Rodriguez wins on Mirador de Ézaro

Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) secured his second stage win in this year’s Vuelta a España with a trademark acceleration atop the Mirador de Ézaro on stage 12, dropping all of his rivals to increase his buffer to 13 seconds in the overall battle.

Rodriguez and Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) distanced Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Chris Froome (Sky) on the lethally steep final climb but in the final 200 meters Rodriguez kicked for the line, leaving a stranded Contador to hold on for second place. The Katusha captain now leads the race by 13 seconds from Contador, with Froome in third, 51 seconds adrift.

The 190 kilometre stage from Vilagarcía de Arousa to Mirador de Ézaro was destined to see overall favourites contest the win. Although only 1.9 kilometres in length the final ascent reached pitches of 30 per cent in places.

Rodriguez was already the favourite for the stage win after his win at Jaca and his impressive time trial on stage 11, and he used his team effectively in the early stages of the race.

After a frantic start Amael Moinard (BMC), Cameron Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge), Mikel Astarloza (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) jumped away after 75 kilometres. Katusha policed the peloton but allowed the four leaders to establish a gap of over seven minutes with 80 kilometres to race.

As the bunch wove along the coast it appeared as through the break might succeed. Astarloza and De Weert took brutish turns, while Meyer was clearly confident after his 8th place in yesterday’s time trial.

The four leaders passed through Queiruga with 5 minutes in hand, and when there was crash in the bunch inside the final 30 kilometres the break still had over four minutes. But despite the brief lull in the peloton and the abandon of Xabier Zandio (Team Sky), the chase found its momentum.

Movistar added extra impetus to Katusha’s efforts, aware that if the break only had 45-50 seconds at the foot of the climb then they would have little chance of surviving.

The lead was down to 2:43 with 14 kilometres remaining as the battle for position ensued.

Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) moved to the front as the peloton swung onto the lower slopes of the climb. The break had just a handful of seconds with Astarloza the only survivor able to cope with the terrain. When Flecha and then Stannard both dropped off Igor Anton (Euskaltel) attacked. Attack was perhaps the best form of defence for the climber who has lost time throughout this year’s race and he nimbly opened a brief gap on the favourites.

Rodriguez had glued himself to Contador’s rear wheel at the start of the climb but was the first to react to Anton’s move. This time it was Contador who followed, tracking the race leader as a gap appeared to the rest of the favourites.

Chris Froome immediately lost ground and it was his teammate Sergio Luis Henao who drove a chase group that included Robert Gesink, Daniel Moreno, Froome and Valverde.

With Anton and Astarloza caught the stage was wide open. But Henao’s work appeared to pay off when the gap to Contador and Rodriguez closed to within a meter.

But now it was Contador’s turn to attack. Rodriguez, looking ever more a favourite, followed as Valderde launched a desperate defence.

Inside the final 200 meters Contador could only watch as Rodriguez opened up for the line, taking 12 seconds out of the Saxo Bank leader. Valverde was home next, with Gesink and a weary Froome in fourth and fifth. Anton held on for seventh but remains outside of the top ten in the overall classification.

