Tour of California: Peter Sagan wins in Santa Rosa

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) pulled out a thrilling performance to win the opening stage of the Amgen Tour of California. The 22-year-old had to recover from a puncture inside the final 10 kilometres as well as avoid a crash with 3 kilometres to go, before beating Heinrich Haussler and Freddie Rodriguez into second and third.

"Daniel Oss did a really great lead-out and I'm really happy to win the stage," Sagan said.

"It was a really confusing sprint because it was a small field. With 10km to go I flatted, but I knew there was time to get back in. Thanks to the work of my teammates I didn't panic, and we were able to get back on easily. With 3km to go one of my teammates Ted King crashed, and I hope he's okay, but thanks to Daniel Oss, he piloted me to the finish and I was able to win."

While seemingly in good form, today's stage winner admitted that it will be an uphill task to hold on to the overall lead.

"It is going to be very hard to hold onto the yellow jersey," Sagan admitted. "I'm okay on the smaller climbs, but it's only going to get harder and harder as the week goes on."

Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda) now sits second overall with the same time as Sagan. Rodriguez (Team Exergy) finished third but is fourth on GC behind United Healthcare's Jeff Louder, who spent much of the day in a breakaway and gobbled up enough time bonuses to move into the third spot overall, also with the same time as the leader. Rodriguez is fourth overall, six seconds back.

The riders wasted little time attacking on the first stage, with a breakaway of eight forming within the first few kilometres past the neutral start. AG2R's Maxime Boulet jumped away from the bunch immediately and was quickly joined by Jeff Louder (UnitedHealthcare), David Boily (Spidertech-C10), Andrew Dahlheim (Bissell), Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell), Sebastian Salas (Optum pro Cycling-Kelly Benefit Strategies), Josh Atkins (Bontrager-Livestrong) and Sam Johnson (Team Exergy).

Johnson said the French rider was nailing the pace at the front, and the rest of the riders in the break were happy to let him set the early pace. The field also seemed happy to let the breakaway ride away early, and the gap ballooned almost immediately to five minutes, then nine minutes before finally topping out at more than 11.

"We were all thinking, you know, the stage could be ours," Johnson said. "When you have that much time and you're over halfway through the stage at that point, gosh it was pretty exciting."

With their gap growing into two digits, the eight riders in the breakaway cooperated well, drilling it up the Kings Ridge climb, where David Boily grabbed maximum points on the two King of the Mountain sprints up for grabs on the ascent. The young Canadian, who finished second at the Tour d' Lavenir in 2011, earned the KOM jersey for his efforts, but paid the price in the finale.

"It was a long day in the saddle, but it feels good to be in the jersey. It's very important for the team and it's a big step," Boily said. "I had to work really hard, the rider from Optum [Salas] was very strong. I definitely had to go very hard to beat him on the line. I spent a lot of energy today, and I finished the stage at the very back. I will put all of my effort into the KOM jersey since my overall chances are pretty much done. "

The pace before the the second KOM was too much for Dahlheim, who dropped out of the group but soldiered on in no-man's land until the bunch turned up the last the one-lane climb of Coleman Valley Road.

By then RadioShack-Nissan squad of defending champion Chris Horner came to the front to coax some of the other WorldTour teams to pick up the chase. The gambit worked as the gap shrunk to just 5:20 by the time they hit the bottom of Coleman Valley. The gap continued coming down rapidly, and Boulet, Louder and Jacques-Maynes, who earned the jersey for most aggressive rider, set out on their own.

"The whole goal is to go out and wave the Bissell flag," he said. "We have our home base up here. Getting the most aggressive rider jersey – I'll take it."

But the shattered breakaway was doomed when Rabobank sent its riders to the front, hoping to bring things back together for sprinter Michael Matthews. "In the finale it was mostly team Rabobank from the last climb on," said team director Koos Moerenhout. "It didn't work out for us in the sprint, but I think it shows how strong we are."

The Dutch team's effort paid off when a group of about 70 riders came back together with less than 20 kilometres remaining. The sprinters' teams moved to the front to pick up the pace and discourage attacking, and a sprint in Santa Rosa looked inevitable.

A the crash on the right-hand side of the road with about three kilometres to go took out Matthews and and three of the four Bissell riders who were still in the front group. The sprint trains for Liquigas and Garmin avoided the crash and launched Sagan into first and Haussler into second.

Haussler said he had a hard day, but he was happy with his second place finish.

"It's always a bit up in the air about how my form is after altitude," Haussler said. "And I'm just coming off a big altitude block. So second today shows my form is there, and that's a good sign. We're very motivated here in California, and we'll keep looking for opportunities."

Rodriguez was right there in a tight battle for third.

"It was chaotic," Rodriguez said of the sprint. "Boonen and myself and a couple sprinters came off on Coleman Valley and we had to chase and came on in the last 10-12km. I think Sagan flatted at the same time, so Rabobank were trying to take control. But then they crashed, and then next thing you know the swarm came on the left and then Boonen flatted. I went around him and got on Sagan's wheel and I jumped a little too early. My legs were tired from chasing back on, so I just didn't have it today, but it's nice to get back to this level of racing again."

