Voigt launches late attack into Avila Beach

Jens Voigt took out Stage 5 at the Tour of California after a tenacious attack inside the final 5km that netted a solo victory into Avila Beach. Voigt was among the elite group that formed with approximately 55km still to go when crosswinds battered the peloton, as was BMC's Tejay van Garderen, who assumed the race lead after Janier Acevedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman) missed the split.

With 5km to go, Voigt decided that the only way he could win was to go solo, and that's what he did on the fast, twisty run-in to the seaside town. "If you look at the group I was in, there were quality riders in there. To win there, I had to go alone. I can't beat Thor Hushovd, Tyler Farrar or Peter Sagan," said Voigt.

Racing in the United States appears to be happy hunting ground for Voigt who took his most recent victory on Stage 4 at last year's USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The father of six said he was surprised the group allowed him to get away, given his track record of converting late attacks into race wins.

"We had our most important guy, Matthew Busche in the move, with myself and Irizar to push the break," said Voigt.

"Busche said to me 'you look pretty good, why don't you go for the stage'. I just did the same move I've been doing since the ice age, and I couldn't believe they let me go.

"Once I get 20 seconds, I'm gone. I looked back and said, 'I can't believe they're giving me 20 seconds, don't they know?'," added the 41-year-old German who is showing few signs of slowing down. "I actually had time to slow down and it was good, because I was, well not close to passing out, but it was hard. I had to dig really deep, but now all the pain is behind me."

Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) and Thor Hushovd (BMC) took out the remaining podium spots from the breakaway, six seconds behind.

RadioShack Leopard were the big aggressors in the final part of the race, forcing a selection in the crosswinds that caught race leader Javier Acevedo napping too far down the bunch with the Jamis-Hagens Berman unable to react. Also losing time was third placed overall Philip Deignan (UnitedHealthcare).

Among the winners on the day was van Garderen, who took over the race lead from Acevedo by 50 seconds heading into tomorrow's time trial. Stuck in the middle and still a serious threat for the overall classification is Michael Rogers who moved into second-place, 42 seconds behind the BMC rider.

"It wasn't BMC's plan to split the bunch," said van Garderen moments after pulling on his new yellow jersey. "It seemed like a headwind all day, but then all of a sudden it changed, and you could feel it getting nervous in the bunch. You knew something was going to happen.

"I think it was RadioShack who started it. It was a split second decision to go with it, and I was lucky to have two strong guys in Thor Hushovd and Michael Schar to help. It definitely took a little effort, but (Michael) Rogers wasn't skipping a pull, and I wasn't skipping pulls, so it's pretty even," he added.

How it unfolded

With the time trial on the horizon, stage 5 from Santa Barbara to Avila Beach was not expected to be one for the general classification contenders, it was tipped to be a sprinter's delight. However, even though the beginning of the stage went largely to formula the final 50km were anything but.

Early in the stage, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM), Kai Chun Feng (Champion System) and mountains classification leader Carter Jones (Bissell) formed the day's breakaway, and Jones padded his lead on the only classified climb on the day on San Marcos Pass.

The trio gained 8:30 before the sprinters teams got to work whittling it down for the expected bunch sprint. However, the plan went all awry as the race turned into a section of fierce crosswinds and the break's lead fell below two minutes.

As the wind picked up, the WorldTour riders decided to put the hammer down and split the peloton into several different echelons. Race leader Janier Acevedo was caught too far back and ended up in a chasing group that was quickly losing time. Third placed Philip Deignan (UnitedHealthcare) was also caught out, as was Francisco Mancebo (5 Hour Energy) and Chad Haga (Optum).

Though Jones went quickly out of the quality move, Feng and De Gendt tacked on to the break. Up front were RadioShack's Jens Voigt and Markel Irizar with their GC man Matthew Busche. BMC pulled to bring Tejay van Garderen away under the powerful impetus of Thor Hushovd and Michael Schär. Orica-GreenEdge had two reasons to cooperate: In there was sprinter Michael Matthews and GC man Cameron Meyer, with Baden Cooke and Mitchell Docker to pull for the stage win. The only wrench was the presence of Peter Sagan (Cannondale).

