Tour de France: André Greipel takes maiden Tour de France victory
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tour de France: André Greipel takes maiden Tour de France victory

by Ben Atkins at 11:21 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France, Race Reports and Results
Gorilla outpaces big rival Cavendish to win in his debut in the race

Andre GreipelAndré Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto) put one over on his former teammate and rival Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) to the finish in Carmaux to take the tenth stage of the Tour de France. Cavendish, whose presence in the team kept Greipel out of the race in previous years, was forced to sprint without his leadout train, much of which had been dropped on the final climb, and Greipel was able to come around in the final metres.

Spanish champion José Joaquin Rojas (Movistar) finished third, two lengths behind the two rivals, after a dramatic finale, which almost saw Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) steal the stage from the sprinters.

“This is the biggest race in the world and I could be part of it this year,” said Greipel at the finish. “My goal was to win a stage and the team supported me for that. I think I am the happiest person in the world at the moment.

“I prepared for this all season long and my team supported me to get me in a good position,” he explained. “Gilbert attacked on the last climb and Marcel Sieberg gave me a really good position and I could save my legs for the sprint.

A likely stage for the sprinters as the Pyrénées loom in the distance

After a rest day in the spectacular Cantal department, the peloton was faced with a relatively short 158km hop between. Aurillac and Carmaux. With the Pyrénées on the horizon, the race’s main contenders would be keen to pass the day as calmly as possible; avoiding a repeat of the crashes that have been plaguing the race since the very first day.

The stage should, on paper, end in a sprint but the four classified hills and the weather conditions – there was a hailstorm before the start – threatened to make things rather more complicated. The rolling parcours virtually guaranteed a breakaway and, while it would be up to the Europcar team of yellow jersey Thomas Voeckler to control it, the sprinters teams would doubtless take control towards the end of the stage.

With the intermediate sprint positioned after just 37.5km though, the green jersey contenders might want to prevent the break from going early.

The stage would start without Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack), who is suffering with a fever after his crash on stage nine, and Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha), who returned a non-negative A-sample for Hydrochlorothiazide earlier in the race.

The break goes early and and yet other crash prevents anyone from stopping it

Whether or not the sprinters’ teams wanted to delay the break until after the intermediate sprint though, as a crash in the peloton after 11km – just as a group of six riders had got clear – made the decision for them.

Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana), Arthur Vichot (FDJ), Sébastien Minard (AG2R La Mondiale), Julien El Fares (Cofidis), Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) escaped after 10km. The speeding peloton was not sure if it was going to allow the break though, but the necessary regrouping after the crash saw the sextet get away.

Among those brought down or delayed were Fabian Cancellara (Leopard Trek), Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack), Björn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM), white jersey Robert Gesink (Rabobank) and Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky). Most of these were already nursing injuries from previous crashes, especially Flècha who was brought down by a car on stage nine, but all were able to rejoin the peloton.

Nicolas Roche (AG2R La Mondiale) tried to chase across, but Europcar took control of the front of the peloton to prevent any further counterattacks. HTC-Highroad and Movistar ten took over and wound up the pace, for Mark Cavendish and José Joaquin Rojas respectively, as the peloton approached the intermediate sprint.

On the approach to the sprint in Maurs the break’s lead reached as much as 2’40” but, with HTC-Highroad and Movistar winding up the pace, it began to drop.

A little victory for Cavendish as the intermediate sprint goes his way

Vichot led the breakaway across the line, while behind them the HTC-Highroad team led Cavendish over 2’13” later. Rojas gesticulated at the Manx rider, and his leadout man Mark Renshaw, feeling that he was impeded in his sprint.

With the sprint out of the way, the peloton eased up and the six-rider break opened up its lead; it was up four minutes after 48km.

El Fares was closest to Voeckler, 15’06” behind, so Europcar could afford to let them take several minutes. With very little pressure on the French team to do much to defend Voeckler’s lead, the onus fell on those of the sprinters to pull them back if they wanted a chance to win the stage.

We had to defend the yellow jersey and so we concentrated as much as possible,” said Voeckler at the finish. “We will try to fight hard tomorrow.”

While Europcar was setting a tempo though, HTC-Highroad, Lampre-ISD and Katusha put men forward to keep the leaders under control; their advantage began gradually to fall.

“It was a nice day for me and for all the team,” said Voeckler. “We had to ride a little bit on the front of the bunch, but we had the help of many guys from the HTC[-Highroad] team. It was a good day for us and I had time to appreciate the day in yellow..

A rolling stage but not enough points on offer to threaten the limping Hoogerland

As the leaders hit the base of the 3rd category Côte de Figeac, after 60km, their lead had been cut to 3’35”, where it would hover for some time. Luckily for Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) there was a maximum of just six mountain points available in the stage. The Dutchman could afford to rest his battered body, as much as possible, without having to worry about losing his polka-dot jersey.

The pattern was set for the middle part of the stage, with the HTC-Highroad gradually reducing the gap to the leaders, and with 60km to go, it was down to 2’45”.

On the 3rd category climb of the Côte de Villefranche-de-Rouergue, which topped put with 58.5km to go, a number of sprinters were made to suffer by the pace set on the front. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervélo) found himself tailing off the back of the peloton, but the stage three winner was nursed over by his team, and managed to rejoin the peloton on the descent.

The six leaders’ advantage continued to drop as the race entered its closing stages. With 50km to go it was down to 1’50”, with 40km 1’28”, and it finally came down to a minute with 33km to go.

On the long, steady descent to the base of the final climb, the reduction of the deficit slowed. The peloton was none too keen to catch the six riders too soon and, with the downhill gradient, the break and the peloton were travelling at more or less the same speed. With 25km to go the gap was static at 53 seconds.

Marcato and Gilbert mix it up on the final climb as the peloton closes on the break

Marcato clearly felt that at least some of the others in the group were becoming passengers and, with 21km to go, he attacked. Minard jumped onto his wheel and they pulled clear of the rest. Vichot quickly chased across as the other three were left behind, to be caught a few kilometres later.

Omega Pharma-Lotto was now working on the front as the peloton hit the bottom of the 4th category Côte de Mirandol-Bourgnounac, to try to shed Gilbert’s rivals in the green jersey classification.

Meanwhile, up ahead Marcato attacked the other two with 17km to go and escaped as the other two sat up. The Italian was now just 11 seconds clear though, with a kilometre and a half still to climb.

Gilbert himself was working on the front, along with teammate Jelle Vanendert and they were gaining fast. The fierce pace that the two Belgians were setting split the peloton, with a group of only around 25 left at the front. Marcato was crawling in comparison by now, and he was caught with 16km to go; a full kilometre before the top.

Another break goes and threatens to deny the sprinters

With 700 metres to go to the summit Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) attacked and only Gilbert, Voeckler and Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) could go with him. The four of them got together, as Voeckler led over the top, but Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) chased across.

There was now a group of five riders off the front of the race, which included the yellow and green jerseys

The BMC Racing Team was leading the chase behind them, to be joined by Leopard Trek and Team Sky as the peloton organised itself after the climb. Devenyns tried to go alone with 13km to go, but the other four pulled him back, and with 11km to go they led by 16 seconds

Omega Pharma-Lotto had positioned itself at the front of the peloton to disrupt the chase, and the gap to the leaders opened up slightly; under the 10km to go banner Garmin-Cervélo took over on the front and the gap was still 15 seconds.

Gilbert was putting in huge turns on the front as the others were thinking of the stage. Martin in particular was doing virtually no work, hiding at the back, since his team was working for the sprint behind. Voeckler was not keen on the German’s marking role though, and gesticulated at him to do some work; Martin simply waved the yellow jersey back into the line ahead of him.

On a small rise with 8km to go Devenyns had another go, but only had the effect of dropping Gallopin; the Frenchman was soon joined, just ahead of the peloton, by Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel-Euskadi), who had attacked.

Shortly after Devenyns’ attack, Gilbert decided that he would go it alone dropped the others immediately. The three riders drifted back to the peloton and were quickly absorbed by the peloton, along with Gallopin and Urtasun.

The finish is in sight but a sprint is far from certain

With just over 5km Gilbert had 12 seconds as the others were all pulled back, the road rose up again just after the 5km banner though and the Belgian champion almost ground to a halt. He was swamped at 4.5km to go, but there was still plenty of time for more counterattacks.

Almost immediately Alan Perez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) jumped from the front of the peloton, followed by Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM) and Blel Kadri (AG2R La Mondiale); Perez faded quickly but Ruijgh and Kadri continued. HTC-Highroad was leading though, with four on the front, and the two of them could only get a few seconds clear. Cavendish was there, but leadout man Renshaw and Matt Goss had both been dropped on or after the climb.

Ruijgh and Kadri were caught with 3km to go and David Millar (Garmin-Cervélo) immediately jumped clear. The Scotsman couldn’t get far clear either though, he was pulled back by the Tony Martin led peloton with 1.5km to go.

Into the final kilometre Omega Pharma-Lotto took over on the front, with much of the HTC-Highroad train missing. Cavendish himself dropped back a few places to take the wheels of his rivals, as Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale) led into the final corner; starting his sprint from a long way out.

Two old rivals go head to head and the underdog comes out on top

Cavendish launched himself around Oss, but Greipel was right behind him. The German pulled alongside the Manxman as the line approached to take his first Tour stage, in his first appearance in the race, by a wheel.

Although Omega Pharma-Lotto and Gilbert’s blistering pace on the final climb – and the chase to pull back the Belgian champion in the end – had dropped a number of riders, none of the overall contenders – or those currently at the top of the classification – were left behind. There are no changes to the overall standings, with Voeckler taking his term in the yellow jersey into a second day.

“I am very happy to keep the jersey for one more day,” he said. I have to remain concentrated to keep this jersey.”

Voeckler has one more, slightly flatter, day to enjoy his second career term in yellow before the race hits the Pyrénées on Thursday.


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Tour de France (World Tour) Stage 10 Results: Aurillac to Carmaux (161 km):

  Click on the arrowsat the top of the column to sort the race results.
Country Result Name Team Time
ger GER 1 Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 03:31:21
gbr GBR 2 Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
esp ESP 3 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar) s.t.
nor NOR 4 Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
fra FRA 5 Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
ita ITA 6 Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 7 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
slo SLO 8 Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
gbr GBR 9 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) s.t.
fra FRA 10 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) s.t.
fra FRA 11 William Bonnet (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
ltu LTU 12 Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) s.t.
slo SLO 13 Grega Bole (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
bel BEL 14 Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
nor NOR 15 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) s.t.
ger GER 16 Danilo Hondo (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
bel BEL 17 Gianni Meersman (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
esp ESP 18 Alan Lezaun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
irl IRL 19 Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
bel BEL 20 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
bel BEL 21 Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
fra FRA 22 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 23 Christophe Riblon (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
aus AUS 24 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) s.t.
den DEN 25 Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
fra FRA 26 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) s.t.
esp ESP 27 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
ned NED 28 Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
bel BEL 29 Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
rus RUS 30 Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) s.t.
esp ESP 31 Alberto Contador Velasco (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
esp ESP 32 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Movistar) s.t.
ita ITA 33 Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ger GER 34 Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
lux LUX 35 Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
fra FRA 36 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) s.t.
est EST 37 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) s.t.
lux LUX 38 Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
usa USA 39 Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
den DEN 40 Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
pol POL 41 Maciej Paterski (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
esp ESP 42 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank) s.t.
usa USA 43 George Hincapie (BMC Racing) s.t.
ger GER 44 Grischa Niermann (Rabobank) s.t.
usa USA 45 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
ned NED 46 Robert Gesink (Rabobank) s.t.
rus RUS 47 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
esp ESP 48 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
svk SVK 49 Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
ned NED 50 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) s.t.
fra FRA 51 Arnold Jeannesson (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
kaz KAZ 52 Andrey Zeits (Astana) s.t.
fra FRA 53 Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) s.t.
bel BEL 54 Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
ger GER 55 Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
fra FRA 56 Jérome Pineau (Quick Step) s.t.
esp ESP 57 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Rabobank) s.t.
fra FRA 58 Jérome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
ita ITA 59 Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ita ITA 60 Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) s.t.
fra FRA 61 Yannick Talabardon (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
ger GER 62 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack) s.t.
rus RUS 63 Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) s.t.
ita ITA 64 Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 65 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 66 Maxime Bouet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 67 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 68 Sandy Casar (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
esp ESP 69 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack) s.t.
usa USA 70 Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) s.t.
ger GER 71 Jens Voigt (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
col COL 72 Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky) s.t.
ger GER 73 Christian Knees (Team Sky) s.t.
aus AUS 74 Simon Gerrans (Team Sky) s.t.
por POR 75 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (RadioShack) s.t.
fra FRA 76 Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) s.t.
gbr GBR 77 David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
usa USA 78 Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
ger GER 79 Marcel Sieberg (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
fra FRA 80 Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
bel BEL 81 Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) s.t.
bel BEL 82 Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:22
esp ESP 83 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) 00:00:30
esp ESP 84 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:02:48
ita ITA 85 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) 00:03:02
aus AUS 86 Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
sui SUI 87 Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) 00:05:33
sui SUI 88 Michael Schar (BMC Racing) s.t.
fra FRA 89 Mickael Buffaz (Cofidis) s.t.
fra FRA 90 Hubert Dupont (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
usa USA 91 Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing) s.t.
ita ITA 92 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 93 Anthony Charteau (Europcar) s.t.
den DEN 94 Nicki Sörensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
ita ITA 95 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
aus AUS 96 Richie Porte (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
esp ESP 97 Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) s.t.
kaz KAZ 98 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) s.t.
aus AUS 99 Stuart O' Grady (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
fra FRA 100 Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) s.t.
pol POL 101 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
aus AUS 102 Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
fra FRA 103 Tristan Valentin (Cofidis) s.t.
fra FRA 104 Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 105 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing) s.t.
fra FRA 106 David Moncoutié (Cofidis) s.t.
ltu LTU 107 Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
esp ESP 108 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
bel BEL 109 Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:05:59
ned NED 110 Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
ned NED 111 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
ned NED 112 Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) s.t.
ned NED 113 Joost Posthuma (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
esp ESP 114 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Movistar) s.t.
por POR 115 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar) s.t.
fra FRA 116 Sébastien Minard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
col COL 117 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Cofidis) s.t.
esp ESP 118 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) s.t.
esp ESP 119 David Arroyo Duran (Movistar) s.t.
ita ITA 120 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
rus RUS 121 Vladimir Isaychev (Katusha) s.t.
ita ITA 122 Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing) s.t.
rus RUS 123 Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) s.t.
sui SUI 124 David Loosli (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ita ITA 125 Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ita ITA 126 Matteo Tosatto (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
ita ITA 127 Matteo Bono (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
bel BEL 128 Romain Zingle (Cofidis) s.t.
esp ESP 129 Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack) s.t.
ita ITA 130 Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
ukr UKR 131 Andriy Grivko (Astana) s.t.
sui SUI 132 Steve Morabito (BMC Racing) s.t.
cze CZE 133 Roman Kreuziger (Astana) s.t.
ita ITA 134 Paolo Longho Borghini (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
pol POL 135 Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 136 Mickaël Delage (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
usa USA 137 Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
fra FRA 138 Arthur Vichot (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
esp ESP 139 Benjamin Gonzalez Noval (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
slo SLO 140 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
bel BEL 141 Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) s.t.
can CAN 142 Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
esp ESP 143 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 144 Jérémy Roy (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
fra FRA 145 Anthony Roux (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
gbr GBR 146 Ben Swift (Team Sky) s.t.
den DEN 147 Brian Vandborg (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
fra FRA 148 Jeremie Galland (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
kaz KAZ 149 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) s.t.
rus RUS 150 Egor Silin (Katusha) s.t.
fra FRA 151 Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
usa USA 152 Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
nzl NZL 153 Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
ger GER 154 Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
aut AUT 155 Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
ned NED 156 Addy Engels (Quick Step) s.t.
ned NED 157 Niki Terpstra (Quick Step) 00:07:00
ger GER 158 Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) s.t.
fra FRA 159 Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 160 Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 161 Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) s.t.
crc CRC 162 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (Movistar) s.t.
fra FRA 163 Julien El Fares (Cofidis) s.t.
ned NED 164 Lars Boom (Rabobank) s.t.
fra FRA 165 Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
esp ESP 166 Jesús Hernández Blazquez (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
ukr UKR 167 Denys Kostyuk (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
rus RUS 168 Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha) s.t.
den DEN 169 Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
ned NED 170 Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
fra FRA 171 John Gadret (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
fra FRA 172 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 173 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
esp ESP 174 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
kaz KAZ 175 Dmitriy Muravyev (RadioShack) s.t.
fra FRA 176 Yohann Gene (Europcar) s.t.
fra FRA 177 Vincent Jerome (Europcar) s.t.
ger GER 178 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing) s.t.
rus RUS DNF Alexandr Kolobnev (Katusha)  
ukr UKR DNF Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack)  

General classification after stage 10:

Country Result Name Team Time
fra FRA 1 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 42:06:32
esp ESP 2 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank) 00:01:49
aus AUS 3 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) 00:02:26
lux LUX 4 Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) 00:02:29
lux LUX 5 Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) 00:02:37
ger GER 6 Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) 00:02:38
svk SVK 7 Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
ger GER 8 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack) 00:02:43
bel BEL 9 Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:02:55
den DEN 10 Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) 00:03:08
ita ITA 11 Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:03:36
ita ITA 12 Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) 00:03:37
irl IRL 13 Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:03:45
bel BEL 14 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) 00:03:47
ned NED 15 Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 00:04:01
esp ESP 16 Alberto Contador Velasco (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:04:07
usa USA 17 Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:04:22
est EST 18 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) 00:04:52
usa USA 19 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:04:53
esp ESP 20 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:05:01
esp ESP 21 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Rabobank) 00:05:04
rus RUS 22 Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) 00:05:05
bel BEL 23 Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) 00:05:07
nor NOR 24 Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:05:13
esp ESP 25 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack) 00:05:14
fra FRA 26 Arnold Jeannesson (Française Des Jeux) 00:05:21
fra FRA 27 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:05:32
gbr GBR 28 David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
rus RUS 29 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha) 00:05:39
ned NED 30 Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:05:43
fra FRA 31 Sandy Casar (Française Des Jeux) s.t.
gbr GBR 32 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) 00:05:51
bel BEL 33 Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:06:26
fra FRA 34 Jérome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) 00:06:35
ger GER 35 Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) 00:06:40
usa USA 36 Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) 00:07:16
col COL 37 Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky) 00:07:20
nor NOR 38 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) 00:07:45
bel BEL 39 Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) 00:08:16
rus RUS 40 Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) 00:08:45
fra FRA 41 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) 00:09:12
fra FRA 42 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 00:09:20
esp ESP 43 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:10:32
pol POL 44 Maciej Paterski (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:12:10
esp ESP 45 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:13:06
bel BEL 46 Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:13:37
ned NED 47 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) 00:14:41
usa USA 48 George Hincapie (BMC Racing) 00:14:53
fra FRA 49 Jérome Pineau (Quick Step) 00:15:14
usa USA 50 Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) 00:15:16
fra FRA 51 Yannick Talabardon (Saur-Sojasun) 00:15:22
can CAN 52 Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:15:32
fra FRA 53 Anthony Charteau (Europcar) 00:15:50
fra FRA 54 David Moncoutié (Cofidis) 00:17:08
ned NED 55 Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) 00:18:08
ita ITA 56 Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD) 00:20:53
fra FRA 57 Maxime Bouet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:20:59
esp ESP 58 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar) 00:21:06
fra FRA 59 Hubert Dupont (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:21:15
slo SLO 60 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:22:02
fra FRA 61 Julien El Fares (Cofidis) 00:22:06
fra FRA 62 Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) 00:22:20
fra FRA 63 Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) 00:22:50
rus RUS 64 Egor Silin (Katusha) 00:24:14
por POR 65 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar) 00:24:50
fra FRA 66 John Gadret (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:25:09
kaz KAZ 67 Andrey Zeits (Astana) 00:25:13
den DEN 68 Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:25:21
ger GER 69 Christian Knees (Team Sky) 00:25:25
ita ITA 70 Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:25:26
aus AUS 71 Simon Gerrans (Team Sky) 00:25:59
esp ESP 72 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) 00:26:25
ger GER 73 Grischa Niermann (Rabobank) 00:26:53
sui SUI 74 Steve Morabito (BMC Racing) 00:27:16
fra FRA 75 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:27:30
esp ESP 76 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Movistar) 00:27:41
den DEN 77 Nicki Sörensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:28:05
ger GER 78 Danilo Hondo (Lampre-ISD) 00:28:37
fra FRA 79 Christophe Riblon (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:28:43
ita ITA 80 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:28:47
ger GER 81 Jens Voigt (Leopard-Trek) 00:28:59
esp ESP 82 David Arroyo Duran (Movistar) 00:30:05
esp ESP 83 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:30:41
aus AUS 84 Richie Porte (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:30:54
bel BEL 85 Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:30:56
ned NED 86 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:31:26
pol POL 87 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:31:48
sui SUI 88 David Loosli (Lampre-ISD) 00:32:24
ita ITA 89 Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing) 00:32:57
esp ESP 90 Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) 00:33:05
fra FRA 91 Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) 00:33:08
kaz KAZ 92 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) 00:33:20
fra FRA 93 Arthur Vichot (Française Des Jeux) 00:33:26
fra FRA 94 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing) 00:34:17
esp ESP 95 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:34:53
esp ESP 96 Alan Lezaun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:35:17
ita ITA 97 Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) 00:35:18
por POR 98 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (RadioShack) 00:36:48
esp ESP 99 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:37:31
fra FRA 100 William Bonnet (Française Des Jeux) 00:37:40
ita ITA 101 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) 00:38:21
esp ESP 102 Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack) 00:38:24
esp ESP 103 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) 00:38:26
aus AUS 104 Stuart O' Grady (Leopard-Trek) 00:39:03
ita ITA 105 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:39:52
fra FRA 106 Tristan Valentin (Cofidis) 00:40:19
fra FRA 107 Sébastien Minard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:42:17
esp ESP 108 Benjamin Gonzalez Noval (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:42:21
aus AUS 109 Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) 00:42:44
bel BEL 110 Gianni Meersman (Française Des Jeux) 00:43:44
ita ITA 111 Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) 00:43:56
fra FRA 112 Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) 00:44:16
den DEN 113 Brian Vandborg (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:44:33
gbr GBR 114 Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 00:45:42
fra FRA 115 Jeremie Galland (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
fra FRA 116 Anthony Roux (Française Des Jeux) 00:45:57
sui SUI 117 Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) 00:46:28
cze CZE 118 Roman Kreuziger (Astana) 00:46:30
esp ESP 119 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Movistar) 00:46:46
ger GER 120 Marcel Sieberg (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:47:17
ger GER 121 Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:47:43
gbr GBR 122 Ben Swift (Team Sky) s.t.
fra FRA 123 Romain Feillu (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:48:49
ita ITA 124 Matteo Tosatto (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:48:50
sui SUI 125 Michael Schar (BMC Racing) 00:48:56
bel BEL 126 Romain Zingle (Cofidis) 00:49:01
fra FRA 127 Mickaël Delage (Française Des Jeux) 00:49:29
col COL 128 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Cofidis) 00:49:38
ned NED 129 Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:50:19
slo SLO 130 Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:50:24
ned NED 131 Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) 00:50:41
fra FRA 132 Yohann Gene (Europcar) 00:50:48
ita ITA 133 Matteo Bono (Lampre-ISD) 00:51:15
slo SLO 134 Grega Bole (Lampre-ISD) 00:51:24
ita ITA 135 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Lampre-ISD) 00:52:23
fra FRA 136 Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) 00:52:33
ltu LTU 137 Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) 00:52:53
fra FRA 138 Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) 00:52:55
ita ITA 139 Paolo Longho Borghini (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:53:06
bel BEL 140 Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:53:24
usa USA 141 Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing) 00:53:50
ned NED 142 Joost Posthuma (Leopard-Trek) 00:54:39
pol POL 143 Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:55:05
ger GER 144 Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) 00:55:29
kaz KAZ 145 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) 00:55:30
fra FRA 146 Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) 00:55:55
nzl NZL 147 Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:56:02
rus RUS 148 Denis Galimzyanov (Katusha) 00:57:37
ned NED 149 Lars Boom (Rabobank) 00:59:32
rus RUS 150 Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha) 00:00:19
fra FRA 151 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) 00:00:23
ltu LTU 152 Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:00:38
ger GER 153 Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:39
ukr UKR 154 Andriy Grivko (Astana) 00:01:21
usa USA 155 Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:01:32
ger GER 156 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing) 00:02:02
usa USA 157 Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) 00:02:07
ukr UKR 158 Denys Kostyuk (Lampre-ISD) 00:02:15
fra FRA 159 Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) 00:03:23
esp ESP 160 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:03:49
aut AUT 161 Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Highroad) 00:04:20
esp ESP 162 Jesús Hernández Blazquez (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:04:30
fra FRA 163 Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:05:01
fra FRA 164 Jérémy Roy (Française Des Jeux) 00:05:20
fra FRA 165 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun) 00:05:55
aus AUS 166 Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) 00:06:37
fra FRA 167 Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) 00:06:53
ned NED 168 Niki Terpstra (Quick Step) 00:07:40
den DEN 169 Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Highroad) 00:09:27
fra FRA 170 Mickael Buffaz (Cofidis) 00:11:53
kaz KAZ 171 Dmitriy Muravyev (RadioShack) 00:12:32
ita ITA 172 Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:14:33
fra FRA 173 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) 00:16:13
crc CRC 174 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (Movistar) 00:16:54
rus RUS 175 Vladimir Isaychev (Katusha) 00:16:59
ned NED 176 Addy Engels (Quick Step) 00:19:15
bel BEL 177 Gert Steegmans (Quick Step) 00:27:27
fra FRA 178 Vincent Jerome (Europcar) 00:35:50

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