Froome scoops Tirreno-Adriatico queen stage win with final kilometre surge
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Froome scoops Tirreno-Adriatico queen stage win with final kilometre surge

by Shane Stokes at 10:19 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Race Reports and Results, Tirreno-Adriatico
 
Kwiatkowski holds off Briton in overall standings, takes over race lead from Cavendish

Chris FroomeHaving already taken the Tour of Oman this season, Chris Froome (Sky) underlined his strong early-season form again today in Tirreno Adriatico today when he took a strong mountain victory at Prati di Tivo.

The British rider bided his time while rivals Alberto Contador (Team Saxo Tinkoff), Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) attacked on the final climb, letting his team-mate Rigoberto Uran bring him back up with one kilometre to go, then launching an attack that nobody could answer.

“I’m really happy with that victory, it was a really good day for us,” he said. “I only ended up doing a kilometre in the wind myself. It really was an armchair ride. To have the guys there who were with me on the climb – Rigo, Sergio and Dario – to have them pulling for me when guys like Nibali and Contador are attacking is a really good feeling.

“I think everyone was hurting up at the top there. I had a little bit left to go in that last k and that was down to the work that was done by the rest of the guys during the day.”

The jump saw him finish six seconds clear of Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) and eleven ahead of Nibali, while Omega Pharma Quick Step’s Michal Kwiatkowski rode strongly to take fourth, thirteen seconds back. The Pole finished two seconds ahead of Chris Horner (RadioShack Leopard) and Contador and, crucially, did enough to succeed his team-mate Mark Cavendish as the overall leader of the race.

Kwiatkowski ends the day four seconds ahead of Froome, sixteen clear of Nibali and exactly half a minute up on Contador. Other contenders such as Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) weren’t at their best today and conceded time, likely losing their chance of winning the race.

Three more stages remain and Kwiatkowski is certain to come under attack. The former world junior TT champion rode well today, though, and his performance locks him into the blue jersey for now, heading the Race of the Two Seas.

Froome promised to battle hard to take over at the top. “It’s going to be a tough fight. Kwiatkowski is maybe a surprise leader but he’s definitely shown that he’s got the form to be up there in that leadership position. It’s going to be hard to prize that off him but we’ll take it one day at a time and do everything that we can.”

How it played out:

Taking in three climbs, the fourth stage of Tirreno-Adriatico would represent the first major shake up of the general classification since the opening team time trial. Two days of sprint stages were followed today by a tough 165 kilometre race taking in the Forca di Arrone, Passo Capannelle and Prati di Tivo ascents, and race leader Mark Cavendish knew with certainty that it would be game over for his blue jersey.

After leaving Narni, the peloton rode aggressively with many riders trying to get clear. The elastic finally snapped after approximately twenty kilometres, when Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana), Anthony Roux (FDJ), Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil) and Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini) clipped away and rapidly opened a lead.

Failli took the prime atop the Forca di Arrone (km 31.3), edging out Roux, Kessiakoff and Marczynski. The peloton was already four and a half minutes back by kilometre 35, and this gap grew to seven minutes over the next twenty kilometres. The Omega Pharma Quick Step team of Cavendish were doing the early pace-setting, and were content to allow the break some space.

Roux took the sprint at Rocca di Corno (km 90.5), crossing the prime line ahead of Kessiakoff, Failli and Marczynski. The break continued on and held a gap of just under five minutes with fifty kilometres left. The Omega Pharma Quick Step team picked up the pace, and over the next seventeen kilometres further reduced the break’s advantage to under two minutes.

Working for Cadel Evans, the BMC Racing Team took over the pacemaking and drove the peloton on to the day’s final climb, the Prati di Tivo. There Chris Froome’s Team Sky moved to the front and further ramped up the speed, prompting Marczynski to leave the other three riders behind and to try to stay clear.

Tactical battle to the line:


The lone leader had just 43 seconds with nine kilometres to go and was caught soon afterwards. Sky continued to turn the screw and the pace put Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team), Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) and Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini) out the back. With approximately seven kilometres to go Roman Kreuziger (Team Saxo Tinkoff) also got into trouble and cracked.

