Tour de France: André Greipel makes it three as the shattered peloton sprints into Cap d’Agde
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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tour de France: André Greipel makes it three as the shattered peloton sprints into Cap d’Agde

by Ben Atkins at 11:12 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France, Race Reports and Results
German Gorilla holds off Peter Sagan to match Slovakian champion's win tally in a less than conventional stage finish

Andre GreipelAndré Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) took his third victory in the 2012 Tour de France, as he won a less than conventional sprint stage between Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux and Le Cap d'Agde. The German Gorilla managed to come around Norwegian champion Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) - who had been led out by teammate, Maillot Jaune Bradley Wiggins - in the final hundred metres, and held off a late charge from Slovakian champion Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale), to match the green jersey wearer’s stage toll so far.

The peloton was less than 45-strong as it arrived at the finish of stage thirteen after crosswinds from the Méditerranéen coast, and a late climb, had decimated its numbers, with Greipel, Sagan and Boasson Hagen three of the few sprinters to manage to stay at the front.

“It was close until the end," explained Greipel afterwards. "I was dropped on the climb but I was going full gas on the way up and I had to do a sprint at the top to get in a small group and Lars Bak brought me back and then the team chased Vinokourov and Albasini. Then, when Luis Léon Sanchez attacked I thought, ‘Okay, now it's over...' but I was happy that Sky was still there and I could work out how to win this stage because I think my team deserves it.

“I think this was a really nice victory for the team. Jurgen van den Broeck was pulling to get the move by Vinokourov back and so I think I can only be happy with this team.

“I chose the wheel of Boasson Hagen and it was a really crazy sprint with that last corner but I'm happy that I could stay in front," the German explained. "There was a bit of a headwind but I think Sagan is a really fast guy and that's why he has the green jersey; but we deserve this because we worked really hard for this victory."

The stage-long attack came from Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel-Euskadu), Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis), Matthieu Ladagnous (FDJ-BigMat), Michael Mørkøv (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank), Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano), Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun), Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Jérôme Pineau (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), who got away in the first kilometres. The eight riders managed to open up a maximum lead of 9’40” over the peloton after just 35km, before the Orica-GreenEdge team began to slow process of pulling them back.

Mørkøv attacked the group with 65km to go and managed to open up a minute’s lead as he tried to solo to the finish. As the peloton began to accelerate in the crosswinds of the final 40km however, he was steadily closed down, and was caught on the steep climb of Mont Saint-Clair with just over 23km to go.

Attacks from Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) and Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) tried to put Maillot Jaune Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) under pressure on the climb, but the British rider pulled them back himself and still had much of his team around him as they hit the windy coastal final 20km.

There was an attack from Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) and Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) as the race hit the coast road, then another from Luis León Sánchez (Rabobank) and Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) after they were caught in the closing kilometres.

Wiggins himself closed down this last attack as he led out teammate Boasson Hagen, but Greipel came around the Norwegian on the line and managed to hold off the late charge from Sagan.

Despite massive splits caused by crosswinds and the late climb, all of the riders at the top of the general classification managed to finish in the front group and there were no changes overall.

An unconventional transition stage sees a conventional eight-man breakaway

With an almost flat profile, the 217km stage between Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux and Le Cap d'Agde - which transported the race from the Alpine areas to the region of the Pyrénées - looked, on paper to be one of the easiest of the race. Although the roads would be mostly flat however, the final 40km, as it followed the Méditerranéen coast, and the short, but very sharp 3rd category Mont Saint-Clair with 23 to go, would likely make it far from simple.

The crosswinds that were almost inevitably going to hit the peloton in the closing kilometres would make the finish to the stage complicated for both sprinters and general classification riders alike. Those caught behind any splits in the peloton could have their day, or even their race, ruined and so everybody would want to be at the front.

Urtasun, Dumoulin, Ladagnous, Mørkøv and Curvers attacked as soon as the flag was dropped. After just a few kilometres they were chased, then joined by Engoulvent and Bouet, with Pineau jumping across alone shortly afterwards. The eight were all together after 20km, and by the 35km mark were 9’40” ahead of the peloton before it began to pull them back.

