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Perfect sprint for Hushovd, Leipheimer still in yellow

Everyone was expecting Columbia-High Road’s Mark Cavendish to ace his first chance of winning a stage of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California on Tuesday, but a tussle on the final corner kept him from even challenging the eventual stage 3 winner, Thor Hushovd of the new Cervélo TestTeam. Hushovd easily took the windblown 101.4-mile stage from San Jose to Modesto by a couple of bike lengths from three-time world champion Oscar Freire or Rabobank, with Cavendish’s lead-out man Mark Renshaw in third.

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By John Wilcockson

2009 AToC, stage 3: Hushovd

2009 AToC, stage 3: Hushovd

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Everyone was expecting Columbia-High Road’s Mark Cavendish to ace his first chance of winning a stage of the 2009 Amgen Tour of California on Tuesday, but a tussle on the final corner kept him from even challenging the eventual stage 3 winner, Thor Hushovd of the new Cervélo TestTeam. Hushovd easily took the windblown 101.4-mile stage from San Jose to Modesto by a couple of bike lengths from three-time world champion Oscar Freire or Rabobank, with Cavendish’s lead-out man Mark Renshaw in third.

Despite crashing 30 miles into the stage, Levi Leipheimer of Astana comfortably kept the yellow jersey to retain his 24-second overall lead on Columbia’s Michael Rogers, with Garmin-Slipstream’s Dave Zabriskie still in third and Astana’s Lance Armstrong in fourth. Leipheimer and his teammate Chris Horner both fell within five minutes of each other shortly after the pace slowed following a hectic opening that included the Cat. 1 climb of Sierra Road.

2009 Amgen Tour of California
Stage 3, San Jose to Modesto, 167.7 km km (104 miles)

Winner: Thor Hushovd (Cervelo TestTeam)
Leader: Levi Leipheimer (Astana)
Winner’s average speed: 37.5 kph (23.3 mph)
Rabobank Best Young Rider: Robert Gesink (Rabobank)
Best Team: Team Columbia-Highroad
Herbalife Sprint Leader: Francisco Mancebo (Rock Racing)
Amgen Couragous Award: Bradley White (OUCH)
California King of the Mountains Leader: Bauke Mollema (Rabobank)
Peloton: Edward King (Cervelo), Darren Lill (Team Type 1), Ian MacGregor (Team Type 1), Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita), Phil Zajiek (Fly V), Cyril Dessel (Ag2R) and John Gadret (Ag2r) dropped out with injury or illness. Cam Evans (OUCH), Phil Southerland (Team Type 1) and Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) were disqualified for holding on to a vehicle. That leaves 119 riders to start stage 4.
Up next: Stage 4’s 186 km (116 miles) from Merced to Clovis includes five categorized climbs.

“It was my fault,” Leipheimer said. “I just looked down for one second. I wasn’t fully concentrating. And it was windy out there and it’s hard to ride in a straight line. Everyone was going from left to right, and the next thing I know I touched a wheel and went down on my ass. I can certainly feel it on my butt. It’s like when you stub your toe … maybe a little bit bigger than that.”

Garmin’s Christian Vande Velde and Steven Cozza fell over Leipheimer, but all three soon got going. Horner spent longer on the deck when he fell right in the middle of the pack, after skidding on one of the road studs. The weather was again cold, wet and windy, but of slightly less intensity than on stages 1 and 2.

It was perfect weather for Hushovd, who excels in the usually mucky Belgian classics. Both he and runner-up Freire are recent winners of Ghent-Wevelgem. And Tuesday in the Central Valley of California the weather was more like Flanders in April. Hushovd joked that the conditions even felt cold for him after training in “balmy” Norway. In truth, the conditions and the eight-corner, 2.8-mile finishing circuit in Modesto perfectly suited the former Tour de France points champion.

“These final circuits were very nerve-wracking,” race leader Leipheimer said. “It’s the first time we’ve done a field sprint like that this year. It’s back to racing, man. I forgot how hectic it can be.”

The more hectic the better for the burly Hushovd. “Our team did a great job today,” he said. “It’s the first time we’ve worked together. Now I know these guys will be one of the best lead-out teams in the world. And we should be up there in the big races this year … Hayden Roulston started the lead-out with more than 1K to go, Dominique Rollin pulled into the last corner, and then Brett Lancaster started the sprint, and I passed him with only 150 meters to go.”

