Vuelta a España: Confusion strikes as Juan Jose Haedo cruises to maiden Grand Tour victory
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Vuelta a España: Confusion strikes as Juan Jose Haedo cruises to maiden Grand Tour victory

by Ben Atkins at 11:56 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Vuelta a España, Race Reports and Results
Leopard Trek lead out disrupted by team car diversion; Juan José Cobo profits from split peloton

Juan Jose HaedoJuan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank-SunGard) cruised to his first ever victory in a Grand Tour in what should have been a closely fought bunch sprint on stage sixteen of the Vuelta a España into Haro. The Argentinean was the best placed rider, close to the head of the speeding peloton, when Daniele Bennati’s Leopard Trek lead out man went right – down the team car diversion – when the course went left inside the final few hundred metres.

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) was right on the wheel of Bennati and almost ground to a halt as he fought to decide which Leopard Trek rider to follow. In the confusion that followed Haedo was virtually the only rider to get around the bend at full speed, and found himself alone as he entered the finishing straight. He was able to sit up and celebrate as he all but freewheeled to an uncontested victory.

Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) and Bennati sprinted for all they were worth to try to catch up with Haedo, but neither could get close to the celebrating Saxo Bank-SunGard rider.

"This means a lot to me, because I am the first Argentine to win a stage in a Grand Tour," Haedo said. "It's a special feeling for me, because I spend part of the year living in Spain in Girona, so it's almost like winning at home. This means a lot to Argentine cycling and I am proud to become the first to make this mark in history.

"This is a confirmation for me that I am one of the best sprinters in the world," he contiuned. "There are less sprint opportunities than before in the grand tours, so to win today against a solid field of sprinters means a lot to me. I have sacrificed a lot to be in my best shape in this Vuelta."

As well as causing confusion with the sprinters, the incident created gaps for the riders at the top of the overall classification. The first four riders were the only ones finishing in the same time, with the next six given a time two seconds behind. Race leader Juan José Cobo (Geox-TMC) was the last of these, and so took a further two seconds out of second place rider Chris Froome (Team Sky), who was in the next group, four seconds back.

This two second gap between the top two at the finish was thought to have cancelled out by the time bonus for third place at the second intermediate sprint of the day. Initially Froome was thought to have taken the place, but the race commissaires looked at the sprint again after the stage and awarded it to Maxime Monfort (Leopard Trek).

Froome is now twenty-two seconds behind Cobo, and third place Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) was even less lucky. The British champion was in the third group over the line, seven seconds back, and so his deficit to Cobo has grown to 51 seconds.

As usual, the stage was dominated by a long breakaway from Andalucia-Caja Granada, in the form of Antonio Cabello and Jesus Rosendo, and Cofidis, with Julien Fouchard. The three riders escaped inside the first kilometre, with Rosendo the last to be caught with just over ten kilometres to go.

A rare chance or the sprinters in such a mountainous Vuelta

The 203.6km stage between the Villa Romana La Olmeda (Palencia) and Haro was to be one of the very few stages in the 2011 Vuelta that was to be suited to the sprinters. With no classified climbs on the route, the one thing that was to provide anything like an obstacle was the hilltop town of Alarcia with 70km to go.

The long, straight roads to the finish would make things very difficult for the inevitable breakaway and, with so few opportunities in the race, there was no way that they’d allow anybody to make it to the finish.

Many were expecting a duel between Bennati and Sagan but, having got through the tough stages of the weekend, Haedo was confident.

“I have big hopes for today,” he said at the start. “I survived the mountains for today’s stage. My condition is good. Today’s finish is a much better one for me than the previous ones.”

Guess which teams have made it into the breakaway…

The opening attack of the stage came in the very first kilometre, and it was no surprise that the three riders were from Andalucia-Caja Granada and Cofidis, since they had been in virtually every break of the race so far. With the stage almost certain to end in a sprint though, the trio’s attack was never going to be anything other than fruitless. It was even less of a surprise that no other riders wanted to waste their energy, and nobody even tried to go with them.

Cabello, Rosendo and Fouchard were obviously of no interest at all to Geox-TMC, in fact the break would prove useful and take pressure off the team. Their presence up the road would prevent any of Cobo’s immediate rivals – particularly Froome – from taking any of the bonus seconds available at the intermediate sprints. The Spanish team allowed their lead to grow to 8’12” by the 32km point, before there was any reaction.

