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Roux holds off sprinters

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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) wins the stage ahead of a charging bunch

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) wins the stage ahead of a charging bunch (Image credit: AFP)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) opens the champagne.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) opens the champagne. (Image credit: AFP)
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Stage winner Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) on the podium

Stage winner Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) on the podium (Image credit: AFP)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) makes it across the line in the lead for the win.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) makes it across the line in the lead for the win. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux)

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) on his way to the win.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) on his way to the win. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) just barely held off the peloton.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) just barely held off the peloton. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) wins stage 17

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) wins stage 17 (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam

Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) glances sideways as he finishes.

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) glances sideways as he finishes. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Is this really what Haimar Zubeldia (Astana) thinks of the stage?

Is this really what Haimar Zubeldia (Astana) thinks of the stage? (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Marco Velo (Quick Step)

Marco Velo (Quick Step) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Julien El Farès (Cofidis)

Julien El Farès (Cofidis) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) samples his winner's champagne.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) samples his winner's champagne. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)

Race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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This overall leader podium is becoming routine for Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) at the Vuelta.

This overall leader podium is becoming routine for Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) at the Vuelta. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) on the podium

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) on the podium (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) is the race leader.

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) is the race leader. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Stage winner Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux)

Stage winner Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Markel Irizar (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was in a break.

Markel Irizar (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was in a break. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) raises his arms in triumph.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) raises his arms in triumph. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) atop the podium.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) atop the podium. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) won the stage.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) won the stage. (Image credit:
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Eziquiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) was in the pile-up at 75km to go.

Eziquiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) was in the pile-up at 75km to go. (Image credit:
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Riders try to sort out their bikes and get going again after a crash.

Riders try to sort out their bikes and get going again after a crash. (Image credit:
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Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) hit the deck in a crash.

Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) hit the deck in a crash. (Image credit:
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Two riders side by side during stage 17.

Two riders side by side during stage 17. (Image credit:
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) was in a crash with 75km to go.

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) was in a crash with 75km to go. (Image credit:
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Robert Gesink (Rabobank) gets medical attention during the stage.

Robert Gesink (Rabobank) gets medical attention during the stage. (Image credit:
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The peloton

The peloton (Image credit:
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) leads the breakaway.

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) leads the breakaway. (Image credit:
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Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) gets some technical assistance.

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) gets some technical assistance. (Image credit:
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Overall leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)

Overall leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) (Image credit:
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Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) gets a wheel change.

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) gets a wheel change. (Image credit:
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The peloton

The peloton (Image credit:
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The day's major five-man breakaway

The day's major five-man breakaway (Image credit:
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Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux)

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) (Image credit:

Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) defied expectations and the will of the peloton to take a thrilling victory on the Vuelta a España's 17th stage today in Talavera de la Reina. As a member of a day long, five-man breakaway Roux finished mere meters ahead of a stampeding peloton.

Roux's perfectly timed victory saw him bridge across to fellow breakaway Martijn Maaskant, before leaving the Garmin rider behind with 500m to ride. The 22-year-old Frenchman led sprinters William Bonnet (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) and André Greipel (Columbia-HTC) across the line.

"We [the breakaway] started attacking each other with 5 kilometres to go. I saw the opportunity to get across to Maaskant. I rested behind him for a moment and then, with 500m to go, I gave it everything I could. I am very happy," said Roux immediately after his win.

On another flat, hot stage through the centre of Spain there was no change to the general classification, despite a moment of drama for contenders Robert Gesink (Rabobank) and Eziquiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia). The two were involved in a pile-up in the peloton with 75 kilometres remaining in the stage. Despite the scare, both riders were able to rejoin the peloton and keep a hold on their positions overall.

At the end of the day Alejandro Valverde maintained his 31 second advantage over Robert Gesink (Rabobank). Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) has his hands on third place, 1:10 back from his compatriot. After three days of transition the Vuelta will return to the hills and the opportunities for Valverde's rivals will resume.

For Anthony Roux however, there's unlikely to be a categorised climb on Friday's route that will wipe the grin from his face. Roux's victory today is by far and away the biggest of his career and, thanks to the brave exploits of their young charge, Française des Jeux can now cross 'Grand Tour victory' off their 2009 to-do list.

Long, flat and a little bit dangerous

Today the peloton was set to journey from the city of Ciudad Real to Talavera de la Reina. Again, a relatively flat course was on the menu with wide, smooth Spanish roads paving the way north into the heart of the country.

