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43rd Tour de l'Avenir - 2.1

France, August 31-September 9, 2006

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Stage 1 - August 31: Charleroi - Charleroi, 130 km

One-two for FDJ with Delage and Monnerais

By Jean-François Quénet in Monceau-sur-Sambre

One-two for FDJ
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Next year the Tour de l'Avenir will be contested by national teams only – as it was in the early days in the 60's – but for now ProTour team Française des Jeux has maintained the leadership of the world's premier teams. The squad directed by the Madiot brothers has scored a significant 1-2 with Mickaël Delage and Cyrille Monnerais sharing the honours in Monceau-sur-Sambre nearby Charleroi in Belgium.

FDJ's instructions stated that no move of more than three riders should go without one of them. "We've managed to do that all the way", Delage commented. "Before the Tour de l'Avenir, we've done a lot of races with the same six guys, that's why we're used to that team work. After one hour of racing, we've been up there all the time with a minimum of two riders in the front. We didn't make any mistake. At the end, I've had an excellent teammate in the person of Cyrille Monnerais. He attacked and forced the other riders to get organized, then he didn't pace for one centimetre. Before the final, I wasn't afraid of anyone because I know I'm a good sprinter. Uphill with pavés, that was ideal for me."

Delage, 21, whose mother works for Château Belcier, one of the best Bordeaux wines, was a six-times French champion on the track for team pursuit. He turned pro with Française des Jeux at the beginning of 2005 and attacked from the gun in a perfect Jacky Durand style of racing at the start of his first pro race, the Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under in Australia. He is definitely an aggressive rider. He's fast as well, but he couldn't wait for getting his first pro win. "One full season plus three quarters of another one with no win, that was too much for me", he said.

Delage has a bright future
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"Winning stage 1 is even better than any other one, he added. Now I wear the yellow jersey as well, I like it. I'm not gonna race for the overall win though, I'm not good enough as a climber and there are a lot of mountains in the Tour de l'Avenir this year."

FDJ has raced perfectly for the stage win but their supposed leader Rémi Di Gregorio lost more than 12 minutes. So did last year's runner up Christophe Riblon of AG2R whose preparation has been affected by a urine infection earlier this month. His team-mate Carl Naibo, Moises Duenas from Agritubel and Dutchman Robert Gesink are the best placed climbers after stage 1.

"I'm quite happy today," Gesink commented. "The course today was very difficult. There was no time to rest. I don't know what I can do overall because I'm only 20, but our Rabobank team is motivated for GC." Gesink is the first king of the mountain. This skinny rider looks pretty similar to another famous climber from Rabobank, Michael Rasmussen!

How it unfolded

Former Junior world champion
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Stage 1 of the 2006 Tour de l'Avenir started with a lap of ten kilometres to be covered 13 times by 131 riders. The course was quite difficult and allowed a few cyclists to attack early. Julien Mazet (Auber 93) was the first one to create a gap with Lars Petter Nordhaug (Norwegian national team) and Blaise Sonnery (French national team) going in between.

At the first hot spot sprint (km 30), Mickaël Delage (Française des Jeux) came first ahead of his team-mate Mathieu Ladagnous. That was a first 1-2 on the finishing line for the French lottery squad. During the fourth lap, Carl Naibo (Ag2r), Robert Gesink (Rabobank) and Sergeï Kolesnikov (Omnibike) took off. Later, another group of 11 was formed with those three plus Sergio Pardilla (Viña Magna), Tom Stubbe (Chocolade Jacques), Cyrille Monnerais and Tim Gudsell (Française des Jeux), Stef Clement (Bouygues Telecom), Iñigo Lazkano (Orbea), Andreï Klyuev (Omnibike) and Lars Boom (Rabobank). Three men came across: Moises Duenas (Agritubel), Amaël Moinard (Cofidis) and Oleksander Kvachuck (Ukrainian national team). Then another three: Lloyd Mondory (Ag2r), Kurt Hovelynck (Chocolade Jacques) and Mazet.

After the last hot spot sprint won by Boom ahead of Clement at km 90, Mathieu Sprick (Bouygues Telecom), Serge Pauwels (Chocolade Jacques), Victor Gomes (Viña Magna), Delage and Ladagnous also completed the front group, where attacks kept going on. Monnerais covered the moves and opened the sprint for Delage who claimed his first pro win and the first yellow jersey of his career.

