What a stage it was! Andrew Talansky of Garmin Sharp surprisingly won the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné, after being in a successful breakaway group in the last stage (stage 8). Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) finished second in the general classification. Former race leader Chris Froome started the stage in second place to Contador in the GC, and finished out of the top ten! Mikel Nieve Iturralde (Team Sky) won the stage.

Stage 8 of the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné was a 131.5-kilometer mountainous stage from Megève to Courchevel. It was a short one, but it promised to be explosive. There were four climbs – the category 2 Côte de Domancy, and the trio of category 1 climbs of the Col des Saisies (13.4km at 5.2%), Côte de Montagny (8km at 6.5%) and the final haul to Courchevel Le Praz (5.9km at 6.2%).

At the head of the overall standings, the margins were tight, with just eight seconds were separating yellow jersey Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) from Chris Froome (Team Sky).

A 23-man group broke away, there were a number of danger men in this breakaway move. Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp, 3rd, just at 39 sec) Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto Belisol, 5th at 1:14), Romain Bardet (7th at 2:11), and Adam Yates (10th at 2:52) were all in there. Interestingly, Team Sky put its 3 strong men in the break.

The 23 riders in the break were: David López García, Mikel Nieve and Richie Porte (Sky), Tanel Kangert and Lieuwe Westra (Astana), Dani Navarro and Yoann Bagot (Cofidis), Adam Yates (Orica GreenEdge), Igor Anton, John Gadret (Movistar), Romain Bardet, Alexis Gougeard, Jean-Christoph Péraud (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Thomas Voeckler (Europcar), Jurgen Van den Broeck, Tony Gallopin, Pim Ligthart (Lotto Belisol), Kristjan Koren (Cannondale), Tejay van Garderen (BMC), Yuriy Trofimov (Katusha), Ryder Hesjedal, Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) and Bartosz Huzarski (NetApp-Endura).

2014 Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 - Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) leading the break
2014 Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 – Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) leading the break

With 86 km to go, Chris Froome attacked from the peloton on the Col des Saisies, in the company of teammates Geraint Thomas, Danny Pate, and Vasil Kiryienka. The yellow jersey Contador followed but he did not have any teammates left with him. Shortly after that, the Froome/Contador group has swollen to 17 riders, but the yellow jersey remained completely isolated in a group with three Sky riders, three Astana riders (including Vincenzo Nibali), and Wilco Kelderman (Belkin).

The riders in the yellow jersey group were: Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), Chris Froome, Vasil Kiryienka, Danny Pate, Geraint Thomas (Sky), Vincenzo Nibali, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana), Luis Maté (Cofidis), Mikaël Chérel, Ben Gastauer (Ag2r-La Mondiale), Sébastien Reichenbach (IAM), Darwin Atapuma (BMC), Dani Moreno (Katusha), Jan Bakelants (Omega Pharma-QuickStep), Wilco Kelderman, Martijn Keizer (Belkin) and Leo König (NetApp-Endura).

Meanwhile, Richie Porte (Sky) and Lieuwe Westra (Astana) have sat up from the break on the Col des Saisies and started waiting for the Froome/Contador/Nibali group behind.

In the long valley between the Saisies and the Côte de Montagny, the gap between the leaders and the Froome-Contador group has dropped to 1:55. Belkin’s Martijn Keizer was now contributing to the chase, but the Talansky group were still outnumbered the Froome-Contador group.

Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp) surged to the front in a bid to inject a bit more urgency into the break’s efforts. The Canadian has put in a huge shift in support of Talansky. Meanwhile, Richie Porte was riding on the front of the Froome-Contador group, and the gap was over a minute with just over ten kilometer to go to the foot of the Côte de Montagny, the beginning of the two-part climb to the finish.

Just after Porte slipped back, Geraint Thomas and Froome went on the attack, but Contador followed them immediately. Froome looked for Contador to take a turn on the front, but the Spaniard ignored the request. When Froome and Contador slowed down, Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) took a flyer and opened a small gap. The stop-start pace in the yellow jersey group has allowed the Talansky group to extend its lead once again. The gap was back up to 1:20.

Contador was unhappy. The yellow jersey of the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné was slipping away. With 23 km to go, he attacked alone on the lower slopes of the Côte de Montagny and immediately opened a large gap over Froome group. With Contador’s attack, the yellow jersey group has fragmented completely, and Froome has shown no sign of being able to follow Contador. The Briton was sitting on the wheel of Geraint Thomas and Richie Porte and was losing ground on Contador and the leaders.

2014 Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 - Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) leading the second chasing group
2014 Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 – Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) leading the second chasing group

With 19 km to go, the gap between Talansky and Contador were 1:32.

