Tour Down Under: Valverde victory but GreenEdge on Top

Spain’s Alejandro Valverde edged out Simon Gerrans in an exciting uphill sprint to the finish on stage 5 of the Tour Down Under Stage 5.

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The Movistar rider, in his first race back after completing a two-year ban for doping, narrowly beat Australian GreenEdge rider Simon Gerrans. Both riders are now tied on the same time in the overall with Gerrans given the leader’s jersey on countback. Valverde wept uncontrollably after finishing the race such as the emotion running through him after his victory on the toughest stage so far in the race.

Valverde (Movistar) stopped the clock at 3:45:48, half a wheel ahead of Gerrans as the pair both lunged for the line at the end of the Tour’s first ever hill top finish. Third across the line, two seconds back, was Tiago Machado (RadioShack-Nissan) with Canberra’s Michael Rogers (Sky) a further two seconds back in fourth place.

Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde (l) beats GreenEDGE rider Simon Gerrans to the line on Old Willunga Hill. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo

“I’m super happy, I can’t believe it,” said Valverde.

“My team has been genius, “I’m super happy, I can’t believe it,” said Valverde. “My team has been genius. I’ve won thanks to them. It’s an emotional moment for me. The stage suited me. We’ve put the team at the front and it’s a perfect comeback for me.”

After the bonus seconds were allocated Valverde and Gerrans were equal on time at the top of the standings but a countback of previous stage placings put Gerrans in the Santos Tour Down Under ochre race leader’s jersey to the delight of GreenEDGE team owner Gerry Ryan, fans and team officials in South Australia to celebrate the debut of the first Australian registered team to race the WorldTour.

“I’m rapt to have the lead going into the last stage. It’s such a big deal for GreenEDGE to take the lead into the last stage in their first WorldTour outing so I’m thrilled and really rapt with the whole team’s performance, they have really supported me all week so I really can’t thank the guys enough.”

Gerrans’ team mate and local legend, Stuart O’Grady, who was named Hindmarsh Most Aggressive rider of the day, was overwhelmed by the atmosphere and support from the crowd of 120,000.

“It was seriously like an end of the Tour de France stage. Look at all the people, the stadium, the finish. I would never have dreamed a bike race to be as big in Australia, let alone Adelaide and the people have been absolutely fantastic,” said O’Grady. “Coming up the hill today, it was like the tour.”

O’Grady was one of six riders in the only serious breakaway of the day that established early in the 151km race that covered three laps from McLaren Vale, through Willunga and out to Aldinga Beach before the final two loops took the race up Old Willunga Hill. Joining O’Grady was Briton Andrew Fenn (Omega Pharma – Lotto), Belgians Thomas De Gendt (Vacansoleil-DCM), and Kristof Goddaert (AG2R La Mondiale), Tasmanian Nathan Haas (Garmin-Barracuda) and the Tour’s first Japanese entrant Takashi Miyazawa (Saxo Bank).

Six riders broke away early on the stage including local hero Stuart O’Gradyand Andy Fenn of Britain and Belgium’s Thomas de Gent.  Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo.

They contested both Jayco intermediate sprints with Goddaert winning the first sprint at Snapper Point (63.4km) and De Gendt the second at 103.4km.

But while the break rode out to a substantial lead early, the teams of the climbers had no intention of letting them stay away. Halfway up Old Willunga Hill for the first SKODA King of the Mountain they were all caught except for Haas who soloed over the top for the points.

“I thought my team mates are in that group so I thought moving out in front just gave them a sit on, and it would put some pressure on the legs of the other teams and I did that but unfortunately two of our riders got dropped and in the end it was only Jack Bauer,” said Haas who was caught on the descent. “It was inevitable …I knew that I didn’t have the legs to make up the climb the second time.”

As the front of the race regrouped the pace stayed high heading through Willunga for the last time with several attacks being launched. But in the end it was a select group of eight who challenged over the final 200 metres for a place on the podium.

