Stage 18
Blagnac - Brive-la-Gaillarde
222.5 km
Started 17:20 
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Tour de France • Stage Blagnac - Brive-la-Gaillarde
Friday, July 20, 2012 • 17:20

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16:00 

Thanks for joining us - be sure to tune in tomorrow for the ITT.

0km

Yellow jersey Bradley Wiggins finished safely to retain the race lead. No change in the standings.

0km

That's a second win on the Tour this year for Cav, a fourth for Sky and a fifth for Britain.

0km 

Result: 1. Cavendish, 2. Goss, 3. Sagan, 4. Sanchez, 5. Roche. But there was only ever going to be one winner - Cav won by several bike lengths after an extraordinary surge of pace at the end.

0km 

A perfect finish for Mark Cavendish there - he came through with such speed to take an easy win. Matt Goss finished second.

0km

Roche has led it out! Sanchez follows... BUT CAVENDISH POWERS ROUND ON HIS OWN TO TAKE THE WIN!

0.5km 

Wiggins peels off. Into the last corner now...

1km 

Wiggins leads out Boasson Hagen and Cavendish. Hansen drives from the line for the leaders.

1.5km 

There's a hard left turn - 90 degrees. No one comes down. And then a hard right. Roche still leads Kloden. The six are still there - just.

2km 

The yellow jersey is right there on the front. Wiggins wants to keep out of trouble. Garmin are there for Farrar. The roads are slick with this drizzle.

2.5km 

Roche is setting the pace with Sanchez and Kloden on his wheel.

3km 

Still no uniform effort from the peloton - although Cavendish is there with Boasson Hagan in the Sky train.

3.5km 

The Liquigas rider with Kiryienka is Daniel Oss.

4km 

Hansen attacks on the front! But the others have his wheel. The gap is still 10 seconds.

4.5km 

The gap is 10 seconds as three riders ping off the front of the peloton - Kiryienka and Gerrans and a Liquigas rider.

5km 

Now Sanchez rides on the front of the leading six. Roche is there too, taking a long turn.

6km 

The rain is beginning to fall now. The chasing trio have almost caught the leaders.

7km 

Luca Paolini is on the front now, trying desperately to save Katusha's torrid Tour. They only have 12 seconds though... Liquigas now on the front of the chase.

8km 

Vasili Kiryienka on the front of the peloton for Movistar.

9km 

Vino is trying to get the others to help out on the descent - they know the chasers are closing in. Luis Leon Sanchez has joined Kloden and Roche in pursuit.

10km

Vino crosses the summit ahead of Paolini and Hansen. But the gap is just 15 seconds to Roche and Kloden, with the peloton right behind.

10km

Nicolas Roche and Andreas Kloden attack!

11km 

Dries Devenyns on the attack for Omega Pharma-Quick Step as Rein Taaramae of Codifis is dropped.

11km 

Riders being tailed off by the peloton. The gap is 18 seconds for the leading trio. Nuyens and Roy are about to be caught.

11km 

Vino leads Paolini and Hansen up the climb. Nuyens and Roy are in pursuit, with the peloton fast closing.

11km 

It's a 2km climb at 5.7%. Orica-GreenEdge are setting the pace in the peloton.

12km

We're onto the Cat.4 Côte de Lissac-sur-Couze. Fireworks ahead!

13km 

Vino digs deep and pulls clear with Hansen, with Paolini in pursuit. The Mate counter attack came to nothing.

13km 

Counter attack from Cofidis's Angel Mate, who jumps clear of the peloton. There are in fact five riders still out in front: Nuyens, Vino, Paolini, Roy and Hansen. They have 29 seconds.

14km 

Thirty seconds now the gap for the leading duo. The chasing trio has been caught - and the rest of the escapees. Not Nuyens, though - he's still in between. As is Vino.

17km

Hansen and Roy combine on the front of the break, with Arashiro, Popovych and Gretsch in pursuit. They are 19 seconds back, with the peloton at 40 seconds.

20km

It's a tremendously bumpy road this. Cofidis are on the front of the peloton leading the chase. They lost their man in the breakaway, Julien Fouchard. From the break, Adam Hansen attacks, taking Jeremy Roy with him.

22km 

David Millar is setting the pace for the leaders as they carve their way through a wooded area. The gap is 46 seconds so it's surely a question of when and not if. Although that punchy climb 10km from the finish could make things interesting.

26km

The lead is down to 45 seconds now as Laurens ten Dam has a turn on the front of the peloton for Rabobank.

28km

One of the leading riders is Yaroslav Popovych of RadioShack. He told us this morning that the priority of the team was to retain the lead in the team standings, but that he might try and get into the break. He's kept to his word. Yesterday, Haimar Zubeldia slipped from 5th to 7th in the GC, but RadioShack still lead the team standings by 14:09 over Team Sky.

32km

Just the 14 riders out ahead now, with 1:20 over the pack. They are Popovych (RNT), Arashiro (EUC), Millar (GRS), Boasson Hagen (SKY), Hansen (LTB), Vanendert (LTB), Paolini (KAT), Roy (FDJ), Costa (MOV), Kroon (STB), Nuyens (STB), Vinokourov (AST), Albasini (OGE) and Gretsch (ARG).

36km 

Millar on the front as the break continues. It has 1:27 on the peloton so will last a bit longer. They're combining much better now.

39km 

The leading group has come back together minus Boeckmans and one or two others. Julien Fouchard is one.

40km 

Some of the group is being taken back in by the peloton - Kris Boeckmans of Vacansoleil is the first.

41km

Arashiro collides with a spectator, knocking into the fan with his elbow pretty hard. The Japanese rider avoids going down though. Boasson Hagen jumps clear with Luca Paolini. They are joined by three other riders, but the break has split in a few groups now.

42km

Yukiya Arashiro counters, provoking an attack by Rui Costa. The leaders realise that the gap is tumbling fast and so something needs to be done. The gap is 1:27 as Arashiro crosses the summit to take up the solitary point.

