Tour de France – Stage 10


Alberto Contador crashes out whilst Vincenzo Nibali stamps his authority on the race with a win on the biggest mountain stage so far

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Tour de France – Stage 10

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When the race started in Yorkshire, the speculation as to who would win was all about Froome and Contador with Nibali on the podium. First Froome and now Contador is out and when push came to shove, it was Nibali who handled the slopes to the finish today better than his rivals and put himself into the red hot favourite seat.

Nibali retook the Yellow jersey today as Gallopin lost almost five minutes on the Astana rider and whilst there are questions like; how will Nibali climb the long mountain passes, will his team be strong enough to control the race after doing a lot of that already and can he stay upright, the fact was today, he had no equal as he raced to the line 15 seconds ahead of his nearest challengers.

Voeckler and Rodriguez battle for the polka dot jersey
Lieuwe Westra (Astana) initiated the first breakaway soon after the start in Mulhouse and he was quickly joined by Giovanni Visconti (Movistar), Christophe Riblon (AG2R), Amaël Moinard (BMC), Thomas Voeckler (Europcar), Markel Irizar (Trek) and Arnaud Gérard (Bretagne).

At the beginning of the ascent to col du Firstplan, first Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha), Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Jan Barta (NetApp) and then Michal Kwiatkowski and Tony Martin (OPQS), Rein Taaramäe (Cofidis), Reto Hollenstein and Marcel Wyss (IAM) rode away from the peloton on the downhill of the Firstplan. Voeckler and Rodriguez then launched an interesting duel for the King of the Mountain competition which ended up being one-sided in the favour of Rodriguez.

Alberto Contador (Tinkoff)then crashed at km 62 and it took him a long time to get back on his bike, four minutes or so, which was damaged by a passing team car, but he started a long chase four minutes down on the yellow jersey group escorted by his team-mates Daniele Bennati, Michael Morkov, Matteo Tossato and Nicolas Roche.

Thirteen riders regrouped at the front at km 64 on the ascent to the Platzerwasel, as Kwiatkowski became the virtual leader of the Tour de France: Sagan (Cannondale), Kwiatkowski and Martin (OPQS), Riblon (AG2R), Irizar (Trek), Taaramäe (Cofidis), Wyss (IAM), Barta (NetApp), Rodriguez (Katusha), Voeckler (Europcar), Moinard (BMC), Visconti (Movistar), Westra (Astana).

Half way into the stage, Contador called it a race and jumped into his team car after having insisted for about twenty kilometres despite his injuries of a broken tibea.

The real engine in the leading group was Tony Martin, dragging it along on behalf of Kwiatkowski in the white jersey. It was an interesting tactic by Quickstep but in the end, failed to deliver the intended result. The front group lost more and more riders and soon it was Kwiatkowski and Rodriguez duelling with Rodriguez the strongest climber.

Martin had come to a standstill at the start of the penultimate climb and it was then a four way battle. While Rodriguez climbed the better and led over the top, and Visconti too was climbing well, whilst Kwiatkowski rode it at his speed before going clear on the descent.

Rodriguez caught and passed him again but whilst the battle for the stage was waged on the lower slopes, the one for the GC was low key. Nibali’s teammate Scarponi, who had somersaulted over a haybale after crashing on the descent of the penultimate climb, was back with Fuglsang to pace Nibali.

The yellow jersey was well back by now and what we wanted to see was the battle between the GC contenders. They were passing the riders left from the break one by one and whilst Rodriguez led the race, Nibali suddenly surprised. For much of the climb, Nibali had ridden the climb seated whislt his rivals were already dancing on their pedals.

Suddenly, catching everyone by surprise, it was Nibali making them dance to his tune. Sure they; Porte, Valverde, Bardet, Pinot, etc, tried to chase but were unable to close the gap as the ‘Shark’ closed in on Rodriguez.

The slopes were very steep in that final k and it showed as the relatively fresh legs of Nibali saw him blow Rodriguez away and sprint to the finish 15 seconds ahead of Thibaut Pinot with the GC contenders another five seconds back.