The pace was frantic with 10km to go as RadioShack-Nissan and Movistar drove the peloton. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo

UniSA-Australia’s Rohan Dennis, who recently claimed both the under 23 time trial and road race national titles, was in super form today and went all out to hold onto his lead in the SKODA King of the Mountain classification. He was third over the climb the first time and fifth on the stage to end the day with 29 points, five clear of De Gendt and Gerrans.

“The only way to do it is to put yourself in the race. I’m a little bit stuffed now but its all worth it in the end. I guess sometimes you need a little bit of form as well to have that confidence to actually go up the front but sometimes it’s just sort of a gut feeling, just sort of hope for the best,” said Dennis who is racing against some of his boyhood idols. “It’s always a bit of a worry because I know how good they actually are. I’m hoping they’re feeling or hurting as much as what I am. I just need to keep sort of positive when your at the front and you just think they’re hurting as much as you, really just stay as positive as possible.”

Dennis is also the top ranked in the Cycle Instead Young Rider (aged under 26) classification sitting five seconds ahead of Norwegian Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) on the overall rankings and team manager Dave Sanders is thrilled with the way the composite national team has performed this week.

“I’m very proud of these kids [for holding onto the mountain jersey], I mean these are the best riders in the world, I just got them to believe not to be afraid of them, to race them,” said Sanders. “You’ll either get there or you won’t but you can’t (win) if you don’t have a go.”

Boasson Hagen is leading the Jayco Sprint classification on 46 points, 11 clear of two stage winner and previous race leader, Andre Greipel and hopes to hold onto that jersey and move a little higher up the standings from his current place of sixth at 18 seconds.

“My team did a great job and I managed to get up the climb first time so I felt really good,” said Boasson Hagen “(The second time) was really hard for me, so we managed to get over the top, so I’m so happy and the team did a great job today I thought.”

Left: Spain’s Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).  Australian GreenEDGE rider Simon Gerrans wears the Santos Tour Down Under leaders ochre jersey. Photos: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo

His team mate Rogers is sitting in fourth place overall at 14 seconds after an exhausting effort.

“The whole hill was pretty tough and there was strong head wind. The goal was to get everything out and scrape the bottom of barrel and I did that and I’m really happy,” said Rogers. “I jumped with 400 metres to go and Valverde and Gerrans got on my wheel and went when I blew. But I am really happy and it’s been a long time since I have been able to scrape the bottom of the barrel. It’s a win for myself and I am really happy.”

The leading team in the Brilliant Blend Team competition is RadioShack-Nissan-Trek who have a 24 seconds buffer over Sky ProCycling.

Sunday’s final stage will be contested over 20 laps of a street circuit at Elder Park on the banks of the Torrens River north of the Adelaide CBD. The 90 kilometre finale is set to be a corker with time bonuses up for grabs at the two Jayco intermediate sprints and on the stage finish and several riders in striking distance of the win.

Stuart Ogrady greets the crowd after being crowned the most agressive rider. Photos: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo

Stage 5 Results Summary
Stage Winner – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) (ESP)
Santos Tour Down Under Leader – Simon Gerrans (GreenEDGE) (AUS)
Jayco Sprint Leader – Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky ) (NOR)
SKODA King of the Mountain Leader – Rohan Dennis (UniSA-Australia) (AUS)
Cycle Instead Best Young Rider – Rohan Dennis (UniSA-Australia) (AUS)
Brilliant Blend Team Leader – Radioshack-Nissan
Hindmarsh Most Aggressive Rider for stage 5- Stuart O’Grady (GreenEDGE) (AUS)

Post Race Reactions

Alejandro Valverde: “I am feeling a lot of emotion, letting out all the fury I was keeping inside… I couldn’t resist the tears at the finish.

In sentimental value, I’d say this is the most special victory in my career. The months before have been hard training at home, taking care of myself with no competition… and you remember all of that. This victory is dedicated to all the team, because they supported me 100% and especially to Xavi Tondo. Also to all those  who were always on my side. They know who they are. For my wife, my kids, my family.”

“I was anxious to come back racing and also looking forward to getting my first win. More than the pressure from the crowd, it was the pressure from myself to get back to winning ways. I knew I was strong, but needed to see myself back up-front, and in this race I found myself better and more relaxed each day. This victory gives me total tranquility in that sense. I was desperately awaiting for it and I got it the first real opportunity I had, so it tastes so good.”

