Tour de France: Mark Cavendish puts a British seal on Bradley Wiggins victory
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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Tour de France: Mark Cavendish puts a British seal on Bradley Wiggins victory

by Ben Atkins at 11:48 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France, Race Reports and Results
 
World champion takes fourth straight Champs-Elysées victory as Wiggins is officially first British victory

mark cavendishMark Cavendish (Team Sky) confirmed his status as the best sprinter ever to appear at the Tour de France with his fourth straight victory on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, in Paris, to take his 23rd career stage win. The World champion was launched towards the line with 200 metres to go by teammate, Norwegian champion Edvald Boasson Hagen, and managed to hold off the attentions of his sprint rivals as they fought to come alongside him.

As well as becoming the only rider ever to take four victories on cycling’s most famous finishing straight, Cavendish also became the first rider ever to do so while dressed in the rainbow jersey.

Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) came closest to getting on terms with Cavendish, as he was the only one of the Manxman’s rivals to be able to follow as Boasson Hagen led across the Place de la Concorde for the final time, but the Australian was passed on the line by Slovakian champion Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale), dressed in the green points jersey.

“After getting first and second on GC, winning five stages – or, whatever... how many was it before today – it wasn't going to be an unsuccessful Tour by any means,” said the World champion afterwards. “I'm just happy to get that final win today. We had the whole team on the front and it was an incredible sight.

“I'm very ready for the Olympics now,” he continued. “Between four of the five guys who are in the Olympic Games squad, there are seven stage wins at the Tour de France so we're going to have an incredibly strong team and we're not just going to the Games to see how it goes. We're fully excited about it and we'll just wait for next Saturday.

“My legs are really good,” he explained. “You've seen my sprint is really good and I just like getting to the finish. I've got an incredible team to try and do that in London four out of five of us have won stages here... between us we have one out of every three stages of this year's Tour. As a nation in the cycling world, there's nothing better than that.

“It was great for British cycling fans to see what they saw today: guys who are first and second on GC in the Tour de France controlling the peloton and the yellow jersey leading it out at the last kilometre... and me winning for a fourth time here. I'm incredibly proud of an incredible three weeks that came to a close today.

“It was a sea of blue, white and red flags and it's incredible to see that in Paris.”

Cavendish had been, as promised, led into the final kilometre by race leader Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky), who crossed the line shortly after the World champion to officially become the first ever British winner of the race.

“It's hard to take in as it happens,” said Wiggins afterwards. “Every lap of the Champs-Elysées was goosepimple stuff. We had a job to do with Mark today and we were all motivated to do that so it made it go a lot quicker. The concentration was high and for Mark to finish it off like that... well, it couldn't get any better.”

Despite traditionally being a sprinter’s stage, a bunch finish was far from certain until midway through the last of eight 6km laps, as Jens Voigt (RadioShack-Nissan), Rui Costa (Movistar) and Sébastien Minard (AG2R La Mondiale) were holding out ahead of a fierce chase from the combined efforts of Team Sky, Liquigas-Cannondale and Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank.

The three fugitives had been part of an eleven-man group, which began to form on the end of lap three. With them were Lars Bak (Lotto-Belisol) Nicolas Edet (Cofidis), Anders Lund (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) and Jean-Marc Marino (Saur-Sojasun), Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) Aliaksandr Kuchynshi (Katusha) Bram Tankink (Rabobank) and Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing), and they were 30 seconds clear with four laps to go.

As the peloton began to close them down however, Voigt, Costa and Minard broke away of the others with just two laps to go; they managed to resist for another lap and a half before being finally caught.

Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank led out of the Louvre Tunnel for the last time, but Wiggins himself took over on the Rue de Rivoli just before the final kilometre. Boasson Hagen took over across the Place de la Concorde, before launching Cavendish onto the Champs-Élysées.

Goss managed to follow the World champion’s wheel, but was unable to come around him as Sagan pulled past him to take second place on the line behind the jubilant Cavendish.

One final turn before the fat lady sings

After 3368km around France, all that faced the peloton was one final, 120km dash to the famous finish line on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées. As usual, the first half of the stage was expected to give way to end-of-race celebrations, before the fast-paced cobbled critérium around the streets of Paris.

To add a little interest to the route into the capital, from the château town of Rambouillet, the race organisation had inserted two 4th category climbs in the opening 40km, but it was unlikely to add any competition before the peloton reached the final circuit.

As has become traditional, the first half of the stage was ridden as a slow, mobile celebration, as the peloton enjoyed the last day of term atmosphere of the race’s final kilometres. The festivities, where riders posed for pictures along the route and chatted amongst each other, meant that the peloton covered just 31.7km in the first hour.

Dressed from head to toe in polka-dots, mountains jersey winner Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) rolled over the top of the Côte de Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse after 36.5km, but it was Ruben Plaza (Movistar) that led over the Côte de Châteaufort - the Stèle Jacques Anquetil - after 40.5km.

