Peter Sagan The Bridesmaid Again At Tour de France

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN

SAINT-ËTIENNE, France, July 17, 2014 (AFP) – Peter Sagan finished second
for the fourth time at this Tour de France as Alexander Kristoff won
Thursday’s 12th stage.

Sagan now has seven top four finishes and has come home in the top 10 nine
times out of 12 stages but has yet to win one this year.

Once again the 24-year-old was just pipped in a sprint finish as Norwegian
Kristoff took victory after 185.5km of undulating terrain from Bourg-en-Bresse
to Saint-Etienne, with young Frenchman Arnaud Demare third.

Slovak Sagan said it must be his destiny to keep coming home in second spot
and clung to his green points jersey as some sort of consolation.

“It’s hot, I keep trying hard every day and always I’m second,” he said
with a wry smile.

“I’m just looking forward and I want to come to Paris with the green
jersey.”

He added: “It’s destiny, second place is good, everything was OK. My team
put me on the front in the last 3km. I was in a good position but Kristoff was
better today.”

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Sagan has a mammoth lead of more than 150 points in the green jersey
competition and pretty much needs only to reach Paris to ensure a third
straight success in that competition.

And he said that perhaps he was paying in the final sprints because he is
there almost every day fighting for the win.


Tour de France 2014 – Etape 12 – Peter Sagan : “J’ai eu mal aux jambes” by Cyclismactu

“Maybe it’s because from the first stage until now, every day I’m in front
and maybe I’m a little bit more tired than the other sprinters, who are a
little bit more relaxed.”

- No frustration -

But he denied he was getting frustrated by his inability to snatch a stage
win.

“Maybe other riders in the group would like to be second four times like
me. Maybe for other sprinters it’s more difficult to take the green jersey,”
he said.

Kristoff said Sagan perhaps had a point about tiredness as he had saved his
legs the previous day.

“Yesterday (Wednesday) I took it easy ahead of today’s stage,” said the
Katusha sprinter.

“Maybe that was the key to success, saving my legs. I was feeling quite
good yesterday and today even on the climbs I still felt quite good and was
never on the limit.”

Kristoff won one of the Monuments of cycling in March, the Milan-San Remo
one-day Spring Classic race, and he said this came a close second.

“The team is set up for the Classics. When I won San Remo it was bigger for
the team.

“This was my second goal this year, the Spring Classics was the first goal
and now I’ve achieved both.”

Italian Vincenzo Nibali maintained the leader’s yellow jersey with a 2min
23sec lead over Australian Richie Porte and 2:47 to Spain’s Alejandro Valverde
after they all finished safely in the peloton.

The day started with the gritty hero of Wednesday’s stage Andrew Talansky
pulling out due to an injured back and hip.


Tour de France 2011 – Etape 11 – Andrew Talansky : “Je dois finir ce Tour” by Cyclismactu

He had toiled for more than 100km alone on Wednesday’s stage to get home
inside the cut-off point, managing to do so despite finishing 32 minutes
behind the winner.

But he said he was “heartbroken” after pulling out before Thursday’s start.

Once the stage began, a five-man breakaway went clear at around the 10km
mark but was gradually whittled down to just Australian Simon Clarke.

David De la Cruz crashed badly and quit the race with a collarbone injury
while one-by-one Frenchman Florian Vachon, Swiss Gregory Rast and finally
Dutchman Sebastian Langeveld tailed off the pace.

Orica GreenEDGE’s Clarke was caught by counter-attacking Frenchmen Cyril
Gautier and Perrig Quemeneur with 20km left but they were all reeled in with
5km to go.

Sagan’s Cannondale team took over the pace-setting duties in a bid to
finally drag their team leader to a stage victory as several top sprinters
were shelled out the back of the field.

German Gent-Wevelgem winner John Degenkolb was boxed in at the finish by
Matteo Trentin allowing Kristoff to storm past for the victory.

