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Sivtsov wins Georgia as Henderson claims finale

  • By Neal Rogers
  • Published Apr. 27, 2008
  • Updated Apr. 28, 2008 at 11:01 AM EDT

By Neal Rogers

Sivtsov basks in the glow of a very big win.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

The 2008 Tour de Georgia couldn’t have ended better for Team High Road on Sunday, as Kiwi sprinter Greg Henderson won the final stage and Belarusian Kanstantin Sivtsov secured his overall race lead by four seconds ahead of Slipstream-Chipotle’s Trent Lowe.

Henderson’s field-sprint victory, ahead of CSC’s J.J. Haedo, was his second of the weeklong race and the team’s third, following Sivtsov’s stage win atop Brasstown Bald Saturday. Henderson’s win also secured his points jersey, bringing High Road’s tally to three stage wins and two leader’s jerseys over seven days of racing. It was Henderson’s second career Georgia points jersey, the first coming in 2005.

Sunday’s stage dished up 10 laps of a 6.2-mile route around a circuit at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park. Heavy rains soiled the course before the race but subsided for the peloton, leaving the course a mix of wet and dry patches.

Symmetric’s Cameron Evans and Toyota’s Hilton Clarke lead the break.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

As expected, a large break formed on the first lap and was off the front nearly the entire day. Among the escapees were Justin England and Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United), Doug Ollerenshaw (Rock Racing), Sebastian Lang (Gerolsteiner), Aaron Kemps (Astana) Cam Evans and Jacob Erker (Symmetrics), Rhys Pollock (Marco Polo), Tom Danielson (Slipstream), Darren Lill (BMC), Aaron Olson (Bissell), Matt Cooke and Matthew Crane (Health Net-Maxxis), Chris Jones (Team Type 1) and Jared Barrilleaux (Jittery Joe’s).

None of the riders posed a threat to Sivtsov, but his team took to the front of the peloton anyway and made sure the break didn’t take too much time on the rain-slicked roads. With High Road riding tempo at the front, the gap never exceeded 1:15.

“I told the rest of the break that if we rode fast at the front, High Road was going to keep it at a minute, and if we rode easy, High Road was going to keep it at a minute, so we might as well ride steady and keep something for the end,” Clarke said.

The technical course, which passed through Atlanta’s downtown district and urban neighborhoods, delivered 15 turns over rough roads littered with potholes and manhole covers that conspired with wet conditions to sabotage riders wheels. Between punctures, mechanicals and a crash that took Lang and Crane out of the breakaway, Mavic neutral support tended to more than 40 distress calls and spent much of the race restocking spare wheels.

Eight riders abandoned the stage, including Rock Racing’s Santiago Botero, Toyota-United’s Ivan Dominguez, Bissell’s Tom Zirbel and Lang, who was last seen waving his arms furiously at the errant motorcycle driver.

Victor Pena and Oscar Sevilla on the last lap.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

As the peloton crossed through the start/finish line with one lap remaining, the pace began to heat up. Though Rock Racing was down two men when Botero and Kayle Leogrande abandoned, the skull-and-wings squad, led by Oscar Sevilla, took over the chase, looking to set up sprinter Freddie Rodriguez. As the catch became inevitable, Evans, England and Danielson tried to jump away but to no avail.

“I thought we had a chance there in the last lap; we were just drilling it,” England said. “But there was a little bit too much fooling around on the last lap. [Evans] was definitely the strongest guy in the break today. Every time he came through it looked like he was hardly breathing.”

The field caught the remnants of the break with less than one mile to go. As the catch was made, Astana’s Antonio Colom shot out of the bunch, dogged by CSC’s Bobby Julich. The two opened a slight gap over the chase as they hit the 1km-to-go marker, but it was all uphill from there. The pair was overrun short of the line, and after riding Haedo’s wheel, Henderson rocketed across first. Haedo finished second, with Symmetrics rider Andrew Pinfold in third and Rodriguez fourth.

Henderson takes his second stage win and seems quite pleased with the effort.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

“There were a few too many guys in the break, and it was initially cause for a little panic,” Henderson said. “But the guys held them at 50 seconds, with just four guys rotating through, because they’re just that good. On the last lap we lost our dominance at the front, which was to be expected after riding all day, but Rock Racing came up and helped out. In the sprint I just had enough gas to come around J.J.”

The finale had little effect on GC — Sivtsov took the yellow jersey by four seconds over Lowe with Astana’s Levi Leipheimer, the heavy pre-race favorite, finishing third at 14 seconds back. Astana left the race with no stage wins, but took salvation with the team GC prize.

