Cunego conquers La Pandera

Damiano Cunego was the first rider to emerge from the mist at the summit of the Alto Sierra de la Pandera as the diminutive Italian rode across the line, arms aloft to claim his second mountain-top stage win of this year's Vuelta a España. The Lampre rider finished 2:23 ahead of Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank) and 3:08 ahead of a resurgent Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi).

On a damp day in Spain, a breakaway rule the roads again. Cunego and Fuglsang had both been members of an initial nine-man group that built up a lead of nine minutes over the peloton behind. As the summit finish closed, however, the fuse was once again lit on the race for overall.

Sánchez and Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) took the biggest advantage from the day's efforts as they finished in third and fourth, respectively. Despite hints of weakness on the final climb, Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) rallied on La Pandera to finish fifth and extend his lead in the overall classification.

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) held onto second overall as he followed the gold jersey across the line, but, for the second day in a row, the other contenders wobbled. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) and Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) made way for Sánchez, who collected a time bonus and moved up to third overall by stage's finish.

Having already snatched a victory from David Moncoutié (Cofidis) on stage eight of the Vuelta, Cunego's victory today was an ironic replica of the Frenchman's own win on stage 13. The Lampre rider wrestled free of his nine-man, stage 14 breakaway on the second last climb of the day to ride uncontested up the Pandera.

As he basks again in Vuelta glory this Sunday eve - a fortnight before the World Championships - Cunego will surely now be starting to hear the dulcet tones of Switzerland's siren worlds song.

How it unfolded

With the promise of respite from the Vuelta's Alpine assault just one day away, 157 riders left Granada bound for the summit of La Pandera, a mere 157km down the road. The most notable absentee from the start line was Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank). The two-time time trial World champion will head to this Mendrisio after a successful fortnight in Spain.

Vacansoleil's Lieuwe Westra appeared to be in a hurry to be first to the summit of the Pandera. Unfortunately for the Dutchman, there were those in the peloton with similar ambitions, and it wasn't until the 47th kilometre of the stage that a break that would stick.

Like the day before, it was a group of nine that got away: Christian Knees (Milram), Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank), Damiano Cunego (Lampre), Adrian Palomares (Contentpolis-Ampo), Gonzalo Rabanal (Xacobeo Galicia), Alan Perez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Bram Tankink (Rabobank), Xavier Florencio (Cervelo TestTeam) and Kevin De Weert (Quick Step).

As rain fell on the race for the first time since the race left Belgium, the leading group worked well to build up to a nine-minute advantage over the peloton, who were content to let the leaders be the first to visit the day's three climbs.

The climb of the Category 3 Alto de Huelma passed, as did the feedzone; both established time-checks aroud the 8:30 mark. It wasn't until the race closed within 40 kilometres of the finish that the day's real action began.

Several crashes on the now sodden roads seemed to provide a spark for the peloton as Euskaltel-Euskadi came to the front of the race and began to set to work on the breakaway's advantage. As the main group sliced through the town of Jaen, led by the orange-clad Basque squad, the lead had dropped below eight minutes.

As the weather cleared and the final climbs loomed, Caisse d'Epargne began to assist the chase. The work in the main bunch showed true dividends as the road tilted towards the summit of the Category 2 Alto de Los Villares, with 25 kilometres to ride. Those not best suited to the Alpine environment quickly formed the autobus as Liquigas came forward and pushed the pace in the peloton.

Ahead, Cunego and Adrian Palomares (Contentpolis-Ampo) fired preliminary attacks, yo-yoing with the leaders until the former decided enough was enough and countered a Palomares move with 14.5km to the finish. The Italian looked back once to see if anybody had an answer. His question to them was clearly rhetorical as swung his head front-and-centre and got on with the job.

Cunego's acceleration meant that he froze the 4:30 gap between himself at the peloton, which was consistently whittled down to the major players by the pace of Roman Kreuziger (Liquigas). As Cunego crested the summit, he held a 0:47 buffer to the eight-man chase group and the same 4:30 to the peloton.

After a short descent on damp roads, Cunego began the Hors Category Alto Sierra de la Pandera. The chase group and the peloton followed, 1:00 and 4:30 behind, respectively. Liquigas were making their agenda clear as Sylvester Smydz took over where Kreuziger had only recently left off.