43km

David Millar and Alexandre Vinokourov up the tempo as the leading group approach the third climb of the day, the Cat.4 Côte de Souillac.

45km

We spoke to Aussie sprinter Matt Goss of Orica-GreenEdge this morning: "Today is one of the last opportunities - we have today and Paris. We'll try and get into the break and then if that doesn't stick then we'll go for the sprint. Gerrans, Albasini, Impey or O'Grady could all go for the break, but if it comes to a sprint, I'll be there."

50km 

Yes, this break looks pretty doomed. Despite its high calibre personel, the leading group have seen their advantage cut to 1:30.

55km 

The break is down to two minutes as numerous teams combine on the front of the peloton in a bid to reel in the leaders. Not too sure what Euskaltel think they can do - they would have to reel in the break first and then attack on one of the testing climbs, because they will not feature in any potential bunch sprint.

60km

BMC manager John Lelangue on Philippe Gilbert's collision with a dog earlier today: "His hand has been injured a little as well as his elbow and knee. The dog was stronger than him – and it won that bout – but the important thing is that he could return to his place in the peloton."

65km 

The lead is coming down now: 2:10. We may still get a bunch sprint yet. Rabobank have joined the chase on the front. They only have four riders left. Euskaltel, Ag2R and Saur-Sojasun are all fairly prominant on the front.

70km

We spoke to Peter Sagan this morning: "Today will be one for a break so the last chance may be in Paris. The battle is over for the green jersey so no more stress for me - unless there's a fall. I'm very proud of the green jersey - I used to watch the sprinters when I was younger."

72km

The peloton is really strung out because of this big chase, with Team Sky and the yellow jersey safely tucked in near the front keeping watch for rogue dogs and the like. The lead is 2:47 so the break is doing very well in the face of this upping of the tempo.

75km 

Edvald Boasson Hagen drives the pace on the front of the break, which has a lead of 2:35 over the bunch. Euskaltel have joined the chase on the front of the peloton too. A third team not to have any riders in the 16-man group. There are eight unrepresented teams in total. This is pretty much the last chance of a victory for most teams, given the likely win for Wiggins in the ITT and Cavendish on the Champs Elysees...

80km

Thomas Voeckler, the polka dot jersey, has gone for the full spotted look today - with red-pea shorts and helmet as well as the famous jersey. The Frenchman is off the back of the peloton - not because he's in trouble, he's just milking the attention from the French motorbike photographers...

82km 

The pace is pretty high as Omega Pharma-Quick Step and Sauj-Sojasun pedal hard on the front. They have no men in this break and so are keen to reel it in. No wins for either team on the Tour.

85km

That dog incident is another reminder that it's not over until the fat lady sings: had it ploughed into the Sky train, that could have been a nightmare for the yellow jersey. Yesterday, Mark Cavendish was also brought down by a spectator 5km from the finish after a flag wrapped around his handlebars...

90km

Philippe Gilbert apparently got off his bike and remonstrated with the owner of the dog after that crash - such a shame there were no live pictures. The break is 2:27 ahead.

94km 

Sandy Casar was brought down by a dog in a stage to Angoulême in 2007. The Frenchman still went on to win the stage - which won't be the case for Messrs Menchov, Gilbert and Vichot, who are still trying to rejoin the peloton after hitting the deck. Marcus Burghardt also ran into a dog back in 2007 when riding for Telekom.

96km

CANINE CRASH: A dog runs out in front of the peloton and causes a mini pile-up. Arthur Vichot, Philippe Gilbert and Denis Menchov are amongst the riders who go down.

98km

Edvald Boasson Hagen himself ruled out the break today when quizzed this morning: "The main goal is the sprint for Cavendish but if he's not there then I'll have a go. Of course, we want to protect Bradley too. If there's a break, I'll stay in the peloton."

100km

Eurosport spoke to Team Sky manager Dave Brailsford this morning before the start. Asked is there was any chance Edvald Boasson Hagen would get in the break, he said: "No, that's not going to happen. It's either Cav for the sprint at the end or nothing." Either he was fibbing or Eddie has gone rogue...

104km

Swiss rouleur Michael Albasini took the solitary point over the top. The GreenEdge man is one to watch today - he's had a very strong season, including stage wins in the Volta a Catalunya and the Tour de Suisse. He also won the overall in Catalunya.

105km

Straight after the intermediate sprint, the riders are onto the Cat.4 Côte de Cahors - a short 1km ascent with an average gradient of 7.8%.

108km

The leaders roll through the intermediate sprint at Cahors. Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil) takes it ahead of Jeremy Roy (FDJ). If it goes to a sprint finish between these 16 riders today in Brive then Boeckmans will be one to watch - remember that second win for Andre Greipel 10 days ago? Boeckmans was the rider who got into the Lotto chain but was derailed after his chain snapped.

110km

Yesterday, Swiss BMC rider Michael Schar was run over by the doctor's car and sustained cuts and bruises during the 17th stage of the Tour de France. The incident occurred on the ascent to the Port de Bales 110 kms into the stage, Tour organisers said. "Schar has minor cuts on his right knee and an elbow injury that will need further evaluation," team doctor Max Testa was quoted as saying in a BMC statement.

115km 

Not too far until the dead-rubber intermediate sprint at Cahors - 10km to be precise. The gap for the 16-man group is 3:30 so it's rather stable.

120km

Yesterday's finale - in which Chris Froome largely paced yellow jersey Brad Wiggins up the final climb - sparked this tweet from Jonathan Vaughters, Wiggins's former DS at Garmin: "Would have been better for Froome to just drop Wiggo by 20 seconds or whatever and settle it in the time trial. That was just humiliation." Our blogger Blazin' Saddles discusses the special alliance between Froome and Wiggins in his latest blog.

125km

The average speed for the second hour of racing was 44.8km/h. The rest of the stage is rather rolling after a largely flat start. We have three more minor category climbs too.