Photography

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Results

1 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                            3.12.41
2 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                            0.01
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  0.05
4 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
5 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                  
6 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                          
7 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                 
8 Moises Duenas Nevado (Spa) Agritubel                                  0.13
9 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                0.14
10 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                                      
11 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                1.35
12 Michael Blanchy (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                1.37
13 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) French National Team                              
14 Benoit Sinner (Fra) Agritubel                                            
15 Havard Nybo (Nor) Norwegian National Team                                
16 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
17 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               
18 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                      
19 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux                                 
20 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                          
21 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                            
22 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) German National Team                           
23 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                              
24 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
25 Benoit Daeninck (Fra) French National Team                               
26 Julen Zubero (Spa) Orbea                                                 
27 Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Norwegian National Team                        
28 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                               
29 Jan Soetens (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                        
30 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
31 Nicholas Roche (Irl) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                1.44
32 Kevin Neyrinck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                             
33 Evgeniy Sladkov (Kaz) Jartazi-7Mobile                                    
34 Arnaud Lesvenan (Fra) French National Team                               
35 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
36 Antonio Cosme (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                     
37 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Jartazi-7Mobile                                    
38 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Perutnina Ptuj                                      
39 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93                                              
40 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                     
41 Ivan Melero (Spa) Orbea                                                  
42 Michael Muck (Ger) German National Team                                  
43 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                      
44 Florian Morizot (Fra) Auber 93                                           
45 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) French National Team                              
46 Jesus Tendero (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                     
47 Evgeny Popov (Rus) Rabobank Continental                                  
48 Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank Continental                            
49 Victor Manuel Gomes (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                               
50 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                             
51 Inigo Lazkano (Spa) Orbea                                                
52 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux                                   
53 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                              
54 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                       
55 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                  
56 Vadim Vdovinov (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                                  
57 Anatoliy Pahtusov (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                          
58 Stian Remme (Nor) Norwegian National Team                                
59 José Mendes (Por) Portuguese National Team                               
60 Andrey Klyuev (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                               
61 Emilien-Benoît Berges (Fra) Auber 93                                     
62 Mathieu Heijboer (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
63 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                          
64 Stefan Schafer (Ger) German National Team                                
65 Vasily Khatuntsev (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                       6.27
66 Diego Gallego (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                     
67 Sebastien Delfosse (Bel) Belgian National Team                       6.28
68 Alexey Zaitsev (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                                  
69 Nicolas Maes (Bel) Belgian National Team                             6.31
70 Iker Mezo (Spa) Orbea                                                    
71 Sergio Herrero (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                    
72 Alexender Kristoff (Nor) Norwegian National Team                     7.13
73 Valery Valynin (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                              
74 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Agritubel                                         7.24
75 Wesley Van Der Linden (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        
76 Edvalo Hagen (Nor) Norwegian National Team                               
77 Sergey Kolesnikov (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                           
78 Cornelius Van Ooiyen (Ned) Unibet-Davo                                   
79 Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Agritubel                                         
80 Joseba Zumeta (Spa) Orbea                                            7.30
81 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) French National Team                            9.53
82 Andrey Medyannikov (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                              
83 Geert Steurs (Bel) Belgian National Team                                 
84 Kevin Maene (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                            9.57
85 Jean Paul Simon (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                            
86 Kurt Dierckx (Bel) Belgian National Team                                 
87 Nico Keinath (Ger) German National Team                                  
88 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Belgian National Team                              
89 Cedric Pineau (Fra) Agritubel                                            
90 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
91 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                       12.27
92 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                         12.31
93 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                   12.34
94 Bruno Neves (Por) Portuguese National Team                               
95 Andre Cardoso (Por) Portuguese National Team                             
96 Filipe Cardoso (Por) Portuguese National Team                            
97 Antonio Jesus (Por) Portuguese National Team                             
98 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) French National Team                       12.38
99 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Perutnina Ptuj                                   
100 Alexey Lyalko (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                                  
101 Styn Vandenbergh (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                      
102 Jeremy Galland (Fra) Agritubel                                          
103 Michel Kreder (Ned) Unibet-Davo                                         
104 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux                               
105 Kevin Ista (Bel) Belgian National Team                                  
106 Alexandre Aulas (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                   
107 Vidal Celis (Spa) Orbea                                                 
108 Tyler Farrar (USA) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                     
109 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
110 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Auber 93                                              
111 Yohan Cauquil (Fra) Jartazi-7Mobile                                     
112 Dmytro Ratushnyy (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                          
113 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                   
114 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                  
115 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Auber 93                                           
116 Andriy Suralev (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                            
117 Andrej Omulec (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                      
118 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                    
119 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
120 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                 
121 Philip Deignan (Irl) AG2R Prevoyance                                    
122 Mathias Belka (Ger) German National Team                                
123 René Mandri (Est) Auber 93                                              
124 Steve Cummings (GBr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                            
125 Christopher Myhre (Nor) Norwegian National Team                         
126 Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                   12.46
127 Carlo Westphal (Ger) German National Team                          12.50
128 Sven Nevens (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                  13.23
129 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Portuguese National Team                      17.33
130 Alexender Khatuntsev (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                  20.17
131 Oleg Opryshko (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                        27.50
 
