Saturday, July 20, 2013

Stage 21 Preview 2013 Tour De France



134k Versailles to Paris, FLAT

Stage 21 finishes, as always, in Paris
The 2013 100th edition of the Tour De France comes to a conclusion on Sunday.  Chris Froome of Britain’s Team Sky has sown up the win after defending his lead for two weeks. He won on top of Ax 3 Domaines on stage 8, and has worn yellow ever since. He even had to defend himself, literally, when he shoved a fan out of the way who had gotten too close to the elite breakaway trio.



The other jerseys are all decided too. All that is left to contest is Sunday’s sprint finish on the Champs-Élysées. The winners will enjoy a leisurely ride into Paris from Versailles, and a nighttime finish has been scheduled for the first time, in honor of the centenary celebration. The finish is scheduled for around 9:30 pm local time. 


Stage 21 Profile



Stage 21 route
Mark Cavendish will try to grab his fifth career win on the famed Boulevard between the Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde. Peter Sagan will probably pop another wheelie or two. Let’s hope he comes up with some new tricks soon.

André Greipel and Marcel Kittel wouldn’t mind another notch on their stage-win belts. There is not much more to say about the stage, except, enjoy the pageant and pick your sprinter.


MY PICK: My last pick of the race is going to the Manx Missile from Omega Pharma. Mark Cavendish

I will post full results after the stage, and then a race wrap-up later on, with conclusions from the race, and I will see how I did on my picks and predictions overall. [I think nine of my stage picks came in second]


Stage 20 Report and Results 2013 Tour De France




125k from Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz
High Mountains, MTF;
Weather: partly cloudy, 27c (80f), chance of rain: 30%

Stage 20 on the map
Today’s stage is a short 125k, and will probably be fast and furious. The stage ends on top of the HC Annecy-Semnoz climb.

Stage 20 is the last chance for riders to try and change their positions in the General Classification. Chris Froome of Team Sky still leads with a commanding 5:11 over second place Alberto Contador of Team Saxo-Tinkoff. The battle for Contador’s spot is in the minds of Movistar’s Nairo Quintana and Katusha’s Joaquim Rodriguez. Either one of them or Saxo’s Roman Kreuziger will likely get the third podium position. Who will be denied a spot on the podium in Paris?


The stage 20 route around Annecy
We will also see who has the legs to fight for the king of the mountains jersey today. Chris Froome leads Pierre Rolland of Europcar by one point in the mountains competition. Mikel Nieve of the Basque Euskaltel squad is third with just five fewer points than Rolland. Quintana lies fourth, and Christophe Riblon of Ag2R is fifth, just 11 points off the lead.

The difficult category-1 Mont Revard, which tops out at km 78.5, may cause some decisive splits, although its summit is almost 50k from the finish. In any case, it will show who does not have the legs to contest the stage win today.


TO THE ACTION:

170 riders will take the start in the picturesque city of Annecy today.
Sun is shining as the riders take the start.

*Pierre Rolland (EUC) attacks as soon as the flag drops. It looks like the French climber is interested in the polka dot jersey after all.

Jens Voigt (RSL) is the next to jump away from the peloton.

Stage 20 Preview and Profile 2013 Tour De France



125k from Annecy to Annecy-Semnoz

Stage 20 around Annecy
The final showdown for the contenders in the General Classification has arrived. Stage 20 is the last mountain stage of the Tour De France. It is the last opportunity for the climbers to impose their will on the road, and the last opportunity for any reshuffling on the overall leaderboard.

The final stage into Paris on Sunday will be a flat one for the sprinters, and unless something awful happens, a stress-free celebration of a dominant Tour win for Team Sky’s Chris Froome. Before that, they have the six categorized climbs of stage 20.

A few smaller climbs in the first 50k will offer opportunities for breakaways and mountain jersey points for the contenders in the polka dot jersey competition. The stage is very short, at 125 kilometers, so it will probably be very fast, and very aggressive. A lot of teams will be hoping for results in Annecy.


Stage 20 profile


The Annecy-Semnoz mountaintop finish is a newcomer to the Tour. It is an HC rated climb measuring 10.7k and averaging 8.5%. The GC contenders will most likely have resigned themselves to Froome winning, but the fight for the next few places is still hot.


Profile of the final climb on stage 20
The battle for the mountains jersey should also be hotly contested Saturday, with five riders within eleven points of each other at the top of the standings in that competition. Two mountain points are available over two category-4 climbs on the final stage Sunday, so if the king of the mountains is too close to call by the end of stage 20, It is possible it could not be decided until Sunday.

Pick your favorite climber. Stage 20 could see another break succeed, or it could come down to the GC favorites. I would expect Joaquim Rodriguez is still very hungry for a stage win, so if it comes down to the favorites, he is my pick. He has been getting stronger, and is perfectly tailored for the steep finish. He is also very keen to finish on the podium in Paris, and may throw caution to the wind to get there. Purito is currently fifth overall, but just :47 behind second place Alberto Contador.


The weather forecast for Annecy on Sunday:
Clear with a chance of a thunderstorms and rain in the afternoon. High of 82F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Stage 19 Report and Results 2013 Tour De France





Stage 19 from Bourg-D’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand
204.5k; High mountains;
Weather: cloudy, 18c (65f), rain is expected. Up in the mountains it is closer to 10c (50f).




Christophe Riblon gives France a reason to celebrate
Christophe Riblon of Ag2R did France a favor by winning the Queen Stage to Alpe d’Huez yesterday for his home country. France had been wanting for some results this Tour, and got a good one on stage 18 as Riblon paced himself perfectly, and won from an early breakaway. Can another break succeed today on stage 19 to Le Grand-Bornand? Will Riblon go after the polka dot jersey?

Chris Froome was docked 20 seconds for that illegal feed yesterday toward the end of the stage. Feeding was allowed only up until 6k from the finish line. Richie Porte took food from the team car and gave some to Froome inside 5k to go. He was also penalized. Froome, Porte, and their sports director Nicolas Portal all received fines for the infraction. Froome said he had not been able to take on food at the bottom of the final climb up Alpe d’Huez because their team car had experienced mechanical trouble.


