10.31.2011

Don't touch my Classics! New races poll result

I got the idea of this poll reading about the project to move Lombardia in order to make room to Tour of Beijing and was almost in shock when found out a proposal to move also the Ardennes Classics for almost the same reason: a new race put by the UCI in the pro cycling calendar. HELL NO! I thought: don't touch my Classics! 
Pic by (c)IlariaPranzini LBL 2011
I have nothing against new races and globalization in cycling. It's cool to see people from China or Japan or India as passionated for cycling as we are. A bit less cool - I agree - for cyclists forced to jump around the world like balls. Not cool at all when a new race gets immediately the pro cycling status and UCI moves an old glorious one to make it room. 
In my opinion new races should grow up step by step, like Tour of California did for example. -  BDW I prefered it in February. - That's why I voted 'Ok but not in the pro cycling calendar'. I see very few readers agree with me (only 5% ). A good 11% of you simply find new races great - I'd like to know how many of them are from Europe. A polemical 35% ask more money and respect for old races and I see their point: UCI Overlord - the true one not the fake - openly said it's about money so... But the most of you think there is nothing wrong with new races, just don't like when UCI moves the old ones. 
That's a very reasonable view. A race isn't only a road - and I don't like when the road changes - but also a season in the year, a sky and wood nuance, a feeling related to the moment. There is a Roubaix time, a Tour de France time, an Ardennes time. July IS the Tour and the Tour is yellow because of the yellow fields of July. YES I know about the yellow pages of the newpaper L'auto who first promoted the race, but in our imaginary the yellow fields are more important, with the heat, the campers, the living bikes made by dancing paesans and bales.
The Giro has been moved long time ago as well as the Vuelta. The actual collocation is good for the Italian race but a little bad for the Spanish tour, too close to the Tour and just after the World Championship. A perfect calendar is probably impossible, new races in different countries are cool. However... there are some holy-days in cycling: don't dare to touch them!

POLL RESULTS

UCI is moving old races to put new ones in the calendar

Good idea! new is cool!
  4 (11%)
 
New races are ok but pls don't move the old ones
  16 (47%)
 
New races are ok but not in ProCycling calendar
  2 (5%)
 
Cycling doesn't need new races but money and respect for the old ones!
  12 (35%)
 


10.30.2011

10 years of Amstel Curacao Race

Time to celebrate also for one of the most fashionable race in the - NON UCI - calendar. 10 years aren't 100, ok, but already a considerable time and "the organisation has made a special museum in the Lions Dive & Beach Resort with different sorts of memories of 10 years Amstel Curaçao Race. Amongst others you can find all finish photos, special jerseys and beautiful scrap-books. From Monday onwards the museum will be open daily during office hours." (http://www.facebook.com/notes/amstel-curacao-race/newsflash-10th-amstel-curacao-race-nr-4/272030182835925 ). 
In add "the Belgium television channel Sporza will give a lot of attention to this year's Amstel Curaçao Race. Reporter Renaat Schotte will make special videos for a TV broadcast and for their internet site. During the Amstel Curaçao Race on the 5th of November, Renaat Schotte will also present a live report on Paradise FM.
Are you ready? Frank Schleck tweeted yesterday: "Getting ready and packing for Amstel Curacao Race.@lionsdive resort get ready we gonna be there very soon.looking forward for a nice holiday." I read sceptical lines about but that remains a firm point in cycling addicted life, with dolphins, Miss Curacao in sexy clothes and a bit of racing, yep. 

10.29.2011

More about the Continental Bob and Team Differdange 100 years

According to http://www.lequotidien.lu/les-sports/28602.html the new Continental team created by Radio Shack Nissan Trek with and for Bob Jungels will be directed by Adriano Baffi (ex Leopard). As I said that team could be a good chance for young Luxembourgish racers, like the Continental team of Rabobank or Livestrong for the old Radio Shack. DDW Livestrong is told to go on. Together with Bob Jungels Le Quotidien lists other names linked to the new team: Joël Zangerlé and Pit Schlechter (Yes we like!). Both in the National Team in Mendrisio. 
Anyway Zangerlé has a contract with Team Differdange for 2012 Gabriel Gatti says: no salary but the honour to race in a team that made the hystory of cycling in Luxembourg and - also - this year won the TT National Championship by Christian Poos.
In these days the Team Differdange celebres its 100 years by an exposition in Differdange town, by the Hall Sportif Oberkorn: on the 30.10, 31.10 and 2.11 since 3 pm  to 6 pm. I'd like to go but I'm here in Florence: send a pic if you can :)

