Tour of California: Sagan sprints to Santa Clarita win

Peter Sagan (Cannondale) sprinted to the win Tuesday during Stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California, the ninth stage victory at the US race in his career. The Slovakian sneaked over the finish line ahead of Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp).

Baden Cooke led out Matthews with 500 meters to go, but Sagan showed phenomenal speed to come around the Australian's outside, beating him by a half a wheel on the line.

"Ted [King] did very good work, he pulled on the front all day and he took me to the front on the last kilometer, and the last 500m after Boivin was the last man," Sagan said. "He took me the last 200m on the front, and I did my sprint. I had a little bit of luck because of the headwind, so it was better to start the sprint later."

Matthews, who told Cyclingnews before the stage start in Palmdale that his legs were feeling good and that he was hoping for a sprint finish, said the sprint got very chaotic in the last 5km, but he praised his team for keeping him near the front and in with a chance.

"I wouldn't have been in the top 3 without the perfect leadout from my whole team," Matthews said. "I think we got the result we deserved. Sagan was just a little too fast in the finish."

Farrar characterized the dash to the line as "hectic" and said he lost Sagan's wheel about 500m from the line. He was able to duck through a hole, he said, but by then it was too late.

"I felt good," Farrar said. "I think if I ride a little smarter sprint, I think I have the speed to beat [Sagan]."

The main catch was made with 16.5kms to go, with two members of the day’s break, Stage 1 winner Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Leopard) having survived their day's adventure off the front. The third member of the group, Chad Beyer (Champion System) held on for another few kilometres having attacked with the peloton closing in. The fourth breakaway rider, Bontrager's Gavin Mannion, was dispatched from the group with about 28km remaining.

Markel Irizar (RadioShack-Leopard) burst off the front with just over 5km to go with Garmin-Sharp leading the chase, followed by Cannondale with the green train lining out for Sagan.

How it unfolded

The third stage of the Amgen Tour of California saw the first appearance of RadioShack-Leopard's Jens Voigt, one of just a handful of riders to have started all eight editions of the race. The large German attacked from kilometer zero, driving the initial pace up to 40 km/h before the field quickly reeled him back and settled down a bit.

Voigt joined another larger group of 23 riders that immediately peeled away from the field, including a host of WorldTour riders and overall contenders. Among the breakaway riders were Voigt, Laurent Didier, Bob Jungels and Andy Schleck (RadioShack Leopard); Tyler Farrar and Jacob Rathe (Garmin Sharp); Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step); Tejay van Garderen, Brent Bookwalter, Mathias Frank and Michael Schär (BMC); Baden Cooke, Cameron Meyer and Travis Meyer (Orica GreenEdge); Peter Sagan and Guillaume Boivin (Cannondale); Michael Rogers and Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Team Saxo-Tinkoff); Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Vacansoleil-DCM); Christopher Baldwin and Carter Jones (Bissell); Alexander Candelario (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies); plus Francisco Mancebo (5-hour Energy/Kenda).

The large group built an ultimate gap of 50 seconds heading to the first KOM of the day atop Munz Ranch Road about 30km into the route. Jones extended his lead in the mountains classification by taking ultimate points there, and his teammate Baldwin helped Jones' effort by grabbing the runner-up points ahead of Schär and Mancebo.

With so many riders in the breakaway, the field, led by the Jamis-Hagens Berman team of Janier Acevedo, was not happy to let it go and pulled the escapees back right at the KOM line.

A reshuffling at the front created the day's long breakaway with Andy Schleck (RadioSack-Leopard), Gavin Mannion (Bontrager), Chad Beyer (Champion System) and Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM), the stage 1 winner now in the green jersey. The field appeared content with the make up of the move, with Chad Beyer placed highest at 5:07 in arrears, and the new escapees quickly started building their advantage.

