Vuelta a Espana, Grand Tour

Spain, September 4-26, 1999


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Released from his role as supporter to Pavel Tonkov, Italy's Daniele Nardello (Mapei-Quick Step) showed his form in the Pyrenees today by claiming the stage win in a four-man sprint at Val d'Aran. The last time Nardello won a stage of the Vuelta was in 1996, which was also a mountain stage. In the GC, there was no change in overall position but race leader Abraham Olano (Esp) ONCE-Deutsche Bank did lose 30 seconds did second- placed Jan Ullrich and Pavel Tonkov in third. Olano finished alone with no ONCE team-mates supporting him, some 7.28 behind the stage winner. Nardello covered the 201 km mountain stage in just over five hours at an average speed of almost 40 kmh, a fast stage for the Pyrenees. Following him across the line were Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros, Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina and JosÚ Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca. "I was amazed at how quick the race was, both when we were in the main escape and also the final sprint when there was just four of us," Nardello said. Nardello, who'd been troubled by a knee injury in the earlier part of the Vuelta, said he was inspired by his name in white paint on the road and support from banners held by Mapei team supporters. "I'd been hoping to win a stage because I came into the end of the season in 100 percent shape. Now I've worked through the slight problem I had behind my left knee I think I can do well in other stages." Although Mapei team leader Pavel Tonkov came home 22nd, nearly 7 minutes behind Nardello, he said "there are more difficult climbs to come so I am sure I can get even closer to Olano."

Stage 11, Huesca - Val D'Aran, 201 kms.