Saxo Bank had Michael Rogers with teammates Jonas Aaen Jørgensen and Jay McCarthy, and the cheeky Australian tried to go for the bonus seconds in the intermediate sprint in Guadeloupe, but Hushovd denied him the five seconds. Also up in the move were solo sprinters Alex Candelario (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp), who had a flat and screeched to a halt like a cyclo-cross star, leapt off his bike and jumped on a new one and bridged back up to the leaders.

The front group continued to drive the pace ahead with even the GC contenders van Garderen and Meyer pulling through through in the line. Rogers had a number of teammates attentive at the front and were doing their best to contribute as much to the pace setting as RadioShack Leopard, who were looking after the interests of Busche who started the day 1:15 behind Acevedo.

The group continued to work together, with GC and sprinters alike pulling through in the line which assisted in creating a near impossible gap for riders to bridge up to. Riders from Omega Pharma - Quick-Step and Bontrager tried to break clear of the flailing groups but were unable to get clear.

Meanwhile at the back of the front group was the ominous Sagan who, while appearing to be hanging on would be the greatest threat for the technical and uphill sprint into Avila Beach, but Voigt had other ideas and went clear with 5km to go.

Coming into the final corners at Avila Beach, Voigt had maintained his slim advantage and had plenty of time to celebrate the stage victory, just six-seconds ahead of the sprint won by Farrar, with Hushovd in third and sprint leader Sagan in fourth.

