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March 13, Stage 4: San Gemini - Chieti 243km

Scarponi speeds to stage win in Chieti

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Published:
March 13, 14:56,
Updated:
March 13, 18:56

Last year's winner assumes race lead on short, steep climb

Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli) wins the stage to Chieti.

Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli) wins the stage to Chieti.

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Michele Scarponi (Androni Giocattoli) won the fourth stage at Tirreno-Adriatico on Saturday with an audacious attack on the climb to the finish in Chieti and so took control of the week-long stage race.

The Italian, overall winner at Tirreno-Adriatico last year and so wearing number 1, surged away from the peloton on the twisting climb up to the finish in Chieti. He caught and blew past the remains of the seven-rider break and then opened an impressive gap on the rest of the overall favourites.

Benoit Vaugrenard (Francaise des Jeux) won the sprint from the chase group and thought he'd won the stage, and put his arms up in celebration but he was 14 seconds behind Scarponi. He could be consoled with the fact that he had moved into second overall.

Leonardo Bertagnolli (Androni Giocattoli) was third, also at 14 seconds. Thanks to his late attack, Scarponi took the race leader's azzurra blue jersey. He leads Vaugrenard by 18 seconds, with Bertagnolli third at 20 seconds.

Seven hours in the saddle

The 243km fourth stage was the longest in this year's Tirreno-Adriatico and saw riders up early for a pasta breakfast and a 9:35 start. They went on to spend seven hours in the saddle.

The peloton kept the early attacks under check through Pescara but then seven riders got away after 34km as the route followed the Adriatic coast.

The attack included Rubén Pérez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Vasil Kiryienka (Caisse d'Epargne), Maarten Wynants (Quick Step), Marco Frapporti (Colnago), Paolo Longo Borghini (ISD-Neri) and Vladimir Efimkin (AG2R).

Somewhat surprisingly Filippo Pozzato (Katusha) was also there. He worked a lot on the front setting the tempo, perhaps looking for a hard day in the saddle as training for Milan-San Remo, as much as for a chance of victory and some television time.

"It was a good test before Milan-San Remo and a good chance to try and win a stage, although I saw that Kiryienka was the strongest on the climb," Pozzato said after the stage. "I noticed I got a lot of support along the road, especially going through L'Aquila. I felt honoured to have ridden through the area that was so badly affected by the earthquake showing the Italian flag. This breakaway attempt was for the people who were caught up in it."

The seven gradually gained time on the peloton in the early hills, hitting a peak of 8:30 after 121km, at the start of the climb to Poggio Picenze. From there the up and down profile of the second half of the race helped the bunch bring the break under control. BMC and Acqua & Sapone massed on the front and lead the chase. BMC were perhaps riding for world Cadel Evans, while Acqua & Sapone were riding on home roads and were looking for stage victory.

The break still had three minutes as the race approached Chieti, with 25km left to race. However they were a tough, largely uphill 25 kilometres and the break looked doomed as soon as Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) launched the first attack from the bunch.

When Vino was caught, Jose Serpa Perez (Androni Giocattoli) had a go but he crashed on corner and was passed by the bunch. Enrico Gasparotto (Astana) had a dig but then Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) went hard and it was clearly an important move. Scarponi knew it and soon went after him and quickly went past him and powered on alone.

Up front Kiryienka accelerated with five kilometres to go after he was told that the gap was just a minute and that Scarponi was coming across. However there was nothing he could do when Scarponi caught him and he only just managed to hang onto Nibali, along with Frapporto.

The twisting streets in the centre of Chieti made for a confusing and testing finish but Scarponi knew what he was doing and carefully paced his effort on the steeps section before the road eased in the final three kilometres.

What was left of the bunch caught Nibali, Frapporti and Kiryienka before the line and in the confusion, Benoit Vaugrenard thought he'd won until he saw Scarponi celebrating with his soigneur and team manager Gianni Savio. His disappointment must have hurt as much as the climb to the finish.

Scarponi pulled on the azzurra blue leader's jersey but now he and his team face the difficult job of defending his slim 18-second lead. However he did manage to distance some rivals with his aggressive ride. Stefano Garzelli (Acqua & Sapone) and World Champion Cadel Evans (BMC) have emerged as his biggest threats. They are respectively fourth and sixth at 24 and 26 seconds. Michael Rogers (BMC-Columbia) is ninth at 29 seconds, while Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Doimo) is 11th at 31 seconds.

Stage one winner Linus Gerdemann (Milram) has slipped down to 25th at 1:06, while Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) lost almost three minutes at the end of the long stage and is now out of contention and down to 45th overall at 3:04.

Fortunately for Androni Giocattoli, Sunday's fifth stage from Chieti to Colmurano has been shortened from 234km to 216km due to poor road conditions after recent bad weather. One of the toughest climbs has been cut out but the stage still ends with a short but 15% gradient climb to the finish.

