Costa wins Tour de Suisse overall

Rui Costa (Movistar) secured overall victory at the Tour de Suisse after successfully containing the attacks of his rivals on the final day to Sörenberg, while Estonia’s Tanel Kangert (Astana) took stage honours.

After seeing his overall lead slashed to a slender 14-second margin over Fränk Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan) on Saturday, Rui Costa’s grip on the yellow jersey had appeared somewhat tenuous as the stage began, but the Portuguese rider showed considerable tactical acumen and resolve to defend his lead on a day that saw the peloton tackle two hors categorie climbs and the tricky haul to the finish at Sörenberg.

The biggest challenge to Costa’s lead came from Schleck himself, who launched a bold attack on the penultimate climb, the Glaubenberg. Crossing the summit, the Luxembourger had almost a minute in hand on the fragmented yellow jersey group and although there were still 40 kilometres to go, Schleck appeared on course to move up to top spot on the podium.

The long, open descent took its toll on his chances, however, and when there was a general regrouping behind, Schleck opted to sit up and play his hand on the final climb rather than continue alone. With Robert Gesink (Rabobank), Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) and Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel-Euskadi) all alongside Schleck and Rui Costa in the yellow jersey group, the stage appeared set for a battle royale on the final climb.

Instead, Rui Costa’s overall lead never came under the kind of threat he might have anticipated in the closing kilometres, thanks in no small part to the work of his teammate Alejandro Valverde, who returned from suspension for his part in Operacion Puerto at the beginning of his season.

When Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) powered off the front at the base of the final climb in a dangerous move that included Robert Kiserlovski (Astana), Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank) and Mathias Frank (BMC), it was Valverde who hit the front to set the tempo for Rui Costa and ensure that the Dutch talent’s lead never stretched much beyond 30 seconds and never seriously threatened the overall lead.

Valverde’s pace-setting then had another, equally important residual effect – it kept an even pace in the yellow jersey group and discouraged attacks from the likes of Schleck and Nieve, much to the relief of Rui Costa, who had floundered in the face of their accelerations the previous day.

The attack from Nieve finally came when Valverde finally swung over in the closing kilometres, but with the road flattening out, it was too little, too late from the Euskaltel rider. Rui Costa proved equal to the task of following the pace in the group of favourites, and he came across the finish line alongside Schleck, Leipheimer and Gesink to confirm his overall victory.

How it unfolded

With 218 kilometres and three major climbs on the agenda, it was perhaps not surprising that no fewer than 52 riders opted to withdraw from the race on what was a long and arduous final stage. The fast opening to affairs can hardly have helped their morale, either – it took almost an hour of attacking before the day’s break was finally rubber-stamped and Jeremy Roy (FDJ-BigMat), Brent Bookwalter (BMC), Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM), Tanel Kangert (Astana) and Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r-La Mondiale) went clear.

They soon built up a lead of over 12 minutes – enough to put Kangert briefly into the virtual overall lead – but with RadioShack-Nissan springing into life as the roads climbed in the second half of the stage, that advantage steadily began to tumble.

Gregory Rast and Linus Gerdemann’s work on the Glaubenbielen significantly reduced the size of the peloton, and on the following climb, it was their leader Fränk Schleck who put the hammer down. The Luxembourger responded to an attack from Nieve with 45 kilometres to go, and opted to continue alone when he saw the carnage that had been caused behind.

Climbing seated, Schleck tapped out a fine rhythm en route to the summit, while Tom Danielson (Garmin-Barracuda), Nieve, Gesink and Rui Costa scrambled behind. By the top, Schleck had a minute and it momentarily appeared as though he might carry that lead all the way to the finish, but once the chase organised itself on the descent, it soon became clear that he would be swallowed up sooner or later.

And so to a final ascent high on tension, but ultimately low on aggression from those closest to Rui Costa’s lead, thanks in no small part to his teammate Valverde’s efforts.

