Stybar wins first Grand Tour stage in Vuelta

Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) confirmed his recent run of form while Philippe Gilbert (BMC) was left to rue a missed opportunity to open his account as world champion in a dramatic end to stage 7 of the Vuelta a España in Mairna del Aljarafe, on the outskirts of Seville.

Stybar moved smoothly across to Gilbert’s wheel when he zipped off the front with 9 kilometres still remaining, and the pair formed a silken working alliance on the technical run-in to the finish, gliding through roundabouts and technical corners that the more cumbersome peloton had to tackle with instalments.

The pair entered the final kilometre with a buffer of 12 seconds and, perhaps wise to Gilbert’s desperation to break his duck in the rainbow jersey, Stybar steadfastly refused to take the bait when the Belgian slowed entering the finishing straight, calculating that Gilbert simply had more to lose. And so it proved. With Orica-GreenEdge leading the charge behind at a perilously close distance, Gilbert was the first to blink and he opened the sprint with 200 metres to go.

Shortly afterwards, Stybar swooped past him and although Gilbert managed to close the gap in the closing metres, he simply ran out of road. The duo dived for the line at the same time, but their contrasting expressions betrayed the outcome even before the photo finish was consulted – Stybar had edged out a despondent Gilbert by a tyre’s width. Robert Wagner (Belkin) led the peloton home just behind the two leaders, winning the sprint for third place ahead of Adrien Petit (Cofidis).

“It’s not every day that you can win against the world champion so I’m very happy,” a beaming Stybar said afterwards. “Since winning the Eneco I feel really good but I must say the first stages here were really hard for me as I hadn’t recovered, but this gives me a lot of confidence.”

After the previous day’s finale brought heartbreak for his teammate Tony Martin when his 174 kilometre solo break was snuffed out just shy of the line, history must surely have said to Stybar not to hope when he found himself off the front inside the closing kilometres here.

Stybar’s rally off the front with Gilbert was not born of a whim, however. The Czech had spotted the twists and turns of the final ten kilometres in the road book beforehand and realised that it might provide fertile terrain for late attackers.

“Tony fought so hard and we were so proud. He gave us such morale and we were really very motivated for the stage today,” Stybar said. “After 100 kilometres, I said to my directeur sportif that if there were attacks on the last climb, I would go, otherwise I would work for Gianni [Meersman] in the sprint.

“I’d looked at the road book and I was really thinking of going in a break as the last 10k was very technical and there was a good chance to stay away, so it was the perfect scenario for the team.”

Not that everyone agreed with Stybar’s cheery assessment of the stage’s closing kilometres, with Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) labelling the final as “shameful.” “It was very dangerous,” he complained, a thought echoed by Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), who decried the proximity of spectators to the peloton on the narrow streets in the finale. “You have to think of our security,” Sanchez said.

Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) was a faller with 11 kilometres to go, and the Irishman lost 1:32 in the general classification, which is still led by Vincenzo Nibali (Astana). Nibali finished safely in the peloton to maintain a lead of 3 seconds over Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard) and 8 over Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff).

How it unfolded

Blue skies and soaring temperatures greeted the peloton as it rolled out of Almendralejo on the long road south into Andalusia, and the script seemed a pre-ordained one – a break would go clear early on, build a sizeable lead and then the peloton would shut it down as relentlessly as that sun that beat down from above.

Marco Pinotti (BMC), Christian Knees (Sky) and Francisco Javier Aramendia (Caja Rural) duly obliged by clipping off the front after 11 kilometres, and the trio built up a maximum lead in excess of seven minutes before the peloton stirred into action behind.

Before Tony Martin’s break the previous day, Pinotti had earmarked the back-to-back flat stages preceding the weekend’s action as ideal terrain for riders preparing for the world time trial championships, and with Florence in mind, the Italian put in a fine afternoon’s work at the head of the race.