It all sounded so simple for the Cervélo team; but Cavendish and Team Columbia were experiencing all sorts of problems behind them. The American team’s troubles actually began four hours earlier on Sierra Road, the brute of a climb that had formed the vital difficulty of the stages into San Jose the past three years.

2009 AToC, stage 3: The foursome was away most of the day.

2009 AToC, stage 3: The foursome was away most of the day.

Photo: Neal Rogers

The action started right after the peloton left the neutral zone in San Jose, with the squally rain showers already whipping against the riders’ faces. Four men attacked and were 45 seconds clear by the time they hit the crowd-lined Sierra climb after five miles.

The best placed of the four was Rabobank’s Dutch hope Bauke Mollema, the winner of the 2007 Tour de l’Avenir, who started the day only 2:14 behind Leipheimer on GC. With him went Liquigas’s Dane Brian Vandborg, and two Americans, Team BMC’s Jeff Louder and OUCH-Maxxis’ Brad White. The gap dropped to 10 seconds on Sierra’s initial “wall” where stage 1 winner Francisco Mancebo of Rock Racing jumped across to the four leaders. His impetus helped the break move 55 second clear by the summit, where Mancebo snaffled the first-place points to consolidate his lead in the KOM competition.

That was all the Spaniard was looking for. He didn’t want another long day out front as his had on Sunday into Santa Rosa. As he dropped back, the four original breakaways extended their lead to a maximum of 5:35, and they were only hauled in two miles from the finish, just when Cervélo was ramping things up for Hushovd.

More than half the field was dropped by the front group of 35 up Sierra’s wicked grades, including Cavendish who only caught back after chasing with three teammates for a dozen miles down, up and around a seemingly endless series of curves, and frightening descents in the rain. Three men crashed in this opening stretch, with Cervélo’s Ted King fracturing the upper humerus of his right arm; Ian MacGregor of Team Type 1 hitting a parked truck and suffering multiple contusions to his chin and left shin; and Bissell’s Omer Kern also crashing on the Sierra descent and escaping with multiple bruises. Meanwhile, Sky V’s Phil Zajicek, who had crashed and broken his wrist on Monday, was dropped on Sierra Road and abandoned 18 miles into the race

The efforts that Cavendish and his teammates made early in the day, along with their steady pursuit of the breakaway in the crosswinds that buffeted the pack in the flat finale, probably contributed to their lack of cohesion on the Modesto circuit.

“In the Tour Down Under we worked as a team and didn’t have any troubles,” lead-out man Renshaw said, “but with the wet roads and the cat-eyes (Aussie for road studs), Mark got knocked off my wheel before the final corner. And when that happens you just can’t come back from that.”

2009 AToC, stage 3: Hushovd  - it wasn't even close.

2009 AToC, stage 3: Hushovd – it wasn’t even close.

Photo: Courtesy Amgen Tour of California

It appeared to be Rock Racing’s Fred Rodriguez who bumped Cavendish off of Renshaw’s wheel, while the tussle allowed Swiss champion Markus Zberg of BMC to move ahead of the Aussie onto the wheel of Columbia’s George Hincapie. So when Hincapie cranked up the speed behind Hushovd, Lancaster and Freire, Renshaw was too far back to follow. That was it for the angry Cavendish, who just cruised across the line in fifth place.

Better weather is forecast for Wednesday’s hilly 115.8-mile stage 4 through the foothills of the Sierras between Merced and Clovis. Nine riders dropped out Tuesday, while three others were disqualified for holding on to their team cars on Sierra Road, to leave 119 men in the race.

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Results

Stage Results: | (GC Results)

