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Boonen bounds to California win, as Farrar moves into jersey

By Steve Frothingham • Published

By Ben Delaney

Boonen victorious in Sacramento

Boonen victorious in Sacramento

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Tom Boonen has now won stages of major races on three continents. The big Belgian blew past High Road’s Mark Cavendish to grab the stage 2 win of the Amgen Tour of California in a drizzly downtown Sacramento. Gerolsteiner’s Heinrich Haussler came second with the recently out-of-retirement Mario Cipollini showing he still can turn the pedals with a third-place performance.

Coming into the final 400 meters, British sprinter Cavendish exploded off the front of the field, opening a huge gap. There was just one problem: he thought he was leading out teammate Gerald Ciolek, who was no longer on his wheel.

At around 150m, Cavendish sat back in the saddle, obviously expecting his teammate to come flying by. When no one came, Cavendish glanced back, saw what had happened, and made a last-ditch effort to keep the sprint alive himself.

The veteran Boonen calmly kept himself in the draft until his scheduled departure. His flight came in right on time.

“The last kilometer I got in front with Paolo [Bettini],” Boonen said. “It was a little bit of a mess. It was Cipo’ who let the High Road guy go. With 200 meters I saw Cavendish with 30 meters in front of me. Everything opened up, I started sprinting and I just caught him at the finish line, just in time.”

Almost as stunning as Boonen’s victory was the roar of the old Lion King, Cipollini.

“It’s incredible for me,” Cipollini said at the finish. “After three years of no racing, I am very, very old, 41 years. I think it’s incredible.”

It truly was a day for the sprinters, with Slipstream-Chipotle’s Tyler Farrar moving into the yellow jersey after scoring bonus seconds in both intermediate sprints.

Yellow in Davis

The day’s two intermediate sprints proved pivotal in the general classification. Slipstream’s Farrar, who began the day in a rainy Santa Rosa just two seconds out of the jersey, launched himself into the lead by taking valuable seconds at both spots. With BMC’s Scott Nydam alone off the front through both, Farrar dualed with High Road’s Ciolek, who started the day nine seconds down on GC. Ciolek was second at the first one; Farrar second at the second. With 3, 2 and 1 second available for the first three respective men across the line, Farrar had scooped up three total seconds to leapfrog Fabian Cancellara (CSC) by a solitary second for the yellow jersey.

“Basically today played out exactly how we hoped it would,” Farrar said. “We knew there were a few time bonuses up for grabs. Luckily enough, by the time the bonuses rolled around there was only one guy up the road. And we were able to give it a go. The team was amazing today. Those guys delivered me perfectly to every bonus sprint.”

Big Move Crew

BMC’s initials may stand for one thing in the bicycle world, but at the Tour of California it means Big Move Crew. For two consecutive days the American Pro Continental team has launched solo riders off the front in Hail Mary moves. Jackson Stewart rode alone from mile 17 to 78 on stage 1. On stage 2, it was Nydam, who went clear virtually from the gun, building a maximum lead of a whopping 15 minutes.

Nydam handily took the two KOMs and the two intermediate sprint bonuses. Behind him, BMC was aggressive on the KOMs with Stewart earning enough points to keep him in the KOM jersey overnight.

“Our team goals were just to build off of what we accomplished yesterday,” Nydam said. “We have three strong riders sitting in good position for GC. Jackson went up the road yesterday. My name was on the short list to go up the road [today]. I’ve ridden these roads dozens of times over the winter. I knew what to expect. As soon as we hung a right up Minute Valley Road, I went first through the corner, ended up with a little bit of a gap because of the wet roads, and just took it from there.“

At mile 95, the rain started to pick up, and Nydam started to fade back. His team car pulled alongside to load him up with bottles for his teammates who would soon be swarming him along with the rest of the pack. He was absorbed at mile 97.

CSC and Slipstream shared policing duties on the front of the pack into Sacramento, where big crowds waited in the rain. Beginning the three parade laps of the state capitol, Quick Step-Innergetic moved up to position Boonen.

With less than two laps to go, stage 1 winner J.J. Haedo (CSC) flatted. His teammate Cancellara, in yellow, pulled over to give up his wheel. Both riders were able to chase back on. Wearing the green sprinter’s jersey, Haedo still managed to place fifth after his effort to regain the group.

