Report: Record Breaking Greipel wins Down Under

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Whilst Geraint Thomas retained the overall lead in the race, Andre Greipel entered the record books today as the most prolific stage winner in the 15 year history of the Santos Tour Down Under. The German powerhouse thundered across the line to notch win number thirteen in the town of Tanunda.

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It’s Greipel’s third win this week. He grabbed glory in Sunday’s People’s Choice Classic, the curtain-raiser for the Tour, before equalling the 12 stage wins record of Australian star Robbie McEwen in the L’Oreal Men Expert Stage 1 on Tuesday in Lobethal.

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Andre Greipel from Lotto Belisol wins his record breaking thirteenth stage of the Santos Tour Down Under. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo 

Today he unleashed a burst of speed that none of his rivals could match at the end of the 126.5km Bupa Stage 4 from Modbury to the Barossa town.

“There was a bit of crosswind and then the headwind in the last two kilometres, it was pretty messy,” said Greipel. “The team did a good job to keep in the front. We did the perfect leadout again. We work good together. It’s just nice to have those teammates. First I am thinking about the air conditioning in the hotel,” said the two time Santos Tour Down Under champion when asked whether he can add to his tally in Sunday’s final stage, traditionally decided in a bunch sprint. “Tomorrow I will try to rest and then think about Sunday.”

“I am a bit tired now, it’s the first race of the season”: Geraint Thomas

He crossed the line in a time of 3:02:52 ahead of Italian Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) and Queensland’s Jonathan Cantwell (Saxo-Tinkoff). “I was well positioned on Andre Greipel’s wheel,” said Ferrari. “I’ve fought a lot to be there but he was clearly superior. My head is ready for winning but I lack a bit of power still. Finishing second sucks but I have to take it as a good result for now,” Ferrari said.

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But the fast and furious finishing burst was marred by a crash 750m from home that brought down around 15 riders. “We were all fighting for position in the last three kilometres,” said Cantwell. “It was important to have good position. My third place goes to the team. I stayed in the right-hand gutter.”

“There was a crash with about one kilometre to go, but I was already ahead of that. When it came to the sprint, I got a little boxed in. I couldn’t open up until 150 metres to go. I came through super-fast. Who knows, maybe with another couple metres I could have improved by a position or two. I am happy with third in a WorldTour race,” said Cantwell. “The team is in great spirits. I am going to save my energy for Sunday.”

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The chasing peloton during the BUPA stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo 

Australians Graeme Brown (Blanco) and Bernie Sulzberger (UniSA-Australia) were amongst those who crashed and both will have precautionary X-rays later today at Sportsmed SA, Brown for an injured wrist and Sulzberger a finger. Under race rules riders who crash or are caught up in a crash in the final three kilometres of the stage are awarded the same time as the bunch they were with when the crash occurred and after officials had adjusted times and accounted for all the riders it was Welshman Geraint Thomas of Sky Pro Cycling who again donned the Santos Tour Down Under ochre leader’s jersey.

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Tour leader Geraint Thomas on the podium after the BUPA stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo 

“RadioShack is strong. Blanco and Movistar have two guys. They will all be coming pretty hard at the bottom. I am a bit tired now, it’s the first race of the season,” said Thomas. “I am going to give it everything, hopefully that will be enough.” His margin over Blanco’s Tom-Jelte Slagter remains a mere five seconds with the young Dutchman still in the lead in the Cycle Instead Young Rider competition.

“It’s been a crazy end of stage today,” said Slagter. “It was stressful because of the wind. Graeme Brown did an awesome job to take one second away from Geraint Thomas. He (Brown) is a big team player. It’s a pity that he badly crashed.”

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Tour leader Geraint Thomas all smiles as he wears the Santos Ochre leader’s jersey. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo 

Race Report

130 riders rode from the grassy start line at Civic Park, Modbury this morning and it was reigning world champion, Philippe Gilbert, (BMC) who got the action underway with an attack in the opening kilometres. Reigning Australian under 23 time trial champion, Damien Howson (UniSA-Australia) went ith him and the pair rode strongly at the front to set up a lead that stretched to around three and a half minutes.

