Stage 19: Modane - Alpe-d’Huez 109km

By Peter Cossins, Cyclingnews.com

Friday, July 22, 2011 4.30pm

Andy Schleck rides into yellow as Contador's raid fails

There's hardly been a day when something of significance hasn't happened on this year's Tour de France, and today's short 109km run to Alpe d'Huez undoubtedly followed that pattern. Indeed, the final mountain stage of this year's race proved just as tense as the stage that had preceded it to the summit of the Galibier, with the overall contenders on the attack almost from the start and the action never letting up.

To add to the drama, the stage produced a totally unexpected winner. Although it had seemed that France had missed its last realistic chance of taking a stage win on this Tour, Pierre Rolland (Europcar) delivered one on the greatest cycling stage of all. In doing so, he became the first French rider to win on the Alpe since Bernard Hinault 25 years ago, showing both cleverness and strength as he outwitted and outpaced Alberto Contador (Saxo Bank) and Samuel Sánchez (Euskaltel) in the closing two kilometres. "I've imagined this dozens of times," said Rolland. "I kept my cool up against the two Spaniards who know each other so well and have been riding together since the start. It was double or nothing, but I didn't want to be second."

Alberto contador (r) of spain and team saxo bank sungard finishes in third place but remains 03'55'' behind the race leader after stage 19 :

Alberto Contador of Spain and Team Saxo Bank Sungard finishes in third place but remains 03'55'' behind the race leader during Stage 19

First onto the packed slopes of Alpe d'Huez in the company of Garmin-Cervélo's Ryder Hesjedal, Rolland edged away from the Canadian, but could not respond when Contador caught and passed him with 12km still to the summit. The Spaniard's lead stretched quickly to more than half a minute, but Rolland began to cut into it after he had been joined by Euskaltel's Sánchez, who had come across from a group containing the Schleck brothers and Cadel Evans.

Heading into the final 5km Contador, who had initiated the first attacks from the yellow jersey group after just 15km into the stage and had been on the attack ever since, finally began to wilt and the pair chasing behind closed in.

With 2.5km left, they got up to the three-time Tour champion. It looked like the two Spanish friends would then work over the Frenchman, but Rolland didn't allow them the opportunity to do so. He wasted no time in making an attack, having cannily sat in behind Sánchez during the latter part of their pursuit to save his resources.

Contador initially responded but, after some weaving back and forth, Rolland went again and this time Contador failed to stay with the Europcar rider. Rolland surged on, crossing the line 11 seconds ahead of Sánchez to massive acclaim. To cap his achievement, the Rolland also moved into the white jersey of best young rider. "On the Galibier Thomas [Voeckler] told me: 'Don't worry about me any more.' I realized that I could play my own card. I wanted to get a gap going onto the final climb, which is an ascent I know extremely well. I climbed it 10 times during a training camp," said Rolland. "When I got to bend number one I knew that I could put it in the big ring and ride à bloc to the finish."

Second place on the day for Sánchez made him the first rider to confirm victory in one of the race's jersey competitions. With double points on offer for the mountains jersey, the Olympic champion, who was the winner at Luz-Ardiden and second at Plâteau de Beille, became a worthy winner of the polka-dot jersey.

"It is always matter of pride to be on the podium in Paris. And I now will be wearing a jersey of some prestige," said Sánchez. "It's a victory for me and for my team. I take it as a reward for all the work that has been done on this Tour.

"If I take stock, this Tour has been far from negative: I've won a beautiful stage to Luz Ardiden, taken the polka-dot jersey and finished in the top 10 of the Tour."

For Contador there was a degree of disappointment, but also some satisfaction having finally left his mark on a race that has not gone his way. "I attacked today in order to enjoy myself. Today was a different day for me because the pressure was over, so today was just about enjoying the race," said Contador. Asked if the Contador we saw in May at the Giro would have been more successful today, he smiled and replied: "Of course."

The yellow jersey battle opens up

Behind this trio, there was an equally gripping battle for the yellow jersey. After Voeckler had been dropped near the bottom of the climb following another hugely courageous effort to hang on to the lead, the Schleck brothers did all they could to drop Cadel Evans, but at no point were the Leopard-Trek duo able to distance the BMC leader.