Lampre-ISD and Liquigas-Cannondale came forward to keep things control on behalf of sprinters Petacchi and Sagan respectively. Between them they reduced the gap to the three leaders to 5’24” at the 74km point, but then allowed it to grow again as the race approached the feedzone in the middle of the stage.

With 90km to go the trio led by seven minutes but, as Garmin-Cervélo, Leopard Trek and Saxo Bank-SunGard joined the chase, it began to fall more suddenly than before. Working for their own sprinters, in the shape of Heinrich Haussler, Bennati and Petacchi, the three teams pulled it down to 4’11” with 60km to go.

Passing through the town of Pradoluengo, with 56km to go, Alessandro Spezialetti (Lampre-ISD) crashed in the middle of the peloton. The Italian appeared to be the only rider affected, but looked as though he had broken his right collarbone as he sat down on the roadside and did not get back up.

Leopard Trek tries to split the peloton as the breakaway goes down to one

With a slight lull in the chase, the gap opened up to almost 4’30”, but by 50km to go it was back to 4’20”. At this point though, on an exposed stretch of straight road, Leopard Trek hit the front with Fabian Cancellara to see if they could split the peloton.

The peloton was stretched into a long line, but with no real crosswind the pace just failed to cause any breaks. The gap to the leaders shrank quickly though, and at the 30km banner it was down to 2’17”.

With the three breakaway riders’ days apparently numbered, the two Andalucia-Caja Granada riders turned their attention to the only available prize: the stage’s most aggressive rider.

With 25km to go Rosendo put in a little attack, which was immediately pulled back by Fouchard. A few kilometres later the move was repeated by Cabello but, as Fouchard followed this, Rosendo went over the top and the Frenchman was unable to react.

At the 20km banner Rosendo was on his way to wearing the red race number on the following stage, but he was just 1’07” ahead of the charging peloton. With their chance over, Cabello and Fouchard quickly drifted back, and were caught with 16km to go.

Disaster for the green jersey as a crash strikes

Just before the 15km to go banner there was a crash in the peloton involving green jersey Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha). Rafal Majka (Saxo Bank-SunGard) appeared to the most seriously affected as the rest remounted, but Rodriguez was far from happy as he struggled to get going again.

The double stage winner spent some time at his team car before drifting back to visit the race doctor with pain in his lower back and his left arm. Katusha teammate Aliaksandr Kuschynski dropped back to help him to the finish but the Rodriguez was not looking comfortable. Further teammates Alberto Losada and then Joan Horrach also came back, but the pace was very slow and they had little hope of rejoining the peloton before it reached the finish line.

The last remaining seconds of Rosendo’s lead melted away and he was caught shortly before the intermediate sprint in Anguciana with 10.1km to go. Spotting the Froome was going to try and steal a few seconds on the line the Geox-TMC team seized control. David De La Fuente was, once again, Cobo’s most valuable teammate, starting his sprint early and crossing the line first.

Froome tries to close the gap but is closed out by Garmin-Cervélo and Leopard Trek

Froome was on the wheel of Haussler and was unable to come around the Australian sprinter. The Kenyan-born Briton looked to have taken the third place though, and the two bonus seconds, but Monfort was later adjudged to have beaten him on the opposite side of the road.

With 8.5km to go Fouchard made a brief attempt to take the aggressive rider award from Rosendo, by putting in an attack. On the flat straight road there was no way for him to get far away though, and he was swept up again almost immediately.

HTC-Highroad took control into the streets of Haro, but the American team appeared to have peaked too soon and, with 2.5km to go, Leopard Trek took over. The high pace around the sweeping roads and roundabouts was having the desired effect of earlier with a number of groups splitting from the back of the peloton; although none of the overall contenders was caught out.

Leopard Trek has it on a plate until it all goes horribly wrong

Cancellara led into the final kilometre with what looked like a perfect lead out for Bennati right behind him. One final roundabout with 300 metres to go though, was to undo all of the good work done, as Wagner got things spectacularly wrong.

The course took the left side of the roundabout, with the team cars to be diverted right. Wagner went right.

With his lead out man going the wrong way Bennati hesitated and Sagan, on his wheel, suddenly didn’t know which Leopard Trek rider to follow. The Slovakian champion ended up going straight on, but managed to brake hard enough to stop before he hit the barriers.

