Tour de France: Thomas Voeckler repeats history in Bagnères-de-Luchon in breakaway stage 16
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Tour de France: Thomas Voeckler repeats history in Bagnères-de-Luchon in breakaway stage 16

by Ben Atkins at 11:19 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France, Race Reports and Results
Vincenzo Nibali attacks on the Peyresourde; Cadel Evans drops out of contention


Thomas VoecklerJust as his former teammate Pierrick Fédrigo had done into Pau on the previous stage, Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) repeated his 2010 victory into Bagnères-de-Luchon to take a second stage win in the 2012 Tour de France. The former French champion escaped from compatriot Brice Feillu (Saur-Sojasun) in the final five kilometres of the Col du Peyresourde, and managed to hold off the attentions of Chris Anker Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) to take the Queen Stage of the race by a margin of 1’40”.

Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel-Euskadi) beat Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) in the sprint for third, 3’22” back, after the Kazakh pulled his foot out of his pedal on the approach for the line, but the big story of the day was unfolding behind them as third place overall Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) went on the attack.

Having allowed the Sky team of race leader Bradley Wiggins to control the race for most of the day, Nibali put teammate Ivan Basso to work on the last two climbs of the day - the Cols d’Aspin and du Peyresourde - in an effort to put Wiggins and teammate Chris Froome under pressure. Both managed to stay with the Italian’s subsequent attacks on the Peyresourde, but they managed to distance the rest of their overall rivals.

Defending champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing), who started the day in fourth overall, was the biggest casualty of the day. The Australian was dropped on the Aspin, and again on the Peyresourde, and conceded almost five minutes to Wiggins, Froome and Nibali at the finish.

“This morning at the start, considering the number of mountains that were spread across the stage, I couldn't really claim that I was the best rider to go and hunt the polka-dot jersey,” Voeckler said afterwards. “There were at least a dozen riders who were in a similar position. Then, once the escape of 38 riders was established, I really felt I had good legs. But anyway, I approached this stage as if there were four races, one to the top of each of the climbs.

“I said we had to increase the pace on the climb of the Tourmalet, because the gap to the peloton was not significant enough,” he explained. “I worked with [teammate] Yukiya [Arashiro], who already accompanied me during my victory on the day I won at Bellegarde-en-Valserine. And then, when I was with Feillu, and only 30 seconds ahead of Sørensen and Vinokourov, I attacked because it was not sure of myself if I reached the top with them nearby; but once I crested the Peyresourde with a lead of a minute and a half, I could begin to appreciate what had been achieved already. I'm a good on descents so the stage victory then became a priority.

“I am very proud of what I did, because it resembles what I saw on TV when I was a kid,” he added. “I'm in another dimension. It's cycling as I like to practice it. Now my priority is to defend the polka-dot jersey. And normally, my Tour will effectively be over once we finish the stage tomorrow!”

Voeckler, Feillu, Izagirre and Vinokourov had been part of a 38-man breakaway group, which escaped in the opening 20km of the stage, and led over the first climb of the Col d’Aubisque. The two Frenchmen escaped the rest on the Col du Tourmalet, and managed to hold off the groups of chasers behind them over the top, and over the Aspin that followed, with Voeckler taking enough points to secure the polka-dot mountains jersey. With Feillu tiring however, Voeckler attacked on the Peyresourde, and took the top alone; descending to the finish, the Frenchman was able to enjoy the cheers of the crowd as he took the victory.

The remains of the break trickled over the line in the minutes that followed, with Nibali outsprinting Wiggins and Froome after 7’09”; 58 seconds ahead of the next group, which contained Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol), Haimar Zubeldia (RadioShack-Nissan) and Tejay van Garderen (BMC Racing).

The classic Pyrénéen stage sees the biggest escape group of the race

For many, the route between Pau and ‘Luchon is the classic Pyrénéen stage; taking in the four climbs of the Cols d’Aubisque, du Tourmalet, d’Aspin and de Peyresourde, in what has become known as the “Circle of Death”. The first of two big stages in the southern mountain range, stage 16 offered the rivals of Maillot Jaune Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) the opportunity to attack. They would need to take it.

The top of the Peyresourde would come at 15.5km to go, but it would be downhill all the way to the finish, and time gained over the top might well be held all the way to the bottom.