130km 

Some interesting stats: this is Kukiya Arashiro's fifth break of the Tour. Rui Costa has now been on the attack for the past four stages in succession.

132km

So far 45 riders have withdrawn from the race since the start in Liege almost three weeks ago. Just four teams have a full quota of riders: Liquigas, BMC, Lotto and Saxo Bank-Tinkoff.

135km

Seven of this 16-man group are previous stage winners on the Tour: Popovych (RNT), Millar (GRS), Boasson Hagen (SKY), Vanendert (LTB), Costa (MOV), Vinokourov (AST) and Kroon (STB). They have passed through the feeding zone with a lead of 3:15.

140km

Fascinating group it has to be said. Will GreenEdge get a maiden Tour win through Albasini? Will Vinokourov be victorious as he bids farewell to professional cycling? Perhaps Millar can make it two? Eddie Boasson Hagen has seen his personal ambitions put aside these past few weeks - can he now take a stage win that he deserves for all the work he's done for Wiggins? What about ever-attacking Saxo Bank - they have two riders in the break...

140km 

Sauj-Sojasun tired their best to chase down the leading group - the French team missed a trick and have no rider in that 16-man group. But now normal service has resumed as Team Sky come to the front to maintain the tempo. The break is 2:45 ahead now. It looks like this one will grow and stick.

142km

CRASH: Janez Brajkovic of Astana hits the deck. He is okay and being paced back into the bunch by his team-mates.

145km 

Finally, it looks like we have the break of the day: the gap grows to two minutes. And with riders from Sky and Lotto involved, there may not perhaps be much of an effort from within the peloton to reel in the break - unless the Liquigas team of Peter Sagan fancy setting up their man for a fourth. Rui Costa is the best-placed rider in GC - almost half an hour down on Wiggins.

150km

We now have 16 riders in the lead - and it's quite an illustrious break: Rui Costa (Movistar), Jelle Vanendert (Lotto), Alex Vinokourov (Astana), Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky), Jeremy Roy (FDJ), Yaroslav Popovych (RadioShack), Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar), Adam Hansen (Lotto Belisol), David Millar (Garmin), Michael Albasini (GreenEdge), Luca Paolini (Katusha), Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil), Nick Nuyens, Karsten Kroon (both Saxo Bank), Patrick Gretsch (Argos Shimano), Julien Fouchard (Cofidis).

154km

Nick Nuyens picks up two points over the top of the climb ahead of Yukiya Arashiro. Qunziato was dropped on the climb and there's a large chase group including the likes of Vino and David Millar.

155km

The nine riders are: Quinziato (BMC), Arashiro (EUC), Fouchard (COF), Hansen (LTB), Paolini (KAT), Roy (FDJ), Nuyens (STB), Albasini (OGE) and Gretsch (ARG). A tenth rider, Alexandre Vinokourov of Astana, is trying to bridge the gap.

155km

We're just onto the Cat.3 Côte de Saint-Georges with nine riders now clear. Names have yet to be confirmed. It's a short one-kilometre climb - but has an average gradient of 10.3%.

160km 

Another six riders have pinged off the front ahead of the first climb of the day - their names coming up once confirmed on race radio.

165km 

FDJ-BigMat are on the front of the bunch trying to initiate a break. They already have two stage wins to their name thanks to Thibaut Pinot and Pierrick Fedrigo. Can they make it three?

170km

We're back together as one after the five remaining escapees are reeled in. The average speed for the first hour today was a fast 48.2km/h.

172km 

The break is down to five after Fofonov dropped his chain and needed a mechanical. The gap is just 10 seconds so the peloton will soon be back together as one before the inevitable wave of counter attacks.

175km

American Tejay van Garderen moved up to fifth place yesterday in the GC. He did lose a little time to Thibalt Pinot in the white jersey standings - although given his superior ITT abilities, he should easily ride into Paris as the best-placed young rider. The gap is 3:16 between BMC's van Garderen and FDJ's Pinot.

180km 

The peloton briefly split in two because of the speed of the chase. It's back together now, and the six leaders have just 10 seconds. This is very much like stage 15 when the initial Millar group never got more than a minute, and then a second Fedrigo group formed - with the Frenchman taking the win in Pau.

185km 

This break looks to be coming back. Rein Taaramae tries his luck to bridge the gap, but the Cofidis rider is reeled in quickly. The gap is down to just 20 seconds now.

190km 

The break is not increasing its lead, which stays around the 40-second mark. It's very tough for the six riders out there. This is the sixth break of the Tour that has involved Morkov - quite impressive.

195km 

Fofonov is the best-placed rider of these six in the GC - a huge one hour and 56 minutes down on Bradley Wiggins, so no danger here. They have 45 seconds on the peloton, which is being led by Omega Pharma-Quick Step, one of the teams to have missed a trick this morning.

200km

BREAK: Six riders are out in front following an initial attack from Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana). The Kazakh is joined by Ruben Perez (EUS), Julien Simon (SAU), Cedric Pineau (FDJ), Michael Morkov (STB) and Matthieu Sprick (ARG).

205km 

Astana are particularly active at the start of this stage but so far to no avail. The pace is fast and no break has yet formed.

210km

Should today's stage conclude with a bunch sprint it would not be for green jersey points: Slovak youngster Peter Sagan, riding his debut Tour, has an unassailable 102-point lead over Andre Greipel after picking up three wins and multiple high finishes.

215km 

Still no attacks from the peloton, tired after those two stages in the Pyrenees. It will be interesting to see if it comes down to a bunch sprint today, or if a group is allowed clear. There are so many teams without a win so far: AG2R, Cofidis, Saur-Sojasun, BMC, Euskaltel, Lampre, Saxo Bank-Tinkoff, Astana, Vacansoleil-DCM, Katusha, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, Orica-GreenEdge and Argos-Shimano...