1. Thor Hushovd Cervelo Test Team in 04:28:12
2. Oscar Freire Gomez Rabobank at 00:00:00
3. Mark Renshaw Team Columbia-High Road at 00:00:00
4. Tyler Farrar Garmin-Slipstream at 00:00:00
5. Mark Cavendish Team Columbia-High Road at 00:00:00
6. Brett Lancaster Cervelo Test Team at 00:00:00
7. Sebastian Haedo Lucas Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light at 00:00:00
8. Freddy Rodriguez Rock Racing at 00:00:00
9. Markus Zberg Bmc Racing Team at 00:00:00
10. Pedro Horrillo Munoz Rabobank at 00:00:00
11. Francesco Chicchi Liquigas at 00:00:00
12. Martin Elmiger Ag2r La Mondiale at 00:00:00
13. Tom Boonen Quick Step at 00:00:00
14. Karl Menzies Ouch Presented By Maxxis at 00:00:00
15. Jacopo Guarnieri Liquigas at 00:00:00
16. José Haedo Juan Team Saxo Bank at 00:00:00
17. Stuart O’grady Team Saxo Bank at 00:00:00
18. Christopher Horner Astana at 00:00:00
19. Frank Pipp Bissell Pro Cycling at 00:00:00
20. George Hincapie Team Columbia-High Road at 00:00:00
21. Matthew Crane Jelly Belly Cycling Team at 00:00:00
22. Steve Morabito Astana at 00:00:00
23. Levi Leipheimer Astana at 00:00:00
24. Bernard Sulzberger Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation at 00:00:00
25. Thomas LÖvkvist Team Columbia-High Road at 00:00:00
26. Matthew Wilson Team Type 1 at 00:00:00
27. Daniel Oss Liquigas at 00:00:00
28. Jonathan Cantwell Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation at 00:00:00
29. Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas at 00:00:00
30. Davide Frattini Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light at 00:00:00
31. Jens Voigt Team Saxo Bank at 00:00:00
32. Janez Brajkovic Astana at 00:00:00
33. Alessandro Vanotti Liquigas at 00:00:00
34. Michael Rogers Team Columbia-High Road at 00:00:00
35. Valeriy Kobzarenko Team Type 1 at 00:00:00
36. Christian Vandevelde Garmin-Slipstream at 00:00:00
37. Thomas Danielson Garmin-Slipstream at 00:00:00
38. John Murphy Ouch Presented By Maxxis at 00:00:00
39. Svein Tuft Garmin-Slipstream at 00:00:00
40. Kevin Seeldraeyers Quick Step at 00:00:00
41. Pieter Weening Rabobank at 00:00:00
42. Dominique Rollin Cervelo Test Team at 00:00:00
43. Carlos Barredo Quick Step at 00:00:00
44. Robert Gesink Rabobank at 00:00:00
45. Bradley Huff Charles Jelly Belly Cycling Team at 00:00:00
46. Steven Cozza Garmin-Slipstream at 00:00:00
47. David Zabriskie Garmin-Slipstream at 00:00:00
48. Francisco Mancebo Rock Racing at 00:00:00
49. Enrique Gutierrez Rock Racing at 00:00:00
50. Ian Mckissick Bmc Racing Team at 00:00:00
51. Oscar Sevilla Rock Racing at 00:00:00
52. Luis Romero Amaran Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light at 00:00:00
53. Walle Jurgen Van De Quick Step at 00:00:00
54. Thomas Peterson Garmin-Slipstream at 00:00:00
55. Grischa Niermann Rabobank at 00:00:00
56. Andy Guptill Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light at 00:00:00
57. Bauke Mollema Rabobank at 00:00:00
58. Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano Rabobank at 00:00:00
59. Timothy Johnson Ouch Presented By Maxxis at 00:00:00
60. Kevin Hulsmans Quick Step at 00:00:00