“Since I crashed, I’ve lost all chances of doing well on GC (overall),” said Gilbert referring to the crash on stage 2. “That means what’s left of the race now means mostly training for me. Yesterday I tried to win the stage but today I knew there was no chance to avoid a bunch sprint, so it gave an opportunity to break away. I’m used to doing one breakaway like that in the early part of the season every year. It’s good to go deep into my reserve and work towards my goals of the Ardennes classics.”

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World Champion Philippe Gilbert and Australian rider Damien Howson broke away from the peloton for 100kms. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo 

“We got a maximum of 3:30 lead, it was not enough but it gave me the chance to discover a very talented young rider, Damien Howson who gave me good turns during our ride,” said Gilbert of his young breakaway companion.

At Humbug Scrub the 20 year old Australian collected the maximum ten points for the category two Skoda King of the Mountains climb that came 30.2km into the stage. While local hero Jack Bobridge grabbed the third place points to move into the lead in the climber’s classification. “My first goal is to help “TJ” (Slagter)to win the Tour,” said Bobridge. “Secondly, the KOM is something possible to take. My form is coming, but very slowly, you can’t rush form. I’ve been sick yesterday so hopefully tomorrow I’ll have a good day and we’ll get the maximum result up Willunga Hill.”

In the two Jayco intermediate sprints of the day it was Gilbert who grabbed the top points. He led Howson over the line at Mt Pleasant (80.6km) and again at Springton (89.3km). Back in the bunch Australian Graeme Brown sprinted over the top of Tour leader Thomas to prevent him from grabbing the one second bonus for third place and increasing his lead over Brown’s team mate Tom-Jelte Slagter. “Everyone was thinking about the crosswind sections. It was quite stressful,” said Thomas. “I am used to a bit of argy-bargy, so I am used to that. Graeme Brown was sent up there to get those seconds and he did.

“We thought we may as well have a go (at the intermediate sprints) because it didn’t require fighting for positions. It was worth trying. I didn’t lose anything but I didn’t beat Graeme Brown so there was no change at the end of the day. It’ll come down to the second time on Willunga Hill tomorrow,” Thomas predicted. “I’m confident because the boys will be able to support me to the finish.”

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German sprinter Andre Greipel on the road during the BUPA stage 4 between Modbury and Tanunda. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo 

Greipel has reclaimed the lead in the Jayco Sprint Classification sitting on 30 points, one clear of Thomas while Gilbert’s efforts in the lead today has moved him to 28 points and third in the sprint ranking.

Gilbert and Howson shared the Europcar Most Competitive Rider honours for the stage which was some consolation for being reeled in by the peloton just six kilometres from the finish. “It was a huge honour to be away with Philippe Gilbert but it was also a very tough day,” said Howson who placed third in the under 23 time trial at last year’s road world championships. “Philippe is someone I look up to. He’s a hero of mine. He’s the current world champion. To be part of a breakaway with him was great.

“We had a very small chance of making it to the finish but racing is sometimes unpredictable, so you can only try. Hopefully a few people will have taken note of what I did today and today’s breakaway is something for the future.”

Earlier in the day Australian Nathan Haas (Garmin-Sharp) was forced to abandon the race due to illness which means 129 riders will start tomorrow’s Jayco Stage 5. The so-called ‘Queen’ stage of the race travels 151.5 kilometres from McLaren Vale where the vines meet the sea and will take in the scenic coastal vistas of the Fleurieu Peninsula before heading to the finish atop Old Wilunga Hill which the riders will climb twice.

Today also saw six-and-a-half thousand recreational riders taking part in the annual Bupa Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser that kicked off early in the morning and took the participants over the same route as the professionals in the Santos Tour Down Under.

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The chasing pelotonspeeds through the barren countryside where the shallow creek shows just what a dry hot summer its been in Australia a far cry from the wet year here in Britain.  Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo 

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World Champion Philippe Gilbert and Australian rider Damien Howson broke away from the peloton for 100kms. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo

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 The crowd at the Modbury start of the BUPA Stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under. Photo: Santos Tour Down Under / Regallo 

