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March 10-16 2010

March 10, Stage 1: Livorno - Rosignano Solvay 148km

Gerdemann grabs first stage at Tirreno-Adriatico

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Cycling News
Published:
March 10, 15:32,
Updated:
March 11, 19:37

German assumes race lead

Linus Gerdemann (Milram) takes the win on the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

Linus Gerdemann (Milram) takes the win on the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico

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Team Milram continued to reverse its fortunes as Linus Gerdemann delivered a stunning victory in the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico. After going winless the entire half of last season, the German slipped away with a group over the top of the climb with four kilometres to go and then overpowered Spaniard Pablo Lastras (Caisse d'Epargne) and Saxo Bank's Matti Breschel to claim the victory.

It was Gerdemann's second win of the year following a similar upset in the Trofeo Inca in Mallorca in February. With the time bonus he becomes the first leader of the race with a six second advantage over Lastras.

"I don’t care if it's sunny or raining. A victory is a victory and I'm just happy," Gerdemann said in the winner's press conference after a cold and wet 148km stage to Rosignano Solvay.

"Actually I didn’t expect that much because in the group of four guys, there was Matti Breschel and Luca Paolini who are quite fast in the sprint. Paolini looked strong in the last kilometre, the peloton was not far away, so I didn't expect that much. I was relaxed and I was surprised that I beat these guys in the sprint."

"I've never tried to sprint in training and going round the final corner I didn’t feel explosive, so I'm surprised to win. Paolini and Breschel are faster sprinters but I think they went a bit too early in the wind perhaps. It was good timing…"

Gerdemann took the first blue overall leader's jersey and confirmed he is targeting overall victory at Tirreno-Adriatico.

"I'm quite motivated. At my last race, the Ruta del Sol, I didn't have much luck but I felt strong. When the climbs aren't that long, then it's a bit more for explosive riders and perhaps now I'm an explosive rider. Yeah I'd like to win Tirreno-Adriatico. It's one of the big races of the spring and our whole team was motivated. We're focused on getting a good result here."

Misery loves company

With much of the Mediterranean coast socked in by a rare March blizzard, the riders were lucky that the first stage of Tirreno-Adriatico even got underway.

While riders of Paris-Nice may have been complaining about the coating of snow that greeted them in Limoges, in Livorno the riders of Tirreno-Adriatico faced something even worse: an icy cold rain which would punish them throughout the stage.

The mood was also dampened by the news that Androni-Giocattoli's Massimo Giunti had been removed from the race following a positive test for EPO earlier this year.

It was a day for the hard men who are immune to adverse weather, and Ukrainian Dmytro Grabovskyy was the one man who seemed impervious to anything mother nature could throw at him.

The ISD-Neri man escaped early in the 148km stage to Risignano Solvay and built up a lead of over five minutes ahead of the Garmin-Transitions and Liquigas-Doimo led peloton.

A crash caused a split in the peloton with 40km to go, making a brief moment of panic for the Acqua & Sapone team who led the push to bring the two groups back together. The front group seemed to ease slightly allowing the peloton to regroup as it slowly whittled away at Grabovskyy's lead.

With 25km to go, the ISD man enjoyed just under a four minute lead over the soggy bunch, his cheeks bright red from the frigid cold and the effort.

The pace of the chasing bunch picked up as they neared the climb to Rosignano Marittimo which would be traversed twice in the closing laps, with the Garmin-Transitions and BMC teams holding most of the front positions. Still, Grabovskyy powered on as Mario Cipollini, who provided his team with bikes, watched from the heated comfort of the press room.

The Ukrainian's legs must have been burning as he hit the climb with its brief section of 9%, yet he maintained a smooth, even tempo despite the furious chase behind that had halved his lead to just under two minutes.

The climb wasn't so favorable for Mark Cavendish, who came detached from the peloton and had to chase just as Liquigas and Sky were driving the pace at the front.

At the top of the climb a small group countered an attack by Milram's Fabian Wegmann and opened up a small gap, but on the descent the bunch was hot on their heels. Colnago-CSF Inox rider Federico Canuti kept going and pulled away two more riders as the peloton had Grabovskyy in its sights.

The warmth of the peloton beckoned the ISD man, and soon he was enveloped by the group as they streamed back out onto the course for another lap around the finishing circuit.