Stage 19 on the map
Today the riders have 5 more categorized climbs to conquer before a 13k descent to the finish..
Glandon: The first mountain is really three climbs in one. The Hors Categorie Col du Glandon is 21.6k long averaging 5.1%. The first part climbs for about 6 kilometers to 1276 meters, then a short downhill section gives a little respite before the second, long section. The second part starts out very steep, climbs about 8.5k to 1790 meters, before another 1.5k downhill recovery point. The third section climbs for about 3k up to the summit at 1924 meters of elevation. Each part has some very steep sections. The 5.1% average gradient of the entire climb takes into account the downhill sections as well as the climbing, so it is deceptive. The mountain is long, steep and challenging.

Madeleine: The second categorized climb is another HC mountain. One of the Tour’s favorite climbs, the Col de la Madeleine (19.2k at 7.9%), is a long steady haul up to 2000 meters of elevation (6562 feet), averaging about 8% over 19.2k. The Madeleine requires a very steady effort, with a brief maximum gradient over 10% right in the middle. It takes the best riders about an hour to climb this beast.


Stage 19 profile
 
After 135k have been covered, two more climbs come in the next 30k. After 180k, the final climb of the day will show who is really going to challenge for the stage win. The final cat-1 climb of the Col de Croix Fry is 11.3k at 7%. A 13k descent to the finish follows. The final kilometer includes a short ramp up to the finish line, so we will see who still has the legs for an explosive finish after all the climbing.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Stage 19 Preview and Profile 2013 Tour De France




204.5k From Bourg-D’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand
High Mountains


Stage 19 heads north to Le Grand Bornand
The first of three grueling stages in the Alps is behind them now. The riders in the Tour De France now have the five climbs of stage 19 ahead of them. 67 kilometers of climbing on the 204.5k course, after the double Alpe d’Huez roller coaster on Thursday, should put some real hurt into the riders’ legs.

Chris Froome defended his lead in the General Classification once again on stage 18. Now the Sky leader holds an advantage of over five minutes on his nearest rival, Alberto Contador. Contador struggled on the final climb up Alpe d’Huez, but was able to limit his losses and retain second place overall.

When the yellow jersey group finally fell apart in the last kilometers of the final climb, Nairo Quintana of Movistar was the only rider able to stay with Joaquim Rodriguez when the veteran climber attacked and went clear.  The young Colombian pulled himself up from fifth place overall into a podium spot in third place. He trails second place Contador by 21 seconds. Quintana extended his lead in the young rider’s competition in the process. He now holds a commanding nine-minute lead over Michal Kwiatkowski in that competition.

Stage 19 route
Bauke Mollema struggled some more today and dropped from fourth overall to sixth. His teammate Ten Dam dropped from seventh overall to tenth.

Alejandro Valverde pulled himself back up to 11th overall today. A tiring Laurens Ten Dam is in his sights, just 17 seconds ahead in tenth place. Kwiatkowski and Rogers are also within 30 seconds ahead of Valverde. The Spaniard could get well into the top ten tomorrow, but a top five spot is probably beyond his reach now.

Jakob Fuglsang of Astana gained one more place. The Dane now holds seventh place overall. Dan Martin of Garmin-Sharp really struggled on Alpe d’Huez and lost over 20 minutes. He dropped from tenth to 19th on GC.



Friday’s stage 19 from Bourg-D’Oisans to Le Grand-Bornand features five categorized climbs over a 204.5k route. The first two climbs define the first half of the stage. They are the long Col du Glandon (21.6k averaging 5.1% gradient) and the relentless, 2000-meter high Col de la Madeleine (19.2k at 7.9%).  


Stage 19 profile


Again, attacks will probably start immediately, as ambitious riders try to make the break on the first climb. Stage 19 could very well be another good opportunity for a break to succeed.

Profile of the final climb of stage 19, the Croix Fry
The three climbs that mark the second half of the stage are a little less brutal, but taken all together, it is enough for any rider to have a very bad day. Rain is in the forecast, too. The peloton lucked out with the mostly dry weather on Alpe d’Huez, but tense, cautious descending could return tomorrow with a thunder burst.

The final climb is the category 1 Col de le Croix Fry (11.3k at 7%). It tops out 13k before the finish line. Stage contenders will hope to be first over the top before the 13k descent to the finish at Grand-Bornand if they want to secure the win.


The finale shows a short incline to the finish
This is the penultimate opportunity for challengers to make their mark on the race. Saturday is another difficult climbing stage that ends on top of a new addition to the Tour’s mountain repertoire, Annecy-Semnoz. After that just comes Sunday’s flat run in to Paris where the sprinters will have their last shot. The GC battle will be decided Saturday. It is crunch time now.


Stage 19 will be a very difficult stage to pick a winner for. I am going to stick with one of the race favorites, because I think some of the guys in the top ten will try to gain time, and maybe get a stage win in the process.


MY PICK: Jakob Fuglsang



Stage 18 Report 2013 Tour De France Alpe d'Huez Results




Stage 18 from Gap to Alpe d’Huez
172.5k high mountains, mountaintop finish.
Weather: Sunny, 70 f at the start; rain forecast for the later climbs.


The switchbacks of Alpe d'Huez can be seen in the  center
The peloton has made it through seventeen stages of racing. Now they have reached the most talked about stage of the Tour De France: the double climb of Alpe d’Huez. The stage has been looming in the minds of the team directors and their riders for months.

The descent of the Col de Sarenne is known to be rough, technical and perilously exposed. Chris Froome, for one, has publically insisted that the descent is too dangerous. Rain is in the forecast for the latter part of the race, and that has many riders worried. Froome suggested that the race organizers should remove the second climb of Alpe d’Huez, and finish on top of the first ascent, for safety reasons. Of course the race leader would like to get to Paris as soon as possible.


Stage 18 profile

It rained hard overnight, and more rain is expected on Alpe d’Huez later, but at the start line sun is shining on the riders as they wait to get on the road. This is a stage that could change some riders’ fortunes. Who will be first to the finish? And who will be left in the wake?

The Col de Sarenne
It has been reported that the organizers are considering the possibility of altering the course, if they deem the roads unnecessarily dangerous. The report is that they will make that decision on the road. I would not expect a change.