His team-mate Alberto Contador was feeling considerably better than the Czech rider and with just over six kilometres left to the summit, he rose out of the saddle, kicked hard and opened a gap. Pounding the pedals around, his acceleration caused the leading group to reduce further, but the Team Sky train was able to get back up to him relatively quickly and resumed its pace-setting at the head of the peloton.

The Evans/Rodriguez group continued to fight to get back on terms. Rodriguez and Santambrogio eventually managed to return, but with 3.7 kilometres remaining, Evans cracked and slipped right back. Sergio Henao and Rigoberto Uran were leading their team leader Chris Froome, who in turn was trailed by Chris Horner (RadioShack Leopard), Contador, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) and several others.

With the top getting closer, it was a question of when, and not if, the attacks for the stage win would fire off. Contador was the aggressor once again, leaping clear with 2.7 kilometres remaining and again opening a gap. Uran and Henao chased hard but couldn’t peg him back this time, although the gap remained relatively modest.

Nibali was feeling good and jumped across the gap with 1.9 kilometres remaining, while Santambrogio was firmly latched onto his wheel and made it three out front. The Astana captain went by Contador, who was able to grab his wheel, then continued to push the pace.

That committed driving only lasted so long, then Nibali started to look back and seek for the other two to come through. Contador was still recovering, though, and Santambrogio was content to sit on. Neither were prepared to take over at that point.

Going under the kite for the final kilometre, the small loss of momentum meant that the two groups were coming back together. Nibali looked back, saw the junction was about to be made and surged hard. Froome had initially not attempted to go with any of the jumps on the climb, but sprung into action, jumping across with Horner en tow and then immediately attacking.

His surge carried him clear and while first Horner and then Nibali tried to reel him in, he would not be denied. The 2012 Tour de France runner-up hit the line first, while Santambrogio was strongest of the rest inside the final five hundred metres and picked up second place, six seconds back.

Nibali was next, while Kwiatkowski rode above expectations to place fourth, just thirteen seconds back. That performance was enough to hand him the blue race leader’s jersey, with his accumulated time putting him four seconds ahead of Froome.

Nibali, Contador, Uran, Horner and Santambrogio ended the day next in line, with their deficit ranging from sixteen seconds to forty, and ensuring that the remaining three stages will be eventful.

Tirreno Adriatico continues tomorrow with another mountainous stage, a 230 kilometre race from Ortona to Chieti which includes two big peaks plus a short, steep uphill finish. The tight gaps at the top mean that the battle will continue there, and that Kwiatkowski will once again have to rise to the challenge.


Tirreno-Adriatico, Italy (WorldTour)

Stage 4: Narni - Prati di Tivo:


1, Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) 173 kilometres in 4 hours 41 mins 31 secs
2, Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 6 secs
3, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) at 11 secs
4, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 13 secs
5, Christopher Horner (RadioShack Leopard) at 15 secs
6, Alberto Contador Velasco (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
7, Rigoberto Uran Uran (Sky Procycling) at 20 secs
8, Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 43 secs
9, Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha)
10, Roman Kreuziger (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 58 secs
11, Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Katusha)
12, Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Movistar Team) at 1 min 4 secs
13, Sergio Pardilla Bellon (MTN-Qhubeka) at 1 min 6 secs
14, Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) at 1 min mins 13 secs
15, Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Sky Procycling) at 1 min 15 secs
16, Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) at 1 min 18 secs
17, Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) at 1 min 31 secs
18, Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) at 1 min 45 secs
19, Damiano Caruso (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
20, Eros Capecchi (Movistar Team)
21, Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp)
22, Matteo Rabottini (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia)
23, Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (Movistar Team) at 1 min 54 secs
24, Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 2 mins 9 secs
25, Paolo Tiralongo (Astana Pro Team)
26, Dario Cataldo (Sky Procycling)
27, Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Movistar Team) at 2 mins 26 secs
28, Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Movistar Team) at 2 mins 37 secs
29, Tom Jelte Slagter (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 3 mins 13 secs
30, Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 3 mins 23 secs
31, Paul Voss (Team NetApp-Endura) at 3 mins 38 secs
32, José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Team NetApp-Endura)
33, Giovanni Visconti (Movistar Team) at 4 mins 38 secs
34, Janez Brajkovic (Astana Pro Team) at 4 mins 44 secs
35, Anthony Roux (FDJ) at 4 mins 59 secs
36, Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida) at 6 mins 11 secs
37, Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
38, Valerio Agnoli (Astana Pro Team) at 6 mins 25 secs
39, Tom Dumoulin (Team Argos-Shimano)
40, Dmitriy Muravyev (Astana Pro Team)
41, Moreno Moser (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
42, Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
43, Bauke Mollema (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
44, Matteo Montaguti (AG2R La Mondiale) at 7 mins 31 secs
45, Mirko Selvaggi (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
46, Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
47, Arthur Vichot (FDJ)
48, Sandy Casar (FDJ)
49, Cédric Pineau (FDJ)
50, Pavel Brutt (Katusha)
51, Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
52, Angel Vicioso Arcos (Katusha)
53, Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
54, Stephen Cummings (BMC Racing Team)
55, Robert Vrecer (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 9 mins 12 secs
56, Laurent Mangel (FDJ) at 9 mins 37 secs
57, Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team)
58, Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) at 10 mins 9 secs
59, Sep Vanmarcke (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
60, Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre-Merida)
61, Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia)
62, Boy van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
63, Alessandro Vanotti (Astana Pro Team) at 10 mins 12 secs
64, Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 11 mins 41 secs
65, Paul Martens (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 12 mins 17 secs
66, Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol)
67, Mauro Finetto (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia)
68, Lars Petter Nordhaug (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
69, Daniel Schorn (Team NetApp-Endura)
70, Lars Boom (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
71, Simon Geschke (Team Argos-Shimano)
72, Miguel Minguez Ayala (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
73, Peter Kennaugh (Sky Procycling)
74, Andy Schleck (RadioShack Leopard)
75, Ben Gastauer (AG2R La Mondiale)
76, Cesare Benedetti (Team NetApp-Endura)
77, Maxim Belkov (Katusha)
78, Mickael Delage (FDJ)
79, Stefano Garzelli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 13 mins 22 secs
80, Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 14 mins 9 secs
81, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 14 mins 23 secs
82, Stijn Devolder (RadioShack Leopard) at 15 mins 7 secs
83, Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack Leopard)
84, Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack Leopard) at 15 mins 17 secs
85, Hayden Roulston (RadioShack Leopard)
86, Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team)
87, Fabio Sabatini (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
88, Maarten Wynants (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
89, Salvatore Puccio (Sky Procycling)
90, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team)
91, Christian Knees (Sky Procycling)
92, Johannes Fröhlinger (Team Argos-Shimano)
93, Matthieu Sprick (Team Argos-Shimano)
94, Danilo Hondo (RadioShack Leopard)
95, Albert Timmer (Team Argos-Shimano)
96, Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida) at 17 mins 16 secs
97, Robert Hunter (Garmin-Sharp)
98, Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
99, Oscar Gatto (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia)
100, Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Katusha)
101, Vladimir Isaichev (Katusha)
102, Alan Marangoni (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
103, Jay Robert Thomson (MTN-Qhubeka)
104, Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp)
105, Luca Paolini (Katusha)
106, Ioannis Tamouridis (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
107, Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack Leopard)
108, Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team)
109, Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
110, Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (Sky Procycling)
111, Kristijan Koren (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
112, Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
113, Kristian Sbaragli (MTN-Qhubeka)
114, David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Team NetApp-Endura)
115, Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida)
116, Grega Bole (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
117, Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka)
118, Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
119, Steve Chainel (AG2R La Mondiale)
120, Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Movistar Team)
121, Maciej Bodnar (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
122, Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana Pro Team)
123, Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
124, Michael Rogers (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
125, Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida)
126, Jan Barta (Team NetApp-Endura)
127, Manuel Belletti (AG2R La Mondiale)
128, Matteo Tosatto (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
129, Bartosz Huzarski (Team NetApp-Endura)
130, Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge)
131, Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge)
132, Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge)
133, Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol) at 17 mins 22 secs
134, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
135, Daniele Bennati (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
136, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol)
137, Zakkari Dempster (Team NetApp-Endura)
138, Klaas Lodewyck (BMC Racing Team)
139, Murilo Antonio Fischer (FDJ)
140, Jacobus Venter (MTN-Qhubeka)
141, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
142, Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team)
143, Thor Hushovd (BMC Racing Team)
144, Manuele Boaro (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 18 mins 3 secs
145, Vicente Reynes Mimo (Lotto Belisol) at 19 mins 51 secs
146, Ramon Sinkeldam (Team Argos-Shimano)
147, Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp)
148, Stuart O'Grady (Orica-GreenEdge)
149, Thomas Dekker (Garmin-Sharp)
150, Marcel Sieberg (Lotto Belisol)
151, Mitchell Docker (Orica-GreenEdge)
152, Sébastien Rosseler (Garmin-Sharp)
153, Koen De Kort (Team Argos-Shimano)
154, Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge)
155, Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp)
156, Andreas Stauff (MTN-Qhubeka)
157, Francesco Chicchi (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia)
158, Martin Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
159, Olivier Kaisen (Lotto Belisol)
160, Kevin Hulsmans (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia)
161, Arnaud Demare (FDJ)
162, Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol)
163, Martin Reimer (MTN-Qhubeka)
164, Jens Mouris (Orica-GreenEdge)
165, Sebastian Langeveld (Orica-GreenEdge)
166, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
167, Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
168, Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida)
169, Davide Appollonio (AG2R La Mondiale) at 21 mins 55 secs