Points
 
1 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                                 30 pts
2 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                              27
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    25
4 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  23
5 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                21
6 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                        19
7 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               17
8 Moises Duenas Nevado (Spa) Agritubel                                    15
9 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                  13
10 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                                    11
11 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                  10
12 Michael Blanchy (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                   9
13 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) French National Team                             8
14 Benoit Sinner (Fra) Agritubel                                           7
15 Havard Nybo (Nor) Norwegian National Team                               6
16 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           5
17 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              4
18 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                     3
19 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux                                2
20 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                         1
 
Mountains
 
Côte de Monceau-sur-Sambre, km 22 
1 Benoit Daeninck (Fra) French National Team                               3 pts
2 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93                                              2
3 Stian Remme (Nor) Norwegian National Team                                1
 
Côte de Monceau-sur-Sambre, km 52 
1 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                 3 pts
2 Inigo Lazkano (Spa) Orbea                                                2
3 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                     1
 
Côte de Monceau-sur-Sambre, km 82 
1 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                 3 pts
2 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93                                              2
3 Moises Duenas Nevado (Spa) Agritubel                                     1
 
Sprints
 
Monceau-sur-Sambre (Charleroi) (3rd lap), km 30 
1 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                                  3 pts
2 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                              2
3 Wesley Van Der Linden (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen        1
 
Monceau-sur-Sambre (Charleroi) (6th lap), km 60 
1 Andrey Klyuev (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                               3 pts
2 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                                      2
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                     1
 
Monceau-sur-Sambre (Charleroi) (9th lap), km 90 
1 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                     3 pts
2 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                                      2
3 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               1
 
Teams 
 
1 Francaise Des Jeux                                                 9.39.41
2 Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen                               0.18
3 Bouygues Telecom                                                          
4 Rabobank                                                              1.46
5 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                          1.48
6 Ag2R Prevoyance                                                           
7 French National Team                                                  3.20
8 Jartazi-7Mobile                                                           
9 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago                                                 
10 Norwegian National Team                                                  
11 Orbea                                                                3.27
12 German National Team                                                     
13 Vina Magna-Cropu                                                     3.34
14 Auber 93                                                                 
15 Agritubel                                                            7.36
16 Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                                               8.17
17 Cycling Team Capec                                                   8.18
18 Ukrainian National Team                                             14.17
19 Perutnina Ptuj                                                      14.28
20 Unibet Davo                                                         19.57
21 Belgian National Team                                               21.14
22 Portuguese National Team                                            25.14
 
