Vuelta stage 8: König prevails on Alto Peñas Blancas

On a day when the main GC contenders were expected to dominate as the Vuelta a España headed for its first major summit finish, the surprises continued at this race. Although most of the big names did finish in the top 10 on the Peñas Blancas climb above Estepona on the Costa del Sol, they were upstaged by Leopold König, who gave the Pro Continental NetApp-Endura team their first grand tour success.

The Czech judged his winning move perfectly, attacking in pursuit of lone leader Igor Antón (Euskaltel-Euskadi) with two kilometres remaining. Caught by four more riders in the penultimate kilometre, including Ivan Basso (Cannondale) and Nicolas Roche (Saxo-Tinkoff), König went again at the kilometre banner and quickly closed down on the fading Antón.

König eased past the Basque with 500 metres remaining and continued his surge up to the line, where he had enough of an advantage to hold off a late charge by Katusha's Dani Moreno, with King of the Mountains leader Roche just behind the Spaniard in third.

“I’m not accustomed to being in the lead, but I love having the red jersey. I’ve been fighting for it for days, thinking what it would be like, where I could gain the seconds that separated me from Nibali, about time bonuses or the right place to move. Now I’ve managed it and it’s incredible, a dream,” said Roche, who also holds the King of the Mountains and Combined jerseys, and lies second in the points competition.

“Every year I’ve come to the Vuelta I’ve thought about wearing the leader’s jersey and now I hope to be able to defend it. I don’t know how long I will be able to manage it, one or two days, but every stage you have it is a bonus.”

“It was a fantastic final day of a sensational first week of the race for us,” said Saxo-Tinkoff DS Fabrizio Guidi. “Two stage wins, a series of different jerseys and now, to top it off, Nico takes the overall lead. We’re very happy and he fully deserves to take the overall lead. But with the jersey comes responsibility and there’s probably no need to mention that it’s a very long way to Madrid.”

How it unfolded

The stage began with the news that Roche’s cousin, Dan Martin, would not be starting due to the injuries the Garmin rider suffered when he crashed towards the end of stage seven. Once the peloton was under way, more than 30km passed before the break of the day formed. Fourteen riders made the cut, although its progress was initially hampered by the presence of König’s NetApp team-mate Bartosz Huzarski, who was lying 11th overall, within a minute of race leader Nibali. Once Huzarski dropped back, Nibali’s Astana team allowed the break some freedom.

As Huzarski rejoined the peloton, Dario Cataldo (Sky), Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Ben Gastauer (Ag2r), Rafa Valls (Vacansoleil), Francis De Greef (Lotto), Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel), Alex Howes (Garmin-Sharp), Thierry Hupond (Argos-Shimano), Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge), Matthew Busche (RadioShack-Leopard), Dominik Nerz (BMC), Antonio Piedra (Caja Rural) and Beñat Intxausti (Movistar) pushed their advantage out to more than four minutes.

From 60km out, the peloton began to chip away at that lead. With 20km remaining it was down to 2-12. Ivan Basso then ordered his men to the front to trim it back a bit more. On the final approach to the climb, RadioShack took over the pacemaking, clearly intent on setting up Horner.

The steepest ramps of the Peñas Blancas come early, and they shredded the riders in the break. With 12km left, only Cataldo, Nerz and Valls remained at the front. Behind, Fabian Cancellara led the peloton up these steep ramps at a ferocious rate, cutting the break’s lead to a minute. When “Spartacus” pulled aside with 9km remaining, Busche was in the right place having dropped back from the break to take over pacesetting duties from the Swiss.

After Valls fell back with 7km left, Cataldo and Nerz pressed on for another couple of kilometres. Then, with the bunch bearing down on them, they shook hands and left the stage to the GC guys, who were still being led by Busche.

Euskaltel climber Antón was the first to attack from this group, zipping clear with 4.7km to the line. The Basque quickly gained 15 seconds, but never seemed likely to stay clear once the counterattacks began from the red jersey group close behind him.

