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6th Tour de Langkawi - 2.3

Malaysia, February 6-18, 2001

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Stage 8 - February 14: Kuala Kubu Baru - Tanah Rata, 154.4 km

1-2 punch to Mapei

By Mark Cassley-Sharon, cyclingnews.com correspondent

Mapei - Quick Step finally took control of the Tour de Langkawi with a decisive win by Paolo Lanfranchi to take the first of the Tour's two mountain stages. He won the 154.04 kilometre Stage 8 to the Mountain Resort Town of Tanah Rata in the Cameron Highlands in a time of 3h51'55". In a result which tasted as sweet as the tea they grow in the area, Lanfranchi's teammate Paolo Bettini, who finished third just behind Alexio Alluminio's Pascal Hervé, has taken over as race leader.

Bettini, who has already won a mass sprint finish on the flat, was asked whether he was a sprinter who can climb, or a climber who can sprint. He offered the following answer, "I am not a specialist in either. In fact I don't think that it good to be a specialist in one thing. On Friday we have the [individual] time-trial, and I am definitely not a specialist in that! Tomorrow will be important and I will see what I can do. It was always our plan to take the stage and the yellow jersey".

This stage was always going to upset the standings on General Classification. The only questions were who? and how? Only a handful of names were in the hat - Chris Horner, last year's champion, Niklas Axelsson and Chris Wherry of Mercury, Julio Perez of Panaria, Kam-Po Wong of Telekom Malaysia, Hervé, Lanfranchi and Bettini. The rest of the field were there as supporting characters in the drama to unfold.

The stage was really two in one. The first section of 80 kms along flat roads and containing three sprints, were a chance for the peloton to stretch its legs and give the riders with few ambitions in the mountains a chance to shine. Accordingly, most of the first two hours was punctuated by breaks and re-groupings. None was of any real duration but combined was enough to maintain an average speed of 44.1 km/h over the first two hours.

One of the last riders to attack was Roberto Lochowski of Fakta, star of a 100 km lone break on Stage 7, who failed to make headway before the start of the climb at 96 km. Within a few kilometres the entire complexion of the race was beginning to change.

The initial 10 kilometres of climbing saw various attacks from Mercury and Telekom Allstars, but then with an attack by Rinaldo Nocentini of Mapei, the long process of culling rivals had begun. Nocentini's place was quickly taken by teammate Davide Bramati and by 111 km the peloton started to split.

A surprise absence from the leading group was Horner. Perez was soon dropped as the pace proved too much. The main group split again at 144 km with a group of more than fifteen riders containing the main contenders pulling clear. Graeme Miller, who has been battling to stay with the main group, was dropped with 5 km to go.

With just 3 km to go the leading riders, which included Wherry, Lanfranchi, Hervé and Bettini, started to break up. At 3 km to the climb, with the rain coming down, Hervé attacked taking Lanfranchi with him. Bettini and Wherry quickly responded, and the quartet could be seen battling it out over the last 500m. Hervé held the lead until a short distance to go, but Lanfranchi had the greater strength and speed and took it on the line with almost a bike length to spare.

The rest of the peloton struggled home over the next 26 minutes. Jans Koerts, relinquishing his Yellow Jersey with utmost grace on the podium, finished in 87th place with the same time as Chris Horner. Koerts now lies in 74th place overall, but still leads the points competition from Bettini and Quaranta. Lanfranchi has extended his lead in the King of the Mountains competition, with Hervé second and Walter Beneteau of Bonjour in third.

The riders will have but a night's rest to prepare themselves for Stage 9, 132 km from Tapah to the Genting Highlands. The stage makes up for its relative shortness with the ferocious steepness of the climb itself, reputedly to be the steepest of any race in the world. Julio Perez won the stage to Genting last year, and one can only suppose that his poor showing today means he is saving himself for the double. Bettini and Lanfranchi will be under immense pressure from Hervé and Wherry, and of course Horner cannot be written off, yet.

