Gilbert nabs Vuelta stage win in Barcelona

After a year of frustration, Philippe Gilbert finally opened his account as a BMC rider when he won stage 9 of the Vuelta a España in Barcelona, outsprinting red jersey Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha). The pair slipped clear on the climb of Montjuic in the finale, belatedly illuminating a stage that had taken the best part of 200 kilometres to ignite.

Rodriguez, a native of Barcelona, was eager to impress on home roads and he shut down an attack from Alessandro Ballan (BMC) before bounding clear of the main peloton with disarming ease on the day’s main strategic difficulty, the 3rd category Montjuic, which came just four kilometres from the finish.

The response from his rivals for overall victory was a sluggish one. Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) had attempted a speculative effort on the approach to the climb but the Spaniard – who returned from suspension in early August – didn’t have the legs to follow that effort up on Montjuic. Chris Froome (Sky) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) were similarly marked absent as Rodriguez stretched out his lead.

It was left to Gilbert and Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) to try and make up the deficit, with the Belgian eventually leaving Roche behind and inching his way across to Rodriguez’s rear wheel shortly before the summit of the one-kilometre climb. After a brief discussion on the pace-making duties at the beginning of the descent, the pair collaborated smoothly thereafter to carve up the spoils between them.

“The team’s plan was for Alessandro Ballan to attack on the steep climb and I was to wait for the sprint,” Gilbert explained afterwards. “But I realised that the climb was longer than it seemed in the roadbook. Ballan went a bit early and exploded a little, so when I saw Rodriguez up there, I knew I had to follow him. On the last 50 metres of the climb I went full gas and made it across.”

The picturesque descent from the Alto de Montjuic evoked images of the destructive discord between Freddy Maertens and Eddy Merckx at the 1973 world championships, but Gilbert and Rodriguez seemed to quickly understand that they both stood to gain from working together. “I knew he was riding more for the seconds than the win and I knew I would be faster than him in the sprint,” said Gilbert succinctly.

While Rodriguez may harbour some disappointment that he did not triumph on home roads, he had the considerable consolation of buttressing his overall lead still further. A disorganised pursuit behind meant that Froome and Contador both came home 12 seconds down, while the second-placed Rodriguez also picked up an 8-second time bonus for his troubles.

As the Vuelta enters its first rest day, Rodriguez has extended his advantage over Froome to 53 seconds, while he has a minute in hand on Contador, with Valverde a further 7 seconds back in 4th. Rodriguez may be set to struggle in Wednesday’s Pontevedra time trial, but he has prepared accordingly by diligently accumulating seconds over the course of the opening week.

Valkenburg calling

Sandwiched in between the Vuelta’s foray into the Pyrenees and the lengthy rest day transfer across northern Spain, stage 9 seemed destined from the outset to be decided wholly on the streets of Barcelona.

Inside the first kilometre of racing in Andorra, a four-man group featuring Mickael Buffaz (Cofidis), Bert-Jan Lindeman (Vacansoleil-DCM), Javier Chacon (Andalucia) and Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Sharp) was allowed to go clear, and the quartet dutifully built up a maximum lead of around five minutes without ever threatening to stay clear for the duration.

The break was duly swept up inside the final 25 kilometres thanks to the efforts of a coalition of teams, including Rabobank, Argos-Shimano and BMC, before Katusha began to flex their collective muscle in support of Joaquim Rodriguez in the finale.

As was the case in Andorra on Saturday, and indeed, for much of the 2012 season, Team Sky attempted to take over as the road began to climb on the approach to Montjuic, but their rhythm was upset by Contador’s surprise attack. Although Richie Porte snuffed that move out, the scene was set for aggression on Montjuic, and it was Rodriguez and Gilbert who emerged as the strongest.