With 18 km to go, as the leaders were approaching the top of the Côte de Montagny, the situation was: Talansky, Bardet, Van Den Broeck, Nieve, Yates, Van Garderen, Gadret and Navarro were out in front; Kelderman and Nibali were 48 seconds down; Contador was 1:26 behind and a struggling Froome was 2:25 behind.

With 16 km to go, Contador crossed the summit of the Côte de Montagny 1:16 down on the Talansky group and he was almost within sight of Nibali.

15 km to go: Talansky, Van Den Broeck and Bardet were 45 seconds up on Nibali and Kelderman, 1:16 up on Contador and 2:42 ahead of the Froome group.

In the following kilometers, Contador managed to close the gap up to 54 sec, but couldn’t make any further inroads into the break’s lead. It was going to come down to one, final time trial for the Spaniard, who had must recoup a little over half a minute on Talanksy on the final climb to save his yellow jersey.

Talansky led the break onto the final climb. Nibali and Kelderman were just 20 seconds back, while Contador was still 1:20 behind. Froome, meanwhile, has slipped to 4:20 in what has turned into a jour sans in every sense for the 2013 Tour de France winner.

With 3.3 km to go, Mikel Nieve of Team Sky decided not to wait for Froome anymore, attacked from the break in a bid to salvage a stage victory. He was no threat on GC, and Talansky, Van Den Broeck, and Bardet didn’t follow him.

2014 Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 - Mikel Nieve
2014 Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 – Mikel Nieve (Team Sky) attacks from the breakaway group

With 2.3 km to go, Contador caught Nibali but was still 58 seconds down on Talansky.

The leading group has fragmented in the final kilometer and Talansky was struggling now. Van Garderen, Van Den Broeck, Bardet, Yates all past him. The American now wouldn’t take any bonus seconds.

Mikel Nieve won the stage. Talansky crossed the line 9 seconds down in fourth place. Contador crossed the line 1:15 down to Nieve (1:06 down to Talansky). Talansky burst into tears on learning the news. He won the Critérium du Dauphiné 2014 by 27 seconds.

Froome crossed the line with teammate David Lopez in 20th place overall, 5:05 down on Nieve. The Briton finished this years’ Critérium du Dauphiné in 12th place overall, having been dealt a considerable blow by Contador ahead of the Tour de France.

Conclusion: Contador lost the yellow jersey, but won the moral battle over Froome while we’re heading into the Tour de France.

2014 Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 - Mikel Nieve (Team Sky) wins the stage
2014 Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 – Mikel Nieve (Team Sky) wins the stage
2014 Critérium du Dauphiné podium
2014 Critérium du Dauphiné podium: 1- Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp), 2- Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo), 3- Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol)

“You put your life into something and make sacrifices for days like this. Every bad moment, every crash, all the problems make it worthwhile for moments like this.”

Andrew Talansky

2014 Critérium du Dauphiné stage 8 results

# RIDER NAME (COUNTRY) TEAM TIME

  1. Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 3:20:29
  2. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:00:03
  3. Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:00:05
  4. Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 0:00:09
  5. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
  6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:00:15
  7. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:32
  8. John Gadret (Fra) Movistar 0:00:36
  9. Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:00:41
  10. Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:01:15
  11. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team
  12. Kristjan Koren (Slo) Cannondale 0:01:44
  13. Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha
  14. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team
  15. Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 0:01:51
  16. Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:02:10
  17. Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:02:38
  18. Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team
  19. Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:03:53
  20. Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:05:05
  21. David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky
  22. Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling
  23. Mickaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
  24. Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.
  25. Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar
  26. Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:05:23
  27. Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team
  28. Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura 0:08:46
  29. Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky
  30. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:11:53
  31. Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol 0:12:05
  32. Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:12:55
  33. Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:16:33
  34. Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
  35. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
  36. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:18:51
  37. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 0:23:52
  38. Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
  39. Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 0:25:28
  40. Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 0:26:22
  41. Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 0:27:11
  42. Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
  43. Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team
  44. Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.fr
  45. Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
  46. Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
  47. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar
  48. Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
  49. Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
  50. Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol
  51. José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar
  52. Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar
  53. Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
  54. Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano
  55. Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling
  56. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
  57. Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp-Endura
  58. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge
  59. Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.
  60. Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling
  61. Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing
  62. Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo
  63. Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr
  64. Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge
  65. Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
  66. Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura
  67. Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
  68. Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge
  69. Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida
  70. Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling
  71. Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano
  72. Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar
  73. Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team
  74. Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar
  75. Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team
  76. Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing
  77. Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha
  78. Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar
  79. Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha
  80. Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo
  81. Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
  82. Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
  83. Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge
  84. Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura
  85. Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.
  86. Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team
  87. Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team
  88. Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano
  89. Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp
  90. Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-Sharp
  91. Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fdj.fr
  92. Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
  93. Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura
  94. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team
  95. Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida
  96. Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar
  97. Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar
  98. Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team
  99. Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha
  100. Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha
  101. George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale
  102. Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing
  103. Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar
  104. Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky
  105. Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling Team
  106. Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale
  107. Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale
  108. Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha
  109. Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura
  110. Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team
  111. Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp
  112. Arthur Vichot (Fra) Fdj.fr
  113. Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.
  114. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing
  115. Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.
  116. Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin-Sharp
  117. Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling
  118. Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale
  119. Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano
  120. Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol
  121. Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:27:23
  122. Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:28:06
  123. Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 0:29:05
  124. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:29:21
  125. Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 0:29:37
  126. Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 0:29:46
  127. Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:29:53
  128. Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo

2014 Critérium du Dauphiné Final General Classification

  1. Andrew Talansky (USA) Garmin-Sharp 31:08:08
  2. Alberto Contador Velasco (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:00:27
  3. Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:00:35
  4. Wilco Kelderman (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:00:43
  5. Romain Bardet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:01:20
  6. Adam Yates (GBr) Orica GreenEdge 0:02:05
  7. Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Astana Pro Team 0:02:12
  8. Mikel Nieve Ituralde (Spa) Team Sky 0:02:59
  9. Daniel Navarro Garcia (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:03:04
  10. Jakob Fuglsang (Den) Astana Pro Team 0:03:17
  11. Leopold Konig (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 0:04:03
  12. Christopher Froome (GBr) Team Sky 0:04:25
  13. Tejay Van Garderen (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:05:11
  14. Sébastien Reichenbach (Swi) IAM Cycling 0:06:31
  15. John Gadret (Fra) Movistar 0:06:33
  16. Yury Trofimov (Rus) Team Katusha 0:07:02
  17. Tanel Kangert (Est) Astana Pro Team 0:08:37
  18. Jhon Darwin Atapuma Hurtado (Col) BMC Racing Team 0:08:43
  19. Daniel Moreno Fernandez (Spa) Team Katusha 0:09:07
  20. Jan Bakelants (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:09:20
  21. Mickaël Cherel (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:17:01
  22. Richie Porte (Aus) Team Sky 0:20:15
  23. Bartosz Huzarski (Pol) Team Netapp-Endura 0:20:50
  24. Luis Angel Mate Mardones (Spa) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:20:52
  25. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Garmin-Sharp 0:22:10
  26. Igor Anton Hernandez (Spa) Movistar 0:23:55
  27. Tony Gallopin (Fra) Lotto-Belisol
  28. Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 0:30:04
  29. Lieuwe Westra (Ned) Astana Pro Team 0:30:27
  30. Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Team Europcar 0:30:30
  31. David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Team Sky 0:30:56
  32. Yohan Bagot (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits.
  33. Egor Silin (Rus) Team Katusha 0:31:21
  34. Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Lampre-Merida 0:31:58
  35. Bart De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 0:33:50
  36. Maxime Bouet (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:35:11
  37. Jean Christophe Peraud (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 0:35:18
  38. Kenny Elissonde (Fra) Fdj.fr 0:36:15
  39. Gustav Erik Larsson (Swe) IAM Cycling 0:37:30
  40. Jesus Hernandez Blazquez (Spa) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 0:39:21
  41. Cyril Gautier (Fra) Team Europcar 0:42:24
  42. Nicolas Edet (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 0:42:57
  43. Amaël Moinard (Fra) BMC Racing Team 0:45:17
  44. Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale 0:45:28
  45. Greg Van Avermaet (Bel) BMC Racing Team 0:45:58
  46. Geraint Thomas (GBr) Team Sky 0:47:20
  47. Peter Velits (Svk) BMC Racing Team 0:47:58
  48. Peter Stetina (USA) BMC Racing Team 0:49:28
  49. Romain Sicard (Fra) Team Europcar 0:49:29
  50. Carlos Verona Quintanilla (Spa) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:49:56
  51. Kristjan Koren (Slo) Cannondale 0:52:15
  52. Lars Petter Nordhaug (Nor) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 0:55:32
  53. George Bennett (NZl) Cannondale 0:56:00
  54. Giovanni Visconti (Ita) Movistar 0:57:17
  55. Kevin De Weert (Bel) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 0:58:18
  56. Alex Howes (USA) Garmin-Sharp 1:00:20
  57. Julian Alaphilippe (Fra) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:01:02
  58. Elia Favilli (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:01:15
  59. Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 1:01:47
  60. Imanol Erviti (Spa) Movistar 1:04:12
  61. Arthur Vichot (Fra) Fdj.fr 1:04:28
  62. Thomas Damuseau (Fra) Team Giant-Shimano 1:06:02
  63. Alexander Rybakov (Rus) Team Katusha 1:08:50
