Stage 8: Castres - Ax-3 domaines 194km

By Susan Westemeyer

Saturday, July 6, 2013 3.19pm

Sky rider takes over the race lead in Pyrenees

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews.com.

Chris Froome put his stamp on the Tour de France, claiming the win in the first high mountain stage of this year's race. He soloed to finish at Ax 3 Domaines after a five kilometer solo flight to claim not only the stage but also the leader's yellow jersey. It was a double win for Team Sky, as Richie Porte finished second at 50 seconds, with Alejandro Valverde taking third at 1:08.

Most of the other favourites suffered and showed weaknesses on the climb in high summer temperatures. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) was the best of the bunch, with Belkin's Bauke Mollema and Laurens Ten Dam putting in surprisingly strong performances, but Alberto Contador, Andy Schleck, and Cadel Evans all lost much time.

“I couldn't be happier,” said Froome after the stage. “It has been a nervous week leading up to this.” He thanked his teammates and said that he wanted to win today “to pay them back.”

Froome now leads the race by nearly minute over Porte, with Valverde third at 1:25 down. Mollema and Ten Dam jumped to fourth and fifth, with Kreuziger one spot ahead of his captain in sixth, both with a time of 1:51. Former race leader Daryl Impey lost 7:50 and dropped out contention in 31st place overall.

It was an impressive show by Froome, who along with Porte, appeared not to struggle at all on the closing climb, when compared to the rest of the field. One by one, Froome's rivals dropped back, but the two Sky riders pedaled along easily and quickly.

Contador lost a surprising 1:45, with Schleck at 3:34 down and Evans losing more than four minutes. It was a brutal shake-up of the GC and the favourites on only the first real climbing test.

How it unfolded

It was a hot and sunny day for the opening mountain stage beginning in Castres. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil-DCM) attacked just as the flag was dropped for the stages's sharp start, and was soon joined by Jean-Marc Marino (Sojasun), Christophe Riblon (AG2R) and Rudy Molard (Cofidis). Their gap soon jumped to nine minutes on the flattish opening two-thirds of the stage.

The only interesting happening in the early part of the stage came at the day's only intermediate sprint at km 119.5. The four escapees took the top points but there was quite the sprint out of the field. Andre Greipel (Lotto Belisol) took the honours of fifth place, followed by green jersey Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).

That sprint seemed to mark the beginning of the serious racing. Sky moved up towards the front for Froome, as did Belkin for Bauke Mollema and Saxo-Tinkoff for Contador. The gap started to come down as they all started up the gradual ascent towards the race's first hors categorie climb, the Col de Pailhères.

With just under 50km to go, the gap at the two minute mark and the actual ascent still to come, Hoogerland attacked out of the lead group – but without success.

The foursome had only a 1:06 lead when the climb officially started, and almost immediately Riblon attacked in hopes of repeating his success of the last time the Tour de France used this route for a stage finish in 2010. Hoogerland and Marino gave chase, while Molard was not up to the challenge. The Frenchman quickly built up a lead over his former escape companions, while at the other end of things, the sprinters and other non-climbers quickly started forming the gruppetto.

Robert Gesink of Belkin was the first to attack out of the peloton. He quickly pulled away, as the three former escapees faded back into the field. Inevitably, the next to attack was Thomas Voeckler of Europcar.

Many big names were dropped, including Damiano Cunego (Lampre Merida). The group got smaller and smaller, with yellow jersey Daryl Impey struggling to hang on to the end of the field. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) was the next to launch an acceleration, and he soon caught Voeckler, who was struggling, and left him behind.

Quintana moved easily up to Gesink, and soon dropped the Dutchman. With 34 km to go, he also caught Riblon, but by this time the chase group, which contained about 30 riders, was only some 45 seconds back.

That wasn't enough for Quintana, who continued to ride smoothly and easily, and dropped Riblon. Former mountains classification leader Pierre Rolland (Europcar) was the next to attack out of the field, and was soon followed by Igor Anton (Euskaltel). Rolland passed Riblon before the mountain ranking, as did Anton, and eventually, the chase group.

Meanwhile, Quintana, who had been given the OK by team captain Alejandro Valverde to keep going, was one of the few who looked comfortable on the climb.

