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45th Vuelta al Pais Vasco - PT

Spain, April 4-8, 2005

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Stage 5a - April 8: Altsasu - O˝ati, 93 km

Voigt finally comes good

Di Luca puts the hurts on Osa

By Martin Hardie

Nine point three kilometres of time trialling in the cold and rain, around the ancient university city of O˝ati, will decide who gets to keep the big floppy txapela hat as winner of this year's Vuelta al Pais Vasco after this morning's short, but gripping final road stage.

CSC's powerhouse, Jens Voigt, who dominated so much of last year's race, finally had his day today when he attacked after ten kilometres and stayed away virtually untouched for the next 83 to finish solo at the monastery on top of the Alto de Arantzazu. Voigt crossed the line, happy, arms briefly raised and finally able to get some respite from the 5 degree cold and the constant rain that was his only companion during his ordeal on the cold wet run down from Navarra into Guipuzkoa. In between, he had to pass through the ancient university city of O˝ati, through the town of Bergara and up onto the range that separates Guipuzkoa from Bizkaia, before heading back down again before the final long drag up to the finish. His main obstacles along with the finishing climb the Cat. 2 ascents of the Alto de Aztiria and the Asentzio.

Behind Voigt's solo effort, two other games were being played out. Firstly the duel between the two 'little' teams of the race, the one excluded from the ProTour, the Vicente Belda directed Comunidad Valenciana, and the young, Basque milkmen of Kaiku. Their players David Latasa and Andoni Aranaga respectively had to decide which of them was going to take home the mountains prize. The second, the fight for the overall lead, is not by any means an affair closed off to its two current main players, but it was between them that this morning's event was focused. Danilo Di Luca started out this morning two seconds behind race leader Aitor Osa, but he completed this stage one second ahead of the chasing Baleares Basque. Di Luca trails Osa by just one second, with only this afternoon's time trial now available to separate them.

They are not the only contenders. Nine point three kilometres isn't a lot, but again the course isn't all that flat, it has a nice cuesta to climb in the middle and to sap the strength, and along with the day's wet and slippery roads, nothing will be a formality. Cast your eye over those within twenty seconds of the two: Rebellin, Halgand, Cunego, Menchov, Boogerd, Perdiguero, Serrano,Zaballa, Frigo, Contador, Valverde, Rogers, McGee, Julich, Etxebarria, Rubiera, Beltran or MoncoutiÚ, not to name them all, and it's plain to see that one of them could put in an inspired ride to win the GC.

So there are two main options this afternoon: An Osa-Di Luca duel, or a ride that in the slippery Basque spring that is of such power and determination that it could bring one of that group who sit, just off the pace to the fore.

How it unfolded

The stage was only 93 km, but it was always going to be a hotly contested, nervous stage. Today with the continual rain and the temperature at 5 degrees, Jens Voigt decided to take advantage of his circumstances (he was over 12 minutes down), and the weather, to head off on a solo exploit either to try and upset the Baleares cool, on behalf of teammate Julich, or to salvage some personal glory for himself. He was initially accompanied by the perennial attacker of Cofidis, Luis Perez, rugged up to the ears and rain protected and the Guipuzkoan, Euskaltel's Gorka Gonzalez. But only for a while. Voigt managed to get rid of them but then others tried to follow. Latasa and Aranaga looking to finish off their mountains jersey duel chased, the two after yesterday were separated by a mere point. At first it was Eladio Jimenez who was around to help Latasa in his quest, and after Voigt crested the day's first climb, the Cat. 2 Alto de Aztiria, it was Latasa and Jimenez who stole the minor points from Aranaga.

By the time Voigt was heading through Bergara and about to start the trip towards Angiozar and onto the narrow steep Alto de Asentzio, he had a minute or so buffer over what was now a group of Latasa/Blanco and Aranaga/Palomares. A Valencia/Kaiku tag team match had been set up in the rain, cold and fog. The two non-ProTour teams decided it would be a battle to the death for the mountains prize. The rain was not making the constant climbing and descending easy for either the solo Voigt, the chasing tag team match, or the peloton three minutes behind the German.