In all the confusion Haedo was the only rider to neither brake nor hesitate and he flew around the roundabout way ahead of the rest. Having to get themselves back up to speed again, Petacchi and Bennati sprinted hard to catch up but couldn’t get close to the Argentinian, who took his – and his country’s – first ever Grand Tour victory.

Still nursed by his teammates, Rodriguez rolled slowly over the line 11’01” later, but he was not the last to finish as Majka came in 18’49” back.


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Vuelta a Espana (WorldTour) Stage 16 Results: Villa Romana La Olmeda (Palencia) to Haro (180 km)

  Click on the arrowsat the top of the column to sort the race results.
Country Result Name Team Time
arg ARG 1 Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 04:41:56
ita ITA 2 Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ita ITA 3 Daniele Bennati (LEOPARD - TREK) s.t.
esp ESP 4 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
aus AUS 5 Adam Leigh Howard (HTC-Highroad) 00:00:02
ned NED 6 Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
fra FRA 7 Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
bel BEL 8 Nikolas Maes (Quick Step) s.t.
aus AUS 9 Christopher Sutton (Team Sky) s.t.
esp ESP 10 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
irl IRL 11 Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:00:04
bel BEL 12 Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) s.t.
gbr GBR 13 Christopher Froome (Team Sky) s.t.
ita ITA 14 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
den DEN 15 Jakob Fuglsang (LEOPARD - TREK) s.t.
uzb UZB 16 Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
bel BEL 17 Nico Sijmens (Cofidis) s.t.
esp ESP 18 Daniel Moreno Fernandéz (Katusha) s.t.
ned NED 19 Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) 00:00:07
bel BEL 20 Maxime Monfort (LEOPARD - TREK) s.t.
esp ESP 21 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Movistar) s.t.
gbr GBR 22 Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) s.t.
ita ITA 23 Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) s.t.
bel BEL 24 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
ita ITA 25 Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) s.t.
ita ITA 26 Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
ned NED 27 Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
slo SLO 28 Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) s.t.
cro CRO 29 Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) s.t.
ger GER 30 Paul Martens (Rabobank) s.t.
esp ESP 31 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
ita ITA 32 Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
den DEN 33 Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
esp ESP 34 Inaki Isasi Flores (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
irl IRL 35 Daniel Martin (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
swe SWE 36 Thomas Löfkvist (Team Sky) s.t.
esp ESP 37 David Blanco Rodiguez (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
esp ESP 38 Josep Jufre Pou (Astana) s.t.
esp ESP 39 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
fra FRA 40 Guillaume Bonnafond (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 41 Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
esp ESP 42 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) s.t.
ger GER 43 Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
svk SVK 44 Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
rus RUS 45 Denis Menchov (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
ger GER 46 Johannes Frohlinger (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
esp ESP 47 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Rabobank) s.t.
ita ITA 48 Damiano Caruso (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
kaz KAZ 49 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana) s.t.
ger GER 50 Simon Geschke (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
ltu LTU 51 Ignatas Konovalovas (Movistar) s.t.
bel BEL 52 Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
bel BEL 53 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Quick Step) s.t.
bel BEL 54 Francis De Greef (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
bel BEL 55 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
fra FRA 56 Pierre Cazaux (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 57 Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) s.t.
aut AUT 58 Thomas Rohregger (LEOPARD - TREK) s.t.
bel BEL 59 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) s.t.
bel BEL 60 Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
ukr UKR 61 Volodymyr Gustov (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
esp ESP 62 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank) s.t.
por POR 63 Tiago Machado (RadioShack) s.t.
esp ESP 64 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis) s.t.
ned NED 65 Roy Curvers (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
bel BEL 66 Gert Dockx (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
aus AUS 67 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
bel BEL 68 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:00:20
ita ITA 69 Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
ita ITA 70 Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
gbr GBR 71 Ian Stannard (Team Sky) 00:00:23
den DEN 72 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
ita ITA 73 Davide Vigano (LEOPARD - TREK) 00:00:27
ger GER 74 Bert Grabsch (HTC-Highroad) 00:00:37
bel BEL 75 Sep Vanmarcke (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:00:41
ita ITA 76 Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) 00:00:42
ita ITA 77 Luca Paolini (Katusha) s.t.
fra FRA 78 David Lelay (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 79 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack) s.t.
sui SUI 80 Fabian Cancellara (LEOPARD - TREK) s.t.
fra FRA 81 Mathieu Perget (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:00:49
esp ESP 82 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
esp ESP 83 Carlos Sastre (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
esp ESP 84 José Alberto Roman Benitez (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