Vacansoleil's Jens Mouris was one of the first two riders to attack today, as he and Markel Irizar (Euskaltel-Euskadi) went up the road after three kilometres of the 193 that the peloton would face. Unfortunately for the Dutchman the subsequent group was the one that stuck. Mouris could take solace in the fact that his teammate, Lieuwe Westra, was attentive and joined the counter attack.

Westra would thus be joined for the day by Irizar, Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur), Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux) and Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Slipstream). Their gap shifted up towards seven minutes after 25 kilometres.

The teams behind did exhibit a level of caution as they policed the gap to a minute for each of the five leaders by the 50 kilometre mark. This five minute advantage was where it would stay for much of the day.

As innocuous as the stage profile seemed, there was a dramatic reminder for the peloton of the danger as these transitional stages can present. With 75 kilometres-to-go a crash in the bunch saw riders from Cofidis, Euskaltel-Euskadi, Xacobeo-Galicia and Contentpolis-AMPO lying on the deck. Caught up in the accident were overall contenders: Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo Galicia) and Robert Gesink (Rabobank).

Both Gesink and Mosquera each made visits to the race doctor. Despite cuts and bruises both were able to quickly re-integrate with the majority, but they had been only too rudely reminded of the threat that a twitchy, fatigued peloton could present their chances of a high finish, on Sunday in Madrid.

The gap didn't drop as swiftly as it has on previous stages and the peloton took 23 kilometres to draw the leaders back to 3:40. Then, the gap began to grow again; with 30 kilometres remaining the five in front had 4:10.

The main group redoubled their efforts and 15 kilometres later they had cut the time check in half. As Spanish winds whipped across the race, the peloton began to echelon on the wide two lane roads that were leading them into the finish. There was another crash at the back of the peloton; two Xacobeo riders payed an impromptu visit to a local field, but the damage done was to pride more than anything else.

I see red, I see red, I see red

With 10 kilometres to go the leaders owned one kilometre of Spanish real estate.Unfortunately, their neighbours on the road were staging an aggressive invasion. Three kilometres later the gap was down to 43 seconds.

Maaskant (Garmin) was the first to break the continuity of the leading group five kilometres from home. With the gloves off, the impetus in the lead group began to falter as Liquigas organised themselves on the front of the peloton behind.

With a downhill run into the Talavera de la Reina, the breakaway had gravity in their favour. The pace with which the gap to the peloton dropped was stalled by a two kilometre downhill run, before the flat roads turned to the advantage of the peloton once more.

Consternation in the breakaway saw Maaskant again shoot away from the breakaway as the three kilometre-to-go banner fluttered overhead. With the gap to the peloton pegged at 17 seconds, Maaskant was joined 1.5 kilometres later by breakaway companion Anthony Roux (Française des Jeux).

Roux gathered his thoughts as he cruised for a moment on the Garmin rider's rear wheel. Not satisfied with the Frenchman's approach, Maaskant slowed the pace, forcing Roux to emerge. A feign from Roux on the left-hand side of the road was followed by Maaskant's final burst. Exhausted after 187 kilometres on the attack the Dutchman could only watch as Roux came around him and entered the final 500m with a rapidly shrinking advantage over a fast-closing peloton.

Roux transferred whatever energy was left in his body to the pedals as the mass of the peloton grew bigger by the metre. Finally, with 50 metres-to-go, it was clear that the Française des Jeux rider had done just enough. His left hand was raised wearily off the bars to signify his win, but only after he crossed the line.

A bike length back William Bonnet (BBox Bougyues Telecom) finished a similar margin ahead of points leader André Greipel (Columbia-HTC).