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Results

Results Stage 2

1. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 5:09:35

2. Heinrich Haussler (G), Gerolsteiner, 5:09:35

3. Mario Cipollini (I), Rock Racing, 5:09:35

4. Mark Cavendish* (GB), Team High Road, 5:09:35

5. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 5:09:35

6. Tyler Farrar (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:09:35

7. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 5:09:35

8. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 5:09:35

9. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 5:09:35

10. Oscar Freire Gomez (Sp), Rabobank, 5:09:35

11. Alexander Candelario (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:09:35

12. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Astana, 5:09:35

13. Matthew Crane* (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5:09:35

14. Richard England (Aus), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:09:35

15. Garrett Peltonen (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:09:35

16. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank, 5:09:35

17. Peter Wrolich (A), Gerolsteiner, 5:09:35

18. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 5:09:35

19. Darren Lill (RSA), BMC, 5:09:35

20. Julich Robert W (USA), CSC, 5:09:35

21. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 5:09:35

22. John Murphy (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5:09:35

23. Frank Pipp K (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5:09:35

24. Cyril Lemoine (F), Credit Agricole, 5:09:35

25. Nicholas Sanderson (Aus), Jelly Belly, 5:09:35

26. Antonio Cruz (USA), BMC, 5:09:35

27. Gustav Larsson (Swe), CSC, 5:09:35

28. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Astana, 5:09:35

29. Freddie Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 5:09:35

30. Dmytro Grabovskyy* (Ukr), Quickstep, 5:09:35

31. Christian Vandevelde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:09:35

32. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 5:09:35

33. Bernhard Kohl (A), Gerolsteiner, 5:09:35

34. Paolo Bettini (I), Quickstep, 5:09:35

35. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC, 5:09:35

36. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:09:35

37. Jeff Louder (USA), BMC, 5:09:35

38. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), CSC, 5:09:35

39. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Team High Road, 5:09:35

40. Taylor Tolleson* (USA), BMC, 5:09:35

41. Thomas LÖvkvist (Swe), Team High Road, 5:09:35

42. Ermanno Capelli* (I), Saunier Duval, 5:09:35

43. Benjamin Day (Aus), Toyota-United, 5:09:35

44. Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Sp), Rabobank, 5:09:35

45. David Canada Gracia (Sp), Saunier Duval, 5:09:35

46. Hendricus Vogels (Aus), Toyota-United, 5:09:35

47. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval, 5:09:35

48. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quickstep, 5:09:35

49. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC, 5:09:35

50. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval, 5:09:35

51. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 5:09:35

52. Thomas Danielson (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:09:35

53. Vincent Jerome (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:09:35

54. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Rock Racing, 5:09:35

55. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 5:09:35

56. Pagliarini Mendonca Luciano André (BRA), Saunier Duval, 5:09:35

57. Oliver Zaugg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 5:09:35

58. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:09:35

59. Michael Lange (USA), Jelly Belly, 5:09:35

60. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep, 5:09:35

61. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Astana, 5:09:35

62. Bernard Van Ulden (USA), Jelly Belly, 5:09:35

63. Dan Bowman (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:09:35

64. Roman Kilun (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5:09:35

65. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep, 5:09:35

66. Jackson Stewart (USA), BMC, 5:09:35

67. Philip Zajicek (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5:09:35

68. Sergey Ivanov (Rus), Astana, 5:09:35

69. Pena Grisales Victor Hugo (Col), Rock Racing, 5:09:35

70. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:09:35

71. Tom Zirbel (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:09:35

72. Jonathan Hivert* (F), Credit Agricole, 5:09:35