esp ESP 85 David Bernabeu Armengol (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
esp ESP 86 Jose Luis Carmona Roldan (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
fra FRA 87 Cyril Dessel (Ag2r-La Mondiale) s.t.
esp ESP 88 Antonio Piedra Perez (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
ita ITA 89 Santo Anza (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
esp ESP 90 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Movistar) s.t.
fra FRA 91 Geoffroy Lequatre (RadioShack) s.t.
den DEN 92 Nicki Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
swe SWE 93 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) s.t.
esp ESP 94 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) s.t.
ita ITA 95 Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
rus RUS 96 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) s.t.
esp ESP 97 Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack) s.t.
sui SUI 98 Mathias Frank (BMC Racing) s.t.
kaz KAZ 99 Andrey Mizurov (Astana) s.t.
esp ESP 100 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
ita ITA 101 Manuele Mori (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
jpn JPN 102 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) 00:00:55
ned NED 103 Tom Veelers (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
ger GER 104 John Degenkolb (HTC-Highroad) 00:01:03
ger GER 105 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:01:08
ned NED 106 Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) s.t.
col COL 107 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
ned NED 108 Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:01:11
ita ITA 109 Mauro Da Dalto (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
pol POL 110 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
bel BEL 111 Kristof Vandewalle (Quick Step) s.t.
den DEN 112 Mads Christensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
ned NED 113 Albert Timmer (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
aus AUS 114 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
rus RUS 115 Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) s.t.
ita ITA 116 Dario Cioni (Team Sky) s.t.
esp ESP 117 Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank) s.t.
ger GER 118 Robert Wagner (LEOPARD - TREK) s.t.
esp ESP 119 David Lopez Garcia (Movistar) s.t.
kaz KAZ 120 Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana) s.t.
ita ITA 121 Alan Marangoni (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
ger GER 122 Andreas Klier (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
esp ESP 123 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
aus AUS 124 Stuart O' Grady (LEOPARD - TREK) 00:01:16
ita ITA 125 Morris Possoni (Team Sky) 00:01:28
svk SVK 126 Martin Velits (HTC-Highroad) 00:01:31
por POR 127 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (RadioShack) s.t.
ger GER 128 Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) 00:01:34
esp ESP 129 Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
ned NED 130 Marc De Maar (Quick Step) s.t.
esp ESP 131 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
esp ESP 132 Jose Vicente Toribio (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
esp ESP 133 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
esp ESP 134 Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) s.t.
fra FRA 135 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis) s.t.
rus RUS 136 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha) s.t.
lat LAT 137 Aleksejs Saramotins (Cofidis) s.t.
sui SUI 138 Oliver Zaugg (LEOPARD - TREK) s.t.
sui SUI 139 Martin Kohler (BMC Racing) s.t.
rus RUS 140 Evgeni Petrov (Astana) s.t.
aut AUT 141 Matthias Brandle (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
pol POL 142 Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank-Sungard) s.t.
fra FRA 143 Christophe Le Mevel (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
bel BEL 144 Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:01:45
bel BEL 145 Jurgen Vandewalle (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) s.t.
est EST 146 Tanel Kangert (Astana) s.t.
ita ITA 147 Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing) s.t.
ita ITA 148 Davide Malacarne (Quick Step) s.t.
ita ITA 149 Mauro Santambrogio (BMC Racing) s.t.
ukr UKR 150 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
fra FRA 151 Alexandre Geniez (Skil-Shimano) s.t.
ita ITA 152 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) s.t.
por POR 153 Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack) s.t.
fra FRA 154 Dimitri Champion (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:02:42
fra FRA 155 David Moncoutié (Cofidis) s.t.
sui SUI 156 Michael Albasini (HTC-Highroad) s.t.
usa USA 157 Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Cervelo) s.t.
usa USA 158 Matthew Busche (RadioShack) s.t.
esp ESP 159 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Andalucia - Caja Granada) s.t.
ned NED 160 Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) s.t.
ned NED 161 Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM) s.t.
esp ESP 162 Benat Intxausti (Movistar) s.t.
ita ITA 163 Francesco Bellotti (Liquigas-Cannondale) s.t.
fra FRA 164 Yoann Bagot (Cofidis) s.t.
rus RUS 165 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:03:26
ita ITA 166 Marco Marzano (Lampre-ISD) s.t.
est EST 167 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) 00:03:31
ita ITA 168 Daniele Righi (Lampre-ISD) 00:03:49
fra FRA 169 Steve Houanard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:04:24
esp ESP 170 Angel Ruiz Madrazo (Movistar) 00:05:22
esp ESP 171 Antonio Cabello Baena (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 00:08:16
esp ESP 172 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Katusha) 00:11:01
esp ESP 173 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha) s.t.
blr BLR 174 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha) s.t.
esp ESP 175 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha) s.t.
pol POL 176 Rafal Majka (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:18:49
ita ITA DNF Alessandro Spezialetti (Lampre-ISD)  
bel BEL DNS Tom Boonen (Quick Step)  

