Stage 12: Cugnaux - Luz-Ardiden 209km

By Susan Westemeyer, Cyclingnews.com

Thursday, July 14, 2011 3.23pm

Voeckler keeps yellow with gritty ride in the Pyrenees

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was the first to the finish at Luz-Ardiden to win the first mountain stage of the Tour de France; Thomas Voeckler retained his yellow jersey with an unexpectedly strong performance despite being caught up in a series of attacks by the big-name overall contenders.

Fränk Schleck (Leopard Trek) was the real winner in the first exchange of blows in this year's race, while the loser was Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank-Sungard).who was unable to handle the pace during the final part of the torturous Pyrenean climb.

Sanchez and Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) had managed to get away from the favourites on the climb to the finish and caught and passed breakaway heroes Geraint Thomas and Jeremy Roy, who had been away since the start of the 209km stage. The Beijing Olympic champion turned on his speed with about 250 metres to go to take the win ahead of Vanendert, with Schleck taking third just ten seconds behind. The overall contenders were a further 20 seconds back, although Contador had lost contact and finished a psychologically damaging13 seconds down on Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Cannondale), Andy Schleck (Leopard Trek) and Cadel Evans (BMC)

Voeckler surprisingly held on to his yellow jersey, clutching teammate Pierre Rolland's hand in gratitude as the crossed the line 50 seconds after Sanchez. He now leads Schleck by 1:49, with Evans third at 2:06.

"It's a very emotional and exciting win for us because there was a lot of support out there for us. For me it’s a dream come true,” Sanchez said.

“It’s a very important victory. We are not a big-budget team but a modest, all-Basque team. It's our biggest victory of the season. I’ve worked very hard to be at my very best for the Tour de France and I've sacrificed more than ever before: I’ve spent time away from my family and from people who I’ve lost. But now it's worth it."

Voeckler was overjoyed to keep the yellow jersey on Bastille Day.

“Today I was surprised to be here 10km to the final,” he said. “After I saw the last km I said to myself you're still here, don't give up. Today Europcar team really helped me all day, especially Rolland in the final. Even if I crashed after the first climb, it's a good day, but it's been a hard day.”

Voeckler kept the yellow jersey but the polka-dot jersey of the best climber and the white young rider’s jersey both changed hands.

Johnny Hoogerland of Vacansoleil-DCM put in a brave effort in the high mountains but faded and so Sanchez took the jersey thanks to his stage win atop the Hors Category Luz-Ardiden climb, his 40 points means he leads Vanendert (32) and Jeremy Roy (FDJ) at 24 points. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) lost not only his hopes for top placing but also the white jersey when he cracked on the Tourmalet. Arnold Jeannesson of FDJ took it, ahead of Rein Taaramae (Cofidis).

Mark Cavendish (HTC-Highroad) kept he green points jersey by taking the field sprint behind the six-rider breakaway.

Another early break

Thomas leads the break:

The weather was significantly better after several days of rain, seemingly inspiring the riders.

As always, the day's escape group got away early. Geraint Thomas (Team Sky), Jose Ivan Gutierrez (Movistar), Ruben Perez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Laurent Mangel (Saur Sojasun), Biel Kadri (Ag2R) and Jeremy Roy (FDJ) were up and gone within minutes of the start.

The Frenchmen took the intermediate sprint points on Bastille Day, as Mangel crossed the line ahead of Roy. Nine minutes behind them, things got serious for the top sprinters before they formed the gruppetto to survive in the mountains.

Movistar took the middle of the road in the sprint, HTC-Highroad the left and Omega Pharma-Lotto the right, but HTC-Highroad had things easily in hand and brought the green-clad Mark Cavendish to the line as seventh, with Mark Renshaw eighth and Goss tenth. Only Jose Joaquin Rojas of Movistar was able to get in there as ninth. That gave Cavendish another nine points, for a total of 260, 18 more than Rojas.

The lead group started up the category one Hourquette d'Ancizan with a reduced lead of seven minutes. Movistar put down a high pace on the climb, and not surprisingly the first to attack was KOM Johnny Hoogerland of Vacansoleil-DCM, who seemed to have recovered well from his barbed wire cuts. He was almost immediately joined by French champion Sylvain Chavanel (Quick Step), and then by Roman Kreuziger (Astana). Their attacked didn’t last long and it was the descent that caused the big problems.

Geraint Thomas fell out of the lead group when he slipped on the damp roads. Fortunately he found a gap between parked vehicles, falling, sliding and miraculously coming to a stop only inches from the cliffside. Back on the bike, he seemed to have lost his nerve and soon shot onto the grass again on another curve, before ultimately again joining the lead group.

