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Valverde crowned Vuelta king, Greipel wins Madrid sprint

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Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC) won the final stage in Madrid.

Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC) won the final stage in Madrid. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC) won the Vuelta's final stage.

Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC) won the Vuelta's final stage. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) savors his time in the golden jersey.

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) savors his time in the golden jersey. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Caisse d'Epargne puts in the work to protect winner Valverde.

Caisse d'Epargne puts in the work to protect winner Valverde. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Riders head through Madrid on the Vuelta's final stage.

Riders head through Madrid on the Vuelta's final stage. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto)

Cadel Evans (Silence-Lotto) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)

Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) and Cadel Evans (Silence Lotto) made up the 2009 Vuelta a Espana podium.

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) and Cadel Evans (Silence Lotto) made up the 2009 Vuelta a Espana podium. (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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The final Vuelta 2009 podium: Samuel Sanchez (2nd), Alejandro Valverde (1st) and Cadel Evans (3rd)

The final Vuelta 2009 podium: Samuel Sanchez (2nd), Alejandro Valverde (1st) and Cadel Evans (3rd) (Image credit: Fotoreporter Sirotti)
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Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC)

Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC) (Image credit: AFP Photo)
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Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Eparge)

Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Eparge) (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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The top three of the Vuelta at the start of the final stage.

The top three of the Vuelta at the start of the final stage. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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The Cofidis team honored Bingen Fernandez, who retires at the end of this season.

The Cofidis team honored Bingen Fernandez, who retires at the end of this season. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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The peloton heads into Madrid.

The peloton heads into Madrid. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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The peloton on the final stage in Madrid.

The peloton on the final stage in Madrid. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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The Caisse d'Epargne team at the tip of the arrowhead.

The Caisse d'Epargne team at the tip of the arrowhead. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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Riders in the break struggle in vain to stay clear.

Riders in the break struggle in vain to stay clear. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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The breakaway on the final stage.

The breakaway on the final stage. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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Team Columbia-HTC gets to work chasing.

Team Columbia-HTC gets to work chasing. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC)

Andre Greipel (Columbia-HTC) (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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(Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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Serafin Martinez (Xacobeo Galicia) took the solidario prize on the final stage.

Serafin Martinez (Xacobeo Galicia) took the solidario prize on the final stage. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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Andre Greipel won the points classification in the Vuelta.

Andre Greipel won the points classification in the Vuelta. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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David Moncoutie (Cofidis) took the mountains classification in the 2009 Vuelta.

David Moncoutie (Cofidis) took the mountains classification in the 2009 Vuelta. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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Alejandro Valverde also claimed the combination classification win.

Alejandro Valverde also claimed the combination classification win. (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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The Xacobeo Galicia team won best overall

The Xacobeo Galicia team won best overall (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)
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Sanchez, Valverde and Evans on the final podium

Sanchez, Valverde and Evans on the final podium (Image credit: Lavuelta.com)

Andre Greipel of Team Columbia-HTC won the final mass sprint on the roads of Madrid to close out the Vuelta a Espana with his fourth stage win, but the day belonged to Alejandro Valverde of Caisse d'Epargne. The Spaniard took home his first Grand Tour win after a controversial season which saw him banned from racing in Italy.

Greipel powered to the sprint victory by two bike lengths ahead of Daniele Bennati (Liquigas) and Borut Bozic (Vacansoliel).

"It was three long weeks, I am really happy to win the final stage," said Greipel. "Thanks to the team - they carried me through the whole Vuelta, it is a victory for them."

"With two kilometres to go I was a bit far back, but Greg Henderson did a brilliant job taking me through to the front end of the bunch. It was a bit uphill so I waited a little longer than usual for accelerating away for the finish. Everybody in the team helped. I was just the lucky one who got to cross the line in first place."

Team Saxo Bank's Matti Breschel won the final stage in last year's edition, but was unable to repeat that performance as he was ridden into the barricades in the sprint and crashed. His teammate Jakob Fuglsang and Francisco Jose Pacheco (Contentpolis-Ampo) were also delayed by the incident.

"I was feeling really strong today so of course I am extremely disappointed with the way to leave the stage and the race. I knew the recipe from last year and I was in a clearly favourable position and now I'm just annoyed at not being able to show what I feel capable of," said Breschel.

First Grand Tour for Valverde, but could it be his last?