"We had great cooperation all day," said Mannion, a 21-year-old development team rider. "Nobody was really skipping any turns. Those ProTour guys don't mess around once they're up the road."

The gap hovered around four minutes on the way to the day's second KOM, the Category 4 climb up Lake Hughes Road. Beyer took top honors there ahead of Schleck, Westra and Mannion, and the gap increased to 4:45. Beyer followed that effort by grabbing top points at the next KOM as well.

The leaders' advantage began dropping steadily after they descended off the third KOM, falling to just three minutes with 66km remaining. Jamis held steady at the front, with the Garmin Sharp and Cannondale teams of sprinters Tyler Farrar and Peter Sagan also throwing riders into the chase.

As the leaders approached the first intermediate sprint of the day, Westra rotated to the front, crossing the line first for maximum points and adding to his lead in that classification. Beyer took second, followed by Schleck in third. Omega Pharma-Quick-Step, likely riding for their own sprinter Gianni Meersman, also threw a rider into the chase, and the gap dropped below three minutes with about 53km remaining.

Westra took maximum points at the last intermediate sprint of the day with less than 45 km remaining, but by then the group's gap was down to 2:45, and a sprint finish was looking more and more inevitable.

With Omega Pharma-QuickStep, Cannondale and Garmin Sharp massed at the front in pursuit of the break, the lead had dropped to 2:05 starting the final 34km downhill run into the finish and was down to 1:45 just 4km later.

Mannion was the break's first casualty, falling off the pace with just 28km to go.

"I was just in the box," Mannion said. "We hit a little roller, and it was just time for me to come off."

The three remaining riders continued to swap turns on the front, pushing the pace for the finish. The gap was an even minute when Schleck, Westra and Beyer saw the time board with 23km to go. Beyer attacked the group during a moment of hesitation by the others and built a short-lived advantage as the peloton swept up Schleck and Westra. He succumbed to the chase next with about 13.5km remaining, and the field sprint was inevitable.

Sagan dedicated his win to teammate Mauro da Dalto, who went to the hospital Monday with heat sickness after stage 2.

"I'm happy I could win here another time," sagan said. "I like California and I think the people like me. I'm here for my fans, but I want to dedicate this victory to my teammate Mauro da Dalto who was very bad yesterday with heat attack and was taken to the hospital. I was happy I could take this victory for him."