At the point where you start to feel the climb to Asentzio commencing, the Valencians put a few metres into the milkmen and it looked like soon their years of experience might cut short the young Kaiku effort. Latasa and Blanco again took the minor mountain points, and headed across the ridge to Kampazar (that bar at the top must have been inviting) and the fast wide and for the most part straight main road descent back towards the next encounter. The Valencian effort had by this stage put an end to the milkmen's attempt to deliver their biggest prize in their short careers so far. Voigt down low, using all the four lanes of the new Kampazar descent, was making the most of his freedom holding a gap of 3'30 over the peloton, and over 2 minutes over Latasa and Blanco with only about 20 kilometres left to the summit and finish of Arantzazu.

The race was not over as Lampre decided, using the wide road which would not last for long, that it was time to drive the peloton in a real pursuit. They swept up Aranaga and soon, with only about 15 km to go, Gerolsteiner were also doing their share of pacemaking. With 10 km to go Voigt was still low on the drops seeking to repeat his stage win of last year, the two Valencians, still in between at 2'30 or so and the peloton, looking to drive to the climb to set up a battle and unseat the Baleares lead of Osa. Cunego, Di Luca and Rebellin obviously still fancying their chances in the overall, seemingly seeking to use the steepest ramps of over 11 to 13% that fall in the first 3 kilometres of the 8 kilometre ascent to the monastery at Arantzazu.

Voigt climbed these ramps, seated! on the tops, doing a perfect impersonation of Ullrich. Blanco behind was alone, Latasa after chatting with Vicente, now sure of the mountains prize, had sat up. Voigt didn't look like he was going to get caught at any point. He had, as Blanco commenced the climb, over two minutes on the Valencian rider. But behind things were about to start. As soon as the main group hit the steep ramps, Cunego and Di Luca jumped. They quickly made some space, but it was only Di Luca who could sustain the effort. Ahead Voigt was already going through the large Ikurina waving crowd that marked the end of the 13% section and from where on in the climb leveled to a gentler 5 or so percent.

Di Luca had already built himself a 7 second gap, and quickly dragged it out to 10, them 12 and then a bit more. In the bunch no one seemed to know who was meant to chase over this the hardest section of the climb. It was the man for all seasons, the sprinting, climbing, winning Baleares, super-domestique Alejandro Valverde, who took control and the initiative of pulling the head of the peloton. Di Luca, however, was still holding his gap. By now Voigt was only 2 km away from safety. Blanco stuck somewhere in between, obscured by both the weather and the tense situation behind. Then Di Luca only had 2 km to go, the peloton still not within reaching him, was it all going to fall apart for Osa?

Di Luca had a kilometre left as Voigt crossed the line ahead, a quick salute and surely not the podium, please first a warm shower in the bus. At last for the big German some respite and a win. Di Luca was working hard, the day grey, the road shining with the rain and his face like the others showing the pain of the climb and the conditions. The bunch had one kilometre to go and Aitor Osa who had been shepherded by Valverde till now, jumped and chased. This was his last ditch effort to save his chances. Blanco rolled in, while Di Luca was still fighting to keep away, but finally on his heels was Osa. One second apart.

Hasta pronto. Bets please...