With six kilometres to go, Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil), Peter Weening (Rabobank) and Haimar Zubeldia (Astana) were let go by the leaders. Tom Danielson (Garmin-Slipstream) followed shortly afterwards as Smydz continued to set an infernal pace on the seven to eight percent gradients of the Pandera's middle sector.

Cunego looked solid as Caisse d'Epargne began to show signs of wear after a week of protecting Alejandro Valverde's lead. Those that were left of the Spanish squad had traded their positions around their leader for tickets at the back end of the Liquigas driven bus. Finally, with exactly four kilometres remaining, Ivan Basso (Liqugas) turned the key in his decidedly diesel ignition.

Without the necessary explosion the Italian never looked to shake his rivals, but he shook the tree enough to create the selection. As Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) and Robert Gesink (Rabobank) stuck to Basso's rear wheel, Valverde was starting to drift. Sensing this, Evans and Gesink pushed their advantage and were quickly joined by Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia). Behind the improvised quartet, Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) began the process of bridging across as Valverde was again gapped by the Olympic champion.

At the end of what had been a frantic kilometre, Mosquera took his cue at the three-to-go banner and left Gesink, Evans and Basso behind. Sánchez made contact and immediately took his leave in search of Mosquera. Gesink, now aided by teammate and early breakaway rider Bram Tankink, also moved away.

Behind them, Valverde was pacing his way back. In a sign of Spanish solidarity Juan Jose Cobo (Fuji-Servetto) emptied his own tank in service of Valverde, who by now had Evans and Basso in his line of sight. He re-attached himself and promptly set to work reeling Gesink back.

With 2,500 metres to ride Sánchez and Mosquera were now destined to finish the stage together as the leaders began to pair up. The Spanish duo, followed by Valverde & Gesink and further back Evans & Basso. While it wasn't quite hand-in-hand, that would be the order in which they would finish the stage.

As the gradients kicked so did Cunego as he comfortably finished off what he had started 14.5 kilometres earlier to claim his second stage of this year's race. He was followed home by the only other survivor from the breakaway, Jakob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank), 2:23 later. Sánchez snatched the final time bonus, two seconds clear of Mosquera.

Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC4:04:23
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank0:02:23
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:08
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:03:10
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:03:22
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:03:26
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:03:40
8Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:03:46
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:03:48
10Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
11Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:04:01
12Christian Knees (Ger) Milram0:04:04
13Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:04:08
14Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:04:10
15Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:04:13
16Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
17Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:46
18Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam0:04:52
19Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:04:58
20Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream
21Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:13
22Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil0:05:17
23Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:23
24Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:05:31
25Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana0:05:53
26Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:06:00
27Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:40
28Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:06:51
29Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
30Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis
31Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
32Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:07:01
33Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:07:17
34Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:07:18
35Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
36Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis0:07:37
37Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:56
38Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:08:04
39Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:09:11
40Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:09:34
41David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:09:44
42Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:10:26
43Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:10:38
44Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:11:11
45José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:11:48
46Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:52
47David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:11:58
48Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil
49David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:54
50Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto
51Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
52José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:13:21
53Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:13:40
54Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:14:17
55Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:14:31
56Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
57Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:32
58Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step0:14:50
59Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
60Paul Voss (Ger) Milram0:15:07
61Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux0:17:19
62Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto
63Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
64Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil
65Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:22:15
66Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC
67Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC
68Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step
69Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
70Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank
71Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank
72Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC
73André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC
74Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
75Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank
76Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
77Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC
78Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank
79Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas
80Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram
81Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil
82Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
83Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto
84Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
85Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC
86Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
87Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
88David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
89Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana
90Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis
91Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC
92Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto
93Martin Velits (Svk) Milram
94Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam
95Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
96Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
97Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam
98Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis
99Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
100José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
101Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream
102Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux
103Michael Schär (Swi) Astana
104Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank
105William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
106Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil
107Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
108Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
109Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
110Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank
111Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil
112Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream
113Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
114Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux
115Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
116Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC
117Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis
118Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
119David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream
120Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
121Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
122Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
123Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux
124Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
125Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto
126Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
127Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto
128Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
129David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis
130Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil
131Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream
132Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:22:34
133Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC0:22:37
134Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:22:39
135Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:22:41
136Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:22:42
137Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:23:25
139José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:23:26
140Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
141Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:23:28
142Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
143Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
144Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis0:23:30
145Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream
146Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:23:32
147Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream
148Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas0:23:35
149Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil
150Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:23:37
151Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana0:23:39
152Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream0:23:41
153Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram
154Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
155Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:23:44
DNSXavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
DNSIgnas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam
DNSFabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank
DNFSandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux
DNFMarco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC
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Sprint 1 - Jaén, Km.: 122,7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4pts
2Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam2
3Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1
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Sprint 2 - Los Villares, Km.: 134
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4pts
2Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2
3Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1
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Sprint 3- Sierra de La Pandera, Km.: 157
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC25pts
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank20
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi16
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia14
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank10
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto9
8Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas7
10Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto6
11Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step5
12Christian Knees (Ger) Milram4
13Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3
14Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2
15Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC1
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Mountain 1 - Alto de Huelma, Cat. 3, Km.: 83
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6pts
2Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo4
3Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank2
4Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1
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Mountain 2 - Alto de Los Villares, Cat. 2, Km.: 144
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC10pts
2Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7
3Christian Knees (Ger) Milram5
4Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo3
5Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step2
6Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank1
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Mountain 3 - Sierra de La Pandera, Cat. HC, Km.: 157
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC30pts
2Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank25
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia16
5Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne12
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank10
7Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto8
8Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia6
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas4
10Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3
11Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step2
12Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1
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Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Caisse D'Epargne12:25:57
2Xacobeo Galicia0:02:04
3Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:10
4Rabobank0:03:57
5Contentpolis - Ampo0:05:14
6Fuji - Servetto0:05:42
7Astana0:06:47
8Liquigas0:08:11
9Française Des Jeux0:10:26
10Silence - Lotto0:11:04
11Cervelo Test Team0:11:10
12Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:11:14
13Lampre - N.G.C0:13:40
14AG2R - La Mondiale0:20:16
15Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:21:46
16Quick Step0:28:18
17Team Milram0:28:38
18Team Saxo Bank0:34:05
19Garmin - Slipstream0:36:40
20Andalucía - Cajasur0:37:05
21BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:37:11
22Team Columbia - HTC0:53:57
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General classification after stage 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne60:30:53
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:31
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:10
4Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:01:28
5Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:01:51
6Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:54
7Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:53
8Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:06:24
9Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:08:28
10Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:10:45
11Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:11:50
12Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil0:12:18
13Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:49
14Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana0:13:34
15Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis0:15:03
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:16:49
17Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam0:16:57
18Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:17:32
19Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:18:03
20Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:18:12
21Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:21:45
22Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:22:02
23Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:25:37
24José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:26:14
25Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:26:56
26David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:29:00
27David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:30:17
28David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis0:32:19
29Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:33:48
30Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:38:28
31Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:44:44
32Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:45:54
33Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:47:28
34Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:49:37
35Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:52:39
36Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:55:16
37David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:56:55
38Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank0:57:34
39Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale
40Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:59:30
41Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:59:50
42Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:00:02
43Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto1:01:55
44Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream1:03:46
45Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis1:03:57
46Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1:04:31
47Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:05:01
48Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:06:53
49Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:07:09
50Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:08:01
51Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1:09:00
52David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:09:39
53Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:10:45
54Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1:11:17
55Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis1:12:55
56Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:13:31
57Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:14:17
58Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank1:14:29
59Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:15:46
60Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank1:16:17
61Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:17:37
62Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:18:05
63Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:18:53
64Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:18:55
65Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank1:20:01
66Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:21:42
67Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:22:16
68Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux1:24:33
69Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1:25:02
70Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1:26:11
71Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:26:25
72Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas1:30:16
73Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:30:49
74Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto1:30:55
75Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto1:31:28
76Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:31:53
77Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux1:32:27
78Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:32:40
79Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:35:37
80Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:36:20
81David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream1:37:28
82Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank1:39:11
83Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank1:39:37
84Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:41:05
85Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis1:41:23
86Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:41:48
87Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:42:36
88Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram1:44:32
89José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1:45:19
90Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:45:35
91Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis1:45:59
92Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale1:46:14
93Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:46:17
94Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1:46:53
95Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:48:05
96Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC1:48:25
97Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC1:49:41
98Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:50:08
99Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam1:53:35
100Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:54:02
101Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:58:19
102Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas1:58:46
103Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:01:22
104Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank2:01:27