218km

While there are four climbs today - and two Cat.4 climbs on Sunday on the way into Paris - there are not enough points left to see Thomas Voeckler lose the polka dot jersey. The French Europcar rider crossed seven climbs in the Pyrenees in pole position to rise about Astana's Frederik Kessiakoff, over whom he has an unassailable 11-point lead.

220km 

Argos-Shimano - one of the many teams without a win so far - are particularly active at the start of this stage, which is a rolling affair with four minor climbs.

222km

They're off! After a police escort and a flyover from a Airbus A380 (the Airbus factory is located in the town of Blagnac), the remaining 153 riders get this stage under way.

10:15

The temperature is 22 degrees celsius as the peloton rolls through the neutral zone at Blagnac, near Toulouse's airport. No overnight withdrawals to report. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo Bank) continues despite an operation and skin graft on his hand yesterday. The Dane crashed heavily and tore a finger open to the bone.

10:10

Brad Wiggins still holds a lead of two minutes and five seconds on GC over Sky team-mate Chris Froome, who paced the maillot jaune up the final climb yesterday and laid aside his own ambitions for the stage victory. Third-placed Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) lost 18 seconds on the final climb and is now 2:41 behind Wiggins.

10:05

Yesterday, Bradley Wiggins moved a step closer to becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France as Alejandro Valverde won the final mountain stage in Peyragudes. Wiggins finished third, 19 seconds behind the Movistar rider, and on the wheel of his Sky team-mate Chris Froome. Valverde’s win was his first in the Tour following a two-year ban for doping and a fifth victory of his comeback season.

10:00

Welcome to live coverage of stage 18 of the Tour de France, a 222.5km trek from Blagnac near Toulouse to Brive-la-Gaillarde - a chance for the sprinters to return to the fold to test their legs before the Champs Elysees on Sunday.