For Gilbert, the win comes as something of a liberation after a torrid campaign. Winner of 18 races last season, there has been an inexplicably large gulf between Gilbert’s levels of performance in 2011 and 2012.

“It’s been one year since I last won and I’m very happy to win with BMC,” he said. “It’s a special victory because I had a hard season and I had a lot of criticism from the Belgian press. I never answered but I kept fighting from the beginning of the season to bring the shape back.”

After finding a spark of form on Montjuic, Gilbert will hope to stoke the flames still further as he builds to the world championships in Valkenburg in four weeks’ time. He may yet find Joaquim Rodriguez among his rivals there, although for now, the Catalan has more immediately pressing matters at hand.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team4:45:28
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:07
4Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:00:09
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-NissanRow 4 - Cell 2
6Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 6 - Cell 2
8Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:12
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 9 - Cell 2
11Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 10 - Cell 2
12Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISDRow 11 - Cell 2
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 14 - Cell 2
16Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Eros Capecchi (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 17 - Cell 2
19Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 18 - Cell 2
20Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 21 - Cell 2
23Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 23 - Cell 2
25Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-NissanRow 25 - Cell 2
27Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 27 - Cell 2
29Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 30 - Cell 2
32Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La MondialeRow 31 - Cell 2
33Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 32 - Cell 2
34Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 34 - Cell 2
36Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Jan Bakelants (Bel) Radioshack-NissanRow 36 - Cell 2
38Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 37 - Cell 2
39Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 38 - Cell 2
40Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 39 - Cell 2
41Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 40 - Cell 2
42Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-ShimanoRow 41 - Cell 2
43Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Garmin - SharpRow 42 - Cell 2
44Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISDRow 43 - Cell 2
45Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 44 - Cell 2
46Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 45 - Cell 2
47Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 48 - Cell 2
50Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 49 - Cell 2
51Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:00:28
53Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 52 - Cell 2
54Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 53 - Cell 2
55David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja RuralRow 54 - Cell 2
56Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 55 - Cell 2
57Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:00:34
58Rémi Pauriol (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:00:41
59Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 58 - Cell 2
60Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 59 - Cell 2
61Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:00:47
62Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:00:49
64Allan Davis (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:00:56
65Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:00:58
66Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:01:04
67Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 66 - Cell 2
68Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 68 - Cell 2
70Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 69 - Cell 2
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 71 - Cell 2
73Tiziano Dall'antonia (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 72 - Cell 2
74Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 73 - Cell 2
75Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 74 - Cell 2
76Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 75 - Cell 2
77Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 77 - Cell 2
79Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 78 - Cell 2
80Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 79 - Cell 2
81Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-NissanRow 80 - Cell 2
82Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 81 - Cell 2
83Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:33
84Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:01:35
85Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 84 - Cell 2
86Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:39
88Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) AndaluciaRow 87 - Cell 2
89Elia Viviani (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:01:51
90Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:02:11
91Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:02:20
92Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big MatRow 91 - Cell 2
93Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 92 - Cell 2
94Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 93 - Cell 2
95Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 94 - Cell 2
96Davide Vigano (Ita) Lampre - ISDRow 95 - Cell 2
97William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 96 - Cell 2
98John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-ShimanoRow 97 - Cell 2
99Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - SharpRow 98 - Cell 2
100Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickstepRow 99 - Cell 2
101Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-ShimanoRow 100 - Cell 2
102Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - EuskadiRow 101 - Cell 2
103Hernani Broco (Por) Caja RuralRow 102 - Cell 2
104Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:02:29
105Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:02:36
106Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:02:40
108Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:02:50
109Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:02:54
110Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 109 - Cell 2
111Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 110 - Cell 2
112Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-CannondaleRow 111 - Cell 2
113Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-NissanRow 112 - Cell 2
114Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-ShimanoRow 113 - Cell 2
115Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Julian Dean (NZl) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 116 - Cell 2
118Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Wouter Mol (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big MatRow 120 - Cell 2
122Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
123Ben Swift (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 122 - Cell 2
124Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 124 - Cell 2
126Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:03:14
127Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:03:32
128Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan0:03:56
130Hayden Roulston (NZl) Radioshack-NissanRow 129 - Cell 2
131Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Richie Porte (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 132 - Cell 2
134Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
135Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 135 - Cell 2
137Raymond Kreder (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 136 - Cell 2
138Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - SharpRow 137 - Cell 2
139Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 138 - Cell 2
140Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - SharpRow 139 - Cell 2
141Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin - SharpRow 140 - Cell 2
142Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 141 - Cell 2
143Danny Pate (USA) Sky ProcyclingRow 142 - Cell 2
144Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-ShimanoRow 143 - Cell 2
145Dominique Rollin (Can) FDJ-Big MatRow 144 - Cell 2
146Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:04:11
147Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:04:17
148Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge0:04:41
149Jens Debusschere (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:05:11
150Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 149 - Cell 2
151Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 150 - Cell 2
152Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 151 - Cell 2
153Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 152 - Cell 2
154Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:06:29
155Aitor Galdos Alonso (Spa) Caja Rural0:06:36
156Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 155 - Cell 2
157Dennis Van Winden (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:06:41
158Stef Clement (Ned) Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
159Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:06:49
160Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 159 - Cell 2
161Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:06:59
162Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 161 - Cell 2
163David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 162 - Cell 2
164Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 164 - Cell 2
166Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 165 - Cell 2
167Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff BankRow 166 - Cell 2
168Javier Chacon (Spa) AndaluciaRow 167 - Cell 2
169Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) AndaluciaRow 168 - Cell 2
170Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) AndaluciaRow 169 - Cell 2
171Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) AndaluciaRow 170 - Cell 2
172Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En LigneRow 171 - Cell 2
173Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-ShimanoRow 172 - Cell 2
174John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 173 - Cell 2
175Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) AndaluciaRow 174 - Cell 2
176Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 175 - Cell 2
177Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 176 - Cell 2
178Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 177 - Cell 2
179Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:08:22
180Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 179 - Cell 2
181Joost Van Leijen (Ned) Lotto Belisol TeamRow 180 - Cell 2
182Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:08:35
183Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:08:38
184Pablo Lechuga Rodriguez (Spa) AndaluciaRow 183 - Cell 2
185Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling TeamRow 184 - Cell 2
186Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISDRow 185 - Cell 2
187Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:08:44
188Danail Andonov Petrov (Bul) Caja RuralRow 187 - Cell 2
189Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja RuralRow 188 - Cell 2
190Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) AndaluciaRow 189 - Cell 2
191Travis Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdgeRow 190 - Cell 2
192Cheng Ji (Chn) Argos-ShimanoRow 191 - Cell 2
193Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:09:06
194Daniele Ratto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:12:20
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team25pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Daniele Bennati (Ita) Radioshack-Nissan12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Nacer Bouhanni (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre - ISD4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Cardona, km. 96
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4pts
2Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Martorell, km. 162
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne4pts
2Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Alto de la Collada de Clarà (Cat. 3) km. 71
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Bertjan Lindeman (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team3pts
2Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Alto de Montjuic (Cat. 3) km. 193
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team3pts
2Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Most aggressive rider
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Javier Chacon (Spa) Andalucia
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katusha Team14:16:48
2BMC Racing TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Movistar Team0:00:09
4Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Radioshack - NissanRow 4 - Cell 2
6Euskaltel - Euskadi0:00:12
7AG2R La MondialeRow 6 - Cell 2
8Rabobank Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Lotto Belisol TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Omega Pharma - QuickstepRow 9 - Cell 2
11Garmin - SharpRow 10 - Cell 2
12Caja Rural0:00:28
13FDJ - Big Mat0:00:38
14Lampre - ISD0:00:41
15Astana Pro Team0:00:58
16SKY Procycling0:01:04
17Cofidis, le credit en ligne0:01:41
18Liquigas - Cannondale0:01:56
19Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:02:58
20Team Argos - Shimano0:04:19
21Orica Greenedge0:05:46
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General classification after stage 9
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team34:44:55
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
14Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:03:54
15Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre - ISD0:03:58
16Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin - Sharp0:04:00
17Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:04:02
18Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:04:29
19Maxime Monfort (Bel) Radioshack-Nissan0:04:32
20Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:05:24
21Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Astana Pro Team0:05:45
22Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:50
23Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:03
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
27Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team0:07:20
28Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:08:03
29Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:08:22
30Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:08:25
31Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:09:55
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
41Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:16:27
42Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:17:43
43Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:18:51
44Tiago Machado (Por) Radioshack-Nissan0:19:13
45Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:19:36
46Rafal Majka (Pol) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:21:42
47Laurent Didier (Lux) Radioshack-Nissan0:22:13
48Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:23:20
49Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team0:23:44
50Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:24:59
51Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Liquigas-Cannondale0:25:06
52Hernani Broco (Por) Caja Rural0:25:44
53John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:27:33
54Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:28:02
55Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:28:54
56Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:29:10
57Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:31:09
58Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team0:31:22
59Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:31:45
60Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:33:11
61Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:34:26
62Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:34:39
63Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:34:40
64Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team0:34:44
65Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos-Shimano0:34:48
66Cristiano Salerno (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:35:12
67Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team0:35:21
68Dario Cataldo (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:35:39
69Morris Possoni (Ita) Lampre - ISD0:35:51
70Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:35:57
71Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:36:42
72Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Radioshack-Nissan0:37:05
73Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Lampre - ISD0:37:19
74Gianni Meersman (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team0:37:35
75Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol Team0:37:47
76Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin - Sharp0:37:48
77Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Sharp0:38:21
78David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Caja Rural0:38:28
79Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:39:01
80Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:39:28
81Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team0:40:04
82Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:40:05
83Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:40:26
84Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:40:56
85Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:41:16
86Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling0:41:55
87Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:42:40
88Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:44:07
89Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:44:15
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:44:34
91Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:45:18
92Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:45:37
93Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team0:46:03
94Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team0:46:11
95Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro Team0:46:22
96Thierry Hupond (Fra) Argos-Shimano0:46:38
97Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia0:46:39
98Bruno Pires (Por) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:48:17
99Grégory Rast (Swi) Radioshack-Nissan0:48:44
100Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale0:48:46
101Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:48:54
102Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:03
103Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Radioshack-Nissan0:49:49
104Jose Vicente Toribio Alcolea (Spa) Andalucia0:50:11
105Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:50:26
106Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica - GreenEdge0:50:56
107Javier Ramirez Abeja (Spa) Andalucia0:51:42
108Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat0:52:00
109Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale0:52:04
110Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling0:52:13
111Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:52:18
112Simon Geschke (Ger) Argos-Shimano0:52:24
113Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:52:36
114Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:52:51
115Gabriel Rasch (Nor) FDJ-Big Mat0:53:03
116Daniel Teklehaymanot (Eri) Orica - GreenEdge0:53:13
117Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:22
118Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:27
119Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:53:34
120Sergio Carrasco Garcia (Spa) Andalucia0:53:43
121Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia0:53:59
122Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:54:31
123Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:55:44
124Florent Barle (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne0:55:56
125Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team0:55:57
126Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:56:39
127Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica - GreenEdge0:57:28
128Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:57:32
129Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quickstep0:57:38
130Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank0:57:59
131Yukihiro Doi (Jpn) Argos-ShimanoRow 130 - Cell 2
132Gustavo Cesar Veloso (Spa) Andalucia0:58:31
133Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha Team0:58:35
134Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha Team0:58:53
135Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:58:57
136Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:59:37
137Martijn Keizer (Ned) Vacansoleil-Dcm Pro Cycling Team0:59:40
138Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Katusha Team1:00:06
139John Degenkolb (Ger) Argos-Shimano1:00:39
140Thomas Dekker (Ned) Garmin - Sharp1:00:51
141Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha Team1:01:27