General classification after stage 1
 
1 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                            3.12.28
2 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                            0.08
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  0.13
4 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                0.18
5 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                  
6 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                          
7 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                 
8 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                                   0.23
9 Moises Duenas Nevado (Spa) Agritubel                                  0.26
10 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               0.27
11 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                1.48
12 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                              
13 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           1.49
14 Michael Blanchy (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                1.50
15 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) French National Team                              
16 Benoit Sinner (Fra) Agritubel                                            
17 Havard Nybo (Nor) Norwegian National Team                                
18 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen            
19 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                      
20 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux                                 
21 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                          
22 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                            
23 Alexander Gottfried (Ger) German National Team                           
24 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
25 Benoit Daeninck (Fra) French National Team                               
26 Julen Zubero (Spa) Orbea                                                 
27 Lars-Peter Nordhaug (Nor) Norwegian National Team                        
28 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                               
29 Jan Soetens (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                        
30 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
31 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                 1.54
32 Andrey Klyuev (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                               
33 Nicholas Roche (Irl) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                1.57
34 Kevin Neyrinck (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                             
35 Evgeniy Sladkov (Kaz) Jartazi-7Mobile                                    
36 Arnaud Lesvenan (Fra) French National Team                               
37 Olivier Bonnaire (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  
38 Antonio Cosme (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                     
39 Vytautas Kaupas (Ltu) Jartazi-7Mobile                                    
40 Matija Kvasina (Cro) Perutnina Ptuj                                      
41 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93                                              
42 Ivan Melero (Spa) Orbea                                                  
43 Michael Muck (Ger) German National Team                                  
44 Gregor Gazvoda (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                      
45 Florian Morizot (Fra) Auber 93                                           
46 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) French National Team                              
47 Jesus Tendero (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                     
48 Evgeny Popov (Rus) Rabobank Continental                                  
49 Dmitriy Kozontchuk (Rus) Rabobank Continental                            
50 Victor Manuel Gomes (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                               
51 Eduard Vorganov (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                             
52 Inigo Lazkano (Spa) Orbea                                                
53 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française des Jeux                                   
54 Alexandr Dyachenko (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                              
55 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                       
56 Stéphane Poulhies (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                  
57 Vadim Vdovinov (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                                  
58 Anatoliy Pahtusov (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                          
59 Stian Remme (Nor) Norwegian National Team                                
60 José Mendes (Por) Portuguese National Team                               
61 Emilien-Benoît Berges (Fra) Auber 93                                     
62 Mathieu Heijboer (Ned) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                  
63 Oleksandr Kvachuk (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                          
64 Stefan Schafer (Ger) German National Team                                
65 Vasily Khatuntsev (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                       6.40
66 Diego Gallego (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                     
67 Sebastien Delfosse (Bel) Belgian National Team                       6.41
68 Alexey Zaitsev (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                                  
69 Nicolas Maes (Bel) Belgian National Team                             6.44
70 Iker Mezo (Spa) Orbea                                                    
71 Sergio Herrero (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                    
72 Alexender Kristoff (Nor) Norwegian National Team                     7.26
73 Valery Valynin (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                              
74 Wesley Van Der Linden (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen    7.36
75 Hans Dekkers (Ned) Agritubel                                         7.37
76 Edvalo Hagen (Nor) Norwegian National Team                               
77 Sergey Kolesnikov (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                           
78 Cornelius Van Ooiyen (Ned) Unibet-Davo                                   
79 Benjamin Johnson (Aus) Agritubel                                         
80 Joseba Zumeta (Spa) Orbea                                            7.43
81 Blaise Sonnery (Fra) French National Team                           10.06
82 Andrey Medyannikov (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                              
83 Geert Steurs (Bel) Belgian National Team                                 
84 Kevin Maene (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                           10.10
85 Jean Paul Simon (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                            
86 Kurt Dierckx (Bel) Belgian National Team                                 
87 Nico Keinath (Ger) German National Team                                  
88 Dominique Cornu (Bel) Belgian National Team                              
89 Cedric Pineau (Fra) Agritubel                                            
90 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen             
91 Dmytro Krivtsov (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                       12.40
92 Valentin Iglinskiy (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                         12.44
93 Thomas De Gendt (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                   12.47
94 Bruno Neves (Por) Portuguese National Team                               
95 Andre Cardoso (Por) Portuguese National Team                             
96 Filipe Cardoso (Por) Portuguese National Team                            
97 Antonio Jesus (Por) Portuguese National Team                             
98 Guillaume Levarlet (Fra) French National Team                       12.51
99 Kristijan Durasek (Cro) Perutnina Ptuj                                   
100 Alexey Lyalko (Kaz) Cycling Team Capec                                  
101 Styn Vandenbergh (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                      
102 Jeremy Galland (Fra) Agritubel                                          
103 Michel Kreder (Ned) Unibet-Davo                                         
104 Rémy Di Gregorio (Fra) Française des Jeux                               
105 Kevin Ista (Bel) Belgian National Team                                  
106 Alexandre Aulas (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                   
107 Vidal Celis (Spa) Orbea                                                 
108 Tyler Farrar (USA) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                     
109 Alexandre Pichot (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                 
110 Saïd Haddou (Fra) Auber 93                                              
111 Yohan Cauquil (Fra) Jartazi-7Mobile                                     
112 Dmytro Ratushnyy (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                          
113 Rick Flens (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                   
114 Sergio Pardilla (Spa) Vina Magna-Cropu                                  
115 Mathieu Drujon (Fra) Auber 93                                           
116 Andriy Suralev (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                            
117 Andrej Omulec (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                      
118 Aldo Ino Ilesic (Slo) Perutnina Ptuj                                    
119 Damien Monier (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    
120 Christophe Riblon (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                 
121 Philip Deignan (Irl) AG2R Prevoyance                                    
122 Mathias Belka (Ger) German National Team                                
123 René Mandri (Est) Auber 93                                              
124 Steve Cummings (GBr) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago                            
125 Christopher Myhre (Nor) Norwegian National Team                         
126 Dimitri Claeys (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                   12.59
127 Carlo Westphal (Ger) German National Team                          13.03
128 Sven Nevens (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                  13.36
129 Ricardo Mestre (Por) Portuguese National Team                      17.46
130 Alexender Khatuntsev (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                  20.30
131 Oleg Opryshko (Ukr) Ukrainian National Team                        28.03
 
