Morkov sprints to Vuelta stage victory in Caceres

Tony Martin came close to pulling off the unbelievable on Thursday, nearly winning the sixth stage of the Vuelta a España in a solo effort that covered almost the entire 175 km. The Omega Pharma-QuickStep rider was caught with only metres to go, as Michael Mørkøv of Saxo-Tinkoff took the sprint win. Maximiliano Richeze (Lampre) and Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack-Leopard) completed the podium, as Martin hung on for seventh place.

The stage was dominated by the world time trial champion, who apparently wanted to put in a long hard training session for his upcoming defence of that title in Florence. Martin attacked virtually as soon as the flag dropped for the start, and built up a lead of seven and a half minutes and one point. His gap fell to under one minute with 20 km to go, but even within the last kilometre it looked as if he would stay away to the end.

Ironically, it was the former world time trial champion Cancellara who led the charge which caught his rival in the closing metres. Mørkøv drew on his vast track experience to go with the Swiss rider and then exploded past him at the finish line to claim the biggest victory of his career.

There were no changes at the top of the general classification as Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) continues to lead by three seconds over Chris Horner (RadioShack), with Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff) third at eight seconds.

How it unfolded

The action started right from the get-go, and instead of a breakaway group, there was a solo attacker – and one who might not have been expected. Tony Martin took off just as the neutralised zone came to an end and the world time trial champion just keep on going for the rest of the day.

After 26 kilometres, he had built up a lead of some 7:24, and Orica-GreenEdge and Belkin took to the head of the field to keep things under control, with Christian Meier particularly prominent in keeping the German’s lead pegged at around the five-minute mark for much of the afternoon.

For their part, Belkin had little interest in tracking Martin down, though, and were instead focused on the day’s first intermediate sprint at Puerto de Béjar, where the Dutch team made sure that Bauke Mollema crossed the line in third place to pick up the one-second time bonus on offer.

Eventually Argos-Shimano joined in the chase work, and slowly but surely the gap started dropping. With 75 km to go, it was down to 4:20.

The chase was slow but steady and the outcome seemingly inevitable. At the 20 km marker, the gap was exactly one minute, and the capture seemed imminent. Martin fought hard though, and when his advantage dropped to nine seconds, he turned on his speed again to double it.

Unbelievably he still had six seconds in hand as he went under the red kite with one kilometre to go, and even 500 metres out, it looked like he had a chance. But his tired legs had no chance against the strong will of the sprinters, and they gobbled him up with just 100 metres to go. A cruel finish for Martin, after a remarkable 174.9 km alone in the lead.