Five of the eight were Frenchmen, out for glory on Bastille Day - the national day of France - but Mørkøv was there for different reasons, as he had explained to before the stage began.

“It's been exactly five years since my father passed away,” he explained. “I want to win this stage to honour him.”

Orica-GreenEdge was leading the peloton, apparently out to make a point after Matt Goss’ 30-point penalty for irregular sprinting the previous day. Slowly, but surely the gap to the eight leaders began to close.

Urtasun led over the intermediate sprint, in Mas-de-Londres after 90.5km, as the eight riders simply rode through, but the peloton would approach the line differently. Sagan preempted the sprint of Matt Goss by going early, before the Orica-GreenEdge sprinter was ready. The Slovakian champion cruised over the line ahead of André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) and Goss, extending his lead in the competition further still.

Mørkøv goes alone and the peloton has trouble closing him down

Inside the final 65km, and with the gap down to less than two minutes, Pineau attacked the break in an attempt to get away alone. The Frenchman didn’t get far, but his move was countered by Mørkøv, who did manage to escape, quickly opening up a lead of 25 seconds over his seven former companions.

With 55km to go Mørkøv had opened up his advantage to 37 seconds, with the peloton still two minutes behind the others. The race currently had a powerful tailwind however, which was assisting the breakaway riders as much as the peloton and, despite the Orica-GreenEdge team stringing it out at around 70kph, the gap was no longer closing.

The entire Australian team was line up on the front of the peloton, but Mørkøv was still pulling out time. With 50km to go, he was 43 seconds ahead of his seven former companions - who were still working well with one another - but the gap to the peloton had pulled out to three minutes once more. As the tailwind continued, the Dane’s advantage continued to grow and, with 47km to go his lead over the seven chasers was up to a minute.

Orica-GreenEdge eased its pace on the front, as a number of the team’s riders took on drinks, and BMC Racing, Team Sky, and Liquigas-Cannondale found themselves sharing the front of the peloton. This saw the gap to Mørkøv rise sharply, to 3’33” as the Danish rider approached the coast.

As the wind began to change however, the peloton began to close down the seven-rider group once again. With 35km to go, Mørkøv was still a minute clear, but the peloton was within a minute and a half of the chase group, but the pace was not yet up where it had been previously.

BMC Racing hit the front though, and began to cause groups to split from the back of the peloton. Among the big names to miss out on the first split were Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), but none of the overall contenders, or big sprinters had been affected yet.

Mont Saint-Clair arrives and the peloton is smashed to bits

Mørkøv was just under a minute clear as he hit the bottom of the Mont Saint-Clair. As the peloton arrived they immediately began to pick up the chase group, and there was an immediate attack from Romain Zingle (Cofidis). BMC Racing and Lotto-Belisol were increasing the pace and, as they caught Zingle, an attack from Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha) was followed by Cadel Evans and Jurgen Van Den Broeck.

They caught and passed the exhausted Mørkøv before he could reach the top, but Wiggins came forward and steadily pulled the peloton up to the attackers and the general classification leaders were all together as they plummeted back down to the Méditerranéen once more.

As the splintered peloton began to reform at the final 20km banner, the teams began to look around to see who had managed to stay at the front. Present was Sagan, but many of the other sprinters were not there in the group that numbered no more than 25 riders. Goss and World champion Mark Cavendish (Team Sky), who many expected to see battling for the stage victory, were both in a large second group, which was 1’25” behind the leaders.

With 16km to go Vinokourov attacked, and was quickly joined by Albasini, and after a kilometre they had a 15 second lead. Lotto-Belisol was lined up in front of the chasing peloton, with André Greipel one of the very few sprinters to have managed to stay with the front runners.

Vinokourov and Albasini were increasing their advantage over the chase though, and with 12km to go had opened their lead to 22 seconds. Lotto-Belisol was calmly going about the business of bringing them back however, and that was as bit as their lead was to get; wth ten kilometres to go it was down to 19 seconds, and with eight to go it was just 13.