This course has been debated for quite some time now. If they thought rain itself would cause excessive danger, then they would not have planned this stage as such. Also, this is a professional bike race. And it is the Tour De France. The road is not covered in ice or packed with snow. Anyone scared of racing his bike should go home. That is just my opinion.


TO THE ACTION:

The riders have taken the start in Gap.
177 riders take the start today.

The route to Alpe d'Huez
Once again, Johnny Hoogerland of Vacansoleil, attacks right as the flag drops.
Jens Voigt is among the others trying to escape the main bunch.

Jesus Hernandez of Saxo-Tinkoff attacks on the first climb of the day, the 6.6k category-2 Col de Manse. The climb averages 6.2% grade and tops out at 1268 meters high. Some unlucky riders are already being dropped on the first climb.

Tejay Van Garderen of the struggling BMC team is looking to break away.
Saxo and Movistar are among the many attackers on the Col de Manse. The many attacks are splitting the peloton apart all over the climb. Froome is chasing down every move. This is already shaping up to be a very interesting stage.

Chris Froome is separated now from the rest of his teammates.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Stage 18 Preview Alpe d'Huez 2013 Tour De France




Stage 18 on the map

The 100th Tour De France saw its first inclement weather on the stage-17 time trial to Chorges. Heavy rain is again a strong possibility tomorrow for the mountainous 18th stage of the Tour De France.  The stage is clearly one for the climbers, with six categorized climbs over the 172.5-kilometer course. For the first time in Tour history, the peloton will do two ascents of the most famous climb in cycling, including a mountaintop finish atop the 21 switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez.

 The mountain has been a Tour staple for decades, and has hosted many thrilling moments. The Bernard Hinault-Greg Lemond drama in 1986; Marco Pantani’s record time in 1997; Armstrong and Ullrich in 2001; and how about Alberto Contador punching that intrusive fan in 2011. Never a dull moment on Alpe d’Huez.


Stage 18 profile


The stage begins in Gap with a familiar ascent. The riders will go over the category-2 Col de Manse almost immediately after the flag drops. The first climb of the day was the last climb on stage 16 to Gap. 30 kms later, the race goes over a small category-3 climb during a jagged up-and-down section, which characterizes the rest of the first half of the stage.


"The Look", 2001
Then comes the cat-2 Col d’Ornon. Topping out at 1371 meters 95k into the stage, the easier side of the Ornon is 5.1k long with a 6.7% average gradient. It could be the site of renewed interest in attacking.

After the descent of the Col d’Ornon, the remaining 60+ kms are serious. Around km 110 the riders will begin the first ascent of Alpe d’Huez. Huge crowds will line the sides of the twisting road up the Tour’s most popular climb—even in the rain. Many will have set up camp days in advance, to be part of the spectacle on the carnival of a climb.

Profile of climbs 4 and 5
This edition offers fans the greatest viewing opportunity on the mountain, as the spectators will enjoy two separate ascents by the peloton. The second ascent should see a very thinned-out field at the front of the race.


The first ascent of Huez is 12.3k at 8.4%. It is an Hors Categorie climb, the highest designation. The KOM line is set at km 122.5.


From the KOM line, the riders will drop down a little ways and then climb the 3 kilometers to the summit of the Col de Sarenne (3k at 7.8%). This takes the riders to the highest point of the stage, at 1999m of elevation.


Profile of the final ascent of Alpe d'Huez
A very challenging descent follows. Rain will be a major factor here, as the riders will be forced to navigate the steep, technical drop down to the town of  La Ferriere. Rain is almost definitely expected on Thursday throughout the course. A crash here could mean the end of the Tour for a rider. With another climb of Alpe d’Huez ahead, the top climbers will not want to take too many chances on the descent.

From La Ferriere the riders will set out for the final climb up to the finish on the summit of Alpe d’Huez. This time around, the HC climb is 13.8k at 8.1% average. The finish is 1850m up, and double KOM points will be available at the finish. Only the very best will be able to compete for the win on stage 18.



Don't get in Contador's way on Huez
The stage has more mountain points available than any other stage at this year’s Tour. Chris Froome currently leads the King of the Mountains competition as well as the overall race. His 88 KOM points puts him 19 points ahead of second placed Nairo Quintana, and 35 points ahead of third placed Mikel Nieve. It is theoretically possible that even someone coming in with 0 KOM points could take the polka dot jersey from Froome by winning every climb on Thursday. 92 KOM points are available on the stage-18 course. 





Stages 19 and 20 each offer over 70 points toward the climbing classification, so a couple of well-executed attacks could potentially upset the KOM standings. If however, Froome or Quintana, let’s say, are among the first finishers on Alpe d’Huez on Thursday, then they would get a lot more points, and probably pull away from the others in that competition.



The huge crowds are always a factor on Huez
Many riders will try to make the breakaway right from the start tomorrow. The pure climbers like Joaquim Rodriguez of Katusha Igor Anton of Euskaltel and John Gadret of Ag2R have a chance to do some damage, assuming they can get down the hairy descents in a reasonable position. Anton and Gadret have not shown their best form so far, but sixth-place overall Rodriguez will be hoping to cut into Froome’s race lead with a strong ride.

Some of the high-placed riders may have to sacrifice their own GC ambitions in order to support their respective team leaders in these difficult high mountain stages. Saxo-Tinkoff, Belkin, Garmin-Sharp, and Movistar all have multiple riders in the top 15.

We are guaranteed an exciting battle tomorrow. Have fun watching!

MY PICK: Nairo Quintana



Stage 17 Individual Time Trial Report and Results 2013 TDF



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32k Individual Time Trial
From Embrun to Chorges
Climbing
Weather: Rain is forecast for later on; early starters have dry roads. 

The stage 17 ITT route
The earlier starters could have a distinct advantage over the later starters. Rain later in the day will force the top GC contenders (who start the course last) to exercise added caution on the descents, and could potentially set somewhat slower times.

Gorka Izagirre of Team Euskaltel did not take the start today.

I have not heard word if Alberto Contador and Nairo Quintana have made peace after their “misunderstanding” yesterday before the finish in Gap. Contador crashed on the descent a few kilometers before the finish (also delaying Chris Froome), and when he and Froome caught back up with the elite group they had been riding with, el pistolero gave the young Quintana a sarcastic thumbs up.


