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6th Tour de Langkawi - 2.3

Malaysia, February 6-18, 2001

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Stage 3 - February 8: Kota Bharu - Kuala Terengganu, 177.3 km

Bettini takes the honours for Mapei

By Mark Cassley-Sharon, cyclingnews.com correspondent
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Langkawi sweat
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In what is proving a hard-fought battle for sprinting dominance between the big teams, Paolo Bettini secured Mapei-Quickstep their first victory of the 2001 Tour de Langkawi by winning the 177.3 kilometre stage 3 from Kota Bharu to Kuala Terengganu. Mercury, another contender in the frame, managed to keep the race leader's yellow jersey firmly on the shoulders of Jans Koerts with some strong team riding.

Still recovering from the previous day's mountain stage on departing Kota Bharu, the peloton immediately found itself driving into a headwind, conditions that would dominate minds and bodies all day.

A 137 km break by Dane Soren Petersen (Saturn) and Canadian Svein Tuft (Canada) provided much of the day's entertainment for spectating crowds, both human and animal. Sensing that the peloton was in no mood for hard work so early in the stage, the pair made their move at 4 km gone and soon established a commanding lead.

By the time they reached the day's first sprint after 14.2 km, won by Tuft, their lead was 1'42". At the 60 kilometre mark the lead had extended to 12'26", putting them nearly 8 km in front of the bunch. This was the maximum the peloton seemed willing to tolerate and lighter by two riders, Bjarke Neilsen (CSC World-Online) and Ludovic Martin (Credit Agricole) who had abandoned, it began to cut into the breakaway's lead .

By the time they had reached the second sprint at 74 km, again won by Tuft, the duo 's margin was down to 8 minutes but they were managing to hold it steady, despite the peloton speeding along at 60kph. At the feedzone, 88.5 kilometres into the race, Tuft and Petersen had even managed to claw back some of their losses to stand at 8'35".

The gain was short-lived and the leaders were losing an unlucky 13 seconds a kilometre to the chasing peloton. Tuft made it a hat-trick at the day's third sprint with 129.7 km covered. At 140 km it was almost all over with Tuft and Petersen sitting up to wait for the peloton. By 141 km the longest break of the Tour so far is history.

With 30 km remaining the peloton strung out in a long line. Most of the work was being done by Alexia Alluminio, Panaria and Mercury. At 158 km Cory Lange (Canada) attacked but despite managing a lead of 16" he was reeled in by 164 km.

By the time the peloton had just three kilometers to go, Mobilvetta was attempting to drive the bunch. With 1.5 kilometres to go, Mercury reasserted itself but constant forays by Mapei made it impossible for Mercury to establish control.

In the closing metres Ivan Quaranta (Alexia) made a move for the line but appeared to mis-time his attempt, leaving Bettini and Alexandre Usov (Phonak) to take first and second on the line. Jans Koerts who completed the stage in 29th place, suggested "Quaranta came out too early, and didn't take into account the head wind. I think we all found it hard after yesterday's [mountain] stage, and the wind made it even more difficult".

Mapei's Directeur Sportif Fabrizio Fabbri said that "Bramati increased the pace with 4 kilometres to go before the finish, stretching the group. In the last kilometre, Lanfranchi, Nocentini and Aggiano opened the path and Paolo was able to find the right space to the victory like a real sprinter!"

"This victory in Kuala Terengganu is dedicated to my wife Monica. It is my first success after my wedding!" said Bettini of his 13th professional win.

Koerts' lead in the race has extended to 10 seconds thanks to time bonuses gained at the hot spot sprints. Bettini has joined Enrico Degano of Panaria in second spot pushing Gorden Fraser into fourth. The day's heroes Petersen and Svein finished in the bunch in 54th and 128th respectively.

New Zealander Graeme Miller keeps his 9th place on General Classification, while Tom Leaper (Panaria) is the highest placed Australian in 45th place, just 42" off the race leader.

While a battle royal for the stage win was taking place at the front of the peloton, at the rear 8 riders were already picking up the pieces of a nasty crash. Japanese rider Yoshimasa Hirose victim of the jostling of any bunch sprint hit the ground heavily along with the seven other riders. He was taken to hospital with a broken elbow, while the other riders, which include Daniel Spence and Neil MacDonald of South Africa, were able to remount and in various states of damage make it over the finish line. Malaysian rider Mohammed Mahazir Hamad, face gashed, almost immediately joined Hirose for the same.

