Volta a Catalunya: Gianni Meersman takes small group sprint to win stage one
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Monday, March 18, 2013

Volta a Catalunya: Gianni Meersman takes small group sprint to win stage one

by Ben Atkins at 12:01 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Race Reports and Results, Volta a Catalunya
 
Belgian the fastest of a late breakaway of race favourites

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Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) took the opening stage of the 2013 Volta a Catalunya, starting and finishing in Calella, as he outsprinted a 13-man group that had escaped late on. The Belgian was easily the fastest of the breakaway, with many of those present concentrating on the general classification, and he easily overcame the challenge of Valerio Agnolli (Astana) as they sprinted side by side to the line.

In third place was Alejandro Valverde (Movistar), who just managed to come around the early sprints of Dan Martin (Garmin-Sharp) and Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky).

"I'm in a good mood about the victory," Meersman said afterwards. "Volta Ciclista a Catalunya was one of my objectives. I want to do well in this race.

“During the race we passed through the finish line, so I knew the final climb and the descent,” he explained. “I knew the descent was a technical one and I needed to stay near the front. I did a good job on the descent and then in the final, when I arrived at the sprint I was in the last position.

“I wanted no one to surprise me,” Meersman explained. “So, I launched the sprint very, very early - several hundred meters from the finish. After that, I didn't think of anything but pulling and trying to do my best. I won and that's fantastic, even considering the names at the front.

“I was forced to abandon Paris-Nice and was a little disappointed because I knew my condition was there, but I wasn't able to show it,” he added. “So, I stayed two days at home and then went to Calpe [Spain] to train with Dries Devenyns and Pieter Serry. We did good work together and today, all the hard work paid off. Sometimes in cycling you have to be a little bit lucky and also have the good condition to do the right thing."

The 159.3km had previously been dominated by a long break from Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) and Christiano Salerno (Cannondale), who escaped in the early kilometres and managed to open up a lead of more than eight minutes before they were pulled back.

The duo was finally caught on the last of three climbs of the 3rd category Alto de Collsacreu, with less than 20km to go and, on the fast descent that followed, the winning break escaped.

Also present with Meersman, Agnoli, Valverde, Martin and Wiggins, were Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing), Robert Gesink (Blanco), Michele Scarponi and Przemyslaw Niemiec (both Lampre-Merida), Wiggins’ Sky teammates David Lopez and Dario Cataldo, Valverde’s Movistar teammate José Herrada and Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha). The group quickly opened up a 30-second gap over the chasing peloton, which was still 28 seconds as Meersman took the sprint.

Thanks to a ten-second time bonuses on the line, Meersman took the first white and green jersey of the race, but many of the overall race favourites had struck an early blow for the eventual race victory.

“I also want to thank the team," Meersman said. "They were unbelievable today. Especially Julien Vermote and Carlos Verona. They started pulling from the beginning and if they hadn't done this, we would not have caught the break. So, they did a great job.

“This morning in our team briefing Rik Van Slycke said the day would either be for me or Andy Fenn. So, it was my day and I am so happy. Tomorrow is another stage for riders with my skills. This is the 8th victory of my career, but the quality of this win is also important. This year the goal was to be good in WorldTour races, and more consistent throughout the season. I want to be more of a presence in the peloton, so this was a good start."

Two men go early and the peloton gives them space

gianni meersmanMeier and Salerno escaped in the very first kilometres of the race and, with the peloton refusing to respond, they quickly opened up a lead. Through the intermediate sprint, in Sant Esteve de Palautordera after 31km, the duo was 8’10” clear, and this was to grow to a maximum of 8’40” seven kilometres later.

Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Movistar took responsibility to police the two-man move and, within a few more kilometres, had reduced the gap a little to eight minutes, where they allowed to stay for some time.