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STAGE 4 Modbury to Tanunda (126.5km)
1 GREIPEL, André Lotto Belisol 3:02:52
2 FERRARI, Roberto Lampre-Merida st
3 CANTWELL, Jonathan Saxo-Tinkoff st
4 FENN, Andrew** Omega Pharma-Quick-Step st
5 MARKUS, Barry** Vacansoleil-DCM st
6 KITTEL, Marcel Argos-Shimano st
7 RENSHAW, Mark Blanco st
8 van HUMMEL, Kenny Vacansoleil-DCM st
9 DEMARE, Arnaud** FDJ st
10 LODEWYCK, Klaas BMC st
11 CHEREL, Mikael AG2R La Mondiale st
12 GUARDINI, Andrea** Astana st
13 STEEGMANS, Gert Omega Pharma-Quick-Step st
14 HUNTER, Robert Garmin Sharp st
15 VON HOFF, Steele Garmin Sharp st
16 SUTTON, Christopher Sky Procycling st
17 THOMAS, Geraint Sky Procycling st
18 HENDERSON, Greg Lotto Belisol st
19 IZAGIRRE, Gorka Euskaltel Euskadi st
20 BAUER, Jack Garmin Sharp st
21 PINEAU, Jérôme Omega Pharma-Quick-Step st
22 TJALLINGII, Maarten Blanco st
23 ROJAS GIL, Jose Joaquin Movistar st
24 MACHADO, Tiago Radioshack Leopard st
25 ROELANDTS, Jurgen Lotto Belisol st
26 HUTAROVICH, Yauheni AG2R La Mondiale st
27 VELITS, Peter Omega Pharma-Quick-Step st
28 HANSEN, Adam Lotto Belisol st
29 GIACOPPO, Anthony UNI SA – Australia st
30 BONNAFOND, Guillaume AG2R La Mondiale st
31 DELAGE, Mickael FDJ st
32 VAN POPPEL, Boy Vacansoleil-DCM st
33 IZAGIRRE, Ion** Euskaltel Euskadi st
34 BRAVO OIARBIDE, Garikoitz** Euskaltel Euskadi st
35 KASHECHKIN, Andrey Astana st
36 AGOSTINI, Stefano** Cannondale st
37 DE KORT, Koen Argos-Shimano st
38 CIMOLAI, Davide** Lampre-Merida st
39 GUARNIERI, Jacopo Astana st
40 HAYMAN, Mathew Sky Procycling st
41 BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald Sky Procycling st
42 SALERNO, Cristiano Cannondale st
43 PAUWELS, Serge Omega Pharma-Quick-Step st
44 BOARO, Manuele Saxo-Tinkoff st
45 OROZ UGALDE, Juan Jose Euskaltel Euskadi st
46 VALLS FERRI, Rafael Vacansoleil-DCM st
47 SIEBERG, Marcel Lotto Belisol st
48 MORENO BAZAN, Javier Movistar st
49 SANTAROMITA, Ivan BMC st
50 PHELAN, Adam** UNI SA – Australia st
51 CLARKE, William Argos-Shimano st
52 SÖRENSEN, Chris Anker Saxo-Tinkoff st
53 JUUL JENSEN, Christopher** Saxo-Tinkoff st
54 VISCONTI, Giovanni Movistar st
55 ELISSONDE, Kenny** FDJ st
56 VEIKKANEN, Jussi FDJ st
57 STANNARD, Ian Sky Procycling st
58 SLAGTER, Tom Jelte** Blanco st
59 BAGDONAS, Gédiminas AG2R La Mondiale st
60 DIDIER, Laurent Radioshack Leopard st
61 VOIGT, Jens Radioshack Leopard st
62 BENNETT, George** Radioshack Leopard st
63 SERGENT, Jesse Radioshack Leopard st
64 HERMANS, Ben Radioshack Leopard st
65 BONNET, William FDJ st
66 WYSS, Danilo BMC st
67 GRABSCH, Bert Omega Pharma-Quick-Step st
68 APPOLLONIO, Davide** AG2R La Mondiale st
69 MARANGONI, Alan Cannondale st
70 GILBERT, Philippe BMC st
71 AGNOLI, Valerio Astana st
72 DE GENDT, Thomas Vacansoleil-DCM st
73 IGLINSKY, Maxim Astana st
74 PONZI, Simone Astana st
75 O’GRADY, Stuart ORICA GreenEDGE st
76 VANDBORG, Brian Cannondale st
77 MCCARTHY, Jay** Saxo-Tinkoff st
78 FAVILLI, Elia** Lampre-Merida st
79 TANNER, David Blanco st
80 KERBY, Jordon** UNI SA – Australia st
81 TIMMER, Albert Argos-Shimano st
82 MANGEL, Laurent FDJ st
83 HERRADA LOPEZ, José Movistar st
84 WATSON, Calvin** UNI SA – Australia st
85 KERN, Julian** AG2R La Mondiale st
86 AMADOR, Andrey Movistar st
87 GUTIERREZ, José Ivan Movistar st
88 WAUTERS, Willem** Vacansoleil-DCM st
89 MARCZYNSKI, Tomasz Vacansoleil-DCM st
90 MIYAZAWA, Takashi Saxo-Tinkoff st
91 ROWE, Luke** Sky Procycling st
92 CANUTI, Federico Cannondale st
93 RABON, Frantisek Omega Pharma-Quick-Step st
94 KADRI, Blel AG2R La Mondiale at 1:42
95 CAPECCHI, Eros Movistar at 0:00
96 MORTON, Lachlan** Garmin Sharp st
97 KOHLER, Martin BMC st
98 MORABITO, Steve BMC st
99 MOINARD, Amaël BMC st
100 KELDERMAN, Wilco** Blanco st
101 ASTARLOZA, Mikel Euskaltel Euskadi st
102 WURF, Cameron Cannondale st
103 WELLENS, Tim** Lotto Belisol at 2:03
104 KAISEN, Olivier Lotto Belisol st
105 HUPOND, Thierry Argos-Shimano st
106 GERRANS, Simon ORICA GreenEDGE at 0:00
107 EISEL, Bernhard Sky Procycling at 2:03
108 SCHLECK, Andy Radioshack Leopard st
109 HOWSON, Damien** UNI SA – Australia at 2:07
110 SAGAN, Juraj Cannondale at 0:00
111 BOBRIDGE, Jack** Blanco at 2:19
112 MOURIS, Jens ORICA GreenEDGE at 0:00
113 MORI, Manuele Lampre-Merida st
114 LLOYD, Matthew Lampre-Merida st
115 STORTONI, Simone Lampre-Merida st
116 PIETROPOLLI, Daniele Lampre-Merida st
117 FARRAR, Tyler Garmin Sharp st
118 CLARKE, Simon ORICA GreenEDGE st
119 GOSS, Matthew ORICA GreenEDGE st
120 SULZBERGER, Bernard UNI SA – Australia st
121 ABERASTURI, Jon** Euskaltel Euskadi st
122 BROWN, Graeme Blanco st
123 DURBRIDGE, Luke** ORICA GreenEDGE st
124 DEMPSTER, Zakkari UNI SA – Australia st
125 GASPAROTTO, Enrico Astana st
126 LOBATO, Juan Jose Euskaltel Euskadi st
127 HUGUET, Yann Argos-Shimano st
128 AHLSTRAND, Jonas** Argos-Shimano at 5:37
129 IMPEY, Daryl ORICA GreenEDGE at 0:00