Results

1 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step        3.51.55 (39.95 km/h)
2 Pascal Herve (Fra) Alexia Alluminio
3 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
4 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury Viatel
5 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific        0.04
6 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole           0.17
7 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour
8 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
9 Alexandre Grux (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
10 René Joergensen (Den) CSC World Online
11 Nicki Sorensen (Den) CSC World Online             0.20
12 Soren Petersen (Den) Saturn
13 René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak
14 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Mercury Viatel
15 Timothy Jones (Zim) Mobilvetta Rossin
16 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Telekom Malaysia                0.33
17 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific     0.40
18 Matthew Decanio (USA) Saturn
19 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole
20 Paolo Bertoglio (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria           0.43
21 Uros Murn (Slo) Mobilvetta Rossin                 0.55
22 Csaba Szekerez (Hun) Selle Italia-Pacific
23 Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Ukr) Cantina Tollo
24 Daniel Spence (RSA) South Africa                  0.59
25 Corrado Serina (Ita) Alexia Alluminio             1.20
26 Nacor Burgos Rojo (Spa) Colchon Relax
27 Michael Rich (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
28 Uwe Straumann (Swi) Phonak
29 Pedro Horrilo Munoz (Spa) Mapei - Quick Step
30 Danny Jonasson (Den) CSC World Online
31 Jacobus Loubser (RSA) South Africa
32 Tonton Susanto (Ina) Indonesia
33 Juan Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Colchon Relax
34 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak
35 Christian Auriemma (Ita) Alexia Alluminio         1.26
36 Jörg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco Macchine Caffe           1.41
37 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Telekom Malaysia            1.49
38 Andreas Sauerborn (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner         2.03
39 Emanuele Negrini (Ita) Cantina Tollo              2.29
40 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour
41 Graeme Miller (NZl) Telekom Malaysia              2.54
42 Stéphane Berges (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance             2.58
43 Manu L'hoir (Bel) Team Fakta
44 Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Japan                         3.21
45 Laurent Estadieu (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance            3.53
46 Thierry Loder (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
47 Oleg Pankov (Ukr) Collstrop-Palmans               5.59
48 Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury Viatel
49 Jacob Erker (Can) Canada                          6.01
50 Matthias Buxhofer (Aut) Phonak                    6.02
51 Ghader Mizbani (Iri) Telekom Malaysia
52 Michael Barry (Can) Saturn                        7.25
53 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Malaysia
54 Douglas Ryder (RSA) South Africa
55 Fuyu Li (Chn) China
56 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step           7.28
57 Musairi Musa (Mas) Telekom Malaysia               8.30
58 Ah Thiam Wong (Mas) Malaysia                      8.55
59 Xiaohai Zheng (Chn) China                        10.59
60 Robert Lee (Mas) Malaysia                        11.00
61 Eduardo Hernandez Bailo (Spa) Colchon Relax      11.06
62 José Vasquez Palomo (Spa) Colchon Relax
63 Mark Walters (Can) Canada
64 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Bonjour
65 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
66 Karl Pauwels (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans             11.09
67 Julio Perez (Mex) Ceramiche Panaria
68 Frank McCormack (USA) Saturn
69 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Mobilvetta Rossin
70 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe
71 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                 11.32
72 Mitsuteru Tanaka (Jpn) Japan                     12.38
73 Xuezhong Tang (Chn) China
74 Russel Van Hout (Aus) Selle Italia-Pacific       13.21
75 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan
76 Mohd. Azlan Jamaluddin (Mas) Malaysia            13.53
77 Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe   15.00
78 Sulistiyono Sulistiyono (Ina) Indonesia          15.48
79 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner
80 Chris Horner (USA) Mercury Viatel
81 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak
82 Björnar Vestöl (Nor) Telekom Malaysia
83 Hans De Meester (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
84 Tony Bracke (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
85 Jacob Rasmussen (Den) CSC World Online
86 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
87 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury Viatel
88 Dario Cioni (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
89 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
90 Martin Rittsel (Swe) CSC World Online
91 Morten Sonne (Den) Team Fakta
92 Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa
93 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step
94 Svein Tuft (Can) Canada
95 Min Van Velzen (Can) Canada
96 Lennie Kristensen (Den) Team Fakta
97 Greg Seiniewicz (Can) Canada
98 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Team Fakta
99 Allan Johansen (Den) Team Fakta
100 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe    15.53
101 Antonio Varriale (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria
102 Amir Zargari (Iri) Telekom Malaysia             16.55
103 Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn
104 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria
105 Federico Colonna (Ita) Cantina Tollo
106 Domenico Gualdi (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin
107 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan
108 Yechen Xiao (Chn) China                         16.58
109 Daniele Gadenz (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin
110 Andrew Randell (Can) Canada
111 Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Selle Italia-Pacific       19.37
112 Michael Sandstod (Den) CSC World Online
113 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury Viatel
114 Donatas Virbickas (Ltu) Collstrop-Palmans
115 Henricus Jansen (Ned) Saturn
116 Cory Lange (Can) Canada
117 German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Colchon Relax
118 Claudio Astolfi (Ita) Cantina Tollo
119 Cesare Di Cintio (Ita) Cantina Tollo
120 David Fernandez Domingo (Spa) Colchon Relax
121 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Fakta
122 Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Colchon Relax
123 Innar Mandoja (Est) AG2R Prevoyance
124 Gordon Fraser (Can) Mercury Viatel
125 Dany Baeyens (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
126 Philippe Bordenave (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
127 Eric De Clercq (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
128 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Team Gerolsteiner
129 Tom Leaper (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria
130 Christopher Fisher (USA) Saturn
131 Mario Manzoni (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
132 Roberto Lochowski (Ger) Team Fakta
133 Neil MacDonald  (RSA) South Africa              19.41
134 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
135 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
136 Sergei Ouchakov (Ukr) Alexia Alluminio
137 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak
138 René Haselbacher (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner
139 Enrico Degano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria
140 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bonjour
141 Mohd. Hardi Razali (Mas) Malaysia               21.02
142 Stefan Richner (Swi) Phonak                     24.37
143 Simon Kessler (RSA) South Africa                26.06