The peloton topped the first climb and almost immediately went down – literally. In the middle of one of the first switchbacks, a handful of riders crashed. Voeckler braked into a parked car, and Andreas Klöden of RadioShack was once again involved, as was HTC-Highroad's Peter Velits. Fortunately all of them got up and back on.

The Tourmalet was next and its most prominent victim was Robert Gesink of Rabobank. HTC-Highroad's Tony Martin also fell back, along with Jakob Fuglsang of Leopard Trek. With Velits and Klöden being thrown back by the crash, massive changes in the GC were expected.

With still five kilometres to go to the top, the lead group finally fell apart for good, with Thomas remaining alone in the lead. Behind them, Leopard Trek veteran Jens Voigt pulled the increasingly smaller group up the mountain. Roy moved back up to the front to claim the mountain points in the fog ahead of Thomas. Behind them, escape groups of various compositions formed and faded. The Tourmalet, as ever, caused attrition.

Thomas and Roy then headed to the final climb, the legendary Luz-Ardiden, with a lead of just over three minutes but it was quickly down to only 1:43 into the final 10 km.

Jelle Vanendert (Omega Pharma-Lotto) and Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) were the first to make it up to the leaders, with eight kilometres to go. The duo moved on into the lead as Thomas and Roy faded. Their suffering would be worth it. Roy took the special Souvenir Jacques Goddet for cresting the Tourmalet first and Thomas was awarded the combatif or most aggressive rider prize.

The overall contenders battle begins

Alberto contador keeps an eye on cadel evans:

The battle between the Tour de France contenders began when Sylvester Szmyd and Ivan Basso of Liquigas took over the lead work in the group which got increasingly smaller and smaller, with even Gilbert unable to hang on. The Schlecks stayed almost within touching distance of Contador as they went up the final climb, almost trying to psyche him out.

Contador dropped back at one moment, and Andy Schleck moved quickly to the front. The Spaniard went with him, but it was all a feint. Fränk Schleck shot up the other side, and although he didn't really get away, the first shot had been fired. Other surges and chases followed but it they were all jabs rather than knockout blows.

Frank Schleck’s third try was his best, and with four kilometres to go, he got away in a solo effort. He pursued Vanendert and Sanchez up the narrow fan-lined road but was just unable to catch the two leaders before the finish.

Basso and Evans led the chase and that snapped the elastic holding the big name contenders together. First Voeckler and then Contador fell off the pace and lost precious seconds. Voeckler was happy to hold into to yellow but the verdict of the first mountain finish had exposed Contador’s weaknesses and confirmed that this year’s Tour de France is going to be a fight all the way to Paris.

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STAGE 12 RESULTS

1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 6:01:15
2 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:07
3 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:00:10
4 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:30
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
6 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:00:35
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:43
9 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:00:50
10 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
11 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:03
12 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:01:19
13 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:01:25
14 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack
15 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:56
16 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team
17 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:02
18 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:02:10
19 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team
20 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:02:53
21 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:03:06
22 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
23 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:03:08
24 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:19
25 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:25
26 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:38
27 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 0:03:54
28 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:55
29 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:03:57
30 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:03:58
31 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:04:15
32 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
33 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:21
34 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:04:23
35 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team 0:04:57
36 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:05:20
37 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
38 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:06:13
39 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:07:06
40 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
41 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:07:34
42 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling
43 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard
44 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 0:08:26
45 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
46 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek
47 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:08:56
48 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:09:03
49 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
50 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:09:56
51 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0:10:04
52 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:10:12
53 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:10:20
54 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana 0:11:13
55 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
56 Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:13:16
 
Points
 
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 20 pts
2 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 17
3 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 15
4 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 13
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 11
6 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 10
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 9
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 8
9 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 7
10 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 6
11 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 5
12 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 4
13 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 3
14 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 2
 
Intermediate Sprint - Sarrancolin, km. 119
 
1 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 20 pts
2 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 17
3 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15
4 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 13
5 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 11
6 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 10
7 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 9
8 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 8
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 7
10 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 6
11 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 5
12 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4
13 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3
14 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 2
15 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 1
 
Hourquette d'Ancizan (Cat. 1) km. 141.5
 
1 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 10 pts
2 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 8
3 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 6
4 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 4
5 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 2
6 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 1
 
Col du Tourmalet (HC) km. 175.5
 
1 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 20 pts
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 16
3 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12
4 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 8
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 4
6 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2
 
Luz-Ardiden (HC) km. 211
 
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 40 pts
2 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 32
3 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 24
4 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 16
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 8
6 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 4
 
Young riders
 
1 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 6:02:05
2 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:00:29
3 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:00:35
4 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:02:16
5 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:35
6 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:03:33
7 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:04:30
8 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:05:23
9 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:06:16
10 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:08:13
 