The riders enjoyed a sunny skies and cool weather for the 110.2km circuit through Madrid, largely a parade from Vicalvaro-Madrid to Madrid followed by six rapid-fire circuits destined to end in a sprint as the general classification contenders put their upward ambitions aside after Saturday's time trial.

Valverde was well protected from mishap by his Caisse d'Epargne team, and easily finished in the main group of GC men, 10 seconds behind the sprint. The Spaniard held on to his overall lead, finishing the 2009 Vuelta a Espana with 55 seconds over Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), and 1:32 ahead of Silence-Lotto's Cadel Evans.

Evans rode well enough in the previous day's time trial to knock Ivan Basso (Liquigas) down to fourth, off the podium at 2:12.

Fifth went to Ezequiel Mosquera (Xacobeo-Galicia), who had to overcome several crashes during the three-week race to hold on to his top placing. Not so lucky was Dutchman Robert Gesink (Rabobank), who fell from second to sixth place in the final week due to injuries suffered in a crash.

Valverde, who has been chasing Grand Tour success since his first podium finish at the 2003 Vuelta a Espana, was sentimental about taking home the overall win.

"The day I put on my first yellow jersey after the stage of Xorret de Catí, to climb on the podium was a great moment of emotion. From then on my dream was closer each day. I therefore never stop fighting and concentrating, not even for a while."

"To cross the finish line in Madrid with this jersey on my shoulders and know that this Vuelta is now really mine is an emotion that is impossible to describe."

"I learned a lot from the errors I made in the past, but now I showed that I am a rider able to win major three-week tours. In the future I will fight to try and win another one."

The victory crowned a tumultuous year for the 29-year old Valverede. On the plus side, he won the Klasika Primavera and the Volta a Catalunya, although he was unable to repeat his success in the Spring Classics of earlier years. He finished second on the Mont Ventoux stage of the Dauphiné Libéré, which was enough to give him the leader's jersey, and he went on to win the race for the second year in a row.

However, there was also a very large downside to his 2009 season. He has for years been dogged by rumours of involvement in Operación Puerto. Earlier this year, the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) announced that it had matched DNA samples taken from Valverde during the 2008 Giro d'Italia to blood seized in Operación Puerto, and suspended him from competition in Italy for two years.

Valverde has appealed that decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, but no decision has yet been made. CONI's action not only kept him out of this year's Giro and all other Italian races, but also the Tour de France, which dipped into Italy for 83 kilometres on stage 16 to Bourg-Saint-Maurice.

The victory was Valverde's first in a Grand Tour in his eight-year career. The Vuelta is the only one in which he has been competitive, having finished second in 2006 and third in 2003 and 2004. He has five stage wins in the race, but none this year.

The Spaniard was never far from the lead in the race, and took over the gold leader's jersey on the ninth stage from Alcoy to Xorret de Cati, and never gave it up again. That stage was typical for him: he stayed easily in the favourites' group up to the end, and at the finale sprinted to catch the bonus seconds for third place.

Once he had the jersey, he dominated the rest of the race. No one came close to knocking him off the throne which he had at long last achieved.

Greipel, Moncoutie claim sprint and climber classifications

The sprints were dominated by Andre Greipel of Columbia-HTC, who mirrored the success which teammate Mark Cavendish enjoyed during the Tour de France. He took home four stage wins, wore the leader's gold jersey for two days and held the green points jersey for much of the race.

"The green jersey was very difficult to get because this was such a mountainous Vuelta, but in the build-up to the sprints I could count on a lot of support from my teammates, and that made all the difference," Greipel said.

"I had the best lead-out of all of the sprinters here, particularly thanks to my teammates Marcel Sieberg and Greg Henderson. I came to this Tour of Spain thinking I could maybe win one stage, and I came away with four and the team got five. Plus I won the points classification. That's amazing."

He wasn't the only one to win sprints, though, nor even the only German. Gerald Ciolek saved his and his Milram team's season by winning the second stage in Emmen, Netherlands. Borut Bozic of Vacansoliel and Tyler Farrar of Garmin-Slipstream each took one bunch sprint stage win.

Belgian Champion Tom Boonen of Quick Step continued his unlucky year, although he did finish second twice, before abandoning the race during the 13th stage.

France's David Moncoutie (Cofidis) had a fairly easy time winning the mountain jersey. David De La Fuente of Fuji-Servetto put up an early spirited fight, taking the jersey away from his French rival for one day, but Moncoutie took it back on the 11th stage and never let it go.

