2010 Tour of Britain

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2010 Tour of Britain
UCI Europe Tour
Blue Anchor level crossing cycle tour leader.jpg
The intermediate sprint at Blue Anchor, led by Borut Božič
Race details
Dates 11–18 September 2010
Stages 8
Distance 1,223 km (759.9 mi)
Winning time 29h 23' 47" (41.604 km/h or 25.852 mph)
Palmares
Winner  Michael Albasini (SUI) (Team HTC-Columbia)
Second  Borut Božič (SLO) (Vacansoleil)
Third  Greg Henderson (NZL) (Team Sky)

Points  Greg Henderson (NZL) (Team Sky)
Mountains  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) (Vacansoleil)
Sprints  Michał Gołaś (POL) (Vacansoleil)
Team Vacansoleil
2009
2011

The 2010 Tour of Britain was a UCI 2.1[1] category race of eight stages that was held from 11–18 September 2010. The race was the seventh edition of the latest version of the Tour of Britain and the 71st British tour in total. It formed part of the 2009–2010 UCI Europe Tour.[1] The race began in Rochdale and ended with a circuit stage in London.[2] The Tour was won by a HTC-Highroad rider for the second successive year, as Switzerland's Michael Albasini won the race by over a minute.[3]

Participating teams[edit]

Stages[edit]

Stage 1[edit]

11 September 2010 – Rochdale to Blackpool, 126 km (78 mi)
Stage 1 Result
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Team HTC-Columbia 3h 16' 48"
2  Manuel Belletti (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox s.t.
3  Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky s.t.
4  Alex Rasmussen (DEN) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
5  Martin Reimer (GER) Cervélo TestTeam s.t.
6  Robert Wagner (GER) Skil-Shimano s.t.
7  Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox s.t.
8  Ed Clancy (GBR) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta s.t.
9  Russell Downing (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
10  Michael Van Staeyen (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator s.t.
General Classification after Stage 1
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Greipel was awarded the yellow jersey as general classification leader after this stage Greipel was awarded the blue jersey as points classification leader after this stage Team HTC-Columbia 3h 16' 36"
2  Manuel Belletti (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox + 6"
3  Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky + 8"
4  Russell Downing (GBR) Team Sky + 8"
5  Richie Porte (AUS) Porte was awarded the white jersey as sprints classification leader after this stage Team Saxo Bank + 9"
6  Martin Reimer (GER) Cervélo TestTeam + 11"
7  Wout Poels (NED) Poels was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification leader after this stage Vacansoleil + 11"
8  Alex Rasmussen (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 12"
9  Robert Wagner (GER) Skil-Shimano + 12"
10  Gianluca Brambilla (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox + 12"

Stage 2[edit]

12 September 2010 – Stoke-on-Trent, 160 km (99 mi)
Stage 2 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky 3h 59' 52"
2  Michael Albasini (SUI) Team HTC-Columbia s.t.
3  Heinrich Haussler (AUS) Cervélo TestTeam s.t.
4  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano s.t.
5  Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) ISD-NERI s.t.
6  Travis Meyer (AUS) Garmin-Transitions + 3"
7  Michał Gołaś (POL) Vacansoleil + 3"
8  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Vacansoleil + 3"
9  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil + 3"
10  Dan Craven (NAM) Rapha Condor-Sharp + 3"
General Classification after Stage 2
Rider Team Time
1  Greg Henderson (NZL) Henderson was awarded the yellow jersey as general classification leader after this stage Henderson was awarded the blue jersey as points classification leader after this stage Team Sky 7h 16' 23"
2  Michael Albasini (SUI) Team HTC-Columbia + 14"
3  Heinrich Haussler (AUS) Cervélo TestTeam + 14"
4  Richie Porte (AUS) Porte was awarded the white jersey as sprints classification leader after this stage Porte was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification leader after this stage Team Saxo Bank + 14"
5  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano + 17"
6  Michał Gołaś (POL) Vacansoleil + 18"
7  Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) ISD-NERI + 18"
8  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil + 20"
9  Travis Meyer (AUS) Garmin-Transitions + 23"
10  Dan Craven (NAM) Rapha Condor-Sharp + 23"

Stage 3[edit]