The chasing peloton rides through Willunga. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo

“Since we came to Australia, we knew it was going to be the key day. All stages were important, but this one was marked ‘red’. The team worked superbly. They all rode responsibly from the beginning and Erviti was the one to control the break for many kilometers so the gaps didn’t get huge, before other squads came up to help. On the first climb, López selected the group, but there was strong headwind and it was difficult to split it. We knew that there were some kilometers of flat roads after the climb with crosswinds, and there Rojas and Gutiérrez were decisive and broke up the peloton even more. At the end, first Madrazo and then, above all, Javi Moreno did a great work. It was difficult for me at the sprint because I took the wide side of the last turn, but even though I rode more metres, I had good legs and I could overtake Gerrans at the end.”

“It’s really difficult. For the moment, we’re going to enjoy this victory and whether we keep this position or not, we’ll finish this race happy. Obviously, if we can win, we’ll take our chances, but if we finish this way, I’m content with the result. We don’t discount anything, but we’ve got to be conscious it’s really hard and tomorrow is a special stage.”

Garmin-Barracuda rider Nathan Haas (AUS) lead the race over Old Willunga Hill the first time. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo

Former Endura Racing rider Jack Bauer of New Zealand is having a ripper of a Tour Down Under in his first World Tour race riding for Garmin. After two years wowing the crowds in Britain, the talented New Zealander told SBS TV CHannel in Australia “I’m loving it. The first day was a shock to the system – the heat, the fast finish, the crash… Luckily I just managed to pick my way through it but the second day suited me better. With the fast finishes, there are seven Lotto guys lined up, seven Sky riders lined up… It doesn’t leave much room at the front, does it? If you’re not there from five or ten kilometres out, holding your position, you’ll never get there.” Read the full story

Team Sky – With Michael Rogers 4th on the stage and also fourth overall after this key stage, director sportif Sean Yates explained afterwards “At a certain point I thought we had it in the bag. In the last few hundred metres I think Eddy just cramped up a bit. But in terms of the GC, I think we still have a chance to move up tomorrow and whatever happens, we’ll go for it because it means we’ll move up that classification and that means WorldTour points. Ee’ve got a very good lead-out train, we’ve proved that, so we’re going to give it our best shot and fight to the finish line in Adelaide.”

Radioshack-Nissan-Trek — Kiwi Hayden Roulston explained the team’s strategy. “This morning in the team meeting, we made the plan to have as many guys in the front as possible on the first time to the top of Willunga. It’s one thing to say it and quite another to make it happen, especially with the high level of racing that is here. At the top we had all seven so we went to work, made an echelon and dropped some 20 guys.”

Before the final climb, Radioshack-Nissan-Trek’s climber Tiago Machado attacked and went clear with Rohan Dennis (UniSA). The two of them opened up a sizable gap with two kilometres to go. Machado said of the move, “In hindsight maybe I could say I should have waited to go when Valverde went, but in my opinion if you are waiting and waiting, there are too many riders that try to go in the last k and maybe I would have only gotten 5th or 6th.  So I thought I would try something else and this way I got third and a podium position.”

GreenEdge: “The goal has always been the overall,” said director sportif Matt White. “I didn’t think we would be this close with one stage left. We have the jersey, and we’ll need to do a bit of calculations to see what’s happening tomorrow. It was important to us to have someone in the front group,” noted White. “Stuey did a great job there. The idea was that he would eventually be able to support Simon on the final climb. Simon rode a smart, technical race” said White. “He used the advantage of other teams on the final climb, and he attacked at the perfect time.”

“Basically, we need to be sure that Valverde doesn’t get any time bonuses,” explained White. “We’ll want a break to go up the road to take away the intermediate sprints. After that, it may be whoever crosses the finish line first. A race of this level has never been decided this way. Usually there’s a prologue or a time trial to provide a hundredth of a second to default to in determining a leader. Without that here, if Simon and Valverde remained tied on time after tomorrow’s race, the lowest aggregate over the course of the entire race will take the overall.”

