Vuelta a Espana, Grand Tour

Spain, September 4-26, 1999


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German Marcel Wust won the second stage of the Vuelta after a sprint finish in Alicante. In a hard fought sprint Italian Festina rider Stefano Zanini came second followed by Italian Giovanni Lombardi (Telekom). Lotto's Jacky Durand (Fra) retained control of the leader's jersey. The stage was raced in rain and hail. There were numerous incidents as riders tried to cope with the wet slippery roads. Spaniard Roberto Heras (Kelme) was one who didn't and he injured an elbow and hip after hitting the tarmac. His teammate JosÚ Angel Vidal and Sport Lisboa Benfica's David Plaza also pulled out tof the race after falling.

The main action occurred when 13 went away at km 27. The attack lasted until km 118 after some spirited chasing from the big teams.

Stage 2, Alicante - Albacete, 180 kms:

AVS: 43.204 km/h

  1. Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                           4.46.05
  2. Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
  3. Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
  4. Robbie McEwen (Aus) Rabobank
  5. Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites
  6. Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin
  7. Mario Traversoni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
  8. Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
  9. Julian Dean (NZl) US Postal Service
 10. Jo Planckaert (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
 11. Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
 12. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti
 13. Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas
 14. Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
 15. Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros
 16. Koen Beeckman (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
 17. Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Fuenlabrada
 18. Miguel A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
 19. Glenn Magnusson (Swe) US Postal Service
 20. Angel Edo Alsina (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
 21. Chris Peers (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
 22. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Lotus-Festina
 23. Marco Gili (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips
 24. Paul van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
 25. Frank Hoj (Den) US Postal Service
 26. Daniele Galli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips
 27. Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank
 28. Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
 29. Danilo Hondo (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
 30. Stefano Verziagi (Ita) Fuenlabrada
 31. Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
 32. Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros
 33. Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros
 34. Eleuterio Anguita Hinojosa (Spa) Fuenlabrada
 35. Unai Etxebarria Arana (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi
 36. Abraham Olano Manzano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
 37. Laurent Brochard (Fra) Lotus-Festina
 38. Luis M. Sarreira (Por) Sport Lisboa Benfica
 39. Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank
 40. Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis
 41. Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank
 42. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips
 43. Rossano Brasi (Ita) Team Polti
 44. Serguei Ivanov (Rus) TVM-Farm Frites
 45. Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
 46. Angel Casero (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
 47. Peter Luttenberger (Aut) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
 48. Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
 49. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips
 50. Alexandre Shefer (Kaz) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
 51. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
 52. Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti
 53. Manuel Beltran Martinez (Spa) Banesto
 54. Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
 55. Rolf S÷rensen (Den) Rabobank
 56. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
 57. Alex ZŘlle (Swi) Banesto
 58. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
 59. Grzegorz Gwiazdowski (Pol) Cofidis
 60. Toni Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
 61. Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
 62. Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
 63. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
 64. Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips
 65. Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
 66. Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
 67. Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina
 68. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
 69. Orlando Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto
 70. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas
 71. Dario Frigo (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
 72. Luis Perez Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
 73. Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites
 74. Fabian Jeker (Swi) Lotus-Festina
 75. JosÚ M. Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto
 76. Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
 77. Bobby Julich (USA) Cofidis
 78. Serguei Outchakov (Ukr) TVM-Farm Frites
 79. Carlos Golbano (Spa) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips
 80. Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
 81. Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
 82. JosÚ L. Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
 83. Juan C. Vicario Barbera (Spa) Fuenlabrada
 84. JosÚ Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
 85. David Garcia Marquina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
 86. Alessio Bongioni (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
 87. Marty Jemison (USA) US Postal Service
