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Gavazzi takes the sprint in Amurrio

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Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) finishes ahead of Oscar Freire (Rabobank) in the sprint.

Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) finishes ahead of Oscar Freire (Rabobank) in the sprint.
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Oscar Freire (Rabobank) took over the race lead from Alejandro Valverde.

Oscar Freire (Rabobank) took over the race lead from Alejandro Valverde.
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Damiano Cunego (Lampre - Farnese Vini) awaits the start of stage three.

Damiano Cunego (Lampre - Farnese Vini) awaits the start of stage three.
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Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) in action.

Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) in action.
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Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) takes his second win of the season.

Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) takes his second win of the season.
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The break of the day.

The break of the day.
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Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) outsprints Oscar Freire (Rabobank) for the stage win.

Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) outsprints Oscar Freire (Rabobank) for the stage win.
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Caisse d'Epargne and Rabobank riders lead the chase of the breakaway.

Caisse d'Epargne and Rabobank riders lead the chase of the breakaway.
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New race leader Oscar Freire (Rabobank) salutes the crowd.

New race leader Oscar Freire (Rabobank) salutes the crowd.
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Stage winner Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) conducts an interview.

Stage winner Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) conducts an interview.
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Stage winner Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) shows off his trophy.

Stage winner Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) shows off his trophy.
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David Loosli (Lampre-Farnese Vini) celebrates his teammate's victory as he crosses the finish line.

David Loosli (Lampre-Farnese Vini) celebrates his teammate's victory as he crosses the finish line.
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The Pais Vasco peloton in action during stage three.

The Pais Vasco peloton in action during stage three.
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Overnight race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)

Overnight race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne)
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The peloton en route to Amurrio during stage three.

The peloton en route to Amurrio during stage three.
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Riders donned their rain capes to fend off the inclement weather.

Riders donned their rain capes to fend off the inclement weather.
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A happy Francesco Gavazzi awaits the podium ceremony.

A happy Francesco Gavazzi awaits the podium ceremony.
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Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) on the podium for his stage win.

Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre - Farnese Vini) on the podium for his stage win.
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Race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) rounds a bend.

Race leader Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne) rounds a bend.
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Stage winner Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre) on the podium.

Stage winner Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre) on the podium.
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David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini celebrates for his teammate, stage winner Francesco Gavazzi

David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini celebrates for his teammate, stage winner Francesco Gavazzi
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Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) and Davide Vigano (Sky Professional Cycling Team)

Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) and Davide Vigano (Sky Professional Cycling Team)
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Jacob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank), Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Angel Gomez Marchante (Andalucia-Cajasur)

Jacob Fuglsang (Saxo Bank), Andy Schleck (Saxo Bank) and Angel Gomez Marchante (Andalucia-Cajasur)
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Gonzalo Rabuñal (Xacobeo Galicia) gets to wear the polka dot jersey.

Gonzalo Rabuñal (Xacobeo Galicia) gets to wear the polka dot jersey.
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Oscar Freire (Rabobank) is the new race leader.

Oscar Freire (Rabobank) is the new race leader.
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The peloton in Amurrio

The peloton in Amurrio
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Rasmus Guldhammer (Team HTC - Columbia) and Martin Pedersen (Footon-Servetto) share a joke before the start.

Rasmus Guldhammer (Team HTC - Columbia) and Martin Pedersen (Footon-Servetto) share a joke before the start.
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Christian Meier (Garmin - Transitions) leads the sprint classification.

Christian Meier (Garmin - Transitions) leads the sprint classification.
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Eros Capecchi (Footon-Servetto)

Eros Capecchi (Footon-Servetto)
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A Lampre rider leads the peloton

A Lampre rider leads the peloton
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Grischa Niermann (Rabobank)

Grischa Niermann (Rabobank)
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Caisse d'Epargne does work at the front of the peloton for its leader Alejandro Valverde

Caisse d'Epargne does work at the front of the peloton for its leader Alejandro Valverde
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These riders made the break, but in the end, the stage would come down to a sprint.

These riders made the break, but in the end, the stage would come down to a sprint.
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The breakaway riders

The breakaway riders
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Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel-Euskadi) with a young fan.

Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel-Euskadi) with a young fan.
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Michael Albasini (Team HTC - Columbia) was in the break.