Saxobank’s Brad McGee who a few years ago was given a great send off at Revolution (Manchester), explained “It was a fairly disappointing day for us. It started off well though with Takashi leading the way over the top of the first climb where both Luke (Roberts) and Sergio (Paulinho) were well-placed but they didn’t make the split over top. So we’re pretty much left short of results here and we can only hope that Johnny (Jonathan Cantwell) will pull a good result on tomorrow’s kermesse finale”.

Results
1. Alejandro Valverde, Movistar 3:45:48
2. Simon Gerrans, GreenEDGE
3. Tiago Machado, RadioShack-Nissan @:02
4. Michael Rogers, Sky Procycling @:04
5. Rohan Dennis, UNI SA – Australia @:07
6. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sky Procycling @:12
7. Javier Moreno, Movistar @:13
8. Jan Bakelants, RadioShack-Nissan
9. Jack Bauer, Garmin-Barracuda @:26
10. Eduard Vorganov, Katusha
11. Michael Matthews, Rabobank @:29
12. Linus Gerdemann, RadioShack-Nissan @:32
13. Gerald Ciolek, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @:43
14. Danny Pate, Sky Procycling @:55
15. Angel Madrazo, Movistar @01:05
16. Serge Pauwels, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @01:18
17. Martin Kohler, BMC
18. Jose Joaquin Rojas, Movistar
19. Alessandro Ballan, BMC @01:50
20. Blel Kadri, AG2R La Mondiale @02:22
21. Wilco Kelderman, Rabobank @02:23
22. Xavier Florencio Cabrè, Katusha
23. José Ivan Gutierrez, Movistar
24. Geraint Thomas, Sky Procycling
25. Bernard Sulzberger, UNI SA – Australia @02:25
26. Adam Hansen, Lotto-Belisol
27. Sandy Casar, FDJ – BigMat
28. Kristijan Koren, Liquigas – Cannondale
29. J̩r̩my Roy, FDJ РBigMat @02:33
30. Luis Leon Sanchez, Rabobank @02:35
31. Matthew Lloyd, Lampre – ISD
32. Heinrich Haussler, Garmin-Barracuda @02:55
33. Luke Roberts, Team Saxo Bank @03:15
34. Romain Lemarchand, AG2R La Mondiale @03:23
35. Julien Vermote, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @03:31
36. Jesse Sergent, RadioShack-Nissan
37. Oscar Freire, Katusha
38. Hayden Roulston, RadioShack-Nissan
39. Ryder Hesjedal, Garmin-Barracuda
40. Jay Mccarthy, UNI SA – Australia
41. Jens Voigt, RadioShack-Nissan
42. Greg Van Avermaet, BMC
43. Giampaolo Caruso, Katusha
44. Gorka Izagirre Inausti, Euskaltel-Euskadi @04:02
45. Jussi Veikkanen, FDJ – BigMat
46. Mathias Frank, BMC
47. Sergey Lagutin, Vacansoleil -DCM
48. David Lopez, Movistar @05:31
49. Daniele Bennati, RadioShack-Nissan
50. Jonas Jörgensen, Den) Team Saxo Bank
51. Nathan Haas, Garmin-Barracuda @05:46
52. Martin Elmiger, AG2R La Mondiale @05:48
53. Gatis Smukulis, Katusha
54. Cameron Meyer, GreenEDGE @06:38
55. Vincente Reynes Mimo, Lotto-Belisol @07:09
56. Mathew Hayman, Sky Procycling
