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45th Vuelta al Pais Vasco - PT

Spain, April 4-8, 2005

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Stage 1 - April 4: Zarautz - Zarautz, 133 km

Di Luca surfs the green wave

By Martin Hardie

Danilo Di Luca
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While all eyes were elsewhere, Danilo Di Luca of Liquigas benefited from the good work of his team and a great lead out by teammate Franco Pellizotti to take a fast and competitive first stage of the Vuelta al Pais Vasco in Zarautz, the surfing centre of Giupuzkoa, this afternoon. Pellizotti sat nicely behind Phonak's Oscar Pereiro, who obviously had a Perdiguero victory on his mind. But Pellizotti took over the sprint in the final metres of the short straight and provided the perfect launch pad for Di Luca.

Di Luca said after the race, "The final climb was very hard, but I had a very good stage, mainly because I have a great team that really worked well all day, firstly to bring back the break and then Pellizotti brought me beautifully to the line."

Di Luca took the sprint from the likely duo of Perdiguero and Alejandro Valverde, and it was all but impossible to find any space between the two. They were part of a selection made on the final nasty climb of the Garate which peaked 7 kilometres from the finish line. One spectator, Miguel Indurain, who cut the ribbon to start the race commented afterwards that he was glad he was not climbing it.

How it unfolded

Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi)
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The day started out with a long break by Iban Mayoz (no relation to Iban Mayo) of Relax and Comunidad Valenciana's, Carlos Zarate. The two shared the metas volantes and the early climbs between them in such a way that Zarate now holds the mountains jersey and Mayoz the sprints. Leading local rider is Liberty's David Etxebarria.

The Garate took the toll that many thought it would. The first attack through the steep narrow first kilometre was Oscar Pereiro of Phonak. He was soon chased and passed by Kaiku's Ricardo Serrano, who despite having front derailleur trouble looked very strong. He had made himself a good gap across the steepest sections and was chased and eventually joined by Mick Rogers (Quick.Step). Behind, the favourites whose teams had jostled for position in the fast, 50+ km/h stretch before the climb, as if they where heading to fight it out in the Arenberg forest, started to fight it out and the race began to blow apart.

Vinokourov, David Etxebarria, and Rebellin pushed the front of the bunch to the point of distress. Aitor Osa had a go at blowing them away and was met by opposition from Cunego. As was expected, the Garate's intense two kilometres was going to be the start of the this year's Itzulia. The group picked up Serrano and Rogers and Rebellin, Osa and Cunego crested first before they went down the wild descent for the plunge into the finish. At first they seemed to be no more than ten or so, but a larger group was trying to bridge, and behind, the rest came over in single file wondering what had happened.

Danilo Di Luca
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On the descent and into town, the composition of the group started to become clearer and many of the likely suspects were present, but also some had just simply failed to have the right position on the climb or couldn't simply hack the pace. Perdiguero, Valverde, Rebellin, Vinokourov, Etxebarria, Vicioso, Di Luca, Cunego, Rogers and Aitor Osa were all present. Into the 300m finishing straight, the front was green, such that it was hard to tell the difference between Phonak and Liquigas. But it was the Italians who had the energy in the end to outwit Phonak and their man Miguel Martin Perdiguero. Rebellin and Valverde seemed boxed in behind, but somehow Valverde with that enormous kick like a track sprinter that he possesses, came from eight riders back nearly to take second, and if the race was a little longer, he could have taken the win.

Euskaltel's Haimar Zubeldia was one of many who just couldn't keep the pace on the Garate. He came in with the second group a little over 20 seconds down. Maybe tomorrow's finish on top of El Lejana might suit the Euskaltel leader's diesel style a little better. Di Luca recognised the job ahead when he said, "Tomorrow we have a very hard climb to the finish at La Lejana, and it's going to be hard to win here with all the Vascos along with riders like Rebellin and Valverde."

