Kittel grabs first Tour de France stage win, Greipel, Cavendish and Sagan held up
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Kittel grabs first Tour de France stage win, Greipel, Cavendish and Sagan held up

by Shane Stokes at 11:37 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France, Race Reports and Results
 
Chaos on opening stage of Tour de France with jammed team bus and big bunch pileup

Marcel KittelStaying out of trouble in a chaotic final ten kilometres and avoiding a crash which delayed Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma Quick Step), Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and others, Marcel Kittel (Argos Shimano) sped to his first-ever Tour de France stage win plus the first yellow jersey of the race.

The German rider and his team played things perfectly after the chaos of the big fall, keeping the pace high to ensure he was in a good position, and helping him to blast home ahead of Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff and Danny Van Poppel (Vacansoleil DCM).

Already a winner in big races such as Scheldeprijs, the result is the biggest of Kittel’s career and fulfils the goal of a stage victory pinpointed by him at the start of the race.

One who went close was the Omega Pharma Quick Step rider Niki Terpstra, who jumped clear in the final kilometre but was overhauled before the line. Also losing out was Matt Goss (Orica GreenEdge), who had also made it into the select front group, but came down close to the line.

In doing so, he missed out on the chance to notch up his team’s first-ever Tour stage win.

The Australian squad was in the news for other reasons prior to the finish, though, as its team bus got jammed under the finish gantry and caused panic.

With the bunch bearing down fast, the organisers first moved the finish to the three kilometre to go point, but then returned it to the original position when the bus was successfully moved.

Amid the confusion, several key riders such as Cavendish and Sagan were delayed, with the accident appearing to be caused when Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) went through a tight gap, clipped an Omega Pharma Quick Step rider, and caused the latter to fall.

Greipel’s run-in caused his derailleur to be ripped off, ending his chances of going for the stage. He had to wait for a new bike, while others such as Alberto Contador (Team Saxo Tinkoff) were also held up.

The moving finish line raised questions about whether or not they would benefit from the three kilometre rule, but it is understood that race organisers will indeed waive the time gaps.

“There was quite a lot of chaos. To be honest, until the last ten or fifteen kilometres, it was pretty controlled. The teams in front blocked the road after the breakaway was back in, and until then we were taking it easy. Once the road was free, everyone tried to get to the front,” a beaming Kittel said in the post-race TV interview, clearly happy with the outcome.

“The finish was really hectic, and we had to stay cool. The team did an awesome job to keep me out of trouble. In the end they did a fantastic job and so big thanks to them.”

Told about the bus jammed at the finish line, Kittel said that he wasn’t aware of it during the stage. That also meant that he didn’t know about the reported shift in position of the finish line. “I didn’t know,” he confirmed. “I hear it now for the first time. I think we were pretty lucky that they could tow the bus away. I am really happy that we finished a bit later.”

How it played out:

The opening stage of the Tour de France covered 212 kilometres from Porto Vecchio to Bastia and was almost completely flat. The sole climb came 45.5 kilometres after the start, with the fourth category Côte de Sotta set to determine the first mountains jersey of the race.

The stage also featured an intermediate sprint at San Giuliano, 62 kilometres from the finish.

Almost immediately after the drop of the flag, five riders clipped away and were allowed to go clear. The quintet were Jerome Cousin (Europcar), who started the move, plus Cyril Lemoine (Sojasun), Juan Antonio Flecha (Vacansoleil). Juan Jose Lobato (Euskaltel) and Lars Boom (Belkin), who was keen to show off the colours of the new team sponsor.

Belkin had stepped in just before the race, thus ending the time that the team was known simply as Team Blanco.

The gap grew to over three minutes but then dropped to just over two minutes after twenty kilometres of racing. However it soon went out to three minutes again as the five leaders raced towards that climb.

There, Flecha temporarily lost contact while the others disputed the sprint for the mountains jersey. Cousin sought to impede Lobato by swinging from the left to right side of the road, but the Euskaltel rider was able to nip through the gap and grabbed the points. It meant he had earned podium time at the end of the race, with the first polka dot jersey going to the team.