Moncoutie, 34, cemented his win of the red jersey by taking the victory in stage 13, which finished atop the Sierra Nevada. He had gotten in an early escape group, and attacked out of it on the penultimate climb to solo on to his win.

The result earned him a new contract with his Cofidis team.

Whether or not Valverde will escape full-scale punishment based on the Italian investigation remains to be seen, and if he is banned world-wide, the larger question remains if he will be able to keep his Vuelta a Espana victory on his palmares.

Full Results
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC3:11:55
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas
3Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil
4Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis
5Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
6Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC
7Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC
8Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam
9Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank
10Paul Voss (Ger) Milram
11Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto
12Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
13Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto
14Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
15Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
16Christian Knees (Ger) Milram
17Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas
18David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
19Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
20Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream
21Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram
22Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:00:08
23Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:00:10
24Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil
25Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
26Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
27Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
28Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux
29Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank
30Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
31Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC
32Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
33Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia
34Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux
35José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
36David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
37Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas
38Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
39Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam
40Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
41Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux
42Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana
43Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas
44Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto
45Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
46Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
47Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
48David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
49Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis
50Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto
51Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
52Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
53Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis
54Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC
55Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
56Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis
57Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
58Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
59Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:16
60Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux
61Michael Schär (Swi) Astana
62Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
63Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
64Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas
65Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank
66Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
67Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis
68Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana
69Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
70Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis
71Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
72Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne
73Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis
74Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
75José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
76Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream
77Martin Velits (Svk) Milram
78Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana
79Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto
80Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:00:25
81Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto
82Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
83Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
84Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:27
85Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank0:00:28
86Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
87Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:00:30
88Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam
89David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream
90José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam
91Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto0:00:30
92Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
93Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux
94Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux
95Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank
96Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank
97Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
98Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
99Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
100David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
101Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
102Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis
103Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
104Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC
105Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step
106Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream
107Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step
108Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC
109Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
110Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:00:37
111Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas
112Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas0:00:40
113Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
114Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step0:00:41
115Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram
116Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto
117José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur
118Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:50
119Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo
120William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:51
121Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC0:00:53
122Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC
123Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom0:00:56
124David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis
125Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil
126Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux
127Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto
128Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC
129Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas0:01:08
130Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil0:01:11
131Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil
132Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil0:01:15
133Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
134Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank
135Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank0:01:22
136Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank
137Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil0:01:22
138Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas
139Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo

Points
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC25pts
2Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas20
3Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil16
4Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis14
5Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12
6Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC10
7Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC9
8Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam8
9Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank7
10Paul Voss (Ger) Milram6
11Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto5
12Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi4
13Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto3
14Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2
15Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step1

Sprint 1 - Rivas Vaciamadrid, km. 52,6
1Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC4pts
2André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2
3Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC1

Sprin 2 - Madrid (lap 3) km. 86,2
1Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux4pts
2David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2
3Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto1

Solidario sprint
1Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia

Teams
1Team Milram9:35:45
2Silence - Lotto0:00:10
3Liquigas
4Team Columbia - HTC
5Contentpolis - Ampo
6Team Saxo Bank
7Rabobank0:00:18
8Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:20
9Caisse D'Epargne
10Xacobeo Galicia
11Cervelo Test Team
12Cofidis, le credit en ligne
13Française Des Jeux0:00:30
14Fuji - Servetto
15AG2R - La Mondiale0:00:32
16Astana0:00:36
17Lampre - N.G.C0:00:40
18Garmin - Slipstream0:00:46
19Quick Step0:01:00
20Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team0:01:06
21Andalucía - Cajasur0:01:09
22BBOX Bouygues Telecom0:02:03

