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Volta ao Algarve, Portugal, 2.1

Date range:
February 17-21 2010

February 19, Stage 3: Castro Marim - Malhão 173.7km

Contador takes control in Malhão

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Cycling News
Published:
February 19, 16:07,
Updated:
February 19, 19:48

Astana captain finishes clear of RadioShack's Machado and Leipheimer

'El Pistolero' was firing again in Algarve.

'El Pistolero' was firing again in Algarve.

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Alberto Contador hammered home his first win of the season atop the Alto do Malhão in the Volta ao Algarve today. His Astana team set-up the two-time Tour de France winner perfectly to claim the mountaintop stage ahead of RadioShack's Tiago Machado and Levi Leipheimer.

With the help of Astana's new mountain domestique, David de la Fuente, Contador pulled away from the peloton on the final 2.7 kilometre ascent to secure both the stage win and overall lead in the race. The result meant Contador went one better than the equivalent stage last year where he finished second to Antonio Colom.

"I'm thrilled by the work that was done by the team, both yesterday and today. Everything worked out perfect. I was able to finish the job, but the victory is because of my teammates," said Contador.

While Contador hasn't put huge amounts of time into his rivals, he was happy with the time gaps he got. "At the end we weren't many seconds ahead because the climb was short, but the result is pretty good."

Contador reached the base of the 2.7km climb in the front group, but was a bit far back in about 20th position he said. "De la Fuente looked for me." The pair found each other and exploded off the front, riding solo for 1.5km to go when Contador took off alone.

The only rider who could come close to matching Contador's climbing speed was RadioShack's Tiago Machado, but Contador said he had no thoughts of the supposed rivalry between the teams and was focused only on the battle to win. "I prepare to win, but not over them, all that is clear is that I dedicate this victory to each of Astana's riders".

The win was a small step toward his goal of getting a third Tour de France title. "It begins here, and I am delighted that after seven months without racing I have managed to win today because I did not expect it."

Machado rolled in 11 seconds later, with Leipheimer at 22 seconds - within striking distance for the RadioShack riders to fight for the overall on Sunday's final 17.5 kilometre time trial in Portimão.

"It was our job to be in the front the last kilometers," said Machado. "The first two corners were sharp and the slope was steep. When Contador attacked with his teammate David de la Fuente, we decided to wait for the reactions of other potential overall contenders like Luis León Sánchez or Kim Kirchen. Their reaction did not come, so I counterattacked. The gap between Contador and me remained constantly the same, about ten, fifteen seconds. This means that I may not complain about my condition."

RadioShack team director José Azevedo added, "It's the first race of the season for our riders. We have to be careful and not too audacious. The most important thing is that Tiago proved he has worked hard and that he has a place in this big team. Tiago was nervous before the season. Now we see there was no need for it."

Shrunken peloton faces up to longer stage

Only 167 riders took the start for the third stage after 13 riders abandoned during the miserably cold and rainy second stage. Two more left before the start of Friday's stage: Mathew Wilson (Garmin-Transitions) and Celio Sousa (Madeinox-Boavista).

The weather improved considerably over the previous day: clouds gave way to bright sunshine thanks to strong winds that blew the rain away. The previous day's weather caused some problems with the route, however. Organisers had to add on distance to route the race around the damaged roads. Instead of 173.7 kilometres, the racers would contest 180.7 kilometres on the day.

The first crash and the first escape of the day happened inside the first 10 kilometres: three riders went down at kilometre eight when Gert Steegmans reportedly crashed into a parked car. The Belgian sprinter apparently losing his helmet in the impact and hitting his head. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation along with Manuel Carsoso (Footon-Servetto), but both escaped serious injury. Sandy Casar (Française des Jeux) also abandoned the race after the crash.

While the crash victims were being attended to, seven riders had escaped at kilometre 10: Wouter Weylandt (Quick Step), Edward King (Cervélo TestTeam), Gonzalo Rabuñal and Nelson Oliveira (Xacobeo Galicia), Thomas de Gendt (Topsport Mercator-Vlaanderen), Bruno Saraiva (CC Loulé Quarteira) and Pieter Ghyllebert (An Post Sean Kelly Team).

The breakaway gained several minutes on the peloton, with De Gendt taking out two intermediate sprints and mountain points, but a quick succession of category 2 and 3 climbs after the feedzone broke the lead group apart, and by the top of the penultimate climb Nelson Oliveira was the sole survivor of the escape, while Frederik Kessiakoff (Garmin-Transitions) left the race as a victim of a crash.

Oliveira was finally brought back by the relentless pace of the Astana team, which looked to set-up its man Alberto Contador for the final ascent to the Alto do Malhão - only 2.7 kilometres long but at an average of 8.9 per cent a perfect launching pad for the world's best climber.

Countering a move from a Quick Step rider, De la Fuente and Contador accelerated away from the peloton on the slopes of the final climb, with RadioShack's Portuguese climber Tiago Machado trying to get on terms.

Contador kept the pressure on, claiming his first win of the season, while Machado rode to a brilliant second place. However, the time gaps to the rest of the peloton are not big enough to call the hunt for Volta ao Algarve general classification off just yet.

