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2012 Tour de France

Saturday, June 30 - Sunday, July 22

Results, stages with running GC, maps, photos, startlist

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2012 Tour de France map


Complete Final 2012 Tour de France General Classification:

In 2014 Denis Menchov was stripped of his 2009, 2010 and 2012 Tour placings because of irregularities with his biological passport.

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 87hr 34min 47sec
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 3min 21sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 6min 19sec
  4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 10min 15sec
  5. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 11min 4sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 15min 41sec
  7. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 15min 49sec
  8. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 16min 26sec
  9. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 16min 33sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 17min 17sec
  11. Andréas Klöden (Radi Shack-Nissan) @ 17min 54sec
  12. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 19min 33sec
  13. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 19min 55sec
  14. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 25min 27sec
  15. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 27min 22sec
  16. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 28min 30sec
  17. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 31min 46sec
  18. Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Movistar) @ 27min 3sec
  19. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) @ 38min 16sec
  20. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) @ 42min 26sec
  21. Jérôme Coppel (Saur-Sojasun) @ 45min 43sec
  22. Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 46min 52sec
  23. Michael Rogers (Sky) @ 54min 52sec
  24. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) @ 58min 37sec
  25. Ivan Basso (Liquigas) @ 59min 44sec
  26. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 1hr 4min 41sec
  27. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1hr 5min 10sec
  28. Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) @ 1hr 5min 39sec
  29. Jelle Venedert (Lotto-Belisol) @ 1hr 8min 26sec
  30. Juan José Cobo (Movistar) @ 1hr 9min 19sec
  31. Alexandre Vinokoruov (Astana) @ 1hr 15min 21sec
  32. Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1hr 16min 29sec
  33. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 1hr 16min 52sec
  34. Richie Porte (Sky) @ 1hr 20min 49sec
  35. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) @ 1hr 25min 23sec
  36. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1hr 27min 52sec
  37. Gianpaolo Caruso (Katusha) @ 1hr 28min 32sec
  38. George Hincapie (BMC) @ 1hr 30min 38sec
  39. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 32min 19sec
  40. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana) @ 1hr 34min 33sec
  41. Rafel Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 1hr 37min 57sec
  42. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) @ 1hr 38min 37sec
  43. Andriy Grivko (Astana) @ 1hr 38min 41sec
  44. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) @ 1hr 40min 44sec
  45. Amaël Moinard (BMC) @ 1hr 41min 0sec
  46. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) @ 1hr 41min 35sec
  47. Dominik Nerz (Liquigas) @ 1hr 42min 12sec
  48. Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 1hr 42min 39sec
  49. Michael Schär (BMC) @ 1hr 43min 53sec
  50. Sergio Paulinho (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1hr 47min 14sec
  51. Yury Trofimov (Katusha) @ 1hr 47min 31sec
  52. Jens Voigt (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 1hr 50min 41sec
  53. Vladimir Karpets (Movistar) @ 1hr 51min 43sec
  54. Fabrice Jeandesboz (Saur-Sojasun) @ 1hr 52min 28sec
  55. Maxime Bouet (Ag2r) @ 1hr 52min 30sec
  56. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 1hr 52min 34sec
  57. Johnny Hoogerland (Vacansoleil) @ 1hr 55min 30sec
  58. Marcus Burghardt (BMC) @ 1hr 57min 39sec
  59. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) @ 1hr 57min 45sec
  60. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) @ 1hr 58min 38sec
  61. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 1hr 58min 55sec
  62. Mikael Cherel (Ag2r) @ 1hr 59min 53sec
  63. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) @ 2hr 3min 55sec
  64. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) @ 2hr 5min 43sec
  65. Sébastien Minard (Ag2r) @ 2hr 6min 32sec
  66. Jérémy Roy (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 2hr 10min 17sec
  67. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) @ 2hr 11min 36sec
  68. Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 2hr 12min 22sec
  69. Simone Stortoni (Lampre) @ 2hr 13min 39sec
  70. Kevin De Weert (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 2hr 13min 49sec
  71. Sylvester Szmyd (Liquigas) @ 2hr 16min 15sec
  72. Pieter Weening (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 2hr 17min 30sec
  73. Christophe Riblon (Ag2r) @ 2hr 17min 31sec
  74. Jorge Azanza (Euskaltel) @ 2hr 18min 58sec
  75. Guillaume Levarlet (Saur-Sojasun) @ 2hr 19min 43sec
  76. Yaroslav Popovych (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 2hr 21min 56sec
  77. Vasili Kiryienka (Movistar) @ 2hr 22min 2sec
  78. Andrey Keshechkin (Astana) @ 2hr 23min 9sec
  79. Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 2hr 24min 35sec
  80. Marco Marzano (Lampre) @ 2hr 24min 46sec
  81. Adam Hansen (Lotto-Belisol) @ 2hr 25min 29sec
  82. Christian Knees (Sky) @ 2hr 26min 43sec
  83. Christophe Kern (Europcar) @ 2hr 29min 1sec
  84. Yukiya Arashiro (Europcar) @ 2hr 29min 13sec
  85. Matthieu Ladagnous (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 2hr 33min 14sec
  86. Danilo Hondo (Lampre) @ 2hr 37min 55sec
  87. Ruben Perez (Euskaltel) @ 2hr 37min 56sec
  88. Martin Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 2hr 40min 47sec
  89. Blel Kadri (Ag2r) @ 2hr 41min 14sec
  90. Romain Zingle (Cofidis) @ 2hr 41min 44sec
  91. Brice Feillu (Saur-Sojasun) @ 2hr 41min 50sec
  92. Julien Simon (Saur-Sojasun) @ 2hr 46min 4sec
  93. Michael Morkov (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 2hr 46min 14sec
  94. Arthur Vichot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 2hr 46min 51sec
  95. Stephen Cummings (BMC) @ 2hr 47min 3sec
  96. Lars Bak (Lotto-Belisol) @ 2hr 48min 5sec
  97. Stuart O'Grady (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 2hr 50min 31sec
  98. Kristijan Koren (Liquigas) @ 2hr 51min 34sec
  99. Nicki Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 2hr 53min 11sec
  100. David Zabriskie (Garmin-Sharp) @ 2hr 53min 26sec
  101. Ruben Plaza (Movistar) @ 2hr 53min 35sec
  102. Francis De Greef (lotto-Belisol) @ 2hr 53min 52sec
  103. Koen De Kort (Argos-Shimano) @ 2hr 54min 13sec
  104. Jurgen Roelandts (Lotto-Belisol) @ 2hr 55min 4sec
  105. Daniel Oss (Liquigas) @ 2hr 55min 24sec
  106. David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) @ 2hr 55min 24sec
  107. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) @ 2hr 56min 2sec
  108. Luca Paolini (Katusha) @ 2hr 56min 21sec
  109. Manuel Quinziato (BMC) @ 2hr 56min 21sec
  110. Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 2hr 57min 20sec
  111. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 2hr 57min 20sec
  112. Jérôme Pineau (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 2hr 57min 58sec
  113. Matthieu Sprick (Argos-Shimano) @ 2hr 58min 15sec
  114. Federico Canuti (Liquigas) @ 2hr 58min 41sec
  115. Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil) @ 3hr 2min 37sec
  116. Maxim Iglinskiy (Astana) @ 3hr 3min 38sec
  117. Baden Cooke (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 3hr 4min 30sec
  118. Alessandro Vanotti (Liquigas) @ 3hr 4min 39sec
  119. Joan Horrach (Katusha) @ 3hr 6min 27sec
  120. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 3hr 6min 55sec
  121. Nick Nuyens (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 3hr 8min 29sec
  122. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) @ 3hr 8min 57sec
  123. André Greipel (lotto-Belisol) @ 3hr 9min 2sec
  124. Gregory Henderson (Lotto-Belisol) @ 3hr 13min 6sec
  125. Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 3hr 13min 6sec
  126. Anthony Roux (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3hr 16min 38sec
  127. Anders Lund (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 2hr 17min 7sec
  128. Nicolas Edet (Cofidis) @ 3hr 17min 16sec
  129. Borut Bozic (Astana) @ 3hr 17min 44sec
  130. Lusi Angel Mate (Cofidis) @ 3hr 18min 11sec
  131. Jean Marc Marino (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 18min 20sec
  132. Marcel Sieberg (Lotto-Belisol) @ 3hr 19min 36sec
  133. Cedric Pineau (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3hr 20min 24sec
  134. Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel) @ 3hr 21min 34sec
  135. Roy Curvers (Argos-Shimano) @ 3hr 23min 44sec
  136. Cyril Lemoine (Saur-Sojssun) @ 3hr 23min 55sec
  137. Jonathan Cantwell (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 3hr 25min 8sec
  138. Yann Huguet (Argos-Shimano) @ 3hr 26min 43sec
  139. Yohann Gene (Europcar) @ 3hr 26min 58sec
  140. Juan José Haedo (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 3hr 27min 28sec
  141. Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) @ 3hr 27min 49sec
  142. Mark Cavendish (Sky) @ 3hr 28min 36sec
  143. Karsten Kroon (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 3hr 28min 56sec
  144. Bram Tankink (Rabobank) @ 3hr 31min 24sec
  145. Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Katusha) @ 3hr 38min 24sec
  146. Bernhard Eisel (Sky) @ 3hr 38min 48sec
  147. Johan Van Summeren (Garmin-Sharp) @ 3hr 40min 1sec
  148. Albert Timmer (Argos-Shimano) @ 3hr 40min 37sec
  149. Julien Fouchard (Cofidis) @ 3hr 42min 31sec
  150. Sebastian Langeveld (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 3hr 50min 12sec
  151. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) @ 3hr 54min 45sec
  152. Jan Ghyselinck (Cofidis) @ 3hr 57min 4sec
  153. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3hr 57min 36sec

