Moncoutié wins solo in the mountains

David Moncoutié (Cofidis) claimed the second Vuelta a España stage win of his career on the summit of the Alto de Sierra Nevada this afternoon. The Frenchman took yet another of his almost traditional solo victories after he flew the coop of the day's breakaway with 28 kilometres remaining in the mountain stage.

Moncoutié was followed to the line 52 seconds later by Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia), who clawed back time on race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne), with an attack inside the final kilometre. Valverde finished third, 24 seconds further back.

While Moncoutié took a deserved victory, the real story of the Vuelta's 13th stage was the destruction being levelled in the general classification on the roads behind him. Valverde again extended his lead as race leader, but Gesink and Basso leapfrogged Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) to fill second and third, 0:27 and 1:02 down, respectively.

In a disastrous day for Evans. He slipped to fourth overall, 1:23 down, as a puncture on the penultimate climb wiped out his chances of finishing with leaders. Euskaltel-Euskadi's Samuel Sánchez rode strongly to finish sixth on the stage, and despite moving up to fifth overall, he could do nothing to stop the gap to Valverde from growing even bigger.

However, none of this was likely to bother one gleeful Frenchman. Moncoutié spent the entire stage ahead of the peloton and said afterwards that he had gone into the stage with the aim of securing his second successive Vuelta mountains jersey. Instead, he knocked two birds out with one hefty, mountain-laden attack. He avenged his second place finish to Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC) in the Vuelta's sixth stage.

"I am very happy. I looked at this mountain stage; I knew it would be hard. The objective for me was to gain points in the mountains classification," he said afterwards. "When I saw [Caisse d'Epargne's Joaquin] Rodriguez was in the group I knew he would be dangerous. I have to thank my teammate Rein Taaramae for his help today."

Nine brave souls

The race out of the seaside town of Berja kicked of with its namesake mountain, the Alto de Berja. Straight away, nine riders put up their hands for inclusion in the day's escape.

Rein Taaramae (Cofidis), David Moncoutié (Cofidis), Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Koos Moerenhout (Rabobank), Joaquin Rodriguez (Caisse d'Epargne), David Garcia (Xacobeo Galacia), Adrian Palomares (Contentpolis-Ampo), Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoliel) and Pieter Weening (Rabobank) all shifting clear on the first climb.

Not to be outdone 19 riders set off in pursuit; Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskaltel), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Christophe Riblon (AG2R-La Mondiale), Xavier Tondo (Andalucia Cajasur), Antonio Peidra (Andalucia Cajasur), Daniel Navarro (Astana), Xavier Florencio (Cervelo TestTeam), Amael Moinard (Cofidis), David De La Fuente (Fuji-Servetto), Fredrik Kessiakof (Fuji-Servetto), Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-NGC), Marco Marzano (Lampre-NCG), Daniele Bennati (Liquigas), Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas), Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank), Francis De Greef (Silence-Lotto), Matthias Russ (Milram), Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank), and Matteo Carrara (Vacansoliel).

As the leaders maintained their advantage over the chase of the 19, the peloton behind was happy to let the race divide into its three separate groups. Status quo developed as the gap between the leaders and the chasers extended to almost three minutes, while the peloton drifted to more than eight minutes behind.

As Moncoutié bagged maximum points on the top of each of the day's first two climbs it was on the approach to the Puerto de los Blancares that the situation changed. As the chasers caught the nine leaders Moncoutié, Mourenhout (Rabobank), Rodriguez (Caisse d'Epargne) and Palomares (Contentpolis-Ampo) set off in front. Palomares was quickly dropped as the trio quickly build up an advantage of a minute of the now 25-odd chase group.

By the time the three leaders had reached the Blancares, they were creating a comfortable buffer of some 4:30 to those in pursuit behind. The peloton meanwhile were happy to sit much the same distance behind the chasers.

Moncoutié again led over the Blancares and with the gap to the peloton now stretching to 13 minutes, Euskaltel-Euskadi moved their soldiers to the front to contain the gap.