Points classification
 
1 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Française des Jeux                                 33 pts
2 Cyrille Monnerais (Fra) Française des Jeux                              27
3 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, le Credit par Telephone                    26
4 Matthieu Sprick (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                  23
5 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                21
6 Carl Naibo (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                        19
7 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen               17
8 Moises Duenas Nevado (Spa) Agritubel                                    15
9 Stef Clement (Ned) Bouygues Telecom                                     15
10 Tom Stubbe (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen                 13
11 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                  10
12 Michael Blanchy (Bel) Jartazi-7Mobile                                   9
13 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) French National Team                             8
14 Benoit Sinner (Fra) Agritubel                                           7
15 Havard Nybo (Nor) Norwegian National Team                               6
16 Kurt Hovelynck (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen              5
16 Pieter Ghyllebert (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen           5
18 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                    3
18 Andrey Klyuev (Rus) Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                              3
20 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) AG2R Prevoyance                                     3
21 Matthieu Ladagnous (Fra) Française des Jeux                             2
21 Timothy Gudsell (NZl) Française des Jeux                                2
23 Pieter Jacobs (Bel) Unibet-Davo                                         1
24 Wesley Van Der Linden (Bel) Chocolade Jacques-Topsport Vlaanderen       1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Robert Gesink (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                 6 pts
2 Julien Mazet (Fra) Auber 93                                              4
3 Benoit Daeninck (Fra) French National Team                               3
4 Inigo Lazkano (Spa) Orbea                                                2
5 Moises Duenas Nevado (Spa) Agritubel                                     1
6 Stian Remme (Nor) Norwegian National Team                                1
7 Lars Boom (Ned) Rabobank Continental                                     1
 
Teams classification
 
1 Francaise Des Jeux                                                 9.39.41
2 Bouygues Telecom                                                      0.18
3 Chocolade Jacques - Topsport Vlaanderen                                   
4 Rabobank                                                              1.46
5 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                                          1.48
6 Ag2R Prevoyance                                                           
7 Jartazi-7Mobile                                                       3.20
8 French National Team                                                      
9 Norwegian National Team                                                   
10 Landbouwkrediet - Colnago                                                
11 German National Team                                                 3.27
12 Orbea                                                                    
13 Vina Magna-Cropu                                                     3.34
14 Auber 93                                                                 
15 Agritubel                                                            7.36
16 Omnibike Dynamo Moscow                                               8.17
17 Cycling Team Capec                                                   8.18
18 Ukrainian National Team                                             14.17
19 Perutnina Ptuj                                                      14.28
20 Unibet Davo                                                         19.57
21 Belgian National Team                                               21.14
22 Portuguese National Team                                            25.14