10.28.2011

Tour de Suisse 2012

That's the itinerary: nice nice a start in Verbania :) I think I'll go!
09.06.11 : Lugano - Lugano
10.06.12 : Verbania - (I) Verbier
11.06.12 : Martigny - Aarberg
12.06.12 : Aarberg - Trimbach/Olten
13.06.12 : Olten/Trimbach - Gansingen
14.06.12 : Wittnau - Bischofszell (TG)
15.06.12 : Gossau (ZH) - Gossau (ZH) (Einzelzeitfahren)
16.06.12 : Bischofszell - (TG) Arosa
17.06.12 : Näfels-Lintharena - Sörenberg

Radio Shack Nissan Trek first team meeting done

There is a nice interview with Laurent Didier here: 
http://www.lequotidien.lu/les-sports/28603.html
In short: 
1. Where: in Spa-Francorchamp, by the hôtel de la Source owned by Flavio Becca
2. Who: 26 racers and Staff.
3. How: Friendly! "Il y avait une bonne ambiance. Tout le monde est très motivé en vue de la prochaine saison, moi y compris.» Didier said.
4. Clothes and shoes: "...on va adapter chaque chaussure à chaque coureur, en mettant plus ou moins de matière à un endroit ou à un autre»
5. Orientering and team building: "Même s'ils n'ont pas fait de vélo, les coureurs ont eu l'occasion de mieux se connaître, en participant à une sorte de jeu d'orientation. Par petit groupe, ils sont allés à Spa avec un GPS et ont dû retrouver des points de passage où se trouvaient des questions auxquelles il fallait répondre : «J'étais avec Linus (Gerdemann), Jakob (Fuglsang) et Tony (Gallopin). À une question sur la hauteur du Mont-Blanc, Tony a répondu tout de suite. Ça a pas mal marché, je crois qu'on a terminé deuxième.»
6. Next meeting: training camp in Calpe, Spain "Après trois jours de rassemblement, chacun est rentré chez lui, hier soir. Le prochain rendez-vous est fixé au mois de décembre, du côté de Calpe, en Espagne, au bord de la mer. Là, on attaquera les choses sérieuses avec le traditionnel camp d'entraînement."

10.27.2011

Bob - Continental team - for Bob Jungels

So there we go :D Next year Radio Shack Nissan Trek will run also a Continental team and Bob Jungels signed for it.
http://www.wort.lu/wort/web/sport/artikel/2011/10/165938/jungels-bestaetigt-zusage.php

What about A. Kolobnev? read here...

...directly by him on twitter and fb: 
"ON THESE GROUNDS: Anti-Doping Commission of the Russian Cycling Federation rules that: 1. Mr. Alexander Kolobnev has committed a violation of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (Article 21.1 - The presence of a Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers in a Rider's bodily Specimen). 2. Mr Alexander Kolobnev is sanctioned with a reprimand and no period of ineligibility is imposed. 3. The results of Mr. Alexander Kolobnev obtained at the Tour-de-France stage of 6 July 2011 shall be disqualified. 4. Mr. Alexander Kolobnev is additionally sanctioned with a fine in amount of 1 500 CHF."

Velo d'Or and more...