Climber:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 135 points
  2. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 123
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 77
  4. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 63
  5. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar): 51
  6. Christopher Froome (Sky): 48
  7. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel): 43
  8. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat): 40
  9. Brice Feillu (Saur-Sojasun): 38
  10. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp): 34

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 421 points
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 280
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 268
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 220
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 160
  6. Bradley Wiggins (Sky): 144
  7. Christopher Froome (Sky): 126
  8. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank): 104
  9. Juan José Haedo (Saxo-Tinkoff): 102
  10. Cadel Evans (BMC): 100

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 87hr 45min 46sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 6min 13sec
  3. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 1hr 5min 48sec
  4. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1hr 16min 48sec
  5. Gorka Izaguirre (Wuskaltel) @ 1hr 21min 15sec
  6. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 1hr 26min 53sec
  7. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) @ 1hr 27min 33sec
  8. Dominik Nerz (Liquigas) @ 1hr 31min 8sec
  9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 1hr 41min 30sec
  10. Davide Malacarne (Europcar) @ 1hr 46min 41sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 263hr 12min 1sec
  2. Sky @ 5min 54sec
  3. BMC @ 36min 36sec
  4. Astana @ 43min 35sec
  5. Liquigas @ 1hr 4min 58sec
  6. Movistar @ 1hr 8min 16sec
  7. Europcar @ 1hr 8min 46sec
  8. Katusha @ 1hr 12min 46sec
  9. FDJ-Big Mat @ 1hr 19min 30sec
  10. Ag2r @ 1hr 41min 15se

Stages with results, photos, maps, profiles and rated climbs:

Thursday, July 28: Pre-race ceremonies

Teams' pre-race press conference photos

Teams presentation ceremony

BMC


Prologue, Saturday, June 30: Liège 6.4 km Individual Time Trial

Fabian Cancellara

More results and lots of photos

The Race: Sylvain Chavanel produced an outstanding ride that held up until Bradley Wiggins beat him by .42 seconds. Then Fabian Cancellara rolled off. At the half-way point he was a second ahead of Wiggins but in the final kilometers, he roared away, grabbing six seconds in the short distance remaining, an incredible ride.

World time trial champion Tony Martin suffered a flat tire and what looked like a slow bike change while Peter Sagan overcooked the 180-degree turn and had to unclip his pedal to keep from going down.

Results:

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) 7min 13sec. 53.2 km/hr
  2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 7sec
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t. (almost a half-second slower)
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 10sec
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 11sec
  6. Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  7. Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) @ 12sec
  8. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 13sec
  9. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  10. Andriy Grivko (Astana) @ 15sec
  11. more results

General Classification:

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) 7min 13sec. 53.2 km/hr
  2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 7sec
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t. (almost a half-second slower)
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 10sec
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 11sec
  6. Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  7. Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) @ 12sec
  8. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 13sec
  9. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  10. Andriy Grivko (Astana) @ 15sec

Climber: no points awarded

Points:

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan): 20 points
  2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky): 17
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 15
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC): 13
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 11
  6. Brett Lancanster (Orica-GreenEdge): 10

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 7min 23sec
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 1sec
  3. Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) @ 2sec
  4. Marcel Kittel (Argos-Shimano) @ 11sec
  5. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 12sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 22min 13sec
  2. Radio Shack-Nissan @ 4sec
  3. BMC @ 6sec
  4. Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 13sec
  5. Orica-GreenEdge @ 19sec

Prologue map

Prologue map

Prologue profile

Prologue Profile


Stage 1, Sunday, July 1: Liège - Seraing, 198 km

Stage 1 finish

More results and lots of photos

Rated climbs:

The Race: A 6-man break went away early, but Radio Shack-Nissan kept them on a carefully managed leash. Before they were caught, Michael Morkov, first to the top of the day's first three rated climbs, became the 2012 Tour's first KOM.

The field hit the final Côte de Seraing at full speed. Sylvain Chavanel tried to escape, but was brought back. With less than 2 km to go Fabian Cancellara let loose about a million watts, but it wasn't enough to keep Peter Sagen from getting on his wheel. Sagen refused to help Cancellara who was again in the position of dragging a quicker man to the finish. Edvald Boasson Hagen clawed his way up to the two, but was not a factor in the sprint, which Sagen easily won.

Results:

  1. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) 4hr 58min 19sec. 39.8 km/hr
  2. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  4. Philppe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  5. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
  6. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) s.t.
  7. Robert Gesink (Rabobank) s.t.
  8. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  9. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  10. Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  11. more results

General Classification:

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) 5hr 5min 32sec
  2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 7sec
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 10sec
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 11sec
  6. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 13sec
  7. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  8. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 17sec
  9. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 18sec
  10. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.

Climber:

  1. Michael Morkov (Saxo-Tinkoff): 3 points
  2. Peter Sagen (Liquigas): 1
  3. Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel): 1

Points:

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan): 55 points
  2. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 49
  3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 42
  4. Philippe Gilbert (BMC): 33
  5. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step): 23

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 5hr 5min 42sec
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 1sec
  3. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 12sec
  4. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) @ 14sec
  5. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) s.t.

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 15hr 17mi 10sec
  2. Radio Shack-Nissan @ 4sec
  3. BMC @ 6sec
  4. Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 13sec
  5. Garmin-Sharp @ 23sec

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 map

Stage 1 profile

Stage 1 profile


Stage 2, Monday, July 2: Visé - Tournai, 207.5 km

Rated climb: Km 82.5: Côte de la Citadelle de Namur, 2.1 km @ 4.5% - Category 4

More results and photos

Stage 2 finish

The Race: With about 15 kilometers to go, the last of the day's break was rolled up and the sprinters' team started to make things hot. Lotto-Belisol was especially energetic, hoping for something good from André Greipel. Trying to keep things strung out, and therefore safer, Cadel Evans' BMC squad thrashed themselves at the front as well. In the end it came down to a drag race between Mark Cavendish and André Greipel, which Cavendish won.

GC leader Fabian Cancellara finished in the pack and remains in yellow.

Results:

  1. Mark Cavendish (Sky) 4hr 56min 59sec. 41.9km/hr
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  4. Tom Veelers (Argos-Shimano)
  5. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) s.t.
  6. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) s.t.
  7. Yauheni Hutarovich (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  8. Juan José Haedo (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  9. Mark Renshaw (Rabobank) s.t.
  10. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  11. More results and photos

General Classification: Distance covered so far: 405.5 km at an average speed of 40.381 km/hr

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) 10hr 2min 31sec
  2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 7sec
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 10sec
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 11sec
  6. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 13sec
  7. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  8. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 17sec
  9. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 18sec
  10. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.

Climber:

  1. Michael Morkov (Saxo-Tinkoff): 4 points
  2. Peter Sagen (Liquigas): 1
  3. Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel): 1

Points:

  1. Peter Sagen (Liquigas): 78 points
  2. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 63
  3. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan): 55
  4. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 52
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 42

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 10hr 2min 41sec
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 1sec
  3. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 12sec
  4. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) @ 14sec
  5. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) s.t.

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 30hr 8min 7sec
  2. Radio Shack-Nissan @ 4sec
  3. BMC @ 6sec
  4. Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 13sec
  5. Garmin-Sharp @ 23sec

Stage 2 map

Stage 2 map

Stage 2 profile

Stage 2 profile


Stage 3, Tuesday, July 3: Orchies - Boulogne sur Mer, 197 km. Medium mountains.

Rated Climbs:

More results and lots of photos

Stage 3 finish

The Race: Flat tires and crashes, including one near the finish line, tormented the riders today. The day's break, containing KOM Michael Morkov, rolled off early and was able to stay away most of the stage. But Liquigas knew this race had Peter Sagan written all over it, so they collaborated with RadioShack-Nissan to keep the break on a short leash.