Action heats up in closing kilometres

Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel-Euskadi) was quick to counter-attack on the twisty descent as the Team Sky-led group took the turns a bit more gingerly than the Spaniard.

As he entered the final lap, Urtasun was joined by Milram's Niki Terpstra, and the pair managed to wrest a few seconds' lead over the bunch. Meanwhile, well behind the peloton, Mark Cavendish had given up even trying to regain the peloton, knowing he faced the climb one more time in the final 10km.

Terpstra left his companion behind as the road began to tilt upward, but his time was limited as Liquigas led the chase behind the attack of Fabio Taborre (Androni Giocattoli). The Italian caught Terpstra and left him behind but it wasn't for long as the gap was practically non-existent.

As Tom Boonen (Quick Step) made his way back into position after getting shuffled to the back on the climb, an attack from Sky's Juan Antonio Flecha was countered by Saxo Bank's Matti Breschel, together with Acqua & Sapone's Luca Paolini, Gerdemann and Lastras with 4km to go.

Despite the furious chase from Liquigas on the descent, the four men pulled out a 10 second advantage, and held just metres heading into the sprint.

Lastras opened up as the peloton began to make contact with the group, but Gerdemann found some extra strength and snuck past the Spaniard to claim his second win of the season.

Full Results
1 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 3:36:15  
2 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
3 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
4 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
5 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux    
6 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
7 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
8 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha    
9 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri    
10 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
11 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
12 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
13 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
14 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
15 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
16 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
17 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
19 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
20 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
21 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
22 Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha    
23 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
24 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
25 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
26 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
27 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
28 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
29 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
30 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
31 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
32 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
33 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
34 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
35 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
36 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
37 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
38 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
39 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
40 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
41 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha    
42 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
43 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
44 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
45 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
46 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram    
47 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
48 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
49 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
51 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia    
52 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
53 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
54 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
55 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
56 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
57 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
58 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
59 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
60 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli    
61 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
62 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
63 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
64 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
65 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli    
66 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
67 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
68 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
69 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
70 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
71 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
72 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
73 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
74 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
75 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
76 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
77 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
78 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
79 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
80 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions    
81 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
82 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
83 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
84 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
85 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
86 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
87 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
88 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
89 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
90 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
91 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
92 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
93 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
94 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
95 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha    
96 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
97 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
98 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
99 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
100 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
101 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
102 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
103 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
104 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
105 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
106 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
107 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
108 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
109 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
110 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
111 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
112 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri    
113 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
114 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
115 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
116 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
117 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
118 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri    
119 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
120 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri    
144 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone    
121 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:00:40  
122 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:53  
123 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:01  
124 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
125 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
126 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
127 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
128 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
129 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
130 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
131 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana    
132 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
133 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD - Neri    
134 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
135 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
136 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
137 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
138 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
139 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana    
140 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram    
141 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha    
142 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
143 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
145 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:16  
146 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:01:57  
147 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:10  
148 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:13  
149 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:50  
150 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha 0:04:57  
151 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
152 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:59  
153 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
154 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli    
155 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
156 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
157 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
158 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
159 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
160 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
161 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
162 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
163 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
164 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
165 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
166 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
167 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
168 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
169 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
170 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
171 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri    
172 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:09:25  
173 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:14:54  
174 Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri    
DNS Massimo Giunti (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
DNF Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Francaise Des Jeux    
Sprint 1
1 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 5 pts
2 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 3  
3 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 2  
4 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 1  
Points
1 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 12 pts
2 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
3 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 8  
4 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 7  
5 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux 6  
6 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 5  
7 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 4  
8 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha 3  
9 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri 2  
10 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1  
Mountain 1 - Rosignano Marittimo - km 79.5
1 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 5 pts
2 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 3  
3 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 2  
4 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 1  
Mountain 2 - Nibbiaia - km 98,6)
1 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 5 pts
2 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 3  
3 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
4 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 1  
Teams
1 Colnago - CSF Inox 10:48:45  
2 Team Saxo Bank    
3 Team Katusha    
4 Caisse d'Epargne    
5 Androni Giocattoli    
6 Sky Professional Cycling Team    
7 Team Milram    
8 BMC Racing Team    
9 Astana    
10 Acqua & Sapone    
11 Liquigas-Doimo    
12 Team HTC - Columbia    
13 Lampre-Farnese Vini    
14 Francaise Des Jeux    
15 Cervelo Test Team    
16 Garmin-Transitions    
17 AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
19 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
20 Rabobank    
21 Quick Step    
22 ISD - Neri    
General classification after stage 1
1 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 3:36:05  
2 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:04  
3 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:06  
4 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 0:00:08  
5 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:09  
6 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:10  
7 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux    
8 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
9 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
10 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha    