1
Mark Cavendish
Team Sky4h 54' 12''
2
Matthew Goss
Orica+0''
3
Peter Sagan
Cannondale+0''
4
Luis León Sánchez
Belkin+0''
5
Nicolas Roche
AG2R+0''
6
Tyler Farrar
Garmin+0''
7
Borut Božic
Astana+0''
8
Sébastien Hinault
AG2R+0''
9
Daryl Impey
Orica+0''
10
Samuel Dumoulin
Cofidis+0''
11
André Greipel
Lotto+0''
12
Juan José Haedo
Tinkoff - Saxo+0''
13
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Sky+0''
14
Andreas Klöden
Trek+0''
15
Koen de Kort
Giant+4''
16
Luca Paolini
Katyusha+4''
17
Julien Simon
Sojasun+4''
18
Lars Bak
Lotto+4''
19
Bradley Wiggins
Team Sky+4''
20
Marco Marcato
Vacansoleil+4''
21
Jürgen Roelandts
Lotto+4''
22
Chris Froome
Team Sky+4''
23
Adam Hansen
Lotto+4''
24
Maxime Monfort
Trek+4''
25
Rubén Pérez
Euskaltel+4''
26
Jurgen Van den Broeck
Lotto+4''
27
Vincenzo Nibali
Cannondale+4''
28
Alexandr Vinokurov
Astana+4''
29
Danilo Hondo
Lampre+4''
30
Chris Horner
Trek+4''
31
Nicki Sørensen
Tinkoff - Saxo+4''
32
Baden Cooke
Orica+4''
33
Haimar Zubeldia
Trek+4''
34
Janez Brajkovic
Astana+4''
35
Cadel Evans
BMC Racing+4''
36
Eduard Vorganov
Katyusha+4''
37
Michael Schär
BMC Racing+4''
38
Egoi Martínez
Euskaltel+4''
39
Christian Vande Velde
Garmin+4''
40
Tejay van Garderen
BMC Racing+4''
41
Pierre Rolland
Europcar+4''
42
Dominik Nerz
Cannondale+4''
43
Thibaut Pinot
FDJ.fr+4''
44
Marcel Sieberg
Lotto+4''
45
Rui Costa
Movistar+12''
46
Vladimir Karpets
Movistar+12''
47
Cyril Gautier
Europcar+12''
48
Maxim Iglinskiy
Astana+12''
49
Johnny Hoogerland
Vacansoleil+16''
50
George Hincapie
BMC Racing+16''
51
Michele Scarponi
Lampre+16''
52
Juan José Cobo
Movistar+16''
53
Dries Devenyns
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+16''
54
Chris Sørensen
Tinkoff - Saxo+16''
55
Fredrik Kessiakoff
Astana+16''
57
Dimitri Fofonov
Astana+16''
58
Jean Christophe Péraud
AG2R+16''
59
Sandy Casar
FDJ.fr+16''
60
Andriy Grivko
Astana+16''
61
Daniel Martin
Garmin+16''
62
Pierrick Fédrigo
FDJ.fr+16''
63
Alejandro Valverde
Movistar+16''
64
Philippe Gilbert
BMC Racing+16''
65
Markus Burghardt
BMC Racing+16''
66
Rubén Plaza
Movistar+16''
67
Sébastien Minard
AG2R+16''
68
Sérgio Paulinho
Tinkoff - Saxo+16''
69
Yury Trofimov
Katyusha+16''
70
Anders Lund
Tinkoff - Saxo+16''
71
Romain Zingle
Cofidis+16''
72
Jérôme Coppel
Sojasun+16''
73
Giampaolo Caruso
Katyusha+16''
74
Steven Kruijswijk
Belkin+16''
75
Guillaume Levarlet
Sojasun+16''
76
Matthieu Sprick
Giant+33''
77
Marco Marzano
Lampre+33''
78
Amaël Moinard
BMC Racing+33''
79
Michael Rogers
Team Sky+41''
80
Ivan Basso
Cannondale+4''
81
Maxime Bouet
AG2R+43''
82
Cyril Lemoine
Sojasun+47''
83
Jean-Marc Marino
Sojasun+1' 04''
84
Davide Malacarne
Europcar+1' 11''
85
Simon Gerrans
Orica+1' 17''
86
Vasil Kiryienka
Movistar+1' 29''
87
Sylwester Szmyd
Cannondale+1' 31''
88
Daniel Oss
Cannondale+1' 52''
89
Kristjan Koren
Cannondale+1' 54''
90
Rafael Valls
Vacansoleil+2' 07''
91
Nicolas Edet
Cofidis+2' 07''
92
Francis De Greef
Lotto+2' 07''
93
Joan Horrach
Katyusha+2' 07''
94
Aliaksandr Kuchynski
Katyusha+2' 07''
95
David Zabriskie
Garmin+2' 07''
96
Mickaël Chérel
AG2R+2' 07''
97
Matthieu Ladagnous
FDJ.fr+2' 07''
98
Jorge Azanza
Euskaltel+2' 07''
99
Pieter Weening
Orica+2' 07''
100
Thomas Voeckler
Europcar+2' 11''
101
Jérémy Roy
FDJ.fr+2' 25''
102
Stuart O'Grady
Orica+2' 25''
103
Johan Vansummeren
Garmin+3' 05''
104
Luis Ángel Maté
Cofidis+3' 05''
105
Greg Henderson
Lotto+3' 05''
106
Jan Ghyselinck
Cofidis+3' 05''
107
Nick Nuyens
Tinkoff - Saxo+3' 57''
108
Jonathan Cantwell
Tinkoff - Saxo+3' 57''
109
Rein Taaramäe
Cofidis+3' 57''
110
Fabrice Jeandesboz
Sojasun+4' 10''
111
Martin Velits
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+4' 42''
112
Peter Velits
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+4' 42''
113
Jens Voigt
Trek+4' 42''
114
Roy Curvers
Giant+4' 42''
115
Yukiya Arashiro
Europcar+4' 42''
116
Yohann Gène
Europcar+4' 42''
117
Patrick Gretsch
Giant+4' 42''
118
Simone Stortoni
Lampre+4' 42''
119
Manuel Quinziato
BMC Racing+4' 42''
120
Cédric Pineau
FDJ.fr+4' 42''
121
Yann Huguet
Giant+4' 42''
122
Laurens ten Dam
Belkin+4' 42''
123
Kris Boeckmans
Vacansoleil+4' 42''
124
Albert Timmer
Giant+4' 42''
125
Karsten Kroon
Tinkoff - Saxo+4' 42''
126
Christophe Riblon
AG2R+4' 42''
127
Yaroslav Popovych
Trek+5' 00''
128
Christian Knees
Team Sky+5' 55''
129
Kevin De Weert
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+7' 50''
130
Levi Leipheimer
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+7' 50''
131
Jérôme Pineau
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+7' 50''
132
Jelle Vanendert
Lotto+7' 50''
133
Julien Fouchard
Cofidis+7' 50''
134
Michael Albasini
Orica+7' 50''
135
Richie Porte
Team Sky+7' 50''
136
Federico Canuti
Cannondale+7' 50''
137
Andrey Kashechkin
Astana+7' 50''
138
Bert Grabsch
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+7' 50''
139
Bram Tankink
Belkin+7' 50''
140
Steven Cummings
BMC Racing+7' 50''
141
Bernhard Eisel
Team Sky+8' 54''
142
David Millar
Garmin+8' 54''
143
Blel Kadri
AG2R+8' 54''
144
Alessandro Vanotti
Cannondale+8' 54''
145
Jimmy Engoulvent
Sojasun+8' 54''
146
Arthur Vichot
FDJ.fr+8' 54''
147
Anthony Roux
FDJ.fr+8' 54''
148
Brice Feillu
Sojasun+8' 54''
149
Michael Mørkøv
Tinkoff - Saxo+8' 54''
150
Pablo Urtasun
Euskaltel+8' 54''
151
Gorka Izagirre
Euskaltel+11' 55''
152
Christophe Kern
Europcar+11' 55''
153
Denis Menchov
Katyusha+16 (DSQ)
153
Sebastian Langeveld
Orica+12' 32''
 RiderTeamTime
1
Bradley Wiggins
 
Team Sky87h 34' 47''
2
Chris Froome
Team Sky+3' 21''
3
Vincenzo Nibali
Cannondale+6' 19''
4
Jurgen Van den Broeck
Lotto+10' 15''
5
Tejay van Garderen
 
BMC Racing+11' 04''
6
Haimar Zubeldia
Trek+15' 41''
7
Cadel Evans
BMC Racing+15' 49''
8
Pierre Rolland
Europcar+16' 26''
9
Janez Brajkovic
Astana+16' 33''
10
Thibaut Pinot
FDJ.fr+17' 17''
11
Andreas Klöden
Trek+17' 54''
12
Nicolas Roche
AG2R+19' 33''
13
Chris Horner
Trek+19' 55''
14
Chris Sørensen
 
Tinkoff - Saxo+25' 27''
16
Maxime Monfort
Trek+28' 30''
17
Egoi Martínez
Euskaltel+31' 46''
18
Rui Costa
Movistar+37' 03''
19
Eduard Vorganov
Katyusha+38' 16''
20
Alejandro Valverde
Movistar+42' 26''
21
Jérôme Coppel
Sojasun+45' 43''
22
Sandy Casar
FDJ.fr+46' 52''
23
Michael Rogers
Team Sky+54' 52''
24
Michele Scarponi
Lampre+58' 37''
25
Ivan Basso
Cannondale+59' 44''
26
Thomas Voeckler
 
