Bennati sprints to photo-finish victory in Valladolid

Daniele Bennati (RadioShack-Nissan) sprinted to victory on stage 18 of the Vuelta a Espana from Aguilar de Campoo to Valladolid, pipping Ben Swift (Team Sky) to the line. Allan Davis (Orica-GreenEdge) finished third while there was no change in the overall standings with Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank – Tinkoff Bank) retaining his lead in the general classification.

Bennati, who had gone a year without a victory, his last coming on stage 20 of the Vuelta last year, used his experience to time his sprint to perfection in the final 300 meters, allowing Allan Davis and Swift to position themselves on the front before coming through in the final few meters to win by less than half a wheel. The Italian dedicated the win to the late Wouter Weylandt, the last winner of a Vuelta stage in Valladolid in 2008.

"I am really tired but very happy. This was hard work but it’s a special day. Four years ago Wouter won on this finish line and for sure today he was with me. He was a good friend and good teammate and today I feel he gave me extra forces to win. I also thought of my grandfather today who passed on during training camp last winter. I dedicate this win to both of them," Bennati said.

“I’m happy for my teammates too. They worked all day and we were focused on this stage. The stages have been hot and challenging so far but the team was determined to work for me. I received incredible support from my teammates as well as directors José Azevedo and Luca Guercilena. I’ve tried in many previous stages but things didn’t go completely right until today. Each day since the Vuelta started I’ve felt stronger and stronger, and finally today I was strong enough. It’s always this way for me in a grand tour – I am at my best in the final week.”

John Degenkolb (Argos-Shimano), winner of four Vuelta stages in this year’s race, found himself blocked in with 200 meters remaining and despite a late charge the German was forced to settle for 5th on the stage.

After yesterday’s dramatic events stage 18 gave the sprinters their first opportunity to shine since the start of the third week. Three stages in the mountains had clearly tired the peloton but with the majority of the Vuelta teams still on the hunt for a stage win attacks were still expected.

As soon as the flag dropped, several riders took off and three of them stayed away, to be joined moments later by two more. Luis Angel Mate (Cofidis), Gatis Smukulis (Katusha), Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM), Brent Bookwalter (BMC) and Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Andalucia) built up a lead of 4:50 as they raced across the Spanish plains but with Sky and RadioShack still hunting for their first stage wins there was little chance of the break succeeding.

There was little action for much of the stage, as the quintet stayed ahead with a gap that tended to hover around the 3:30 mark.

With 33km to go, the sprinters' teams had turned serious and brought the gap down to about 1:30. Shortly thereafter a crash in the middle of the road brought down several riders, including Movistar's Nairo Quintana and Linus Gerdemann of RadioShack-Nissan. Quintana was able to shake off an apparent hand injury, but Gerdemann had to abandon the race with unknown injuries.

The lead quintet tried to stay away and when it became obvious that that strategy wouldn't work, they all tried to get away individually. That didn't work either, and with the lack of co-operation helping the peloton gather them in again, with about 17km to go the deed was done.

That led to the tempo being picked up enormously. The field split, although it came partially back together a bit later, and it looked as if the wind might finally play a role. Katusha jumped to the head of things with Joaquim Rodriguez himself taking a turn in front, leading to speculation that he was planning a move.

It didn't happen, though. The only effect was that a Katusha rider jumped for the intermediate sprint, to keep the points out of Degenkolb’s hands.

Sky was determined to take the win today, and drove much of the last kilometers, setting a very high pace. Swift had a perfect set up and went in the wind at 200 meters – perhaps too soon. Bennati charged up from behind and was able to grab the win by a whisker.

