Mollema wins crosswind-split Vuelta stage

At the end of a day characterised by crosswinds, it was perhaps fitting that it was a Dutchman who raised his arms in triumph on the Calle Vitoria in Burgos, as Bauke Mollema (Belkin) claimed stage 17 of the Vuelta a España.

Mollema unfurled a classic finisseur’s move by zipping clear of a reduced peloton with 700 metres to go, and aided by the stalling tactics of teammate David Tanner behind, he held off the frustrated sprinting trio of Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), Max Richeze (Lampre-Merida) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) to take the stage honours.

Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) retains the red jersey and maintains his 28-second lead over Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard), although both men had to be vigilant in a tense finale as the Saxo-Tinkoff team of Nicolas Roche split the peloton with a fierce collective attack in the crosswinds with 28 kilometres to go.

Matteo Tosatto, Rafal Majka and Michael Mørkøv were all prominent in forcing the initial cracks in the peloton, and the fracture became fully defined when RadioShack’s Fabian Cancellara took over the reins. The aim was doubtless to test the legs and positioning of Nibali, who suffered on the final day in the Pyrenees on Monday, but the Sicilian appeared to have made good use of his rest day, and was pedalling comfortably in the heart of the leading group.

Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde, 3rd overall at 1:14, and Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez, 4th at 2:29, were also present and correct at the business end, and of the top ten riders in the general classification, only Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r-La Mondiale) and Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) missed the bus. The pair would pay a high price, conceding 1:30 to the other contenders by the time the race reached Burgos, with Roche moving up to 5th place overall.

Mindful of his precarious overall lead, Nibali sent Alessandro Vanotti and Paolo Tiralongo to the front to discourage attacks on the final, uncategorised climb with ten kilometres to go, where only Diego Ulissi (Lampre-Merida) succeeded in slipping away. The Italian was duly caught with six kilometres remaining, and on the run-in to the finish, his Lampre team looked to set up the sprint for their fast man Richeze.

Underneath the red kite, however, Mollema sensed his opportunity, even though he explained afterwards that he had planned his seemingly off-the-cuff move before the stage had even begun. “To be honest, I was thinking all day about attacking in the last kilometre. I knew I'd have a chance because the bunch was going to be small because of the late climb," Mollema said.

“Then because of the echelons, the bunch was smaller again, and yet three of the four guys we have left in the race were up there, so we did a good job. I was suffering so much but I was thinking this is my chance and that I had to take it. The speed dropped a bit and I was able to move up, and then I attacked with one kilometre to go.”

Calm before the storm

The summit finishes at Pena Cabarga and the Angliru may be the marquee stages in the Vuelta’s final days, but with wind forecast, there was ample potential for splits in the peloton on the long, exposed run to Burgos on Thursday afternoon. The race was flagged off into a block headwind, however, and when Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol) and Javier Aramendia (Caja Rural) clipped off the front in the opening three kilometres, the bunch was happy to leave them to it.

No strangers to spending hours on the front, Hansen and Aramendia struck up a steady working alliance that saw them build up a lead of seven minutes over the peloton with 130km to go, but that advantage began to tumble once Lampre-Merida started to set the tempo in the bunch in support of Max Richeze.

With 40 kilometres to go, the duo’s advantage had dropped to within two minutes, as both the pace and the tension in the peloton began to rise as it swung into a section of crosswind. A Movistar delegation lingered with intent just behind Lampre for over ten kilometres before Saxo-Tinkoff grasped the nettle with 28 kilometres to go, just as they had done at Saint-Amand-Montrond in July at the Tour de France.

In spite of significant reinforcements from one Fabian Cancellara, Saxo-Tinkoff were unable to discommode the overall leader, Vincenzo Nibali, nor his dauphins Chris Horner and Alejandro Valverde, but it was an impressive show of force from Roche’s teammates nonetheless. Roche et al received some reward for their efforts, too, when Pinot and Pozzovivo were caught off guard and lost 1:30 before the stage’s end, meaning that the Irishman moves up to 5th place overall.