Photography

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Results

1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                    3.10.51
2 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems             
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne         
4 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                             
6 David Etxebarria (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team               
7 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                  
8 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  
9 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                            
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step                                
11 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
12 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                       
13 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
14 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
15 Bradley Mcgee (Aus) Franšaise Des Jeux                         
16 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                 
17 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                 
18 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                             
19 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                                
20 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                     
21 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Kaiku                                    
22 Andrea Noe' (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                             
23 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             
24 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      
25 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                               
26 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                              
27 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise Des Jeux                       
28 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                    
29 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne          
30 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone    
31 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        
32 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        
33 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                        
34 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                
35 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        
36 Roberto Heras (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                 
37 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                  
38 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                   
39 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team              
40 JosÚ Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team     
41 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    
42 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana               
43 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Caffita                       0.11
44 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                  0.21
45 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
46 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                           
47 Unai Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                  
48 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                        
49 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                      
50 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                        
51 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                            
52 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                      
53 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
54 Francisco Javier Vila (Spa) Lampre-Caffita                     
55 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
56 JosÚ Adrian Bonilla (CRc) Comunidad Valenciana                 
57 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone         
58 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana            
59 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                               
60 Massimo Codol (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              
61 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
62 JosÚ Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team          
63 Iker Cama˝o (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
64 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) Domina Vacanze                            
65 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      
66 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone              
67 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                      
68 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Kaiku                                
69 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                              
70 Sandy Casar (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                           
71 Axel Merckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              
72 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                              
73 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise Des Jeux                      
74 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                       
75 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  
76 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone        
77 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                             
78 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              
79 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                                     
80 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        
81 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone         
82 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                           
83 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Credit Agricole                        
84 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    
85 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
86 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
87 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Kaiku                                  
88 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                       
89 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick Step                              
90 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                  
91 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                        
92 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
93 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                        
94 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                
95 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team         
96 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                
97 Mauro Facci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                
98 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                       
99 Ruben Oarbeascoa (Spa) Kaiku                                   
100 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas-Bianchi                    
101 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           
102 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step                               
103 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                              
104 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
105 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Kaiku                                    
106 Marcos Serrano (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team               
107 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                      
108 Andreas Kl÷den (Ger) T-Mobile Team                            
109 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
110 Victor Hugo Pe˝a (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems                 
111 Marco Fertonani (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          
112 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                
113 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Caffita                             
114 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             
115 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Kaiku                                  
116 Marcel Strauss (Swi) Gerolsteiner                             
117 Francisco JosÚ Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team                       
118 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                          
119 Bj÷rn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                         
120 Serge Baguet (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            
121 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone          
122 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Fassa Bortolo                       
123 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
124 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone     0.42
125 J.A Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir            0.57
126 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                   1.15
127 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Domina Vacanze                          
128 RÚmy Di Gregorio (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                     
129 Benoţt Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
130 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                          
131 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                          
132 Juan Manuel Fuentes (Spa) Lampre-Caffita                  1.27
133 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team    1.32
134 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne            
135 David Mu˝oz (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        
136 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                        1.47
137 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone    
138 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                    
139 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team               
140 Joan Horrach (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne             
141 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Franšaise Des Jeux                      
142 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             
143 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems               2.50
144 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             
145 Maryan Hary (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            
146 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick Step                            
147 FrÚdÚric Finot (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                       
148 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
149 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                             
150 Antonio Colom (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne            
151 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   
152 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Domina Vacanze                     
153 JosÚ Antonio Garrido (Spa) Quick Step                         
154 Jason Mccartney (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      
155 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
156 Yon Bru (Spa) Kaiku                                           
157 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems             3.18
158 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                     4.00
159 Luis Perez (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                            
160 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Domina Vacanze                       5.03
161 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team CSC                              
162 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                         
163 Marc Lotz (Ned) Quick Step                                    
164 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                  
165 JosÚ Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne        
166 Fabien Sanchez (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                       
167 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step                               
168 Michele Gobbi (Ita) Domina Vacanze                            
169 Ruggero Borghi (Ita) Domina Vacanze                           
170 Antonio Berasategui (Spa) Kaiku                               
171 Kjell Carlstr÷m (Fin) Liquigas-Bianchi                        
172 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   
173 Koldo Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                7.03
174 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                 
175 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      
176 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
177 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                              
178 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                             
179 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                            
180 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                 7.54
181 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                  
182 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                      
183 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Lampre-Caffita                          
 
