Sutherland takes a "home" win in Boulder

Rory Sutherland gave UnitedHealthcare its first stage win of the USA Pro Challenge, going away solo from the day's breakaway on the final climb to Flagstaff Mountain to get the win. Sutherland crossed the line 20 seconds clear of Fabio Aru (Astana) and 26 seconds ahead of Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan), also members of the successful day-long escape.

It was an exuberant victory for Sutherland, who hails from Australia but who has settled on Boulder as his new home. "For me to win in the town where I live now, on the climb I know so well and I train on, with my friends and family here, I don't think we could have asked for anything better than this."

Sutherland had been in the day's big move, and had withstood numerous attacks from RadioShack's Jens Voigt and George Bennett, as well as Colombians Francisco Colorado and Robigzon Oyola. But when he found himself at the base, he made his move to the head of the race.

"I know this climb well enough that I knew I had to go at the bottom," Sutherland said of his attack. "I know where to go easy, I know where to go hard. I've done [this climb] I don't know how many times, but this was the most beautiful one I've done.

"It proves that we've been working hard all year, we've been working hard for years. I've been with the team for six years," Sutherland continued. "This has been a rough week for us, the race was maybe harder than we expected, and we had some bad luck here and there, I haven't had the legs most of the week. Last night I dreamt all night of the finish line here. I had a terrible night's sleep, I woke up at 5am wide awake thinking about it."

The overall race changed hands as Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) attacked from the group of yellow jersey holder Tejay van Garderen (BMC) to finish fourth on the stage, gaining enough time by the summit to move into the race lead by nine seconds over Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp).

Van Garderen lost a bit of ground in the final kilometer, coming across 12 seconds behind Vande Velde to slip down the overall standings to third at 21 seconds.

Leipheimer came into the race at a disadvantage, having a smaller team than that of BMC and Garmin-Sharp, but has been laying back keeping the time gaps in check before making the perfect move the night before the decisive final time trial.

"I can't take credit for planning it like that, but obviously it was in the back of my mind to do that. The guys have gone above and beyond what they could do this week. We were down a lot of guys, but this is for them. I'm very happy.

"I'm not comfortable, I've got some great guys breathing down my neck, but I can say that I'm motivated and I'm very proud to wear this jersey tomorrow," he concluded.

Tomorrow's concluding stage, a 15.3km individual time trial in Denver, will decide the winner of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge and both of Leipheimer's nearest challengers on general classification, Christian Vande Velde and Tejay van Garderen, have confidence in their prowess against the clock. In a case of déjà vu, the top three on general classification exactly mirror the final overall standings of the inaugural race edition last year.

"I feel more confident in the time trial than I felt today, so I think that bodes well," said Vande Velde, currently nine seconds behind Leipheimer on general classification.

"Time trials are unpredictable sometimes and Levi's an excellent time trialer. I can't say it's going to be easy, but if anybody can do it I think Tejay [van Garderen] can," BMC manager Jim Ochowicz told Cyclingnews.

When asked at the conclusion of Thursday's stage who he considered his biggest threat, van Garderen was quick to mention defending champion Levi Leipheimer, who's had a quiet week thus far but had remained well within striking distance, starting today's penultimate stage just eight seconds in arrears.

"He has been lying low, but he did it and congratulations to him," said Ochowicz. "It's up to him and to us to see where this ends up."

Big crowds in Boulder

The mood was electric Saturday morning as massive crowds turned out in Golden, Colorado for the start of the USA Pro Challenge's sixth stage, taking the peloton 165.5km from Golden to Boulder with an eagerly-awaited mountain finish on Flagstaff Mountain.

As has been the case for every stage thus far, attacks came fast and furious from kilometre zero until a 14-rider break consolidated at the head of affairs as the peloton headed north on CO 93 to Boulder. On the rolling road through wide open terrain Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp), George Bennett and Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan), Paolo Longo Borghini and Timothy Duggan (Liquigas-Cannondale), Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team), Rory Sutherland and Christopher Jones (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team), Rubens Bertogliati (Team Type 1-Sanofi), Biao Liu (Champion System Pro Cycling Team), Christopher Baldwin (Bissell Cycling), Serghei Tvetcov (Team Exergy) plus Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez and Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (EPM-Une) pushed out their advantage to over four minutes as they entered Boulder for the first time prior to the 125km clockwise loop which will ultimately return the riders to Boulder and the ascent to the finish at Sunshine Amphitheater on Flagstaff Mountain.