Europcar+1h 04' 41''
27
Peter Velits
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+1h 05' 10''
28
Laurens ten Dam
Belkin+1h 05' 39''
29
Jelle Vanendert
Lotto+1h 08' 26''
30
Juan José Cobo
Movistar+1h 09' 19''
31
Alexandr Vinokurov
Astana+1h 15' 21''
32
Levi Leipheimer
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+1h 16' 29''
33
Steven Kruijswijk
Belkin+1h 16' 52''
34
Richie Porte
Team Sky+1h 20' 49''
35
Daniel Martin
Garmin+1h 25' 23''
36
Rein Taaramäe
Cofidis+1h 27' 52''
37
Giampaolo Caruso
Katyusha+1h 28' 32''
38
George Hincapie
BMC Racing+1h 30' 38''
39
Gorka Izagirre
Euskaltel+1h 32' 19''
40
Fredrik Kessiakoff
Astana+1h 34' 33''
41
Rafael Valls
Vacansoleil+1h 37' 57''
42
Peter Sagan
 
Cannondale+1h 38' 37''
43
Andriy Grivko
Astana+1h 38' 41''
44
Jean Christophe Péraud
AG2R+1h 40' 44''
45
Amaël Moinard
BMC Racing+1h 41' 00''
46
Philippe Gilbert
BMC Racing+1h 41' 35''
47
Dominik Nerz
Cannondale+1h 42' 12''
48
Pierrick Fédrigo
FDJ.fr+1h 42' 39''
49
Michael Schär
BMC Racing+1h 43' 53''
50
Sérgio Paulinho
Tinkoff - Saxo+1h 47' 14''
51
Yury Trofimov
Katyusha+1h 47' 31''
52
Jens Voigt
Trek+1h 50' 41''
53
Vladimir Karpets
Movistar+1h 51' 43''
54
Fabrice Jeandesboz
Sojasun+1h 52' 28''
55
Maxime Bouet
AG2R+1h 52' 30''
56
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Sky+1h 52' 34''
57
Johnny Hoogerland
Vacansoleil+1h 55' 30''
58
Markus Burghardt
BMC Racing+1h 57' 39''
59
Davide Malacarne
Europcar+1h 57' 45''
60
Christian Vande Velde
Garmin+1h 58' 38''
61
Cyril Gautier
Europcar+1h 58' 55''
62
Mickaël Chérel
AG2R+1h 59' 53''
63
Dimitri Fofonov
Astana+2h 03' 55''
64
Luis León Sánchez
Belkin+2h 05' 43''
65
Sébastien Minard
AG2R+2h 06' 32''
66
Jérémy Roy
FDJ.fr+2h 10' 17''
67
Marco Marcato
Vacansoleil+2h 11' 36''
68
Dries Devenyns
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+2h 12' 22''
69
Simone Stortoni
Lampre+2h 13' 39''
70
Kevin De Weert
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+2h 13' 49''
71
Sylwester Szmyd
Cannondale+2h 16' 15''
72
Pieter Weening
Orica+2h 17' 30''
73
Christophe Riblon
AG2R+2h 17' 31''
74
Jorge Azanza
Euskaltel+2h 18' 58''
75
Guillaume Levarlet
Sojasun+2h 19' 43''
76
Yaroslav Popovych
Trek+2h 21' 56''
77
Vasil Kiryienka
Movistar+2h 22' 02''
78
Andrey Kashechkin
Astana+2h 23' 09''
79
Simon Gerrans
Orica+2h 24' 35''
80
Marco Marzano
Lampre+2h 24' 46''
81
Adam Hansen
Lotto+2h 25' 29''
82
Christian Knees
Team Sky+2h 26' 43''
83
Christophe Kern
Europcar+2h 29' 01''
84
Yukiya Arashiro
Europcar+2h 29' 13''
85
Matthieu Ladagnous
FDJ.fr+2h 33' 14''
86
Danilo Hondo
Lampre+2h 37' 55''
87
Rubén Pérez
Euskaltel+2h 37' 56''
88
Martin Velits
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+2h 40' 47''
89
Blel Kadri
AG2R+2h 41' 14''
90
Romain Zingle
Cofidis+2h 41' 44''
91
Brice Feillu
Sojasun+2h 41' 50''
92
Julien Simon
Sojasun+2h 46' 04''
93
Michael Mørkøv
Tinkoff - Saxo+2h 46' 14''
94
Arthur Vichot
FDJ.fr+2h 46' 51''
95
Steven Cummings
BMC Racing+2h 47' 03''
96
Lars Bak
Lotto+2h 48' 05''
97
Stuart O'Grady
Orica+2h 50' 31''
98
Kristjan Koren
Cannondale+2h 51' 34''
99
Nicki Sørensen
Tinkoff - Saxo+2h 53' 11''
100
David Zabriskie
Garmin+2h 53' 26''
101
Rubén Plaza
Movistar+2h 53' 35''
102
Francis De Greef
Lotto+2h 53' 52''
103
Koen de Kort
Giant+2h 54' 13''
104
Jürgen Roelandts
Lotto+2h 55' 04''
105
Daniel Oss
Cannondale+2h 55' 24''
106
David Millar
Garmin+2h 55' 24''
107
Samuel Dumoulin
Cofidis+2h 56' 02''
108
Luca Paolini
Katyusha+2h 56' 21''
109
Manuel Quinziato
BMC Racing+2h 56' 27''
110
Michael Albasini
Orica+2h 57' 20''
111
Daryl Impey
Orica+2h 57' 29''
112
Jérôme Pineau
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+2h 57' 58''
113
Matthieu Sprick
Giant+2h 58' 15''
114
Federico Canuti
Cannondale+2h 58' 41''
115
Kris Boeckmans
Vacansoleil+3h 02' 57''
116
Maxim Iglinskiy
Astana+3h 03' 38''
117
Baden Cooke
Orica+3h 04' 30''
118
Alessandro Vanotti
Cannondale+3h 04' 39''
119
Joan Horrach
Katyusha+3h 06' 27''
120
Matthew Goss
Orica+3h 06' 55''
121
Nick Nuyens
Tinkoff - Saxo+3h 08' 29''
122
Sébastien Hinault
AG2R+3h 08' 57''
123
André Greipel
Lotto+3h 09' 02''
124
Greg Henderson
Lotto+3h 13' 06''
125
Bert Grabsch
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step+3h 13' 06''
126
Anthony Roux
FDJ.fr+3h 16' 38''
127
Anders Lund
Tinkoff - Saxo+3h 17' 07''
128
Nicolas Edet
Cofidis+3h 17' 16''
129
Borut Božic
Astana+3h 17' 44''
130
Luis Ángel Maté
Cofidis+3h 18' 11''
131
Jean-Marc Marino
Sojasun+3h 18' 20''
132
Marcel Sieberg
Lotto+3h 19' 36''
133
Cédric Pineau
FDJ.fr+3h 20' 24''
134
Pablo Urtasun
Euskaltel+3h 21' 34''
135
Roy Curvers
Giant+3h 23' 44''
136
Cyril Lemoine
Sojasun+3h 23' 55''
137
Jonathan Cantwell
Tinkoff - Saxo+3h 25' 08''
138
Yann Huguet
Giant+3h 26' 43''
139
Yohann Gène
Europcar+3h 26' 58''
140
Juan José Haedo
Tinkoff - Saxo+3h 27' 28''
141
Patrick Gretsch
Giant+3h 27' 49''
142
Mark Cavendish
Team Sky+3h 28' 36''
143
Karsten Kroon
Tinkoff - Saxo+3h 28' 56''
144
Bram Tankink
Belkin+3h 31' 24''
145
Aliaksandr Kuchynski
Katyusha+3h 38' 24''
146
Bernhard Eisel
Team Sky+3h 38' 48''
147
Johan Vansummeren
Garmin+3h 40' 01''
148
Albert Timmer
Giant+3h 40' 37''
149
Julien Fouchard
Cofidis+3h 42' 31''
150
Sebastian Langeveld
Orica+3h 50' 12''
151
Tyler Farrar
Garmin+3h 54' 45''
152
Jan Ghyselinck
Cofidis+3h 57' 04''
153
Jimmy Engoulvent
Sojasun+3h 57' 36''
0
Denis Menchov
Katyusha+27' 22''
 Team Time
1Trek 263h 12' 14''
2Team Sky +5' 46''
3BMC Racing +36' 29''
4Astana +43' 22''
5Cannondale +1h 04' 55''
6Movistar +1h 08' 16''
7Europcar +1h 08' 46''
8Katyusha +1h 12' 46''
9FDJ.fr +1h 19' 30''
10AG2R +1h 41' 15''
11Lotto +2h 14' 58''
12Omega Pharma - Quick-Step +2h 17' 25''
13Sojasun +2h 54' 44''
14Belkin +2h 54' 46''
15Euskaltel +3h 11' 08''
16Tinkoff - Saxo +3h 21' 23''
17Lampre +3h 56' 30''
18Vacansoleil +4h 32' 48''
19Cofidis +4h 39' 48''
20Garmin +4h 57' 52''
21Orica +5h 39' 29''
22Giant +7h 42' 15''
 RiderTeamPoints
1
Peter Sagan
 