General classification after state 16:

Country Result Name Team Time
esp ESP 1 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Geox-TMC Transformers) 64:39:14
gbr GBR 2 Christopher Froome (Team Sky) 00:00:22
gbr GBR 3 Bradley Wiggins (Team Sky) 00:00:51
ned NED 4 Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) 00:01:41
bel BEL 5 Maxime Monfort (LEOPARD - TREK) 00:02:40
rus RUS 6 Denis Menchov (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:03:06
den DEN 7 Jakob Fuglsang (LEOPARD - TREK) 00:03:08
ita ITA 8 Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:03:49
bel BEL 9 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:04:03
ned NED 10 Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:04:18
esp ESP 11 Daniel Moreno Fernandéz (Katusha) 00:04:34
esp ESP 12 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:04:55
esp ESP 13 Sergio Pardilla Bellon (Movistar) 00:06:01
den DEN 14 Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:06:13
irl IRL 15 Daniel Martin (Garmin-Cervelo) 00:06:47
uzb UZB 16 Sergey Lagutin (Vacansoleil-DCM) 00:07:52
bel BEL 17 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Quick Step) 00:08:07
irl IRL 18 Nicolas Roche (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:09:18
ita ITA 19 Marzio Bruseghin (Movistar) s.t.
esp ESP 20 Carlos Sastre (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:10:54
slo SLO 21 Janez Brajkovic (RadioShack) 00:14:29
cro CRO 22 Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) 00:15:10
esp ESP 23 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Katusha) 00:16:16
ita ITA 24 Eros Capecchi (Liquigas-Cannondale) 00:17:41
sui SUI 25 Oliver Zaugg (LEOPARD - TREK) 00:19:54
swe SWE 26 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) 00:23:20
fra FRA 27 Guillaume Bonnafond (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:23:27
fra FRA 28 Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step) 00:26:56
por POR 29 Tiago Machado (RadioShack) 00:29:01
fra FRA 30 Mathieu Perget (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 00:30:25
esp ESP 31 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (RadioShack) 00:31:26
aut AUT 32 Thomas Rohregger (LEOPARD - TREK) 00:37:33
col COL 33 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Geox-TMC Transformers) s.t.
fra FRA 34 David Moncoutié (Cofidis) 00:39:30
bel BEL 35 Francis De Greef (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:39:43
bel BEL 36 Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 00:40:29
esp ESP 37 Amets Txurruka (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:44:53
esp ESP 38 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:47:01
pol POL 39 Rafal Majka (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 00:48:01
esp ESP 40 Igor Anton Hernandez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 00:50:04
esp ESP 41 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Geox-TMC Transformers) 00:57:35
esp ESP 42 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Rabobank) 01:01:09
fra FRA 43 Christophe Le Mevel (Garmin-Cervelo) 01:01:18
esp ESP 44 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Katusha) 01:03:06
esp ESP 45 David Blanco Rodiguez (Geox-TMC Transformers) 01:06:36
rus RUS 46 Vladimir Karpets (Katusha) 01:07:45
rus RUS 47 Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) 01:09:10
ger GER 48 Dominik Nerz (Liquigas-Cannondale) 01:10:13
pol POL 49 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Lampre-ISD) 01:11:44
esp ESP 50 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Movistar) 01:17:05
esp ESP 51 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Rabobank) 01:17:31
fra FRA 52 David Lelay (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 01:23:44
ger GER 53 Johannes Frohlinger (Skil-Shimano) 01:27:10