73. Dimitri Champion (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:09:35

74. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United, 5:09:35

75. Alexandre Pichot (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:09:35

76. Rubiera Vigil José Luis (Sp), Astana, 5:09:35

77. Angel Gomez Gomez (Sp), Saunier Duval, 5:09:35

78. Christophe Le Mevel (F), Credit Agricole, 5:09:35

79. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Saunier Duval, 5:09:35

80. Julien Simon* (F), Credit Agricole, 5:09:35

81. Justin Spinelli (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:09:35

82. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:09:35

83. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank, 5:09:35

84. Benjamin (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:09:35

85. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:09:35

86. Michael Creed (USA), Rock Racing, 5:09:35

87. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC, 5:09:35

88. Kevin Hulsmans (B), Quickstep, 5:09:35

89. Jens Voigt (G), CSC, 5:09:35

90. Bauke Mollema* (Nl), Rabobank, 5:09:35

91. Fabian Wegmann (G), Gerolsteiner, 5:09:35

92. Laurent Lefevre (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:09:35

93. Burke Swindlehurst (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:09:35

94. Perrig Quemeneur (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:09:35

95. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5:09:35

96. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:09:35

97. Ignatas Konovalovas* (Lit), Credit Agricole, 5:09:35

98. Steven Cozza* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:09:35

99. Barry Aaron Barry (NZl), Jelly Belly, 5:09:35

100. Yannick Talabardon (F), Credit Agricole, 5:09:35

101. Julien Belgy (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:09:35

102. Bradley Wiggins (GB), Team High Road, 5:09:35

103. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana, 5:09:35

104. Markus Zberg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 5:09:35

105. Turgot Sébastien (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:09:35

106. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:09:35

107. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC, 5:09:35

108. Hilton Clarke (Aus), Toyota-United, 5:09:35

109. Aaron Olson (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:09:35

110. Eros Capecchi* (I), Saunier Duval, 5:09:35

111. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 5:09:35

112. Patrice Halgand (F), Credit Agricole, 5:09:35

113. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 5:09:35

114. Mathias Frank* (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 5:09:59

115. Scott Tietzel (USA), Jelly Belly, 5:10:02

116. Jonathan Mumford (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:10:02

117. Jonathan Clarke (Aus), Toyota-United, 5:10:02

118. Andrea Tonti (I), Quickstep, 5:10:02

119. Thomas Voeckler (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:10:02

120. Ivan Dominguez (CUB), Toyota-United, 5:10:09

121. Caleb Manion (Aus), Toyota-United, 5:10:09

122. Bryce Mead (USA), Jelly Belly, 5:10:13

123. Nicholas Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 5:10:13

124. Nicholas Waite (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:11:15

125. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 5:12:20

126. Kevin Lacombe* (CAN), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:12:20

127. Johannes FrÖhlinger* (G), Gerolsteiner, 5:12:29

128. Adam Hansen (Aus), Team High Road, 5:13:13

129. Edvald Boasson Hagen* (Nor), Team High Road, 5:13:13

130. Jonathan Sundt (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:16:55

131. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 5:17:05

Overall after stage 2

1. Tyler Farrar (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 9:16:54

2. Fabian Cancellara (Swi), CSC, 0:01

3. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 0:04

4. Bradley Wiggins (GB), Team High Road, 0:05

5. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 0:07

6. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana

7. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:08

8. Gustav Larsson (Swe), CSC, 0:09

9. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

10. Benjamin (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 0:10

11. Christian Vandevelde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:11

12. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road

13. LÖvkvist Thomas (Swe), Team High Road, 0:12

14. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 0:13

15. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana

16. Dmytro Grabovskyy* (Ukr), Quickstep, 0:14

17. Kim Kirchen (Lux), Team High Road, 0:15

18. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United

19. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quickstep

20. Jeff Louder (USA), BMC

21. Julich Robert W (USA), CSC, 0:16

22. Ignatas Konovalovas* (Lit), Credit Agricole

23. Jens Voigt (G), CSC

24. Benjamin Day (Aus), Toyota-United, 0:17

25. Matthew Crane* (USA), Health Net Maxxis

26. Alexandre Moos (Swi), BMC

27. Heinrich Haussler (G), Gerolsteiner

28. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling

29. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

30. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Astana, 0:18

31. Rubens Bertogliati (Swi), Saunier Duval

32. Darren Lill (RSA), BMC

33. Pena Grisales Victor Hugo (Col), Rock Racing, 0:19

34. Freddie Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing

35. David Canada Gracia (Sp), Saunier Duval, 0:20

36. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC

37. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis

38. Jurgen Vandewalle (B), Quickstep, 0:21

39. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank

40. Thomas Danielson (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

41. Fabian Wegmann (G), Gerolsteiner

42. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle

43. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 0:22

44. Karsten Kroon (Nl), CSC

45. Philip Zajicek (USA), Health Net Maxxis

46. Alexandre Pichot (F), Bouygues Telecom

47. Janez Brajkovic (SLO), Astana

48. Heath Blackgrove (NZl), Toyota-United

49. Dimitri Champion (F), Bouygues Telecom

50. Aaron Olson (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 0:23

51. Paolo Bettini (I), Quickstep, 0:24

52. Iker Camano Ortuzar (Sp), Saunier Duval

53. Eros Capecchi* (I), Saunier Duval

54. Ardila Cano Mauricio Alberto (Col), Rabobank

55. Bauke Mollema* (Nl), Rabobank, 0:25

56. Perrig Quemeneur (F), Bouygues Telecom

57. Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Sp), Rabobank, 0:26

58. Oscar Freire Gomez (Sp), Rabobank

59. Justin Spinelli (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 0:27

60. Vincent Jerome (F), Bouygues Telecom, 0:28

61. Julien Belgy (F), Bouygues Telecom

62. Bernhard Kohl (A), Gerolsteiner, 0:29

63. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Rock Racing, 0:30

64. Burke Swindlehurst (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling

65. Michael Lange (USA), Jelly Belly, 0:31

66. Yannick Talabardon (F), Credit Agricole

67. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep

68. Patrice Halgand (F), Credit Agricole

69. Peter Wrolich (A), Gerolsteiner, 0:33

70. Christophe Le Mevel (F), Credit Agricole, 0:34

71. Markus Zberg (Swi), Gerolsteiner

72. Oliver Zaugg (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 0:35

73. Angel Gomez Gomez (Sp), Saunier Duval, 0:38

74. Kevin Hulsmans (B), Quickstep, 0:44

75. Jonathan Mumford (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 4:58

76. Mark Cavendish* (GB), Team High Road, 5:22

77. Steven Cozza* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:27

78. Mario Cipollini (I), Rock Racing, 5:30

79. Jackson Stewart (USA), BMC

80. Stuart O’Grady (Aus), CSC, 5:31

81. Tom Zirbel (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:32

82. Garrett Peltonen (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:33

83. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:34

84. Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat), Saunier Duval, 5:36

85. Bernard Van Ulden (USA), Jelly Belly, 5:38

86. Paul Martens (G), Rabobank

87. Antonio Cruz (USA), BMC, 5:39

88. Turgot Sébastien (F), Bouygues Telecom

89. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5:40

90. Barry Aaron Barry (NZl), Jelly Belly, 5:41

91. Nicholas Sanderson (Aus), Jelly Belly

92. Hilton Clarke (Aus), Toyota-United, 5:42

93. Richard England (Aus), Bissell Pro Cycling

94. Ermanno Capelli* (I), Saunier Duval, 5:43

95. Dan Bowman (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast

96. Taylor Tolleson* (USA), BMC

97. Julien Simon* (F), Credit Agricole, 5:44

98. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 5:45

99. Frank Pipp K (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5:47

100. Alexander Candelario (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:49

101. Pagliarini Mendonca Luciano André (BRA), Saunier Duval

102. Andrew Bajadali (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 5:51

103. Laurent Lefevre (F), Bouygues Telecom, 5:53

