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57th Vuelta a España

Spain, September 7- 29, 2002

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Stage 3 - September 9: San Vicente de Raspeig - Murcia, 134.2 km

The King is back: Cipollini roars in Murcia

By Jeff Jones

Cipollini on top
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What was missing from the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France has finally come to pass in the Vuelta España: A showdown between two of the World's greatest sprinters, Mario Cipollini and Erik Zabel. The pair have rarely competed against each other in a grand tour in recent years, with Cipollini choosing to focus on the Giro and Zabel the Tour, where Cipollini hasn't been allowed to compete. However today they met on common ground, as the Vuelta's third stage finished in Murcia, and it was Cipollini who came out on top, demonstrating his tremendous power as he led from a long way out to claim the stage over Alessandro Petacchi and Erik Zabel.

"It was a really nice sprint - the team was perfect," said Cipollini at the post race press conference. "This victory in Spain was missing from my palmares, but tomorrow I have another opportunity. It was a close sprint for sure, but then which sprints aren't?"

With his first ever Vuelta victory, Cipollini now has stage wins in all three grand tours. The Acqua e Sapone rider also showed that he will be one of the big favourites for the World Championships in Zolder, as the other sprinters were forced to eat his dust today. For race leader Joseba Beloki (ONCE), it was a fairly routine stage and his team kept the pace high enough to ensure that he remained in gold for a third day.

How it unfolded

Jurgen Van Goolen
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The racing started in earnest after only 5 kilometres of today's 134 km leg from San Vicente del Raspeig to Murcia, when a group of five readers escaped: Jurgen Van Goolen (Domo), Juan Carlos Guillamon (Jazztel), Antonio Tauler (Kelme), Elio Aggiano (Mapei), and Mikel Zarrabeitia (ONCE). With Zarrabeitia there to protect Beloki's lead on GC, it wasn't long before the group stopped cooperating, and Van Goolen decided to go it alone.

The young Belgian was left to his own devices as the peloton was content to ride steady tempo, and Van Goolen achieved a maximum lead of over seven minutes, accompanied by a strong headwind. However with 80 km to go, the sprinters' teams started riding and Van Goolen's freedom was pegged back. It only took another 40 km for Index-Alexia, Mapei and Telekom to reel him in, and his 82 km breakaway came to an end.

The trains get going
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Mario Cipollini sent some of his Acqua e Sapone teammates up to help set the tempo with Telekom and Mapei, which effectively discouraged any further breakaways. ONCE did their bit too, protecting Beloki near the front until quite close to the finish. With the flat, non-technical run in to Murcia, everyone knew it was going to be a bunch sprint.

Cipo gets the bubbly
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At 5 kilometres to go, the zebra train clicked into top gear, with all their leadout men including Mario Scirea powering on the front. Behind him were Giovanni Lombardi and Mario Cipollini, as the other sprinters Zabel, Freire, and Petacchi also moved up. On the last corner it was all Acqua e Sapone, keeping up the momentum while the others struggled in their wake. Lombardi led out from what seemed like to be too far, forcing Cipollini to come round him with a couple of hundred metres to go. Cipollini looked almost casual as he dared Zabel and Petacchi to overhaul him. They couldn't, with an annoyed Petacchi just getting his wheel in front of Zabel for second place.

Both today's and tomorrow's stages are copybook sprinters' stages, with tomorrow's 149 km between Aguilas and Roquetas De Mar unlikely to cause a great deal of havoc in the peloton. Maybe Zabel can extract his revenge, or perhaps Freire and Petacchi can do the job. However, stages 5 and 6 will introduce the riders to the real mountains of this year's Vuelta, and the racing will take a completely different shape.

