Gesink seals overall victory in Tour of California

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) sprinted to his fifth stage win in the Amgen Tour of California on Sunday after a short, fast stage in downtown Los Angeles. His team set him up perfectly for the bunch sprint finish and he crossed the line ahead of Tom Boonen and Gerald Ciolek (both Omega Pharma-Quickstep).

Rabobank controlled the race to protect race leader Robert Gesink, who clinched overall victory by finishing safely in the bunch, and with aspirations of setting up Michael Matthews for the bunch sprint, but was overtaken by the Omega Pharma-Quickstep train coming into the final corner. Boonen looked to have the perfect lead-out, but Liquigas had Sagan tucked in right behind and just as he had for the first four stages, Sagan powered to the line to deny any of the others a chance at glory.

"I'm very happy with this Tour of California," Sagan said before giving a mention to his American bicycle sponsor. "I am also happy for the sponsor Cannondale because it is a very important race."

Sagan claimed the overall points classification thanks to his five stage wins, and with an unbelievable show of strength he only finished outside the top three in the time trial and Mt. Baldy stages.

After putting in such a dominant performance, Sagan has shown that he is a prime contender for the green jersey in the Tour de France. "I want to win some stage in Tour de France," Sagan said. "I think Mark Cavendish will be very strong. For the sprint, when we have flat stages it will be very hard to beat Cavendish. Maybe the stages when there are climbs before the sprint will be good for me. I don't know - we will see on the Tour de France. I also will do the Olympic Games and world championships."

For Robert Gesink, the overall win in the Amgen Tour of California was a sweet success after three times finishing as best young rider (2007-2009), and after a difficult year mourning the loss of his father and recuperating from a broken leg.

"It's moments like this, when you have your good times and your wins, that's what you do it for," said Gesink. "We have an amazing team here and the guys supported me all the way through. I had some tough months after breaking my leg and all that happened before that."

"It's a victory my team was waiting for, and this is an important race for us. Previously, I won the young rider's jersey and this time I won the overall jersey, so California is good to me."

Gesink recalled the last time he was in California he was able to share the experience with his father Dick, who passed away following a mountain bike accident in 2010.

"In October 2010, I was in the best shape of my life, I won three big races that year. The day after I won Giro Emilia, my dad had a bad crash with his bike and two weeks later he died in the hospital," Gesink said. "It was a terrible moment and [a terrible] months and years after. Of course I was doing a lot on the bike, and I started last saeson pretty good, but then a bad period came again because I crashed in Tour de France and then I broke my leg in training crash [in September].

"Emotionally it's big for me to be back on a high level and to win the toughest stage and the overall. It is good to be back in California and to be winning again."

The emotions were not quite as high for the Garmin-Barracuda duo, David Zabriskie who finished second overall after losing his jersey on Mt. Baldy, and his teammate Thomas Danielson who also had high aspirations for this race.

"Emotionally, the time trial was a high point, I came through with the win there and was feeling good, strong. I knew what I had to do yesterday, but didn't quite have it, because this guy [points to Gesink] is really strong."

Danielson was proud of the way his team raced, despite coming into the race with three leaders and coming away without the overall win. "The team rode to the plan from start to finish. We really wanted to win the race. We had a very young team that had to support three leaders (himself, Zabriskie and Andrew Talansky), they rode above themselves. Take note of Alex Howes, Jacob Rathe, they were all are phenomenal. We owe our opportunity to be on podium to them;

"We didn't know Robert was going to be as strong as he was. We did the best we could to try and put me up there to go for stage win, and for Dave to ride his tempo to the top of Mt. Baldy and hold onto the overall. We came close to pulling it off, the team should be very proud with the job everyone did."

With only 68.5km on tap for the day and a flat course from Beverly Hills to L.A. Live, it was inevitable that the day would finish in a bunch sprint. As it has every day, Bissell was represented in the move, but rather than the overall most aggressive rider Jeremy Vennell, it was Ben Jacques-Maynes who flew their colors in the breakaway. "There's going to be one breakaway today, and we'll get to have our time in front of the TV cameras and then they'll have their chance at the end, Jacques-Maynes said at the start, and his prediction proved true.

He got away before the 10km mark with Nathan Haas (Garmin), Rory Sutherland (United HealthCare); Thomas Damuseau (Argos-Shimano); Scott Zwizanski (Optum Pro Cycling) Morgan Schmitt (Exergy) and Jasper Stuyven (Bontrager-Livestrong). The seven riders worked well together until 10km to go, when Sutherland attacked the break. He was joined by Zwizanski, reeled in by Stuyven and then counter-attacked by Haas, but the peloton was right behind and swept past with 5km to go.

Vennell was awarded most aggressive rider and calculated he rode 483km off the front this week, "and probably the same amount off the back," he joked. "It feels really awesome," he said of winning the jersey. "Team Bissell we came into it hoping to be in the breakaway every day, and we did, every day we were there. I was the one lucky enough to be in the most."