Full Results
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 6:23:47  
2 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:00:14  
3 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
4 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
5 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
6 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 0:00:17  
7 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
9 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:19  
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia    
11 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:21  
12 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:30  
13 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:40  
14 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:43  
15 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
16 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
17 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
18 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
19 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
20 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:46  
21 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana    
22 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:49  
23 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
24 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
25 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
26 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions 0:00:56  
27 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:06  
28 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne    
29 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
30 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
31 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:12  
32 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:15  
33 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
34 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
35 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 0:01:34  
36 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
37 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
38 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:36  
39 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
40 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia    
41 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
42 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:47  
43 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
44 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:00  
45 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:02:40  
46 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha    
47 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:54  
48 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:07  
49 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:03:24  
50 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:03:46  
51 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:04:14  
52 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:04:32  
53 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
54 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
55 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:36  
56 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:04:57  
57 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:05:10  
58 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha    
59 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:05:27  
60 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:05:58  
61 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:06:10  
62 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
63 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
64 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team    
65 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
66 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
67 Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:07:17  
68 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone 0:08:17  
69 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram 0:09:25  
70 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
71 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
72 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
73 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions    
74 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
75 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank    
76 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:10:04  
77 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne 0:10:10  
78 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
79 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:10:30  
80 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:10:37  
81 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
82 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:11:20  
83 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team    
84 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
85 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
86 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:11:58  
87 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia    
88 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana    
89 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
90 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
91 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri    
92 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
93 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri    
94 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
95 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:12:11  
96 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
97 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha 0:13:28  
98 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:15:53  
99 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
100 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:20:03  
101 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
102 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions    
103 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank    
104 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana    
105 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
106 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
107 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana    
108 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
109 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank    
110 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia    
111 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
112 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
113 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team    
114 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:25:06  
115 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:26:48  
116 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
117 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
118 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram    
119 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
120 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram    
121 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
122 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri    
123 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
124 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
125 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli    
126 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
127 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:26:55  
128 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team    
129 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli 0:27:15  
130 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:31:27  
131 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
132 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale    
133 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step    
134 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
135 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
136 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions    
137 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha    
138 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions    
139 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step    
140 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions    
141 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha    
142 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step    
143 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia    
144 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
145 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team    
146 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
147 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
148 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
149 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank    
150 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
151 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
152 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
153 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux    
154 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
155 Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri    
156 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri    
157 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
158 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha    
159 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions    
160 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri    
161 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
162 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team    
163 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions    
