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Haedo gets a second stage win for Saxo Bank

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Joaquin Rodríguez (Katusha) with his trophy for winning the general classification.

Joaquin Rodríguez (Katusha) with his trophy for winning the general classification. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Joaquin Rodríguez (Katusha) won the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya general classification.

Joaquin Rodríguez (Katusha) won the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya general classification. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank) outsprinted Robert Forster (Milram) to win the final stage.

Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank) outsprinted Robert Forster (Milram) to win the final stage. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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The final GC podium (l-r): Rein Taaramae (Cofidis), 3rd; Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha), 1st; Xavier Tondo (Cervelo Test Team), 3rd.

The final GC podium (l-r): Rein Taaramae (Cofidis), 3rd; Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha), 1st; Xavier Tondo (Cervelo Test Team), 3rd. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank) celebrates his victory in stage seven.

Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank) celebrates his victory in stage seven. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank) on the podium for winning the final stage.

Juan José Haedo (Saxo Bank) on the podium for winning the final stage. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Katusha won the team classification.

Katusha won the team classification. (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

Spain's smallest rider, Joaquin Rodríguez (Katusha) stood tall on Sunday after sealing overall victory at the Volta a Catalunya stage race.

The little climber is best remembered for winning on the steep finishes at Tirreno-Adriatico but showed his wider ability as a rider by winning the seven-stage Volta ahead of fellow Spaniard Xavier Tondo (Cervelo TestTeam)

The two went on the attack together during stage three. Tondo won the stage but Rodríguez took the lead and never let it go, going on to beat Tondo by ten seconds. Estonia's Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) was third overall at 43 seconds, with Spain's Luis Leon Sanchez (Caisse d'Epargne) a close fourth at 45 seconds.

The final stage ended on the Montmelo motor racing circuit near Barcelona, with Argentina's Juan Jose Haedo giving Saxo Bank yet another victory, less than 24 hours after Fabian Cancellara's win at the E3 Prijs Vlaanderen – Harelbeke.

The former US-based rider beat Robert Forster (Milram) and Ireland's Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale). His brother Lucas gave Juan Jose a lead out and also managed to finish fifth in the sprint.

Full Results
1Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank2:32:21
2Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
4Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team
5Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank
6Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
7Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto
8Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram
9Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step
10David Loosli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
11Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
12Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
13Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
14Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
15Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions
16Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
17Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana
18Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack
19Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha
20Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale
21Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
22Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
23Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo
24Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions
25Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale
26Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
27Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana
28Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
29Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
30Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
31Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
32Daniel Moreno (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto
33Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
34Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
35Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux
36Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
37Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha
38Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step
39Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
40Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux
41Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto
42Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
43Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
44Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step
45Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
46Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
47Bjorn Selander (USA) Team Radioshack
48Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
49Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha
50Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana
51Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
52Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
53Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team
54Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
55Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
56Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux
57Aitor Perez (Spa) Footon-Servetto
58Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha
59Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia
60Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions
61Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step
62Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
63Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
64Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
65Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
66Jose Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto
67Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank
68Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha
69Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
70Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
71Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana
72Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo
73Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
74Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
75Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram
76Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions
77Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
78Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia
79Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
80Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo
81David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
82Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
83Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank
84Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana
85Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
86Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank
87Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
88Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank
89Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
90Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux
91Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
92Gonzalo Rabuñal. (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
93Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
94Arten Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha
95Jose Luis Roldan (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
96Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
97Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana
98Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
99Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana
100Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo
101Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha
102Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram
103José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
104Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack
105Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
106Dario Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team
107Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
108Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia
109Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team
110Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
111Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
112Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
113Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack
114Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
115Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions
116Jose Angel Gomez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
117Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions
118Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
119Arkaitz Duran (Spa) Footon-Servetto
120Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step
121Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
122Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
123Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
124Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack
125Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step
126Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
127Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux
128Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux
129Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
130Chris Froome (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team
131Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
132Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux
133Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank
134Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step
135Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto
136Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
137Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:00:23
138Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram
139Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto
140José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
141Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step
142Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
143Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
144David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions
145Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia
146Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram
147Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto
148Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto
149David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto
150Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
151Jorge Montenegro (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
152Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
153Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo
154Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:30
155Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack
156Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo Test Team0:07:51

