at the Tour de Suisse, as Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) raced to his third stage win in four days with disarming facility in the rain at Trimbach/Olten. 

After his haul of five stage victories at the Tour of California, Tuesday’s win was the Slovak’s eighth in less than a month. The rules of cycling, it seems, have been condensed to just one: the peloton races for almost 200 kilometres, and in the end, Sagan wins in the sprint.

With 6 kilometres to go here, it briefly appeared as though the 22-year-old might for once be thwarted, as escapees Greg Van Avermaet (BMC), Martin Elminger (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Lars-Petter Nordhaug (Sky) held a 35-second lead over the reduced peloton, but a lengthy stint of pace-making from Liquigas’ Moreno Moser helped reel them in ahead of the finish.

“I have to thank Moreno for helping me so much, today the win is thanks to him,” Sagan said as he waited to mount the podium.

Once the juncture was made inside the final three kilometres, there was an ineluctable feel about the sequence of events. Only Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) and then Jakob Fuglsang (RadioShack-Nissan) raged briefly against the dying of the light, but their attacks were deftly quenched by Moser.

In the final sprint, Marcus Burghardt (BMC) made a bold attempt to anticipate Sagan by opening his effort early. In vain. With 200 metres to go, Sagan lifted himself from the saddle and moved past remorselessly to take the win.

José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) dived gamely for Sagan’s rear wheel, but it eluded his grasp, ghosting away inexorably to the line. Indeed, if anything, Rojas’ move seemed mainly to upset the sprint of his fellow countryman Oscar Freire (Katusha), who could only manage 9th.

Rojas came home in second, ahead of Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge), with Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda) coming across the line in fourth, but nobody was ever able to threaten Sagan’s striking pre-eminence.

“No win is easy but I’m very happy,” Sagan said. “I’m very glad that I was able to take the right wheel in the sprint.”

There was no change at the head of the overall standings, even though the conditions and the undulating finale saw the peloton whittled down to just 60 before the finish. Rui Costa (Movistar) retains his 8-second lead over Fränk Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan), while Roman Kreuziger (Astana) remains in third, 15 seconds back.

Attacking finale

While a number of riders attempted to slip clear after the damp, grey start in Aarberg, it was not until the 1st category climb of the Scheltenpass (81.5km) that the principal break of the day took shape, with Dario Cataldo (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Mathew Hayman (Sky), Martin Kohler (BMC), Gregory Rast (RadioShack Nissan), Ruben Perez (Euskaltel), Sebastien Minard (AG2R), Sergio Paulinho (Saxo Bank), Javier Megías (Team Type 1) and Brian Vandvorg (Spidertech) going clear.

Cataldo began the stage just 1:15 off Rui Costa’s (Movistar) overall lead, which meant that the escapees were never granted much leeway by the peloton behind. By the time the race reached the finishing circuit at Trimbach/Olten with 40km to go, their lead was just 2 minutes, and their unity was shattered on the 3rd category Unter Hauenstein.

A flurry of attacking did little other than see their gap to the bunch dwindle to just 25 seconds and on the way down the other side, Nordhaug clipped off the head of the peloton and set off in lone pursuit. By the base of the descent, he was alone in front, while Cataldo, the only survivor of the early leaders, had been joined by Elminger and Van Avermaet.

Atop the final climb of the Salhöhe with 15km to race, Nordhaug had 30 seconds on the reduced peloton, while Van Avermaet and Elminger had shed themselves of Cataldo and were grimly closing the gap in driving rain. In spite of the diminished numbers behind, the overall contenders remained tentative as Albasini, Fränk Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan), Roman Kreuziger (Astana) and overall leader Rui Costa (Movistar) closely watched one another on the climb.

Movistar’s lack of numbers in the group meant that they were unwilling to take up the chase on the run-in, a stalemate which initially allowed the three leaders (who finally came together with 7 kilometres to go) to stretch out their lead. But when Katusha, Garmin-Barracuda and, particularly, Liquigas’ Moser began to commit themselves, the picture changed dramatically and the stage swung inevitabily back into Sagan’s orbit.


Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale4:36:55
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-BarracudaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 6 - Cell 2
8Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team AstanaRow 10 - Cell 2
12Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 11 - Cell 2
13Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-NissanRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-NissanRow 14 - Cell 2
16Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 16 - Cell 2
18Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team AstanaRow 17 - Cell 2
19Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 19 - Cell 2
21Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 20 - Cell 2
22Michael Barry (Can) Sky ProcyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-NissanRow 25 - Cell 2
27Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 27 - Cell 2
29Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 32 - Cell 2
34Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky ProcyclingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 34 - Cell 2
36Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 35 - Cell 2
37John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 36 - Cell 2
38Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 37 - Cell 2
39Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 38 - Cell 2
40Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 40 - Cell 2
42Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 41 - Cell 2
43Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 42 - Cell 2
44Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 44 - Cell 2
46Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 46 - Cell 2
48Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-NissanRow 47 - Cell 2
49Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 49 - Cell 2
51Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 50 - Cell 2
52Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 51 - Cell 2
53Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-NissanRow 53 - Cell 2
55Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 54 - Cell 2
56Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:00:20
58Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:21
59Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling0:00:27
60Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda0:04:53
61Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-NissanRow 61 - Cell 2
63Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team AstanaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 64 - Cell 2
66Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 65 - Cell 2
67Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 66 - Cell 2
68Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 67 - Cell 2
69Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 69 - Cell 2
71Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 70 - Cell 2
72Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 71 - Cell 2
73Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 72 - Cell 2
74Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo BankRow 73 - Cell 2
75Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-BarracudaRow 74 - Cell 2
76Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:07:15
77Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C100:07:37
78Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 77 - Cell 2
79Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 78 - Cell 2
80Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:26
81Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 80 - Cell 2
82Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:10:43
83Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo BankRow 82 - Cell 2
84Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 83 - Cell 2
85Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 84 - Cell 2
86Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo BankRow 85 - Cell 2
87Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 89 - Cell 2
91Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big MatRow 92 - Cell 2
94Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 93 - Cell 2
95José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 95 - Cell 2
97Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 96 - Cell 2
98Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 97 - Cell 2
99Edward King (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 98 - Cell 2
100Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 100 - Cell 2
102Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 101 - Cell 2
103Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 102 - Cell 2
104Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Daniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 105 - Cell 2
107David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 106 - Cell 2
108Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 108 - Cell 2
110Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
111Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISDRow 110 - Cell 2
112Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 111 - Cell 2
113Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 114 - Cell 2
116Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 116 - Cell 2
118Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:15:40
119Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 118 - Cell 2
120Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 119 - Cell 2
121Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Mehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
123David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 122 - Cell 2
124Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 123 - Cell 2
125Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 124 - Cell 2
126Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 125 - Cell 2
127Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 126 - Cell 2
128Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 127 - Cell 2
129Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 130 - Cell 2
132Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 131 - Cell 2
133Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 132 - Cell 2
134Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
135Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 134 - Cell 2
136William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 135 - Cell 2
137Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 136 - Cell 2
138Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 137 - Cell 2
139Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 139 - Cell 2
141Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-BarracudaRow 140 - Cell 2
142Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 141 - Cell 2
143Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 142 - Cell 2
144Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
145Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 144 - Cell 2
146Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 145 - Cell 2
147Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 146 - Cell 2
148Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 149 - Cell 2
151Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 150 - Cell 2
152Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
DNFWill Routley (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 152 - Cell 2
DNFSergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 153 - Cell 2
DNFSander Cordeel (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 154 - Cell 2
DNFAidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
DNFAdam Blythe (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 156 - Cell 2
DNFGaetan Bille (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
DNFJonas Van Genechten (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Winznauerstrasse
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi6pts
2Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Erlinsbach
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling6pts
2Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale25pts
2Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-Barracuda13Row 3 - Cell 3
5Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana11Row 4 - Cell 3
6Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Scheltenpass
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C1012pts
2Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank2Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Unter Hauenstein
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C105pts
2Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Salhöhe
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling8pts
2Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Best young Swiss rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team4:36:55
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 3 - Cell 2
5Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:21
7Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:10:43
8Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C100:15:40
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team13:50:45
2Katusha TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3RadioShack-NissanRow 2 - Cell 2
4BMC Racing TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5AG2R La mondialeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Movistar TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 6 - Cell 2
8Garmin-BarracudaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Omega Pharma-QuickStepRow 9 - Cell 2
11Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 10 - Cell 2
12Sky Procycling0:00:27
13Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team0:04:53
14Orica GreenEDGERow 13 - Cell 2
15Liquigas-CannondaleRow 14 - Cell 2
16Lampre - ISDRow 15 - Cell 2
17Team Saxo bank0:05:13
19Spidertech Powered by C100:23:13
20Lotto-Belisol Team0:31:20
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General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team15:43:52
2Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:08
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:00:15
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:19
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:21
6Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky ProcyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:23
8John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:24
9Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:26
10Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:29
11Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:00:32
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:33
13Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:00:37
14Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:00:40
15Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:00:41
16Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:47
17Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:57
18Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:00:58
19Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:01
20Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:09
21Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:01:15
22Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:37
23Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:39
24Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:43
25Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:01:45
26Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:01:47
27Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:55
28Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:01:59
29Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:13
31Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:02:15
32Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:02:33
33Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:02:44
34Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:46
35Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling0:03:02
37Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:03:18
38Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:04:12
39Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:25
40Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:58
41Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:05:03
42Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:05:47
43Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:05:56
44Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:06:21
45Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:06:26
46Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo BankRow 45 - Cell 2
47Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:07:14
48Christopher Juul Jensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:07:35
49Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:08:26
50Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:08:39
51Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:08:40
52Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:08:47
53Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team0:08:54
54Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:09:15
55Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:09:27
56Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:09:30
57Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:09:34
58Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:36
59Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:53
60Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:10:08
61Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:30
62Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:10:33
63Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin-BarracudaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:10:44
65Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:11:50
66Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team0:11:58
67Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:29
68Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:12:30
69Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:12:44
70Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:12:56
71Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:13:04
72Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:13:10
73Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:13:12
75Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:13:13
76Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling0:13:21
77Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:13:41
78Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda0:13:50
79Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:13:56
80Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana0:14:14
81Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:18
82Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:14:59
83Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team0:16:40
84José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:17:00
85Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:07
86Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:17:24
87Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:17:31
88Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:17:47
89Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team0:17:57
90Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:18:28
91Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:18:31
92Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C100:18:34
93Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:19:14
94Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:19:29
95Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:19:42
96Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda0:19:50
98Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo BankRow 97 - Cell 2
99Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:20:02
100Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:20:26
101Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:21:08
102Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:21:17
103Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:18
104Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:21:19
105Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:21:22
106Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat0:21:59
107Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team0:22:09
108Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:23:52
109Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:24:06
110Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:24:10
111Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:24:13
112Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank0:24:29
113Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team0:24:33
114Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:24:36
115Edward King (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 114 - Cell 2
116Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:24:46
117Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:24:56
118Daniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:24:59
119Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C100:25:32
120Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:26:32
121Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:26:49
122Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:27:04
123Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:28:51
124Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:29:19