Cannondale421
2
André Greipel
Lotto280
3
Matthew Goss
Orica268
4
Mark Cavendish
Team Sky220
5
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Sky160
6
Bradley Wiggins
 
Team Sky144
7
Chris Froome
Team Sky126
8
Luis León Sánchez
Belkin104
9
Juan José Haedo
Tinkoff - Saxo102
10
Cadel Evans
BMC Racing100
11
Daryl Impey
Orica98
12
Sébastien Hinault
AG2R95
13
Thomas Voeckler
 
Europcar91
14
Vincenzo Nibali
Cannondale91
15
Peter Velits
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step89
16
Kris Boeckmans
Vacansoleil85
17
Samuel Dumoulin
Cofidis85
18
Sandy Casar
FDJ.fr84
19
Thibaut Pinot
FDJ.fr80
20
Philippe Gilbert
BMC Racing73
21
Cyril Gautier
Europcar69
22
David Millar
Garmin63
23
Pierre Rolland
Europcar61
24
Alejandro Valverde
Movistar60
25
Jens Voigt
Trek60
26
Dries Devenyns
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step60
27
Pierrick Fédrigo
FDJ.fr56
28
Nicolas Roche
AG2R56
29
Jurgen Van den Broeck
Lotto55
30
Michael Mørkøv
Tinkoff - Saxo55
31
Pablo Urtasun
Euskaltel54
32
Tyler Farrar
Garmin53
33
Yukiya Arashiro
Europcar52
34
Jean Christophe Péraud
AG2R51
35
Julien Simon
Sojasun50
36
Greg Henderson
Lotto50
37
Patrick Gretsch
Giant50
38
Fredrik Kessiakoff
Astana49
39
Borut Božic
Astana49
40
Tejay van Garderen
 