Do you feel like to give marks and vote and expres your opinion pro  - or contra! - anybody in cycling? Yes you can. Ok Velo d'Or is already assigned:
http://www.lequipe.fr/Cyclisme/breves2011/20111027_083441_gilbert-velo-d-or-2011.html
...but you can agree or disagree voting in cyclingnews readers poll.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/now-online-the-2011-cyclingnews-reader-poll
I don't tell you Vote for Andy Schleck! because he isn't there. If you want you can vote for him here:
http://cyclismas.com/2011/10/uci_overlords-2011-awards-of-mass-distinction/
...in two cathegories: pick up artist and worst descender in the peloton... EHM! 
Philippe Gilbert won the Vélo d'Or by Vélo Magazine (L'Equipe monthly magazine)  in front of Cadel Evans  and  Mark Cavendish. You can hardly disagree: 18 victories in 2011,1 Tour stage (Mont des Alouettes), all 3 the Ardennes Classics. «Ma série (Flèche Brabançonne, Amstel Gold Race, Flèche Wallonne, Liège-Bastogne-Liège) était assez phénoménale." he said "Ce que je retiens aussi, c'est la série du 13 avril (Flèche Brabançonne) au 2 juillet (victoire d'étape sur le Tour) où je n'ai pas été battu.» 
Thomas Voeckler got the French Vélo d'Or in front of Pierre Rolland and the ' pistard' Grégory Beaugé. Peter Sagan won the Vélo d'Or Espoirs in front of  Edvald Boasson Hagen, and I'm glad because I voted for him in cyclingnews poll and also because EBH isn't an 'espoir' anymore. 
Balanced awards in my opinion. And an easy decision too I guess. But I keep thinking that sprinters and one day racers take advantage on stage tours racers by the ammount of their victories. Evans 'just' won Tour de France and Tirreno Adriatico: that means he was the best one for many weeks and on different fields. Gilbert deserved it all anyway: his season was more then impressive.
BDW
If there was an award for sadness I'd have good chances to win it in spite I am not starving, have got a home, a job - more or less - and a wonderful son. Sadness isn't related to material things too it seems. Or maybe I miss something 'material' not included in the list. Just to tell you. But happyness isn't basic to live. 
Ok... it will be a blue off season.

10.25.2011

André Steensen about leaving Saxo Bank

Disappointed of course - according to Ekstrabladet.dk via Velonation - he said:  “I unfortunately have not had my contract renewed with Saxo Bank [...] Bjarne called me and told me that he wanted to try some new riders”. Steensen had a quite good season and just got in Italy his best result: 12th in  Tour of Denmark, 7th in Breckenridge stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge,  11th overall in the Circuit Franco Belge 8th in Gran Piemonte. But “Life does not end because I’m not riding at Saxo Bank." 
I dedicated him an early Yes we like and asked him for an interview a few times. I hope he will find a job and maybe that interview will arrive next year after a new good result. Good luck André!

In and out...

...UCI procycling licences
Teams in the top 15
Astana Pro Team
BMC Racing Team
Garmin – Cervélo
GreenEdge Cycling Team
Katusha Team
Lampre - ISD
Liquigas – Cannondale
Lotto Cycling Project
Movistar Team
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team
Rabobank
RadioShack – Nissan
Saxo Bank Sungard

Sky Procycling
Vacansoleil – DCM Pro Cycling Team
Teams eligible for WorldTour
AG2R La Mondiale
Geox – TMC
FDJ
Euskaltel – Euskadi
Team Europcar
More - also - here http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/uci-releases-top-15-teams-toward-worldtour?ns_campaign=news&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=cyclingnews&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0

Giro 2012 looks good


3.476,4 km, average stage distance 165,5 km, 2 ITT, 1 TTT, 7 sprinters stages, 4 low mountain stages 3 low mountain stages with top finish, 1 high mountain stage, 3 high mountain stages with top finish.
I was enjoying my trekking in the mountains near Lecco while the Giro 2012 was introduced to a large(r) and (more) aware audience.
The itinerary was out since days, the presentation was showed WWW in streaming and tv. Andy Schleck was supposed to not race the Giro so I was just a bit curious but not really interested.
I mean: I like the Giro, it's the most important race in my country and I always go to watch some stages. Of course I watch it all in tv - as I do with much smaller races in far places around the world. I even admit that the Giro was sometimes more beautiful then the Tour, less  'predicatable' and more balanced. However I remain a Tour addicted: I can lose a Giro stage but I am never so busy to not watch a Tour stage, even in the first - usually 'boring' - week. I like to be bored by those yellow fields and useless small climbs. I belove the mood in the Tour and the way French people are proud of it. 
The Giro is different or maybe I am different toward the Giro. I like when it passes close and allows me to have a good cycling day saving sleep hours - and money. Then cycling is cycling, cyclists make the race: they take a boring stage and invent a thrilling story. The opposite is also true. 
The Tour 2012 disappoints me a little - and not because it doesn't suit Andy Schleck, but because in my opinion it lacks of 'personality': no symbol stage, few top finishes, new roads ok but honestly they don't promise that much. That's why I decided to have a second look to the Giro itinerary.
I already found it balanced and nice, Danmark and megamountain stage excluded. Danmark because I am against start abroad in general, moreover so far. Megamountain because it's wonderful but too close to Milano: sprinters and cronomen should be allowed to make it to the end. Anyway, a good Giro. "Hard but not too hard" as Bruyneel said. But Andy Schleck already dismissed the idea this Giro would be better for him then that Tour. They all have plenty of time to think about.
BDW No, I don't like the Giro promo vid: too noisy, too emotional, too confusing. It could be any race. The TourTure commercial with the Rabobank car was absolutely better ;)

