82nd Giro d'Italia, Grand Tour

Italy, May 15-June 6, 1999


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Pantani Report:

GC leader and certain winner Marco Pantani has been thrown out of the Giro d'Italia this morning before the start of Stage 21. He was tested this morning and his hematocrit level exceeded 50 per cent. The UCI are using this test as a sign that the rider may be using EPO. The race is now wide open with Ivan Gotti, Paolo Savoldelli and Laurent Jalabert all in close proximity to each other. None of them had gone close to Pantani who has won 4 stages in the mountains in this edition of the race. He has obliterated his opposition. Questions are now being asked!!

The test was performed by the medical officers of the UCI. The Jury of Commissionaires received the information before the start at 10.50 local time. Pantani was the only rider from the 9 teams tested on Saturday morning to have an excessive level.

The entire Mercatone Uno-Bianchi team withdrew from the Giro. Pantani is now suspended for 14 days and thus has time to prepare for the Tour de France. 117 riders started this morning but Paolo Savoldelli refused to start in the Maglia Rosa.

Pantani recorded a hematocrit level of 52 per cent. The Italian champion remained in his hotel at Madonna di Campiglio while the peloton began the stage - the most mountainous of the race. There was a lot of emotion surrounding the events. One Italian journalist said: "It is like a funeral." There were fans along the road seen folding up banners carrying the message to their champion "Pantani is a god". UCI President Hein Verbruggen told the press: "It is the hardest blow that cycling has had to undergo this year."

Carmine Castellano, the director of the Giro, read an official statement expressing deep regret. The statement said that "while they considered the gravity of the event the rules are designed to protect the health of the rider and they are to be respected and placed above all other considerations."

Many riders and team managers expressed their sadness. 29-year old Pantani is considered one of the all-time best climbers. His domination in this year's Giro has already raised questions. People think of the past events when great dominators were rubbed out for drugs. Like in 1978 during the Tour de France, Belgian Michel Pollentier was accused of cheating after storming up Alpe d'Huez. And the Belgian Eddy Merckx tested "positive" in Savone during the 1969 Giro after he had dominated the previous stages.

Hein Verbruggen answered several questions from the press.

What do you think of the exclusion of Marco Pantani?

"Like all the world, I think this is a catastrophe for the Giro. This is one of the most important races on the calendar and thus it has consequences for all of cycling. It is a new blow in a troubled year."

What will the UCI do now?

"We have to follow the rules. We have tested the 15 winners so far in the Giro. There was a second rider who went close to 50 per cent. All the others are well below that. It is some consolation."

Is this test doubtful?

"There are many variables that might impact on the hematocrit level. We know there are variations daily. But a reading of 52 per cent is clear. There is no discussion under the rules. I know that our limit is strict. In skiing they allow 53%. Others at the UCI have proposed 52-53% when the rule was brought in. But we received medical advice which led us to choose 50 per cent. There are no doubts with the tests, they are the rules. I think that everyone should accept the decision made today."

Does this indicate Pantani was using dope?

"You will notice I have said nothing about doping. One doesn't know what the correct facts are. The fact is that a hematocrit level of 52% was recorded. We have formed the view that this level is unhealthy for the rider. We cannot prove that EPO was used. But it is consistent with its use."

Race Report:

Italian Ivan Gotti won the grand stage of the Giro, which was designed to showcase the skills of Marco Pantani. Gotti clearly benefitted from the exclusion of Pantani and enjoyed the freedom to dominate on the steep climbs. The real action came on the Mortirolo, which followed the Tonale and the Gavia (2621 m). Gotti and Savoldelli were in the front group. Gotti attacked on the first ramps of the daunting climb which came more than 60 kms from the end. He was followed only by Simoni and Heras.

Over the top (1852m) the leading trio had a decisive lead with several other climbers struggling up the final ramps. All that was left was the descent, a false flat into Aprica and a final circuit of 20.8 kms up a final little hill.

Gotti got the group working and this assured him of success. Behind him, the champion of France Laurent Jalabert (some 2.15 down over the Mortirolo) was working with Savoldelli to regain time. They were in a small group which was 2.59 down as they went through Aprica for the first time. Then, Savoldelli, a very tough rider, attacked alone on the last small climb - the Valico di Santa Cristina and defended his second place on GC.