With 34 kilometres to ride, Moncoutié, Mourenhout and Rodriguez had 6:13 on the chase and 12:00 on the peloton. It was the latter group who began to tighten the screws as Liquigas took their turn at the front.

Moncoutié makes a mountain of the Monachil

The chase group all but imploded on the penultimate climb, the Category 1 Alto del Monachil. As the chasers began to evaporate towards the peloton Moncoutié launched his bid for glory. The Frenchman seized his still 6:30 advantage over a closing peloton as the "gold jersey group" was forming ahead of what remained of the peloton.

Mourenhout and Rodriguez both saw the better part of valour as they sat up to wait for their respective leaders, Robert Gesink and Alejandro Valverde, behind. The gold jersey group was now the selection; Valverde, Gesink, Basso, Mosquera and Cadel Evans all present and accounted for.

Behind them Samuel Sánchez was also struggling to stay in contact, but he was at least faring better than Tom Danielson (Garmin-Slipstream) and Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC) who had joined an every increasing group of absentees.

As Valverde's group began approached the summit of the Monachil, more than five minutes after Moncoutié, Evans punctured. The Silence-Lotto captain has looked to be struggling to that point, but he lost more than a minute as he waited for his team car to arrive with a new bike.

Next stop: Sierra Nevada

Passed by the Sánchez whilst he waited for assistance, Evans hooked up with the Spaniard on the short descent to the start of the Alto de Sierra Nevada. Ahead of them Valverde, Gesink, Basso, Mosquera were joined by Rodriguez, Mourenhout and Roman Kreuziger. Each domestique exhausting himself, before dropping back and making his own way to the finish.

Ahead, Moncoutié was steadily losing time to the group containing the leaders, but looked to have enough as he slogged his through the final kilometres. A he rounded the final corners of the stage the grin began to stretch across his face and he held his hands aloft to signal his victory.

Two kilometres behind, Mosquera launched a final attack. Valverde looked to counter as Gesink and Basso scrambled behind. Mosquera lead the trio by 0:21 with a kilometre to go. At the line he finished 0:24 ahead of Valverde, who snatched the third time bonus, with Gesink and Basso recording the real-time as the race leader.

As the adrenalin of his forced respite had begun to wane, Evans was dropped by Sánchez on the slopes of the Sierra Nevada, who found his rhythm and set about limiting his losses. The Euskaltel rider chipped away at the one-minute gap to Valverde's group, in the end finishing just 0:45 adrift of Valverde. Evans finished the stage in seventh, 2:24 after Moncoutié.

Adios España

The first half of the Vuelta's 13th stage was marked by a regular roll-call of riders, including Oscar Freire (Rabobank), Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Simon Gerrans (Cervelo TestTeam), who were calling it quits on the verge of the race's third week. The sudden exodus is not a total surprise and comes after a tough week and a clock that is ticking ever closer to the World Championships

Among those to abandon today were: Freire, Boonen, Gerrans, Dominique Rollin (Cervelo TestTeam), Davide Vigano (Fuji-Servetto), Eros Cappechi (Fuji-Servetto), Björn Schröder (Milram), Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R-La Mondiale), Sebastien Chavanel (Francaise de Jeux) and Frank Bouyer (BBox Bouygues Telecom).