 88. Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
 89. Ivan Parra (Col) Vitalicio Seguros
 90. Melchor Mauri (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica
 91. Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas
 92. German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada
 93. William Chann McRae (USA) Mapei-Quick Step
 94. JosÚ Uriarte Zubero (Spa) Lotus-Festina
 95. Remco Van Der Ven (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites
 96. Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Mobistar
 97. Joona Laukka (Fin) Sport Lisboa Benfica
 98. Cristian Salvato (Ita) Team Polti
 99. Nicola Miceliá (Ita) Liquigas
100. Bram de Groot (Ned) Rabobank
101. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
102. Dirk Baldinger (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
103. Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
104. Inigo Chaurreau Bernadez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
105. Alessandro Pozzi (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips
106. Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
107. Arnoldas Saprykinas (Ltu) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
108. Kurt van de Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
109. Gianni Faresin (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
110. Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
111. Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step
112. Manuel Fernandez Gines (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
113. Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
114. Santiago Blanco (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
115. Quintino Fernandez Rodrigues (Por) Sport Lisboa Benfica
116. Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa) Banesto
117. Matias Cagigas Amedo (Spa) Fuenlabrada
118. CÚsar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Fuenlabrada
119. Ramon Gonzalez Arrieta (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
120. Txema Del Olmo Zendegi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
121. Anthony Rokia (Fra) Cofidis
122. Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank
123. Jaime Hernandez Bertran (Spa) Lotus-Festina
124. Leonardo Guidi (Ita) Team Polti
125. Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Cofidis
126. Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lotus-Festina
127. Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto
128. Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco-Cannondale
129. Stefano Cattai (Ita) Team Polti
130. Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service
131. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti
132. Igor Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
133. Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service
134. Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service
135. Andreas Kl÷den (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
136. Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
137. I˝igo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
138. Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Fuenlabrada
139. Geert van Bondt (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites
140. Rolandá Meier (Swi) Cofidis
141. Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin
142. Jorge M. Santos Silva (Por) Sport Lisboa Benfica
143. Daniel Atienza Urendeze (Spa) Team Polti
144. Oscar Lopez Uriarte (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica
145. Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
146. Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips
147. Servais Knaven (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites
148. JosÚ Joaquim Castelblanco (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca
149. Cesar Solaun Solana (Spa) Banesto
150. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis
151. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
152. Alberto Lopez de Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
153. Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank
154. Francisco Cabello Luque (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
155. Pascal HervÚ (Fra) Lotus-Festina
156. Igor Pugaci (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
157. Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto
158. Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
159. Cesar Perez Padroná (Spa) Fuenlabrada
160. Cristian Moreni (Ita) Liquigas
161. Joseba Beloki Dorronsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
162. Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
163. David George (RSA) US Postal Service
164. Samuele Schiavina (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil
165. Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale
166. Alvaro Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros
167. Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis
168. JosÚ A. Garrido (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica
169. Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
170. Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar
171. Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service
172. Peter van Petegem (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites
173. Daniel Bayes (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica
174. Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas
175. Simone Zucchi (Ita) Team Polti
176. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom
177. J÷rg Jakscheá (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom
178. JosÚ V. Garcia Acosta (Spa) Banesto
179. Rodolfo Massi (Ita) Liquigas                                 0.36
180. Marco Della Vedova (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                       0.56
181. Dario Andriotto (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                       0.56
182. Andreas Klier (Ger) TVM-Farm Frites                          1.14
183. Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas                             14.38
184. Endrio Leoni (Ita) Liquigas                                 17.20