Under the five kilometre banner the two leaders still had nine seconds, but Lotto-Belisol still had four riders lined up on the front, with Greipel in fourth wheel. Behind him though, was Sagan, but the Slovakian champion had Norwegian champion Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) right behind him.

Lotto-Belisol was inching its way up to the two leaders, and were also splitting the peloton to pieces behind them. As they changed direction with 2.5km to go though, the two exhausted attackers were caught, but Luis León Sánchez immediately attacked.

This time it was Team Sky that took up the chase, but Sprick jumped across the the Spanish attacker, and joined him with 1.3km to go. It was Wiggins himself that put paid to the two riders’ ambitions however as the Maillot Jaune - with Boasson Hagen tucked in behind him - suddenly burst forward. With the leg speed that brought him so many victories on the track, the British rider made short work of the gap up to Sánchez and Sprick and, almost seeming to take the final sweeping bend too fast, pulled over to let the Norwegian champion open up his sprint.

Unluckily for Boasson Hagen however, Greipel was right on his wheel and pulled around him with ease. Sagan was right behind the German, and he too was coming round, but Greipel threw his bike as they hit the line, and this was the difference as he took it by half a wheel.


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Tour de France (WorldTour) Stage 13 Results: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Le Cap d’Agde, 217 km:

  Click on the arrowsat the top of the column to sort the race results.
Country Result Name Team Time
ger GER 1 Andre Greipel (Lotto - Belisol Team) 04:57:59
svk SVK 2 Peter Sagan (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
nor NOR 3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling) s.t.
fra FRA 4 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
rsa RSA 5 Daryl Impey (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 6 Julien Simon (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
ita ITA 7 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
bel BEL 8 Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
svk SVK 9 Peter Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
ger GER 10 Danilo Hondo (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
ita ITA 11 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
gbr GBR 12 Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling) s.t.
slo SLO 13 Janez Brajkovic (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
bel BEL 14 Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
gbr GBR 15 Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) s.t.
aus AUS 16 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
bel BEL 17 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
ger GER 18 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
irl IRL 19 Nicolas Roche (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
usa USA 20 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
fra FRA 21 Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
esp ESP 22 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
fra FRA 23 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
bel BEL 24 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
den DEN 25 Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
bel BEL 26 Maxime Monfort (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
esp ESP 27 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
aus AUS 28 Simon Gerrans (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
rus RUS 29 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha Team) s.t.
usa USA 30 Chris Horner (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
fra FRA 31 Jérome Coppel (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
esp ESP 32 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 33 Thibaut Pinot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
fra FRA 34 Mickael Cherel (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
por POR 35 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar Team) s.t.
rus RUS 36 Denis Menchov (Katusha Team) s.t.
ita ITA 37 Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha Team) s.t.
ita ITA 38 Michele Scarponi (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
usa USA 39 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
lux LUX 40 Frank Schleck (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
cro CRO 41 Robert Kiserlovski (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
fra FRA 42 Pierrick Fedrigo (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
rus RUS 43 Vladimir Karpets (Movistar Team) s.t.
aus AUS 44 Michael Rogers (Sky Procycling) 00:00:09
kaz KAZ 45 Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana Pro Team) 00:00:46
aus AUS 46 Adam Hansen (Lotto - Belisol Team) 00:01:08
den DEN 47 Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto - Belisol Team) 00:01:19
jpn JPN 48 Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) 00:01:45
fra FRA 49 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
sui SUI 50 Michael Albasini (Orica - GreenEDGE) 00:02:29
fra FRA 51 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team) 00:08:03
bel BEL 52 Francis De Greef (Lotto - Belisol Team) 00:08:36
ned NED 53 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
ger GER 54 Jens Voigt (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
den DEN 55 Michael Morkov (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
arg ARG 56 Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 57 Maxime Bouet (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
ned NED 58 Bram Tankink (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
ned NED 59 Koen De Kort (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
blr BLR 60 Yauheni Hutarovich (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
ger GER 61 Marcel Sieberg (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
fra FRA 62 Jérémy Roy (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
fra FRA 63 Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
svk SVK 64 Martin Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
fra FRA 65 Matthieu Ladagnous (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
esp ESP 66 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
gbr GBR 67 Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) s.t.
aus AUS 68 Baden Cooke (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
ita ITA 69 Davide Malacarne (Europcar) s.t.
ger GER 70 Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