Jayco Sprints (Stage)

Stage Finish
1 GREIPEL, André Lotto Belisol 15
2 FERRARI, Roberto Lampre-Merida 14
3 CANTWELL, Jonathan Saxo-Tinkoff 13
4 FENN, Andrew** Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 12
5 MARKUS, Barry** Vacansoleil-DCM 11
6 KITTEL, Marcel Argos-Shimano 10
7 RENSHAW, Mark Blanco 9
8 van HUMMEL, Kenny Vacansoleil-DCM 8
9 DEMARE, Arnaud** FDJ 7
10 LODEWYCK, Klaas BMC 6

Mt Pleasant at 80.6km
1 GILBERT, Philippe BMC BEL19820705 BMC 5
2 HOWSON, Damien** UNI SA – Australia AUS19920813 UNI 3
3 BROWN, Graeme Blanco AUS19790409 BLA 2

Springton at 89.3km
1 GILBERT, Philippe BMC BEL19820705 BMC 5
2 HOWSON, Damien** UNI SA – Australia AUS19920813 UNI 3
3 BROWN, Graeme Blanco AUS19790409 BLA 2

Skoda King of the Mountains Prime Results

Humbug Scrub (Cat 2 at 30.2km)
1 HOWSON, Damien** UNI SA – Australia 10
2 GILBERT, Philippe BMC 6
3 BOBRIDGE, Jack** Blanco 4
4 BROWN, Graeme Blanco 2