"Giro 2007 and Andy 2nd: my best DS memory": Interview with Galoppin by Le Quotidien

http://www.lequotidien.lu/les-sports/28478.html
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/gallopin-believes-radioshack-nissan-will-be-strongest-grand-tour-team?ns_campaign=news&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=cyclingnews&ns_linkname=0&ns_fee=0
In short:
1. a moving flasback to the Giro 2007 where Galoppin was Andy Schleck SD and suggested him to keep cold. Really nice story :)
«Tu vois, rappelait-il doucement, il ne fallait pas attaquer comme tu en avais pourtant envie plus tôt dans cette étape interminable et éprouvante, avec ce temps de chien. Les Saunier Duval voulaient d'abord l'étape avec Ricco et si tu t'étais découvert trop tôt, tu l'aurais payé. C'est plusieurs minutes que tu aurais sans doute perdues. Là, c'est parfait, on suit, on limite la casse, on reste dans le coup. Les Saunier Duval ont plusieurs cartes, Ricco, Piepoli, Simoni. Ils flambent. Attention à ne pas céder car le client, le gros client, c'est d'abord Di Luca (NDLR : C'est l'Italien de la liquidas, qui, cette année-là, avait remporté, devant Andy Schleck le Giro…). Bien sûr que tu as envie d'attaquer. Mais vu le contexte, mieux vaut ne pas risquer de prendre un contre. La route est encore longue…» Andy Schleck dodelinait tranquillement de la tête tout en portant son regard devant lui, au loin, vers ce long chapelet d'attardés dont les silhouettes, quelques lacets plus bas, se noyaient dans une brume épaisse et humide"
2. Galoppin says that Giro is his best SD memory: «Ce Giro 2007 et la deuxième place d'Andy Schleck restent mon meilleur souvenir de directeur sportif. Bon, il n'y a pas que ça quand même, mais avec Andy c'est sentimental»
3. So he is happy to be back to work with Andy and Frank Schleck
«Je vais retrouver Andy, Frank, Fabian (Cancellara). Pas mal de coureurs que je connais très bien et avec qui j'ai bien aimé bosser» 
4. Anyway he and Andy were in touch by phone during the last years: «On a parlé souvent ensemble et c'est vrai qu'Andy m'a régulièrement téléphoné ces dernières années. Il m'a dit qu'il était très content de me retrouver. Moi aussi." 
5. There is some work to do but Bruyneel is the right man to do it. Next TdF suits better Evans then Andy Schleck but Andy will have the best team: "Comme je n'étais plus dans leur équipe, j'ai pris le temps de les observer, j'ai vu qu'il y avait du travail à faire. Johan Bruyneel a l'expérience qu'il faut pour mener la barque. Avec l'apport des coureurs de RadioShack et dans la perspective des rapprochements d'équipes, même si a priori le Tour convient moins à Andy qu'à Cadel Evans par exemple, je pense que notre équipe sera sans doute la meilleure équipe de grand Tour.»

Two more pics from Paris...

Andy Schleck in TdF 2012 presentation by Marion Gachies Balme

Andy Schleck in TdF 2012 presentation by Marion Gachies Balme

Giro d'Italia 2012 vid

10.24.2011

Two pics from Paris...