Levi Leipheimer followed his teammate across the line to take third place on the stage, while HTC-Columbia's new recruit Tejay Van Garderen came in fourth ahead of his teammate Peter Velits.

Results
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 5:02:55  
2 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 0:00:11  
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0:00:22  
4 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:25  
5 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
6 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:00:29  
7 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:31  
8 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:33  
9 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
10 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
11 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
12 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
13 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
14 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:41  
15 Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:00:43  
16 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:00:45  
17 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha    
18 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team    
19 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step    
20 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step 0:00:51  
21 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
22 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions    
23 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:56  
24 Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
25 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
26 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
27 David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:01:00  
28 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
29 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
30 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:05  
31 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
32 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
33 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto    
34 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
35 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:11  
36 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
37 Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
38 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
39 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions 0:01:21  
40 Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
41 Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
42 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:26  
43 Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
44 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
45 Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
46 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper    
47 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
48 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
49 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
50 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
51 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
52 Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
53 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
54 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team    
55 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
56 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:01:43  
57 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:49  
58 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
59 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:01:55  
60 Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper 0:01:58  
61 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia    
62 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
63 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
64 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:02  
65 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:06  
66 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
67 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper    
68 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:02:14  
69 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:20  
70 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
71 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto    
72 David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:02:23  
73 Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:02:38  
74 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:02:40  
75 Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
76 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:45  
77 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 0:02:59  
78 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
79 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
80 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:03:02  
81 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
82 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:05  
83 Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:03:09  
84 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:03:15  
85 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 0:03:16  
86 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 0:03:32  
87 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
88 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha 0:03:34  
89 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:03:59  
90 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
91 Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
92 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
93 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana    
94 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
95 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
96 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack 0:04:05  
97 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:04:08  
98 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:04:20  
99 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
100 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:23  
101 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
102 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
103 Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
104 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:28  
105 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:04:44  
106 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 0:04:57  
107 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:05:27  
108 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
109 Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions 0:06:21  
110 David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions    
111 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team    
112 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:07:35  
113 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:08:10  
114 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana 0:09:20  
115 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
116 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
117 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:13:25  
118 Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
119 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:16:16  
120 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:16:32  
121 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:16:40  
122 Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
123 Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
124 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
125 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
126 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step    
127 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
128 Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
129 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
130 Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
131 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
132 Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
133 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank    
134 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
135 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team    
136 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
137 Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
138 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
139 Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper    
140 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
141 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:16:49  
142 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
143 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper    
144 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto    
145 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
146 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:16:52  
147 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team 0:16:54  
148 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:17:24  
149 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 0:17:46  
150 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana 0:19:54  
151 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana    
152 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:27:10  
153 Bruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper    
154 Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper    
155 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
156 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
157 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
158 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
159 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
Teams
1 Team Radioshack 15:09:51  
2 HTC-Columbia 15:10:31  
3 Caisse d`Epargne 15:10:56  
4 Team Katusha 15:11:03  
5 Euskaltel-Euskadi 15:11:32  
6 Vacansoleil 15:11:37  
7 Omega Pharma-Lotto 15:11:42  
8 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 15:11:55  
9 Footon-Servetto 15:12:07  
10 Quick Step 15:12:10  
11 Francaise Des Jeux 15:12:33  
12 CC Loulé-Louletano 15:12:48  
13 Cervelo Test Team 15:13:02  
14 Rabobank 15:13:14  
15 Palmeiras Resort-Prio 15:13:17  
16 La-Rota Dos Moveis 15:13:34  
17 Barbot-Siper 15:14:15  
18 An Post-Sean Kelly 15:15:14  
19 Cofidis Credit En Ligne 15:15:51  
20 Madeinox-Boavista 15:15:52  
21 Astana 15:16:43  
22 Xacobeo Galicia 15:17:16  
23 Garmin-Transitions 15:17:18  
Points
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 25 pts
2 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 20  
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 16  
4 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 13  
5 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 10  
6 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 8  
7 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 6  
8 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 4  
9 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
10 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack 1  
Portela do Barranco, Cat.3 - 121km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 3  
3 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 1  
Climb 2, Cat.3 - 128.4km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 3  
3 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team 1  
Climb 3, Cat.3 - 137.4km
1 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 5 pts
2 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana 3  
3 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 1  
Alto do Malhao, Cat.3 - 173.7km}
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 9 pts
2 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 7  
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 5  
4 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 3  
5 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 1  
Sprint 1 Alpendre - 20.6km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3 pts
2 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 2  
3 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 1  
Sprint 2 Geiteira - 96km
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3 pts
2 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 2  
3 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 1  
General Classification
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 15:20:17  
2 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 0:00:15  
3 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 0:00:28  
4 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:35  
5 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
6 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:43  
7 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
8 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
9 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
10 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
11 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 0:00:47  
12 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:00:54  
13 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step 0:00:55  
14 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions 0:01:01  
15 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
16 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