Stage 11, Huesca - Val D'Aran (Pla de Beret) September 16

201.0 km AVS. 39.985 kmh

1   Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  5.01.37
2   Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros
3   Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina
4   JosÚ Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
5   JosÚ V. Garcia Acosta (Spa) Banesto                            6
6   Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa) Banesto                           31
7   Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas                                1.30
8   David Garcia Marquina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros               1.30
9   Melchor Mauri (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                    1.30
10  Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                           1.42
11  Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                   2.25
12  Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis                             3.20
13  Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          6.38
14  Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                       6.38
15  Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                             6.47
16  Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis                           6.47
17  Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros              6.47
18  Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                     6.59
19  JosÚ M. Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto                        6.59
20  Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca            6.59
21  Santiago Blanco (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                     6.59
22  Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step                         6.59
23  Manuel Beltran Martinez (Spa) Banesto                       6.59
24  Angel Casero (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                        6.59
25  Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto                              6.59
26  Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                           6.59
27  JosÚ L. Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca              7.08
28  Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                         7.08
29  Nicola Miceliá (Ita) Liquigas                               7.08
30  Ivan Parra (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                          7.08
31  Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti                            7.08
32  Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                7.08
33  Abraham Olano Manzano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank              7.28
34  Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank           8.10
35  Kurt van de Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                     8.28
36  Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank                               8.28
37  Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        8.28
38  Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto                          8.28
39  Gianni Faresin (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                       8.28
40  William Chann McRae (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                  8.28
41  Txema Del Olmo Zendegi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              8.28
42  Inigo Chaurreau Bernadez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi            8.28
43  Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                           8.28
44  Alexandre Shefer (Kaz) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                  8.28
45  Joona Laukka (Fin) Sport Lisboa Benfica                     8.28
46  J÷rg Jakscheá (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   8.28
47  Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Fuenlabrada                         9.15
48  Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas                             9.33
49  Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                         10.14
50  Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros                  10.14
51  Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank       10.14
52  Oscar Lopez Uriarte (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica             10.49
53  Cesar Solaun Solana (Spa) Banesto                          10.49
54  Juan C. Vicario Barbera (Spa) Fuenlabrada                  11.07
55  Cesar Perez Padroná (Spa) Fuenlabrada                      11.23
56  Toni Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       12.22
57  Orlando Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                      12.22
58  Stefano Cattai (Ita) Team Polti                            12.22
59  Alvaro Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros           12.22
60  Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                             12.22
61  Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                            13.12
62  Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                        13.54
63  Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                13.54
64  Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Fuenlabrada                    13.54
65  Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips         13.54
66  Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                     13.54
67  Daniel Bayes (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                    13.54
68  JosÚ A. Garrido (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                 13.54
69  I˝igo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                13.54
70  Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                      13.59
71  Stefano Verziagi (Ita) Fuenlabrada                         13.59
72  Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                           15.41
73  Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                   15.41
74  Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas                            20.29
75  Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                 21.05
76  Cristian Salvato (Ita) Team Polti                          26.13
77  Miguel A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank       26.13
78  Marco Gili (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips                 26.13
79  Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips             26.13
80  Igor Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                26.13
81  Quintino Fernandez Rodrigues (Por) Sport Lisboa Benfica    26.13
82  Alessandro Pozzi (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips           26.13
83  Ramon Gonzalez Arrieta (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             26.13
84  Laurent Brochard (Fra) Lotus-Festina                       26.13
85  Frank Hoj (Den) US Postal Service                          26.13
86  Pascal HervÚ (Fra) Lotus-Festina                           26.13
87  Fabian Jeker (Swi) Lotus-Festina                           26.13
88  Marco Della Vedova (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                     26.13
89  Alberto Lopez de Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi            26.13
90  Carlos Golbano (Spa) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips             26.13
91  Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank                             26.13
92  Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   26.13
93  Angel Edo Alsina (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  26.13
94  Leonardo Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                            26.13
95  Paul van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                        26.13
96  Matias Cagigas Amedo (Spa) Fuenlabrada                     26.13
97  Eleuterio Anguita Hinojosa (Spa) Fuenlabrada               26.13
98  Francisco Cabello Luque (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca           26.13
99  Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                  26.13
100 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                  26.13
101 Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi           26.13
102 Rossano Brasi (Ita) Team Polti                             26.13
103 Rolf S÷rensen (Den) Rabobank                               26.13
104 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   26.13
105 Mario Traversoni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                    26.13
106 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service                     26.13
107 Chris Peers (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                           26.13
108 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                   26.13
109 Glenn Magnusson (Swe) US Postal Service                    26.13
110 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lotus-Festina                         26.13
111 Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service                     26.13
112 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros                  26.13
113 German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada                   26.13
114 Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas                          26.13
115 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Liquigas                             26.13
116 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                 26.13
117 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom              26.13
118 Dirk Baldinger (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                 26.13
119 Andreas Kl÷den (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                 26.13
120 Alex ZŘlle (Swi) Banesto                                   26.13
121 Andreas Klier (Ger) TVM-Farm Frites                        26.13
122 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) TVM-Farm Frites                       26.13
123 Unai Etxebarria Arana (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi              26.13
124 Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service                        28.31
125 Bram de Groot (Ned) Rabobank                               28.31
126 Remco Van Der Ven (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                    28.31
127 Servais Knaven (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                       28.31
128 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti                            28.31
129 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin                        28.31
130 Koen Beeckman (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                         28.31
131 Serguei Outchakov (Ukr) TVM-Farm Frites                    28.31
132 Alessio Bongioni (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                 28.31
133 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                      28.31
134 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips         28.31
135 Luis Perez Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank              28.31
136 Geert van Bondt (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites                      28.31
137 Julian Dean (NZl) US Postal Service                        28.31
138 David George (RSA) US Postal Service                       28.31
139 Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas                                28.31
140 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                    28.31
141 Anthony Rokia (Fra) Cofidis                                28.31
142 Simone Zucchi (Ita) Team Polti                             28.31
143 Igor Pugaci (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                         28.31
144 Jaime Hernandez Bertran (Spa) Lotus-Festina                28.31
145 Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                            28.31
146 JosÚ Uriarte Zubero (Spa) Lotus-Festina                    28.31
147 Arnoldas Saprykinas (Ltu) Riso Scotti-Vinavil              28.31


Mountains

Alto De San Roque  74.6 km  Cat 3

1    Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas                                  6
2    Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina                        4
3    Melchor Mauri (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                      2
4    Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                     1

Alto De Bonansa  134.6 km  Cat 2

1    Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas                                 10
2    Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                         7
3    Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                           5
4    Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                       3
5    Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                               2
6    Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                     1

Alto Pla De Beret  199 km  Special category

1    Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina                       30
2    Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      25
3    Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                          20
4    JosÚ Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  16
5    JosÚ V. Garcia Acosta (Spa) Banesto                          12
6    Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa) Banesto                          10
7    Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas                                  8
8    Melchor Mauri (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                      6
9    David Garcia Marquina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                 4
10   Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                             3
11   Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                     2
12   Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis                               1


Intermediate sprints (Meta Volantes)

Barbastro  50.5 km

1   Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                     4
2   Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  2
3   Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                 1

El Grado  67.8 km

1   Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                   4
2   Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                     2
3   Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                 1


Arties  185 km

1   Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  4
2   Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                   2
3   Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                     1


Stage finish  201 km

1   Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step            25
2   Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                20
3   Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina             16
4   JosÚ Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca        14
5   JosÚ V. Garcia Acosta (Spa) Banesto                12
6   Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa) Banesto                10
7   Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas                        9
8   David Garcia Marquina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros       8
9   Melchor Mauri (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica            7
10  Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                   6
11  Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale           5
12  Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis                     4
13  Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  3
14  Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil               2


GC after Stage 11.