Joey Rosskopf (Team Type 1-Sanofi) and Carter Jones (Bissell Cycling) attempted to bridge, but after a lengthy pursuit which took them through the sprint line on the Pearl Street Mall and onto the 24km ascent of Boulder Canyon to Nederland, they were absorbed by the peloton.

Colorado's presence in the break caused BMC to keep the escapees on a relatively tight leash as the Colombian started the day just 42 seconds off the lead of Tejay van Garderen (BMC). Colorado also started the stage in third place on the mountains classification, 16 points behind mountains leader Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp), and the EPM-Une rider made his intentions clear as the break reached the day's first KOM, the category 2 ascent into Nederland.

Danielson's teammate Howes denied Colorado maximum points, but the Colombian took second and its nine points to cut Danielson's lead to seven points.

As the break approached the day's second ascent, the category 2 climb of Lee Hill Road, the RadioShack-Nissan duo of Voigt and Bennett launched an attack. Voigt buried himself for Bennett and then left the young New Zealander alone in the lead. Bennett crested the KOM first for maximum points, and was soon joined by Colorado, who dropped his fellow escapees to claim second place points and the virtual mountains classification lead. At this point the field, led by BMC as it had been all stage, was 3:10 in arrears.

The climb cracked the break, and on the descent Bennett and Colorado were joined by Baldwin, Duggan, Oyola, Voigt, Sutherland, Aru, Tvetcov and Bertogliati.

"I told Paolo [Longo Borghini] that if we had three minutes over the top of Lee Hill that's perfect, and we had a chance to win it today," said reigning US road champion and Boulder native Timmy Duggan (Liquigas-Cannondale). "I purposely lost a little bit of time yesterday so I could hopefully have a little longer leash to be in a breakaway, and that happened."

The Lee Hill Road climb also shattered the peloton as Garmin-Sharp took control of pace-making. Such was the pressure that van Garderen soon found himself with only one teammate.

As the break rolled back into Boulder and crossed the day's third sprint line, the Jens Voigt-led group's advantage over the peloton had dipped to less than two minutes. Meanwhile, Van Garderen picked up some team support as the peloton regrouped into Boulder and made the turn onto the finishing finale up Flagstaff Mountain.

Colorado dropped off the break, leaving eight in the lead, and then Voigt launched a solo attack at the base of Flagstaff with their advantage still hovering around approximately two minutes.

With approximately 5km remaining on the climb, Boulder resident Rory Sutherland bridged to and immediately passed Voigt for the race lead.

Behind, Vincenzo Nibali attacked from the peloton in pursuit of the Australian, but he was caught and countered by a surge from Levi Leipheimer.