57. Kristof Goddaert, AG2R La Mondiale
58. Valentin Iglinskiy, Astana
59. Marcello Pavarin, Vacansoleil -DCM
60. Mirko Selvaggi, Vacansoleil -DCM
61. Martijn Maaskant, Garmin-Barracuda
62. Mattéo Montaguti, AG2R La Mondiale
63. Dmitriy Gruzdev, Astana
64. Ruben Perez Moreno, Euskaltel-Euskadi
65. Ricardo Garcia Ambroa, Euskaltel-Euskadi
66. Lachlan Norris, UNI SA – Australia
67. Sérgio Paulinho, Team Saxo Bank
68. Maxim Belkov, Katusha
69. Tom Leezer, Rabobank
70. Romain Sicard, Euskaltel-Euskadi @07:41
71. Thomas De Gendt, Vacansoleil -DCM @09:50
72. Andrew Fenn, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @09:52
73. Matteo Trentin, Omega Pharma-QuickStep
74. Stuart O’grady, GreenEDGE
75. Olivier Kaisen, Lotto-Belisol @10:52
76. William Bonnet, FDJ – BigMat
77. Danilo Hondo, Lampre – ISD
78. Christopher Sutton, Sky Procycling @12:02
79. Fabio Sabatini, Liquigas – Cannondale
80. Matt Goss, GreenEDGE
81. Mark Renshaw, Rabobank
82. Mauro Da Dalto, Liquigas – Cannondale
83. Daniele Ratto, Liquigas – Cannondale
84. Borut Bozic, Astana
85. Jaroslaw Marycz, Team Saxo Bank
86. Jos Van Emden, Rabobank
87. Federico Canuti, Liquigas – Cannondale
88. Adrián Saez, Euskaltel-Euskadi
89. Anders Lund, Den) Team Saxo Bank
90. Takashi Miyazawa, Jpn) Team Saxo Bank
91. Francesco Masciarelli, Astana @13:33
92. Imanol Erviti, Movistar
93. Jonathan Cantwell, Team Saxo Bank
94. Greg Henderson, Lotto-Belisol @14:02
95. Marcus Burghardt, BMC @16:42
96. Dmitri Muravyev, Astana
97. Robbie Mcewen, GreenEDGE
98. André Greipel, Lotto-Belisol
99. Yauheni Hutarovich, FDJ – BigMat
100. Marcel Sieberg, Lotto-Belisol
101. Alessandro Petacchi, Lampre – ISD
102. Stefano Agostini, Liquigas – Cannondale
103. Pablo Urtasun Perez, Euskaltel-Euskadi
104. Davide Vigano, Lampre – ISD
105. Kenny Van Hummel, Vacansoleil -DCM
106. Leigh Howard, GreenEDGE
107. Alan Marangoni, Liquigas – Cannondale
108. Manuel Belletti, AG2R La Mondiale
109. Romain Feillu, Vacansoleil -DCM
110. Davide Cimolai, Lampre – ISD
111. Luca Paolini, Katusha
112. Wouter Mol, Vacansoleil -DCM
113. Manuel Quinziato, BMC
114. Graeme Brown, Rabobank
115. Massimo Graziato, Lampre – ISD
116. Luke Durbridge, GreenEDGE
117. Jacopo Guarnieri, Astana
118. Grega Bole, Lampre – ISD
119. Steele Von Hoff, UNI SA – Australia
120. William Clarke, UNI SA – Australia
121. Victor Cabedo, Euskaltel-Euskadi
122. Tom Palmer, UNI SA – Australia
123. Robbie Hunter, Garmin-Barracuda
124. Andreas Klier, Garmin-Barracuda
125. Arnaud Courteille, FDJ – BigMat
126. Assan Bazayev, Astana
127. Matthew Brammeier, Omega Pharma-QuickStep
128. Adam Blythe, BMC
129. Alex Dowsett, Sky Procycling
130. Gert Steegmans, Omega Pharma-QuickStep