Final general classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne87:22:37
2Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:55
3Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto0:01:32
4Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas0:02:12
5Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:04:27
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank0:06:40
7Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:09:08
8Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC0:09:11
9Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam0:11:08
10Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:11:27
11Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:14:24
12Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil0:15:08
13Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana0:15:10
14Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana0:17:15
15Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo0:18:41
16Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:20:11
17Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas0:21:03
18Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis0:21:11
19Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana0:23:38
20Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step0:24:00
21Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto0:24:36
22José Angel Gomez Marchante (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam0:33:19
23David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:34:48
24David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto0:36:49
25Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux0:37:05
26Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia0:37:14
27David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis0:46:45
28David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:48:07
29Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:52:58
30Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale0:53:40
31Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank0:57:07
32Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis0:58:17
33Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:58:20
34Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank0:59:42
35Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1:02:34
36Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank1:03:49
37Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil1:05:05
38Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank1:06:25
39Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:06:31
40Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:06:44
41Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:07:51
42David López García (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1:09:28
43Christian Knees (Ger) Milram1:17:16
44Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1:18:47
45Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1:19:06
46Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:19:18
47Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:21:27
48Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:22:24
49Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis1:22:39
50Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Silence-Lotto
51Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux1:23:45
52Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:24:17
53Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream1:26:13
54Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto1:27:04
55Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank1:28:13
56Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank1:28:24
57Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom1:29:14
58Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis1:30:07
59Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1:32:33
60Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:34:35
61Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas1:34:53
62Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:35:08
63Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux1:35:17
64Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:36:42
65Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis1:39:22
66Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto1:41:03
67Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:42:14
68Matti Breschel (Den) Saxo Bank1:43:52
69Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:46:51
70Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas1:46:54
71Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:51:28
72Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto1:51:41
73Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto1:52:52
74Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis1:54:01
75Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:55:32
76Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank1:56:22
77Gustavo Dominguez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1:59:47
78Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur1:59:54
79Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:01:47
80David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream2:03:28
81José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale2:03:32
82Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC2:07:41
83Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram2:08:25
84Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas2:08:34
85Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step2:09:44
86Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:10:55
87Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil2:11:21
88Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:12:03
89Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis2:12:42
90Matthias Russ (Ger) Milram2:17:39
91Kjell Carlström (Fin) Liquigas2:17:50
92Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:18:25
93Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step2:18:26
94Adam Hansen (Aus) Columbia-HTC2:19:46
95Martin Velits (Svk) Milram2:20:48
96Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:20:50
97Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam2:22:26
98Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:22:57
99Paul Voss (Ger) Milram2:27:43
100Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:27:53
101Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervélo TestTeam2:28:38
102Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil2:28:48
103Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC2:28:53
104Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil2:32:05
105Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux2:32:39
106Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:35:43
107André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:36:32
108Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Saxo Bank2:37:38
109William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom2:38:05
110Michael Schär (Swi) Astana2:39:45
111Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:40:56
112Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne2:42:38
113Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step2:46:18
114Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:46:43
115Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas2:47:06
116Javier Benitez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:51:10
117Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux2:51:56
118José Ruiz (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur2:51:58
119Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:52:13
120Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux2:53:02
121Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo2:53:17
122Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Columbia-HTC2:53:44
123Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC2:55:24
124Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2:57:16
125Christophe Brandt (Bel) Silence-Lotto2:57:50
126Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas2:58:07
127Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2:58:10
128Emanuele Bindi (Ita) Lampre-NGC3:00:24
129Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank3:01:15
130Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana3:06:28
131Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas3:08:41
132Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin-Slipstream3:09:57
133Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Lampre-NGC3:13:53
134Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Columbia-HTC3:16:05
135Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin-Slipstream3:17:50
136Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux3:18:41
137José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3:19:05
138Jens Mouris (Ned) Vacansoleil3:19:54
139Damien Gaudin (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom3:29:02

Points classification
1André Greipel (Ger) Columbia-HTC150pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne111
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas101
4Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto99
5Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi89
6Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil68
7Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia68
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank68
9Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas64
10Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis64
11Jürgen Roelandts (Bel) Silence-Lotto55
12David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis54
13David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia47
14Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia42
15Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Silence-Lotto42
16Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas42
17Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank40
18William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom39
19Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto36
20David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia34
21Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank33
22Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale30
23Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Lampre-NGC30
24Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam28
25Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne27
26Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi24
27Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale23
28David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Slipstream21
29Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC21
30Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo21
31Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil20
32Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne20
33Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux18
34Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervélo TestTeam18
35Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis16
36Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia15
37Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step14
38Christian Knees (Ger) Milram13
39Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil13
40David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto12
41Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux12
42Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12
43Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step12
44Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11
45Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne11
46Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur11
47Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank10
48Francisco Jose Pacheco Torres (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9
49Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux9
50Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia9
51Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank9
52Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank8
53Karsten Kroon (Ned) Saxo Bank8
54Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis7
55Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana7
56Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo7
57Gregory Henderson (NZl) Columbia-HTC6
58Francisco José Martínez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6
59Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana6
60Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis6
61Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank5
62Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom5
63Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam4
64Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step4
65Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur4
66Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux3
67Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3
68Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3
69Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis3
70Mickaël Delage (Fra) Silence-Lotto3
71Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream2
72Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Astana2
73Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam2
74Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil2
75Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1
76Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto1
77Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia1
78Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank1
79Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo1