Michael Albasini (Team HTC - Columbia) was in the break.
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Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-Farnese Vini) won the third stage at the Tour of the Basque country, besting Oscar Freire (Rabobank) and Peter Velits (HTC-Columbia) in the bunch gallop to the line.

The teams of the sprinters timed their efforts to perfection, reeling in the four survivors of the day's early break only three kilometres from the finish, denying anyone the chance to counterattack and disrupt their respective lead-out trains.

"It was a hard stage today because of the weather, said Gavazzi. "I need a win for me and for the team. It was a tough finish and you needed to be at the front in the last 500 metres.I was and it worked.

"This is my second win of the season but my first big win in a prestigious race like Pais Vasco. It's my first ProTour win. I'm really happy. The team worked well all day for me. We closed down the break and then all helped me in the finale."

While Oscar Freire was unable to claim a stage win for the third straight day, the Spaniard was rewarded for his consistency by taking the overall lead from Alejandro Valverde (Caisse d'Epargne). Valverde and Freire were tied on time entering today's stage, but Valverde was caught in a slight split approaching the finish and conceded two seconds to Freire. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions) remains in third overall, three seconds behind Freire.

The break of the day escaped on the stage's first climb, the category 2 Alto de la Aldea, after 18km of racing. The early move included Egoi Martínez and Alan Pérez (Euskaltel - Euskadi), Michael Albasini (Team HTC - Columbia), Eduard Vorganov (Team Katusha), Iban Mayoz (Footon-Servetto) and Rémy Di Gregorio (Française Des Jeux).

Mayoz led the sextet over the Alto de la Aldea summit ahead of Albasini and Vorganov while the peloton followed 1:45 later. Vorganov, the best placed member of the break on GC with a 1:40 deficit to Valverde, became the leader on the road.

As the riders endured periods of heavy rain, the break steadily increased their lead over the peloton. Forty kilometres later the escapees crossed the category 3 Alto de Azazeta with a 3:14 advantage as Albasini bested Mayoz and Di Gregorio at the summit.

The lead sextet eked out its maximum advantage of 4:25 at kilometre 95 and their lead was pegged at approximately four minutes under the impetus of Rabobank and Caisse d'Epargne.

Albasini led Vorganov and Martínez over the third category Alto de Zarate, 67.4km from the finish, with a lead of 3:44 over the peloton.

Thirty kilometres later the leading sextet became a quintet as Pérez was dropped.

The break reached the final categorized climb, the Alto de Mendeika, maintaining a 55-second lead with 15.8 kilometres remaining. Mayoz couldn't maintain contact with the break, leaving Martínez, Albasini. Vorganov and Di Gregorio to press onwards to Amurrio.

The teams of the sprinters, cognizant that this would be their last chance for a victory, applied the pressure at the head of the peloton and absorbed the escapees with three kilometres remaining. Gavazzi took advantage of a strong lead-out from his Lampre teammates to claim his second win of the season while Freire, who clawed his way up to second in the dash to the line, took over the race leadership from Valverde.

Full Results
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini4:49:52
2Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia
4Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha
5Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
6Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team
7Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
8Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step
9Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
10Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo
11Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale
12Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia0:00:02
13Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
14Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
15Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram
16David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini
17Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step
18Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
19Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
20Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
21Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step
22Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions
23Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack
24Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia
25Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack
26Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack
27Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana
28Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto
29Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
30Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto
31Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
32Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha
33Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
34Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
35Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step
36Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
37Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
38Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
39Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
40Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha
41Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto
42Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana
43David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
44Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia
45Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
46Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team
47Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
48Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step
49Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux
50Johannes Frölingher (Ger) Team Milram
51Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
52Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions
53Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
54Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux
55Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
56Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux
57Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
58Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana
59Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha
60Gustavo César (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
61Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
62Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
63Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
64Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
65Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
66Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
67Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram
68Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux
69Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team
70Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions
71Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC - Columbia
72José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
73Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
74Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team
75Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions
76Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha
77David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
78Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
79Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
80Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
81Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha
82Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana
83Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack
84Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
85Manuel Vázquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
86Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:00:28
87Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
88Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
89Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack
90Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:35
91Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack0:00:42
92Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:01:47
93David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana0:01:51
94Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:02:03
95Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:02:33
96Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step
97Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team
98Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto
99David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions
100Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana
101Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram
102Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia
103Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux
104Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank
105Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:02:46
106Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
107Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:03:30
108Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux
109Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank
110Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:04:28
111David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
112Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
113Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
114Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:06:24
115Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:08:18
116Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
117Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step
118Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram
119Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step
120Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto
121Fuyu Li (Chn) Team Radioshack0:12:10
122Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack
123Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
124Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
125Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
126Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto
127Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto
128Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram
129Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
130Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne
131Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
132Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
133Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux
134Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
135Rafaél Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto
136Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
137Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions
138Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
139Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions
140José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
141Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
142Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo
143Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram
144Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo
145Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto
146Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
147Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
148Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:12:39
149Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
150Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank
151Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank0:14:31

