Tour de France: Rolland takes another classy win for Europcar
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tour de France: Rolland takes another classy win for Europcar

by Kyle Moore at 12:21 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France
 
La Toussuire win for Frenchman after Alpe d’Huez last year

Pierre RollandOn the most decisive day of the Tour de France so far, Pierre Rolland (Europcar) took his second career win in the Tour de France. It followed last year's success on another epic mountain stage, with today's triumph at La Toussuire coming a year after the Frenchman's victory on Alpe d’Huez. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-BigMat) was second, and a strong Chris Froome (Sky Procycling) was third.

Rolland made it a point of being in the breakaway on stage eleven, a short stage in distance but with four categorized climbs, culminating with the summit finish. He got away early in the stage, being paced to the initial break by team-mate Christophe Kern.

Kern would prove his value throughout the day, driving the large breakaway so it would get enough time on the peloton before it shredded on the final climb. When La Toussuire kicked up with 18km to go, Rolland was in a group of four with Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar), Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank), and Robert Kiserlovski (Astana), three and a half minutes in front of the yellow jersey group. After several accelerations drew out Kiserlovski but were neutralized by the tempo-riding Kiryienka, Rolland went away for good under the 10-kilometre banner.

Rolland was oblivious to the fireworks on the road behind, but the yellow jersey competition was shaking out on the final climb. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) rode valiantly, putting in two major attacks, at one point joining up with Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) and Pinot, who were both up the road.

However despite those surges, yellow jersey holder Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling) would consolidate his lead by the end of the day. He used Froome to neutralize every move by Nibali and Van den Broeck, and after attacking earlier, Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) was dropped unceremoniously with five kilometers to race. The Australian defending champion would eventually lose 2’23” to Rolland, but more importantly, he was 1’26” behind Wiggins across the line.

The yellow jersey group crossed 57 seconds behind Rolland, who moves into the top ten overall. Wiggins has 2’05” in hand ahead of Froome, who is now second and looked the stronger of the two today. Nibali is third at 2’23”, while Evans’ rough day drops him to fourth overall, 3’19” back.

“It was a great day. We expected a big show, and we got it,” Rolland stated at the finish. “I was not sure if I would try to go clear on the climb of the Madeleine or wait until a little later. We spoke with Christophe Kern, and he helped to get me to the lead group, then [he worked on] the ascents of the Croix de Fer and Mollard. I told him he was going too fast, but he kept saying, ‘Shut up and trust me, you'll have them!'

“This stage, it's been in my dreams for six months. This is the queen stage for me, because it is the most difficult, and because it's in the Alps. And the Alps, they are my home. This victory is very different from last year - as soon as I found myself in the break, I had to take my responsibilities as the others [in the break] looked at me. Last year, I could play on the element of surprise. Both stages are similar on paper, but how to win them was entirely different and so my two wins at the Tour have a different flavour.”

A punchy start to the day that everyone gets to see

With French television cameras rolling from the drop of the flag, riders got a later start to the 148km day with four categorized climbs. Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing) and Robert Gesink (Rabobank) were off right away, sparking a series of moves that would form a 25-man break. This first attempt was a failure, with approximately five men allowed to continue on as the road ramped up beginning the Col de la Madeleine. Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) rode a quick tempo to force a selection, and ultimately the group that would be the primary and winning escape of the day. Team Sky kept calm on the front even as Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) moved up the road.

As the climb wore on, Sky eased off and Valverde, Scarponi, Kiserlovski, Sorensen, Kiryienka, Martin, Chris Horner (Radioshack-Nissan), Ivan Basso and Kristjan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale), Alexander Vinokourov (Astana), Christophe Riblon and Blel Kadri (AG2R-La Mondiale), Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM), Davide Malacarne (Europcar), Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge), Yury Trofimov (Katusha), Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank), and Frederick Kessiakoff (Astana) had a group of 19 going. Kern and Rolland soon bridged across with Brice Feillu (Saur-Sojasun) to make it 22 strong.

Then Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing), Marco Marzano (Lampre-ISD), Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank), and Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) came across to swell the group to 26.

The large leading group had 1’40” over the peloton, and Europcar sent Malacarne and Kern forward in support of Rolland. The first of a number of abandons came through – Vacansoleil-DCM lost three riders, and Mark Renshaw (Rabobank) would also call it quits.

The final two men to join the escape, Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Maxime Bouet (AG2R-La Mondiale) would not be there long, as the summit of the Madeleine approached and the pace picked up at the front for the mountain points available. Kessiakoff was looking to get back into the polka dot jersey, and eventually would, though Velits got the best of him in the sprint for the top.