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Full Results
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team4:24:32
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:00:08
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:13
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:20
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:23
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:27
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:00:31
9Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:00:33
10Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:36
11Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 10 - Cell 2
12Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 11 - Cell 2
13Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:39
14Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 14 - Cell 2
16Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:43
17Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:44
18Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:00:47
19Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:00:52
20Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISDRow 19 - Cell 2
21Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:00:57
22Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 21 - Cell 2
23Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 22 - Cell 2
24Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 23 - Cell 2
25Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 26 - Cell 2
28Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:01:05
29Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - SharpRow 28 - Cell 2
30Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:01:13
31Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 30 - Cell 2
32Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:01:18
33David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja RuralRow 32 - Cell 2
34Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 33 - Cell 2
35Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:26
38Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural0:01:27
39Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:28
40Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:01:32
41Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 40 - Cell 2
42Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-ShimanoRow 41 - Cell 2
43Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 42 - Cell 2
44Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:01:41
47Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:01:42
48Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural0:01:44
49Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia0:01:56
52Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 51 - Cell 2
53Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:58
54Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 53 - Cell 2
55Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 54 - Cell 2
56Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:02:01
57Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 56 - Cell 2
58Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:02:08
59Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 58 - Cell 2
60Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 59 - Cell 2
61Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:02:13
62Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) AndaluciaRow 61 - Cell 2
63Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia0:02:21
64Javier Chacon (Spa) AndaluciaRow 63 - Cell 2
65Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-NissanRow 64 - Cell 2
66Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 66 - Cell 2
68Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:26
69Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:29
70Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-ShimanoRow 69 - Cell 2
71Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big MatRow 70 - Cell 2
72Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-ShimanoRow 71 - Cell 2
73Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 72 - Cell 2
74Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:02:41
75Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-NissanRow 74 - Cell 2
76Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:44
77Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:46
78Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 77 - Cell 2
79Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 78 - Cell 2
80Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 79 - Cell 2
81Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 80 - Cell 2
82Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 81 - Cell 2
83Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:02:53
84Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:00
85Richie Porte (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 84 - Cell 2
86Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:05
87Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat0:03:08
88Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 87 - Cell 2
89Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-ShimanoRow 88 - Cell 2
90Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 91 - Cell 2
93Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 93 - Cell 2
95Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 94 - Cell 2
96Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:19
97Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-NissanRow 96 - Cell 2
98Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 97 - Cell 2
99Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 99 - Cell 2
101Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 100 - Cell 2
102Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-NissanRow 101 - Cell 2
103Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 103 - Cell 2
105Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 106 - Cell 2
108Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:37
110Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:41
111Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 110 - Cell 2
112Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 111 - Cell 2
113Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) AndaluciaRow 113 - Cell 2
115Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) AndaluciaRow 114 - Cell 2
116Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 115 - Cell 2
117Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 116 - Cell 2
118Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 117 - Cell 2
119Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja RuralRow 118 - Cell 2
120Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-NissanRow 119 - Cell 2
121Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 121 - Cell 2
123William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 122 - Cell 2
124Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 123 - Cell 2
125Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 124 - Cell 2
126Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:04:05
127Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 126 - Cell 2
128Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 127 - Cell 2
129Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-NissanRow 128 - Cell 2
130Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:04:10
131Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:04:12
132Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 131 - Cell 2
133Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:04:25
135Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 134 - Cell 2
136Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 135 - Cell 2
137Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 136 - Cell 2
138Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team0:04:35
139Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:04:41
141David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:04:46
142Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-ShimanoRow 141 - Cell 2
143Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 142 - Cell 2
144Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:55
145Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp0:04:58
146Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 146 - Cell 2
148Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano0:05:10
149Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 148 - Cell 2
150Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 149 - Cell 2
151Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
152Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan0:05:19
153Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 152 - Cell 2
154Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia0:05:23
155Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:05:29
156Danny Pate (USA) Sky ProcyclingRow 155 - Cell 2
157Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 156 - Cell 2
158Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 157 - Cell 2
159Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 158 - Cell 2
160Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 159 - Cell 2
161Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 160 - Cell 2
162Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-ShimanoRow 161 - Cell 2
163Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 162 - Cell 2
164Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:05:46
165John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-ShimanoRow 164 - Cell 2
166Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:55
167Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:05:58
168Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:06:03
169Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team0:06:17
170Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural0:06:20
171Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:06:40
172Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:06:55
173Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:08
174Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:07:44
175Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:07:52
176Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:07:56
177Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:08:16
178Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:08:21
179Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-Nissan0:08:27
180Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 179 - Cell 2
181Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:08:33
182Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:08:41
183Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia0:09:02
184Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:09:18
185Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:09:24
186Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 185 - Cell 2
187Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team0:10:01
188Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) Andalucia0:32:31
189Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge0:32:35
190Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 189 - Cell 2
191Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol Team0:33:37
DNFDaniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 191 - Cell 2
DNFXabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 192 - Cell 2
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1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team25pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Noia, 128.4km
1Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi4pts
2Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Muros, 156.7km
1Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team4pts
2Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Mirador de Ézaro (Cat. 3) 190km
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team3pts
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Most combative
1Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
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1Rabobank Cycling Team13:15:19
2Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:17
3AG2R La Mondiale0:00:21
4Movistar Team0:00:31
5Lampre - ISD0:00:34
6Sky Procycling0:00:57
7Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:55
8Astana Pro Team0:01:59
9Caja Rural0:02:20
10Garmin - SharpRow 9 - Cell 2
11BMC Racing Team0:02:40
12Lotto Belisol Team0:02:46
13Katusha Team0:02:55
15Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:03:39
16FDJ-Big Mat0:03:44
18Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank0:04:15
19Orica GreenEdge0:04:29
20Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:36
22Team Argos - ShimanoRow 21 - Cell 2
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General classification after stage 12
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team44:50:35
2Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:00:13
3Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:51
4Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:20
5Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:02:59
6Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:03:29
7Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:22
8Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:05:17
9Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:05:18
10Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:01
11Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:08
12Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:06:35
13Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:06:47
14Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:51
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:06:55
16Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:07:01
17Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:04
18Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:07:10
19Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:13
20Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:08:25
21Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:08:40
22Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:15
23Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:10:10
24Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:10:22
25Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:11:12
26Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:11:41
27Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:12:15
28Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:12:21
29Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:14:04
30Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:14:44
31Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:14:45
32Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:15:28
33Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:16:01
34Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:16:39
35Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:18:57
36Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp0:19:18
37Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:19:27
38Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:21:19
39Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:22:06
40Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:22:44
41Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:23:28
42Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:24:11
43Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:25:30
44Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:25:45
45Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team0:25:46
46Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:26:22
47Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:29:10
48Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan0:30:33
49Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural0:30:38
50Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:32:03
51Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:32:07
52Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:35:01
53Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:35:59
54Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:36:18
55Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:36:23
56Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:36:26
57Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:36:49
58Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:38:28
59Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:39:57
60Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:40:18
61Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:40:23
62Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:41:02
63Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:41:50