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Crashing chaos at the Tour de France

July 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Yesterdays stage into Spa was marred by a multitude of crashes that saw many of the favourites on the deck and a change in the yellow jersey.

Garmin-Transitions Christian VandeVelde limps to the finish in Spa

Sylvan Chavanel of Quickstep soloed to victory with a well worked move that saw him sprint to the line and the yellow jersey with a 2 minute 57 second window back to Cancellara in second.  Chavanel rides for a Belgian team and hails from France so was particularly well received at the finish line by the large crowd. He instigated a break which went clear 17kms into the days 201km stage.  A group of eight formed a quickly built up a decent advantage but try as they might all were swept up bar a determined Chavanel.

Behind the Frenchman the chase was on but disaster struck on the slopes of the Stockeu descent.  Rider after rider went down as total chaos reigned.  It wasn’t just bikes and riders that littered the road either, motorbikes carrying the cameramen and photographers that catalogue the Tour also went down in at least three large crashes.

Among them were many of he favourites.  The first ones identified were green jersey wearer Petacchi and GC favourite Andy Schleck who was seen clutching his elbow and grimacing at the side of the road in obvious distress.  Teammate Matti Breschel gave him his bike and the rider form Luxembourg continued at a slow pace.  As the stage continued sketchy information filtered through as to what had happened with the commentators often needed the footage from helicopters over the peloton to see who had fallen.  Armstrong, Contador, Millar, Leipheimer and both Schlecks were focused on but many many more were casualties too.

At the head of affairs Chavanel pushed on but behind in the first chase group Cancellara was faced with a dilema.  If he chased Chavanel he could potentially keep the yellow jersey but would be dooming team mate Andy Schleck for the overall.  Schelck was several minutes behind in a group that included many teammates who were doing his best to get him back onto another group that contained among others Armstrong, Contador, Basso and Evans.  Hurried discussions could be seen to take place amid the lead chasing group and Cancellara somehow (presumably out of respect for the yellow jersey) managed to contain the group which waited till all were back together.

On the run in to Spa Cancellara was often seen talking with the riders and then with the stage Commissaire where an agreement seemed to have been made.  Cruising in to the finish the riders operated a go slow, filling the road but only rolling in in a display of anger against the stage profile.

This was not to the liking of all the riders.  Cervelo’s Thor Hushovd (a sprint favourite) had this to say – “I feel frustrated by what happened today. Our team was working hard and we would have had a good chance for victory. I feel like they have taken something away from us today. There were a few sprinters who did not make it to the front group, but there was no reason to not contest the sprint today. Everyone made a gentleman’s agreement not to sprint, but I lost an important opportunity to try to win the stage and gain points.

GC favourite from Garmin-Transitions Christian VandeVelde was forced to retire from the race despite finishing the stage. “I crashed once right before the Stockeu,” said Vande Velde. “Riders crashed in front of me and I wasn’t able to avoid them, so I went down.”

We all knew it was important to be at the front over the climb and at that point, I felt ok and got back on and made it back to the front to get up Stockeu. Then another rider lost control in front of me and again, I couldn’t avoid it. I crashed and landed in a ditch. I’m not sure what I hit; I think it might have been a pole. At that point my eye was bleeding pretty badly and the pain in my side and my back was excruciating. I got back on the bike though, and was coming back with Andy Schleck. I tried to stay with that group, but the pain was too much and I couldn’t get out of the saddle to make it back on.”

No one wants to leave the Tour de France. I worked really hard to get myself ready to be here again and I was just starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’m indescribably disappointed to not be starting tomorrow.”

Teammate David Millar crashed before they even got onto the Stockeu descent but remounted and was near the head of affairs.  He recounts the crashes developing – “Within only 200 meters of cresting I could see Lance fall about 10 places in front of me on a straight road. When I saw that happen I knew something wasn’t right – and that was immediately followed by my wheels disappearing from under me and my sliding across the ground. As I came to a standstill, Christian passed and asked if I was all right, to which I replied yes and got right back on my bike. At this point there were guys everywhere on the ground all around me. Only 200 meters after getting back on my bike I was faced with a Cofidis rider losing control in front of me. There was nothing I could do and I hit him and somersaulted over my handlebars, landing heavily on my ribs in a ditch thinking this time, I wasn’t fine.

Team Radioshacks directeur Johann Bruyneel commented too – “It was dangerous all day so everybody was really paying attention. But on the downhill of the Stockeu it was like something I’ve never seen. It was like ice skating. It was as if something was on the road. When we got there in the car there were people everywhere. Lance went down, Klodi went down, Levi went down but it’s just skin. They will be ok.

GC favourite and returning champion Alberto Contador ordered his team to slow for Andy Schleck -”It was a really crazy stage. On this road it was impossible not to fall. I fell on a straight part at about 60 km/h. I saw at every turn there were people on the ground, it was impossible to go without falling.”

