Saturday

At Plumelec, France

First Stage

122.7 miles from Brest to Plumelec

1. Alejandro Valverde, Spain, Spain, Caisse d'Epargne, 4 hours, 36 minutes, 7 seconds.

2. Philippe Gilbert, Belgium, Francaise des Jeux, 1 second behind.

3. Jerome Pineau, France, Bouygues Telecom, same time.

4. Kim Kirchen, Luxembourg, Team Columbia, same time.

5. Riccardo Ricco, Italy, Saunier Duval-Scott, same time.

6. Cadel Evans, Australia, Silence-Lotto, same time.

7. Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC Saxo Bank, same time.

8. Filippo Pozzato, Italy, Liquigas, same time.

9. Oscar Freiere, Spain, Rabobank, same time.

10. Oscar Pereiro, Spain, Caisse d'Epargne, same time.

11. David Millar, England, Garmin Chipotle, same time.

12. Juan Jose Cobo, Spain, Saunier Duval-Scott, same time.

13. Matteo Carrara, Italy, Quick Step, same time.

14. Carlos Sastre, Spain, Team CSC Saxo Bank, :07.

15. Thor Hushovd, Norway, Credit Agricole, same time.

16. Fabian Cancellara, Switzerland, Team CSC Saxo Bank, same time.

17. Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Team CSC Saxo Bank, same time.

18. Christian Vandevelde, United States, Garmin Chipotle, same time.

19. Samuel Sanchez, Spain, Euskaltel-Euskadi, same time.

20. Stefan Schumacher, Germany, Gerolsteiner, same time.

Also

29. George Hincapie, United States, Team Columbia, same time.

99. Danny Pate, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 1:12.

161. William Frischkorn, United States, Garmin Chipotle, 2:00.