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57th Vuelta a España

Spain, September 7- 29, 2002

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Stage 7 - September 13: Jaen - Malaga, 196.8 km

Easy as 1-2-3 for Cipo

By Jeff Jones

Cipo for three
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After Sunday, Mario Cipollini will no longer be riding the Vuelta, already having indicated that he will pull out of the Spanish tour to concentrate on his preparation for the World Championships in Zolder. That will of course be a shame for the fans of the Vuelta, but Cipollini has now shown what he can do here on three occasions when the stage has finished in a mass sprint. He has one more goal for this season, and that is to win the World Championships. His third stage victory today proved that he will be one of the biggest favourites in Zolder.

"In the first one my teammates set the fastest tempo and it was difficult for me to follow them. The second was a sprint of force and power, whereas in the third I was a little worried because I thought that the team had done too much work too soon," commented Cipo after the stage.

Despite the loss of one of the members of his 'zebra train' a couple of days ago (Martin Derganc due to intestinal problems), Cipollini had the perfect leadout again as Acqua e Sapone clicked into top gear with just 2 km to go. When Mario Scirea wound it up to 65 km/h with 1.5 km to go, none of the other teams could match him and they were forced to follow in Cipollini's wake. Bennati took over right at 1 km to go, then Lombardi led out with 500m to go, leaving Cipollini a comfortable 200m to sprint to victory.

It was like clockwork and nothing disturbed the precision of the train. Giovanni Lombardi seems to be giving his victory salute earlier than ever - certainly well before Cipollini has crossed the line! Cipo now has 180 career victories, this season including Milan-San Remo, Gent-Wevelgem, and nine stage wins in the Giro and Vuelta.

How it unfolded

Kelme control
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After the past two days in mountain goat territory (at least at the end of the stage), today saw a return to the flats as the riders made their way from Jaen to Malaga, 197 km via the vast Spanish olive growing districts. It was a perfect sprinters stage, with no categorised climbs and a downhill run to the finish. Temperatures were once again on the warm side at 33 degrees Celsius.

After 23 km of fast racing, the elastic broke and five riders rode away from the field: German Nieto (Relax Fuenlabrada), Elio Aggiano (Mapei-Quick Step), Jurgen Van Goolen (Domo-Farm Frites), Nicolas Portal (Ag2r-Prevoyance) and Mariano Piccoli (Lampre-Daikin).

The early break
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After covering over 45 km in the first hour, the break's lead got up to 4'15 before it stabilised over the next 30 km. Aggiano was dropped after 76 km and went back to the bunch, which wasn't in a hurry to catch the leaders as none of them were a threat on GC. After 112 km, the lead had increased to 5'28 and that was the most they got, as Acqua e Sapone and Telekom put a few men on the front of the peloton to reel them in.

The break was caught at 33 km to go as the peloton descended along the long wide highway leading into Malaga. There was a slightly better than zero chance that another break would succeed after this, and Antonio Colom (Relax) and Dario Gadeo (Jazztel) decided to test the odds. They lasted perhaps 3 km before the combined forces of Telekom and Domo (working for Blijlevens) swallowed them.

Telekom looked to have it right today, and obviously Zabel was feeling good. But their magenta train was derailed with 2 km to go as Guido Trenti, Mario Scirea, Daniele Bennati, and Giovanni Lombardi stormed to the front with Cipollini right on their wheels. Zbigniew Spruch (Lampre) tried to get Jan Svorada in a good position at the front but he could not match the powerful strokes of Mario Scirea.

One by one they peeled off in order for Cipollini to take another clear stage win, his third in the Vuelta but possibly not his last. He got it on the dot once again. Erik Zabel (Telekom). took second, with Sven Teutenberg (Phonak) finishing in third ahead of Alessandro Petacchi.

Easy day for Sevilla
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For new race leader Oscar Sevilla (Kelme), today was a very quiet day in the bunch. Sevilla rode comfortably near the front, not suffering any mechanical problems as he did yesterday, which could have cost him a few precious seconds on the final climb. Sevilla should stay in front until Monday's time trial, when there's a fair chance that Alexandre Vinokourov could take over the lead. Vino is currently second on GC at 14 seconds and is an accomplished time trialist, although this is definitely one aspect that Sevilla has worked on.

Tomorrow's stage from Málaga to Ubrique is harder to predict, with the Cat. 1 climb of Puerto de las Palomas coming at 33 km to go. This might be enough to lose Cipollini, depending on how the climbers decide to treat the mountain.