The most dramatic move of the day came from Sylvain Chavanel, who jumped with 5 km to go. He never got enough of a lead to stay away, and when the final slope reared up, he was swallowed by the pack. Michael Albasini rolled the dice, but with Sagan on his wheel, he and the rest were doomed. Sagan jumped and got a large enough gap to showboat across the line.

Results:

  1. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) 4hr 42min 58sec. 41.8 km/hr
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 1sec
  3. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  4. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  5. Michael Albasini (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  6. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  7. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  8. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  9. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
  10. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) s.t.
  11. More results and photos

General Classification: 602.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.824 km/hr

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) 14hr 45min 30sec
  2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 7sec
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick-Step) s.t.
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 10sec
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 11sec
  6. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 13sec
  7. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 17sec
  8. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 18sec
  9. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  10. Andréas Klöden (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 19min
  11. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) @ 21sec

Climber:

  1. Michael Morkov (Saxo-Tinkoff): 9 points
  2. Ivan Basso (Liquigas): 2
  3. Pablo Urtasun (Euskaltel): 1
  4. Peter Sagen (Liquigas): 1
  5. Tony Gallopin (Radio Shack-Nissan): 1

Points:

  1. Peter Sagen (Liquigas): 86 points
  2. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 73
  3. Fabian Cancellara: 55
  4. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 55
  5. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 42

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 14hr 45min 40sec
  2. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 1sec
  3. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 12sec
  4. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) @ 13sec
  5. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) @ 14sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 44hr 17min 4sec
  2. Radio Shack-Nissan @ 4sec
  3. BMC @ 6sec
  4. Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 13sec
  5. Liquigas @ 29sec

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 map

Stage 3 profile

Stage 3 profile


Stage 4, Wednesday, July 4: Abbeville - Rouen, 214.5 km

Rated Climbs:

More results and lots of photos

Stage 4 finish

The Race: This nervous Tour de France continued to be dogged with trouble. For most of the day David Moncoutié, Yukiya Arashiro and Anthony Delaplace were away. After they were swept up with less than 10 kilometers to go, Sylvain Chavanel put in a monster attack. But everything was together for what looked to be another big-gear drag race between André Greipel and Mark Cavendish. It wasn't to be. With less than 3 km to go, a monster crash took down or delayed Cavendish and many other riders. With Lotto-Belisol's sprint train working perfectly, the race was between Alessandro Petacchi and Greipel, with Greipel taking the win.

Fabian Cancellara retained his 7-second lead over Bradley Wiggins and Sylvain Chavanel in the General Classification.

Results:

  1. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) 5hr 18min 32sec. 40.4 km/hr
  2. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) s.t.
  3. Tom Veelers (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  4. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  5. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) s.t.
  6. Jonathan Cantwell (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  7. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  8. Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (sky) s.t.
  10. Ruben Perez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  11. more results

General Classification: 817 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.713 km/hr

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) 20hr 4min 2sec
  2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 7sec
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 10sec
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 11sec
  6. Denis Menchov (Katusha ) @ 13sec
  7. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 17sec
  8. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 18sec
  9. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) @ 18sec
  10. Andréas Klöden (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 19sec

Climber:

  1. Michael Morkov (Saxo-Tinkoff): 9 points
  2. Ivan Basso (Liquigas): 2
  3. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 2
  4. David Moncoutié (Cofidis): 2
  5. Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun): 2

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 147 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 92
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 87
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 86
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 81

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC): 20hr 4min 12sec
  2. Edvald Boasson hagen (Sky) @ 1sec
  3. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 12sec
  4. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) @ 13sec
  5. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) @ 14sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 60hr 12min 40sec
  2. Radio Shack-Nissan @ 4sec
  3. BMC @ 6sec
  4. Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 13sec
  5. Liquigas-Cannondale @ 29sec

Stage 4 map

Stage 4 map

Stage 4 profile

Stage 4 profile


Stage 5, Thursday, July 5: Rouen - Saint Quentin, 196.5 km

More Stage 5 Results and photos

Stage 5 finish

The Race: The peloton let a four-man break stay away until the final kilometer. A rise shortly before the finish probably took away some of Mark Cavendish's speed. Also, with less than three kilometers to go there was a crash which delayed Peter Sagen. That left the field open to André Greipel and his Lotto-Belisol team, who timed things perfectly.

Fabian Cancellara retained his lead in the General Classification. With a single category four climb tomorrow, Cancellara will probably retain the Yellow Jersey until Saturday, when the stage ends with a hilltop finish at the top of the first category La Planche des Belles Filles.

Results:

  1. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) 4hr 41min 28sec. 41.9 km/hr
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-Green Edge) s.t.
  3. Juan José Haedo (Saxo-Tinkoff)
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky) s.t.
  5. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) s.t.
  6. Tom Veelers (Argos-Shimano) s.t.
  7. Oscar Freire (Katusha) s.t.
  8. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) s.t.
  9. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  10. Yohann Gene (Europcar) s.t.
  11. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) s.t.
  12. Matthieu Ladagnous (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  13. Borut Bozic (Astana) s.t.
  14. Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  15. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  16. more results

General Classification: 1,013.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.94 km/hr

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) 24hr 45min 30sec
  2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 7sec
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 10sec
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 11sec
  6. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 13sec
  7. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 17sec
  8. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 19se
  9. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  10. Andréas Klöden (Radio shack-Nissan) @ 19sec

Climber:

  1. Michael Morkov (Saxo-Tinkoff): 9 points
  2. Ivan Basso (Liquigas): 2
  3. Peter Sagen (Liquigas): 2
  4. Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun): 2
  5. David Moncoutié (Cofidis): 2

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 155 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 137
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 132
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 119
  5. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre): 91

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 24hr 45min 42sec
  2. Edvald Boasson hagen (Sky) @ 1sec
  3. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 12sec
  4. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) @ 13sec
  5. Wouter Poels (Vacansoleil) @ 14sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 74hr 17min 10sec
  2. Radio Shack-Nissan @ 4sec
  3. BMC @ 6sec
  4. Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 13sec
  5. Liquigas @ 29sec

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 map

Stage 5 profile

Stage 5 profile


Stage 6, Friday, July 6: Épernay - Metz, 205 km

Rated climb: Km 145.0: Côte de Buxières, 2.7 km @ 3.8% - Category 4

More results and photos

Stage 6 finish

The Race: It should have been a final, easy flat stage before tomorrow's hilltop finish. A 4-man break wasn't cleaned up completely until less than a kilometer to when holdout David Zabriskie was caught. The final sprint was a race between Peter Sagen and André Greipel, which Sagen won.

But the bigger story was a huge crash with about 20 kilometers to go. It seemed to happen on a slightly downhill portion, when speeds were rather high. The road was blocked by the carnage and service cars couldn't get to their riders to give them new bikes. It was heartbreaking to watch Frank Schleck and the rest wait 2 1/2 minutes before they could get going again. They chased hard, but by then the sprinters' team were driving the peloton hard. Most of the contenders caught in the crash, Scarponi, Rolland, Valverde, Schleck, Brajkovic, lost 2 minutes and 9 seconds. Ryder Hesjedal finished more than 13 minutes after Sagen won the stage.

Results:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) 4hr 37min 0sec. 44.9 km/hr
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  4. Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  5. Juan José Haedo (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  6. Greg Henderson (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  7. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre) s.t.
  8. Luca Paolini (Katusha) s.t.
  9. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  10. Brett Lancaster (Orica-GreenEdge) @ 4sec
  11. more results

General Classification: 1,218.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 41.48 km/hr

  1. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) 29hr 22min 36sec
  2. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) @ 7sec
  3. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 10sec
  5. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 13sec
  6. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 17sec
  7. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 18sec
  8. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) @ 19sec
  9. Andréas Klöden (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  10. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 22sec

Climber:

  1. Michael Morkov (Saxo-Tinkoff): 9 points
  2. Ivan Basso (Liquigas): 2
  3. Peter Sagen (Liquigas): 2
  4. David Moncoutié (Cofidis): 2
  5. Anthony Delaplace (Saur-Sojasun): 2

Points:

  1. Peter Sagen (Liquigas): 209 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 178
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 167
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre): 109

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Gardeen (BMC) 29hr 22min 46sec
  2. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) @ 9sec
  3. Tony Gallopin (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 1min 28sec
  4. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1min 47sec
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) @ 2min 6sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 88hr 8min 22sec
  2. Radio Shack-Nissan @ 4sec
  3. BMC @ 6sec
  4. Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 13sec
  5. Liquigas @ 25sec

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Stage 6 profile


Stage 7, Saturday, July 7: Tomblaine - La Planche des Belles Filles, 199 km. Medium mountains

Rated Climbs:

More results and pictures

Stage 7 finish

The Race: The day's break was caught as the final climb, La Planche des Belles Filles, began to bite. Sky's Edvald Bossan Hagen set a furious pace on the climb's lower slopes and shelled may riders. But it was Sky's next rider, Christopher Froome, who probably changed the entire complexion of the Tour when he broke the legs of all but eight riders. There were surprising losers today. Pierre Rolland struggled and Denis Menchov and Frank Schleck looked to have their Tour chances reduced. Jurgen van den Broeck and Alejandro Valverde had mechanicals just before the climb.