Non-starter:

Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)

Did not finish:

Ignatas Konovalovas (MTN-Qhubeka)
John Degenkolb (Team Argos-Shimano)

Intermediate sprints:

Rocca di Corno, km 90.5:

1, Anthony Roux (FDJ) 5 pts
2, Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) 3
3, Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 2
4, Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 1

Pietracamela, km 167.1:

1, Alberto Contador Velasco (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) 5 pts
2, Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Sky Procycling) 3
3, Rigoberto Uran Uran (Sky Procycling) 2
4, Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) 1

King of the Mountains:

Forca di Arrone, km 31.3:

1, Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 5 pts
2, Anthony Roux (FDJ) 3
3, Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) 2
4, Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 1

Passo delle Capannelle, km 132:

1, Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 5 pts
2, Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 3
3, Anthony Roux (FDJ) 2
4, Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) 1

Prati di Tivo, km 173:

1, Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) 5 pts
2, Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 3
3, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) 2
4, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 1

Overall classification after stage 4:

1, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 16 hours 4 mins 59 secs
2, Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) at 4 secs
3, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) at 16 secs
4, Alberto Contador Velasco (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 30 secs
5, Rigoberto Uran Uran (Sky Procycling) at 33 secs
6, Christopher Horner (RadioShack Leopard) at 40 secs
7, Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 55 secs
8, Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Movistar Team) at 1 min 4 secs
9, Roman Kreuziger (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 1 min 16 secs
10, Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha)
11, Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) at 1 min 18 secs
12, Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Sky Procycling) at 1 min 27 secs
13, Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Katusha) at 1 min 31 secs
14, Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 1 min 36 secs
15, Eros Capecchi (Movistar Team) at 1 min 45 secs
16, Damiano Caruso (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 1 min 53 secs
17, Sergio Pardilla Bellon (MTN-Qhubeka) at 1 min 55 secs
18, Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (Movistar Team) at 2 mins 4 secs
19, Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida) at 2 mins 9 secs
20, Domenico Pozzovivo (AG2R La Mondiale) at 2 mins 12 secs
21, Paolo Tiralongo (Astana Pro Team) at 2 mins 18 secs
22, Dario Cataldo (Sky Procycling) at 2 mins 23 secs
23, Rinaldo Nocentini (AG2R La Mondiale) at 2 mins 25 secs
24, Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Movistar Team) at 2 mins 26 secs
25, Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) at 2 mins 31 secs
26, Benat Intxausti Elorriaga (Movistar Team) at 2 mins 37 secs
27, Matteo Rabottini (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 2 mins 40 secs
28, Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 3 mins 2 secs
29, Tom Jelte Slagter (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 3 mins 39 secs
30, Paul Voss (Team NetApp-Endura) at 4 mins 6 secs
31, Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 4 mins 18 secs
32, Giovanni Visconti (Movistar Team) at 4 mins 38 secs
33, Janez Brajkovic (Astana Pro Team) at 4 mins 53 secs
34, Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 6 mins 0 secs
35, José Joao Pimenta Costa Mendes (Team NetApp-Endura) at 6 mins 29 secs
36, Moreno Moser (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 6 mins 33 secs
37, Valerio Agnoli (Astana Pro Team) at 6 mins 34 secs
38, Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida) at 6 mins 35 secs
39, Bauke Mollema (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 6 mins 51 secs
40, Tom Dumoulin (Team Argos-Shimano) at 7 mins 5 secs