BMC Racing48
41
Nicki Sørensen
Tinkoff - Saxo47
42
Chris Sørensen
 
Tinkoff - Saxo47
43
Gorka Izagirre
Euskaltel47
44
Matthieu Ladagnous
FDJ.fr46
45
Egoi Martínez
Euskaltel45
46
Christian Vande Velde
Garmin45
47
Sérgio Paulinho
Tinkoff - Saxo43
48
Steven Kruijswijk
Belkin42
49
Michael Albasini
Orica41
50
Daniel Martin
Garmin40
51
Jérémy Roy
FDJ.fr40
52
Luca Paolini
Katyusha39
53
Yohann Gène
Europcar36
55
Rubén Pérez
Euskaltel36
56
Sébastien Minard
AG2R35
57
Danilo Hondo
Lampre35
58
Michele Scarponi
Lampre35
59
Karsten Kroon
Tinkoff - Saxo34
60
Dimitri Fofonov
Astana33
61
Vasil Kiryienka
Movistar33
62
Laurens ten Dam
Belkin31
63
Alexandr Vinokurov
Astana31
64
Blel Kadri
AG2R29
65
Haimar Zubeldia
Trek27
66
Martin Velits
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step27
67
Janez Brajkovic
Astana26
68
Marco Marcato
Vacansoleil25
69
David Zabriskie
Garmin25
70
Roy Curvers
Giant25
71
Rein Taaramäe
Cofidis24
72
Jonathan Cantwell
Tinkoff - Saxo24
73
Christophe Kern
Europcar23
74
Eduard Vorganov
Katyusha23
75
Kevin De Weert
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step22
76
Andreas Klöden
Trek21
77
Chris Horner
Trek21
78
Richie Porte
Team Sky21
79
Lars Bak
Lotto18
80
Rubén Plaza
Movistar18
81
Anthony Roux
FDJ.fr18
82
Andriy Grivko
Astana17
83
Koen de Kort
Giant16
84
Maxime Bouet
AG2R15
85
Markus Burghardt
BMC Racing15
86
Romain Zingle
Cofidis15
87
Jérôme Pineau
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step15
88
Nicolas Edet
Cofidis15
89
Cédric Pineau
FDJ.fr15
90
Maxime Monfort
Trek14
91
Baden Cooke
Orica14
92
Bernhard Eisel
Team Sky14
93
Davide Malacarne
Europcar13
94
Simone Stortoni
Lampre13
95
Christophe Riblon
AG2R13
96
Brice Feillu
Sojasun12
97
Steven Cummings
BMC Racing10
98
Jimmy Engoulvent
Sojasun10
99
Michael Rogers
Team Sky9
100
Marco Marzano
Lampre9
101
Christian Knees
Team Sky9
102
Johan Vansummeren
Garmin9
103
Rafael Valls
Vacansoleil8
104
Yury Trofimov
Katyusha8
105
Yaroslav Popovych
Trek8
106
Simon Gerrans
Orica8
107
Kristjan Koren
Cannondale8
108
Jürgen Roelandts
Lotto8
109
Daniel Oss
Cannondale8
110
Ivan Basso
Cannondale7
111
Giampaolo Caruso
Katyusha7
112
Levi Leipheimer
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step6
113
Adam Hansen
Lotto6
114
Francis De Greef
Lotto6
115
Jorge Azanza
Euskaltel5
116
Stuart O'Grady
Orica5
117
Johnny Hoogerland
Vacansoleil4
118
Matthieu Sprick
Giant4
119
Luis Ángel Maté
Cofidis4
120
Aliaksandr Kuchynski
Katyusha4
121
Rui Costa
Movistar3
122
Manuel Quinziato
BMC Racing3
123
Nick Nuyens
Tinkoff - Saxo3
124
Julien Fouchard
Cofidis3
125
Mickaël Chérel
AG2R2
126
Guillaume Levarlet
Sojasun2
127
Jérôme Coppel
Sojasun1
128
Jelle Vanendert
Lotto1
129
Dominik Nerz
Cannondale1
130
Jan Ghyselinck
Cofidis-7
131
Bram Tankink
Belkin-15
0
Denis Menchov
Katyusha36
 RiderTeamPoints
1
Thomas Voeckler
 
Europcar135
2
Fredrik Kessiakoff
Astana123
3
Chris Sørensen
 
Tinkoff - Saxo77
4
Pierre Rolland
Europcar63
5
Alejandro Valverde
Movistar51
6
Chris Froome
Team Sky48
7
Egoi Martínez
Euskaltel43
8
Thibaut Pinot
FDJ.fr40
9
Brice Feillu
Sojasun38
10
Daniel Martin
Garmin34
11
Michele Scarponi
Lampre33
12
Jens Voigt
Trek31
13
Alexandr Vinokurov
Astana31
14
Peter Velits
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step29
15
Bradley Wiggins
 
Team Sky26
16
Sandy Casar
FDJ.fr24
17
Jurgen Van den Broeck
Lotto22
18
Gorka Izagirre
Euskaltel21
19
Luis León Sánchez
Belkin21
20
Christophe Kern
Europcar20
21
Blel Kadri
AG2R19
22
Cadel Evans
BMC Racing19
23
Laurens ten Dam
Belkin19
24
Jean Christophe Péraud
AG2R19
25
Yukiya Arashiro
Europcar18
26
Rui Costa
Movistar16
27
Michael Mørkøv
Tinkoff - Saxo14
28
Chris Horner
Trek14
29
Dries Devenyns
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step14
30
Vasil Kiryienka
Movistar14
31
Vincenzo Nibali
Cannondale13
32
Eduard Vorganov
Katyusha12
33
Levi Leipheimer
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step12
34
Sérgio Paulinho
Tinkoff - Saxo11
35
Philippe Gilbert
BMC Racing10
36
Peter Sagan
 
Cannondale8
37
Vladimir Karpets
Movistar8
38
Andriy Grivko
Astana7
39
Yaroslav Popovych
Trek7
40
George Hincapie
BMC Racing6
41
Cyril Gautier
Europcar6
42
Dimitri Fofonov
Astana6
43
David Millar
Garmin6
44
Jérémy Roy
FDJ.fr5
45
Steven Kruijswijk
Belkin5
46
Rein Taaramäe
Cofidis4
47
Simone Stortoni
Lampre4
48
Ivan Basso
Cannondale2
49
Nick Nuyens
Tinkoff - Saxo2
50
Haimar Zubeldia
Trek2
51
Dominik Nerz
Cannondale2
52
Johnny Hoogerland
Vacansoleil2
53
Martin Velits
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step2
54
David Zabriskie
Garmin1
55
Rubén Plaza
Movistar1
56
Michael Albasini
Orica1
57
Pablo Urtasun
Euskaltel1
58
Edvald Boasson Hagen
Team Sky1
59
Christian Vande Velde
Garmin1
60
Sébastien Minard
AG2R1
61
Kristjan Koren
Cannondale1
62
Samuel Dumoulin
Cofidis1