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44th Vuelta al Pais Vasco - 2.HC

Spain, April 5-9, 2004

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Stage 4 - April 8: Vitoria - Lekunberri, 182 km

Menchov does it at last

Denis Menchov (Illes Balears)
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After a failed attempt to escape on stage 1, Russian Denis Menchov (Illes Balears) has won the fourth and toughest stage of the Vuelta a Pais Vasco, assuming the overall leadership at the same time. As he did on Monday, Menchov attacked at the top of the final climb of Alto de Azpiroz, opening up a 14 second lead on the descent which was more than enough to give him the stage win. A group of 15 riders contested second place, with Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel) beating Danilo Di Luca (Saeco) in the sprint. Alejandro Valverde (Kelme) was in this group, and kept second place on GC.

How it unfolded

The cold, wet 182 km stage between Vitoria and Lekunberri contained six categorised climbs, and was expected to shake out the general classification even further. The first rider to attack was Jens Voigt (CSC) on the Cat. 2 Alto de Azazeta, and he succeeded in gaining the summit first ahead of Unai Etxebarria (Euskaltel), Xabier Zandio (Illes Balears) and Carlos García (Kelme), with the main peloton at 28 seconds. The four riders grouped together on the descent and Voigt proceeded to take the points on the next climb, the Cat. 2 Alto de Iturrieta with Etxebarria again taking second.

On the descent, a break of 23 riders - including third on GC Davide Rebellin - opened up a 55 second gap over the peloton, but they were chased hard by Liberty Seguros. The 23 became 12 on the Alto de Urbasa, with Rebellin still present: Flores, U. Etxebarria and Camano (Euskaltel), Gutierrez, Garcia Acosta and Arrieta (Illes Balears), Cunego (Saeco), Moos (Phonak), Fofonov (Cofidis), Veneberg (Rabobank), Peña (US Postal) and Voigt (CSC). But they weren't allowed to go clear until Rebellin came back to the bunch at around the 90 km mark, with now a group of 15 riders at the head, including Gorka Gonzalez (Euskaltel).

Alexandre Moos was the best placed on GC, and despite the fact that he was only 8 seconds down, the break was allowed a 3'30 lead at the 100 km mark. On the descent of the Alto de Zuarrarrate (km 115), Gorka Gonzalez opened up a lead over the now fragmenting breakaway. The group now contained Flores (Euskaltel), Moos (Phonak), Horrillo (Quick.Step), Gutiérrez and Arrieta (Illes Balears), Fofonov (Cofidis), Latasa (Kelme), Van de Walle (Jacques) and Veneberg (Rabobank) with Garcia Acosta (Illes Balears) chasing at 1'30.

Gonzalez kept his lead until he was caught by Horrillo, Arrieta and Fofonov with 30 km to go, while the rest of the break was gradually swallowed by the Kelme/Gerolsteiner led peloton. Finally with 12 km and one more climb to go, the remaining four were caught and the race could begin anew.

The first attack on the final climb of Alto de Azpiroz was made by Juan Miguel Mercado (Quick.Step), who got a gap and was chased by Peter Luttenberger (CSC), Matthias Kessler (T-Mobile) then Floyd Landis (US Postal-Berry Floor). Landis caught Mercado and Kessler just as Luttenberger attacked, but Floyd persisted, catching and dropping Luttenberger on the tough part of the climb.

Euskaltel was leading the chase, although Iban Mayo was caught up in a low speed crash, and had to work hard to make it back to the front. Meanwhile David Etxebarria (Euskaltel) and Danilo Di Luca (Saeco) were trying to chase down Landis, which they succeeded in doing so with 1 km from the summit (4 km from the end of the stage).

Denis Menchov (Illes Balears)
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Etxebarria put in another attack, and took Denis Menchov with him, but the Russian countered with a huge attack just before the summit, and opened up a gap to Etxebarria through the huge crowds. Menchov flew down the descent but Etxebarria was caught by the small group behind, leaving the Illes Balears rider alone to take his desired victory.