Behind, the Omega Pharma Quick Step and Lotto Belisol squads of sprinters Mark Cavendish and Andre Greipel were working to limit the break’s gains and thus keep their riders in the frame for a sprint showdown.

With approximately 150 kilometre to go the break’s advantage dropped under two minutes. While there was over three hours of racing left, the close monitoring of its lead made it highly likely the break would come back once the bunch decided to do so.

The leaders began to mess around, causing the break to stall. This in turn saw the gap drop under forty seconds. However the bunch realised it was too soon to bring the move back and took the foot off the gas, allowing the move to build up again and exceed three minutes for the first time.

Cousin nipped clear with just under 110 kilometres left and, at the 100 kilometre point, had three minutes 40 seconds on the peloton. The other four riders in the break were thirty seconds behind him, but soon got back on terms.

The messing around didn’t hinder the break too much; in fact, the flurry of activity ensured it opened a gap of three minutes 42 seconds. The fluctuations continued, though, and by the time the riders disputed the intermediate sprint, their advantage had ebbed to one minute 20 seconds.

There, Flecha tried to steal a march on the break and jumped from the back of the group with 500 metres to go. He flew past the other riders on the right hand side, tight to the curb, but despite the element of surprise a very impressive boom was able to get him back before the line, and then thunder past to take maximum points there.

Behind, the big sprinters fought it out for the minor placings. Greipel blasted past Cavendish and Sagan, who reacted too late to get him back and finished just behind him for seventh and eighth there.

Finale takes place amid chaotic circumstances:

After the sprint, the break continued on but had a gap of just 59 seconds with sixty kilometres left. Again, as before, the bunch eased off the gas and allowed the lead to go out again to almost two minutes. That sanguine approach didn’t last long, though, and once the sprinters’ teams decided enough was enough, they ramped up the pace and reeled the break in with 37 kilometres to go.

A number of teams moved to the front, with Alberto Contador’s Saxo Tinkoff being very prominent and riding hard to keep him out of trouble. With just over twenty kilometres left the Omega Pharma Quick Step and Lotto Belisol squads then took over, trying to set up their fastmen for the gallop.

However at the finish, things were looking bleak for a bunch sprint. News came through that the Orica GreenEdge bus had crashed into the finishing gantry, jamming there. Understandably, with the bunch hurtling towards that point, it caused panic at the finish line, with race officials realising that the riders could be endangered.

Meanwhile things were getting risky out the road. Dutch champion Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil DCM) hit some fencing and went down, being delayed. Then with 12.2 kilometre to go, a dozen or so riders hit the deck. Ryder Hesjedal was one of those and while he remounted quickly, he faced a very rapid chase to get back up to the bunch.

Soon afterwards, word came through that the jammed bus has forced the organisers to move the finish line to the three kilometre to go point. Kittel said afterwards that he wasn’t aware of this; it was unclear if the other sprinters had been told.

However that point became less vital soon afterwards, with the team coach finally being freed and the Tour organisers ruling that the original line would be used.

As the bunch hurtled towards the finish, a crash in the bunch took a number of riders down. Appearing to be caused by a rub of shoulders between Greipel and an Omega Pharma Quick Step rider, the German rider was delayed when his derailleur was ripped off.

Also delayed were Cavendish and Sagan, with both losing out on the chance to take the first yellow jersey in the race.

The Argos Shimano team took over at the front and ramped up the speed, trying to set up their sprinters Marcel Kittel and John Degenkolb. Matt Goss (Orica GreenEdge) was also there and fighting for position, hoping to take his team’s first-ever Tour de France stage win.

With the finish fast approaching, Niki Terpsra (Omega Pharma Quick Step) jumped clear and got a gap of several seconds. However he was swamped with 400 metres to go and in the dash for the line, Marcel Kittel blasted in first. He beat Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) and Danny Van Poppel (Vacansoleil DCM) to the line, nabbing his first-ever stage win in the race and also the yellow jersey.

Goss came down in the final corner and missed out, while many other riders trailed in much further back as a result of the big crash.