Photography

Photos by Yuzuru Sunada

Photos by AFP

Photos by Graham Watson, courtesy of Unipublic

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Results

1 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo           3.07.37 (42.92 km/h)
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
3 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom
4 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
5 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
6 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
7 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS			               
8 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada	               
9 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria	               
10 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
11 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Index Alexia
12 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis			               
13 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport
14 Jeroen Blijevens (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
15 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast
16 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
17 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
18 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
19 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio			               
20 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
21 José Iván Gutierrez (Spa) iBanesto.com                        0.06
22 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
23 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
24 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
25 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Domo-Farm Frites
26 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport	               
27 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio
28 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance
29 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
30 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis
31 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski		               
32 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Index Alexia
33 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com
34 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat.Auber 93
35 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
36 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom
37 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
38 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
39 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom		               
40 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems	               
41 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Bigmat.Auber 93		               
42 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS		               
43 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
44 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca
45 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
46 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast
47 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
48 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis		               
49 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
50 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio
51 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast			               
52 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
53 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis
54 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom	               
55 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93
56 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
57 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
58 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
59 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca	               
60 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski	               
61 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS
62 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
63 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast
64 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
65 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis
66 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
67 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
68 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Lampre-Daikin
69 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo		               
70 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
71 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
72 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
73 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi		               
74 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
75 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS
76 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
77 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca	               
78 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast		               
79 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Coast		               
80 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca           
81 Michael Barry (Can) US Postal Service
82 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service
83 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski
84 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
85 Robert Bartko (Ger) Team Telekom
86 Mario Scirea (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
87 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom
88 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada	               
89 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
90 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada		               
91 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
92 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
93 Jon Odriozola (Spa) iBanesto.com
94 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com		               
95 J.Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria        
96 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski		               
97 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com
98 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
99 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
100 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
101 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
102 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
103 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) US Postal Service	               
104 Corrado Serina (Ita) Index Alexia		               
105 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance
106 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom
107 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service               
108 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
109 David Cañada (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
110 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS		               
111 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio
112 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
113 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
114 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93
115 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis			               
116 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski	
117 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi	               
118 Antonio Colom (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada	               
119 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service	               
120 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi	               
121 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites	               
122 Rafael Casero (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
123 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi              
124 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
125 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast		               
126 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems	               
127 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis			               
128 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems               
129 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin		               
130 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre-Daikin	               
131 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis
132 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Telekom		               
133 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service
134 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service	               
135 Stephane Heulot (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93	               
136 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi	               
137 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo		               
138 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis		               
139 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport           
140 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com		               
141 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
142 Sylvester Szymyd (Pol) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi	               
143 Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Alessio			               
144 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast		               
145 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com		               
146 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski		               
147 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo            
148 Joao Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS
149 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS		               
150 Jan Hruska (Cze) ONCE-Eroski		               
151 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca	               
152 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93	               
153 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites	               
154 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93	               
155 J.Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada	               
156 Steve De Wolf (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites	               
157 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina        
158 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi	               
159 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step		               
160 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi	               
161 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step		               
162 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems               
163 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Team Telekom		               
164 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance	               
165 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step	               
166 Sebastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
167 José Maestre (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada	               
168 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi	               
169 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance	               
170 Iñigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance	               
171 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance	               
172 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service	               
173 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo		               
174 Ricardo Valdez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria              
175 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin		               
176 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio		               
177 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
178 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
179 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi            
180 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport             
181 Daniele Galli (Ita) Index Alexia
182 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio		               
183 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Index Alexia
184 Andris Reiss (Lat) Index Alexia
185 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
186 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems	               
187 Melchor Mauri (Spa) Milaneza-MSS		               
188 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Index Alexia
189 Leif Hoste (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
190 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Fassa Bortolo		               
191 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step	               
192 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Index Alexia	               
193 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com	               
194 Marco Magnani (Ita) Index Alexia		               
195 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service
196 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance		               
197 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria	               
200 Martin Derganc (Slo) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo        2.30
201 Xavier Jan (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                         2.32
202 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo   5.29
203 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Mapei-Quick Step