Cadel evans (l) of australia and bmc racing team crosses the line in fifth place alongside peter velits (r) of slovakia and team htc highroad during stage 19:

Cadel Evans of Australia and BMC Racing Team crosses the line in fifth place alongside Peter Velits of Slovakia and Team HTC Highroad during Stage 19

Both Andy and Fränk made digs, but Evans stuck limpet-like to whichever one made a move, knowing that his best chance of victory would come in tomorrow's Grenoble time trial. The trio were part of a group that came in 57 seconds down on Rolland, with Andy Schleck clearly exhausted but having done enough to take the yellow jersey into tomorrow's crucial time trial. "Many riders say that the yellow jersey gives you wings and I hope that will be the case tomorrow," said the new race leader. "I couldn't have asked a writer to create a better Tour de France. It's all there – the suspense is perfect. I believe in myself for the time trial... I'll do a good ride. I think I can hold on to the yellow jersey. I've been chasing it for a while.

"I haven't been so close to winning the Tour before. My form is great and this is a realization of everything that I had in mind – of taking yellow in the Alps. Of course tomorrow is going to be a lot of hard work but I'm confident. I showed great form until now and I'll do the same again tomorrow."

However, Evans appeared to be the day's big winner on GC, having kept his deficit on Andy Schleck to 57 seconds and Fränk to a mere four. "The early attack from Contador was a really bold move. I was feeling pretty average, but I think there was something wrong with my rear wheel slowing me down a bit, I think it had moved in the frame a bit. But the team rode fantastically up to the steepest slopes of the Galibier," said Evans. "It all came back together eventually and we fought it out on Alpe d'Huez. Of course I'd like to have taken some time going into the time trial – I'd like to be in yellow with a lead of five minutes – but there are two of them and just one of me, and they wanted me to drag them up there. I didn't understand that.

"As for tomorrow, the tactic will be to start as fast as possible and finish as fast as possible and hope that that's enough."

More points lost in green jersey race as sprinters fail to make time cut

The one jersey that remained with the same rider who started in it this morning was the green. Although he once again finished outside the stage's time limit, but by only a handful of seconds, Mark Cavendish was in good company in a group of 60-odd riders.

Also in the group was his main rival for the points title, José Joaquín Rojas. Both men lost 20 points for finishing outside the time limit, leaving Cavendish with an advantage of 15 and in pole position as the race closes on Paris.

Contador springs an early surprise

The action began right from the moment the road first dropped away from the start line in Modane. A big group of 14 riders came together with 10km covered, with BMC and Saxo Bank both represented. But, as this group started to cooperate, the first move came from the pack behind them, and Alberto Contador, yesterday's biggest loser, was the man to make it.

The Spaniard's offensive with just 15km covered provoked a flurry of counters. Andy Schleck was quickly on his wheel. Evans had more of a struggle to jump across, but race leader Voeckler appeared initially to have missed the move. However, the Frenchman has shown before that he's got incredible tenacity, and he proved it once again by driving himself across to the Contador group. Basso's Liquigas-Cannondale team set the pace behind, with Fränk Schleck covered by some of his Leopard Trek teammates.

With 5km to the top of the Télégraphe, Contador attacked again, and this time neither Evans nor Voeckler could respond. Evans almost came to a halt as Contador and Andy Schleck sped clear. After stopping to check his bike, remounting, then stopping again to get a new machine, the Australian had lost so much ground that he opted to drop back to the Liquigas-led bunch behind.

Contador was quickly on and through most of the breakaway riders. As he pressed on with yesterday's Galibier winner Schleck, a number of riders stuck with them heading down the drop into Valloire and then onto the north side of the Galibier. On the easier initial slopes of this epic ascent, Contador's pace-making saw most of the breakaways drop back until only Rui Costa (Movistar) and Christophe Riblon (AG2R) were with them when the reached the Galibier's steeper ramps above 2000m.