Sprints

Hot Spot Sprint at Sprint 1 - Tg Malim

1 Mitsuteru Tanaka (Jpn) Japan                            5 pts
2 Tony Bracke (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans                     3
3 Claudio Astolfi (Ita) Cantina Tollo                     2
4 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury Viatel                        1

Hot Spot Sprint at Sprint 2 - Sungkai

1 Claudio Astolfi (Ita) Cantina Tollo                     5 pts
2 Jacobus Loubser (RSA) South Africa                      3
3 Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Colchon Relax               2
4 Christopher Fisher (USA) Saturn                         1

Hot Spot Sprint at Sprint 3 - Bidor

1 Uros Murn (Slo) Mobilvetta Rossin                       5 pts
2 Martin Rittsel (Swe) CSC World Online                   3
3 Tony Bracke (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans                     2
4 Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Selle Italia-Pacific               1

Mountains

KOM Cat 1 at Ringlet

1 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step                15 pts
2 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step              12
3 Pascal Herve (Fra) Alexia Alluminio                    10
4 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour                           8
5 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step              6
6 Greg Seiniewicz (Can) Canada                            4
7 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Mercury Viatel                    2
8 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step                  1

KOM Cat 1 at Tanah Rata

1 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step              15 pts
2 Pascal Herve (Fra) Alexia Alluminio                    12
3 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step                 10
4 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury Viatel                       8
5 Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa                           6
6 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole                4
7 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour                           2
8 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step              1

