Lance Armstrong's team-mate Yaroslav Popovych picked up the white jersey for the leading rider under the age of 26 in the Tour de France.
The Ukrainian rider, who Armstrong has tipped as a future Tour winner, finished a little over nine minutes ahead of Andrey Kaschechkin.
Third place went to Alberto Contador, who has also been tipped by Armstrong as a potential Tour champion.
Vladimir Karpets, who had been expected to feature highly, only managed sixth.
1. Yaroslav Popovych (Ukr) Discovery 86hrs 34mins 04secs
2. Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole at 9mins 2secs
3. Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty-Seguros at 44:23
4. Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Domina-Vacanze at 59:24
5. Jerome Pineau (Fra) Bouyges-Telecom at 1:12:36
6. Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Ibanesto at 1:24:43
7. David Arroyo (Spa) Ibanesto at 1:35:10
8. Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quickstep at 1:48.46
9. Thomas Lovkvist (Swe) Francaise des Jeux at 1:48.46
10. Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Francaise des Jeux at 2:04.58