Costa wins stage 7 at Tour de Suisse

2012 Tour de Suisse overall winner Rui Costa (Movistar) snatched the stage victory in La Punt after an aggressive race on the final climb and a fast descent to the finish. Costa beat Bauke Mollema (Blanco) and Tejay van Garderen (BMC) in a three-rider sprint after they dived down the descent of the Albula Pass that shook up the race on the climb and on the descent.

Matthias Frank (BMC) finished 22 seconds down on Costa, in a select chase group but managed to hang onto to his leader's yellow jersey. Costa is now second overall at 13 seconds, with Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) third at 23 seconds.

Saturday's stage is largely flat and so the Tour de Suisse is set to be decided in the final 26.8km time trial from Bad Ragaz to Flumserberg. The first part is flat but the final 10km climb from an altitude of 400m to the finish at 1200m.

With Roman Kreuziger (Saxo-Tinkoff) third overall at 23 seconds and Frank's BMC teammate Tejay van Garderen sixth at 1:17, the race is still very open.

"I'm happy with the win and the seconds I've gained," Costa said after his win. "I want to do something today and thanks to the work of my team and the other teams we did well. Getting time and getting the win were important."

"Now we'll see what happens on Sunday. It's a time trial and things are still close but I'll try my best."

How it happened

The long stage rolled along the valleys for much of the day before the Albula Pass rose it heads and caused the attacks and split between the overall contenders.

Thirteen riders formed the early break of the day with Luis Leon Sanchez (Blanco) the best placed rider overall. However with Saxo-Tinkoff riding for Kreuziger, the move was never allowed to go clear and the peloton came after them before the 25.8km climb.

Georg Preidler (Argos-Shimano) stayed out front with Joe Dombrowski (Team Sky) kicking off the racing on the climb by hitting out alone in pursuit. The lanky American showed his talent and determination by dropping Preidler and then staying away for most of the climb, with Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida) unable to get across the gap.

The overall contenders bided their time and waited for the final kilometres of the climb, with Andy Schleck (Radioshack-Leopard) staying in the front group for much of the way.

Mollema blew the front group apart, cracking Saxo-Tinkoff's control and forcing a select group clear. Costa, Pinot (FDJ), Van Garderen, Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) and others were there but further attacks near the summit caused further splits and saw Frank slip back and van Garderen assume team leadership but ride in a protective role for BMC.

The finish in La Punt was at the foot of the fast descent off the mountain. Costa helped force the four clear, with a collapsed two-kilometre inflatable banner slowing Costa and van Garderen who had opened a slight lead on Pinot and Mollema.

The Dutchman managed to get back on in time for he sprint but there was little he could do. Costa cleverly closed the door on van Garderen in the final metres and had the legs and energy to celebrate a great stage win.

Frank came in just 22 seconds back, with Martin, Dombrowski and others, saving his yellow jersey and a final shot at overall victory.

Saturday's 180.5km eighth stage is from Zernez to Bad Ragaz and is expected to suit a breakaway or end in a sprint finish. The final overall winner will crowned on Sunday.