Contador was said to have intended the sarcasm because Quintana had attacked while Contador and the yellow jersey were down. Quintana said he did not attack when Contador went down, but just continued his pace, as he was thinking about putting time into his white jersey rival, Michal Kwiatkowski of Omega Pharma-Quickstep. The difference of opinion came after Contador and Quintana--two riders from different teams--were said to be cooperating to keep Froome from riding away with the race win like Bradley Wiggins did last year.



*Jean-Christophe Peraud of Ag2R crashed on the course this morning during a recon ride. The highest placed Frenchman in the race landed hard on his shoulder, but will take the start today anyway.  They are reporting that his shoulder is fractured. Peraud is a very good climber and is excellent against the clock—particularly on hillier courses. He will do his best to defend his ninth place overall today, while riding hurt. Bad luck for Peraud, and for his team, Ag2R, and for France.


Stage 17 time trial profile


Several riders will opt for a bike change somewhere on the course today. The irregular profile will sometimes favor a TT bike, and sometimes favor a road bike. The riders will have chosen their optimal bike-change location ahead of time. It will be interesting to see who swaps where.


TO THE ACTION:

*Time trial specialist, Lieuwe Westra of Vacansoleil sets an early best time of 54:02 over the 32k hilly course. His teammate Thomas De Gendt, who finished third in the flatter stage-11 time trial, sits in second place, twelve seconds behind Westra.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Stage 17 Individual Time Trial Preview and Profile 2013 TDF




Stage 17 ITT on the map
The Tour De France classifications have a good chance of getting a shake up on Wednesday’s climbing time trial from Embrun to Chorges. Stage 17 is the final time trial of the race. Unlike the stage-11 TT around Mont Saint-Michel, Wednesday’s stage includes two category-2 climbs. This will favor the GC climbers over the flat time trial artists.

The climbs are not easy ones. Each is over six kilometers long and averages over 6% gradient. Beyond the climbing, the technical descents are also getting extra attention. The riders will need excellent bike-handling skills to get down the hills quickly and safely. They will also have to gauge their efforts carefully and take time where they can, in the areas they each excel at.


Rui Costa showed some good descending skills in his stage-16 win on Tuesday. He has a great shot at a top spot tomorrow. Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans are good on a hilly and technical course. Evans has not been performing at his highest level during the Tour, but he might look at this TT as a potential stage win, and give it his all.


Stage 17 time trial profile

Chris Froome is probably going to put even more time into his rivals, but several others could pull off top performances on the course. The most interesting races within the race could be between second and sixth places. All those guys are close on time, and will be fighting for a spot on the podium in Paris. They should all perform well tomorrow.

The technical and hilly 32-km route
Regardless of trying to dismantle Froome, every rider in the top ten will be grappling for higher positions—and there is a lot of wiggle room.
Kwiatkowski and Rogers could jump Dan Martin. Kwiatkowski has a good shot to get back into the top ten. I expect Jakob Fuglsang and Jean-Christophe Peraud could jump Joaquim Rodriguez in the standings, but J-Rod will hope to regain any time he loses when they hit Alpe d’Huez on Thursday, and again in the high mountains on Friday, and again on Saturday.

Mick Rogers could do well, but he may or may not be tasked with saving energy for his leader, Contador, in the Alps the next three days. Alejandro Valverde, Maxime Monfort, and Andreas Klöden are others who will like the course.

Speaking of Valverde, Team Movistar could win the team competition for the day with all the climbing/time trialing talent they have. Valverde, Rui Costa, Quintana, Jonathan Castroviejo, and the Costa Rican native, Andrey Amador. Amador has not been in his best form during this Tour, but he is typically capable of a good TT, especially on a hilly course like this.


Looking further down the standings, Thomas De Gendt, Michael Albasini, Ryder Hesjedal, Jerome Coppel, and on a good day, Rein Taaramae, could also hope for good results. Whether Tony Martin will be able to excel on this course is debatable. I have higher hopes than most, but he is certainly not the runaway favorite on this one.

MY PICK: I really like Froome, Contador and Peraud on this course. But I am going to go out on a limb, sort of, and pick Jeremy Roy of FDJ.




Stage 16 Report and Results 2013 Tour De France




168k from Vaison-la-Romaine to Gap

Weather: Sunny, 27c (81f);

179 riders started today.
Happy birthday to André Greipel. He turns 31 today.

The stage 16 route to Gap
I reported yesterday that 19-year-old sprinter, Danny Van Poppel (VCD) has abandoned the race before the big mountains.
Thibaut Pinot (FDJ team leader) also did not take the start today.


We expected plenty of riders to try and escape today, and that is exactly what happened. 26 riders make the break of the day, after a fast start that saw the first few escape groups reeled in by the peloton.


*The 26 escapees are: Navarro, Coppel (COF), Rui Costa (MOV), Velits (OPQ), Klöden, Gallopin, Didier (RSL), Roche (TST), Voeckler, Gautier (EUC), Astarloza (EUS), Riblon, Kadri (ALM), Jeannesson (FDJ), Trofimov (KAT), Gilbert, Quinziato (BMC), Hansen (LTB), Mori (LAM), Tom Dumoulin (ARG), Albasini, Meyer (OGE), De Gendt, Hoogerland (VCD), Navardauskas (GRS), Marino (SOJ).

The highest placed rider in the break is Daniel Navarro of Cofidis. He enters the stage in 20th place overall, 23:36 off the lead.

The only teams who have not got a man in the break are Sky, Cannondale, Belkin, and Astana. 

 
Stage 16 profile

I count seven French riders in the break today. The French have yet to win a stage in their home tour. They had to content themselves with Sylvain Chavanel’s most combative rider award on Bastille Day.

*Km17.5 KOM 1 cat-3 Côte de la Montagne (5.7k at 5.6%):
1. Hesjedal  2. Didier

40k into the stage, the peloton trail by 3:49.

As the leaders climb the category-2 Col de Macuegne, the gap to the peloton goes over 6:00.

Johnny Hoogerland jumps out from the leading group to take the maximum KOM points at the summit, uncontested.