Points
 
1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                         25 pts
2 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems           20
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne       16
4 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          14
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                           12
6 David Etxebarria (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team             10
7 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                 9
8 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                 8
9 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                           7
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step                               6
11 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                         5
12 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                      4
13 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       3
14 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  2
15 Bradley Mcgee (Aus) Franšaise Des Jeux                        1
 
Mountains
 
Alto De Meagas - Cat. 3
 
1 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       3 pts
2 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                             2
3 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                        1
 
Alto De Meagas - Cat. 3
 
1 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       3 pts
2 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                             2
3 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        1
 
Alto De Meagas - Cat. 3
 
1 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       3 pts
2 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                             2
3 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        1
 
Alto De Garate - Cat. 2
 
1 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              6 pts
2 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                 4
3 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                            2
4 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    1
 
Metas Volantes
 
Zarautz - Gran Camping, 40 km
 
1 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                             3 pts
2 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       2
3 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone     1
 
Zarautz - Basa Lore, 72 km
 
1 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                             3 pts
2 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       2
3 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                        1
 
Zarautz - Murkil, 104 km
 
1 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                             3 pts
2 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       2
3 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        1
 
Teams
 
1 Liquigas - Bianchi                                       9.32.33
2 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                          
3 Illes Balears - Caisse D'Epargne                                
4 Liberty Seguros - WŘrth Team                                    
5 Rabobank                                                        
6 Fassa Bortolo                                                   
7 Discovery Chanel Pro Cycling Team                               
8 Phonak Hearing Systems                                      0.21
9 La Francaise Des Jeux                                           
10 Comunidad Valenciana                                           
11 T- Mobile Team                                                 
12 Lampre - Caffita                                           0.32
13 Credit Agricole                                            0.42
14 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                               
15 Team CSC                                                       
16 Bouygues Telecom                                               
17 Team Gerolsteiner                                              
18 Kaiku                                                          
19 Quick Step                                                     
20 Relax Fuenlabrada                                          1.03
21 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                            
22 DOMINA VACANZE                                                 
23 Davitamon - Lotto                                              
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                    3.10.51
2 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems             
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne         
4 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                             
6 David Etxebarria (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team               
7 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                  
8 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  
9 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                            
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step                                
11 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
12 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                       
13 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
14 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   
15 Bradley Mcgee (Aus) Franšaise Des Jeux                         
16 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                 
17 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                 
18 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                             
19 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                                
20 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                     
21 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Kaiku                                    
22 Andrea Noe' (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                             
23 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             
24 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      
25 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                               
26 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                              
27 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise Des Jeux                       
28 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                    
29 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne          
30 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone    
31 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        
32 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        
33 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                        
34 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                
35 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        
36 Roberto Heras (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                 
37 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                  
38 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                   
39 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team              
40 JosÚ Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team     
41 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    
42 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana               
43 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Caffita                       0.11
44 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                  0.21
45 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
46 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                           
47 Unai Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                  
48 Luis Pasamontes (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                        
49 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                      
50 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                        
51 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                            
52 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                      
53 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
54 Francisco Javier Vila (Spa) Lampre-Caffita                     
55 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
56 JosÚ Adrian Bonilla (CRc) Comunidad Valenciana                 
57 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone         
58 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana            
59 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                               
60 Massimo Codol (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              
61 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
62 JosÚ Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team          
63 Iker Cama˝o (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
64 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) Domina Vacanze                            
65 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      
66 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone              
67 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                      
68 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Kaiku                                
69 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                              
70 Sandy Casar (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                           
71 Axel Merckx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              
72 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                              
73 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise Des Jeux                      
74 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                       
75 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  
76 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone        
77 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                             
78 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              
79 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                                     
80 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        
81 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone         
82 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                           
83 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Credit Agricole                        
84 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    
85 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
86 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
87 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Kaiku                                  
88 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                       
89 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick Step                              
90 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                  
91 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                        
92 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
93 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                        
94 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                
95 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team         
96 Ronny Scholz (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                
97 Mauro Facci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                
98 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                       
99 Ruben Oarbeascoa (Spa) Kaiku                                   
100 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas-Bianchi                    
101 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           
102 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step                               
103 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                              
104 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
105 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Kaiku                                    
106 Marcos Serrano (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team               
107 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                      
108 Andreas Kl÷den (Ger) T-Mobile Team                            
109 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
110 Victor Hugo Pe˝a (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems                 
111 Marco Fertonani (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          
112 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                
113 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Caffita                             
114 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             
115 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Kaiku                                  
116 Marcel Strauss (Swi) Gerolsteiner                             
117 Francisco JosÚ Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team                       
118 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                          
119 Bj÷rn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                         
120 Serge Baguet (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            
121 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone          
122 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Fassa Bortolo                       
123 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       
124 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone     0.42
125 J.A Gomez Marchante (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir            0.57
126 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                   1.15
127 Maxim Iglinskiy (Kaz) Domina Vacanze                          
128 RÚmy Di Gregorio (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                     
129 Benoţt Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
130 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                          
131 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                          
132 Juan Manuel Fuentes (Spa) Lampre-Caffita                  1.27
133 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team    1.32
134 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne            
135 David Mu˝oz (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        
136 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                        1.47
137 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone    
138 Giovanni Bernaudeau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                    
139 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team               
140 Joan Horrach (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne             
141 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Franšaise Des Jeux                      
142 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             
143 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems               2.50
144 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             
145 Maryan Hary (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            
146 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick Step                            
147 FrÚdÚric Finot (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                       
148 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
149 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                             
150 Antonio Colom (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne            
151 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   
152 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Domina Vacanze                     
153 JosÚ Antonio Garrido (Spa) Quick Step                         
154 Jason Mccartney (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      
155 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
156 Yon Bru (Spa) Kaiku                                           
157 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems             3.18
158 Daniel Moreno (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                     4.00
159 Luis Perez (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                            
160 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Domina Vacanze                       5.03
161 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team CSC                              
162 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto                         
163 Marc Lotz (Ned) Quick Step                                    
164 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                  
165 JosÚ Luis Arrieta (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne        
166 Fabien Sanchez (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                       
167 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step                               
168 Michele Gobbi (Ita) Domina Vacanze                            
169 Ruggero Borghi (Ita) Domina Vacanze                           
170 Antonio Berasategui (Spa) Kaiku                               
171 Kjell Carlstr÷m (Fin) Liquigas-Bianchi                        
172 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   
173 Koldo Gil (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                7.03
174 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                 
175 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      
176 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                        
177 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                              
178 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                             
179 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                            
180 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                 7.54
181 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                  
182 Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole                      
183 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Lampre-Caffita                          
 
