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Ciolek wins Vuelta's stage to Emmen, Cancellara retains overall lead

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Gerald Ciolek (Milram), l, wins Vuelta a España stage two in Emmen, Netherlands.

Gerald Ciolek (Milram), l, wins Vuelta a España stage two in Emmen, Netherlands. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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German Gerald Ciolek (Milram) wins stage two of the Vuelta a España in Emmen (in blue).

German Gerald Ciolek (Milram) wins stage two of the Vuelta a España in Emmen (in blue). (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The Vuelta a España sign-in sheet.

The Vuelta a España sign-in sheet. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The podium for the riders presentation.

The podium for the riders presentation. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Arkaitz Durán (Fuji-Servetto)

Arkaitz Durán (Fuji-Servetto) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gustavo Dominguez (Xacobeo Galicia) prior to Vuelta a España stage two

Gustavo Dominguez (Xacobeo Galicia) prior to Vuelta a España stage two (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Italy's Ivan Basso (Liquigas) is an overall favourite

Italy's Ivan Basso (Liquigas) is an overall favourite (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Ivan Basso (Liquigas)

Ivan Basso (Liquigas) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) at the start of Vuelta a España stage two in Assen.

Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) at the start of Vuelta a España stage two in Assen. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alexander Vinokourov (Astana)

Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alexander Vinokourov (Astana)

Alexander Vinokourov (Astana) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Race leader Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank)

Race leader Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto)

Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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World Champion Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-NGC)

World Champion Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-NGC) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Giovanni Bernaudeau (Bbox Bouygues Telecom)

Giovanni Bernaudeau (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Franck Bouyer (Bbox Bouygues Telecom)

Franck Bouyer (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Davide Viganò and Eros Capecchi (Fuji-Servetto)

Davide Viganò and Eros Capecchi (Fuji-Servetto) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC)

Damiano Cunego (Lampre-NGC) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-NGC)

Alessandro Ballan (Lampre-NGC) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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The sprint comes to the line, eventual winner Gerald Ciolek (Milram) is in blue.

The sprint comes to the line, eventual winner Gerald Ciolek (Milram) is in blue. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gerald Ciolek (Milram), Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) and Roger Hammond (Cervélo TestTeam) on the front, l-r.

Gerald Ciolek (Milram), Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) and Roger Hammond (Cervélo TestTeam) on the front, l-r. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gerald Ciolek (Milram), Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) and Roger Hammond (Cervélo TestTeam) on the front, l-r.

Gerald Ciolek (Milram), Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) and Roger Hammond (Cervélo TestTeam) on the front, l-r. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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German Gerald Ciolek (Milram) beats Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) in Vuelta a España stage two, l-r.

German Gerald Ciolek (Milram) beats Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) in Vuelta a España stage two, l-r. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gerald Ciolek (Milram)

Gerald Ciolek (Milram) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gerald Ciolek (Milram) on the podium after winning Vuelta a España stage two in Emmen.

Gerald Ciolek (Milram) on the podium after winning Vuelta a España stage two in Emmen. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gerald Ciolek (Milram) opens the Champagne.

Gerald Ciolek (Milram) opens the Champagne. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gerald Ciolek (Milram) has a drink of Champagne after winning Vuelta a España stage two.

Gerald Ciolek (Milram) has a drink of Champagne after winning Vuelta a España stage two. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) continues to lead the Vuelta a España after two stages.

Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) continues to lead the Vuelta a España after two stages. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Italy's Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas)

Italy's Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Gerald Ciolek (Milram) wins Vuelta a España stage two over Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas), l-r.

Gerald Ciolek (Milram) wins Vuelta a España stage two over Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas), l-r. (Image credit: Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans had an uneventful day - the perfect start to the Vuelta.

Cadel Evans had an uneventful day - the perfect start to the Vuelta. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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But what's with the giraffe?