With 80km to go and the gap between the groups at three minutes, Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) moved out of the peloton on the descent with lead out man Daniel Oss, though Oss and his team eventually convinced the young green jersey holder that there was no advantage to be gained.

Ahead, the acceleration by Velits and Kessiakoff had pulled seven men clear of the break, though the majority of it was back together at the base of the second climb, the Col de la Croix de Fer.

Evans burns his first match on the Croix de Fer

At the front of the breakaway, Kern set to work putting a who’s-who of cycling to the sword. His pace dropped Scarponi and then Vinokourov, followed by Leipheimer and Basso. The once-massive breakaway was down to 12 with 65 kilometres to the finish, and the gap to the yellow jersey was out to four minutes. As Sorensen and Kadri became two more victims up front, Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing) accelerated away from the peloton. The move proved to be a setup for the BMC captain as Evans then darted away in a move that went unmarked. Leipheimer gave the Aussie a brief assist before he attached to Van Garderen, putting thirty seconds into Wiggins.

Moinard had dropped back and took his turn in front of Van Garderen, and as Sky cranked it up to keep the BMC squadron in check, riders began cracking in the peloton. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar), Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis), Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun), and Andreas Kloden (Radioshack-Nissan) were among the victims, soon followed by Nicolas Roche (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Haimar Zubeldia (Radioshack-Nissan).

The quickly shrinking yellow jersey group was infused with four Sky riders, with just Nibali, Van den Broeck, Pinot, and Janez Brajkovic (Astana) able to hang on behind Wiggins. Ahead, Evans was losing the wheel of Van Garderen, perhaps in the red and deciding that easing off would be best.

Up front, Kern had shed more men before he finally peeled off, with Martin the last to pop, leaving just six moving toward the summit of the Croix de Fer. Rolland and Kessiakoff battled this time for the maximum points, with Horner, Kiserlovski, Ten Dam, and Kiryienka the only remaining riders with them, though Martin would soon catch back up.

Evans was back in the yellow jersey group, which crested the summit just two minutes behind the breakaway group, which saw Chris Anker Sorensen rejoin. After a quick descent, the category-two Col du Mollard kicked up. Velits put in a searing attack on the lower slopes and Horner had to drop back with a mechanical. Off the descent, the yellow jersey group had slowed noticeably, and fifteen riders would eventually make contact again.

The Velits attack had fractured the breakaway for good. Sorensen, Rolland, and Kiserlovski eventually chased down the Slovak, then Rolland pushed on, with no sign of Kessiakoff, Martin, or Ten Dam. On the Mollard, Velits had gone too deep and was soon dropped as well. Sorensen, Rolland, Kiserlovski and Kiryienka, who had ridden solid tempo to catch up, formed the leading quartet that would go half way up the final climb before splintering.

Rolland delights the home country; Wiggins and Froome flex their muscle

With 30km remaining, Rolland and Sorensen both had to chase back in to their group – Sorensen had been dropped on the Mollard and Rolland went down at a hairpin on the descent. But both remained composed and the quartet started the La Toussuire climb together. Kiserlovski and Rolland tried a series of unsuccessful attempts to get away from the Movistar rider, before Rolland finally found a pace that would do it, as the Frenchman set off on the final ten kilometres on his own.

With the gap down to 2’45”, Brajkovic made the first move out of the peloton. Then it was Pinot and Van den Broeck, who would eventually join up with the Slovenian up the road. Having saved all his cards for the final climb, Nibali exploded away for the first time. Porte succumbed soon after, leaving Froome and Wiggins as the remaining representatives of the British team. Riders who had rejoined, including Roche and Coppel, were dispatched again as Froome dug a blistering pace. Nibali eased off the gas and dropped back next to Wiggins, giving him a long, probing look, gauging the Brit’s level of comfort.

Only five remained in the yellow jersey group again, when Nibali went a second time. The Italian quickly joined the trio of Van den Broeck, Pinot and Brajkovic, with the pressure of Nibali’s second attack enough to drop Froome temporarily. But the impressive Brit had soon rejoined and resumed pace-making. With seven kilometers to the top, Wiggins’ deficit to the Nibali group was just 20 seconds, with Rolland a further two minutes up the road, headed toward the stage win.

With five kilometres left, Evans could hang on no longer. Van Garderen was still present and appeared strong, but the young American did not leave the side of his captain.

