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Volta ao Algarve, Portugal, 2.1

Date range:
February 17-21 2010

February 20, Stage 4: Cacela - Tavira 169km

Rosseler rolls to solo stage win

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Published:
February 20, 15:25,
Updated:
February 20, 20:08

Belgian bests breakaway companions, Contador remains in yellow

Sebastien Rosseler (Team RadioShack) solos to victory in stage four, the first win for his team.

Sebastien Rosseler (Team RadioShack) solos to victory in stage four, the first win for his team.

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Sebastien Rosseler soloed to victory in the Volta ao Algarve's fourth stage, arriving in Tavira 20 seconds ahead of four former breakaway companions to secure Team RadioShack's first win.

The 28-year-old Belgian attacked his five fellow escapees with 28 kilometres remaining and built up a lead of 54 seconds. Iljo Keisse (Quick Step) was dropped from the break, but the remaining quartet of Mickael Delage (Omega Pharma - Lotto), Imanol Erviti (Caisse d'Epargne), Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator) and Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) worked to reduce Rosseler's lead. The quartet's pursuit of Rosseler chipped into the Belgian's advantage, but fell 20 seconds short as Delage bested Erviti for second place.

Keisse finished alone in sixth place 2:50 behind Rosseler, narrowly avoiding being absorbed by the peloton led in by André Greipel (Team HTC - Columbia) 10 seconds later.

"What a surprise!" said Rosseler after notching his seventh win as a professional. "Yesterday I felt so tired, but this morning I was motivated again. I intended to work for Tiago Machado and Levi Leipheimer, to keep them out of the wind, but then I saw the opportunity to jump to the breakaway. This was maybe a chance to help the team to its first victory of the season.

"We all expected a mass sprint but as Gert Steegmans is not here any more, we knew we had to take other initiatives. I dedicate this victory to Gert anyway. I hope he will get ready for the first races in Belgium next weekend. I am so happy."

Calm day for GC contenders

The 169km penultimate stage was a relatively quiet affair for those seeking overall victory as the top of the general classification remained unchanged from the previous day. Alberto Contador (Astana) defended his yellow jersey and leads the Team RadioShack duo of Tiago Machado and Levi Leipheimer by 15 and 28 seconds respectively.

A six-man break formed after 20km of racing containing Mickael Delage (Omega Pharma - Lotto), Frederic Guesdon (Française Des Jeux), Preben Van Hecke (Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator), Lars Boom (Rabobank), Iljo Keisse (Quick Step) and Eduard Vorganov (Team Katusha). There was a slight shuffling in the leading sextet over the day's first categorised climb at kilometre 53. Guesdon, Boom and Vorganov were dropped but replaced by Sebastien Rosseler (Team RadioShack), Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel - Euskadi) and Imanol Erviti (Caisse d'Epargne) who bridged to the leaders.

Erviti, who started the day 5:11 behind Contador, posed the only real danger in the break to the Spaniard's overall lead. The six-man break reached a maximum advantage of 5:10, coming within one second of erasing Erviti's deficit to Contador, but the Astana team steadily reduced the escapees' advantage and nullified the threat.

Only one stage remains in the Vuelta ao Algarve: Sunday's 17.2km individual time trial. Alberto Contador won the time trial in last year's Volta ao Algarve to cement his overall win and should be expected to duplicate the result this year.

It remains to be seen, however, if a last-minute switch in time trial bikes has an effect on the Spaniard. On Friday the UCI banned the time trial bike to be used by Contador and his Astana teammates, the Specialized Shiv, and the team is rushing to set up a different model for all eight Astana riders for Sunday's race of truth.