104. Thomas Voeckler (F), Bouygues Telecom, 6:05

105. Andrea Tonti (I), Quickstep, 6:06

106. Jonathan Clarke (Aus), Toyota-United, 6:09

107. Ivan Dominguez (CUB), Toyota-United, 6:13

108. Nicholas Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 6:17

109. Mathias Frank* (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 6:26

110. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 8:15

111. Johannes FrÖhlinger* (G), Gerolsteiner, 8:42

112. Edvald Boasson Hagen * (Nor), Team High Road, 9:03

113. Adam Hansen (Aus), Team High Road, 9:10

114. Vladimir Gusev (Rus), Astana, 10:06

115. John Murphy (USA), Health Net Maxxis

116. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana, 10:09

117. Sergey Ivanov (Rus), Astana, 10:11

118. Rubiera Vigil José Luis (Sp), Astana, 10:16

119. Nicholas Waite (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 11:03

120. Jonathan Hivert* (F), Credit Agricole, 11:27

121. Cyril Lemoine (F), Credit Agricole, 11:28

122. Hendricus Vogels (Aus), Toyota-United, 11:31

123. Scott Tietzel (USA), Jelly Belly, 12:00

124. Bryce Mead (USA), Jelly Belly, 12:07

125. Caleb Manion (Aus), Toyota-United, 12:10

126. Roman Kilun (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 12:35

127. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 12:49

128. Jonathan Sundt (USA), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 13:05

129. Michael Creed (USA), Rock Racing, 13:10

130. Kevin Lacombe* (CAN), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 20:22

131. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 20:41

Points after stage 2

1. Heinrich Haussler (G), Gerolsteiner, 22 Pts.

2. Jose Juan Jose (ARG), CSC, 21 Pts.

3. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 18 Pts.

4. Tyler Farrar (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 18 Pts.

5. Tom Boonen (B), Quickstep, 15 Pts.

6. Jackson Stewart (USA), BMC, 15 Pts.

7. Mark Cavendish* (GB), Team High Road, 13 Pts.

8. Mario Cipollini (I), Rock Racing, 11 Pts.

9. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 11 Pts.

10. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 10 Pts.

11. Matteo Tosatto (I), Quickstep, 6 Pts.

12. Peter Wrolich (A), Gerolsteiner, 4 Pts.

13. Alexandre Pichot (F), Bouygues Telecom, 3 Pts.

14. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 3 Pts.

15. Freddie Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 2 Pts.

16. David Millar (GB), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1 Pts.

17. Mathew Hayman (Aus), Rabobank, 1 Pts.

18. Oscar Freire Gomez (Sp), Rabobank, 1 Pts.

K.O.M. after stage 2

1. Jackson Stewart, BMC, 14 Pts.

2. Scott Nydam, BMC, 12 Pts.

3. Jonathan Sundt, Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 10 Pts.

4. Jens Voigt, CSC, 9 Pts.

5. Kevin Seeldraeyers*, Quickstep, 5 Pts.

6. Alexandre Moos, BMC, 4 Pts.

7. Christopher Horner, Astana, 3 Pts.

8. Jurgen Vandewalle, Quickstep, 1 Pts.

Best young rider after stage 2

1. Gerald Ciolek* (G), Team High Road, 9:17:01

2. Dmytro Grabovskyy* (Ukr), Quickstep, 0:07

3. Ignatas Konovalovas* (Lit), Credit Agricole, 0:09

4. Matthew Crane* (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 0:10

5. Thomas Peterson* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:14

6. Robert Gesink* (Nl), Rabobank, 0:15

7. Eros Capecchi* (I), Saunier Duval, 0:17

8. Bauke Mollema* (Nl), Rabobank, 0:18

9. Kevin Seeldraeyers* (B), Quickstep, 0:24

10. Mark Cavendish* (GB), Team High Road, 5:15

11. Steven Cozza* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 5:20

12. Ermanno Capelli* (I), Saunier Duval, 5:36

13. Taylor Tolleson* (USA), BMC

14. Julien Simon* (F), Credit Agricole, 5:37

15. Danilo Wyss* (Swi), BMC, 5:38

16. Mathias Frank* (Swi), Gerolsteiner, 6:19

17. Johannes FrÖhlinger* (G), Gerolsteiner, 8:35

18. Edvald Boasson Hagen * (Nor), Team High Road, 8:56

19. Jonathan Hivert* (F), Credit Agricole, 11:20

20. Kevin Lacombe* (CAN), Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 20:15

Teams after stage 2

1. High Road, 27:51:04

2. Team Csc, 0:02

3. Slipstream Chipotle Presented By H30, 0:02

4. Astana, 0:12

5. Bissell Pro Cycling, 0:19

6. Quick Step, 0:21

7. Health Net Presented By Maxxis, 0:21

8. Team Racing Team, 0:28

9. Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team, 0:32

10. Rock Racing, 0:34

11. Saunier Duval-Scott, 0:35

12. Crédit Agricole, 0:38

13. Rabobank, 0:42

14. Bouygues Telecom, 0:43

15. Gerolsteiner, 0:55

16. Kelly Benefit Strategies-Medifast, 10:18

17. Jelly Belly Cycling Team, 11:19

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