Monday July 23rd, 21.55 in a Ryanair Boeing, somewhere over Northern England.

They sell papers on the plane, these days – at inflated prices of course.

The whole outside ‘wrap’ of The Times is a Bradley Wiggins picture, yellow clad and taking the turn at the top of the Champs Elysees, l’Arc de Triomphe providing the background.

And the ‘The Thunderer’ isn’t too proud to pinch L’Équipe’s headline from two days ago; ‘Promenade des Anglais.’

There’s page upon page about Wiggins, some of it perhaps a tad too evangelical for my taste, but editors know what their readers want.

The Sun too, does Wiggins justice, with double page spreads and loads of colour. However, page three isn’t disrupted – the fall out will be settling and they’ll still be extolling the virtues of ‘Mandy from Rotherham’ – or wherever.

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An historic win, a great day to witness.

Pals Dave and Viktor warned me that it’s total media overkill in the UK.

In France, whilst it’s headline news if Tommy V or one of ‘les Jaunes’ (young ones) pulls a rabbit from the hat, in the main, it’s not as ‘mega’ as you may think, away from the actual race ‘bubble.’

But Britain, ‘Tour Crazy’ – I never thought I’d see the day.

The final Sunday night is always a late one at the Tour.

The laps of honour go on for an age – but as Tim Harris said to us; ‘by this stage you just want to go home!

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We got some pretty cool photos on the Champs. Photo©Martin Williamson
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Mick Rogers meets up with his beloved. Photo©Ed Hood
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Bradley worked hard for Mark to set him up for his fourth Paris stage win. Photo©Martin Williamson

By the time we ‘snapped ourselves out’ with pictures of Sky, next on the agenda was to meet Ewan Gowrie from Peebles CC, over on a flying visit to witness history being made.

To cut a long story short, by the time we dropped Ewan at his hotel, found our hotel, parked the car, checked in, found a restaurant and had a bite, we’d both had enough for one shift.

We were up at 08:00 on Monday and straight onto the words and pics until noon – despite the best efforts of the cleaners to empty us out of our room.

The good thing about working for the guys in Canada is that they’re on US time, at least six hours behind us – and Sunday isn’t a big day for site ‘hits’.

[pullquote]The final Tour stage piece always runs on the Monday – thank goodness.[/pullquote]

First stop, once we’d left the cleaners to their gig was to head down to the Beaubourg Centre for our traditional end of Tour crêpe and cidre lunch.

And a chance to think about the last two weeks.

It has to said that whilst it was a historic race if you’re British, it wasn’t an all-time great Tour as far as the GC battle went.

Bradley won the first time trial, Sky shut the race down and only allowed the breaks of their choice to go.

And whilst the tempo they set, stage after stage didn’t look too hard, there weren’t exactly droves of boys left in the lead group at the death on the mountain stages.

But their method worked and whilst the stars aligned for Cadel last year; this year there were no ‘Roo’ shaped constellations – more like a Vespa.

Despite what the Sky spin doctors say, and what Chris Froome has been coached to say, there’s a picture in L’Équipe today which says more than words.

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Some initiative shown here, not sure what Her Majesty would think of it though. Photo©Martin Williamson

As Wiggins wrestles with silverware, flowers and team hat atop the podium, Froome looks at him as if to say; ‘make the most of it, mon ami – it’ll be me, next year!

Word is that Astana are already talking telephone numbers to him; and Vik’s statements that Cav and Froome will both jump ship for next season are looking pretty accurate to me.

But we take nothing away from Wiggins, Sky and David Brailsford – an epic show.

It was a good ride by Nibali to take third; if you’d said to Liquigas before the Tour; ‘will you settle for three stages and a podium place on GC?‘ they’d have bitten your hand off.

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Nibali was keen to retain his podium place in the last week of the race. Photo©Martin Williamson

Nibali was never really going to risk that podium spot, but he had to play to the gallery – just a little.

Van Den Broeck has improved, no doubt and had to contend with the fact that his rouleurs had to honour major commitments for Andre Greipel.

But Lotto-Belisol will be happy – fourth on GC and three stage wins constitutes a good Tour for the Belgians.

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Adam and the Lotto guys had a good Tour. Photo©Martin Williamson

As for Van Den Broeck’s ambitions – next year Contador will be back, Schleck, A should be back, Froome will almost certainly have his own team and the next name we’re about to mention will be team leader at BMC.