Points premie 1, Onl, km 35.5:

  1. Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                              4
  2. I˝igo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                     2
  3. Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank               1

Points premie 2, Yecla , km 82:

  1. Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                              4
  2. German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada                        2
  3. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                 1

Points premie 3, km 132:

  1. Samuele Schiavina (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                     4
  2. Anthony Rokia (Fra) Cofidis                                     2
  3. Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                        1

Final points premie, km 206:

  1. Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                                25
  2. Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          20
  3. Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom                  16
  4. Robbie McEwen (Aus) Rabobank                                   14
  5. Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                        12
  6. Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                              10
  7. Mario Traversoni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                         9
  8. Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                       8
  9. Julian Dean (NZl) US Postal Service                             7
 10. Jo Planckaert (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                              6
 11. Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                                       5
 12. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                                 4
 13. Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas                               3
 14. Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                     2

Mountain premie, Alto del Maigmo,Cat 3,  km 19:

  1. Pascal HervÚ (Fra) Lotus-Festina                                6
  2. Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto                              4
  3. JosÚ Joaquim Castelblanco (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca              2
  4. Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                1

GC after Stage 2:

  1. Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Mobistar                         9.31.14
  2. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros               0.02
  3. Abraham Olano Manzano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank               0.03
  4. Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                            0.03
  5. I˝igo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                  0.04
  6. Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                           0.04
  7. Robbie McEwen (Aus) Rabobank                                 0.04
  8. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                              0.04
  9. Miguel A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank         0.05
 10. Frank Hoj (Den) US Postal Service                            0.06
 11. Jorge M. Santos Silva (Por) Sport Lisboa Benfica             0.07
 12. Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                              0.07
 13. Toni Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         0.07
 14. Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                          0.08
 15. William Chann McRae (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                   0.08
 16. Rolf S÷rensen (Den) Rabobank                                 0.08
 17. Laurent Brochard (Fra) Lotus-Festina                         0.09
 18. Glenn Magnusson (Swe) US Postal Service                      0.09
 19. Alvaro Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros             0.10
 20. Andreas Kl÷den (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   0.11
 21. Dario Frigo (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                           0.11
 22. Julian Dean (NZl) US Postal Service                          0.11
 23. Laurent Jalabert (Fra) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                    0.12
 24. Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                                    0.12
 25. Rossano Brasi (Ita) Team Polti                               0.13
 26. Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                      0.13
 27. Peter van Petegem (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites                      0.13
 28. Marty Jemison (USA) US Postal Service                        0.13
 29. Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        0.13
 30. Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                   0.13
 31. Danilo Hondo (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                     0.13
 32. Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros                    0.15
 33. Serguei Outchakov (Ukr) TVM-Farm Frites                      0.15
 34. Stefano Verziagi (Ita) Fuenlabrada                           0.15
 35. Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros                    0.16
 36. Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                     0.16
 37. Cesar Solaun Solana (Spa) Banesto                            0.17
 38. Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                            0.17
 39. Enrico Cassani (Ita) Team Polti                              0.17
 40. David George (RSA) US Postal Service                         0.17
 41. Alex ZŘlle (Swi) Banesto                                     0.17
 42. Bobby Julich (USA) Cofidis                                   0.17
 43. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                              0.17
 44. Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                             0.18
 45. Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      0.18
 46. Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Fuenlabrada                          0.18
 47. Luis Perez Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                0.18
 48. Jon Odriozola Mugarza (Spa) Banesto                          0.18
 49. Cristian Salvato (Ita) Team Polti                            0.18
 50. Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Rabobank                               0.19
 51. Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Polti                             0.19
 52. Remco Van Der Ven (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                      0.19
 53. Ivan Parra (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                           0.19
 54. Angel Casero (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                         0.20
 55. Melchor Mauri (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                     0.20
 56. Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis                            0.20
 57. Cristian Moreni (Ita) Liquigas                               0.20
 58. Bram de Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                 0.21
 59. CÚsar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Fuenlabrada                         0.21
 60. Peter Luttenberger (Aut) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                  0.22
 61. Joseba Beloki Dorronsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             0.22
 62. Jaime Hernandez Bertran (Spa) Lotus-Festina                  0.22
 63. Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 0.22
 64. Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                     0.23
 65. Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service                       0.23
 66. Juan C. Vicario Barbera (Spa) Fuenlabrada                    0.23
 67. Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service                       0.24
 68. Andrea Tafi (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                           0.24
 69. Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lotus-Festina                           0.24
 70. Francisco Cabello Luque (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             0.25
 71. Chris Peers (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                             0.25
 72. Nicola Miceliá (Ita) Liquigas                                0.25
 73. Gianni Faresin (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        0.25
 74. Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        0.26
 75. Manuel Fernandez Gines (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                0.26
 76. Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service                       0.26
 77. Joona Laukka (Fin) Sport Lisboa Benfica                      0.26
 78. Arnoldas Saprykinas (Ltu) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                0.26