Most aggressive rider
 
1 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling
 
Teams
 
1 AG2R La Mondiale 18:11:21
2 Leopard Trek 0:01:30
3 Katusha Team 0:02:25
4 Team Europcar 0:03:07
5 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:03:47
6 Team RadioShack 0:05:08
7 FDJ 0:06:33
8 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:06:41
9 Sky Procycling 0:06:43
10 Saur - Sojasun 0:07:54
 
General classification after stage 12
 
1 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 51:54:44
2 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:01:49
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:02:06
4 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:02:17
5 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:03:16
6 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:22
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:04:00
8 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:11
9 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:04:35
10 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:57
11 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:05:07
12 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:05:24
13 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:05:50
14 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:06:03
15 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:07:17
16 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:07:27
17 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0:07:51
18 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:07:55
19 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:20
20 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 0:08:47
21 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:08:51
22 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Katusha Team 0:09:12
23 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:09:20
24 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 0:10:19
25 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:10:21
26 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 0:10:51
27 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:11:03
28 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:11:06
29 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 0:12:22
30 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:12:28
31 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:12:43
32 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:12:54
33 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:14:03
34 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:14:23
35 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:16:01
36 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:17:25
37 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:18:39
38 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:22:12
39 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:22:21
40 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:22:58
41 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:24:36
42 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:25:56
43 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 0:28:46
44 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:32:29
45 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana 0:32:43
46 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:33:20
47 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:33:32
48 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:33:56
49 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:36:18
50 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 0:36:49
51 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:37:51
52 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:44:45
53 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:45:10
54 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:49:30
55 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:49:58
56 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:54:40
57 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:58:29
58 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 1:04:46
59 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:05:23
60 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 1:13:26
61 Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 1:22:39
 
Points classification
 
1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) HTC-Highroad 260 pts
2 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 242
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 234
4 André Greipel (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 164
5 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 163
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 146
7 Romain Feillu (Fra) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 141
8 Tyler Farrar (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 106
9 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 82
10 Denis Galimzyanov (Rus) Katusha Team 81
11 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 80
12 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 75
13 Borut Bozic (Slo) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 73
14 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 68
15 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 61
16 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Team Europcar 60
17 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ 60
18 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 59
19 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 58
20 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 54
21 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) HTC-Highroad 54
22 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 53
23 Francisco José Ventoso Alberdi (Spa) Movistar Team 53
24 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 48
25 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre - ISD 47
26 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 45
27 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 45
28 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 44
29 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 42
30 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 41
31 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 40
32 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 40
33 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 40
34 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 40
35 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 37
36 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 36
37 Mark Renshaw (Aus) HTC-Highroad 36
38 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 35
39 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 35
40 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 33
41 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 32
42 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 32
43 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 31
44 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 30
45 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 29
46 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 28
47 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 28
48 Tristan Valentin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 27
49 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 27
50 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 26
51 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 26
52 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Quickstep Cycling Team 24
53 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ 23
54 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 22
55 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20
56 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 20
57 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 20
58 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Cervelo 18
59 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek 16
60 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 15
61 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 15
62 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team 15
63 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 15
64 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 15
65 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15
66 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 15
67 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 14
68 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 13
69 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 13
70 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 13
71 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre - ISD 13
72 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana 13
73 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 13
74 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 11
75 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana 11
76 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 11
77 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 11
78 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 11
79 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 10
80 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 10
81 Addy Engels (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team 9
82 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 8
83 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 8
84 Tomas Vaitkus (Ltu) Pro Team Astana 8
85 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 7
86 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Sky Procycling 7
87 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 7
88 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 6
89 Vladimir Isaichev (Rus) Katusha Team 6
90 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre - ISD 6
91 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) HTC-Highroad 5
92 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 4
93 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 3
94 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 3
95 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 2
96 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 2
97 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2
98 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2
99 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 2
100 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1
101 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1
102 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1
103 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1
104 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Leopard Trek 1
105 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team -5
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 40 pts
2 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 32
3 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 24
4 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 24
5 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 22
6 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 18
7 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 18
8 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 17
9 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 16
10 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 16
11 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 10
12 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 10
13 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 5
14 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5
15 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 5
16 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 5
17 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 4
18 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 4
19 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 4
20 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 3
21 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2
22 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 2
23 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2
24 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2
25 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2
26 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2
27 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1
28 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1
29 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1
30 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 1
31 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 1
32 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1
33 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana 1
34 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 52:00:34
2 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:37
3 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 0:02:05
 
Teams classification
 
1 Leopard Trek 155:09:18
2 Team Europcar 0:01:05
3 AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:21
4 Team RadioShack 0:04:08
5 Katusha Team 0:05:03
6 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:14:02
7 Sky Procycling 0:16:10
8 FDJ 0:25:15
9 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:25:31
10 Saur - Sojasun 0:42:08

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