Points                                                 
 
1 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo             25 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        20
3 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                  16
4 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                            14
5 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                   12
6 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                     10
7 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                    9
8 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada                          8
9 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                   7
10 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                                6
11 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Index Alexia                               5
12 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis                                   4
13 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport                       3
14 Jeroen Blijevens (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                        2
15 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast                                1
 
Metas volantes
 
La Mata - km 48.8
 
1 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        4 pts
2 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom                               2
3 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo          1
  
El Raal - km 114.6
 
1 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                             4 pts
2 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                          2
3 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                          1
  
Monteagudo - km 125.6
 
1 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                          4 pts
2 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                           2
3 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                               1
 
Teams
 
1 Tacconi - Sport                                            9.22.51
2 Acqua & Sapone - Cantina Tollo                                0.06
3 Jazztel - Costa Almeria                                       0.12
4 DOMO - Farm Frites
5 Team Telekom
6 Kelme - Costa Blanca
7 Cofidis, le credit par telephone
8 Alessio
9 Phonak Hearing Systems
10 Saeco - Longoni Sport
11 Milaneza - MSS
12 Team Coast
13 Fassa Bortolo
14 Lampre - Daikin
15 Relax - Fuenlabrada
16 Index - Alexia
17 Mapei-Quick Step
18 IBanesto.com                                                 0.18
19 Once - Eroski
20 Bigmat Auber 93
21 Euskaltel - Euskadi
22 AG2R Prevoyance
23 US Postal Service
 
General classification after stage 3

1 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                         7.33.39
2 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
3 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
4 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski
5 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
6 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski
7 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    0.09
8 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                              0.12
9 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                      0.14
10 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service
11 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service
12 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    0.15
13 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca
14 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
15 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
16 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
17 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
18 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
19 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                   0.18
20 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom
21 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           0.23
22 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
23 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
24 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
25 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
26 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                          0.26
27 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis
28 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis
29 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis
30 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis
31 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                          0.27
32 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
33 José Iván Gutierrez (Spa) iBanesto.com
34 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com
35 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com
36 Jon Odriozola (Spa) iBanesto.com
37 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com
38 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com
39 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                     0.31
40 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                       0.36
41 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo        0.37
42 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast                             0.39
43 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast
44 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
45 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast
46 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast
47 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast
48 David Cañada (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                       0.42
49 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
50 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
51 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo        0.43
52 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
53 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tol
54 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems              0.47
55 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
56 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
57 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
58 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
59 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                              0.48
60 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                          0.54
61 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre-Daikin
62 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin
63 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS
64 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS
65 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS
66 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
67 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
68 Joao Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS
69 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Domo-Farm Frites                  0.59
70 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
71 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
72 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
73 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   1.03
74 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
75 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
76 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
77 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                  1.07
78 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                               1.09
79 Michael Barry (Can) US Postal Service                     1.10
80 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi             1.13
81 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
82 Sylvester Szymyd (Pol) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
83 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
84 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
85 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
86 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
87 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
88 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria             1.15
89 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport
90 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                  1.16
91 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93
92 Stephane Heulot (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
93 Sebastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
94 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom                          1.17
95 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                1.18
96 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria             1.21
97 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
98 Rafael Casero (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
99 J.Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
100 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
101 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
102 Ricardo Valdez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
103 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo       1.22
104 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio                        1.24
105 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio
106 Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Alessio
107 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                    1.26
108 Iñigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
109 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
110 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                   1.31
111 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
112 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
113 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
114 Antonio Colom (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
115 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      1.49
116 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo     1.52
117 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                      2.17
118 Steve De Wolf (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                     2.25
119 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) US Postal Service                 2.31
120 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  2.32
121 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                            2.35
122 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom
123 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Index Alexia                    2.38
124 Marco Magnani (Ita) Index Alexia
125 Melchor Mauri (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                         2.39
126 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Team Telekom                      2.43
127 Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport         2.57
128 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                      2.59
129 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                        3.11
130 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    3.20
131 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
132 J.Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                 3.24
133 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
134 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                    3.26
135 Jan Hruska (Cze) ONCE-Eroski                             3.29
136 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                   3.30
137 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance                3.43
138 Bram Tankink (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                      3.46
139 José Maestre (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                     3.48
140 Mario Scirea (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo          4.43
141 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio                           4.47
142 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
143 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                          4.52
144 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                5.04
145 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                           5.39
146 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                      5.43
147 Robert Bartko (Ger) Team Telekom                         5.53
148 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        5.58
149 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
150 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service                  6.00
151 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                 6.17
152 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Coast                         6.30
153 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems             6.38
154 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Lampre-Daikin                     6.45
155 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Index Alexia                     6.47
156 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                     6.51
157 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada                   7.16
158 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                     7.22
159 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service               7.28
160 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                  7.31
161 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        7.37
162 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport               7.50
163 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems             7.55
164 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Telekom                        8.23
165 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi               8.27
166 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis                             8.31
167 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis
168 Martin Derganc (Slo) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo        8.42
169 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria         9.26
170 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                          9.27
171 Gabriele Balducci (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi             9.55
172 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Mapei-Quick Step                 13.19
173 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service                    16.41
174 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast                         17.00
175 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast                           17.06
176 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                   17.09
177 Leif Hoste (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       17.26
178 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                17.30
179 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi             17.40
180 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat.Auber 93                    17.43
181 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Bigmat.Auber 93
182 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
183 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                             17.45
184 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                            17.51
185 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio
186 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                         17.53
187 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
188 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
189 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
190 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service                   18.28
191 Corrado Serina (Ita) Index Alexia                       19.05
192 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Index Alexia
193 Andris Reiss (Lat) Index Alexia
194 Jeroen Blijevens (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                 19.06
195 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi              19.08
196 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Index Alexia                        19.09
197 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                19.12
198 Daniele Galli (Ita) Index Alexia                        19.15
199 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Index Alexia
200 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin                     19.20
201 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             20.04
202 Xavier Jan (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                        20.09
203 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo  29.51