Now in yellow, Menchov will face two stages tomorrow where he will try to defend his lead. The first is an 88 km stage between Lekunberri and Lazkao, containing four Cat. 3 and one Cat. 2 climbs. In the afternoon, the race will finish with an 8.5 km time trial in Lazkao, which will decide the final outcome of the Vuelta a Pais Vasco.

Photography

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Results

1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                                4.35.49
2 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      0.13
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco                                                      
4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                             
5 Jorge Ferrio Luque (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                             
6 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                                     
7 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre                                                 
8 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                              
9 Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                           
10 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                
11 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                          
12 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                  
13 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                                                 
14 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                              
15 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       
16 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                                      
17 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                0.25
18 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems                                    
19 Marco Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                  
20 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                         
21 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                                              
22 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Saeco                                                 0.38
23 Massimo Codol (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                              
24 Andreas Kloden (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                             
25 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                          
26 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                        
27 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                            
28 Francisco Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre                                  
29 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                                       
30 Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                 0.46
31 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                           
32 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                        0.54
33 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                 
34 Javier Pascual (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                            1.08
35 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                                 1.10
36 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                             
37 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                
38 José Azevedo (Por) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                  
39 David Lopez (Spa) Cafes Baque                                                  
40 Peio Arreitunandia (Spa) Cafes Baque                                           
41 Francisco Lara (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                                
42 Michael Barry (Can) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor             1.25
43 Gianni Faresin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                              
44 Frederic Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                          
45 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                                 
46 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                  1.39
47 Zbigniew Piatek (Pol) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                     1.40
48 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             1.44
49 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                  1.59
50 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    
51 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                                     
52 J.Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                                             
53 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                           2.32
54 Jokin Ormaetxea (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                           2.39
55 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                                  
56 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                              2.50
57 Benjamin Noval (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor            3.01
58 Roberto Heras (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                            
59 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                           
60 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Cafes Baque                                          
61 Francisco Palacio (Spa) Cafes Baque                                            
62 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Cafes Baque                                              
63 Efrain Gutierrez (Spa) Cafes Baque                                         3.17
64 Jon Odriozola (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                             3.53
65 Jose Julia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                                4.01
66 Unai Yus Kerejeta (Spa) Brioches La Boulangere                                 
67 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                4.14
68 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco                                                     
69 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor     4.45
70 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                               5.13
71 Cadel Evans (Aus) T-Mobile Team                                                
72 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Liberty Seguros                                     7.44
73 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                               
74 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                                 
75 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre                                                     
76 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                           
77 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
78 Dario Cioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                                
79 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                             
80 Jon Del Rio (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                                   
81 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                              
82 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                            
83 Mauro Facci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                                
84 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                                  
85 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                    
86 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                                 
87 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                   
88 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                                       
89 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                                
90 Jurgen Van De Waqlle (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    
91 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                      
92 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                      
93 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC                                            
94 Gorka Beloki (Spa) Brioches La Boulangere                                      
95 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                        
96 Evgueni Petrov (Rus) Saeco                                                     
97 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                         
98 David Herrero (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                                 
99 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                         
100 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile Team                                          
101 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                           
102 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                                  
103 Igor Glz. De Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                   
104 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       
105 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                                
106 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Saeco                                        9.05
107 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                                            9.19
108 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                                          
109 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                              11.04
110 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                     
111 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco                                              
112 Cezary Zamana (Pol) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                          
113 Florent Brard (Fra) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                          
114 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                    
115 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                 
116 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                   
117 Luis Perez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                                                
118 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      12.00
119 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                            12.25
120 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                           12.29
121 Jose Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                            12.32
122 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                      
123 Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                        16.05
124 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                   
125 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco                                                   
126 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor             
127 Alvaro Glz. De Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros                            19.35
128 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                       
 
Points
 
1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                          25 pts
2 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             20
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco                                         16
4 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                14
5 Jorge Ferrio Luque (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                12
6 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                        10
7 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre                                     9
8 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                  8
9 Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                               7
10 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor    6
11 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                              5
12 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor      4
13 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                                     3
14 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  2
15 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           1
 
