Tour de France: Tyler Farrar sets off the 4th of July fireworks
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Monday, July 04, 2011

Tour de France: Tyler Farrar sets off the 4th of July fireworks

by Ben Atkins at 11:34 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France, Race Reports and Results
 
American takes Garmin-Cervélo’s second straight stage with a ‘W’ for Wouter

Tyler FarrarTyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervélo) took the American team’s second straight stage victory between Olonne-sur-Mer and Redon, to mark his country’s Day of Independence. After confusion struck the peloton, Garmin-Cervélo dominated the final few hundred metres, presenting Farrar with an almost unopposed sprint, and the American celebrated by making the sign of a ’W’ for his close friend Wouter Weylandt, who died in the Giro d’Italia.

Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM) was second and Spanish champion José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) was third, as many of the sprinters were left behind.

“I’ve been chasing this win for a few years now,” said Farrar at the finish. “I’ve come close a lot and to finally get it is a huge relief. We won yesterday and that was already incredible – it was already a dream come true, just to stand on the Tour podium – but to do it again today… I just can’t even comprehend it.

“I think we showed that we also have a strong train. First there is Dave Millar and then Thor [Hushovd] and then Julian [Dean] and then myself – it’s been a work in progress since 2009 for us and it’s just getting better and better.”

Farrar’s victory is the second in as many days for Garmin-Cervélo, having not taken one before. To win on his own was an even greater experience for the American though, particularly as it came on his country’s national day.

“The team time trial was something special,” he said, “a victory for the entire team but to win a sprint… ah, it’s been a dream since I was a child and it’s finally come true. It’s incredible for me – I had the world champion who is wearing the maillot jaune leading out the sprint for me.

“It’s not a common sight but when you have that happening you have to do a good sprint. And to win on the Fourth of July is just another sign of how well it’s all come together today.

Farrar made a ‘W’ sign as he crossed the line, as a tribute to his good friend Wouter Weylandt, who was killed on the third stage of the Giro d’Italia.

“This one is for Wouter,” he said. “It’s been a big loss. It’s been a rough few months for me since… but I wanted to be good here in the Tour and try to do something to remember him and so I’m happy that was able to do it.”

Three days in and the sprinters finally have a chance

After a hilltop finish and a team time trial, stage three promised to be one for the sprinters. It featured an almost entirely flat parcours, with the one categorised climb being the 66 metre high “Côte du Pont de Saint-Nazaire”, the bridge that spans the wide mouth of the River Loire, with 55km to go. With only one point awarded to the first man over a 4th category climb, stage one winner Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) was the only rider to score in the mountains jersey competition; the first man over the bridge would therefore give himself a chance of putting on polka dots tomorrow.

Despite the flat roads though, with the route passing so close to the Atlantic coast it route was bound to be prone to crosswinds. The overall contenders would have to remain vigilant for the entire stage, so as not to lose time behind splits in the peloton.

Once again the breakaway goes as the flag is dropped

Just as happened on day one, the breakaway of the day escaped within the first few hundred metres. The five riders to form the group were Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Movistar), Mickael Delage (FDJ), Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondiale), Ruben Perez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) and Niki Terpstra (Quickstep).

Gutierrez was the best placed rider, in 59th overall, 1’09" behind race leader Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervélo).

After 6km the five riders led by 2’30”, and the gap continued to grow as the World champion’s team rode a steady tempo on the front of the peloton. The breakaway covered just over 40km in the first hour of racing, by which time its advantage had been allowed to stretch to 5’20”.

The gap reached its maximum of 8’05” after 74km, but as they approached the intermediate sprint at Saint-Hilaire-de-Chaléons after 104km, the five riders still had 6’30”.

Delage opened up his sprint from the rear of the group and the gap that he opened up over the other four proved to be too great for them to cross; the Frenchman took the maximum points with apparent ease, with Gutierrez and Terpstra on his wheel.