Behind this group, Voeckler had stubbornly persisted with his pursuit. Yo-yoing between 20 and 30 seconds behind, the yellow jersey could often see his rivals ahead as the road switched back and forth. As riders dropped back from the lead group, Voeckler used them to get a bit of pace-setting relief, before taking up his chase again.

As the four leaders approached the summit, Andy Schleck offered occasional support to Contador's pace-making. The bunch behind started to break up, and for a time, BMC had taken over the pace-making from Liquigas, but just above Plan Lachat, where the road kicks up, Evans decided to take over on the front.

Just as had been the case on stage 18, few could follow the Australian's relentless grinding pace. He quickly closed in on Voeckler, who slowed to wait for the Australian's rapidly dwindling group, which included Fränk Schleck, Basso, Sánchez and, crucially, three of Voeckler's Europcar teammates.

Soon after Voeckler had settled into that group and begun to gather himself, Sánchez sprinted clear of it. No one initially countered the Olympic champion, but eventually Evans did respond, with Europcar duo Anthony Charteau and Pierre Rolland quick to track him. Unfortunately, though, their team leader Voeckler had almost run out of juice, and Charteau dropped back to pace him as Rolland pushed on apparently with the white jersey in his sights.

Andy Schleck led over the Galibier. Sánchez was 20 seconds down behind the Schleck group of four, with Evans at 34 seconds, just ahead of a gaggle of riders including Garmin's Tom Danielson and Hesjedal, Fränk Schleck, Damiano Cunego (Lampre) and Rolland. A minute further back, Voeckler once again had two teammates with him as the 40km descent to Bourg d'Oisans began.

Sánchez lived up to his reputation as a great descender by making it across to the five-strong front group. A second group formed around Evans. As numbers joined it and several riders committed to share the pace-making, they closed in on the five men ahead, catching them soon after crossing the dam at the bottom of the Chambon reservoir with 25km remaining.

For a while there was no organization at all in this group, allowing Voeckler's Europcar teammates to cut the gap between them substantially. The first attack from this front group came from Europcar's Rolland, who was joined by Hesjedal. While these two pushed clear, the main contenders toyed with each other, allowing Europcar to bring Voeckler back up to his key rivals just before the start of the climb to Alpe d'Huez.

Rolland and Hesjedal had a lead of 47 seconds going onto the Alpe, where a huge throng had massed. Behind them, after an overly fast lead-out on the opening ramps of the Alpe by Leopard's Jakob Fuglsang, the first key name to drop back was white jersey leader Taaramae. Crucially, Voeckler soon fell back too.

After Fuglsang's flurry, Contador attacked with 12.5km to go. Andy Schleck led a vain pursuit with Evans on his wheel, but the Spaniard was soon across to leading two. After a brief pause, he went again, with Rolland chasing. Determined to get clear, Contador attacked again with 11.5km remaining, and this time was free.

With 10.5km remaining, Sánchez brought a group containing Fränk Schleck up to his brother and Evans. Although Fränk Schleck attempted to put Evans in trouble, no one managed to break clear of this group until HTC's Peter Velits jumped away with 9km remaining, and with Sánchez chasing. The Spaniard soon passed Velits and moved up to Rolland. The pair then began to nibble into Contador's advantage.

With the crowds looking particularly uproarious on certain sections, Contador pressed on, lashing out at at least one overenthusiastic fan. But his biggest problem was not what was happening at the sides of the road, but the two riders closing in from behind. As they closed on the Saxo rider, Sánchez indicated for Rolland to come through, weaving a bit and trying to coerce the Frenchman to take a lead. Rolland declined, knowing they would soon be up to the stage leader and that he would then need everything that he had to give.

Pierre rolland of france and team europcar celebrates victory during stage 19 of the 2011 tour de france:

Rolland takes the stage and the white jersey

Rather than wait and give Contador a chance to gather himself, Rolland attacked just after Sánchez had made the junction with his compatriot. For a moment it looked like he had made his move too soon, but Contador couldn’t respond and with that the day would belong to Rolland, and once again Europcar. They'd lost yellow, but gained white and won the biggest stage of all.