aus AUS 71 Jonathan Cantwell (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 72 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
bel BEL 73 Romain Zingle (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ukr UKR 74 Andriy Grivko (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
ukr UKR 75 Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
fra FRA 76 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
ita ITA 77 Daniel Oss (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 78 Jérome Pineau (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
fra FRA 79 Cyril Lemoine (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
slo SLO 80 Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
ned NED 81 Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano) 00:11:11
ita ITA 82 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team) 00:12:31
blr BLR 83 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha Team) s.t.
sui SUI 84 Michael Schar (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
kaz KAZ 85 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
rus RUS 86 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha Team) s.t.
fra FRA 87 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 88 Sébastien Minard (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 89 Jean-marc Marino (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 90 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
aus AUS 91 Stuart O' Grady (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
aus AUS 92 Brett Lancaster (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
aus AUS 93 Matthew Goss (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
ned NED 94 Pieter Weening (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
ned NED 95 Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
usa USA 96 George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
usa USA 97 Tyler Farrar (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
swe SWE 98 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
nzl NZL 99 Gregory Henderson (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
fra FRA 100 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ger GER 101 Christian Knees (Sky Procycling) s.t.
ger GER 102 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 103 Yohann Gène (Europcar) s.t.
aut AUT 104 Bernhard Eisel (Sky Procycling) s.t.
fra FRA 105 Vincent Jerome (Europcar) s.t.
ita ITA 106 Federico Canuti (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
ita ITA 107 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 108 Sandy Casar (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
ned NED 109 Kenny Van Hummel (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 110 Yann Huguet (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
bel BEL 111 Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
ned NED 112 Albert Timmer (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
esp ESP 113 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 114 Anthony Roux (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
ita ITA 115 Luca Paolini (Katusha Team) 00:14:04
slo SLO 116 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
ger GER 117 Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
por POR 118 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 119 Guillaume Levarlet (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 120 Blel Kadri (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
ita ITA 121 Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
ger GER 122 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
pol POL 123 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 124 Cédric Pineau (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
esp ESP 125 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Movistar Team) s.t.
fra FRA 126 Christophe Riblon (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 127 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
fra FRA 128 Arthur Vichot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
bel BEL 129 Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
esp ESP 130 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team) s.t.
esp ESP 131 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha Team) s.t.
bel BEL 132 Nick Nuyens (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
gbr GBR 133 David Millar (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
den DEN 134 Nicki Sørensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
ita ITA 135 Marco Marzano (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
ned NED 136 Karsten Kroon (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
bel BEL 137 Jan Ghyselinck (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ita ITA 138 Simone Stortoni (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
den DEN 139 Anders Lund (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
usa USA 140 Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
gbr GBR 141 Steven Cummings (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
kaz KAZ 142 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
irl IRL 143 Daniel Martin (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
esp ESP 144 Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
slo SLO 145 Grega Bole (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
esp ESP 146 Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team) s.t.
fra FRA 147 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
aus AUS 148 Richie Porte (Sky Procycling) s.t.
rus RUS 149 Vladimir Gusev (Katusha Team) s.t.
kaz KAZ 150 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
usa USA 151 David Zabriskie (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
fra FRA 152 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
bel BEL 153 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
ned NED 154 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
fra FRA 155 Brice Feillu (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
esp ESP 156 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
esp ESP 157 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
blr BLR 158 Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar Team) s.t.
est EST 159 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
fra FRA 160 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
bel BEL 161 Jelle Vanendert (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
ned NED 162 Sebastian Langeveld (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 163 Christophe Kern (Europcar) 00:14:12

General classification after stage 13:

Country Result Name Team Time
gbr GBR 1 Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling) 59:32:32
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
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
cro CRO 22 Robert Kiserlovski (Astana Pro Team) 00:20:54
svk SVK 23 Peter Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 00:27:37
esp ESP 24 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team) 00:32:59
aus AUS 25 Michael Rogers (Sky Procycling) 00:33:13
rus RUS 26 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha Team) 00:33:59
ned NED 27 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank Cycling Team) 00:40:17
fra FRA 28 Sandy Casar (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 00:44:31
bel BEL 29 Jelle Vanendert (Lotto - Belisol Team) 00:44:45
ita ITA 30 Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:45:13
kaz KAZ 31 Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana Pro Team) 00:46:40
usa USA 32 Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 00:47:17
est EST 33 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 00:48:56
esp ESP 34 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Movistar Team) 00:54:40
fra FRA 35 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 00:55:54
esp ESP 36 Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 00:56:37
fra FRA 37 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:56:46
ita ITA 38 Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha Team) 00:57:35
ita ITA 39 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 01:00:49
ned NED 40 Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank Cycling Team) 01:01:56
usa USA 41 George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team) 01:04:55
svk SVK 42 Peter Sagan (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:05:00
aus AUS 43 Richie Porte (Sky Procycling) 01:05:26
fra FRA 44 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur - Sojasun) 01:06:42
bel BEL 45 Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:07:00
fra FRA 46 Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:07:47
ger GER 47 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:08:54
fra FRA 48 Mickael Cherel (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:09:23
ger GER 49 Jens Voigt (RadioShack - Nissan) 01:10:52
usa USA 50 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin - Sharp) 01:11:03
fra FRA 51 Pierrick Fedrigo (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:12:29
ita ITA 52 Davide Malacarne (Europcar) 01:12:30
sui SUI 53 Michael Schar (BMC Racing Team) 01:13:24
nor NOR 54 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling) 01:13:33
fra FRA 55 Maxime Bouet (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:13:34
fra FRA 56 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team) 01:13:39
bel BEL 57 Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) 01:13:47
rus RUS 58 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha Team) 01:13:54
ukr UKR 59 Andriy Grivko (Astana Pro Team) 01:14:22
swe SWE 60 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) 01:14:49
fra FRA 61 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) 01:15:14
aus AUS 62 Simon Gerrans (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:16:04
pol POL 63 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:16:18
irl IRL 64 Daniel Martin (Garmin - Sharp) 01:17:35
fra FRA 65 Jérémy Roy (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:18:02
kaz KAZ 66 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana Pro Team) 01:20:15
esp ESP 67 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:21:59
rus RUS 68 Vladimir Karpets (Movistar Team) 01:22:23
rus RUS 69 Vladimir Gusev (Katusha Team) 01:23:01
blr BLR 70 Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar Team) 01:23:07
ger GER 71 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team) 01:24:24
bel BEL 72 Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:25:45
fra FRA 73 Christophe Riblon (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:26:25
fra FRA 74 Arthur Vichot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:27:20
ned NED 75 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 01:28:16
ukr UKR 76 Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack - Nissan) 01:29:15
por POR 77 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:29:50
ita ITA 78 Marco Marzano (Lampre - ISD) 01:30:48
fra FRA 79 Guillaume Levarlet (Saur - Sojasun) 01:30:52
ger GER 80 Danilo Hondo (Lampre - ISD) 01:31:20
ned NED 81 Pieter Weening (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:31:48
den DEN 82 Michael Morkov (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:31:51
gbr GBR 83 David Millar (Garmin - Sharp) 01:32:36
esp ESP 84 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank Cycling Team) 01:33:16
kaz KAZ 85 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team) 01:34:00
fra FRA 86 Sébastien Minard (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:34:43
den DEN 87 Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:36:49
jpn JPN 88 Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) 01:37:33
gbr GBR 89 Steven Cummings (BMC Racing Team) 01:39:11
bel BEL 90 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:39:38
esp ESP 91 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:39:45