61. Marco Velo Quick Step at 00:00:00
62. Kevin De Weert Quick Step at 00:00:00
63. Ivan Basso Liquigas at 00:00:00
64. Gustav Larsson Team Saxo Bank at 00:00:00
65. Lance Armstrong Astana at 00:00:00
66. Bernard Van Ulden Jelly Belly Cycling Team at 00:00:00
67. Fabio Calabria Team Type 1 at 00:00:00
68. Scott Nydam Bmc Racing Team at 00:00:00
69. José Luis Rubiera Vigil Astana at 00:00:00
70. Kjell CarlstrÖm Liquigas at 00:00:00
71. Andy Schleck Team Saxo Bank at 00:00:00
72. Fränk Schleck Team Saxo Bank at 00:00:00
73. Ben Day Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation at 00:00:00
74. Peter Latham Bissell Pro Cycling at 00:00:00
75. Floyd Landis Ouch Presented By Maxxis at 00:00:00
76. Patrick Mccarty Jonathan Ouch Presented By Maxxis at 00:00:00
77. Alexandre Moos Bmc Racing Team at 00:00:00
78. Jonathan Garcia Bmc Racing Team at 00:00:00
79. Tom Zirbel Bissell Pro Cycling at 00:00:00
80. Kiel Reijnen Jelly Belly Cycling Team at 00:00:00
81. Christopher Jones Team Type 1 at 00:00:00
82. Tyler Hamilton Rock Racing at 00:00:00
83. Stef Clement Rabobank at 00:00:00
84. Addy Engels Quick Step at 00:00:00
85. Hubert Dupont Ag2r La Mondiale at 00:00:00
86. Lopez De Castro Inigo Cuesta Cervelo Test Team at 00:00:00
87. Will Routley Jelly Belly Cycling Team at 00:00:00
88. Jason Mccartney Team Saxo Bank at 00:00:00
89. Stéphane Goubert Ag2r La Mondiale at 00:00:00
90. Tyler Wren Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light at 00:00:00
91. Trent Lowe Garmin-Slipstream at 00:00:00
92. Michael Barry Team Columbia-High Road at 00:00:00
93. Christophe Riblon Ag2r La Mondiale at 00:00:00
94. Rinaldo Nocentini Ag2r La Mondiale at 00:00:00
95. Curtis Gunn Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation at 00:00:00
96. Kim Kirchen Team Columbia-High Road at 00:00:00
97. Phillip Gaimon Jelly Belly Cycling Team at 00:00:00
98. Gregory Rast Astana at 00:00:00
99. Ben Jacques-maynes Bissell Pro Cycling at 00:00:00
100. Nick Reistad Jelly Belly Cycling Team at 00:00:00
101. Glen Chadwick Rock Racing at 00:00:00
102. Chris Baldwin Rock Racing at 00:00:00
103. Cameron Evans Ouch Presented By Maxxis at 00:00:00
104. Hayden Roulston Cervelo Test Team at 00:00:00
105. David Kemp Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation at 00:00:00
106. Yaroslav Popovych Astana at 00:00:00
107. Bradley White Ouch Presented By Maxxis at 00:00:00
108. Rory Sutherland Ouch Presented By Maxxis at 00:00:00
109. Hugo Pena Victor Rock Racing at 00:00:00
110. Jeremy Vennell Bissell Pro Cycling at 00:00:00
111. Adam Hansen Team Columbia-High Road in 04:29:33 at 00:01:21
112. Carlos Sastre Candil Cervelo Test Team in 04:30:01 at 00:01:49
113. Phil Southerland Team Type 1 in 04:30:06 at 00:01:54
114. Thomas Frei Bmc Racing Team at 00:00:00
115. Brian Vandborg Liquigas in 04:30:20 at 00:02:08
116. Jeffry Louder Bmc Racing Team in 04:30:20 at …
117. Serge Pauwels Cervelo Test Team in 04:30:32 at 00:02:20
118. Aaron Olson Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light in 04:30:35 at 00:02:23
119. Mathias Frank Bmc Racing Team in 04:30:35 at …


