Sagan prevails in Meiringen

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) won the third stage of the Tour de Suisse on another wet day in the mountains. Second place went to Rui Costa (Movistar) and third to Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff). The fourth man in the group, Mathias Frank (BMC), moved into the race lead.

Another rainy day in the mountains

The stage started out with a rapid unranked climb and approximately 120 kilometers of rolling terrain. It looked to be picture perfect for an escape group, and those expectations were quickly fulfilled. Damiano Caruso (Cannondale), Jesus Herrada (Movistar) and Stefan Denifl (IAM) were the first to give it a try, but were soon caught.

Some 30 km into the day, the peloton split and stayed that way over the first climb of the day, the category 3 Chemin de Lorette at 60 km.

Shortly thereafter 18 riders took off from that group to form an extremely high-powered escape. Hayden Roulston (RadioShack), Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Sharp), Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Maxime Bouet (AG2R), Matteo Montaguti (AG2R), Wilco Kelderman (Blanco), Matti Breschel (Saxo Tinkoff), Michael Morkov (Saxo Tinkoff), Michael Albasini (ORICA), Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel), Jérémy Roy (FDJ), Tom Dumoulin (Argos Shimano), Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling), Anthony Delaplace (Sojasun), Rémi Pauriol (Sojasun) built up a roughly three minute gap on the field.

The course flattened out from 120 to 160 kilometres, before the climbing started again. The peloton was not eager to let those dangerous riders get away, and while the gap held steady for a long time, it had dropped to one and a half minutes with 60 km to go. The group got smaller too, dropping half of its riders in the next 10 kilometers, leaving the group to consist of Hayden Roulston (RadioShack), Tom Boonen (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma QuickStep), Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Sharp), Philippe Gilbert (BMC), Wilco Kelderman (Blanco), Matti Breschel (Saxo Tinkoff), Michael Albasini (ORICA), and Martin Elmiger (IAM Cycling).

Garmin-Sharp's hopes for the Tour de France took a beating when Ryder Hesjedal crashed and had to leave the race. He had come into the stage leading the mountain rankings.

The smaller lead group was able to build the lead back up to the two minute mark. Astana led the chase, setting a high enough pace that riders were dropped off the back of the pack.

With nearly 31 km left in the stage, the climbing started again. First up was the category 4 Innertkirchen, which the lead group tackled together. No one attacked and in fact the top points went to Boonen.

After a short descent, there was the day's second intermediate sprint, with Terpstra taking the points – but again, the formalities didn't seem to interest the group.

The climbing started up again immediately, as the category 1 Hasliberg loomed. The 11.9 km climb had an average gradient of 6.9 per cent, but featured sections up to 20 percent. And immediately, the first riders fell back from the lead group – Boonen and Terpstra.

Both lead and chase groups grew increasingly smaller. Kelderman drove the break group, and world champion Gilbert was unable to follow. Lampre and Saxo-Tinkoff had by now moved to the front of the chasing field.

With 26 km to go, the lead group was reduced to four riders. Kelderman consistently was at the head of things, followed by Albasini, Breschel and Elmiger, as the gap dropped to under a minute. Soon Albasini was alone in the front.

He fought to maintain his 19 second lead, and further back, teammate Meyer lost his fight and dropped back. Soon Albasini was caught.

With Matthias Fränk moving into the virtual race lead, his BMC teammate Tejay van Garderen, usually a captain, moved to help, leading his Swiss teammate on the wet and foggy climb. But ominously clinging to Frank's wheel was the ever-dangerous Peter Sagan (Cannondale).

Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) soon moved to the front, and subsequently led the 15 man group over the climb before they set off on the dangerously wet descent. That didn't stop Kreuzgier, Sagan, Rui Costa (Movistar) and Frank from breaking clear on the way down.

Bauke Mollema (Blanco) attacked out of the chase group, splintering the group. Meanwhile, the four leaders built up their lead, second by second.

The four leaders crossed under the flamme rouge together, but Sagan attacked immediately. Rui Costa gave chase and the other two were unable to catch up. Sagan waited for Rui Costa and let him lead the way to the finish line. As expected, Sagan came around the the Movistar rider to take the win.