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Full Results
1Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff3:54:15
2Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-MeridaRow 1 - Cell 2
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 2 - Cell 2
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 3 - Cell 2
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 5 - Cell 2
7Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 6 - Cell 2
8Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 7 - Cell 2
9Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 9 - Cell 2
11Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 10 - Cell 2
12Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 11 - Cell 2
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 12 - Cell 2
14Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 13 - Cell 2
15Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 14 - Cell 2
16Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 15 - Cell 2
17Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.frRow 16 - Cell 2
18Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto BelisolRow 17 - Cell 2
19Luca Paolini (Ita) KatushaRow 18 - Cell 2
20David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 19 - Cell 2
21Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 21 - Cell 2
23Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 22 - Cell 2
24Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 24 - Cell 2
26Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 25 - Cell 2
27Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack LeopardRow 26 - Cell 2
28Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 27 - Cell 2
29Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 28 - Cell 2
30Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack LeopardRow 29 - Cell 2
31Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 30 - Cell 2
32Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 31 - Cell 2
33Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 32 - Cell 2
34Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 33 - Cell 2
35Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 34 - Cell 2
36Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 36 - Cell 2
38Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 37 - Cell 2
39Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 39 - Cell 2
41Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 40 - Cell 2
42Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 41 - Cell 2
43Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 43 - Cell 2
45Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 45 - Cell 2
47Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 46 - Cell 2
48Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 47 - Cell 2
49Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.frRow 48 - Cell 2
50Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 49 - Cell 2
51Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 50 - Cell 2
52Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 51 - Cell 2
53Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 52 - Cell 2
54Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 55 - Cell 2
57Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 56 - Cell 2
58Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 58 - Cell 2
60Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 59 - Cell 2
61Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 60 - Cell 2
62Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 62 - Cell 2
64Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 64 - Cell 2
66Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 65 - Cell 2
67Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 66 - Cell 2
68Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 67 - Cell 2
69Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 68 - Cell 2
70Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 69 - Cell 2
71Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 70 - Cell 2
72Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 71 - Cell 2
73Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.frRow 72 - Cell 2
74Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 73 - Cell 2
75Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 74 - Cell 2
76Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 75 - Cell 2
77Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 76 - Cell 2
78Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 77 - Cell 2
79Vladimir Gusev (Rus) KatushaRow 78 - Cell 2
80Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 79 - Cell 2
81Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) KatushaRow 80 - Cell 2
82Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 81 - Cell 2
83Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 82 - Cell 2
84Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 84 - Cell 2
86Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto BelisolRow 85 - Cell 2
87Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 86 - Cell 2
88José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 87 - Cell 2
89Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 89 - Cell 2
91Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 90 - Cell 2
92David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 91 - Cell 2
93Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 92 - Cell 2
94Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-SharpRow 93 - Cell 2
95Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.frRow 94 - Cell 2
96Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 95 - Cell 2
97Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 96 - Cell 2
98Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 97 - Cell 2
99Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 98 - Cell 2
100Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) KatushaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 100 - Cell 2
102Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 101 - Cell 2
103Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 102 - Cell 2
104Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.frRow 104 - Cell 2
106Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 105 - Cell 2
107Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) KatushaRow 106 - Cell 2
108Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 107 - Cell 2
109Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 108 - Cell 2
110Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 109 - Cell 2
111Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 110 - Cell 2
112Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 111 - Cell 2
113Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 112 - Cell 2
114Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) KatushaRow 113 - Cell 2
115Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) KatushaRow 114 - Cell 2
116Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 115 - Cell 2
117Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 116 - Cell 2
118Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 117 - Cell 2
119Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 118 - Cell 2
120Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 119 - Cell 2
121Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 120 - Cell 2
122Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.frRow 121 - Cell 2
123Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 122 - Cell 2
124Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 123 - Cell 2
125Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 124 - Cell 2
126Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 125 - Cell 2
127Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 126 - Cell 2
128Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 127 - Cell 2
129Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 128 - Cell 2
130Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.frRow 129 - Cell 2
131Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 131 - Cell 2
133Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:20
134Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 133 - Cell 2
135Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-SharpRow 134 - Cell 2
136Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:00:23
137Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:34
138Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 137 - Cell 2
139Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 138 - Cell 2
140Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 139 - Cell 2
141Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:45
142Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 141 - Cell 2
143Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 142 - Cell 2
144Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 143 - Cell 2
145Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 145 - Cell 2
147Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 146 - Cell 2
148Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 147 - Cell 2
149Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:51
151Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:01:00
152Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 151 - Cell 2
153Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 152 - Cell 2
154Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 153 - Cell 2
155Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 154 - Cell 2
156José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
157Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 156 - Cell 2
158Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 157 - Cell 2
159Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 158 - Cell 2
160Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 159 - Cell 2
161Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 160 - Cell 2
162Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 161 - Cell 2
163Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 162 - Cell 2
164Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 163 - Cell 2
165Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 164 - Cell 2
166Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 165 - Cell 2
167Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 166 - Cell 2
168Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 167 - Cell 2
169Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 168 - Cell 2
170Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 169 - Cell 2
171Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 170 - Cell 2
172Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 171 - Cell 2
173Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 172 - Cell 2
174Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 173 - Cell 2
175Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 174 - Cell 2
176Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 175 - Cell 2
177Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 176 - Cell 2
178Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 177 - Cell 2
179Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:17
180Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 179 - Cell 2
181Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:01:27
182Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:01:37
183Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:27
184Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:40
185Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-SharpRow 184 - Cell 2
186Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 185 - Cell 2
187Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.frRow 186 - Cell 2
188Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 187 - Cell 2
189Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 188 - Cell 2
190Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:03:46
191Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 190 - Cell 2
192Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:04:41
193Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.frRow 192 - Cell 2
194Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:05:41
195Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) KatushaRow 194 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - Puerto de Béjar, 30.4km
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Grimaldo, 111.6km
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4pts
2Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Cáceres, 175km
1Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff25pts
2Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Most combative
1Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step
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Teams
1RadioShack Leopard11:42:45
2Sky ProcyclingRow 1 - Cell 2
3BMC Racing TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 3 - Cell 2
5Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 4 - Cell 2
6Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Lampre-MeridaRow 7 - Cell 2
9Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 8 - Cell 2
10AG2R La MondialeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Team Argos-ShimanoRow 10 - Cell 2
12Astana Pro TeamRow 11 - Cell 2
13Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 12 - Cell 2
14FDJ.frRow 13 - Cell 2
15Team NetApp-EnduraRow 14 - Cell 2
16Garmin-SharpRow 15 - Cell 2
17KatushaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Lotto BelisolRow 17 - Cell 2
19Movistar TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 19 - Cell 2
21Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 20 - Cell 2
22Orica-GreenEdge0:01:23
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General classifiation after stage 6
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team22:38:07
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:03
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:08
4Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:00:16
5Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:21
6Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:00:26
7Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:28
8Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:00:31
9Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:38
10Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:42
11Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:45
12Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:46
13Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:48
14Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 13 - Cell 2
15Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:00:52
16Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:00:53
17Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:55
18Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:00:59
19Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:10
20Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:12
21Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:01:15
22Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:01:16
23Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:01:21
24Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:30
25Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 24 - Cell 2
26Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 25 - Cell 2
27Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:32
28Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:36
29Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:41
30Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:45
31Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:47
32David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:50
33José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:52
34Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:58
35Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:02:02
36Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:03
37Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:23
38Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:02:37
39Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:49
40David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:52
41Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:57
42Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:02:59
43Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:37
44Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:45
45Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:03:56
46Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:57
47Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:04:47
48Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:06
49Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:05:13
50Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:05:33
51Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:42
52Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:02
53Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:06:20
54Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:07:04
55Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:20
56Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:21
57Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:07:26
58Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:27
59Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:09:35
60Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:09:51
61Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:09:57
62Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:12
63Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:10:43
64Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:48
65Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:11:19
66Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:11:36
67Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:39
68Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) KatushaRow 67 - Cell 2
69Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:54
70Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:56
71Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:12:29
72Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:12:31
73Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:39
74Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:07
75Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:22
76Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:47
77Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano0:14:14
78Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:14:18
79Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:15:14
80Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:15:17
81Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:15:19
82Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:15:39
83Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:28
84Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:16:45
85Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:16:48
86Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:57
87Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:16:58
88Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:17:15
89Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:18:01
90Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:18:43
91Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:19:02
92Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:19:08
93Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:19:33
94Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:19:36
95Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:19:42
96Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:19:48
97Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr0:19:59
98Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:20:28
99David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:36
100Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:20:41
101Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:21:04
102Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:21:10
103Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:21:27
104Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:21:56
105Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:23:18
106Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:23:41
107Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:24:22
108Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:25:01
109Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:25:39
110Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:25:41
111Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:26:17
112Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:26:29
113Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:27:04
114Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:27:09
115Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:27:15
116Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:27:27
117Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:27:32
118Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:27:55
119Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr0:28:00
120Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:28:30
121Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:29:35
122Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:29:49
123Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:30:01
124Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:30:04
125Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr0:30:11
126Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:30:14
127Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:30:30
128Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:30:57
129Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:31:03
130Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:31:15
131Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:31:17
132Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:31:35
133Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:31:51
134Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:31:58
135Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:32:00
136Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:32:19
137José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:32:55
138Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:33:07
139Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:34:06
140Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.frRow 139 - Cell 2
141Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:34:09
142Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:34:22
143Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:34:23
144Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:34:39
145Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:34:41
146Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:35:18
147Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:35:36
148Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:11
149Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:36:12
150Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:36:17
151Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:36:18
152Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha0:36:26
153Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:36:33
154Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:36:35
155Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:36:59
156Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:16
157Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:37:25
158Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:37:38
159Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:37:41
160Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:38:22
161Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 160 - Cell 2
162Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:39:17
163Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:39:36
164Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:40:31
165Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:40:54
166Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.fr0:41:48
167Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:41:51
168Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:42:01
169Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:42:12
170Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.fr0:42:24
171Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:42:29
172Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:42:41