The race continues Monday with a 188.5 km stage from San Francisco to Santa Cruz County.

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale4:42:35
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - BarracudaRow 1 - Cell 2
3Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team ExergyRow 2 - Cell 2
4Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 6 - Cell 2
8Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 7 - Cell 2
9Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 12 - Cell 2
14Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 13 - Cell 2
15Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 14 - Cell 2
16Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-NissanRow 16 - Cell 2
18Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - ShimanoRow 17 - Cell 2
19Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 20 - Cell 2
22Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 22 - Cell 2
24Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 27 - Cell 2
29Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 29 - Cell 2
31Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 30 - Cell 2
32Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 33 - Cell 2
35Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 35 - Cell 2
37Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 36 - Cell 2
38Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 37 - Cell 2
39David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 38 - Cell 2
40Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team ExergyRow 40 - Cell 2
42Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 41 - Cell 2
43Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 42 - Cell 2
44Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 43 - Cell 2
45Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 44 - Cell 2
46Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Matt Cooke (USA) Team ExergyRow 48 - Cell 2
50Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 54 - Cell 2
56Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-NissanRow 55 - Cell 2
57Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:00:22
58Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 57 - Cell 2
59Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:00:24
60George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-NissanRow 59 - Cell 2
61Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 60 - Cell 2
62Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 63 - Cell 2
65Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling0:00:33
66Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:33
68Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell CyclingRow 67 - Cell 2
69Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 68 - Cell 2
70Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 69 - Cell 2
71Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 70 - Cell 2
72Edward King (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 71 - Cell 2
73Sam Johnson (USA) Team Exergy0:04:43
74Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:06:15
76Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:06:56
77Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 77 - Cell 2
79Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell CyclingRow 78 - Cell 2
80Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 79 - Cell 2
81Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 81 - Cell 2
83Juan Pablo Suarez Suarez (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 82 - Cell 2
84Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 83 - Cell 2
85Logan Loader (USA) Team ExergyRow 84 - Cell 2
86Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 85 - Cell 2
87Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 86 - Cell 2
88Carter Jones (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
89Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 89 - Cell 2
91David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 90 - Cell 2
92Javier Gonzalez Barrera (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 91 - Cell 2
93Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 92 - Cell 2
94Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 93 - Cell 2
95Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 94 - Cell 2
96Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - ShimanoRow 95 - Cell 2
97Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 96 - Cell 2
98Marcel Kittel (Ger) Argos - ShimanoRow 97 - Cell 2
99Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 98 - Cell 2
100Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - ShimanoRow 99 - Cell 2
101Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 100 - Cell 2
102Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 101 - Cell 2
103Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 102 - Cell 2
104Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 103 - Cell 2
105Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-NissanRow 104 - Cell 2
106Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - ShimanoRow 105 - Cell 2
107Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - ShimanoRow 106 - Cell 2
108Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team ExergyRow 108 - Cell 2
110Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - ShimanoRow 109 - Cell 2
111Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - BarracudaRow 110 - Cell 2
112Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 111 - Cell 2
113Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 112 - Cell 2
114Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 113 - Cell 2
115Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 116 - Cell 2
118Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:10:35
119Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy0:11:48
120Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 119 - Cell 2
121Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 120 - Cell 2
122Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 121 - Cell 2
123Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 122 - Cell 2
124Carlos Eduardo Alzate Escobar (Col) Team ExergyRow 123 - Cell 2
125Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 124 - Cell 2
126Eric Young (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 125 - Cell 2
127Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Andrew Dahlheim (USA) Bissell Cycling0:16:23
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Points - Santa Rosa - km 52.2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Santa Rosa - km 142.8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Finish - km 186.5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale15pts
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team6Row 4 - Cell 3
6George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104Row 6 - Cell 3
8Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountains - Cazadero Hwy - km 104.4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C104pts
2Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Ft. Ross Rd. - km 112
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C106pts
2Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Ft. Ross Rd. - km 117.9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C106pts
2Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Coleman Valley Rd - km 149
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C106pts
2Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies5Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling3Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale4:42:35
2Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 3 - Cell 2
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - ShimanoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:24
12Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Patrick Bevin (NZl) Bissell Cycling0:06:56
15Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 14 - Cell 2
16David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 15 - Cell 2
17Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:11:48
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale4:42:25
2Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:04
3Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy0:00:06
5Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:00:09
7Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:10
8Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Ryan Anderson (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 9 - Cell 2
11Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 10 - Cell 2
12Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 15 - Cell 2
17Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 17 - Cell 2
19Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-NissanRow 19 - Cell 2
21Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - ShimanoRow 20 - Cell 2
22Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 23 - Cell 2
25Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 25 - Cell 2
27Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 27 - Cell 2
29Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 30 - Cell 2
32Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 32 - Cell 2
34Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 33 - Cell 2
35Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 38 - Cell 2
40Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 39 - Cell 2
41Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 40 - Cell 2
42David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 41 - Cell 2
43Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team ExergyRow 43 - Cell 2
45Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 44 - Cell 2
46Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 45 - Cell 2
47Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 46 - Cell 2
48Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Matt Cooke (USA) Team ExergyRow 50 - Cell 2
52