Astana wins Vuelta a Espana opener

Vincenzo Nibali’s bid to become the first rider since Alberto Contador in 2008 to win the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a España in the same year got off to an ideal start on Saturday as the Sicilian’s Astana squad took an impressive victory in the opening team time trial.

Nibali punched the air as he crossed the line in second place behind Janez Brajkovic - the Slovenian will be back in the Vuelta lead seven years after he held it for a couple of days in the first week of the 2006 race - and the 2013 Giro winner arguably was right to be so pleased.

Astana not only had finished 10 seconds ahead of RadioShack Leopard, led by no less a time trial great than Fabian Cancellara, and 16 seconds up on third-placed Omega Pharma-Quickstep, the longstanding provisional leaders of the Vuelta’s opening test.

In just over 27 kilometres of racing, the Sicilian has gained significant time on all his main rivals: the closest place are Rigoberto Urán and Sergio Henao - whose Sky squad took fourth 22 seconds back. Nibali is now 29 seconds up on Alejandro Valverde (Movistar, fifth) and a whopping 58 seconds on Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha, twelfth). For a stage which in previous years has done little more than kickstart the Vuelta into action, this was a powerful start indeed.

Astana were the last team to start the technical, wind-blasted 27.4 kilometre team time trial - far longer than the usual opening TTT in the Vuelta - which gave them the advantage of knowing the other teams times and being able to grade their strength accordingly. But most importantly from the moment they roared off the mussel-growing raft or batea which acted as a floating host to the opening metres of the Vuelta, the light-blue squad were clearly acting as a rocksolid solid unit.

Unlike other squads which shed riders rapidly on the deceptively demanding course - essentially flat but very technical and with a strong tailwind making it difficult for riders to regain contact if they even lost a few metres - Astana still had seven riders as they roared into the stage finish at Sanxenxo. Then as they sped past the holidaymakers lying soaking up the late evening sunshine and romped round the last left hand bend under the finishing gantry, Nibali’s squad was still only down to six.

That Astana had carefully calculated their effort as a group was clear in other ways: in the first time check after the first, technical nine kilometres the Kazakh squad were just four seconds off the pace behind overwhelming favourites Omega Pharma-Quickstep. Then at the second time check, a further eleven kilometres on much flatter, less complicated terrain, they had shaved off another eight seconds to go 12 ahead. In the last segment, rather than risk losing riders - as happened most notably to Katusha - Astana then kept it steady in the final dash for the line.

“I was feeling in pain, but it was a pain you want,” Brajkovic said afterwards, “for the first time this year I felt really good.”

However, he confirmed he would be working for Vincenzo Nibali and has no overall aspirations himself.

“He’s the number one favourite and I will support him the best I can. I will be wearing this jersey tomorrow [Sunday] but I will pass it to him soon and hopefully he’ll wear it all the way through to Madrid.”

“It was a great team time trial,” Nibali said afterwards, “although it’s a long way to Madrid.”

Valverde seemed determined to see the cycling’s equivalent of a half-full pint glass, rather than a half-empty one, saying that he was pleased with gaining time on Rodriguez.

The Katusha leader recognised they “had not got off to the ideal start. Our group got split up early on, which wasn’t great.”

Purito can take some comfort that Katusha, who finished with five men, was far from being the only team in trouble: even last year’s winners Movistar lost Imanol Erviti early on, as well as Jose Ivan Gutierrez, the former national time trial champion. Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen and Christian Knees, normally a powerhouse in these sorts of stages, lost contact mid-stage although the British squad finished solidly and closest of all the teams containing overall favourites to Astana.

“The problem was that the tailwinds were so strong that when you were drafting behind the lead guys, it felt like you weren’t recovering because you were going so fast,” explained Brajkovic.