But what's with the giraffe? (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Very sweet for Gerald as he celebrates a stage win on the podium.

Very sweet for Gerald as he celebrates a stage win on the podium. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Gerald Ciolek (Milram) gets that elusive Grand Tour stage win.

Gerald Ciolek (Milram) gets that elusive Grand Tour stage win. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Chris Horner has a chat after the stage finish in Emmen.

Chris Horner has a chat after the stage finish in Emmen. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Fabian Cancellara salutes from the podium after stage two.

Fabian Cancellara salutes from the podium after stage two. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) stays in the leader's jersey for another day.

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) stays in the leader's jersey for another day. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Lieue Westra (Vacansoleil) was most aggressive rider.

Lieue Westra (Vacansoleil) was most aggressive rider. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Liquigas boys Sabatini, Carlstrom and Quinziato were all smiles at the finish.

Liquigas boys Sabatini, Carlstrom and Quinziato were all smiles at the finish. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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There was a delay as the rain caused some safety concerns.

There was a delay as the rain caused some safety concerns. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Bram Tankink (Rabobank) seeks some respite from the rain in Assen.

Bram Tankink (Rabobank) seeks some respite from the rain in Assen. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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The break got about seven minutes before it was pegged back by the sprinters' teams.

The break got about seven minutes before it was pegged back by the sprinters' teams. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Saxo Bank looks after Fabian Cancellara with the Swiss in the race lead.

Saxo Bank looks after Fabian Cancellara with the Swiss in the race lead. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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The break continues on its journey through Holland.

The break continues on its journey through Holland. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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José Luis Arrieta and Rinaldo Nocentini keeping it real for the Ag2R boys.

José Luis Arrieta and Rinaldo Nocentini keeping it real for the Ag2R boys. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Garmin-Slipstream's Tyler Farrar was on the hunt for a stage win.

Garmin-Slipstream's Tyler Farrar was on the hunt for a stage win. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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The break of five never really stood a chance.

The break of five never really stood a chance. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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The peloton was content to give the break a fair leash.

The peloton was content to give the break a fair leash. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Roger Hammond (Cervélo TestTeam) keeps an eye on the other workhorses.

Roger Hammond (Cervélo TestTeam) keeps an eye on the other workhorses. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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The day's escape of Francisco José Martínez, Tom Leezer, Dominik Roels, Lieuwe Westra and David Garcia.

The day's escape of Francisco José Martínez, Tom Leezer, Dominik Roels, Lieuwe Westra and David Garcia. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur) finished in 195th in Emmen.

Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur) finished in 195th in Emmen. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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The pace lifted considerably later in the stage.

The pace lifted considerably later in the stage. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Cervélo TestTeam riders Gomez Marchante and Florencio sort out snacks during the stage.

Cervélo TestTeam riders Gomez Marchante and Florencio sort out snacks during the stage. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Angel Gomez Marchante and Xavier Florencio help each other out during the stage.

Angel Gomez Marchante and Xavier Florencio help each other out during the stage. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Allan Davis (Quick Step) was another to look out for in stage two.

Allan Davis (Quick Step) was another to look out for in stage two. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Manuel Quinziato (Liquigas) was prepared for a big day in the saddle.

Manuel Quinziato (Liquigas) was prepared for a big day in the saddle. (Image credit: Isabelle Duchesne)
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Alexandr Kolobnev (Saxo Bank) leads the group.

Alexandr Kolobnev (Saxo Bank) leads the group. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Race leader Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) rides in stage two

Race leader Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) rides in stage two (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) uses his race radio in Vuelta a España stage two

Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) uses his race radio in Vuelta a España stage two (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) on the podium after Vuelta a España in Emmen, Netherlands

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) on the podium after Vuelta a España in Emmen, Netherlands (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) retains his race lead in the Vuelta a España.

Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) retains his race lead in the Vuelta a España. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Germany's Gerald Ciolek (Milram) celebrates his win in Emmen, Netherlands.

Germany's Gerald Ciolek (Milram) celebrates his win in Emmen, Netherlands. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Gerald Ciolek (Milram) sprints ahead of Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) in Emmen, Netherlands, l-r.

Gerald Ciolek (Milram) sprints ahead of Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) in Emmen, Netherlands, l-r. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Fans support the Vuelta a España.

Fans support the Vuelta a España. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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USA's Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) wears the points jersey.

USA's Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Slipstream) wears the points jersey. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Canadian Svein Tuft (Garmin-Slipstream) leads the peloton in Vuelta a España stage two.

Canadian Svein Tuft (Garmin-Slipstream) leads the peloton in Vuelta a España stage two. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Slipstream) at the front.

Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Slipstream) at the front. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Tom Leezer (Rabobank) in the mountains jersey.

Tom Leezer (Rabobank) in the mountains jersey. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur) rides in the five-man escape.

Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur) rides in the five-man escape. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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The group rides along a canal in The Netherlands.

The group rides along a canal in The Netherlands. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Bram Tankink (Rabobank) leads over a cobble sector.

Bram Tankink (Rabobank) leads over a cobble sector. (Image credit: Unipublic)
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Dominik Roels (Milram) and Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur) ride in the escape.

Dominik Roels (Milram) and Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur) ride in the escape. (Image credit: Unipublic)

German Gerald Ciolek (Milram) won the bunch sprint at the end of stage two of the Vuelta a España in Emmen, Netherlands, on Sunday. He benefited from the work of team Columbia-HTC and sped ahead of Italian Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas) and Brit Roger Hammond (Cervélo TestTeam) at the line for the stage win.

"It was a surprise. It was so close and I was not sure who the winner was. I had the same problem in the Tour of Suisse, and I did not win," said Ciolek.

The sprint came at the end of a 203.7-kilometre stage from Assen to Essen. It was flat and technical, with only the Relus climb at kilometre 60.7.

Ciolek, 22, caught team Columbia's André Greipel and Garmin's Tyler Farrar by surprise. Columbia had done most of the work in the final kilometre, with almost the entire team on the front in the final five kilometres. Garmin, with a big surge by David Millar, paced Farrar up to Greipel's back wheel in the final kilometre.

Ciolek, Sabatini and Hammond washed them out, though. Ciolek barely held off the charge of Sabatini. The 24-year-old Sabatini's performance was a surprise, since Liquigas appeared to be working for experienced sprinter Daniele Bennati.

Greipel finished in fourth and Farrar fifth.

"There are many opportunities for the sprinters in the first week for sure," said Ciolek. He is looking to win again tomorrow, when the race passes through his country.

Swiss Fabian Cancellara (Saxo Bank) continues to lead the race 24 hours after he won the opening time trial in Assen. He has eight seconds over Ciolek, nine seconds over Belgian Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and 12 seconds on the American Farrar.

Westra honours his dad

An escape of five spent the majority of the day off the front of the main group of Cancellara. Francisco José Martínez (Andalucía-Cajasur), Tom Leezer (Rabobank), Dominik Roels (Milram), Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil) and David Garcia (Xacobeo Galicia) escaped at kilometre three.

Dutchman Westra was the highest placed classification rider in the escape. He tailed Cancellara by 27 seconds at the start of the day.

Westra, 26, made the escape group to honour his dad, who passed away in the last week. His teammates all wore black armbands to lend their support.

He remained off the front the longest of the five. The group, led by Garmin, caught him with11 kilometres left to race.

The five riders' lead hovered near the seven-minute mark under the control of Cancellara's Saxo Bank team. At 95 kilometres into the race, back in Assen, the escapees led by 6:37.