General classification after Stage 11

1   Abraham Olano Manzano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank        48.25.44
2   Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   1.39
3   Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step                       2.29
4   Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros            3.17
5   Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          4.36
6   Angel Casero (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                      5.27
7   JosÚ M. Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto                      5.41
8   JosÚ L. Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca            5.55
9   Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti                          6.33
10  Manuel Beltran Martinez (Spa) Banesto                     6.37
11  Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis                         7.37
12  Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina                    7.52
13  Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto                            8.02
14  Santiago Blanco (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                   8.07
15  Ivan Parra (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                        8.19
16  Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              8.38
17  Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   9.55
18  Nicola Miceliá (Ita) Liquigas                            10.53
19  Kurt van de Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                  11.27
20  Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        14.54
21  Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank        16.00
22  Melchor Mauri (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                 16.00
23  Txema Del Olmo Zendegi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi           16.55
24  Gianni Faresin (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                    17.09
25  Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank                            17.10
26  Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros                17.43
27  Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto                       18.16
28  JosÚ Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca              19.07
29  Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas                          20.35
30  Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                      21.18
31  William Chann McRae (USA) Mapei-Quick Step               21.35
32  Inigo Chaurreau Bernadez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi         21.36
33  Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                          24.57
34  Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        25.57
35  Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank     26.54
36  Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas                             29.51
37  Juan C. Vicario Barbera (Spa) Fuenlabrada                30.31
38  Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                       33.19
39  Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa) Banesto                      33.52
40  Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                       34.52
41  Alexandre Shefer (Kaz) Riso Scotti-Vinavil               35.44
42  Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     36.34
43  Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Fuenlabrada                      37.46
44  Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                              37.47
45  David Garcia Marquina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros            37.49
46  Laurent Brochard (Fra) Lotus-Festina                     39.25
47  Alex ZŘlle (Swi) Banesto                                 40.18
48  Serguei Ivanov (Rus) TVM-Farm Frites                     40.35
49  Oscar Lopez Uriarte (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica           43.40
50  Joona Laukka (Fin) Sport Lisboa Benfica                  44.11
51  Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                         46.37
52  Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                      47.12
53  Stefano Cattai (Ita) Team Polti                          51.05
54  Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                          51.21
55  J÷rg Jakscheá (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                52.29
56  Orlando Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                    53.04
57  JosÚ V. Garcia Acosta (Spa) Banesto                      53.52
58  Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                 54.19
59  Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   54.37
60  Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips       55.37
61  Toni Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     58.00
62  Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi         58.55
63  Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank             1.00.01
64  Alvaro Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros       1.02.36
65  Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                      1.03.06
66  Cristian Moreni (Ita) Liquigas                         1.03.40
67  Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                    1.03.58
68  I˝igo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank            1.05.01
69  Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale              1.05.45
70  Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis                        1.05.49
71  Bram de Groot (Ned) Rabobank                           1.06.38
72  Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                  1.06.59
73  Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                         1.07.48
74  Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank                         1.11.01
75  Luis Perez Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank          1.13.00
76  Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                               1.13.24
77  Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom               1.13.34
78  Ramon Gonzalez Arrieta (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi         1.13.44
79  Rolf S÷rensen (Den) Rabobank                           1.14.08
80  Stefano Verziagi (Ita) Fuenlabrada                     1.15.04
81  Serguei Outchakov (Ukr) TVM-Farm Frites                1.15.57
82  Paul van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                    1.17.05
83  Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros              1.17.32
84  Rossano Brasi (Ita) Team Polti                         1.19.17
85  Andreas Klier (Ger) TVM-Farm Frites                    1.19.22
86  Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips         1.19.45
87  Eleuterio Anguita Hinojosa (Spa) Fuenlabrada           1.20.11
88  Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil              1.20.44
89  Chris Peers (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                       1.21.07
90  Arnoldas Saprykinas (Ltu) Riso Scotti-Vinavil          1.21.18
91  Fabian Jeker (Swi) Lotus-Festina                       1.23.10
92  Cesar Solaun Solana (Spa) Banesto                      1.23.36
93  Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                  1.24.08
94  Alberto Lopez de Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi        1.24.22
95  Danilo Hondo (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom               1.25.59
96  Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom          1.26.07
97  Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service                 1.26.49
98  Frank Hoj (Den) US Postal Service                      1.27.07
99  Quintino Fernandez Rodrigues (Por) Sport Lisboa Benfic 1.27.55
100 JosÚ Uriarte Zubero (Spa) Lotus-Festina                1.27.57
101 Unai Etxebarria Arana (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi          1.28.24
102 Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas                            1.28.25
103 Matias Cagigas Amedo (Spa) Fuenlabrada                 1.29.18
104 Miguel A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank   1.29.52
105 Andreas Kl÷den (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom             1.31.19
106 Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil             1.31.59
107 Remco Van Der Ven (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                1.32.02
108 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service                 1.32.42
109 Geert van Bondt (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites                  1.32.42
110 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank              1.32.42
111 Carlos Golbano (Spa) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips         1.33.37
112 Glenn Magnusson (Swe) US Postal Service                1.33.37
113 Jaime Hernandez Bertran (Spa) Lotus-Festina            1.34.32
114 Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas                      1.34.50
115 Dirk Baldinger (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom             1.35.49
116 Angel Edo Alsina (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca              1.36.03
117 Igor Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi            1.36.11
118 Mario Traversoni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                1.36.25
119 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                  1.37.05
120 Koen Beeckman (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                     1.37.21
121 German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada               1.37.44
122 Francisco Cabello Luque (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca       1.37.54
123 Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Fuenlabrada                1.39.40
124 JosÚ A. Garrido (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica             1.40.27
125 Alessio Bongioni (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil             1.40.45
126 Pascal HervÚ (Fra) Lotus-Festina                       1.40.57
127 Cesar Perez Padroná (Spa) Fuenlabrada                  1.41.10
128 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin                    1.41.19
129 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lotus-Festina                     1.41.24
130 Simone Zucchi (Ita) Team Polti                         1.41.40
131 Servais Knaven (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                   1.43.51
132 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips     1.43.54
133 Cristian Salvato (Ita) Team Polti                      1.45.34
134 Marco Della Vedova (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                 1.45.36
135 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti                        1.46.36
136 Leonardo Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                        1.50.04
137 Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                        1.50.37
138 Anthony Rokia (Fra) Cofidis                            1.54.56
139 Julian Dean (NZl) US Postal Service                    1.55.10
140 Alessandro Pozzi (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips       1.57.13
141 Marco Gili (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips             1.58.06
142 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                2.01.01
143 David George (RSA) US Postal Service                   2.01.53
144 Igor Pugaci (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                     2.07.52
145 Daniel Bayes (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                2.08.59
146 Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service                    2.09.18
147 Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas                        2.10.14