Andy Schleck TdF 2012 presentation by Marion Gachies Balme
Andy Schleck TdF 2012 presentation by Marion Gachies Balme
...thx to Marion Gachies Balme who was there and allowed me to post them :)

10.23.2011

RIP SIC... in your mates words

Marco Simoncelli died today, few hours ago, racing. Like Wouter Weyland, like Senna, like others. They all died doing what they loved the most. Many cyclists reacted on twitter and fb. I copy and past a translation of few messages, the best words by his mates in sport who really know what they are talking about:
Daniele Bennati: "Ero davanti alla TV quando Sic e' caduto,mi e' sembrato di rivivere il dramma di WW,purtroppo anche Marco se n'e' andato.Riposa in Pace SIC" (I was in front of the tv when Sic fell, I felt as if I was living again WW drama, sadly Marco too is gone. RIP SIC.)
Matteo Carrara: "Quando la vuoi spianare il piu possibile,quando vuoi entrare piu veloce Dell'avversario,quando non lo vuoi far passare e lo vuoi staccare...non pensi alle conseguenze e' l'istinto che ti porta a farlo...tutto questo capita a qualsiasi sportivo che ha voglia di competizione e' l'adrenalina la voglia di dare tutto la voglia di vincere che ti porta a questo ma purtroppo ogni tanto la sfortuna ci mette del suo... Addio Campione" (When you want to go full gaz, when you want to go faster then your opponent, when you don't want to let him pass and you want to drop him... you don't think about consequences, istinct makes you do that... All that happens to every athletes who feels competition, it's adrenaline, the will to give all, the will to win that makes you do that... But sadly sometimes bad luck arrives... Farwell Champion".)
Andrea Guardini: "...che tristezza...sapere che la tua grande passione può da un momento all'altro strapparti la vita...ricordiamolo con il suo sorriso, grande Sic!" (Sad to know your great passion can suddenly cut your life... Lets remember him smiling, you great Sic!)

10.22.2011

Closing balance

The season is over - in Europe at least - and it's time of closing balance. UCI ranking is objective - given some criteria - but a different list could include racers who gave us great emotions even whitout a great result or also guys who had an impressive improvement or confirmed promises.
UCI top ten for riders can't be different then that: GILBERT of course is the Number One, like a new Merckx he was hungry of victories and had a long big meal. CONTADOR is second: the Giro winner well deserved it even if his season was a less brilliant then it used to be: maybe he will be banned and lose all results TdF 2010 included... Quite ridiculous he's still waiting a sentence. RODRIGUEZ in 3th place is a surprise: no big bangs but 2 nice stage victories in Vuelta and many other good results. That's also a way to get points. EVANS, TdF winner is just 4th in spite he also won Romandie and Tirreno-Adriatico. 5th is VOECKLER: the French hero didn't win so much but wore the yellow jesey and that's something. TT World Champ Tony MARTIN is only 6th! and he DID win a lot this year, just like SAGAN Peter (7th): this one in my opinion is the name to remember for next years and the true good news in this top ten. Number 8th is Samuel SANCHEZ: many small good results for him too. The RR World Champ and winner of many many MANY sprints CAVENDISH is only 9th and a surprising SCARPONI is 10th. 
I guess we wrote a different list thinking to 2011 races... No doubts about Gilbert in 1st, but Evans, Tony Martin, Cavendish and Sagan would get a better spot. Moreover I would add some guys that really did well: Wiggins, Goss, Daniel Martin, Mollema, Kittel, Froome, Denis Galimzyanov, Sacha Modolo... I'm not going to make a summary of the last season but who followed it all will remember the amazing moments we share. I was about to put also Jakob Fgslang here... then stoped: he was great in the Vuelta, got a lot of 5th places around the world but in my opinion can do much better. 
Frank Schleck had a very good season: won Criterium International and Lux RR National Championship, was 2nd in Liège and 3th in TdF, plus other good results, in fact he is 15th in UCI ranking. Not so Andy Schleck: he is 21th, was second in TdF, wore the yellow jersey, win the queen stage on the Galibier - YUP - and Tour de Suisse mountain jersey, was 3th in Liège and also 2nd in TdF Mountain Classification. TdF was his goal and he didn't target seriously anything else.That's why I'm not satisfied with his results even if they are quite good. Probably that's unfair: Andy said he actually is happy and couldn't do more. He knows better, doesn't he? In 2007 3he was 38th (2nd in the Giro), in 2008 he was 57th (TdF White Jersey), in  2009 - his best season sofar - he was 15th (2nd in TdF plus White Jersey 1st in Liège and RR Lux national Championship) and in 2010 16th (2nd in TdF with 2 stages vistories, 1st in TT Lux national championship) so 2011 objectively wasn't that good. Will 2012 better? I hope so and am looking forward.
I was often critical about LEOPARD TREK, his way to comunicate in first, the his race strategy and riders management. Looking to teams ranking I must admit that 3th isn't bad: LT had some very nice victories and good results the most by some young promising riders (Nizzolo, Selig, Klemme) or by guys you didn't expect (Zaugg but also Gerdeman, 'lost' since some years). His 'stars' were instead a bit disappointing (Bennati, Cancellara, Andy Schleck). Sky is numeber 1 and HTC 3th.
But if you conisider victories - no points -  things are a little different and more close to our cyclin fan feeling: HTC is first here - what a shame it coudn't find a sponsor for 2012! -, Radio Shack 2nd and Liquigas 3th. Of course sprinters have a role here and each race bring 1 point - so we find in 4th Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team. In this ranking LT is only 15th and that shows why we are disappointed.
Finally: next year some teams will stop and some others will start. HTC for sure, probably GEOX by one side, Green Edge by the other one. Some teams will 'change': LT will be... EHM... Bob! ok: Radio Shack Nissan Trek - last time I write it!! - Skill Shimano will be... an even more complicated stuff!! I wonder why people can't find easy short names.  Of course old teams will be 'new' too because transferts shuffled riders... like cards.
Source http://www.cqranking.com