11 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri    
12 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
13 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
14 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
15 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
16 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
17 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
18 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
19 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
20 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
21 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
22 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
23 Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha    
24 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
25 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
26 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
27 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
28 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
29 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale    
30 Thomas Löfkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
31 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
32 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana    
33 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
34 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
35 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
36 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
37 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
38 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
39 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
40 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
41 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
42 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha    
43 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step    
44 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
45 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
46 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
47 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
48 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
49 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
50 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
51 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia    
52 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
53 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
54 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
55 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
56 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
57 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
58 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
59 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana    
60 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli    
61 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
62 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
63 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
64 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
65 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli    
66 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
67 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
68 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
69 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram    
70 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
71 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
72 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
73 Aitor Hernandez Gutierrez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
74 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
75 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
76 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
77 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale    
78 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
79 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
80 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions    
81 Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
82 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
83 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale    
84 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
85 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
86 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
87 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
88 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
89 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
90 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
91 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha    
92 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
93 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
94 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
95 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha    
96 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
97 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
98 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
99 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
100 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
101 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step    
102 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
103 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
104 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
105 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
106 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
107 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
108 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
109 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
110 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
111 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
112 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri    
113 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
114 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne    
115 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
116 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
117 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
118 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri    
119 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
120 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri    
121 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone    
122 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:00:50  
123 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:03  
124 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 0:01:08  
125 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:01:11  
126 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
127 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step    
128 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
129 Leif Hoste (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
130 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank    
131 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
132 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
133 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana    
134 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
135 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) ISD - Neri    
136 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step    
137 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
138 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
139 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
140 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana    
141 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram    
142 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha    
143 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
144 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
145 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:26  
146 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:07  
147 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:02:20  
148 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 0:02:23  
149 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:04:00  
150 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha 0:05:07  
151 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
152 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:05:09  
153 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
154 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli    
155 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
156 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
157 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
158 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
159 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
160 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
161 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
162 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
163 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
164 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
165 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
166 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
167 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
168 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
169 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
170 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank    
171 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri    
172 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:09:35  
173 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:15:04  
174 Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri    
Points classification
1 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 12 pts
2 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
3 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 8  
4 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 7  
5 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux 6  
6 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 5  
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 5  
8 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 4  
9 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Team Milram 3  
10 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha 3  
11 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 2  
12 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri 2  
13 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 1  
14 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 1  
Mountains classification
1 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 10 pts
2 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 4  
3 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 3  
4 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 2  
5 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 2  
6 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 1  
Young rider classification
1 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 3:36:15  
2 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri    
3 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
4 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
5 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
6 Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
7 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
8 Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha    
9 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
10 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia    
11 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
12 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
13 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
14 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
15 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
16 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
17 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli    
18 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
19 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
20 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
21 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
22 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
23 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
24 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
25 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
26 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
27 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri    
28 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:00:40  
29 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:00:53  
30 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 0:00:58  
31 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:01:01  
32 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
33 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana    
34 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
35 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
36 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:03:50  
37 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:04:57  
38 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:04:59  
39 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
40 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
41 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
42 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
43 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
44 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Milram 0:14:54  
Teams classification
1 Colnago - CSF Inox 10:48:45  
2 Team Saxo Bank    
3 Team Katusha    
4 Caisse d'Epargne    
5 Androni Giocattoli    
6 Sky Professional Cycling Team    
7 Team Milram    
8 BMC Racing Team    
9 Astana    
10 Acqua & Sapone    
11 Liquigas-Doimo    
12 Team HTC - Columbia    
13 Lampre-Farnese Vini    
14 Francaise Des Jeux    
15 Cervelo Test Team    
16 Garmin - Transitions    
17 AG2R La Mondiale    
18 Euskaltel - Euskadi    
19 Omega Pharma-Lotto    
20 Rabobank    
21 Quick Step    
22 ISD - Neri    

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