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- 1. Blel KADRI, Ag2r La Mondiale, in 3:49:28
- 2. Alberto CONTADOR VELASCO, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 2:17
- 3. Vincenzo NIBALI, Astana, at 2:20
- 4. Richie PORTE, Sky, at 2:24
- 5. Thibaut PINOT, FDJ.fr, at 2:28
- 6. Jean-Christophe PERAUD, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 2:28
- 7. Alejandro VALVERDE BELMONTE, Movistar, at 2:36
- 8. Tejay VAN GARDEREN, BMC Racing, at 2:40
- 9. Romain BARDET, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 2:48
- 10. Sylvain CHAVANEL, IAM Cycling, at 2:54
- 11. Bauke MOLLEMA, Belkin, at 2:55
- 12. Rui Alberto FARIA DA COSTA, Lampre-Merida, at 3:01
- 13. Mikel NIEVE ITURALDE, Sky, at 3:01
- 14. Niki TERPSTRA, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 3:28
- 15. Brice FEILLU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 3:33
- 16. Nicolas ROCHE, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 3:33
- 17. John GADRET, Movistar, at 3:35
- 18. Jurgen VAN DEN BROECK, Lotto-Belisol, at 3:37
- 19. Pierre ROLLAND, Europcar, at 3:37
- 20. Arnold JEANNESSON, FDJ.fr, at 3:37
- 21. Daniel NAVARRO GARCIA, Cofidis, at 3:44
- 22. Geraint THOMAS, Sky, at 3:44
- 23. Michele SCARPONI, Astana, at 3:47
- 24. Laurens TEN DAM, Belkin, at 3:51
- 25. Frank SCHLECK, Trek Factory Racing, at 3:51
- 26. Cyril GAUTIER, Europcar, at 3:55
- 27. Michal KWIATKOWSKI, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 3:56
- 28. Tanel KANGERT, Astana, at 4:02
- 29. Jakob FUGLSANG, Astana, at 4:02
- 30. Tony GALLOPIN, Lotto-Belisol, at 4:02
- 31. Christopher HORNER, Lampre-Merida, at 4:19
- 32. Yury TROFIMOV, Katusha, at 4:19
- 33. Steven KRUIJSWIJK, Belkin, at 4:28
- 34. Tiago MACHADO, NetApp-Endura, at 4:29
- 35. Andrew TALANSKY, Garmin-Sharp, at 4:37
- 36. Michael ROGERS, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 4:56
- 37. Tom Jelte SLAGTER, Garmin-Sharp, at 5:04
- 38. Leopold KONIG, NetApp-Endura, at 5:10
- 39. Benat INTXAUSTI ELORRIAGA, Movistar, at 5:14
- 40. Haimar ZUBELDIA AGIRRE, Trek Factory Racing, at 5:14
- 41. Tony MARTIN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 5:26
- 42. Luis Angel MATE MARDONES, Cofidis, at 5:39
- 43. Simon YATES, Orica-GreenEdge, at 5:59
- 44. Giovanni VISCONTI, Movistar, at 6:49
- 45. Thomas VOECKLER, Europcar, at 7:49
- 46. Arthur VICHOT, FDJ.fr, at 7:49
- 47. Jan BAKELANTS, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 8:07
- 48. David LOPEZ GARCIA, Sky, at 10:34
- 49. Benjamin KING, Garmin-Sharp, at 10:34
- 50. Vasil KIRYIENKA, Sky, at 10:34
- 51. Rafal MAJKA, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 10:34
- 52. Mikael CHEREL, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 10:34
- 53. Ben GASTAUER, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 10:34
- 54. Jon IZAGUIRRE INSAUSTI, Movistar, at 10:34
- 55. Peter VELITS, BMC Racing, at 10:34
- 56. Amaël MOINARD, BMC Racing, at 10:34
- 57. Adrien PETIT, Cofidis, at 10:43
- 58. Lieuwe WESTRA, Astana, at 10:54
- 59. Tom DUMOULIN, Giant-Shimano, at 11:30
- 60. Florian GUILLOU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 11:30
- 61. Kristijan DURASEK, Lampre-Merida, at 11:30
- 62. Jose Rodolfo SERPA PEREZ, Lampre-Merida, at 11:30