Full Results
1 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 4:12:46  
2 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:00:20  
3 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
4 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
5 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:00:24  
6 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:50  
7 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:00  
8 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step    
9 Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
10 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank    
11 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
12 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Team Katusha    
13 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
14 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
15 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
16 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
17 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
18 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Quick Step    
19 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana    
20 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
21 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
22 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne    
23 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
24 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
25 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
26 Frantisek Rabon (Cze) Team HTC - Columbia    
27 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack    
28 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
29 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto    
30 Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
31 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
32 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
33 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha    
34 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
35 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
36 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
37 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
38 Sergio Sousa (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
39 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
40 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
41 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
42 Bruno Pires (Por) Barbot - Siper    
43 Sébastien Minard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
44 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
45 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha    
46 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
47 Santiago Perez (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
48 Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
49 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
50 Johan Coenen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
51 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
52 Sander Armee (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
53 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack    
54 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack    
55 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
56 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack    
57 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin -Transitions    
58 David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
59 Juan Jose Oroz (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
60 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank    
61 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
62 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
63 Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions    
64 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
65 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
66 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
67 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
68 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha    
69 Markus Eibegger (Aut) Footon - Servetto    
70 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Team Katusha    
71 Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper    
72 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
73 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper    
74 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia    
75 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team    
76 Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
77 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
78 Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly    
79 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
80 Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
81 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
82 Mikel Nieve (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
83 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
84 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
85 Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha    
86 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
87 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
88 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana    
89 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
90 Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
91 Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia    
92 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
93 Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
94 Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
95 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
96 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
97 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin -Transitions    
98 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
99 Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
100 Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
101 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
102 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
103 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
104 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper    
105 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
106 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
107 Kevin Seeldrayers (Bel) Quick Step    
108 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
109 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
110 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
111 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
112 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team    
113 Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
114 Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
115 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
116 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
117 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne    
118 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
119 David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions    
120 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
121 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
122 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana    
123 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
124 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:03:26  
125 Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:03:28  
126 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana 0:03:44  
127 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:03:00  
128 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:07:56  
129 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team 0:11:11  
130 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:12:47  
131 David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:12:48  
132 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly    
133 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:15:33  
134 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team    
135 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha    
136 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana    
137 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia    
138 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper    
139 Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
140 Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
141 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
142 Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper    
143 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana    
144 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
145 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
DNF Bruno Lima (Por) Barbot - Siper    
DNF Luis Pinheiro (Por) Madeinox-Boavista    
DNF Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
DNF Maarten Neyens (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
DNF Kevin Ista (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
DNF Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Cervélo Test Team    
DNF Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervélo Test Team    
DNF David Vitoria (Swi) Footon - Servetto    
DNF Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
DNS Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
DNS Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne    
DNS Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Team HTC - Columbia    
DNS Thomas Leezer (Ned) Rabobank    
DNS Sergey Renev (Kaz) Astana    
Points
1 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 25 pts
2 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 20  
3 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 16  
4 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 13  
5 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 10  
6 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step 8  
7 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 6  
8 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 4  
9 Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 2  
10 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 1  
Sprint 1 - Retaurante os Arcos, 11.4km
1 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 3 pts
2 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 2  
3 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 1  
Sprint 2 - Martim Longo, 74.2km
1 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3 pts
2 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
3 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Mountain 1 - Balurquinho (Cat. 3) 53.7km
1 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5 pts
2 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 3  
3 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
Mountain 2 - Atcaria do Cume (Cat. 3) 106.7km
1 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5 pts
2 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 3  
3 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
Teams
1 Team RadioShack 12:44:18  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:20  
3 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator    
4 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
5 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:00:24  
6 Quick Step 0:02:50  
7 Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:00  
8 Team Katusha    
9 Francaise Des Jeux    
10 C C Loulé- Louletano    
11 Rabobank    
12 Palmeiras Resort-Prio    
13 Cofidis, Credit En Ligne    
14 La Rota Dos Moveis    
15 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team    
16 An Post-Sean Kelly    
17 Footon-Servetto    