Before the final turn Cadel Evans attacked. Froome was able to pass him while Bradley Wiggins held his wheel. Froome surged for the win and Wiggins became the new Yellow Jersey.

Fabian Cancellara gave it a go, but the steepness of the hill was too much for the big guy.

Results:

  1. Christopher Froome (Sky) 4hr 58min 35sec. 40.0 km/hr
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 2sec
  3. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  4. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 7sec
  5. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 19sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 44sec
  7. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 46sec
  8. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) s.t.
  9. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 50sec
  10. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 56sec
  11. more results

General Classification: 1,417.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 41.26 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 34hr 21min 20sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 10sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 16sec
  4. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 32sec
  5. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 54sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 59sec
  7. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 1min 9sec
  8. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 1min 22sec
  9. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 1min 32sec
  10. Michael Rogers (Sky) @ 1min 40sec

Climber:

  1. Christopher Froome (Sky): 20 points
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC): 16
  3. Bradley Wiggins (Sky): 12
  4. Michael Morkov (Saxo-Tinkoff): 9
  5. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas): 8

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 217 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 185
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 172
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre): 109

Young Rider:

  1. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis): 34hr 21min 52sec
  2. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 2min 37sec
  3. Tony Gallopin (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 2min 41sec
  4. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3min 35sec
  5. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 3min 38sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 103hr 5min 23sec
  2. Radio Shack-Nissan @ 1min 37sec
  3. Katusha @ 5min 54sec
  4. Liquigas @ 6min 16sec
  5. BMC @ 7min 8sec

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Stage 8, Sunday, July 8: Belfort - Porrentruy, 157.5 km. Medium mountains

Rated ascents:

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Stage 8 finish

The Race: What a day! Astana's Fredrik Kessiakoff was away and alone on the first category Col de la Croix when the youngest rider in the peloton, Thibaut Pinot caught and passed him. Pinot went over the climb with about 20 seconds on Kessiakoff and several minutes on the peloton. He drove for home with his director, Marc Madiot (1985, 1991 Paris-Roubaix winner), screaming at him from the team car. When he was in sight of the flamme rouge, Madiot shouted to him that he was going to win the stage, which he did. Terrific ride.

Back at the ranch, the speed the peloton went up the Col de la Croix was so fierce there were only 8 riders together at the top, and they were the real contenders for this Tour. On the descent Vincenzo Nibali tried to get a gap, but he couldn't open up any real space. I'm sure there will be more of that in days to come.

In the run-in to the finish Jurgen Van Den Broeck escaped and Cadel Evans went after him, prompting a furious chase by Bradley Wiggins. They were together for the field sprint, which Evans won.

Wiggins goes into tomorrow's time trial in the lead, allowing him to ride last. Samuel Sanchez crashed badly today. He will not be able to defend his Olympic road race gold medal.

Results:

  1. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) 3hr 56min 10sec. 40.0 km/hr
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 26sec
  3. Tony Gallopin (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  4. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  5. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) s.t.
  6. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  7. Christopher Froome (Sky) s.t.
  8. Denis Menchov (Katusha) s.t.
  9. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) s.t.
  10. Frank Schleck (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 30sec
  11. more results

General Classification: 1,575 km raced so far at an average speed of 41.12 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 38hr 17min 56sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) 2 10sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 16sec
  4. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 54sec
  5. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio shack-Nissan) @ 59sec
  6. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 1min 32sec
  7. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 2min 8sec
  8. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 2min 11sec
  9. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 2min 21sec
  10. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 2min 27sec

Climber:

  1. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 21 points
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky): 20
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC): 18
  4. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat): 16
  5. Bradley Wiggins (Sky): 12

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 217 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 185
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 172
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre): 109

Young Rider:

  1. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) 38hr 20min 23sec
  2. Tony Gallopin (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 46sec
  3. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 1min 14sec
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 1min 41sec
  5. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 3min 38sec

Team Classification:

  1. Sky: 103hr 5min 23sec
  2. Radio Shack-Nissan @ 1min 37sec
  3. Katusha @ 5min 54sec
  4. Liquigas @ 6min 16sec
  5. BMC @ 7min 8sec

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Stage 8 profile


Stage 9, Monday, July 9: Arc et Senans - Besançon 41.5 km Individual Time Trial

More results and lots of pictures

Bradley Wiggins

Results:

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 51min 24sec. 48.4 km/hr
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 35sec
  3. Fabian Cancellara (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 57sec
  4. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 1min 6sec
  5. Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1min 24sec
  6. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 43sec
  7. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 1min 59sec
  8. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 7sec
  9. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 2min 8sec
  10. Andréas Klöden (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 2min 9sec
  11. more results and pictures

General Classification: 1616.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 41.29 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 39hr 9min 20sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 53sec
  3. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 2min 7sec
  4. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 23sec
  5. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 3min 2sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 3min 19sec
  7. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 4min 23sec
  8. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 5min 14sec
  9. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 5min 20sec
  10. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 5min 29sec

Climber:

  1. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 21points
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky): 20
  3. Cadel Evans (BMC): 18
  4. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat): 16
  5. Bradley Wiggins (Sky): 12

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 217 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 185
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 172
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre): 109

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 39hr 14min 34sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 42sec
  3. Tony Gallopin (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 45sec
  4. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3min 39sec
  5. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 5min 11sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 117hr 36min 25sec
  2. Sky @ 1min 25sec
  3. Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 13min 25sec
  4. Liquigas @ 16min 6sec
  5. Katusha @ 16min 23sec

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Rest Day: Tuesday, July 10


Stage 10, Wednesday, July 11: Mâcon - Bellegarde sur Valserine, 194.5 km. High mountains

Rated ascents:

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Stage 10 finish

The Race: A block of 25 riders got away early and worked well together. The escape broke up on the Col du Gran Colombier with Michele Scarponi, Luis-Leon Sanchez, Dreis Devenyns and Thomas Voeckler going over the top first. They stayed together to the end with the surprise addition of Jens Voigt, who caught them shortly after the descent of the final hill, the Col de Richemond.

The members of the front break each tried to take off at some point. But in the ascent to the finish, it was the hardest working member of the break, Thomas Voeckler, who stayed away. Because he was first over the Colombier and Richemond, Voeckler is the new KOM.

In the Yellow Jersey group, Sky set the pace on the climbs. But on the descent of the Colombier, Vicenzo Nibali got a large gap. He connected with teammate Peter Sagan, who had been in the original break of 25. The two did a superb descent of the difficult and narrow Gran Colombier. Sagan helped as much as he could, but once the Richemond started to bite, he had to sit up. Shortly thereafter, the Yellow Jersey Group with Evans, led by Richie Porte, caught Nibali. Evens tried to get away on the climb to the finish, but Wiggins was on him instantly. Wiggins will start tomorrow's stage in yellow.

Results:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 4hr 46min 26sec. 40.7 km/hr
  2. Michele Scarponi (Lampre) @ 3sec
  3. Jens Voigt (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 7sec
  4. Luis-Leon Sanchez @ 23sec
  5. Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 30sec
  6. Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 2min 44sec
  7. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) s.t.
  8. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) s.t.
  9. Jurgen Van Den broeck (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  10. Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana) @ 2min 52sec
  11. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3min 16sec
  12. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  13. Bradley Wiggins (sky) s.t.
  14. more results and photos

General Classification: 1811 km raced so far at an average speed of 41.17 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 43hr 59min 2sec
  2. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 1min 53sec
  3. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 2min 7sec
  4. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 23sec
  5. Denis Menchov (Katusha) @ 3min 2sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 3min 19sec
  7. Maxime Monfort (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 4min 23sec
  8. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 48sec
  9. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) @ 5min 29sec
  10. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 5min 31sec

Climber:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 28 points
  2. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 21
  3. Michele Scarponi (Lampre): 21
  4. Christopher Froome (Sky): 20
  5. Jens Voigt (Radio Shack-Nissan): 18

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 232 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 205
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 172
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre): 109

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 44hr 4min 33sec
  2. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 25sec
  3. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3min 22sec
  4. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil @ 19min 1sec
  5. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) @ 27min 7sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 132hr 2min 22sec
  2. Sky @ 4min 58sec
  3. BMC @ 22min 6sec
  4. Astana @ 25min 56sec
  5. Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 26min 0sec

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Stage 10 map

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Stage 10 profile


Stage 11, Thursday, July 12: Albertville - La Toussuire/ Les Sybelles, 148 km. High mountains

Rated ascents:

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Stage 11 finish

The Race: Surviving from an early break, Europcar's Pierre Rolland gave his team a second stage victory in a row when he finished nearly a minute ahead of his chasers. This win came despite a fall on a descent.