- 63. Bram TANKINK, Belkin, at 11:30
- 64. Jérôme PINEAU, IAM Cycling, at 12:57
- 65. Marcel WYSS, IAM Cycling, at 12:57
- 66. Rafael VALLS FERRI, Lampre-Merida, at 12:57
- 67. Perrig QUEMENEUR, Europcar, at 13:34
- 68. Rein TAARAMAE, Cofidis, at 14:48
- 69. Jérémy ROY, FDJ.fr, at 14:48
- 70. Peter STETINA, BMC Racing, at 14:48
- 71. Michal GOLAS, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 15:17
- 72. Jurgen ROELANDTS, Lotto-Belisol, at 16:13
- 73. Adam HANSEN, Lotto-Belisol, at 16:13
- 74. Matthieu LADAGNOUS, FDJ.fr, at 16:13
- 75. Joaquin RODRIGUEZ OLIVER, Katusha, at 16:22
- 76. Jose Joaquin ROJAS GIL, Movistar, at 16:22
- 77. Nelson Filipe SANTOS SIMOES OLIVEIRA, Lampre-Merida, at 16:22
- 78. Michael SCHÄR, BMC Racing, at 16:22
- 79. Sergio Miguel MOREIRA PAULINHO, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 16:22
- 80. David DE LA CRUZ MELGAREJO, NetApp-Endura, at 17:06
- 81. Johan VAN SUMMEREN, Garmin-Sharp, at 17:51
- 82. Koen DE KORT, Giant-Shimano, at 17:51
- 83. Vladimir ISAICHEV, Katusha, at 17:51
- 84. Cédric PINEAU, FDJ.fr, at 17:51
- 85. Roy CURVERS, Giant-Shimano, at 17:51
- 86. Nicolas EDET, Cofidis, at 17:51
- 87. Markel IRIZAR ARANBURU, Trek Factory Racing, at 17:51
- 88. Cyril LEMOINE, Cofidis, at 17:51
- 89. Anthony DELAPLACE, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 17:51
- 90. Christian MEIER, Orica-GreenEdge, at 17:51
- 91. Simon GERRANS, Orica-GreenEdge, at 17:51
- 92. Benoit JARRIER, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 17:51
- 93. Simon CLARKE, Orica-GreenEdge, at 17:51
- 94. Andriy GRIVKO, Astana, at 17:51
- 95. Armindo FONSECA, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 17:51
- 96. Jens KEUKELEIRE, Orica-GreenEdge, at 17:51
- 97. Albert TIMMER, Giant-Shimano, at 17:51
- 98. Greg VAN AVERMAET, BMC Racing, at 17:51
- 99. Luke DURBRIDGE, Orica-GreenEdge, at 17:51
- 100. Janier Alexis ACEVEDO COLLE, Garmin-Sharp, at 17:51
- 101. Jan BARTA, NetApp-Endura, at 17:51
- 102. Reto HOLLENSTEIN, IAM Cycling, at 17:51
- 103. José Joao PIMENTA COSTA MENDES, NetApp-Endura, at 17:51
- 104. Grégory RAST, Trek Factory Racing, at 17:51
- 105. Fabian CANCELLARA, Trek Factory Racing, at 17:51
- 106. Alexander PORSEV, Katusha, at 17:51
- 107. Imanol ERVITI, Movistar, at 17:51
- 108. Arnaud GERARD, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 17:51
- 109. Jesus HERRADA LOPEZ, Movistar, at 17:51
- 110. Svein TUFT, Orica-GreenEdge, at 17:51
- 111. Florian VACHON, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 17:51
- 112. Lars Ytting BAK, Lotto-Belisol, at 17:51
- 113. Maarten WYNANTS, Belkin, at 17:51
- 114. Michael MORKOV, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 17:51
- 115. Alexandre PICHOT, Europcar, at 17:51
- 116. Heinrich HAUSSLER, IAM Cycling, at 17:51
- 117. Mickael DELAGE, FDJ.fr, at 17:51
- 118. Lars BOOM, Belkin, at 17:51
- 119. Jens VOIGT, Trek Factory Racing, at 17:51
- 120. Matteo TOSATTO, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 17:51
- 121. Daniel OSS, BMC Racing, at 17:51
- 122. Mathew HAYMAN, Orica-GreenEdge, at 18:24
- 123. Sebastian LANGEVELD, Garmin-Sharp, at 19:18
- 124. Marcus BURGHARDT, BMC Racing, at 19:30