By the third hour of racing, Quick Step and Garmin-Slipstream came to the front of the group to help Saxo Bank maintain the break's advantage. The escapees' advantage was nearly five minutes with 70 kilometres to go. Their advantage fell further, under three minutes, at 50 kilometres to go.

Dutch team Rabobank also helped with the chase. It was working to protect classification rider Robert Gesink and sprinter Oscar Freire.

All five escapees shared the work evenly, but their advantage kept shrinking: 30 seconds with 30 kilometres to race. Spaniard Martínez lost contact soon after, on the 600-metre cobbled Tramo de Pavés sector.

Westra attacked his three companions shortly after. The group caught Leezer, Roels and Garcia at the entrance of Odoorn, 20.2 kilometres to race. Westra maintained 57-second advantage.

The peloton then reeled in Westra and headed into Emmen to start the finishing loop. Columbia and Liquigas moved to the front for their sprinters, André Greipel and Daniele Bennati, respectively.

Milram added to the lead-out work for Ciolek before the start of the final five kilometres, but it was the American team Columbia which looked the strongest. It had six riders at the front, with Marcel Sieberg and Gregory Henderson doing the last push at 63km/h for Greipel.

Ortega leads the way, in crashes

Spain's Manuel Ortega (Andalucía-Cajasur) had the honour of being the Vuelta's first rider to crash. He fell 30 kilometres into the race, but he was able to return to the main group and lacked serious injuries.

Spaniards David De La Fuente (Fuji-Servetto) and José Luis Rubiera (Astana) also crashed 61 kilometres later.

Ortega crashed again at 38 kilometres to race, but was able to re-join the group when a bigger crash occurred. A parked car limited space and several riders went down. Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil), Jesús Hernández (Astana), Fredrik Kessiakoff (Fuji-Servetto) and Vincent Jérôme (Bbox Bouygues Telecom) were the slowest to start riding again.

Spaniard José Ruiz (Andalucía-Cajasur) crashed in the Tramo de Pavés sector, just as Westra made his last push.

Sprints (and mountains)

Two sprints and one mountain marked the day's stage. Leezer won the fourth category Relus climb, which was without points towards the mountains' classification.

Spaniard Garcia won the first sprint at kilometre 36.8 and the second at kilometre 124.2. But Boonen's placings today and yesterday gives him the points' classification green jersey. He has 28 points, equal to the tally of Farrar and three points ahead of Cancellara. Garcia gained eight for the day and is in 13th place.

To Venlo, with a passage through Germany

The three-week Vuelta a España continues tomorrow in its third day. The 185-kilometre stage will take the riders from Zutphen to Venlo, Netherlands, with 17 kilometres in Germany mid-stage.

The riders will start racing in Spain on Thursday. They will use Wednesday to rest and travel from the end of stage four in Liège, Belgium.

It is only the second time the Vuelta has started outside of Spain in its history. The Vuelta started in Portugal 12 years ago, in 1997.