But the real news was the carnage the mountainous stage inflicted on several hopefuls, most notably Cadel Evans. Evans attacked without success on the Croix de Fer, having brought a knife to today's gunfight.

On the final climb, after the Yellow Jersey group had been reduced to a few, Evans astonished all by being dropped. Teammate Tejay Van Garderen, holder of the White Jersey, dropped back to shephard him to the finish.

Even Wiggins showed weakness when Chris Froome jumped near the finish, taking Vincenzo Nibali, but not his captain Wiggins. Froome slowed to let Wiggins get back on.

Scrolling down the results, one can see Scarponi, Klöden, Valverde, Leipheimer and Menchov suffered significant time losses. The end result was Wiggins now has a tighter grip on the lead and Christopher Froome is in second place.

Results:

  1. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) 4hr 43min 54sec. 31.3 km/hr
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat)@ 55sec
  3. Chris Froome (Sky) s.t.
  4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 57sec
  5. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) s.t.
  6. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  7. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1min 8sec
  8. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 1min 58sec
  9. Vasili Kiryienka (Movistar) @ 2min 13sec
  10. Frank Schleck (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 2min 23sec
  11. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  12. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) s.t.
  13. more results and photos

General Classification: 1959 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.21 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 48hr 43min 53sec
  2. Chris Froome (Sky) @ 2min 5sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 23sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 3min 19sec
  5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 48sec
  6. Haimar Zubledia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 6min 15sec
  7. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 6min 57sec
  8. Jenez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 7min 30sec
  9. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 8min 31sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 8min 51sec

Climber:

  1. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 66 points
  2. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 55
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 39
  4. Michele Scarponi (Lampre): 33
  5. Christopher Froome (Sky): 32

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 232 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 205
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 172
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Alessandro Petacchi (Lampre): 109

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 48hr 50min 50sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 1min 54sec
  3. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 23min 50sec
  4. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 30min 51sec
  5. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 38min 23sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 132hr 2min 22sec
  2. Sky @ 4min 58sec
  3. BMC @ 22min 6sec
  4. Astana @ 25min 56sec
  5. Omega Pharma-Quick Step @ 26min 0sec

Stage 11 map

Stage 11 map

Stage 11 profile

Stage 11 profile


Stage 12, Friday, July 13: St Jean de Maurienne - Annonay Davézieux, 226 km. Medium mountains

Rated ascents:

More results and photos

Stage 12 finish

The Race: An early break of 17 was whittled down to five (David Millar,Robert Kiserlovski, Jean-Christophe Peraud, Egoi Martinez and Cyril Gautier) by the Grand Cucheron and Granier ascents. The quintet worked together with no screwing around until about four kilometers to go. As the road turned uphill for the finish, the attacks started, the winning move being initiated by Peraud. Millar bridged while the others watched. That was the race. Millar did most of the remaining work and then won the sprint.

Sky had an easy day defending the Yellow Jersey. When Peter Sagan got in a break that was bridging up to the Millar Group, Orica-GreenEdge shut it down, protecting Matthew Harley Goss' attempt to take the green Jersey from Sagen.

The Yellow Jersey group took it easy after neutralizing Sagan, coming in almost eight minutes after Millar's win. Goss and Sagen sprinted for the remaining Green Jersey points, but Goss threw a nasty hook on his way to winning the sprint. Goss was relegated for his foul and now Sagen has a large and perhaps unassailable lead in the Points Competition.

Bradley Wiggins will start tomorrow in Yellow.

Results:

  1. David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) 5hr 42min 46sec. 39.6 km/hr
  2. Jean-Christophe Peraud (Ag2r) s.t.
  3. Egoi Martinez (Euskaltel) @ 5sec
  4. Cyril Gautier (Europcar) @ 6sec
  5. Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) s.t.
  6. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) @ 7min 53sec
  7. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  8. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) @ 7min 54sec
  9. Cadel Evans (BMC) s.t.
  10. Luca Paolini (Katusha) s.t.
  11. More results and photos

General Classification: 2185 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.04 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 54hr 34min 33sec
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 2min 5sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 23sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 3min 19sec
  5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 48sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 6min 15sec
  7. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 6min 57sec
  8. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 7min 30sec
  9. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 8min 31sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 8min 51sec

Climber:

  1. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 66points
  2. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 55
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 39
  4. Robert Kiserlovski (Astana): 37
  5. Michele Scarponi (Lampre): 33

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 254 points
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 198
  3. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 181
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Cadel Evans (BMC): 100

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 54hr 41min 30sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 1min 54sec
  3. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 27min 55sec
  4. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 35min 36sec
  5. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 42min 28sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack: 163hr 56min 13sec
  2. Sky @ 12min 38sec
  3. Astana @ 24min 33sec
  4. BMC @ 35min 14sec
  5. Movistar @ 39min 16sec

Stage 12 map

Stage 12 map

Stage 12 profile

Stage 12 profile


Stage 13, Saturday, July 14: Saint Paul Trois Châteaux - Le Cap d'Agde, 217 km

Rated Ascent: Km 194.0: Mont Saint-Clair, 1.6 km @ 10.2% - Category 3

More results and pictures

Stage 13 finish

The Race: When the race hit the day's only rated climb, the Mont St Clair, Michael Morkov was about a minute ahead of a unified peloton. The hill turned out to be steeper and more difficult than its third Category ranking led many to believe. Morkov's legs got soft mid-way up the climb as the Cadel Evans-led pack stormed by him.

Evans got a small gap on Wiggins, who unhurriedly closed by up to him. Over the top, a lot of damage had been done by the leaders' searing pace. Several sprinters were gapped, including Mark Cavendish. André Griepel was the penultimate rider of the first group to go over.

On the descent, the speed was kept high. The final kilometers to the finish were hit by side winds that kept the peloton from regrouping. Alexandre Vinokourov and Michael Albasini roared off down the road, chased by Lotto-Belisol who wanted to set things up for Greipel. After the duo were caught, it was one attack after another. The stage was being raced like a Spring Classic.

In the final kilometer Bradley Wiggins brought things together for Sky's remaining sprinter, Edvald Boassan Hagen. But the sprint was between Greipel and Peter Sagen, with Griepel taking a close win. Sagen's second place along with the 30 points deducted from Matthew Harley Goss yesterday for irregular sprinting probably sews up the Green Jersey for Sagen, assuming he can get to Paris without misfortune.

Bradley Wiggins easily defended his lead and will start tomorrow's stage in yellow.

Results:

  1. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) 4hr 57min 59sec. 43.7km/hr
  2. Peter Sagen (Liquigas) s.t.
  3. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  4. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  5. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  6. Julien Simon (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  7. Marco Marcato (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  8. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  9. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) s.t.
  10. Danilo Hondo (Lampre) s.t.
  11. more results and pictures

General Classification: 2,402 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.34 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 59hr 32min 32sec
  2. Christopher Froome ky) @ 2min 5sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 23sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 3min 19sec
  5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 48sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 6min 15sec
  7. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 6min 57sec
  8. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 7min 30sec
  9. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 8min 31sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 8min 51sec

Climber:

  1. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 66 points
  2. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 55
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 39
  4. Robert Kiserlovski (Astana): 37
  5. Michele Scarponi (Lampre): 33

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 296 points
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 232
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 203
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 125

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 59hr 39min 29sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 1min 54sec
  3. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 41min 49sec
  4. Rafael Valls (Vacansoleil) @ 49min 40sec
  5. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 54min 59sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 163hr 56min 13sec
  2. Sky @ 12min 38sec
  3. Astana @ 24min 33sec
  4. BMC @ 35min 14sec
  5. Movistar @ 39min 16sec

Stage 13 map

Stage 13 map

Stage 13 profile

Stage 13 profile


Stage 14, Sunday, July 15: Limoux - Foix, 191 km. High mountains

Major ascents:

More results and lots of photos

Stage 14 finish

The Race: Tacks were scattered on the road near the top of the Mur de Péguère, causing chaos. Cadel Evans had to get at least three wheel changes. There were at least 45 punctures. The pack rode a semi-neutralized ride in to the finish.

Five riders (Luis-Leon Sanchez, Peter Sagan, Sandy Casar, Philippe Gilbert, Gorka Izaguirre) pulled free of the day's break on the final climb. Sanchez attacked on a small rise with about 10 kilometers to go, just as Sagan was eating. He grew his gap over the remaining kilometers for the stage win.

No change to the top standings with the pack shutting down the race after Cadel Evans regained the field and an attempted escape by Pierre Rolland was ended.