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Full Results
1Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard4:41:16
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:00:06
3Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 6 - Cell 2
8Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 7 - Cell 2
9Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 8 - Cell 2
10Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 10 - Cell 2
12Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 12 - Cell 2
14Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 13 - Cell 2
15Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:00:14
16Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 15 - Cell 2
17Jacobe Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:04
18Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:01:07
20Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 20 - Cell 2
22Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 23 - Cell 2
25Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 24 - Cell 2
26Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 26 - Cell 2
28Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 28 - Cell 2
30Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 30 - Cell 2
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 31 - Cell 2
33Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Nathaniel English (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 33 - Cell 2
35Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 34 - Cell 2
36Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 35 - Cell 2
37Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 36 - Cell 2
38Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 38 - Cell 2
40Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
42John Murphy (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Wesley Kreder (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 44 - Cell 2
46Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 46 - Cell 2
48Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 49 - Cell 2
51Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 50 - Cell 2
52Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 52 - Cell 2
54Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 53 - Cell 2
55Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 54 - Cell 2
56Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 55 - Cell 2
57Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 56 - Cell 2
58Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 57 - Cell 2
59Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 62 - Cell 2
64Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 63 - Cell 2
65Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 64 - Cell 2
66Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 65 - Cell 2
67Bert-Jan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69David Williams (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 70 - Cell 2
72Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 71 - Cell 2
73Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 72 - Cell 2
74Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 75 - Cell 2
77Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 78 - Cell 2
80Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:48
81Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:56
82Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 81 - Cell 2
83Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 82 - Cell 2
84Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:02:06
85Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:08
86Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:42
87Shawn Milne (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:15:16
88Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 87 - Cell 2
89James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 88 - Cell 2
90Thomas Soladay (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 89 - Cell 2
91Max Jenkins (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 90 - Cell 2
92Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 91 - Cell 2
93James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Tyler Wren (USA) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 93 - Cell 2
95Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 94 - Cell 2
96Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 95 - Cell 2
97Scott Zwizanski (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 96 - Cell 2
98Marsh Cooper (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 97 - Cell 2
99Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 99 - Cell 2
101James Driscoll (USA) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 100 - Cell 2
102David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 101 - Cell 2
103Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Wu Kin San (HKg) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:33
107Jason McCartney (USA) Bissell Pro CyclingRow 106 - Cell 2
108Carson Miller (USA) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 107 - Cell 2
109Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 108 - Cell 2
110Jesse Anthony (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 109 - Cell 2
111Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 110 - Cell 2
112Timothy Duggan (USA) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:18:37
113Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-SharpRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFJonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 113 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Orcutt, 113.8km
1Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Guadalupe, 132.1km
1Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team5pts
2Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Orroyo Grande, 152.8km
1Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team5pts
2Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 4 - Finish, 185.7km
1Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard15pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp12Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thor Hushovd (Nor) BMC Racing Team10Row 2 - Cell 3
4Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - San Marcos Pass (Cat. 2) 25.2km
1Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling8pts
2Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team7Row 1 - Cell 3
3Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda5Row 3 - Cell 3
5Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling3Row 4 - Cell 3
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Young riders
1Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4:41:22
2Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team0:01:01
3Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 4 - Cell 2
6Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 5 - Cell 2
7Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 8 - Cell 2
10Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Cycling Team0:15:10
13Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:18:27
14Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:18:31
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Teams
1Radioshack Leopard14:04:00
2Team Saxo -Tinkoff0:00:06
3BMC Racing Team0:00:14
4Orica GreenEdgeRow 3 - Cell 2
5Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:08
6Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Garmin-SharpRow 7 - Cell 2
9Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:06
10Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Bontrager Cycling Team0:03:09
125-hour Energy p/ KendaRow 11 - Cell 2
13Team NetApp-EnduraRow 12 - Cell 2
14Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jamis - Hagens Berman0:04:08
16Bissell Pro Cycling0:31:27
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General classification after stage 5
1Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team21:55:32
2Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:42
3Janier Alexis Acevedo Colle (Col) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:00:50
4Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:04
5Philip Deignan (Irl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:01:17
6Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:29
7Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:35
8Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:01:53
9Chad Haga (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:03
10Lawson Craddock (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:02:22
11Marc De Maar (AHo) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:02:46
12Lucas Euser (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:03:17
13Nathaniel English (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:03:26
14Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:04:32
15Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:04:52
16Edward King (USA) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:07
17David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:05:23
18Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:05:57
19Tanner Putt (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:06:38
20Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:06:56
21Chad Beyer (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:07:22
22Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:08:37
23Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:10:09
24Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:10:11
25Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:11:20
26Alexander Candelario (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:11:25
27Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:11:44
28Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:13:17
29Jacob Rathe (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:13:18
30Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:13:34
31Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:40
32Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:13:46
33Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard0:14:37
34Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:14:56
35Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:16:06
36Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:16:14
37Luis Romero Amaran (Cub) Jamis-Hagens Berman0:16:34
38Jasper Stuyven (Bel) Bontrager Cycling Team0:17:26
39Max Jenkins (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b KendaRow 38 - Cell 2
40Ryan Roth (Can) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:18:00
41Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:18:14
42Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:18:57
43Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:23
44Nathan Brown (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:20:00
45Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:20:11
46José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:20:18
47Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:21:39
48Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:21:45
49Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:22:08
50Michael Torckler (NZl) Bissell Pro Cycling0:22:12
51Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:22:25
52Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:22:44
53Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:22:48
54Jay McCarthy (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:22:51
55Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:23:26
56Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:23:29
57Bob Jungels (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:23:45
58Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:25:06
59Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Jamis-Hagens BermanRow 58 - Cell 2
60David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:25:13
61Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:25:19
62Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:25:27
63Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:58
64Antoine Duchesne (Can) Bontrager Cycling Team0:26:24
65Ken Hanson (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:26:30
66Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:26:44
67Rohan Dennis (Aus) Garmin-Sharp0:26:45
68Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:27:13
69James Stemper (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:27:22
70Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:27:59
71Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:28:49
72Feng Chun Kai (Tpe) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:29:06
73Matt Brammeier (Irl) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:29:08
74Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:29:23
75Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:29:43
76Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Cycling Team0:29:46
77Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:30:19
78Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:30:30
79Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:30:50
80Jonathan Patrick McCarty (USA) Bissell Pro Cycling0:32:24
81Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:32:30
82Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:33:18
83David Williams (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:33:20
84Robert Sweeting (USA) 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda0:33:39
85Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:33:59