18 Barbot-Siper    
19 Garmin - Transitions    
20 Xacobeo Galicia    
21 Astana    
22 Madeinox-Boavista    
23 Cervélo Test Team 0:11:11  
General classification after stage 4
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 19:36:03  
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 0:00:40  
7 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:43  
8 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team RadioShack    
9 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
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 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Quick Step    
16 Eros Capecchi (Ita) Footon - Servetto    
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 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 0:01:26  
29 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:01:27  
30 Sergey Ivanov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:01:31  
31 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:01:36  
32 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux    
33 Alexander Botcharov (Rus) Team Katusha    
34 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
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 Ghyllebert (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:01:57  
40 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator    
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 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:02:25  
49 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:38  
50 Igor Anton (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:55  
51 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step 0:03:26  
52 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:04:03  
53 Grégory Rast (Swi) Team RadioShack 0:04:15  
54 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:30  
55 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Astana    
56 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:38  
57 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:05:17  
58 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
59 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 0:06:07  
60 Edward King (USA) Cervélo Test Team 0:06:42  
61 Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
62 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:07:17  
63 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:07:18  
64 Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:07:25  
65 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:07:46  
66 Johnnie Walker (Aus) Footon - Servetto 0:07:58  
67 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:08:34  
68 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:09:07  
69 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha 0:09:30  
70 David De La Fuente (Spa) Astana 0:10:39  
71 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana 0:10:43  
72 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:10:53  
73 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 0:12:21  
74 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper    
75 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:13:22  
76 Sandy Casar (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:13:33  
77 David Bernabeu (Spa) Barbot - Siper 0:13:58  
78 Marcos Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:14:03  
79 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Omega Pharma - Lotto    
80 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:14:14  
81 Craig Lewis (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 0:14:16  
82 Michal Golas (Pol) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:14:26  
83 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:14:28  
84 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:14:46  
85 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:14:51  
86 Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:15:02  
87 Mario Aerts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:16:47  
88 Ermanno Capelli (Ita) Footon - Servetto 0:16:50  
89 Mario Costa (Por) Barbot - Siper    
90 Frederic Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:16:53  
91 Joaquim Sampaio (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:17:14  
92 Nelson Oliveira (Por) Xacobeo Galicia 0:17:18  
93 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:17:25  
94 David Arroyo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:17:31  
95 Koldo Fernandez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:18:12  
96 Oliver Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:19:14  
97 Mathew Wilson (Aus) Garmin -Transitions 0:19:16  
98 David Millar (GBr) Garmin -Transitions    
99 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:19:17  
100 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:20:00  
101 Ricardo Vilela (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:20:07  
102 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 0:20:40  
103 Pedro Soeiro (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:21:53  
104 Tony Gallopin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:21:55  
105 Angel Madrazo (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:22:18  
106 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:22:29  
107 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Cervélo Test Team 0:22:44  
108 Jesus Hernandez (Spa) Astana 0:23:10  
109 Oscar Pujol (Spa) Cervélo Test Team 0:23:32  
110 Yoann Ofredo (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:23:45  
111 Ronan Mc Laughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:23:58  
112 Joao Benta (Por) Madeinox-Boavista 0:24:16  
113 Andrey Amador (CRc) Caisse d'Epargne 0:24:35  
114 Edgar Pinto (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:25:06  
115 Virgilio Dos Santos (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:25:49  
116 Daniel Mestre (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:25:55  
117 Kim Borry (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:27:13  
118 Jose De Segovia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia    
119 David Garcia (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:28:19  
120 Guillaume Blot (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit en Ligne 0:29:23  
121 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step 0:29:27  
122 David O'Loughlin (Irl) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:30:23  
123 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank 0:30:38  
124 Graeme Brown (Aus) Rabobank 0:34:52  
125 Daniel Silva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:35:17  
126 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervélo Test Team 0:36:32  
127 Jonas Ljungblad (Swe) Omega Pharma - Lotto 0:37:47  
128 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:37:56  
129 Martin Mortensen (Den) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:37:57  
130 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Team Katusha 0:38:08  
131 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:38:18  
132 Samuel Caldeira (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio 0:39:53  
133 Jerome Baugnies (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 0:41:38  
134 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:41:48  
135 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Astana 0:42:42  
136 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Française Des Jeux 0:42:45  
137 Maxim Gourov (Kaz) Astana 0:42:53  
138 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 0:49:32  
139 Gonzalo Rabuñal (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:51:22  
140 Sergio Ribeiro (Por) Barbot - Siper 0:52:26  
141 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervélo Test Team 0:52:37  
142 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Xacobeo Galicia 0:54:17  
143 Bruno Pinto (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 0:54:41  
144 Bruno Sancho (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 0:55:23  
145 Joaquin Ortega (Spa) Barbot - Siper 1:01:15  
Points classification
1 André Greipel (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia 47 pts
2 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux 27  
3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Astana 25  
4 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 25  
5 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 24  
6 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 22  
7 Tiago Machado (Por) Team RadioShack 20  
8 Joan Horrach (Spa) Team Katusha 20  
9 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma - Lotto 20  
10 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 18  
11 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 16  
12 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Team RadioShack 16  
13 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 14  
14 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 13  
15 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 13  
16 Matthiev Ladagnous (Fra) Française Des Jeux 13  
17 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 11  
18 Tejay Van Garderen (USA) Team HTC - Columbia 10  
19 Björn Leukemans (Bel) Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 10  
20 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank 10  
21 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 9  
22 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 8  
23 Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 8  
24 Iljo Keisse (Bel) Quick Step 8  
25 Hugo Sabido (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis 6  
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 Rui Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
5 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 3  
6 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 3  
7 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 2  
8 Mickael Delage (Fra) Omega Pharma - Lotto 2  
9 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step 2  
10 Niko Eeckhout (Bel) An Post - Sean Kelly 2  
11 Sergio Paulinho (Por) Team RadioShack 1  
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 Sebastien Rosseler (Bel) Team RadioShack 6  
9 Bruno Saraiva (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano 6  
10 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
11 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen - Mercator 5  
Portugese 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 Celestino Pinho (Por) Centro Ciclismo de Loulé - Louletano    
7 Henrique Casimiro (Por) Palmeiras Resort - Prio    
8 Hernani Broco (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
9 Filipe Cardoso (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
10 Cesar Fonte (Por) Barbot - Siper    
11 Jose Mendes (Por) La Rota Dos Moveis    
Teams classification
1 Team RadioShack 58:46:45  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:25  
3 Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:02:03  
4 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:02:33  
5 Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator 0:02:45  
6 Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:34  
7 Team Katusha 0:04:10  
8 Quick Step 0:05:09  
9 Footon-Servetto 0:05:16  
10 Rabobank 0:06:23  
11 C C Loulé- Louletano 0:08:18  
12 Astana 0:11:26  
13 Cofidis, Credit En Ligne 0:14:26  
14 Vacansoleil Pro Cycling Team 0:16:18  
15 Barbot-Siper 0:17:29  
16 Francaise Des Jeux 0:17:57  
17 Palmeiras Resort-Prio 0:20:44  
18 Xacobeo Galicia 0:21:20  
19 Madeinox-Boavista 0:22:59  
20 Garmin - Transitions 0:23:40  
21 Cervélo Test Team 0:28:03  
22 An Post-Sean Kelly 0:31:11  
23 La Rota Dos Moveis 0:31:46