Kittel confirms as top sprinter in Talavera de la Reina

Opportunities for the sprinters have been limited at this year’s Vuelta but Friday afternoon’s  finish  in Talavera de la Reina ended with thrills and spills as in-form German sprinter Marcel Kittel took out the seventh stage with a powerful kick.

Stage six winner Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) and experienced Spaniard Oscar Freire (Rabobank) took second and third respectively but Skil-Shimano were the only ones celebrating. Garmin-Cervélo sprinter Tyler Farrar and many other riders were left licking their wounds when they tumbled at speed, within sight of the line.

“It’s like a dream today,” said Kittel, who has enjoyed a stellar run over the past two months, with four stage victories in the Tour of Poland and another quartet in the Four Days of Dunkerque. He now has a Grand Tour win in that palmares and he paid tribute to his Skil-Shimano squad.

“We’re so proud of each other today,” continued Kittel. “We did really good teamwork and I’m so happy.”

Whilst Kittel was cashing in on his great form, the crash in the final metres spoiled the day for everyone else, bringing down not only fast men but general classification hopeful Michele Scarponi, who had to pick himself up off the pavement along with several others including Vacansoleil-DCM’s Michal Golas, who suffered some serious-looking facial and dental injuries.

The high drama came at the end of another rather unspectacular stage that saw Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) remain in the red leader’s jersey at day’s end despite the carnage in the final metres. The Frenchman still sits 15 seconds ahead of Katusha’s Dani Moreno, with the defending champion Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) looming large a further second behind in third overall.

Reining them in before Talavera de la Reina

The last time Talavera de la Reina hosted a stage finish of the Vuelta, two years ago, a break prevailed in the city as Anthony Roux braved the late storm and won ahead of a thundering peloton.

Today the winner came from the big bunch that belted into town, after the four-man breakaway was unable to repeat the heroics of two years ago. Cofidis pair Luis Angel Mate and Julien Fouchard, plus Antonio Cabello Baena (Andalucia Caja Granada) and Steve Houanard (AG2R La Mondiale) were the men making headway early in the stage to form the escape group.

The quartet touched eight minutes at one point and they still enjoyed a lead of 2:43 with 50km remaining. But a further 20km down the road that had dropped by a minute. The sprinters’ teams had matters in control and it was clear that they weren’t going to let this plucky group keep the spoils when pickings have been limited thus far in the Vuelta.

Soon after a minor crash with 27km remaining that delayed BMC Racing’s Greg Van Avermaet, it was Team Sky which opened the throttle and made life difficult for those caught in the accident and subsequently chasing the peloton.

The pace meant that the rear of the bunch had also split significantly, and following the savage acceleration, the break’s advantage was slashed to just 40 seconds. Soon after Mate tried to make his mark on the stage by heading off the front of the escapees’ group solo. It was in vain as Mate’s companions soon regained contact and countered the Spaniard, with Fouchard also trying his luck but becoming the final domino to fall with eight kilometres remaining.

Four kilometres later, with the finish not far away, it was time for HTC-Highroad to come to the front, battling Rabobank to position John Degenkolb and Leigh Howard at the head of the peloton as Team Sky’s riders positioned themselves to help another Australian, Chris Sutton, in his quest for another stage win. With the man who has tasted success in the finish city in 2007– Daniele Bennati – under their wing, Leopard-Trek’s riders pushed themselves into place with two kilometres from the finish but Kittel’s Skil-Shimano teammates took over from them in the final left-hand corner.

The Dutch squad’s train was impressive in the closing kilometre, with Kittel able to come out of his final teammate’s slipstream with just 200 metres remaining. Just as he hit the front, Farrar tangled with Golas and others, hit the ground hard, falling in front of his fellow sprinters and much of the peloton.

