Stage 2: La Nucía - Playas de Orihuela 174km

By Peter Cossins, Cyclingnews.com

Sunday, August 21, 2011 4.03pm

Daniele Bennati takes leader's jersey

After a disastrous team time trial, Team Sky struck back in the best possible way when Chris Sutton took his debut stage win at a grand tour, out-sprinting Vicente Reynes (Omega Pharma-Lotto) at the end of a disorganised sprint into Playas de Orihuela. The Australian timed his final surge perfectly, jumping in behind Reynes as the Spaniard hit out for the line from the top of the final rise with 300 meters remaining.

Reynes and Suttton opened a substantial gap on the big-name sprinters gathering behind. When Sutton jumped out from behind the Spaniard with 75m remaining, Reynes was not able to respond as the Australian powered past on his right. As Sutton sped clear and celebrated the biggest win of his career, Reynes thumped his bars with frustration. Skil-Shimano's Marcel Kittel was a fast-finishing third, ahead of Garmin-Cervélo's Tyler Farrar.

Sixth place on the stage for Daniele Bennati was enough to move him into the race leader's red jersey at the expense of teammate Jakob Fuglsang, although the two Leopard Trek riders remain tied on overall time.

With his mother at the Vuelta watching him race, 26-year-old Sutton was delighted with his win. "We don't exactly have the perfect lead-out train here but what we do have in the team is strength," said Sutton. "All the boys were fantastic today, they went back and got bidons for me, made sure I had enough food and drink all day. Bradley [Wiggins] looked after me for the last 20km along with Kurt Arvesen. Then I yelled at Thomas Löfkvist to 'Go!' coming out of the roundabout with 2km to go, and he just went straight up the outside and took me to the front.

"I knew it was a hard uphill finish. It kept switching back left and right and then someone from Lotto accelerated and I jumped on his wheel. I thought, 'This is a long way to go.' But I looked back and no one was there. I thought, 'Alright, I've got this one.' To win today is a dream come true. I can't believe it."

A very hot day's work

Despite concerns that one or two riders who crashed in the team time trial in Benidorm might not take to the start, primarily Saxo Bank's Nick Nuyens, a full complement of riders headed out. It didn't take long for the break of the day to form. Paul Martens (Rabobank), Adam Hansen (Omega Pharma-Lotto), Jesús Rosendo (Andalucía-Caja Granada) and Steve Houanard (AG2R-La Mondiale) went clear at the 3km mark as the temperature headed well past the 35-degree mark.

The quartet cooperated well until the final sections of the stage's only climb, the Alto de Relleu, after 28km. Rosendo attacked towards the summit with the aim of claiming the King of the Mountains jersey, but Martens out-sprinted him at the top. Edged out there, Rosendo then set his sights on the sprints jersey, and guaranteed himself a trip to the podium at the end of the stage by winning both intermediates on today's route.

A good day's work for Team Sky

The break's advantage stayed between five and six minutes for most of the stage, until HTC went to the front in the final quarter with the aim of setting up either Mark Cavendish or John Degenkolb. The smooth running of their train was hit, though, when Matt Goss became the race's first abandon.

As the HTC-led peloton closed in on the four escapees, former HTC man Hansen went off on his own. With 32km remaining and the bunch by now less than a minute behind, the Australian's effort was doomed. He stayed clear until 18km from the finish, when the peloton swept past, pushed on by a strong breeze.

With Spain in the middle of its holiday season, impressively large crowds had come out to watch the race as it flashed by some of the country's leading resorts. Inside the closing 10km, HTC was assisted in the pace-setting by Omega Pharma, Rabobank, Skil-Shimano and, ultimately, Leopard Trek, which had the twin aims of keeping Fuglsang out of trouble and setting up Bennati for the final sprint.

Inside the final kilometre, Leopard's Davide Vigano's went to the front and pushed on so hard that he got a gap on the pack, but the Italian was quickly swallowed up on the 5% drag up towards the line. No one team was able to organise an effective lead-out, making it every man for himself. Quick Step's Tom Boonen was briefly prominent, before Reynes made his move and Sutton went with him.

It was a wise move, resulting in the British team's first victory at the Vuelta less than 24 hours on from a rather shambolic showing in the Benidorm team time trial. To cap a great day, it had come less than two hours after Edvald Boasson Hagen had won the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg.

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com

STAGE 2 RESULTS

1 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 4:11:41
2 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto
3 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
5 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek
7 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana
8 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
9 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team
10 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad
11 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale
12 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
13 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
14 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
15 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
16 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard
17 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
18 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
19 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek
20 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
21 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team
22 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
23 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
24 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC
25 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
26 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano
27 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling
28 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC
29 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo
30 Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team
31 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack
32 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
33 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
34 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC
35 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling
36 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
37 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team
38 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team
39 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
40 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
41 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana
42 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
43 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
44 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team
45 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
46 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
47 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC
48 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
49 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
50 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team
51 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:00:10
52 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
53 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC
54 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano
55 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
56 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek
57 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team
58 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:13
59 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo
60 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) ProTeam Astana
61 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek
62 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad
63 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack
64 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
65 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack
66 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
67 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team
68 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana
69 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team
70 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team
71 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
72 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
73 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team
74 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team
75 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
76 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team
77 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
78 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
79 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
80 Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
81 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling
82 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
83 Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
84 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano
85 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
86 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana 0:00:20
87 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
88 José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
89 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana
90 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
91 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD
92 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team
93 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
94 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
95 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC
96 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
97 Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
98 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
99 Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana
100 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack
101 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
102 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team
103 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
104 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
105 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
 