Mountains
 
Alto De Azazeta - Cat. 2
 
1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                           6 pts
2 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             4
3 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                           2
4 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                      1
 
Alto De Iturrieta - Cat. 2
 
1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                           6 pts
2 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             4
3 Jose Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                       2
4 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                    1
 
Alto De Urbasa - Cat. 2
 
1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                           6 pts
2 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             4
3 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                      2
4 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                    1
 
Alto De Zuarrarrate - Cat. 2
 
1 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              6 pts
2 Jurgen Van De Waqlle (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf         4
3 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                 2
4 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           1
 
Alto De Huitzi - Cat. 3
 
1 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              3 pts
2 Jose Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                       2
3 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         1
 
Alto De Azpiroz - Cat. 1
 
1 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                10 pts
2 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            8
3 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor       6
4 Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                               4
5 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco                                          2
6 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   1
 
Metas Volantes
 
Alsasua, 79 km
 
1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                           3 pts
2 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             2
3 Jose Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                       1
 
Lekunberri, 122 km
 
1 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              3 pts
2 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           2
3 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                 1
 
Betelu, 172 km
 
1 Jose Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                       3 pts
2 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone              2
3 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           1
 
Teams
 
1 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                            13.48.06
2 Team CSC                                                         0.12
3 Liberty Seguros                                                  0.41
4 US Postal-Berry Floor                                            0.57
5 Illes Balears                                                    1.13
6 Cofidis                                                          1.15
7 Lampre                                                           1.22
8 T-Mobile                                                         1.23
9 Gerolsteiner                                                     2.09
10 Quick.Step-Davitamon                                            2.39
11 Paternina-Costa de Almeria                                      3.23
12 Saeco                                                           4.26
13 Com. Valenciana-Kelme                                           4.35
14 Cafes Baque                                                     4.42
15 Phonak                                                          5.59
16 Fassa Bortolo                                                   8.29
17 Chocolade Jacques                                               9.10
18 Rabobank                                                        9.57
19 Saunier Duval                                                  11.39
20 Brioches la Boulangere                                         12.16
21 Relax-Bodysol                                                  19.58
 