Full Results
1Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux4:28:14
2William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
3André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas
5Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
6Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto
7Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
8Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC
10Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil
11Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank
12Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam
13Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis
14Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram
15Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
16Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream
17Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana
18Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC
19Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC
20Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
21Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
22Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil
23Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto
24Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux
25Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
26Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil
27Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC
28Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam
29Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
30Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
31Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
32Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil
33David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream
34Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas
35Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas
36Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
37Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto
38David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
39Michael Schär (Swi) Astana
40Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream
41Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
42Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam
43Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto
44Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto
45Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana
46Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne
47Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
48Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
49Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram
50Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana
51Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas
52Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
53Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto
54Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale
55Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
56Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
57Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
58Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
59Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia
60Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step
61Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
62Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
63José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
64Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
65Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC
66Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC
67David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
68Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC
69Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis
70Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
71Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
72Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
73José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
74Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana
75Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
76David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
77Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
78Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
79Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis
80Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis
81Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux
82Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis
83Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
84Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank
85Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas
86Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux
87Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
88Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis
89Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
90Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream
91Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
92Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream
93Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux
94Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
95Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
96Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
97Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
98Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
99Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto
100Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto
101Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
102Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
103Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:21
104Christian Knees (Ger) Milram
105Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:27
106Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:00:29
107Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:35
108Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
109Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank
110Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream
111Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
112Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
113Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
114Paul Voss (Ger) Milram0:00:38
115Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:39
116David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:42
117Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
118Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank
119Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux
120Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:44
121Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
122Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis
123Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
124Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank
125Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
126Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:47
127Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
128David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis
129Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis
130Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
131Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:51
132Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil0:01:00
133Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:01:05
134Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:27
135Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas
136Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil
137Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas0:01:34
138Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:40
139Martin Velits (Svk) Milram0:01:44
140Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil0:01:53
141Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil
142José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:02:06
143Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram0:02:15
144José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
145Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto
146Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:02:18
147Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:03:33
148Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC
149Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:03:48
DNSDamiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC
DNSAlessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC
DNSWouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
DNSStuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank
DNFAlexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale

1Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux25pts
2William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom20
3André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC16
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas14
5Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo12
6Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto10
7Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale9
8Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo8
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC7
10Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil6
11Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam5
12Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis4
13Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram3
14Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step2
15Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream1

Sprint 1 - La Pueblanueva, km 163.4
1Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4pts
2Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil2
3Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux1

Sprint 2 - San Bartolomé, km. 173.3
1Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4pts
2Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux2
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1

Solidario sprint
1Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur

1Contentpolis - Ampo13:24:42
2Lampre - N.G.C
3Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
4Silence - Lotto
6Cervelo Test Team
7Team Columbia - HTC
9Euskaltel - Euskadi
10Française Des Jeux
11AG2R - La Mondiale
12Caisse D'Epargne
13Garmin - Slipstream
14BBOX Bouygues Telecom
15Xacobeo Galicia
16Cofidis, le credit en ligne
17Fuji - Servetto
18Quick Step
20Andalucía - Cajasur
21Team Milram0:00:21
22Team Saxo Bank0:00:35

General classification after stage 17
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne74:27:48
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-NGC0:06:34
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) Cofidis0:15:55
16Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:17:32
17Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:17:41
18Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam0:17:49
19Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:18:03
20Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:18:12
21Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:23:02
22Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:23:24
23José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:26:14
24Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:26:56
25David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:29:00
26David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:30:17
27Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:33:48
28David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis0:37:49
29Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:43:00
30Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:47:03
31David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:47:51
32Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:49:58
33Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:50:27
34Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank0:50:29
35Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank0:51:32
36Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:52:39
37Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:52:53
38Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:56:08
39Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:57:33
40Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank0:59:08
41Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:59:18
42Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank0:59:20
43Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:00:17
44Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis1:00:22
45Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:00:54
46David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:01:35
47Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1:04:52
48Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:05:01
49Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:07:45
50Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:08:01
51Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream1:08:19
52Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1:09:00
53Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto1:09:03
54Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis1:09:19
55Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1:11:17
56Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:11:51
57Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux1:12:23
58Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:13:00
59Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:14:17
60Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:17:23
61Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank1:17:53
62Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:18:11
63Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step1:18:22
64Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:19:27
65Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:08
66Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:23:22
67Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:24:29
68Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:26:25
69Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1:26:39
70Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux1:28:31
71Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1:29:11
72Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto1:30:55
73Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas1:31:08
74Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto1:31:28
75Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:31:53
76Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:37:13
77Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank1:39:37
78David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream
79Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:39:49
80Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:40:36
81Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank1:40:47
82Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:42:40
83Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis1:42:55
84Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:44:59
85Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC1:45:35
86Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:45:46
87Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas1:46:09
88Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:46:34
89Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1:47:12
90José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale1:47:28
91Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis1:48:03
92Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:48:05
93Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1:48:37
94Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC1:49:17
95Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana1:49:35
96Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC1:49:52
97Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram1:51:14
98Martin Velits (Svk) Milram1:51:19
99Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream1:51:55
100Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step1:54:42
101Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step1:54:51
102Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam1:58:43
103Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC2:01:42
104Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas2:02:18
105Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:02:56
106Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil2:03:18
107Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil2:04:19
108Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:04:43
109Paul Voss (Ger) Milram2:05:22
110André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:06:25
111Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:08:16
112Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux2:08:48
113Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:10:03
114Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil2:12:17
115William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:14:16
116Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas2:14:54
117Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank2:15:10
118Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:16:27
119Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:17:59
120Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam2:18:15
121Michael Schär (Swi) Astana
122José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:19:54
123Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:20:08
124Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:21:11
125Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step2:21:35
126Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:22:02
127Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2:23:41
128Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux2:24:08
129Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:25:54
130Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas2:26:02
131Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:26:28
132Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC2:26:42
133Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:28:04
134Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:31:20
135Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:31:49
136Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana2:32:33
137Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2:35:25
138Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2:36:00
139Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux2:37:44
140Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas2:39:36
141Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:40:09
142Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream2:40:50
143Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram2:43:08
144Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux2:46:02
145Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC2:47:03
146José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:48:10
147Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil2:48:24
148Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream2:55:14
149Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:57:41

