Degenkolb takes his fourth Vuelta stage

John Degenkolb of Argos-Shimano continued his domination of the sprints in Spain as he dashed to his fourth victory in the mass sprint finish of the tenth stage of the Vuelta a España in Sanxenxo. He went into the wind early and was nearly caught by Nacer Bouhanni of FDJ-BigMat, but the French champion had to settle for second, with RadioShack-Nissan's Daniele Bennati third.

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) easily retained his leader's jersey going into tomorrow's time trial.

Degenkolb launched his effort early in the finale, coming off Bennati's rear wheel. It looked as if he had gone too early and that Bouhanni, with a huge effort, would catch him. But the Frenchman couldn't maintain his pressure and Degenkolb eventually pulled away to celebrate his fourth sprint win.

"The sprint was really hard and the final was really just fighting," Degenkolb said afterwards, before paying tribute to his teammates. "The stage itself was not that hard because we controlled the race all day. The team did a really good job. I say it every time but it's true - I must thank the boys.”

The stage was an animated by a two-man break featuring Adrian Palomares (Andalucia) and Javier Aramendia (Caja RuraL). They built up a lead of nearly seven minutes at one point, but the sprinters' teams made sure they were caught again in time.

Along the coastline

One rider called it quits on the first rest day, John Gadret of AG2R, who had to give in to his gastrointestinal problems. The remaining 193 riders took off on a day whose only obstacle came within the first 15 kilometers.

And no sooner did the same start than there came an attack from the two Spanish wildcard teams, as has become almost routine. Today's duo proved to be Adrian Palomares of Andalucia, who was named most aggressive rider of the 2011 Vuelta, and Javier Aramendia of Caja Rural, in his third breakaway of the race.

The two took off early and various riders attempted to catch them, but unsuccessfully. They took a 2:09 lead on the peloton over the top of the day's only climb, the category 3 Alto de San Cosme at km. 14.5. From there they rapidly built up the gap, topping out at 6:42.

They took the first intermediate sprint, but behind them in the field, John Degenkolb made a point of jumping to grab the remaining one point and one bonus second. The Argos-Shimano sprinter recently had to surrender the points jersey to race leader Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and was willing to fight for every point to gain it back. Degenkolb repeated his feat at the second sprint later on.

The race had changed switched from the east coast to the west during the rest day, a lengthy haul from Catalonia to Galicia, and much of the day the field trekked around the coastline, rarely far from the water. The temperatures were comfortable in the mid-20s, and the wind played little to no role.

As the gap went over the six and a half minute mark, Argos-Shimano started worrying about Degenkolb's shot at his fourth stage win, and went to work. The gap correspondingly started coming down.

Sky moved in to help with the chase and the gap came down to just over a minute with 75 km to go, but it was too soon to catch the pair. The field cut back its speed and let the gap go back up to around the three minute mark.

The field waited patiently and then brought the gap back down, so that it was under 50 seconds with 40km to go.

The pair crossed the finish line in Sanxenxo for the first time and set off on the 37km finishing circuit with only a minimal lead. The pair did their best but were soon caught, and Argos Shimano and Katusha then led the way around the closing loop.