Points
 
1 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 25 pts
2 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 20
3 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 16
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 14
5 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 12
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 10
7 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 9
8 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8
9 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 7
10 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 6
11 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 5
12 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4
13 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 3
14 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2
 
Sprint 1 - Santa Pola, km. 93,1
1 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 4 pts
2 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2
3 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1
 
Sprint 2 - Dolores, km. 129,8
1 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 4 pts
2 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 2
3 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1
 
Mountain 1 - Alto de Relleu (Cat. 3) km. 29
1 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 2
3 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1
 
Teams
 
1 Omega Pharma-Lotto 12:35:03
2 Rabobank Cycling Team
3 Liquigas-Cannondale
4 Sky Procycling
5 AG2R La Mondiale
6 BMC Racing Team
7 Geox-TMC
8 Katusha Team
9 Quickstep Cycling Team
10 Movistar Team
11 Leopard Trek 0:00:10
12 Skil - Shimano
13 Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:13
14 Pro Team Astana
15 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
16 Lampre - ISD 0:00:20
17 Saxo Bank Sungard
18 Team RadioShack 0:00:23
19 Euskaltel-Euskadi
20 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:33
21 Andalucia Caja Granada 0:00:46
 
General classification after stage 2
 
1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 4:28:11
2 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:04
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
5 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
6 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:00:09
7 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:00:10
8 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano
9 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana
10 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro) Pro Team Astana
11 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Leopard Trek 0:00:13
12 Damiano Caruso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:14
13 Sergio Pardilla Belllón (Spa) Movistar Team
14 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Movistar Team
15 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team
16 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:15
17 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team
18 Kevin Seeldraeyers (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
19 Koen De Kort (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:00:18
20 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
21 Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
22 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr) HTC-Highroad 0:00:22
23 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) ProTeam Astana 0:00:23
24 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Pro Team Astana
25 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:25
26 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
27 Daniel Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Cervelo
28 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha Team
29 Beñat Intxausti Elorriaga (Spa) Movistar Team 0:00:27
30 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Movistar Team
31 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
32 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team
33 Martin Kohler (Swi) BMC Racing Team
34 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:28
35 Marc De Maar (AHo) Quickstep Cycling Team
36 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
37 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Skil - Shimano
38 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team RadioShack 0:00:29
39 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:30
40 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
41 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
42 Evgeny Petrov (Rus) Pro Team Astana
43 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Pro Team Astana
44 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:31
45 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:32
46 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre - ISD
47 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:33
48 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:35
49 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:38
50 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Team Garmin-Cervelo
51 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
52 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha Team
53 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha Team
54 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:00:39
55 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
56 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
57 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:41
58 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
59 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
60 Juan José Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
61 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:42
62 Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
63 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling
64 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Procycling
65 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack
66 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Team RadioShack
67 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:43
68 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Geox-TMC
69 Denis Menchov (Rus) Geox-TMC
70 David Blanco Rodriguez (Spa) Geox-TMC
71 Fabio Andres Duarte Arevalo (Col) Geox-TMC
72 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:46
73 Gert Dockx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:47
74 Johann Tschopp (Swi) BMC Racing Team
75 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:48
76 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:00:49
77 Tom Jelte Slagter (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:50
78 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:52
79 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
80 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:00:53
81 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
82 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Geox-TMC
83 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto
84 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:00:55
85 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling
86 Cyril Dessel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:02
87 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Geox-TMC 0:01:03
88 Andrey Mizourov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:01:09
89 Antonio Piedra Perez (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:01:16
90 Vicente David Bernabeu Armengol (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
91 Roy Curvers (Ned) Skil - Shimano 0:01:22
92 José Luis Roldan Carmona (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 0:01:23
93 Adrián Palomares Villaplana (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
94 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada
95 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Saxo Bank Sungard
96 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:24
97 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 0:01:33
98 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team
99 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team 0:01:45
100 Pim Ligthart (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:49
101 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:01:51
102 Juan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team 0:01:53
103 Mathieu Perget (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:14
104 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:43
105 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:41
 
Points classification
 
1 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 25 pts
2 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 20
3 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 16
4 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 14
5 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 12
6 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 10
7 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 9
8 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 8
9 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8
10 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 7
11 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 6
12 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 5
13 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4
14 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 3
15 Steve Houanard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2
16 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2
17 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 2
18 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 2
19 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 3 pts
2 Jesus Rosendo Prado (Spa) Andalucia Caja Granada 2
3 Adam Hansen (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1
 
Combination classification
 
1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Leopard Trek 7 pts
2 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Skil - Shimano 11
3 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 15
4 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Pro Team Astana 16
5 John Degenkolb (Ger) HTC-Highroad 17
6 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 30
7 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 33
8 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 49
9 Matti Breschel (Den) Rabobank Cycling Team 53
10 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 58
11 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 59
12 Vicente Reynes Mimo (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 85
13 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Procycling 102
14 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 105
15 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 107
 
Teams classification
 
1 Liquigas-Cannondale 12:51:37
2 Leopard Trek 0:00:06
3 Movistar Team 0:00:10
4 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:00:11
5 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:14
6 Pro Team Astana 0:00:19
7 Katusha Team 0:00:21
8 BMC Racing Team 0:00:23
9 Skil - Shimano 0:00:24
10 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:00:26
11 Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:00:34
12 Sky Procycling 0:00:38
13 AG2R La Mondiale
14 Geox-TMC 0:00:39
15 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:44
16 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:47
17 Team RadioShack 0:00:48
18 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
19 Lampre - ISD
20 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:02
21 Andalucia Caja Granada 0:01:45

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