Tour de France: Jelle Vanendert soars to victory on the Plateau de Beille
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Tour de France: Jelle Vanendert soars to victory on the Plateau de Beille

by Ben Atkins at 11:37 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France, Race Reports and Results
 
History repeats itself as Thomas Voeckler holds on to yellow on the Pyrénéen summit

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After being denied a stage victory two days before on the climb to Luz-Ardiden, Jelle Vanandert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) won the fourteenth stage of the Tour de France on the Plateau de Beille. The Belgian attacked a select group of race favourites some 7km from the top of the climb to the finish and, with his lowly place in the overall classification, was allowed to get away.

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), the man that had denied Vanendert on Luz-Ardiden, set off in pursuit of the Belgian with 4km to go, but was unable to close the gap and finished 21 seconds behind him.

Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek), in a show of defiance, attacked the rest of the overall favourites in the closing few hundred metres to take third place 36 seconds back. The Luxemburger crossed the line just two seconds ahead of Cadel Evans (BMC Racing), who led the big group of favourites home.

“It’s like a dream come true,” said Vanendert at the finish. “After last year, when I didn’t race for seven or eight months because of two knee injuries, I think my career has now started.

“Winning at Plateau de Beille... it’s not bad, huh?” he added. “Two mountain top finishes: one time second, one time first... I’ve tried two times and luckily now I have two things: a prize jersey and a stage win, so I’m very glad.”

Day three in the Pyrénées would be the toughest day so far

After a relatively easy day on stage thirteen, the 168.5km between Saint-Gaudens and the Plateau de Beille was expected to be one of the toughest days of the Tour. With one 3rd, two 2nd and two 1st category climbs on the way to finish on the hors category Plateau the favourites were expected to do battle once again.

Thomas Voeckler was expected to lose his yellow jersey, but the Frenchman had history on his side. The last time he wore yellow, back in the 2004 race, he managed to cling on to the jersey by 22 seconds, despite losing 4’42” to stage winner Lance Armstrong, who was on his way to his record breaking sixth overall victory.

Although the Plateau has only featured in the Tour on four previous occasions, the winner at the top (Marco Pantani 1998, Lance Armstrong 2002 & 2004, and Alberto Contador 2007) has been the winner of the race in Paris.

It was Omega Pharma-Lotto’s stage 10 winner André Greipel’s 29th birthday, a date he shares with five-time Tour winner Miguel Indurain, but you’d get very long odds on the big German Gorilla taking today’s stage.

Attacks from the gun as usual and the French champion drags a huge group away

There was an immediate attack as soon as the flag was dropped from AG2R and FDJ, but the first rider to get clear of the peloton was Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step).

He was soon joined by nineteen other riders, who were: Linus Gerdemann and Jens Voigt (both Leopard Trek), Gorka Izagirre (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Bauke Mollema and Luis León Sanchez (both Rabobank), David Millar (Garmin-Cervélo), Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana), Kristjan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale), Maxime Bouet, Christophe Riblon (both AG2R La Mondiale), Xabier Zandio (Team Sky), Sandy Casar, Mickaël Delage and Arthur Vichot (all FDJ), Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing), Julien El Fares (Cofidis), Anthony Charteau (Europcar), Egor Silin (Katusha), and Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM).

Europcar took up its usual place on the front of the peloton, setting its usual steady tempo, and the group was able to get itself clear without too much trouble. Casar was thee best placed in the overall classification, 8’47” behind Voeckler.

Missing from the group were any of the top men in the race for either the green or polka dot jerseys. This particularly suited green jersey incumbent Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad), as none of his rivals would be able to make any ground on his lead at the intermediate sprint, which would come after 36.5km, after the 2nd category climb of the Col de Portet d’Aspet.

As Delage led the twenty men in the lead over the top of the Portet d’Aspet, which was climbed in the direction that the race had descended on the day when 1992 Olympic champion Fabio Casartelli was killed in 1995, they had 1’02” over the chasers and 4’45” over the Europcar led peloton.

A massive lead for the break as Europcar tries to take it easy again

FDJ used its numerical advantage to deliver Delage across the intermediate sprint line in Orgibet, although he had to see off a challenge from Millar. The peloton behind them would simply roll over the line for the first time in the race, since all the points had been taken by the riders up the road.

Rui Costa (Movistar), Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD), Jérôme Pineau (Quick Step) and Ruben Perez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) managed to catch the lead group after 43km. At the base of the 1st category Col de la Core the group’s lead had grown to 6’05”; this had extended to 6’55” as Delage led over the top.

Casar attacked on the descent, accompanied by El Fares. A few moments later Millar chased across, and the three of them were 35 seconds clear of the other 21 breakaway riders as they passed through the feedzone in Seix after 76.5km. They continued to open up their lead as the chase group struggled to reorganise, and after 83km it had increased to 1’45”; the peloton was now 7’20” behind.

At the base of the 2nd category Col de Latrape, which would top out after 94km, the three leaders were 8’45” clear of the peloton; a few minutes later it went over nine minutes, putting Casar in the virtual race lead. As the chasers hit the bottom Riblon attacked the rest and tried to bridge across.

Leopard Trek takes over again to thin out its rivals’ teams

The peloton accelerated a little as it hit the climb, as Leopard Trek came forward to set the pace, causing some riders to begin slipping off the back. Casar led the leaders over the top of the climb, with Riblon at 1’35”, a long way ahead of the rest of the chase group, but he caught them on the descent. The peloton had cut the gap to 7’45”, stripping Casar of his virtual yellow jersey, at the base of the 1st category Col d’Agnes Riblon.

As the climb began in earnest Millar was dropped by the three Frenchmen.

Silin managed to chase and to join the leaders with 5km to go to the top, with Charteau, Voigt, Di Gregorio, Zandio and Izagirre just behind him. There were now nine at the frot, which grew to eleven as Chavanel and Gerdemann made it back up.

The peloton was steadily closing the gap, as Leopard Trek was riding in a similar fashion to stage twelve: wearing down the teams of the other favourites before the big climb to the finish. As Chavanel outsprinted Charteau over the summit with 59.5km to go, it had been slashed to 5’07”, pulling back many of the dropped breakaway riders as it went.

A lone attack from the break and some rotten luck for Jens

Izagirre attacked on the descent, pulling a few seconds clear of the other ten leaders. As the peloton made its way down though, Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) crashed, but the Tour’s medical staff were with him quickly and he was soon back up and chasing the peloton with a bandage over his bleeding nose.

Over the top of the 3rd category Port de Lers, with just 50.5km to go, Izagirre was 56 seconds ahead of the chasers, with the peloton at 5’14”. All that remained was the long descent to the Ariège valley, before the 15.8km climb to the finish.

On the technical descent Voigt went straight on at a left hand corner and crashed into some bushes. A few kilometres later the German came down again as his front wheel slid from under him on the slippery melted tar. He soon got up and was on his radio straight away to warn his teammates to take care.

The breakaway group came together as the descent began to flatten out, but began to break up again as the riders began to attack one another. The peloton was just 3’14” behind as they passed under the 20km to go banner.

The final climb begins and Leopard Trek really starts to turn the screw

Perez attacked just before the climb to the Plateau began and, as he hit the bottom, he led by a slim five-second margin. The peloton trailed by just 2’02” as Maxime Monfort led the Leopard Trek train onto the climb, as Casar took the lead on the road.

Voigt was the next Leopard Trek man to take over; the group was thinning out but most of the favourites, including Voeckler, still looked comfortable. Contador was sitting on the wheel of Andy Schleck, as he had done on stage twelve, with Fränk Schleck sitting on his.

Carlos Barredo (Rabobank) attacked with 13km to go, quickly overtaking teammate Sanchez, who was on his way back from the break. Casar was 1’43” with 12km to go, as Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervélo) took over on the front with Tom Danielson on his wheel.

Andy Schleck makes the first move again

With 11km to go Andy Schleck made the first move, but was quickly marked by Contador. Evans, Voeckler with Europcar teammate Pierre Rolland, Fränk Schleck, Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD), Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale), Jean-Christophe Péraud (AG2R La Mondiale) and Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky) were the only ones who could follow.

With 10km to go Casar still had 1’22”, but Andy Schleck attacked again, followed by Vanendert, and Evans closed the gap for the rest again. Basso took over the pace on the front, only for Andy Schleck to go for a third time; this time it was Voeckler that closed him down with Evans dragging the others over once more.

Basso took his place on the front again, as Fränk Schleck made his move but, once again, it was Evans that closed him down. As the pace slackened slightly Rolland came to the front to set the pace for Voeckler. The group was slowly drawing in Casar, but the pace had slacked enough for Danielson to rejoin.

The favourites cancel each other out as Vanendert gets away

Andy Schleck went again though, with Contador right on him, followed by the rest, and the American was out the back once more. With 7km to go Casar’s lead was now just 28 seconds, as Vanendert attacked; as he was 12’54” down on the overall classification the Belgian was allowed to go.

With 6.4km to go Vanendert passed Casar as the Frenchman seemed almost stationary. Basso was driving the pace once more but, with 5km to go, the Belgian had opened up a gap of 34 seconds. The increases in pace finally dropped Cunego, who had been struggling for a few kilometres.

With 4km to go Sanchez made his first move, which was marked by Fränk Schleck, and the others were brought up by Voeckler. The Olympic champion went a second time though, and this time they just watched him go.

Andy Schleck led the chase, but with 3km to go Vanendert was 40 seconds clear, with Sanchez 12 seconds ahead of the rest. Basso attacked with 2.5km, and was followed by Péraud. They were chased down by Voeckler, only for Evans to jump clear through the encroaching crowds on the mountain.

Into the final kilometre Vanendert had 24 seconds over Sanchez, with the rest at almost a minute, and he managed to hold his advantage right to the line. As he approached the finish, he sat up to celebrate the biggest victory of his career, with Sanchez, the man that had denied him two days before, following him 21 seconds later.

Into the final few hundred metres Andy Schleck attacked one last time and succeeded in getting a small gap over the rest. He finished 36 seconds behind Vanendert, two seconds clear of the rest.

Finishing with the race favourites once more, Voeckler has done what even he thought impossible, and held on to the yellow jersey on the same climb as he did back in 2004. The Frenchman’s lead has now survived the Pyrénées, and he will now almost certainly take it all the way to the Alps at the latter half of next week.

“I would lie if I said that I expected to keep the jersey but I was more optimistic than I was two days before the Luz Ardiden stage,’ said the two-time French champion. “On the last climb today, I was really surprise that I was with all the favourites at the end and it was very hard for me but I understand that it was the same for them. I tried to give my all and it was okay.”

Unless Vanendert can make up some serious time in the Alps though, the hex of the Plateau de Beille has been broken. The winner here will not be the eventual winner in Paris.

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Tour de France (WorldTour) Stage 14 Results: Saint-Gaudens to Plateau de Beille (168km)

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

General classification after stage 14:

Country Result Name Team Time
fra FRA 1 Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 61:04:10
lux LUX 2 Frank Schleck (Leopard-Trek) 00:01:49
aus AUS 3 Cadel Evans (BMC Racing) 00:02:06
lux LUX 4 Andy Schleck (Leopard-Trek) 00:02:15
ita ITA 5 Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:03:16
esp ESP 6 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:03:44
esp ESP 7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:04:00
ita ITA 8 Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) 00:04:01
usa USA 9 Thomas Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:05:46
bel BEL 10 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) 00:06:18
col COL 11 Rigoberto Uran (Team Sky) 00:07:55
fra FRA 12 Jean-christophe Peraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:08:20
est EST 13 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) 00:09:02
fra FRA 14 Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 00:09:20
esp ESP 15 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack) 00:09:50
svk SVK 16 Peter Velits (HTC-Highroad) 00:10:01
fra FRA 17 Arnold Jeannesson (Française Des Jeux) 00:10:05
irl IRL 18 Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:10:56
fra FRA 19 Sandy Casar (Française Des Jeux) 00:11:54
bel BEL 20 Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:12:06
ned NED 21 Rob Ruijgh (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:12:56
fra FRA 22 Jérome Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) 00:13:03
rus RUS 23 Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) 00:15:11
rus RUS 24 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha) 00:16:43
usa USA 25 Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack) 00:16:48
esp ESP 26 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:16:54
rus RUS 27 Vladimir Gusev (Katusha) 00:19:41
bel BEL 28 Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:20:50
usa USA 29 Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:21:06
bel BEL 30 Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) 00:21:40
fra FRA 31 David Moncoutié (Cofidis) 00:21:57
can CAN 32 Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:23:43
esp ESP 33 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Rabobank) 00:26:25
fra FRA 34 Cyril Gautier (Europcar) 00:26:37
ger GER 35 Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) 00:27:06
fra FRA 36 Hubert Dupont (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:28:20
kaz KAZ 37 Andrey Zeits (Astana) 00:30:51
fra FRA 38 Jérome Pineau (Quick Step) 00:30:58
fra FRA 39 Yannick Talabardon (Saur-Sojasun) 00:31:55
esp ESP 40 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:34:43
den DEN 41 Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) 00:34:46
ned NED 42 Robert Gesink (Rabobank) 00:35:21
gbr GBR 43 Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) 00:35:27
den DEN 44 Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:36:26
esp ESP 45 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank) 00:37:26
fra FRA 46 Julien El Fares (Cofidis) 00:38:22
bel BEL 47 Dries Devenyns (Quick Step) 00:39:39
ger GER 48 Linus Gerdemann (Leopard-Trek) 00:39:48
ned NED 49 Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) 00:42:13
sui SUI 50 Steve Morabito (BMC Racing) 00:42:44
esp ESP 51 David Arroyo Duran (Movistar) 00:43:03
fra FRA 52 Rémy Di Gregorio (Astana) 00:43:56
usa USA 53 George Hincapie (BMC Racing) 00:45:42
fra FRA 54 Anthony Charteau (Europcar) 00:45:44
fra FRA 55 Maxime Bouet (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:50:36
pol POL 56 Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:50:44
esp ESP 57 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) 00:54:07
gbr GBR 58 David Millar (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:55:02
fra FRA 59 Christophe Riblon (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:55:29
nor NOR 60 Thor Hushovd (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:55:48
ger GER 61 Christian Knees (Team Sky) 00:56:35
ger GER 62 Grischa Niermann (Rabobank) 00:57:58
usa USA 63 Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) 00:58:02
esp ESP 64 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:59:10
ger GER 65 Jens Voigt (Leopard-Trek) 01:01:52
nor NOR 66 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) 01:03:23
fra FRA 67 Amaël Moinard (BMC Racing) 01:03:52
fra FRA 68 Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) 01:05:22
fra FRA 69 Tony Gallopin (Cofidis) 01:05:41
sui SUI 70 David Loosli (Lampre-ISD) 01:10:00
pol POL 71 Maciej Paterski (Liquigas-Cannondale) 01:10:22
aus AUS 72 Richie Porte (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 01:11:30
esp ESP 73 Ruben Perez Moreno (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:12:20
por POR 74 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Movistar) 01:13:52
ned NED 75 Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) 01:14:04
ita ITA 76 Paolo Tiralongo (Astana) 01:14:40
ita ITA 77 Adriano Malori (Lampre-ISD) 01:15:32
rus RUS 78 Egor Silin (Katusha) 01:15:38
bel BEL 79 Jurgen Roelandts (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 01:15:57
esp ESP 80 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Movistar) 01:17:07
esp ESP 81 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:18:08
bel BEL 82 Bjorn Leukemans (Vacansoleil-DCM) 01:19:09
ita ITA 83 Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing) 01:19:19
por POR 84 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (RadioShack) 01:19:38
bel BEL 85 Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM) 01:19:49
ita ITA 86 Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil-DCM) 01:21:13
esp ESP 87 Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack) 01:21:30
aus AUS 88 Stuart O' Grady (Leopard-Trek) 01:21:43
esp ESP 89 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) 01:22:26
den DEN 90 Nicki Sörensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 01:24:06
fra FRA 91 Arthur Vichot (Française Des Jeux) 01:25:26
esp ESP 92 Alan Lezaun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:26:10
esp ESP 93 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Movistar) 01:26:35
esp ESP 94 Juan Antonio Flecha (Team Sky) 01:29:21
ita ITA 95 Matteo Bono (Lampre-ISD) 01:29:38
esp ESP 96 Jesús Hernández Blazquez (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 01:31:51
slo SLO 97 Kristjan Koren (Liquigas-Cannondale) 01:31:54
fra FRA 98 Jérémy Roy (Française Des Jeux) 01:32:12
aus AUS 99 Simon Gerrans (Team Sky) 01:32:55
ned NED 100 Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) 01:33:19
sui SUI 101 Michael Schar (BMC Racing) 01:35:22
ita ITA 102 Daniel Oss (Liquigas-Cannondale) 01:35:58
ger GER 103 Danilo Hondo (Lampre-ISD) 01:37:03
ita ITA 104 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) 01:37:55
fra FRA 105 Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 01:38:02
cze CZE 106 Roman Kreuziger (Astana) 01:39:37
bel BEL 107 Gianni Meersman (Française Des Jeux) 01:39:45
ita ITA 108 Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) 01:39:47
esp ESP 109 Benjamin Gonzalez Noval (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 01:40:48
ger GER 110 Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 01:43:44
fra FRA 111 Anthony Roux (Française Des Jeux) 01:43:53
fra FRA 112 Jonathan Hivert (Saur-Sojasun) 01:45:14
fra FRA 113 Laurent Mangel (Saur-Sojasun) 01:45:51
fra FRA 114 Sébastien Turgot (Europcar) 01:46:05
ita ITA 115 Matteo Tosatto (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 01:46:06
fra FRA 116 Tristan Valentin (Cofidis) 01:46:07
kaz KAZ 117 Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) 01:46:27
ned NED 118 Maarten Tjallingii (Rabobank) 01:46:32
den DEN 119 Brian Vandborg (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 01:48:43
fra FRA 120 Mickaël Delage (Française Des Jeux) 01:48:54
usa USA 121 Brent Bookwalter (BMC Racing) 01:50:06
ned NED 122 Joost Posthuma (Leopard-Trek) 01:50:55
slo SLO 123 Grega Bole (Lampre-ISD) 01:51:06
ita ITA 124 Paolo Longho Borghini (Liquigas-Cannondale) 01:51:18
col COL 125 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Cofidis) 01:51:42
fra FRA 126 Mickael Buffaz (Cofidis) 01:52:33
ita ITA 127 Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas-Cannondale) 01:52:44
gbr GBR 128 Ben Swift (Team Sky) 01:54:39
fra FRA 129 Jeremie Galland (Saur-Sojasun) 01:54:49
esp ESP 130 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Movistar) 01:55:53
sui SUI 131 Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) 01:56:10
ned NED 132 Lieuwe Westra (Vacansoleil-DCM) 01:57:30
ger GER 133 Marcel Sieberg (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 01:57:49
kaz KAZ 134 Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) 01:58:03
fra FRA 135 Sébastien Minard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 01:58:32
gbr GBR 136 Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) 01:58:34
ltu LTU 137 Tomas Vaitkus (Astana) 01:59:10
ned NED 138 Niki Terpstra (Quick Step) 01:59:15
aus AUS 139 Matthew Goss (HTC-Highroad) 02:00:30
fra FRA 140 Blel Kadri (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 02:00:31
kaz KAZ 141 Dmitriy Muravyev (RadioShack) 02:01:25
ned NED 142 Addy Engels (Quick Step) 02:01:41
slo SLO 143 Borut Bozic (Vacansoleil-DCM) 02:03:07
ita ITA 144 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Lampre-ISD) 02:05:30
fra FRA 145 Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun) 02:05:38
fra FRA 146 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun) 02:05:40
ger GER 147 Gerald Ciolek (Quick Step) 02:06:01
den DEN 148 Lars Ytting Bak (HTC-Highroad) 02:06:12
ukr UKR 149 Denys Kostyuk (Lampre-ISD) 02:06:25
bel BEL 150 Romain Zingle (Cofidis) 02:07:17
nzl NZL 151 Julian Dean (Garmin-Cervelo) 02:08:28
fra FRA 152 Arnaud Coyot (Saur-Sojasun) 02:09:11
fra FRA 153 Yohann Gene (Europcar) 02:09:14
ger GER 154 Andre Greipel (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 02:11:11
pol POL 155 Maciej Bodnar (Liquigas-Cannondale) 02:11:20
fra FRA 156 Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) 02:13:15
ukr UKR 157 Andriy Grivko (Astana) 02:13:34
usa USA 158 Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) 02:14:15
ger GER 159 Marcus Burghardt (BMC Racing) 02:14:53
esp ESP 160 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 02:16:32
fra FRA 161 Perrig Quemeneur (Europcar) 02:16:42
aut AUT 162 Bernhard Eisel (HTC-Highroad) 02:18:22
rus RUS 163 Mikhail Ignatyev (Katusha) 02:18:45
ltu LTU 164 Ramunas Navardauskas (Garmin-Cervelo) 02:19:04
aus AUS 165 Mark Renshaw (HTC-Highroad) 02:19:20
usa USA 166 Danny Pate (HTC-Highroad) 02:20:42
fra FRA 167 Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) 02:22:36
ita ITA 168 Fabio Sabatini (Liquigas-Cannondale) 02:32:59
fra FRA 169 Vincent Jerome (Europcar) 02:33:38
crc CRC 170 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (Movistar) 02:41:32

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