esp ESP 54 Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:27:11
ita ITA 55 Davide Malacarne (Quick Step) 01:28:19
ita ITA 56 Santo Anza (Vacansoleil-DCM) 01:31:15
swe SWE 57 Thomas Löfkvist (Team Sky) 01:31:22
fra FRA 58 Cyril Dessel (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 01:35:12
kaz KAZ 59 Andrey Mizurov (Astana) 01:35:23
ita ITA 60 Francesco Gavazzi (Lampre-ISD) 01:35:49
esp ESP 61 Josep Jufre Pou (Astana) 01:36:04
esp ESP 62 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:38:19
esp ESP 63 Angel Ruiz Madrazo (Movistar) 01:40:01
esp ESP 64 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Cofidis) 01:40:37
ita ITA 65 Morris Possoni (Team Sky) 01:41:59
est EST 66 Tanel Kangert (Astana) 01:44:39
rus RUS 67 Evgeni Petrov (Astana) 01:47:47
ita ITA 68 Mauro Santambrogio (BMC Racing) 01:48:01
ita ITA 69 Marco Marzano (Lampre-ISD) 01:49:41
ita ITA 70 Damiano Caruso (Liquigas-Cannondale) 01:49:43
bel BEL 71 Johan Vansummeren (Garmin-Cervelo) 01:49:44
bel BEL 72 Olivier Kaisen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 01:53:22
esp ESP 73 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Team Sky) 01:53:33
esp ESP 74 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Katusha) 01:54:17
ita ITA 75 Matteo Montaguti (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 01:55:11
usa USA 76 Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Cervelo) 01:57:19
fra FRA 77 Dimitri Champion (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 01:59:06
esp ESP 78 Juan Manuel Garate (Rabobank) 01:59:13
esp ESP 79 Inaki Isasi Flores (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 01:59:18
ukr UKR 80 Volodymyr Gustov (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 02:00:16
esp ESP 81 Benat Intxausti (Movistar) 02:00:26
ned NED 82 Koen De Kort (Skil-Shimano) 02:02:19
fra FRA 83 Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 02:02:28
esp ESP 84 Antonio Piedra Perez (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 02:04:08
ita ITA 85 Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) 02:04:54
esp ESP 86 David Bernabeu Armengol (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 02:05:01
bel BEL 87 Nico Sijmens (Cofidis) 02:06:08
ned NED 88 Tom Jelte Slagter (Rabobank) 02:07:00
ger GER 89 Sebastian Lang (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 02:07:07
esp ESP 90 Jorge Azanza Soto (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 02:07:19
ita ITA 91 Valerio Agnoli (Liquigas-Cannondale) 02:07:42
esp ESP 92 David Lopez Garcia (Movistar) 02:11:22
bel BEL 93 Gert Dockx (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 02:14:09
ned NED 94 Pim Ligthart (Vacansoleil-DCM) 02:17:05
esp ESP 95 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 02:17:58
esp ESP 96 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 02:18:13
est EST 97 Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis) 02:20:32
sui SUI 98 Mathias Frank (BMC Racing) 02:22:09
esp ESP 99 Markel Irizar Aranburu (RadioShack) 02:23:39
ita ITA 100 Francesco Bellotti (Liquigas-Cannondale) 02:23:46
por POR 101 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (RadioShack) 02:24:34
bel BEL 102 Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing) 02:25:49
ned NED 103 Marc De Maar (Quick Step) 02:26:45
esp ESP 104 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Lampre-ISD) 02:27:12
esp ESP 105 Jose Luis Carmona Roldan (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 02:28:33
kaz KAZ 106 Alexandr Dyachenko (Astana) 02:28:46
ltu LTU 107 Ignatas Konovalovas (Movistar) 02:28:59
sui SUI 108 Martin Kohler (BMC Racing) 02:31:21
esp ESP 109 Adrian Palomares Villaplana (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 02:31:45
aus AUS 110 Stuart O' Grady (LEOPARD - TREK) 02:33:59
ita ITA 111 Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre-ISD) 02:34:10