Movistar’s Eros Capecchi was the first to go, but Horner produced the strongest surge, which saw a number of GC outsiders fall back, including Antón’s team leader, Samuel Sánchez. Antón, though, still had nine seconds in hand at the 2km banner, and gained a few more when the GC contenders regrouped and waited for the next move.

It came from König, who accelerated away, chased by Thibault Pinot (FDJ), Basso, Moreno and Roche. It was interesting to note that Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha) and Nibali all failed or perhaps declined to chase these riders, perhaps thinking ahead to tomorrow’s tough finish at Valdepeñas de Jaén and, more particularly, Monday’s summit finish on the Alto Hazallanas.


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Full Results
1Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura4:09:46
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha0:00:01
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:05
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.frRow 3 - Cell 2
5Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 4 - Cell 2
6Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:00:08
7Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:13
8Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:19
9Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) KatushaRow 8 - Cell 2
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:23
11Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 10 - Cell 2
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 11 - Cell 2
13Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 12 - Cell 2
14Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 13 - Cell 2
15Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:27
16Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:31
18Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:00:40
19Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 18 - Cell 2
20David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 19 - Cell 2
21Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 20 - Cell 2
22Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 21 - Cell 2
23Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:00:57
24Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:00:59
26David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 25 - Cell 2
27Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar TeamRow 26 - Cell 2
28José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 27 - Cell 2
29Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:39
30Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:01:54
32Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:05
33Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:02:14
34Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 33 - Cell 2
35Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:02:33
36Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.frRow 35 - Cell 2
37Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:02:37
38Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:02:46
39Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:02:55
40Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:03:03
41Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 40 - Cell 2
42Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:03:55
43Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 42 - Cell 2
44Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:04:03
46Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:04:37
47Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:05:27
48Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 47 - Cell 2
49Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 48 - Cell 2
50Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:05:40
51Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:06:23
52Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:29
53Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:07:04
54Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:07:45
55Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:51
56Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 55 - Cell 2
57Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 56 - Cell 2
58Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 57 - Cell 2
59Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:08:16
60Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:08:19
61Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:09:02
62Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:11:04
63Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:11:15
65Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:12:13
66Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:12:14
67Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) KatushaRow 66 - Cell 2
68Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 67 - Cell 2
69Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 68 - Cell 2
70Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La MondialeRow 69 - Cell 2
71Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 70 - Cell 2
72Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) KatushaRow 71 - Cell 2
73Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 72 - Cell 2
74Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 73 - Cell 2
75Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 74 - Cell 2
76Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky ProcyclingRow 75 - Cell 2
77Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar TeamRow 76 - Cell 2
78Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:12:39
79Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:25
80Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 79 - Cell 2
81Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 80 - Cell 2
82Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 81 - Cell 2
83Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 82 - Cell 2
84Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 83 - Cell 2
85Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 84 - Cell 2
86Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 85 - Cell 2
87Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 86 - Cell 2
88Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.frRow 87 - Cell 2
89Luca Dodi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 88 - Cell 2
90Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 89 - Cell 2
91Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky ProcyclingRow 90 - Cell 2
92Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 91 - Cell 2
93Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 92 - Cell 2
94Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.frRow 93 - Cell 2
95Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 94 - Cell 2
96Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 95 - Cell 2
97Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 96 - Cell 2
98Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.frRow 97 - Cell 2
99Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack LeopardRow 98 - Cell 2
100Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 99 - Cell 2
101Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto BelisolRow 100 - Cell 2
102Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack LeopardRow 101 - Cell 2
103Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 102 - Cell 2
104Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:14:02
105Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:14:18
106Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 105 - Cell 2
107Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:15:11
108Christian Knees (Ger) Sky ProcyclingRow 107 - Cell 2
109Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 108 - Cell 2
110Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 109 - Cell 2
111Graeme Brown (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:18:53
112Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 111 - Cell 2
113Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 112 - Cell 2
114Luke Rowe (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 113 - Cell 2
115Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 114 - Cell 2
116Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 115 - Cell 2
117Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 116 - Cell 2
118Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 117 - Cell 2
119Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto BelisolRow 119 - Cell 2
121José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 121 - Cell 2
123Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto BelisolRow 122 - Cell 2
124Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 123 - Cell 2
125Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 124 - Cell 2
126Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 125 - Cell 2
127Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 126 - Cell 2
128Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 127 - Cell 2
129Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 128 - Cell 2
130Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 129 - Cell 2
131Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 130 - Cell 2
132Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 131 - Cell 2
133Sam Bewley (NZl) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 132 - Cell 2
134Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 133 - Cell 2
135Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing TeamRow 134 - Cell 2
136Dmitry Kozontchuk (Rus) KatushaRow 135 - Cell 2
137Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 136 - Cell 2
138Sebastian Lander (Den) BMC Racing TeamRow 137 - Cell 2
139Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 138 - Cell 2
140Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 139 - Cell 2
141Javier Francisco Aramendia Lorente (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 140 - Cell 2
142Zakkari Dempster (Aus) Team NetApp-EnduraRow 141 - Cell 2
143Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 142 - Cell 2
144Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 143 - Cell 2
145Alex Rasmussen (Den) Garmin-SharpRow 144 - Cell 2
146Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJ.frRow 145 - Cell 2
147Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 146 - Cell 2
148Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 147 - Cell 2
149Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 148 - Cell 2
150Arnaud Courteille (Fra) FDJ.frRow 149 - Cell 2
151Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro TeamRow 150 - Cell 2
152Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 151 - Cell 2
153Cyril Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 152 - Cell 2
154Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Arg) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 153 - Cell 2
155Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 154 - Cell 2
156Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 155 - Cell 2
157Francesco Lasca (Ita) Caja Rural-Seguros RGARow 156 - Cell 2
158Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 157 - Cell 2
159Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 158 - Cell 2
160Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 159 - Cell 2
161Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-SharpRow 160 - Cell 2
162Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 161 - Cell 2
163Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 162 - Cell 2
164Barry Markus (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 163 - Cell 2
165Adrien Petit (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 164 - Cell 2
166Tosh Van Der Sande (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 165 - Cell 2
167David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling TeamRow 166 - Cell 2
168Caleb Fairly (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 167 - Cell 2
169Leigh Howard (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 168 - Cell 2
170Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 169 - Cell 2
171Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 170 - Cell 2
172Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 171 - Cell 2
173Vladimir Isaychev (Rus) KatushaRow 172 - Cell 2
174Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 173 - Cell 2
175Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 174 - Cell 2
176Nick Nuyens (Bel) Garmin-SharpRow 175 - Cell 2
177Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 176 - Cell 2
178Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 177 - Cell 2
179Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 178 - Cell 2
180Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 179 - Cell 2
181Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 180 - Cell 2
182Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 181 - Cell 2
183Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 182 - Cell 2
184Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 183 - Cell 2
185Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 184 - Cell 2
186Andrew Fenn (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 185 - Cell 2
187Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:20:59
188Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 187 - Cell 2
189Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:22:21
190Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:22:29
191Massimo Graziato (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:22:33
192Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:23:40
193Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Arg) Lampre-MeridaRow 192 - Cell 2
194Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:26:02
DNSDaniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-SharpRow 194 - Cell 2
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Sprint 1 - San Enrique de Guadiaro, 124km
1Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard4pts
2Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2 - Estepona, 147.3km
1Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA4pts
2Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Points - Alto de Peñas Blancas, 166.6km
1Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura25pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4Row 11 - Cell 3
13Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard2Row 13 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Alto de Peñas Blancas (Cat. 1) 166.6km
1Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura10pts
2Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha6Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff4Row 2 - Cell 3
4Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr2Row 3 - Cell 3
5Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling1Row 4 - Cell 3
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Most combative
1Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
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1Movistar Team12:31:35
2Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:25
3Astana Pro Team0:00:29
5RadioShack Leopard0:00:43
6Team NetApp-Endura0:00:47
9Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:04:12
10Sky Procycling0:06:18
11Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:45
12BMC Racing Team0:10:24
13AG2R La Mondiale0:13:23
14Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:14:40
15Lotto Belisol0:15:19
16Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:15:39
17Cannondale Pro Cycling0:17:53
18Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:19:11
19Team Argos-Shimano0:22:42
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General classification after stage 8
1Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff31:39:30
2Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:17
3Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) KatushaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:00:18
5Leopold Konig (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:00:29
6Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:00:30
7Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:31
8Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling0:00:42
9Rafal Majka (Pol) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:00:52
10Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha0:01:03
11Ivan Santaromita (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:01:17
12Ivan Basso (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:01:28
13Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr0:01:37
14Eros Capecchi (Ita) Movistar Team0:01:42
15Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:01:59
16Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team0:02:01
17Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:02:02
18Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:02:03
19Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:02:22
20Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:02:25
21Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) RadioShack Leopard0:02:31
22David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:02:40