*Km 48 KOM 2 cat-2 Col de Macuegne (7.6k at 5.2%):
Hoogerland  2. Didier  3. Coppel  4. Klöden 

-120k: The peloton trail the leaders by 6:28 as the leaders top the second climb of the day.

The sky is getting hazy. Some spotty clouds are visible up the road ahead.
100k to go: The gap to the peloton is 7:15 now.
Confirmed: seven French riders in the break.
-90k: the gap is 7:18.
-84k: At the midpoint of the stage the riders go through the feed zone.

The peloton have been carving their way through some beautiful hills. The next 55k, from here to just before gap, the riders will be very gradually ascending from just over 500 meters of elevation, to just under 1000 meters.

After that comes a short descent into Gap. Before they see the eventual finish line, the riders will turn back out of town and circle around for the final climb over the Col de Manse. Then comes the 11k descent to the finish.

Team Sky are setting the tempo at the front of the peloton.
-80k (about 50 miles to go): The gap goes out to 7:30.

*The peloton get stuck at a railroad crossing waiting for a train to pass. The leaders have already passed through, so they gain about 40 more seconds on the peloton; the lead goes out to 8:10.

-61.5k: Navardauskas, wheel change.

50k to go: the break’s lead has gone out to 9:27.

-45k: The lead group approaches the intermediate sprint. Thomas De Gendt is the only rider to jump out and grab the maximum 20 points at the line.

*km 123: INT - Veynes:
1. De Gendt  2. Hoogerland  3. Jeannesson  4. Gilbert  5. Meyer  6. Albasini  7. Riblon  8. Kadri  9. Marino  10. Trofimov  11. Velits  12. Didier  13. Navardauskas  14. Gautier  15. Klöden

 -40k: the lead is approaching 10 minutes after 3 hours on the road.

*-33k: Kadri and Marino jump out of the lead group on a false flat, a few kms before the first descent into Gap.

-22k: the 2 leaders have a gap of :20 to the rest of the escapees; the peloton trail by 11:42.

*-21k: The leaders turn onto the base of the final climb.
The Col de Manse is 9.5k at 5.2%. It levels off a bit in the middle, to offer the climbers a little respite before the last few kms to the top.

The peloton enjoyed more good weather on stage 16

The gap to the peloton keeps going out, so we can safely say that the winner will come from the escape group.

 20k to go: Marino and Kadri still have :20 on the two dozen chasers. The main peloton trails by 12:26.

-19.7k: Kadri accelerates, distancing Marino.
*Hansen attacks behind the 2 leaders; he is chased by Tom Dumoulin.
Hansen bridges up to Marino, and both of them get on with Kadri.
In a flash, Hansen drops the others and takes the lead on the road.

Quinziato, De Gendt and Mori drop off the back.
Kadri cracks.
Marino is gone.

Hansen still leads.
Navarro, Roche, Rui Costa, and Velits come up behind Hansen.
Riders are scattered all over the road now.

Hansen’s lead is over.
Navarro pushes on with Rui Costa in the lead;
Roche is working to catch up to them;

And as the moves come fast and furious, NBC Sports decides to go to a commercial break.

*Rui Costa has dropped the others during the break. He is the current leader on the road.

-15k: Jeannesson, Riblon, Coppel, and Klöden are together chasing :20 behind Costa.
Far behind them, Tony Martin leads the peloton onto the base of the climb.

:28 to the 1st chasers.
Katusha have organized and momentarily accelerate off the front of the peloton.

Voeckler puts in an attack 3k from the summit

-14k: Rui Costa’s gap is :55 to the chase 1 quartet.

Behind them, Dumoulin and Trofimov are now getting clear of some other chasers.

*Evans is losing ground behind the peloton.
-13k: Rui Costa has :38 and :55 to the two closest chasing groups.
Nieve, Rolland, Poels and Amador are out the back;

The riders on the way to Gap

Katusha are taking the race to Chris Froome.
*Joaquim Rodriguez leads a thinning GC group up the Col de Manse at a furious pace.

Just eight riders in that elite group now: J-Rod, Froome, Porte, Quintana, Valverde, Contador, Kreuziger, and Mollema. Just behind them, Fuglsang and Ten Dam are trying to catch up.
Conspicuously absent are Peraud, Kwiatkowski and Dan Martin.

Rui Costa continues to lead as he nears the summit.

Contador attacks the yellow jersey group further back down the climb.
Richie Porte chases down the move and brings the Spaniard back.
Kreuziger takes over the reins for now.

*Km 156.5 KOM 3 cat-2 Col de Manse (9.5k at 5.2%):
1. Rui Costa  2. Coppel  3. Riblon  4. Jeannesson

*10k to go for Rui Costa now. He is on the descent to Gap.
-8k: Costa holds a :47 lead over the four nearest chasers: Riblon, Coppel, Jeannesson, and Klöden.

Peraud is back with Cadel Evans. Peraud will want to save his top ten spot, but he may also be thinking about tomorrow’s hilly time trial into Chorges. The French Ag2R rider should be one of the favorites for tomorrow, and he will need all the energy he’s got for that ride.  The following three days in the high Alps will also require every ounce of strength the riders can muster.

-6.7k (for the leader): Still on the climb, Contador attacks again. He gets a small gap, and is then brought back.
5k to go for the leader on the road, Rui Costa of Movistar.

Contador attacks again; Froome chases him down, as Porte pops.
Froome is alone now.
Saxo take advantage, and Kreuziger accelerates.
Froome is riding in second wheel in between the two Saxo riders.

Rui Costa navigates around “Beloki Bend” and can now probably taste the triumph up the road.
3k to go for Rui Costa. He is holding a :44 lead on the chasers. He is gong to win the stage. He is one of the guys I pegged for this stage, but I wasn’t sure he would be allowed to go. Luckily for Team Movistar, they gave him the chance.

Richie Porte catches back up to the yellow jersey group.

Much further ahead, Rui Costa passes under the red flag at 1k to go and looks over his shoulder to make sure he’s got it. He does.

Rui Costa puts his hands on his head as he crosses the finish line. He throws his arms in the air and then punches the sky to celebrate an emphatic Tour De France stage victory.