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis5:09:22
2Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:52
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:16
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:01:17
5Ivan Basso (Ita) LiquigasRow 4 - Cell 2
6Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:37
7Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:02:09
8Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:02:24
9Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:02:31
10Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis0:03:37
11Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:49
12Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:04:41
13Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank0:04:48
14Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil0:04:52
15Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:05:12
16David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:05:19
17Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:26
18Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:05:32
19Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:05:36
20Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana0:06:59
21Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-ServettoRow 20 - Cell 2
22Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick StepRow 21 - Cell 2
23Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-ServettoRow 22 - Cell 2
24Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 23 - Cell 2
25Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-SlipstreamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:08:45
27Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram0:08:48
28Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:08:54
29Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux0:09:04
30David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:09:06
31Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:09:11
32José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:09:13
33Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:10:28
36Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:10:35
37David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:10:56
38Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:11:19
39Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam0:12:10
40Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:12:52
41Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:14:07
42Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 41 - Cell 2
43Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:15:36
44Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 43 - Cell 2
45David López García (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 44 - Cell 2
46Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:16:03
47Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:16:54
48Pieter Weening (Ned) RabobankRow 47 - Cell 2
49Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick StepRow 48 - Cell 2
50Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:18:10
51Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo BankRow 50 - Cell 2
52Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:19:03
53Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:19:40
54Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo BankRow 53 - Cell 2
55Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:20:17
56Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:20:19
57Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:20:24
58Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:20:49
59Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream0:21:01
60Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis0:21:54
61José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:22:09
62Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:22:30
63Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:24:51
64Christian Knees (Ger) MilramRow 63 - Cell 2
65Lieuwe Westra (Ned) VacansoleilRow 64 - Cell 2
66Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 65 - Cell 2
67Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 66 - Cell 2
68Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-AmpoRow 67 - Cell 2
69Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 69 - Cell 2
71Lars Boom (Ned) RabobankRow 70 - Cell 2
72Matthé Pronk (Ned) VacansoleilRow 71 - Cell 2
73Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-AmpoRow 72 - Cell 2
74José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale0:26:20
75Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 74 - Cell 2
76Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:28:14
77Kjell Carlström (Fin) LiquigasRow 76 - Cell 2
78Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 77 - Cell 2
79Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 78 - Cell 2
80Daniele Bennati (Ita) LiquigasRow 79 - Cell 2
81Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGCRow 80 - Cell 2
82Oliver Zaugg (Swi) LiquigasRow 81 - Cell 2
83Marco Velo (Ita) Quick StepRow 82 - Cell 2
84Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGCRow 83 - Cell 2
85Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGCRow 84 - Cell 2
86Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 85 - Cell 2
87Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-LottoRow 86 - Cell 2
88Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-LottoRow 87 - Cell 2
89Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 88 - Cell 2
90Bingen Fernández (Spa) CofidisRow 89 - Cell 2
91Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 90 - Cell 2
92Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La MondialeRow 91 - Cell 2
93Julien El Farès (Fra) CofidisRow 92 - Cell 2
94Rein Taaramäe (Est) CofidisRow 93 - Cell 2
95Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick StepRow 94 - Cell 2
96Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-LottoRow 95 - Cell 2
97Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 96 - Cell 2
98Damien Monier (Fra) CofidisRow 97 - Cell 2
99Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-CajasurRow 98 - Cell 2
100Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGCRow 99 - Cell 2
101Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-LottoRow 100 - Cell 2
102Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank0:28:20
103Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:29:57
104Paul Voss (Ger) Milram0:31:31
105Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 104 - Cell 2
106Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:39:04
107André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTCRow 106 - Cell 2
108Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTCRow 107 - Cell 2
109Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick StepRow 108 - Cell 2
110Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo BankRow 109 - Cell 2
111Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des JeuxRow 110 - Cell 2
112Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo BankRow 111 - Cell 2
113Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTCRow 112 - Cell 2
114Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-LottoRow 113 - Cell 2
115Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-AmpoRow 114 - Cell 2
116Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTCRow 115 - Cell 2
117Fabio Sabatini (Ita) LiquigasRow 116 - Cell 2
118William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 117 - Cell 2
119Manuel Quinziato (Ita) LiquigasRow 118 - Cell 2
120Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo BankRow 119 - Cell 2
121Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 120 - Cell 2
122Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo BankRow 121 - Cell 2
123Martin Velits (Svk) MilramRow 122 - Cell 2
124Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des JeuxRow 123 - Cell 2
125Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-ServettoRow 125 - Cell 2
127Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-LottoRow 126 - Cell 2
128Björn Leukemans (Bel) VacansoleilRow 127 - Cell 2
129Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) VacansoleilRow 128 - Cell 2
130Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 129 - Cell 2
131Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des JeuxRow 131 - Cell 2
133Michael Schär (Swi) AstanaRow 132 - Cell 2
134Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 133 - Cell 2
135Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-AmpoRow 134 - Cell 2
136Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 135 - Cell 2
137Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-AmpoRow 136 - Cell 2
138Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-SlipstreamRow 137 - Cell 2
139Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTCRow 138 - Cell 2
140Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-ServettoRow 139 - Cell 2
141Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTCRow 140 - Cell 2
142Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 141 - Cell 2
143Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-SlipstreamRow 142 - Cell 2
144Jens Mouris (Ned) VacansoleilRow 143 - Cell 2
145Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-SlipstreamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) CofidisRow 145 - Cell 2
147Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-SlipstreamRow 146 - Cell 2
148David Millar (GBr) Garmin-SlipstreamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La MondialeRow 148 - Cell 2
150Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo GaliciaRow 149 - Cell 2
151Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) AstanaRow 150 - Cell 2
152Borut Bozic (Slo) VacansoleilRow 151 - Cell 2
153Dominik Roels (Ger) MilramRow 152 - Cell 2
154Assan Bazayev (Kaz) AstanaRow 153 - Cell 2
155Maciej Bodnar (Pol) LiquigasRow 154 - Cell 2
156Gerald Ciolek (Ger) MilramRow 155 - Cell 2
157Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-SlipstreamRow 156 - Cell 2
158Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-AmpoRow 157 - Cell 2
159Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues TelecomRow 158 - Cell 2
160José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'EpargneRow 159 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Guadix, Km.: 85
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank4pts
2David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Huétor Vega, Km.: 142,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis4pts
2David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Sierra Nevada, Km.: 172,4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis25pts
2Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto1Row 14 - Cell 3
16Paul Voss (Ger) Milram-25Row 15 - Cell 3
17Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-25Row 16 - Cell 3
18Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC-25Row 17 - Cell 3
19André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC-25Row 18 - Cell 3
20Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC-25Row 19 - Cell 3
21Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step-30Row 20 - Cell 3
22Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank-25Row 21 - Cell 3
23Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux-25Row 22 - Cell 3
24Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank-25Row 23 - Cell 3
25Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC-30Row 24 - Cell 3
26Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto-30Row 25 - Cell 3
27Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo-25Row 26 - Cell 3
28Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC-25Row 27 - Cell 3
29Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-25Row 28 - Cell 3
30William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom-25Row 29 - Cell 3
31Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-25Row 30 - Cell 3
32Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank-30Row 31 - Cell 3
33Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi-25Row 32 - Cell 3
34Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank-25Row 33 - Cell 3
35Martin Velits (Svk) Milram-25Row 34 - Cell 3
36Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux-25Row 35 - Cell 3
37Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam-25Row 36 - Cell 3
38Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto-25Row 37 - Cell 3
39Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto-25Row 38 - Cell 3
40Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-25Row 39 - Cell 3
41Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-25Row 40 - Cell 3
42Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux-25Row 41 - Cell 3
43Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam-25Row 42 - Cell 3
44Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux-25Row 43 - Cell 3
45Michael Schär (Swi) Astana-30Row 44 - Cell 3
46Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne-25Row 45 - Cell 3
47Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo-25Row 46 - Cell 3
48Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi-25Row 47 - Cell 3
49Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo-25Row 48 - Cell 3
50Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream-25Row 49 - Cell 3
51Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC-25Row 50 - Cell 3
52Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto-30Row 51 - Cell 3
53Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC-25Row 52 - Cell 3
54Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi-25Row 53 - Cell 3
55Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream-25Row 54 - Cell 3
56Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil-30Row 55 - Cell 3
57Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream-25Row 56 - Cell 3
58Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis-25Row 57 - Cell 3
59Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream-25Row 58 - Cell 3
60David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream-25Row 59 - Cell 3
61Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale-25Row 60 - Cell 3
62Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream-25Row 61 - Cell 3
63Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana-30Row 62 - Cell 3
64Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-25Row 63 - Cell 3
65Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram-25