The break’s lead was just 1:25 when they came through the finish area for the first time with 30 kilometres remaining, however, and they were duly swept up 16 kilometres from home, with Pinotti the last man standing.

Fabian Cancellara and his RadioShack-Leopard team set about winding up the pace from there on in, but as well as providing him with a useful work out ahead of the Worlds, Cancellara’s turn on the front also indirectly served to pave the way for the current rainbow jersey Gilbert to go on the offensive.

Twelve months ago, Gilbert began to put a different slant on a troubled season by winning two stages of the Vuelta ahead of his world championships triumph, and there was a distinct hint of his old sparkle here as he pounced on the opportunity to attack with 9 kilometres to go.

Unfortunately for Gilbert, however, he had the on-form and confident Stybar for company in his late raid and in the game of inches that was the finishing sprint, that assurance perhaps made the crucial difference.

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Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step4:51:27
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:01
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 3 - Cell 2
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 5 - Cell 2
7Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 6 - Cell 2
8Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 9 - Cell 2
11Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJRow 10 - Cell 2
12Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto BelisolRow 11 - Cell 2
13Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 12 - Cell 2
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 13 - Cell 2
15Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 14 - Cell 2
16Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 15 - Cell 2
17Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack LeopardRow 18 - Cell 2
20Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 19 - Cell 2
21Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 20 - Cell 2
22Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 22 - Cell 2
24Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 24 - Cell 2
26Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 25 - Cell 2
27Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 26 - Cell 2
28Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 28 - Cell 2
30Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 30 - Cell 2
32Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 31 - Cell 2
33Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-MeridaRow 32 - Cell 2
34Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack LeopardRow 33 - Cell 2
35Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 34 - Cell 2
36Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 35 - Cell 2
37Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) KatushaRow 37 - Cell 2
39Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 38 - Cell 2
40Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 40 - Cell 2
42Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 41 - Cell 2
43Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 43 - Cell 2
45Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 44 - Cell 2
46David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 46 - Cell 2
48Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJRow 47 - Cell 2
49Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 48 - Cell 2
50Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 49 - Cell 2
51Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 50 - Cell 2
52Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 51 - Cell 2
53Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 52 - Cell 2
54Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Luca Paolini (Ita) KatushaRow 54 - Cell 2
56Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 55 - Cell 2
57José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 56 - Cell 2
58Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 57 - Cell 2
59Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 58 - Cell 2
60Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 60 - Cell 2
62Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJRow 64 - Cell 2
66Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 65 - Cell 2
67Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 66 - Cell 2
68Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJRow 67 - Cell 2
69David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja RuralRow 68 - Cell 2
70Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 69 - Cell 2
71Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 70 - Cell 2
72Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 72 - Cell 2
74Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 73 - Cell 2
75Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 74 - Cell 2
76Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 75 - Cell 2
77Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 76 - Cell 2
78Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky ProcyclingRow 77 - Cell 2
79Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 78 - Cell 2
80Vladimir Gusev (Rus) KatushaRow 79 - Cell 2
81Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 80 - Cell 2
82Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 81 - Cell 2
83David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 82 - Cell 2
84Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 83 - Cell 2
85Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 84 - Cell 2
86Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 85 - Cell 2
87Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 86 - Cell 2
88Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 87 - Cell 2
89Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 88 - Cell 2
90Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 89 - Cell 2
91Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
93Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja RuralRow 92 - Cell 2
94Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-SharpRow 93 - Cell 2
95Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) KatushaRow 94 - Cell 2
96Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 95 - Cell 2
97Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 97 - Cell 2
99Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 98 - Cell 2
100Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 99 - Cell 2
101Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 100 - Cell 2
102Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 101 - Cell 2
103Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 102 - Cell 2
104Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 103 - Cell 2
105Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar TeamRow 104 - Cell 2
106Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 105 - Cell 2
107Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 106 - Cell 2
108Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 107 - Cell 2
109Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 108 - Cell 2
110Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:26
111Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 110 - Cell 2
112Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:00:30
113Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:00:48
114Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:01:00
115Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:31
116Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:01:33
117Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 116 - Cell 2
118Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 117 - Cell 2
119Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:01:39
120José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:58
121Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:01
122Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:01:58
123Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:02:22
124Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:02:39
125Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:42
126Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:03:09
127Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:03:23
128Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:03:27
129Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:00:01
130Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:45
131Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:04:03
132Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 132 - Cell 2
134Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:04:19
135Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 135 - Cell 2
137Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 136 - Cell 2
138Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 137 - Cell 2
139Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJRow 138 - Cell 2
140Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJRow 139 - Cell 2
141Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJRow 140 - Cell 2
142Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJRow 141 - Cell 2
143Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 142 - Cell 2
144Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 143 - Cell 2
145Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 144 - Cell 2
146Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja RuralRow 146 - Cell 2
148Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 147 - Cell 2
149Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja RuralRow 148 - Cell 2
150Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja RuralRow 149 - Cell 2
151Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 150 - Cell 2
152Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 151 - Cell 2
153Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 152 - Cell 2
154Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja RuralRow 153 - Cell 2
155Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 154 - Cell 2
156Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
157Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 156 - Cell 2
158Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 157 - Cell 2
159Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 158 - Cell 2
160Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing TeamRow 159 - Cell 2
161Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 160 - Cell 2
162Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 161 - Cell 2
163Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 162 - Cell 2
164Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) KatushaRow 164 - Cell 2
166Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 165 - Cell 2
167Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 166 - Cell 2
168Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:04:25
169Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 168 - Cell 2
170Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 169 - Cell 2
171Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 170 - Cell 2
172Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 171 - Cell 2
173Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 172 - Cell 2
174Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 173 - Cell 2
175Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 174 - Cell 2
176Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 175 - Cell 2
177Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 176 - Cell 2
178Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 177 - Cell 2
179Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 178 - Cell 2
180Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) KatushaRow 179 - Cell 2
181Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 180 - Cell 2
182Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) KatushaRow 181 - Cell 2
183Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 182 - Cell 2
184Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 183 - Cell 2
185Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 184 - Cell 2
186Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:04:53
187Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 186 - Cell 2
188Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 187 - Cell 2
189Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:07:34
190Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 189 - Cell 2
191Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:07:38
192Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 191 - Cell 2
193Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 192 - Cell 2
194Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:08:03
195Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp0:08:58
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Sprint 1 - El Ronquillo, km.117
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling4pts
2Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Mairena del Aljarafe, km. 174,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural4pts
2Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25pts
2Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Most combative
#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1BMC Racing Team14:34:23
2Omega Pharma - Quick-StepRow 1 - Cell 2
3Sky Procycling0:00:01
4Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Team Argos-ShimanoRow 4 - Cell 2
6Radioshack LeopardRow 5 - Cell 2
7Team Saxo - TinkoffRow 6 - Cell 2
8Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9AG2R La MondialeRow 8 - Cell 2
10Team Netapp - EnduraRow 9 - Cell 2
11Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 10 - Cell 2
12FDJRow 11 - Cell 2
13KatushaRow 12 - Cell 2
14Movistar TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 14 - Cell 2
16Lampre-MeridaRow 15 - Cell 2
17Astana Pro TeamRow 16 - Cell 2
18Lotto BelisolRow 17 - Cell 2
19Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Caja Rural - Seguros RGA0:00:48
21Orica Greenedge0:03:04
22Garmin Sharp0:03:11
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General classification after stage 7
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team27:29:35
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 Iturralde (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) FDJ0:01:41
30Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:45
31David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:50
32José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:01:52
33José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:01:58
34Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ0:02:02
35Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:03
36Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:23
37Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:02:37
38Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:49
39David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural0:02:52
40Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:02:57
41Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:02:59
42Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:03:37
43Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp0:03:39
44Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:03:56
45Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:57
46Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural0:04:32
47Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:05:06
48Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:05:13
49Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:42
50Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:02
51Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:06:20
52Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural0:07:04
53Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:07:20
54Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:07:21
55Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:07:26
56Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:09:11
57Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:09:27
58Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:09:51
59Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja RuralRow 58 - Cell 2
60Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:12
61Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:10:48
62Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:11:19
63Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:11:29
64Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ0:11:36
65Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:11:39
66Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) KatushaRow 65 - Cell 2
67Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:11:54
68Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:56
69Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:12:29
70Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:12:31
71Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:12:39
72Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:07
73Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:22
74Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:13:47
75Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:53
76Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-Shimano0:14:14
77Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:15:07
78Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:16:28
79Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:16:48
80Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:16:57
81Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:17:04
82Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:17:11
83Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:18:39
84Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:18:42
85Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:19:31
86Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:19:37
87Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:19:38
88Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:19:42
89Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ0:19:59
90Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:20:28
91David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:20:36
92Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:21:03
93Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 92 - Cell 2
94Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:21:04
95Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:21:06
96Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:21:16
97Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:22:05
98Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:22:28
99Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:23:01
100Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:23:32
101Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:23:41
102Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:23:52
103Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:23:54
104Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:25:45
105Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:26:20
106Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:26:29
107Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:27:04
108Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:27:32
109Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:27:56
110Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:28:15
111Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:28:30
112Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:28:40
113Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:29:19
114Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:29:57
115Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:29:59
116Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:30:01
117Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:30:04
118Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ0:30:11
119Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:30:14
120Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:31:17
121Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:31:33
122Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 121 - Cell 2
123Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:31:35
124Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:31:45
125Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:31:51
126Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:32:00
127Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:32:13
128Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ0:32:18
129Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:32:19
130Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:34:13
131Iker Camano Ortuzar (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:34:23
132Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:34:35
133Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:34:54
134José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:35:12
135Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:35:21
136Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 135 - Cell 2
137Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:35:26
138Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:35:36
139Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:35:39
140Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:35:54
141Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:36:11
142Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:36:17
143Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:36:31
144Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:37:09
145Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:37:16
146Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:37:24
147Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:37:25
148Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:37:41
149Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:38:11
150Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:38:22
151Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ0:38:24
152Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural0:38:30
153Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team0:38:33
154Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:39:05
155Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:39:17
156Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky Procycling0:39:42
157Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida0:40:31
158Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) Katusha0:40:44
159Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-Endura0:40:54
160Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team0:40:57
161Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural0:41:56
162Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:42:01
163Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:42:12
164Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:42:40
165Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:42:41
166Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:42:49
167Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:43:20
168Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-Sharp0:43:29
169Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdge0:43:55
170Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:44:01
171Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:45:23
172Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ0:46:06
173Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:46:15
174Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:46:30
175Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ0:46:42
176Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:46:53
177Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural0:47:10
178Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) KatushaRow 177 - Cell 2
179Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:47:32
180Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:47:38
181Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:47:44
182Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:47:48
183Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural0:48:53
184Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural0:49:12
185Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing Team0:50:03
186Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:50:34
187Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-Shimano0:51:25
188Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:51:33
189Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale0:52:03
190Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:52:29
191Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:53:25
192Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:56:22
193Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida1:00:17
194Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team1:02:00
195Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-Sharp1:09:14
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Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge53pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha48Row 1 - Cell 3
3Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-Merida40Row 2 - Cell 3
4Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff38Row 3 - Cell 3
5Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step38Row 4 - Cell 3
6Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team37Row 5 - Cell 3
7Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard36Row 6 - Cell 3
8Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team34Row 7 - Cell 3
9Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling32Row 8 - Cell 3
10Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp30Row 9 - Cell 3
11Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard28Row 10 - Cell 3
12Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team27Row 11 - Cell 3
13Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff26Row 12 - Cell 3
14Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha26Row 13 - Cell 3
15Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step25Row 14 - Cell 3
16Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team24Row 15 - Cell 3
17Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling20Row 16 - Cell 3
18Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits19Row 17 - Cell 3
19Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol18Row 18 - Cell 3
20Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step17Row 19 - Cell 3
21Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale17Row 20 - Cell 3
22Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp17Row 21 - Cell 3
23Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team16Row 22 - Cell 3
24Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura14Row 23 - Cell 3
25Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling14Ro