Cycle Instead Young Rider
1 FENN, Andrew** Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 3:02:52
2 MARKUS, Barry** Vacansoleil-DCM st
3 DEMARE, Arnaud** FDJ st
4 GUARDINI, Andrea** Astana st
5 IZAGIRRE, Ion** Euskaltel Euskadi st
6 BRAVO OIARBIDE, Garikoitz** Euskaltel Euskadi st
7 AGOSTINI, Stefano** Cannondale st
8 CIMOLAI, Davide** Lampre-Merida st
9 PHELAN, Adam** UNI SA – Australia st
10 JUUL JENSEN, Christopher** Saxo-Tinkoff st
11 ELISSONDE, Kenny** FDJ st
12 SLAGTER, Tom Jelte** Blanco st
13 BENNETT, George** Radioshack Leopard st
14 APPOLLONIO, Davide** AG2R La Mondiale st
15 MCCARTHY, Jay** Saxo-Tinkoff st
16 FAVILLI, Elia** Lampre-Merida st
17 KERBY, Jordon** UNI SA – Australia st
18 WATSON, Calvin** UNI SA – Australia st
19 KERN, Julian** AG2R La Mondiale st
20 WAUTERS, Willem** Vacansoleil-DCM st
21 ROWE, Luke** Sky Procycling st
22 MORTON, Lachlan** Garmin Sharp st
23 KELDERMAN, Wilco** Blanco st
24 WELLENS, Tim** Lotto Belisol at 2:03
25 HOWSON, Damien** UNI SA – Australia at 2:07
26 BOBRIDGE, Jack** Blanco at 2:19
27 ABERASTURI, Jon** Euskaltel Euskadi at 0:00
28 DURBRIDGE, Luke** ORICA GreenEDGE at 0:00
29 AHLSTRAND, Jonas** Argos-Shimano at 5:37

Hindmarsh Team Stage

1 Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 9:08:36
2 Lotto Belisol st
3 Vacansoleil-DCM st
4 Garmin Sharp st
5 AG2R La Mondiale st
6 Sky Procycling st
7 Astana st
8 Euskaltel Euskadi st
9 Blanco st
10 Argos-Shimano st
11 FDJ st
12 Saxo-Tinkoff st
13 Lampre-Merida st
14 BMC st
15 Movistar st
16 Radioshack Leopard st
17 Cannondale st
18 UNI SA – Australia st
19 ORICA GreenEDGE st