Results

1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                    2.23.24
2 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                         1.15
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                           1.34
4 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                  1.35
5 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team               1.38
6 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                 
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                 
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                   
9 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                         
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step                                    
11 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
12 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise Des Jeux                           
13 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                 
14 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                     
15 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       
16 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                          
17 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone             
18 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Kaiku                                        
19 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                    
20 David Etxebarria (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                  
21 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
22 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        1.43
23 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                        1.45
24 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                       
25 JosÚ Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team     1.47
26 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team          
27 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                      
28 Bradley Mcgee (Aus) Franšaise Des Jeux                         1.55
29 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team             
30 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                   
31 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                              1.58
32 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone        
33 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                           
34 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) Domina Vacanze                            2.17
35 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                 2.23
36 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             
37 Iker Cama˝o (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                
38 Francisco Javier Vila (Spa) Lampre-Caffita                         
39 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                               
40 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick Step                                  
41 Massimo Codol (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  
42 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                                  
43 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                               
44 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                     
45 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne        2.27
46 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                      2.28
47 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                          3.08
48 Marco Fertonani (Ita) Domina Vacanze                           3.15
49 Victor Hugo Pe˝a (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems                  3.35
50 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                 
51 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Kaiku                                  3.41
52 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           4.00
53 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Fassa Bortolo                        4.11
54 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                               
55 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
56 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                            
57 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                              5.00
58 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                                  
59 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                                         
60 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                   
61 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                            
62 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                            
63 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone             
64 Unai Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                      
65 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                                   
66 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas-Bianchi                         
67 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step                                    
68 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
69 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
70 Benoţt Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                               
71 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
72 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            
73 Andrea Noe' (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                 
74 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  
75 JosÚ Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team              
76 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                   
77 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                        
78 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                          
79 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                             
80 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone                  
81 Marc Lotz (Ned) Quick Step                                         
82 Roberto Heras (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                     
83 Francisco JosÚ Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team                            
84 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            
85 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          5.21
86 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        5.43
87 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone            
88 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone          6.07
89 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                       6.46
90 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                    
91 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Kaiku                                   6.47
92 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                  
93 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                             7.05
94 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                  7.58
95 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne          8.14
96 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team CSC                               9.43
97 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                           
98 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Franšaise Des Jeux                           
99 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Credit Agricole                            
100 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                         
101 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                
102 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
103 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone              
104 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Caffita                              
105 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      10.47
106 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                          10.52
107 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Kaiku                                        
108 Joan Horrach (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                 
109 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                              
110 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           
111 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                   
112 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
113 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Lampre-Caffita                              
114 Kjell Carlstr÷m (Fin) Liquigas-Bianchi                            
115 Antonio Berasategui (Spa) Kaiku                                   
116 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                    
117 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                
118 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                          
119 JosÚ Antonio Garrido (Spa) Quick Step                             
120 Sandy Casar (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                         11.35
121 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           14.54
122 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise Des Jeux                         
123 RÚmy Di Gregorio (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                         
124 JosÚ Adrian Bonilla (CRc) Comunidad Valenciana                    
125 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          14.55
126 Michele Gobbi (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                
127 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                     
128 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          16.48
129 Mauro Facci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   
130 Yon Bru (Spa) Kaiku                                               
131 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana          17.35
132 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                            18.33
133 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 
134 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                           
135 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                 18.34
136 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Domina Vacanze                         
137 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Caffita                            18.37
138 Jason Mccartney (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team     24.35
 
Points
 
1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                         25 pts
2 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           20
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                             16
4 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                    14
5 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                 12
6 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems               10
7 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                                9
8 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                  8
9 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                        7
10 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step                                   6
11 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                        5
12 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise Des Jeux                          4
13 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                3
14 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                    2
15 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      1
 
Mountains
 
Alto De Aztiria - Cat. 2
 
1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                          6 pts
2 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            4
3 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                          2
4 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Kaiku                                         1
 
Alto De Asentzio - Cat. 2
 
1 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            4 pts
2 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            3
3 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            2
4 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Kaiku                                         1
 
Alto De Arantzazu - Cat. 2
 
1 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            4 pts
2 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            3
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                              2
4 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                     1
 
Metas Volantes
 
Segura, 22 km
 
1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                          3 pts
2 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                            2
3 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               1
 
Bergara, 56 km
 
1 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            3 pts
2 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Kaiku                                       2
3 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            1
 
Zaldibia, 84 km
 
1 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            3 pts
2 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            2
3 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            1
 
Teams
 
1 Team CSC                                                     7.14.18
2 Rabobank                                                        1.04
3 Discovery Chanel Pro Cycling Team                               1.11
4 Liberty Seguros - WŘrth Team                                    1.33
5 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                              
6 T- Mobile Team                                                  2.13
7 Davitamon - Lotto                                               2.18
8 Phonak Hearing Systems                                          2.45
9 Fassa Bortolo                                                   4.06
10 Liquigas - Bianchi                                             4.13
11 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                               4.30
12 Lampre - Caffita                                               4.55
13 Quick Step                                                         
14 Illes Balears - Caisse D'Epargne                               4.56
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                            5.40
16 Domina Vacanze                                                 6.26
17 Credit Agricole                                                8.13
18 Team Gerolsteiner                                             11.24
 