Hirose's retirement means that the of the 173 riders who started the Tour in Alor Setar, 164 will be in a gathering for the start of the 135.5 km Stage 4 from Dungan to Kuantan.

Results

1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step         4.13.04 (39.62 km/h)
2 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak
3 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
4 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
5 Gordon Fraser (Can) Mercury Viatel
6 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner
7 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) AG2R Prevoyance
8 Donatas Virbickas (Ltu) Collstrop-Palmans
9 David Fernandez Domingo (Spa) Colchon Relax
10 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour
11 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Team Gerolsteiner
12 Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin
13 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Fakta
14 Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Selle Italia-Pacific
15 Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Japan
16 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe
17 Henricus Jansen (Ned) Saturn
18 Hans De Meester (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
19 Oleg Pankov (Ukr) Collstrop-Palmans
20 Innar Mandoja (Est) AG2R Prevoyance
21 Cesare Di Cintio (Ita) Cantina Tollo
22 Febrianto Febrianto (Ina) Indonesia
23 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia
24 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
25 Oscar Cavagnis (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe
26 Federico Colonna (Ita) Cantina Tollo
27 Enrico Degano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria
28 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
29 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury Viatel
30 Yechen Xiao (Chn) China
31 German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Colchon Relax
32 Graeme Miller (NZl) Telekom Malaysia
33 Mark Walters (Can) Canada
34 Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn
35 Claudio Astolfi (Ita) Cantina Tollo
36 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Indonesia
37 Dario Cioni (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
38 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
39 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific
40 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific
41 René Joergensen (Den) CSC World Online
42 Russel Van Hout (Aus) Selle Italia-Pacific
43 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan
44 Matthias Buxhofer (Aut) Phonak
45 Ken Hashikawa (Jpn) Japan
46 Laurent Estadieu (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
47 Jacob Erker (Can) Canada
48 Andreas Sauerborn (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
49 Fuyu Li (Chn) China
50 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
51 Juan Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Colchon Relax
52 Tom Leaper (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria
53 Pascal Herve (Fra) Alexia Alluminio
54 Soren Petersen (Den) Saturn
55 Jörg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco Macchine Caffe
56 Michael Rich (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
57 Frank McCormack (USA) Saturn
58 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bonjour
59 Musairi Musa (Mas) Telekom Malaysia
60 Sergei Ouchakov (Ukr) Alexia Alluminio
61 René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak
62 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Mercury Viatel
63 James Perry (RSA) South Africa
64 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury Viatel
65 Jacob Rasmussen (Den) CSC World Online
66 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak
67 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan
68 Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Ukr) Cantina Tollo
69 Danny Jonasson (Den) CSC World Online
70 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Telekom Malaysia
71 Jacobus Loubser (RSA) South Africa
72 Michael Barry (Can) Saturn
73 Nicki Sorensen (Den) CSC World Online
74 Thierry Loder (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
75 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole
76 Matthew Decanio (USA) Saturn
77 Paolo Bertoglio (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria
78 Mohd. Azlan Jamaluddin (Mas) Malaysia             0.11
79 José Vasquez Palomo (Spa) Colchon Relax           0.12
80 Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa
81 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury Viatel
82 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole
83 Stéphane Berges (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
84 Christian Wegmann (Ger) Saeco Macchine Caffe
85 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Malaysia
86 Amir Zargari (Iri) Telekom Malaysia
87 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole
88 Andrew Randell (Can) Canada
89 Domenico Gualdi (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin
90 Tonton Susanto (Ina) Indonesia
91 Dany Baeyens (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
92 Sulistiyono Sulistiyono (Ina) Indonesia
93 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria
94 Chris Horner (USA) Mercury Viatel
95 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak
96 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Bonjour
97 Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe
98 Manu L'hoir (Bel) Team Fakta
99 Christopher Fisher (USA) Saturn
100 Allan Johansen (Den) Team Fakta
101 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour
102 Mitsuteru Tanaka (Jpn) Japan
103 Mickael Pichon (Fra) Bonjour
104 Uros Murn (Slo) Mobilvetta Rossin
105 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
106 Julio Perez (Mex) Ceramiche Panaria
107 Morten Sonne (Den) Team Fakta
108 Ghader Mizbani (Iri) Telekom Malaysia
109 Cristian Gasperoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo
110 Philippe Bordenave (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
111 Greg Seiniewicz (Can) Canada
112 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific
113 Simon Kessler (RSA) South Africa
114 Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury Viatel
115 Xuezhong Tang (Chn) China
116 Charles Guilbert (Fra) Bonjour
117 Eric De Clercq (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
118 Uwe Straumann (Swi) Phonak
119 Nacor Burgos Rojo (Spa) Colchon Relax
120 Lennie Kristensen (Den) Team Fakta
121 Min Van Velzen (Can) Canada
122 Karl Pauwels (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
123 Björnar Vestöl (Nor) Telekom Malaysia
124 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Team Fakta
125 Amin Suryana (Ina) Indonesia
126 Timothy Jones (Zim) Mobilvetta Rossin
127 Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Colchon Relax
128 Svein Tuft (Can) Canada
129 Cory Lange (Can) Canada
130 Ah Thiam Wong (Mas) Malaysia
131 Emanuele Negrini (Ita) Cantina Tollo
132 Douglas Ryder (RSA) South Africa
133 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Telekom Malaysia
134 Tony Bracke (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
135 Stefan Richner (Swi) Phonak
136 Antonio Varriale (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria
137 Daniele Gadenz (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin
138 Mario Manzoni (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
139 Stefano Guerrini (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria         0.28
140 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
141 Csaba Szekerez (Hun) Selle Italia-Pacific
142 Mohd. Hardi Razali (Mas) Malaysia
143 Corrado Serina (Ita) Alexia Alluminio            0.42
144 Alexandre Grux (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance             0.53
145 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe
146 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step       1.00
147 Roberto Lochowski (Ger) Team Fakta               1.03
148 Eduardo Hernandez Bailo (Spa) Colchon Relax      1.05
149 Brad Davidson (Aus) Saeco Macchine Caffe         1.08
150 Christian Auriemma (Ita) Alexia Alluminio        1.30
151 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Mobilvetta Rossin             1.31
152 Xiaohai Zheng (Chn) China
153 Pedro Horrilo Munoz (Spa) Mapei - Quick Step     1.34
154 Martin Rittsel (Swe) CSC World Online            1.38
155 Michael Sandstod (Den) CSC World Online          1.40
156 René Haselbacher (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner
157 Mohd. Mahazir Hamad (Mas) Malaysia
158 Robert Lee (Mas) Malaysia                        1.54
159 Daniel Spence (RSA) South Africa                 2.45
160 Neil Mac Donald (RSA) South Africa               2.55
161 Yongbiao Zhu (Chn) China                         5.02
DNF Bjarke Nielsen (Den) CSC World Online
DNF Ludovic Martin (Fra) Credit Agricole
DNF Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan

General classification after stage 3

1 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury Viatel               14.46.21
2 Enrico Degano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria              0.10
3 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
4 Gordon Fraser (Can) Mercury Viatel                 0.14
5 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Alexia Alluminio               0.20
6 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak                        0.21
7 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step              0.26
8 Henricus Jansen (Ned) Saturn
9 Graeme Miller (NZl) Telekom Malaysia               0.28
10 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe      0.29
11 Oleg Pankov (Ukr) Collstrop-Palmans
12 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
13 Jacob Rasmussen (Den) CSC World Online
14 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
15 Pascal Herve (Fra) Alexia Alluminio
16 Michael Rich (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
17 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Mercury Viatel
18 Juan Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Colchon Relax
19 Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin          0.31
20 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner             0.35
21 German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Colchon Relax
22 René Joergensen (Den) CSC World Online
23 Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Japan                         0.39
24 Federico Colonna (Ita) Cantina Tollo
25 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury Viatel
26 Andreas Sauerborn (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
27 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                  0.41
28 Chris Horner (USA) Mercury Viatel
29 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
30 Mark Walters (Can) Canada                         0.42
31 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
32 Claudio Astolfi (Ita) Cantina Tollo
33 Laurent Estadieu (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
34 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia
35 Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn
36 Jörg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco Macchine Caffe
37 Fuyu Li (Chn) China
38 Jacob Erker (Can) Canada
39 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific
40 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bonjour
41 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific
42 Ken Hashikawa (Jpn) Japan
43 Matthew Decanio (USA) Saturn
44 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole
45 Tom Leaper (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria
46 Soren Petersen (Den) Saturn                       0.45
47 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria            0.47
48 Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury Viatel
49 Mario Manzoni (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
50 Cesare Di Cintio (Ita) Cantina Tollo              0.48
51 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Malaysia
52 Amir Zargari (Iri) Telekom Malaysia               0.50
53 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole           0.51
54 Donatas Virbickas (Ltu) Collstrop-Palmans
55 Hans De Meester (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
56 Matnur Matnur (Ina) Indonesia
57 Danny Jonasson (Den) CSC World Online
58 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Telekom Malaysia
59 Russel Van Hout (Aus) Selle Italia-Pacific
60 Jacobus Loubser (RSA) South Africa
61 René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak
62 Yechen Xiao (Chn) China
63 Nicki Sorensen (Den) CSC World Online
64 James Perry (RSA) South Africa
65 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak
66 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan
67 Thierry Loder (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
68 Sergei Ouchakov (Ukr) Alexia Alluminio
69 Paolo Bertoglio (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria
70 Frank McCormack (USA) Saturn
71 Emanuele Negrini (Ita) Cantina Tollo
72 Michael Barry (Can) Saturn
73 Mohd. Azlan Jamaluddin (Mas) Malaysia             0.53
74 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury Viatel                  0.54
75 Mickael Pichon (Fra) Bonjour
76 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak
77 Cristian Gasperoni (Ita) Cantina Tollo
78 Douglas Ryder (RSA) South Africa
79 Lennie Kristensen (Den) Team Fakta
80 Timothy Jones (Zim) Mobilvetta Rossin
81 Cory Lange (Can) Canada
82 Svein Tuft (Can) Canada
83 Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Selle Italia-Pacific         1.00
