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5th Tour of Britain - 2.1

Great Britain, September 7-14, 2008

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Stage 3 - September 9: Chard - Burnham-on-Sea, 185km

Day-trip to the seaside pays off for Berges

By Gerry McManus

Emilien Berges (Agritubel)
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Emilien Berges (Agritubel) attacked his breakaway companions and time trialled his way to the finish in Burnham on Sea to take stage three of the Tour of Britain. Thanks to his victory he managed to wrestle the yellow jersey from the shoulders of overnight leader Alessandro Petacchi (Team LPR Brakes).

The Frenchman proved to be the strongest on a tough stage in the Exmoor region of Devon after he escaped from a nine man group that had been formed in the latter stages of the race by riders jumping across to lone leader Geoffroy Lequatre (Agritubel). Lequatre had a little compensation when won the group sprint to take second spot ahead of Gabriele Bosisio (Team LPR Brakes) and Daniel Martin (Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30).

Berges now leads the race by 29 seconds, ahead of teammate Lequatre with Bosisio third at 36 seconds.

"We didn't really have a strategy for the stage," explained Berges. "We were very vigilant at the start as we knew there would be a cross wind and that the first hill was early but it wasn't as hard as we thought. We all rode at the front and Lequatre attacked a number of times and he gained a lot of time on the rest of the bunch.

"Myself and Freddy Bichot got into the big group who got away on the main climb and I eventually got across to the leaders. Originally I was going to lead Lequatre out for the sprint because he had won all the time bonuses during the stage but I found myself alone on the front when I accelerated in the group and they let me go. Time trialling is my speciality and when I couldn't see any motorbikes behind me with 3km to go, I knew I was going to win."

"Now we have the hardest part of the race because we have the yellow jersey and it is going to be hard to keep it," Berges continued. "We will have to be vigilant everyday. Nothing is won yet. The result today is very important for me. I have been close to several wins recently but they didn't work out."

How it unfolded

The weather conditions were truly awful as the field left the Somerset town of Chard. The rain was continuous and the temperature was warm but windy, Riders donned rain capes, arm warmers and overshoes to keep as dry and warm as possible.

Ben Swift started his campaign to win the king of the mountains competition for a second successive year by taking the top points at the category two Staple Hill.

Great Britain team mates Andy Tennant and Ben Swift
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The weather conditions didn't deter riders attacking on the relatively flat roads of Somerset. A group of nine riders had broken away early in the stage. The leading group included mountains leader Kristian House (Rapha Condor Recycling.co.uk), Great Britain's Ben Swift and Andy Tennant, Wesley Sulzberger (SouthAustalia.com), Magnus Backstedt (Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30), CSC Saxobank stagiere Jonathan Bellis and last year's winner Romain Feillu (Agritubel).

The leading group managed to stay clear for a while with the LPR team riding tempo on the front of the bunch to keep the leaders within striking distance. Their moment of freedom ended as they reached the town of Tiverton. Geoffroy Lequatre (Agritubel) counter attacked as the break was recaptured and the strong Frenchmen proceeded to put over 6 minutes between himself and the main field as he reached the intermediate sprint point at South Molton. Daniel Fleeman (An Post - Sean Kelly Team) and Steve Cummings (Barloworld) took off in pursuit of Lequatre and began to claw back time on the category one climb of Mile Hill. The key break emerged from the bunch on the tough climb with 24 riders reaching the summit and homing on the leader and the two British chasers but without the yellow jersey Alessandro Petacchi (LPR Brakes) and his faithful lieutenant Danilo Di Luca.

Cummings and Fleeman were the first to join the Frenchman at the 130km mark then Ian Stannard (Team GB) jumped across with Giro d'Italia stage winner Gabriele Bosisio (LPR Brakes) who was aiming to keep the yellow jersey in the team. The quintet had over a minutes lead at the final climb at Cothelstone Hill but the gap was down to 40 seconds with 20km to go.

Reinforcements arrived in the shape of Daniel Martin (Team Garmin-Chipotle p/b H30) with reports saying that the Irishman had single-handedly crossed the divide with Frederick Veuchelen (TopSport - Vlaanderen), Berges and Benny De Schrooder (An Post - Sean Kelly Team) all in tow. Berges launched his race winning move with 5km to go and had plenty of time to celebrate as he sat up and punched the air in celebration.