Froome and Wiggins kept the pressure up, reeling in Nibali and his attacking group. Almost immediately, in a puzzling move, Froome put in a searing acceleration. The move caught out Wiggins – Nibali and Pinot were able to cover but the Brit was not – but word came to Froome through his radio, and he quickly let off the gas.

Ahead, Kiryienka was cracking and Rolland was assured the win. The yellow jersey group first swept up the Belarusian, and then Sorensen as well. Rolland celebrated his second big mountain stage win, with the Wiggins group coming in a minute later. Wiggins congratulated Nibali over the line and the Italian returned the gesture. Nibali had thrown a barb at Wiggins in the press the day before, but all now seemed cordial between the Tour’s two primary protagonists.

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Tour de France (WorldTour) Stage 11 Results: Albertville to La Toussuire - Les Sybelles, 148 km:

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Country Result Name Team Time
fra FRA 1 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 04:43:54
fra FRA 2 Thibaut Pinot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 00:00:55
gbr GBR 3 Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) s.t.
bel BEL 4 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto - Belisol Team) 00:00:57
ita ITA 5 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
gbr GBR 6 Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling) s.t.
den DEN 7 Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 00:01:08
slo SLO 8 Janez Brajkovic (Astana Pro Team) 00:01:58
blr BLR 9 Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar Team) 00:02:13
lux LUX 10 Frank Schleck (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:02:23
aus AUS 11 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
usa USA 12 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
usa USA 13 Chris Horner (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:03:53
ger GER 14 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
fra FRA 15 Jérome Coppel (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
esp ESP 16 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
esp ESP 17 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Movistar Team) s.t.
cro CRO 18 Robert Kiserlovski (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
irl IRL 19 Nicolas Roche (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:06:17
ned NED 20 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank Cycling Team) 00:07:27
svk SVK 21 Peter Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 00:08:02
esp ESP 22 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team) 00:08:21
fra FRA 23 Blel Kadri (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:10:21
kaz KAZ 24 Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
ger GER 25 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:11:19
esp ESP 26 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:12:04
ned NED 27 Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 28 Mickael Cherel (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:12:30
fra FRA 29 Sandy Casar (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 00:13:06
swe SWE 30 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
esp ESP 31 Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 00:14:13
por POR 32 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar Team) s.t.
irl IRL 33 Daniel Martin (Garmin - Sharp) 00:14:15
ned NED 34 Pieter Weening (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
bel BEL 35 Maxime Monfort (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
ita ITA 36 Michele Scarponi (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
bel BEL 37 Jelle Vanendert (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
bel BEL 38 Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
fra FRA 39 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
rus RUS 40 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha Team) s.t.
rus RUS 41 Denis Menchov (Katusha Team) s.t.
fra FRA 42 Jérémy Roy (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
rus RUS 43 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha Team) s.t.
fra FRA 44 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur - Sojasun) 00:14:43
ita ITA 45 Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha Team) 00:15:28
usa USA 46 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin - Sharp) 00:15:50
aus AUS 47 Richie Porte (Sky Procycling) s.t.
aus AUS 48 Michael Rogers (Sky Procycling) 00:18:31
ita ITA 49 Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 50 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
usa USA 51 George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
sui SUI 52 Michael Schar (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
rus RUS 53 Vladimir Karpets (Movistar Team) 00:18:59
fra FRA 54 Christophe Kern (Europcar) 00:19:40
fra FRA 55 Maxime Bouet (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:21:50
ned NED 56 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 00:22:23
fra FRA 57 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:23:44
gbr GBR 58 David Millar (Garmin - Sharp) 00:23:48
usa USA 59 Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 00:23:58
ita ITA 60 Marco Marzano (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
pol POL 61 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 62 Guillaume Levarlet (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 63 Brice Feillu (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
rus RUS 64 Vladimir Gusev (Katusha Team) s.t.
bel BEL 65 Romain Zingle (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ita ITA 66 Simone Stortoni (Lampre - ISD) 00:25:34
esp ESP 67 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:25:43
esp ESP 68 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
ita ITA 69 Davide Malacarne (Europcar) 00:25:48
est EST 70 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ger GER 71 Christian Knees (Sky Procycling) s.t.
bel BEL 72 Francis De Greef (Lotto - Belisol Team) 00:26:11
fra FRA 73 Christophe Riblon (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:27:30
fra FRA 74 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 00:28:10
ita ITA 75 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 00:29:32
fra FRA 76 Arthur Vichot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
fra FRA 77 Pierrick Fedrigo (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
ita ITA 78 Federico Canuti (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
ned NED 79 Robert Gesink (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
ita ITA 80 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
fra FRA 81 David Moncoutié (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
fra FRA 82 Sébastien Minard (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 83 Jérome Pineau (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
kaz KAZ 84 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
esp ESP 85 Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team) s.t.
esp ESP 86 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 87 Matthieu Ladagnous (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 00:32:25
fra FRA 88 Anthony Roux (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
por POR 89 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
den DEN 90 Nicki Sørensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
aus AUS 91 Stuart O' Grady (Orica - GreenEDGE) 00:33:20
den DEN 92 Michael Morkov (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
ukr UKR 93 Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
ger GER 94 Jens Voigt (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
ned NED 95 Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 96 Tony Gallopin (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
aus AUS 97 Matthew Goss (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 98 Julien Simon (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
rsa RSA 99 Daryl Impey (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
ukr UKR 100 Andriy Grivko (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
den DEN 101 Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
ita ITA 102 Daniel Oss (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
ned NED 103 Koen De Kort (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 104 Cédric Pineau (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
svk SVK 105 Martin Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
slo SLO 106 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
ned NED 107 Albert Timmer (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
bel BEL 108 Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
aus AUS 109 Simon Gerrans (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
bel BEL 110 Nick Nuyens (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 111 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
svk SVK 112 Peter Sagan (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
bel BEL 113 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
ger GER 114 Andre Greipel (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
esp ESP 115 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
aus AUS 116 Adam Hansen (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
gbr GBR 117 Steven Cummings (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
slo SLO 118 Grega Bole (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
fra FRA 119 Yann Huguet (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 120 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 121 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
esp ESP 122 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
ned NED 123 Karsten Kroon (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
den DEN 124 Anders Lund (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
nor NOR 125 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling) s.t.
fra FRA 126 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 127 Cyril Lemoine (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
usa USA 128 David Zabriskie (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
esp ESP 129 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha Team) s.t.
kaz KAZ 130 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
fra FRA 131 Vincent Jerome (Europcar) s.t.
bel BEL 132 Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
ita ITA 133 Luca Paolini (Katusha Team) s.t.
aus AUS 134 Jonathan Cantwell (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
ger GER 135 Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 136 Brett Lancaster (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 137 Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
bel BEL 138 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
nzl NZL 139 Gregory Henderson (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
kaz KAZ 140 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
fra FRA 141 Jean-marc Marino (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
bel BEL 142 Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 143 Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 144 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
sui SUI 145 Michael Albasini (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
ger GER 146 Danilo Hondo (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
aus AUS 147 Baden Cooke (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
slo SLO 148 Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
fra FRA 149 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ned NED 150 Sebastian Langeveld (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
ger GER 151 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
aut AUT 152 Bernhard Eisel (Sky Procycling) 00:33:35
ned NED 153 Tom Veelers (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
gbr GBR 154 Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) s.t.
bel BEL 155 Jan Ghyselinck (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ned NED 156 Bram Tankink (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 157 Yohann Gène (Europcar) s.t.
ger GER 158 Marcel Sieberg (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
esp ESP 159 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 00:33:44
ger GER 160 Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 00:34:08
jpn JPN 161 Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) 00:34:11
ita ITA 162 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:34:15
blr BLR 163 Yauheni Hutarovich (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
usa USA 164 Tyler Farrar (Garmin - Sharp) 00:34:26
arg ARG 165 Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 00:34:51
blr BLR 166 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha Team) 00:34:55
ned NED 167 Kenny Van Hummel (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 00:36:35
ned NED DNF Bauke Mollema (Rabobank Cycling Team)  
swe SWE DNF Gustav Erik Larsson (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team)  
ned NED DNF Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team)  
aus AUS DNF Mark Renshaw (Rabobank Cycling Team)  
ned NED DNF Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team)  

General classification after stage 11:

Country Result Name Team Time
gbr GBR 1 Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling) 48:43:53
gbr GBR 2 Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) 00:02:05
ita ITA 3 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:02:23
aus AUS 4 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) 00:03:19
bel BEL 5 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto - Belisol Team) 00:04:48
esp ESP 6 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:06:15
usa USA 7 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) 00:06:57
slo SLO 8 Janez Brajkovic (Astana Pro Team) 00:07:30
fra FRA 9 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 00:08:31
fra FRA 10 Thibaut Pinot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 00:08:51
ger GER 11 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:09:29
lux LUX 12 Frank Schleck (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:09:45
irl IRL 13 Nicolas Roche (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:10:49
fra FRA 14 Jérome Coppel (Saur - Sojasun) 00:11:27
usa USA 15 Chris Horner (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:12:41
rus RUS 16 Denis Menchov (Katusha Team) 00:16:20
bel BEL 17 Maxime Monfort (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:17:41
esp ESP 18 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team) 00:18:10
por POR 19 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar Team) 00:19:02
den DEN 20 Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 00:20:12
ita ITA 21 Michele Scarponi (Lampre - ISD) 00:20:32
esp ESP 22 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:25:53
ita ITA 23 Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:27:04
svk SVK 24 Peter Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 00:27:37
cro CRO 25 Robert Kiserlovski (Astana Pro Team) 00:28:43
bel BEL 26 Jelle Vanendert (Lotto - Belisol Team) 00:30:41
fra FRA 27 Sandy Casar (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 00:30:46
est EST 28 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 00:30:47
ned NED 29 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank Cycling Team) 00:31:18
usa USA 30 Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 00:31:59
aus AUS 31 Michael Rogers (Sky Procycling) 00:32:57
rus RUS 32 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha Team) 00:33:59
esp ESP 33 Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 00:37:48
esp ESP 34 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Movistar Team) 00:40:36
kaz KAZ 35 Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana Pro Team) 00:41:49
ned NED 36 Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank Cycling Team) 00:45:20
aus AUS 37 Richie Porte (Sky Procycling) 00:47:17
fra FRA 38 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 00:50:04
fra FRA 39 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:50:36
usa USA 40 George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team) 00:51:24
ger GER 41 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:56:23
fra FRA 42 Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 00:56:30
fra FRA 43 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur - Sojasun) 00:56:52
ita ITA 44 Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha Team) 00:56:58
rus RUS 45 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha Team) 00:59:02
pol POL 46 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:59:32
sui SUI 47 Michael Schar (BMC Racing Team) 00:59:39
ita ITA 48 Davide Malacarne (Europcar) 00:59:49
swe SWE 49 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) 01:00:23
ita ITA 50 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 01:00:49
irl IRL 51 Daniel Martin (Garmin - Sharp) 01:01:10
ger GER 52 Jens Voigt (RadioShack - Nissan) 01:02:16
fra FRA 53 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team) 01:03:15
esp ESP 54 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:03:50
fra FRA 55 Maxime Bouet (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:04:13
kaz KAZ 56 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana Pro Team) 01:04:16
blr BLR 57 Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar Team) 01:04:58
svk SVK 58 Peter Sagan (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:05:01
fra FRA 59 Jérémy Roy (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:05:21
ukr UKR 60 Andriy Grivko (Astana Pro Team) 01:05:23
bel BEL 61 Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:05:59
rus RUS 62 Vladimir Gusev (Katusha Team) 01:06:36
usa USA 63 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin - Sharp) 01:06:58
fra FRA 64 Tony Gallopin (RadioShack - Nissan) 01:07:01
ger GER 65 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team) 01:07:59
fra FRA 66 Mickael Cherel (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:08:38
ned NED 67 Robert Gesink (Rabobank Cycling Team) 01:08:50
fra FRA 68 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) 01:08:59
bel BEL 69 Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:09:09
fra FRA 70 Arthur Vichot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:09:11
fra FRA 71 Christophe Riblon (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:11:36
por POR 72 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:11:41
fra FRA 73 David Moncoutié (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 01:12:05
fra FRA 74 Pierrick Fedrigo (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:12:06
nor NOR 75 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling) 01:12:33
bel BEL 76 Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) 01:13:47
ned NED 77 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 01:13:49
ita ITA 78 Marco Marzano (Lampre - ISD) 01:14:23
aus AUS 79 Simon Gerrans (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:15:27
fra FRA 80 Guillaume Levarlet (Saur - Sojasun) 01:16:11
ned NED 81 Pieter Weening (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:16:56
kaz KAZ 82 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team) 01:17:24
ukr UKR 83 Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack - Nissan) 01:18:44
den DEN 84 Michael Morkov (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:19:10
rus RUS 85 Vladimir Karpets (Movistar Team) 01:21:09
fra FRA 86 Sébastien Minard (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:21:11
gbr GBR 87 Steven Cummings (BMC Racing Team) 01:22:46
ita ITA 88 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:23:18
fra FRA 89 Blel Kadri (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:23:55
fra FRA 90 Christophe Kern (Europcar) 01:24:16
esp ESP 91 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:24:27
usa USA 92 David Zabriskie (Garmin - Sharp) 01:25:00
gbr GBR 93 David Millar (Garmin - Sharp) 01:26:26
aus AUS 94 Stuart O' Grady (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:27:11
ita ITA 95 Simone Stortoni (Lampre - ISD) 01:27:17
ger GER 96 Christian Knees (Sky Procycling) 01:28:10
fra FRA 97 Jérome Pineau (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:28:24
ger GER 98 Danilo Hondo (Lampre - ISD) 01:28:59
esp ESP 99 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank Cycling Team) 01:29:11
fra FRA 100 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Europcar) 01:29:52
jpn JPN 101 Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) 01:33:27
ita ITA 102 Federico Canuti (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:33:45
svk SVK 103 Martin Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:34:07
bel BEL 104 Romain Zingle (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 01:34:44
fra FRA 105 Matthieu Ladagnous (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:34:52
den DEN 106 Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:34:53
sui SUI 107 Michael Albasini (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:35:23
bel BEL 108 Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 01:36:18
ita ITA 109 Luca Paolini (Katusha Team) 01:37:21
esp ESP 110 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:37:56
aus AUS 111 Baden Cooke (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:38:04
slo SLO 112 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:38:06
ned NED 113 Koen De Kort (Argos-Shimano) 01:38:10
bel BEL 114 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:39:38
bel BEL 115 Nick Nuyens (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:39:46
nzl NZL 116 Gregory Henderson (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:40:01
ita ITA 117 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team) 01:41:00
esp ESP 118 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha Team) 01:41:12
rsa RSA 119 Daryl Impey (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:43:09
aus AUS 120 Matthew Goss (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:44:06
den DEN 121 Nicki Sørensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:44:57
ger GER 122 Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:45:11
den DEN 123 Anders Lund (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:45:20
aus AUS 124 Adam Hansen (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:45:21
ned NED 125 Karsten Kroon (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:47:35
fra FRA 126 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 01:47:54
ger GER 127 Andre Greipel (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:49:30
fra FRA 128 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 01:50:42
aus AUS 129 Brett Lancaster (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:51:02
esp ESP 130 Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team) 01:51:52
blr BLR 131 Yauheni Hutarovich (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:52:01
fra FRA 132 Anthony Roux (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:52:17
ger GER 133 Marcel Sieberg (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:52:19
fra FRA 134 Brice Feillu (Saur - Sojasun) 01:52:37
fra FRA 135 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:52:40
fra FRA 136 Vincent Jerome (Europcar) 01:52:55
fra FRA 137 Yohann Gène (Europcar) 01:53:05
esp ESP 138 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 01:53:55
aus AUS 139 Jonathan Cantwell (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:54:20
fra FRA 140 Jean-marc Marino (Saur - Sojasun) 01:55:02
fra FRA 141 Cédric Pineau (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:55:22
fra FRA 142 Julien Simon (Saur - Sojasun) 01:55:39
ita ITA 143 Daniel Oss (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:55:59
bel BEL 144 Francis De Greef (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:56:33
ned NED 145 Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano) 01:56:36
ger GER 146 Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) 01:56:46
aut AUT 147 Bernhard Eisel (Sky Procycling) 01:57:59
kaz KAZ 148 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana Pro Team) 01:58:30
fra FRA 149 Cyril Lemoine (Saur - Sojasun) 01:59:10
arg ARG 150 Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:59:22
ned NED 151 Bram Tankink (Rabobank Cycling Team) 02:00:26
slo SLO 152 Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team) 02:00:30
gbr GBR 153 Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) 02:01:59
esp ESP 154 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 02:02:30
ned NED 155 Kenny Van Hummel (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 02:03:03
fra FRA 156 Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) 02:03:11
slo SLO 157 Grega Bole (Lampre - ISD) 02:05:21
fra FRA 158 Yann Huguet (Argos-Shimano) 02:05:22
ned NED 159 Sebastian Langeveld (Orica - GreenEDGE) 02:06:02
fra FRA 160 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 02:07:00
blr BLR 161 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha Team) 02:09:29
bel BEL 162 Jan Ghyselinck (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 02:10:04
ned NED 163 Tom Veelers (Argos-Shimano) 02:10:42
ned NED 164 Albert Timmer (Argos-Shimano) 02:11:25
bel BEL 165 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin - Sharp) 02:12:35
fra FRA 166 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur - Sojasun) 02:20:35
usa USA 167 Tyler Farrar (Garmin - Sharp) 02:20:40

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