Racers rankig
1.
(4)
 
GILBERT Philippe
OLO
05/07/1982
3168

2.
(2)
 
CONTADOR VELASCO Alberto
SBS
06/12/1982
2373

3.
(3)
 
RODRIGUEZ OLIVER Joaquin
KAT
12/05/1979
2028

4.
(6)
 
EVANS Cadel
BMC
14/02/1977
1936

5.
(35)
 
VOECKLER Thomas
EUC
22/06/1979
1744

6.
(25)
 
MARTIN Tony
THR
23/04/1985
1694

7.
(29)
 
SAGAN Peter
LIQ
26/01/1990
1596

8.
(8)
 
SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel
EUS
05/02/1978
1576

9.
(14)
 
CAVENDISH Mark
THR
21/05/1985
1469

10.
(12)
 
SCARPONI Michele
LAM
25/09/1979
1437

11.
(9)
 
CANCELLARA Fabian
LEO
18/03/1981
1432

12.
(15)
 
BOASSON HAGEN Edvald
SKY
17/05/1987
1391

13.
(137)
 
WIGGINS Bradley
SKY
28/04/1980
1322

14.
(39)
 
ROJAS GIL Jose Joaquin
MOV
08/06/1985
1304

15.
(21)
 
SCHLECK Fränk
LEO
15/04/1980
1292

16.
(22)
 
VISCONTI Giovanni
FAR
13/01/1983
1281

17.
(63)
 
VAN AVERMAET Greg
BMC
17/05/1985
1199

18.
(64)
 
GOSS Matthew
THR
05/11/1986
1189

19.
(33)
 
MARTIN Daniel
GRM
20/08/1986
1175

20.
(10)
 
GREIPEL Andre
OLO
16/07/1982
1173

21.
(16)
 
SCHLECK Andy
LEO
10/06/1985
1152

22.
(1)
 
NIBALI Vincenzo
LIQ
14/11/1984
1127

23.
(57)
 
CUNEGO Damiano
LAM
19/09/1981
1112

24.
(91)
 
MOLLEMA Bauke
RAB
26/11/1986
1101

25.
(94)
 
LEIPHEIMER Levi
RSH
24/10/1973
1074

26.
(31)
 
MARCATO Marco
VCD
11/02/1984
1055

27.
(-)
 
COBO ACEBO Juan Jose
GEO
11/02/1981
1048

28.
(799)
 
KITTEL Marcel
SKS
11/05/1988
1041

29.
(48)
 
LEUKEMANS Björn
VCD
01/07/1977
1019

30.
(46)
 