23José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team0:02:42
24Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:00
25Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:03:12
26Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling0:03:17
27David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:03:23
28Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing Team0:03:43
29Jose Joao Mendes (Por) Team NetApp-Endura0:03:54
30Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team0:04:07
31Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:24
32Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJ.fr0:04:26
33Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:04:28
34Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:05:07
35Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:05:46
36Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:06:00
37Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar Team0:06:04
38Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:06:17
39Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:06:33
40Tomasz Marczynski (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:06:35
41Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:06:48
42Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team NetApp-Endura0:06:59
43Serge Pauwels (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:10:03
44Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:06
45Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:24
46Yannick Eijssen (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:11:54
47Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:13:37
48Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha0:14:07
49Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha0:14:27
50Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:14:32
51Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:14:46
52Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:14:50
53Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:15:03
54Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:15:19
55Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack LeopardRow 54 - Cell 2
56Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale0:15:42
57Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Movistar Team0:16:01
58Ben Hermans (Bel) RadioShack Leopard0:18:29
59Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ.fr0:18:31
60Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:19:42
61Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr0:21:29
62Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:21:31
63Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:23:44
64Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:23:59
65Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team0:24:00
66Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling0:24:35
67Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:24:39
68Stef Clement (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:24:45
69Julien Berard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:25:58
70Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:26:40
71Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana Pro Team0:26:49
72Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:27:55
73Gianni Meersman (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:28:56
74Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:29:32
75Danilo Wyss (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:29:44
76Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling0:30:04
77Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha0:30:47
78Paul Voss (Ger) Team NetApp-Endura0:31:13
79Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:31:23
80Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:31:34
81Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha0:31:43
82Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:32:31
83Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack Leopard0:32:58
84Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg (RSA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 83 - Cell 2
85Cameron Wurf (Aus) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:33:09
86Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 85 - Cell 2
87Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale0:33:21
88Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:34:10
89Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol0:34:19
90Fabian Cancellara (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:34:58
91Dario Cataldo (Ita) Sky Procycling0:35:08
92Grega Bole (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:35:27
93Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 92 - Cell 2
94Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:35:48
95Jan Barta (Cze) Team NetApp-Endura0:35:55
96Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:36:48
97Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:38:21
98Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling0:38:54
99David Tanner (Aus) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:39:20
100Grégory Rast (Swi) RadioShack Leopard0:39:36
101Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:39:47
102Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano0:40:20
103Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-Merida0:40:22
104Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin-Sharp0:41:31
105Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team NetApp-Endura0:41:43
106Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:41:45
107Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:42:38
108Geoffrey Soupe (Fra) FDJ.fr0:43:27
109Salvatore Puccio (Ita) Sky Procycling0:43:32
110Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:44:29
111Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha0:44:31
112Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJ.fr0:45:34
113Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:46:40
114Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team0:47:24
115Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team0:47:29
116Iker Camano (Spa) Team NetApp-Endura0:47:39
117Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:48:03
118Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:48:04
119Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:48:10
120Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team0:48:41
121Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:48:43
122Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:48:45
123Klaas Lodewyck (Bel) BMC Racing Team0:48:48
124Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard0:48:58
125Steve Chainel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:49:27
126Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:49:33
127Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol0:50:01
128Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:50:17
129Ramon Sinkeldam (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano0:50:19
130Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:50:21
131Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:50:27
132Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:50:29
133Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team0:50:35
134Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:50:44
135Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:50:57
136Guillaume Boivin (Can) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:51:03
137Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ.fr0:51:40
138Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Lotto Belisol0:53:19
139Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:53:32
140José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team0:53:56
141Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:54:05
142Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 141 - Cell 2
143Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin-Sharp0:54:10
144Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:54:23
145Marco Pinotti (Ita) BMC Racing Team0:54:38
146Robert Wagner (Ger) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:55:15
147Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdge0:55:28
148Winner Anacona Gomez (Col) Lampre-Merida0:55:56
149Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:56:00
150Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Belkin Pro Cycling Team0:56:05
151Mitchell Docker (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge0:56:08
152Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:56:09
153Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:56:25