164 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana 0:31:33  
165 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
DNS Maarten Tjallingii (Ned) Rabobank    
DNF Manuel Belletti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
DNF Francesco Reda (Ita) Quick Step    
DNF Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Caisse d'Epargne    
Sprint 1
1 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 5 pts
2 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 3  
3 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
4 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1  
Sprint 2
1 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 5 pts
2 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 3  
3 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
4 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 1  
Points
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 12 pts
2 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 10  
3 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8  
5 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 7  
7 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 6  
8 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 5  
9 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 4  
10 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 3  
13 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 2  
14 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 1  
Mountain 1 - Sella Di Corno - km 86,2
1 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 5 pts
2 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
3 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 2  
4 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri 1  
Mountain 2 - Pretoro - km 201,2
1 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 5 pts
2 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
3 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 2  
4 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1  
Mountain 3 - Via De Turre - km 239,7
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 5 pts
2 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 3  
3 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 2  
4 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 1  
Teams
1 Androni Giocattoli 19:12:21  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:27  
3 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:57  
4 Rabobank 0:01:06  
5 Astana 0:01:09  
6 Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:12  
7 Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:31  
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:32  
9 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:58  
10 Acqua & Sapone 0:05:18  
11 BMC Racing Team 0:07:14  
12 Quick Step 0:09:53  
13 Team Milram 0:10:14  
14 Team Katusha 0:10:36  
15 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11:27  
16 AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:32  
17 Liquigas-Doimo 0:14:01  
18 Francaise Des Jeux 0:16:01  
19 Team Saxo Bank 0:17:30  
20 ISD - Neri 0:28:06  
21 Garmin - Transitions 0:29:24  
22 Cervelo Test Team 0:34:38  
General classification after stage 4
1 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 18:08:14  
2 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:00:18  
3 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:20  
4 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:00:24  
5 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne    
6 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:26  
7 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana 0:00:27  
8 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank    
9 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team HTC - Columbia 0:00:29  
10 Domenico Pozzovivo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
11 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:00:31  
12 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:35  
13 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:47  
14 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank    
15 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:00:50  
16 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:53  
17 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
18 Markus Fothen (Ger) Team Milram    
19 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
20 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Androni Giocattoli 0:00:56  
21 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:00:59  
22 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
23 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
24 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
25 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 0:01:06  
26 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin - Transitions    
27 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:01:16  
28 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana    
29 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
30 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Quick Step 0:01:22  
31 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:01:24  
32 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:01:25  
33 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana 0:01:44  
34 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi    
35 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
36 Michael Albasini (Swi) Team HTC - Columbia 0:01:46  
37 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Team HTC - Columbia    
38 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:57  
39 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Team Saxo Bank    
40 Amets Txurruka (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:05  
41 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 0:02:06  
42 Serguei Klimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:02:50  
43 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone    
44 Daniele Pietropolli (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:02:52  
45 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:04  
46 Rene Mandri (Est) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:17  
47 Francesco Failli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:03:34  
48 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 0:03:54  
49 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:04:10  
50 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana 0:04:24  
51 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:04:36  
52 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:04:38  
53 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:04:46  
54 Giovanni Visconti (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:05:20  
55 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Quick Step 0:05:25  
56 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:06:08  
57 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:06:14  
58 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:06:20  
59 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
60 Karsten Kroon (Ned) BMC Racing Team    
61 Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:07:27  
62 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Acqua & Sapone 0:08:51  
63 Michael Barry (Can) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:09:35  
64 Christian Knees (Ger) Team Milram    
65 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank 0:09:41  
66 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Quick Step 0:10:06  
67 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:10:14  
68 Luca Mazzanti (Ita) Team Katusha 0:10:17  
69 Matthew Lloyd (Aus) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:10:20  
70 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:10:47  
71 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:11:19  
72 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:11:47  
73 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:11:54  
74 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:12:08  
75 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
76 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri 0:12:50  
77 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank 0:13:03  
78 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Katusha 0:13:38  
79 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:55  
80 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:14:15  
81 Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:14:19  
82 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Quick Step 0:14:58  
83 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:15:34  
84 Massimo Codol (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:16:03  
85 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:16:30  
86 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:16:52  
87 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:16:54  
88 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:18:05  
89 Paolo Longo Borghini (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:18:48  
90 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 0:18:50  
91 Gabriel Rasch (Nor) Cervelo Test Team 0:20:13  
92 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:20:45  
93 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:20:48  
94 Roger Hammond (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:21:20  
95 Mauro Da Dalto (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:22:25  
96 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:22:54  
97 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Caisse d'Epargne 0:23:21  
98 Allan Davis (Aus) Astana 0:23:41  
99 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:23:53  
100 Alessandro Donati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:24:16  
101 Martijn Maaskant (Ned) Garmin - Transitions 0:24:55  
102 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:25:16  