Results:

  1. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) 4hr 50min 29sec. 39.4 km/hr
  2. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) @ 47sec
  3. Sandy Casar (FDJ-Big Mat) s.t.
  4. Philippe Gilbert (BMC) s.t.
  5. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) s.t.
  6. Sergio Paulinho (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 2min 51sec
  7. Sébastien Minard (Ag2r) s.t.
  8. Martin Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 3min 49sec
  9. Eduard Vorganov (Katusha) @ 4min 51sec
  10. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 4min 53sec
  11. more results and photos

General Classification: 2,593 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.08 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 64hr 41min 16sec
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 2min 5sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 23sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 3min 19sec
  5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 48sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 6min 15sec
  7. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 6min 57sec
  8. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 7min 30sec
  9. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 8min 31sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 8min 51sec

Climber:

  1. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 69 points
  2. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 55
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 39
  4. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 33
  5. Michele Scarponi (Lampre): 33

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 333 points
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 236
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 203
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 129
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 125

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 64hr 48min 13sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 1min 54sec
  3. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) @ 40min 35sec
  4. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 41min 37sec
  5. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 52min 2sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 194hr 16min 22sec
  2. Sky @ 12min 38sec
  3. BMC @ 17min 47sec
  4. Astana @ 25min 19sec
  5. Liquigas @ 40min 33sec

Stage 14 map

Stage 14 map

Stage 14 profile

Stage 14 profile


Stage 15, Monday, July 16: Samatan - Pau, 158.5 km

Rated climbs:

More results and photos

Stage 15 finish

The Race: Today was a big turnip. The peloton had no interest in racing today and let the day's break of six non-threatening riders get a gap of about twelve minutes. Even the sprinters' team had no interest in shutting down the break for a chance at a stage win.

The break of Pierrick Fedrigo, Christian Vande Velde, Thomas Voeckler, Nicki Sorensen, Dries Devenyns and Samuel Dumoulin worked well together until about seven kilometers to go, when the attacks started go off. No one wanted to be with Dumoulin, a good sprinter, a the finish. At just the right time Fedrigo blasted off with a quickly responding Vande Velde going after him and making the catch. The others could not get organized, although Voeckler and Sorensen gave it a good go. Fedrigo was easily the faster of the two, giving the Frenchman his second Tour stage win in Pau.

Lotto Belisol did a full-on sprint train for André Greipel, who won the field sprint.

Results:

  1. Pierrick Fedrigo (FDJ-Big Mat) 3hr 40min 15sec. 43.2 km/hr
  2. Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Sharp) s.t.
  3. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) @ 12sec
  4. Nicki Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  5. Dries Devenyns (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 21sec
  6. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) @ 1min 8sec
  7. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) @ 11min 50sec
  8. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Shar) s.t.
  9. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) s.t.
  10. Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  11. More results and photos

General Classification: 2,751.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 40.14 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 68hr 33min 21sec
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 2min 5sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 23sec
  4. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 3min 19sec
  5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 4min 48sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio shack-Nissan) @ 6min 15sec
  7. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 6min 57sec
  8. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 7min 30sec
  9. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 8min 31sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 8min 51sec

Climber:

  1. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 69 points
  2. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 55
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo): 39
  4. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 37
  5. Michele Scarponi (Lampre): 33

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 356 points
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 254
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 203
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 130
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 127

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC): 68hr 40min 18sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot @ 1min 54sec
  3. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) @ 40min 35sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 205hr 52min 34sec
  2. Sky @ 12min 38sec
  3. BMC @ 17min 46sec
  4. Astana @ 25min 19sec
  5. FDJ-Big Mat) @ 34min 22sec

Stage 15 map

Stage 15 map

Stage 15 profile

Stage 15 profile


Rest Day: Tuesday, July 17


Stage 16, Wednesday, July 18: Pau - Bagnères de Luchon, 197 km. high mountains

Rated ascents:

More results and pictures

Stage 16 finish

The Race: A big move of 28 riders went clear about 20 km into the stage. From there, the day's four big mountains broke the legs of all but Thomas Voeckler, who went over the last climb, the Peyresourde, nearly 2 minutes ahead of Chris Anker Sorensen. Voeckler won his second stage of the year and took over the polka dot jersey.

In the Yellow Jersey group, there were a few flashes of rebellion against Sky's hegemony, but Sky did most of the pacemaking on the climbs. Cadel Evans was gapped on the the Aspin, but scrambled back on in time to be dropped early on the Peyresourde when Liquigas hit the front to prepare things for Vincenzo Nibali's attack.

Nibali attacked and got a gap near the top, but Froome and Wiggins closed up to him, taking no other riders with them. And that's how they went over the top of the Peyresourde and finished, the three best riders: Nibali, Wiggins and Froome together.

While Lotto-Belisol and Liquigas wanted to shake things up, no one had enough horsepower to dislodge Sky.

Results:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) 5hr 35min 2sec. 35.3 km/hr
  2. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff) @ 1min 40sec
  3. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 3min 22sec
  4. Alexandre Vinokourov (Astana) @ 3min 22sec
  5. Brice Feillu (Saur-Sojasun) @ 3min 58sec
  6. Jens Voigt (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 4min 18sec
  7. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) @ 6min 8sec
  8. Simone Stortoni (Lampre) s.t.
  9. Gianpaolo Caruso (Katusha) s.t.
  10. Laurens Ten Dam (Rabobank) @ 6min 11sec
  11. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 7min 9sec
  12. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  13. Christopher Froome (Sky) s.t.
  14. more results and pictures

General Classification: 2,948.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 39.71 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 74hr 15min 32sec
  2. Chris Froome (Sky) @ 2min 5sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 23sec
  4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 5min 46sec
  5. Haqimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 7min 13sec
  6. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 7min 55sec
  7. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 8min 6sec
  8. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 9min 9sec
  9. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10mn 10sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 11min 43sec

Climber:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 107 points
  2. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 103
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 77
  4. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 55
  5. Brice Feillu (Saur-Sojasun): 38

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 356 points
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 254
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 203
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 130
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 127

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 74hr 23min 27sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3min 48sec
  3. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 45min 26sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 222hr 58min 15sec
  2. Sky @ 17min 18sec
  3. Astana @ 28min 53sec
  4. BMC @ 29min 13sec
  5. Europcar @ 50min 3sec

Stage 16 map

Stage 16 map

Stage 16 profile

Stage 16 profile


Stage 17, Thursday, July 19: Bagnères de Luchon - Peyragudes, 143.5 km. High mountains

Rated ascents:

More results and lots of photos

Alejandro Valverde

The Race: Again the winner came out of an early break. Nibali had been in it, but Alejandro Valverde explained that the escape would surely be hunted down if Nibali, third in GC,remained in it. Valverde and Nibali shook hands and Nibali returned to the pack.

Valverde went solo on the Port de Bales rode beautifully and powerfully to the finish. Behind him, Liquigas tried to thin out the field and strip Wiggins of some of his support, but the real attacks did not come from Nibali. Jurgen Van Den Broeck was the animator and his accelerations caused Nibali to be dropped.

In the final kilometers Froome drove the Yellow Jersey group hard to try to catch Valverde, but he had to wait several times for Wiggins, who seemed to be encouraging Froome to go on alone. Froome stuck with his captain, and his waiting for Wiggins was probably a gift to Valverde, who still had 28 seconds in hand when he crossed the line.

Thomas Voeckler marked Fredrik Kessiakoff while increasing his lead in the KOM. Bradley Wiggins will start tomorrow in yellow with a 2 minute, 5 second lead over teammate Chris Froome.

Results:

  1. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) 4hr 12min 11sec. 34.1 km/hr
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 19sec
  3. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) s.t.
  4. Thibaut Pinaut (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 22sec
  5. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 26sec
  6. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  7. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 37sec
  8. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 54sec
  9. Christopher Horner (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 1min 2sec
  10. Daniel Martin (Garmin-Sharp) @ 1min 11sec
  11. more results and photos

General Classification: 3,092 km raced so far at an average speed of 39.4 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 78hr 28min 2sec
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 2min 5sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 41sec
  4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 5min 53sec
  5. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 8min 30sec
  6. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 9min 57sec
  7. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 10min 11sec
  8. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10min 17sec
  9. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 11min 0sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 11min 46sec

Climber:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 134 points
  2. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 123
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen: Saxo-Tinkoff): 77
  4. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 63
  5. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar): 51

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 356 points
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 254
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 203
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 130
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 127

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 78hr 36min 32sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3min 16sec
  3. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 1hr 0min 38sec
  4. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 2min 37sec
  5. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1hr 12min 23sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 235hr 40min 21sec
  2. Sky @ 14min 9sec
  3. BMC @ 36min 21sec
  4. Astana @ 39min 20sec
  5. Movistar @ 1hr 8min 4sec

Stage 17 map

Stage 17 map

Stage 17 profile

Stage 17 profile


Stage 18, Friday, July 20: Blagnac - Brive la Gaillarde, 222.5 km

Rated climbs:

More results and photos

Stage 18 finish

The Race: A large break was allowed a short leash, but by the time the race hit the final climb, the Côte de Lissac-sur-Couze, it was in pieces with the peloton a few seconds behind them. Alexandre Vinokourov blasted out of the peloton and made common cause with Adam Hansen and Luca Paolini. Others bridged, including Nicolas Roche and Luis Leon Sanchez. The final 10 kilometers were exciting, lung-searing racing as the escapees desperately tried to stay away.