General classification after stage 8

1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step         33.49.23
2 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step          0.18
3 Pascal Herve (Fra) Alexia Alluminio                0.26
4 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury Viatel                  0.42
5 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Mercury Viatel               0.52
6 René Joergensen (Den) CSC World Online             0.55
7 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole           1.02
8 Soren Petersen (Den) Saturn                        1.08
9 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific        1.10
10 Nicki Sorensen (Den) CSC World Online             1.14
11 René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak
12 Timothy Jones (Zim) Mobilvetta Rossin             1.17
13 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour                     1.23
14 Matthew Decanio (USA) Saturn                      1.25
15 Leonardo Scarselli (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific
16 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Telekom Malaysia                1.27
17 Paolo Bertoglio (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria           1.37
18 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole            1.38
19 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step        1.49
20 Michael Rich (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner              1.50
21 Juan Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Colchon Relax          1.52
22 Uros Murn (Slo) Mobilvetta Rossin                 1.58
23 Danny Jonasson (Den) CSC World Online             2.14
24 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak
25 Jacobus Loubser (RSA) South Africa
26 Csaba Szekerez (Hun) Selle Italia-Pacific         2.17
27 Jörg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco Macchine Caffe           2.26
28 Nacor Burgos Rojo (Spa) Colchon Relax
29 Tonton Susanto (Ina) Indonesia
30 Uwe Straumann (Swi) Phonak
31 Andreas Sauerborn (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner         2.45
32 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Telekom Malaysia            2.55
33 Corrado Serina (Ita) Alexia Alluminio             3.17
34 Graeme Miller (NZl) Telekom Malaysia              3.21
35 Emanuele Negrini (Ita) Cantina Tollo              3.23
36 Pedro Horrilo Munoz (Spa) Mapei - Quick Step      3.26
37 Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Ukr) Cantina Tollo              4.00
38 Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Japan                         4.01
39 Stéphane Berges (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance             4.04
40 Alexandre Grux (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance              4.28
41 Laurent Estadieu (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance            4.38
42 Thierry Loder (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance               4.47
43 Daniel Spence (RSA) South Africa                  4.53
44 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour                  6.16
45 Oleg Pankov (Ukr) Collstrop-Palmans               6.27
46 Jacob Erker (Can) Canada                          6.43
47 Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury Viatel               6.49
48 Ghader Mizbani (Iri) Telekom Malaysia             7.08
49 Fuyu Li (Chn) China                               8.10
50 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step           8.12
51 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Malaysia                   8.16
52 Michael Barry (Can) Saturn                        8.18
53 Douglas Ryder (RSA) South Africa                  8.22
54 Christian Auriemma (Ita) Alexia Alluminio         9.49
55 Matthias Buxhofer (Aut) Phonak                   10.25
56 Manu L'hoir (Bel) Team Fakta                     10.34
57 Mark Walters (Can) Canada                        11.51
58 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
59 Frank McCormack (USA) Saturn                     12.03
60 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Bonjour                   12.12
61 José Vasquez Palomo (Spa) Colchon Relax
62 Karl Pauwels (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
63 Julio Perez (Mex) Ceramiche Panaria              12.15
64 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                 12.16
65 Musairi Musa (Mas) Telekom Malaysia              12.43
66 Eduardo Hernandez Bailo (Spa) Colchon Relax      13.05
67 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Mobilvetta Rossin             13.25
68 Xuezhong Tang (Chn) China                        13.44
69 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe      13.55
70 Russel Van Hout (Aus) Selle Italia-Pacific       14.15
71 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan
72 Mohd. Azlan Jamaluddin (Mas) Malaysia            14.49
73 Robert Lee (Mas) Malaysia                        14.53
74 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury Viatel                 15.10
75 Mitsuteru Tanaka (Jpn) Japan                     15.13
76 Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe   16.06
77 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe     16.15
78 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step            16.17
79 Jacob Rasmussen (Den) CSC World Online           16.20
80 Steffen Weigold (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner
81 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner            16.22
82 Chris Horner (USA) Mercury Viatel                16.32
83 Hans De Meester (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans          16.33
84 Svein Tuft (Can) Canada                          16.38
85 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole          16.42
86 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak                       16.44
87 Lennie Kristensen (Den) Team Fakta               16.45
88 Tony Bracke (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans              16.51
89 Ian McLeod (RSA) South Africa                    16.54
90 Björnar Vestöl (Nor) Telekom Malaysia
91 Morten Sonne (Den) Team Fakta
92 Greg Seiniewicz (Can) Canada
93 Dario Cioni (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step             16.59
94 Federico Colonna (Ita) Cantina Tollo             17.37
95 Trent Klasna (USA) Saturn                        17.40
96 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria           17.45
97 Amir Zargari (Iri) Telekom Malaysia              17.48
98 Yechen Xiao (Chn) China                          17.52
99 Daniele Gadenz (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin           18.04
100 Min Van Velzen (Can) Canada                     18.18
101 Allan Johansen (Den) Team Fakta                 18.54
102 Antonio Varriale (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria        18.58
103 Andrew Randell (Can) Canada                     19.21
104 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Alexia Alluminio            19.44
105 Domenico Gualdi (Ita) Mobilvetta Rossin         19.50
106 Gordon Fraser (Can) Mercury Viatel              19.52
107 Henricus Jansen (Ned) Saturn                    19.57
108 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak                     20.05
109 Enrico Degano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria           20.06
110 German Nieto Fernandez (Spa) Colchon Relax      20.15
111 Claudio Astolfi (Ita) Cantina Tollo             20.18
112 Tom Leaper (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria              20.22
113 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bonjour                   20.26
114 Donatas Virbickas (Ltu) Collstrop-Palmans       20.27
115 Cesare Di Cintio (Ita) Cantina Tollo            20.28
116 Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Selle Italia-Pacific       20.32
117 Cory Lange (Can) Canada                         20.34
118 Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Colchon Relax       20.42
119 Eric De Clercq (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans          20.43
120 Dany Baeyens (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans
121 Philippe Bordenave (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance
122 David Fernandez Domingo (Spa) Colchon Relax     21.02
123 Xiaohai Zheng (Chn) China
124 Mario Manzoni (Ita) Alexia Alluminio
125 Sergei Ouchakov (Ukr) Alexia Alluminio          21.05
126 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alexia Alluminio          21.22
127 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury Viatel                21.58
128 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Team Fakta               22.13
129 Innar Mandoja (Est) AG2R Prevoyance             22.39
130 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Team Gerolsteiner          23.08
131 Mohd. Hardi Razali (Mas) Malaysia               23.19
132 Neil MacDonald  (RSA) South Africa              23.39
133 Martin Rittsel (Swe) CSC World Online           25.00
134 Roberto Lochowski (Ger) Team Fakta              25.43
135 Stefan Richner (Swi) Phonak
136 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Fakta              26.18
137 René Haselbacher (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner        26.23
138 Simon Kessler (RSA) South Africa                27.10
139 Christopher Fisher (USA) Saturn                 27.26
140 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan                      28.49
141 Michael Sandstod (Den) CSC World Online         33.41
142 Sulistiyono Sulistiyono (Ina) Indonesia         38.44
143 Ah Thiam Wong (Mas) Malaysia                    50.38