GC Results: | (Stage Results)

1. Levi Leipheimer Astana in 13:51:14
2. Michael Rogers Team Columbia-High Road in 13:51:38 at 00:00:24
3. David Zabriskie Garmin-Slipstream in 13:51:42 at 00:00:28
4. Lance Armstrong Astana in 13:51:44 at 00:00:30
5. Christopher Horner Astana in 13:51:48 at 00:00:34
6. Janez Brajkovic Astana in 13:51:52 at 00:00:38
7. Thomas LÖvkvist Team Columbia-High Road in 13:51:52 at 00:00:38
8. José Luis Rubiera Vigil Astana in 13:51:52 at 00:00:38
9. Vincenzo Nibali Liquigas in 13:51:52 at 00:00:38
10. Robert Gesink Rabobank in 13:51:53 at 00:00:39
11. Oscar Sevilla Rock Racing in 13:51:53 at 00:00:39
12. Jens Voigt Team Saxo Bank in 13:51:54 at 00:00:40
13. Ivan Basso Liquigas in 13:51:56 at 00:00:42
14. Thomas Danielson Garmin-Slipstream in 13:51:56 at 00:00:42
15. Kevin Seeldraeyers Quick Step in 13:52:05 at 00:00:51
16. Francisco Mancebo Rock Racing in 13:52:10 at 00:00:56
17. Bauke Mollema Rabobank in 13:53:24 at 00:02:10
18. Walle Jurgen Van De Quick Step in 13:53:26 at 00:02:12
19. Carlos Barredo Quick Step in 13:55:46 at 00:04:32
20. Grischa Niermann Rabobank in 13:55:46 at 00:04:32
21. Fränk Schleck Team Saxo Bank in 13:55:54 at 00:04:40
22. Lopez De Castro Inigo Cuesta Cervelo Test Team in 13:55:59 at 00:04:45
23. Thomas Peterson Garmin-Slipstream in 13:57:10 at 00:05:56
24. Oscar Freire Gomez Rabobank in 13:57:11 at 00:05:57
25. George Hincapie Team Columbia-High Road in 13:57:13 at 00:05:59
26. Tom Zirbel Bissell Pro Cycling in 13:57:14 at 00:06:00
27. Ben Jacques-maynes Bissell Pro Cycling in 13:57:15 at 00:06:01
28. Hayden Roulston Cervelo Test Team in 13:57:17 at 00:06:03
29. Floyd Landis Ouch Presented By Maxxis in 13:57:18 at 00:06:04
30. Christian Vandevelde Garmin-Slipstream in 13:57:18 at 00:06:04
31. Enrique Gutierrez Rock Racing in 13:57:22 at 00:06:08
32. Gustav Larsson Team Saxo Bank in 13:57:22 at 00:06:08
33. Luis Romero Amaran Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light in 13:57:22 at 00:06:08
34. Yaroslav Popovych Astana in 13:57:23 at 00:06:09
35. Ian Mckissick Bmc Racing Team in 13:57:27 at 00:06:13
36. Pieter Weening Rabobank in 13:57:27 at 00:06:13
37. Kevin De Weert Quick Step in 13:57:29 at 00:06:15
38. Thomas Frei Bmc Racing Team in 13:57:34 at 00:06:20
39. Hubert Dupont Ag2r La Mondiale in 13:57:42 at 00:06:28
40. Dominique Rollin Cervelo Test Team in 13:59:35 at 00:08:21
41. Jeremy Vennell Bissell Pro Cycling in 14:00:17 at 00:09:03
42. Steven Cozza Garmin-Slipstream in 14:00:22 at 00:09:08
43. Martin Elmiger Ag2r La Mondiale in 14:00:23 at 00:09:09
44. Frank Pipp Bissell Pro Cycling in 14:00:28 at 00:09:14
45. Will Routley Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 14:00:40 at 00:09:26
46. Jason Mccartney Team Saxo Bank in 14:05:35 at 00:14:21
47. Stuart O’grady Team Saxo Bank in 14:05:53 at 00:14:39
48. Cameron Evans Ouch Presented By Maxxis in 14:06:04 at 00:14:50
49. Patrick Mccarty Jonathan Ouch Presented By Maxxis in 14:06:05 at 00:14:51
50. Stéphane Goubert Ag2r La Mondiale in 14:06:13 at 00:14:59
51. Svein Tuft Garmin-Slipstream in 14:06:27 at 00:15:13
52. Alexandre Moos Bmc Racing Team in 14:06:38 at 00:15:24
53. Glen Chadwick Rock Racing in 14:06:43 at 00:15:29
54. Davide Frattini Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light in 14:06:54 at 00:15:40
55. Andy Schleck Team Saxo Bank in 14:07:58 at 00:16:44
56. Scott Nydam Bmc Racing Team in 14:08:55 at 00:17:41
57. Matthew Crane Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 14:08:56 at 00:17:42
58. Rory Sutherland Ouch Presented By Maxxis in 14:09:13 at 00:17:59
59. Valeriy Kobzarenko Team Type 1 in 14:11:54 at 00:20:40
60. Rinaldo Nocentini Ag2r La Mondiale in 14:11:58 at 00:20:44
61. Thor Hushovd Cervelo Test Team in 14:12:21 at 00:21:07
62. Tom Boonen Quick Step in 14:12:31 at 00:21:17
63. Gregory Rast Astana in 14:12:41 at 00:21:27
