Albasini solos to Tour de Suisse stage 8 win

Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) took a fine solo victory at the Tour de Suisse on a day that saw Fränk Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) edge closer to the overall lead of Rui Costa (Movistar). With one day of racing to go, Costa leads Schleck by 14 seconds, with Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) a further 7 seconds back in 3rd.

It was ultimately a day of two races on the 148.2km trek from Bischofszell to Arosa. The first was a straightforward fight for stage honours that saw Albasini outlast his three breakaway companions and then pull away on the hors categorie climb to the finish; the second, a tense, tactical battle for the leader’s yellow jersey, in which the initiative ebbed and flowed between a number of contenders in the finale.

The foundations of Albasini’s win were laid in a low-key time trial display on Friday – definitively out of the overall picture, the Swiss rider had the freedom to infiltrate the day’s early break, which chugged away 15km into the stage. In the company of Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Remi Cusin (Team Type 1-Sanofi) and Thomas Dekker (Garmin-Barracuda), Albasini had a lead of five minutes by the time he reached the stage’s two climbs, the second category Castiel and the final haul to Arosa.

Albasini launched his first attack at the foot of the Castiel, bringing Velits clear with him, and together the duo succeeded in maintaining a three-minute advantage by the time the road reared up for the final 8km to Arosa. Cleverly, Albasini once again attacked just before the climbing began in earnest and he quickly careered away from Velits and towards Switzerland’s first stage win of the week.

Rabobank sets the pace

Robert Gesink had shown signs in recent days that he had recovered from his sub-par outing on the opening road stage last weekend, and the Dutchman received a considerable vote of confidence from his Rabobank squad, as they did the bulk of the pace-setting in the yellow jersey group behind.

Indeed, such was the ferocity of Laurens Ten Dam’s tempo on the Castiel that he whittled the group of favourites down to just under twenty riders, with Costa among those riders struggling to maintain contact. While there was a brief regrouping on the descent, Gesink showed his intentions by clipping away for the bonus second on offer at Peist ahead of the final climb.

As the gradient pitched up to 15% on the final climb, Steven Kruijswijk took over pace-making duties for the Dutch squad and his efforts put Costa into difficulty once again. With the Portuguese rider’s grip on his yellow jersey guttering at the rear of the group, it was Fränk Schleck – and not Gesink – who delivered the anticipated attack, however.

The Luxembourger went away inside the final 4 kilometres, bringing Nieve and Leipehimer with him. Behind, Gesink was unable to get on terms, but after initially struggling, he settled to follow at a distance of around 20 seconds, accompanied by Kruijswijk and the impressive Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-BigMat).

Up front, Albasini had managed his resources perfectly on the steepest section of the climb and he then dosed his effort accordingly on the false flat run-in to the finish, and secured a fine stage victory.

Schleck led the pursuit behind, hoping that he might move into the yellow jersey, but his cause was not helped when Nieve and Leipheimer nipped around him for the bonus seconds on offer at the finish. Even so, the trio took 21 seconds out of Robert Gesink and it was left to Rui Costa to limit his losses to Schleck in the closing kilometres, with the help of his teammate Alejandro Valverde.