Points classification

1 Jans Koerts (Ned) Mercury Viatel                    122 pts
2 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step               89
3 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Alexia Alluminio                 63
4 Andris Nauduzs (Lat) Selle Italia-Pacific            54
5 David Fernandez Domingo (Spa) Colchon Relax          49
6 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak                          39
7 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Team Gerolsteiner               39
8 Enrico Degano (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria                35
9 Henricus Jansen (Ned) Saturn                         35
10 Donatas Virbickas (Ltu) Collstrop-Palmans           33
11 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole             30
12 Gordon Fraser (Can) Mercury Viatel                  28
13 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner               27
14 Massimiliano Mori (Ita) Saeco Macchine Caffe        26
15 Svein Tuft (Can) Canada                             26
16 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step           23
17 René Haselbacher (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner            23
18 Oleg Pankov (Ukr) Collstrop-Palmans                 20
19 Hans De Meester (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans             18
20 Henk Vogels (Aus) Mercury Viatel                    15
21 Pascal Herve (Fra) Alexia Alluminio                 15
22 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour                    15
23 Soren Petersen (Den) Saturn                         15
24 Cesare Di Cintio (Ita) Cantina Tollo                13
25 Anthony Langella (Fra) Credit Agricole              13
26 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury Viatel                   12
27 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific         11
28 Graeme Miller (NZl) Telekom Malaysia                11
29 Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Japan                           11
30 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Malaysia                     11
31 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole            10
32 Roberto Lochowski (Ger) Team Fakta                  10
33 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step                9
34 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                     9
35 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour                        9
36 Innar Mandoja (Est) AG2R Prevoyance                  9
37 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step           8
38 Uros Murn (Slo) Mobilvetta Rossin                    8
39 Alexandre Grux (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                 7
40 Juan Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Colchon Relax             7
41 Claudio Astolfi (Ita) Cantina Tollo                  7
42 René Joergensen (Den) CSC World Online               6
43 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner              6
44 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Team Fakta                    6
45 Christopher Fisher (USA) Saturn                      6
46 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan                           6
47 Amir Zargari (Iri) Telekom Malaysia                  6
48 Tony Bracke (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans                  6
49 Nicki Sorensen (Den) CSC World Online                5
50 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team Fakta                   5
51 Jacob Erker (Can) Canada                             5
52 Karl Pauwels (Bel) Collstrop-Palmans                 5
53 Pedro Horrilo Munoz (Spa) Mapei - Quick Step         4
54 Federico Colonna (Ita) Cantina Tollo                 4
55 Jacob Rasmussen (Den) CSC World Online               4
56 Daniel Spence (RSA) South Africa                     4
57 René Stadelmann (Swi) Phonak                         3
58 Michael Rich (Ger) Team Gerolsteiner                 3
59 Michael Barry (Can) Saturn                           3
60 Robert Lee (Mas) Malaysia                            3
61 Martin Rittsel (Swe) CSC World Online                3
62 Simon Kessler (RSA) South Africa                     3
63 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Mercury Viatel                 2
64 Chris Horner (USA) Mercury Viatel                    2
65 Mario Manzoni (Ita) Alexia Alluminio                 2
66 Lukas Zumsteg (Swi) Phonak                           2
67 Andres Bermejo Siller (Spa) Colchon Relax            2
68 Timothy Jones (Zim) Mobilvetta Rossin                1
69 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step              1
70 Scott Moninger (USA) Mercury Viatel                  1
71 Michael Sandstod (Den) CSC World Online              1

