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87th Tour de France - Grand Tour

France, July 1 - 23, 2000


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Stage 18 - July 20: Lausanne - Fribourg-En-Brisgau, 246.5 km

Toto takes it from Vino

By Tim Maloney, cyclingnews.com correspondent
Commesso gets one at last
Photo: © AFP

Salvatore "Toto" Commesso (Saeco) is a real battler and the Saeco's pocket puncher has been trying to win a Tour De France stage since Day 1. But his luck has not been good, or he's been overhadowed by other attackers like Dekker, Voight and Durand. But not anymore! Today, Toto took the prize on Stage 18, racing across Switzerland and once into Germany in front of record-setting crowds lining the roadside 10 deep in places.

After a beautiful lakeside start in Lausanne, the riders got PO'd by the first 7km; a neutralized section that climbed through the city to reach the actual start just outside of town and boosted the actual distance to be ridden to over 250 km!

Soon after the race began, on the green rolling hills of the Canton of Vaud, 5 men went on the attack towards Fribourg; Commesso, Jacky "Dudu" Durand (Lotto), Jens Voigt (Credit Agricole), Jean Cyril Robin (Bonjour) and Alex "Vino" Vinokourov (Telekom). The break got a small gap at first, with Rabobank riding to keep things close for Erik Dekker, but after a few kilometers of chase, the peloton all but stopped. The bunch rolled through Marnand at the 32km point, with Erik Zabel at the front inciting the peloton to ride, but the 5 fugitives already had 8'00 and their lead was increasing every kilometer.

At first, Dudu and Voigt were doing the lion's share of the work, but as they wore down, Toto and Vino came on stronger. The gap reached over 25 minutes and behind, the peloton finally woke up decided to ride. But it was too little, too late. By the time Le Tour left tranquil Switzerland for a German welcome at the border in Rheinfelden with 68km to race, the gap was 16', with Polti & Kelme chasing.
Relax, you're in Germany now
Photo: © AFP

And what a welcome! As soon as the route crossed over into Germany, the crowds awaiting Le Tour, Jan Ullrich and Team Telekom were fantastic; some of the best in recent Tour history. Lots of Telekom pink dotted the crowd with signs for Jan The Man, coming home to his region of southwestern Germany. Up front, Toto was feeling better and better and on the last two climbs of the day, the powerful Napolitano was making the others hurt. Eventually, Commesso made his move on a counter of an attack by Durand. On a twisty, winding downhill with 42km to go, Toto found himself alone in the lead with another outstanding young talent, Alexander Vinokourov.

Toto and Vino had a hard chase behind from all three behind, but eventually the two strongest riders cracked the chasers and under 25km to go banner their lead was 1'30. 5km later it was 2' and that was that. Vino rode very hard to try and crack Toto, but nothin' doin'...the determined little Italian wanted his 2nd Tour stage win in 2 years and there wasn't a hill in sight for the equally talented (and better climber) Vino to dump the Saeco man. Vino did try a move with 2.5km to go, but Toto was all over him like pomodoro on pasta.

As the duo appoached the final kilometer, the fast break became a match sprint as the two riders eyed each other carefully. Vino is a talented, complete rider and Toto know it; the sprint would not be easy. Through the last corner with 500m to go, the duo practically stopped moving, but with 200m to go, Vino jumped, Toto followed and just got the Telekom man at the line. The peloton came in a quarter of an hour later, and after stage 18, Maillot Jaune Lance Armstrong echoed the sentiments of most of the peloton (Commesso excepted!) in his post-race press conference by saying that "these long stages are not good for dramatic bike racing; no one in the peloton wants to do that (the long stages)... with 250km into the wind."

Armstrong is right; Thursday's stage of 250km plus Saturdays stage of 250km from Belfort to Troyes is simply too much; 5 hours of "piano" tempo with a fast last hour is a real bore. Riders, fans and media alike hope that the Tour De France 2001 will finally enter the 20th Century and look for faster, more exciting stages.

Toto's success at last in Fribourg

By Jeff Jones, online editor

There are no easy days in the Tour, although the peloton is wishing by now that just for once, they could have some time to relax. Today's 246.5 km stage from Lausanne, Switzerland to Fribourg-En-Brisgau in Germany was an opportunity for them to ride at a steady tempo for 3 hours before they had to start work. However, no-one told Jacky Durand, Jens Voigt, Salvatore Commesso, Jean-Cyril Robin and Alexandre Vinokourov this as they set off at the 3 kilometre point, never to be spotted again by the main bunch until they were on the podium at the finish.