Costa succeeded in doing so, salvaging his yellow jersey by 14 seconds, but the Portuguese rider will face a stiff test if he is to repeat the feat on the tough final stage to Sörenberg on Sunday.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3:45:39
2Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:15
3Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 2 - Cell 2
4Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-NissanRow 3 - Cell 2
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:36
6Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 5 - Cell 2
7Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:39
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:01:57
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-NissanRow 9 - Cell 2
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:05
12Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky ProcyclingRow 14 - Cell 2
16Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:25
17Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team AstanaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:38
20Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 19 - Cell 2
21Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:03:44
23Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:03:57
24Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling0:04:08
27Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:05:03
28Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:05:24
29Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:06:21
30Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:06:50
31Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:07:03
32Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:07:38
33Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:08:11
34Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo BankRow 33 - Cell 2
35Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:08:23
36Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:07
37Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 36 - Cell 2
38Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:10:25
40Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda0:11:28
41Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team AstanaRow 41 - Cell 2
43Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-NissanRow 42 - Cell 2
44Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 44 - Cell 2
46Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 47 - Cell 2
49Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 48 - Cell 2
50Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 49 - Cell 2
51Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-NissanRow 50 - Cell 2
52Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 52 - Cell 2
54Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-NissanRow 54 - Cell 2
56Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo BankRow 55 - Cell 2
57Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 56 - Cell 2
58Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 58 - Cell 2
60Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 59 - Cell 2
61Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo BankRow 60 - Cell 2
62Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 62 - Cell 2
64Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 63 - Cell 2
65Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:11:47
66John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:11
67Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:12:27
68Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:12:48
69José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:36
71Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:15:09
72Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:19:45
73Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:22:58
74Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:23:20
75Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 74 - Cell 2
76David Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:25:31
77Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 76 - Cell 2
78Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 79 - Cell 2
81Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 80 - Cell 2
82Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
83Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 82 - Cell 2
84Daniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 83 - Cell 2
85Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 84 - Cell 2
86Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 85 - Cell 2
87Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 87 - Cell 2
89Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 88 - Cell 2
90Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 89 - Cell 2
91Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 90 - Cell 2
92Edward King (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 91 - Cell 2
93Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 92 - Cell 2
94Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-BarracudaRow 93 - Cell 2
95Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 94 - Cell 2
96Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 96 - Cell 2
98Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-BarracudaRow 97 - Cell 2
99Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 98 - Cell 2
100Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 99 - Cell 2
101Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 100 - Cell 2
102Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 101 - Cell 2
103Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 102 - Cell 2
104Frederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 104 - Cell 2
106Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 105 - Cell 2
107Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 106 - Cell 2
108Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 107 - Cell 2
109Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 108 - Cell 2
110Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 109 - Cell 2
111Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 110 - Cell 2
112Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 112 - Cell 2
114Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 113 - Cell 2
115Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 115 - Cell 2
117Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big MatRow 116 - Cell 2
118Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 120 - Cell 2
122Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 121 - Cell 2
123Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 122 - Cell 2
124Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 123 - Cell 2
125Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 125 - Cell 2
127Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 126 - Cell 2
128Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISDRow 128 - Cell 2
130Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 129 - Cell 2
131Stefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 130 - Cell 2
132Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
135Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 135 - Cell 2
137Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 136 - Cell 2
138Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 137 - Cell 2
139Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 139 - Cell 2
141Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 140 - Cell 2
142Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo BankRow 141 - Cell 2
143Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
144Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 144 - Cell 2
DNFCameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
DNSMehdi Sohrabi (IRI) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 146 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Trimmis
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi6pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Peist
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team6pts
2Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team15pts
2Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan9Row 3 - Cell 3
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8Row 4 - Cell 3
6Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat7Row 5 - Cell 3
7Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team5Row 7 - Cell 3
9Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 10 - Cell 3
12Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team1Row 11 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Castiel
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team8pts
2Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Arosa
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team20pts
2Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep15Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat4Row 4 - Cell 3
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Best young Swiss rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team3:45:39
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:25
3Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:07
4Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:28
5Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 4 - Cell 2
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Euskaltel - Euskadi11:23:28
2Astana Pro Team0:01:35
3RadioShack-Nissan0:03:02
4Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:47
5Movistar Team0:06:46
6BMC Racing Team0:08:08
7Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:10:33
8Katusha Team0:10:59
9Sky Procycling0:11:10
10Team Saxo bank0:15:33
11AG2R La mondiale0:16:09
12Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team0:17:17
13Garmin-Barracuda0:18:01
14Lampre - ISD0:20:41
15Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:27:53
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General classification after stage 8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team29:58:39
2Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:14
3Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:00:21
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:25
5Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:40
6Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana0:00:42
7Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:43
8Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:01
9Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:04
10Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:13
11Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling0:01:22
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:26
13Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:52
14Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:12
15Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:23
16Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:02:44
17Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:03:09
18Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:03:18
19Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:21
20Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:03:27
21Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:40
22Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:35
23Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:05:46
24Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling0:06:30
25Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:06:50
26Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:07:13
27Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:08:09
28Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:08:15
29Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:09:08
30Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:11:03
31Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:11:48
32Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:11:51
33Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:12:13
34John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:45
35Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:53
36Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:30
37Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:13:33
38Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:13:38
39Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank0:14:42
40Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:15:46
41Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:16:23
42Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:44
43Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:16:45
44Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:14
45Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:19:53
46Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:19:58
47Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:20:08
48Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:20:19
49Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:20:38
50Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:22:54
51Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:23:17
52Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:24:27
53Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team0:24:56
54Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:09
55Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:25:19
56Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:25:53
57Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:26:22
58Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:26:31
59Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:27:13
60Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana0:27:45
61Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda0:27:46
62Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:28:30
63Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:28:50
64Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:30:29
65Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:30:55
66Rémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:31:00
67Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling0:31:23
68Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:31:45
69Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team0:33:18
70Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:34:00
71Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank0:34:14
72Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:34:51
73Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:35:19
74Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:36:45
75José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:37:01
76Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha Team0:37:27
77Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:37:34
78Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:37:38
79Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:39
80Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:38:04
81Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team0:38:11
82Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:38:20
83Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:38:37
84Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:39:01
85Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank0:39:55
86Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-Barracuda0:40:08
87Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:40:18
88Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:41:29
89Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:42:35
90Anthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:44:25
91Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:45:25
92Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:46:04
93Steve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:47:38
94Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISD0:47:43
95Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:18
96Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:49:20
97Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:49:23
98Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team0:49:25
99Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:49:34
101Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team0:49:46
102Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big Mat0:50:54
103Daniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:51:39
104Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:51:44
105Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Barracuda0:51:46
106Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:52:37
107Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:52:58
108Jesus Herrada L