General Classification
1Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha25:16:03
2Xavier Tondo (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:00:10
3Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:00:43
4Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:45
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:20
6Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions
7Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Transitions0:01:21
8Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:22
9Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack0:01:25
10Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:26
11Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:27
12Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:01:29
13Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha0:01:30
14Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana
15Aitor Perez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:01:33
16Ivan Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:01:37
17Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:01:38
18Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Liquigas-Doimo0:01:40
19Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Astana0:01:59
20Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
21Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack0:02:00
22Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:02:14
23Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack0:02:16
24Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:02:17
25Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia0:02:20
26Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:22
27Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:26
28Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:02:37
29Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:57
30Josep Jufre (Spa) Astana0:02:58
31Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin - Transitions
32David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:10
33Daniel Moreno (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:03:21
34Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:03:45
35Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha0:03:47
36Jose Alberto Benitez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:04:00
37Paul Voss (Ger) Team Milram0:04:08
38Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:04:36
39Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:04:40
40Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:50
41Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:05:23
42Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:36
43Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:06:22
44Jose Angel Gomez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:06:52
45Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:33
46Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:08:58
47Stefan Denifl (Aut) Cervelo Test Team0:11:23
48Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo0:11:30
49Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:12:48
50Thibaut Pinot (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:13:02
51Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:14:09
52Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:14:15
53Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto0:16:12
54Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:16:45
55Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:17:41
56Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:18:04
57David Loosli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:18:14
58Rémi Cusin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:18:21
59Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha0:19:23
60Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack0:20:05
61Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank0:20:53
62Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:20:55
63Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:21:17
64Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:21:19
65Dario Cioni (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:22:05
66Arkaitz Duran (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:22:51
67Javier Moreno (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:22:53
68Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:22:58
69Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana0:23:03
70Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:23:09
71Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:24:06
72Chris Froome (RSA) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:24:38
73Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:24:47
74Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:26:45
75Francisco Perez Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:26:50
76Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha0:27:05
77Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram0:27:23
78Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:27:54
79Alberto Losada (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:28:05
80Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:28:22
81Delio Fernandez Cruz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:28:30
82Miguel Minguez Ayala (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:28:48
83Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne0:29:03
84Mauricio Ardila (Col) Rabobank0:29:16
85Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:30:52
86Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:31:28
87Pedro Merino (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:31:46
88Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:32:11
89Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:32:41
90Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Astana0:32:53
91Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana0:33:59
92David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:34:29
93Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia0:34:43
94Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team0:35:03
95Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:35:31
96Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:36:35
97Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:37:37
98Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo0:37:43
99Enrico Magazzini (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:37:57
100Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo0:38:29
101Branislau Samoilau (Blr) Quick Step0:38:35
102Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:38:36
103Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:40:03
104Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo0:41:13
105Serafin Martinez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:41:22
106Javier Ramirez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:41:26
107Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:42:18
108Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:43:22
109Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:43:30
110Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) AG2R La Mondiale0:44:16
111Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana0:44:30
112Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank0:45:07
113Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:47:22
114Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:47:27
115Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia0:47:36
116Jorge Montenegro (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
117Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:47:50
118Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:48:36
119Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:49:03
120Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:49:21
121Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:49:22
122Martin Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia0:49:28
123Daniel Sesma (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:50:07
124Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Team Saxo Bank0:50:35
125Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:51:30
126Jose Luis Roldan (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:51:56
127Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:52:11
128David Gutierrez Gutierrez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:52:38
129Gonzalo Rabuñal. (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:53:12
130Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:53:21
131Nicolas Jonathan Castroviejo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:53:53
132Aitor Galdos (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:54:06
133Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram0:54:44
134Andres Sergio De Lis (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:55:36
135José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:55:57
136Marcel Wyss (Swi) Cervelo Test Team0:58:04
137Mauro Facci (Ita) Quick Step0:58:49
138Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank0:59:01
139Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Team Radioshack0:59:42
140Arten Ovechkin (Rus) Team Katusha1:02:31
141Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha1:03:04
142Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank1:03:15
143Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Footon-Servetto1:03:25
144Nikita Eskov (Rus) Team Katusha1:05:30
145Jacopo Guarnieri (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo1:05:31
146Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux1:05:35
147Bjorn Selander (USA) Team Radioshack1:05:58
148Steven Cozza (USA) Garmin - Transitions
149Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française Des Jeux1:06:19
150Andreas Stauff (Ger) Quick Step1:06:22
151Robert Forster (Ger) Team Milram1:06:29
152Angelo Furlan (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini1:06:37
153Andrei Kunitski (Blr) Quick Step1:09:22
154José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:10:15
155Joao Correia (Por) Cervelo Test Team1:17:25
156Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram1:26:58

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