As soon as I heard that Andy was behind I ordered all my teammates to stop. As I wished he’d do with me, I had to do with him. [There was disagreement] with some teams who wanted to go ahead in spite of everything, because there were many dangerous riders in front too. In the end they acted with logic and decided to stop in front too.

Todays stage promises more fireworks as it takes in seven section of cobbles from the infamous Paris-Roubaix course.  Riders will need to be at the front to avoid the crashes that will inevitably come and should the weather prove wet like yesterday then all kinds of problems will surface.  Bikes can only be exchanged form the roof of a car so in the event of a crash at the front of a strung out field (again pretty inevitable) the team car could be 2 kilometres behind.  It is almost certain that at least one GC favourite will potentially loose the race on this one stage.  Certain riders are expected to be very strong.  Cancellara won the Paris-Roubaix this year, George Hincapie has been signalling this as a stage for him although he may have to sheperd Cadel Evans, perhaps one of the riders best equipped to ride it given his background in mountain biking and even given his need to stay near the front and avoid crashes, Lance Armstrong could go well.  Climbing specialists like Carlos Sastre could be in trouble and Contador and Basso will need to be very careful.  Be sure to tune in for what will be a fascinating stage.

GC after 2 stages -

1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 10:01:25
2 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 0:02:57
3 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC – Columbia 0:03:07
4 David Millar (GBr) Garmin – Transitions 0:03:17
5 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 0:03:19
6 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:20
7 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 0:03:24
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 0:03:25
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:29
10 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:03:32
11 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team
12 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Team Radioshack
13 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC – Columbia
14 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:03:33
15 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Radioshack
16 Alexander Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:03:35
17 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo
18 Luis León Sánchez Gil (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:03:36
19 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team
20 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 0:03:37
21 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha
22 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC – Columbia 0:03:38
23 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:03:39
24 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:03:40
25 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 0:03:43
26 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team
27 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin – Transitions
28 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:44
29 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:45
30 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d’Epargne 0:03:46
31 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step
32 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne
33 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto
34 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
35 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin – Transitions
36 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux
37 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française des Jeux
38 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:47
39 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team
40 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
41 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:48
42 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha
43 Christopher Horner (USA) Team Radioshack 0:03:49
44 David Le Lay (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
45 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Caisse d’Epargne
46 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:03:50
47 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram
48 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:51
49 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin – Transitions
50 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank
51 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Cervelo Test Team
52 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:03:52
53 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo
54 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank 0:03:53
55 Samuel Sánchez Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi
56 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC – Columbia
57 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team
58 Christophe Kern (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
59 Fränk Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:03:54
60 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram
61 Gorka Verdugo Marcotegui (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:03:55
62 José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 0:03:56
63 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:57
64 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team
65 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Team Radioshack 0:03:58
66 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale
67 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:03:59
68 Rémi Pauriol (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne
69 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:04:00
70 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:01
71 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram
72 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Française des Jeux
73 Alexander Kuschynski (Blr) Liquigas-Doimo
74 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:04:02
75 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
76 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step
77 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:03
78 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha
79 Steven Cummings (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:04:04
80 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:04:05
81 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step
82 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) Astana
83 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC – Columbia
84 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team
85 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:06
86 Thomas Rohregger (Aut) Team Milram
87 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
88 Juan Manuel Gárate Cepa (Spa) Rabobank 0:04:07
89 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon-Servetto
90 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Astana
91 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC – Columbia 0:04:08
92 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:04:09
93 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team 0:04:10
94 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
95 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
96 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:11
97 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:04:13
98 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana
99 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Astana
100 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:14
101 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Quick Step 0:04:15
102 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto
103 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:16
104 Stijn Vandenbergh (Bel) Team Katusha
105 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux
106 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:17
107 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:04:18
108 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi
109 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervelo Test Team
110 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:19
111 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi
112 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
113 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:20
114 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:04:21
115 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:22
116 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram
117 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:04:23
118 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) AG2R La Mondiale 0:04:24
119 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:25
120 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:26
121 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:28
122 Iban Velasco Murillo (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:04:30
123 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:04:31
124 Aitor Perez Arrieta (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:04:35
125 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:04:36
126 Mathieu Perget (Fra) Caisse d’Epargne 0:04:39
127 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:04:47
128 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:05:24
129 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 0:07:17
130 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin – Transitions 0:08:32
131 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:08:37
132 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:08:41
133 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:08:45
134 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team Radioshack 0:08:46
135 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:08:48
136 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:08:51
137 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team Radioshack 0:09:04
138 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:09:05
139 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:09:07
140 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank 0:09:09
141 Dimitri Champion (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:09:12
142 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:09:14
143 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin – Transitions 0:09:29
144 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:09:31
145 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:09:44
146 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin – Transitions 0:09:50
147 Mauro Santambrogio (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:09:55
148 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC – Columbia 0:09:58
149 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:10:00
150 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC – Columbia
151 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:10:09
152 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:10:10
153 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:11:56
154 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:13:13
155 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d’Epargne 0:13:17
156 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:13:20
157 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:13:26
158 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:13:27
159 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:13:31
160 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 0:13:34
161 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:13:37
162 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Team Katusha 0:13:38
163 Mirco Lorenzetto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini
164 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:13:44
165 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:13:45
166 Iban Mayoz Echeverria (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:13:48
167 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:13:49
168 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:13:51
169 Brian Vandborg (Den) Liquigas-Doimo
170 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:13:55
171 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:13:57
172 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:13:58
173 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:14:00
174 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:14:01
175 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin – Transitions
176 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) Cervelo Test Team
177 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Astana 0:14:03
178 David De La Fuente Rasilla (Spa) Astana 0:14:10
179 Jose Alberto Benitez Roman (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:14:19
180 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:16:43
181 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Team Radioshack 0:18:19
182 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Transitions 0:18:32
183 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:18:40
184 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 0:18:48
185 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:18:54
186 Benoït Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:19:03
187 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:19:10
188 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:19:18
189 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:19:20
190 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:19:23
191 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:19:26
192 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank
193 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:22:33