The expected challenge from Porte, or Valverde and so on never came. Nibali had landed yet another blow to his rivals and they now have a rest day to come with their plans on how to beat him and wipe out that two minute plus lead he has. For many teams, including Tinkoff Saxo, its time to look at plan B’s …


Vincenzo Nibali: “This is a wonderful victory. Thanks to great team work, especially by Michele Scarponi in the finale. It’s been a very demanding stage with the fog and the rain after ten days of hard racing. This was the hardest stage I’ve ever done in a Grand Tour, with seven climbs and so many crashes. As I crossed the line, I’ve dedicated it to my baby girl”.

“I speak with my wife every day on the phone and she told me that Emma becomes silent and opens her eyes wide when she hears my voice on TV. I feel sorry for Alberto Contador. He crashed just in front of me and I’ve been scared that I’d go down as well but I don’t know why he crashed. I’ve just seen that it was a heavy fall. We stopped pedaling for a while. I spoke with Richie Porte, I also spoke with my team car, but Tony Martin was 4.30 ahead, so we’ve had to ride again”.

“The stage had started very well for us. The breakaway suited us. At that point of the stage, it was Lotto controlling the race. On the first downhill, Kwiatkowski and Martin rode away. The gap was precisely let by Contador and Sergio Paulinho. On the following downhill, we were there to try and take the race in hand. Since Arenberg [stage 5], we have always controlled and I was expecting attacks from Contador, so in the next stages, I’ll look at controlling again but without him”.

“I’ll try to keep the yellow jersey but I won’t be left without rivals. Richie Porte and Alejandro Valverde are up there. I’ll have to handle my advantage. I think that my performance today was of a very high level, similar to the 2013 Giro d’Italia. With my coach Paolo Slongo, we’ve prepared for the Tour at perfection in order to reach the top level here. Before the Dauphiné, I went to Tenerife for a training camp with all my team-mates for the Tour”.

“We did intense work there. At the Dauphiné, I was well but I didn’t have the condition to challenge the best riders. After the Dauphiné, I didn’t go home. I went to the Passo San Pellegrino to do a specific work. I’ve done some changes of rhythm on the climbs behind Slongo’s motorbike because I knew I would have to fight against Contador in steep uphill finishes here.”

“Shall I win the Tour, it’ll be difficult to say I win because Chris Froome and Contador have crashed. I already had a good lead and I was ready to fight in a big duel with Alberto. Crashes are part of the sport. I’ve crashed myself many times in the past as well. It’s a pity that the Tour has lost two major protagonists. I hope it’s not too bad for Alberto. I wish him the best.”

Joaquim Rodriguez: “This was an important day for me because there were many points up for grab in the KOM competition. At the end, there has been one kilometre too much for me to win the stage. But the crash of Alberto Contador is a bigger disaster. He is a very active rider and he would have fired up the race in the Pyrenees. Nibali was super strong. I was aware that my advantage was probably not enough for winning the stage. Two minutes lead in the second last climb was too tight. I haven’t decided yet if my goal will be the polka dot jersey or a stage win. One goal is a call for the other one. In the mountains, I’ll have to break away for collecting points and that’s also the best thing to do for winning a stage.”

Bjarne Riis (Contador’s manager) “Alberto crashed on a fast and straight part of the descent. He was reaching for his pocket and the bike was swept away under him probably because of a bump or hole in the road. Alberto was in the shape of his life and the entire team had our eyes fixed on the podium in Paris and the work we would have to do to get there”.

“After the crash, Alberto got back on the bike and we tried for about 18 kilometers to keep him in the race. Despite his best efforts and an impressive show of willpower, he had to abandon the race. Alberto has broken his tibia just below the knee. It’s not a complicated fracture but it probably requires surgery. He will stay with us tonight and tomorrow he will travel back to Madrid to undergo further examinations and a surgery if necessary”.

“We will naturally have to look ahead. But right now it’s to early to say anything about the possibility of Alberto riding Vuelta a Espana. It depends on his recovery and on how fast he can get back on the bike and start training again”, concludes Bjarne Riis.