aus AUS 112 Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Cervelo) 02:34:38
bel BEL 113 Kevin De Weert (Quick Step) 02:35:22
ukr UKR 114 Ruslan Pidgornyy (Vacansoleil-DCM) 02:35:26
fra FRA 115 Geoffroy Lequatre (RadioShack) 02:37:14
kaz KAZ 116 Andrey Kashechkin (Astana) 02:38:36
usa USA 117 Matthew Busche (RadioShack) 02:39:33
rus RUS 118 Dmitry Kozontchuk (Geox-TMC Transformers) 02:40:13
fra FRA 119 Yoann Bagot (Cofidis) 02:40:30
rus RUS 120 Yuri Trofimov (Katusha) 02:41:28
ger GER 121 Tony Martin (HTC-Highroad) 02:42:32
ita ITA 122 Daniele Bennati (LEOPARD - TREK) 02:44:44
svk SVK 123 Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) 02:45:02
sui SUI 124 Michael Albasini (HTC-Highroad) 02:45:48
ger GER 125 Simon Geschke (Skil-Shimano) 02:47:22
bel BEL 126 Kristof Vandewalle (Quick Step) 02:48:11
por POR 127 Nelson Oliveira (RadioShack) 02:50:05
ita ITA 128 Ivan Santaromita (BMC Racing) 02:50:20
esp ESP 129 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Movistar) 02:50:44
fra FRA 130 Steve Houanard (Ag2r-La Mondiale) 02:50:54
ita ITA 131 Manuele Mori (Lampre-ISD) 02:53:44
ger GER 132 Paul Martens (Rabobank) 02:54:07
svk SVK 133 Martin Velits (HTC-Highroad) 02:54:59
sui SUI 134 Fabian Cancellara (LEOPARD - TREK) 02:57:03
ita ITA 135 Manuel Quinziato (BMC Racing) 02:59:27
den DEN 136 Nicki Sørensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 03:01:42
esp ESP 137 José Alberto Roman Benitez (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 03:02:16
ita ITA 138 Daniele Righi (Lampre-ISD) 03:02:39
gbr GBR 139 Ian Stannard (Team Sky) 03:03:25
fra FRA 140 Julien Fouchard (Cofidis) 03:04:38
ita ITA 141 Dario Cataldo (Quick Step) 03:05:24
ger GER 142 Bert Grabsch (HTC-Highroad) 03:07:13
ita ITA 143 Alan Marangoni (Liquigas-Cannondale) 03:07:22
bel BEL 144 Jurgen Vandewalle (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 03:07:45
aus AUS 145 Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto ) 03:10:24
den DEN 146 Jonas Aaen Jorgensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 03:11:16
esp ESP 147 Jose Vicente Toribio (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 03:12:15
ita ITA 148 Mauro Da Dalto (Liquigas-Cannondale) 03:14:27
ita ITA 149 Luca Paolini (Katusha) 03:15:11
ita ITA 150 Davide Vigano (LEOPARD - TREK) 03:17:22
blr BLR 151 Aleksandr Kuschynski (Katusha) 03:17:29
ger GER 152 John Degenkolb (HTC-Highroad) 03:18:51
ita ITA 153 Dario Cioni (Team Sky) 03:22:05
ned NED 154 Martijn Keizer (Vacansoleil-DCM) 03:26:05
aus AUS 155 Adam Leigh Howard (HTC-Highroad) 03:27:00
ita ITA 156 Matteo Carrara (Vacansoleil-DCM) 03:29:40
aut AUT 157 Matthias Brandle (Geox-TMC Transformers) 03:31:47
arg ARG 158 Juan Jose Haedo (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 03:36:19
bel BEL 159 Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil-DCM) 03:36:26
fra FRA 160 Pierre Cazaux (Euskaltel - Euskadi) 03:39:20
bel BEL 161 Sep Vanmarcke (Garmin-Cervelo) 03:41:27
pol POL 162 Jaroslaw Marycz (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 03:41:35
jpn JPN 163 Yukihiro Doi (Skil-Shimano) 03:43:45
ned NED 164 Roy Curvers (Skil-Shimano) 03:45:02
bel BEL 165 Nikolas Maes (Quick Step) 03:45:11
den DEN 166 Mads Christensen (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 03:51:13
aus AUS 167 Christopher Sutton (Team Sky) 03:52:41
ger GER 168 Robert Wagner (LEOPARD - TREK) 03:56:38
fra FRA 169 Alexandre Geniez (Skil-Shimano) 03:58:46
esp ESP 170 Antonio Cabello Baena (Andalucia - Caja Granada) 03:59:15
ned NED 171 Albert Timmer (Skil-Shimano) 04:04:20
ger GER 172 Andreas Klier (Garmin-Cervelo) 04:04:51
lat LAT 173 Aleksejs Saramotins (Cofidis) 04:06:50
bel BEL 174 Nick Nuyens (Saxo Bank-Sungard) 04:10:49
ned NED 175 Tom Veelers (Skil-Shimano) 04:12:41

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