Points classification

1 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 44 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 35
3 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 34
4 Mark Renshaw (Aus) Team HTC – Columbia 30
5 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 26
6 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 24
7 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux 22
8 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 20
9 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne 19
10 Sébastien Turgot (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 19
11 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 18
12 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 17
13 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 17
14 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 15
15 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 15
16 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 14
17 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 13
18 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 12
19 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC – Columbia 12
20 Luke Roberts (Aus) Team Milram 12
21 Maarten Wijnants (Bel) Quick Step 10
22 David Millar (GBr) Garmin – Transitions 10
23 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 10
24 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Team HTC – Columbia 10
25 Lance Armstrong (USA) Team Radioshack 8
26 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 7
27 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 6
28 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Astana 5
29 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 5
30 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 4
31 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Transitions 4
32 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team Radioshack 3
33 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step 3
34 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC – Columbia 2
35 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 2
36 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2
37 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 1

Mountains classification

1 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Quick Step 13 pts
2 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 8
3 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 8
4 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Team HTC – Columbia 5
5 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 4
6 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 3
7 Carlos Barredo Llamazales (Spa) Quick Step 2
8 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 2
9 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 2
10 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank 1
Young rider classification 1 Tony Martin (Ger) Team HTC – Columbia 10:04:32
2 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:13
3 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:22
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:28
5 Kristjan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:32
6 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:33
7 Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Caisse d’Epargne 0:00:39
8 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d’Epargne
9 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:40
10 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:41
11 Alexandr Pliuschin (Mda) Team Katusha
12 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:52
13 Arkaitz Duran Daroca (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:00:53
14 Julien El Farès (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:00:54
15 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram
16 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:55
17 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:59
18 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom
19 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Footon-Servetto 0:01:08
20 Rémy Di Grégorio (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:01:09
21 Fabio Felline (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:01:16
22 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:01:18
23 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) Française des Jeux 0:01:40
24 Francis De Greef (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:17
25 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:05:30
26 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC – Columbia 0:06:53
27 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:08:49
28 Adriano Malori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:10:06
29 Gerald Ciolek (Ger) Team Milram 0:10:24
30 Anthony Roux (Fra) Française des Jeux 0:10:37
31 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:10:42
32 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step 0:10:48
33 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon-Servetto 0:10:51
34 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team 0:15:41
35 Roger Kluge (Ger) Team Milram 0:15:47
36 Grega Bole (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:16:11

Teams classification

1 Quick Step 30:11:40
2 Team Radioshack 0:02:51
3 Team HTC – Columbia 0:02:52
4 Garmin – Transitions 0:02:53
5 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:07
6 Astana 0:03:11
7 Team Saxo Bank 0:03:13
8 Caisse D’Epargne 0:03:19
9 BMC Racing Team 0:03:21
10 Team Milram 0:03:27
11 Liquigas-Doimo
12 Rabobank 0:03:49
13 Cervelo Test Team 0:03:53
14 Française des Jeux
15 Cofidis Le Credit En Ligne 0:03:54
16 Team Katusha 0:03:56
17 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:04:01
18 Omega Pharma – Lotto 0:04:14
19 Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:04:26
20 Bbox Bouygues Telecom 0:04:34
21 Footon-Servetto 0:04:48
22 Lampre – Farnese Vini 0:08:43

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