“Surprising the field like this is not an easy job, especially because we did the same thing during the Tour. Mentally it was hard for the riders to stay focused and to stay together waiting for the right moment to hit the gas,” said Saxo-Tinkoff directeur sportif Fabrizio Guidi. “We're not done trying. We will use every opportunity there is to help Nico climb the GC.”

Following Cancellara’s impressive and sustained demonstration of his Worlds credentials (in what ought to be his last act of this Vuelta), Astana’s forcing on the final climb ensured that there were no further frissons among the overall contenders in the closing kilometres of the stage. After struggling at Formigal on Monday, Nibali looked distinctly more comfortable here, although he is aware that stiffer tests of his resolve are still to come. “Tomorrow, we start the decisive stages,” Valverde warned.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4:44:28
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-MeridaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 3 - Cell 2
5Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 4 - Cell 2
6Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 5 - Cell 2
7Luca Paolini (Ita) KatushaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 7 - Cell 2
9José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 9 - Cell 2
11Vladimir Gusev (Rus) KatushaRow 10 - Cell 2
12David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 12 - Cell 2
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 15 - Cell 2
17Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 16 - Cell 2
18Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 17 - Cell 2
19Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 18 - Cell 2
20Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 19 - Cell 2
21Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) KatushaRow 20 - Cell 2
22Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 22 - Cell 2
24Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack LeopardRow 23 - Cell 2
25Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 24 - Cell 2
26Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 25 - Cell 2
27David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja RuralRow 26 - Cell 2
28Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 27 - Cell 2
29Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 28 - Cell 2
30Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 29 - Cell 2
31Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:13
34Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha0:01:31
36Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 35 - Cell 2
37Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 36 - Cell 2
38Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 37 - Cell 2
39Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 38 - Cell 2
40Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) KatushaRow 39 - Cell 2
41Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 40 - Cell 2
42Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 41 - Cell 2
43Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 42 - Cell 2
44Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 43 - Cell 2
45Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 44 - Cell 2
46Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 45 - Cell 2
47Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 46 - Cell 2
48Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJRow 48 - Cell 2
50Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 49 - Cell 2
51Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 50 - Cell 2
52Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 51 - Cell 2
53Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 52 - Cell 2
54Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 53 - Cell 2
55Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 54 - Cell 2
56Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja RuralRow 56 - Cell 2
58Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 57 - Cell 2
59Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja RuralRow 58 - Cell 2
60Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 60 - Cell 2
62Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 61 - Cell 2
63Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 62 - Cell 2
64Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 63 - Cell 2
65José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 65 - Cell 2
67Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 66 - Cell 2
68Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 67 - Cell 2
69Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 68 - Cell 2
70Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 69 - Cell 2
71Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 73 - Cell 2
75Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 74 - Cell 2
76Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack LeopardRow 75 - Cell 2
77Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 76 - Cell 2
78Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 77 - Cell 2
79Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 78 - Cell 2
80Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 79 - Cell 2
81Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 80 - Cell 2
82Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 82 - Cell 2
84Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 83 - Cell 2
85Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 84 - Cell 2
86Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 85 - Cell 2
87Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 86 - Cell 2
88Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 88 - Cell 2
90José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 89 - Cell 2
91Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 90 - Cell 2
92Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:42
93Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:44
94Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 93 - Cell 2
95Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 94 - Cell 2
96Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 95 - Cell 2
97Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 96 - Cell 2
98Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:02:04
99Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:29
100Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:04:18
101Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 100 - Cell 2
102Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
103Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 102 - Cell 2
104Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJRow 103 - Cell 2
105Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 104 - Cell 2
106Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 105 - Cell 2
107Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) KatushaRow 106 - Cell 2
108Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:05:39
109Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 108 - Cell 2
110Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 109 - Cell 2
111Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 110 - Cell 2
112Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-SharpRow 111 - Cell 2
113Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 112 - Cell 2
114Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) KatushaRow 113 - Cell 2
115Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 114 - Cell 2
116Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 115 - Cell 2
117Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 116 - Cell 2
118Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 118 - Cell 2
120Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja RuralRow 119 - Cell 2
121Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 120 - Cell 2
122Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 121 - Cell 2
123Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 122 - Cell 2
124Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 123 - Cell 2
125Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 124 - Cell 2
126Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 125 - Cell 2
127Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 126 - Cell 2
128Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 127 - Cell 2
129Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 128 - Cell 2
130Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 129 - Cell 2
131Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 130 - Cell 2
132Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:07:04
133Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 132 - Cell 2
134Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 133 - Cell 2
135Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 134 - Cell 2
136Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 135 - Cell 2
137Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 136 - Cell 2
138Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 137 - Cell 2
139Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 138 - Cell 2
140Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:07:35
141Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:08:25
142Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 141 - Cell 2
143Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:45
144Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 143 - Cell 2
145Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 144 - Cell 2
146Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 145 - Cell 2
147Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 146 - Cell 2
148Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 147 - Cell 2
149Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 149 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Logroño, km. 41,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural4pts
2Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Ibeas de Juarros, km. 163
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural4pts
2Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard1Row 2 - Cell 3
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team25pts
2Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura8Row 7 - Cell 3
9José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha5Row 10 - Cell 3
12David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Alto de Pradilla (Cat. 3) km. 116
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol3pts
2Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Alto de Valmala (Cat. 3) km. 139
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol3pts
2Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
2Radioshack LeopardRow 1 - Cell 2
3Movistar TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 3 - Cell 2
5Astana Pro TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Lampre-MeridaRow 5 - Cell 2
7Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:31
8Team Saxo - TinkoffRow 7 - Cell 2
9Garmin SharpRow 8 - Cell 2
10Team Netapp - EnduraRow 9 - Cell 2
11Sky Procycling0:01:44
12Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:03:02
13Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
15Team Argos-ShimanoRow 14 - Cell 2
16Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 15 - Cell 2
17BMC Racing TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Lotto BelisolRow 17 - Cell 2
19Omega Pharma - Quick-Step0:04:44
20Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:33
21AG2R La Mondiale0:10:39
22Orica Greenedge0:15:55
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General classification after stage 17
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team68:50:29
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:28
3Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:14
4Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:02:29
5Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:43
6Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:05:09
7Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ0:06:08
8Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:06:17
9Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:33
10Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:10:52
11Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:11:02
12David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural0:11:22
13José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:11:42
14Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:12:08
15Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:15
16Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:17:04
17Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:18:13
18Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:20:47
19Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:21:29
20Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:22:22
21Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:24:10
22Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:26:10
23Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:26:41
24Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:31:27
25José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:36:08
26Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural0:40:21
27Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:41:24
28Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:41:58
29Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:47:49
30Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:57:32
31Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ1:01:32
32Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol1:04:09
33Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:04:40
34Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano1:04:49
35Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1:06:08
36Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ1:08:26
37Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team1:09:38
38Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:12:11
39Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura1:14:11
40Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:15:15
41Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano1:15:24
42Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:15:43
43Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha1:15:49
44Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha1:15:50
45Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:18:53
46Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team1:18:55
47Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:19:05
48Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ1:24:12
49Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling1:24:24
50Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits1:24:37
51Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1:27:46
52Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:28:15
53Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:30:04
54Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:32:13
55Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano1:38:59
56Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step1:40:57
57Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team1:43:06
58Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling1:43:18
59Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi1:44:51
60Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale1:45:01
61Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura1:47:08
62Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team1:48:45
63Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale1:50:56
64Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol1:51:24
65Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale1:52:40
66Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard1:55:33
67Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard1:56:38
68Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard1:58:11
69Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida2:00:37
70Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:02:16
71Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge2:04:05
72Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura2:04:25
73Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team2:04:27
74Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:05:35
75Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard2:05:56
76Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling2:06:07
77Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha2:07:33
78Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling2:09:43
79Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard2:10:08
80Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling2:10:22
81Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:11:20
82Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:13:42
83Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:17:42
84Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling2:18:00
85Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:18:02
86Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha2:18:43
87Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard2:19:25
88Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team2:19:30
89Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:20:31
90Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp2:22:07
91Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:22:17
92Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:22:26
93Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural2:22:49
94Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2:23:13
95Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha2:27:30
96Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team2:27:51
97Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp2:28:30
98Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling2:32:07
99Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura2:33:44
100Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ2:35:27
101Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano2:36:21
102David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team2:37:23
103Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling2:38:25
104Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits2:39:16
105Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano2:40:13
106Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2:40:59
107Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ2:42:31
108Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:44:09
109Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol2:44:35
110Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team2:46:08
111Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team2:46:27
112Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team2:47:12
113Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2:51:35
114Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2:53:35
115Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team2:54:10
116Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team2:55:30
117Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida3:00:39
118Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp3:01:50
119José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team3:01:57
120Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling3:02:06
121Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi3:02:27