And that’s before we talk about Bradley.

Tejay van Garderen’s (with a small ‘v’ please) fifth place ride was one of the revelations of the Tour.

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Tejay is going to be someone we write about a lot. Photo©Martin Williamson

His white jersey saved the race for BMC and their big budget operation.

When Tejay didn’t stop for Cadel during the tacks sabotage – Jean-Michel Morin of ASO is adamant it was no accident – he must have known that it wasn’t Cadel’s Tour.

We’ll see more of the young American with the Dutch dad in Le Tour.

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Michael and his Saxo Bank teammates. Photo©Martin Williamson

Zubeldia’s ride into sixth was solid – as good as he could have hoped for before the start.

It would be foolish to write off Cadel Evans – he’s too tough and clever to do that with.

But BMC aren’t paying all that money for seventh place.

I’d say he’s seen his last Tour podium.

French ‘white hope’ Pierre Rolland in eighth has to hope for hilly tours to come; Contador isn’t going to give him any less of a spanking in the chronos than Brad did.

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Ivan Basso rode for Nibali 100%, is still classy but past his best. Photo©Martin Williamson

Braikovic’s ride was a solid one for ninth, but he can only follow and it’s unlikely he’ll ever contend.

But in tenth position with a stage win to boot is a young man, who if he keeps his feet on the ground and works hard may just be the rider France needs.

Thibaut Pinot, just 22 years-old and with definite panache.

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Lampre finished, with a much depleted team. Photo©Martin Williamson

Of the 22 teams in the race, eight won a stage:

  • Sky: Cav x three, Brad x two, Froome x one, = six
  • Lotto: Greipel x three
  • Liquigas: Sagan x three
  • Europcar: Voeckler x two, Rolland x one, = three
  • FDJ: Pinot x one, Feédrigo x one, = two
  • Garmin: Millar x one
  • Rabobank: Sanchez x one
  • Movistar: Valverde x one

With five stage wins and the polka dot jersey, it’s been a great Tour for the French.

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Tommy Voekler succeeded in making a show, and winning the KoM. Photo©Martin Williamson

None of the wins could remotely be called ‘lucky’ and ASO surely owe a debt to Voeckler and his determination to animate the race.

Similarly, Sagan, with his trick paint job, wheelies and mad victory salutes added spice to the race.

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Peter wheelied down the length of the Champs after being on the podium. Photo©Martin Williamson

And one last tidbit of gossip – Cav to Quickstep for 2013, courtesy detective work from Vik.

And, as Dave always says at this moment – ‘yer Tour creds are now use to you now!’

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Our first view of the Eiffel Tower is the same as the riders had, as we drove into Paris on race route. Photo©Martin Williamson

Result - Le Tour de France 2012 - Stage 20, Rambouillet

Stage Result

1 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 3:08:07
2 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale
3 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
4 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
5 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
6 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team
7 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
8 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team
9 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling
10 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur – Sojasun
11 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Sharp
12 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos – Shimano
13 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team
14 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar
15 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
16 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:00:04
17 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team
18 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
19 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
20 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
21 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team
22 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team
23 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar
24 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
25 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
26 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur – Sojasun
27 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:00:07
28 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan
29 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team
30 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team
31 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin – Sharp
32 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 0:00:09
33 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
34 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
35 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale
36 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team
37 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan
38 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
39 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin – Sharp
40 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
41 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
42 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
43 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
44 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur – Sojasun
45 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
46 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team
47 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team
48 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
49 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
50 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale
51 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team
52 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan
53 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team
54 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling
55 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling
56 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
57 Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos – Shimano
58 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling
59 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team
60 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar
61 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
62 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
63 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team
64 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team
65 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan
66 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
67 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
68 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team
69 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team
70 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur – Sojasun
71 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
72 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur – Sojasun
73 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
74 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
75 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
76 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi
77 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi
78 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
79 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
80 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
81 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team
82 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
83 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team
84 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre – ISD
85 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre – ISD
86 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
87 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team
88 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
89 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
90 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
91 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
92 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team
93 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin – Sharp
94 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
95 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur – Sojasun
96 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team
97 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi
98 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
99 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan
100 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling
101 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
102 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
103 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
104 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
105 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
106 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:00:25
107 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
108 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
109 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan
110 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
111 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team
112 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale
113 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 0:00:29
114 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
115 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:32
116 Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos – Shimano 0:00:38
117 David Millar (GBr) Garmin – Sharp
118 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling
119 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale
120 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team
121 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos – Shimano 0:00:44
122 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
123 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team
124 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team
125 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
126 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos – Shimano
127 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
128 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
129 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
130 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team
131 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team
132 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team
133 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi
134 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne
135 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar
136 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team
137 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
138 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
139 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre – ISD 0:00:57
140 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin – Sharp
141 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
142 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank
143 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team
144 Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos – Shimano
145 Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
146 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 0:01:24
147 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat
148 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 0:02:02
149 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team
150 Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 0:02:45
151 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar 0:03:13
152 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:09
153 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre – ISD