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Full Results
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling4:20:31
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 1 - Cell 2
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 2 - Cell 2
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 3 - Cell 2
5Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 6 - Cell 2
8Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 7 - Cell 2
9Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 8 - Cell 2
10Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 9 - Cell 2
11Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 14 - Cell 2
16Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 15 - Cell 2
17Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 19 - Cell 2
21Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 20 - Cell 2
22Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 21 - Cell 2
23Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Max Jenkins (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 27 - Cell 2
29Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 30 - Cell 2
32Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 31 - Cell 2
33Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 32 - Cell 2
34Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 33 - Cell 2
35Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 34 - Cell 2
36Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 35 - Cell 2
37Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 37 - Cell 2
39Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 39 - Cell 2
41Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 40 - Cell 2
42Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 42 - Cell 2
44Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 43 - Cell 2
45Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 44 - Cell 2
46Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 46 - Cell 2
48Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 47 - Cell 2
49Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 48 - Cell 2
50Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 51 - Cell 2
53Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 52 - Cell 2
54Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 53 - Cell 2
55Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 56 - Cell 2
58Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Shawn Milne (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 60 - Cell 2
62Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack LeopardRow 64 - Cell 2
66Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 65 - Cell 2
67Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 66 - Cell 2
68Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 69 - Cell 2
71Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Nathaniel English (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 72 - Cell 2
74Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 74 - Cell 2
76Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 78 - Cell 2
80James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 79 - Cell 2
81Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 80 - Cell 2
82Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 81 - Cell 2
83Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 82 - Cell 2
84Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 85 - Cell 2
87Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 87 - Cell 2
89David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 88 - Cell 2
90Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 89 - Cell 2
91Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 91 - Cell 2
93Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 92 - Cell 2
94Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 93 - Cell 2
95John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 94 - Cell 2
96Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 96 - Cell 2
98Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 97 - Cell 2
99Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 98 - Cell 2
100David Williams (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:20
102Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
103Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:58
104Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:08
105Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 104 - Cell 2
106James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 107 - Cell 2
109Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:02:55
111Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:35
112Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:03:58
114Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 113 - Cell 2
115Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:07:09
HDPhillip Gaimon (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:23:29
DNSPieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 116 - Cell 2
DNSMauro Da Dalto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFBert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFGuido Emanuel Palma (Arg) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFTom Zirbel (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 120 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Lake Hughes, 118.9km
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Leona Valley, 135.5km
1Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Finish, 177.5km
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling15pts
2Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Munz Ranch Rd. (Cat. 4) 30.7km
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling4pts
2Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Lake Hughes Rd. (Cat. 4) 86.1km
1Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team4pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Lake Hughes Rd. (Cat. 4) 101.7km
1Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team4pts
2Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Bouquet Canyon Rd. (Cat. 4) 142.4km
1Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard4pts
2Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Best young rider
1Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4:20:31
2Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 2 - Cell 2
4Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 6 - Cell 2
8Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 8 - Cell 2
10Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 9 - Cell 2
11Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 10 - Cell 2
12James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team0:01:08
13Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
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Teams
1Omega Pharma-Quick Step13:01:33
2Bissell Pro CyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Garmin-SharpRow 4 - Cell 2
6Team NetApp-EnduraRow 5 - Cell 2
7Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 7 - Cell 2
9Orica-GreenEdgeRow 8 - Cell 2
105-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 10 - Cell 2
12UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13RadioShack LeopardRow 12 - Cell 2
14Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jamis-Hagens BermannRow 14 - Cell 2
16Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 3
1Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman13:59:50
2Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:12
3Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:00:27
4Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:45
5Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:55
6Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:01:03
7Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:01:13
8Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:15
9Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:01:32
10Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:40
11Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:56
12Max Jenkins (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:02:27
13Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Nathaniel English (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:02:36
15Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:03:19
16Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 15 - Cell 2
17Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:42
18Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:04:02
19Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:04:09
20Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:17
21David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:04:33
22Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:05:04
23Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:07
24Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:05:48
25Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:06:06
26Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:07:13
27Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:07:47
28Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:08:36
29Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:09:19
30Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:09:21
31Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:10:11
32David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:10:14
33Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:10:54
34James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:10:55
35Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:10:57
36Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:23
37Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:11:36
38Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:12:06
39Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:12:27
40Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:12:33
41Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:12:44
42Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:12:56
43Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:15:04
44Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:15:16
45Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:15:28
46Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:15:39
47Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:15:44
48Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team0:16:36
49Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:17:10
50Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:17:21
51Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:17:25
52Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:18:37
53Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:19:21
54Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 53 - Cell 2
55José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:19:28
56Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:34
57Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:21:03
58Shawn Milne (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:21:35
59Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:21:54
60Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:21:56
61Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:21:58
62Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:22:25
63Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:22:35
64Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:22:36
65Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:22:39
66Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:22:55
67Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:23:02
68Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:23:05
69Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:23:06
70Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:23:17
71Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:24:27
72Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:24:53
73Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:08
74Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:25:30
75Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:25:34
76Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:25:46
77David Williams (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:25:51
79Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:25:54
80Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:26:23
81Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-Endura0:26:48
82Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:26:50
84Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:27:19
85Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:27:27
86Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:27:39
87Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:28:20
88Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:28:33
89Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:28:34
90Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:28:53
91Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:30:00
92Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:30:41
94Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:30:45
95Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:31:08
96Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:31:40
97Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:32:19
98Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:32:28
99Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:32:57
100Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:33:06
101James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:34:21
102Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:36:29
103Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:36:43
104Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:38:22
105James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team0:38:28
106Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:39:47
107John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 106 - Cell 2
108Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team0:40:03
109Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:40:17
110Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:40:32
111Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:41:27
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