Shortly afterwards there was an ‘attack’ from Costa and Alejandro Valverde (both Movistar), Baden Cooke and Stuart O'Grady (both Orica-GreenEdge), Sergio Paulinho (Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank) and Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale), but it was all in good fun as the six riders giggled together about having escaped the peloton before driting back again.

Team Sky’s Christian Knees led the peloton under the Louvre Tunnel, and onto the Rue de Rivoli for the first time, but George Hincapie (BMC Racing) - who was completing his last, and record-equalling sixteenth Tour de France - was allowed to ride ahead of the peloton, and he, and compatriot Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan) led across the finish line for the first time.

The party’s over so let the race begin

Andriy Grivko (Astana) decided that the festivities were over, and it was time for the race to begin, but the first rider to break clear was Omega Pharma-Quick Step’s Jérôme Pineau, and the Frenchman led the race around the top of the Champs for the first time.

Pineau was caught on the descent however, as a six-rider group broke clear briefly, before being pulled back in before they could get to the Place de la Concorde.

Lanterne rouge Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) tried to escape on the Rue de Rivoli for the second time, but it was Voigt and Danilo Hondo (Lampre-ISD) that actually managed to get away, and they were around 100 metres clear as they crossed the line.

Several riders tried to bridge across to the two riders, and a group, which included Bak, Pineau (FDJ-BigMat), Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano), Rubén Pérez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Sharp), Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) and Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) was between them and the peloton - which was nine seconds behind them - as they crossed the line at the end of lap two.

Hondo led Voigt across the intermediate sprint line at the Haut des Champs with 35.5km to go and, as they turned around at the top of the boulevard, they were joined by Bak.

On the way down towards la Place de la Concorde though, Team Sky began to close the group down. Voigt and Bak were not surrendering however, and he were joined by Edet, Minard, Lund and Marino.

At the end of lap three, the six man group was a few seconds ahead of a counter attacking group of Costa, Iglinskiy, Kuchynshi, Tankink and Burghardt, with Team Sky still leading the peloton a few more seconds behind them. As they neared the top of the road the two groups came together to form an eleven-man break.

Liquigas-Cannondale came forward to help Team Sky with the chase, but the end of lap four the break was 30 seconds clear. Cavendish was tucked in safely on the wheel of Wiggins, with Sagan right behind him, and Greipel right behind the Slovakian green jersey.

Despite the hard chase from Liquigas-Cannondale and Team Sky, the eleven-man group was holding on to its lead, and was still 30 seconds clear as they exited the Louvre tunnel, but it had come down a little to 25 seconds as they crossed the line with three laps to go.

In the course of the lap though, the two teams increased the pace and began to close it down; up ahead, with the gap closing, the group split up under the impetus of Voigt, and he moved clear with Costa and Minard. The trio was 18 seconds ahead of the peloton as they began the penultimate lap, with the rest of the shattered group scattered in between.

The breakaway almost spoils the sprinters’ party

The three riders managed to open their lead again, to 24 seconds as they turned at the top of the Champs, which was only whittled down by a few seconds as they descended the other side of the road.

At the bell, with just one six kilometre lap to go, the gap had closed to 15 seconds however, as Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank surged forward to take over the pace. As they turned under the shadow of the Arc de Triomphe, Voigt, Costa and Minard were just ten seconds clear, and it continued to come down on the way down the other side.

There was a small crash in the peloton on the way down the cobbled boulevard, as Hondo touched a wheel in front of him and came down, bringing AG2R La Mondiale’s Mickaël Cherel. Despite happening near the front of the peloton though, there were no other fallers.

Voigt, Costa and Minard were finally caught as they crossed the Place de la Concorde; there were several further escaped attempts in the seconds that followed, but Team Sky took over the peloton, with Michael Rogers leading Wiggins, Boasson Hagen and Cavendish towards the tunnel.

Liquigas-Cannondale’s Daniel Oss was lurking just behind the World champion, with Sagan on his wheel, but as they rounded the corner to pass under the Jardin de Tuileries for one last time, Lotto-Belisol took over.

Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank led the peloton out of the tunnel, but Wiggins himself took over with just over a kilometre to go. He handed over to Boasson Hagen as they crossed la Place de la Concorde, who released Cavendish on the final corner with 350 metres to go.

Goss managed to take the World champion’s wheel, but was unable to come past. Having sprinted for so long, Cavendish began to fade a little, but kicked again just before the line, as Sagan lunged past Goss behind him.

53 riders behind the World champion Wiggins, having sat up, crossed the line to officially win the 2012 Tour de France.

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Tour de France (WorldTour) stage 20 Result: Rambouillet to Paris Champs Elysees, 120 km:

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

Final general classification:

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

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