103 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 0:26:37  
104 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:26:58  
105 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
106 Christopher Sutton (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
107 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:27:48  
108 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:28:40  
109 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 0:31:27  
110 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
111 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 0:31:37  
112 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
113 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
114 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Rabobank    
115 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:32:54  
116 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana 0:32:59  
117 Johan Van Summeren (Bel) Garmin - Transitions 0:33:49  
118 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:34:16  
119 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:34:23  
120 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) Garmin - Transitions 0:35:05  
121 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank 0:35:24  
122 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Saxo Bank    
123 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli 0:35:51  
124 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 0:36:03  
125 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:36:38  
126 Sebastian Lang (Ger) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:36:44  
127 Marco Bandiera (Ita) Team Katusha 0:37:30  
128 Andreas Klier (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:38:21  
129 Marco Velo (Ita) Quick Step 0:38:31  
130 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Cervelo Test Team 0:38:50  
131 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr) Francaise Des Jeux 0:39:20  
132 Martin Elmiger (Swi) AG2R La Mondiale 0:41:08  
133 Olivier Kaisen (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto    
134 Baden Cooke (Aus) Team Saxo Bank 0:41:32  
135 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Team Milram 0:42:22  
136 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Cervelo Test Team 0:43:22  
137 Carlo Scognamiglio (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:43:42  
138 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
139 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha 0:44:23  
140 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:44:56  
141 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team HTC - Columbia 0:45:34  
142 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:45:47  
143 Michiel Elijzen (Ned) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:46:07  
144 Valeriy Dmitriyev (Kaz) Astana 0:46:54  
145 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:46:59  
146 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step 0:47:57  
147 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:48:47  
148 Servais Knaven (Ned) Team Milram 0:49:18  
149 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Team Milram    
150 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:50:42  
151 Matthew Wilson (Aus) Garmin - Transitions 0:50:46  
152 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux    
153 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
154 Andrea Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:51:06  
155 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:51:36  
156 Kasper Klostergaard Larsen (Den) Team Saxo Bank 0:51:59  
157 Robert Hunter (RSA) Garmin - Transitions 0:52:02  
158 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:52:56  
159 Julian Dean (NZl) Garmin - Transitions 0:54:12  
160 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale 0:55:04  
161 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:57:55  
162 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team    
163 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Team HTC - Columbia    
164 Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri 1:00:34  
165 Mattia Gavazzi (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 1:02:31  
Points classification
1 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 20 pts
2 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 12  
3 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team Milram 12  
4 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step 12  
5 Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri 11  
6 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 11  
7 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin - Transitions 11  
8 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 10  
9 Benoit Vaugrenard (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 10  
10 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 10  
11 Paul Martens (Ger) Rabobank 10  
12 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Lampre-Farnese Vini 10  
13 Matti Breschel (Den) Team Saxo Bank 9  
14 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 9  
15 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Caisse d'Epargne 8  
16 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8  
17 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 8  
18 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 8  
19 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Team HTC - Columbia 8  
20 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 7  
21 Luca Paolini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 7  
22 Robbie Mcewen (Aus) Team Katusha 7  
Mountains classification
1 Diego Caccia (Ita) ISD - Neri 12 pts
2 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Team Katusha 10  
3 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 10  
4 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 6  
5 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 5  
6 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 5  
7 Cameron Wurf (Aus) Androni Giocattoli 5  
8 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 5  
9 Vladimir Efimkin (Rus) AG2R La Mondiale 5  
10 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 5  
11 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 4  
12 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 4  
13 Alan Perez Lezaun (Spa) Euskaltel - Euskadi 3  
14 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 3  
Young rider classification
1 Rigoberto Uran Uran (Col) Caisse d'Epargne 18:08:38  
2 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank 0:00:03  
3 Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:00:29  
4 Federico Canuti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:35  
5 Simon Spilak (Slo) Lampre-Farnese Vini    
6 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox    
7 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:52  
8 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Rabobank    
9 Jan Bakelandts (Bel) Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:01:20  
10 Thomas Frei (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:01:33  
11 Francesco Masciarelli (Ita) Acqua & Sapone 0:02:26  
12 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:02:40  
13 Peter Velits (Svk) Team HTC - Columbia 0:03:46  
14 Jackson Rodriguez (Ven) Androni Giocattoli 0:05:44  
15 Nikolai Trusov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:07:03  
16 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:09:50  
17 Yoann Offredo (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:10:23  
18 Francesco Ginanni (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:11:44  
19 Simon Clarke (Aus) ISD - Neri 0:12:26  
20 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank 0:12:39  
21 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:13:51  
22 Mathias Frank (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:15:10  
23 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Caisse d'Epargne 0:16:06  
24 Marco Frapporti (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:16:28  
25 Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana 0:16:30  
26 Valerio Agnoli (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo 0:22:30  
27 Fabio Taborre (Ita) Androni Giocattoli 0:26:34  
28 Sacha Modolo (Ita) Colnago - CSF Inox 0:31:13  
29 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Liquigas-Doimo    
30 Mirko Selvaggi (Ita) Astana 0:32:35  
31 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:33:52  
32 Dmytro Grabovskyy (Ukr) ISD - Neri 0:35:39  
33 Andy Schleck (Lux) Team Saxo Bank 0:36:14  
34 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:43:18  
35 Domenik Klemme (Ger) Team Saxo Bank 0:48:23  
36 Mikhail Ignatiev (Rus) Team Katusha 0:50:18  
37 Anthony Roux (Fra) Francaise Des Jeux 0:50:22  
38 Ignatas Konovalovas (Ltu) Cervelo Test Team    
39 Martin Reimer (Ger) Cervelo Test Team 0:51:12  
40 Oscar Gatto (Ita) ISD - Neri 0:52:32  
41 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) AG2R La Mondiale 0:54:40  
42 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Team HTC - Columbia 0:57:31  
Teams classification
1 Androni Giocattoli 54:26:12  
2 Caisse d'Epargne 0:00:27  
3 Colnago - CSF Inox 0:00:57  
4 Rabobank 0:01:06  
5 Astana 0:01:09  
6 Lampre-Farnese Vini 0:01:12  
7 Team HTC - Columbia 0:02:31  
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi 0:02:32  
9 Sky Professional Cycling Team 0:03:58  
10 Acqua & Sapone 0:05:18  
11 BMC Racing Team 0:07:14  
12 Quick Step 0:09:53  
13 Team Milram 0:10:14  
14 Team Katusha 0:10:36  
15 Omega Pharma-Lotto 0:11:27  
16 AG2R La Mondiale 0:13:32  
17 Liquigas-Doimo 0:14:01  
18 Francaise Des Jeux 0:16:01  
19 Team Saxo Bank 0:25:57  
20 Garmin - Transitions 0:29:24  
21 ISD - Neri 0:32:16  
22 Cervelo Test Team 0:53:07  

 

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