Richie Porte “I was the only one who responded when Nibali went, but I guess that’s racing. I felt good today but it’s not great to be towing everybody to the line. If Vincenzo goes, I guess you have to respond. He’s got enough time already so I didn’t really want him to get any more. Its a shame to lose Alberto Contador like that. I hope he’s okay. It will definitely change the dynamics of the race and I think it would have been a harder finale had Saxo been there. We’ll take it day by day and I think we’re in a pretty good position going intot he first rest day”.

In a blog in the Sydney Morning Herald he says “Truth be known, I’m really happy the final stage in the Vosges of the Tour de France is out of the way and that longer climbs, which suit me much better, are to come”.

“I know it’s not going to be easy to finish the job off, but I am confident I am in good condition, that my health is good and that my teammates are right behind me. It would be nice to have some of the lost time on Nibali back before the Pyrenees arrive in the third week, but you can’t plan for everything to go your way on the Tour.”

Michal Kwiatkowski: “Because of Tony Martin I had a big chance not only to win a stage, but maybe even steal the yellow jersey with this move,” Kwiatkowski said. “But, to do that, you still need to have the legs. I am so thankful to Tony. He’s just incredible. What he did is amazing. I’m disappointed I couldn’t finish his work. But I did the best I could”.

“On the final climb I couldn’t even take my own speed. If I could have, I could have gone pretty quickly. I simply couldn’t keep holding it. But if it wasn’t for Tony I wouldn’t have been there to try in the first place, and I have to thank him for working for me today. Now we look forward. Tomorrow is the rest day and I can recover a little bit, so I can be ready for the next week”.

“We never give up, even after the past few days with two stage wins. We are always trying to get good results and be active. The team spirit is so great because of that. We are missing Mark Cavendish and still we have already won twice. I believe we can do something more at this race, even if right now I am disappointed with my condition. I know I can look forward to the support of my teammates and the morale will stay high.”

Tony Martin (above): “It was not bad to be in front again today,” Martin said. “At the bottom of the climb, we were just a group of five or six riders. At that point we talked with our sport directors and we decided to close the gap in the breakaway. I told Kwiatkowski to stay on my wheel and we went. I think it was a good chance for Michal. OK, at the end it didn’t work out, but it was a good race and we tried something”.

“It wasn’t boring, I can say that for sure. My goal was to reach the bottom of the second-to-last climb. I knew I wouldn’t have the power to get over it. For me, the finish line was to get to the bottom of that climb and I gave 100 percent to get there. There was no power left. I had really small gears to somehow come up after that, but even getting to the real finish line was hard after a day like that”.

“But I’m happy to do it for my teammate. We took a chance for a good result. Now we go into the rest day and plan for the second week of racing.”

Alejandro Valverde: “I noticed in the feed zone he had abandoned the race and I want to send him my support from here” was Valverde’s first reaction about Contador after crossing the finish. “I saw him crashing right in front of me; I think he lost contact with the handlebars due to a pothole, we were riding so fast and everything happened in a second, it was really bad.

“For the rest, I’m happy – everything went fine considering the awful day we went through, with that rain and the hard climbs. Everything is going alright up to this point. I feel strong. Nibali showed to really be on top of his game, a bit above us, but the race is long and we’ll see how we tackle it.”

Romain Bardet (Best young rider) “This was a very hard day. Many things happened, including Contador’s retirement, which is a pity for the spectacle. For now I’m fourth on GC at the rest day but I don’t want to be caught up in the moment. Last year I managed to do well in the third week of the Tour. It has to be the case again this year in order to achieve my goal, which is the top ten overall.”

“I wore the white jersey at the beginning of the Tour when Sagan was the leader but it’s completely different to get it here. When Kwiatkowski went away, I knew it was all or nothing. Either he was going to increase his lead, or he’d crack at the end and that’s what happened.”

Thibaut Pinot (second): “I finished second, I’m glad. I had good sensations but I was not on a great day. Yet I finished second and it’s a super place. I like that kind of weather with rain and cold. It was a hard stage like the Vosges can offer with the rain, the mist and unfortunately Contador’s crash. Froome was a great loss and Contador is again something else”, he said.

“My condition is fine and I have no regrets. Nibali was stronger than I am and there is nothing to add. When I was 300 metres from the finish line, it was like a stadium with all the crowd cheering me. It was thrilling, I couldn’t let go, I gave everything.