FEILLU Romain
VCD
16/04/1984
995

31.
(7)
 
FARRAR Tyler
GRM
02/06/1984
953

32.
(67)
 
BENNATI Daniele
LEO
24/09/1980
953

33.
(275)
 
MORENO FERNANDEZ Daniel
KAT
05/09/1981
918

34.
(26)
 
BASSO Ivan
LIQ
26/11/1977
891

35.
(-)
 
REBELLIN Davide
MIE
09/08/1971
889

36.
(11)
 
GESINK Robert
RAB
31/05/1986
868

37.
(41)
 
POZZOVIVO Domenico
COG
30/11/1982
841

38.
(53)
 
MILLAR David
GRM
04/01/1977
823

39.
(85)
 
KLÖDEN Andreas
RSH
22/06/1975
820

40.
(159)
 
PERAUD Jean-Christophe
ALM
22/05/1977
801

41.
(19)
 
HUSHOVD Thor
GRM
18/01/1978
799

42.
(473)
 
FROOME Chris
SKY
20/05/1985
779

43.
(13)
 
VINOKOUROV Alexandre
AST
16/09/1973
772

44.
(86)
 
CHAVANEL Sylvain
QST
30/06/1979
760

45.
(139)
 
HUTAROVICH Yauheni
FDJ
29/11/1983
751

46.
(121)
 
URAN URAN Rigoberto
SKY
26/01/1987
732

47.
(641)
 
PONZI Simone
LIQ
17/01/1987
728

48.
(436)
 
GERRANS Simon
SKY
16/05/1980
727

49.
(427)
 
DEGENKOLB John
THR
07/01/1989
711

50.
(315)
 
GALIMZYANOV Denis
KAT
07/03/1987
698

51.
(40)
 
FUGLSANG Jakob
LEO
22/03/1985
694

52.
(32)
 
MENCHOV Denis
GEO
25/01/1978
691

53.
(226)
 
POELS Wout
VCD
01/10/1987
681

54.
(227)
 
ROUX Anthony
FDJ
18/04/1987
673

55.
(157)
 
COSTA Rui Alberto Faria
MOV
05/10/1986
664

56.
(280)
 
HERMANS Ben
RSH
06/08/1986
657

57.
(435)
 
GALLOPIN Tony
COF
24/05/1988
654

58.
(146)
 
SELLA Emanuele
AND
09/01/1981
651

59.
(88)
 
VENTOSO ALBERDI Francisco Jose
MOV
06/05/1982
649

60.
(45)
 
VAN DIJK Stefan
VWA
22/01/1976
648

61.
(250)
 
PINOT Thibaut
FDJ
29/05/1990
639

62.
(136)
 
TAARAMÄE Rein
COF
24/04/1987
638

63.
(27)
 
ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor
EUS
02/03/1983
634

64.
(56)
 
MONCOUTIÉ David
COF
30/04/1975
620

65.
(54)
 
MONFORT Maxime
LEO
14/01/1983
618

66.
(49)
 
VAN DEN BROECK Jurgen
OLO
01/02/1983
617

67.
(23)
 
PETACCHI Alessandro
LAM
03/01/1974
614

68.
(105)
 
SERPA PEREZ Jose Rodolfo
AND
17/04/1979
611

69.
(104)
 
BOOM Lars
RAB
30/12/1985
609

70.
(235)
 
MATTHEWS Michael
RAB
26/09/1990
602

71.
(98)
 
VAN HUMMEL Kenny
SKS
30/09/1982
598

72.
(17)
 
HESJEDAL Ryder
GRM
09/12/1980
595

73.
(18)
 
HORNER Chris
RSH
23/10/1971
588

74.
(89)
 
ROELANDTS Jürgen
OLO
02/07/1985
581

75.
(130)
 
SÖRENSEN Chris Anker
SBS
05/09/1984
572

76.
(369)
 
KIRYIENKA Vasil
MOV
28/06/1981
568

77.
(79)
 
DUMOULIN Samuel
COF
20/08/1980
565

78.
(28)
 
BRAJKOVIC Janez
RSH
18/12/1983
562

79.
(50)
 
MACHADO Tiago Jose Pinto
RSH
18/10/1985
562

80.
(166)
 