On the line, he was 4.05 behind the three leaders. He retained his 2nd GC place by 0.01 from Simoni who went from 7th to 3rd.

There were less spectators than expected. But they were out in numbers on the Mortirolo. At the finish in Aprica there was a demonstration by Pantani supporters but the still applauded the work of Gotti.

25-year old Heras won the stage - his first in the Giro and the second for his Kelme team after Colombian "Chepe" Gonzalez won on Monte Sirino (Stage 5).

Tomorrow, the final stage from Boario Terme to Milan over the flat plain. The 170 kms stage will, in principle, be a formality for Gotti, who should win his second Giro GC.

Stage 21, Madonna Di Campiglio Aprica, 187 kms:

  1. Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca            5.57.07
  2. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Ballan-Alessio
  3. Ivan Gotti (Ita) Team Polti
  4. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                        4.05
  5. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                      4.45
  6. Sergei Honchar (Ukr) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                   4.45
  7. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria               4.45
  8. Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Navigare-Gaerne                          4.45
  9. Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                              6.19
 10. Oscar Mason (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                                8.05
 11. Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                     9.39
 12. Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                    9.39
 13. Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  9.39
 14. Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                 9.39
 15. Aleksandr Shefer (Kaz) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                     9.39
 16. Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                            9.39
 17. Josť Jaime Gonzalez Pico (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca              9.39
 18. Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Navigare-Gaerne                          10.59
 19. Stefano Faustini (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                          12.00
 20. Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Siguros                     12.00
 21. Daniel Clavero (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros                        12.00
 22. Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                    12.00
 23. Hernan Buenahora (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                      12.00
 24. Felice Puttini (Swi) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                12.00
 25. Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        13.32
 26. Nicola Miceli (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                             14.16
 27. Josť Maria Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto                       14.16
 28. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                           14.52
 29. Fausto Dotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                              14.52
 30. Francisco J. Cerezo Perales (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros           14.52
 31. Marco Della Vedova (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        14.52
 32. Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                             15.54
 33. Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Polti                              19.57
 34. Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia               19.57
 35. Gines Salmeron Martinez (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros               19.57
 36. Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank       19.57
 37. Amilcare Tronca (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria               19.57
 38. Paolo Valoti (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave                       19.57
 39. Andrea Noe' (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                            21.57
 40. Peter Luttenberger (Aut) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                   21.57
 41. Orlando Sergio Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                  21.57
 42. Cristian Gasperoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                 21.57
 43. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          21.57
 44. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                            25.30
 45. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                               25.30
 46. Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                       25.30
 47. Bo Hamburger (Den) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                       25.30
 48. Oscar Pellicioli (Ita) Team Polti                             25.30
 49. Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria             25.30
 50. Prudencio Indurain (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros                    25.30
 51. Jose' Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto                              25.30
 52. Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                     25.30
 53. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                     25.30
 54. Andrea Brognara (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                    25.30
 55. Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                 25.30
 56. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti                              25.30
 57. Marco Gili (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                    25.30
 58. Angel Edo (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                            25.30
 59. Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    25.30
 60. Martin Hvastija (Slo) Ballan-Alessio                          25.30
 61. Diego Ferrari (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                       25.30
 62. David Navas Chica (Spa) Banesto                               25.30
 63. Andrea Peron (Ita) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                         25.30
 64. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas-Pata                             25.30
 65. Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                       25.30
 66. William Chann Mcrae (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                    25.30
 67. David Canada Garcia (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                  25.30
 68. Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                           25.30
 69. Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                  25.30
 70. Carlo Marino Bianchi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                25.30
 71. Eugeni Berzin (Rus) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                 25.30
 72. Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria             25.30
 73. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Banesto                                25.30
 74. Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     25.30
 75. Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Siguros                     25.30
 76. Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave             25.30
 77. Francesco Arazzi (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria              25.30
 78. Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                         25.30
 79. Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                         25.30
 80. Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                            25.30
 81. Roberto Petito (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                         25.30
 82. Matteo Frutti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                             25.30
 83. Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                     25.30
 84. Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      25.30
 85. Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas-Pata                          25.30
 86. Miguel Angel Pena (Spa) Banesto                               25.30
 87. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                    25.30
 88. Stefano Panetta (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                         25.30
 89. Nicola Minali (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                      25.30
 90. Dario Pieri (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                             25.30
 91. Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                       25.30
 92. Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Navigare-Gaerne                           25.30
 93. Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti                               25.30
 94. Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                        25.30
 95. Mario Scirea (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                           25.30
 96. Victor Pena (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                           25.30
 97. Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                       25.30
 98. Giuseppe Calcaterra (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                    25.30
 99. Eduardo Hernandez Bailo (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca              25.30
100. Miquel Van Kessel (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                       25.30
101. Fabio Baldato (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                            25.30
102. Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                 25.30
103. Samuele Schiavina (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                   25.30
104. Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave                   25.30
105. Rodolfo Ongarato (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                          25.30
106. Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec               25.30
107. Andreas Klier (Ger) TVM-Farm Frites                           25.30
108. Denis Zanette (Ita) Team Polti                                25.30
109. Filippo Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec              25.30
110. Massimo Donati (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                  25.30
111. Santos Gonzalez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                      25.30
112. Marco Magnani (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                      25.30
113. Pascal Richard (Swi) Mobilvetta-Northwave                     25.30
114. Inigo Cuesta Lopez de Castro (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank         25.30
115. Biagio Conte (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                              25.30
116. Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites                        26.19