Mountains competition after Stage 11

1   Laurent Brochard (Fra) Lotus-Festina                      59
2   Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas                              54
3   JosÚ M. Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto                      46
4   Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                   38
5   Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina                    34
6   Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          32
7   Inigo Chaurreau Bernadez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi          31
8   Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step                       31
9   Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                       31
10  Abraham Olano Manzano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank            30
11  Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis                         24
12  Orlando Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                     23
13  Pascal HervÚ (Fra) Lotus-Festina                          23
14  Manuel Beltran Martinez (Spa) Banesto                     23
15  Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                19
16  Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   17
17  Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto                        17
18  Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                            16
19  Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto                            16
20  JosÚ Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               16
21  Serguei Outchakov (Ukr) TVM-Farm Frites                   12
22  Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank      12
23  JosÚ V. Garcia Acosta (Spa) Banesto                       12
24  Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                     11
25  Alberto Lopez de Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi           11
26  Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      10
27  Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa) Banesto                       10
28  JosÚ L. Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             8
29  Melchor Mauri (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                   8
30  Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                           8
31  Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                            8
32  Rolf S÷rensen (Den) Rabobank                               7
33  German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada                   6
34  Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank          6
35  Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros             5
36  Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi           5
37  Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti                           4
38  Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               4
39  David Garcia Marquina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros              4
40  Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                  4
41  Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips             4
42  Mario Traversoni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                    4
43  Santiago Blanco (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                    3
44  Nicola Miceliá (Ita) Liquigas                              3
45  Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                          3
46  Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros                  3
47  Igor Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                3
48  Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                        2
49  Eleuterio Anguita Hinojosa (Spa) Fuenlabrada               2
50  Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                  2
51  Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas                            2
52  Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                            1
53  Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          1
54  J÷rg Jakscheá (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                  1
55  Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        1
56  Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis                            1
57  Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                            1