41, Angel Vicioso Arcos (Katusha) at 8 mins 4 secs
42, Arthur Vichot (FDJ) at 8 mins 22 secs
43, Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 8 mins 24 secs
44, Mirko Selvaggi (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
45, Matteo Montaguti (AG2R La Mondiale) at 8 mins 25 secs
46, Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 8 mins 26 secs
47, Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
48, Stephen Cummings (BMC Racing Team) at 9 mins 29 secs
49, Pavel Brutt (Katusha) at 9 mins 57 secs
50, Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team) at 10 mins 14 secs
51, Cédric Pineau (FDJ) at 10 mins 15 secs
52, Daniele Pietropolli (Lampre-Merida) at 10 mins 33 secs
53, Anthony Roux (FDJ) at 10 mins 34 secs
54, Sep Vanmarcke (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 10 mins 35 secs
55, Zdenek Stybar (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 11 mins 30 secs
56, Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) at 11 mins 37 secs
57, Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 11 mins 55 secs
58, Sandy Casar (FDJ) at 11 mins 57 secs
59, Robert Vrecer (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 12 mins 0 secs
60, Peter Kennaugh (Sky Procycling) at 12 mins 31 secs
61, Paul Martens (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 12 mins 43 secs
62, Simon Geschke (Team Argos-Shimano) at 12 mins 57 secs
63, Lars Boom (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 13 mins 11 secs
64, Ben Gastauer (AG2R La Mondiale)
65, Mauro Finetto (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 13 mins 40 secs
66, Alessandro Vanotti (Astana Pro Team) at 13 mins 42 secs
67, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 14 mins 12 secs
68, Dmitriy Muravyev (Astana Pro Team) at 14 mins 24 secs
69, Lars Petter Nordhaug (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 14 mins 32 secs
70, Maxim Belkov (Katusha) at 14 mins 43 secs
71, Boy van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 14 mins 46 secs
72, Mickael Delage (FDJ) at 15 mins 1 secs
73, Jelle Vanendert (Lotto Belisol) at 15 mins 25 secs
74, Christian Knees (Sky Procycling) at 15 mins 31 secs
75, Salvatore Puccio (Sky Procycling)
76, Fabian Cancellara (RadioShack Leopard) at 15 mins 32 secs
77, Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack Leopard) at 15 mins 42 secs
78, Johannes Fröhlinger (Team Argos-Shimano) at 15 mins 57 secs
79, Stefano Garzelli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 16 mins 10 secs
80, Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) at 16 mins 28 secs
81, Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team)
82, Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 16 mins 55 secs
83, Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 17 mins 14 secs
84, Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team) at 17 mins 16 secs
85, Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) at 17 mins 19 secs
86, Thor Hushovd (BMC Racing Team) at 17 mins 27 secs
87, Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team)
88, Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) at 17 mins 29 secs
89, Michael Rogers (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 17 mins 34 secs
90, Danilo Hondo (RadioShack Leopard) at 17 mins 35 secs
91, Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida) at 17 mins 40 secs
92, Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida)
93, Bartosz Huzarski (Team NetApp-Endura) at 17 mins 44 secs
94, Daniel Schorn (Team NetApp-Endura) at 17 mins 45 secs
95, Vladimir Isaichev (Katusha) at 17 mins 49 secs
96, Miguel Minguez Ayala (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 17 mins 57 secs
97, Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka) at 18 mins 1 secs
98, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
99, Kristian Sbaragli (MTN-Qhubeka) at 18 mins 5 secs
100, Jacobus Venter (MTN-Qhubeka) at 18 mins 11 secs
101, Ioannis Tamouridis (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
102, Hayden Roulston (RadioShack Leopard) at 18 mins 17 secs
103, Klaas Lodewyck (BMC Racing Team)
104, Oscar Gatto (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 18 mins 22 secs
105, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) at 18 mins 25 secs
106, Andy Schleck (RadioShack Leopard) at 18 mins 33 secs