OVERALL AFTER STAGE 5
1. Simon Gerrans, GreenEDGE 18:49:24
2. Alejandro Valverde, Movistar
3. Tiago Machado, RadioShack-Nissan @:08
4. Michael Rogers, Sky Procycling @:14
5. Rohan Dennis, UNI SA – Australia
6. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sky Procycling @00:18
7. Jan Bakelants, RadioShack-Nissan @019
8. Javier Moreno, Movistar @:23
9. Michael Matthews, Rabobank @:29
10. Eduard Vorganov, Katusha @:32
11. Jack Bauer, Garmin-Barracuda @:36
12. Linus Gerdemann, RadioShack-Nissan @:42
13. Gerald Ciolek, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @:47
14. Angel Madrazo, Movistar @1:15
15. Martin Kohler, BMC @1:16
16. Jose Joaquin Rojas, Movistar @01:27
17. Serge Pauwels, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @01:28
18. Alessandro Ballan, BMC @02:00
19. Blel Kadri, AG2R La Mondiale @02:30
20. Xavier Florencio Cabrè, Katusha @02:33
21. José Ivan Gutierrez, Movistar
22. Wilco Kelderman, Rabobank
23. Kristijan Koren, Liquigas – Cannondale @02:35
24. Adam Hansen, Lotto-Belisol
25. Bernard Sulzberger, UNI SA – Australia
26. Sandy Casar, FDJ – BigMat
27. J̩r̩my Roy, FDJ РBigMat @02:43
28. Luis Leon Sanchez, Rabobank @02:45
29. Matthew Lloyd, Lampre – ISD
30. Heinrich Haussler, Garmin-Barracuda @03:05
31. Luke Roberts, Team Saxo Bank @03:25
32. Oscar Freire, Katusha @03:31
33. Romain Lemarchand, AG2R La Mondiale @03:33
34. Giampaolo Caruso, Katusha @03:41
35. Ryder Hesjedal, Garmin-Barracuda
36. Julien Vermote, Omega Pharma-QuickStep
37. Greg Van Avermaet, BMC
38. Jens Voigt, RadioShack-Nissan
39. Sergey Lagutin, Vacansoleil -DCM @04:12
40. Gorka Izagirre Inausti, Euskaltel-Euskadi
41. Daniele Bennati, RadioShack-Nissan @05:37
42. Mathias Frank, BMC @05:40
43. Cameron Meyer, GreenEDGE @06:48
44. Vincente Reynes Mimo, Lotto-Belisol @07:19
45. Sérgio Paulinho, Team Saxo Bank
46. Maxim Belkov, Katusha @07:52
47. Geraint Thomas, Sky Procycling @08:13
48. Jay Mccarthy, UNI SA – Australia @11:25
49. Jussi Veikkanen, FDJ – BigMat @11:57
50. Federico Canuti, Liquigas – Cannondale @12:12
51. Martin Elmiger, AG2R La Mondiale @13:43
52. Gatis Smukulis, Katusha @14:16
53. Mathew Hayman, Sky Procycling @15:04
54. Mirko Selvaggi, Vacansoleil -DCM
55. Romain Sicard, Euskaltel-Euskadi @15:36
56. Hayden Roulston, RadioShack-Nissan @16:06
57. Ruben Perez Moreno, Euskaltel-Euskadi @17:15
58. Thomas De Gendt, Vacansoleil -DCM @17:36
59. Marcello Pavarin, Vacansoleil -DCM @17:56
60. Dmitriy Gruzdev, Astana @18:31
61. William Bonnet, FDJ – BigMat @18:47
62. Danilo Hondo, Lampre – ISD
63. Matteo Trentin, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @19:18
64. Fabio Sabatini, Liquigas – Cannondale @19:57
65. Christopher Sutton, Sky Procycling
66. Daniele Ratto, Liquigas – Cannondale @20:15
67. Tom Leezer, Rabobank @20:30
68. David Lopez, Movistar @20:33
69. Danny Pate, Sky Procycling @21:15
70. Jonathan Cantwell, Team Saxo Bank @21:28
71. Francesco Masciarelli, Astana @21:54
72. Jonas Jörgensen, Den) Team Saxo Bank @22:50
73. Nathan Haas, Garmin-Barracuda @23:06
74. Jesse Sergent, RadioShack-Nissan @23:51
75. André Greipel, Lotto-Belisol @24:14