Optum Pro Cycling also featured on the podium with Sebastian Salas claiming the mountains classification, and was proud to represent the Continental squad. "The team was amazing, all my teammates helped me throughout the week. After the first day in the break, day two, I didn't think I'd make it until the end, but the legs kept coming back. My team helped me through the rough spots and this is an amazing achievement for Optum Pro Cycling."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale1:27:36
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 1 - Cell 2
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 2 - Cell 2
4Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - ShimanoRow 3 - Cell 2
5Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - BarracudaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 6 - Cell 2
8Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 7 - Cell 2
9Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 9 - Cell 2
11Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 12 - Cell 2
14Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team ExergyRow 13 - Cell 2
15Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Robbie McEwen (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:04
18Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 18 - Cell 2
20Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team ExergyRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell CyclingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 23 - Cell 2
25Edward King (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 24 - Cell 2
26Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 28 - Cell 2
30Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-NissanRow 29 - Cell 2
31David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - ShimanoRow 31 - Cell 2
33Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 33 - Cell 2
35Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 35 - Cell 2
37Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 36 - Cell 2
38Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 38 - Cell 2
40Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 39 - Cell 2
41Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 40 - Cell 2
42Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-NissanRow 41 - Cell 2
43Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 44 - Cell 2
46Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 45 - Cell 2
47Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 47 - Cell 2
49Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 49 - Cell 2
51Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 50 - Cell 2
52Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 54 - Cell 2
56Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 56 - Cell 2
58Wilson Alexander Marentes Torres (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 57 - Cell 2
59Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 58 - Cell 2
60Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - ShimanoRow 59 - Cell 2
61Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 61 - Cell 2
63Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 62 - Cell 2
64Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 63 - Cell 2
65Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 65 - Cell 2
67Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 67 - Cell 2
69Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 68 - Cell 2
70Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - BarracudaRow 70 - Cell 2
72George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-NissanRow 71 - Cell 2
73Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 72 - Cell 2
74Carlos Julian Quintero (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 73 - Cell 2
75Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 74 - Cell 2
76David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 75 - Cell 2
77Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 76 - Cell 2
78Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - ShimanoRow 77 - Cell 2
79Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team ExergyRow 78 - Cell 2
80Matt Cooke (USA) Team ExergyRow 79 - Cell 2
81Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 80 - Cell 2
82Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 81 - Cell 2
83Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 83 - Cell 2
85Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-NissanRow 84 - Cell 2
86Matthew Wilson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Argos - ShimanoRow 86 - Cell 2
88Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - ColdeportesRow 87 - Cell 2
89Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team ExergyRow 89 - Cell 2
91Bradley White (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 93 - Cell 2
95Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - ShimanoRow 94 - Cell 2
96Jason McCartney (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
102Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:30
103Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:37
104Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:53
105Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano0:00:04
106Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:01:22
107Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:03:05
108Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 107 - Cell 2
109Scott Zwizanski (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 108 - Cell 2
110Jonathan Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 109 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Finish line
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Finish
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale15pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Roger Kluge (Ger) Argos - Shimano7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Ken Hanson (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Guillaume Boivin (Can) Spidertech Powered By C101Row 9 - Cell 3
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Best young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale1:27:36
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:00:04
5Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - ShimanoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin - BarracudaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 6 - Cell 2
8Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 10 - Cell 2
12Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-NissanRow 12 - Cell 2
14David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 13 - Cell 2
15Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Liquigas-Cannondale4:22:52
2Omega Pharma-QuickStepRow 1 - Cell 2
3Orica GreenEDGERow 2 - Cell 2
4Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 3 - Cell 2
5Garmin-Barracuda0:00:04
6AG2R La MondialeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Argos-ShimanoRow 6 - Cell 2
8Bissell Pro CyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Spidertech Powered by C10Row 9 - Cell 2
11Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Team ExergyRow 11 - Cell 2
13BMC Racing Team0:00:08
14RadioShack-NissanRow 13 - Cell 2
15Colombia - ColdeportesRow 14 - Cell 2
16UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 15 - Cell 2
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Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team30:42:32
2David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:46
3Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:00:54
4Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:17
5Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:01:36
6Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:13
7Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:30
8Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:49
9Tiago Machado (Por) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:54
10Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:03:05
11Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:03:15
12Joseph Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:03:38
13Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:44
14Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:19
15George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:04:21
16Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:04:28
17Sylvain Georges (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 16 - Cell 2
18Luke Durbridge (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:05:03
19Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:52
20Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:06:02
21Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:57
22Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C100:07:21
23Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Argos - Shimano0:07:29
24Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:07:49
25Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:08:28
26Fred Rodriguez (USA) Team Exergy0:08:34
27Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:09:53
28Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:10:44
29Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:05
30Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:12:49
31Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:12:57
32Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:16:02
33Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:16:04
34Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:16:54
35Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy0:18:31
36Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:18:44
37Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:19:10
38Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:19:27
39Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:21:20
40Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Garmin - Barracuda0:23:28
41Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:25:49
42Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:27:28
43Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:27:54
44Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:13
45Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:28:15
46George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:28:36
47Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:28:37
48Ian Boswell (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:28:58
49Raymond Kunzli (Swi) Spidertech Powered By C100:29:09
50Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:29:38
51Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:30:02
52Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:31:16
53Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:31:36
54Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:32:24
55Andrés Díaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:33:18
56Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team0:33:37
57Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan0:33:39
58Michael Rodriguez Galindo (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes0:34:18
59Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:37:08
60Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:37:14
61Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:37:34
62Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:38:37
63Andrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies0:39:54
64Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Barracuda0:42:45
65Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos - Shimano0:43:48
66Josh Atkins (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:50:31
67Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos - Shimano0:53:51
68Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:53:59
69Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:56:34
70Thimothy Roe (Aus) BMC Racing Team0:59:10
71Victor Hugo Pena Grisales (Col) Colombia - Coldeportes1:00:32
72Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling1:00:40
73Sébastian Salas (Can) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies1:02:29
74Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C101:04:33
75Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos - Shimano1:06:18
76Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Livestrong Team1:07:19
77Frank Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling1:08:47
78David Boily (Can) Spidertech Powered By C101:09:58
79Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale1:10:20
80Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team1:10:38
81Tom Boonen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:11:31
82Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:12:02
83Michael Matthews (Aus) Rabobank Cycling Team1:12:24
84Edward King (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale1:13:03
85Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:14:37
86Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:15:30
87Thomas Zirbel (USA) Team Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies1:15:38
88Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:16:32
89Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy1:17:35
90Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team1:18:00