After a number of opening attacks, a 38-man breakaway group escaped after 20km. Included in the group were polka-dot mountains jersey Frederik Kessiakoff (Astana), and his main challenger Thomas Voeckler (Europcar), as well as FDJ-BigMat stage winner Pierrick Fédrigo, and Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana). The best-placed of the break was Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), who was just 18’04” behind Wiggins in 18th place, but 19th and 20th places were also present in the shape of Rui Costa (Movistar) at 19’02”, and Sørensen at 20’12”.

Team Sky was quite happy with the group’s composition though, despite it containing just under a quarter of the 115-strong peloton, and allowed it to gradually pull away as the Col d’Aubisque approached. Voeckler beat Kessiakoff over the top, after 53.5km, and the peloton followed the group over the top 3’40” later.

Through the feedzone, in Adast after 87km, the gap to the leaders was up to 5’40”, which continued to grow slowly as the climb to the Tourmalet began. Some of the less able climbers in the group began to be dropped, but sprinter Danilo Hondo (Lampre-ISD) attacked.

Voeckler and Feillu escape in search of polka-dots and glory

Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) increased the pace, but it was Voeckler and Feillu that led over the top however, 1’08” ahead of the Irishman, with Kessiakoff and teammate Vonokourov, Sørensen, Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank), Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan), George Hincapie (BMC Racing) and Simone Stortoni (Lampre-ISD) following after 1’30”.

Team Sky was still leading the peloton behind them, shedding a large number of riders, but was 10’10” behind as they rolled over the top of the climb.

A fast descent saw Voeckler and Feillu arrive at the foot of the Aspin, with 59.5km to go, with their lead over the chase group increased to 1’50”, with Martin in between. The Irishman was joined by Sørensen, Ten Dam, Vinokourov, Hincapie and Voigt, but Voeckler and Feillu were pulling away once more.

With Kessiakoff dropped he would be unlikely to score any points at the top of the climb, which meant that Voeckler was closing in on the polka-dot jersey. Sørensen and Voigt left the rest of the chase group behind though, and began to try to close in on the leaders.

With the peloton more than ten and a half minutes behind, Liquigas-Cannondale took over on the front and began to lift the pace. Several riders were dropped immediately, as Nibali’s team tried to put pressure on Wiggins’ Team Sky.

Voeckler led over the top, with 46.5km to go, and Vinokourov led Sørensen and Voigt 1’10” behind them. Izagirre soon caught the trio on the descent, but the two leaders were still pulling away.

Cadel Evans’ podium hopes dashed by a two-time Giro winner

Ivan Basso was leading the peloton for Liquigas-Cannondale, with Nibali on his wheel, but Wiggins still had Chris Froome, Richie Porte and Michael Rogers with him. The pace set by the two-time Giro d’Italia winner put defending champion Evans - one of Nibali’s big rivals for the podium - into trouble however, with the Australian unable to match the pace.

The peloton was just 9’15” back as Basso led Nibali over the top, with Evans 46 seconds behind. Up ahead, Feillu and Voeckler had arrived at the bottom of the descent and were approaching the foot of the Peyresourde, and were now 1’17” ahead of the four-man chase group. Vinokourov and Sørensen soon accelerated, initially dropping Voigt and Izagirre, and the four began to inch their way up to the two leaders.

As the peloton arrived at the foot of the climb Lotto-Belisol hit the front, with Jelle Vanendert setting the pace; Evans was still 45 seconds behind, and Van Den Broeck was looking to overtake the Australian. Evans had three teammates with him however, and managed to rejoin before the climb began.

As Voeckler and Feillu began the climb, with 25km to go, they still had almost a minute’s lead over the four chasers. The next group - of Ten Dam, Hincapie, Martin and Stortoni - was another minute and a half behind, while the gap to the peloton was down to 8’40”.

Vinokourov and Sørensen forged ahead of Voigt and Izagirre again, and were gradually pulling back the two leaders as the climb went on. With 6.5km still to climb however - knowing that they were being hunted down - Voeckler jumped away from Feillu and set off alone.

Team Sky was back in control of the peloton as it arrived on the climb, with Rogers leading Porte, Froome and Wiggins. Izagirre meanwhile, managed to climb back up to Vinokourov and Sørensen, and they soon caught Feillu; with 20km to go, and with 4.5km to climb the four-man group were 45 seconds behind .

Vanendert moved to the front of the peloton again, and quickly thinned out the peloton. Basso then took over, which dropped Evans once more, but Porte and Froome were still there to look after Wiggins.

Voeckler accelerated again, at the head of the race, as Sørensen dropped the chase group behind him. The Frenchman was a minute ahead of the Danish rider, and was still increasing the lead, with the rest of the chasers dropping further back.