The sprinters fight for the intermediate sprint, but a little too much

As the peloton approached the line, the scene from stage one was repeated, as the sprinters’ teams jostled for supremacy. Danilo Hondo (Lampre-ISD) led the fast men into the final metres, although his sprinter Alessandro Petacchi was nowhere to be seen. Philippe Gilbert launched his own sprint, but right behind him Cavendish and yellow jersey Thor Hushovd were fighting for his wheel.

The two of them made contact, and briefly clashed heads and, although neither thought anything of the incident, they were both later disqualified,

There was a brief lull as Anthony Charteau (Europcar) was allowed to jump off the front of the peloton to visit his family. It was soon to be back to business though for Garmin-Cervélo, with HTC-Highroad joining the chase in the form of Lars Bak.

When a bridge becomes a mountain

On the approach to the Pont de Saint-Nazaire, there was a brisk wind coming from the Atlantic, on the riders’ left side. The leading quintet took the bridge together, as they had ridden most of the stage before, but as they neared the top Delage launched a sprint and took the climb with the same ease that he had won the intermediate sprint.

The FDJ rider is now tied with Gilbert on one point, but the Belgian champion still holds the jersey.

A number of teams swarmed to the front of the peloton as it approached the bridge, primarily to keep their leaders out of trouble, but also to put the pressure on their rivals as they hit the crosswinds.

A large echelon was formed at the front of the bunch, forcing a number of riders into the gutter as they made their way up the not-particularly-steep gradient. The peloton split into two large groups as it crested the top of the bridge, with a few small groups trailing behind them. Liquigas-Cannondale leader Ivan Basso and Team Sky sprinter Ben Swift were among those to find themselves caught behind the split.

Almost strangely though, the decision was taken by a number of teams not to press home the advantage, with Bak signalling to the others that they were to ease the pace. This allowed the two bunches to get back together again, and for most of the small groups to catch up.

With 45km to go Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) suffered a mechanical problem; he got a replacement bike from his team car, but was left to chase back on to the peloton on his own. Even though the pace was not particularly quick in the peloton, the tall Russian was having trouble working his way back up.

The break’s days are numbered but the peloton doesn’t want it yet

The gap to the five leaders was down to 43 seconds as they passed the 40km to go mark.

Karpets, meanwhile, made his way through the team cars, and managed to join a group of stragglers behind the peloton. There was very little sign that this group was going to make it back up to the main field, but eventually they made it across and the Russian was back in the fold once more.

With 25km to go, the quintet led by 54 seconds but, as the Leopard Trek and Saxo Bank-SunGard teams came to the front, the gap started coming down again. There was a brief moment of confusion when Manuel Quinziato and two other members of the BMC Racing Team came down as the road narrowed slightly. All three were up again quickly though.

Gutierrez was the first of the five leaders to try to escape the others with 21km to go; they were straight onto him though, but his move heralded the end of cooperation in the group. As they passed under the 20km banner, their lead was 30 seconds, as the brief burst of speed helped to delay what was now inevitable.

Delage was the next to attack the break and, as he accelerated away Gutierrez was on his wheel, and the two of theme rode away from the others; surely they were only delaying the inevitable though.

American teams take control again on the 4th of July

As Delage and Gutierrez began to open their lead up once more, HTC-Highroad and Garmin-Cervélo came to the front once more. With 15km to go they held 40 seconds, but the peloton still had plenty of time to make the catch. The peloton made short work of reeling in Bouet, Perez and Terpstra, but the other two were proving to be more stubborn. With 10km to go, they were still 13 seconds ahead.

The peloton had them in sight now though, on the wide straight road, and with 9.5km left Gutierrez blew a kiss to the TV camera and he and Delage sat up.

With the catch made Katusha moved forward through the middle of the peloton and tried to wrest control from the two American teams. HTC-Highroad and Garmin-Cervélo were not to be pushed off though; BMC Racing also moved forward, with Cadel Evans (wearing the polka-dot jersey) with them in the line.

Lampre-ISD then moved forward on the opposite side of the road with 8km to go, but Cavendish’s team was not about to give up control to Petacchi’s.

With 5km to go Saxo Bank-SunGard, Euskaltel-Euskadi and Saur-Sojasun sent men forward to keep the pace high. HTC-Highroad had a five-man line now though, with Cavendish in fifth wheel, and was determined to keep control. Lampre-ISD was lurking behind, with Tom Boonen (Quick Step) was there fighting for Petacchi’s wheel.

HTC-Highroad does too much too soon

As the peloton crossed the River Vilaine with 3km to go, Tony Martin was at the head of the HTC-Highroad train, with Matt Goss, Mark Renshaw and Cavendish in his slipstream. As the road began to gently rise though, Petacchi’s lead out man Danilo Hondo managed to get ahead of them and pulled out a gap of a few metres.

The German was allowed to stew out in front as he wasn’t getting any further away, but an attack from Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) forced a good gap as the final kilometre approached. HTC-Highroad was still not panicking though and managed to reel in the lone fugitive just before he passed under the flamme rouge.

Suddenly Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) surged from the peloton; the white jersey wearer was supposed to be heading the leadout for sprinter Ben Swift, but the teammates were separated and the Welshman opened up a gap in front on his own.

Garmin-Cervélo delivers its man to perfection

Thomas was not to get far but the final effort meant that HTC-Highroad could no longer control the front of the peloton. David Millar (Garmin-Cervélo) took over, with Hushovd on his wheel; behind them was Julian Dean, who was pulling Farrar to the finish.

Confusion on the final corner saw Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) come down, which disrupted much of the peloton, but the Garmin-Cervélo train was not to be derailed now.

Millar gave way to Hushovd, who pulled Dean into the final few hundred metres, then the New Zealander launched Farrar with 150 metres to go. Many of the sprinters had been disrupted by Dumoulin’s crash, but the rest of them were lined up behind Farrar; the American was not to be beaten though, and made a ‘W’ shape with both hands as he crossed the line to take his, and his team’s, first individual stage victory in the race.

Since Hushovd was part of Farrar’s Garmin-Cervélo lead out he finished in the same time, and so holds onto his yellow jersey.

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Tour de France (WorldTour) Stage 3 Results: Olonne-sur-Mer to Redon (198km):

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Country Result Name Team Time
usa USA 1 Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) 04:40:21
fra FRA 2 Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
esp ESP 3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar) s.t.
fra FRA 4 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
gbr GBR 5 Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
nor NOR 6 Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
nzl NZL 7 Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
slo SLO 8 Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
ger GER 9 Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
fra FRA 10 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
rus RUS 11 Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) s.t.
fra FRA 12 Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) s.t.
nor NOR 13 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) s.t.
bel BEL 14 Gianni Meersman (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
gbr GBR 15 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) s.t.
ger GER 16 Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
fra FRA 17 William Bonnet (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
ger GER 18 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack) s.t.
ned NED 19 Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
bel BEL 20 Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
cze CZE 21 Roman Kreuziger (Astana) s.t.
rus RUS 22 Vladimir Isaychev (Katusha) s.t.
usa USA 23 Chris Horner (RadioShack) s.t.
esp ESP 24 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
bel BEL 25 Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) s.t.
bel BEL 26 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
bel BEL 27 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
rus RUS 28 Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) s.t.
fra FRA 29 Arnold Jeannesson (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
fra FRA 30 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 31 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
kaz KAZ 32 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) s.t.
irl IRL 33 Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 34 Alberto Contador Velasco (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
aus AUS 35 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) s.t.
esp ESP 36 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
esp ESP 37 Alan Lezaun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
aus AUS 38 Stuart O' Grady (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
ger GER 39 Christian Knees (Team Sky) s.t.
slo SLO 40 Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) s.t.
ger GER 41 Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
lux LUX 42 Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
usa USA 43 George Hincapie (BMC Racing) s.t.
gbr GBR 44 Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) s.t.
lux LUX 45 Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
ukr UKR 46 Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack) s.t.
den DEN 47 Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
fra FRA 48 Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
ita ITA 49 Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ger GER 50 Grischa Niermann (Rabobank) s.t.
fra FRA 51 Jérome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
ned NED 52 Robert Gesink (Rabobank) s.t.
ned NED 53 Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
usa USA 54 Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) s.t.
ger GER 55 Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
kaz KAZ 56 Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
fra FRA 57 Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
ita ITA 58 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ned NED 59 Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
fra FRA 60 Yannick Talabardon (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
ned NED 61 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) s.t.
fra FRA 62 Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) s.t.
fra FRA 63 Tristan Valentin (Cofidis) s.t.
aus AUS 64 Richie Porte (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
est EST 65 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) s.t.
gbr GBR 66 Ben Swift (Team Sky) s.t.
esp ESP 67 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 68 Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) s.t.
aus AUS 69 Simon Gerrans (Team Sky) s.t.
ita ITA 70 Paolo Longho Borghini (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
svk SVK 71 Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
slo SLO 72 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
bel BEL 73 Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
bel BEL 74 Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) s.t.
ita ITA 75 Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
rus RUS 76 Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha) s.t.
ita ITA 77 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
can CAN 78 Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
esp ESP 79 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank) s.t.
pol POL 80 Maciej Paterski (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
esp ESP 81 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) s.t.
usa USA 82 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
ger GER 83 Marcel Sieberg (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
usa USA 84 Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
bel BEL 85 Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
ita ITA 86 Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 87 Sandy Casar (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
rus RUS 88 Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha) s.t.
slo SLO 89 Grega Bole (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
esp ESP 90 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 91 Anthony Roux (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
kaz KAZ 92 Andrey Zeits (Astana) s.t.
bel BEL 93 Frederik Willems (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
ita ITA 94 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) s.t.
rus RUS 95 Egor Silin (Katusha) s.t.
bel BEL 96 Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
esp ESP 97 Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) s.t.
kaz KAZ 98 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) s.t.
ita ITA 99 Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ned NED 100 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
col COL 101 Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky) s.t.
esp ESP 102 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Rabobank) s.t.
esp ESP 103 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) s.t.
esp ESP 104 Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
esp ESP 105 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack) s.t.
pol POL 106 Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
esp ESP 107 Benjamin Gonzalez Noval (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
fra FRA 108 Jérome Pineau (Quick Step) s.t.
ukr UKR 109 Andriy Grivko (Astana) s.t.
fra FRA 110 Julien El Fares (Cofidis) s.t.
rus RUS 111 Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) s.t.
sui SUI 112 Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
den DEN 113 Brian Vandborg (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
esp ESP 114 Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank) s.t.
blr BLR 115 Vasil Kiryienka (Movistar) s.t.
fra FRA 116 Christophe Riblon (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 117 John Gadret (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
ned NED 118 Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) s.t.
usa USA 119 Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
fra FRA 120 Sébastien Minard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
por POR 121 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar) s.t.
sui SUI 122 Michael Schar (BMC Racing) s.t.
ger GER 123 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing) s.t.
por POR 124 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (RadioShack) s.t.
usa USA 125 Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
gbr GBR 126 David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
fra FRA 127 Arthur Vichot (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
ned NED 128 Joost Posthuma (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
ned NED 129 Lars Boom (Rabobank) s.t.
fra FRA 130 Rémi Pauriol (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
ita ITA 131 Matteo Tosatto (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
esp ESP 132 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
ger GER 133 Danilo Hondo (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
fra FRA 134 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
esp ESP 135 Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
aus AUS 136 Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
esp ESP 137 Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack) s.t.
ltu LTU 138 Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) s.t.
rus RUS 139 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
ger GER 140 Jens Voigt (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
ltu LTU 141 Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
fra FRA 142 David Moncoutié (Cofidis) s.t.
fra FRA 143 Anthony Charteau (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 144 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
ukr UKR 145 Denys Kostyuk (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
fra FRA 146 Jeremie Galland (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 147 Christophe Kern (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 148 Yohann Gene (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 149 Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) s.t.
bel BEL 150 Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
esp ESP 151 Ivan Velasco Murillo (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
den DEN 152 Nicki Sörensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
fra FRA 153 Maxime Bouet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 154 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 155 Mickael Buffaz (Cofidis) s.t.
fra FRA 156 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing) s.t.
ita ITA 157 Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing) s.t.
ned NED 158 Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
fra FRA 159 Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
bel BEL 160 Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
ita ITA 161 Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
bel BEL 162 Tom Boonen (Quick Step) s.t.
esp ESP 163 David Arroyo Duran (Movistar) s.t.
fra FRA 164 Hubert Dupont (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
sui SUI 165 Steve Morabito (BMC Racing) s.t.
esp ESP 166 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
pol POL 167 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 168 Mickaël Delage (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
crc CRC 169 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (Movistar) s.t.
sui SUI 170 David Loosli (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
fra FRA 171 Jérémy Roy (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
usa USA 172 Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing) s.t.
ger GER 173 Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) 00:00:32
ita ITA 174 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:00:48
ita ITA 175 Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:00:50
fra FRA 176 Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) 00:01:03
aus AUS 177 Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) 00:01:11
rus RUS 178 Pavel Brutt (Katusha) 00:01:20
aut AUT 179 Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
fra FRA 180 Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) 00:01:27
fra FRA 181 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) s.t.
bel BEL 182 Romain Zingle (Cofidis) 00:02:38
ita ITA 183 Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) 00:03:22
ita ITA 184 Matteo Bono (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
esp ESP 185 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Movistar) s.t.
col COL 186 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Cofidis) s.t.
esp ESP 187 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Movistar) s.t.
fra FRA 188 Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
bel BEL 189 Jurgen Van De Walle (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
usa USA 190 David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
esp ESP 191 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:04:23
esp ESP 192 Jesús Hernández Blazquez (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
den DEN 193 Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
den DEN 194 Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
kaz KAZ 195 Dmitriy Muravyev (RadioShack) s.t.
ned NED 196 Addy Engels (Quick Step) s.t.
ned NED 197 Niki Terpstra (Quick Step) s.t.
fra FRA 198 Vincent Jerome (Europcar) 00:05:57

General classification:

Country Result Name Team Time
nor NOR 1 Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 09:46:46
gbr GBR 2 David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 3 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) 00:00:01
gbr GBR 4 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) 00:00:04
ger GER 5 Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
nor NOR 6 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) s.t.
lux LUX 7 Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
lux LUX 8 Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
den DEN 9 Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
gbr GBR 10 Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) s.t.
ita ITA 11 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) s.t.
sui SUI 12 Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
usa USA 13 George Hincapie (BMC Racing) s.t.
ger GER 14 Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) 00:00:05
svk SVK 15 Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
usa USA 16 Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
gbr GBR 17 Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
aus AUS 18 Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
ger GER 19 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack) 00:00:10
usa USA 20 Chris Horner (RadioShack) s.t.
slo SLO 21 Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) s.t.
usa USA 22 Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) s.t.
gbr GBR 23 Ben Swift (Team Sky) 00:00:11
ned NED 24 Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 00:00:12
ukr UKR 25 Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack) 00:00:23
kaz KAZ 26 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) 00:00:32
kaz KAZ 27 Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) s.t.
esp ESP 28 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Rabobank) s.t.
bel BEL 29 Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:33
bel BEL 30 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:39
bel BEL 31 Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
ger GER 32 Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
ger GER 33 Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
ger GER 34 Marcel Sieberg (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
bel BEL 35 Gianni Meersman (Française Des Jeux) 00:00:46
fra FRA 36 William Bonnet (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
fra FRA 37 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) 00:00:50
fra FRA 38 Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 39 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
irl IRL 40 Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:00:53
bel BEL 41 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) 00:00:56
fra FRA 42 Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) s.t.
fra FRA 43 Jérome Pineau (Quick Step) s.t.
bel BEL 44 Tom Boonen (Quick Step) s.t.
pol POL 45 Maciej Paterski (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:00:57
ita ITA 46 Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
ltu LTU 47 Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:01:01
fra FRA 48 Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) 00:01:02
fra FRA 49 Jeremie Galland (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
ita ITA 50 Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) 00:01:04

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