84 Domenico Gualdi (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin           1.03
85 Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa
86 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Bonjour
87 Nacor Burgos Rojo (Spa) Colchon Relax
88 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour
89 Xuezhong Tang (Chn) China
90 José Vasquez Palomo (Spa) Colchon Relax
91 Mitsuteru Tanaka (Jpn) Japan
92 Andrew Randell (Can) Canada
93 Dany Baeyens (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
94 Ghader Mizbani (Iri) Telekom Malaysia
95 Tonton Susanto (Ina) Indonesia
96 Philippe Bordenave (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
97 Morten Sonne (Den) Team Fakta
98 Stéphane Berges (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
99 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific
100 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole
101 Björnar Vestöl (Nor) Telekom Malaysia
102 Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe
103 Uwe Straumann (Swi) Phonak
104 Eric De Clercq (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
105 Daniele Gadenz (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin
106 Uros Murn (Slo) Mobilvetta Rossin
107 Simon Kessler (RSA) South Africa
108 Greg Seiniewicz (Can) Canada
109 Charles Guilbert (Fra) Bonjour
110 Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Colchon Relax
111 Julio Perez (Mex) Ceramiche Panaria
112 Tony Bracke (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
113 Karl Pauwels (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
114 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Telekom Malaysia
115 Stefan Richner (Swi) Phonak
116 Dario Cioni (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step             1.08
117 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alexia Alluminio           1.10
118 Antonio Varriale (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria         1.14
119 Csaba Szekerez (Hun) Selle Italia-Pacific        1.19
120 David Fernandez Domingo (Spa) Colchon Relax      1.22
121 Corrado Serina (Ita) Alexia Alluminio            1.24
122 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step       1.29
123 Innar Mandoja (Est) AG2R Prevoyance
124 Eduardo Hernandez Bailo (Spa) Colchon Relax      1.56
125 Brad Davidson (Aus) Saeco Macchine Caffe         1.59
126 Pedro Horrilo Munoz (Spa) Mapei - Quick Step     2.03
127 Stefano Guerrini (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria         2.08
128 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Mobilvetta Rossin             2.13
129 Mohd. Hardi Razali (Mas) Malaysia                2.14
130 Mohd. Mahazir Hamad (Mas) Malaysia               2.22
131 Min Van Velzen (Can) Canada                      2.27
132 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe      2.43
133 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) AG2R Prevoyance            3.02
134 Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Ukr) Cantina Tollo
135 Allan Johansen (Den) Team Fakta                  3.03
136 Robert Lee (Mas) Malaysia                        3.20
137 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Team Gerolsteiner           3.36
138 Neil Mac Donald (RSA) South Africa               3.37
139 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour                 3.44
140 Daniel Spence (RSA) South Africa                 3.53
141 Christian Wegmann (Ger) Saeco Macchine Caffe     4.02
142 Alexandre Grux (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance             4.08
143 Musairi Musa (Mas) Telekom Malaysia              4.10
144 Matthias Buxhofer (Aut) Phonak                   4.20
145 Roberto Lochowski (Ger) Team Fakta               5.23
146 René Haselbacher (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner         5.37
147 Yongbiao Zhu (Chn) China                         5.53
148 Oscar Cavagnis (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe        6.10
149 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Fakta
150 Christopher Fisher (USA) Saturn                  6.22
151 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Team Fakta
152 Manu L'hoir (Bel) Team Fakta                     7.33
153 Martin Rittsel (Swe) CSC World Online            7.39
154 Christian Auriemma (Ita) Alexia Alluminio        7.40
155 Xiaohai Zheng (Chn) China                        8.51
156 Michael Sandstod (Den) CSC World Online          9.09
157 Sulistiyono Sulistiyono (Ina) Indonesia          9.55
158 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan                      10.24
159 Ah Thiam Wong (Mas) Malaysia                    12.46
160 Febrianto Febrianto (Ina) Indonesia             40.40
161 Amin Suryana (Ina) Indonesia                    40.44