Points classification
 
1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                         25 pts
2 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems           20
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne       16
4 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                          14
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                           12
6 David Etxebarria (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team             10
7 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                 9
8 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                 8
9 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                           7
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step                               6
11 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                         5
12 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                      4
13 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       3
14 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                  2
15 Bradley Mcgee (Aus) Franšaise Des Jeux                        1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       9 pts
2 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              6
3 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                             6
4 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                 4
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                            2
6 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        2
7 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    1
8 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                        1
 
Metas volantes classification
 
1 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                             9 pts
2 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       6
3 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        1
4 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                        1
5 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone     1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Liquigas - Bianchi                                       9.32.33
2 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                          
3 Illes Balears - Caisse D'Epargne                                
4 Liberty Seguros - WŘrth Team                                    
5 Rabobank                                                        
6 Fassa Bortolo                                                   
7 Discovery Chanel Pro Cycling Team                               
8 Phonak Hearing Systems                                      0.21
9 La Francaise Des Jeux                                           
10 Comunidad Valenciana                                           
11 T- Mobile Team                                                 
12 Lampre - Caffita                                           0.32
13 Credit Agricole                                            0.42
14 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                               
15 Team CSC                                                       
16 Bouygues Telecom                                               
17 Team Gerolsteiner                                              
18 Kaiku                                                          
19 Quick Step                                                     
20 Relax Fuenlabrada                                          1.03
21 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                            
22 DOMINA VACANZE                                                 
23 Davitamon - Lotto