OVERALL AFTER 4 STAGES
1 THOMAS, Geraint Sky Procycling 12:59:09
2 SLAGTER, Tom Jelte** Blanco at 0:05
3 MORENO BAZAN, Javier Movistar at 0:06
4 HERMANS, Ben Radioshack Leopard at 0:08
5 IZAGIRRE, Gorka Euskaltel Euskadi at 0:15
6 IZAGIRRE, Ion** Euskaltel Euskadi st
7 BAUER, Jack Garmin Sharp st
8 MACHADO, Tiago Radioshack Leopard st
9 HANSEN, Adam Lotto Belisol st
10 BENNETT, George** Radioshack Leopard st
11 PIETROPOLLI, Daniele Lampre-Merida st
12 VEIKKANEN, Jussi FDJ st
13 KELDERMAN, Wilco** Blanco st
14 ELISSONDE, Kenny** FDJ at 0:23
15 ROJAS GIL, Jose Joaquin Movistar at 0:31
16 CHEREL, Mikael AG2R La Mondiale at 0:32
17 VALLS FERRI, Rafael Vacansoleil-DCM st
18 KASHECHKIN, Andrey Astana st
19 PAUWELS, Serge Omega Pharma-Quick-Step st
20 SÖRENSEN, Chris Anker Saxo-Tinkoff st
21 SANTAROMITA, Ivan BMC at 0:35
22 MORTON, Lachlan** Garmin Sharp at 1:02
23 CANTWELL, Jonathan Saxo-Tinkoff at 1:25
24 VELITS, Peter Omega Pharma-Quick-Step at 1:32
25 PHELAN, Adam** UNI SA – Australia st
26 SALERNO, Cristiano Cannondale at 1:50
27 DEMPSTER, Zakkari UNI SA – Australia at 1:59
28 BONNAFOND, Guillaume AG2R La Mondiale at 2:08
29 HENDERSON, Greg Lotto Belisol at 2:41
30 PONZI, Simone Astana at 2:46
31 HUNTER, Robert Garmin Sharp at 2:47
32 GILBERT, Philippe BMC st
33 DE KORT, Koen Argos-Shimano at 2:52
34 FAVILLI, Elia** Lampre-Merida at 2:57
35 DE GENDT, Thomas Vacansoleil-DCM at 3:11
36 HUTAROVICH, Yauheni AG2R La Mondiale at 3:16
37 GERRANS, Simon ORICA GreenEDGE at 3:26
38 BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald Sky Procycling at 3:27
39 VISCONTI, Giovanni Movistar at 3:32
40 TANNER, David Blanco at 3:37
41 DEMARE, Arnaud** FDJ at 3:40
42 HAYMAN, Mathew Sky Procycling at 3:55
43 VON HOFF, Steele Garmin Sharp at 4:23
44 SULZBERGER, Bernard UNI SA – Australia at 4:28
45 DELAGE, Mickael FDJ at 4:31
46 STEEGMANS, Gert Omega Pharma-Quick-Step at 4:41
47 HUGUET, Yann Argos-Shimano at 4:45
48 PINEAU, Jérôme Omega Pharma-Quick-Step at 4:52
49 GRABSCH, Bert Omega Pharma-Quick-Step at 5:42
50 AGOSTINI, Stefano** Cannondale at 5:51
51 OROZ UGALDE, Juan Jose Euskaltel Euskadi st
52 IGLINSKY, Maxim Astana st
53 AMADOR, Andrey Movistar st
54 ROELANDTS, Jurgen Lotto Belisol at 6:22
55 GREIPEL, André Lotto Belisol at 6:38
56 GOSS, Matthew ORICA GreenEDGE at 6:44
57 MORI, Manuele Lampre-Merida at 7:12
58 CANUTI, Federico Cannondale at 7:18
59 VOIGT, Jens Radioshack Leopard st
60 CLARKE, Simon ORICA GreenEDGE at 7:20
61 WYSS, Danilo BMC at 7:31
62 BONNET, William FDJ at 7:45
63 RENSHAW, Mark Blanco at 7:55
64 O’GRADY, Stuart ORICA GreenEDGE st
65 MOINARD, Amaël BMC st
66 MORABITO, Steve BMC st
67 AGNOLI, Valerio Astana at 8:17
68 SUTTON, Christopher Sky Procycling at 8:25
69 LODEWYCK, Klaas BMC at 8:36
70 GUTIERREZ, José Ivan Movistar at 8:37
71 DIDIER, Laurent Radioshack Leopard at 8:54
72 BRAVO OIARBIDE, Garikoitz** Euskaltel Euskadi at 9:03
73 MCCARTHY, Jay** Saxo-Tinkoff at 9:15
74 STORTONI, Simone Lampre-Merida st
75 WURF, Cameron Cannondale at 9:22
76 BOBRIDGE, Jack** Blanco at 9:37
77 KADRI, Blel AG2R La Mondiale at 9:38
78 FENN, Andrew** Omega Pharma-Quick-Step at 10:21
79 VANDBORG, Brian Cannondale at 10:22
80 WATSON, Calvin** UNI SA – Australia at 10:39
81 MIYAZAWA, Takashi Saxo-Tinkoff at 10:42
82 SERGENT, Jesse Radioshack Leopard at 10:54
83 CIMOLAI, Davide** Lampre-Merida at 11:01
84 HERRADA LOPEZ, José Movistar st
85 TIMMER, Albert Argos-Shimano at 11:17
86 WELLENS, Tim** Lotto Belisol at 11:22
87 STANNARD, Ian Sky Procycling at 11:27
88 MOURIS, Jens ORICA GreenEDGE at 11:30
89 CAPECCHI, Eros Movistar at 12:20
90 WAUTERS, Willem** Vacansoleil-DCM at 12:23
91 KERBY, Jordon** UNI SA – Australia at 12:34
92 RABON, Frantisek Omega Pharma-Quick-Step at 12:36
93 GASPAROTTO, Enrico Astana at 12:40
94 HOWSON, Damien** UNI SA – Australia at 12:44
95 IMPEY, Daryl ORICA GreenEDGE at 12:46
96 HUPOND, Thierry Argos-Shimano at 13:10
97 JUUL JENSEN, Christopher** Saxo-Tinkoff at 13:49
98 FARRAR, Tyler Garmin Sharp at 13:51
99 GIACOPPO, Anthony UNI SA – Australia at 14:04
100 LOBATO, Juan Jose Euskaltel Euskadi st
101 ABERASTURI, Jon** Euskaltel Euskadi st
102 DURBRIDGE, Luke** ORICA GreenEDGE at 14:25
103 SAGAN, Juraj Cannondale at 14:34
104 SIEBERG, Marcel Lotto Belisol at 14:36
105 BROWN, Graeme Blanco at 14:51
106 MARANGONI, Alan Cannondale at 14:53
107 LLOYD, Matthew Lampre-Merida at 15:05
108 TJALLINGII, Maarten Blanco at 15:09
109 MANGEL, Laurent FDJ at 15:23
110 APPOLLONIO, Davide** AG2R La Mondiale at 15:46
111 GUARDINI, Andrea** Astana at 16:53
112 KITTEL, Marcel Argos-Shimano st
113 CLARKE, William Argos-Shimano at 17:55
114 EISEL, Bernhard Sky Procycling at 19:58
115 AHLSTRAND, Jonas** Argos-Shimano at 20:02
116 BOARO, Manuele Saxo-Tinkoff at 20:30
117 MARKUS, Barry** Vacansoleil-DCM at 21:06
118 van HUMMEL, Kenny Vacansoleil-DCM at 22:09
119 VAN POPPEL, Boy Vacansoleil-DCM at 22:11
120 KAISEN, Olivier Lotto Belisol at 22:50
121 FERRARI, Roberto Lampre-Merida at 23:11
122 KERN, Julian** AG2R La Mondiale at 23:24
123 BAGDONAS, Gédiminas AG2R La Mondiale at 24:40
124 ROWE, Luke** Sky Procycling at 24:58
125 MARCZYNSKI, Tomasz Vacansoleil-DCM at 26:24
126 SCHLECK, Andy Radioshack Leopard at 26:39
127 ASTARLOZA, Mikel Euskaltel Euskadi at 27:13
128 GUARNIERI, Jacopo Astana at 28:35
129 KOHLER, Martin BMC at 28:58