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Full Results
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan4:17:17
2Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:01
3Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 2 - Cell 2
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 3 - Cell 2
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-ShimanoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 5 - Cell 2
7Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-ShimanoRow 7 - Cell 2
9Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 8 - Cell 2
10Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:00:06
11Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 11 - Cell 2
13Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 12 - Cell 2
14Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 13 - Cell 2
15Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 14 - Cell 2
16Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 15 - Cell 2
17Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:00:08
18Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 17 - Cell 2
19Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:00:10
20Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 22 - Cell 2
24Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 26 - Cell 2
28William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 27 - Cell 2
29Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 30 - Cell 2
32Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 31 - Cell 2
33Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - SharpRow 32 - Cell 2
34Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 33 - Cell 2
35Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-NissanRow 35 - Cell 2
37Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 37 - Cell 2
39Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja RuralRow 39 - Cell 2
41Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 40 - Cell 2
42Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 41 - Cell 2
43Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 42 - Cell 2
44Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 43 - Cell 2
45Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 44 - Cell 2
46Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 45 - Cell 2
47Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 46 - Cell 2
48Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISDRow 47 - Cell 2
49David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja RuralRow 48 - Cell 2
50Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 50 - Cell 2
52Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big MatRow 51 - Cell 2
53Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 52 - Cell 2
54Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 53 - Cell 2
55Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 54 - Cell 2
56Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISDRow 56 - Cell 2
58Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 58 - Cell 2
60Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 60 - Cell 2
62Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 61 - Cell 2
63Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 62 - Cell 2
64Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 63 - Cell 2
65Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 65 - Cell 2
67Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 66 - Cell 2
68Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 67 - Cell 2
69Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 68 - Cell 2
70Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 69 - Cell 2
71Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-NissanRow 70 - Cell 2
72Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 72 - Cell 2
74Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 73 - Cell 2
75Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 76 - Cell 2
78Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 77 - Cell 2
79Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 78 - Cell 2
80Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big MatRow 79 - Cell 2
81Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 80 - Cell 2
82Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - SharpRow 81 - Cell 2
83Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 82 - Cell 2
84Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 86 - Cell 2
88Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 87 - Cell 2
89Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 88 - Cell 2
90Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 89 - Cell 2
91Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:21
92Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:00:35
93Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 92 - Cell 2
94Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 93 - Cell 2
95Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 94 - Cell 2
96Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-ShimanoRow 95 - Cell 2
97Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:00:51
98Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-ShimanoRow 97 - Cell 2
99Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:00:55
100Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge0:01:02
101Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:01:05
102Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:01:08
103Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:01:12
104Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling0:01:44
105Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:01:52
106Hernani Broco (Por) Caja RuralRow 105 - Cell 2
107Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) AndaluciaRow 106 - Cell 2
108Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 108 - Cell 2
110Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja RuralRow 109 - Cell 2
111Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 110 - Cell 2
112Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 111 - Cell 2
113Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 113 - Cell 2
115Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 115 - Cell 2
117Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 116 - Cell 2
118Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 117 - Cell 2
119Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 120 - Cell 2
122Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 121 - Cell 2
123Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 122 - Cell 2
124Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja RuralRow 123 - Cell 2
125Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 124 - Cell 2
126Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 125 - Cell 2
127Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 126 - Cell 2
128Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 128 - Cell 2
130Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 129 - Cell 2
131Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 130 - Cell 2
132Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 131 - Cell 2
133Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:02:02
134Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
135Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 134 - Cell 2
136Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:02:06
137Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:02:08
138Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:02:41
139Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:04:42
140Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 139 - Cell 2
141Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-NissanRow 140 - Cell 2
142Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-NissanRow 141 - Cell 2
143Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) AndaluciaRow 142 - Cell 2
144David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 143 - Cell 2
145Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 146 - Cell 2
148Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
152Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia0:06:18
153Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) AndaluciaRow 152 - Cell 2
154Javier Chacon (Spa) AndaluciaRow 153 - Cell 2
155Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) AndaluciaRow 154 - Cell 2
156Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
157Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - SharpRow 156 - Cell 2
158Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
159Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-NissanRow 158 - Cell 2
160Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 159 - Cell 2
161Richie Porte (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 160 - Cell 2
162Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 161 - Cell 2
163Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-ShimanoRow 162 - Cell 2
164Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 163 - Cell 2
165Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-ShimanoRow 164 - Cell 2
166Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 165 - Cell 2
167Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 166 - Cell 2
168Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 167 - Cell 2
169Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) AndaluciaRow 168 - Cell 2
170Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 169 - Cell 2
171Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 170 - Cell 2
172Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 171 - Cell 2
173Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 172 - Cell 2
174Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 173 - Cell 2
175Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 174 - Cell 2
176Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 175 - Cell 2
177Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 176 - Cell 2
178Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:25:25
DNFLinus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-NissanRow 178 - Cell 2
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Points
1Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan25pts
2Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale14Row 3 - Cell 3
5John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Valladolid, 166.7km
1Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4pts
2Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Zaratán, 198km
1Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team4pts
2Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Most combative rider
1Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team
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Teams
1Orica GreenEdge12:51:57
2RadioShack-Nissan0:00:10
3Sky ProcyclingRow 2 - Cell 2
4AG2R La Mondiale0:00:14
5Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lampre - ISDRow 5 - Cell 2
7Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:20
8Astana Pro TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Liquigas-CannondaleRow 8 - Cell 2
10Garmin - Sharp0:00:22
11Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 10 - Cell 2
12Caja Rural0:00:24
13Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff BankRow 13 - Cell 2
15Katusha TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16FDJ-Big MatRow 15 - Cell 2
17Team Argos - Shimano0:00:29
18BMC Racing Team0:00:35
19Lotto Belisol Team0:01:05
20Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:02
21Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:06
22Andalucia0:12:46
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General classification after stage 18
1Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank72:25:21
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:52
3Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team0:02:28
4Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling0:09:40
5Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team0:11:36
6Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:02
7Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:12:55
8Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:13:06
9Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:13:49
10Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:14:10
11Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:15:54
12Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:22
13Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:17:11
14Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:18:07
15Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:18:12
16Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:18:18
17Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD0:19:13
18Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:20:08
19Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:20:24
20Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:28:13
21Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:28:48
22Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:29:24
23Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:36:59
24Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:37:39
25Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:40:30
26Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:41:00
27Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:42:18
28Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:44:27
29Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:45:19
30Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:50:22
31Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - Sharp0:57:13
32Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:00:20
33Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:00:48
34Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team1:01:39
35Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:02:23
36Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team1:05:11
37Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team1:05:46
38Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:06:13
39Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team1:09:50
40Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team1:18:34
41Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:19:26
42Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team1:19:36
43Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan1:19:43
44Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team1:22:50
45Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:22:52
46Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:23:14
47Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:23:26
48Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:23:30
49Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep1:24:45
50Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale1:29:57
51Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne1:30:25
52Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:31:16
53Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:31:39
54Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:33:26
55Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural1:33:37
56Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team1:34:18
57Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team1:36:05
58Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:39:52
59Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team1:43:08
60Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat1:43:24
61Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp1:45:22
62Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale1:46:31
63Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team1:46:34
64Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team1:47:52
65Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank1:48:16
66Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD1:48:25
67Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD1:48:39
68Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:51:17
69Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team1:52:43
70Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1:53:01
71David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural1:53:23
72Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team1:54:18
73Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team1:54:20
74Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team1:57:54
75Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling1:58:32
76Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:00:31
77Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:00:58
78Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano2:01:19
79Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team2:01:27
80Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano2:04:21
81Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano2:04:52
82Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale2:04:56
83Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:05:06
84Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 83 - Cell 2
85Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan2:06:56
86Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale2:08:59
87Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:10:51
88Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2:14:38
89Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano2:15:37
90Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan2:15:54
91Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural2:15:59
92Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2:16:30
93Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2:17:15
94Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team2:18:14
95David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:18:57
96Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2:19:48
97Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan2:20:24
98Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge2:21:30
99Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:22:43
100Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia2:22:46
101Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team2:23:51
102Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2:26:36
103Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia2:26:57
104Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2:27:25
105Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:27:28
106Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling2:28:05
107Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team2:28:25
108Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team2:30:09
109Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat2:30:56
110Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team2:31:53
111Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team2:32:01
112Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:32:04
113Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2:32:36
114Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:34:33
115Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team2:35:08
116Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano2:35:51
117Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:36:04
118Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia2:36:08
119Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:36:37
120Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:37:11
121Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:37:17
122Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia2:38:05
123Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team2:39:19
124Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) AndaluciaRow 123 - Cell 2
125Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-Shimano2:39:32
126Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:40:21
127Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp2:41:13
128Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling2:41:18
129Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank2:41:29
130Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:42:09
131Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD2:42:28
132Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team2:42:59
133John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano2:45:44
134Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2:46:42
135Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:47:18
136Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2:47:22
137Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:47:46
138Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:48:44
139Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp2:48:55
140Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD2:49:04
141Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling2:49:32
142Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale2:49:55
143Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan2:50:27
144Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale2:51:08
145Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Sharp2:51:12
146Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:51:44
147Danny Pate (USA) Sky Procycling2:52:14
148Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2:54:16
149William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat2:54:19
150Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat2:54:29
151Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep2:54:43
152Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:57:42
153Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team2:59:12
154Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge3:00:30
155Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team3:00:31
156Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team3:02:02
157Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank3:02:45
158Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp3:04:42
159Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:05:01
160Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia3:05:22
161Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3:05:56
162Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team3:07:00
163Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3:10:28
164Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural3:10:46
165Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia3:10:50
166Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdge3:12:21
167Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3:14:24
168Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD3:14:41
169Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3:15:28
170Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale3:15:30
171Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja Rural3:19:27
172Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp3:20:13
173Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural3:24:06
174Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge3:24:14
175Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural3:30:51
176Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team3:32:43
177Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Andalucia3:46:51
178Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-Shimano3:54:30
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Points classification
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team170pts
2Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team159Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank152Row 2 - Cell 3
4John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano124Row 3 - Cell 3
5Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling93Row 4 - Cell 3
6Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan91Row 5 - Cell 3
7Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale74Row 6 - Cell 3
8Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge70Row 7 - Cell 3
9Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale59Row 8 - Cell 3
10Ben Swift (GBr) Sky Procycling58Row 9 - Cell 3
11Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team55Row 10 - Cell 3
12Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team53Row 11 - Cell 3
13Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team52Row 12 - Cell 3
14Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge47Row 13 - Cell 3
15Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team47Row 14 - Cell 3
16Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi47Row 15 - Cell 3
17Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team44Row 16 - Cell 3
18Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale44Row 17 - Cell 3
19Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp40Row 18 - Cell 3
20Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi33Row 19 - Cell 3
21Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale33Row 20 - Cell 3
22Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team32Row 21 - Cell 3
23Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep31Row 22 - Cell 3
24Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi31Row 23 - Cell 3
25Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD28Row 24 - Cell 3
26Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team28Row 25 - Cell 3
27Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team27Row 26 - Cell 3
28Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team27Row 27 - Cell 3
29Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural26Row 28 - Cell 3
30Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team26Row 29 - Cell 3
31Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling26Row 30 - Cell 3
32Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team25Row 31 - Cell 3
33Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep25Row 32 - Cell 3
34Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISD25Row 33 - Cell 3
35Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural24Row 34 - Cell 3
36Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale23Row 35 - Cell 3
37Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team23Row 36 - Cell 3
38Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling22Row 37 - Cell 3
39Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team22Row 38 - Cell 3
40Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team18Row 39 - Cell 3
41Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan17Row 40 - Cell 3
42Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team17Row 41 - Cell 3
43Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne16Row 42 - Cell 3
44Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team16Row 43 - Cell 3
45David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural16Row 44 - Cell 3
46Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team15Row 45 - Cell 3
47Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team15Row 46 - Cell 3
48Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural14Row 47 - Cell 3
49Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD14Row 48 - Cell 3
50Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne12Row 49 - Cell 3
51Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia12Row 50 - Cell 3
52Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling12Row 51 - Cell 3
53Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne12Row 52 - Cell 3
54Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD11Row 53 - Cell 3
55Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team11Row 54 - Cell 3
56Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team10Row 55 - Cell 3
57Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling10Row 56 - Cell 3
58Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano10Row 57 - Cell 3
59Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - Sharp10Row 58 - Cell 3
60Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team10Row 59 - Cell 3
61Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp10Row 60 - Cell 3
62Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural10Row 61 - Cell 3
63Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team9Row 62 - Cell 3
64Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team9Row 63 - Cell 3
65Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia8Row 64 - Cell 3
66Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team8Row 65 - Cell 3
67Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team8Row 66 - Cell 3
68Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team8Row 67 - Cell 3
69Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team8Row 68 - Cell 3
70Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team8Row 69 - Cell 3
71Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano8Row 70 - Cell 3
72Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano8Row 71 - Cell 3
73Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep7Row 72 - Cell 3
74Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge7Row 73 - Cell 3
75Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team6Row 74 - Cell 3
76Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team6Row 75 - Cell 3
77Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6Row 76 - Cell 3
78Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan6Row 77 - Cell 3
79Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team5Row 78 - Cell 3
80Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank5Row 79 - Cell 3
81Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team4Row 80 - Cell 3
82Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big Mat4Row 81 - Cell 3
83Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team4Row 82 - Cell 3
84Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team4Row 83 - Cell 3
85Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep4Row 84 - Cell 3
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