Over the Alto de Collsacreu for the second time, after 64km, the gap was down to 7’35”, and then began to fall more quickly. At the intermediate sprint, as they crossed the finish line for the first time after 82km, it had dropped to 6’25”, and over the top of the 3rd category Alt de Monstoriu, after 117km it was down to just four minutes.

With just over 40km left to race, the peloton began to pick up even more speed and, as Team Sky took over on the approach to the Alto de Collsacreu for the final time, Meier and Salerno saw the last minutes of their lead disappear. With 24km to go, on the lower slopes of the climb, the British team swept past the two riders as they began to set up Wiggins for his attack.

The peloton was all together as it passed over the top of the climb but, as the fast descent began, the Team Sky riders at the front accelerated and a split began to appear among the overall contenders. Wiggins, along with Lopez and Cataldo began to move clear and, with Meersman, Agnoli, Valverde Herrada, Martin, Wyss, Gesink, Scarponi, Niemiec and Rodríguez spotting the move, the 13-man group began to form.

On reaching the foot of the descent, the new break was more than 30 seconds clear and, with several teams having more than one rider present, was working well to hold off the chasing peloton. Wiggins led into the final kilometre but, as the Tour de France champion neared the line, several riders began to open up their sprints.

Martin was the first to hit the front, but Meersman had timed his move to perfection and, with Agnoli alongside him, the Belgian cruised to a simple sprint victory.

The peloton was led home by Koldo Fernandez (Garmin-Sharp) 28 seconds later.

Volta Ciclista a Catalunya (WorldTour)

Stage 1, Calella:


1, Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 159.3 kilometres in 3 hours 55 mins 56 secs
2, Valerio Agnoli (Astana Pro Team)
3, Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team)
4, Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp)
5, Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team)
6, Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling)
7, Robert Gesink (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
8, Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha)
9, Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida)
10, David Lopez Garcia (Sky Procycling)
11, Dario Cataldo (Sky Procycling)
12, Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida)
13, Jesus Herrada Lopez (Movistar Team)
14, Koldo Fernandez (Garmin-Sharp) at 28 secs
15, Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
16, Moreno Hofland (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
17, Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
18, Francois Parisien (Team Argos-Shimano)
19, Julien Simon (Sojasun)
20, Stéphane Poulhies (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
21, Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Caja Rural)
22, Manuele Mori (Lampre-Merida)
23, Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
24, Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol)
25, Nicki Sörensen (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
26, Matthew Busche (RadioShack Leopard)
27, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
28, Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge)
29, Daniel Navarro Garcia (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
30, Mads Christensen (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
31, Christian Knees (Sky Procycling)
32, Georg Preidler (Team Argos-Shimano)
33, Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
34, Michel Kreder (Garmin-Sharp)
35, Ivan Velasco Murillo (Caja Rural)
36, Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2R La Mondiale)
37, George Bennett (RadioShack Leopard)
38, Albert Timmer (Team Argos-Shimano)
39, Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
40, Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Sharp)
41, Egor Silin (Astana Pro Team)
42, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Pro Team)
43, Robert Wagner (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
44, Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
45, Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2R La Mondiale)
46, Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team)
47, Daniele Ratto (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
48, Tiago Machado (RadioShack Leopard)
49, Jérémie Galland (Sojasun)
50, Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
51, Sam Bewley (Orica-GreenEdge)
52, Mikael Cherel (Ag2R La Mondiale)
53, Martin Kohler (BMC Racing Team)
54, Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
55, Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
56, Christophe Le Mevel (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
57, Laurent Pichon (FDJ)
58, Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
59, Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Ag2R La Mondiale)
60, Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
61, Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack Leopard)
62, Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge)
63, Cameron Wurf (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
64, Laurens Ten Dam (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
65, Thomas Peterson (Team Argos-Shimano)
66, Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team)
67, Christopher Horner (RadioShack Leopard)
68, Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing Team)
69, Cédric Pineau (FDJ)
70, Jean-Lou Paiani (Sojasun)
71, Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural)
72, Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ)
73, Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (RadioShack Leopard)
74, Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
75, Alberto Losada Alguacil (Katusha)
76, Yoann Bagot (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
77, Mikel Landa Meana (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
78, Tristan Valentin (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
79, Fabrice Jeandesboz (Sojasun)
80, Gianluca Brambilla (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
81, Travis Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge)
82, Nicolas Roche (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
83, Evgeny Petrov (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
84, Steve Morabito (BMC Racing Team)
85, Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
86, Laurent Mangel (FDJ)
87, Eros Capecchi (Movistar Team)
88, Ricardo Mestre (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
89, Rudy Molard (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
90, Francis De Greef (Lotto Belisol)
91, Rigoberto Uran Uran (Sky Procycling)
92, Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
93, Thomas Rohregger (RadioShack Leopard)
94, Marcos Garcia (Caja Rural)
95, Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp)
96, Robert Kiserlovski (RadioShack Leopard)
97, Simone Stortoni (Lampre-Merida)
98, Dmitry Kozontchuk (Katusha)
99, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Movistar Team)
100, Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha)
101, Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp)
102, Antonio Piedra Perez (Caja Rural)
103, Wesley Sulzberger (Orica-GreenEdge)
104, Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team)
105, Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
106, Maxime Mederel (Sojasun)
107, Julien Berard (Ag2R La Mondiale)
108, Christophe Laborie (Sojasun)
109, Yannick Eijssen (BMC Racing Team)
110, David Zabriskie (Garmin-Sharp)
111, Danail Andonov Petrov (Caja Rural)
112, Willem Wauters (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
113, Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2R La Mondiale)
114, Chris Anker Sörensen (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
115, Peter Kennaugh (Sky Procycling)
116, Simon Spilak (Katusha)
117, Guillaume Bonnafond (Ag2R La Mondiale)
118, Maurits Lammertink (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
119, Denis Menchov (Katusha)
120, Vladimir Karpets (Movistar Team)
121, Karol Domagalski (Caja Rural)
122, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
123, Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Katusha)
124, Stef Clement (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
125, Benoît Vaugrenard (FDJ)
126, Kristijan Durasek (Lampre-Merida)
127, Maciej Paterski (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
128, Yury Trofimov (Katusha)
129, Blel Kadri (Ag2R La Mondiale)
130, David Arroyo Duran (Caja Rural)
131, Kenny Elissonde (FDJ)
132, Julien Vermote (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
133, Tim Wellens (Lotto Belisol)
134, Nicolas Edet (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
135, Federico Canuti (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
136, Jetse Bol (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
137, Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team)
138, Jurgen Van De Walle (Lotto Belisol)
139, Lawrence Warbasse (BMC Racing Team)
140, Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team)
141, Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar Team)
142, Francesco Gavazzi (Astana Pro Team)
143, Joshua Edmondson (Sky Procycling)
144, Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp)
145, Jean-Marc Marino (Sojasun)
146, Brian Vandborg (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
147, José Rujano Guillen (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
148, Sandy Casar (FDJ)
149, Stephen Cummings (BMC Racing Team)
150, Brian Bulgac (Lotto Belisol)
151, Sylvester Szmyd (Movistar Team)
152, Thomas Damuseau (Team Argos-Shimano)
153, Danny Pate (Sky Procycling)
154, Olivier Kaisen (Lotto Belisol) at 1 min 15 secs
155, William Clarke (Team Argos-Shimano) at 1 min 17 secs
156, Patrick Gretsch (Team Argos-Shimano) at 2 mins 32 secs
157, Brice Feillu (Sojasun)
158, Jonas Ahlstrand (Team Argos-Shimano) at 2 mins 35 secs
159, Alexsandr Dyachenko (Astana Pro Team)
160, Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 5 mins 53 secs
161, Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
162, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge)
163, Karsten Kroon (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
164, Matthew Lloyd (Lampre-Merida)
165, Tarik Chaoufi (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
166, Rafal Majka (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
167, Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
168, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
169, Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol)
170, Oliver Zaugg (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
171, Joost Van Leijen (Lotto Belisol) at 6 mins 43 secs
172, Jack Bobridge (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 8 mins 43 secs
173, Allan Davis (Orica-GreenEdge) at 16 mins 14 secs
174, Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Lampre-Merida)