Points:

  1. Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 25
  2. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                             20
  3. Ivan Gotti (Ita) Team Polti                                      16
  4. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                          14
  5. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                        12
  6. Sergei Honchar (Ukr) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                     10
  7. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                  9
  8. Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Navigare-Gaerne                             8
  9. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                        8
 10. Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                                 7
 11. Oscar Mason (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                                   6
 12. Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                   6
 13. Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                        5
 14. Hernan Buenahora (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                          4
 15. Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                       4
 16. Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     3
 17. Josť Jaime Gonzalez Pico (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 3
 18. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                               3
 19. Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                    2
 20. Aleksandr Shefer (Kaz) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                        1
 21. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas-Pata                                 1

Mountains:

  1. Josť Jaime Gonzalez Pico (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                21
  2. Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 16
  3. Hernan Buenahora (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                         15
  4. Ivan Gotti (Ita) Team Polti                                      14
  5. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                             10
  6. Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                  10
  7. Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                                 6
  8. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                               5
  9. Martin Hvastija (Slo) Ballan-Alessio                              4
 10. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                  3
 11. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                              3
 12. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                           2
 13. Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Navigare-Gaerne                             2
 14. Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                                 1

GC after Stage 21

  1. Ivan Gotti (Ita) Team Polti                                95.26.13
  2. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                        3.35
  3. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                           3.36
  4. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                      5.16
  5. Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               7.47
  6. Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Navigare-Gaerne                          9.38
  7. Sergei Honchar (Ukr) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                  12.07
  8. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria              14.20
  9. Daniel Clavero (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros                        15.53
 10. Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                17.31
 11. Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                           17.39
 12. Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Siguros                     20.14
 13. Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 22.44
 14. Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                             24.15
 15. Hernan Buenahora (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                      24.38
 16. Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        42.12
 17. Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     44.23
 18. Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                             44.30
 19. Peter Luttenberger (Aut) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                   47.39
 20. Nicola Miceli (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                             47.40
 21. Aleksandr Shefer (Kaz) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                    51.31
 22. Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas-Pata                          51.48
 23. Josť Jaime Gonzalez Pico (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca             53.36
 24. Felice Puttini (Swi) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria              1.00.25
 25. Oscar Mason (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                             1.02.17
 26. Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Navigare-Gaerne                        1.04.15
 27. Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                  1.06.18
 28. Andrea Noe' (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          1.09.58
 29. Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                  1.11.37
 30. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti                            1.14.11
 31. Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                 1.14.28
 32. Amilcare Tronca (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria             1.17.28
 33. Josť Maria Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto                     1.19.34
 34. Jose' Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto                            1.23.14
 35. Cristian Gasperoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia               1.28.25
 36. Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                    1.35.04
 37. Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave           1.37.41
 38. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                         1.39.02
 39. Francisco J. Cerezo Perales (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros         1.39.29
 40. Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Navigare-Gaerne                         1.41.13
 41. Miguel Angel Pena (Spa) Banesto                             1.45.00
 42. Marco Della Vedova (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                      1.48.01