“If I had to grade my performance this week, I’d give myself an A-minus,” Leipheimer said. “But I’d give my team an A-plus. They rode amazing.”

The final jerseys on display.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

Health Net-Maxxis rider Rory Sutherland was named most aggressive rider of the week, while Jason McCartney was the race’s final King of the Mountains winner.

Lowe, just 23, left the race not only second overall but as best young rider, a prize he also won in 2005. The young Aussie was philosophical about beating a Tour de France podium finisher on Brasstown yet leaving the race without a stage or overall win. His ability to jump away from Leipheimer in the closing meters on Brasstown left many wondering if he’d blown his chance for overall victory by not reacting when Sivtsov attacked with 500 meters remaining Saturday.

The final Tour de Georgia podium.

Photo: Casey B. Gibson

“There was nothing I could do,” Lowe said. “He got a good jump. The strongest man won the race.”

As for Sivtsov, the 2005 under-23 world road champion leaves his first race on American soil with nothing good memories.

“I liked this event, it had great organization and nice courses,” High Road’s GC champion said. “I usually like longer climbs, like 15 to 20km, but I also like it when it’s steep. For me, Brasstown is a really nice climb, and this is an important win.”

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Results

Results Stage 7

1. Greg Henderson (NZl), Team High Road, 2:23:53

2. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 2:23:53

3. Andrew Pinfold (CAN), SYM, 2:23:53

4. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 2:23:53

5. Andre Greipel (G), Team High Road, 2:23:53

6. Tyler Farrar* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:23:53

7. Oscar Gatto* (I), Gerolsteiner, 2:23:53

8. Tolleson Taylor* (USA), BMC, 2:23:53

9. Sanderson Nicholas* (Aus), Jelly Belly, 2:23:53

10. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Astana, 2:23:53

11. Anders Lund* (Dk), CSC, 2:23:53

12. Richard England (Aus), Bissell Pro Cycling, 2:23:53

13. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 2:23:53

14. Moises Aldape (MEX), TT1, 2:23:53

15. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 2:23:53

16. Darren Lill (RSA), BMC, 2:23:53

17. Thomas Fothen (G), Gerolsteiner, 2:23:53

18. Robert Forster (G), Gerolsteiner, 2:23:53

19. Michael Blaudzun (Dk), CSC, 2:23:53

20. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr), Team High Road, 2:23:53