Points classification

1 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury Viatel                      50 pts
2 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step                35
3 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak                           29
4 Enrico Degano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria                 28
5 Gordon Fraser (Can) Mercury Viatel                    26
6 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Alexia Alluminio                  25
7 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner                 20
8 David Fernandez Domingo (Spa) Colchon Relax           19
9 Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin              17
10 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole              16
11 Karl Pauwels (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans                 15
12 Min Van Velzen (Can) Canada                          15
13 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Team Gerolsteiner               13
14 Henricus Jansen (Ned) Saturn                         11
15 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe         10
16 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Malaysia                      10
17 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                      9
18 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) AG2R Prevoyance                 9
19 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step                 9
20 Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Selle Italia-Pacific             9
21 Michael Barry (Can) Saturn                            9
22 Oleg Pankov (Ukr) Collstrop-Palmans                   8
23 Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Japan                             8
24 Oscar Cavagnis (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe             7
25 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour                      6
26 Amir Zargari (Iri) Telekom Malaysia                   6
27 Juan Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Colchon Relax              5
28 Cesare Di Cintio (Ita) Cantina Tollo                  5
29 Pedro Horrilo Munoz (Spa) Mapei - Quick Step          4
30 Jacob Rasmussen (Den) CSC World Online                4
31 Federico Colonna (Ita) Cantina Tollo                  3
32 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Fakta                    3
33 Graeme Miller (NZl) Telekom Malaysia                  3
34 Christian Wegmann (Ger) Saeco Macchine Caffe          3
35 Robert Lee (Mas) Malaysia                             3
36 Chris Horner (USA) Mercury Viatel                     2
37 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step             1
38 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury Viatel                      1
39 Mitsuteru Tanaka (Jpn) Japan                          1
40 Michael Sandstod (Den) CSC World Online               1
40 Roberto Lochowski (Ger) Team Fakta                    1

Mountains classification

1 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step             14 pts
2 Amir Zargari (Iri) Telekom Malaysia                   10
3 Pascal Herve (Fra) Alexia Alluminio                    8
4 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Malaysia                        7
5 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific           4
6 Greg Seiniewicz (Can) Canada                           2
7 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Telekom Malaysia                 2
8 Lennie Kristensen (Den) Team Fakta                     1

Teams classification

1 Mercury Viatel                                  44.20.20
2 Mapei - Quick Step                                  0.04
3 Team Gerolsteiner                                   0.10
4 Alexia Alluminio                                    0.11
5 Ceramiche Panaria                                   0.24
6 Saturn                                              0.33
7 Colchon Relax                                       0.38
8 CSC World Online
9 Cantina Tollo                                       0.43
10 Saeco Macchine Caffe                               0.45
11 Japan
12 Phonak
13 Telekom Malaysia
14 Collstrop-Palmans                                  0.54
15 Credit Agricole
16 Selle Italia-Pacific                               0.58
17 Canada                                             1.01
18 Mobilvetta For. Trentini                           1.06
19 AG2R Prevoyance                                    1.07
20 Bonjour                                            1.10
21 South Africa
22 Malaysia                                           1.12
23 China                                              1.19
24 Indonesia                                          2.04
25 Team Fakta                                         3.31