The four chasers come in :42 behind him, being led out by Klöden.
Riblon kicks and takes the sprint on the line for second. Jeannesson is third.
More riders come across, as the yellow jersey group is just now passing over the summit of the Col de Manse.

Many of these guys are probably thinking more about the race for second place than trying to eat away at Chris Froome’s overall lead. The riders in 2nd through 5th are separated by just 40 seconds.

*Contador wipes out on a sharp hairpin!
Froome has to slow, and spills on some grass trying to get around the fallen Spaniard. They are both up and chasing back on now.
Porte waited for his leader, so the three of them are chasing the others down the fast descent, with 5k to go.

3k to go: Porte pulls Froome and Contador back up to the other five riders they climbed the hill with.

Valverde leads the 8-man group into the final kilometer to the finish.
They are in a straight line as they approach the finish. Rodriguez crosses first among them.

One minute later, Ten Dam, Evans, Talansky, Dan Martin, Fuglsang, Peraud, Rogers, et al come home. Chavanel leads the next group in 39 seconds later.


The sun stayed out and the roads were dry today. The peloton were spared any vicious crashes that might have torn the race apart.

The top four riders in the General Classification remain in the same positions tonight, with Chris Froome still leading the race by 4:14 over Bauke Mollema.

Team Belkin’s Laurens Ten Dam did not make the yellow jersey group today. He finished a minute back, and drops from fifth to sixth overall. Nairo Quintana of Movistar moves up to fifth.

The same fate befell Fuglsang, as he swaps his seventh place for eighth, while Katusha leader, Joaquim Rodriguez moves up to seventh.

 Jean-Christophe Peraud of Ag2R keeps his ninth place, but loses a minute of time to the leader, Froome.

The last change in the top ten is the swap of the tenth and eleventh placed riders. Dan Martin of Garmin-Sharp swings up into the top ten, as Omega Pharma-Quickstep’s Michal Kwiatkowski slides down to eleventh overall now, trailing by 9:37, but just nine seconds behind Martin.

Movistar played another card today

Rui Costa is the big winner of the day. Besides the impressive stage win, the Movistar rider moved himself up nine places and into the top 20 overall.
Next best is Daniel Navarro, who cuts almost ten minutes off his deficit, and moves up from 20th overall to 14th.


So the French have been denied another win. But three of them rounded out the rest of the top four today. Maybe Peraud can pull out a win for his home country tomorrow in the time trial.








Full Stage 16 Results

1 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 3:52:45  
2 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:42  
3 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr    
4 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
5 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:01:00  
7 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:01:01  
8 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:01:04  
9 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
10 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp    
11 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
12 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar    
13 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha    
14 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
15 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:01:09  
16 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:01:26  
17 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun    
18 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
19 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar    
20 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:02:21  
21 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 0:02:26  
22 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:03:34  
23 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:03:42  
24 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge    
25 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol    
26 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 0:05:27  
27 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:11:08  
28 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha    
29 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling    
30 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
31 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
32 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
33 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team    
34 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling    
35 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:12:08  
36 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
37 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
38 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team    
39 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
40 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team    
41 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team    
42 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
43 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp    
44 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
45 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:12:47  
46 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
47 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
48 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida    
49 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
50 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
51 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
52 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
53 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
54 Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun 0:13:01  
55 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun    
56 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard    
57 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard    
58 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar    
59 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
60 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha    
61 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun    
62 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:15:10  
63 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr    
64 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
65 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
66 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:15:41  
67 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
68 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha    
69 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 0:16:54  
70 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida    
71 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
72 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling    
73 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team    
74 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling    
75 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 0:17:59  
76 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:18:28  
77 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
78 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 0:19:16  
79 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
80 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
81 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
82 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun    
83 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
84 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team    
85 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
86 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team    
87 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
88 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
89 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team    
90 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale    
91 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
92 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team    
93 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
94 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 0:20:57  
95 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
96 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha    
97 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
98 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
99 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
100 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team    
101 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar    
102 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar    
103 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha    
104 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha    
105 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
106 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
107 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
108 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol    
109 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
110 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
111 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol    
112 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp    
113 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
114 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar    
115 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar    
116 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp    
117 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team    
118 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp    
119 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha    
120 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
121 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team    
122 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
123 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
124 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
125 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:21:46  
126 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard    
127 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
128 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
129 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team    
130 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
131 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
132 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol    
133 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
134 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
135 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
136 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
137 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
138 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
139 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
140 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol    
141 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
142 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
143 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha    
144 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano    
145 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
146 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi    
147 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
148 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano    
149 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr    
150 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun    
151 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
152 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
153 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr    
154 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff    
155 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr    
156 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
157 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
158 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
159 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
160 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge    
161 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge    
162 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar    
163 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team    
164 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
165 Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling    
166 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge    
167 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
168 Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun    
169 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team    
170 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling    
171 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step    
172 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling    
173 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar    
174 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling    
175 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun    
176 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits    
177 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
178 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
179 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:22:01  
DNS Danny van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team    
DNS Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ.fr  