Roger Hammond (Team Columbia) just moves into the green jersey as points leader ahead of Petacchi who lost over 13 minutes on the stage and is out of contention for overall victory. House has a four point lead in the mountains classification over Swift and Cummings. Di Luca still leads in the sprints competition.

Photography

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Results

1 Emilien Berges (Fra) Agritubel                                         4.49.22 (38.36 km/h)
2 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                                         0.30
3 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan
4 Dan Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30
5 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam
6 Ian Stannard (GBr) Great Britain
7 Steve Cummings (GBr) Barloworld
8 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam
9 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                              0.39
10 Russell Downing (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv                             1.45
11 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                  1.46
12 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Columbia                                        1.56
13 Chris Sutton (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30
14 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                             1.58
15 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk                        2.00
16 Simon Richardson (GBr) Plowman Craven RT                                 2.01
17 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira                         2.03
18 Freddy Bichot (Fra)   Agritubel
19 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld         
20 David George (RSA) MTN Energade                                          2.05
21 Jonathan Bellis (GBr) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
22 Tom Southam (GBr) Great Britain                                          2.10
23 Kevin Evans (RSA) MTN Energade                                           3.35
24 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30             13.02
25 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing
26 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan
27 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan
28 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing
29 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia
30 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Columbia
31 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
32 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
33 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan
34 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel
35 Bradley McGee (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
36 Peter Williams (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv
37 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30
38 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team Columbia
39 David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira
40 Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld
41 Rob Hayles (GBr) Great Britain
42 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
43 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia
44 Koen Barbé (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
45 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
46 Paul Sneeboer (Ned) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira
47 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Rock Racing
48 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30
49 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv
50 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia
51 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan
52 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam
53 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam
54 Tom Murray (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv
55 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Plowman Craven RT
56 Tomas Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira
57 Jay Thomson (RSA) MTN Energade
58 Diego Caccia (Ita)Barloworld
59 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
60 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam
61 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain
62 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Rock Racing
63 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
64 Juan Van Heerden (RSA) MTN Energade
65 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30
66 Tom Barras (GBr) Plowman Craven RT
67 James Millard (GBr) Plowman Craven RT
68 Johnnie Walker (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
69 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
70 Simon Clarke (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
71 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
72 Waylon Woolcock (RSA) MTN Energade
73 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
74 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
75 Lee Davis (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv        
76 Rob Partridge (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
77 Rhys Lloyd (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
78 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld
79 Dale Appleby (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
80 Neil McDonald (RSA) MTN Energade
81 Robbie Hunter (RSA) Barloworld
82 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain
83 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Great Britain
84 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Agritubel
85 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
86 Travis Meyer (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
87 Santiago Botero (Col) Rock Racing
88 Cameron Meyer (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
89 Andrew Roche (Irl) Pinarello RT - Canditv                               28.11
90 Simon Gaywood (GBr) Plowman Craven RT
91 Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
DNS Martin Garrido (Arg) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira
DNF Juan Gomis (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira
DNF Rahsaan Bahati (USA) Rock Racing
DNF Paidi O'Brien (Irl) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam
 
Sprints
 
Tiverton
1 Freddy Bichot (Fra)   Agritubel                                              5 pts
2 Kevin Evans (RSA) MTN Energade                                               3
3 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain                                                2
4 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                                1
 
South Molton
1 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                                            5 pts
2 Russell Downing (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv                                 3
3 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                                2
4 Freddy Bichot (Fra)   Agritubel                                              1
 
Bridgwater
1 Steve Cummings (GBr) Barloworld                                              5 pts
2 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                                            3
3 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam           2
4 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam       1
 
Mountains
 
Cat 2: Staple Hill
1 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain                                                6 pts
2 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                                                 5
3 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam             4
4 Freddy Bichot (Fra)   Agritubel                                              3
5 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                      2
6 Steve Cummings (GBr) Barloworld                                              1
 
Cat 1: Mile Hill
1 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                                           10 pts
2 Steve Cummings (GBr) Barloworld                                              8
3 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam           6
4 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                                                 5
5 David George (RSA) MTN Energade                                              4
6 Tomas Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira                         3
7 Dan Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                        2
8 Jonathan Bellis (GBr) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                   1
 
Cat 2: Cothelstone Hill
1 Steve Cummings (GBr) Barloworld                                              6 pts
2 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                   5
3 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                                            4
4 Ian Stannard (GBr) Great Britain                                             3
5 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam           2
6 Dan Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                        1
 