Results from the 12th stage of
Tour de France a 185.5km ride from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint Etienne on
Thursday:

1. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 4h32min 11sec
(average: 40,9 km/h)
2. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) at 0:00.
3. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
4. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 0:00.
5. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 0:00.
6. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 0:00.
7. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 0:00.
8. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
9. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 0:00.
10. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
11. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
12. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
13. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
14. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 0:00.
15. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 0:00.
16. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 0:00.
17. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 0:00.
18. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) 0:00.
19. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 0:00.
20. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
21. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) 0:00.
22. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 0:00.
23. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 0:00.
24. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 0:00.
25. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 0:00.
26. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 0:00.
27. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
28. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 0:00.
29. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT) 0:00.
30. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 0:00.
31. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 0:00.
32. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 0:00.
33. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 0:00.
34. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 0:00.
35. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
36. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
37. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
38. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 0:00.
39. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 0:00.
40. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 0:00.
41. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 0:00.
42. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 0:00.
43. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 0:00.
44. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 0:00.
45. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 0:00.
46. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 0:00.
47. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 0:00.
48. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 0:00.
49. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 0:00.
50. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 0:00.
51. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 0:00.
52. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 0:00.
53. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 0:00.
54. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
55. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 0:00.
56. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 0:00.
57. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 0:00.
58. Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI/IAM) 0:00.
59. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 0:00.
60. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 0:00.
61. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 0:16.
62. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 0:20.
63. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 0:20.
64. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 0:24.
65. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 0:25.
66. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 0:31.
67. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 0:41.
68. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 0:41.
69. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 0:41.
70. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 0:45.
71. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 0:45.
72. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 0:45.
73. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 0:52.
74. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 1:12.
75. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 1:16.
76. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 1:20.
77. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 1:34.
78. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 1:34.
79. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 1:34.
80. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 1:34.
81. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 1:34.
82. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 1:34.
83. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 1:34.
84. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 1:34.
85. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 1:34.
86. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 1:34.
87. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 1:34.
88. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 1:34.
89. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 1:34.
90. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 1:39.
91. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 2:06.
92. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 2:06.
93. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 2:24.
94. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 2:24.
95. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 2:24.
96. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 2:24.
97. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 2:24.
98. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 2:24.
99. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 2:24.
100. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 2:24.
101. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 2:24.
102. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 2:24.
103. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 2:24.
104. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 2:24.
105. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 2:24.
106. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 2:24.
107. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 2:24.
108. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 2:24.
109. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 2:24.
110. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 2:24.
111. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 2:24.
112. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 2:24.
113. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 2:24.
114. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 2:24.
115. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 2:24.
116. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 2:24.
117. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 2:24.
118. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 2:24.
119. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 2:24.
120. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 2:24.
121. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 2:24.
122. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 2:24.
123. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 2:53.
124. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 3:29.
125. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 4:01.
126. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 4:01.
127. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 4:01.
128. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 4:44..

129. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 4:53.
130. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 5:11.
131. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 5:40.
132. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 5:45.
133. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 5:45.
134. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 5:45.
135. José Mendes (POR/APP) 5:45.
136. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 5:45.
137. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 5:45.
138. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 5:45.
139. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 5:45.
140. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 5:58.
141. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 6:23.
142. Dries Devenyns (BEL/GIA) 7:09.
143. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 7:14.
144. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 7:14.
145. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 7:14.
146. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 7:14.
147. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 7:14.
148. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 10:12.
149. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 10:12.
150. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 10:12.
151. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 10:12.
152. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 10:12.
153. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 10:12.
154. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 10:12.
155. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 10:12.
156. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 10:12.
157. Janier Acavedo (COL/GRM) 10:12.
158. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 10:12.
159. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 10:12.
160. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 10:12.
161. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 10:12.
162. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 10:12.
163. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 10:12.
164. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 10:12.
165. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 10:12.
166. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 10:12.
167. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 10:12.
168. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 10:12.
169. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 10:12.
170. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 10:12.
171. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 10:12.
172. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 10:12.
173. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 10:12.
174. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 10:12.
175. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 12:04.
176. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 12:04.
177. Cheng Ji (CHN/GIA) 12:04.

Overall standings after the
12th stage of the Tour de France, a 185.5km ride from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint
Etienne on Thursday:

1. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 51h31min 34sec
2. Richie Porte (AUS/SKY) at 2:23.
3. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 2:47.
4. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 3:01.
5. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 3:47.
6. Tejay Van Garderen (USA/BMC) 3:56.
7. Jean Christophe Peraud (FRA/ALM) 3:57.
8. Bauke Mollema (NED/BKN) 4:08.
9. Jurgen Van den Broeck (BEL/LTB) 4:18.
10. Jakob Diemer Fuglsang (DEN/AST) 4:31.
11. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 4:39.
12. Geraint Thomas (GBR/SKY) 5:17.
13. Rui Costa (POR/LAM) 5:34.
14. Mikel Nieve (ESP/SKY) 6:03.
15. Pierre Rolland (FRA/EUC) 6:47.
16. Chris Horner (USA/LAM) 7:33.
17. Laurens ten Dam (NED/BKN) 7:42.
18. Haimar Zubeldia (ESP/TRE) 8:01.
19. Leopold König (CZE/APP) 8:25.
20. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 8:57.
21. Cyril Gautier (FRA/EUC) 9:12.
22. Yury Trofimov (RUS/KAT) 10:32.
23. Steven Kruijswijk (NED/BKN) 10:35.
24. Brice Feillu (FRA/BSE) 11:32.
25. Frank Schleck (LUX/TRE) 11:51.
26. Tanel Kangert (EST/AST) 15:27.
27. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 17:17.
28. Jan Bakelants (BEL/OPQ) 20:42.
29. John Gadret (FRA/MOV) 23:51.
30. Peter Velits (SVK/BMC) 24:24.
31. Bram Tankink (NED/BKN) 25:51.
32. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 28:24.
33. Ben Gastauer (LUX/ALM) 35:06.
34. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 41:08.
35. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 42:07.
36. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 42:22.
37. Daniel Navarro (ESP/COF) 44:40.
38. Kristijan Durasek (CRO/LAM) 45:16.
39. Arnold Jeannesson (FRA/FDJ) 45:18.
40. José Joaquin Rojas (ESP/MOV) 45:26.
41. Michael Rogers (AUS/TIN) 47:48.
42. Michal Golas (POL/OPQ) 48:20.
43. Michael Schär (SUI/BMC) 51:15.
44. Luis Ángel Maté (ESP/COF) 52:43.
45. Paul Voss (GER/APP) 53:29.
46. Michele Scarponi (ITA/AST) 54:44.
47. Marcel Wyss (SUI/IAM) 55:36.
48. Simon Gerrans (AUS/ORI) 55:39.
49. Sylvain Chavanel (FRA/IAM) 55:46.
50. Daniel Oss (ITA/BMC) 56:26.
51. Nicolas Roche (IRL/TIN) 57:34.
52. Michael Albasini (SUI/ORI) 58:14.
53. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 59:10.
54. José Serpa Perez (COL/LAM) 59:33.
55. Peter Stetina (USA/BMC) 59:58.
56. Jens Keukeleire (BEL/ORI) 1h00:08.
57. Martin Elmiger (SUI/IAM) 1h01:11.
58. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 1h01:14.
59. Rafael Valls (ESP/LAM) 1h02:18.
60. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 1h03:29.
61. Amaël Moinard (FRA/BMC) 1h04:55.
62. Arthur Vichot (FRA/FDJ) 1h07:07.
63. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 1h08:28.
64. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 1h09:23.
65. Marco Marcato (ITA/CAN) 1h09:30.
66. Mickaël Cherel (FRA/ALM) 1h09:41.
67. Tiago Machado (POR/APP) 1h12:49.
68. Simon Spilak (SLO/KAT) 1h13:50.
69. Adam Hansen (AUS/LTB) 1h13:57.
70. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 1h14:15.
71. Florian Guillou (FRA/BSE) 1h16:43.
72. Matteo Montaguti (ITA/ALM) 1h16:45.
73. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 1h18:01.
74. Lars Ytting Bak (DEN/LTB) 1h18:16.
75. Sep Vanmarcke (BEL/BKN) 1h19:11.
76. Lieuwe Westra (NED/AST) 1h20:44.
77. Niki Terpstra (NED/OPQ) 1h21:01.
78. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 1h21:54.
79. Cyril Lemoine (FRA/COF) 1h22:32.
80. Julien Simon (FRA/COF) 1h22:43.
81. Markel Irizar (ESP/TRE) 1h22:54.
82. Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI/IAM) 1h23:01.
83. Johan Van Summeren (BEL/GRM) 1h23:25.
84. Daniele Bennati (ITA/TIN) 1h24:18.
85. Koen de Kort (NED/GIA) 1h24:29.
86. Rubén Plaza (ESP/MOV) 1h24:51.
87. Kévin Reza (FRA/EUC) 1h24:57.
88. Samuel Dumoulin (FRA/ALM) 1h26:04.
89. Benjamin King (USA/GRM) 1h26:08.
90. Matthieu Ladagnous (FRA/FDJ) 1h26:11.
91. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 1h26:25.
92. Jeremy Roy (FRA/FDJ) 1h26:27.
93. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 1h26:30.
94. Fabio Sabatini (ITA/CAN) 1h27:39.
95. Jérôme Pineau (FRA/IAM) 1h27:42.
96. Heinrich Haussler (AUS/IAM) 1h27:50.
97. Vasil Kiryienka (BLR/SKY) 1h28:00.
98. Sébastien Minard (FRA/ALM) 1h28:08.
99. Yukiya Arashiro (JPN/EUC) 1h28:16.
100. Jan Bárta (CZE/APP) 1h28:57.
101. José Herrada Lopez (ESP/MOV) 1h29:05.
102. Sergio Paulinho (POR/TIN) 1h29:07.
103. Maciej Bodnar (POL/CAN) 1h29:14.
104. Andriy Grivko (UKR/AST) 1h30:01.
105. Nélson Oliveira (POR/LAM) 1h30:23.
106. Jürgen Roelandts (BEL/LTB) 1h30:24.
107. Gregory Rast (SUI/TRE) 1h31:11.
108. Bartosz Huzarski (POL/APP) 1h31:49.
109. Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI) 1h31:54.
110. Jens Voigt (GER/TRE) 1h33:21.
111. Simon Yates (ENG/ORI) 1h33:26.
112. Roy Curvers (NED/GIA) 1h35:14.
113. Perrig Quemeneur (FRA/EUC) 1h36:01.
114. Lars Boom (NED/BKN) 1h36:33.
115. Maarten Wijnants (BEL/BKN) 1h36:34.
116. Gatis Smukulis (LAT/KAT) 1h36:39.
117. Luke Durbridge (AUS/ORI) 1h37:38.
118. John Degenkolb (GER/GIA) 1h38:25.
119. Imanol Erviti (ESP/MOV) 1h39:05.
120. David Lopez (ESP/SKY) 1h39:13.
121. Benat Intxausti (ESP/MOV) 1h40:24.
122. Cedric Pineau (FRA/FDJ) 1h42:09.
123. Reto Hollenstein (SUI/IAM) 1h42:23.
124. Rein Taaramae (EST/COF) 1h42:44.
125. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 1h43:32.
126. Alexander Porsev (RUS/KAT) 1h44:06.
127. Jean-Marc Bideau (FRA/BSE) 1h44:21.
128. Sébastian Langeveld (NED/GRM) 1h47:17..