17 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:05  
18 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:06  
19 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:10  
20 David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
21 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:15  
22 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto    
23 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
24 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
25 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:21  
26 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
27 Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
28 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:01:27  
29 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
30 Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:31  
31 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:01:36  
32 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
33 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
34 Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
35 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:42  
36 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:01:45  
37 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:01:53  
38 Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:01:54  
39 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:01:57  
40 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
41 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions 0:01:59  
42 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
43 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:08  
44 Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper    
45 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
46 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank 0:02:16  
47 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto 0:02:17  
48 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:38  
49 Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:02:51  
50 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:55  
51 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:15  
52 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 0:03:26  
53 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:04:03  
54 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack 0:04:15  
55 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:30  
56 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
57 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 0:04:40  
58 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 0:04:45  
59 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:04:52  
60 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:11  
61 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:05:17  
62 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:06:07  
63 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team 0:06:42  
64 Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
65 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:15  
66 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:07:17  
67 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:18  
68 Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:07:25  
69 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:07:46  
70 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto 0:07:58  
71 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:08:05  
72 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:08:34  
73 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:09:07  
74 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha 0:09:30  
75 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana 0:10:39  
76 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 0:10:43  
77 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:10:53  
78 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper 0:12:21  
79 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:13:17  
80 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:13:33  
81 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:13:45  
82 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper 0:13:58  
83 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:14:03  
84 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
85 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:14:14  
86 Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:14:16  
87 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:14:26  
88 Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
89 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:14:28  
90 Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:14:34  
91 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:14:46  
92 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:14:51  
93 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 0:15:31  
94 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:16:05  
95 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:16:47  
96 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:16:50  
97 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
98 Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper    
99 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:16:53  
100 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:16:57  
101 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:17:14  
102 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:17:31  
103 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto 0:17:44  
104 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 0:17:56  
105 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:18:12  
106 Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:19:14  
107 David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions 0:19:16  
108 Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions    
109 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:19:17  
110 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:20:00  
111 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:20:07  
112 David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:20:35  
113 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:20:40  
114 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:21:55  
115 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:22:18  
116 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana 0:22:26  
117 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:22:29  
118 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team 0:22:44  
119 Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:23:45  
120 Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:23:58  
121 Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:24:16  
122 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne 0:24:35  
123 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:25:06  
124 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 0:25:35  
125 Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:25:49  
126 Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:25:55  
127 Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:27:13  
128 Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
129 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:28:19  
130 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team 0:28:21  
131 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:29:05  
132 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:29:23  
133 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step 0:29:37  
134 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana 0:30:09  
135 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:30:12  
136 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana 0:30:20  
137 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 0:34:52  
138 Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:35:17  
139 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:37:45  
140 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:37:47  
141 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:37:56  
142 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:37:57  
143 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:38:18  
144 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:38:49  
145 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:39:44  
146 Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:39:53  
147 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper    
148 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team 0:40:04  
149 Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:40:05  
150 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
151 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:41:44  
152 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:41:48  
153 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia 0:41:59  
154 Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:42:08  
155 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:42:45  
156 Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:42:50  
157 Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper 0:48:42  
158 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team 0:50:34  
159 Bruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper 0:53:38  
Points Classification
1 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 41 pts
2 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 27  
3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 25  
4 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 24  
5 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 20  
6 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 20  
7 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 20  
8 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 16  
9 Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 14  
10 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 13  
11 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 13  
12 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 10  
13 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
14 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 10  
15 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank 10  
16 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 10  
17 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 9  
18 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 8  
19 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 8  
20 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 6  
21 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha 6  
22 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6  
23 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 4  
24 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team 4  
25 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto 3  
Mountains Classification
1 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 25 pts
2 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 10  
3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 9  
4 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 7  
5 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 7  
6 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 7  
7 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 6  
8 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 6  
9 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto 5  
10 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 5  
11 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 4  
Sprints Classification
1 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 9 pts
2 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 6  
3 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 6  
4 David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto 3  
5 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 3  
6 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 2  
7 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
8 Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 2  
9 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 1  
10 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 1  
Portuguese Riders Classification
1 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
2 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
3 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
4 Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
5 Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper    
6 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia    
7 Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
8 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
9 Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
10 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
11 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper    
Teams Classification
1 Team Radioshack 46:02:27  
2 Team Htc - Columbia 46:03:01  
3 Caisse D`Epargne 46:03:32  
4 Team Katusha 46:03:37  
5 Euskaltel-Euskadi 46:04:06  
6 Omega Pharma-Lotto 46:04:40  
7 Footon-Servetto 46:04:43  
8 Quick Step 46:04:46  
9 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 46:04:52  
10 Rabobank 46:05:50  
11 CC Loulé- Louletano 46:07:45  
12 Astana 46:10:53  
13 Cofidis Credit En Ligne 46:13:53  
14 Vacansoleil 46:15:45  
15 Barbot-Siper 46:16:56  
16 Francaise Des Jeux 46:17:24  
17 Cervelo Test Team 46:19:19  
18 Palmeiras Resort-Prio 46:20:11  
19 Xacobeo Galicia 46:20:47  
20 Madeinox-Boavista 46:22:26  
21 Garmin -Transitions 46:23:07  
22 An Post-Sean Kelly 46:30:38  
23 La- Rota Dos Moveis 46:31:13