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram4:43:12
2Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas
3Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam
4André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream
6Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis
7Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step
9Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
10Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux
11Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil
12Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank
13Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil
14Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank
15Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC
16Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
17Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
18Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam
19Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram
20William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
21Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto
22Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC
23Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank
24Chris Horner (USA) Astana
25Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana
26David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
27Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank
28Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
29Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas
30Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas
31Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
32Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream
33Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
34Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto
35Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank
36Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil
37Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam
38Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto
39Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram
40Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
41Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis
42Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis
43Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam
44Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil
45Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil
46Michael Schär (Swi) Astana
47Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto
48Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step
49Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC
50Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto
51David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
52Christian Knees (Ger) Milram
53Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
54Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
55Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto
56Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia
57Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux
58Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas
59Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC
60Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
61Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
62Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
63Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
64Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne
65Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
66Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
67Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana
68Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
69Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis
70Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
71Paul Voss (Ger) Milram
72Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
73Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
74Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
75Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream
76Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
77Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil
78Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step
79Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale
80Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC
81Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step
82Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
83Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil
84Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas
85Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC
86Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC
87Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux
88Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
89Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
90Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank
91Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:00:18
92Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
93Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
94José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
95Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
96Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank
97Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
98Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
99Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream
100Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC
101Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank
102Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana
103John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
104Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis
105Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana
106Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram
107Martin Velits (Svk) Milram
108Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil
109Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
110David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
111Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto
112Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux
113Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream
114Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
115Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
116Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil
117Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
118Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
119Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank
120Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank
121Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
122Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
123Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam
124Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
125Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux
126Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC
127Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas
128Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
129Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step0:00:24
130Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC
131David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:27
132Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:29
133Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:00:30
134Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis
135Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis
136Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux
137Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto
138Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
139Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
140Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
141Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
142José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana
143Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas
144Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux
145Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
146Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
147Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream
148Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux
149Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
150Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
151Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto
152David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis
153Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux
154Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank
155Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
156José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
157Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC
158Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas
159Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas
160Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC
161Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam
162Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram
163Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
164Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
165Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC
166Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
167Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
168David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
169Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream
170Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
171Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale
172Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana
173José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
174Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:00:40
175Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:51
176Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:56
177Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:00
178Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
179Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
180Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
181Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
182Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank
183Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank
184Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto
185Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:07
186José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
187Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:01:12
188Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:01:17
189Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
190Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:01:32
191Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
192Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC0:01:47
193Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
194Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:03:36
195Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:03:58
196Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:07:03
197Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
198José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:09:08

Sprint 1, km 36,8
1David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4pts
2Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1

Sprint Eelde, km 124,2
1David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4pts
2Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank2
3Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil1

Sprint Emmen, km 203,7
1Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram25pts
2Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas20
3Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam16
4André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC14
5Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream12
6Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis10
7Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto9
8Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step8
9Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto7
10Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux6
11Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil5
12Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank4
13Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil3
14Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank2

Mountains
1Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank

Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Cervelo Test Team14:09:36
2Team Saxo Bank
3Team Milram
4Team Columbia - HTC
5Silence - Lotto
6Liquigas
7Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team
8Fuji - Servetto
9Astana
10BBOX Bouygues Telecom
11Garmin - Slipstream
12Cofidis, le credit en ligne
13Xacobeo Galicia
14Quick Step
15Rabobank
16Française Des Jeux
17AG2R - La Mondiale
18Caisse D'Epargne
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:18
20Contentpolis - Ampo0:00:30
21Lampre - N.G.C0:00:36
22Andalucía - Cajasur0:01:06