Points classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC121pts
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas81
3Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne80
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank68
5Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto67
6Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia58
7Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas56
8Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi55
9Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil52
10Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto52
11David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis51
12Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis51
13Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank40
14William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom39
15Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC37
16David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia32
17David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia31
18Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia28
19Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26
20Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step24
21Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto23
22Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream22
23Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale22
24Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream22
25Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20
26Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC20
27Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil18
28Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale18
29Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram17
30Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne16
31Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia15
32Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step13
33Christian Knees (Ger) Milram13
34Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank13
35David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto12
36Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step12
37Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11
38Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC11
39Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto11
40Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11
41Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam11
42Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank10
43Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10
44Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux9
45Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9
46Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9
47Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank8
48Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank8
49Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil7
50Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo7
51Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6
52Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis6
53Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank5
54Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis5
55Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5
56Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step4
57Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4
58Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux3
59Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3
60Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3
61Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3
62Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream2
63Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2
64Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam2
65Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto2
66Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2
67Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1
68Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1
69Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1
70Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto1
71Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1
72Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux1
73Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1
74Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1

Mountains classification
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis170pts
2David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto89
3Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank60
4Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur59
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank58
6Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne57
7Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo57
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil54
9Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia53
10Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi40
11Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis39
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto39
13David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia29
14Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas28
15Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis27
16Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream26
17Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia25
18Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank25
19Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank22
20Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis21
21Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20
22Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank19
23Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17
24Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne17
25Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil16
26Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo13
27Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia12
28Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10
29Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10
30Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10
31David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9
32Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale9
33Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank9
34Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9
35Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto8
36Paul Voss (Ger) Milram8
37Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC7
38Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto7
39Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi7
40Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6
41Christian Knees (Ger) Milram6
42Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank5
43Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream5
44William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4
45Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4
46José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne4
47Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3
48Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis3
49Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne3
50Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto3
51Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3
52Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3
53Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3
54Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step3
55Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil3
56Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3
57Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream3
58Martin Velits (Svk) Milram3
59Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil3
60Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis2
61Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2
62Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2
63Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1
64Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas1
65Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1
66Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1
67Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana1
68Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC1

Combination classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne10pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank11
3Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi21
4Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia21
5Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto22
6Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas25
7David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis40
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil47
9Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne50
10David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia54
11David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto63
12Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank74
13Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream79
14David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia79
15Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC83
16Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia83
17Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia95
18Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step96
19Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto97
20Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne97
21Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream103
22Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis104
23Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur106
24Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank109
25Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank111
26Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis116
27Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank118
28Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank120
29Christian Knees (Ger) Milram121
30Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis125
31Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi128
32Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale128
33Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank129
34Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo131
35Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale131
36Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia132
37Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas139
38Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto139
39Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil139
40Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana142
41Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi145
42Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank149
43Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis150
44Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis151
45Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale161
46Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo161
47William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom171
48Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam180
49Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur180
50Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto191
51Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto207
52Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step211
53Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram220
54Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi226
55Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream241
56Martin Velits (Svk) Milram244
57Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo247
58Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil248
59Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana255
60Paul Voss (Ger) Milram258
61Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC266
62Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil270
63José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne301
64Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis305

Teams classification
1Xacobeo Galicia223:12:13
2Caisse D'Epargne0:20:51
5Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:41:32
6Fuji - Servetto0:54:24
7Silence - Lotto0:58:03
8Euskaltel - Euskadi1:01:18
9Cervelo Test Team1:11:17
11Française Des Jeux1:36:53
12AG2R - La Mondiale1:40:13
13Lampre - N.G.C1:57:20
14Garmin - Slipstream2:03:19
15Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2:19:13
16Andalucía - Cajasur2:28:37
17Team Saxo Bank2:31:23
18Contentpolis - Ampo2:32:01
19Team Milram2:56:17
20Quick Step3:02:13
21BBOX Bouygues Telecom4:03:03
22Team Columbia - HTC5:11:27


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