Cycle Instead Young Rider General Classification

1 SLAGTER, Tom Jelte** Blanco 12:59:14
2 IZAGIRRE, Ion** Euskaltel Euskadi at 0:10
3 BENNETT, George** Radioshack Leopard st
4 KELDERMAN, Wilco** Blanco st
5 ELISSONDE, Kenny** FDJ at 0:18
6 MORTON, Lachlan** Garmin Sharp at 0:57
7 PHELAN, Adam** UNI SA – Australia at 1:27
8 FAVILLI, Elia** Lampre-Merida at 2:52
9 DEMARE, Arnaud** FDJ at 3:35
10 AGOSTINI, Stefano** Cannondale at 5:46
11 BRAVO OIARBIDE, Garikoitz** Euskaltel Euskadi at 8:58
12 MCCARTHY, Jay** Saxo-Tinkoff at 9:10
13 BOBRIDGE, Jack** Blanco at 9:32
14 FENN, Andrew** Omega Pharma-Quick-Step at 10:16
15 WATSON, Calvin** UNI SA – Australia at 10:34
16 CIMOLAI, Davide** Lampre-Merida at 10:56
17 WELLENS, Tim** Lotto Belisol at 11:17
18 WAUTERS, Willem** Vacansoleil-DCM at 12:18
19 KERBY, Jordon** UNI SA – Australia at 12:29
20 HOWSON, Damien** UNI SA – Australia at 12:39
21 JUUL JENSEN, Christopher** Saxo-Tinkoff at 13:44
22 ABERASTURI, Jon** Euskaltel Euskadi at 13:59
23 DURBRIDGE, Luke** ORICA GreenEDGE at 14:20
24 APPOLLONIO, Davide** AG2R La Mondiale at 15:41
25 GUARDINI, Andrea** Astana at 16:48
26 AHLSTRAND, Jonas** Argos-Shimano at 19:57
27 MARKUS, Barry** Vacansoleil-DCM at 21:01
28 KERN, Julian** AG2R La Mondiale at 23:19
29 ROWE, Luke** Sky Procycling at 24:53

