Marcel Kittel

Saturday night was sore – 4.5 hours on the road after the race then straight into the best of two falls or a submission with the motel wi-fi.

However a chance meet with the night porter and we were ‘in’ on the staff password – words and pics all safely on their way.

We realised a dream yesterday; our very own barbie on a mountainside – it was just ‘the biz’.

We had a wee bit of a ‘stramash’ with some Belgian journos who practically parked on our bonnet – but in the interests of EU harmony we bunged them a sausage and a kebab off the barbie and harmony reigned.

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Our roadside BBQ – sounds daft, but when you’re working, making space for some downtime takes a bit of planning!

The drive after the stage was over wasn’t ‘the biz’ though – all those hours up the ‘Autoroute Du Soleil.’

We were lucky to drive it in the evening – during the holiday season when it’s busy, it’s lethal, largely due to just about everyone ignoring the speed limit and the insane tail-gating which is standard practice on continental roads.

When we looked out of our F1 window in the morning, we saw that our car had been abandoned, rather than parked – we were tired boys.

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Our car wasn’t perfectly placed after a near 5-hour drive.

But here we are, Sunday morning, the sun is shining and shortly we’ll be off to the start to drive the stage into The City of Light.

The F1 motel next door has a special guest – the Credit Lyonais leon.

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The caravan lion has shed his skin overnight.

We caught him early, before he had his fur coat on – I hope it makes past the censor . . .

. . . and to use that journalistic device, fast forward 24 hours to Monday morning.

We’re now on the A115 heading north to Beauvais and the airport giving Radio Nostalgi it’s last airing for a while.

The sounds were good, yesterday – ‘Oh Happy Day‘ just as we entered Paris.

Perfect.

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The mini Statue of Liberty.

Paris was hot but not nearly as busy as usual – I can’t comment on the Champs because we didn’t go up there – but along the Quai and in the tribunes there was plenty of room – most unusual.

My personal view is that whilst the twilight timing may be great for the tele it means that many locals didn’t show.

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Plenty space on the barriers with the race only thirty minutes away.

With the race finish nearer 22:00 hours it meant you wouldn’t be home ’til wearing on for midnight.

Too late, if you have kids.

En route the Versailles depart the moto gendarmes hurtled past us – pulling neat three-up very tight TTT’s at big speeds on open roads.

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The police Gendarmerie riders are amazingly skilled.

From Versailles we drove the parcours, well in advance of the race, that gave us plenty of time to take in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles.

Because we were there before the madness, the police and officials checked our accreditation but were relaxed about us driving around the course and stopping to take pictures.

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Versailles is absolutely stunning.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, 50 years in the building, 700 rooms, 67 staircases, 352 fireplaces, tree lined drives which go on forever, ornamental lawns, a vast man-made lake in the shape of a cross (the Grand Canal).

It’s vast and very beautiful – or a hideous over indulgence which illustrates why the French Revolution came as no surprise…

You choose.

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The palace grounds are vast.

After the palace, the parcours were pretty un photogenic until we reached Paris – and much diminished roadside spectators.

It’s always a thrill though when you take the road along the Seine and get your first view of the Eiffel Tower.

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The quickest way into Paris on the last day of the Tour is to simply drive race route.

The approach was different, this year and involved us crossing the Seine three times instead of the usual once – inspiring total traffic melt down.

The French do like to toot their horns.

But eventually we made it to the underground car park just off the Place de la Concorde.

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The bookshops along the Seine are an oasis of calm today.

We photographed many of the big sights on the way in – the Eiffel Tower, Liberty, Les Invalides, the book stands by the Seine, the glass pyramid at the Louvre, the Joan of Arc statue, the Rivoli Ferris wheel, the river traffic on the Seine and the obelisk on the Champs Elysees.

The GreenEdge bus was navigating a delicate path through one of the Louvre’s arches when we passed – one mega Euro fine per Tour is enough, thank you.

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The GreenEDGE bus edges ever-so-gingerly through the gate, whilst Dan Jones the cameraman records the event from inside the cab.
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The Publicity Caravan on the Champs-Élysées.
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Impressive gymnastics.
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It’s thirsty work on the Caravan.
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The Rivoli Big Wheel.
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Norwegian Corner on the Rue du Rivoli.
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The very expensive race viewing balconies on the Hotel Crillon.

We split up, Martin setting off to take the race pics whilst I sniff around the bus park.

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Interesting detail on the Team Sky truck.

Crash victim, Marcus Sieberg was around and about the Lotto bus – still strapped up from his crash.

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Marcus Sieberg awaits his teammates finishing the stage.
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The spectacular fly-past.

Whilst the Saxo car wasn’t looking it’s usual cool self – not on the back of a recovery wagon . . .

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Not what the riders need – the spare bikes on the roof of a broken-down team car.

Over at Lotto the champagne party was in full effect with Marc Sergeant enjoying a chat and glass of champers – distributed by a striking looking young blonde lady.

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Another drink, sir?

Meanwhile, Rolf Aldag pressed the sponsor’s flesh.

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Always the sign of a good party.
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Marc Sergeant looks relaxed.

The QuickStep bus party was a belter, too – with Ms. Cav and Cav junior on hand.

I bolted when one of the team staff pounced on a TV crew for taking pictures of Cav junior but not of any of the team’s four wins…

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The Lotto end of race party at the team bus.

And I saw a thing today which I’ve never seen before – a rider ‘chucking it’ on the Champs.