13 September 2010 – Newtown to Swansea, 150 km (93 mi)
Stage 3 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Michael Albasini (SUI) Team HTC-Columbia 3h 40' 37"
2  Ian Bibby (GBR) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta + 8"
3  Stijn Neirynck (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator + 8"
4  Cameron Meyer (AUS) Garmin-Transitions + 21"
5  Mark McNally (GBR) An Post-Sean Kelly + 28"
6  Simon Richardson (GBR) Sigma Sport-Specialized + 31"
7  Richie Porte (AUS) Porte was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification leader prior to this stage Team Saxo Bank + 1' 15"
8  Jack Bauer (NZL) Endura Racing + 1' 16"
9  Tony Martin (GER) Team HTC-Columbia + 1' 18"
10  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Vacansoleil + 1' 24"
General Classification after Stage 3
Rider Team Time
1  Michael Albasini (SUI) Albasini was awarded the yellow jersey as general classification leader after this stage Team HTC-Columbia 10h 57' 01"
2  Greg Henderson (NZL) Henderson was awarded the blue jersey as points classification leader after this stage Team Sky + 1' 26"
3  Richie Porte (AUS) Porte was awarded the white jersey as sprints classification leader after this stage Porte was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification leader after this stage Team Saxo Bank + 1' 28"
4  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil + 1' 41"
5  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Vacansoleil + 1' 46"
6  Michał Gołaś (POL) Vacansoleil + 2' 08"
7  Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) ISD-NERI + 2' 08"
8  Travis Meyer (AUS) Garmin-Transitions + 2' 10"
9  Christian Meier (CAN) Garmin-Transitions + 2' 10"
10  Rob Partridge (GBR) Endura Racing + 2' 13"

Stage 4[edit]

14 September 2010 – Minehead to Teignmouth, 171 km
Stage 4 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Wout Poels (NED) Vacansoleil 4h 30' 35"
2  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil + 5"
3  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano + 5"
4  Jack Bauer (NZL) Endura Racing + 5"
5  Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) ISD-NERI + 5"
6  Richie Porte (AUS) Porte was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification leader prior to this stage Team Saxo Bank + 5"
7  Michael Albasini (SUI) Albasini was awarded the yellow jersey as general classification leader prior to this stage Team HTC-Columbia + 5"
8  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Vacansoleil + 5"
9  Domenico Pozzovivo (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox + 11"
10  Alex Rasmussen (DEN) Team Saxo Bank + 15"
General Classification after Stage 4
Rider Team Time
1  Michael Albasini (SUI) Albasini was awarded the yellow jersey as general classification leader after this stage Albasini was awarded the blue jersey as points classification leader after this stage Team HTC-Columbia 15h 27' 41"
2  Richie Porte (AUS) Porte was awarded the white jersey as sprints classification leader after this stage Team Saxo Bank + 1' 28"
3  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil + 1' 32"
4  Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky + 1' 36"
5  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Hoogerland was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification leader after this stage Vacansoleil + 1' 42"
6  Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) ISD-NERI + 2' 08"
7  Christian Meier (CAN) Garmin-Transitions + 2' 30"
8  Rob Partridge (GBR) Endura Racing + 2' 32"
9  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano + 2' 43"
10  Geraint Thomas (GBR) Team Sky + 5' 38"

Stage 5[edit]

15 September 2010 – Tavistock to Glastonbury, 176 km (109 mi)
Stage 5 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Marco Frapporti (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox 4h 16' 10"
2  Bradley Wiggins (GBR) Team Sky + 13"
3  Lucas Sebastián Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank + 32"
4  Iker Camaño (ESP) Endura Racing + 32"
5  Michał Gołaś (POL) Vacansoleil + 32"
6  Pieter Ghyllebert (BEL) An Post-Sean Kelly + 50"
7  Daniel Martin (IRL) Garmin-Transitions + 51"
8  Ronan van Zandbeek (NED) Skil-Shimano + 6' 36"
9  Pim Lighart (NED) Vacansoleil + 9' 18"
10  Stijn Neirynck (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator + 9' 18"
General Classification after Stage 5
Rider Team Time
1  Michael Albasini (SUI) Albasini was awarded the yellow jersey as general classification leader after this stage Albasini was awarded the blue jersey as points classification leader after this stage Team HTC-Columbia 19h 53' 09"
2  Richie Porte (AUS) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 28"
3  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil + 1' 32"
4  Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky + 1' 36"
5  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Hoogerland was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification leader after this stage Vacansoleil + 1' 42"
6  Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) ISD-NERI + 2' 08"
7  Christian Meier (CAN) Garmin-Transitions + 2' 30"
8  Rob Partridge (GBR) Endura Racing + 2' 32"
9  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano + 2' 43"
10  Marco Frapporti (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox + 3' 36"

Stage 6[edit]

16 September 2010 – King's Lynn to Great Yarmouth, 189 km (117 mi)
Stage 6 Result
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Team HTC-Columbia 4h 09' 05"
2  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil s.t.
3  Lucas Sebastián Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
4  Greg Henderson (NZL) Team Sky s.t.
5  Pierpaolo De Negri (ITA) ISD-NERI s.t.
6  Stijn Neirynck (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator s.t.
7  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano s.t.
8  Marco Frapporti (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox s.t.
9  Robert Wagner (GER) Skil-Shimano s.t.
10  Ed Clancy (GBR) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta s.t.
General Classification after Stage 6
Rider Team Time
1  Michael Albasini (SUI) Albasini was awarded the yellow jersey as general classification leader after this stage Team HTC-Columbia 24h 02' 14"
2  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil + 1' 26"
3  Richie Porte (AUS) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 27"
4  Greg Henderson (NZL) Henderson was awarded the blue jersey as points classification leader after this stage Team Sky + 1' 33"
5  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Hoogerland was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification leader after this stage Vacansoleil + 1' 37"
6  Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) ISD-NERI + 2' 08"
7  Christian Meier (CAN) Garmin-Transitions + 2' 30"
8  Rob Partridge (GBR) Endura Racing + 2' 32"
9  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano + 2' 43"
10  Marco Frapporti (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox + 3' 36"

