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62nd Vuelta Ciclista a la Comunidad Valenciana - 2.3

Spain, February 24-29, 2004

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Stage 5 - February 28: Valencia - Valencia, 165.5 km

Strong finish for Valverde

Usov wins last stage in Valencia

Alejandro Valverde (Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme) capped off a great five days of racing in his team's home locale by taking third place in the final stage of the Vuelta Comunidad Valenciana. Valverde finished behind winner Alexandre Usov (Phonak) and Robert Bartko (Rabobank) in the fast 165 km stage starting and ending in Valencia. The four second time bonus meant that he increased his lead to 9 seconds over Antonio Colom (Illes Balears-Banesto), who finished second on GC.

The victory was acknowledged by Valverde as being an important one for him and his financially troubled team, which is seeking more funding to try and secure a place in the Tour de France. Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme controlled the Vuelta almost from the start, and ensured that Valverde remained protected when it counted. At the end of the day, it was Valverde's sprinting prowess that won the race, as he netted enough bonus seconds to eventually unseat Toni Colom from the top of the classification.

The final stage was again run in cold and windy conditions, with the main break of the day going at kilometre 20. The break consisted of Stéphane Goubert (Ag2r), Sylvain Chavanel (La Boulangère), José Alberto Martínez (Relax-Bodysol), Alberto Contador (Liberty Seguros) and David Millar (Cofidis). The group's lead was only allowed to reach three minutes before it was pulled back by the Kelme driven peloton after 120 km.

Valverde's team remained at the front until the finish, riding a high tempo to prevent any further escapes. Although Kelme wanted to lead out Valverde for the win, it was not to be as Usov and Bartko were both quicker. The team had to be content with the overall classification, the points jersey (Valverde) and the teams classification.

Results

1 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems             3.35.01
2 Robert Bartko (Ger) Rabobank                                   
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme            
4 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2r-Prevoyance                             
5 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                          
6 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                     
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                  
8 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                   
9 Josu Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
10 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                    
11 Isaac Galvez (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                      
12 Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
13 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Costa Almeria-Paternina                    
14 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                  
15 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                                
16 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                           
17 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                
18 Unai Yus (Spa) Brioches La Boulangere                         
19 Alberto Hierro (Spa) Cafes Baque                              
20 Koldo Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros                               
21 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                 
22 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme          
23 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Cafes Baque                         
24 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                     
25 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis                                   
26 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                       
27 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                               
28 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                     
29 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile                               
30 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                      
31 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                         
32 Antonio Colom (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                     
33 David Bernabeu (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                            
34 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                                 
35 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
36 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis                                    
37 Christia Van De Velde (USA) Liberty Seguros                   
38 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Quick.Step-Davitamon                     
39 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-Maia                             
40 Rafael Casero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      
41 David Lopez (Spa) Cafes Baque                                 
42 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                          
43 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                             
44 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
45 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                               
46 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                     
47 José E. Gutierrez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                
48 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                   
49 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
50 Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Milaneza-Maia                         
51 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                   
52 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                        
53 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2r-Prevoyance                         
54 Rafael Diaz (Spa) Liberty Seguros                             
55 Cadel Evans (Aus) T-Mobile                                    
56 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                 
57 David Cañada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
58 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    0.10
59 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                      
60 Javier Cherro (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                
61 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                  
62 Bruno Castanheira (Por) Milaneza-Maia                         
63 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                        
64 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                               
65 Lizuarte Martins (Por) Milaneza-Maia                          
66 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                            
67 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                          
68 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile                               
69 Daniel Becke (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto                      
70 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                   
71 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis                                      
72 Andreas Kloden (Ger) T-Mobile                                 
73 Juan Gomis (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                     0.19
74 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 1.04
75 Gilberto Martins (Por) Milaneza-Maia                      6.29
76 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                                  
77 Pedro Arreitunandia (Spa) Cafes Baque                         
78 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                                
79 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   
80 José Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                         
81 Gustavo Domingos (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                          
82 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   
83 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    
84 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                 
85 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                                    
86 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                
87 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                  
88 Santiago Botero (Col) T-Mobile                           11.35
89 Anton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
90 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
 
Points
 
1 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                  25 pts
2 Robert Bartko (Ger) Rabobank                                 20
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme          16
4 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2r-Prevoyance                           14
5 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                        12
6 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                   10
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                 9
8 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                  8
9 Josu Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         7
10 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                   6
11 Isaac Galvez (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                     5
12 Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  4
13 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Costa Almeria-Paternina                   3
14 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                 2
15 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                               1
 
Mountains
 
Alto De Rio Juanes - Cat. 2, km 49,00
 
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                       10 pts
2 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                        7
3 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                     5
4 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                3
5 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                2
6 Antonio Colom (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                     1
 
Sprints
 
Real De Montroi, km 77,80
 
1 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                        3 pts
2 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                     2
3 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                        1
 
Benifaio, km 100,50
 
1 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                     3 pts
2 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                        2
3 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                        1
 
Teams
 
1 Rabobank                                               10.45.03
2 Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                                     
3 Brioches La Boulangere                                         
4 Ag2R Prevoyance                                                
5 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                           
6 Illes Balears-Banesto                                          
7 Relax-Bodysol                                                  
8 Cofidis                                                        
9 Phonak Hearing Systems                                         
10 Cafes Baque                                                   
11 Liberty Seguros                                               
12 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                             
13 Milaneza-Maia                                                 
14 Quick.Step-Davitamon                                          
15 T-Mobile                                                  0.10
 