64. Steve Morabito Astana in 14:12:42 at 00:21:28
65. Markus Zberg Bmc Racing Team in 14:12:42 at 00:21:28
66. Tyler Wren Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light in 14:12:52 at 00:21:38
67. Bernard Van Ulden Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 14:15:07 at 00:23:53
68. Bradley White Ouch Presented By Maxxis in 14:15:10 at 00:23:56
69. Matthew Wilson Team Type 1 in 14:15:14 at 00:24:00
70. Phillip Gaimon Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 14:15:14 at 00:24:00
71. Mathias Frank Bmc Racing Team in 14:15:15 at 00:24:01
72. Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano Rabobank in 14:15:16 at 00:24:02
73. Timothy Johnson Ouch Presented By Maxxis in 14:15:16 at 00:24:02
74. Addy Engels Quick Step in 14:15:18 at 00:24:04
75. Trent Lowe Garmin-Slipstream in 14:15:19 at 00:24:05
76. Jonathan Garcia Bmc Racing Team in 14:15:20 at 00:24:06
77. Christopher Jones Team Type 1 in 14:15:21 at 00:24:07
78. Sebastian Haedo Lucas Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light in 14:15:29 at 00:24:15
79. Jeffry Louder Bmc Racing Team in 14:17:11 at 00:25:57
80. Brian Vandborg Liquigas in 14:17:18 at 00:26:04
81. Serge Pauwels Cervelo Test Team in 14:17:32 at 00:26:18
82. Aaron Olson Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light in 14:17:42 at 00:26:28
83. Mark Renshaw Team Columbia-High Road in 14:20:59 at 00:29:45
84. Mark Cavendish Team Columbia-High Road in 14:21:04 at 00:29:50
85. Tyler Farrar Garmin-Slipstream in 14:21:06 at 00:29:52
86. John Murphy Ouch Presented By Maxxis in 14:21:07 at 00:29:53
87. Peter Latham Bissell Pro Cycling in 14:21:08 at 00:29:54
88. José Haedo Juan Team Saxo Bank in 14:21:10 at 00:29:56
89. Brett Lancaster Cervelo Test Team in 14:21:10 at 00:29:56
90. Stef Clement Rabobank in 14:21:12 at 00:29:58
91. Ben Day Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation in 14:21:13 at 00:29:59
92. Kiel Reijnen Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 14:21:13 at 00:29:59
93. Kim Kirchen Team Columbia-High Road in 14:21:13 at 00:29:59
94. Pedro Horrillo Munoz Rabobank in 14:21:13 at 00:29:59
95. Marco Velo Quick Step in 14:21:14 at 00:30:00
96. Hugo Pena Victor Rock Racing in 14:21:14 at 00:30:00
97. Michael Barry Team Columbia-High Road in 14:21:16 at 00:30:02
98. Chris Baldwin Rock Racing in 14:21:16 at 00:30:02
99. Tyler Hamilton Rock Racing in 14:21:16 at 00:30:02
100. Christophe Riblon Ag2r La Mondiale in 14:21:17 at 00:30:03
101. Curtis Gunn Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation in 14:21:18 at 00:30:04
102. Nick Reistad Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 14:21:23 at 00:30:09
103. Kevin Hulsmans Quick Step in 14:21:24 at 00:30:10
104. Jonathan Cantwell Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation in 14:21:24 at 00:30:10
105. Bernard Sulzberger Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation in 14:21:29 at 00:30:15
106. Kjell CarlstrÖm Liquigas in 14:21:41 at 00:30:27
107. Adam Hansen Team Columbia-High Road in 14:22:33 at 00:31:19
108. Carlos Sastre Candil Cervelo Test Team in 14:23:14 at 00:32:00
109. Karl Menzies Ouch Presented By Maxxis in 14:26:13 at 00:34:59
110. Daniel Oss Liquigas in 14:26:27 at 00:35:13
111. Bradley Huff Charles Jelly Belly Cycling Team in 14:27:42 at 00:36:28
112. David Kemp Fly V Australia P/b Successful Living Foundation in 14:27:46 at 00:36:32
113. Freddy Rodriguez Rock Racing in 14:27:53 at 00:36:39
114. Alessandro Vanotti Liquigas in 14:28:05 at 00:36:51
115. Jacopo Guarnieri Liquigas in 14:28:09 at 00:36:55
116. Andy Guptill Colavita/sutter Home P/b Cooking Light in 14:28:13 at 00:36:59
117. Francesco Chicchi Liquigas in 14:29:36 at 00:38:22
118. Fabio Calabria Team Type 1 in 14:36:51 at 00:45:37
119. Phil Southerland Team Type 1 in 14:38:49 at 00:47:35