Gerrans claims opening stage of Pais Vasco

Simon Gerrans sprinted to victory in stage 1 of the Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco ahead of Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) and Angel Vicioso (Katusha). Gerrans also became the first overall leader of the race.

A crash split the field over the day's final summit, and thanks to his teammates' work, Gerrans was well-positioned when the front group took shape. Pieter Weening led out the sprint and delivered Gerrans to the line.

"The plan of attack was formed around me today," said Gerrans. "The whole team committed to the stage win. It's nice to repay the team's work at the end of the day. Christian [Meier] did a great job looking after me early on in the stage. The rest of the guys rode fantastic in the hills. They set me up for the stage win and Pieter up for GC [the general classification]."

Gerrans had a heads-up from Orica-GreenEdge director sportif Neil Stephens, who lives less than an hour away from today's course. When he saw the race route, Stephens suspected the stage was one on which Gerrans could win. His suspicions were confirmed after he recon'ed the stage two weeks ago.

"I know these roads, and when I heard about this stage a month ago, I knew it was a day for Simon," said Stephens. "Ten days ago, I came out and previewed the stage. This morning, Pieter, Simon and I left the hotel a little early and we had a look at the last 30 kilometres. We obviously couldn't have predicted the crash at the end, but the rest of the race unfolded exactly as we would have expected. If we were going to win today, it was going to be with Simon. We put all our energy into him."

Five riders went up the road early in the action, and the break was eventually whittled down to two riders: Laurent Didier (RadioShack Leopard Trek) and Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural).

Teams with GC ambitions controlled the chase. Didier and Txurruka got a maximum advantage of 5:15 during the second hour of racing. The gap began to come down starting at the midpoint of the race.

Eighteen kilometres from the finish in Elgoibar, on the lower slopes of the Alto de San Miguel, it was gruppo compatto.

A crash at the summit, with 7.5 kilometres to go, allowed an elite group of 17 riders to form. On the ground were Dries Devenyns and Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) and Jurgen van den Broeck (Lotto Belisol). The latter two continued, with Van Den Broeck sporting a trail of blood down his arm and leg. Devenyns abandoned with a broken arm.

"We were lucky not to have any of our riders go down in the crash," said Stephens. "Simon Clarke had to put a foot out and Wes [Wesley Sulzberger] was pushed into a wall, but no one hit the floor."

"After the crash at the summit, Pieter saw that I had made the split and was in good position," said Gerrans. "He did a fantastic job on the descent and in the final. It was basically thanks to him that I won. He set me up perfectly."

A second group gave chase down the mountain. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) heralded the 20 riders in hot pursuit of the group ahead in the hopes to limit the damage to his general classification ambitions. The first group of chasers had closed the gap to five seconds by the time Gerrans outkicked Velits for the win.

While Gerrans was the first to admit that his preparation for Milan-San Remo was less than ideal, he's now finding great confidence in his build-up to the Ardennes Classics.

"This is perfect," said Gerrans. "I focused on winning one specific stage at Catalunya and another stage here. I've accomplished both goals, and it shows that my form is coming up nicely. My preparation for Milan-Sanremo wasn't what I had hoped, but it's turning around to work out really well leading to the Ardennes. We're still a couple weeks out, and I just need to keep building on the form that I have now."

Having won the first stage, Gerrans leads the Pais Vasco general classification. He'll start stage 2 in the yellow jersey.

"We'll have to take a bit more responsibility in the race tomorrow now that I'm in yellow," he said with a smile. "I'm sure the team is up for it."