With the stage finishing in Germany and with huge crowds expected to see the Tour de France visit for the first time since 1992, the conditions were ripe for a Telekom finish. The weather was perfect - hot even, and Erik Zabel was coming off a second placing in yesterday's stage, beaten by a last minute foil from Erik 'Triple' Dekker.

Today however, it was not to be for the man in green as the five aforementioned riders made good their escape for 243.5 kilometres. At first Rabobank and even Telekom tried to chase, but Zabel quickly called off his men when he realised he was not going to receive any help. Vinokourov was given permission to ride for himself to at least try and win it for a German team.

The largest time check was 27'40 at around kilometre 120, and this was too big for the decimated peloton to chase. There was an attempt by Farm Frites, Kelme, Francaise des Jeux, Festina, and Banesto to bring the five back, but they ran out of puff and could only reduce the gap to 15 minutes by the finish. Up front, things stayed together until 40 km to go, when Jacky Durand launched an expected attack. This was countered by Alexandre Vinokourov and Salvatore Commesso, who had the legs to get away from the rest with 35 km left. Jens Voigt did his best to bring them back, but was not able to and the pair quickly gained 2 minutes.

Vino and Toto then set about psyching each other out for the final sprint. Both were strong, and an attempted attack by Vino was not successful. He wanted Commesso to lead out in the last kilometre, and actually brought the break to a halt in order to do so. He didn't have his way though, and Commesso stayed on him until the final couple of hundred metres when he crossed the line for his second Tour de France stage win, and one that he has been searching hard for the last two and a half weeks.

In third place was Jacky Durand after a late attack left Voigt and Robin to take fourth and fifth in that order. The peloton was led home a quarter of an hour later by Dane, Nicolay Bo Larsen (Memorycard-Jack & Jones), who led a small breakaway in front of the rest of the 129 finishers.

Results

1 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli           6.08.15 (41.05 km/h)
2 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom
3 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                           1.05
4 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                          1.16
5 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour		        
6 Nicolay Bo Larsen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones          15.35
7 Servais Knaven (Ned) Farm Frites		        
8 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco		        
9 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour		        
10 Bo Hamburger (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones              15.37
11 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Farm Frites                         15.40
12 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom	        
13 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step	        
14 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux	        
15 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec      
16 Glenn Magnusson (Swe) Farm Frites		        
17 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance	        
18 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis			        
19 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Mapei-Quick Step	        
20 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole	        
21 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli	        
22 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco		        
23 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour			        
24 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Adecco		        
25 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom	        
26 Orlando Rodrigues (Por) Banesto		        
27 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance	        
28 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service	        
29 Damien Nazon (Fra) Bonjour			        
30 Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec      
31 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina		        
32 Frank Hoj (Den) La Francaise Des Jeux	        
33 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) Team Polti		        
34 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service	        
35 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli	        
36 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto		        
37 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step	        
38 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco	        
39 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank		        
40 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Banesto		        
41 Allan Johansen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones	        
42 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom	        
43 Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel) Lotto-Adecco	        
44 Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti		        
45 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank			        
46 Andreas Klier (Ger) Farm Frites		        
47 Pascal Derame (Fra) Bonjour			        
48 David Cañada (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank	        
49 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Polti		        
50 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Saeco-Valli & Valli	        
51 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service	        
52 Michel Lafis (Swe) Farm Frites		        
53 Michaël Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank		        
54 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service	        
55 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole	        
56 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour			        
57 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour		        
58 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Adecco		        
59 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service	        
60 Pascal Herve (Fra) Team Polti		        
61 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step	        
62 Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom	        
63 Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom	        
64 Guido Trentin (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec	        
65 Joseba Beloki (Spa) Festina			        
66 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca	        
67 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Credit Agricole	        
68 Abraham Olano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank	        
69 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole		        
70 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec	        
71 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca	        
72 Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca	        
73 Jon Odriozola (Spa) Banesto			        
74 Roberto Conti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec	        
75 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Festina		        
76 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux	        
77 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Ag2R Prevoyance		        
78 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank			        
79 Javier Otxoa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca	        
80 Laurent Madouas (Fra) Festina		        
81 Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom	        
82 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Saeco-Valli & Valli	        
83 José Angel Vidal (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca	        
84 Marcello Siboni (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom	        
85 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom	        
86 Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service	        
87 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service	        
88 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Mapei-Quick Step	        
89 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis		        
90 David Delrieu (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance		        
91 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca     
92 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole		        
93 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank      
94 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco		        
95 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux        
96 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank		        
97 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Farm Frites		        
98 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank        
99 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour			        
100 Gilles Maignan (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance	        
101 Ermanno Brignoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom        
102 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Banesto		        
103 Roland Meier (Swi) Cofidis			        
104 Grégory Gwiazdowski (Pol) La Francaise Des Jeux     
105 Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank			        
106 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank			        
107 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Festina		        
108 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca	        
109 Xavier Jan (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux	        
110 Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom       
111 Enrico Zaina (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom	        
112 Martin Rittsel (Swe) Memorycard-Jack & Jones        
113 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis		        
114 Francisco Leon (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca	        
115 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Memorycard-Jack & Jones       
116 Mirco Crepaldi (Ita) Team Polti		        
117 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis			        
118 Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service	        
119 Geert Van Bondt (Bel) Farm Frites		        
120 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service	        
121 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom     
122 Pascal Lino (Fra) Festina			        
123 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance		        
124 Riccardo Forconi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom        
125 José Maria Jimenez (Spa) Banesto		        
126 Simone Borgheresi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom       
127 Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa) Banesto		        
128 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memorycard-Jack & Jones	        
129 Bart Voskamp (Ned) Team Polti		        
						        