Vacansoleil’s Dutch TT champion rode into the bus park with not many laps to go – his face was like thunder.

The party line is that he was ‘sick’ – somehow I had the feeling it was more a mental than physical situation.

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Westra goes straight on to the team bus instead of turning right up the Champs. Sick and pulled out as he was about to be lapped, or something else going on?
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Westra’s bike is the only one in the bus park at the moment.

Apparently it was 1977 when a rider last abandoned on the final stage – Eddy Merck’s big right hand man, Jos Bruyere of Belgium.

Meanwhile, out on the circuit, David Millar put on a show, initially with Juan Antonio Flecha but then, ‘en seule.

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Davie Millar waves to family and pals in the VIP area each lap he was away.

The Scot was ‘up the road’ for a total of 31 kilometres on the day.

We think that perhaps it was David’s ‘farewell’ to the Tour – just a feeling we get from some of his Tweets…

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Davie Millar makes a quick change and is ready to get to the team party.
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Sam Dumoulin needs a bike change.

Cav could have no complaints about his lead out – Chava, Kwiatkowski, Martin, Trentin, Steegmans were all there.

But one thing I did notice is that the ‘Missile’ did have a problem in the closing metres – either he spun a wheel on a road marking dampened by a discarded bottle, hit a bump in the road making his rear wheel skip, or he slipped a gear.

His wee legs spun a couple of low resistance revs before he gained traction, again.

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Alejandro Valverde has quietly gone about his business, supporting Quintana and ensuring a top 10 place for himself.
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The Tours’ biggest names get a guard of honour.
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Ian Stannard drops back to the car for a moment.

Over at the Argos bus it was joy unbridled – on the eve of the stage, big Kittel did say he’d would win it.

The Argos boys have made a science of the lead outs and it’s certainly paid off.

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The Argos guys arrive back at their bus high-as-kites.
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A very happy vibe at the Argos camp tonight.

But most of all, the night was about Christopher Froome.

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Support for Chris Froome.
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Chris Froome, second British winner of the Tour in two years… extraordinary.

However, we’re not sure about the wee reflective specs on the maillot jaune to make it sparkle under the lights.

Veering a wee bit too much towards the Liberace Show for our tastes.

Already, certain elements are referring to Froome as a; “plastic Brit,” like Greg Rusedski the tennis player.

You just can’t please some folks . . .

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Sir Dave Brailsford naturally chuffed.

And I guess if I was David Brailsford, I’d look self satisfied too, when giving interviews – in just his fourth Tour he’s won half of them with two different riders.

Impressive stuff.

His team deserve their long lay, today.

They’ll be sharing €525,690 – Lampre came away with just €11,180 to split between nine riders and staff for three weeks of 16 hour days.

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Nairo Quintana looks and rides with more maturity than his 23 years.

Quintana was the revelation – a stage, second on GC, Best Young Rider and King of the Mountains.

Very, very impressive.

Already the papers are saying he’ll win in 2015 – I’m not sure how they work that one out.

There are many ambushes for the wee chap to avoid – pressure, signing for big bucks for the wrong team, fast cars and faster women . . .

The last ‘pure’ climber to win le Tour was Pantani in 1998 and before that it was Van Impe in 1976.

I’d maybe wait a wee bit before getting the tattoo done . . .

Rodriguez was impressive too; after an uninspired start to the race he battled hard in the last week and only made the podium on the penultimate day.

Sagan, in green is cool, the sport needs showmen and he’s all of that.

It wasn’t a disastrous year for the French – but nor was it great.

Christophe Riblon’s stage win was beautiful and with Peraud crashing out in the mountain time trial – whilst in ninth place – his team mate Romain Bardet is best ‘Gaul’ in 15th spot.

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Poor Jean-Christophe Peraud was riding with a broken collarbone sustained whilst reccy’ing the TT course earlier in the day. It must have compromised his ability to handle very technical and super-fast descents, leading to a second crash which put him out the race.

Riblon was also the leading ‘baroudeur’ of the race – my favourite translation of the word is ‘brawler’ – spending 646 kilometres ‘up the road.’

That’s somewhere between three and four stages worth of kilometres.

Riblon, Bardet and Peraud are all AG2R men it should be noted and the team were second in the overall team standings.

Last year, Rolland was eighth and French riders won five stages whilst in 2011 Rolland had his beautiful win on L’Alpe and Voeckler was fourth.

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Rolland in the Kom jersey on the Col du Semnoz.

In 2010 Gadret was best with 18th but the home nation did win six stages, including two from Chava.

L’Équipe shares our view that AG2R gave sponsors and fans value for money and that Sojasun tried like bears on a limited budget and honoured the race.

But Cofidis were invisible, Europcar weak and FDJ.fr lost heart when Pinot quit.

But let’s not forget the lanterne rouge, GreenEDGE’s big Canadian ‘chrono man,’ Svein Tuft. He was 4:27 down – that’s an entire stage.

And the awards that really matter:

Most popular with the Press, ‘Prix Orange’: Froome.

Least popular with the Press, ‘Prix Citron (Lemon): Cav.

That’s our boy !

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Mark Cavendish hasn’t been popular in the press room this Tour. He’s hard to be around when he’s not winning as he feels he should – and that’s why he’s a champion.
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We heard that Stuey O’Grady will be calling it quits, and bringing a lengthy career to a close.

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Results - Le Tour de France 2013 – Stage 21: Versailles > Paris Champs-Élysées

Stage Result

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

General Classification after Stage 21

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