RadioShack-Nissan led the way under the flamme rouge, but Degenkolb was right behind them. He grabbed Bennati's rear wheel and went early into the lead. Bouhanni made a huge effort and nearly caught the speedy German, but had to settle for second place.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano4:47:24
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 1 - Cell 2
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-NissanRow 2 - Cell 2
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 7 - Cell 2
9Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 8 - Cell 2
10Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 9 - Cell 2
11Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 12 - Cell 2
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 15 - Cell 2
17Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - SharpRow 16 - Cell 2
18Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 17 - Cell 2
19Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 18 - Cell 2
20Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 20 - Cell 2
22Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 21 - Cell 2
23Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:04
25Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 25 - Cell 2
27Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 27 - Cell 2
29Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - SharpRow 28 - Cell 2
30Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 29 - Cell 2
31Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 30 - Cell 2
32Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 32 - Cell 2
34Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 33 - Cell 2
35Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 34 - Cell 2
36Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-NissanRow 35 - Cell 2
37Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 36 - Cell 2
38Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 39 - Cell 2
41Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 40 - Cell 2
42Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 41 - Cell 2
43Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 42 - Cell 2
44Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 44 - Cell 2
46Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 46 - Cell 2
48Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 49 - Cell 2
51Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISDRow 52 - Cell 2
54Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) AndaluciaRow 54 - Cell 2
56Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 55 - Cell 2
57Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 56 - Cell 2
58Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISDRow 57 - Cell 2
59Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 58 - Cell 2
60Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 59 - Cell 2
61Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 60 - Cell 2
62Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 63 - Cell 2
65Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 64 - Cell 2
66Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 65 - Cell 2
67Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 66 - Cell 2
68Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 67 - Cell 2
69Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 68 - Cell 2
70Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - SharpRow 69 - Cell 2
71Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 70 - Cell 2
72Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 73 - Cell 2
75Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 75 - Cell 2
77Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 76 - Cell 2
78Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 77 - Cell 2
79Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-ShimanoRow 78 - Cell 2
80Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 79 - Cell 2
81Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 80 - Cell 2
82Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 85 - Cell 2
87Hernani Broco (Por) Caja RuralRow 86 - Cell 2
88Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 87 - Cell 2
89Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-NissanRow 88 - Cell 2
90Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 91 - Cell 2
93Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja RuralRow 93 - Cell 2
95Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:00:17
96Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja RuralRow 95 - Cell 2
97Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-ShimanoRow 96 - Cell 2
98Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 98 - Cell 2
100Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 99 - Cell 2
101Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 100 - Cell 2
102Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big MatRow 101 - Cell 2
103Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-NissanRow 102 - Cell 2
104Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 103 - Cell 2
105Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 104 - Cell 2
106Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:23
107Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-NissanRow 106 - Cell 2
108Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:27
109William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 108 - Cell 2
110Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 109 - Cell 2
111Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan0:00:32
112Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:00:34
113Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-NissanRow 112 - Cell 2
114Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 113 - Cell 2
115Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 114 - Cell 2
116Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-NissanRow 115 - Cell 2
117Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:38
118Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:42
119Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 118 - Cell 2
120Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 119 - Cell 2
121Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:44
122Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
123Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:00:48
124Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 124 - Cell 2
126Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:00:52
127Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:01:06
128Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:01:11
129Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:01:14
130Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:19
131Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:01:42
132Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 131 - Cell 2
133Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 132 - Cell 2
134Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 133 - Cell 2
135Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-ShimanoRow 134 - Cell 2
136Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:02:34
137Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:02:40
138Javier Chacon (Spa) AndaluciaRow 137 - Cell 2
139Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 138 - Cell 2
140Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 139 - Cell 2
141Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 140 - Cell 2
142Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja RuralRow 142 - Cell 2
144Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-NissanRow 143 - Cell 2
145Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 145 - Cell 2
147Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 146 - Cell 2
148Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 148 - Cell 2
150Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) AndaluciaRow 150 - Cell 2
152Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 151 - Cell 2
153Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 152 - Cell 2
154Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 153 - Cell 2
155Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 154 - Cell 2
156Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 155 - Cell 2
157Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 156 - Cell 2
158Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 157 - Cell 2
159Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 158 - Cell 2
160Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-ShimanoRow 159 - Cell 2
161Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:49
162Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha TeamRow 161 - Cell 2
163Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
164Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) AndaluciaRow 164 - Cell 2
166Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 165 - Cell 2
167Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) AndaluciaRow 166 - Cell 2
168Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) AndaluciaRow 167 - Cell 2
169Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) AndaluciaRow 168 - Cell 2
170Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 169 - Cell 2
171David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 170 - Cell 2
172Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-ShimanoRow 171 - Cell 2
173Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 172 - Cell 2
174Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 173 - Cell 2
175Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 174 - Cell 2
176Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 175 - Cell 2
177Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 176 - Cell 2
178Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 177 - Cell 2
179Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 178 - Cell 2
180Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 179 - Cell 2
181Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 180 - Cell 2
182Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 181 - Cell 2
183Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 182 - Cell 2
184Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 183 - Cell 2
185Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 184 - Cell 2
186Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 185 - Cell 2
187Danny Pate (USA) Sky ProcyclingRow 186 - Cell 2
188Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:04:05
189Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural0:05:02
190Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia0:06:13
191Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 190 - Cell 2
192Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia0:06:54
193Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:14:27
DNSJohn Gadret (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 193 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano25pts
2Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Vigo, km. 50,3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia4pts
2Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2Row 1 - Cell 3
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2- Combarro, km. 139,6
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia4pts
2Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2Row 1 - Cell 3
3John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Alto de San Cosme (Cat. 3) km. 14
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team14:22:12
2Garmin - SharpRow 1 - Cell 2
3Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:00:04
4Caja Rural0:00:08
5AG2R La MondialeRow 4 - Cell 2
6Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Movistar TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 8 - Cell 2
10Lampre - ISDRow 9 - Cell 2
11FDJ - Big MatRow 10 - Cell 2
12Radioshack - NissanRow 11 - Cell 2
13Liquigas - CannondaleRow 12 - Cell 2
14Omega Pharma - QuickstepRow 13 - Cell 2
15Katusha Team0:00:12
16Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Team Argos - Shimano0:00:21
18Lotto Belisol Team0:00:27
19SKY Procycling0:00:38
20Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:01:03
21Orica Greenedge0:01:05
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General classification after stage 10
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team39:32:23
2Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:53
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:01:00
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:07
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:01
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:02:08
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:34
8Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:07
9Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:18
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:03:27
11Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:03:40
12Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:03:43
14Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:03:58
15Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:04:00
16Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:02
17Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:29
18Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:04:32
19Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:05:24
20Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:05:45
21Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:50
22Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:03
23Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:06:30
24Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:07:00
25Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:07:07
26Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:17
27Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:08:03
28Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:08:22
29Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:25
30Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:09:55
31Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:09:56
32Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:11:33
33Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:11:59
34Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:09
35Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:12:18
36Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:12:21
37Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:20
38Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp0:15:09
39Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:21
40Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:15:52
41Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:17:43
42Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:18:05
43Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:51
44Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:19:36
45Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:21:49
46Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan0:22:43
47Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:24:28
48Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:24:59
49Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:06
50Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:25:27
51Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural0:25:44
52Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:27:05
53Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:28:02
54Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:28:50
55Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:31:22
56Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:31:45
57Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:32:55
58Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:33:58
59Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:34:48
60Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:34:52
61Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:34:53
62Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:35:12
63Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:35:21
64Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:35:39
65Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:36:38
66Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:36:56
67Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:37:02
68Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:37:31
69Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan0:37:33
70Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:37:48
71Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:38:21
72Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:38:27
73David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural0:38:28
74Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:38:29
75Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:39:42
76Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:39:55
77Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:05
78Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team0:40:23
79Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:41:37
80Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:42:04
81Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:42:18
82Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:42:40
83Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:44:11
84Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:44:15
85Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:44:31
86Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:44:41
87Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:45:14
88Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:46:03
89Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:46:07
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:46:12
91Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:46:25
92Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:47:52
93Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:48:13
94Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:48:46
95Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:48:54
96Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:48:58
97Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:49:03
98Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:49:08
99Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:16
100Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan0:50:02
101Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia0:50:12
102Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:52:00
103Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:52:02
104Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:52:17
105Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:52:31
106Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:53:06
107Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat0:53:16
108Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:18
109Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:53:21
110Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:53:31
111Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:34
112Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge0:53:36
113Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:53:51
114Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia0:53:56
115Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:54:11
116Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:54:44
117Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia0:55:27
118Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:55:40
119Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:55:57
120Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:56:03
121Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:56:35
122Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:57:05
123Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:57:34
124Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:57:44
125Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:57:45
126Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia0:58:31
127Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:58:35
128Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:58:37
129Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:58:53
130Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:59:41
131Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia0:59:52
132Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge1:00:04
133Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team1:00:06
134Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:00:17
135John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano1:00:19
136Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano1:00:35
137Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team1:02:16
138Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:02:42
139Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp1:03:07
140Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp1:03:27
141Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:03:44