- 125. Alessandro PETACCHI, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 19:45
- 126. Bryan COQUARD, Europcar, at 19:48
- 127. Kévin REZA, Europcar, at 19:48
- 128. Thomas LEEZER, Belkin, at 19:48
- 129. Fabio SABATINI, Cannondale, at 19:53
- 130. Peter SAGAN, Cannondale, at 19:53
- 131. Marco MARCATO, Cannondale, at 19:53
- 132. Mark RENSHAW, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 19:53
- 133. Alex HOWES, Garmin-Sharp, at 19:53
- 134. Alessandro VANOTTI, Astana, at 20:05
- 135. Kristijan KOREN, Cannondale, at 20:32
- 136. Roger KLUGE, IAM Cycling, at 20:32
- 137. Edward KING, Cannondale, at 20:32
- 138. André GREIPEL, Lotto-Belisol, at 20:32
- 139. Marcel SIEBERG, Lotto-Belisol, at 20:32
- 140. Sébastien REICHENBACH, IAM Cycling, at 20:32
- 141. Simon SPILAK, Katusha, at 20:32
- 142. Romain FEILLU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 20:32
- 143. Martin ELMIGER, IAM Cycling, at 20:32
- 144. Gatis SMUKULIS, Katusha, at 20:32
- 145. Rudy MOLARD, Cofidis, at 20:32
- 146. John DEGENKOLB, Giant-Shimano, at 20:32
- 147. Bartosz HUZARSKI, NetApp-Endura, at 20:32
- 148. Paul VOSS, NetApp-Endura, at 20:32
- 149. Zakkari DEMPSTER, NetApp-Endura, at 20:32
- 150. Egoitz GARCIA ECHEGUIBEL, Cofidis, at 20:32
- 151. Michael ALBASINI, Orica-GreenEdge, at 20:32
- 152. Marcel KITTEL, Giant-Shimano, at 20:32
- 153. Matthew BUSCHE, Trek Factory Racing, at 20:32
- 154. Andreas SCHILLINGER, NetApp-Endura, at 20:32
- 155. Elia VIVIANI, Cannondale, at 20:32
- 156. Alessandro DE MARCHI, Cannondale, at 20:32
- 157. Yohann GENE, Europcar, at 20:32
- 158. Ruben PLAZA MOLINA, Movistar, at 20:32
- 159. Christophe RIBLON, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 20:32
- 160. Matteo MONTAGUTI, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 20:32
- 161. Sébastien MINARD, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 20:32
- 162. Samuel DUMOULIN, Ag2r La Mondiale, at 20:32
- 163. Yukiya ARASHIRO, Europcar, at 20:32
- 164. Alexander KRISTOFF, Katusha, at 20:32
- 165. Jean Marc MARINO, Cannondale, at 20:32
- 166. Maciej BODNAR, Cannondale, at 20:32
- 167. Matteo TRENTIN, Omega Pharma-Quick Step, at 20:32
- 168. Julien SIMON, Cofidis, at 20:32
- 169. Arnaud DEMARE, FDJ.fr, at 20:32
- 170. William BONNET, FDJ.fr, at 20:32
- 171. Jean-Marc BIDEAU, Bretagne-Seche Environnement, at 20:32
- 172. Danny PATE, Sky, at 20:32
- 173. Bernhard EISEL, Sky, at 20:32
- 174. Dmitriy GRUZDEV, Astana, at 20:32
- 175. Maxim IGLINSKY, Astana, at 20:32
- 176. Tom VEELERS, Giant-Shimano, at 20:47
- 177. Daniele BENNATI, Tinkoff-Saxo, at 20:47
- 178. Sep VANMARCKE, Belkin, at 20:53
- 179. Dries DEVENYNS, Giant-Shimano, at 20:53
- 180. Luca PAOLINI, Katusha, at 21:08
- 181. Jack BAUER, Garmin-Sharp, at 21:24
- 182. Ramunas NAVARDAUSKAS, Garmin-Sharp, at 21:24
- 183. Davide CIMOLAI, Lampre-Merida, at 21:43
- 184. Cheng JI, Giant-Shimano, at 22:04
- DNF Bart DE CLERCQ, Lotto-Belisol
- DNS Mathias FRANK, IAM Cycling
Blel Kadri (Ag2r La Mondiale) soloed to victory in a rain-soaked finale to stage 8 of the Tour de France on Saturday.
Kadri rode away from Sylvain Chavanel (IAM Cycling) in the hilly conclusion to the 161km stage from Tomblaine to Gérardmer, taking both the stage win and the polka-dot climber’s jersey.
Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) retained the overall lead.
“It’s an amazing feeling that I have right now,” said Kadri. “I’m delighted for myself and for the team as well. The main aim for the team was to win a stage — we’ve done that now — and to get the polka-dot jersey too, that’s important as well.”
The break du jour included Chavanel, best placed overall at 26:24; Kadri; Niki Terpstra (Omega Pharma-Quick Step); and Simon Yates (Orica-GreenEdge).
With no threat to the overall present, and the climbing stacked tightly in the final 26km, the peloton was content to let the break go, and the escapees accumulated 12 minutes at one point before the bunch finally decided to take a firmer grip on the leash with 80 km to race.
The tail end of the stage was loaded with up: the category-2 Col de la Croix des Moinats; the cat.-2 Col de Grosse Pierre; and the finale, the cat.-3 Côte de la Mauselaine, a 1.8km ascent averaging 10.3 percent with a maximum grade of 12 percent.
The rain returned for the final 50km as the gap hovered around 11 minutes.
Chavanel had a dig on the Col de la Croix des Moinats, and Kadri followed. Behind, Tinkoff-Saxo was setting a brisk pace and quickly taking back time.
Then Kadri left Chavanel behind and went it alone with 22km to go.
With 20km remaining the bunch had closed to within four and a half minutes of the two leaders. Tinkoff had five on the front with yellow jersey Nibali riding in their slipstream.
Kadri crested the summit alone, taking the maximum KOM points. Behind, polka-dot jersey Cyril Lemoine (Cofidis) had lost contact with the peloton. So had Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and Michel Kwiatkowski (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), leaving the young-rider jersey up for grabs.
Kadri likewise led over the Grosse Pierre, with Chavanel chasing a minute behind and the GC group just under four minutes down.
With 5km remaining there was no doubt who would win the race. But would a contender for the overall attack?
It wouldn’t be Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp), who found himself afoot in the finale, getting an assist from a spectator.
Then, just as Kadri prepared to celebrate his victory, Contador jumped the shrunken GC group, with Nibali quickly marking him. The two pulled in Chavanel en route to the line and continued testing each other lightly as they rode to the line.
The Spaniard opened a slight gap at the end, but only a slight one. Finishing second, Contador trimmed his deficit by three seconds and moved into sixth overall at 2:34 behind Nibali.
Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) sits runner-up at 1:44, with Richie Porte (Sky) third at 1:58.
Editor’s note: Stay tuned for more from the Tour de France.
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A UCI document summarizing its closed doping cases, published July 10, shows that Russian Denis Menchov, who retired in May 2013, is under suspension until April 2015 for an adverse biological passport finding.
The document also shows that Menchov has been disqualified from his Tour de France results in 2009, 2010, and 2011; he finished second overall, behind Andy Schleck,in 2010.
For reasons not explained, Menchov was not disqualified from his 2009 Giro d’Italia victory.
Menchov is one of four riders named on the document to have been banned for biological passport findings; the others are Leonardo Bertagnoli, Carlos Barredo and Leif Hoste.
Professional since 2000, Menchov rode for four different teams: Banesto, Rabobank, Geox, and Katusha.
A two-time winner of the Vuelta a España, Menchov retired last year citing knee problems.
Menchov faced serious suspicion for doping throughout his career, but never registered a positive test. His name was mentioned in an exposé centered on the Humanplasma clinic in Austria, and he was accused by the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport of being in contact with the Italian trainer Michele Ferrari, sanctioned by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in the U.S. Postal Service case in 2012 and by the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) in 2002.
At the 2013 Paris-Nice, Menchov denied allegations leveled by ex-Rabobank teammate Michael Rasmussen that he underwent banned blood transfusions at the Austrian blood bank.
Rasmussen testified in a long-running spat over money with his ex-Rabobank team for damages associated with his forced departure while leading the 2007 Tour de France. As part of that hearing, the Danish rider also testified that he shared blood doping practices with Menchov, who was then a Rabobank teammate.
Menchov categorically denied the allegations. “No, it’s not true,” he said when asked if he had blood doped. “I don’t have any comments about doping.”
In May 2013, after Menchov’s retirement had been announced, website VeloNation asked the UCI if Menchov had been suspended for a doping violation. “Currently there is no disciplinary procedure open on the basis of the biological passport,” UCI Communications Manager Devra Pitt Gétaz said at the time.
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