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4:06:33
2Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 1 - Cell 2
3Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) KatushaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 6 - Cell 2
8Richie Porte (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 11 - Cell 2
13José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Simon Spilak (Slo) KatushaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 16 - Cell 2
18Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:05
19Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 20 - Cell 2
22Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 21 - Cell 2
23Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-SharpRow 22 - Cell 2
24Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 23 - Cell 2
25Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack LeopardRow 24 - Cell 2
26Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jon Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 26 - Cell 2
28Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 27 - Cell 2
29Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 30 - Cell 2
32Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) KatushaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 34 - Cell 2
36Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) KatushaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:12
40Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 39 - Cell 2
41Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 40 - Cell 2
42Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 43 - Cell 2
45Bram Tankink (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 44 - Cell 2
46Diego Ulissi (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 45 - Cell 2
47Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Movistar Team0:00:16
48Warren Barguil (Fra) Team Argos-Shimano0:00:19
49Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack LeopardRow 48 - Cell 2
50Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro TeamRow 49 - Cell 2
51Matthew Busche (USA) RadioShack Leopard0:00:21
52Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-MeridaRow 51 - Cell 2
53Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 52 - Cell 2
54Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La MondialeRow 53 - Cell 2
55Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 55 - Cell 2
57Eduard Vorganov (Rus) KatushaRow 56 - Cell 2
58Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 57 - Cell 2
59Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 58 - Cell 2
60Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 59 - Cell 2
61Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJRow 60 - Cell 2
62Pieter Serry (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 61 - Cell 2
63Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro TeamRow 62 - Cell 2
64Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 64 - Cell 2
66Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 65 - Cell 2
67Kenny Elissonde (Fra) FDJRow 66 - Cell 2
68Jonathan Tiernan-Locke (GBr) Sky ProcyclingRow 67 - Cell 2
69Ivan Velasco Murillo (Spa) Caja RuralRow 68 - Cell 2
70Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 69 - Cell 2
71Javier Moreno Bazan (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 70 - Cell 2
72Angel Madrazo Ruiz (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 71 - Cell 2
73Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 72 - Cell 2
74John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 73 - Cell 2
75Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:28
76Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick Step0:00:37
77Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 76 - Cell 2
78Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:53
79José Rujano Guillen (Ven) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
80Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard0:01:01
81Danail Petrov (Bul) Caja RuralRow 80 - Cell 2
82Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 81 - Cell 2
83Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 82 - Cell 2
84Michel Kreder (Ned) Garmin-SharpRow 83 - Cell 2
85Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling0:01:05
86Georg Preidler (Aut) Team Argos-Shimano0:01:12
87Omar Fraile Matarranza (Spa) Caja Rural0:01:22
88Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team0:02:27
89Paul Martens (Ger) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 88 - Cell 2
90Dennis Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 89 - Cell 2
91Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 90 - Cell 2
92Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 91 - Cell 2
93Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack LeopardRow 92 - Cell 2
94Federico Canuti (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling0:02:40
95Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 94 - Cell 2
96Christian Meier (Can) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 95 - Cell 2
97Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) KatushaRow 96 - Cell 2
98Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 97 - Cell 2
99Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJRow 98 - Cell 2
100Sergei Chernetski (Rus) KatushaRow 99 - Cell 2
101Fabricio Ferrari Barcelo (Uru) Caja Rural0:02:52
102Maciej Paterski (Pol) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 101 - Cell 2
103Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 102 - Cell 2
104Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJRow 103 - Cell 2
105Chris Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo-Tinkoff0:03:09
106Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 105 - Cell 2
107Juan José Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team0:03:28
108Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja RuralRow 107 - Cell 2
109Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 108 - Cell 2
110Daniele Ratto (Ita) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 109 - Cell 2
111Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky ProcyclingRow 110 - Cell 2
112Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:03:47
113Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (USA) Sky Procycling0:04:08
114Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Garmin-Sharp0:04:58
115Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack LeopardRow 114 - Cell 2
116Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing TeamRow 115 - Cell 2
117Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 116 - Cell 2
118Koldo Fernández De Larrea (Spa) Garmin-SharpRow 117 - Cell 2
119David Tanner (Aus) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 118 - Cell 2
120Petr Ignatenko (Rus) KatushaRow 119 - Cell 2
121Nikita Novikov (Rus) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 120 - Cell 2
122Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 121 - Cell 2
123Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 122 - Cell 2
124Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 123 - Cell 2
125Matteo Montaguti (Ita) AG2R La MondialeRow 124 - Cell 2
126Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 125 - Cell 2
127Dirk Bellemakers (Ned) Lotto Belisol0:05:10
128Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:05:13
129Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:06:07
130Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 129 - Cell 2
131Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Blanco Pro Cycling Team0:07:19
132Mikel Landa Meana (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:07:21
133Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 132 - Cell 2
134Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Caja RuralRow 133 - Cell 2
135Marcos Garcia (Spa) Caja RuralRow 134 - Cell 2
136Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge0:08:54
137Michael Matthews (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 136 - Cell 2
138Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 137 - Cell 2
139Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJRow 138 - Cell 2
140Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJRow 139 - Cell 2
141Thierry Hupond (Fra) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 140 - Cell 2
142Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) FDJRow 141 - Cell 2
143Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 142 - Cell 2
144Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 143 - Cell 2
145Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 144 - Cell 2
146Lawrence Warbasse (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 145 - Cell 2
147Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 146 - Cell 2
148Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 147 - Cell 2
149Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing TeamRow 148 - Cell 2
150Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:10:50
151Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack LeopardRow 150 - Cell 2
152Brian Bulgac (Ned) Lotto BelisolRow 151 - Cell 2
153Jesús Hernández (Spa) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 152 - Cell 2
154Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 153 - Cell 2
155Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 154 - Cell 2
156Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale0:13:09
157Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Lotto Belisol0:13:22
158Thomas Peterson (USA) Team Argos-ShimanoRow 157 - Cell 2
159Juraj Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 158 - Cell 2
160Laurent Mangel (Fra) FDJRow 159 - Cell 2
161Egor Silin (Rus) Astana Pro TeamRow 160 - Cell 2
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Points
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge25pts
2Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step20Row 1 - Cell 3
3Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Katusha16Row 2 - Cell 3
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team14Row 3 - Cell 3
5Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team12Row 4 - Cell 3
6Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky Procycling10Row 5 - Cell 3
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff9Row 6 - Cell 3
8Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling8Row 7 - Cell 3
9Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team7Row 8 - Cell 3
10Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdge6Row 9 - Cell 3
11Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team5Row 10 - Cell 3
12Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits4Row 11 - Cell 3
13José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Simon Spilak (Slo) Katusha2Row 13 - Cell 3
15Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team1Row 14 - Cell 3
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Sprint 1 - Elgoibar, km. 110
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard3pts
2Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 2- Berriatua, km. 133,5
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Sprint 3 - Markina, km. 141,8
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Col) AG2R La Mondiale3pts
2Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 1 - Alto de Asensio (Cat 2)) km. 30
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural6pts
2Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesús Hernández (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 2 - Alto de Itziar (Cat 3), km. 72
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesús Hernández (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 3 - Alto de Endoia (Cat 2), km. 89
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural6pts
2Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesús Hernández (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Mountain 4 - Alto de Azurki (Cat 1), km. 100
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural10pts
2Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard8Row 1 - Cell 3
3Jesús Hernández (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff6Row 2 - Cell 3
4Juan José Cobo (Spa) Movistar Team4Row 3 - Cell 3
5Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Team Saxo-Tinkoff2Row 4 - Cell 3
6Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 5 - Cell 3
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Mountain 5 - Alto de Kalbario (Cat 3), km. 122
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Amets Txurruka (Spa) Caja Rural3pts
2Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard2Row 1 - Cell 3
3Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff1Row 2 - Cell 3
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Mountain 6 - Alto de San Miguel (Cat 2), km. 149
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar Team6pts
2Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team4Row 1 - Cell 3
3Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team2Row 2 - Cell 3
4Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team1Row 3 - Cell 3
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Teams
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Astana Pro Team12:19:39
2Movistar TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Orica Greenedge0:00:05
4KatushaRow 3 - Cell 2
5BMC Racing Team0:00:10
6Euskaltel Euskadi0:00:15
7Garmin - SharpRow 6 - Cell 2
8Team Saxo - Tinkoff0:00:21
9SKY ProcyclingRow 8 - Cell 2
10Lampre - Merida0:00:22
11Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Omega Pharma - Quickstep0:00:26
13Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:33
14Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team0:00:38
15Radioshack Leopard0:00:45
16AG2R La Mondiale0:00:47
17Caja Rural0:01:34
18Cannondale Pro Cycling0:03:13
19FDJ0:03:22
20Lotto Belisol0:03:33
21Team Argos - Shimano0:04:11
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General classification after stage 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge4:06:33
2Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 1 - Cell 2
3Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) KatushaRow 2 - Cell 2
4Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Jacob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro TeamRow 4 - Cell 2
6Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Col) Sky ProcyclingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 6 - Cell 2
8Richie Porte (Aus) Sky ProcyclingRow 7 - Cell 2
9Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar TeamRow 8 - Cell 2
10Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 9 - Cell 2
11Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Yoann Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions CreditsRow 11 - Cell 2
13José Herrada Lopez (Spa) Movistar TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Simon Spilak (Slo) KatushaRow 13 - Cell 2
15Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16Alexsandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Astana Pro TeamRow 15 - Cell 2
17Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-TinkoffRow 16 - Cell 2
18Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi0:00:05
19Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing TeamRow 18 - Cell 2
20Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdgeRow 19 - Cell 2
21Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick StepRow 20 - Cell 2
22Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 21 - Cell 2
23Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-SharpRow 22 - Cell 2
24Gorka Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 23 - Cell 2
25Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack LeopardRow 24 - Cell 2
26Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 25 - Cell 2
27Jon Izagirre (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 26 - Cell 2
28Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 27 - Cell 2
29Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-MeridaRow 28 - Cell 2
30Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto BelisolRow 30 - Cell 2
32Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) KatushaRow 31 - Cell 2
33Dominik Nerz (Ger) BMC Racing TeamRow 32 - Cell 2
34Wout Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 33 - Cell 2
35Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin-SharpRow 34 - Cell 2
36Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Blanco Pro Cycling TeamRow 35 - Cell 2
37Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) KatushaRow 36 - Cell 2
38Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La MondialeRow 37 - Cell 2
39Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits0:00:12
40Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-EuskadiRow 39 - Cell 2
41Andre Fernando S. Martins Cardoso (Por) Caja RuralRow 40 - Cell 2
42Cayetano José Sarmiento Tunarrosa (Col) Cannondale Pro CyclingRow 41 - Cell 2
43Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling TeamRow 42 - Cell 2
44