Teams
 
1 Agritubel                                                             14.30.39
2 An Post M.Donnelly                                                    14.42.08
3 LPR Brakes - Ballan                                                   14.43.24
4 Garmin - Chipotle                                                     14.43.34
5 Barloworld                                                            14.43.41
6 Topsport Vlaanderen                                                   14.43.45
7 Great Britain                                                         14.43.48
8 MTN Energade                                                          14.46.48
9 Pinarello RT - Candi TV                                               14.55.55
10 Team Columbia                                                        14.56.06
11 Rapha - Condor - Recycling.co.                                       14.56.10
12 Plowman Craven RT                                                    14.56.11
13 Palmeiras Resort - Tavira                                            14.56.13
14 Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                                 14.56.15
15 Rock Racing                                                          15.07.12
16 SouthAustralia.com - AIS
 
General classification after stage 3
 
1 Emilien Berges (Fra) Agritubel                                        10.06.17
2 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                                         0.29
3 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                0.36
4 Ian Stannard (GBr) Great Britain                                          0.37
5 Steve Cummings (GBr) Barloworld
6 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam        0.39
7 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam    0.40
8 Dan Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30
9 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                              0.49
10 Russell Downing (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv                             1.50
11 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                  1.56
12 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Columbia                                        2.06
13 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                             2.08
14 Freddy Bichot (Fra)   Agritubel                                          2.10
15 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
16 Simon Richardson (GBr) Plowman Craven RT                                 2.11
17 Alejandro Marque (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira                         2.13
18 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld         
19 Jonathan Bellis (GBr) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                               2.15
20 David George (RSA) MTN Energade
21 Tom Southam (GBr) Great Britain                                          2.20
22 Chris Sutton (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                  2.25
23 Kevin Evans (RSA) MTN Energade                                           3.43
24 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                           13.02
25 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
26 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                13.04
27 Rob Hayles (GBr) Great Britain                                          13.06
28 Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld
29 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30
30 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
31 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30             13.08
32 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing                                         13.09
33 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Rock Racing                                        13.10
34 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                           13.11
35 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain
36 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                              13.12
37 Claudio Cucinotta (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan
38 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
39 Paul Sneeboer (Ned) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira
40 Pieter Vanspeybrouck (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
41 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam
42 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team Columbia
43 Robbie Hunter (RSA) Barloworld
44 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv
45 Johnnie Walker (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
46 Edvald Boasson Hagen (Nor) Team Columbia
47 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia
48 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam
49 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30
50 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Team Columbia
51 Tom Murray (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv
52 Stuart O'Grady (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
53 Juan Van Heerden (RSA) MTN Energade
54 Evan Oliphant (GBr) Plowman Craven RT
55 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Agritubel
56 Geraint Thomas (GBr) Barloworld
57 Stephen Gallagher (Irl) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam
58 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Rock Racing
59 Andrew Tennant (GBr) Great Britain
60 Jonathan McEvoy (GBr) Great Britain
61 Waylon Woolcock (RSA) MTN Energade
62 Travis Meyer (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
63 Rhys Lloyd (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
64 Dale Appleby (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
65 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen
66 Diego Caccia (Ita)Barloworld
67 Bradley McGee (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
68 Neil McDonald (RSA) MTN Energade
69 David Blanco (Spa) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira
70 Koen Barbé (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen  
71 Chris Anker Sørensen (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank
72 Simon Clarke (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
73 Rob Partridge (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
74 Tom Barras (GBr) Plowman Craven RT
75 Trent Lowe (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30
76 Chris Newton (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk
77 Wesley Sulzberger (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
78 Cameron Meyer (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS
79 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Agritubel
80 Santiago Botero (Col) Rock Racing
81 Peter Williams (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv                             13.22
82 Tomas Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira                    13.28
83 James Millard (GBr) Plowman Craven RT                                   13.32
84 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Team Columbia                                     13.58
85 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan
86 Jay Thomson (RSA) MTN Energade                                          15.01
87 Lee Davis (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv                                  16.39
88 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) Rock Racing                                      26.40
89 Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk                         28.21
90 Simon Gaywood (GBr) Plowman Craven RT
91 Andrew Roche (Irl) Pinarello RT - Canditv
 