107, Maciej Bodnar (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 19 mins 14 secs
108, Kristijan Koren (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 19 mins 17 secs
109, Laurent Mangel (FDJ) at 19 mins 21 secs
110, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 19 mins 31 secs
111, Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Movistar Team) at 19 mins 32 secs
112, Daniele Bennati (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 19 mins 33 secs
113, Zakkari Dempster (Team NetApp-Endura)
114, Filippo Pozzato (Lampre-Merida)
115, Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack Leopard) at 19 mins 34 secs
116, Grega Bole (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 19 mins 35 secs
117, Jan Barta (Team NetApp-Endura) at 19 mins 37 secs
118, David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Team NetApp-Endura)
119, Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 19 mins 51 secs
120, Sebastian Langeveld (Orica-GreenEdge) at 20 mins 4 secs
121, Manuel Belletti (AG2R La Mondiale) at 20 mins 14 secs
122, Fabio Sabatini (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 20 mins 25 secs
123, Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) at 20 mins 37 secs
124, Stijn Devolder (RadioShack Leopard) at 20 mins 47 secs
125, Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 20 mins 53 secs
126, Murilo Antonio Fischer (FDJ) at 20 mins 54 secs
127, Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol) at 21 mins 26 secs
128, Stuart O'Grady (Orica-GreenEdge) at 21 mins 38 secs
129, Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 21 mins 54 secs
130, Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 22 mins 5 secs
131, Marcel Sieberg (Lotto Belisol) at 22 mins 27 secs
132, Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEdge) at 22 mins 29 secs
133, Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) at 22 mins 30 secs
134, Cesare Benedetti (Team NetApp-Endura) at 22 mins 46 secs
135, Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp) at 23 mins 2 secs
136, Albert Timmer (Team Argos-Shimano) at 23 mins 13 secs
137, Matteo Tosatto (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 23 mins 15 secs
138, Robert Hunter (Garmin-Sharp) at 23 mins 31 secs
139, Arnaud Demare (FDJ) at 24 mins 29 secs
140, Alan Marangoni (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 24 mins 43 secs
141, Matthieu Sprick (Team Argos-Shimano) at 24 mins 50 secs
142, Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) at 25 mins 18 secs
143, Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Katusha) at 25 mins 25 secs
144, Luca Paolini (Katusha)
145, Steve Chainel (AG2R La Mondiale) at 25 mins 41 secs
146, Thomas Dekker (Garmin-Sharp) at 25 mins 47 secs
147, Maarten Wynants (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 26 mins 4 secs
148, Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 26 mins 30 secs
149, Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge) at 26 mins 34 secs
150, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 26 mins 58 secs
151, Greg Henderson (Lotto Belisol)
152, Andreas Stauff (MTN-Qhubeka) at 27 mins 1 secs
153, Vicente Reynes Mimo (Lotto Belisol) at 27 mins 7 secs
154, Davide Appollonio (AG2R La Mondiale) at 27 mins 13 secs
155, Manuele Boaro (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) at 27 mins 14 secs
156, Martin Reimer (MTN-Qhubeka) at 27 mins 15 secs
157, Sébastien Rosseler (Garmin-Sharp) at 27 mins 23 secs
158, Mitchell Docker (Orica-GreenEdge) at 27 mins 27 secs
159, Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 27 mins 42 secs
160, Jens Mouris (Orica-GreenEdge) at 28 mins 57 secs
161, Jay Robert Thomson (MTN-Qhubeka) at 29 mins 5 secs
162, Dmitriy Gruzdev (Astana Pro Team) at 29 mins 8 secs
163, Francesco Chicchi (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 29 mins 39 secs
164, Martin Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 30 mins 38 secs
165, Kevin Hulsmans (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) at 30 mins 40 secs
166, Olivier Kaisen (Lotto Belisol) at 30 mins 53 secs
167, Ramon Sinkeldam (Team Argos-Shimano) at 31 mins 10 secs
168, Koen De Kort (Team Argos-Shimano) at 31 mins 40 secs
169, Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (Sky Procycling) at 35 mins 51 secs