The Omega Pharma-Quickstep rider picked off the remnants of the earlier breakaway, and began closing down the advantage of Sutherland. While he did not manage to gain enough time to win the stage, Leipheimer did secure a large enough advantage over Vande Velde and van Garderen to move into the race lead.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4:06:12
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:20
3Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:26
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:45
5Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:52
6Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:01:02
7Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-NissanRow 7 - Cell 2
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 8 - Cell 2
10Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - UneRow 9 - Cell 2
11Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:01:14
12Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 11 - Cell 2
13Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:01:22
14Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-NissanRow 13 - Cell 2
15Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:01:28
16Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 15 - Cell 2
17Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 16 - Cell 2
18Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVeloRow 17 - Cell 2
19Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 18 - Cell 2
20Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 19 - Cell 2
21Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:01:33
24Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une0:01:35
25Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:01:56
26Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 25 - Cell 2
27Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy0:02:09
28Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une0:02:12
29Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - UneRow 28 - Cell 2
30Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVeloRow 29 - Cell 2
31Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 33 - Cell 2
35Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVeloRow 34 - Cell 2
36George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:25
37Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:02:34
38Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 37 - Cell 2
39Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-NissanRow 38 - Cell 2
40Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:02:50
41Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:03:31
42Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo0:03:39
43Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:03:44
44Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:03:53
45Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 45 - Cell 2
47Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une0:04:10
48Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une0:05:06
49Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:05:31
50Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 49 - Cell 2
51Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 50 - Cell 2
52George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 52 - Cell 2
54Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:19
55Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo0:06:32
56Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:56
57Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:07:27
58Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:07:56
59Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:10:36
60Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:12:20
61Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 60 - Cell 2
62Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - UneRow 61 - Cell 2
63Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 62 - Cell 2
64Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 63 - Cell 2
65Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team ExergyRow 64 - Cell 2
66Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 65 - Cell 2
67Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 66 - Cell 2
68Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 67 - Cell 2
69Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 68 - Cell 2
70Matt Cooke (USA) Team ExergyRow 69 - Cell 2
71Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:13:41
73Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 72 - Cell 2
74Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - SharpRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell CyclingRow 75 - Cell 2
77Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 76 - Cell 2
78Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 77 - Cell 2
79Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Carter Jones (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 79 - Cell 2
81Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 80 - Cell 2
82Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 81 - Cell 2
83David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 82 - Cell 2
84Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - UneRow 83 - Cell 2
85Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 87 - Cell 2
89Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 88 - Cell 2
90Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVeloRow 89 - Cell 2
91Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp0:24:42
92Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo0:27:06
94Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling0:28:09
95Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell CyclingRow 94 - Cell 2
96Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:28:16
DNFFred Rodriguez (USA) Team ExergyRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFCadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFKarl Menzies (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFJake Keough (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFJeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling TeamRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFGang Xu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling TeamRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFAndrew Bajadali (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit StrategiesRow 102 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Boulder
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy5pts
2Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Lyons
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy5pts
2Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Boulder
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan5pts
2Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy3Row 1 - Cell 3
3Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Boulder Canyon
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp10pts
2Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une7Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale5Row 4 - Cell 3
6Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2Row 6 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Lee Hill Rd
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan10pts
2Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une9Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan7Row 2 - Cell 3
4Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale5Row 4 - Cell 3
6Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team4Row 5 - Cell 3
7Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une2Row 6 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Boulder / Flagstaff Mt
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12pts
2Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team10Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan8Row 2 - Cell 3
4Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep7Row 3 - Cell 3
5Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp5Row 5 - Cell 3
7Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team4Row 6 - Cell 3
8Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan3Row 7 - Cell 3
9Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2Row 8 - Cell 3
10Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une1Row 9 - Cell 3
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Young riders
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team4:06:32
2Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:00:42
3Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une0:01:15
4Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une0:01:52
5Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:02:05
7Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:05:11
8Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:59
9Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:12:00
