Tour de France: Pierrick Fédrigo repeats into Pau as the break takes stage 15
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Monday, July 16, 2012

Tour de France: Pierrick Fédrigo repeats into Pau as the break takes stage 15

by Ben Atkins at 11:51 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France, Race Reports and Results
“Nez de Marmande” wins in the gateway to the Pyrénées as he did in 2010 while the peloton shuts off again

Pierrick FedrigoPierrick Fédrigo (FDJ-BigMat) put the disappointment of missing the previous year’s Tour de France behind him as he repeated his 2010 victory into Pau at the end of the 15th stage of the 2012 race. The “Nez de Marmande” - the Nose of Marmande - beat American Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) at the end of a short, fast stage, after the pair of them escaped from the rest of a six-man breakaway group on the outskirts of the city; taking the FDJ-BigMat’s second stage of the race, and France’s fourth. Stage 10 winner Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) outsprinted Nicki Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) to take third place, 16 seconds back.

After a frenetic first hour and half to the 158.5km stage, the break of the day finally escaped after 62km. With Fédrigo, Vande Velde and Voeckler were Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) and Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), and they were joined after 82km by Sørensen after a long solo chase - which involved his team intimidating the five leaders by threatening to chase them down if they didn’t wait for him - and the six riders continued to build their lead right to the finish line.

"There are days like this, when one feels that something will happen,” said Fédrigo afterwards. “And the closer it got, the more motivated I got. When we found ourselves up front with strong riders like Vande Velde and Sorensen, a cunning man like Voeckler, and a fast sprinter like Dumoulin, it is complicated to create a strategy. Sometimes I have to wait a bit to decide how to manage it all.

“This time I launched the last attack with five kilometres to go,” he added. “I was going on feel, and I thought it was the right time. And then we had to hang on to our advantage and I bet everything on the sprint.

“Each stage that I have won offers something special,” he explained. “The first is always moving. The second was in Tarbes, a few miles from my house, which obviously makes it memorable. The third was the Queen Stage of the Pyrenees in 2010, with the Tourmalet, the Aubisque, Aspin and Soulor mountain passes – they are beautiful places for me as I'm from this region. And this is the victory of a comeback after a year of illness, and that means a lot.

“What I had last year, was more difficult to cope with than riding the Tour de France. Of course we know the painful moments of the race, but [Lyme] disease has taught me to suffer differently.”

Fédrigo’s triumph was FDJ-BigMat’s second stage victory of the race, but the French team continues to have ambition into the final week.

“There were 198 riders in the Tour, and there are 21 stages and there isn't something for everyone – and even less for riders like me,” said Fédrigo. “So when you get to win on this kind of stage, when we have targeted it, the satisfaction is even greater. The team started winning with Thibaut Pinot in the first week, and that took some pressure off me. Now we still have to defend his 10th place overall, and why not to take him a little higher. So I will continue to stand beside him to help.”

Having raced so hard in the first two-fifths of the stage, the peloton shut down once the break had been established, with the Sky team of Maillot Jaune Bradley Wiggins evidently keen on having an easy day as possible. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) won the peloton sprint for seventh place, 11’50” behind Fédrigo.

After a quiet day for the general classification riders, there were no changes overall and Wiggins held onto his 2’05” lead over teammate Froome, and 2’23” over Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale), as the race headed into its second rest day.

As short, “easy” one before the rest day but everybody wants to get to Pau first

Having taken its first taste of the Pyrénées, the peloton was treated to a short, more restful stage between Samatan and Pau, the third most-visited city in the Tour’s history, behind Paris and Bordeaux. On paper, stage 15 looked like one for the sprinters but, with two 4th and one 3rd category climbs - and numerous unclassified bumps - inside the final 52km, it was anything but a simple run in to the finish. Whether the stage finished in a breakaway or sprint would largely depend on the will and strength of the sprinters’ teams, and how easily the peloton wanted to take things, on this short pre-rest day stage.

There was a massive flurry of attacks in the first hour, which was kicked off by a three-man move from Arthur Vichot (FDJ-BigMat), Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale) and Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quick Step). Numerous groups managed to get a few seconds clear, one of which included Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) and Fränk Schleck (RadioShack-Nissan), but the peloton was all back together after 31km.

At this point the five-man group of David Millar (Garmin-Sharp), Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar), Andriy Grivko (Astana), Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) and Rui Costa (Movistar) got clear; they quickly opened up a 30-second lead, but this was cut to less than 20 as there were repeated attempts from riders in the peloton to bridge. The considerable time trialling power of the five up front was holding them there for several kilometres, but they were still only hovering 10-20 seconds ahead, as more and more groups of riders tried to get across.