Final general classification
 
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme    20.04.45
2 Antonio Colom (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                  0.09
3 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme              0.22
4 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                0.25
5 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   0.30
6 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme               0.32
7 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                  0.34
8 Koldo Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros                            0.36
9 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis                                 0.38
10 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                            0.42
11 David Bernabeu (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                        0.44
12 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir            0.48
13 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                 0.52
14 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-Maia                         1.09
15 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                    1.13
16 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Costa Almeria-Paternina                1.17
17 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere             1.21
18 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                1.37
19 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                           2.01
20 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                      2.41
21 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       2.42
22 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                       2.53
23 Rafael Casero (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  3.00
24 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 3.06
25 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile                           3.09
26 Cadel Evans (Aus) T-Mobile                                    
27 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                           3.20
28 Bruno Castanheira (Por) Milaneza-Maia                     3.24
29 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                3.26
30 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                        3.37
31 Andrei Zintchenko (Rus) Milaneza-Maia                     3.50
32 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems              4.56
33 Rafael Diaz (Spa) Liberty Seguros                         5.48
34 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Cafes Baque                     5.53
35 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme      6.06
36 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                  6.08
37 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile                           6.22
38 Josu Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     6.34
39 Javier Cherro (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme            6.37
40 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                             6.58
41 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile                           6.59
42 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis                               7.06
43 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon               7.19
44 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 7.48
45 Aitor Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    7.52
46 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                              7.53
47 Alberto Hierro (Spa) Cafes Baque                          7.58
48 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                     8.34
49 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2r-Prevoyance                        8.46
50 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                9.09
51 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme            9.13
52 Unai Yus (Spa) Brioches La Boulangere                     9.45
53 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems              10.07
54 José E. Gutierrez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems           10.38
55 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems              12.22
56 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   
57 Gustavo Domingos (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                     14.11
58 Santiago Botero (Col) T-Mobile                           14.17
59 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2r-Prevoyance                    14.25
60 Christia Van De Velde (USA) Liberty Seguros              15.13
61 Lizuarte Martins (Por) Milaneza-Maia                     15.22
62 Robert Bartko (Ger) Rabobank                             15.44
63 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    17.35
64 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis                                 19.48
65 Andreas Kloden (Ger) T-Mobile                            21.24
66 David Cañada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  22.36
67 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                  22.39
68 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere            22.43
69 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon              23.03
70 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                           23.29
71 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                24.25
72 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems              24.38
73 Juan Gomis (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    26.08
74 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                   26.51
75 Gilberto Martins (Por) Milaneza-Maia                     26.57
76 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                             27.59
77 David Lopez (Spa) Cafes Baque                            28.53
78 Isaac Galvez (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                 29.07
79 Anton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     33.16
80 José Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                    34.12
81 Pedro Arreitunandia (Spa) Cafes Baque                    35.38
82 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                     35.58
83 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto            36.44
84 Gustavo Cesar (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                        43.46
85 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                    43.50
86 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                               49.10
87 Massimo Strazzer (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir              54.57
88 Daniel Becke (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto                 55.27
89 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere           1.02.59
90 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                1.07.43
 
Points classification
 
1 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme          89 pts
2 Antonio Colom (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                    50
3 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                47
4 Josu Silloniz (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        35
5 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                  32
6 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                 30
7 Isaac Galvez (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                     26
8 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2r-Prevoyance                        25
9 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-Maia                                24
10 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                      20
11 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                             20
12 Robert Bartko (Ger) Rabobank                                20
13 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                   19
14 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir              17
15 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                 16
16 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis                                  16
17 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                              14
18 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere               14
19 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                14
20 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2r-Prevoyance                          14
21 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2r-Prevoyance                       14
22 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Costa Almeria-Paternina                  13
23 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                  13
24 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    12
25 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme        10
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir               35 pts
2 Adolfo Garcia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme               32
3 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                       25
4 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2r-Prevoyance                        16
5 Luis Leon Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                      16
6 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                 13
7 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme         12
8 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  10
9 David Lopez (Spa) Cafes Baque                                10
10 Antonio Colom (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                    9
11 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                    7
 
Combination classification
 
1 Antonio Colom (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                    14 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme          17
3 Ruben Plaza (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                 18
4 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir               26
5 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  27
6 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                29
7 José Alberto Martinez (Spa) Relax-Bodysol                    36
8 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     47
9 Jose Cayetano Julia (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme         53
10 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                   57
11 Koldo Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros                             64
 
Teams classification
 
1 Comunidad Valenciana-Kelme                             60.15.40
2 Saunier Duval-Prodir                                       1.03
3 Liberty Seguros                                            3.15
4 Milaneza-Maia                                              3.21
5 Cofidis                                                    3.25
6 Rabobank                                                   3.43
7 T-Mobile                                                   3.45
8 Quick.Step-Davitamon                                       3.55
9 Relax-Bodysol                                              4.28
10 Cafes Baque                                               5.43
11 Phonak Hearing Systems                                    7.03
12 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                         7.20
13 Brioches La Boulangere                                   10.55
14 Illes Balears-Banesto                                    23.49
15 Ag2R Prevoyance                                          27.48