21. Jackson Stewart (USA), BMC, 2:23:53

22. Trent Lowe* (Aus), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:23:53

23. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 2:23:53

24. Oscar Sevilla (Sp), Rock Racing, 2:23:53

25. Stephan Schreck (G), Gerolsteiner, 2:23:53

26. Leon Van Bon (Nl), MPC, 2:23:53

27. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 2:23:53

28. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), TT1, 2:23:53

29. Christian Meier* (CAN), SYM, 2:23:53

30. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 2:23:53

31. Roman Kireyev* (Kaz), Astana, 2:23:53

32. Eric Wohlberg (CAN), SYM, 2:23:53

33. Jacob Erker (CAN), SYM, 2:23:53

34. Christian Vande Velde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:23:53

35. Volker Ordowski (G), Gerolsteiner, 2:23:53

36. Francois Parisien (CAN), SYM, 2:23:53

37. Christopher Jones (USA), TT1, 2:23:53

38. José Luis Rubiera Vigil (Sp), Astana, 2:23:53

39. Bradley Mcgee (Aus), CSC, 2:23:53

40. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 2:23:53

41. Antonio Colom (Sp), Astana, 2:23:53

42. Inigo Cuesta (Sp), CSC, 2:23:53

43. Svein Tuft (CAN), SYM, 2:23:53

44. Glen Chadwick (NZl), TT1, 2:23:53

45. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 2:23:53

46. Michael Lange (USA), Jelly Belly, 2:23:53

47. Barry Aaron Barry (NZl), Jelly Belly, 2:23:53

48. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:23:53

49. Trent Wilson (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2:23:53

50. Jonathan Cantwell (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2:23:53

51. Ian Macgregor (USA), TT1, 2:23:53

52. Matthias Russ (G), Gerolsteiner, 2:23:53

53. Tyler Hamilton (USA), Rock Racing, 2:23:53

54. Hugo Victor Hugo (Col), Rock Racing, 2:23:53

55. Jai Crawford (Aus), MPC, 2:23:53

56. Thomas Danielson (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:23:53

57. Matthew Crane* (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 2:23:53

58. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC, 2:23:53

59. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 2:23:53

60. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 2:23:53

61. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Rock Racing, 2:23:53

62. Bert Grabsch (G), Team High Road, 2:23:53

63. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 2:23:53

64. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana, 2:23:53

65. Garrett Peltonen (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 2:23:53

66. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, 2:23:53

67. Thomas LÖvkvist* (Swe), Team High Road, 2:23:53

68. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:23:53

69. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 2:23:53

70. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 2:24:18

71. Frank Pipp (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 2:24:18

72. Jeremy Vennell (NZl), Bissell Pro Cycling, 2:24:18

73. Craig Lewis* (USA), Team High Road, 2:24:18

74. Evan Elken (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2:24:24

75. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 2:24:24

76. Fabio Calabria* (Aus), TT1, 2:24:24

77. Aaron Olson (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 2:24:24

78. Sven Krauss (G), Gerolsteiner, 2:24:24

79. Cameron Evans* (CAN), SYM, 2:24:24

80. Jonathan Garcia (USA), BMC, 2:24:24

81. Matt Cooke (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 2:24:34

82. Bernard Van Ulden (USA), Jelly Belly, 2:24:38

83. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2:24:38

84. Rhys Pollock (Aus), MPC, 2:24:38

85. Matt Shriver (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2:24:38

86. Barrilleaux Jared* (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2:24:52

87. Lucas Euser (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2:25:01

88. Andrew Randell (CAN), SYM, 2:25:01

89. Ivan Stevic (SRB), Toyota-United, 2:25:11

90. Corey Collier (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 2:25:26

91. Jeremy Powers (USA), Jelly Belly, 2:25:26

92. David Galvin (USA), BMC, 2:25:26

93. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 2:25:26

94. Hilton Clarke (Aus), Toyota-United, 2:25:36

95. Bryce Mead (USA), Jelly Belly, 2:25:42

96. Cody Stevenson (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2:26:20

97. Ryan Sullivan* (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2:26:20

98. Fuyu Li (CHN), MPC, 2:26:20

Final Overall

1. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr), Team High Road, 22.44’44″