New overall leader christopher froome of britain, left, climbs pailheres pass followed by spain's alejandro valverde during the eight stage of the tour de france : Froome on his way to his Stage 8 victory

Froome, Cadel Evans (BMC), Alberto Contador (Saxo-Tinkoff), and Andy Schleck (RadioShack-Leopard) were amongst those still in the first chase group, while Tejay van Garderen (BMC) was dropped surprisingly early.

The passage was lined with fans all the way to the top, and Quintana crossed over with a 27 second gap over Riblon. Mikel Nieve (Euskaltel) was the next, a few seconds ahead of the chase group at 55 seconds.

Quintana lost time on the descent, perhaps looking to make it up again on the closing climb. There was no chance to catch one's breath, as that next climb started again almost immediately. In fact, Rolland caught him at the bottom, with the Froome group only 22 seconds back. but the Colombian again pulled away on the closing climb. Evans, Schleck, Dan Martin and Andrew Talansky (Garmin Sharp) were the next victims, both riding alone and being dropped.

That left about 10 riders in the Froome group with some 6.5km to go, including Froome, Contador and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana). But the Dane was one of the next to be dropped, along with Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha).

Five riders – Froome, Valverde, Contador, Porte and Kreuziger – were left. Contador was difficulty keeping up with the Sky train, which not so slowly had rolled its way up to Quintana.

The Colombian was caught with 5 km to go, as Contador, Kreuziger and Valverde dropped back. That was the cue for Froome to attack, and away he went. Quintana tried to hold on to his wheel, but soon dropped back to Porte.

Evans was going backwards, passed by rider after rider. Up front, Valverde had fought his way up, giving Porte the impulse to take off. Contador still had Kreuziger with him, but their gap to Froome was getting larger and larger.

With 2 km to go, Froome continued on alone, pushing hard to build up as much of a lead as possible, knowing that his rivals were weakening. Porte rode happily behind him, looking back occasionally to make sure the was still ahead of the others.

Contador had many problems, falling further and further back, but Froome just flew along, with plenty of time for a joyous celebration at the finish.

