It finally happened ! An early escape was able to stay away and didn't get caught by the peloton. The lucky ones were Tom Stamsnijder, Jeremy Roy and Andreas Klier. At 10km Klier attacked and only Stamsnijder could follow but in the sprint the young dutchie started too soon and Klier could easily get over him and win the sprint.
Although the breakaway wasn't caught, it wasn't an easy ride in the peloton. At kilometre 159 Caisse d'Epargne made an attack in team and started to make a hard pace. The peloton split in a few groups but no one from the top 10 wasn't it the first group, so it was a thing for nothink. The sprint for the fourth place was won by Benatti and Koldo was 14th. All the Euskaltel riders finished in the first group except for Iñigo Landaluze who came in one minute behind the peloton.
1 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team 4.01.52 (43.8 km/h)
2 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Gerolsteiner +0.01
3 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux +0.24
14. Kodlo Fernandez +4.03
46. Alan Perez +4.03
50. Haimar Zubeldia +4.03
51. Dionisio Galparsoro +4.03
61. Iñaki Isasi +4.03
65. Igor Anton +4.03
68. Aitor Hernandez +4.03
72. Samuel Sanchez +4.03
139. Iñigo Landaluze +5.02