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Le Tour de France 2012 – Stage 13: Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux – Le Cap d’Agde, 215 km.

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We’re in Le Cap d’Agde and we’re puzzled.

We’ve steadfastly avoided getting involved in speculation over the ‘d-word’ – if you regard yourself as a serious journo, you have to be able to distinguish between factual information from a good source and wild speculation on Twitter from individuals who may well have never even seen the race, let alone spoken to anyone on it. Maybe it’s because we’ve been here on le Tour during the Ulrich, Basso, Mancebo, Bottero, Landis, Morreni, Rasmussen, Contador – and if we forgotten any, sorry – ‘affairs.’

If you love the sport and you’re part of the race during these debacles it is grimly depressing.

When Rasmussen was sent home, we considered doing the same thing – going home that is, not kidding on we were in Mexico – the disappointment and disillusionment was palpable.

But what strikes us is that there’s a whole section of cycling ‘fans’ out there who seem to be interested solely in discussing ‘dopage’ rather than bike racing.

Only the most dyed-in-the-wool conspiracy theorists would say that there’s still a culture of organised, systematic doping within teams.

So what’s puzzling us is why people are surprised that Friday (when David Millar won) was ‘piano.’

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Voekler and Kiryienka don’t look like it’s just been ‘a ride down to the shops’. Photo©Martin Williamson

Surely it’s logical that if you have a ‘death race’ – as there was to La Toussuire on Thursday – the stage the next day was going to be easy?

If we go back to an era which we don’t need to name, the same team would ride on the front at a killing tempo day after day.

We’re not alluding to Sky’s tempo riding, as Marc Sergeant says; ‘that’s not so hard’ – we’re talking about hard riding, uphill and down dale, day after day.

When we look back, it just wasn’t credible; we should be happy to see Dave Millar and Co. go clear by ten minutes whilst Sky tap along behind and everyone is happy to sit on.

If you want death racing every day then it’ll be back to the days of riders main concern in the hotels after the stage not being massage, food and sleep – rather that there was a good supply of ice.

Rant over.

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David Millar dominates the front page of L’Équipe and beautiful it is to behold.

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Today’s l’Equipe shows Dave’s air punch – just great. Photo©Ed Hood

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We grab a word with Dave in between interviews. Naturally, he’s much in demand this morning. Photo©Martin Williamson

We decided today that weren’t going to drive the parcours, it would have been nice to see the Mediterranean and that spectacular finale.

But there’s one road in and one road out of Le Cap D’Agde – we received an email from ASO the other day telling us to avoid the finish because the ‘traffic congestion’ would be bad.

Given that post-stage chaos is the norm, if ASO say it’s going to be ‘bad’ that was enough for us.

The angle for the day was ‘sprinter’s and their bikes’ – it sounds simple, but to do it properly you have to make sure that you have varied pictures of all of the riders you pick, not just the same ‘hero pics.’

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Chatting to the riders means you spot things you might otherwise miss. Photo©Martin Williamson

You also have to get pics of the bikes, again, not all the same side-on shots.

It was fun though.

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Thibaut Pinot is making a name for himself here. Photo©Martin Williamson

Matt Goss was being quizzed by radio journos about how he felt about being docked 30 points – I’d say we could guess the answer to that one.

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Matt seems reconciled to the penalty, as he says; ‘there’s nothing to be done to change it.’ Photo©Martin Williamson

His Scott Foil is a nice machine – especially with the Di 2 battery tucked away inside the down tube.

It’s a custom under-size job which they slide up through the bottom bracket, with charging being carried out through the rear derailleur command cable – clever stuff.

Some of the bikes were ‘stock’ and could be bought over the counter in the UK, but Greipel’s Ridley is a real tool – those neat concealed brakes could well find their way into the mainstream.

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Andre’s Ridley Noah look pretty bling, might not be to everyone’s taste. Photo©Martin Williamson

They are neat and given that they appear to work on V-brake principles, they should be very effective.

But we’d like to talk to the mechanics at Lotto about how much more awkward they are to work on than standard or dual pivot side pulls.

We first saw them on Bjorn Leukemans Ridley – they were the team bikes at Vacansoleil last year; but this year the Dutchmen ride Bianchi’s.

We had a good look at Kenny Van Hummel’s Super Leggera – a nice machine.

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Kenny’s wee Bianchi is very nice indeed. Photo©Martin Williamson

But we’re a bit puzzled by Kenny’s saddle angle, in common with how a lot of Continental riders used to angle their seats, the nose is downward pointing – we believe UCI rules are that when a spirit level is placed across a saddle it should be level?

And going back to brakes for a moment, we’re not knocked out by the lines of the new Shack Treks which have no rear brake bridge and the brake under the bracket – TT style.

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Might be a great idea, but to us it looks a bit naff. Photo©Martin Williamson

Trek say that it gives a more comfortable ride and we can’t argue with them – never having ridden one and being well aware that Trek is at the forefront of bicycle design.

But it’s just not easy on the eye – and we can’t imagine the mechanics being chuffed about the amount of muck the back brake will catch, and it has to be much more difficult to access?

It was nice to catch up with Charly Wegelius over at Garmin, where he’s on a 100 day contract to do big races; ‘getting out the bike much since you retired, Charly?’ says us.

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Charly shows us Tyler’s bike. Photo©Martin Williamson

I’ve done 18 kilometres since I retired!’ he beamed – he’s looking well on it and is the most relaxed we’ve ever seen him.

On our meanderings we caught up with Michael Mørkøv, he was quiet and steely – we knew he was going up the road; and so it proved.

The Tour can make a rider – this one has certainly done Michael no harm.

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Five years after his dad passed away, Michael wanted to get on the podium for him. He did – well done sir. Photo©Martin Williamson

And it was Martin’s birthday last night, we had visions of a wee square in Carcasonne, sitting outside with a glass of red, watching the world go by.

But the motto on le Tour is to ‘expect the unexpected’ – Carcasonne was on lock-down for Bastille Day celebrations, no cars in or out.

We found a wee ‘kid-on Spanish’ restaurant next to an industrial estate – the steak wasn’t bad at all and neither was the peche kir, Pelforth blonde and Armagnac – happy birthday, Martin.

Pyrenees today, the sun is already high in the sky, we slept well and there’s gas in the car – not much more a man can ask for.

A demain.

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We passed Phil Anderson driving a minibus – he has his own Tour company these days. Photo©Ed Hood

Result - Le Tour de France 2012 - Stage 13, Le Cap d’Agde

Stage Result

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

Overall Classification

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

Ed Hood and Martin Williamson
Ed and Martin, our top team! They try to do the local Time Trials, the Grand Tours and the Classics together to get the great stories written, the quality photos taken, the driving done and the wifi wrestled with.

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