DNS Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Banesto

Points:

Dompierre, 45.00 km

1 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                              6 pts
2 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                               4
3 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                 2

Sitzenkirch, 200.50 km

1 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                              6 pts
2 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                 4
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                             2

Fribourg-En-Brisgau, 246.50 km

1 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                35 pts
2 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom            30
3 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                             26
4 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                            24
5 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                              22
6 Nicolay Bo Larsen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones             20
7 Servais Knaven (Ned) Farm Frites                            19
8 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                         18
9 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour                            17
10 Bo Hamburger (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones                 16
11 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Farm Frites                            15
12 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                     14
13 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      13
14 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux               12
15 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec            11
16 Glenn Magnusson (Swe) Farm Frites                          10
17 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                       9
18 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                                   8
19 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                       7
20 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                     6
21 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                 5
22 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                             4
23 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                                3
24 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                           2
25 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom                      1

Mountains:

Côte de Oberer-Hauenstein - Cat. 3, 139.00 km

1 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                              10 pts
2 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                              7
3 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom             5
4 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                 3
5 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                             1

Côte de Fullinsdorf - Cat. 4, 161.00 km

1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                             5 pts
2 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom             3
3 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                               1

Côte de Waidhof - Cat. 3, 180.00 km

1 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                10 pts
2 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                             7
3 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                               5
4 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                              3
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom             1

Côte de Lörrach - Cat. 3, 187.00 km

1 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                 5
2 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                             3
3 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                               1

Teams:

1 Team Deutsche Telekom                                 18.56.05
2 Saeco-Valli & Valli
3 Lotto-Adecco                                              1.00
4 Bonjour                                                   1.11
5 Credit Agricole                                           1.16
6 Memorycard-Jack & Jones                                  15.32
7 Farm Frites                                              15.35
8 Mapei-Quick Step                                         15.40
9 Banesto
10 Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
11 US Postal Service
12 Ag2R Prevoyance
13 La Francaise Des Jeux
14 Team Polti
15 Rabobank
16 Festina
17 O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
18 Kelme-Costa Blanca
19 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
20 Mercatone Uno-Albacom

Most combative rider:

1 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                             21 pts
2 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                19
3 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                              10
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                            10
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom             9
6 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                   1

Best young rider:

1 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli           6.08.15
2 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                          15.40
3 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Banesto
4 Andreas Klier (Ger) Farm Frites
5 David Cañada (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank
6 Guido Trentin (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec
7 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Credit Agricole
8 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service
9 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis
10 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis

General classification after stage 18:

1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service               82.01.18
2 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   5.37
3 Joseba Beloki (Spa) Festina                               6.38
4 Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    6.43
5 Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                         7.36
6 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina                           8.22
7 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 10.19
8 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               11.35
9 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Banesto                          13.07
10 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                   13.08
11 Pascal Herve (Fra) Team Polti                           13.50
12 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 14.28
13 Javier Otxoa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   15.47
14 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom        24.18
15 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Festina                        25.48
16 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                   26.30
17 Roberto Conti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec             29.22
18 Michaël Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                          30.22
19 Guido Trentin (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec             31.41
20 José Maria Jimenez (Spa) Banesto                        34.06
21 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                          34.47
22 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                       37.17
23 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank         41.30
24 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                               45.27
25 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                         46.15
26 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom            51.13
27 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service                  53.29
28 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Saeco-Valli & Valli                54.13
29 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                          57.29
30 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                      1.00.24
31 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Banesto                      1.04.22
32 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca      1.06.34
33 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Ag2R Prevoyance                  1.08.19
34 Laurent Madouas (Fra) Festina                         1.10.27
35 Bo Hamburger (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones            1.12.38
36 David Cañada (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank             1.12.46
37 Enrico Zaina (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom              1.13.17
38 Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service              1.14.52
39 Abraham Olano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank            1.15.09
40 Roland Meier (Swi) Cofidis                            1.19.49
41 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom                1.19.53
42 Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom              1.23.20
43 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli            1.23.31
44 Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                 1.24.11
45 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                           1.27.53
46 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour                             1.32.24
47 Marcello Siboni (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom           1.32.43
48 Jon Odriozola (Spa) Banesto                           1.35.22
49 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole                    1.37.40
50 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank                     1.39.21
51 José Angel Vidal (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             1.39.55
52 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                            1.45.41
53 Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa) Banesto                   1.46.09
54 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) US Postal Service                1.48.30
55 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service             1.51.43
56 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                              1.51.49
57 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank         1.52.17
58 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto                       1.56.10
59 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                          2.00.01
60 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                2.01.25
61 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                      2.02.35
62 Ermanno Brignoli (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom          2.02.41
63 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               2.09.02
64 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                            2.09.07
65 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Polti                         2.09.30
66 Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                           2.09.45
67 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service               2.11.26
68 Riccardo Forconi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom          2.11.48
69 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli          2.12.09
70 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli           2.13.13
71 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance            2.14.06
72 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis                         2.16.10
73 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour                         2.19.14
74 Xavier Jan (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux                2.19.18
75 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                 2.19.24
76 Massimo Podenzana (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom         2.21.30
77 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                       2.22.13
78 Michel Lafis (Swe) Farm Frites                        2.26.48
79 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 2.27.27
80 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Farm Frites                     2.28.09
81 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                     2.28.32
82 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service            2.29.15
83 David Delrieu (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                   2.29.22
84 Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom              2.29.56
85 Gilles Maignan (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                  2.30.18
86 Orlando Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                       2.31.32
87 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec       2.31.35
88 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Saeco-Valli & Valli               2.33.37
89 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service                2.33.37
90 Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                2.34.08
91 Glenn Magnusson (Swe) Farm Frites                     2.34.28
92 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                 2.34.37
93 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memorycard-Jack & Jones            2.36.26
94 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole                   2.36.54
95 Mirco Crepaldi (Ita) Team Polti                       2.37.48
96 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux         2.40.26
97 Nicolay Bo Larsen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones       2.41.25
98 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec          2.42.00
99 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux          2.42.30
100 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom      2.42.34
101 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Festina                        2.42.53
102 Frank Hoj (Den) La Francaise Des Jeux                2.44.18
103 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                  2.45.56
104 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                  2.46.09
105 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Mapei-Quick Step              2.46.24
106 Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec      2.46.45
107 Andreas Klier (Ger) Farm Frites                      2.47.01
108 Simone Borgheresi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom        2.48.57
109 Grégory Gwiazdowski (Pol) La Francaise Des Jeux      2.49.00
110 Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service               2.49.22
111 Martin Rittsel (Swe) Memorycard-Jack & Jones         2.51.39
112 Allan Johansen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones         2.51.56
113 Pascal Lino (Fra) Festina                            2.53.09
114 Pascal Derame (Fra) Bonjour                          2.53.21
115 Bart Voskamp (Ned) Team Polti                        2.53.42
116 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Farm Frites                      2.54.32
117 Servais Knaven (Ned) Farm Frites                     2.55.57
118 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Memorycard-Jack & Jones        2.56.34
119 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux         2.57.54
120 Geert Van Bondt (Bel) Farm Frites                    2.58.39
121 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole               3.04.51
122 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                      3.08.20
123 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bonjour                          3.09.16
124 Francisco Leon (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca              3.09.18
125 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) Team Polti                   3.09.33
126 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Credit Agricole               3.14.30
127 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole              3.28.57
128 Damien Nazon (Fra) Bonjour                           3.30.27
129 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour                     3.34.19