“I like the Vosges but the climbs are too short for me and it’s really great to finish second here. I hope there will be another Tour finish here to win this time. Now my ambitions remain the same, I’m not going to change anything because Alberto crashed. I look for the top 10, I can move up and the white jersey will come along. But the Tour is everyday, anything can happen, as we saw with Contador. I scored points but we’re only at half-race. There are five mountain stages left, four top finishes. The part I like most is ahead of us.”

Tony Gallopin (former yellow jersey): “It was my worst day on a bike. Four hours of suffering… Every climb was an ordeal. I really did everything I could but I paid for my efforts last week and yesterday. I’m sorry. Even though it was hard and I had no illusions, I was still hoping to keep it deep inside. It was beyond my strength, I gave it my all.”

Mark Renshaw: Giving an insight into the conditions which on TV looked bad enough but Renshaw adds “That was one nasty stage! At one point, visibility was only six riders in front of you and it was freezing cold”.

Yellow: Vincenzo Nibali
Green: Peter Sagan
KoM: Joaquim Rodriguez
Young Riders: Romain Bardet
Team: AG2R
Combitivity: Tony Martin

1 Nibali Vincenzo Astana Pro Team
2 Pinot Thibaut Fdj.Fr + 00′ 15”
3 Valverde Belmonte Alejandro Movistar Team + 00′ 20”
4 Péraud Jean-Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale + 00′ 20”
5 Bardet Romain Ag2r La Mondiale + 00′ 22”
6 Van Garderen Tejay Bmc Racing Team + 00′ 22”
7 Porte Richie Team Sky + 00′ 25”
8 Konig Leopold Team Netapp-Endura + 00′ 50”
9 Rodriguez Joaquim Team Katusha + 00′ 52”
10 Nieve Iturralde Mikel Team Sky + 00′ 54”
11 Navarro Garcia Daniel Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 01′ 04”
12 Mollema Bauke Belkin Pro Cycling + 01′ 06”
13 Costa Rui Alberto Lampre – Merida + 01′ 06”
14 Gadret John Movistar Team + 01′ 08”
15 Zubeldia Agirre Haimar Trek Factory Racing + 01′ 08”
16 Schleck Frank Trek Factory Racing + 01′ 08”
17 Van Den Broeck Jurgen Lotto-Belisol + 01′ 16”
18 Horner Christopher Lampre – Merida + 01′ 21”
19 Thomas Geraint Team Sky + 01′ 23”
20 Spilak Simon Team Katusha + 01′ 26”
21 Riblon Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale + 01′ 42”
22 Ten Dam Laurens Belkin Pro Cycling + 01′ 58”
23 Mate Mardones Luis Angel Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 02′ 01”
24 Kwiatkowski Michal Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 02′ 13”
25 Fuglsang Jakob Astana Pro Team + 02′ 47”
26 Scarponi Michele Astana Pro Team + 03′ 49”
27 Visconti Giovanni Movistar Team + 04′ 11”
28 Rolland Pierre Team Europcar + 04′ 14”
29 Kruijswijk Steven Belkin Pro Cycling + 04′ 16”
30 Edet Nicolas Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 04′ 21”
31 Gautier Cyril Team Europcar + 04′ 26”
32 Feillu Brice Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 04′ 34”
33 Gallopin Tony Lotto-Belisol + 04′ 46”
34 Serpa José Lampre – Merida + 04′ 46”
35 Trofimov Yury Team Katusha + 05′ 07”
36 Bakelants Jan Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 05′ 24”