129. Anthony Delaplace (FRA/BSE) 1h48:29.
130. Rafal Majka (POL/TIN) 1h48:54.
131. Alexandre Pichot (FRA/EUC) 1h48:56.
132. Florian Vachon (FRA/BSE) 1h49:56.
133. Svein Tuft (CAN/ORI) 1h50:42.
134. Yohann Gene (FRA/EUC) 1h50:55.
135. Christian Meier (CAN/ORI) 1h52:43.
136. Luca Paolini (ITA/KAT) 1h54:00.
137. Kristjan Koren (SLO/CAN) 1h54:10.
138. Matteo Tosatto (ITA/TIN) 1h54:25.
139. Alex Howes (USA/GRM) 1h57:01.
140. Bernhard Eisel (AUT/SKY) 1h58:53.
141. Maxim Iglinskiy (KAZ/AST) 1h59:19.
142. Dmitriy Gruzdev (KAZ/AST) 1h59:21.
143. Tom Leezer (NED/BKN) 1h59:26.
144. Arnaud Gerard (FRA/BSE) 2h00:59.
145. Jack Bauer (NZL/GRM) 2h04:22.
146. Dries Devenyns (BEL/GIA) 2h04:36.
147. Marcel Sieberg (GER/LTB) 2h04:44.
148. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 2h05:15.
149. José Mendes (POR/APP) 2h05:25.
150. Matthew Busche (USA/TRE) 2h05:32.
151. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 2h08:21.
152. Marcus Burghardt (GER/BMC) 2h09:11.
153. Vladimir Isaichev (RUS/KAT) 2h09:24.
154. Ramunas Navardauskas (LTU/GRM) 2h09:32.
155. Michael Morkov (DEN/TIN) 2h10:08.
156. Zakkari Dempster (AUS/APP) 2h10:20.
157. Albert Timmer (NED/GIA) 2h11:21.
158. Benoit Jarrier (FRA/BSE) 2h11:50.
159. Mickael Delage (FRA/FDJ) 2h11:59.
160. Tom Veelers (NED/GIA) 2h12:23.
161. Christophe Riblon (FRA/ALM) 2h12:36.
162. Roger Kluge (GER/IAM) 2h13:38.
163. Alessandro Vanotti (ITA/AST) 2h14:07.
164. Romain Feillu (FRA/BSE) 2h14:43.
165. Alessandro Petacchi (ITA/OPQ) 2h15:27.
166. Andreas Schillinger (GER/APP) 2h15:41.
167. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 2h16:07.
168. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) 2h19:29.
169. Danny Pate (USA/SKY) 2h19:36.
170. Adrien Petit (FRA/COF) 2h20:21.
171. Janier Acavedo (COL/GRM) 2h21:16.
172. Jean-Marc Marino (FRA/CAN) 2h25:14.
173. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 2h25:55.
174. William Bonnet (FRA/FDJ) 2h27:13.
175. Elia Viviani (ITA/CAN) 2h27:35.
176. Davide Cimolai (ITA/LAM) 2h28:33.
177. Cheng Ji (CHN/GIA) 2h53:31.