Most combative rider
1 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team




General classification after stage 16
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 65:15:36  
2 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:04:14  
3 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:25  
4 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:04:28  
5 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 0:05:47  
6 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:05:54  
7 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 0:07:11  
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:07:22  
9 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:08:47  
10 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 0:09:28  
11 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:09:37  
12 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:10:54  
13 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:13:32  
14 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 0:13:54  
15 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:14:42  
16 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:14:47  
17 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:16:40  
18 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:19:51  
19 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 0:21:07  
20 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:22:34  
21 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 0:23:35  
22 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:24:50  
23 Steve Morabito (Swi) BMC Racing Team 0:29:45  
24 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 0:31:09  
25 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:32:05  
26 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:32:53  
27 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:34:20  
28 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:34:28  
29 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 0:34:29  
30 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida 0:34:41  
31 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:35:07  
32 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:36:05  
33 John Gadret (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:38:49  
34 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:40:12  
35 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 0:42:12  
36 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Sojasun 0:42:17  
37 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:44:16  
38 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 0:44:55  
39 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:45:45  
40 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha 0:47:28  
41 Hubert Dupont (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:55:36  
42 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack Leopard    
43 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:56:31  
44 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:59:07  
45 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:59:53  
46 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha 1:01:04  
47 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 1:01:43  
48 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1:01:58  
49 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 1:02:03  
50 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 1:04:56  
51 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 1:05:29  
52 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 1:05:40  
53 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 1:06:27  
54 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 1:07:05  
55 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:08:10  
56 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 1:09:58  
57 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1:10:11  
58 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:16:01  
59 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 1:17:23  
60 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1:17:47  
61 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 1:18:23  
62 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:18:50  
63 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol 1:23:04  
64 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida    
65 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 1:25:28  
66 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 1:25:43  
67 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:26:04  
68 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:27:44  
69 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 1:28:05  
70 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:28:30  
71 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 1:28:41  
72 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 1:28:54  
73 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 1:29:30  
74 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:29:41  
75 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:32:04  
76 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:32:19  
77 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 1:34:56  
78 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:34:58  
79 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:35:10  
80 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 1:37:10  
81 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:37:14  
82 Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun 1:38:20  
83 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 1:39:18  
84 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 1:40:17  
85 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1:40:29  
86 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:41:53  
87 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:42:30  
88 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:43:04  
89 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:43:17  
90 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha 1:43:33  
91 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 1:43:41  
92 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 1:44:18  
93 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 1:45:14  
94 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 1:46:45  
95 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:47:43  
96 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 1:48:28  
97 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:48:46  
98 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:48:54  
99 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:49:02  
100 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 1:50:50  
101 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:51:31  
102 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 1:52:02  
103 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha 1:53:01  
104 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun 1:53:33  
105 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 1:55:01  
106 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun 1:55:43  
107 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:57:21  
108 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 1:58:10  
109 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 1:58:26  
110 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:58:51  
111 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard 1:59:14  
112 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:59:46  
113 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2:00:41  
114 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol 2:01:14  
115 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 2:01:43  
116 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 2:02:28  
117 Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun 2:03:34  
118 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:03:40  
119 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:09:05  
120 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:09:15  
121 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2:10:35  
122 Gatis Smukulis (Lat) Katusha 2:12:24  
123 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2:12:31  
124 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:12:45  
125 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2:14:23  
126 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 2:14:42  
127 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:18:00  
128 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 2:18:07  
129 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 2:20:14  
130 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr 2:20:21  
131 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 2:20:51  
132 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2:22:57  
133 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2:22:58  
134 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:23:02  
135 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:23:27  
136 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol 2:23:37  
137 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 2:23:44  
138 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:24:05  
139 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 2:24:32  
140 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:24:54  
141 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha 2:25:36  
142 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 2:25:42  
143 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:26:14  
144 Roy Curvers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 2:30:29  
145 Murilo Antonio Fischer (Bra) FDJ.fr 2:31:19  
146 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling 2:31:30  
147 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:31:44  
148 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:32:30  
149 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp 2:32:49  
150 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:33:45  
151 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:33:58  
152 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:34:08  
153 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:35:19  
154 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 2:35:38  
155 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 2:36:10  
156 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr 2:36:58  
157 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2:37:11  
158 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:37:37  
159 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:38:02  
160 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:38:45  
161 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol 2:39:10  
162 Thomas Leezer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:39:18  
163 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Sky Procycling 2:39:43  
164 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 2:41:01  
165 Brian Vandborg (Den) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2:41:26  
166 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 2:42:54  
167 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2:43:08  
168 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar 2:44:19  
169 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 2:45:30  
170 Albert Timmer (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 2:45:51  
171 Frederik Willems (Bel) Lotto Belisol 2:46:44  
172 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 2:47:36  
173 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 2:54:44  
174 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 2:54:49  
175 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun 2:55:12  
176 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:55:13  
177 Assan Bazayev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:55:48  
178 Dmitriy Muravyev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:56:40  
179 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 2:57:30


Points classification
1 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 377 pts
2 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 278  
3 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol 223  
4 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 177  
5 Alexander Kristoff (Nor) Katusha 157  
6 Jose Joaquin Rojas Gil (Spa) Movistar Team 145  
7 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 110  
8 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 101  
9 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica-GreenEdge 91  
10 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 84  
11 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 72  
12 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 70  
13 Francesco Gavazzi (Ita) Astana Pro Team 66  
14 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 65  
15 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 64  
16 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 63  
17 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 61  
18 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 59  
19 Roberto Ferrari (Ita) Lampre-Merida 58  
20 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 56  
21 Fabio Sabatini (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 53  
22 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 52  
23 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 52  
24 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 52  
25 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 48  
26 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 47  
27 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 45  
28 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 43  
29 David Millar (GBr) Garmin-Sharp 43  
30 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Sojasun 43  
31 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 43  
32 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 40  
33 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol 39  
34 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 38  
35 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 38  
36 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 37  
37 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 36  
38 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 34  
39 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 33  
40 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 33  
41 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 31  
42 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 31  
43 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 30  
44 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 30  
45 Niki Terpstra (Ned) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 30  
46 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 29  
47 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 29  
48 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 29  
49 Manuele Mori (Ita) Lampre-Merida 29  
50 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol 29  
51 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 28  
52 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 28  
53 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 28  
54 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun 28  
55 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 28  
56 Tony Martin (Ger) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 26  
57 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 26  
58 Egoitz Garcia Echeguibel (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 26  
59 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 26  
60 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 26  
61 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 25  
62 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 25  
63 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 24  
64 Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Sojasun 24  
65 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 23  
66 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 22  
67 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 22  
68 William Bonnet (Fra) FDJ.fr 22  
69 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar 22  
70 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol 21  
71 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 20  
72 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 20  
73 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 20  
74 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr 19  
75 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 19  
76 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 18  
77 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 18  
78 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 18  
79 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 18  
80 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 17  
81 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 17  
82 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 17  
83 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 17  
84 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 16  
85 Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale Pro Cycling 16  
86 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 15  
87 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 15  
88 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15  
89 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 14  
90 Nicolas Roche (Irl) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 14  
91 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 14  
92 Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Katusha 13  
93 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 13  
94 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 13  
95 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 13  
96 Svein Tuft (Can) Orica-GreenEdge 13  
97 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 12  
98 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 12  
99 Juan Jose Oroz Ugalde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 11  
100 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 10  
101 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 10  
102 Alberto Losada Alguacil (Spa) Katusha 10  
103 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 9  
104 Mikel Astarloza Chaurreau (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 9  
105 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha 9  
106 Pavel Brutt (Rus) Katusha 9  
107 Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) RadioShack Leopard 9  
108 Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 9  
109 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ.fr 8  
110 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 8  
111 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 8  
112 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 8  
113 Tom Veelers (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 8  
114 Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 7  
115 Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 7  
116 Alan Marangoni (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 7  
117 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 7  
118 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 6  
119 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 6  
120 Imanol Erviti Ollo (Spa) Movistar Team 6  
121 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 5  
122 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Cannondale Pro Cycling 5  
123 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 4  
124 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 4  
125 Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team 4  
126 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Sky Procycling 4  
127 Robert Gesink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3  
128 Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 3  
129 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 3  
130 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2  
131 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
132 Andrey Amador Bakkazakova (CRc) Movistar Team 1  
133 Maarten Wynants (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1  
134 Ian Stannard (GBr) Sky Procycling 1  
135 Koen De Kort (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 1  
136 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
137 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Sojasun 1  
138 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol -4  
139 Jose Rodolfo Serpa Perez (Col) Lampre-Merida -5  
140 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team -5  
141 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar -5  
142 Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp -5