Points
1Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini25pts
2Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank20
3Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia16
4Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha14
5Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi12
6Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team10
7Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram9
8Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step8
9Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank7
10Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo6
11Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5
12Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia4
13Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3
14Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2
15Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram1

Sprint 1 - Murgia, 135km
1Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3pts
2Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2
3Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux1

Sprint 2 - Amurrio, 157km
1Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto3pts
2Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux2
3Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1

Sprint 3 - Orduña, 165km
1Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia2
3Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto1

Mountain 1 - Alto de la Aldea (Cat. 2) 22km
1Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto6pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia4
3Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2
4Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1

Mountain 2 - Alto de Azazeta (Cat. 3) 62km
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia3pts
2Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto2
3Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux1

Mountain 3 - Alto de Zarate (Cat. 3) 120km
1Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia3pts
2Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2
3Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1

Mountain 4 - Alto de Mendeika (Cat. 3) 171km
1Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi3pts
2Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia2
3Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha1

Teams
1Rabobank14:29:38
2Lampre-Farnese Vini0:00:02
3Team HTC - Columbia
4Quick Step
5Euskaltel - Euskadi
6Liquigas-Doimo
7Team Katusha
8Team Milram
9AG2R La Mondiale
10Sky Professional Cycling Team
11Team Radioshack0:00:04
12Caisse d'Epargne
13Astana
14Xacobeo Galicia
15Garmin - Transitions
16Omega Pharma-Lotto
17Française Des Jeux
18Footon-Servetto0:00:30
19Andalucia - Cajasur
20Team Saxo Bank0:02:48

General classification after stage 3
1Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank14:41:30
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:00:02
3Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions0:00:03
4Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha
5Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack
6Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia
7Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha
8Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
9Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step
10Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
11Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne
12Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack
13Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank
14Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step
15Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack
16Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux
17Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions
18Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux
19Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto
20Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
21Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC - Columbia
22Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
23Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank
24Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:40
25Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo
26Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
27Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank
28Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha
29David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:01:42
30Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
31Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha
32Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto
33David López (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
34Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana
35Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Française Des Jeux
36Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Team Katusha
37Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank
38Sylvain Calzati (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team
39Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team
40David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne
41Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
42Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:02:08
43Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram0:02:41
44Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia
45Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram0:02:43
46Mauro Finetto (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
47Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale
48Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
49Dominik Nerz (Ger) Team Milram
50Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana
51Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia
52Manuel Vázquez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur
53Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana
54Ivan Santaromita (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
55Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi
56Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia
57Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack
58Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
59Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
60José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:03:08
61Stephen Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:03:11
62Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:03:55
63Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia0:04:28
64Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:05:06
65Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions
66Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Rabobank0:05:14
67Francis Mourey (Fra) Française Des Jeux
68Rubén Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:05:24
69Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:05:27
70Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne0:05:57
71Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step0:06:09
72Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana
73Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française Des Jeux0:06:59
74Laurent Didier (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:07:07
75David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:07:09
76Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:08:38
77Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack0:08:40
78Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram0:08:43
79Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha0:09:01
80Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step0:09:09
81Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:09:11
82Aitor Pérez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto
83David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana0:09:13
84Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:09:36
85Christophe Brandt (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:37
86Manuel Calvente (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:09:48
87Dario Cataldo (Ita) Quick Step0:09:58
88Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:00
89Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Team HTC - Columbia0:10:02
90Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha0:10:04
91Kjell Carlström (Fin) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:10:31
92Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step0:11:25
93Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:11:35
94Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:11:44
95Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale0:11:50
96Nicolas Portal (Fra) Sky Professional Cycling Team0:11:52
97Johannes Frölingher (Ger) Team Milram
98Xabier Zandio (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:12:05
99Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank0:12:40
100Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana0:13:30
101Thomas Peterson (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:13:37
102Simone Ponzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini0:14:51
103Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
104Gustavo César (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:15:57
105David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin - Transitions0:16:08
106Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:16:48
107Gianni Meersman (Bel) Française Des Jeux0:17:05
108Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions
109Antonio Piedra (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:17:14
110Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank0:17:15
111Richie Porte (Aus) Team Saxo Bank0:17:56
112Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:18:28
113Matthew Busche (USA) Team Radioshack0:18:36
114Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step0:18:51
115Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Garmin - Transitions0:19:17
116Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram0:19:30
117Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:19:59
118Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux0:20:10
119Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:20:46
120Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step0:20:59
121Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:21:12
122Matthias Brandle (Aut) Footon-Servetto0:21:37
123Rafaél Valls (Spa) Footon-Servetto
124Alan Pérez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi0:23:32
125Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia0:23:43
126Bolat Raimbekov (Kaz) Astana0:23:58
127Delio Fernandez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:25:10
128Javier Ramírez (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:25:45
129Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:26:14
130Artur Gajek (Ger) Team Milram0:26:36
131José Luis Arrieta (Spa) AG2R La Mondiale
132Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto0:28:02
133Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Française Des Jeux
134Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo
135Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank0:28:06
136Trent Lowe (Aus) Garmin - Transitions0:28:56
137Rodrigo Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:29:15
138Jonas Aaen Jörgensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank0:29:25
139Matthias Russ (Ger) Team Milram0:30:38
140Francisco Pérez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne0:32:42
141Fuyu Li (Chn) Team Radioshack0:33:20
142Oliver Zaugg (Swi) Liquigas-Doimo
143Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
144Juan Javier Estrada (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:34:30
145Biel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
146Ivan Rovny (Rus) Team Radioshack
147Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur0:35:21
148Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne0:36:06
149Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia0:38:31
150Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto0:40:29
151Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto0:41:39