Points competition after Stage 11


1   Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                        106
2   Abraham Olano Manzano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank          82
3   Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                       79
4   Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                         61
5   Serguei Outchakov (Ukr) TVM-Farm Frites                 59
6   Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros          57
7   Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom           57
8   Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                 55
9   Mario Traversoni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                 54
10  Miguel A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank    41
11  Laurent Brochard (Fra) Lotus-Festina                    37
12  Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips          32
13  Angel Casero (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                    31
14  Glenn Magnusson (Swe) US Postal Service                 30
15  Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 27
16  Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                     27
17  Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step                     27
18  Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis                       27
19  Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas                       26
20  Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca        26
21  JosÚ M. Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto                    25
22  I˝igo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank             23
23  Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti                        23
24  Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil               22
25  Eleuterio Anguita Hinojosa (Spa) Fuenlabrada            21
26  Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros               21
27  Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank                          21
28  JosÚ L. Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          20
29  Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                     20
30  Manuel Beltran Martinez (Spa) Banesto                   20
31  Rolf S÷rensen (Den) Rabobank                            18
32  Nicola Miceliá (Ita) Liquigas                           18
33  William Chann McRae (USA) Mapei-Quick Step              18
34  Melchor Mauri (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                17
35  German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada                16
36  Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina                  16
37  Serguei Ivanov (Rus) TVM-Farm Frites                    16
38  Danilo Hondo (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                15
39  Julian Dean (NZl) US Postal Service                     15
40  Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips      14
41  JosÚ Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             14
42  Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros               14
43  Frank Hoj (Den) US Postal Service                       14
44  Servais Knaven (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                    14
45  Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                         13
46  JosÚ V. Garcia Acosta (Spa) Banesto                     12
47  Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                 12
48  Cristian Moreni (Ita) Liquigas                          12
49  Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                    10
50  Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa) Banesto                     10
51  Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto                          10
52  Koen Beeckman (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                      10
53  Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips      10
54  Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                       9
55  Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                       9
56  Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                 9
57  Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas                             9
58  Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Fuenlabrada                      9
59  Toni Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     9
60  Andreas Kl÷den (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom               9
61  Andreas Klier (Ger) TVM-Farm Frites                      9
62  Angel Edo Alsina (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                9
63  Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                           8
64  David Garcia Marquina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros            8
65  Kurt van de Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                  8
66  Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                      7
67  Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                    7
68  Ivan Parra (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                       7
69  Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                 6
70  Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank        6
71  Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        6
72  Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service                      6
73  Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                5
74  Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             5
75  Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas                          5
76  Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank               4
77  Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis                          4
78  Santiago Blanco (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                  4
79  Stefano Verziagi (Ita) Fuenlabrada                       4
80  Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                4
81  Alvaro Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros         3
82  Matias Cagigas Amedo (Spa) Fuenlabrada                   2
83  Anthony Rokia (Fra) Cofidis                              2
84  Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                    2
85  Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                              2
86  Arnoldas Saprykinas (Ltu) Riso Scotti-Vinavil            2
87  Orlando Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                    1
88  Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                         1
89  Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto                       1
90  Inigo Chaurreau Bernadez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi         1
91  Bram de Groot (Ned) Rabobank                             1


Sprints after Stage 11

1   Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                    28
2   Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                      26
3   German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada             16
4   Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips       12
5   Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Mobistar                    12
6   CÚsar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Fuenlabrada                 10
7   Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                    9
8   Laurent Brochard (Fra) Lotus-Festina                  8
9   Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                        8
10  Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                   7
11  Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                    6
12  Serguei Outchakov (Ukr) TVM-Farm Frites               6
13  Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                              6
14  Abraham Olano Manzano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank        5
15  Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  4
16  Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas                     4
17  Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank            4
18  I˝igo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank           3
19  Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom              2
20  JosÚ L. Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca        2
21  Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips    2
22  Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                       2
23  Matias Cagigas Amedo (Spa) Fuenlabrada                2
24  Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros        2
25  Anthony Rokia (Fra) Cofidis                           2
26  Eleuterio Anguita Hinojosa (Spa) Fuenlabrada          2
27  Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                 1
28  Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                       1
29  Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank     1
30  Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom         1
31  Orlando Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                 1
32  Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                      1
33  Rolf S÷rensen (Den) Rabobank                          1


Stage Preview.

The first of three consecutive mountain stages, this one being more difficult because of its length. It is a summit finish at Beret and the 18 kms climb is for the pure climbers. The climbs are.

San Roque, Cat 3, 670 metres, 6 kms long
Bonansa, Cat 2, 1260 metres, 10 kms long
Vielna, Cat 2, 1420 metres, 12 kms long
Beret, Cat HC, 1920 metres, 18 kms long