Points classification:

1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                     256 pts
2 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Farm Frites                            137
3 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec            134
4 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                 130
5 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux               113
6 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                            105
7 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli               101
8 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                                99
9 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                       94
10 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   90
11 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service                    85
12 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                                  84
13 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                           74
14 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                71
15 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                    70
16 Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                          68
17 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina                            66
18 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memorycard-Jack & Jones                 64
19 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Mapei-Quick Step                      62
20 Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa) Banesto                        61
21 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                 57
22 Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     57
23 Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                56
24 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour                                  51
25 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                                 50
26 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom           50
27 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Banesto                            47
28 Damien Nazon (Fra) Bonjour                                 47
29 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                          46
30 Joseba Beloki (Spa) Festina                                46
31 Pascal Herve (Fra) Team Polti                              44
32 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 44
33 Servais Knaven (Ned) Farm Frites                           43
34 Nicolay Bo Larsen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones            43
35 Glenn Magnusson (Swe) Farm Frites                          41
36 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      37
37 Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom                   36
38 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour                           36
39 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux              36
40 José Maria Jimenez (Spa) Banesto                           34
41 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                             33
42 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                33
43 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec               32
44 Javier Otxoa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      30
45 Xavier Jan (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux                     30
46 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                      30
47 Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec            30
48 Guido Trentin (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                29
49 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                    28
50 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                           27
51 José Angel Vidal (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  26
52 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                             26
53 Bart Voskamp (Ned) Team Polti                              26
54 Bo Hamburger (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones                 25
55 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                        22
56 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto                            22
57 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                    19
58 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Credit Agricole                     19
59 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                      18
60 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                 17
61 Frank Hoj (Den) La Francaise Des Jeux                      17
62 Grégory Gwiazdowski (Pol) La Francaise Des Jeux            16
63 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank              15
64 Martin Rittsel (Swe) Memorycard-Jack & Jones               15
65 Jeroen Blijlevens (Ned) Team Polti                         14
66 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole                        13
67 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom               13
68 Gilles Maignan (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                       12
69 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom            12
70 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Ag2R Prevoyance                       11
71 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Memorycard-Jack & Jones              11
72 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Farm Frites                          11
73 Michaël Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                             10
74 Pascal Lino (Fra) Festina                                  10
75 Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                     10
76 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Banesto                            8
77 Jon Odriozola (Spa) Banesto                                 8
78 Andreas Klier (Ger) Farm Frites                             8
79 David Cañada (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank                   7
80 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Saeco-Valli & Valli                    7
81 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service                   6
82 Bobby Julich (USA) Credit Agricole                          6
83 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank             6
84 Roberto Conti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                 5
85 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom                      5
86 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                             4
87 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Festina                               4
88 Orlando Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                             4
89 Simone Borgheresi (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom               3
90 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca            3
91 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service                      2
92 Paul Van Hyfte (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                           2
93 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Team Polti                               1

Mountains classification:

1 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   347 pts
2 Javier Otxoa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      283
3 Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                          262
4 Pascal Herve (Fra) Team Polti                              233
5 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service                    162
6 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                                  161
7 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 149
8 Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     113
9 Joseba Beloki (Spa) Festina                                112
10 José Maria Jimenez (Spa) Banesto                          110
11 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          100
12 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                    96
13 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Banesto                            86
14 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Festina                            81
15 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                      78
16 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Banesto                           75
17 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                           70
18 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                 61
19 Roberto Conti (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                58
20 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                 52
21 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                    52
22 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom           49
23 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                 44
24 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                            42
25 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Saeco-Valli & Valli                   34
26 Jon Odriozola (Spa) Banesto                                33
27 Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                   32
28 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour                                  32
29 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Ag2R Prevoyance                       26
30 Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa) Banesto                        23
31 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                             22
32 Enrico Zaina (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom                   22
33 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                           20
34 Guido Trentin (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                20
35 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank                          20
36 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli               18
37 Kevin Livingston (USA) US Postal Service                   18
38 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                      14
39 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                                 13
40 Bart Voskamp (Ned) Team Polti                              12
41 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom               12
42 Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                     10
43 Tyler Hamilton (USA) US Postal Service                     10
44 Udo Bölts (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                       9
45 Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                 8
46 Frank Hoj (Den) La Francaise Des Jeux                       7
47 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto                             6
48 Bo Hamburger (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones                  6
49 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank               6
50 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                                4
51 Laurent Madouas (Fra) Festina                               4
52 Xavier Jan (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux                      3
53 Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service                      3
54 Pascal Lino (Fra) Festina                                   2
55 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                           2
56 Mario Aerts (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                              2
57 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                      1
58 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service                  1
59 Orlando Rodrigues (Por) Banesto                             1