King of the Mountains:

Alt de Collsacreu (Category 3, km 15.9):

1, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 6 pts
2, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) 4
3, Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural) 2
4, Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ) 1

Alt de Montseny (Category 1, km 42.8):

1, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 16 pts
2, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) 12
3, Francois Parisien (Team Argos-Shimano) 10
4, Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 8
5, Julien Vermote (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 6
6, Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team) 4
7, Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar Team) 3
8, Sylvester Szmyd (Movistar Team) 2
9, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Movistar Team) 1

Alt de Collsacreu (Category 3, km 64.7km):

1, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 6 pts
2, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) 4
3, Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 2
4, Julien Vermote (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 1

Alt de Montsoriu (Category 3, km 117.5):

1, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 6 pts
2, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) 4
3, Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 2
4, Maurits Lammertink (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 1

Alt de Collsacreu (Category 3, 141.4km):

1, David Lopez Garcia (Sky Procycling) 6 pts
2, Rigoberto Uran Uran (Sky Procycling) 4
3, Dario Cataldo (Sky Procycling) 2
4, Valerio Agnoli (Astana Pro Team) 1

Intermediate sprints:

Sant Esteve de Palautorde (km 31.8):

1, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) 3 pts
2, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 2
3, Cédric Pineau (FDJ) 1

Calella (km 82.7):

1, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) 3 pts
2, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 2
3, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 1

Teams:

1, Sky Procycling, 11 hours 47 mins 48 secs
2, Lampre-Merida, at 28 secs
3, Movistar Team
4, Garmin-Sharp, at 56 secs
5, Omega Pharma-Quick Step
6, Blanco Pro Cycling Team
7, Astana Pro Team
8, BMC Racing Team
9, Katusha
10, Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team, at 1 min 24 secs
11, Cofidis, Solutions Credits
12, Team Argos-Shimano
13, RadioShack Leopard
14, Cannondale Pro Cycling
15, Caja Rural
16, Ag2R La Mondiale
17, Team Saxo-Tinkoff
18, Sojasun
19, Orica-GreenEdge
20, Euskaltel-Euskadi
21, FDJ
22, Lotto Belisol

Overall classification after stage 1:

1, Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 3 hours 55 mins 46 secs
2, Valerio Agnoli (Astana Pro Team) at 4 secs
3, Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team) at 6 secs
4, Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) at 10 secs
5, Danilo Wyss (BMC Racing Team)
6, Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling)
7, Robert Gesink (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
8, Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha)
9, Michele Scarponi (Lampre-Merida)
10, David Lopez Garcia (Sky Procycling)
11, Dario Cataldo (Sky Procycling)
12, Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida)
13, Jesus Herrada Lopez (Movistar Team)
14, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) at 37 secs
15, Cédric Pineau (FDJ)
16, Koldo Fernandez (Garmin-Sharp) at 38 secs
17, Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
18, Moreno Hofland (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
19, Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
20, Francois Parisien (Team Argos-Shimano)
21, Julien Simon (Sojasun)
22, Stéphane Poulhies (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
23, Manuel Antonio Leal Cardoso (Caja Rural)
24, Manuele Mori (Lampre-Merida)
25, Tiziano Dall'Antonia (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
26, Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol)
27, Nicki Sörensen (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
28, Matthew Busche (RadioShack Leopard)
29, Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge)
30, Daniel Navarro Garcia (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
31, Mads Christensen (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
32, Christian Knees (Sky Procycling)
33, Georg Preidler (Team Argos-Shimano)
34, Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
35, Michel Kreder (Garmin-Sharp)
36, Ivan Velasco Murillo (Caja Rural)
37, Rinaldo Nocentini (Ag2R La Mondiale)
38, George Bennett (RadioShack Leopard)
39, Albert Timmer (Team Argos-Shimano)
40, Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
41, Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Sharp)
42, Egor Silin (Astana Pro Team)
43, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Pro Team)
44, Robert Wagner (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
45, Serge Pauwels (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
46, Samuel Dumoulin (Ag2R La Mondiale)
47, Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team)
48, Daniele Ratto (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
49, Tiago Machado (RadioShack Leopard)
50, Jérémie Galland (Sojasun)
51, Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
52, Sam Bewley (Orica-GreenEdge)
53, Mikael Cherel (Ag2R La Mondiale)
54, Martin Kohler (BMC Racing Team)
55, Steven Kruijswijk (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
56, Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
57, Christophe Le Mevel (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
58, Laurent Pichon (FDJ)
59, Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
60, Carlos Alberto Betancur Gomez (Ag2R La Mondiale)
61, Michal Golas (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
62, Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack Leopard)
63, Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge)
64, Cameron Wurf (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
65, Laurens Ten Dam (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
66, Thomas Peterson (Team Argos-Shimano)
67, Andrea Guardini (Astana Pro Team)
68, Christopher Horner (RadioShack Leopard)
69, Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing Team)
70, Jean-Lou Paiani (Sojasun)
71, Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural)
72, Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ)
73, Nelson Filipe Santos Simoes Oliveira (RadioShack Leopard)
74, Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
75, Alberto Losada Alguacil (Katusha)
76, Yoann Bagot (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
77, Mikel Landa Meana (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
78, Tristan Valentin (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
79, Fabrice Jeandesboz (Sojasun)
80, Gianluca Brambilla (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
81, Travis Meyer (Orica-GreenEdge)
82, Nicolas Roche (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
83, Evgeny Petrov (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
84, Steve Morabito (BMC Racing Team)
85, Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
86, Laurent Mangel (FDJ)
87, Eros Capecchi (Movistar Team)
88, Ricardo Mestre (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
89, Rudy Molard (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
90, Francis De Greef (Lotto Belisol)
91, Rigoberto Uran Uran (Sky Procycling)
92, Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
93, Thomas Rohregger (RadioShack Leopard)
94, Marcos Garcia (Caja Rural)
95, Peter Stetina (Garmin-Sharp)
96, Robert Kiserlovski (RadioShack Leopard)
97, Simone Stortoni (Lampre-Merida)
98, Dmitry Kozontchuk (Katusha)
99, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Movistar Team)
100, Giampaolo Caruso (Katusha)
101, Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp)
102, Antonio Piedra Perez (Caja Rural)
103, Wesley Sulzberger (Orica-GreenEdge)
104, Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team)
105, Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
106, Maxime Mederel (Sojasun)
107, Julien Berard (Ag2R La Mondiale)
108, Christophe Laborie (Sojasun)
109, Yannick Eijssen (BMC Racing Team)
110, David Zabriskie (Garmin-Sharp)
111, Danail Andonov Petrov (Caja Rural)
112, Willem Wauters (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
113, Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2R La Mondiale)
114, Chris Anker Sörensen (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
115, Peter Kennaugh (Sky Procycling)
116, Simon Spilak (Katusha)
117, Guillaume Bonnafond (Ag2R La Mondiale)
118, Maurits Lammertink (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
119, Denis Menchov (Katusha)
120, Vladimir Karpets (Movistar Team)
121, Karol Domagalski (Caja Rural)
122, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
123, Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Katusha)
124, Stef Clement (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
125, Benoît Vaugrenard (FDJ)
126, Kristijan Durasek (Lampre-Merida)
127, Maciej Paterski (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
128, Yury Trofimov (Katusha)
129, Blel Kadri (Ag2R La Mondiale)
130, David Arroyo Duran (Caja Rural)
131, Kenny Elissonde (FDJ)
132, Julien Vermote (Omega Pharma-Quick Step)
133, Tim Wellens (Lotto Belisol)
134, Nicolas Edet (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
135, Federico Canuti (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
136, Jetse Bol (Blanco Pro Cycling Team)
137, Fabio Aru (Astana Pro Team)
138, Jurgen Van De Walle (Lotto Belisol)
139, Lawrence Warbasse (BMC Racing Team)
140, Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team)
141, Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar Team)
142, Francesco Gavazzi (Astana Pro Team)
143, Joshua Edmondson (Sky Procycling)
144, Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp)
145, Jean-Marc Marino (Sojasun)
146, Brian Vandborg (Cannondale Pro Cycling)
147, José Rujano Guillen (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
148, Sandy Casar (FDJ)
149, Stephen Cummings (BMC Racing Team)
150, Brian Bulgac (Lotto Belisol)
151, Sylvester Szmyd (Movistar Team)
152, Thomas Damuseau (Team Argos-Shimano)
153, Danny Pate (Sky Procycling)
154, Olivier Kaisen (Lotto Belisol) at 1 min 25 secs
155, William Clarke (Team Argos-Shimano) at 1 min 27 secs
156, Patrick Gretsch (Team Argos-Shimano) at 2 mins 42 secs
157, Brice Feillu (Sojasun)
158, Jonas Ahlstrand (Team Argos-Shimano) at 2 mins 45 secs
159, Alexsandr Dyachenko (Astana Pro Team)
160, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) at 5 mins 57 secs
161, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) at 5 mins 59 secs
162, Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) at 6 mins 3 secs
163, Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
164, Karsten Kroon (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
165, Matthew Lloyd (Lampre-Merida)
166, Tarik Chaoufi (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
167, Rafal Majka (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
168, Jon Aberasturi Izaga (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
169, Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol)
170, Oliver Zaugg (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
171, Joost Van Leijen (Lotto Belisol) at 6 mins 53 secs
172, Jack Bobridge (Blanco Pro Cycling Team) at 8 mins 53 secs
173, Allan Davis (Orica-GreenEdge) at 16 mins 24 secs
174, Maximiliano Ariel Richeze (Lampre-Merida)

Mountains classification:

1, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 34 pts
2, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) 24
3, Francois Parisien (Team Argos-Shimano) 10
4, Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 8
5, Julien Vermote (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 7
6, David Lopez Garcia (Sky Procycling) 6
7, Rigoberto Uran Uran (Sky Procycling) 4
8, Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team) 4
9, Rafael Valls Ferri (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 4
10, Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar Team) 3
11, Dario Cataldo (Sky Procycling) 2

Sprint classification:

1, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) 6 pts
2, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 4
3, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 1
4, Cédric Pineau (FDJ) 1

100th Edition Tour de France sprint classification:

1, Christian Meier (Orica-GreenEdge) 3 pts
2, Cristiano Salerno (Cannondale Pro Cycling) 2
3, Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 1

Teams classification:

1, Sky Procycling, 11 hours 47 mins 48 secs
2, Lampre-Merida, at 28 secs
3, Movistar Team
4, Garmin-Sharp, at 56 secs
5, Omega Pharma-Quick Step,
6, Blanco Pro Cycling Team,
7, Astana Pro Team
8, BMC Racing Team
9, Katusha
10, Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team, at 1 min 24 secs
11, Cofidis, Solutions Credits
12, Team Argos-Shimano
13, RadioShack Leopard
14, Cannondale Pro Cycling
15, Caja Rural
16, Ag2R La Mondiale
17, Team Saxo-Tinkoff
18, Sojasun
19, Orica-GreenEdge
20, Euskaltel-Euskadi
21, Lotto Belisol
22, FDJ

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