It was always a bit too flat to be a hometown parade for leader Alejandro Valverde, but a four-man escape made hash of the expected sprint, treating the fans to a long-running slalom and eventual sprint, won by Simon Gerrans. Results:
- Simon Gerrans, Cervelo
- Ryder Hesjedal, Garmin
- Jakob Fuglsang, Saxo Bank
- Alexandre Vinokourov, Astana
No big change to the overall...