General classification after stage 5a
 
 
1 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne              18.00.00
2 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                           0.01
3 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                              0.05
4 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                             0.08
5 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                    0.10
6 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                  0.15
7 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems             0.17
8 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Kaiku                                         
9 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                        
10 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        
11 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                0.20
12 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team              0.21
13 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step                                0.23
14 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                        
15 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
16 David Etxebarria (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                  
17 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone             
18 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        0.28
19 JosÚ Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team     0.32
20 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                              0.38
21 Bradley Mcgee (Aus) Franšaise Des Jeux                         0.40
22 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      0.44
23 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise Des Jeux                       0.45
24 Pieter Weening (Ned) Rabobank                                  0.52
25 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                              0.53
26 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone    1.00
27 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                 1.02
28 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne        1.12
29 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                           1.18
30 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                     
31 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                          1.35
32 Serhiy Honchar (Ukr) Domina Vacanze                            1.37
33 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team      1.47
34 Massimo Codol (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              1.48
35 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        1.49
36 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                       1.59
37 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team         2.26
38 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                              2.33
39 Francisco Javier Vila (Spa) Lampre-Caffita                     2.40
40 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick Step                              2.48
41 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                           3.09
42 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Kaiku                                  3.27
43 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                           3.41
44 Kanstantsin Siutsou (Blr) Fassa Bortolo                            
45 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                        3.55
46 Roberto Heras (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                 3.59
47 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                      4.04
48 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        4.09
49 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        4.25
50 Marco Fertonani (Ita) Domina Vacanze                           4.29
51 JosÚ Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team          4.30
52 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         4.45
53 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone         4.59
54 Wim Van Huffel (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                           5.08
55 Johann Tschopp (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    6.06
56 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                      6.36
57 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                               7.48
58 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne          8.03
59 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone          8.17
60 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                        8.29
61 Massimo Giunti (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             8.47
62 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                        8.52
63 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                      9.13
64 Theo Eltink (Ned) Rabobank                                     9.18
65 Unai Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                      
66 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         9.33
67 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                           10.22
68 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                     10.35
69 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                              10.44
70 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                               11.04
71 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                     11.13
72 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Credit Agricole                       11.20
73 Yannick Talabardon (Fra) Credit Agricole                      11.34
74 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Caffita                          11.41
75 Andrea Noe' (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                            12.00
76 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                              12.28
77 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone             13.39
78 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                          13.46
79 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                       13.56
80 Didier Rous (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            14.22
81 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                              14.23
82 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                 14.28
83 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                            14.31
84 Iker Cama˝o (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           14.32
85 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       14.55
86 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team               15.18
87 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                             15.31
88 Sandy Casar (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                          15.46
89 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Liquigas-Bianchi                    16.00
90 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                       16.21
91 Vincenzo Nibali (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           17.21
92 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step                               17.25
93 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                      17.57
94 Andrea Tonti (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                             18.21
95 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       18.59
96 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone       19.08
97 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   19.23
98 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                             19.47
99 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne            20.40
100 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                               21.11
101 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      22.22
102 Jussi Veikkanen (Fin) Franšaise Des Jeux                     23.47
103 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                      23.55
104 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Kaiku                                   24.21
105 Benoţt Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                         25.02
106 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            25.34
107 JosÚ Adrian Bonilla (CRc) Comunidad Valenciana               27.27
108 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone         27.33
109 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana          28.08
110 Marc Lotz (Ned) Quick Step                                   28.50
111 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                      28.54
112 Francisco JosÚ Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team                      28.58
113 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                     30.00
114 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  30.42
115 David Loosli (Swi) Lampre-Caffita                            31.20
116 Joan Horrach (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne            33.09
117 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                      33.57
118 Antonio Berasategui (Spa) Kaiku                              34.25
119 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise Des Jeux                    35.20
120 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                            35.32
121 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                           35.58
122 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Kaiku                                 36.10
123 JosÚ Antonio Garrido (Spa) Quick Step                        37.19
124 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Domina Vacanze                    37.28
125 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team CSC                             38.23
126 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        38.39
127 Victor Hugo Pe˝a (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems                39.01
128 Yon Bru (Spa) Kaiku                                          39.58
129 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                            40.10
130 RÚmy Di Gregorio (Fra) Franšaise Des Jeux                    40.42
131 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Lampre-Caffita                         43.19
132 Mauro Facci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              45.12
133 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                45.35
134 Kjell Carlstr÷m (Fin) Liquigas-Bianchi                       47.23
135 Addy Engels (Ned) Quick Step                                 50.15
136 Michele Gobbi (Ita) Domina Vacanze                           51.36
137 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          53.13
 