The peloton had covered 46.1km in the first hour, but there was still no respite from the counterattacks, despite theatrical requests for “time-out” from Team Sky’s Edvald Boasson Hagen and Bernhard Eisel.

After 57km some riders - including Vinokourov - finally managed to make the junction, but the group was now just a few seconds clear and it was all closed down by the peloton shortly afterwards.

As the peloton eased up, Vande Velde, Voeckler, Fédrigo, Dumoulin and Devenyns - who had been in the very first move of the day - pulled clear with comparative ease, and the break of the day was finally formed at the 62km point. With the gap at just 45 seconds Nicki Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) tried to get across to the group; the former Danish champion dangled at around 30 seconds behind for several kilometres.

Sørensen can’t bridge the gap so his team lends a and from behind

After 77km the five-man group was 6’18” clear, but Sørensen was still 32 seconds behind, but his Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank team came to his aid by suddenly hitting the front and beginning pegging the leaders back. Knowing that the choice was to allow the Dane to catch up or risk capture by his team, the five leaders slowed a little and he was with them at the 82km point. Once their teammate had made it to the front, the Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank riders pulled away from the head of the peloton and the gap began to grow again.

With 75km to go the sextet’s lead reached 6’35”, but this began to gradually fall as Team Sky set a steady tempo at the head of the peloton. As they rolled through the feedzone, in Marciac with 69km to go, the gap was down to 5’25”, but it began to grow a little as the riders in the peloton sorted out their mussettes.

Sørensen rolled over the line at the intermediate sprint, in Maubourguet with 57km to go, as he was the rider in front at the time. Lotto-Belisol had positioned itself on the front of the peloton as it approached, but green jersey Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) was pulled forward by teammate Daniel Oss, and the Slovakian champion took the line unopposed. The gap was now down to 5’20”, and was still falling.

Voeckler led the break over the top of the 4th category Côte de Lahitte-Toupière and, with Team Sky in no hurry on the short climb, the gap had opened up to 6’33”. The British team had no interest in chasing the fugitives and, with nobody else taking responsibility, the gap passed eight minutes with 42km to go.

Voeckler also took maximum points over the Côte de Simacourbe, further securing his fourth place in the polka-dot jersey classification, and the Frenchman had also taken the 4th category Côte de Monassut-Audiracq, before the peloton had reached the top.

With 29.5km to go, the peloton was more than ten minutes behind and, with no further categorised obstacles on the road to Pau, there was no way that the six-man group would be caught. Finally, Team Sky began to lift the temp slightly, and the gap stabilised at 11’30” as the leaders entered the final 20km.

The finish line is in sight and the group’s cooperation evaporates

With 10.3km to go Sørensen put in the first attack, but Voeckler quickly led the others across to the Danish rider before he could get far. Following a corner with 8.5km to go though, Sørensen tried again, but it was Dumoulin that closed the gap this time. The Cofidis rider was undoubtedly the best sprinter of the six, and the others were keen to make him work as much as possible.

Fédrigo put in a big jump with 6.6km, and only Vande Velde reacted quickly enough to follow as the others looked at one another. The two escapees began to work together and, as they passed under the five kilometre banner, they had ten seconds on the others, who couldn’t organise themselves.

Voeckler jumped away from them and tried to close the gap alone but, as he was chased down, the pace went out of his effort. Devenyns tried next, then Sørensen with Voeckler, but the gap was getting bigger as the two leaders had just two and a half left.

At the two kilometre banner Fédrigo and Vande Velde were 23 seconds clear of Voeckler and Sørensen, with Devenyns dropping Dumoulin behind them.

Under the flamme rouge the duo was still together, but Voeckler and Sørensen had closed the gap to 15 seconds. Fédrigo led around the final corner and entered the finishing straight against the righthand barrier; forcing any move from Vande Velde to come over his left shoulder.

Vande Velde kicked, but Fédrigo saw him and opened up his sprint, and the American couldn’t compete with the French rider’s pace. The “Nez de Marmande” raised both arms wide as he hit the line, to repeat his Pau victory of two years before.

As the peloton entered Pau, Team Sky’s Mark Cavendish was the one leading the way, indicating that World champion would not be joining the sprint for second place. Sure enough, the Lotto-Belisol team took over in the final kilometres, leading Greipel to the line.

The German launched his sprint as Farrar started first from behind him, and managed to hold off the attentions of the rest, including Sagan, to lead the peloton over.


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Tour de France stage 15 Results: Samatan to Pau, 158.5 km:

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

General classification after stage 15:

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

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