General classification after stage 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank4:48:32
2Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram0:00:08
3Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step0:00:09
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:12
5Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil0:00:14
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas0:00:16
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:17
8David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:18
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas
10Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
11Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC0:00:19
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto
13Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:21
14Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
15David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:00:22
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne
17Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas
18Michael Albasini (Swi) Columbia-HTC
19Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:23
20Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
21Chris Horner (USA) Astana
22Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:24
23Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam
24William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:25
25Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
26Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC
27Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC0:00:26
28Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
29Björn Schröder (Ger) Milram
30Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step
31Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
32Kim Kirchen (Lux) Columbia-HTC0:00:27
33Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas
34Christian Knees (Ger) Milram
35Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:28
36Paul Voss (Ger) Milram
37Allan Davis (Aus) Quick Step
38Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana
39Michael Schär (Swi) Astana
40Dominique Rollin (Can) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:29
41Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale
42Tom Danielson (USA) Garmin-Slipstream
43Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC
44Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:30
45Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
46Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto
47Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank0:00:31
48Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux
49Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux
50André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC
51Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:32
52Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
53Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
54Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step
55Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank
56Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step
57Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank
58Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
59Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana
60Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis0:00:33
61Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
62Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
63Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:00:34
64Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:35
65Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto
66Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Fuji-Servetto
67Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana0:00:36
68Eros Capecchi (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
69Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
70Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam
71Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:00:37
72Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas
73Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram
74Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank0:00:38
75Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto
76Laurent Lefèvre (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:40
77Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil
78Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
79Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Milram
80Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis0:00:41
81Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil
82Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis
83Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:00:42
84Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
85Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
86Xavier Tondo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
87Manuel Ortega (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:00:43
88Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:44
89Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
90Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia
91Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil
92Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step0:00:45
93Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:46
94Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank
95Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto
96Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil
97Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
98Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto0:00:47
99David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:48
100Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis
101Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil
102Martin Velits (Svk) Milram0:00:49
103Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:50
104Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
105Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
106Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux0:00:51
107Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil
108Ignas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:52
109Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux0:00:53
110Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
111Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
112Fränk Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank
113Simon Gerrans (Aus) Cervélo TestTeam
114Maxim Iglinsky (Kaz) Astana
115Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux
116José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
117Svein Tuft (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:00:54
118Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil
119Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux
120Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
121José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Astana0:00:55
122Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
123Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis0:00:56
124Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
125Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:00:57
126Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
127Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:58
128Julien Loubet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
129Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:59
130Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC
131Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:00
132Vitaliy Buts (Ukr) Lampre-NGC
133Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Slipstream
134Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:01
135Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:01:02
136Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank
137Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
138Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-NGC
139David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:03
140Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:04
141Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto
142Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:05
143José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
144Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis
145Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram
146Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream
147Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:01:06
148John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
149Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:01:07
150Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil
151Andy Schleck (Lux) Saxo Bank0:01:08
152Christian Meier (Can) Garmin-Slipstream0:01:09
153Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
154David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:10
155Francesco Tomei (Ita) Lampre-NGC
156Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
157Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:01:11
158Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC0:01:12
159Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto
160Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
161Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:01:13
162Sergio Dominguez Munoz (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
163David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis
164Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:14
165José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
166Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:01:16
167Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux0:01:17
168Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:18
169Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:01:19
170Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas0:01:21
171Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux0:01:23
172Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:01:25
173Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:26
174Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:33
175Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:35
176Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis
177Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas0:01:36
178Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:38
179Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank0:01:39
180Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram0:01:40
181Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:01:43
182Charles Wegelius (GBr) Silence-Lotto0:01:44
183Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank0:01:45
184José Antonio López (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:01:49
185Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
186Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:01:50
187Mikel Gaztañaga Echeverria (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:01:51
188Vincent Jérôme (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
189Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step0:01:52
190Pierrick Fédrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
191Oscar García-Casarrubios (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:02:02
192Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream0:02:03
193Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC0:02:13
194Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:04:33
195Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:05:11
196Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:07:53
197Alberto Fernández Sainz (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:08:08
198José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur0:09:49

Points classification
1Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step28pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream28
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank25
4Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram25
5Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas20
6Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam16
7Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil14
8André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC14
9Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas12
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas10
11Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis10
12Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto9
13Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana9
14David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia8
15Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas8
16Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7
17Davide Viganò (Ita) Fuji-Servetto7
18Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux6
19Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas6
20Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC5
21Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil5
22Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto4
23Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank4
24Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram3
25Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil3

Mountains classification
1Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank

Combination classification
1Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Saxo Bank4pts
2Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step4
3Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Milram6
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Slipstream6
5Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil12
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas15
7Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas17
8David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia22
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas24
10Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne26
11Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam29
12Bert Grabsch (Ger) Columbia-HTC31
13Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto34
14Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas38
15Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto39
16Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto58
17André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC58
18Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française des Jeux67
19Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-NGC74
20Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis74
21Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank80
22Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana80
23Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Saxo Bank82
24Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas91
25Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Milram97

Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Liquigas14:26:27
2Team Saxo Bank0:00:03
3Garmin - Slipstream0:00:06
4Caisse D'Epargne0:00:10
5Quick Step0:00:12
6Team Columbia - HTC0:00:15
7Astana
8Silence - Lotto0:00:19
9Team Milram0:00:21
10Rabobank0:00:23
11Xacobeo Galicia0:00:24
12Cervelo Test Team0:00:28
13Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:00:30
14Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:31
15BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:00:34
16Française Des Jeux
17AG2R - La Mondiale
18Fuji - Servetto0:00:41
19Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:46
20Lampre - N.G.C0:01:17
21Contentpolis - Ampo0:01:23
22Andalucía - Cajasur0:01:56

 

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