Mountains classification
1David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis186pts
2David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto99
3Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo73
4Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne67
5Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia61
6Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank60
7Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur59
8Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank58
9Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil54
10Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi52
11Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis51
12Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto45
13Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia34
14Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis34
15Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream32
16Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas32
17Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank32
18David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia29
19Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia25
20Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale24
21Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank22
22Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis21
23Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi20
24Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto19
25Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank19
26Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne18
27Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17
28Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil16
29Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi14
30Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam13
31Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo13
32Aitor Hernández (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi12
33Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia12
34Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo12
35Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas11
36Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi11
37Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC10
38David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia10
39Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale10
40Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto10
41Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10
42Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank9
43Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo9
44Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto8
45Paul Voss (Ger) Milram8
46Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto7
47Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto7
48Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur6
49Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana6
50Christian Knees (Ger) Milram6
51Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi6
52Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank5
53Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5
54José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne5
55Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step4
56William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom4
57Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne3
58Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas3
59Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis3
60Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux3
61Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank3
62Arkaitz Durán (Spa) Fuji-Servetto3
63Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3
64Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step3
65Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne3
66Martin Velits (Svk) Milram3
67Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil3
68Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil3
69Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis2
70Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis2
71Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne1
72Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana1
73Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam1
74Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram1
75Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC1

Combination classification
1Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne7pts
2Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi17
3Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia17
4Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto19
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank22
6Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas29
7David Moncoutié (Fra) Cofidis40
8Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil52
9Juan José Cobo (Spa) Fuji-Servetto53
10Joaquím Rodríguez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne58
11David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia61
12Philip Deignan (Irl) Cervélo TestTeam63
13David De La Fuente (Spa) Fuji-Servetto66
14Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Lampre-NGC74
15Gustavo César Veloso (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia74
16Manuel Váquez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo79
17David Herrero (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia79
18Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale93
19Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank93
20Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Saxo Bank94
21Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia102
22Igor Antón (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi104
23Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne105
24Leonardo Duque (Col) Cofidis111
25Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step112
26Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas112
27Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur115
28Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Xacobeo Galicia116
29Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank122
30Jesús Hernández (Spa) Astana123
31Bingen Fernández (Spa) Cofidis123
32Rein Taaramäe (Est) Cofidis123
33Mickaël Chérel (Fra) Française des Jeux126
34Daniel Moreno (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne127
35Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank128
36Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Saxo Bank130
37Christian Knees (Ger) Milram131
38Juan Manuel Gárate (Spa) Rabobank132
39Adrián Palomares (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo132
40Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale132
41Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi136
42Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil136
43Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis137
44Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis140
45Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Slipstream140
46Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas142
47Françis De Greef (Bel) Silence-Lotto143
48Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana144
49Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia149
50Tadej Valjavec (Slo) AG2R La Mondiale150
51Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi160
52Julián Sánchez (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo161
53Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank163
54William Bonnet (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom183
55Jesús Del Nero (Spa) Fuji-Servetto195
56Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Fuji-Servetto196
57Jesús Rosendo (Spa) Andalucía-Cajasur198
58Xavier Florencio (Spa) Cervélo TestTeam205
59Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step213
60Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Fuji-Servetto219
61Dominik Roels (Ger) Milram232
62Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi232
63Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Contentpolis-Ampo244
64Paul Voss (Ger) Milram247
65Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne248
66Martin Velits (Svk) Milram258
67Matthé Pronk (Ned) Vacansoleil266
68Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil272
69Vicente Reynes (Spa) Columbia-HTC274
70José Vicente Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne301
71Jean Eudes Demaret (Fra) Cofidis306

Teams classification
1Xacobeo Galicia261:57:19
2Caisse D'Epargne0:23:43
3Astana0:31:39
4Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:39:37
5Fuji - Servetto0:52:23
6Rabobank0:57:35
7Euskaltel - Euskadi1:04:40
8Silence - Lotto1:07:04
9Cervelo Test Team1:19:27
10Liquigas1:34:05
11Française Des Jeux1:42:50
12AG2R - La Mondiale2:00:05
13Team Saxo Bank2:40:52
14Contentpolis - Ampo2:44:26
15Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team2:47:01
16Lampre - N.G.C2:53:20
17Garmin - Slipstream3:06:47
18Andalucía - Cajasur3:09:09
19Quick Step3:44:40
20Team Milram3:45:36
21BBOX Bouygues Telecom5:01:08
22Team Columbia - HTC6:32:35

 

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