After such a strong start, Astana will soon be put to the test again - on Sunday’s 11 kilometre final climb to the Alto do Monte da Groba. But for now, if the Kazakh team and Nibali were already top favourites, after Saturday’s strong start, that is even more the case.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:29:59
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:00:10
8Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 7 - Cell 2
9Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 8 - Cell 2
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack LeopardRow 9 - Cell 2
11Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:16
14Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 13 - Cell 2
15Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 14 - Cell 2
16Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 15 - Cell 2
17Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 16 - Cell 2
18Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:22
19Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:29
25Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:32
30Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 29 - Cell 2
31Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 30 - Cell 2
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 31 - Cell 2
33Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 32 - Cell 2
34Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:35
37David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 36 - Cell 2
38José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 37 - Cell 2
39Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 38 - Cell 2
40Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 39 - Cell 2
41Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 40 - Cell 2
42Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:36
43Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:40
48Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:45
49Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 48 - Cell 2
50Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 49 - Cell 2
51Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 50 - Cell 2
52Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 51 - Cell 2
53Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 52 - Cell 2
54Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 54 - Cell 2
56Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:47
57Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:49
58Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:56
63Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 63 - Cell 2
65Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:00:59
68Vladimir Gusev (Rus) KatushaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) KatushaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) KatushaRow 69 - Cell 2
71Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 70 - Cell 2
72Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:07
73Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:10
74Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:01:14
75Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 75 - Cell 2
77Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 76 - Cell 2
78Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 77 - Cell 2
79Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 78 - Cell 2
80Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 79 - Cell 2
81Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 80 - Cell 2
82Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 81 - Cell 2
83Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 82 - Cell 2
84Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:16
85Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:18
86Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:01:25
91Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJRow 90 - Cell 2
92Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJRow 91 - Cell 2
93Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJRow 92 - Cell 2
94Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 93 - Cell 2
95Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:26
96Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 95 - Cell 2
97Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 96 - Cell 2
98Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 97 - Cell 2
99Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 98 - Cell 2
100Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:01:30
102Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:01:31
103Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:38
104David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja RuralRow 103 - Cell 2
105Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja RuralRow 104 - Cell 2
106Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 105 - Cell 2
107Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja RuralRow 106 - Cell 2
108Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 107 - Cell 2
109Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:41
110Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 109 - Cell 2
111Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 110 - Cell 2
112Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-SharpRow 111 - Cell 2
113Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 112 - Cell 2
114Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-SharpRow 113 - Cell 2
115Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 114 - Cell 2
116Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 115 - Cell 2
117Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 116 - Cell 2
118Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 117 - Cell 2
119Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 118 - Cell 2
120Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 119 - Cell 2
121Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:45
122Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:53
123Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 122 - Cell 2
124Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 123 - Cell 2
125Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 124 - Cell 2
126Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 125 - Cell 2
127Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:55
128Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 127 - Cell 2
129Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 128 - Cell 2
130Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 129 - Cell 2
131Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 130 - Cell 2
132Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:59
133Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 132 - Cell 2
134Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:03
135Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:02:22
136Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:02:24
137Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:27
138Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:02:36
139Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:02:41
140Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:02:43
141Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:02:51
142Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 141 - Cell 2
143Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:55
144Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 143 - Cell 2
145Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 144 - Cell 2
146Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 145 - Cell 2
147Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:59
148Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:01
149Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 148 - Cell 2
150Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 149 - Cell 2
151Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:03:04
152Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto BelisolRow 151 - Cell 2
153José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:07
154Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:03:09
155Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:03:14
156Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja RuralRow 155 - Cell 2
157Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:03:21
158Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:23
159Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:24
160Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 159 - Cell 2
161Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:42
162Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 161 - Cell 2
163Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 162 - Cell 2
164Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:03:50
165Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:03:54
166Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 165 - Cell 2
167Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 166 - Cell 2
168Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 167 - Cell 2
169Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:04:09
170Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:04:12
171Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 170 - Cell 2
172Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:04:16
173Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural0:04:21
174Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:04:29
175Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:31
176Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 175 - Cell 2
177Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:04:33
178Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:04:38
179Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) KatushaRow 178 - Cell 2
180Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:04:41
181Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 180 - Cell 2
182David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 181 - Cell 2
183Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:04:45
184Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 183 - Cell 2
185Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:04:56
186Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 185 - Cell 2
187Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:05:00
188Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:05:03
189Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:09
190Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 189 - Cell 2
191Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:05:47
192Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:06:00
193Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:06:04
194Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 193 - Cell 2
195Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:22
196Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:06:43
197Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Garmin-SharpRow 196 - Cell 2
DNSTheo Bos (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 197 - Cell 2
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Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team0:29:59
2Radioshack Leopard0:00:10
3Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:00:16
4Sky Procycling0:00:22
5Movistar Team0:00:29
6Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:00:32
7Team Netapp - Endura0:00:35
8BMC Racing Team0:00:36
9Orica Greenedge0:00:45
10Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:49
11Lampre-Merida0:00:56
12Katusha0:00:59
13Lotto Belisol0:01:14
14Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 13 - Cell 2
15Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:18
16FDJ0:01:25
17Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:26
18Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:01:38
19Garmin Sharp0:01:41
20AG2R La MondialeRow 19 - Cell 2
21Team Argos-Shimano0:01:53
22Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:55
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:29:59
2Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:00:10
8Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 7 - Cell 2
9Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 8 - Cell 2
10Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack LeopardRow 9 - Cell 2
11Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 11 - Cell 2
13Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:16
14Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 13 - Cell 2
15Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 14 - Cell 2
16Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 15 - Cell 2
17Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 16 - Cell 2
18Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:00:22
19Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 19 - Cell 2
21Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 20 - Cell 2
22Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:29
25Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 24 - Cell 2
26Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:32
30Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 29 - Cell 2
31Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 30 - Cell 2
32Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 31 - Cell 2
33Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 32 - Cell 2
34Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:35
37David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 36 - Cell 2
38José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 37 - Cell 2
39Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 38 - Cell 2
40Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 39 - Cell 2
41Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 40 - Cell 2
42Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:36
43Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:40
48Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:45
49Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 48 - Cell 2
50Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 49 - Cell 2
51Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 50 - Cell 2
52Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 51 - Cell 2
53Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 52 - Cell 2
54Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 54 - Cell 2
56Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:47
57Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:49
58Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 58 - Cell 2
60Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:56
63Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 62 - Cell 2
64Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 63 - Cell 2
65Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:00:59
68Vladimir Gusev (Rus) KatushaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) KatushaRow 68 - Cell 2
70Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) KatushaRow 69 - Cell 2
71Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 70 - Cell 2
72Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:01:07
73Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:10
74Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:01:14
75Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 74 - Cell 2
76Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 75 - Cell 2
77Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 76 - Cell 2
78Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 77 - Cell 2
79Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 78 - Cell 2
80Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 79 - Cell 2
81Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 80 - Cell 2
82Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 81 - Cell 2
83Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 82 - Cell 2
84Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:01:16
85Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:01:18
86Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:01:25
91Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJRow 90 - Cell 2
92Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJRow 91 - Cell 2
93Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJRow 92 - Cell 2
94Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 93 - Cell 2
95Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:26
96Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 95 - Cell 2
97Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 96 - Cell 2
98Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 97 - Cell 2
99Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 98 - Cell 2
100Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 99 - Cell 2
101Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:01:30
102Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:01:31
103Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:38
104David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja RuralRow 103 - Cell 2
105Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja RuralRow 104 - Cell 2
106Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 105 - Cell 2
107Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja RuralRow 106 - Cell 2
108Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 107 - Cell 2
109Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:41
110Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 109 - Cell 2
111Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 110 - Cell 2
112Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-SharpRow 111 - Cell 2
113Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 112 - Cell 2
114Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-SharpRow 113 - Cell 2
115Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 114 - Cell 2
116Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 115 - Cell 2
117Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 116 - Cell 2
118Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 117 - Cell 2
119Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 118 - Cell 2
120Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 119 - Cell 2
121Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:45
122Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:53
123Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 122 - Cell 2
124Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 123 - Cell 2
125Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 124 - Cell 2
126Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 125 - Cell 2
127Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:55
128Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 127 - Cell 2
129Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 128 - Cell 2
130Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 129 - Cell 2
131Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 130 - Cell 2
132Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:59
133Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 132 - Cell 2
134Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:02:03
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