GADRET John
ALM
22/04/1979
553

81.
(151)
 
THOMAS Geraint
SKY
25/05/1986
553

82.
(100)
 
ALBASINI Michael
THR
20/12/1980
552

83.
(171)
 
DANIELSON Tom
GRM
13/03/1978
549

84.
(65)
 
FEDRIGO Pierrick
FDJ
30/11/1978
546

85.
(174)
 
ROLLAND Pierre
EUC
10/10/1986
541

86.
(34)
 
MCEWEN Robbie
RSH
24/06/1972
537

87.
(160)
 
MODOLO Sacha
COG
19/06/1987
532

88.
(178)
 
VIVIANI Elia
LIQ
07/02/1989
532

89.
(231)
 
RUJANO GUILLEN Jose Humberto
AND
18/02/1982
528

90.
(38)
 
KREUZIGER Roman
AST
06/05/1986
528

91.
(266)
 
WESTRA Lieuwe
VCD
11/09/1982
527

92.
(20)
 
FREIRE GOMEZ Oscar
RAB
15/02/1976
522

93.
(70)
 
COPPEL Jérôme
SAU
06/08/1986
512

94.
(55)
 
BOLE Grega
LAM
13/08/1985
511

95.
(199)
 
KOCJAN Jure
TT1
18/10/1984
509

96.
(87)
 
VAN GARDEREN Tejay
THR
12/08/1988
509

97.
(281)
 
NUYENS Nick
SBS
05/05/1980
508

98.
(165)
 
GERDEMANN Linus
LEO
16/09/1982
507

99.
(144)
 
RAVARD Anthony
ALM
28/09/1983
503

100.
(42)
 
BOONEN Tom
QST
15/10/1980
502
Teams
1.
 
Sky Professional Cycling Team
PRT
10540

2.
 
HTC - Highroad
PRT
9658

3.
 
Leopard - Trek
PRT
9595

4.
 
Team Garmin - Cervélo
PRT
9458

5.
 
Rabobank
PRT
8702

6.
 
Vacansoleil - DCM
PRT
8510

7.
 
Team RadioShack
PRT
8500

8.
 
OmegaPharma - Lotto
PRT
8254

9.
 
Liquigas - Cannondale
PRT
7743

10.
 
Katusha Team
PRT
7571

11.
 
Movistar Team
PRT
7166

12.
 
BMC Racing Team
PRT
7073

13.
 
Lampre - ISD
PRT
6872

14.
 
FDJ
PROF
6861

15.
 
SaxoBank - Sungard
PRT
6745

16.
 
Ag2r - La Mondiale
PRT
6246

17.
 
Quick Step Cycling Team
PRT
5307

18.
 
Astana
PRT
5112

19.
 
Europcar
PROF
5020

20.
 
Euskaltel - Euskadi
PRT
4879

21.
 
Cofidis, le Credit en Ligne
PROF
4716

22.
 
Skil - Shimano
PROF
4183

23.
 
Geox - TMC
PROF
3819

24.
 
Saur - Sojasun
PROF
3642

25.
 
Androni Giocattoli - C.I.P.I
PROF
3465

26.
 
Farnese Vini - Neri Sottoli
PROF
2895

27.
 
Colnago - CSF Inox
PROF
2809

28.
 
Landbouwkrediet
PROF
2417

29.
 
Acqua & Sapone
PROF
1875

30.
 
Verandas Willems - Accent
PROF
1864
Teams ranking for victories
1.
 
HTC - Highroad
PRT
56

2.
 
Team RadioShack
PRT
33

3.
 
Liquigas - Cannondale
PRT
32

4.
 
Tabriz Petrochemical Cycling Team
CONT
32

5.
 
Sky Professional Cycling Team
PRT
32

6.
 
FDJ
PROF
30

7.
 
Team Garmin - Cervélo
PRT
29

8.
 
OmegaPharma - Lotto
PRT
29

9.
 
Skil - Shimano
PROF
27

10.
 
Itera - Katusha
CONT
26

11.
 
Rabobank
PRT
26

12.
 
Lampre - ISD
PRT
26

13.
 
Leopard - Trek
PRT
25

14.
 
Vacansoleil - DCM
PRT
25

15.
 
Katusha Team
PRT
22