Overall Classification

1 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Sky Procycling 87:34:47
2 Christopher Froome (GBr) Sky Procycling 0:03:21
3 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:06:19
4 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 0:10:15
5 Tejay van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:11:04
6 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) RadioShack-Nissan 0:15:41
7 Cadel Evans (Aus) BMC Racing Team 0:15:49
8 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Team Europcar 0:16:26
9 Janez Brajkovic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 0:16:33
10 Thibaut Pinot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:17:17
11 Andreas Klöden (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 0:17:54
12 Nicolas Roche (Irl) AG2R La Mondiale 0:19:33
13 Christopher Horner (USA) RadioShack-Nissan 0:19:55
14 Chris Anker Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 0:25:27
15 Denis Menchov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:27:22
16 Maxime Monfort (Bel) RadioShack-Nissan 0:28:30
17 Egoi Martinez De Esteban (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 0:31:46
18 Rui Alberto Faria Da Costa (Por) Movistar Team 0:37:03
19 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Katusha Team 0:38:16
20 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Movistar Team 0:42:26
21 Jerome Coppel (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 0:45:43
22 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 0:46:52
23 Michael Rogers (Aus) Sky Procycling 0:54:52
24 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Lampre – ISD 0:58:37
25 Ivan Basso (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 0:59:44
26 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 1:04:41
27 Peter Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 1:05:10
28 Laurens Ten Dam (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:05:39
29 Jelle Vanendert (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 1:08:26
30 Juan Jose Cobo Acebo (Spa) Movistar Team 1:09:19
31 Alexandr Vinokourov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:15:21
32 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 1:16:29
33 Steven Kruijswijk (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 1:16:52
34 Richie Porte (Aus) Sky Procycling 1:20:49
35 Daniel Martin (Irl) Garmin – Sharp 1:25:23
36 Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 1:27:52
37 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Katusha Team 1:28:32
38 George Hincapie (USA) BMC Racing Team 1:30:38
39 Gorka Izagirre Insausti (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 1:32:19
40 Fredrik Kessiakoff (Swe) Astana Pro Team 1:34:33
41 Rafael Valls Ferri (Spa) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:37:57
42 Peter Sagan (Svk) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:38:37
43 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 1:38:41
44 Jean-Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:40:44
45 Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 1:41:00
46 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) BMC Racing Team 1:41:35
47 Dominik Nerz (Ger) Liquigas-Cannondale 1:42:12
48 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 1:42:39
49 Michael Schär (Swi) BMC Racing Team 1:43:53
50 Sergio Miguel Moreira Paulinho (Por) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 1:47:14
51 Yury Trofimov (Rus) Katusha Team 1:47:31
52 Jens Voigt (Ger) RadioShack-Nissan 1:50:41
53 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Movistar Team 1:51:43
54 Fabrice Jeandesboz (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 1:52:28
55 Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:52:30
56 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Sky Procycling 1:52:34
57 Johnny Hoogerland (Ned) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 1:55:30
58 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) BMC Racing Team 1:57:39
59 Davide Malacarne (Ita) Team Europcar 1:57:45
60 Christian Vande Velde (USA) Garmin – Sharp 1:58:38
61 Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 1:58:55
62 Mikael Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:59:53
63 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:03:55
64 Luis Leon Sanchez Gil (Spa) Rabobank Cycling Team 2:05:43
65 Sébastien Minard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:06:32
66 Jérémy Roy (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2:10:17
67 Marco Marcato (Ita) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 2:11:36
68 Dries Devenyns (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 2:12:22
69 Simone Stortoni (Ita) Lampre – ISD 2:13:39
70 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 2:13:49
71 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:16:15
72 Pieter Weening (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:17:30
73 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:17:31
74 Jorge Azanza Soto (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 2:18:58
75 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 2:19:43
76 Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) RadioShack-Nissan 2:21:56