STAGE 8 RESULTS

Result
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 5:03:18  
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:51  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:08  
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:10  
5 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:16  
6 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:34  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:45  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
9 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
10 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
11 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 0:02:06  
12 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:02:28  
13 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
14 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:34  
15 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp    
16 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
17 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team    
18 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
19 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard 0:03:04  
20 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:03:27  
21 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:03:34  
22 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:47  
23 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:04  
24 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:08  
25 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 0:04:11  
26 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:04:13  
27 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:04:54  
28 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:05:00  
29 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
30 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:06:00  
31 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:06:30  
32 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
33 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
34 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:07:29  
35 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 0:07:50  
36 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
37 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
38 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
39 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:08:15  
40 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha    
41 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:08:32  
42 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun    
43 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr    
44 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
45 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:08:57  
46 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:09:13  
47 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team    
48 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:15  
49 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:09:20  
50 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:09:31  
51 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:09:54  
52 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:11:05  
53 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:11:09  
54 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 0:12:12  
55 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
56 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:15  
Intermediate Sprint - Quillan, km. 119.5
Result
1 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 20  pts
2 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun 17  
3 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 15  
4 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 13  
5 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 11  
6 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 10  
7 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 9  
8 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 8  
9 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 7  
10 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 6  
11 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
12 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  
13 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 3  
14 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2  
15 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1  
Points
Result
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 20  pts
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 17  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 15  
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 13  
5 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 11  
6 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  
7 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 9  
8 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 8  
9 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 7  
10 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 6  
11 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 5  
12 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 4  
13 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
14 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
15 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 1  
Mountain 1 - Côte de Saint-Ferréol (Cat. 4) km. 26.5
Result
1 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
Mountain 2 - Col de Pailhères (HC) km. 166.0
Result
1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 25  pts
2 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 20  
3 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 16  
4 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 14  
5 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 12  
6 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 10  
7 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 8  
8 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 6  
9 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
10 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
Mountain 3 - Ax 3 Domaines (Cat. 1) km. 193.5
Result
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 20  pts
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 16  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 12  
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 8  
5 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 4  
6 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2  
Young rider
Result
1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 5:05:03  
2 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:49  
3 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
4 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:42  
5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:04:15  
Most combative rider
Result
1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team    
Teams
Result
1 Movistar Team 15:15:15  
2 Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:43  
3 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:03:49  
4 RadioShack Leopard 0:06:17  
General classification after stage 8
Result
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 32:15:55  
2 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:00:51  
3 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:01:25  
4 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:44  
5 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:01:50  
6 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:51  
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
8 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:02:02  
9 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 0:02:31  
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:02:40  
11 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:02:45  
12 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:02:48  
13 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp    
14 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:55  
15 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:03:06  
16 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:03:25  
17 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:03:27  
18 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:29  
19 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard 0:03:30  
20 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:35  
21 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:04:00  
22 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:10  
23 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:04:36  
24 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha    
25 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:04:57  
26 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:05:09  
27 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:05:26  
28 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:06:20  
29 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:06:39  
30 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 0:07:40  
31 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 0:07:42  
32 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:07:48  
33 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:07:55  
34 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:08:15  
35 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:08:29  
36 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha 0:08:40  
37 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 0:08:49  
38 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:09:11  
39 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 0:09:19  
40 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun 0:09:39  
41 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:09:45  
42 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:09:53  
43 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:10:30  
44 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:12:38  
45 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 0:15:48  
46 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:16:41  
47 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:16:50  
48 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 0:17:35  
49 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:24:02  
50 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:25:03  
51 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:27:01  
52 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:28:06  
53 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:29:44  
54 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:30:29  
55 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:34:31  
56 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:01:23  
Points classification
Result
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 234  pts
2 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 141  
3 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 128  
4 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 111  
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 88  
6 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 87  
7 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 76  
8 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 75  
9 Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 73  
10 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 66  
11 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 51  
12 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 51  
13 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 47  
14 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 46  
15 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 43  
16 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 42  
17 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 40  
18 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 39  
19 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 39  
20 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 37  
21 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 36  
22 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 30  
23 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 30  
24 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 30  
25 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 28  
26 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 28  
27 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 26  
28 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 25  
29 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 24  
30 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol 24  
31 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 22  
32 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 21  
33 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 20  
34 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 20  
35 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
36 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 19  
37 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 19  
38 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 19  
39 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 18  
40 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 18  
41 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun 17  
42 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 17  
43 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 17  
44 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 17  
45 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 17  
46 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 16  
47 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 16  
48 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 15  
49 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 15  
50 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 15  
51 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15  
52 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun 15  
53 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 15  
54 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 15  
55 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 14  
56 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 13  
57 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 13  
58 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 13  
59 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 11  
60 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 11  
61 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 10  
62 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 10  
63 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 9  
64 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 9  
65 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 8  
66 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 8  
67 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 8  
68 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 8  
69 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 8  
70 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 7  
71 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 7  
72 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 7  
73 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 7  
74 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 6  
75 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  
76 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  
77 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 5  
78 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 5  
79 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
80 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5  
81 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 4  
82 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
83 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 4  
84 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 4  
85 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
86 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 3  
87 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 3  
88 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3  
89 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 2  
90 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 1  
91 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
92 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 1  
93 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun 1  
94 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 1  
95 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida -5  
96 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol -5  
Mountains classification
Result
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 31  pts
2 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 31  
3 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 28  
4 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 25  
5 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 21  
6 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 20  
7 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 14  
8 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 12  
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 8  
10 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 6  
11 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 6  
12 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 5  
13 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 4  
14 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
15 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 4  
16 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 3  
17 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
18 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
19 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
20 Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun 2  
21 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
22 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 2  
23 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 1  
24 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
25 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
26 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 1  
27 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
28 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Sky Procycling 1  
29 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun 1  
30 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 1  
Young rider classification
Result
1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 32:17:57  
2 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:46  
3 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:01:23  
4 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:33  
5 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:04:37  
Teams classification
Result
1 Movistar Team 96:01:20  
2 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:00:37  
3 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:04:33  
4 RadioShack Leopard 0:06:30  

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