Points classification
 
1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                   36 pts
2 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo              25
3 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        25
4 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                    23
5 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                         20
6 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    16
7 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                             14
8 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                   14
9 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            12
10 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                       12
11 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                   12
12 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                10
13 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                     10
14 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                                 9
15 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         8
16 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada                          8
17 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                                6
18 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                     6
19 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                                 6
20 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo              5
21 Ivan Quaranta (Ita) Index Alexia                                5
22 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                          4
23 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                             4
24 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        4
25 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Index Alexia                           4
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                     16 pts
2 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            12
3 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            10
4 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                           8
5 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           6
6 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                  6
7 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                           4
8 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         4
9 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                              3
10 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski                                  2
11 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                                    2
12 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                         1
13 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                     1
 
Regularity classification
 
1 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                     97
2 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                         101
3 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                         107
4 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           169
 
Teams classification
 
1 Once - Eroski                                             22.40.57
2 Kelme - Costa Blanca                                          0.39
3 US Postal Service                                             0.42
4 Team Telekom                                                  0.48
5 Fassa Bortolo                                                 1.03
6 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                              1.12
7 IBanesto.com                                                  1.21
8 Team Coast                                                    1.51
9 Acqua & Sapone - Cantina Tollo                                1.57
10 Mapei-Quick Step                                             2.00
11 Phonak Hearing Systems                                       2.15
12 Milaneza - MSS                                               2.36
13 Lampre - Daikin
14 DOMO - Farm Frites                                           2.51
15 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                          3.09
16 Tacconi - Sport                                              3.21
17 Saeco - Longoni Sport                                        3.33
18 Bigmat Auber 93                                              3.48
19 Jazztel - Costa Almeria                                      3.57
20 Alessio                                                      4.06
21 AG2R Prevoyance                                              4.18
22 Relax - Fuenlabrada                                          4.27
23 Index - Alexia                                              10.05