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Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling4:46:27
2Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 2 - Cell 2
4Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:39
6Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:46
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-SharpRow 6 - Cell 2
8Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 7 - Cell 2
9Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Simon Spilak (Slo) KatushaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:29
14Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:47
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 14 - Cell 2
16Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 15 - Cell 2
17Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 16 - Cell 2
18Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 17 - Cell 2
19Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 18 - Cell 2
20Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 19 - Cell 2
21Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 23 - Cell 2
25Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:58
26Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 26 - Cell 2
28Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:25
29Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Blanco0:03:57
30Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM CyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Vladimir Gusev (Rus) KatushaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Mickaël Chérel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 33 - Cell 2
35Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 35 - Cell 2
37Julien Simon (Fra) SojasunRow 36 - Cell 2
38Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team BlancoRow 37 - Cell 2
39Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:04:26
41Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky ProcyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
42Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha0:05:47
43Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:06:41
44Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 43 - Cell 2
45Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 44 - Cell 2
46Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 46 - Cell 2
48Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 47 - Cell 2
49Maxime Mederel (Fra) SojasunRow 48 - Cell 2
50Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:06:45
51Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:07:32
52Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 51 - Cell 2
53Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 52 - Cell 2
54Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 53 - Cell 2
55Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo TinkoffRow 54 - Cell 2
56Brice Feillu (Fra) SojasunRow 55 - Cell 2
57Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 56 - Cell 2
58Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Pro CyclingRow 57 - Cell 2
59Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:07:51
60Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack LeopardRow 62 - Cell 2
64Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:08:03
65Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:09:52
66Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 65 - Cell 2
67Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJRow 66 - Cell 2
68Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 67 - Cell 2
69Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:11:14
70Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 70 - Cell 2
72Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 71 - Cell 2
73Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 74 - Cell 2
76Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 75 - Cell 2
77Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM CyclingRow 76 - Cell 2
78Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:12:38
79Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 78 - Cell 2
80Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:16:38
81Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:17:08
82Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 81 - Cell 2
83Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 83 - Cell 2
85Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 85 - Cell 2
87Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 86 - Cell 2
88Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 87 - Cell 2
89Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) KatushaRow 88 - Cell 2
90Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 89 - Cell 2
91Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 92 - Cell 2
94Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack LeopardRow 94 - Cell 2
96Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 95 - Cell 2
97Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 96 - Cell 2
98Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 97 - Cell 2
99Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) KatushaRow 98 - Cell 2
100Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 100 - Cell 2
102Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack LeopardRow 102 - Cell 2
104Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 103 - Cell 2
105Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 105 - Cell 2
107Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 106 - Cell 2
108Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 107 - Cell 2
109Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJRow 109 - Cell 2
111Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) SojasunRow 110 - Cell 2
112Rémi Pauriol (Fra) SojasunRow 111 - Cell 2
113Cyril Lemoine (Fra) SojasunRow 112 - Cell 2
114Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:19:28
116Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky ProcyclingRow 115 - Cell 2
117Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 116 - Cell 2
118Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 117 - Cell 2
119Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 118 - Cell 2
120Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 119 - Cell 2
121Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 120 - Cell 2
122Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 121 - Cell 2
123Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 122 - Cell 2
124Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 123 - Cell 2
125Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 124 - Cell 2
126Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 125 - Cell 2
127Gatis Smukulis (Lat) KatushaRow 126 - Cell 2
128Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KatushaRow 127 - Cell 2
129Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Thomas Leezer (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 130 - Cell 2
132Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 131 - Cell 2
133Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 132 - Cell 2
134Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 133 - Cell 2
135Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 134 - Cell 2
136Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 135 - Cell 2
137Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 136 - Cell 2
138Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 137 - Cell 2
139Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 138 - Cell 2
140Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 139 - Cell 2
141William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 140 - Cell 2
142Yannick Talabardon (Fra) SojasunRow 141 - Cell 2
143Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 142 - Cell 2
144Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:22:48
145José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 145 - Cell 2
147Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 146 - Cell 2
148Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-SharpRow 147 - Cell 2
149Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Anthony Delaplace (Fra) SojasunRow 150 - Cell 2
152Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 151 - Cell 2
153Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 152 - Cell 2
154Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 153 - Cell 2
155Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 154 - Cell 2
156Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 155 - Cell 2
157Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 156 - Cell 2
158Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
159Arman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
160David Millar (GBr) Garmin-SharpRow 159 - Cell 2
161Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-SharpRow 160 - Cell 2
162Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 161 - Cell 2
163Mark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
164Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
DNFFrederique Robert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 164 - Cell 2
DNFRoberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 165 - Cell 2
DNFRyder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-SharpRow 166 - Cell 2
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1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling15pts
2Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team9Row 3 - Cell 3
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team8Row 4 - Cell 3
6Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team7Row 5 - Cell 3
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ5Row 7 - Cell 3
9Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team2Row 10 - Cell 3
12Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha1Row 11 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Hauptstr, 154.6km
1Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard6pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Dorfstr, 173.3km
1Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step6pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Chemin de Lorette (Cat. 3) 59.7km
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team5pts
2Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Grimselstr (Cat. 4) 170.4km
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3pts
2Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Hasliberg (Cat. 1) 185.5km
1Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff12pts
2Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team2Row 4 - Cell 3
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1Astana Pro Team14:23:23
2Ag2R La Mondiale0:00:29
3Movistar Team0:00:41
4BMC Racing TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
6IAM Cycling0:03:40
7Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:04:26
8Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:04:31
11Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:58
12Cannondale Pro Cycling0:12:31
13Team Argos-Shimano0:12:49
17RadioShack Leopard0:16:50
18Sky Procycling0:19:10
20Lotto Belisol0:27:24
21Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:28:17
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General classification after stage 3
1Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team7:39:38
2Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:23
3Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:35
4Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:53
5Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:57
6Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:01:08
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:23
8Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:26
9Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:28
10Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:39
11Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:42
12Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha0:01:50
13Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:59
14Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:02:24
15Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:25
16Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:29
17Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:38
18Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:40
19Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:02:41
20Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:44
21Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:03:00
22Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:04
23Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:04:45
24Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:04:50
25Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:04:54
26Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:04:56
27Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling0:04:58
28Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling0:05:17
29Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Blanco0:05:38
30Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:05:40
31Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:06:08
32Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco0:06:29
33Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:06:32
34Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:10
35Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:07:24
36Mickaël Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:50
37Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:07:54
38Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:08:31
39Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling0:08:55
40Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun0:08:57
41Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha0:09:06
42Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo Tinkoff0:10:46
43Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun0:10:48
44Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:10:55
45Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:10:59
46Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun0:11:01
47Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:04
48Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:11:19
49Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:11:25
50Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:35
51Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:11:47
52Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:51
53Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:11:57
54Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:13:38
55Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:13:52
56Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:14:13
57Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:14:21
58Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:14:50
59Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:15:50
60Heinrich Haussler (Aus) IAM Cycling0:16:20
61Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:16:46
62Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:17:02
63Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:10
64Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:18:04
65Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:18:44
66Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano0:19:03
67Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:21
68Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:19:32
69Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:19:34
70Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:19:53
71Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:20:22
72Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:37
73Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:20:39
74Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun0:20:44
75Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:20:56
76Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:20:59
77Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:21:11
78Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:21:14
79Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:21:23
80Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:27
81Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:22:08
82Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:22:13
83Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:22:27
84Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:22:29
85Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:22:39
86Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:22:57
87Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:23:34
88Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:23:36
89Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha0:24:37
90Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:24:40
91Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:24:55
92Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:25:32
93Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:25:51
94Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:25:54
95Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:26:35
96Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling0:26:42
97Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:26:46
98Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:27:08
99Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha0:27:25
100Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:27:42
101Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:27:44
102José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:27:46
103Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:28:08
104Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:28:14
105Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:28:20
106Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:28:22
107Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:28:24
108Yoann Offredo (Fra) FDJ0:28:26
109Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:28:31
110Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun0:28:36
111Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:28:50
112Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:28:51
113Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:28:53
114Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ0:29:18
115Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 114 - Cell 2
116Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:29:29
117William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:30:16
118Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:30:29
119John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:30:38
120Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun0:30:41
121Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:30:50
122Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:30:56
123Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling0:30:57
124Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:30:59
125Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun0:31:21
126Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 125 - Cell 2
127Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:31:22
128Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:31:37
129Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:31:40
130Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:31:42
131Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:31:56
132Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:32:01
133Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:32:09
134Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:32:11
135Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun0:32:17
136Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:32:32
137Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ0:33:44
138Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha0:33:47
139Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:33:50
140Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano0:33:57
141Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:34:03
142Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida