Vuelta a España: Rodriguez grabs stage win, Chavanel loses time but keeps red jersey
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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Vuelta a España: Rodriguez grabs stage win, Chavanel loses time but keeps red jersey

by Shane Stokes at 12:03 PM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Vuelta a España
Steep finish makes for stirring finale

Joaquim RodriguezMaking the most of his light weight and explosive characteristics, the 2010 world number one Joaquin ‘Purito’ Rodriguez (Katusha) raced to victory on today’s fifth stage of the Vuelta a España. The Catalan rider surged clear on the final ramp up to the finish line at Valdepeñas de Jaén, benefiting from an acceleration on that ramp by yesterday’s winner, his team-mate Daniel Moreno.

He hit the line a clear four seconds ahead of closest chaser Wout Poels (Vacansoleil), with Moreno a further second back in third. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank), Michele Scarponi (Lampre ISD) and Haimar Zubeldia (Team RadioShack) completed the top six.

“I’ve clearly achieved more than I expected with the gap I created over my adversaries on such a short distance”, a happy Rodriguez said afterwards. “It was a hard stage with a breakaway comprising riders of the calibre of Rein Taarämae and Micheal Albasini, so it took a lot of work to prevent them from taking more than two or three minutes advantage. The last kilometre was extremely spectacular. It was like a big Belgian classic with a huge crowd. Everyone was yelling ‘Purito!’ It was very enjoyable.”

The finale of the race was marked by a strong acceleration by the triple King of the Mountains winner David Moncoutie (Cofidis). He attacked on the penultimate climb and had a lead of over 30 seconds at the summit, but cracked on the final ramp and was passed by Rodriguez and the others who were fighting for the stage victory.

Overnight leader Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) finished 37th, 31 seconds back, but had enough time on hand to once again keep his red jersey. The other riders are nearing him, however, with Moreno being just nine seconds back and Rodriguez 23 seconds away.

The Frenchman knows his time at the top is limited, but he’s enjoying the jersey while he can. “I’m very happy, The race was gruelling; at the beginning of the stage we were riding fast and hard. For the entire day it was like being on a roller coaster, all day up and down,” he said. “Fortunately, today wasn’t as hot as the last few days. The most important thing is to have held on to the jersey and paid back the team for the extraordinary work they did today. Special praise to Malacarne, whose action allowed us to save some energy on the team.”

Davide Malacarne was one of eight riders who went clear early on, his presence in the break taking a little pressure of the Quick Step squad. Also present was HTC Highroad rider Michael Albasini, who attacked close to 100 kilometres into the stage and pushed on alone.

He was joined soon afterwards by Angel Madrazo (Movistar) and Johannes Frohlinger (Skil Shimano), and these pushed onwards towards the finish. Madrazo was the last to be recaptured, but he too was hauled back, paving the way for a big battle for stage honours.

Towards the end, the Liquigas-Cannondale team of last year’s race winner Vincenzo Nibali worked hard to set their leader up for a big push towards the lead but the climb didn’t go quite as well as expected for the Italian. After placing second there last year, he was eleventh on the stage, eleven seconds back, and is now fifth overall. Nibali is 33 seconds away from the top of the leaderboard, but remains well within striking distance.

The race continues tomorrow with a 185.7 kilometre leg from Úbeda to Córdoba. It is thought most likely to end in a bunch sprint.

Long break precedes final showdown:

An aggressive start to the race led to constant attacks before an octet of riders got established and moved clear. Those present included the HTC Highroad rider Michael Albasini, Rein Taaramae (Cofidis), Tom Slagter (Rabobank), who started the move, plus Davide Malacarne (Quick Step), Adrian Palomares (Andalucia Caja Granada), Angel Madrazo (Movistar), Johannes Frohlinger (Skil Shimano) and Tour of Poland winner Peter Sagan (Liquigas Cannondale).

These riders tried to establish a decent lead but found it difficult to build more than a minute’s advantage due to chasing by the peloton plus a disjointed cooperation. The latter frustrated Albasini and prompted him to kick clear alone as he neared 100 kilometres of racing. Approximately 20 kilometres later he had built a lead of over two minutes on the Katusha and Quick Step-led peloton, and was making decent progress.

He reached the intermediate sprint at Venta de Pantalones 40 seconds ahead of chasers Frohlinger and Madrazo, the sole riders left from the earlier move, with the bunch a further minute back. That chasing duo succeeded in bridging inside the final 40 kilometres, but the bunch was chasing hard and drew ever-closer.

Madrazo kicked clear 25 kilometres from the line in a futile attempt to stay clear, but he – like the other two – was reeled in. The Katusha-led peloton raced onwards to the Alto de Valdepeñas climb, where Nibali’s Liquigas-Cannondale team took over and drove the pace along. They powered along the front with 14 kilometres to go, then the Katusha team soon took over for Joaquim Rodriguez. They knew the finish should suit his characteristics perfectly and after taken second place at the same location last year, were determined to help him improve on that.

Late attacks, then the winning move:

Astana rider Alexsandr Dyachenko jumped clear twelve kilometres from the finish and opened a gap. Less than a kilometre later David Moncoutie (Cofidis) attacked, aiming for both the stage win and the points to help him take what would be a record fourth consecutive King of the Mountains title.

He quickly caught and passed Dyachenko, roaring past him with eleven kilometres to go and leading the race. Behind, Katusha and Liquigas-Cannondale continued to set the pace, putting last year’s race leader Igor Anton (Euskaltel-Euskadi) in real difficulty. As was the case yesterday, he would crack before the finish and lose even more time.

Moncoutie was 26 seconds clear with ten kilometres to go and sought to continue building a buffer before the descent and the final climb. He went over the summit two kilometres later with a 35 second lead, but lost ten of those seconds by the time he started the two kilometre ramp up to the finish line. He lost a further ten second over the next 1000 metres, and cracked after the kite, being swallowed up.

Moreno and Rodriguez attacked on the steepest part of the climb and opened a lead; Rodriguez then accelerated again and raced to a fine stage win. Poels and Moreno took second and third, with Rabobank’s Bauke Mollema fourth and Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) fifth.

By and large, the time gaps weren’t huge but a number of GC contenders lost over ten seconds to Rodriguez. These include Nibali (11th) and Denis Menchov (Geox TMC), who both conceded eleven, Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank SunGard), Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) and Bradley Wiggins (Sky Procycling), who dropped twenty, and yesterday’s third-place finisher Dan Martin (Garmin-Cervélo), who conceded 29. Igor Anton, who crashed out while wearing the leader’s jersey twelve months ago, lost 57 seconds on the final climb. He won there last year and the result showed what a difference the 2010 and 2011 versions are.

The stage victory moves Rodriguez to 23 seconds off the red jersey, and he believes that the boost to morale will more than overcome the effort he put out today.

“I don’t think I have spent more energy than the others,” he said afterwards. “Everyone will be tired after such a stage. It’s often said in cycling that the winners are less tired than the others because of the high morale. It’s not a surprise for me to do this because I’ve said since the beginning of the Vuelta that I was here for the win.

“I’m satisfied with where I’m standing on GC [third behind Sylvain Chavanel and his team-mate Dani Moreno, ahead of all the other favourites]. Most of the favourites are still in contention with no big difference. Many things can change, as we’ve seen last year at the time trial. I expect to stay at the same level in the mountains until the end of the Vuelta.”

He and the other general classification riders should have some respite tomorrow. The stage is more suited to the sprinters, and so the overall contenders can do what they can to conserve energy prior to the next battles.


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Vuelta a Espana (World Tour) Stage 5 Results: Sierra Nevada to Valdepeñas de Jaén (187 km)

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Country Result Name Team Time
esp ESP 1 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha) 04:42:54
ned NED 2 Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:00:04
esp ESP 3 Daniel Moreno Fernandéz (Katusha) 00:00:05
ned NED 4 Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) 00:00:07
ita ITA 5 Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
esp ESP 6 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack) s.t.
den DEN 7 Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
irl IRL 8 Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
bel BEL 9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
swe SWE 10 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) s.t.
ita ITA 11 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:00:11
esp ESP 12 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Movistar) s.t.
esp ESP 13 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
rus RUS 14 Denis Menchov (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
bel BEL 15 Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
esp ESP 16 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank) s.t.
ned NED 17 Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) 00:00:17
den DEN 18 Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:00:20
slo SLO 19 Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) s.t.
gbr GBR 20 Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) s.t.
bel BEL 21 Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
gbr GBR 22 Christopher Froome (Team Sky) s.t.
bel BEL 23 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Quick Step) s.t.
ita ITA 24 Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) s.t.
esp ESP 25 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
cro CRO 26 Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) s.t.
uzb UZB 27 Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:00:29
col COL 28 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
por POR 29 Tiago Machado (RadioShack) s.t.
irl IRL 30 Daniel Martin (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
blr BLR 31 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (HTC-Highroad) 00:00:31
ita ITA 32 Santo Anza (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
ita ITA 33 Mauro Santambrogio (BMC Racing) s.t.
esp ESP 34 Carlos Sastre (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
fra FRA 35 David Moncoutié (Cofidis) s.t.
esp ESP 36 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Movistar) s.t.
fra FRA 37 Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) s.t.
ita ITA 38 Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
pol POL 39 Rafal Majka (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:00:42
fra FRA 40 Guillaume Bonnafond (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:00:43
fra FRA 41 Christophe Le Mevel (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
esp ESP 42 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis) 00:00:49
ita ITA 43 Marco Marzano (Lampre-ISD) 00:00:52
esp ESP 44 Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:00:56
esp ESP 45 Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:00:57
sui SUI 46 Oliver Zaugg (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
bel BEL 47 Francis De Greef (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
rus RUS 48 Evgeni Petrov (Astana) s.t.
kaz KAZ 49 Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana) 00:01:38
esp ESP 50 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Katusha) 00:01:41
ita ITA 51 Alessandro Spezialetti (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ita ITA 52 Damiano Caruso (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:01:43
fra FRA 53 Mathieu Perget (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
rus RUS 54 Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) 00:02:03
ger GER 55 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:02:20
ita ITA 56 Morris Possoni (Team Sky) 00:04:25
fra FRA 57 David Lelay (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:06:09
esp ESP 58 Jose Luis Carmona Roldan (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
esp ESP 59 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
esp ESP 60 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
fra FRA 61 Steve Houanard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 62 David Bernabeu Armengol (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
rus RUS 63 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
ger GER 64 Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
fra FRA 65 Dimitri Champion (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 66 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) 00:06:18
esp ESP 67 Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
kaz KAZ 68 Andrey Mizurov (Astana) s.t.
fra FRA 69 Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:06:21
bel BEL 70 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:06:29
aut AUT 71 Thomas Rohregger (Leopard-Trek) 00:06:48
usa USA 72 Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
aus AUS 73 Stuart O' Grady (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
aus AUS 74 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
ita ITA 75 Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-ISD) 00:09:16
swe SWE 76 Thomas Löfkvist (Team Sky) s.t.
pol POL 77 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
esp ESP 78 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
ukr UKR 79 Volodymyr Gustov (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
esp ESP 80 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
pol POL 81 Michal Golas (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
ita ITA 82 Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:09:30
esp ESP 83 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
esp ESP 84 David Blanco Rodiguez (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
esp ESP 85 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha) s.t.
rus RUS 86 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) s.t.
est EST 87 Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
rus RUS 88 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
ned NED 89 Marc De Maar (Quick Step) 00:09:42
ger GER 90 Johannes Frohlinger (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
esp ESP 91 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Rabobank) s.t.
ita ITA 92 Manuele Mori (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ita ITA 93 Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
esp ESP 94 Inaki Isasi Flores (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
esp ESP 95 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Lampre-ISD) 00:10:08
bel BEL 96 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:11:49
bel BEL 97 Gert Dockx (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
ned NED 98 Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
svk SVK 99 Martin Velits (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
fra FRA 100 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) s.t.
esp ESP 101 Josep Jufre Pou (Astana) s.t.
ger GER 102 Paul Martens (Rabobank) s.t.
bel BEL 103 Jurgen Vandewalle (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
bel BEL 104 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
bel BEL 105 Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) s.t.
ger GER 106 Bert Grabsch (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
esp ESP 107 Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank) s.t.
fra FRA 108 Cyril Dessel (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 109 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) s.t.
esp ESP 110 David Lopez Garcia (Movistar) s.t.
ita ITA 111 Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
bel BEL 112 Kristof Vandewalle (Quick Step) s.t.
bel BEL 113 Tom Boonen (Quick Step) s.t.
esp ESP 114 Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack) s.t.
ita ITA 115 Francesco Bellotti (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
esp ESP 116 Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
ltu LTU 117 Ignatas Konovalovas (Movistar) s.t.
esp ESP 118 Antonio Piedra Perez (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
usa USA 119 Matthew Busche (RadioShack) s.t.
aus AUS 120 Adam Leigh Howard (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
den DEN 121 Nicki Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
bel BEL 122 Nico Sijmens (Cofidis) s.t.
ned NED 123 Karsten Kroon (BMC Racing) s.t.
ita ITA 124 Mauro Da Dalto (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
ita ITA 125 Davide Malacarne (Quick Step) s.t.
kaz KAZ 126 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana) s.t.
fra FRA 127 Geoffroy Lequatre (RadioShack) s.t.
esp ESP 128 Oscar Gomez Freire (Rabobank) s.t.
sui SUI 129 Michael Albasini (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
den DEN 130 Matti Breschel (Rabobank) s.t.
ita ITA 131 Daniele Righi (Lampre-ISD) 00:12:04
ita ITA 132 Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:12:10
por POR 133 Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack) s.t.
ita ITA 134 Alan Marangoni (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
svk SVK 135 Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
sui SUI 136 Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
ukr UKR 137 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
gbr GBR 138 Ian Stannard (Team Sky) s.t.
aus AUS 139 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
por POR 140 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (RadioShack) s.t.
ger GER 141 Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
BRA 142 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
ita ITA 143 Davide Vigano (Leopard-Trek) 00:12:39
ita ITA 144 Daniele Bennati (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
ita ITA 145 Dario Cioni (Team Sky) 00:14:27
ita ITA 146 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) s.t.
ger GER 147 John Degenkolb (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
ger GER 148 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack) s.t.
esp ESP 149 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
est EST 150 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) 00:14:48
fra FRA 151 Alexandre Geniez (Skil-Shimano) 00:14:51
ned NED 152 Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:15:09
esp ESP 153 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:15:23
ita ITA 154 Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) 00:16:31
ita ITA 155 Luca Paolini (Katusha) s.t.
ita ITA 156 Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing) s.t.
ger GER 157 Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) 00:16:43
blr BLR 158 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha) 00:17:34
fra FRA 159 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis) s.t.
esp ESP 160 Angel Ruiz Madrazo (Movistar) 00:17:38
arg ARG 161 Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:17:56
fra FRA 162 Yoann Bagot (Cofidis) 00:17:59
sui SUI 163 Mathias Frank (BMC Racing) s.t.
den DEN 164 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:18:07
ned NED 165 Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) 00:24:06
ned NED 166 Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:31:49
usa USA 167 Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) s.t.
den DEN 168 Mads Christensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:32:01
nor NOR 169 Kurt-asle Arvesen (Team Sky) s.t.
pol POL 170 Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
esp ESP 171 Antonio Cabello Baena (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
esp ESP 172 Jose Vicente Toribio (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
ned NED 173 Roy Curvers (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
esp ESP 174 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
bel BEL 175 Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
ita ITA 176 Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) s.t.
aut AUT 177 Matthias Brandle (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
bel BEL 178 Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
sui SUI 179 Martin Kohler (BMC Racing) s.t.
ger GER 180 Andreas Klier (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
ned NED 181 Albert Timmer (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
bel BEL 182 Nikolas Maes (Quick Step) s.t.
jpn JPN 183 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
ned NED 184 Tom Veelers (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
sui SUI 185 Johann Tschopp (BMC Racing) s.t.
esp ESP 186 José Alberto Roman Benitez (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
aus AUS 187 Christopher Sutton (Team Sky) s.t.
usa USA 188 Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
bel BEL 189 Sep Vanmarcke (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
lat LAT 190 Aleksejs Saramotins (Cofidis) s.t.
ger GER 191 Simon Geschke (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 192 Nicolas Vogondy (Cofidis) s.t.
ger GER 193 Robert Wagner (Leopard-Trek) s.t.
fra FRA 194 Pierre Cazaux (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
esp ESP DNF José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Movistar)  
col COL DNF Mauricio Alberto Cano Ardila (Geox-TMC Transformers)  

General classification after stage 5:

Country Result Name Team Time
fra FRA 1 Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) 18:02:34
esp ESP 2 Daniel Moreno Fernandéz (Katusha) 00:00:09
esp ESP 3 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha) 00:00:23
den DEN 4 Jakob Fuglsang (Leopard-Trek) 00:00:25
ita ITA 5 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:00:33
swe SWE 6 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) 00:00:35
bel BEL 7 Maxime Monfort (Leopard-Trek) 00:00:38
bel BEL 8 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:00:43
esp ESP 9 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Movistar) s.t.
ita ITA 10 Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) 00:00:52
bel BEL 11 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Quick Step) 00:00:53
esp ESP 12 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack) 00:00:54
ned NED 13 Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) 00:00:55
esp ESP 14 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:00:57
ita ITA 15 Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
blr BLR 16 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (HTC-Highroad) 00:00:58
esp ESP 17 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank) 00:00:59
slo SLO 18 Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) 00:01:07
gbr GBR 19 Christopher Froome (Team Sky) 00:01:20
gbr GBR 20 Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) s.t.
esp ESP 21 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:01:21
por POR 22 Tiago Machado (RadioShack) 00:01:37
ita ITA 23 Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:01:39
irl IRL 24 Daniel Martin (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:01:44
irl IRL 25 Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:01:47
esp ESP 26 Carlos Sastre (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:01:52
bel BEL 27 Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:02:07
den DEN 28 Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:02:09
fra FRA 29 David Moncoutié (Cofidis) 00:02:22
ned NED 30 Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) 00:02:28
rus RUS 31 Denis Menchov (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:02:35
ned NED 32 Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:02:38
cro CRO 33 Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) 00:02:46
uzb UZB 34 Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:02:49
col COL 35 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:02:53
fra FRA 36 Christophe Le Mevel (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:02:54
esp ESP 37 Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:03:10
ita ITA 38 Mauro Santambrogio (BMC Racing) 00:03:14
fra FRA 39 Guillaume Bonnafond (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:03:46
esp ESP 40 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Katusha) 00:05:02
ita ITA 41 Marco Marzano (Lampre-ISD) 00:06:07
fra FRA 42 Mathieu Perget (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:06:24
rus RUS 43 Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) 00:06:36
kaz KAZ 44 Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana) 00:07:06
sui SUI 45 Oliver Zaugg (Leopard-Trek) 00:08:08
bel BEL 46 Francis De Greef (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:09:36
esp ESP 47 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis) 00:09:37
aut AUT 48 Thomas Rohregger (Leopard-Trek) 00:10:24
ita ITA 49 Alessandro Spezialetti (Lampre-ISD) 00:11:09
pol POL 50 Rafal Majka (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:11:23
esp ESP 51 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:11:29
ger GER 52 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
pol POL 53 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-ISD) 00:11:55
rus RUS 54 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) 00:13:28
ita ITA 55 Davide Malacarne (Quick Step) 00:13:36
usa USA 56 Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:13:40
fra FRA 57 Dimitri Champion (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:13:53
ukr UKR 58 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:14:01
esp ESP 59 Jose Luis Carmona Roldan (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 00:14:03
esp ESP 60 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha) 00:14:19
esp ESP 61 David Bernabeu Armengol (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 00:15:15
ger GER 62 Johannes Frohlinger (Skil-Shimano) 00:15:23
esp ESP 63 Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:15:38
bel BEL 64 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:16:12
ita ITA 65 Morris Possoni (Team Sky) 00:16:18
esp ESP 66 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Movistar) 00:17:10
esp ESP 67 Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:18:09
ita ITA 68 Santo Anza (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:18:32
swe SWE 69 Thomas Löfkvist (Team Sky) 00:18:50
ita ITA 70 Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-ISD) 00:21:05
rus RUS 71 Evgeni Petrov (Astana) 00:21:24
esp ESP 72 Antonio Piedra Perez (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 00:21:42
ita ITA 73 Damiano Caruso (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:21:44
esp ESP 74 David Lopez Garcia (Movistar) 00:22:15
ita ITA 75 Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:23:03
sui SUI 76 Mathias Frank (BMC Racing) 00:24:53
ned NED 77 Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) 00:26:05
esp ESP 78 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:26:49
est EST 79 Tanel Kangert (Astana) 00:26:58
kaz KAZ 80 Andrey Mizurov (Astana) 00:27:24
rus RUS 81 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:27:27
fra FRA 82 Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:27:42
usa USA 83 Matthew Busche (RadioShack) 00:27:50
esp ESP 84 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Rabobank) 00:28:46
esp ESP 85 Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack) 00:29:36
esp ESP 86 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:29:41
ned NED 87 Marc De Maar (Quick Step) 00:29:54
ukr UKR 88 Volodymyr Gustov (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:30:07
ita ITA 89 Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) 00:30:11
esp ESP 90 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:30:20
ita ITA 91 Manuele Mori (Lampre-ISD) 00:30:31
esp ESP 92 Benat Intxausti (Movistar) 00:30:37
fra FRA 93 David Lelay (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:31:25
ger GER 94 Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:31:47
kaz KAZ 95 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana) 00:31:56
fra FRA 96 Yoann Bagot (Cofidis) 00:31:59
esp ESP 97 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) 00:32:00
bel BEL 98 Tom Boonen (Quick Step) 00:32:01
bel BEL 99 Kristof Vandewalle (Quick Step) 00:32:04
est EST 100 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) 00:32:13
bel BEL 101 Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) s.t.
esp ESP 102 Josep Jufre Pou (Astana) 00:32:16
bel BEL 103 Gert Dockx (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:32:20
esp ESP 104 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) s.t.
ita ITA 105 Daniele Bennati (Leopard-Trek) 00:32:36
fra FRA 106 Cyril Dessel (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:32:48
aus AUS 107 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:33:22
aus AUS 108 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:33:33
pol POL 109 Michal Golas (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:34:14
esp ESP 110 Inaki Isasi Flores (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:35:32
esp ESP 111 David Blanco Rodiguez (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:36:01
ita ITA 112 Davide Vigano (Leopard-Trek) 00:36:23
esp ESP 113 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Lampre-ISD) 00:36:32
svk SVK 114 Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:36:33
fra FRA 115 Geoffroy Lequatre (RadioShack) 00:36:37
den DEN 116 Matti Breschel (Rabobank) 00:36:56
ger GER 117 Bert Grabsch (HTC-Highroad) 00:37:04
sui SUI 118 Michael Albasini (HTC-Highroad) 00:37:12
esp ESP 119 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 00:37:16
bel BEL 120 Nico Sijmens (Cofidis) 00:38:30
ita ITA 121 Alan Marangoni (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:39:08
ger GER 122 Paul Martens (Rabobank) 00:39:11
ita ITA 123 Francesco Bellotti (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:39:13
por POR 124 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (RadioShack) 00:39:28
ita ITA 125 Daniele Righi (Lampre-ISD) 00:39:49
aus AUS 126 Stuart O' Grady (Leopard-Trek) 00:39:50
BRA 127 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:39:54
esp ESP 128 Oscar Gomez Freire (Rabobank) 00:40:27
rus RUS 129 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha) 00:40:37
ita ITA 130 Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) 00:41:13
sui SUI 131 Fabian Cancellara (Leopard-Trek) 00:41:18
ita ITA 132 Mauro Da Dalto (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:41:33
bel BEL 133 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:41:37
esp ESP 134 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:41:39
gbr GBR 135 Ian Stannard (Team Sky) 00:42:02
esp ESP 136 Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank) 00:42:05
bel BEL 137 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) 00:42:15
bel BEL 138 Jurgen Vandewalle (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:42:21
ned NED 139 Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:42:33
svk SVK 140 Martin Velits (HTC-Highroad) 00:42:40
ltu LTU 141 Ignatas Konovalovas (Movistar) 00:42:45
por POR 142 Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack) 00:42:46
den DEN 143 Nicki Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:42:54
ita ITA 144 Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:42:56
esp ESP 145 Angel Ruiz Madrazo (Movistar) 00:43:34
fra FRA 146 Steve Houanard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:43:40
ita ITA 147 Luca Paolini (Katusha) 00:43:59
fra FRA 148 Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) 00:44:12
ger GER 149 Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) 00:44:34
ger GER 150 John Degenkolb (HTC-Highroad) 00:44:53
ned NED 151 Karsten Kroon (BMC Racing) 00:45:22
ger GER 152 Andréas Klöden (RadioShack) 00:45:24
fra FRA 153 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis) 00:45:32
blr BLR 154 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha) 00:46:16
ita ITA 155 Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing) 00:46:34
ita ITA 156 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) 00:47:29
ned NED 157 Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) 00:47:33
aus AUS 158 Adam Leigh Howard (HTC-Highroad) 00:48:19
bel BEL 159 Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:48:49
ita ITA 160 Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:48:58
ita ITA 161 Dario Cioni (Team Sky) 00:50:58
esp ESP 162 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 00:51:25
sui SUI 163 Martin Kohler (BMC Racing) 00:52:25
ger GER 164 Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) 00:52:32
arg ARG 165 Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:54:27
den DEN 166 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:56:44
ned NED 167 Roy Curvers (Skil-Shimano) 01:00:26
esp ESP 168 José Alberto Roman Benitez (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 01:00:40
ita ITA 169 Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) 01:01:00
fra FRA 170 Pierre Cazaux (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:01:11
esp ESP 171 Jose Vicente Toribio (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 01:02:17
aut AUT 172 Matthias Brandle (Geox-TMC Transformers) 01:03:56
bel BEL 173 Nikolas Maes (Quick Step) 01:05:01
ned NED 174 Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM) 01:05:35
aus AUS 175 Christopher Sutton (Team Sky) 01:05:38
ned NED 176 Tom Veelers (Skil-Shimano) 01:06:34
usa USA 177 Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Cervelo) 01:07:34
fra FRA 178 Alexandre Geniez (Skil-Shimano) 01:07:58
ger GER 179 Simon Geschke (Skil-Shimano) 01:08:01
sui SUI 180 Johann Tschopp (BMC Racing) 01:08:25
pol POL 181 Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 01:08:31
nor NOR 182 Kurt-asle Arvesen (Team Sky) 01:08:49
bel BEL 183 Sep Vanmarcke (Garmin-Cervelo) 01:09:23
usa USA 184 Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) 01:09:35
esp ESP 185 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 01:10:03
ger GER 186 Andreas Klier (Garmin-Cervelo) 01:10:08
ger GER 187 Robert Wagner (Leopard-Trek) 01:10:33
ned NED 188 Albert Timmer (Skil-Shimano) 01:11:54
den DEN 189 Mads Christensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 01:12:04
esp ESP 190 Antonio Cabello Baena (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 01:12:39
lat LAT 191 Aleksejs Saramotins (Cofidis) 01:12:55
jpn JPN 192 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) 01:13:07
fra FRA 193 Nicolas Vogondy (Cofidis) 01:13:11
bel BEL 194 Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 01:16:54

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