Jayco Sprints Overall Classification
1 GREIPEL, André Lotto Belisol 30
2 THOMAS, Geraint Sky Procycling 29
3 GILBERT, Philippe BMC 28
4 SLAGTER, Tom Jelte** Blanco 27
5 PIETROPOLLI, Daniele Lampre-Merida 27
6 MORENO BAZAN, Javier Movistar 24
7 FERRARI, Roberto Lampre-Merida 24
8 PONZI, Simone Astana 23
9 RENSHAW, Mark Blanco 22
10 DEMARE, Arnaud** FDJ 21
11 CLARKE, William Argos-Shimano 20
12 GOSS, Matthew ORICA GreenEDGE 14
13 HERMANS, Ben Radioshack Leopard 13
14 CANTWELL, Jonathan Saxo-Tinkoff 13
15 FENN, Andrew** Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 12
16 VISCONTI, Giovanni Movistar 11
17 VON HOFF, Steele Garmin Sharp 11
18 WELLENS, Tim** Lotto Belisol 11
19 MARKUS, Barry** Vacansoleil-DCM 11
20 KERBY, Jordon** UNI SA – Australia 10
21 KITTEL, Marcel Argos-Shimano 10
22 BAUER, Jack Garmin Sharp 9
23 ROJAS GIL, Jose Joaquin Movistar 9
24 KELDERMAN, Wilco** Blanco 8
25 BOASSON HAGEN, Edvald Sky Procycling 8
26 van HUMMEL, Kenny Vacansoleil-DCM 8
27 IZAGIRRE, Ion** Euskaltel Euskadi 7
28 SANTAROMITA, Ivan BMC 7
29 IZAGIRRE, Gorka Euskaltel Euskadi 6
30 BENNETT, George** Radioshack Leopard 6
31 DEMPSTER, Zakkari UNI SA – Australia 6
32 CLARKE, Simon ORICA GreenEDGE 6
33 LODEWYCK, Klaas BMC 6
34 HOWSON, Damien** UNI SA – Australia 6
35 BONNAFOND, Guillaume AG2R La Mondiale 5
36 GERRANS, Simon ORICA GreenEDGE 5
37 BROWN, Graeme Blanco 4
38 DE GENDT, Thomas Vacansoleil-DCM 3
39 PINEAU, Jérôme Omega Pharma-Quick-Step 3
40 WATSON, Calvin** UNI SA – Australia 3
41 JUUL JENSEN, Christopher** Saxo-Tinkoff 2
42 TJALLINGII, Maarten Blanco 2

Skoda King of the Mountains Overall Classification

1 BOBRIDGE, Jack** Blanco 20
2 THOMAS, Geraint Sky Procycling 16
3 MORENO BAZAN, Javier Movistar 14
4 KERBY, Jordon** UNI SA – Australia 10
5 HOWSON, Damien** UNI SA – Australia 10
6 BENNETT, George** Radioshack Leopard 8
7 HERMANS, Ben Radioshack Leopard 6
8 GILBERT, Philippe BMC 6
9 IMPEY, Daryl ORICA GreenEDGE 6
10 BAUER, Jack Garmin Sharp 4
11 BRAVO OIARBIDE, Garikoitz** Euskaltel Euskadi 4
12 BROWN, Graeme Blanco 4
13 BOARO, Manuele Saxo-Tinkoff 4
14 SLAGTER, Tom Jelte** Blanco 2

Team Overall

1 Radioshack Leopard 38:58:09
2 Movistar at 1:22
3 Lotto Belisol at 1:52
4 Garmin Sharp at 3:22
5 Blanco at 3:25
6 FDJ at 3:29
7 AG2R La Mondiale at 4:03
8 Omega Pharma-Quick-Step at 5:06
9 Sky Procycling at 5:23
10 Euskaltel Euskadi at 5:39
11 Lampre-Merida at 5:43
12 Saxo-Tinkoff at 6:21
13 UNI SA – Australia at 7:17
14 Astana at 8:08
15 Cannondale at 9:42
16 BMC at 10:01
17 Argos-Shimano at 11:03
18 ORICA GreenEDGE at 11:51
19 Vacansoleil-DCM at 14:43

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