Teams classification:

1 Kelme-Costa Blanca                                   246.20.25
2 Banesto                                                  15.06
3 Festina                                                  16.40
4 Team Deutsche Telekom                                    39.56
5 Lotto-Adecco                                           1.05.04
6 Rabobank                                               1.14.06
7 O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank                                 1.37.46
8 Mapei-Quick Step                                       1.47.27
9 US Postal Service                                      1.51.00
10 Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                      2.07.21
11 Mercatone Uno-Albacom                                 2.08.23
12 Team Polti                                            2.09.59
13 Saeco-Valli & Valli                                   2.52.02
14 Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                               3.09.09
15 Bonjour                                               3.33.43
16 Ag2R Prevoyance                                       4.48.25
17 Credit Agricole                                       5.14.41
18 Memorycard-Jack & Jones                               5.46.29
19 La Francaise Des Jeux                                 5.54.18
20 Farm Frites                                           6.40.05

Most combative classification:

1 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                  99 pts
2 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    98
3 Jacky Durand (Fra) Lotto-Adecco                             77
4 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                  73
5 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                            65
6 Javier Otxoa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       53
7 Didier Rous (Fra) Bonjour                                   44
8 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                44
9 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                            33
10 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                                  27
11 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca           21
12 Richard Virenque (Fra) Team Polti                          19
13 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Deutsche Telekom           19
14 Vicente Garcia-Acosta (Spa) Banesto                        19
15 Pascal Herve (Fra) Team Polti                              16
16 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 12
17 Jean Cyril Robin (Fra) Bonjour                             10
18 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                10
19 Christophe Mengin (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux              10
20 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                           9
21 Marco Velo (Ita) Mercatone Uno-Albacom                      9
22 Pascal Chanteur (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                       8
23 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Credit Agricole                      8
24 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal Service                     7
25 José Angel Vidal (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   7
26 Alberto Elli (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom                    7
27 José Maria Jimenez (Spa) Banesto                            6
28 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                 6
29 Xavier Jan (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux                      6
30 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) La Francaise Des Jeux                6
31 Pascal Derame (Fra) Bonjour                                 6
32 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Farm Frites                           5
33 Sébastien Demarbaix (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                      5
34 Nicolay Bo Larsen (Den) Memorycard-Jack & Jones             5
35 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Mapei-Quick Step                     5
36 Roberto Heras (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      4
37 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     4
38 Guido Trentin (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                 4
39 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Banesto                            4
40 Andrei Kivilev (Kaz) Ag2R Prevoyance                        4
41 Jon Odriozola (Spa) Banesto                                 4
42 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Banesto                             4
43 François Simon (Fra) Bonjour                                4
44 Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                 3
45 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour                               3
46 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Memorycard-Jack & Jones                  3
47 Bart Voskamp (Ned) Team Polti                               3
48 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Farm Frites                             3
49 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                     2
50 Joseba Beloki (Spa) Festina                                 2
51 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli                  2
52 Thierry Marichal (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                         2
53 Servais Knaven (Ned) Farm Frites                            2
54 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Banesto                             1
55 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                       1
56 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom                1
57 Jens Heppner (Ger) Team Deutsche Telekom                    1
58 Maarten Den Bakker (Ned) Rabobank                           1
59 Glenn Magnusson (Swe) Farm Frites                           1
60 Anthony Morin (Fra) Credit Agricole                         1
61 Mauro Radaelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec                1
62 Gian Matteo Fagnini (Ita) Team Deutsche Telekom             1
63 Frankie Andreu (USA) US Postal Service                      1
64 Pascal Lino (Fra) Festina                                   1
65 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                     1

Best young rider classification:

1 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Banesto                       82.14.25
2 Guido Trentin (Ita) Vini Caldirola-Sidermec              18.34
3 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                          33.08
4 David Cañada (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Deutsche Bank                59.39
5 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                             1.56.00
6 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco-Valli & Valli           1.59.02
7 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis                          2.03.03
8 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service                 2.20.30
9 Andreas Klier (Ger) Farm Frites                        2.33.54
10 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Credit Agricole                3.01.23

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