Mark Cavendish had begged his team for help in this stage, and they gave it at the end. Bradley Wiggins closed a lot of the gap, even though he has the crucial time trial tomorrow. The peloton caught the escapees in the finishing straight. Cavendish came from way back and shot by everyone in an astonishing display of speed. Cavendish has tied André Darrigade's 22 Tour stage wins.

Results:

  1. Mark Cavendish (Sky) 4hr 54min 12sec. 45.4 km/hr
  2. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  3. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) s.t.
  4. Luis-Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) s.t.
  5. Nicolas Roche (Ag2r) s.t.
  6. Tyler Farrar (Garmn-Sharp) s.t.
  7. Borut Bozic (Astana) s.t.
  8. Sébastien Hinault (Ag2r) s.t.
  9. Daryl Impey (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  10. Samuel Dumoulin (Cofidis) s.t.
  11. more results and photos

General Classification: 3,314.5 km raced so far at an average speed of 39.76 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 83hr 22min 18sec
  2. Christopher Froome (sky) @ 2min 5sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 2min 41sec
  4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 5min 53sec
  5. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 8min 30sec
  6. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 9min 57sec
  7. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 10min 11sec
  8. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 10min 17sec
  9. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 11min 0sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 11min 46sec

Climber:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 134 points
  2. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 123
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 77
  4. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 63
  5. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar): 51

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 386 points
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 264
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 238
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 175
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 146

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 83hr 30min 48sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3min 16sec
  3. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 1hr 0min 50sec
  4. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 14min 28sec
  5. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1hr 16min 16sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 250hr 23min 5sec
  2. Sky @ 14min 5sec
  3. BMC @ 36min 25sec
  4. Astana @ 39min 20sec
  5. Europcar @ 1hr 4min 26sec

Stage 18 map

Stage 18 map

Stage 18 profile

Stage 18 profile


Stage 19, Saturday, July 21: Bonneval - Chartres 53.5 km Individual Time Trial

More results and lots of pictures

Bradley Wiggins

The Race: Bradley Wiggins was the fastest rider at all three checkpoints as he rode a stunning 50.0 km/hr time trial. Tejay Van Garderen wasn't able to overhaul Jurgen Van Den Broeck to take fourth in the GC, but he did catch and pass a faltering Cadel Evans. Evans dropped from sixth to seventh place. Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali handily preserved their second and third places

Results:

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 1hr 4min 13.15sec. 50.0 km/hr
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 1min 16sec. 49.0 km/hr
  3. Luis Leon Sanchez (Rabobank) @ 1min 50sec
  4. Peter Velits (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) @ 2min 2sec
  5. Richie Porte (Sky) @ 2min 25sec
  6. Patrick Gretsch (Argos-Shimano) @ 2min 28sec
  7. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 2min 34sec
  8. Vasili Kiryienka (Movistar) @ 2min 46sec
  9. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 2min 50sec
  10. Jérémy Roy (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 3min 5sec
  11. More results and pictures

General Classification: 3,368 km ridden so far at an average speed of 39.89 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 84hr 26min 31sec
  2. Christopher Froome (sky) @ 3min 21sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 6min 19sec
  4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 10min 15sec
  5. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 11min 4sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 15min 43sec
  7. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 15min 51sec
  8. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 16min 31sec
  9. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 16min 38sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 17min 17sec

Climber:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 134 points
  2. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 123
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 77
  4. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 63
  5. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar): 51

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) 386 points
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 264
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 238
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky) 175
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 144

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 84hr 37min 35sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot @ 6min 13sec
  3. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 1hr 5min 48sec
  4. Rein Taaramae (Cofidis) @ 1hr 16min 32sec
  5. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 20min 40sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan): 253hr 47min 28sec
  2. Sky @ 6min 2sec
  3. BMC @ 36min 36sec
  4. Astana @ 43min 39sec
  5. Liquigas @ 1hr 5min 2sec

Stage 19 map

Stage 19 map

Stage 19 profile

Stage 19 profile


Stage 20, Sunday, July 22: Rambouillet - Paris/ Champs Élysées, 120 km

Rated climbs:

More results and photos

Stage 20 finish

The Race: After the usual celebrations along the way to Paris, the pack hit the Champs Elysées. George Hincapie , who will retire this year with a record 17 Tour starts, was allowed to lead the pack onto the circuit. Then it was elbows, belly buttons and ears all over the place when Jens Voigt ripped himself clear of the field with Danilo Hondo close on him. Eventually eleven riders formed a hard-charging break that extracted a half-minute from the Sky-led peloton.

Late in the stage the break fell apart, but Voigt, Sebastian Minard and Rui Faria da Costa fought on. With a couple of kilometers to go it looked like the break might make it. But Liquigas had joined the chase, the break was snuffed and the pack was together for a perfect leadout for Mark Cavendish. It was no contest, Cavendish was blindlingly fast as his won his 23rd Tour stage and fourth straight victory on the Champs Elysées.

Sky executed a fabulous Tour. Wiggins, never lower than second in GC, won both time trials and never had a serious challenge in the mountains from another team. Teammate Chris Froome was a strong second in GC while Mark Cavendish won three stages.

Results:

  1. Mark Cavendish (Sky) 3hr 8min 7sec. 38.3 km/hr
  2. Peter Sagan (Liquigas) s.t.
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge) s.t.
  4. Juan José Haedo (Saxo-Tinkoff) s.t.
  5. Kris Boeckmans (Vacansoleil) s.t.
  6. Gregory Henderson (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  7. Borut Bozic (Astana) s.t.
  8. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) s.t.
  9. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky) s.t.
  10. Jimmy Engoulvent (Saur-Sojasun) s.t.
  11. more results and photos

General Classification: 3488 km raced at an average speed of 39.83 km/hr

  1. Bradley Wiggins (Sky) 87hr 34min 47sec
  2. Christopher Froome (Sky) @ 3min 21sec
  3. Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas) @ 6min 19sec
  4. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) @ 10min 15sec
  5. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) @ 11min 4sec
  6. Haimar Zubeldia (Radio Shack-Nissan) @ 15min 41sec
  7. Cadel Evans (BMC) @ 15min 49sec
  8. Pierre Rolland (Europcar) @ 16min 26sec
  9. Janez Brajkovic (Astana) @ 16min 33sec
  10. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 17min 17sec

Complete 2012 Final General CLassification

Climber:

  1. Thomas Voeckler (Europcar): 135 points
  2. Fredrik Kessiakoff (Astana): 123
  3. Chris Anker Sorensen (Saxo-Tinkoff): 77
  4. Pierre Rolland (Europcar): 63
  5. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar): 51

Points:

  1. Peter Sagan (Liquigas): 421 points
  2. André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol): 280
  3. Matthew Harley Goss (Orica-GreenEdge): 268
  4. Mark Cavendish (Sky): 220
  5. Edvald Boasson Hagen (Sky): 160

Young Rider:

  1. Tejay Van Garderen (BMC) 87hr 45min 46sec
  2. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ-Big Mat) @ 6min 13sec
  3. Steven Kruijswijk (Rabobank) @ 1hr 5min 48sec
  4. Rein Taarame (Cofidis) @ 1hr 16min 48sec
  5. Gorka Izaguirre (Euskaltel) @ 1hr 21min 15sec

Team Classification:

  1. Radio Shack-Nissan: 263hr 12min 1sec
  2. Sky @ 5min 54sec
  3. BMC @ 36min 36sec
  4. Astana @ 43min 35sec
  5. Liquigas @ 1hr 4min 58sec

Stage 20 map

Stage 20 map

Stage 20 profile

Stage 20 profile


2012 Tour route details:

Running from Saturday June 30th to Sunday July 22th 2012, the 99th Tour de France will be made up of 1 prologue and 20 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,479 kilometres.