Stage 7[edit]

17 September 2010 – Bury St Edmunds to Colchester, 151 km (94 mi)
Stage 7 Result
Rider Team Time
1  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil 3h 24' 15"
2  Greg Henderson (NZL) Henderson was awarded the blue jersey as points classification leader prior to this stage Team Sky s.t.
3  Richie Porte (AUS) Team Saxo Bank + 3"
4  Pierpaolo De Negri (ITA) ISD-NERI + 3"
5  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano + 3"
6  Jonathan McEvoy (GBR) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta + 3"
7  Stijn Neirynck (BEL) Topsport Vlaanderen-Mercator + 3"
8  Alexandre Blain (FRA) Endura Racing + 6"
9  Jack Bauer (NZL) Endura Racing + 6"
10  Zak Dempster (AUS) Rapha Condor-Sharp + 6"
General Classification after Stage 7
Rider Team Time
1  Michael Albasini (SUI) Albasini was awarded the yellow jersey as general classification leader after this stage Team HTC-Columbia 27h 26' 40"
2  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil + 1' 05"
3  Richie Porte (AUS) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 14"
4  Greg Henderson (NZL) Henderson was awarded the blue jersey as points classification leader after this stage Team Sky + 1' 16"
5  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Hoogerland was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification leader after this stage Vacansoleil + 1' 32"
6  Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) ISD-NERI + 2' 12"
7  Christian Meier (CAN) Garmin-Transitions + 2' 30"
8  Rob Partridge (GBR) Endura Racing + 2' 32"
9  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano + 2' 35"
10  Marco Frapporti (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox + 3' 31"

Stage 8[edit]

18 September 2010 – London, 100 km (62 mi)

The final stage of the 2010 edition was a circuit race in Newham, London. It was originally intended that the final stage would be in the centre of London but, due to the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to London, the organisers were forced to find an alternative location.[4]

Stage 8 Result
Rider Team Time
1  André Greipel (GER) Team HTC-Columbia 1h 57' 07"
2  Lucas Sebastián Haedo (ARG) Team Saxo Bank s.t.
3  Roger Hammond (GBR) Cervélo TestTeam s.t.
4  Greg Henderson (NZL) Henderson was awarded the blue jersey as points classification leader prior to this stage Team Sky s.t.
5  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil s.t.
6  Robert Wagner (GER) Skil-Shimano s.t.
7  Russell Downing (GBR) Team Sky s.t.
8  Ed Clancy (GBR) Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta s.t.
9  Marco Frapporti (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox s.t.
10  Zak Dempster (AUS) Rapha Condor-Sharp s.t.
Final General Classification
Rider Team Time
1  Michael Albasini (SUI) Albasini was awarded the yellow jersey as general classification winner Team HTC-Columbia 29h 23' 47"
2  Borut Božič (SLO) Vacansoleil + 1' 05"
3  Greg Henderson (NZL) Henderson was awarded the blue jersey as points classification winner Team Sky + 1' 10"
4  Richie Porte (AUS) Team Saxo Bank + 1' 13"
5  Johnny Hoogerland (NED) Hoogerland was awarded the red jersey as mountains classification winner Vacansoleil + 1' 32"
6  Patrik Sinkewitz (GER) ISD-NERI + 2' 12"
7  Christian Meier (CAN) Garmin-Transitions + 2' 30"
8  Rob Partridge (GBR) Endura Racing + 2' 32"
9  Koen de Kort (NED) Skil-Shimano + 2' 35"
10  Marco Frapporti (ITA) Colnago-CSF Inox + 3' 31"

Classification leadership[edit]

Stage Winner General classification
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Sprint Classification
Jersey white.svg
Mountains Classification
Jersey red.svg
Points Classification
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Team Classification
1 André Greipel André Greipel Richie Porte Wout Poels André Greipel Colnago-CSF Inox
2 Greg Henderson Greg Henderson Richie Porte Greg Henderson Vacansoleil
3 Michael Albasini Michael Albasini
4 Wout Poels Johnny Hoogerland Michael Albasini
5 Marco Frapporti Michał Gołaś
6 André Greipel Greg Henderson
7 Borut Božič
8 André Greipel
Final Michael Albasini Michał Gołaś Johnny Hoogerland Greg Henderson Vacansoleil

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2009–2010 UCI Road Calendar". Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Simon Burnton (20 April 2010). "Tour of Britain 2010 to take in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Wales". The Guardian. UK. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Fotheringham, William (18 September 2010). "Henderson wins Tour of Britain points jersey in near miss for Team Sky". The Guardian (UK: Guardian Media Group). Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 19 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Lionel Birnie (15 March 2010). "Pope's visit may force Tour of Britain to move London stage". Archived from the original on 22 March 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2010. 

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