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Full Results
1Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team5:11:08
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:09
5Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:22
6Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-SharpRow 5 - Cell 2
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 6 - Cell 2
8Simon Spilak (Slo) KatushaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky ProcyclingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:00:39
12Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:49
13Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 12 - Cell 2
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:15
15Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:01:18
16Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:01:27
17Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Blanco0:02:26
21Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun0:02:30
23Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:02:41
24Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun0:02:43
25Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:41
26Mickaël Chérel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 26 - Cell 2
28Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 27 - Cell 2
29Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:51
31Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:53
32Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:06
33Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha0:05:27
34Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 33 - Cell 2
35Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 34 - Cell 2
36Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 35 - Cell 2
37Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJRow 36 - Cell 2
38Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack LeopardRow 38 - Cell 2
40Maxime Mederel (Fra) SojasunRow 39 - Cell 2
41Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
42Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:06:49
44Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo Tinkoff0:07:22
45Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:35
46Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:55
47Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:10:08
48Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team BlancoRow 48 - Cell 2
50Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 49 - Cell 2
51Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 50 - Cell 2
52Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 53 - Cell 2
55Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 54 - Cell 2
56Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 55 - Cell 2
57Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack LeopardRow 56 - Cell 2
58Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 57 - Cell 2
59Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:10:30
60Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun0:11:44
61Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM CyclingRow 61 - Cell 2
63Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:55
64Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:15:10
65Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:15:25
66Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) KatushaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 66 - Cell 2
68Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 67 - Cell 2
69Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 68 - Cell 2
70Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:16:40
71Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:16:50
72Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 72 - Cell 2
74Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 73 - Cell 2
75Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 74 - Cell 2
76Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:17:15
77Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 76 - Cell 2
78Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling0:17:18
79Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:18:56
80Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 79 - Cell 2
81Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 80 - Cell 2
82Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky ProcyclingRow 81 - Cell 2
83Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) KatushaRow 82 - Cell 2
84Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 83 - Cell 2
85Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM CyclingRow 85 - Cell 2
87Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack LeopardRow 87 - Cell 2
89Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 88 - Cell 2
90José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 90 - Cell 2
92John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 91 - Cell 2
93Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 92 - Cell 2
94Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 93 - Cell 2
95Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 94 - Cell 2
96Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 95 - Cell 2
97Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 97 - Cell 2
99Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 98 - Cell 2
100Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 100 - Cell 2
102Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
103Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 102 - Cell 2
104Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 104 - Cell 2
106Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 105 - Cell 2
107Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 106 - Cell 2
108Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 107 - Cell 2
109Thomas Leezer (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 109 - Cell 2
111Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 110 - Cell 2
112Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Gatis Smukulis (Lat) KatushaRow 112 - Cell 2
114Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 113 - Cell 2
115Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 114 - Cell 2
116Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) SojasunRow 115 - Cell 2
117David Millar (GBr) Garmin-SharpRow 116 - Cell 2
118Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 117 - Cell 2
119Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp0:28:36
121Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 120 - Cell 2
122Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 121 - Cell 2
123Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 122 - Cell 2
124Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 124 - Cell 2
126Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 125 - Cell 2
127Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 126 - Cell 2
128Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 127 - Cell 2
129Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 129 - Cell 2
131Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 130 - Cell 2
132Julien Simon (Fra) SojasunRow 131 - Cell 2
133Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 133 - Cell 2
135Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 134 - Cell 2
136Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 135 - Cell 2
137Alexander Kristoff (Nor) KatushaRow 136 - Cell 2
138Anthony Delaplace (Fra) SojasunRow 137 - Cell 2
139Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 138 - Cell 2
140Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 139 - Cell 2
141Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 140 - Cell 2
142Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 142 - Cell 2
144Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 143 - Cell 2
145Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146William Bonnet (Fra) FDJRow 145 - Cell 2
147Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJRow 146 - Cell 2
148Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 147 - Cell 2
149Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 148 - Cell 2
150Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:28:49
151Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun0:29:07
152Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:30:27
DNFBenoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJRow 152 - Cell 2
DNFArman Kamyshev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 153 - Cell 2
DNFYoann Offredo (Fra) FDJRow 154 - Cell 2
DNFDiego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 155 - Cell 2
DNFMark Renshaw (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 156 - Cell 2
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Points
1Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team15pts
2Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ9Row 3 - Cell 3
5Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge8Row 4 - Cell 3
6Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp7Row 5 - Cell 3
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha5Row 7 - Cell 3
9Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team4Row 8 - Cell 3
10Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team2Row 10 - Cell 3
12Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1Row 11 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Albulastr, 172.5km
1Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6pts
2Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Hauptstr, 181.8km
1Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco6pts
2Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Kerenzerbergstr (Cat. 3) 52.8km
1Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha5pts
2Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo Tinkoff2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Landstr (Cat. 1) 137km
1Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida12pts
2Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2Row 4 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Hauptsrt (Cat. 4) 159.5km
1Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida3pts
2Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Albulapass (HC) 196.7km
1Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ20pts
2Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team15Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp4Row 4 - Cell 3
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Teams
1BMC Racing Team15:37:27
2Astana Pro Team0:00:06
3Movistar Team0:02:51
4Ag2R La Mondiale0:04:46
5Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:04:56
6Sojasun0:06:37
7RadioShack Leopard0:08:09
8Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:08:31
9Katusha0:08:35
10IAM Cycling0:10:35
11Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:08
12Lampre-Merida0:12:37
13FDJ0:16:43
14Team Argos-Shimano0:20:06
15Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:28:22
16Orica-GreenEdge0:29:59
17Sky Procycling0:32:33
18Garmin-Sharp0:34:11