These stages have the following profiles:

Distinctive aspects of the race

The 2012 Tour de France will have 25 mountain level two, level one or highest level mountain passes or summit fi nishes.
They will be divided up geographically in the following way:

9 new stage towns

Abbeville, Annonay Davézieux, Bellegarde-sur-Valserine, La Planche des Belles Filles, Peyragudes, Porrentruy, Samatan, Tomblaine, Visé


Startlist with backnumbers:

BMC Racing (USA)
Managers: John Lelangue, Fabio Bladato
1 Cadel Evans (Aus)
2 Marcus Burghardt (Ger)
3 Stephen Cummings (GBr)
4 Philippe Gilbert (Bel)
5 George Hincapie (USA)
6 Amaël Moinard (Fra)
7 Manuel Quinziato (Ita)
8 Michael Schär (Swi)
9 Tejay Van Garderen (USA)

Radio Shack-Nissan (Luxembourg)
Managers: Alain Gallopin, Dirk Demol
11 Frank Schleck (Lux)
12 Fabian Cancellara (Swi)
13 Tony Gallopin (Fra)
14 Chris Horner (USA)
15 Andreas Klöden (Ger)
16 Maxime Monfort (Bel)
17 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr)
18 Jens Voigt (Ger)
19 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa)

Europcar (France)
Managers: Dominique Arnould, Andy Flickinger
21 Thomas Voeckler (Fra)
22 Yukiya Arashiro (Jap)
23 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra)
24 Cyril Gautier (Fra)
25 Yohann Gene (Fra)
26 Vincent Jerome (Fra)
27 Christophe Kern (Fra)
28 Davide Malacarne (Ita)
29 Pierre Rolland (Fra)

Euskaltel-Euskadi (Spain)
Managers: Gorka Gerrikagoitia, Inaki Isasi
31 Samuel Sanchez (Spa)
32 Mikel Astarloza (Spa)
33 Jorge Azanza (Spa)
34 Gorka Izaguirre Insausti (Spa)
35 Egoi Martinez (Spa)
36 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa)
37 Amets Txurruka (Spa)
38 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa)
39 Gorka Verdugo (Spa)

Lampre-ISD (Italy)
Managers: Maurizio Piovani, Fabrizio Bontempi
41 Michele Scarponi (Ita)
42 Grega Bole (Slo)
43 Danilo Hondo (Ger)
44 Yuriy Krivtsov (Fra)
45 Matthew Lloyd (Aus)
46 Marco Marzano (Ita)
47 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita)
48 Simone Stortoni (Ita)
49 Davide Vigano (Ita)

Liquigas-Cannondale (Italy)
Mario Scirea, Stefano Zanatta
51 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita)
52 Ivan Basso (Ita)
53 Federico Canuti (Ita)
54 Kristijan Koren (Slo)
55 Dominik Nerz (Ger)
56 Daniel Oss (Ita)
57 Peter Sagan (Svk)
58 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol)
59 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita)

Garmin-Sharp (USA)
Managers: Jonathan Vaughters, Alan Peiper
61 Ryder Hesjedal (Can)
62 Tom Danielson (USA)
63 Tyler Farrar (USA)
64 Robbie Hunter (RSA)
65 Dan Martin (Irl)
66 David Millar (GBr)
67 Johan van Summeren (Bel)
68 Christain Vande Velde (USA)
69 David Zabriskie (USA)

Ag2r -La Mondiale (France)
Managers: Vincent Lavenu, Julien Jurdie
71 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra)
72 Maxime Bouet (Fra)
73 Mickael Cherel (Fra)
74 Hubert Dupont (Fra)
75 Sébastien Hinault (Fra)
76 Blel Kadri (Fra)
77 Sébastien Minard (Fra)
78 Christophe Riblon (Fra)
79 Nicolas Roche (Irl)

Cofidis (France)
Managers: Didier Rous, Stéphane Auge
81 Rein Taaramae (Est)
82 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra)
83 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra)
84 Nicolas Edet (Fra)
85 Julien Fouchard (Fra)
86 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel)
87 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa)
88 David Moncoutié (Fra)
89 Romain Zingle (Bel)

Saur-Sojasun (France)
Managers: Lylian Lebreton, Nicolas Guille
91 Jérôme Coppel (Fra)
92 Anthony Delaplace (Fra)
93 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra)
94 Brice Feillu (Fra)
95 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra)
96 Cyril Lemoine (Fra)
97 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra)
98 Jean Marc Marino (Fra)
99 Julien Simon (Fra)

Sky (Great Britain)
Managers Sean Yates, Servais Knaven
101 Bradley Wiggins (GBr)
102 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor)
103 Mark Cavendish (GBr)
104 Bernhard Eisel (Aut)
105 Chris Froome (GBr)
106 Christian Knees (Ger)
107 Richie Porte (Aus)
108 Michael Rogers (Aus)
109 Kanstantsin Sivtsov (Blr)

Lotto-Belisol (Belgium)
Managers: Herman Frison, Marc Wauters
111 Jurgen Van den Broeck (Bel)
112 Lars Bak (Den)
113 Francis De Greef (Bel)
114 André Greipel (Ger)
115 Adam Hansen (Aus)
116 Greg Henderson (NZl)
117 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel)
118 Marcel Sieberg (Ger)
119 Jelle Vanendert (Bel)

Vacansoleil-DCM (Netherlands)
Managers: Hilaire van der Schueren, Michel Cornelisse
121 Lieuwe Westra (Ned)
122 Kris Boeckmans (Bel)
123 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned)
124 Gustav Larsson (Swe)
125 Marco Marcato (Ita)
126 Wout Poels (Ned)
127 Rob Ruijgh (Ned)
128 Rafael Valls (Spa)
129 Kenny Robert Van Hummel (Ned)

Katusha (Russia)
Managers: Valerio Piva, Torsten Schmidt
131 Denis Menchov (Rus)
132 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita)
133 Oscar Freire (Spa)
134 Vladimir Gusev (Rus)
135 Joan Horrach (Spa)
136 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr)
137 Luca Paolini (Ita)
138 Yuriy Trofimov (Rus)
139 Eduard Vorganov (Rus)

FDJ-Big Mat (France)
Managers: Thierry Bricaud, Franck Pineau
141 Sandy Casar (Fra)
142 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra)
143 Yauheni Hutarovich (Blr)
144 Matthieu Ladagnou(Fra)
145 Cedric Pineau (Fra)
146 Thibaut Pinot (Fra)
147 Anthony Roux (Fra)
148 Jérémy Roy (Fra)
149 Arthur Vichot (Fra)

Rabobank (Netherlands)
Managers: Frans Massen, Adri van Houwelingen
151 Robert Gesink (Ned)
152 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned)
153 Bauke Mollema (Ned)
154 Mark Renshaw (Aus)
155 Luis-Leon Sanchez (Spa)
156 Bram Tankink (Ned)
157 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned)
158 Maarten Tjallingii (Ned)
159 Maarten Wynants (Bel)

Movistar (Spain)
Managers: Yvon Ledanois, José Luis Arrieta
161 Alejandro Valverde (Spa)
162 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa)
163 Rui Costa (Por)
164 Imanol Erviti (Spa)
165 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa)
166 Vladimir Karpets (Rus)
167 Vasil Kiryienka (Blr)
168 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa)
169 José Joaquin Rojas (Spa)

Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank (Denmark)
Managers: Dan Frost, Philippe Mauduit
171 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus)
172 Juan José Haedo (Arg)
173 Karsten Kroon (Ned)
174 Anders Lund (Den)
175 Michael Morkov (Den)
176 Nick Nuyens (Bel)
177 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por)
178 Chris Anker Sorensen (Den)
179 Nicki Sorensen (Den)

Astana (Kazakhstan)
Managers: Giuseppe Martinelli, Guido Bontempi
181 Janez Brajkovic (Slo)
182 Borut Bozic (Slo)
183 Andriy Grivko (Ukr)
184 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz)
185 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz)
186 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe)
187 Robert Kiserlovski (Cro)
188 Dimitry Muravyev (Kaz)
189 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz)

Omega Pharma-Quick Step (Belgium)
Managers: Brian Holm, Davide Bramati
191 Levi Leipheimer (USA)
192 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra)
193 Dries Devenyns (Bel)
194 Kevin De Weert (Bel)
195 Bert Grabsch (Ger)
196 Tony Martin (Ger)
197 Jérôme Pineau (Fra)
198 Martin Velits (Svk)
199 Peter Velits (Svk)

Orica-GreenEdge (Australia)
Managers: Matthew White, Lionel Marie
201 Simon Gerrans (Aus)
202 Michael Albasini (Swi)
203 Baden Cooke (Aus)
204 Matt Goss (Aus)
205 Daryl Impey (RSA)
206 Brett Daniel Lancaster (Aus)
207 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned)
208 Stuart O'Grady (Aus)
209 Pieter Weening (Ned)

Argos-Shimano (Netherlands)
Managers: Christian Guiberteau, Rudi Kemna
211 Marcel Kittel (Ger)
212 Roy Curvers (Ned)
213 Koen de Kort (Ned)
214 Johannes Fröhlinger (Ger)
215 Patrick Gretsch (Ger)
216 Yann Huguet (Fra)
217 Matthieu Sprick (Fra)
218 Albert Timmer (Ned)
219 Tom Veelers (Ned)