Class standings from the 12th
stage of the Tour de France, a 185.5km ride from Bourg-en-Bresse to Saint
Etienne on Thursday:

Points:
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 341 pts
2. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 189
3. Alexander Kristoff (NOR/KAT) 172
4. Marcel Kittel (GER/GIA) 167
5. Mark Renshaw (AUS/OPQ) 118
6. André Greipel (GER/LTB) 117
7. Greg Van Avermaet (BEL/BMC) 100
8. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 96
9. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 95
10. Tony Gallopin (FRA/LTB) 87

King of Mountains:
1. Joaquin Rodriguez (ESP/KAT) 51 pts
2. Thomas Voeckler (FRA/EUC) 34
3. Tony Martin (GER/OPQ) 26
4. Vincenzo Nibali (ITA/AST) 20
5. Alessandro De Marchi (ITA/CAN) 18
6. Blel Kadri (FRA/ALM) 17
7. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) 16
8. Alejandro Valverde (ESP/MOV) 12
9. Giovanni Visconti (ITA/MOV) 12
10. Nicolas Edet (FRA/COF) 12

Team stage:
1. Bretagne-Séché 13h36:33.
2. AG2R La Mondiale at 0:00.
3. Sky 0:00.
4. Katusha 0:00.
5. Orica – GreenEdge 0:00.

Team overall:
1. AG2R La Mondiale 154h42:16.
2. Astana at 3:19.
3. Belkin 4:25.
4. Sky 4:56.
5. BMC 21:20.
6. Movistar 23:19.
7. Europcar 29:23.
8. Lampre 29:40.
9. Omega Pharma 30:07.
10. RadioShack 43:31.
11. Katusha 49:53.
12. Cofidis 50:37.
13. Lotto 52:23.
14. FDJ.fr 54:13.
15. NetApp 1h02:17.
16. IAM Cycling 1h11:01.
17. Tinkoff 1h39:57.
18. Orica – GreenEdge 1h42:47.
19. Garmin 1h52:05.
20. Cannondale 2h14:08.
21. Giant 2h14:10.
22. Bretagne-Séché 2h22:49.

Best young riders (stage):
1. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 4h32:11.
2. Arnaud Démare (FRA/FDJ) at 0:00.
3. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 0:00.
4. Bryan Coquard (FRA/EUC) 0:00.
5. Armindo Fonseca (FRA/BSE) 0:00.

Best young riders (overall):
1. Romain Bardet (FRA/ALM) 51h34:35.
2. Thibaut Pinot (FRA/FDJ) at 0:46.
3. Michal Kwiatkowski (POL/OPQ) 1:38.
4. Tom Dumoulin (NED/GIA) 14:16.
5. Peter Sagan (SVK/CAN) 38:07.
6. Tom Slagter (NED/GRM) 56:09.
7. Jon Izagirre (ESP/MOV) 1h00:28.
8. Matteo Trentin (ITA/OPQ) 1h05:27.
9. Rudy Molard (FRA/COF) 1h18:53.
10. Sébastien Reichenbach (SUI/IAM) 1h20:00.

Aggressivity (stage):
Simon Clarke (AUS/ORI)

Photos: Corvos

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