10James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:13:21
11Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C10Row 11 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
3Astana Pro Team0:01:04
7Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:03:46
8Omega Pharma-QuickStep0:04:59
9Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:05:21
10BMC Racing Team0:05:23
11Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling0:11:42
12Bontrager Livestrong Team0:14:05
13Team Exergy0:15:23
14Bissell Pro Cycling0:17:50
15Spidertech Powered by C100:23:46
16Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:25:23
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General classification after stage 6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-Quickstep25:39:50
2Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:00:09
3Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team0:00:21
4Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Bontrager Livestrong TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Ramiro Rincon Diaz (Col) EPM - Une0:00:22
6Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:26
7Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:00:38
8Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:00:41
9Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVeloRow 8 - Cell 2
10Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:52
11Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack-NissanRow 10 - Cell 2
12Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:53
13Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:00:57
14Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:01:18
15Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 14 - Cell 2
16Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:01:20
17Chris Butler (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:01:35
18Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une0:01:36
19Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team0:01:50
20Freddy Orlando Piamonte Rodriguez (Col) EPM - Une0:01:53
21Michael Creed (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:02:23
22Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:37
23Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling0:02:47
24Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:03:33
25George Bennett (NZl) RadioShack-Nissan0:04:15
26Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) RusVelo0:04:17
27Benjamin Day (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:04:54
28Francisco Jarley Colorado Hernandez (Col) EPM - Une0:04:55
29Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:05:40
30Eduard Alexander Beltran Suarez (Col) EPM - Une0:06:39
31Cameron Wurf (Aus) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:06:41
32Robigzon Leandro Oyola Oyola (Col) EPM - Une0:06:57
33Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan0:08:25
34Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Astana Pro Team0:12:58
35Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan0:13:12
36Craig Lewis (USA) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:13:36
37Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:14:12
38Rafael Infantino Abreu (Col) EPM - Une0:15:23
39Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:16:05
40Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:19:22
41Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:20:01
42George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team0:20:10
43Carter Jones (USA) Bissell Cycling0:20:58
44Michael Friedman (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:22:23
45Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:24:23
46Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:25:16
47Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une0:25:50
48Julian Kyer (USA) Bissell Cycling0:26:48
49Pengda Jiao (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team0:27:42
50Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:27:45
51Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy0:27:49
52Alexander Mironov (Rus) RusVelo0:28:32
53Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:28:44
54Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:30:33
55Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo0:32:56
56Andres Diaz Corrales (Col) Team Exergy0:34:19
57Benjamin King (USA) RadioShack-Nissan0:34:58
58Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:35:50
59Tom Zirbel (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:38:45
60Christopher Jones (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team0:39:38
61Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C100:40:09
62Artem Ovechkin (Rus) RusVelo0:42:05
63Javier Megias Leal (Spa) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:42:06
64Fabio Aru (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:43:21
65Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:44:13
66Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:44:23
67Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:44:52
68Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:46:58
69Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:50:11
70Jeroen Hoorne (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:50:33
71Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team0:52:12
72Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:54:33
73Arkimedes Arguelyes Rodriges (Rus) RusVelo0:56:56
74Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Team Type 1 - Sanofi0:57:04
75Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp0:58:44
76Julien El Fares (Fra) Team Type 1 - Sanofi1:00:41
77Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:01:13
78Yevgeniy Nepomnyachshiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:02:02
79Joey Rosskopf (USA) Team Type 1 - SanofiRow 78 - Cell 2
80David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp1:03:24
81Brian Vandborg (Den) Spidertech Powered By C101:03:37
82Jeremy Vennell (NZl) Bissell Cycling1:04:25
83Matt Cooke (USA) Team Exergy1:04:49
84Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C101:04:58
85Ryan Eastman (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team1:05:29
86Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team1:06:13
87Ryan Roth (Can) Spidertech Powered By C101:07:12
88Robert Förster (Ger) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:07:53
89Ben Jacques-Maynes (USA) Bissell Cycling1:11:50
90Morgan Schmitt (USA) Team Exergy1:11:51
91James Oram (NZl) Bontrager Livestrong Team1:12:01
92Daniel Summerhill (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team1:12:30
93Frank Kevin Pipp (USA) Bissell Cycling1:13:22
94Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp1:19:12
95Matt Brammeier (Irl) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:24:01
96Sergey Klimov (Rus) RusVelo1:26:37
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Sharp33pts
2Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale25Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alessandro Bazzana (Ita) Team Type 1 - Sanofi22Row 2 - Cell 3
4Serghei Tvetcov (Mda) Team Exergy19Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan18Row 4 - Cell 3
6Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin - Sharp16Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alex Howes (USA) Garmin - Sharp14Row 6 - Cell 3
8Gavin Mannion (USA) Bontrager Livestrong Team12Row 7 - Cell 3
9Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team12Row 8 - Cell 3
10Jakob Fuglsang (Den) RadioShack-Nissan10Row 9 - Cell 3
11Alexander Candelario (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies10Row 10 - Cell 3
12Rory Sutherland (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team9Row 11 - Cell 3
13Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan8Row 12 - Cell 3
14Javier Eduardo Gomez Pineda (Col) EPM - Une7Row 13 - Cell 3
15Kiel Reijnen (USA) Team Type 1 - Sanofi7Row 14 - Cell 3
16David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Sharp6Row 15 - Cell 3
17Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team6Row 16 - Cell 3
18Hugo Houle (Can) Spidertech Powered By C106Row 17 - Cell 3
19Sergey Firsanov (Rus) RusVelo5Row 18 - Cell 3
20Nathan Haas (Aus) Garmin - Sharp5Row 19 - Cell 3
21Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team5Row 20 - Cell 3
22Christopher Baldwin (USA) Bissell Cycling4Row 21 - Cell 3
23Jorge Camilo Castiblanco Cubides (Col) EPM - Une4Row 22 - Cell 3
24Biao Liu (Chn) Champion System Pro Cycling Team4Row 23 - Cell 3
25Jeffry Louder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team3Row 24 - Cell 3
26Lachlan David Morton (Aus) Garmin - Sharp3Row 25 - Cell 3
27Ivan Rovny (Rus) RusVelo3Row 26 - Cell 3
28Timothy Duggan (USA) Liquigas-Cannondale3Row 27 - Cell 3
29Oliver Zaugg (Swi) RadioShack-Nissan3Row 28 - Cell 3
30Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Sharp2Row 29 - Cell 3