37 Velits Peter Bmc Racing Team + 05′ 42”
38 Cherel Mikael Ag2r La Mondiale + 05′ 44”
39 Voeckler Thomas Team Europcar + 07′ 04”
40 Moinard Amaël Bmc Racing Team + 07′ 06”
41 Kangert Tanel Astana Pro Team + 07′ 14”
42 Wyss Marcel Iam Cycling + 07′ 59”
43 Gastauer Ben Ag2r La Mondiale + 08′ 17”
44 Jeannesson Arnold Fdj.Fr + 08′ 17”
45 Dumoulin Tom Team Giant-Shimano + 08′ 45”
46 Tankink Bram Belkin Pro Cycling + 09′ 53”
47 Stetina Peter Bmc Racing Team + 10′ 12”
48 Talansky Andrew Garmin – Sharp + 10′ 12”
49 Slagter Tom Jelte Garmin – Sharp + 10′ 12”
50 Chavanel Sylvain Iam Cycling + 10′ 12”
51 Izaguirre Insausti Jon Movistar Team + 10′ 37”
52 Vanmarcke Sep Belkin Pro Cycling + 11′ 58”
53 Durasek Kristijan Lampre – Merida + 14′ 08”
54 King Benjamin Garmin – Sharp + 14′ 08”
55 Elmiger Martin Iam Cycling + 14′ 08”
56 Kiryienka Vasili Team Sky + 15′ 28”
57 Minard Sébastien Ag2r La Mondiale + 16′ 07”
58 Rojas Gil José Joaquin Movistar Team + 16′ 07”
59 De La Cruz Melgarejo David Team Netapp-Endura + 16′ 07”
60 Voigt Jens Trek Factory Racing + 16′ 07”
61 Valls Rafael Lampre – Merida + 16′ 07”
62 Van Summeren Johan Garmin – Sharp + 16′ 07”
63 Barta Jan Team Netapp-Endura + 16′ 07”
64 Oliveira Nelson Lampre – Merida + 16′ 07”
65 Golas Michal Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 16′ 07”
66 Cancellara Fabian Trek Factory Racing + 16′ 07”
67 Martin Tony Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 16′ 07”
68 Pichot Alexandre Team Europcar + 16′ 07”
69 Arashiro Yukiya Team Europcar + 16′ 07”
70 Schär Michael Bmc Racing Team + 16′ 07”
71 Taaramäe Rein Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 16′ 16”
72 Van Avermaet Greg Bmc Racing Team + 16′ 20”
73 Kadri Blel Ag2r La Mondiale + 17′ 45”
74 Keukeleire Jens Orica Greenedge + 19′ 06”
75 Hansen Adam Lotto-Belisol + 19′ 06”
76 Bak Lars Lotto-Belisol + 19′ 06”
77 Iglinskiy Maxim Astana Pro Team + 19′ 10”
78 Vichot Arthur Fdj.Fr + 19′ 43”
79 Ladagnous Matthieu Fdj.Fr + 19′ 43”
80 Molard Rudy Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 19′ 43”
81 Roy Jérémy Fdj.Fr + 19′ 43”
82 Curvers Roy Team Giant-Shimano + 19′ 43”
83 Quemeneur Perrig Team Europcar + 19′ 43”
84 Erviti Ollo Imanol Movistar Team + 19′ 43”
85 Gerrans Simon Orica Greenedge + 19′ 43”
86 Clarke Simon Orica Greenedge + 19′ 43”
87 Plaza Molina Ruben Movistar Team + 19′ 43”
88 Irizar Arranburu Markel Trek Factory Racing + 19′ 43”
89 Montaguti Matteo Ag2r La Mondiale + 19′ 43”
90 Lopez Garcia David Team Sky + 19′ 50”
91 Albasini Michael Orica Greenedge + 20′ 14”
92 Herrada Lopez Jesus Movistar Team + 20′ 14”
93 Sagan Peter Cannondale + 22′ 31”
94 Marcato Marco Cannondale + 22′ 33”
95 De Marchi Alessandro Cannondale + 22′ 33”
96 Boom Lars Belkin Pro Cycling + 22′ 41”
97 Howes Alex Garmin – Sharp + 22′ 41”
98 Bauer Jack Garmin – Sharp + 22′ 41”
99 Gruzdev Dmitriy Astana Pro Team + 23′ 09”
100 Trentin Matteo Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 24′ 01”
101 Vanotti Alessandro Astana Pro Team + 26′ 04”
102 Grivko Andriy Astana Pro Team + 27′ 39”
103 Huzarski Bartosz Team Netapp-Endura + 27′ 39”
104 Majka Rafal Tinkoff-Saxo + 28′ 34”
105 Rogers Michael Tinkoff-Saxo + 28′ 40”
106 Roche Nicolas Tinkoff-Saxo + 28′ 40”
107 De Kort Koen Team Giant-Shimano + 28′ 40”
108 Sdurbridge Luke Orica Greenedge + 28′ 40”
109 Meier Christian Orica Greenedge + 28′ 40”
110 Reichenbach Sébastien Iam Cycling + 28′ 40”
111 Simon Julien Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 28′ 40”
112 Rast Gregory Trek Factory Racing + 28′ 43”
113 Voss Paul Team Netapp-Endura + 28′ 43”
114 Sabatini Fabio Cannondale + 28′ 48”
115 Roelandts Jurgen Lotto-Belisol + 28′ 48”
116 Gerard Arnaud Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 28′ 48”
117 Guillou Florian Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 28′ 48”
118 Coquard Bryan Team Europcar + 28′ 48”
119 Westra Lieuwe Astana Pro Team + 28′ 48”
120 Leezer Thomas Belkin Pro Cycling + 28′ 48”
121 Haussler Heinrich Iam Cycling + 28′ 48”
122 Gene Yohann Team Europcar + 28′ 53”
123 Reza Kévin Team Europcar + 28′ 53”
124 Vachon Florian Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 28′ 53”
125 Porsev Alexander Team Katusha + 29′ 01”
126 Fonseca Armindo Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 29′ 16”
127 Hollenstein Reto Iam Cycling + 29′ 16”
128 Delaplace Anthony Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 29′ 16”
129 Wynants Maarten Belkin Pro Cycling + 29′ 23”
130 Timmer Albert Team Giant-Shimano + 29′ 27”
131 Koren Kristijan Cannondale + 29′ 43”
132 Tosatto Matteo Tinkoff-Saxo + 29′ 49”
133 Pimenta Costa Mendes José Team Netapp-Endura + 30′ 27”
134 Pineau Jérôme Iam Cycling + 30′ 37”
135 Oss Daniel Bmc Racing Team + 30′ 39”
136 Lemoine Cyril Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 30′ 39”
137 Cimolai Davide Lampre – Merida + 30′ 41”
138 Paulinho Sergio Miguel Moreira Tinkoff-Saxo + 30′ 45”
139 Smukulis Gatis Team Katusha + 30′ 47”
140 Bideau Jean-Marc Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 30′ 47”
141 Degenkolb John Team Giant-Shimano + 31′ 01”
142 Greipel André Lotto-Belisol + 31′ 17”
143 Busche Matthew Trek Factory Racing + 31′ 25”
144 Burghardt Marcus Bmc Racing Team + 32′ 00”
145 Bennati Daniele Tinkoff-Saxo + 32′ 29”
146 Morkov Michael Tinkoff-Saxo + 32′ 29”
147 Langeveld Sebastian Garmin – Sharp + 32′ 29”
148 Bonnet William Fdj.Fr + 32′ 29”
149 Petacchi Alessandro Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 32′ 29”
150 Delage Mickaël Fdj.Fr + 32′ 29”
151 Jarrier Benoit Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 32′ 29”
152 Pineau Cedric Fdj.Fr + 32′ 29”
153 Bodnar Maciej Cannondale + 32′ 29”
154 Dempster Zakkari Team Netapp-Endura + 32′ 29”
155 Kittel Marcel Team Giant-Shimano + 32′ 29”
156 Feillu Romain Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 32′ 29”
157 Devenyns Dries Team Giant-Shimano + 32′ 29”
158 Acevedo Calle Janier Alexis Garmin – Sharp + 32′ 29”
159 Demare Arnaud Fdj.Fr + 32′ 29”
160 Dumoulin Samuel Ag2r La Mondiale + 32′ 29”
161 Intxausti Benat Movistar Team + 32′ 29”
162 Navardauskas Ramunas Garmin – Sharp + 32′ 29”
163 Veelers Tom Team Giant-Shimano + 32′ 29”
164 Viviani Elia Cannondale + 32′ 29”
165 Eisel Bernhard Team Sky + 32′ 29”