Mountains classification

1 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step            41 pts
2 Pascal Herve (Fra) Alexia Alluminio                  30
3 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Bonjour                        18
4 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step              15
5 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step               13
6 Amir Zargari (Iri) Telekom Malaysia                  10
7 Chris Wherry (USA) Mercury Viatel                     8
8 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Malaysia                       7
9 Rinaldo Nocentini (Ita) Mapei - Quick Step            7
10 Jacobus Loubser (RSA) South Africa                   6
11 Gianluca Tonetti (Ita) Selle Italia-Pacific          6
12 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak                          4
13 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole             4
14 Daniel Spence (RSA) South Africa                     3
15 Michael Barry (Can) Saturn                           3
16 Ghader Mizbani (Iri) Telekom Malaysia                2
17 Niklas Axelsson (Swe) Mercury Viatel                 2
18 Roberto Lochowski (Ger) Team Fakta                   1
19 Lennie Kristensen (Den) Team Fakta                   1

Asian Rider classification

1 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Telekom Malaysia             33.50.50
2 Tonton Susanto (Ina) Indonesia                     0.59
3 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Telekom Malaysia             1.28
4 Makoto Iijima (Jpn) Japan                          2.34
5 Ghader Mizbani (Iri) Telekom Malaysia              5.41
6 Fuyu Li (Chn) China                                6.43
7 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Malaysia                    6.49
8 Musairi Musa (Mas) Telekom Malaysia               11.16
9 Xuezhong Tang (Chn) China                         12.17
10 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan                       12.48
11 Mohd. Azlan Jamaluddin (Mas) Malaysia            13.22
12 Robert Lee (Mas) Malaysia                        13.26
13 Mitsuteru Tanaka (Jpn) Japan                     13.46
14 Amir Zargari (Iri) Telekom Malaysia              16.21
15 Yechen Xiao (Chn) China                          16.25
16 Xiaohai Zheng (Chn) China                        19.35
17 Mohd. Hardi Razali (Mas) Malaysia                21.52
18 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan                       27.22
19 Sulistiyono Sulistiyono (Ina) Indonesia          37.17
20 Ah Thiam Wong (Mas) Malaysia                     49.11

Teams classification

1 Mapei-Quick Step                                101.29.48
2 Selle Italia-Pacific                                 2.20
3 CSC World Online                                     2.22
4 Alexia Alluminio                                     2.40
5 Phonak                                               3.32
6 Telekom Malaysia                                     5.44
7 Mercury Viatel                                       6.00
8 AG2R Prevoyance                                      8.02
9 Saturn                                               8.41
10 South Africa                                       10.41
11 Mobilvetta Design                                  13.13
12 Credit Agricole                                    13.13
13 Colchon Relax Fuenlabrada                          14.11
14 Team Gerolsteiner                                  14.18
15 Bonjour                                            14.49
16 Cantina Tollo                                      20.49
17 Ceramiche Panaria                                  27.56
18 Saeco Macchine per Caffe                           28.18
19 Malaysia                                           28.19
20 Japan                                              29.52
21 China                                              32.08
22 Collstrop-Palmans                                  33.29
23 Canada                                             33.43
24 Team Fakta                                         37.52

Asian teams classification

1 Telekom Malaysia                                101.39.18
2 Malaysia                                            18.49
3 Japan                                               20.22
4 China                                               22.38

Courtesy of Seamus Shortall/www.tdl.com.my