ita ITA 92 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:39:54
fra FRA 93 Jérome Pineau (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:41:05
sui SUI 94 Michael Albasini (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:41:57
aus AUS 95 Stuart O' Grady (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:42:03
fra FRA 96 Blel Kadri (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:42:04
ita ITA 97 Simone Stortoni (Lampre - ISD) 01:42:35
rsa RSA 98 Daryl Impey (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:43:09
usa USA 99 David Zabriskie (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
ger GER 100 Christian Knees (Sky Procycling) 01:43:23
svk SVK 101 Martin Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:45:04
bel BEL 102 Romain Zingle (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 01:45:41
fra FRA 103 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Europcar) 01:46:28
ned NED 104 Koen De Kort (Argos-Shimano) 01:46:46
fra FRA 105 Matthieu Ladagnous (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 01:47:33
aus AUS 106 Baden Cooke (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:47:43
aus AUS 107 Adam Hansen (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:48:24
fra FRA 108 Christophe Kern (Europcar) 01:50:19
ita ITA 109 Federico Canuti (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:50:21
esp ESP 110 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:50:37
ita ITA 111 Luca Paolini (Katusha Team) 01:51:25
bel BEL 112 Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 01:51:36
fra FRA 113 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 01:52:40
ger GER 114 Andre Greipel (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:53:35
bel BEL 115 Nick Nuyens (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 01:53:50
slo SLO 116 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas - Cannondale) 01:54:52
ger GER 117 Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) 01:55:01
fra FRA 118 Julien Simon (Saur - Sojasun) 01:55:39
ita ITA 119 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team) 01:55:52
nzl NZL 120 Gregory Henderson (Lotto - Belisol Team) 01:56:37
aus AUS 121 Matthew Goss (Orica - GreenEDGE) 01:57:06
esp ESP 122 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha Team) 01:57:37
fra FRA 123 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 02:00:19
blr BLR 124 Yauheni Hutarovich (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 02:02:58
den DEN 125 Nicki Sørensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 02:03:06
den DEN 126 Anders Lund (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 02:03:29
fra FRA 127 Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) 02:04:25
ger GER 128 Marcel Sieberg (Lotto - Belisol Team) 02:05:00
aus AUS 129 Brett Lancaster (Orica - GreenEDGE) 02:05:17
aus AUS 130 Jonathan Cantwell (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 02:05:38
ned NED 131 Karsten Kroon (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 02:05:44
fra FRA 132 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 02:06:03
ita ITA 133 Daniel Oss (Liquigas - Cannondale) 02:06:24
bel BEL 134 Francis De Greef (Lotto - Belisol Team) 02:07:30
fra FRA 135 Vincent Jerome (Europcar) 02:08:08
fra FRA 136 Anthony Roux (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 02:08:53
ned NED 137 Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano) 02:09:01
fra FRA 138 Yohann Gène (Europcar) 02:09:41
fra FRA 139 Jean-marc Marino (Saur - Sojasun) 02:09:59
esp ESP 140 Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team) 02:10:01
fra FRA 141 Cyril Lemoine (Saur - Sojasun) 02:10:12
fra FRA 142 Brice Feillu (Saur - Sojasun) 02:10:46
fra FRA 143 Cédric Pineau (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 02:11:47
ned NED 144 Bram Tankink (Rabobank Cycling Team) 02:11:53
arg ARG 145 Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 02:12:03
esp ESP 146 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 02:12:04
slo SLO 147 Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team) 02:13:11
ger GER 148 Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) 02:13:32
aut AUT 149 Bernhard Eisel (Sky Procycling) 02:14:35
gbr GBR 150 Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) 02:14:40
kaz KAZ 151 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana Pro Team) 02:14:55
esp ESP 152 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 02:19:06
fra FRA 153 Yann Huguet (Argos-Shimano) 02:19:07
ned NED 154 Kenny Van Hummel (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) 02:20:09
fra FRA 155 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 02:21:52
ned NED 156 Sebastian Langeveld (Orica - GreenEDGE) 02:22:27
slo SLO 157 Grega Bole (Lampre - ISD) 02:23:30
blr BLR 158 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha Team) 02:24:42
ned NED 159 Albert Timmer (Argos-Shimano) 02:28:01
bel BEL 160 Jan Ghyselinck (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 02:28:13
bel BEL 161 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin - Sharp) 02:30:44
fra FRA 162 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur - Sojasun) 02:33:43
usa USA 163 Tyler Farrar (Garmin - Sharp) 02:37:16

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