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Le Tour de France 2012 – Stage 6: Épernay – Metz, 210 km

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Martin, the Editor, and I had a meeting last night and agreed there’d be no over-use of superlatives or schoolgirl punctuation on our site. But what can you say about Sagan on the stage from Épernay ? – other than he was super, super awesome!!!

[Ed!!!  What did we totally, like, agree or something???   Editor.]

Seriously, what a ride, we can say that Cav wasn’t there and that Greipel was in bits; but Goss was there and so was his train – no matter to Sagan.

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Tim de Waele’s great photo of Peter’s win today.

The victory salute looked pure Incredible Hulk to me – or just maybe it was a Lou Ferigno (who played the green chap with anger management problems in the TV show) pose from his days as Mr. Universe in the 70’s?

Whatever it was, he deserves it; winning mad hill top charges against the middle weights is one thing, slugging it out against the heavy weights is another.

And Peter’s choice of gearing was perfect, lighter than the rest and accelerating all the way to the line.

Our tip for the day – Cav, was held up in the crash and will have to wait for a week before he gets another chance.

After yesterday’s stage we discussed the drying time for paint – not today.

Even before the big crash with 25 K to go there was evidence that this was one difficult day – the stats at the end confirmed this: 130-plus miles in 4 hours 37 minutes.

Riders like Tyler Farrar and Oscar Freire don’t usually slide out of the back on gentle rises.

The crash was a bad one – Astarloza, Viganao, Poels and Danielson all go home.

Dries Devenyns from QuiskStep explained it like this;

“I have pain, for sure.

“I went down at a really high speed, 55km/h an hour.

“There was a crash in front, and I don’t know what happened. I saw everyone braking and crashing in front of me.

“I had the reflex of protecting my head, and I was on top of Van Summeren (Garmin-Sharp), and then a few more fell on top of us.

“So far so good, but I have some bruises on the right side of my body and then my shoulder.  It could have been worse.”

Van Summeren’s misfortune was merely another factor in Garmin’s disastrous day – the whole team has been on the deck; with Ryder Hesjedal’s dreams of a Giro/Tour double left with the fibres of his Castelli jersey on the unforgiving French asphalt.

Valverde lost time – it would have been more without some sterling work by Vuelta winner and team mate, Juan Jose Cobo.

So too did Frank Schleck, but he showed real grinta in the chase.

And Gesink’s Tour bid ended today – unable to hold the Valverde/Schleck group on flat roads.

Rolland lost major time; but only an optimist would have had him down as a podium challenger – do the words Brice Feillu strike a chord?

And on the subject of failure, no l’Équipe today – sorry, but both of my usual sources were sold out, that’s if they ever arrived?

But it did give me chance to look at the statue on the Royal Mile of world famous economist, Adam Smith – he did well for a Kirkcaldy Boy.

No l’Équipe, but I did get the Guardian – it doesn’t have the same ring, I know, but the coverage isn’t bad.

And in addition you get the Bradley Wiggins column – with not a mention of Paul Weller or Vespas to be found, thank the Lord.

It’s actually very readable, taking you inside the race.

Bradley’s daily pieces are surprisingly engaging.

Sky has been more prominent at the front on recent stages – just as well, today.

But Richie Porte looked a very weary man when the clock eventually stopped at 13:24 for him.

That man Michael Mørkøv continues to lead the King of the Mountains and still finds his way through in the closing kilometres to help JJ Haedo set up for those last 200 metres of insanity.

Haedo’s confidence is building; he’s won in a Grand Tour before – in the Vuelta, last year and a win here is possible.

Tomorrow is the race’s first day in the mountains – two third cats loosen the legs for a summit finish at the top of the first cat. Planche des Belles Filles.

It’s a six kilometre ascent at an average 13% – no monster, but more than tough enough for a major reshuffle of the GC.

I’ll get up the Mile early, tomorrow – in search of that elusive l’Équipe.

And we’re hoping here at VeloVeritas that Andy Murray’s exploit today will inspire one from David Millar before the Tour is over.

A demain.

Result - Le Tour de France 2012 - Stage 6

Stage Result

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

Overall Classification

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

 

Ed Hood
Ed's been involved in cycling for over 45 years. In that time he's been a successful time triallist, team manager, and sponsor of several teams and clubs. He's also a respected and successful coach, and during the winter months can often be found working in the cabins at the Six Days. Ed remains a massive fan of the sport and couples his extensive contacts with an inexhaustable enthusiasm for the minutiae and the history of our sport.

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