 79. German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada                     0.26
 80. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Lotus-Festina                           0.26
 81. Cesar Perez Padroná (Spa) Fuenlabrada                        0.26
 82. Paul van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                          0.27
 83. Kurt van de Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                      0.27
 84. J÷rg Jakscheá (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                    0.27
 85. Unai Etxebarria Arana (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                0.27
 86. JosÚ L. Rubiera Vigil (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               0.27
 87. JosÚ A. Garrido (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                   0.27
 88. Samuele Schiavina (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                  0.27
 89. Geert van Bondt (Bel) TVM-Farm Frites                        0.27
 90. Daniel Bayes (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica                      0.27
 91. Orlando Gomes Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                        0.27
 92. JosÚ M. Jimenez Sastre (Spa) Banesto                         0.28
 93. Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Liquigas                                 0.28
 94. Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                        0.28
 95. Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto                           0.29
 96. Christophe Rinero (Fra) Cofidis                              0.29
 97. Luis M. Sarreira (Por) Sport Lisboa Benfica                  0.29
 98. Oscar Lopez Uriarte (Spa) Sport Lisboa Benfica               0.29
 99. JosÚ Uriarte Zubero (Spa) Lotus-Festina                      0.29
100. Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                              0.29
101. Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                     0.30
102. Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas                                  0.30
103. Alessandro Pozzi (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips             0.30
104. Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Mapei-Quick Step                          0.30
105. Jo Planckaert (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                           0.31
106. JosÚ Uria Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  0.31
107. Stefano Cattai (Ita) Team Polti                              0.31
108. Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                    0.31
109. David Garcia Marquina (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                0.31
110. Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                          0.32
111. Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                  0.32
112. Matias Cagigas Amedo (Spa) Fuenlabrada                       0.32
113. Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank                               0.33
114. Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                          0.34
115. Quintino Fernandez Rodrigues (Por) Sport Lisboa Benfica      0.34
116. Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                    0.34
117. Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom                 0.35
118. Viatcheslav Ekimov (Rus) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips           0.35
119. Pascal HervÚ (Fra) Lotus-Festina                             0.35
120. Oscar Pozzi (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                        0.35
121. Mario Traversoni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                      0.35
122. Rolandá Meier (Swi) Cofidis                                  0.36
123. Andrei Teteriouk (Kaz) Liquigas                              0.37
124. Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   0.37
125. Serguei Ivanov (Rus) TVM-Farm Frites                         0.37
126. Andrei Tchmil (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                           0.37
127. Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                      0.37
128. Fabian Jeker (Swi) Lotus-Festina                             0.38
129. Giuseppe Palumbo (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                   0.38
130. Daniele Galli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips                0.38
131. Simone Zucchi (Ita) Team Polti                               0.39
132. JosÚ Joaquim Castelblanco (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca           0.39
133. Anthony Rokia (Fra) Cofidis                                  0.39
134. Alexandre Shefer (Kaz) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                   0.39
135. Txema Del Olmo Zendegi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               0.39
136. Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Fuenlabrada                      0.39
137. Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank            0.40
138. Igor Flores Galarza (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  0.40
139. JosÚ V. Garcia Acosta (Spa) Banesto                          0.40
140. Angel Edo Alsina (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    0.41
141. Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             0.42
142. Leonardo Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                              0.42
143. Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                            0.43
144. Koen Beeckman (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                           0.43
145. Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Lampre-Daikin                          0.43
146. Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             0.44
147. Alberto Lopez de Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              0.44
148. Grzegorz Gwiazdowski (Pol) Cofidis                           0.44
149. Manuel Beltran Martinez (Spa) Banesto                        0.44
150. Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                       0.44
151. Ramon Gonzalez Arrieta (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi               0.45
152. Felix Garcia Casas (Spa) Lotus-Festina                       0.45
153. Marcus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                  0.45
154. Alessio Bongioni (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                   0.45
155. Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto                               0.47
156. Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Saeco-Cannondale                        0.47
157. Fabio Roscioli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips               0.48
158. Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin                          0.48
159. Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas                            0.48
160. Santiago Blanco (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                      0.49
161. Daniele De Paoli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips             0.50
162. Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                    0.51
163. Carlos Golbano (Spa) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips               0.54
164. Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom                0.54
165. Dirk Baldinger (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   0.55
166. Igor Pugaci (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                           0.55
167. Eleuterio Anguita Hinojosa (Spa) Fuenlabrada                 0.55
168. Inigo Chaurreau Bernadez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             0.56
169. Marcos A. Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank         0.56
170. Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips           0.58
171. Niki Aebersold (Swi) Rabobank                                1.01
172. Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                    1.02
173. Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service                          1.04
174. Daniel Atienza Urendeze (Spa) Team Polti                     1.06
175. Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                         1.15
176. Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Cofidis                               1.22
177. Rodolfo Massi (Ita) Liquigas                                 1.23
178. Dario Andriotto (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                       1.29
179. Marco Della Vedova (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                       1.35
180. Andreas Klier (Ger) TVM-Farm Frites                          1.43
181. Servais Knaven (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                         1.54
182. Marco Gili (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips                   2.51
183. Daniele Contrini (Ita) Liquigas                             15.35
184. Endrio Leoni (Ita) Liquigas                                 18.01