Tour de France (WorldTour):

Stage one, Porto Vecchio to Bastia:

1, Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) 213 kilometres in 4 hours 56 mins 52 secs
2, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha)
3, Danny Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
4, David Millar (Garmin-Sharp)
5, Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
6, Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale)
7, Gregory Henderson (Lotto Belisol)
8, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol)
9, Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar Team)
10, Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
11, Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEdge)
12, Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin Procycling Team)
13, Julien Simon (Sojasun)
14, Nicholas Roche (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
15, Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge)
16, Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team)
17, José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Movistar Team)
18, Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel Euskadi)
19, Michael Albasini (Orica GreenEdge)
20, Maarten Wynants (Belkin Procycling Team)
21, Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun)
22, Jean Christophe Peraud (AG2R La Mondiale)
23, Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team)
24, Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling)
25, Christophe Riblon (AG2R La Mondiale)
26, Roman Kreuziger (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
27, Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
28, Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team)
29, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
30, Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)
31, Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol)
32, Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida)
33, Gatis Smukulis (Team Katusha)
34, Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
35, Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team)
36, Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge)
37, Peter Velits (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
38, Christian Vandevelde (Garmin-Sharp)
39, Richie Porte (Sky Procycling)
40, Pavel Brutt (Team Katusha)
41, Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling)
42, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Pro Team)
43, Marcel Sieberg (Lotto Belisol)
44, Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Team Katusha)
45, Alberto Losada Alguacil (Team Katusha)
46, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
47, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Movistar Team)
48, Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard)
49, Tom Veelers (Team Argos-Shimano)
50, Simon Geschke (Team Argos-Shimano)
51, Jean Marc Marino (Sojasun)
52, Boy Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
53, Koen De Kort (Team Argos-Shimano)
54, Tom Dumoulin (Team Argos-Shimano)
55, Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ)
56, Romain Sicard (Euskaltel Euskadi)
57, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
58, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
59, Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Euskaltel Euskadi)
60, Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team)
61, David Lopez Garcia (Sky Procycling)
62, Peter Kennaugh (Sky Procycling)
63, Vasil Kiryienka (Sky Procycling)
64, Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team)
65, Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel Euskadi)
66, Brett Lancaster (Orica GreenEdge)
67, Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack Leopard)
68, Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky Procycling)
69, Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ)
70, Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida)
71, Eduard Vorganov (Team Katusha)
72, Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Euskaltel Euskadi)
73, Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskaltel Euskadi)
74, Rudy Molard (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
75, Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol)
76, Maxime Monfort (RadioShack Leopard)
77, Rein Taaramae (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
78, Laurent Didier (RadioShack Leopard)
79, Andy Schleck (RadioShack Leopard)
80, Cyril Gautier (Team Europcar)
81, Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel Euskadi)
82, Pierre Rolland (Team Europcar)
83, Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun)
84, David Veilleux (Team Europcar)
85, Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
86, Anthony Delaplace (Sojasun)
87, Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Lampre-Merida)
88, Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)
89, Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Euskaltel Euskadi)
90, Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team)
91, Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp)
92, Alexandre Geniez (FDJ)
93, Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp)
94, Lars Petter Nordhaug (Belkin Procycling Team)
95, Bram Tankink (Belkin Procycling Team)
96, Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
97, Laurens Ten Dam (Belkin Procycling Team)
98, Lieuwe Westra (Ned Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
99, Yukiya Arashiro (Team Europcar)
100, Aleksandr Kuschynski (Team Katusha)
101, Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar)
102, Robert Gesink (Belkin Procycling Team)
103, Yohann Gene (Team Europcar)
104, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
105, Arthur Vichot (FDJ)
106, Kevin Reza (Team Europcar)
107, Blel Kadri (AG2R La Mondiale)
108, John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale)
109, John Degenkolb (Team Argos-Shimano)
110, William Bonnet (FDJ)
111, Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp)
112, Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp)
113, Lars Boom (Belkin Procycling Team)
114, Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondiale)
115, Michael Rogers (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
116, Cyril Lemoine (Sojasun)
117, Maxime Mederel (Sojasun)
118, Roy Curvers (Team Argos-Shimano)
119, Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Movistar Team)
120, Yury Trofimov (Team Katusha)
121, Jens Voigt (RadioShack Leopard)
122, Yohan Bagot (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
123, Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
124, Tom Leezer (Belkin Procycling Team)
125, Stuart O'grady (Orica GreenEdge)
126, Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp)
127, Daniele Bennati (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
128, Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
129, Matteo Tosatto (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
130, Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
131, Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team)
132, Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team)
133, Jérémy Roy (FDJ)
134, Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Team Katusha)
135, Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Euskaltel Euskadi)
136, Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team)
137, Francesco Gavazzi (Astana Pro Team)
138, Guillaume Levarlet (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
139, Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)
140, Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing Team)
141, Steve Morabito (BMC Racing Team)
142, Jack Bauer (Garmin-Sharp)
143, Moreno Moser (Cannondale)
144, Johannes Frohlinger (Team Argos-Shimano)
145, Albert Timmer (Team Argos-Shimano)
146, Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Movistar Team)
147, Assan Bazayev (Astana Pro Team)
148, Brice Feillu (Sojasun)
149, Hubert Dupont (AG2R La Mondiale)
150, Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida)
151, Cameron Meyer (Orica GreenEdge)
152, Davide Malacarne (Team Europcar)
153, Alan Marangoni (Cannondale)
154, Maciek Bodnar (Cannondale)
155, Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
156, Brian Vandborg (Cannondale)
157, Fabio Sabatini (Cannondale)
158, Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale)
159, Bart De Clercq (Lotto Belisol)
160, Sébastien Minard (AG2R La Mondiale)
161, Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack Leopard)
162, Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto Belisol)
163, Alberto Contador Velasco (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
164, Frederik Willems (Lotto Belisol)
165, Ian Stannard (Sky Procycling)
166, Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp)
167, Stuart O'grady (Orica GreenEdge)
168, Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida)
169, Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida)
170, Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida)
171, Dmitriy Muravyev (Astana Pro Team)
172, Jérôme Pineau (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
173, Jerome Coppel (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
174, Manuele Mori (Lampre-Merida)
175, Daniel Navarro Garcia (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
176, Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar Team)
177, Jerome Cousin (Team Europcar)
178, Murilo Antonio Fischer (FDJ)
179, Matteo Bono (Lampre-Merida)
180, Janez Brajkovic (Astana Pro Team)
181, Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team)
182, Egoitz Garcia Etxegibel (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
183, Geraint Thomas (Sky Procycling)
184, Andreas Klöden (RadioShack Leopard)
185, Tony Martin (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
186, Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
187, Kristjan Koren (Cannondale)
188, Matthew Harley Goss (Orica GreenEdge)
189, Julien El Fares (Sojasun)
190, Bauke Mollema (Belkin Procycling Team)
191, Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
192, Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
193, Christophe Le Mevel (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
194, Tony Gallopin (RadioShack Leopard)
195, Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team)
196, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
197, Edward King (Cannondale)
198, Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team) all same time

Sprint 1 - San Giuliano, 150km:

1, Lars Boom (Belkin Procycling Team) 20 pts
2, Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 17
3, Cyril Lemoine (Sojasun) 15
4, Jerome Cousin (Team Europcar) 13
5, Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Euskaltel Euskadi) 11
6, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) 10
7, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 9
8, Peter Sagan (Cannondale) 8
9, Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 7
10, Matthew Harley Goss (Orica GreenEdge) 6
11, Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) 5
12, Fabio Sabatini (Cannondale) 4
13, Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 3
14, Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 2
15, Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) 1

King of the mountains prime:

Category 4 climb of Côte de Sotta, km 45.5: Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Euskaltel Euskadi) 1

Most combative rider: Jerome Cousin (Team Europcar)

Best young rider:

1, Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) at 4 hours 56 mins 52 secs
2, Danny Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
3, Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
4, Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin Procycling Team)
5, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
6, Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)
7, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Movistar Team)
8, Boy Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
9, Tom Dumoulin (Team Argos-Shimano)
10, Romain Sicard (Euskaltel Euskadi)
11, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
12, Peter Kennaugh (Sky Procycling)
13, Rudy Molard (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
14, Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel Euskadi)
15, Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun)
16, Anthony Delaplace (Sojasun)
17, Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)
18, Alexandre Geniez (FDJ)
19, Arthur Vichot (FDJ)
20, Kevin Reza (Team Europcar)
21, John Degenkolb (Team Argos-Shimano)
22, Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp)
23, Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp)
24, Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Euskaltel Euskadi)
25, Moreno Moser (Cannondale)
26, Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida)
27, Cameron Meyer (Orica GreenEdge)
28, Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
29, Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp)
30, Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida)
31, Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida)
32, Jerome Cousin (Team Europcar)
33, Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team)
34, Tony Gallopin (RadioShack Leopard)
35, Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team)

Teams:

1, Vacansoleil-DCM, 14 hours 50 mins 36 secs
2, Orica Greenedge
3, Lotto-Belisol
4, Ag2R La Mondiale
5, Movistar Team
6, Omega Pharma-Quick Step
7, Katusha Team
8, Sojasun
9, Team Argos-Shimano
10, Sky Procycling
11, BMC Racing Team
12, Astana Pro Team
13, Belkin Pro Cycling
14, Garmin - Sharp
15, Euskaltel - Euskadi
16, Team Saxo-Tinkoff
17, Fdj.fr
18, Lampre - Merida
19, Radioshack Leopard
20, Team Europcar
21, Cofidis, Solutions Credits
22, Cannondale, all same time

Overall classification after stage one:

1, Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) 4 hours 56 mins 52 secs
2, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha)
3, Danny Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
4, David Millar (Garmin-Sharp)
5, Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
6, Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale)
7, Gregory Henderson (Lotto Belisol)
8, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol)
9, Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar Team)
10, Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
11, Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEdge)
12, Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin Procycling Team)
13, Julien Simon (Sojasun)
14, Nicholas Roche (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
15, Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge)
16, Andrey Kashechkin (Astana Pro Team)
17, José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Movistar Team)
18, Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel Euskadi)
19, Michael Albasini (Orica GreenEdge)
20, Maarten Wynants (Belkin Procycling Team)
21, Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun)
22, Jean Christophe Peraud (AG2R La Mondiale)
23, Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team)
24, Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky Procycling)
25, Christophe Riblon (AG2R La Mondiale)
26, Roman Kreuziger (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
27, Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
28, Michael Schär (BMC Racing Team)
29, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
30, Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)
31, Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol)
32, Damiano Cunego (Lampre-Merida)
33, Gatis Smukulis (Team Katusha)
34, Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
35, Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Movistar Team)
36, Simon Clarke (Orica GreenEdge)
37, Peter Velits (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
38, Christian Vandevelde (Garmin-Sharp)
39, Richie Porte (Sky Procycling)
40, Pavel Brutt (Team Katusha)
41, Christopher Froome (Sky Procycling)
42, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana Pro Team)
43, Marcel Sieberg (Lotto Belisol)
44, Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Team Katusha)
45, Alberto Losada Alguacil (Team Katusha)
46, Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
47, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Movistar Team)
48, Jan Bakelants (RadioShack Leopard)
49, Tom Veelers (Team Argos-Shimano)
50, Simon Geschke (Team Argos-Shimano)
51, Jean Marc Marino (Sojasun)
52, Boy Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
53, Koen De Kort (Team Argos-Shimano)
54, Tom Dumoulin (Team Argos-Shimano)
55, Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ)
56, Romain Sicard (Euskaltel Euskadi)
57, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
58, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
59, Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Euskaltel Euskadi)
60, Enrico Gasparotto (Astana Pro Team)
61, David Lopez Garcia (Sky Procycling)
62, Peter Kennaugh (Sky Procycling)
63, Vasil Kiryienka (Sky Procycling)
64, Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing Team)
65, Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel Euskadi)
66, Brett Lancaster (Orica GreenEdge)
67, Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack Leopard)
68, Kanstantsin Siutsou (Sky Procycling)
69, Arnold Jeannesson (FDJ)
70, Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-Merida)
71, Eduard Vorganov (Team Katusha)
72, Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Euskaltel Euskadi)
73, Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskaltel Euskadi)
74, Rudy Molard (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
75, Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol)
76, Maxime Monfort (RadioShack Leopard)
77, Rein Taaramae (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
78, Laurent Didier (RadioShack Leopard)
79, Andy Schleck (RadioShack Leopard)
80, Cyril Gautier (Team Europcar)
81, Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel Euskadi)
82, Pierre Rolland (Team Europcar)
83, Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun)
84, David Veilleux (Team Europcar)
85, Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
86, Anthony Delaplace (Sojasun)
87, Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Lampre-Merida)
88, Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)
89, Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Euskaltel Euskadi)
90, Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing Team)
91, Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp)
92, Alexandre Geniez (FDJ)
93, Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp)
94, Lars Petter Nordhaug (Belkin Procycling Team)
95, Bram Tankink (Belkin Procycling Team)
96, Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
97, Laurens Ten Dam (Belkin Procycling Team)
98, Lieuwe Westra (Ned Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
99, Yukiya Arashiro (Team Europcar)
100, Aleksandr Kuschynski (Team Katusha)
101, Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar)
102, Robert Gesink (Belkin Procycling Team)
103, Yohann Gene (Team Europcar)
104, Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
105, Arthur Vichot (FDJ)
106, Kevin Reza (Team Europcar)
107, Blel Kadri (AG2R La Mondiale)
108, John Gadret (AG2R La Mondiale)
109, John Degenkolb (Team Argos-Shimano)
110, William Bonnet (FDJ)
111, Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp)
112, Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp)
113, Lars Boom (Belkin Procycling Team)
114, Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondiale)
115, Michael Rogers (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
116, Cyril Lemoine (Sojasun)
117, Maxime Mederel (Sojasun)
118, Roy Curvers (Team Argos-Shimano)
119, Andrey Amador Bikkazakova (Movistar Team)
120, Yury Trofimov (Team Katusha)
121, Jens Voigt (RadioShack Leopard)
122, Yohan Bagot (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
123, Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
124, Tom Leezer (Belkin Procycling Team)
125, Stuart O'grady (Orica GreenEdge)
126, Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp)
127, Daniele Bennati (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
128, Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
129, Matteo Tosatto (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
130, Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
131, Ruben Plaza Molina (Movistar Team)
132, Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team)
133, Jérémy Roy (FDJ)
134, Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Team Katusha)
135, Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Euskaltel Euskadi)
136, Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana Pro Team)
137, Francesco Gavazzi (Astana Pro Team)
138, Guillaume Levarlet (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
139, Philippe Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)
140, Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing Team)
141, Steve Morabito (BMC Racing Team)
142, Jack Bauer (Garmin-Sharp)
143, Moreno Moser (Cannondale)
144, Johannes Frohlinger (Team Argos-Shimano)
145, Albert Timmer (Team Argos-Shimano)
146, Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Movistar Team)
147, Assan Bazayev (Astana Pro Team)
148, Brice Feillu (Sojasun)
149, Hubert Dupont (AG2R La Mondiale)
150, Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida)
151, Cameron Meyer (Orica GreenEdge)
152, Davide Malacarne (Team Europcar)
153, Alan Marangoni (Cannondale)
154, Maciek Bodnar (Cannondale)
155, Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
156, Brian Vandborg (Cannondale)
157, Fabio Sabatini (Cannondale)
158, Alessandro De Marchi (Cannondale)
159, Bart De Clercq (Lotto Belisol)
160, Sébastien Minard (AG2R La Mondiale)
161, Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack Leopard)
162, Lars Ytting Bak (Lotto Belisol)
163, Alberto Contador Velasco (Team Saxo-Tinkoff)
164, Frederik Willems (Lotto Belisol)
165, Ian Stannard (Sky Procycling)
166, Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp)
167, Stuart O'grady (Orica GreenEdge)
168, Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida)
169, Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida)
170, Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida)
171, Dmitriy Muravyev (Astana Pro Team)
172, Jérôme Pineau (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
173, Jerome Coppel (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
174, Manuele Mori (Lampre-Merida)
175, Daniel Navarro Garcia (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
176, Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar Team)
177, Jerome Cousin (Team Europcar)
178, Murilo Antonio Fischer (FDJ)
179, Matteo Bono (Lampre-Merida)
180, Janez Brajkovic (Astana Pro Team)
181, Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team)
182, Egoitz Garcia Etxegibel (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
183, Geraint Thomas (Sky Procycling)
184, Andreas Klöden (RadioShack Leopard)
185, Tony Martin (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
186, Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
187, Kristjan Koren (Cannondale)
188, Matthew Harley Goss (Orica GreenEdge)
189, Julien El Fares (Sojasun)
190, Bauke Mollema (Belkin Procycling Team)
191, Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
192, Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
193, Christophe Le Mevel (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
194, Tony Gallopin (RadioShack Leopard)
195, Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team)
196, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol)
197, Edward King (Cannondale)
198, Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing Team)

Points classification:

1, Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) 45 pts
2, Alexander Kristoff (Team Katusha) 35
3, Danny Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 30
4, David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) 26
5, Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 22
6, Lars Boom (Belkin Procycling Team) 20
7, Samuel Dumoulin (AG2R La Mondiale) 20
8, Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 19
9, Gregory Henderson (Lotto Belisol) 18
10, Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team) 17
11, Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto Belisol) 16
12, Cyril Lemoine (Sojasun) 15
13, Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar Team) 14
14, Jerome Cousin (Team Europcar) 13
15, Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Euskaltel Euskadi) 11
16, Daryl Impey (Orica GreenEdge) 10
17, André Greipel (Lotto Belisol) 10
18, Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 9
19, Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin Procycling Team) 8
20, Peter Sagan (Cannondale) 8
21, Julien Simon (Sojasun) 6
22, Matthew Harley Goss (Orica GreenEdge) 6
23, Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) 5
24, Nicholas Roche (Team Saxo-Tinkoff) 4
25, Fabio Sabatini (Cannondale) 4
26, Gert Steegmans (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 3
27, Simon Gerrans (Orica GreenEdge) 2
28, Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team) 2
29, Jonathan Hivert (Sojasun) 1

Mountains classification:

1, Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Euskaltel Euskadi) 1

Best young rider:

1, Marcel Kittel (Team Argos-Shimano) at 4 hours 56 mins 52 secs
2, Danny Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
3, Matteo Trentin (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
4, Sep Vanmarcke (Belkin Procycling Team)
5, Michal Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team)
6, Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale)
7, Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Movistar Team)
8, Boy Van Poppel (Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team)
9, Tom Dumoulin (Team Argos-Shimano)
10, Romain Sicard (Euskaltel Euskadi)
11, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ)
12, Peter Kennaugh (Sky Procycling)
13, Rudy Molard (Cofidis, Solutions Credits)
14, Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Euskaltel Euskadi)
15, Alexis Vuillermoz (Sojasun)
16, Anthony Delaplace (Sojasun)
17, Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ)
18, Alexandre Geniez (FDJ)
19, Arthur Vichot (FDJ)
20, Kevin Reza (Team Europcar)
21, John Degenkolb (Team Argos-Shimano)
22, Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp)
23, Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Sharp)
24, Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Euskaltel Euskadi)
25, Moreno Moser (Cannondale)
26, Adriano Malori (Lampre-Merida)
27, Cameron Meyer (Orica GreenEdge)
28, Peter Sagan (Cannondale)
29, Rohan Dennis (Garmin-Sharp)
30, Davide Cimolai (Lampre-Merida)
31, Elia Favilli (Lampre-Merida)
32, Jerome Cousin (Team Europcar)
33, Alexey Lutsenko (Astana Pro Team)
34, Tony Gallopin (RadioShack Leopard)
35, Tejay Van Garderen (BMC Racing Team)

Teams:

1, Vacansoleil-DCM, 14 hours 50 mins 36 secs
2, Orica Greenedge
3, Lotto-Belisol
4, Ag2R La Mondiale
5, Movistar Team
6, Omega Pharma-Quick Step
7, Katusha Team
8, Sojasun
9, Team Argos-Shimano
10, Sky Procycling
11, BMC Racing Team
12, Astana Pro Team
13, Belkin Pro Cycling
14, Garmin - Sharp
15, Euskaltel - Euskadi
16, Team Saxo-Tinkoff
17, Fdj.fr
18, Lampre - Merida
19, Radioshack Leopard
20, Team Europcar
21, Cofidis, Solutions Credits
22, Cannondale

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