Up the road, meanwhile, the group of early leaders had fragmented as the climbing took its toll. Only Roy, Kangert and Montaguti remained on the final ascent, and Roy’ looked to go clear alone with two kilometres to go. Kangert matched him pedal stroke for pedal stroke, however, and when another Roy acceleration 800 metres from home failed to rid him of the Estonian, there was an air of inevitability about the two-up sprint.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana5:54:22
2Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:02
3Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:31
4Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:01:46
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 6 - Cell 2
8Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:01:48
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 10 - Cell 2
12Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 12 - Cell 2
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 13 - Cell 2
15Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:53
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team AstanaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:12
19Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:26
20Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:20
21Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team0:06:50
22Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 21 - Cell 2
23Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La MondialeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-NissanRow 23 - Cell 2
25Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:52
26Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 25 - Cell 2
27Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:07:31
28Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:07:58
29Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:49
30Michael Barry (Can) Sky ProcyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky ProcyclingRow 30 - Cell 2
32Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 32 - Cell 2
34Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 34 - Cell 2
36Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda0:12:55
37Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:12:58
39Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:17:08
41Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-NissanRow 40 - Cell 2
42Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo BankRow 41 - Cell 2
43Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo BankRow 42 - Cell 2
44Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 43 - Cell 2
45Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-NissanRow 44 - Cell 2
46Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 46 - Cell 2
48Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-NissanRow 47 - Cell 2
49Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:20:10
50Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 51 - Cell 2
53Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 52 - Cell 2
54Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 54 - Cell 2
56Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 55 - Cell 2
57Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 56 - Cell 2
58Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 57 - Cell 2
59Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 58 - Cell 2
60Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 62 - Cell 2
64Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 63 - Cell 2
65Alexander Efimkin (Rus) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 64 - Cell 2
66Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 66 - Cell 2
68Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 68 - Cell 2
70Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 70 - Cell 2
72Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 73 - Cell 2
75Troels Ronning Vinther (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 74 - Cell 2
76Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 75 - Cell 2
77Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 76 - Cell 2
78Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo BankRow 78 - Cell 2
80Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-NissanRow 79 - Cell 2
81Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:29:17
82Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 81 - Cell 2
83Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 84 - Cell 2
86Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 85 - Cell 2
87Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 86 - Cell 2
88Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 87 - Cell 2
89Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 88 - Cell 2
90Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 89 - Cell 2
91Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 90 - Cell 2
92Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFFrederique Robert (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFSebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFOlivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFMatti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFIgnatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFJesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFJosé Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFFabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFJacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFDavid Boucher (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFGert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFLuke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFJohan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-BarracudaRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFTyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-BarracudaRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFThomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin-BarracudaRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFFredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team AstanaRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFDmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFKarsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo BankRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFNick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo BankRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFElia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFEdward King (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFTiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFStefano Agostini (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFOscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFNiki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFZdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFAssan Bazayev (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFBaden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
DNFFrancesco Gavazzi (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 121 - Cell 2
DNFBen Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 122 - Cell 2
DNFJohn Gadret (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 123 - Cell 2
DNFGreg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 124 - Cell 2
DNFKlaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 125 - Cell 2
DNFDavide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 126 - Cell 2
DNFAlessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 127 - Cell 2
DNFDanilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre - ISDRow 128 - Cell 2
DNFGrega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISDRow 129 - Cell 2
DNFLeonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 130 - Cell 2
DNFTom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma - QuickStepRow 131 - Cell 2
DNFDaniele Colli (Ita) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 132 - Cell 2
DNFMartin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
DNFVicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
DNFJulien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 135 - Cell 2
DNFCédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 136 - Cell 2
DNFAnthony Geslin (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 137 - Cell 2
DNFThibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 138 - Cell 2
DNFYauheni Hutarovich (Blr) FDJ-Big MatRow 139 - Cell 2
DNFSteve Chainel (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 140 - Cell 2
DNFWilliam Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 141 - Cell 2
DNFRémi Cusin (Fra) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 142 - Cell 2
DNFRafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Hasle
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana6pts
2Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Schintmoos
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana15pts
2Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana9Row 3 - Cell 3
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team8Row 4 - Cell 3
6Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team7Row 5 - Cell 3
7Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan5Row 7 - Cell 3
9Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma - QuickStep2Row 10 - Cell 3
12Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1Row 11 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Rengg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale8pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Glaubenbielen
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale20pts
2Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat15Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team4Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Glaubenberg
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale20pts
2Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana15Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Frank Schleck (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan4Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Südelhöhe
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana8pts
2Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Best young Swiss rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team5:56:08
2Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:04
3Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C100:07:03
4Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:18:24
5Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 5 - Cell 2
DNFMichael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
DNFFabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 7 - Cell 2
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team17:46:45
2Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:07
3AG2R La mondiale0:05:30
4Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:47
5Katusha Team0:16:20
6Garmin-Barracuda0:17:59
7Movistar Team0:20:45
8RadioShack-Nissan0:22:07
9BMC Racing Team0:22:46
10Sky Procycling0:22:48
11Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:23:15
12Vacansoleil - DCM Procycling Team0:31:19
13Team Saxo bank0:32:23
14Lampre - ISD0:43:33
15Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:49:39
16Liquigas-Cannondale0:53:49
17Spidertech Powered by C100:54:37
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Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team35:54:49
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 Astana0:00:47
7Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:00:48
8Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:59
9Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:42
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:52
11Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:10
12Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:21
13Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:02:42
14Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:03:18
15Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:40
16Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team0:05:41
17Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling0:08:23
18Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:09:00
19Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:09:55
20Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:22
21Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team0:10:28
22Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:41
23Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:13:13
24Michael Barry (Can) Sky Procycling0:13:31
25Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:16:46
26Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan0:16:50
27Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin-Barracuda0:21:25
28Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:21:49
29Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale0:22:16
30Linus Gerdemann (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:22:33
31Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:23:35
32Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:23:45
33Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:26:17
34Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:27:30
35Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma - QuickStep0:29:27
36Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha Team0:29:58
37Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Team Saxo Bank0:30:02
38Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:30:35
39Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:31:06
40Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:31:15
41Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:31:52
42Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:31:55
43Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:35:06
44Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:35:13
45Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank0:38:14
46Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Sky Procycling0:38:24
47Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Barracuda0:38:53
48Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:39:40
49Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:42:33
50Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:42:49
51Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:43:41
52Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:44:44
53Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack-Nissan0:44:53
54Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:47:12
55Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:48:51
57Maarten Wynants (Bel) Rabobank Cycling Team0:49:17
58Allan Davis (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:50:07
59Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:50:08
60Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team0:51:40
61Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:52:22
62Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:53:40
63Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:55:07
64Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:55:56
65Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:56:00
66Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:56:59
67Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:58:40
68Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team1:00:35
69Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:02:20
70Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Barracuda1:02:48
71Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:03:47
72Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C101:04:26
73Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:05:08
74Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team1:05:40
75