77 Vasili Kiryienka (Blr) Movistar Team 2:22:02
78 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 2:23:09
79 Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:24:35
80 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre – ISD 2:24:46
81 Adam Hansen (Aus) Lotto Belisol Team 2:25:29
82 Christian Knees (Ger) Sky Procycling 2:26:43
83 Christophe Kern (Fra) Team Europcar 2:29:01
84 Yukiya Arashiro (Jpn) Team Europcar 2:29:13
85 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2:33:14
86 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Lampre – ISD 2:37:55
87 Ruben Perez Moreno (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 2:37:56
88 Martin Velits (Svk) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 2:40:47
89 Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 2:41:14
90 Romain Zingle (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:41:44
91 Brice Feillu (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 2:41:50
92 Julien Simon (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 2:46:04
93 Michael Morkov (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2:46:14
94 Arthur Vichot (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 2:46:51
95 Stephen Cummings (GBr) BMC Racing Team 2:47:03
96 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Lotto Belisol Team 2:48:05
97 Stuart O’Grady (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:50:31
98 Kristijan Koren (Slo) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:51:34
99 Nicki Sörensen (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 2:53:11
100 David Zabriskie (USA) Garmin – Sharp 2:53:26
101 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Movistar Team 2:53:35
102 Francis De Greef (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2:53:52
103 Koen De Kort (Ned) Argos – Shimano 2:54:13
104 Jurgen Roelandts (Bel) Lotto Belisol Team 2:55:04
105 Daniel Oss (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:55:24
106 David Millar (GBr) Garmin – Sharp
107 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 2:56:02
108 Luca Paolini (Ita) Katusha Team 2:56:21
109 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) BMC Racing Team 2:56:27
110 Michael Albasini (Swi) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:57:20
111 Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 2:57:29
112 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Omega Pharma-QuickStep 2:57:58
113 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Argos – Shimano 2:58:15
114 Federico Canuti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 2:58:41
115 Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Cycling Team 3:02:57
116 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 3:03:38
117 Baden Cooke (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 3:04:30
118 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale 3:04:39
119 Joan Horrach Rippoll (Spa) Katusha Team 3:06:27
120 Matthew Harley Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 3:06:55
121 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 3:08:29
122 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 3:08:57
123 André Greipel (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 3:09:02
124 Greg Henderson (NZl) Lotto Belisol Team 3:13:06
125 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Omega Pharma-QuickStep
126 Anthony Roux (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 3:16:38
127 Anders Lund (Den) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 3:17:07
128 Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3:17:16
129 Borut Bozic (Slo) Astana Pro Team 3:17:44
130 Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3:18:11
131 Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 3:18:20
132 Marcel Sieberg (Ger) Lotto Belisol Team 3:19:36
133 Cédric Pineau (Fra) FDJ-Big Mat 3:20:24
134 Pablo Urtasun Perez (Spa) Euskaltel – Euskadi 3:21:34
135 Roy Curvers (Ned) Argos – Shimano 3:23:44
136 Cyril Lemoine (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 3:23:55
137 Jonathan Cantwell (Aus) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 3:25:08
138 Yann Huguet (Fra) Argos – Shimano 3:26:43
139 Yohann Gene (Fra) Team Europcar 3:26:58
140 Juan José Haedo (Arg) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 3:27:28
141 Patrick Gretsch (Ger) Argos – Shimano 3:27:49
142 Mark Cavendish (GBr) Sky Procycling 3:28:36
143 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff Bank 3:28:56
144 Bram Tankink (Ned) Rabobank Cycling Team 3:31:24
145 Aliaksandr Kuchynski (Blr) Katusha Team 3:38:24
146 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) Sky Procycling 3:38:48
147 Johan Vansummeren (Bel) Garmin – Sharp 3:40:01
148 Albert Timmer (Ned) Argos – Shimano 3:40:37
149 Julien Fouchard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3:42:31
150 Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Orica GreenEdge Cycling Team 3:50:12
151 Tyler Farrar (USA) Garmin – Sharp 3:54:45
152 Jan Ghyselinck (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit En Ligne 3:57:04
153 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Saur – Sojasun 3:57:36