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com.

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STAGE 19 RESULTS

1 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 3:13:25
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:14
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:00:23
4 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:00:57
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
6 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD
8 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
9 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek
10 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:01:15
11 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo
12 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:27
13 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:06
14 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
15 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
16 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack
17 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:02:31
18 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:02:46
19 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:03:22
20 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
21 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team
22 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ
23 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:03:34
24 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:47
25 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana 0:04:26
26 Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:04:52
27 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:19
28 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling
29 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
30 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD 0:05:41
31 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 0:05:49
32 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ
33 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
34 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek
35 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:06:47
36 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:13
37 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:07:40
38 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:08:13
39 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:08:45
40 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
41 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:09:47
42 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
43 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team
44 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling
45 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10:32
46 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:10:57
47 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:59
48 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:12:25
49 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:12:28
50 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:12:38
51 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:44
52 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard
53 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
54 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
55 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard
56 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale
57 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:12:57
58 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:13:04
59 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 0:13:06
60 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar 0:13:55
61 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar
62 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
63 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar
64 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek
65 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
66 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD
67 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 0:13:58
68 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:15:30
69 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:15:35
70 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:16:06
71 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
72 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team
73 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 0:17:40
74 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek
75 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
76 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
77 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team
78 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
79 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team
80 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek
81 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun
82 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:17:45
83 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:19:07
Points
1 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 20  pts
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 17
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 15
4 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 13
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 11
6 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 10
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 9
8 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 8
9 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 7
10 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 6
11 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 5
12 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4
13 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3
14 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2
15 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 1
Intermediate Sprint - Le Bourg-d'Oisans, km. 94.5
1 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 20  pts
2 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 17
3 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 15
4 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 13
5 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 11
6 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 10
7 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar 9
8 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 8
9 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 7
10 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 6
11 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 5
12 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 4
13 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 3
14 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 2
15 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1
Mountain 1 - Col du Télégraphe (HC) km. 26.5
1 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  pts
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 8
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 6
4 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 4
5 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2
6 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1
Mountain 2 - Col du Galibier (HC) km. 48.5
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 20  pts
2 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 16
3 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 12
4 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 8
5 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4
6 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2
Mountain 3 - Alpe d'Huez (HC) - 109.5 Km
1 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 40  pts
2 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 32
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 24
4 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 16
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 8
6 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4
Young riders
1 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 3:13:25
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:00:57
3 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:02:06
4 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:02:31
5 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:03:22
6 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:47
7 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:05:19
8 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:08:45
9 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:09:47
10 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:10:32
11 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 0:10:59
12 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:12:25
13 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:12:44
14 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ
15 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale
16 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:13:55
17 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:17:40
18 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
Most aggressive rider
1 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard
Teams
1 Team Garmin-Cervelo 9:46:07
2 AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:28
3 Leopard Trek 0:01:51
4 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:07:24
5 FDJ 0:09:08
6 Rabobank Cycling Team 0:11:14
7 Team Europcar 0:11:25
8 Saxo Bank Sungard 0:12:07
9 Lampre - ISD 0:14:41
10 Sky Procycling 0:16:54
11 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:16:58
12 Quickstep Cycling Team 0:18:43
13 Liquigas-Cannondale 0:18:45
14 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:21:07
General classification after stage 19
1 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 82:48:43
2 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 0:00:53
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:57
4 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:10