166 Tuft Svein Orica Greenedge + 32′ 29”
167 Terpstra Niki Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 32′ 29”
168 Pate Danny Team Sky + 32′ 29”
169 Marino Jean Marc Cannondale + 32′ 29”
170 Isaichev Vladimir Team Katusha + 32′ 29”
171 Renshaw Mark Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 32′ 29”
172 Kristoff Alexander Team Katusha + 32′ 29”
173 Kluge Roger Iam Cycling + 32′ 29”
174 Paolini Luca Team Katusha + 32′ 29”
175 Sieberg Marcel Lotto-Belisol + 32′ 29”
176 I Cheng Team Giant-Shimano + 32′ 29”
177 Yates Simon Orica Greenedge + 32′ 39”
178 Etit Adrien Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 32′ 47”
179 Schillinger Andreas Team Netapp-Endura + 43′ 06”
180 Machado Tiago Team Netapp-Endura + 43′ 06”
1 Nibali Vincenzo Astana Pro Team 42h 33′ 38”
2 Porte Richie Team Sky + 02′ 23”
3 Valverde Belmonte Alejandro Movistar Team + 02′ 47”
4 Bardet Romain Ag2r La Mondiale + 03′ 01”
5 Gallopin Tony Lotto-Belisol + 03′ 12”
6 Pinot Thibaut Fdj.Fr + 03′ 47”
7 Van Garderen Tejay Bmc Racing Team + 03′ 56”
8 Péraud Jean-Christophe Ag2r La Mondiale + 03′ 57”
9 Costa Rui Alberto Lampre – Merida + 03′ 58”
10 Mollema Bauke Belkin Pro Cycling + 04′ 08”
11 Van Den Broeck Jurgen Lotto-Belisol + 04′ 18”
12 Fuglsang Jakob Astana Pro Team + 04′ 31”
13 Kwiatkowski Michal Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 04′ 39”
14 Thomas Geraint Team Sky + 05′ 17”
15 Nieve Iturralde Mikel Team Sky + 06′ 03”
16 Rolland Pierre Team Europcar + 06′ 47”
17 Horner Christopher Lampre – Merida + 07′ 33”
18 Gautier Cyril Team Europcar + 07′ 36”
19 Ten Dam Laurens Belkin Pro Cycling + 07′ 42”
20 Zubeldia Agirre Haimar Trek Factory Racing + 08′ 01”
21 Konig Leopold Team Netapp-Endura + 08′ 25”
22 Trofimov Yury Team Katusha + 09′ 45”
23 Feillu Brice Bretagne – Seche Environnement + 09′ 56”
24 Kruijswijk Steven Belkin Pro Cycling + 10′ 35”
25 Schleck Frank Trek Factory Racing + 11′ 51”
26 Talansky Andrew Garmin – Sharp + 14′ 44”
27 Dumoulin Tom Team Giant-Shimano + 15′ 19”
28 Kangert Tanel Astana Pro Team + 15′ 27”
29 Bakelants Jan Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 18′ 14”
30 Gadret John Movistar Team + 21′ 20”
31 Velits Peter Bmc Racing Team + 22′ 48”
32 Tankink Bram Belkin Pro Cycling + 25′ 51”
33 Martin Tony Omega Pharma-Quick Step + 26′ 48”
34 Cancellara Fabian Trek Factory Racing + 29′ 07”
35 Gastauer Ben Ag2r La Mondiale + 29′ 58”
36 Scarponi Michele Astana Pro Team + 33′ 36”
37 Vichot Arthur Fdj.Fr + 34′ 37”
38 Van Avermaet Greg Bmc Racing Team + 39′ 58”
39 Visconti Giovanni Movistar Team + 40′ 35”
40 Navarro Garcia Daniel Cofidis, Solutions Credits + 40′ 40”
41 Slagter Tom Jelte Garmin – Sharp + 40′ 42”
42 Sagan Peter Cannondale + 41′ 08”
43 Durasek Kristijan Lampre – Merida + 41′ 16”
44 Keukeleire Jens Orica Greenedge + 41′ 43”
45 Jeannesson Arnold Fdj.Fr + 43′ 37”
46 Moinard Amaël Bmc Racing Team + 44′ 06”
47 Machado Tiago Team Netapp-Endura + 44′ 12”
48 Wyss Marcel Iam Cycling + 45′ 12”
49 Rojas Gil José Joaquin Movistar Team + 45′ 26”
50 Rogers Michael Tinkoff-Saxo + 46′ 02”

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