2. Trent Lowe* (Aus), Slipstream-Chipotle, 0:04

3. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 0:14

4. Antonio Colom (Sp), Astana, 1:02

5. Inigo Cuesta (Sp), CSC, 1:11

6. Oscar Sevilla (Sp), Rock Racing, 1:25

7. Christian Vande Velde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1:32

8. Moises Aldape (MEX), TT1, 1:37

9. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 2:08

10. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 2:31

11. Rubiera Vigil José Luis (Sp), Astana, 2:39

12. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 2:49

13. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 3:19

14. Michael Blaudzun (Dk), CSC, 3:26

15. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), TT1, 3:29

16. Darren Lill (RSA), BMC

17. Christopher Jones (USA), TT1, 3:37

18. Christian Meier* (CAN), SYM, 3:44

19. Francois Parisien (CAN), SYM, 3:48

20. Glen Chadwick (NZl), TT1, 4:13

21. Trent Wilson (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 4:15

22. Bradley Mcgee (Aus), CSC, 4:26

23. Christopher Baldwin (USA), Toyota-United, 4:28

24. Jacob Erker (CAN), SYM

25. Michael Lange (USA), Jelly Belly, 4:34

26. Jai Crawford (Aus), MPC, 5:02

27. Matt Cooke (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5:06

28. Christopher Horner (USA), Astana, 5:33

29. Jeremy Vennell (NZl), Bissell Pro Cycling, 5:46

30. Matthias Russ (G), Gerolsteiner, 6:02

31. Ian Macgregor (USA), TT1, 6:51

32. Victor Hugo Pena (Col), Rock Racing, 7:19

33. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana, 7:20

34. Jonathan Garcia (USA), BMC, 7:22

35. Volker Ordowski (G), Gerolsteiner, 7:33

36. Cameron Evans* (CAN), SYM, 8:10

37. Svein Tuft (CAN), SYM, 8:39

38. David Zabriskie (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 8:51

39. Doug Ollerenshaw (USA), Rock Racing, 10:00

40. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC, 10:02

41. Anders Lund* (Dk), CSC, 10:45

42. Aaron Olson (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 10:59

43. Thomas Danielson (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 11:35

44. Richard England (Aus), Bissell Pro Cycling, 11:51

45. Thomas LÖvkvist* (Swe), Team High Road, 12:31

46. Stephan Schreck (G), Gerolsteiner, 12:52

47. Matthew Crane* (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 13:07

48. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 13:54

49. Thomas Fothen (G), Gerolsteiner, 18:10

50. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 20:37

51. Craig Lewis* (USA), Team High Road, 21:01

52. Andre Greipel (G), Team High Road, 21:36

53. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 22:01

54. Andrew Pinfold (CAN), SYM, 22:20

55. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 22:32

56. Taylor Tolleson* (USA), BMC, 22:40

57. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 22:47

58. Eric Wohlberg (CAN), SYM, 23:28

59. Fabio Calabria* (Aus), TT1, 23:44

60. Nick Reistad (USA), Jelly Belly, 23:51

61. Jonathan Cantwell (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 24:03

62. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 24:21

63. Garrett Peltonen (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 24:29

64. Matt Shriver (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 24:35

65. Danny Pate (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 24:56

66. Jared Barrilleaux* (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 25:15

67. Roman Kireyev* (Kaz), Astana, 25:24

68. Ivan Stevic (SRB), Toyota-United, 25:26

69. Nicholas Sanderson* (Aus), Jelly Belly, 26:02

70. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis

71. Oscar Gatto* (I), Gerolsteiner, 26:15

72. Andrew Randell (CAN), SYM, 26:26

73. Sven Krauss (G), Gerolsteiner, 27:09

74. Greg Henderson (NZl), Team High Road, 27:11

75. Jackson Stewart (USA), BMC, 28:34

76. Leon Van Bon (Nl), MPC, 28:39

77. Bert Grabsch (G), Team High Road, 29:26

78. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 29:44

79. Frank Pipp (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 29:45

80. Fuyu Li (CHN), MPC, 29:55

81. Bernard Van Ulden (USA), Jelly Belly, 30:05

82. Evan Elken (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 30:10

83. Ryan Sullivan* (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 30:28

84. Robert Forster (G), Gerolsteiner, 30:58

85. Hilton Clarke (Aus), Toyota-United, 31:24

86. Rhys Pollock (Aus), MPC, 32:35

87. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 35:13

88. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Astana, 36:58

89. Tyler Farrar* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 39:05

90. Barry Aaron Barry (NZl), Jelly Belly, 39:30

91. Jeremy Powers (USA), Jelly Belly, 41:11

92. Tyler Hamilton (USA), Rock Racing, 41:32

93. Lucas Euser (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 43:06

94. Matthew Rice (Aus), Jelly Belly, 49:30

95. Corey Collier (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 1:00:45

96. David Galvin (USA), BMC, 1:07:31

97. Cody Stevenson (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 1:12:42

98. Bryce Mead (USA), Jelly Belly, 1:16:33

Points, Overall

1. Greg Henderson (NZl), Team High Road, 53 Pts.

2. Tyler Farrar* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 35 Pts.

3. Andrew Pinfold (CAN), SYM, 28 Pts.

4. Juan Jose Haedo (ARG), CSC, 27 Pts.

5. Richard England (Aus), Bissell Pro Cycling, 25 Pts.

6. Andre Greipel (G), Team High Road, 19 Pts.

7. Nicholas Sanderson* (Aus), Jelly Belly, 17 Pts.

8. Fred Rodriguez (USA), Rock Racing, 16 Pts.

9. Robert Forster (G), Gerolsteiner, 15 Pts.

10. Moises Aldape (MEX), TT1, 15 Pts.

11. Frank Pipp (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 13 Pts.

12. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 12 Pts.

13. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 10 Pts.

14. Ivan Stevic (SRB), Toyota-United, 10 Pts.

15. Justin England (USA), Toyota-United, 10 Pts.

16. Antonio Colom (Sp), Astana, 7 Pts.

17. Oscar Sevilla (Sp), Rock Racing, 6 Pts.

18. Rhys Pollock (Aus), MPC, 6 Pts.

19. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 5 Pts.

20. Bradley Mcgee (Aus), CSC, 5 Pts.

21. Christian Meier* (CAN), SYM, 5 Pts.

22. Christopher Jones (USA), TT1, 5 Pts.

23. Jeremy Powers (USA), Jelly Belly, 5 Pts.

24. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 5 Pts.

25. Matthew Crane* (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 5 Pts.

26. Thomas Danielson (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 4 Pts.

27. Dominique Rollin (CAN), Toyota-United, 4 Pts.

28. Oscar Gatto* (I), Gerolsteiner, 4 Pts.

29. Aaron Kemps (Aus), Astana, 3 Pts.

30. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 3 Pts.