Voeckler soloes as Nibali attacks but Froome and Wiggins respond

Shortly afterwards Nibali attacked, forcing Froome to chase him, and the Team Sky rider pulled Wiggins across the gap. The two Team Sky riders soon joined the Italian, and Froome took up station on the front to keep the rest of their rivals at bay.

Voeckler crested the top of the climb, taking the lead in the mountains classification, and set about the 15.5km descent to the finish. Sørensen followed him over 1’28” later, with Vinokourov leading Izagirre over 2’45” back, and Feillu at 3’25”.

Behind them on the climb, as Froome led the three-man yellow jersey group, but on the steepest final kilometre, Nibali jumped again, forcing Wiggins himself to close the gap. The three of them were together over the top, 7’45” behind Voeckler, and the group containing Van Den Broeck, Zubeldia and white jersey van Garderen was a further 50 seconds back.

With 5km to go Voeckler had increased his lead to 1’50” and, as he entered the finishing town he began to milked the applause of the crowd; shaking hands with team manager Jean-René Bernadeau as he approached the finish. He sat up for most of the final kilometre and - blowing kisses to the adoring French crowd - took his second straight victory in the historic spa town. Sørensen followed 1’40” later, with Izagirre beating a frustrated Vinokourov to third after 3’22”.

As the yellow jersey group came into the finish, Nibali tried to escape the two Sky riders, but was unable to shake them off and the three of them finished in the same time.


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Tour de France Stage 16 Results: Pau to Bagnères-de-Luchon, 197 km:

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Country Result Name Team Time
fra FRA 1 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 05:35:02
den DEN 2 Chris Anker Sorensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 00:01:40
esp ESP 3 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:03:22
kaz KAZ 4 Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
fra FRA 5 Brice Feillu (Saur - Sojasun) 00:03:58
ger GER 6 Jens Voigt (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:04:18
irl IRL 7 Daniel Martin (Garmin - Sharp) 00:06:08
ita ITA 8 Simone Stortoni (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
ita ITA 9 Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha Team) s.t.
ned NED 10 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank Cycling Team) 00:06:11
ita ITA 11 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:07:09
gbr GBR 12 Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling) s.t.
gbr GBR 13 Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) s.t.
irl IRL 14 Nicolas Roche (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:08:07
usa USA 15 Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
bel BEL 16 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
esp ESP 17 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
esp ESP 18 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team) s.t.
esp ESP 19 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Movistar Team) s.t.
usa USA 20 Chris Horner (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
slo SLO 21 Janez Brajkovic (Astana Pro Team) 00:08:48
fra FRA 22 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 23 Thibaut Pinot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 00:10:01
esp ESP 24 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:10:46
bel BEL 25 Jelle Vanendert (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
fra FRA 26 Christophe Kern (Europcar) s.t.
bel BEL 27 Maxime Monfort (RadioShack - Nissan) 00:10:54
rus RUS 28 Denis Menchov (Katusha Team) s.t.
rus RUS 29 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha Team) s.t.
por POR 30 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar Team) s.t.
aus AUS 31 Richie Porte (Sky Procycling) s.t.
ita ITA 32 Marco Marzano (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
ger GER 33 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
usa USA 34 Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
aus AUS 35 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) 00:11:56
usa USA 36 George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
ukr UKR 37 Andriy Grivko (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
fra FRA 38 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
kaz KAZ 39 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
ned NED 40 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
esp ESP 41 Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
ned NED 42 Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
esp ESP 43 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
ita ITA 44 Ivan Basso (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:14:07
swe SWE 45 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) 00:14:17
fra FRA 46 Sandy Casar (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 00:15:17
rus RUS 47 Vladimir Karpets (Movistar Team) s.t.
ger GER 48 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
esp ESP 49 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 50 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur - Sojasun) 00:15:54
fra FRA 51 Jérome Coppel (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 52 Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
ger GER 53 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team) 00:16:38
por POR 54 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) 00:18:01
est EST 55 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
gbr GBR 56 Steven Cummings (BMC Racing Team) 00:20:25
aus AUS 57 Michael Rogers (Sky Procycling) s.t.
bel BEL 58 Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
esp ESP 59 Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team) 00:21:17
blr BLR 60 Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar Team) s.t.
ita ITA 61 Davide Malacarne (Europcar) 00:21:31
fra FRA 62 Cédric Pineau (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) 00:22:14
fra FRA 63 Jean-marc Marino (Saur - Sojasun) 00:22:15
den DEN 64 Michael Morkov (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
aus AUS 65 Stuart O' Grady (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
usa USA 66 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
aus AUS 67 Adam Hansen (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
svk SVK 68 Peter Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
bel BEL 69 Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
sui SUI 70 Michael Schar (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
fra FRA 71 Guillaume Levarlet (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 72 Pierrick Fedrigo (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
svk SVK 73 Peter Sagan (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
jpn JPN 74 Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) s.t.
ger GER 75 Christian Knees (Sky Procycling) s.t.
rus RUS 76 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha Team) s.t.
fra FRA 77 Yann Huguet (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 78 Maxime Bouet (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:24:57
ger GER 79 Danilo Hondo (Lampre - ISD) 00:26:20
ita ITA 80 Daniel Oss (Liquigas - Cannondale) 00:27:33
ned NED 81 Koen De Kort (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
bel BEL 82 Francis De Greef (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
aus AUS 83 Matthew Goss (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
ukr UKR 84 Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack - Nissan) s.t.
aus AUS 85 Simon Gerrans (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
bel BEL 86 Romain Zingle (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
bel BEL 87 Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
ita ITA 88 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 89 Anthony Roux (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
ita ITA 90 Federico Canuti (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
kaz KAZ 91 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
fra FRA 92 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 93 Jérémy Roy (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
esp ESP 94 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 95 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
fra FRA 96 Sébastien Minard (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
bel BEL 97 Nick Nuyens (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
den DEN 98 Nicki Sørensen (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 99 Jérome Pineau (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
sui SUI 100 Michael Albasini (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
nor NOR 101 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling) s.t.
fra FRA 102 Matthieu Ladagnous (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
bel BEL 103 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
ned NED 104 Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
ned NED 105 Albert Timmer (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
pol POL 106 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
ita ITA 107 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
esp ESP 108 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
esp ESP 109 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha Team) s.t.
slo SLO 110 Borut Bozic (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
bel BEL 111 Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil - DCM Pro Cycling Team) s.t.
ita ITA 112 Luca Paolini (Katusha Team) 00:27:54
ita ITA 113 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team) s.t.
ned NED 114 Sebastian Langeveld (Orica - GreenEDGE) 00:30:11
ned NED 115 Bram Tankink (Rabobank Cycling Team) s.t.
usa USA 116 David Zabriskie (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
fra FRA 117 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) 00:30:38
fra FRA 118 Mickael Cherel (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
den DEN 119 Anders Lund (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 120 Christophe Riblon (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 121 Blel Kadri (Ag2R - La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 122 Yohann Gène (Europcar) s.t.
ger GER 123 Andre Greipel (Lotto - Belisol Team) 00:33:04
slo SLO 124 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas - Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 125 Cyril Lemoine (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
svk SVK 126 Martin Velits (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
ger GER 127 Marcel Sieberg (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
aus AUS 128 Baden Cooke (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 129 Julien Simon (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
aus AUS 130 Jonathan Cantwell (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 131 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur - Sojasun) s.t.
usa USA 132 Tyler Farrar (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
gbr GBR 133 David Millar (Garmin - Sharp) s.t.
gbr GBR 134 Mark Cavendish (Sky Procycling) s.t.
esp ESP 135 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
ita ITA 136 Michele Scarponi (Lampre - ISD) s.t.
ger GER 137 Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma - Quickstep) s.t.
ger GER 138 Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 139 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
fra FRA 140 Arthur Vichot (Equipe Cycliste FDJ - BigMat) s.t.
ned NED 141 Pieter Weening (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
nzl NZL 142 Gregory Henderson (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
rsa RSA 143 Daryl Impey (Orica - GreenEDGE) s.t.
fra FRA 144 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) s.t.
kaz KAZ 145 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana Pro Team) s.t.
den DEN 146 Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
blr BLR 147 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha Team) s.t.
aut AUT 148 Bernhard Eisel (Sky Procycling) s.t.
arg ARG 149 Juan Jose Haedo (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
ned NED 150 Karsten Kroon (Team Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank) s.t.
fra FRA 151 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2R - La Mondiale) 00:33:52
bel BEL 152 Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto - Belisol Team) s.t.
bel BEL 153 Jan Ghyselinck (Cofidis - Le Credit En Ligne) 00:43:38
lux LUX DNS Frank Schleck (RadioShack - Nissan)  
slo SLO DNF Grega Bole (Lampre - ISD)  
rus RUS DNF Vladimir Gusev (Katusha Team)  

General classification after stage 16:

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

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