Points classification
1Óscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank60pts
2Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne50
3Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini41
4Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions24
5Samuel Sánchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi24
6Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha20
7Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française Des Jeux16
8Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha16
9Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia16
10Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo15
11Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia14
12Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank13
13Rigoberto Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne12
14Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto10
15Davide Vigano (Ita) Sky Professional Cycling Team10
16Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram9
17Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Team Radioshack8
18Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin - Transitions8
19Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step8
20Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha7
21Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini7
22Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6
23Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux5
24Alexander Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale5
25Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia4
26Ben Hermans (Bel) Team Radioshack4
27David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Farnese Vini4
28Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini3
29Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank3
30Iban Velasco (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi2
31Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma-Lotto1
32Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram1

Sprint classification
1Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions14pts
2Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha8
3Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi7
4Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi6
5Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto4
6Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia4
7Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux3
8Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions2
9Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha2
10Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia2
11Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto2
12Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur2
13Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia2
14Peter Stetina (USA) Garmin - Transitions1
15Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto1

Mountains classification
1Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia20pts
2Alberto Benítez (Spa) Footon-Servetto19
3Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi17
4Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia12
5Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia12
6Iban Mayoz (Spa) Footon-Servetto8
7Christian Meier (Can) Garmin - Transitions7
8Frank Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank6
9Egoi Martínez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi5
10Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha5
11Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank4
12Serafín Martínez (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia4
13Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha4
14Sergio Carrasco (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur4
15Martin Pedersen (Den) Footon-Servetto4
16José Ángel Gómez Marchante (Spa) Andalucia - Cajasur3
17Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack2
18Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram2
19Beñat Intxausti (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi1
20Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale1
21David García (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia1
22Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quick Step1
23Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française Des Jeux1

Teams classification
1Team Radioshack44:04:39
2Rabobank0:01:34
3Team Katusha0:01:37
4Team HTC - Columbia
5Quick Step
6Caisse d'Epargne0:01:38
7Française Des Jeux0:01:39
8Lampre-Farnese Vini0:03:16
9Euskaltel - Euskadi
10Liquigas-Doimo0:04:17
11Team Saxo Bank0:04:23
12Sky Professional Cycling Team0:04:55
13Garmin - Transitions0:05:03
14Footon-Servetto0:06:24
15Astana0:06:59
16Team Milram0:07:58
17AG2R La Mondiale
18Omega Pharma-Lotto0:09:08
19Xacobeo Galicia0:10:23
20Andalucia - Cajasur0:11:14

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