Overall Points:

  1. Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                              36
  2. Robbie McEwen (Aus) Rabobank                                   32
  3. Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                                29
  4. Igor Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                 25
  5. Miguel A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank           25
  6. Mario Traversoni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                        23
  7. Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          20
  8. Abraham Olano Manzano (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                 20
  9. Serguei Outchakov (Ukr) TVM-Farm Frites                        20
 10. Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom                  16
 11. Jo Planckaert (Bel) Lotto-Mobistar                             16
 12. Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                      15
 13. Frank Hoj (Den) US Postal Service                              14
 14. CÚsar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Fuenlabrada                           13
 15. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                13
 16. Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) TVM-Farm Frites                        12
 17. Daniele Galli (Ita) Costa Almeria-Amica Chips                  12
 18. I˝igo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                    10
 19. Jorge M. Santos Silva (Por) Sport Lisboa Benfica               10
 20. Toni Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                            9
 21. Andreas Kl÷den (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                      9
 22. Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                              8
 23. Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Mobistar                               8
 24. Julian Dean (NZl) US Postal Service                             7
 25. Victor Pe˝a (Col) Vitalicio Seguros                             7
 26. Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Lotus-Festina                              6
 27. William Chann McRae (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                      6
 28. Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                                       5
 29. Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Rabobank                                  5
 30. Rolf S÷rensen (Den) Rabobank                                    5
 31. Samuele Schiavina (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                     4
 32. Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Polti                                 4
 33. Laurent Brochard (Fra) Lotus-Festina                            4
 34. Giancarlo Raimondi (Ita) Liquigas                               3
 35. Glenn Magnusson (Swe) US Postal Service                         3
 36. Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                     3
 37. German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada                        2
 38. Anthony Rokia (Fra) Cofidis                                     2
 39. Eleuterio Anguita Hinojosa (Spa) Fuenlabrada                    2
 40. Alvaro Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) Vitalicio Seguros                2
 41. Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                        1
 42. Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank               1
 43. Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Vitalicio Seguros                       1

Overall Mountains:

  1. Pascal HervÚ (Fra) Lotus-Festina                               14
  2. Serguei Outchakov (Ukr) TVM-Farm Frites                         6
  3. Inigo Chaurreau Bernadez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                6
  4. Aitor Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Banesto                              5
  5. Angel Castresana Del Val (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                5
  6. Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Cofidis                               4
  7. Mario Traversoni (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                         4
  8. Dario Frigo (Ita) Saeco-Cannondale                              2
  9. Alain Turicchia (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                       2
 10. JosÚ Joaquim Castelblanco (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca              2
 11. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                 1
 12. Marcel WŘst (Ger) Lotus-Festina                                 1

Overall Sprints:

  1. CÚsar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Fuenlabrada                           10
  2. Michel Lafis (Swe) TVM-Farm Frites                              8
  3. Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Mobistar                               8
  4. Samuele Schiavina (Ita) Riso Scotti-Vinavil                     4
  5. I˝igo Cuesta Lopez (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank                     2
  6. German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Fuenlabrada                        2
  7. Anthony Rokia (Fra) Cofidis                                     2
  8. Robbie McEwen (Aus) Rabobank                                    2
  9. Robert Hunter (RSA) Lampre-Daikin                               1
 10. Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                 1
 11. Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                        1
 12. Mikel Zarrabeitia Uranga (Spa) ONCE-Deutsche Bank               1

Overall Teams:

  1. ONCE- Deutsche Bank                                      28.33.58
  2. Vitalicio Seguros                                        28.34.02
  3. US Postal Service                                        28.34.08
  4. Rabobank                                                 28.34.12
  5. Team Deutsche Telekom                                    28.34.19
  6. Mapei-Quick Step                                         28.34.25
  7. Cofidis                                                  28.34.29
  8. Team Polti                                               28.34.29
  9. TVM-Farm Frites                                          28.34.30
 10. Banesto                                                  28.34.34
 11. Sport Lisboa Benfica                                     28.34.35
 12. Festina-Lotus                                            28.34.37
 13. Fuenlabrada                                              28.34.38
 14. Kelme-Costa Blanca                                       28.34.41
 15. Lotto-Mobistar                                           28.34.48
 16. Saeco-Cannondale                                         28.34.51
 17. Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        28.34.53
 18. Liquigas-Pata                                            28.34.55
 19. Lampre-Daikin                                            28.35.02
 20. Riso Scotti-Vinavil                                      28.35.13
 21. Costa Almeria-Amica Chips                                28.35.25

Stage Preview:

Stage 3 contains three Cat 3 climbs but all in the first 130 kms. The sprinters are once again likely to be to the fore and the last 20 kms is downhill - ideal for the big combines to control the race and stop any adventurous end-games.