Mountains classification
1 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 83 pts
2 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 66  
3 Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 53  
4 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 51  
5 Roman Kreuziger (Cze) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 28  
6 Joaquim Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Katusha 28  
7 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 28  
8 Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 24  
9 Bauke Mollema (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 20  
10 Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 20  
11 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 20  
12 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 16  
13 Simon Clarke (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 15  
14 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 15  
15 Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 14  
16 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 14  
17 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 14  
18 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin-Sharp 13  
19 Thomas Danielson (USA) Garmin-Sharp 12  
20 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 11  
21 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 10  
22 Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Belisol 10  
23 Jan Bakelants (Bel) RadioShack Leopard 7  
24 Arnold Jeannesson (Fra) FDJ.fr 6  
25 Wouter Poels (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 6  
26 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha 6  
27 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 5  
28 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 5  
29 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 5  
30 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 4  
31 Michael Rogers (Aus) Team Saxo-Tinkoff 4  
32 Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 4  
33 Laurent Didier (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 4  
34 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 3  
35 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3  
36 Lars Boom (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
37 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ.fr 2  
38 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 2  
39 Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2  
40 Brice Feillu (Fra) Sojasun 2  
41 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica-GreenEdge 1  
42 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1  
43 Julien El Fares (Fra) Sojasun 1  
44 Simon Geschke (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 1  
45 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Sky Procycling 1  
46 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 1  
47 Julien Simon (Fra) Sojasun 1  
48 Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1  
49 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1  
50 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 1  
51 Andy Schleck (Lux) RadioShack Leopard 1  
52 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack Leopard 1  
53 Przemyslaw Niemiec (Pol) Lampre-Merida 1  
54 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 1  
55 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun 1  
56 Jonathan Castroviejo Nicolas (Spa) Movistar Team 1  
57 David Veilleux (Can) Team Europcar 1  
58 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1


Young riders classification
1 Nairo Alexander Quintana Rojas (Col) Movistar Team 65:21:23  
2 Michal Kwiatkowski (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 0:03:50  
3 Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:07:45  
4 Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:03  
5 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ.fr 0:53:20  
6 Tom Dumoulin (Ned) Team Argos-Shimano 0:56:16  
7 Alexis Vuillermoz (Fra) Sojasun 0:59:53  
8 Tony Gallopin (Fra) RadioShack Leopard 1:00:40  
9 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:02:23  
10 Alexandre Geniez (Fra) FDJ.fr 1:20:17  
11 Rudy Molard (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:23:54  
12 Peter Sagan (Svk) Cannondale Pro Cycling 1:26:17  
13 Peter Kennaugh (GBr) Sky Procycling 1:31:23  
14 Jon Izaguirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 1:31:27  
15 Ramunas Navardauskas (Ltu) Garmin-Sharp 1:45:03  
16 Anthony Delaplace (Fra) Sojasun 1:49:56  
17 John Degenkolb (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 1:56:41  
18 Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2:06:44  
19 Moreno Moser (Ita) Cannondale Pro Cycling 2:08:36  
20 Matteo Trentin (Ita) Omega Pharma-Quick Step 2:12:13  
21 Cameron Meyer (Aus) Orica-GreenEdge 2:15:04  
22 Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2:17:10  
23 Alexey Lutsenko (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:17:40  
24 Romain Sicard (Fra) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:26:43  
25 Sep Vanmarcke (Bel) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:28:11  
26 Boy van Poppel (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:29:32  
27 Kévin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 2:29:51  
28 Juan Jose Lobato Del Valle (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi 2:32:58  
29 Marcel Kittel (Ger) Team Argos-Shimano 2:41:49  
30 Jerome Cousin (Fra) Team Europcar 2:48:57


Teams classification
1 RadioShack Leopard 195:00:32  
2 Team Saxo-Tinkoff 0:03:11  
3 Ag2R La Mondiale 0:04:04  
4 Movistar Team 0:14:00  
5 Belkin Pro Cycling 0:19:08  
6 Katusha Team 0:28:24  
7 BMC Racing Team 0:37:33  
8 Garmin - Sharp 0:49:51  
9 Omega Pharma-QuickStep 0:58:12  
10 Euskaltel - Euskadi 1:05:51  
11 Sky Procycling 1:13:19  
12 Cofidis, Solutions Credits 1:25:35  
13 Team Europcar 1:34:01  
14 FDJ.fr 2:06:09  
15 Sojasun 2:14:39  
16 Lampre - Merida 2:28:12  
17 Astana Pro Team 2:31:21  
18 Vacansoleil-DCM 2:41:17  
19 Orica GreenEdge 2:58:12  
20 Lotto-Belisol 3:49:27  
21 Team Argos-Shimano 3:59:35  
22 Cannondale 4:28:59