Points:

1, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 21 pts
2, Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) 18
3, Gerald Ciolek (MTN-Qhubeka) 15
4, Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 14
5, Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) 13
6, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 12
7, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) 12
8, Manuel Belletti (AG2R La Mondiale) 12
9, Cesare Benedetti (Team NetApp-Endura) 11
10, Alberto Contador Velasco (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) 10
11, Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 10
12, Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 10
13, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) 8
14, Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) 7
15, Rigoberto Uran Uran (Sky Procycling) 6
16, Christopher Horner (RadioShack Leopard) 6
17, Anthony Roux (FDJ) 5
18, Maciej Bodnar (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 5
19, Kevin Hulsmans (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 5
20, Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida) 5
21, Arnaud Demare (FDJ) 5
22, Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) 4
23, Sergio Luis Henao Montoya (Sky Procycling) 3
24, Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 3
25, Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) 3
26, Thor Hushovd (BMC Racing Team) 3

Mountains:

1, Francesco Failli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 13 pts
2, Cesare Benedetti (Team NetApp-Endura) 13
3, Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 10
4, Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling) 5
5, Anthony Roux (FDJ) 5
6, Tomasz Marczynski (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 4
7, Kevin Hulsmans (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 4
8, Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 3
9, Fredrik Carl Wilhelm Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team) 3
10, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana Pro Team) 2
11, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 2
12, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 1
13, Stefano Garzelli (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) 1

Young riders:

1, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1) at 6:4 mins 59 secs
2, Tom Jelte Slagter (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 3 mins 39 secs
3, Moreno Moser (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 6 mins 33 secs
4, Tom Dumoulin (Team Argos-Shimano) at 7 mins 5 secs
5, Arthur Vichot (FDJ) at 8 mins 22 secs
6, Sep Vanmarcke (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 10 mins 35 secs
7, Peter Kennaugh (Sky Procycling) at 12 mins 31 secs
8, Boy van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 14 mins 46 secs
9, Salvatore Puccio (Sky Procycling) at 15 mins 31 secs
10, Peter Sagan (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 17 mins 14 secs
11, Alex Dowsett (Movistar Team) at 17 mins 16 secs
12, Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing Team) at 17 mins 27 secs
13, Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida) at 17 mins 40 secs
14, Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida)
15, Daniel Schorn (Team NetApp-Endura) at 17 mins 45 secs
16, Miguel Minguez Ayala (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 17 mins 57 secs
17, Kristian Sbaragli (MTN-Qhubeka) at 18 mins 5 secs
18, Klaas Lodewyck (BMC Racing Team) at 18 mins 17 secs
19, Giacomo Nizzolo (RadioShack Leopard) at 19 mins 34 secs
20, David De La Cruz Melgarejo (Team NetApp-Endura) at 19 mins 37 secs
21, Ricardo Garcia Ambroa (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 21 mins 54 secs
22, Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp) at 22 mins 30 secs
23, Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp) at 23 mins 2 secs
24, Arnaud Demare (FDJ) at 24 mins 29 secs
25, Guillaume Van Keirsbulck (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 26 mins 58 secs
26, Davide Appollonio (AG2R La Mondiale) at 27 mins 13 secs
27, Garikoitz Bravo Oiarbide (Euskaltel-Euskadi) at 27 mins 42 secs
28, Ramon Sinkeldam (Team Argos-Shimano) at 31 mins 10 secs
29, Joseph Lloyd Dombrowski (Sky Procycling) at 35 mins 51 secs

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