  64. Christian Meier (Can) Orica GreenEdge 1:08:56
  65. Jens Voigt (Ger) Trek Factory Racing 1:10:03
  66. Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Astana Pro Team 1:10:33
  67. Valerio Conti (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:10:38
  68. Bram Tankink (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:11:37
  69. Blel Kadri (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:12:24
  70. Michal Golas (Pol) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:12:26
  71. Julien Simon (Fra) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 1:12:40
  72. Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Merida 1:13:35
  73. Pim Ligthart (Ned) Lotto-Belisol 1:13:41
  74. Andrey Zeits (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:14:38
  75. Jens Keukeleire (Bel) Orica GreenEdge 1:17:26
  76. Alessandro De Marchi (Ita) Cannondale 1:17:29
  77. Markel Irizar Aranburu (Spa) Trek Factory Racing 1:17:44
  78. José Ivan Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Movistar 1:18:09
  79. Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Fdj.fr 1:18:21
  80. Chad Haga (USA) Team Giant-Shimano 1:19:27
  81. Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Team Katusha 1:20:00
  82. Zdenek Stybar (Cze) Omega Pharma-Quick-Step Cycling Team 1:20:28
  83. Jan Barta (Cze) Team Netapp-Endura 1:22:18
  84. Martijn Keizer (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:22:45
  85. Simon Spilak (Slo) Team Katusha 1:24:13
  86. Bob Jungels (Lux) Trek Factory Racing 1:26:09
  87. Guillaume Bonnafond (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:26:14
  88. Dmitriy Gruzdev (Kaz) Astana Pro Team 1:28:11
  89. Daryl Impey (RSA) Orica GreenEdge 1:28:59
  90. Simon Gerrans (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 1:31:41
  91. Nikias Arndt (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 1:32:07
  92. Nick Van Der Lijke (Ned) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 1:33:12
  93. Damien Howson (Aus) Orica GreenEdge 1:33:17
  94. Matthias Brandle (Aut) IAM Cycling 1:34:27
  95. Maciej Bodnar (Pol) Cannondale 1:34:52
  96. Marco Marcato (Ita) Cannondale 1:35:03
  97. Kevin Reza (Fra) Team Europcar 1:35:22
  98. Johannes Frohlinger (Ger) Team Giant-Shimano 1:35:59
  99. Cesare Benedetti (Ita) Team Netapp-Endura 1:37:50
  100. Enrique Sanz Unzue (Spa) Movistar 1:38:12
  101. Yannick Martinez (Fra) Team Europcar 1:41:13
  102. Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 1:42:01
  103. Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Astana Pro Team 1:43:10
  104. Aleksejs Saramotins (Lat) IAM Cycling 1:43:11
  105. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Trek Factory Racing 1:46:11
  106. Michael Valgren Andersen (Den) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 1:47:02
  107. Stig Broeckx (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 1:48:22
  108. Jean Marc Marino (Fra) Cannondale 1:49:15
  109. Sébastien Hinault (Fra) IAM Cycling 1:50:20
  110. Natnael Berhane Teweldemedhin (Eri) Team Europcar 1:50:25
  111. Ralf Matzka (Ger) Team Netapp-Endura 1:52:39
  112. Rory Sutherland (Aus) Team Tinkoff-Saxo 1:52:45
  113. Daniel Schorn (Aut) Team Netapp-Endura 1:53:21
  114. Ramunas Navardauskas (Lit) Garmin-Sharp 1:53:32
  115. Scott Thwaites (GBr) Team Netapp-Endura 1:55:04
  116. Alexis Gougeard (Fra) AG2R La Mondiale 1:55:17
  117. Vasil Kiryienka (Blr) Team Sky 1:57:14
  118. Sebastian Langeveld (Ned) Garmin-Sharp 1:59:33
  119. Rein Taaramae (Est) Cofidis, Solutions Credits. 1:59:56
  120. Davide Cimolai (Ita) Lampre-Merida 2:01:18
  121. Mickael Delage (Fra) Fdj.fr 2:02:00
  122. Dries Devenyns (Bel) Team Giant-Shimano 2:02:33
  123. Jack Bauer (NZl) Garmin-Sharp 2:04:06
  124. Alexey Tsatevitch (Rus) Team Katusha 2:05:03
  125. Kris Boeckmans (Bel) Lotto-Belisol 2:12:58
  126. Danny Pate (USA) Team Sky 2:15:36
  127. Jonathan Hivert (Fra) Belkin Pro Cycling Team 2:21:35
  128. Xabier Zandio Echaide (Spa) Team Sky 2:36:20

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