19Cannondale Pro Cycling0:35:45
20Lotto Belisol0:47:20
21Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:47:44
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General classification after stage 7
1Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team25:42:36
2Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team0:00:13
3Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:23
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:00:44
5Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:00:46
6Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:17
7Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:23
8Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:42
9Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:01:43
10Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha0:01:50
11Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:02:26
12Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:31
13Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:34
14Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:37
15Johann Tschopp (Swi) IAM Cycling0:03:43
16Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling0:03:46
17Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:04:43
18Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:47
19Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team0:05:59
20Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 19 - Cell 2
21Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Team Blanco0:07:42
22Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:08:05
23Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:09:57
24Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:10:30
25Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun0:11:05
26Mickaël Chérel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:09
27Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:12:00
28Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:12:07
29Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:12:54
30Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha0:14:11
31Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:14:30
32Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:14:31
33Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:14:36
34Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling0:15:28
35Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Team Blanco0:16:15
36Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun0:16:23
37Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo Tinkoff0:18:16
38Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:20:39
39Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:21:21
40Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:49
41Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:51
42Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:22:10
43Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Sojasun0:23:05
44Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ0:23:09
45Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) IAM Cycling0:23:32
46Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:24:07
47Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:24:27
48Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:24:29
49Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:28
50Joshua Edmondson (GBr) Sky Pro Cycling0:26:17
51Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:28:25
52Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ0:28:56
53Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:29:20
54Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:29:29
55Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:29:53
56Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:30:21
57Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:30:25
58Jesus Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:30:56
59Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:31:13
60Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:31:44
61Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:32:07
62Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:32:24
63Stefano Agostini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:32:26
64Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Katusha0:32:40
65Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:32:43
66Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:33:20
67Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:33:23
68Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge0:33:30
69Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:34:05
70Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:34:23
71Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:34:37
72Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:36:35
73Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:36:55
74Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:36:56
75Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:37:08
76Marcel Wyss (Swi) IAM Cycling0:37:14
77Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:37:18
78Damiano Caruso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:38:16
79Stefan Denifl (Aut) IAM Cycling0:38:57
80Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun0:39:15
81Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:39:18
82Martin Elmiger (Swi) IAM Cycling0:40:15
83Hayden Roulston (NZl) RadioShack Leopard0:41:03
84Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Sky Procycling0:41:33
85Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Sojasun0:42:03
86Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:42:10
87Stijn Devolder (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:43:39
88Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:44:22
89Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:44:38
90Gatis Smukulis (Lat) KatushaRow 89 - Cell 2
91Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:45:11
92Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:45:42
93Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:46:01
94Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:46:07
95Reto Hollenstein (Swi) IAM Cycling0:46:18
96José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:46:20
97Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:46:26
98Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Procycling0:46:49
99Adrian Saez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:47:22
100Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha0:47:24
101Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun0:47:42
102Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:47:44
103Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:48:02
104John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:49:12
105Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky Procycling0:49:31
106Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:49:33
107Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:50:20
108Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:51:18
109Simone Ponzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:51:30
110Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:51:54
111Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:52:48
112Michel Koch (Ger) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:52:55
113David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp0:52:58
114Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:53:24
115Thomas Leezer (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:53:32
116Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:54:24
117Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling0:54:35
118Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:55:13
119Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:56:48
120Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:57:11
121Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano0:57:23
122Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:59:36
123William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ0:59:49
124Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:59:56
125Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team0:59:57
126Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:00:23
127Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun1:00:31
128Ricardo Mestre (Por) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:00:33
129Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:01:08
130Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ1:01:56
131Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ1:01:58
132Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha1:02:01
133Luca Wackermann (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:02:39
134Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1:02:46
135Robert Vrecer (Slo) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:04:17
136Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:05:26
137Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp1:05:48
138Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1:07:02
139Maarten Neyens (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:08:01
140Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge1:08:07
141Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun1:08:57
142Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:09:16
143Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp1:09:51
144Kenny Dehaes (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:09:53
145Jonas Ahlstrand (Swe) Team Argos-Shimano1:13:39
146Enrique Sanz (Spa) Movistar Team1:14:28
147Aidis Kruopis (Ltu) Orica-GreenEdge1:14:29
148Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge1:15:51
149Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:16:34
150Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp1:20:08
151Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling1:21:58
152Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:25:33
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Points classification
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling55pts
2Arnaud Demare (Fra) FDJ50Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha41Row 2 - Cell 3
4Bauke Mollema (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling Team35Row 3 - Cell 3
5Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge30Row 4 - Cell 3
6Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team27Row 5 - Cell 3
7Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard27Row 6 - Cell 3
8Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team26Row 7 - Cell 3
9Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ24Row 8 - Cell 3
10Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge23Row 9 - Cell 3
11John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano23Row 10 - Cell 3
12Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida23Row 11 - Cell 3
13Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff22Row 12 - Cell 3
14Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp