Tour de France: David Millar takes stage 12 breakaway to salvage the Argyle Tour
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Friday, July 13, 2012

Tour de France: David Millar takes stage 12 breakaway to salvage the Argyle Tour

by Ben Atkins at 11:18 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France, Race Reports and Results
 
British rider outsprints Jean-Christophe Péraud on the 45th anniversary of the death of Tom Simpson

David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) salvaged his team’s Tour de France, with victory in a two-man breakaway sprint at the end of the twelfth stage, between Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and Annonay Davézieux. The Scottish rider outsprinted Jean-Christophe Péraud (AG2R La Mondiale) after the two of the escaped the rest of a five-man breakaway group, to deny France a fourth stage victory, but instead took Great Britain’s fourth stage of the race on the 45th anniversary of the death of Tom Simpson.

Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) took the sprint for third place, five seconds back, ahead of Cyril Gautier (Europcar) and Robert Kiserlovski (Astana).

“I think this is as good a win as I've had in my career,” said Millar afterwards. “And it's particularly poignant that it came today on the 45th anniversary of Tommy Simpson's death. I think it's a full circle in a way. I'm an ex-doper and I'm very proud of where our sport is today and what we've done to change it. I think we mustn't forget the past and I'm one of the people who have made mistakes and I want people to know that I am clean now and the sport is a different sport. We should be very proud of it.

Garmin-Sharp had endured a torrid Tour de France to date, with most of its riders crashing in the first week, and the loss of three of its number, including Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal. Millar’s win gave the Argyle Armada a much-needed boost of morale.

“I needed to do this for the team,” Millar said. “I'm very proud to be the one who's helped the team come back from what's been a shocking Tour. I was determined to win today. Allan [Peiper, Garmin-Sharp directeur sportif] has had a rough time these last few weeks – we all have... we came here with big objectives and they were destroyed in one fell swoop so I think we've shown our character and we're going to continue on the same manner.”

Although it took some time for the break to become established, with the stage starting with two 1st category climbs, the peloton finally switched off and allowed the five riders to take a lead that reached almost 13 minutes. Despite the lack of danger from behind however, it was not until the final three and a half kilometres that the first attack came from within the leading quintet.

The first two moves came from Kiserlovski as the road began to rise gently to the finish, which were both covered by Péraud. When the Frenchman himself jumped away however, only Millar could follow, and they left the others behind. Once they had established a gap, Millar was happy to sit in front to keep the other three at bay; Péraud launched his sprint for the line with just 200 metres to go, but the Scot had little trouble in coming around the mountainbiker to take his fourth career victory in the Tour.

As the peloton neared the finish the pace began to rise as the battle for the green jersey - mostly between incumbent Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) and challenger Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) - was hotting up. Goss’ team led the Australian towards the line but, as he was making his sprint he moved slightly off his line, which brought a protest from Sagan. The complaint was upheld by the jury but since the two of them had pulled away from the peloton, the Australian was only relegated to seventh. A 30-point fine however, could have ended Goss’ green jersey campaign.

Maillot Jaune Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) and all of the other general classification contenders finished safely in the peloton behind the sprinters, some 7’53’ behind Millar - having enjoyed an easy second half to the stage - and there were no changes overall.

The mountains come early but the break takes a long time to gain acceptance

Although it was officially an Alpine stage, stage 12 was far from the toughest of the 2012 Tour de France, although it was to be the longest at 226km. Featuring the 1st category climbs of the Cols du Grand Cucheron and Granier in the first 80km, the rest of the route would be far more rolling in nature as it headed west away from the big mountain range. Providing its composition was right, the stage was made for breakaways, especially with the 3rd category Côte d’Ardoix coming inside the final 20km - as the stage entered the Ardeche region - there to spoil things for the sprinters.

After a number of early moves, a 19-man group managed to escape after 18km. By the time it reached the top of the Grand Cucheron, it had been reduced to eleven, and consisted of: Millar, Kiserlovski, Péraud, Gautier and Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondiale), Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack-Nissan), Kristjan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale), Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Vladimir Gusev and Eduard Vorganov (Katusha), and Nicki Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank).

Defending teammate Frederik Kessiakoff’s polka-dot jersey lead, Kiserlovski attacked and took first place over the top, but was rejoined by the other ten on the descent. David Moncoutié (Cofidis) tried to bridge across to the break, but crashed badly on the descent, and was forced to abandon with nasty abrasions on his left side, and a suspected broken collarbone.

With Team Europcar - winner of the last two stages, but who had missed the break - leading a chase early on, and with Team Sky now setting a steady tempo, the eleven-man group was just 1’15” ahead after 50km. In between was a five-man counter move, which included Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan) and Martinez; Horner and the others dropped back to the peloton before the climb to the Granier began, but Martinez made it across in the early slopes.

Kiserlovski took the points over the top once again, but the peloton was less than a minute behind. A big effort from Millar on the descent pulled Gautier, Péraud, Martinez and Kiserlovski away, while a counterattack that included Green jersey Sagan brought the rest of the break together. This larger group was chased down by Orica-GreenEdge - which was not keen to see Sagan increase his points lead over second place Matt Goss - as they reached the feedzone, in Saint-Joseph-de-Riviére after 108.5km.

Finally five men are away and the peloton decides to take it easy for the rest of the stage

Millar’s group was still just 1’30” clear at the feedzone but, now that Sagan was back in the fold, its lead began to grow rapidly. Sky took up station at the front of the peloton once more and, with 105km to go, the gap finally rose over five minutes. With 90km to go it was approaching 12 minutes, as the group of sprinters that had been dropped on the two big climbs finally made it back up to the peloton.

The quintet’s maximum lead was 11’45”, but Team Sky’s Bernhard Eisel - who had just rejoined the peloton with World champion Mark Cavendish - took station at the front and it began to gradually come down.

Millar rolled over the line to take the intermediate sprint, in Marcilloles with 73km to go, by virtue of the fact that he was at the head of the break at the time. As the peloton approached however, the contenders in the Green jersey battle began to edge forward; Kenny van Hummel (Vacansoleil-DCM) tried to go early and take the rest by surprise, but Goss sprinted past him without too much trouble with André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) behind him. Sagan mistimed his lunge however, and couldn’t quite get past the Dutchman.

The peloton sprint hit the line exactly eleven minutes behind the break, but then began to drift out again. With 60km to go it was back out to 11’30”, as the peloton relaxed once more, and it continued to grow to 12’40” into the final 50km.

The final climb arrives and the battle for the stage win is on

As they arrived at the foot of the Côte d’Ardoix, the five leaders were still 12’10” clear of the peloton. Surprisingly none of the group attacked on the gentle 5.9km slopes, and Kiserlovski rolled over the line in front to take a clean sweep of the day’s mountain prizes. The Croatian was now up to fourth in the overall mountains classification, and had protected Kessiakoff from any threats from outside the Kazakh team.

Team Sky was still leading the peloton, but was simply riding to get Wiggins to the finish safely, and rolled over the top of the climb still 10’52” behind.

Into the final ten kilometres the five leaders were still working well together, with nobody missing turns on the front, and into the final five kilometres there had still been no attacks.

Finally, with 3.5km to go, Kiserlovski made the first move, but it was quickly snuffed out by Péraud, who had the rest behind him. As Millar took the front, the pace dropped completely on a slight rise under the three kilometre banner, and the Croation went again; as he was caught however, Péraud went himself and only Millar was able to follow.

Millar took the front again as they continued to climb, as the other three fought to close the gap, but with 1.5km to go it looked like a battle between the two up front. Under the flamme rouge Millar and Péraud were ten seconds ahead of the others, with the British riders sitting on the front as they rode around the final roundabout.

Finally, with 200 metres to go, Péraud made his move from behind Millar’s wheel, but the British rider was expecting it and had little trouble coming past the Frenchman with plenty of road left to take the stage. Millar punched the air with one fist as he hit the line to take his fourth stage victory in the Tour, before collapsing with exhaustion shortly afterwards.

Péraud crossed the line just behind him, then Martinez outsprinted Gautier and Kiserlovski to take third five seconds later.

As the peloton arrived at the foot of the final rise to the line Liquigas-Cannondale’s Daniel Oss was leading Sagan at the very head of the peloton. This seemed to have taken Goss by surprise, but the Australian recovered quickly and the Liquigas-Cannondale pair pulled away from the front.

Team Sky’s Michael Rogers took over with Wiggins tucked safely behind him, to keep the Maillot Jaune out of trouble, until Orica-GreenEdge surged forward into the final kilometre. The Australian team led Goss out and he made his move for the line but, as Sagan went to come around him he switched to his left and blocked the Slovakian’s path. Sagan tried one more time, but then sat up to protest Goss’ move, which was upheld by the race jury.

Luckily for Goss, the two riders had pulled slightly clear of the rest, which meant that relegating him to the back of the group he was in only meant the loss of one place, although the 30-point fine would hurt the Australian far more.

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Tour de France Stage 12 Results: Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to Annonay Davézieux, 226 km:

  Click on the arrowsat the top of the column to sort the race results.
Country Result Name Team Time
gbr GBR 1 David Millar (Garmin - Sharp) 05:42:46
fra FRA 2 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 3 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:00:05
fra FRA 4 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
cro CRO 5 Robert Kiserlovski (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
svk SVK 6 Peter Sagan (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:07:53
aus AUS 7 Matthew Goss (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 8 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:07:54
aus AUS 9 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
ita ITA 10 Luca Paolini (Katusha Team) s.t.
fra FRA 11 Julien Simon (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
gbr GBR 12 Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling) s.t.
ita ITA 13 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
irl IRL 14 Nicolas Roche (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
gbr GBR 15 Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) s.t.
slo SLO 16 Janez Brajkovic (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
ita ITA 17 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
bel BEL 18 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
rsa RSA 19 Daryl Impey (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
bel BEL 20 Jelle Vanendert (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
usa USA 21 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
ita ITA 22 Michele Scarponi (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
fra FRA 23 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
bel BEL 24 Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
ned NED 25 Koen De Kort (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
ger GER 26 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
bel BEL 27 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
ger GER 28 Jens Voigt (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
den DEN 29 Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
usa USA 30 Chris Horner (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
ger GER 31 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
bel BEL 32 Maxime Monfort (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
esp ESP 33 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Movistar Team) s.t.
esp ESP 34 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
svk SVK 35 Peter Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
lux LUX 36 Frank Schleck (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
rus RUS 37 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha Team) s.t.
por POR 38 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar Team) s.t.
fra FRA 39 Jérome Coppel (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 40 Thibaut Pinot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
bel BEL 41 Nick Nuyens (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 42 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur - Sojasun) 00:08:01
aus AUS 43 Michael Rogers (Sky Procycling) s.t.
ned NED 44 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 00:08:17
ukr UKR 45 Andriy Grivko (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
ned NED 46 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 47 Pierrick Fedrigo (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
fra FRA 48 Guillaume Levarlet (Saur - Sojasun) 00:08:31
aus AUS 49 Simon Gerrans (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
ita ITA 50 Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha Team) s.t.
den DEN 51 Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
esp ESP 52 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team) 00:08:39
fra FRA 53 Maxime Bouet (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 54 Christophe Riblon (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 55 Mickael Cherel (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
nor NOR 56 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling) 00:08:54
usa USA 57 George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
rus RUS 58 Denis Menchov (Katusha Team) 00:08:55
fra FRA 59 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
fra FRA 60 Sébastien Minard (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
bel BEL 61 Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
fra FRA 62 Tony Gallopin (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
aus AUS 63 Baden Cooke (Orica - GreenEDGE) 00:08:57
usa USA 64 Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 00:09:08
bel BEL 65 Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 66 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
ned NED 67 Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
ger GER 68 Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
fra FRA 69 Sandy Casar (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
fra FRA 70 Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
rus RUS 71 Vladimir Karpets (Movistar Team) s.t.
esp ESP 72 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
sui SUI 73 Michael Schar (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
fra FRA 74 Yann Huguet (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
ita ITA 75 Simone Stortoni (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
aus AUS 76 Brett Lancaster (Orica - GreenEDGE) 00:09:38
ita ITA 77 Daniel Oss (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:09:43
ukr UKR 78 Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:09:49
swe SWE 79 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
kaz KAZ 80 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
aus AUS 81 Adam Hansen (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
fra FRA 82 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 00:10:15
bel BEL 83 Francis De Greef (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
aus AUS 84 Stuart O' Grady (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 85 Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
ned NED 86 Bram Tankink (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
ger GER 87 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
ger GER 88 Danilo Hondo (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
svk SVK 89 Martin Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
gbr GBR 90 Steven Cummings (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
irl IRL 91 Daniel Martin (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
bel BEL 92 Romain Zingle (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ned NED 93 Pieter Weening (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
ita ITA 94 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
fra FRA 95 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
kaz KAZ 96 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
blr BLR 97 Yauheni Hutarovich (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
ita ITA 98 Marco Marzano (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
esp ESP 99 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha Team) s.t.
jpn JPN 100 Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) s.t.
rus RUS 101 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha Team) s.t.
rus RUS 102 Vladimir Gusev (Katusha Team) s.t.
fra FRA 103 Cédric Pineau (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
ned NED 104 Sebastian Langeveld (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 105 Jean-marc Marino (Saur - Sojasun) 00:10:20
fra FRA 106 Cyril Lemoine (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
ger GER 107 Christian Knees (Sky Procycling) 00:10:36
ger GER 108 Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
slo SLO 109 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
pol POL 110 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
blr BLR 111 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha Team) s.t.
fra FRA 112 Vincent Jerome (Europcar) s.t.
aus AUS 113 Jonathan Cantwell (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
aut AUT 114 Bernhard Eisel (Sky Procycling) 00:11:59
ned NED 115 Albert Timmer (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 116 Jérémy Roy (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
ned NED 117 Kenny Van Hummel (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 118 Anthony Roux (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
fra FRA 119 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
esp ESP 120 Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
esp ESP 121 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
sui SUI 122 Michael Albasini (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 123 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 124 Blel Kadri (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 125 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ger GER 126 Andre Greipel (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
ger GER 127 Marcel Sieberg (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
esp ESP 128 Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team) s.t.
ita ITA 129 Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
ita ITA 130 Federico Canuti (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
kaz KAZ 131 Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
usa USA 132 Tyler Farrar (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
den DEN 133 Nicki Sørensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
den DEN 134 Anders Lund (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
est EST 135 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
usa USA 136 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
kaz KAZ 137 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
arg ARG 138 Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
por POR 139 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
esp ESP 140 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
ned NED 141 Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
usa USA 142 David Zabriskie (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
fra FRA 143 Matthieu Ladagnous (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
fra FRA 144 Jérome Pineau (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
nzl NZL 145 Gregory Henderson (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
bel BEL 146 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
fra FRA 147 Arthur Vichot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
bel BEL 148 Jan Ghyselinck (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
esp ESP 149 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
bel BEL 150 Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
blr BLR 151 Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar Team) s.t.
ita ITA 152 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
ita ITA 153 Davide Malacarne (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 154 Yohann Gène (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 155 Brice Feillu (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
esp ESP 156 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 157 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
slo SLO 158 Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
slo SLO 159 Grega Bole (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
aus AUS 160 Richie Porte (Sky Procycling) s.t.
gbr GBR 161 Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) s.t.
den DEN 162 Michael Morkov (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
ned NED 163 Karsten Kroon (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 164 Christophe Kern (Europcar) 00:19:15
fra FRA DNF David Moncoutié (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne)  
ned NED DNS Robert Gesink (Rabobank Cycling Team)  
ned NED DNF Tom Veelers (Argos-Shimano)  

General classification after stage 12:

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

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