General classification after stage 4
 
1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                               17.19.39
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                         0.13
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco                                                      
4 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                          
5 Jorge Ferrio Luque (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                             
6 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                              
7 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                           
8 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                        
9 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                 
10 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                                                 
11 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                                      
12 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor                  
13 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                              
14 Koldo Gil Perez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                          
15 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                                0.21
16 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre                                                
17 Marco Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                              0.25
18 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems                                0.33
19 Mauricio Ardila (Col) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                         
20 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    
21 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                                              
22 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Saeco                                                 0.38
23 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                            
24 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                                   0.46
25 Francisco Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre                                  
26 Andreas Kloden (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                             
27 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                          
28 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                        0.54
29 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                           
30 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                             1.02
31 José Azevedo (Por) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor              1.10
32 Javier Pascual (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                            1.16
33 Francisco Lara (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                            1.18
34 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                             
35 David Lopez (Spa) Cafes Baque                                              1.20
36 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                    1.49
37 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                                 2.07
38 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                                 2.16
39 Massimo Codol (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                          2.19
40 Sebastien Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                            2.21
41 Peio Arreitunandia (Spa) Cafes Baque                                           
42 Roberto Heras (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                        3.01
43 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                             3.02
44 Frederic Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                      3.44
45 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                  3.56
46 Michael Barry (Can) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor             4.05
47 Gianni Faresin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                          4.14
48 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                4.22
49 J.Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                                         4.34
50 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                  4.39
51 Zbigniew Piatek (Pol) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                     5.31
52 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Cafes Baque                                          5.41
53 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                5.50
54 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                       6.52
55 Unai Yus Kerejeta (Spa) Brioches La Boulangere                             7.22
56 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                               7.53
57 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                         8.52
58 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                                 
59 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                              8.55
60 Benjamin Noval (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor           10.09
61 Jurgen Van De Waqlle (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf               10.24
62 Cadel Evans (Aus) T-Mobile Team                                           10.37
63 José Gutierrez Palacios (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                       10.40
64 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco                                          11.12
65 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                          11.35
66 Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                11.45
67 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor    11.56
68 Jokin Ormaetxea (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                          12.32
69 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                      12.45
70 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                 14.14
71 Dario Cioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                                
72 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                                       
73 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                    
74 Mauro Facci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                           14.17
75 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                           14.55
76 Dimitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                         
77 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) T-Mobile Team                                           
78 Jose Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                             15.12
79 Evgueni Petrov (Rus) Saeco                                                15.34
80 Francisco Palacio (Spa) Cafes Baque                                       16.56
81 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                              18.07
82 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Cafes Baque                                     18.17
83 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                              18.42
84 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Saeco                                        18.58
85 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                             19.25
86 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                             19.36
87 Iker Camano (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                       20.09
88 Jon Odriozola (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                            20.39
89 Jose Julia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                               20.47
90 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Liberty Seguros                                    21.10
91 Igor Glz. De Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                    
92 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                22.03
93 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                                      22.10
94 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                            22.27
95 Efrain Gutierrez (Spa) Cafes Baque                                        23.15
96 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco                                                24.11
97 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                            24.14
98 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   24.30
99 Carlos Sastre Candil (Spa) Team CSC                                            
100 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                     
101 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                         25.37
102 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                  27.03
103 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                 27.18
104 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                            28.10
105 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        29.13
106 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre                                                    
107 David Herrero (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                           29.15
108 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor        30.24
109 Florent Brard (Fra) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                     30.55
110 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      31.02
111 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   31.59
112 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                           33.35
113 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                33.43
114 Gorka Beloki (Spa) Brioches La Boulangere                                33.50
115 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  35.06
116 Luis Perez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                                           36.02
117 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                              36.20
118 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                              36.36
119 Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                        37.34
120 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco                                              38.16
121 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                              39.12
122 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                                           40.01
123 Jon Del Rio (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                             41.41
124 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                           43.34
125 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                  53.42
126 Cezary Zamana (Pol) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf          53.47
127 Alvaro Glz. De Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros                 56.44
128 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme               1.00.08

 
Points classification
 
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                62 pts
2 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             45
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco                                         45
4 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                      37
5 Jorge Ferrio Luque (Spa) Costa De Almeria-Paternina                34
6 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                 33
7 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                          31
8 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                28
9 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                     25
10 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                             24
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            47 pts
2 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                          45
3 Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                  19
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                          16
5 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                         14
6 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           10
7 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              9
8 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                           8
9 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor       6
10 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Saeco                                         6
 
Metas volantes classification
 
1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                          14 pts
2 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            11
3 Jerome Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                          8
4 Jose Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                       4
5 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                      4
6 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              4
7 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                        4
8 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      4
9 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           3
10 Francisco Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre                      2
 
Team classification
 
1 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                            51.59.36
2 Team CSC                                                         0.28
3 Liberty Seguros                                                  0.41
4 US Postal-Berry Floor                                            0.57
5 Cofidis                                                          1.30
6 T-Mobile                                                         1.47
7 Gerolsteiner                                                     2.25
8 Lampre                                                           2.44
9 Illes Balears                                                    3.28
10 Saeco                                                           4.34
11 Paternina-Costa de Almeria                                      4.39
12 Quick.Step-Davitamon                                            5.35
13 Phonak                                                          6.23
14 Cafes Baque                                                     9.54
15 Fassa Bortolo                                                  14.31
16 Chocolade Jacques                                              14.38
17 Com. Valenciana-Kelme                                          16.15
18 Brioches la Boulangere                                         19.58
19 Rabobank                                                       20.18
20 Saunier Duval                                                  21.39
21 Relax-Bodysol                                                  33.06