Points classification
 
1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                             85 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne           66
3 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems               65
4 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                    39
5 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                               38
6 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                             38
7 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              29
8 Bj÷rn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             28
9 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone            25
10 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                        25
11 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team CSC                                 20
12 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                             20
13 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                          20
14 Ricardo Serrano (Spa) Kaiku                                      19
15 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                               19
16 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                   18
17 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                   18
18 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                12
19 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick Step                                  12
20 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                     11
21 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                     11
22 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                11
23 Bradley Mcgee (Aus) Franšaise Des Jeux                           11
24 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                      10
25 David Etxebarria (Spa) Liberty Seguros-WŘrth Team                10
26 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Credit Agricole                         6
27 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                               6
28 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       6
29 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                                   5
30 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                        5
31 Thomas L÷vkvist (Swe) Franšaise Des Jeux                          4
32 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone       4
33 David Ca˝ada (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           3
34 JosÚ Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team        2
35 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   1
36 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                           1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           29 pts
2 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Kaiku                                        24
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                         18
4 Yon Bru (Spa) Kaiku                                               12
5 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                         12
6 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                12
7 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           10
8 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           9
9 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                     9
10 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone            8
11 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           7
12 Andrea Moletta (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                 6
13 Benoţt Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                              6
14 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise Des Jeux                         5
15 Ezequiel Mosquera (Spa) Kaiku                                     4
16 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre-Caffita                              3
17 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            3
18 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                             2
19 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                2
20 Damiano Cunego (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                               2
21 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            2
22 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                  2
23 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           2
24 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                          2
25 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana               2
26 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Domina Vacanze                         2
27 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir                       1
28 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                 1
29 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                             1
30 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                                  1
31 Unai Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                     1
32 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                   1
33 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                           1
34 Iker Cama˝o (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               1
35 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone           1
 
Metas volantes classification
 
1 Ivan Mayoz (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                13 pts
2 Benoţt Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                              11
3 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                          9
4 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                                   9
5 Carlos Zarate (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           6
6 Ruben Lobato (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                            5
7 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC                                   3
8 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone            3
9 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Domina Vacanze                          3
10 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            3
11 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           3
12 Andoni Aranaga (Spa) Kaiku                                        3
13 Adrian Palomares (Spa) Kaiku                                      2
14 Alessandro Vanotti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                           2
15 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                   2
16 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            2
17 David Blanco (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           2
18 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana               2
19 JÚr˘me Pineau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              1
20 I˝igo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir                           1
21 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi                           1
22 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone        1
23 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Franšaise Des Jeux                         1
24 Yon Bru (Spa) Kaiku                                               1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Rabobank                                                    54.01.09
2 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                          0.20
3 Discovery Chanel Pro Cycling Team                               0.37
4 Liberty Seguros - WŘrth Team                                    0.53
5 T- Mobile Team                                                  3.01
6 Fassa Bortolo                                                   3.53
7 Phonak Hearing Systems                                          4.12
8 Illes Balears - Caisse D'Epargne                                4.37
9 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                                5.13
10 Davitamon - Lotto                                              5.21
11 Team CSC                                                       5.30
12 Lampre - Caffita                                               8.22
13 Quick Step                                                     8.55
14 Credit Agricole                                                9.00
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                           10.49
16 Liquigas - Bianchi                                            16.41
17 Domina Vacanze                                                25.43
18 Team Gerolsteiner                                             25.48