Points classification
 
1 Roger Hammond (GBr) Team Columbia                                           26 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                               25
3 Matthew Goss (Aus) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                     19
4 Kristof Goddaert (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                  18
5 Chris Sutton (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                     16
6 Rob Hayles (GBr) Great Britain                                              16
7 Dean Downing (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk                             16
8 Emilien Berges (Fra) Agritubel                                              15
9 Zakkari Dempster (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS                              15
10 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                                          14
11 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                     14
12 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                 13
13 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                13
14 Dan Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                      12
15 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam     11
16 Jonathan Bellis (GBr) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                 11
17 Robbie Hunter (RSA) Barloworld                                             11
18 Greg Henderson (NZl) Team Columbia                                         11
19 Ian Stannard (GBr) Great Britain                                           10
20 Steve Cummings (GBr) Barloworld                                             9
21 Russell Downing (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv                                9
22 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam          8
23 Frederik Veuchelen (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                7
24 Malcolm Elliott (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv                                7
25 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain                                               6
26 Giairo Ermeti (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                     5
27 Johnnie Walker (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS                                5
28 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                2
29 Kenny Lisabeth (Bel) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam          2
30 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk                           1
31 Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld                                                1
32 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                               1
 
Sprint classification
 
1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                    14 pts
2 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                      10
3 Daryl Impey (RSA) Barloworld                                                10
4 Chris Sutton (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                      9
5 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                                            8
6 Russell Downing (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv                                 8
7 Freddy Bichot (Fra)   Agritubel                                              6
8 Ian Stannard (GBr) Great Britain                                             5
9 Steve Cummings (GBr) Barloworld                                              5
10 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing                                             5
11 Kevin Evans (RSA) MTN Energade                                              3
12 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Rock Racing                                            3
13 Romain Feillu (Fra) Agritubel                                               3
14 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam          2
15 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain                                               2
16 Emilien Berges (Fra) Agritubel                                              2
17 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team Columbia                                          2
18 Benny De Schrooder (Bel) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam      1
19 Simon Clarke (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS                                  1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Kristian House (GBr) Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk                           19 pts
2 Ben Swift (GBr) Great Britain                                               15
3 Steve Cummings (GBr) Barloworld                                             15
4 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Agritubel                                           14
5 Hugo Sabido (Por) Barloworld                                                10
6 Ian Stannard (GBr) Great Britain                                             9
7 Daniel Fleeman (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam           8
8 David George (RSA) MTN Energade                                              8
9 Tom Southam (GBr) Great Britain                                              6
10 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                    6
11 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) LPR Brakes - Ballan                                  5
12 Russell Downing (GBr) Pinarello RT - Canditv                                4
13 Dan Martin (Irl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                       4
14 Daniel Lloyd (GBr) AnPost-M.Donnelly-GrantThornton-SeanKellyTeam            4
15 Freddy Bichot (Fra)   Agritubel                                             3
16 Kevin Evans (RSA) MTN Energade                                              3
17 Tomas Swift-Metcalfe (GBr) Palmeiras Resort - Tavira                        3
18 Emilien Berges (Fra) Agritubel                                              2
19 Anders Lund (Den) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                      2
20 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Team Columbia                                          2
21 Johnnie Walker (Aus) South Australia.com-AIS                                2
22 David Millar (GBr) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                     2
23 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Topsport Vlaanderen                                     2
24 Jonathan Bellis (GBr) Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                  1
25 Chris Sutton (Aus) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                     1
26 Julian Dean (NZl) Team Garmin-Chipotle-presnted by H30                      1
27 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Rock Racing                                             1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Agritubel                                                             30.21.54
2 An Post M.Donnelly                                                       11.29
3 LPR Brakes - Ballan                                                      12.45
4 Garmin - Chipotle                                                        12.55
5 Barloworld                                                               13.02
6 Topsport Vlaanderen                                                      13.06
7 Great Britain                                                            13.09
8 MTN Energade                                                             16.09
9 Pinarello RT - Candi TV                                                  25.16
10 Team Columbia                                                           25.27
11 Rapha - Condor - Recycling.co.                                          25.31
12 Plowman Craven RT                                                       25.32
13 Palmeiras Resort - Tavira                                               25.34
14 Team CSC - Saxo Bank                                                    25.36
15 SouthAustralia.com - AIS                                                36.33
16 Rock Racing

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