 43. Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                         1.49.24
 44. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        1.50.25
 45. Prudencio Indurain (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros                  1.52.06
 46. Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria           1.52.19
 47. Massimo Donati (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                1.54.51
 48. William Chann Mcrae (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                  1.55.12
 49. Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                       1.55.23
 50. Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia             2.00.58
 51. Orlando Sergio Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                2.03.07
 52. Eugeni Berzin (Rus) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria               2.05.45
 53. Fausto Dotti (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                            2.06.20
 54. Filippo Casagrande (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec            2.10.09
 55. Pascal Richard (Swi) Mobilvetta-Northwave                   2.10.10
 56. Andrea Peron (Ita) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                       2.10.11
 57. Marco Magnani (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                    2.10.21
 58. Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria           2.14.08
 59. Victor Pena (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                         2.16.35
 60. Bo Hamburger (Den) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                     2.17.06
 61. Roberto Petito (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                       2.21.15
 62. Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                      2.26.59
 63. Stefano Panetta (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                       2.32.52
 64. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                             2.37.30
 65. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Banesto                              2.38.49
 66. Paolo Valoti (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave                     2.38.51
 67. Mario Scirea (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                         2.40.43
 68. Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  2.41.15
 69. Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti                             2.41.56
 70. Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                   2.42.27
 71. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                   2.43.05
 72. Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec               2.43.09
 73. Inigo Cuesta Lopez de Castro (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank       2.45.48
 74. Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank     2.46.23
 75. Mirko Celestino (Ita) Team Polti                            2.47.01
 76. Martin Hvastija (Slo) Ballan-Alessio                        2.47.11
 77. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas-Pata                           2.47.45
 78. Oscar Pellicioli (Ita) Team Polti                           2.47.54
 79. Andreas Klier (Ger) TVM-Farm Frites                         2.51.46
 80. Angel Edo (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          2.53.09
 81. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          2.53.18
 82. Dario Pieri (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                           2.53.35
 83. Diego Ferrari (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                     2.55.05
 84. Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                       2.56.41
 85. David Navas Chica (Spa) Banesto                             2.56.45
 86. Santos Gonzalez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                    2.56.53
 87. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                  2.57.15
 88. Biagio Conte (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                            2.58.20
 89. Marco Gili (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                  2.58.34
 90. Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                   2.58.37
 91. David Canada Garcia (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                2.58.43
 92. Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                          3.00.45
 93. Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Siguros                   3.01.01
 94. Gines Salmeron Martinez (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros             3.03.39
 95. Eduardo Hernandez Bailo (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca            3.03.40
 96. Matteo Frutti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                           3.06.19
 97. Rodolfo Ongarato (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                        3.06.25
 98. Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec             3.07.28
 99. Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     3.08.09
100. Samuele Schiavina (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                 3.08.10
101. Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank               3.09.39
102. Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                     3.09.54
103. Fabio Baldato (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                          3.12.12
104. Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                3.17.03
105. Carlo Marino Bianchi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil              3.17.41
106. Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                     3.18.54
107. Denis Zanette (Ita) Team Polti                              3.19.54
108. Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave                 3.20.01
109. Giuseppe Calcaterra (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                  3.24.20
110. Andrea Brognara (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                  3.24.24
111. Stefano Faustini (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                        3.25.08
112. Francesco Arazzi (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria            3.25.28
113. Nicola Minali (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                    3.27.21
114. Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                     3.32.27
115. Miquel Van Kessel (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                     3.37.03
116. Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites                      3.40.23

Overall Points:

  1. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                       175
  2. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                                 139
  3. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                         112
  4. Ivan Gotti (Ita) Team Polti                                     110
  5. Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave                     107
  6. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                             94
  7. Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                              88
  8. Sergei Honchar (Ukr) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                     87
  9. Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                       86
 10. Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                              82
 11. Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 72
 12. Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                           65
 13. Daniel Clavero (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros                           57
 14. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti                                 56
 15. Dario Pieri (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                                56
 16. Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Siguros                        55
 17. Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Navigare-Gaerne                            50
 18. Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                                47
 19. Biagio Conte (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                                 40
 20. Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Siguros                        40
 21. Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                          39
 22. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                 37
 23. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                             36
 24. Nicola Minali (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                         34
 25. Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                        33
 26. Francesco Arazzi (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                 33
 27. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                              32
 28. Roberto Sgambelluri (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                   31
 29. Josť Jaime Gonzalez Pico (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                28
 30. Hernan Buenahora (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                         26
 31. Victor Pena (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                              26
 32. Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Navigare-Gaerne                             25
 33. Andrea Noe' (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                               24
 34. Guido Trenti (USA) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                          24
 35. Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                23
 36. Josť Maria Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto                          20
 37. Angel Edo (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                               18
 38. Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                        18
 39. Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    17
 40. Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas-Pata                             17
 41. Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank          17
 42. Nicola Miceli (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                                16
 43. Giuliano Figueras (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                         16
 44. Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                  16
 45. Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                14
 46. Martin Hvastija (Slo) Ballan-Alessio                             14
 47. Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        12
 48. Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                  12
 49. Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                     10
 50. Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                       9
 51. Marco Magnani (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                          9
 52. Marco Gili (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                        9
 53. Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                            8
 54. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                                8
 55. Rodolfo Ongarato (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                              8
 56. Samuele Schiavina (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                       8
 57. Orlando Sergio Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                      7
 58. Oscar Mason (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                                   6
 59. Amilcare Tronca (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                   6
 60. Vladimir Duma (Ukr) Navigare-Gaerne                               6
 61. Paolo Valoti (Ita) Mobilvetta-Northwave                           6
 62. Carlo Marino Bianchi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                    6
 63. Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                        5
 64. Santos Gonzalez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                          5
 65. Stefano Panetta (Ita) Navigare-Gaerne                             4
 66. Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Banesto                                    4
 67. Prudencio Indurain (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros                        3
 68. Roberto Petito (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                             3
 69. Peter Luttenberger (Aut) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                       1
 70. Aleksandr Shefer (Kaz) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                        1
 71. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas-Pata                                 1
 72. Fabio Baldato (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                                1

Overall Mountains:

  1. Josť Jaime Gonzalez Pico (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                61
  2. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                              45
  3. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                             44
  4. Ivan Gotti (Ita) Team Polti                                      33
  5. Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Ballan-Alessio                             33
  6. Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 26
  7. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                        25
  8. Hernan Buenahora (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                         18
  9. Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                           14
 10. Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                                13
 11. Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                          12
 12. Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                12
 13. Josť Maria Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto                          10
 14. Massimiliano Gentili (Ita) Cantina Tollo-Alexia                  10
 15. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                  9
 16. Daniel Clavero (Spa) Vitalicio Siguros                            8
 17. Oscar Sevilla Ribera (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     5
 18. Victor Pena (Col) Vitalicio Siguros                               5
 19. Martin Hvastija (Slo) Ballan-Alessio                              4
 20. Oscar Pellicioli (Ita) Team Polti                                 4
 21. Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Navigare-Gaerne                              3
 22. Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                         3
 23. Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Navigare-Gaerne                             2
 24. Andrea Noe' (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                                2
 25. Jose' Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto                                  2
 26. Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                 2
 27. Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        2
 28. Sergei Honchar (Ukr) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                      1
 29. Amilcare Tronca (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                   1
 30. Roberto Petito (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                             1
 31. Cristiano Frattini (Ita) Liquigas-Pata                            1
 32. Marco Gili (Ita) Amica Chips-Costa Almeria                        1

Overall Teams:

  1. Vitalicio Seguros                                         287.10.26
  2. Kelme-Costa Blanca                                            22.11
  3. Team Polti                                                    22.45
  4. Lampre-Daikin                                                 29.16
  5. ONCE-Deutsche Bank                                            58.57
  6. Amica Chips-Costa de Almeria                                1.15.16
  7. Liquigas-Pata                                               1.15.18
  8. Navigare-Gaerne                                             1.47.23
  9. Cantina Tollo-Alexia                                        1.56.17
 10. Saeco-Cannondale                                            1.59.41
 11. Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                                     2.10.03
 12. Mapei-Quick Step                                            2.14.21
 13. Banesto                                                     2.28.10
 14. Ballan-Alessio                                              2.52.37
 15. Mobilvetta-Northwave                                        4.07.08
 16. Riso Scotti-Vinavil                                         4.09.12
 17. TVM-Farm Frites                                             6.26.45