31. Taylor Tolleson* (USA), BMC, 3 Pts.

32. Jacob Erker (CAN), SYM, 3 Pts.

33. Bryce Mead (USA), Jelly Belly, 3 Pts.

34. Trent Lowe* (Aus), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2 Pts.

35. Jonathan Cantwell (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 2 Pts.

36. Karl Menzies (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 1 Pts.

37. Trent Wilson (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 1 Pts.

38. Scott Nydam (USA), BMC, 1 Pts.

39. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana, 1 Pts.

40. Stephan Schreck (G), Gerolsteiner, 1 Pts.

41. Cameron Evans* (CAN), SYM, 1 Pts.

42. Scott Zwizanski (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 1 Pts.

43. Barrilleaux Jared* (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 1 Pts.

K.O.M. Overall

1. Jason Mccartney (USA), CSC, 18 Pts.

2. Neil Shirley (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 16 Pts.

3. Svein Tuft (CAN), SYM, 13 Pts.

4. Edward King (USA), Bissell Pro Cycling, 13 Pts.

5. Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr), Team High Road, 12 Pts.

6. Levi Leipheimer (USA), Astana, 12 Pts.

7. Andrey Mizurov (Kaz), Astana, 12 Pts.

8. Moises Aldape (MEX), TT1, 11 Pts.

9. Trent Lowe* (Aus), Slipstream-Chipotle, 10 Pts.

10. Oscar Sevilla (Sp), Rock Racing, 10 Pts.

11. Valery Kobzarenko (Ukr), TT1, 10 Pts.

12. Cameron Evans* (CAN), SYM, 10 Pts.

13. Rory Sutherland (Aus), Health Net Maxxis, 9 Pts.

14. Timothy Johnson (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 6 Pts.

15. Craig Lewis* (USA), Team High Road, 5 Pts.

16. Bobby Julich (USA), CSC, 5 Pts.

17. Inigo Cuesta (Sp), CSC, 4 Pts.

18. Stephan Schreck (G), Gerolsteiner, 4 Pts.

19. Frank Pipp (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 4 Pts.

20. Antonio Colom (Sp), Astana, 3 Pts.

21. Rubiera Vigil José Luis (Sp), Astana, 3 Pts.

22. Thomas LÖvkvist* (Swe), Team High Road, 2 Pts.

23. Christian Vande Velde (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 2 Pts.

24. George Hincapie (USA), Team High Road, 1 Pts.

25. Lucas Euser (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 1 Pts.

26. Glen Chadwick (NZl), TT1, 1 Pts.

Young Rider, Overall

1. Trent Lowe* (Aus), Slipstream-Chipotle, 22.44’48″

2. Christian Meier* (CAN), SYM, 3:40

3. Cameron Evans* (CAN), SYM, 8:06

4. Anders Lund* (Dk), CSC, 10:41

5. Thomas LÖvkvist* (Swe), Team High Road, 12:27

6. Matthew Crane* (USA), Health Net Maxxis, 13:03

7. Craig Lewis* (USA), Team High Road, 20:57

8. Taylor Tolleson* (USA), BMC, 22:36

9. Fabio Calabria* (Aus), TT1, 23:40

10. Jared Barrilleaux* (USA), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 25:11

11. Roman Kireyev* (Kaz), Astana, 25:20

12. Nicholas Sanderson* (Aus), Jelly Belly, 25:58

13. Oscar Gatto* (I), Gerolsteiner, 26:11

14. Ryan Sullivan* (Aus), Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 30:24

15. Tyler Farrar* (USA), Slipstream-Chipotle, 39:01

Teams, Overall

1. Astana

2. CSC, 3:30

3. Team Type 1, 4:56

4. Team High Road, 6:13

5. Slipstream-Chipotle, 6:49

6. Symmetrics, 8:10

7. BMC, 9:32

8. Health Net Maxxis, 12:01

9. Rock Racing, 12:25

10. Gerolsteiner, 17:07

11. Bissell Pro Cycling, 18:09

12. Toyota-United, 29:42

13. Jittery Joe’s Coffee, 37:07

14. MPC, 44:03

15. Jelly Belly, 49:50

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Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers

Neal Rogers is editor in chief of Velo magazine and VeloNews.com. An interest in all things rock 'n' roll led him into music journalism while attending UC Santa Cruz, on the central coast of California. After several post-grad years spent waiting tables, surfing, and mountain biking, he moved to San Francisco, working as a bike messenger, and at a software startup. He moved to Boulder, Colorado, in 2001, taking an editorial internship at VeloNews. He never left. When not traveling the world covering races, he can be found riding his bike, skiing, or attending a concert.

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