76. Andrew Fenn, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @24:32
77. Romain Feillu, Vacansoleil -DCM @24:37
78. Steele Von Hoff, UNI SA – Australia
79. Grega Bole, Lampre – ISD
80. Luca Paolini, Katusha
81. Wouter Mol, Vacansoleil -DCM @25:14
82. Mark Renshaw, Rabobank @25:23
83. Gert Steegmans, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @25:33
84. Marcel Sieberg, Lotto-Belisol @25:41
85. Adrián Saez, Euskaltel-Euskadi @25:52
86. Davide Vigano, Lampre – ISD @26:19
87. Kristof Goddaert, AG2R La Mondiale @27:26
88. Ricardo Garcia Ambroa, Euskaltel-Euskadi @27:29
89. Lachlan Norris, UNI SA – Australia
90. Mattéo Montaguti, AG2R La Mondiale
91. Alan Marangoni, Liquigas – Cannondale @27:30
92. Stefano Agostini, Liquigas – Cannondale
93. Jacopo Guarnieri, Astana
94. Davide Cimolai, Lampre – ISD @27:33
95. Matthew Brammeier, Omega Pharma-QuickStep @27:58
96. Olivier Kaisen, Lotto-Belisol @28:50
97. Martijn Maaskant, Garmin-Barracuda @29:49
98. Valentin Iglinskiy, Astana @30:19
99. Robbie Hunter, Garmin-Barracuda @31:08
100. William Clarke, UNI SA – Australia @31:32
101. Matt Goss, GreenEDGE @32:08
102. Mauro Da Dalto, Liquigas – Cannondale @32:22
103. Jaroslaw Marycz, Team Saxo Bank
104. Stuart O’grady, GreenEDGE @33:09
105. Imanol Erviti, Movistar @33:53
106. Yauheni Hutarovich, FDJ – BigMat @36:52
107. Alessandro Petacchi, Lampre – ISD @36:56
108. Manuel Belletti, AG2R La Mondiale @37:02
109. Tom Palmer, UNI SA – Australia
110. Marcus Burghardt, BMC
111. Graeme Brown, Rabobank
112. Greg Henderson, Lotto-Belisol @37:12
113. Massimo Graziato, Lampre – ISD @37:19
114. Manuel Quinziato, BMC @37:39
115. Dmitri Muravyev, Astana
116. Anders Lund, Den) Team Saxo Bank @38:53
117. Borut Bozic, Astana
118. Takashi Miyazawa, Jpn) Team Saxo Bank
119. Jos Van Emden, Rabobank @40:30
120. Robbie Mcewen, GreenEDGE @43:33
121. Leigh Howard, GreenEDGE
122. Arnaud Courteille, FDJ – BigMat
123. Adam Blythe, BMC
124. Andreas Klier, Garmin-Barracuda @46:23
125. Pablo Urtasun Perez, Euskaltel-Euskadi
126. Alex Dowsett, Sky Procycling
127. Kenny Van Hummel, Vacansoleil -DCM
128. Luke Durbridge, GreenEDGE @46:33
129. Assan Bazayev, Astana @47:17
130. Victor Cabedo, Euskaltel-Euskadi @47:25

POINTS
1. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sky Procycling 46 pts
2. André Greipel, Lotto-Belisol 35
3. Michael Matthews, Rabobank 32

KOM
1. Rohan Dennis, UNI SA – Australia 29 pts
2. Thomas De Gendt, Vacansoleil -DCM 24
3. Simon Gerrans, GreenEDGE 24

YOUNG RIDER
1. Rohan Dennis, UNI SA – Australia 18:49:38
2. Edvald Boasson Hagen, Sky Procycling @00:04
3. Michael Matthews, Rabobank @00:15

TEAM
1. Radioshack-Nissan 56:29:29
2. Sky Procycling @00:24
3. Movistar @00:31
4. Rabobank @04:40
5. Omega Pharma-Quickstep @04:45
6. Katusha @05:33
7. BMC @05:52
8. Garmin-Barracuda @06:05
9. UniSA – Australia @11:59
10. FDJ – BigMAT @15:58
11. Ag2R La Mondiale @18:31
12. Team Saxo Bank @22:53
13. Lotto-Belisol @27:24
14. Greenedge @29:08
15. Euskaltel-Euskadi @33:03
16. Vacansoleil – DCM
17. Liquigas – Cannondale @33:27
18. Lampre – ISD @44:52
19. Astana @55:34

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