Upfront and out of danger, Kittel had the speed and power to hold off Sagan, Freire and Bennati for a deserved win despite the confusion behind him. His sprinting prowess confirmed that his recent run of success was no fluke and he could transfer that form to the Grand Tour stage.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano4:47:59
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 1 - Cell 2
3Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 3 - Cell 2
5Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank SungardRow 5 - Cell 2
7Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 6 - Cell 2
8Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 7 - Cell 2
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team AstanaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-HighroadRow 9 - Cell 2
11Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 11 - Cell 2
13Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 12 - Cell 2
14Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 14 - Cell 2
16Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team AstanaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 17 - Cell 2
19Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 19 - Cell 2
21Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 21 - Cell 2
23Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 24 - Cell 2
26Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard TrekRow 26 - Cell 2
28Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank SungardRow 28 - Cell 2
30Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 30 - Cell 2
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard TrekRow 31 - Cell 2
33Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard TrekRow 32 - Cell 2
34Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMCRow 33 - Cell 2
35Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 34 - Cell 2
36Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team AstanaRow 35 - Cell 2
37Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 37 - Cell 2
39Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShackRow 39 - Cell 2
41Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 41 - Cell 2
43Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 42 - Cell 2
44Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 44 - Cell 2
46Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard TrekRow 45 - Cell 2
47Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky ProcyclingRow 47 - Cell 2
49Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShackRow 49 - Cell 2
51Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 50 - Cell 2
52Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 51 - Cell 2
53Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 52 - Cell 2
54Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 53 - Cell 2
55Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 54 - Cell 2
56Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 57 - Cell 2
59Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 58 - Cell 2
60Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard TrekRow 59 - Cell 2
61Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 61 - Cell 2
63Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 63 - Cell 2
65Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 64 - Cell 2
66Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team AstanaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShackRow 66 - Cell 2
68Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team AstanaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 69 - Cell 2
71Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team AstanaRow 70 - Cell 2
72Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 73 - Cell 2
75Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 74 - Cell 2
76Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
79David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 78 - Cell 2
80Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 79 - Cell 2
81Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 80 - Cell 2
82Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank SungardRow 81 - Cell 2
83David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 82 - Cell 2
84Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-HighroadRow 83 - Cell 2
85Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 84 - Cell 2
86Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 85 - Cell 2
87Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 86 - Cell 2
88Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 87 - Cell 2
89Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 88 - Cell 2
90Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 90 - Cell 2
92Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 91 - Cell 2
93Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 92 - Cell 2
94Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 93 - Cell 2
95David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMCRow 94 - Cell 2
96Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMCRow 95 - Cell 2
97Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShackRow 96 - Cell 2
98Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 97 - Cell 2
99Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMCRow 98 - Cell 2
100Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 99 - Cell 2
101Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShackRow 100 - Cell 2
102Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 101 - Cell 2
103Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 102 - Cell 2
104Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISDRow 103 - Cell 2
105Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 104 - Cell 2
106Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank SungardRow 105 - Cell 2
107Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 106 - Cell 2
108Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 107 - Cell 2
109Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 108 - Cell 2
110Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 109 - Cell 2
111Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 110 - Cell 2
112Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 111 - Cell 2
113Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 112 - Cell 2
114John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 113 - Cell 2
115Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
118Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank SungardRow 117 - Cell 2
119Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-HighroadRow 118 - Cell 2
120Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMCRow 119 - Cell 2
121Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 120 - Cell 2
122Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 121 - Cell 2
123Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 122 - Cell 2
124Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 123 - Cell 2
125Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 125 - Cell 2
127Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 127 - Cell 2
129Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 129 - Cell 2
131Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard TrekRow 131 - Cell 2
133Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
135Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 134 - Cell 2
136Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 135 - Cell 2
137Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 136 - Cell 2
138Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-HighroadRow 137 - Cell 2
139Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 138 - Cell 2
140Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - ShimanoRow 139 - Cell 2
141Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShackRow 140 - Cell 2
142Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 141 - Cell 2
143Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 142 - Cell 2
144Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 143 - Cell 2
145Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 145 - Cell 2
147Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 146 - Cell 2
148Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-LottoRow 147 - Cell 2
149Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - ShimanoRow 148 - Cell 2
150Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 150 - Cell 2
152Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
153Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard TrekRow 152 - Cell 2
154Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing TeamRow 153 - Cell 2
155Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShackRow 154 - Cell 2
156Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShackRow 155 - Cell 2
157Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 156 - Cell 2
158Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - ShimanoRow 157 - Cell 2
159Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard TrekRow 158 - Cell 2
160Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 159 - Cell 2
161Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 160 - Cell 2
162Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar TeamRow 161 - Cell 2
163Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShackRow 162 - Cell 2
164Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 164 - Cell 2
166Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 165 - Cell 2
167Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 166 - Cell 2
168Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 167 - Cell 2
169Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 168 - Cell 2
170Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 169 - Cell 2
171Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 170 - Cell 2
172Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 171 - Cell 2
173Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 172 - Cell 2
174Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:51
175Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 174 - Cell 2
176Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-HighroadRow 175 - Cell 2
177Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 176 - Cell 2
178David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 177 - Cell 2
179Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 178 - Cell 2
180Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 179 - Cell 2
181Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISDRow 180 - Cell 2
182José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 181 - Cell 2
183Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 182 - Cell 2
184Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank SungardRow 183 - Cell 2
185Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-CerveloRow 184 - Cell 2
186Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 185 - Cell 2
187Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - ShimanoRow 186 - Cell 2
188Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 187 - Cell 2
189Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 188 - Cell 2
190Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 189 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - La Nava de Ricomalillo, 135km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada4pts
2Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Alcaudete de la Jara, 160km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale4pts
2Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Talavera de la Reina, 182.9km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano25pts
2Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Most combative rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Skil - Shimano14:23:57
2Liquigas-CannondaleRow 1 - Cell 2
3AG2R La MondialeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Quickstep Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Pro Team AstanaRow 4 - Cell 2
6Leopard TrekRow 5 - Cell 2
7Movistar TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Saxo Bank SungardRow 7 - Cell 2
9Sky ProcyclingRow 8 - Cell 2
10Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Lampre - ISDRow 11 - Cell 2
13Geox-TMCRow 12 - Cell 2
14HTC-HighroadRow 13 - Cell 2
15Team RadioShackRow 14 - Cell 2
16BMC Racing TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Andalucia Caja GranadaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 17 - Cell 2
19Katusha TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 19 - Cell 2
21Team Garmin-CerveloRow 20 - Cell 2
22Omega Pharma-LottoRow 21 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team27:29:12
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:15
3Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:00:16
4Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:00:23
5Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek0:00:25
6Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana0:00:41
7Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek0:00:44
8Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:00:49
9Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:52
11Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:00:53
12Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:57
13Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 12 - Cell 2
14Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack0:01:00
15Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:01
16Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad0:01:04
17Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:01:05
18Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack0:01:13
19Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC0:01:21
20Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:25
21Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:01:26
22Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack0:01:43
24Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:01:50
25Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:53
26Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC0:01:58
27Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:02:13
28Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:02:15
29David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:22
30Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:34
31Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC0:02:41
32Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:44
33Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana0:02:52
34Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:55
35Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC0:02:59
36Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:03:00
37Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:16
38Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:52
39Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:05:49
40Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:06:30
41Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team0:06:42
42Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:09:50
43Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard0:11:29
44Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:35
45Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:12:43
46Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Leopard Trek0:13:10
47Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team0:13:34
48Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team0:13:42
49Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Pro Team AstanaRow 48 - Cell 2
50Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team0:14:25
51Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:14:33
52Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:14:38
53Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano0:15:29
54Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:16:11
55Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale0:16:31
56Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:16:35
57Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:39
58Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:16:57
59Morris Possoni (Ita) Sky Procycling0:18:20
60Santo Anza (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:18:38
61Andrew Talansky (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:20:16
62Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling0:20:52
63Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:21:11
64Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana0:21:30
65Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:21:50
66Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:21:51
67Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:22:38
68Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:22:48
69Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:23:11
70Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek0:23:58
71Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:48
72David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC0:28:19
73Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:25
74Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:29:47
75Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano0:31:07
76Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek0:32:42
77Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:34:00
78Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Geox-TMC0:34:03
79Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack0:34:38
80Tanel Kangert (Est) Pro Team Astana0:34:39
81José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:34:59
82David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:35:42
83Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale0:35:44
84Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:35:47
85Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Saxo Bank Sungard0:36:43
86Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:36:47
87Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:36:56
88Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:37:15
89Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:37:22
90David Lelay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:38:01
91Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Pro Team Astana0:38:32
92Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:38:36
93Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:38:56
94Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:39:16
95Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:39:24
96Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:39:28
97Heinrich Haussler (Aus) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:41:14
98Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana0:41:19
99Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:41:47
100Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:42:20
101David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC0:42:37
102Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:43:13
103Matthew Busche (USA) Team RadioShack0:43:22
104Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada0:43:52
105Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:44:34
106Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:44:42
107Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:45:21
108Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:45:38
109Alan Marangoni (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:45:44
110Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:45:48
111Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:46:03
112Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:46:04
113Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:46:11
114Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana0:46:21
115Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:46:40
116Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:47:27
117Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:47:35
118Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team0:49:16
119Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:49:20
120Martin Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad0:50:21
121Nelson Oliveira (Spa) Team RadioShack0:50:27
122Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack0:50:42
123Bert Grabsch (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:51:09
124John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad0:52:34
125Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:53:16
126Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek0:53:24
127Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack0:53:33
128Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Team Garmin-Cervelo0:53:59
129Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team0:54:42
130Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:55:21
131Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Movistar Team0:56:19
132Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:56:30
133Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:57:05
134Davide Vigano (Ita) Leopard Trek0:57:18
135Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Lampre - ISD0:57:28
136Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:57:37
137Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team0:57:40
138Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:58:17
139Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard0:58:26
140Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:58:52
141Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek0:58:53
142Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:59:04
143Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling0:59:17
144Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack0:59:29
145Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:59:36
146Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:59:59
147Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:00:08
148Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team1:00:10
149Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team1:00:54
150Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:01:02
151Michael Albasini (Swi) HTC-Highroad1:01:18
152Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team1:01:38
153Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team1:01:48
154Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:03:01
155Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:03:10
156Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar Team1:04:29
157Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:06:20
158Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:07:16
159Simon Geschke (Ger) Skil - Shimano1:08:07
160Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad1:09:14
161Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard1:11:42
162Dario David Cioni (Ita) Sky Procycling1:11:53
163Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:12:20
164Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano1:13:07
165Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard1:13:59
166Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:16:35
167Matteo Carrara (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:16:44
168Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano1:17:41
169Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:17:49
170Antonio Cabello Baena (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:19:09
171Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:21:07
172Matthias Brandle (Aut) Geox-TMC1:21:11
173Nikolas Maes (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team1:22:16
174Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:23:34
175Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano1:23:49
176Jaroslaw Marycz (Pol) Saxo Bank Sungard1:25:46
177Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling1:26:33
178Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada1:27:18
179Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:28:29
180Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team1:28:46
181Albert Timmer (Ned) Skil - Shimano1:29:09
182Mads Christensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard1:29:19
183Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Skil - Shimano1:30:18
184Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:31:03
185Robert Wagner (Ger) Leopard Trek1:31:28
186Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Skil - Shimano1:33:06
187Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:36:55
188Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Team Garmin-Cervelo1:37:09
189Taylor Phinney (USA) BMC Racing Team1:37:21
190Nick Nuyens (Bel) Saxo Bank Sungard1:44:40
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale50pts
2Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team48Row 1 - Cell 3
3Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team48Row 2 - Cell 3
4Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team41Row 3 - Cell 3
5Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano41Row 4 - Cell 3
6Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team32Row 5 - Cell 3
7Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team28Row 6 - Cell 3
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team26Row 7 - Cell 3
9Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling25Row 8 - Cell 3
10Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale25Row 9 - Cell 3
11Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek24Row 10 - Cell 3
12Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale23Row 11 - Cell 3
13Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana23Row 12 - Cell 3
14Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto21Row 13 - Cell 3
15Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD20Row 14 - Cell 3
16Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale20Row 15 - Cell 3
17Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard20Row 16 - Cell 3
18Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale20Row 17 - Cell 3
19Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto20Row 18 - Cell 3
20Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek19Row 19 - Cell 3
21Ruslan Pydgornyy (Ukr) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team19Row 20 - Cell 3
22Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo16Row 21 - Cell 3
23Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack16Row 22 - Cell 3
24Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team16Row 23 - Cell 3
25Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo14Row 24 - Cell 3
26Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team13Row 25 - Cell 3
27Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale13Row 26 - Cell 3
28Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD12Row 27 - Cell 3
29Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack11Row 28 - Cell 3
30Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD11Row 29 - Cell 3
31Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD11Row 30 - Cell 3
32Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10Row 31 - Cell 3
33Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi10Row 32 - Cell 3
34Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10Row 33 - Cell 3
35Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard10Row 34 - Cell 3
36Tom Veelers (Ned) Skil - Shimano9Row 35 - Cell 3
37Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek8Row 36 - Cell 3
38Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada8Row 37 - Cell 3
39Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto7Row 38 - Cell 3
40David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne7Row 39 - Cell 3
41Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team7Row 40 - Cell 3
42Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team6Row 41 - Cell 3
43Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana6Row 42 - Cell 3
44John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad6Row 43 - Cell 3
45Leigh Howard (Aus) HTC-Highroad6Row 44 - Cell 3
46Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad5Row 45 - Cell 3
47Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad5Row 46 - Cell 3