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre - ISD 0:03:31
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 0:03:55
7 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:04:22
8 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:04:40
9 Thomas Danielson (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:07:11
10 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:08:57
11 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:42
12 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:10:30
13 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 0:12:55
14 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:16:49
15 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ 0:17:42
16 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Team RadioShack 0:23:17
17 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:23:22
18 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Team Garmin-Cervelo 0:25:16
19 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 0:27:55
20 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:28:02
21 Rob Ruijgh (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:29:25
22 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:32:46
23 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 0:37:44
24 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:39:57
25 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 0:48:29
26 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 0:51:44
27 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:52:20
28 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:57:28
29 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0:59:24
30 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:02:12
31 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:04:23
32 David Arroyo Duran (Spa) Movistar Team 1:09:30
33 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 1:10:36
34 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:11:04
35 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Saxo Bank Sungard 1:11:48
36 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana 1:17:01
37 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1:19:31
38 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1:20:05
39 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:21:06
40 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 1:23:46
41 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:32:33
42 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Leopard Trek 1:35:47
43 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar 1:40:01
44 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 1:40:53
45 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:41:10
46 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:41:31
47 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:41:50
48 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:41:57
49 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:42:12
50 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 1:43:33
51 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre - ISD 1:46:19
52 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Leopard Trek 1:46:27
53 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 1:49:57
54 Jens Voigt (Ger) Leopard Trek 1:52:23
55 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 1:52:53
56 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1:52:57
57 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:53:13
58 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:54:26
59 Maciej Paterski (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:59:08
60 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:59:45
61 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:03:03
62 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:06:32
63 Richie Porte (Aus) Saxo Bank Sungard 2:08:58
64 Gianni Meersman (Bel) FDJ 2:12:37
65 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Leopard Trek 2:14:18
66 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 2:19:51
67 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 2:25:09
68 Jesús Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 2:26:32
69 Matteo Bono (Ita) Lampre - ISD 2:26:45
70 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:27:52
71 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 2:27:59
72 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2:31:37
73 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Procycling 2:32:26
74 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 2:37:48
75 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 2:42:59
76 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:55:42
77 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:59:57
78 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3:00:41
79 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team 3:06:29
80 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 3:06:30
81 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 3:20:51
82 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 3:23:02
83 Perrig Quemeneur (Fra) Team Europcar 3:25:56
84 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Team Europcar 3:29:33
Mountains classification
1 Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 108  pts
2 Andy Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 98
3 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 74
4 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 58
5 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Leopard Trek 56
6 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Saxo Bank Sungard 51
7 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ 45
8 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 44
9 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 40
10 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 40
11 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 38
12 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 32
13 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 26
14 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 25
15 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Leopard Trek 20
16 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quickstep Cycling Team 20
17 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ 19
18 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 18
19 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 18
20 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 18
21 Mickaël Delage (Fra) FDJ 17
22 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 17
23 Peter Velits (Svk) HTC-Highroad 16
24 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 16
25 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 16
26 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Team Garmin-Cervelo 14
27 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 13
28 Julien El Fares (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 12
29 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 10
30 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 10
31 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 9
32 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Team Europcar 9
33 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Katusha Team 8
34 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Sky Procycling 8
35 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Team Garmin-Cervelo 7
36 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 7
37 Egor Silin (Rus) Katusha Team 6
38 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) HTC-Highroad 5
39 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5
40 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Pro Team Astana 4
41 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quickstep Cycling Team 4
42 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4
43 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 4
44 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Procycling 4
45 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4
46 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Pro Team Astana 4
47 Leonardo Fabio Duque (Col) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 4
48 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ 3
49 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 2
50 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 2
51 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 2
52 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 2
53 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) HTC-Highroad 2
54 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Pro Team Astana 2
55 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Cervelo 2
56 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ 2
57 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1
58 Mikhail Ignatyev (Rus) Katusha Team 1
59 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 1
60 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1
61 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Quickstep Cycling Team 1
62 Tony Martin (Ger) HTC-Highroad 1
63 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1
64 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Pro Team Astana 1
65 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar Team 1
Young rider classification
1 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 82:57:40
2 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 0:01:33
3 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur - Sojasun 0:07:52
Teams classification
1 Team Garmin-Cervelo 248:02:15
2 AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:58
3 Leopard Trek 0:12:57
4 Team Europcar 0:40:46
5 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:49:50
6 Sky Procycling 0:56:20
7 Saxo Bank Sungard 1:18:34
8 FDJ 1:27:57
9 Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1:43:55
10 Quickstep Cycling Team 1:53:01
11 Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:09:08
12 Rabobank Cycling Team 2:11:44
13 Liquigas-Cannondale 2:18:48
14 Lampre - ISD 2:41:16

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