Photography

Photos by Yuzuru Sunada

Photos courtesy of AFP

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Results

1 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo        4.33.47 (43.13 km/h)
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom
3 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
4 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
5 Jeroen Blijevens (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
6 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio
7 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport
8 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
9 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
10 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
11 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
12 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast
13 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada
14 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
15 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
16 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
17 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Index Alexia
18 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
19 José Iván Gutierrez (Spa) iBanesto.com
20 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
21 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis
22 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
23 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio
24 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
25 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
26 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom
27 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
28 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com
29 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com
30 Michael Barry (Can) US Postal Service
31 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS
32 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
33 David Cańada (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
34 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
35 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
36 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
37 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
38 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom
39 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
40 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com
41 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service
42 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Domo-Farm Frites
43 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast
44 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
45 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
46 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
47 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis
48 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom
49 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
50 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
51 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis
52 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS
53 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom
54 Mario Scirea (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
55 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service
56 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
57 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
58 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93
59 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
60 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
61 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
62 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
63 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski
64 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis
65 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast
66 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
67 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom
68 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
69 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
70 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre-Daikin
71 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
72 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service
73 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS
74 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
75 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis
76 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
77 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS
78 J.Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
79 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast
80 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
81 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
82 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
83 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast
84 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
85 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
86 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
87 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast
88 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
89 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Coast
90 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service
91 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis
92 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio
93 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
94 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
95 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
96 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
97 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
98 Antonio Colom (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
99 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
100 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
101 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski
102 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis
103 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
104 Joao Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS
105 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
106 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
107 Melchor Mauri (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
108 Sylvester Szymyd (Pol) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
109 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
110 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance
111 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service
112 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
113 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
114 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
115 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio
116 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
117 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
118 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
119 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
120 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast
121 Jon Odriozola (Spa) iBanesto.com
122 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Telekom
123 Robert Bartko (Ger) Team Telekom
124 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
125 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Toll
126 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis
127 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
128 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
129 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                  0.21
130 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
131 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93
132 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
133 Andris Reiss (Lat) Index Alexia
134 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
135 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
136 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
137 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
138 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
139 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
140 Jan Hruska (Cze) ONCE-Eroski
141 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com
142 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
143 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
144 Victor Hugo Peńa (Col) US Postal Service
145 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com
146 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
147 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Index Alexia
148 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
149 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
150 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service
151 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
152 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio
153 Steve De Wolf (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
154 Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Alessio
155 Leif Hoste (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
156 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast
157 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
158 J.Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
159 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio
160 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
161 Ińigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
162 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
163 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com
164 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
165 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
166 Rafael Casero (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
167 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
168 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin
169 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Team Telekom
170 Ricardo Valdez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
171 Ińigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis
172 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
173 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
174 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
175 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
176 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Index Alexia
177 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo             1.14
178 Sebastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                  1.45
179 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
180 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca
181 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service
182 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Mapei-Quick Step
183 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
184 José Maestre (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                        1.51
185 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                  0.00
186 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat.Auber 93                        2.07
187 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                             0.00
188 Marco Magnani (Ita) Index Alexia                            3.12
189 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                       6.54
190 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                             8.00
191 Corrado Serina (Ita) Index Alexia                          17.14
DNF Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Bigmat.Auber 93 
DNF Daniele Galli (Ita) Index-Alexia
DNF Alessandro Spezialetti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
 
Points
 
1 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo             25 pts
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                  20
3 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                   16
4 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        14
5 Jeroen Blijevens (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                        12
6 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                    10
7 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        9
8 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                          8
9 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                             7
10 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                   6
11 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                       5
12 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast                                4
13 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada                         3
14 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                     2
15 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        1
 
Sprints
 
Cabra - km 79.9
 
1 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            4 pts
2 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        2
3 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                            1
 
Lucena - km 90.5
 
1 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        4 pts
2 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            2
3 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                             1
 
Málaga - km 192.2
 
1 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                        4 pts
2 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                           2
3 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Domo-Farm Frites                        1
 
Teams
 
1 Saeco-Longoni Sport                                       13.41.21
2 Domo-Farm Frites
3 Team Telekom
4 Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
5 Kelme-Costa Blanca
6 iBanesto.com
7 Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
8 Milaneza-MSS
9 Euskaltel-Euskadi
10 Fassa Bortolo
11 Mapei-Quick Step
12 Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
13 Cofidis
14 Team Coast
15 Alessio
16 Phonak Hearing Systems
17 US Postal Service
18 Relax-Fuenlabrada
19 ONCE-Eroski
20 Bigmat.Auber 93
21 Lampre-Daikin
22 Ag2R Prevoyance
23 Index Alexia                                                 0.42
 
General classification after stage 7
 
1 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     5.25.04
2 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                       0.14
3 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                         0.39
4 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       0.41
5 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                      0.52
6 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       0.57
7 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             1.14
8 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                           1.25
9 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                1.32
10 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                              1.43
11 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                     1.45
12 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                     1.48
13 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                    1.49
14 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                  2.01
15 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                         2.18
16 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                 2.22
17 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                              2.29
18 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com
19 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast                              2.33
20 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast                                2.46
21 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast                           3.04
22 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                                   3.16
23 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                           3.35
24 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     4.02
25 Ricardo Valdez (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                4.04
26 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                              4.26
27 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                              4.36
28 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                          5.07
29 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                   5.18
30 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                              5.19
31 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                5.37
32 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       5.50
33 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                       5.54
34 Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                  6.09
35 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                                 6.19
36 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com
37 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       6.46
38 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com                          6.49
39 J.Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria         6.57
40 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                  7.18
41 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                          7.21
42 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre-Daikin                       7.44
43 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service                 8.12
44 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            8.26
45 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                             8.31
46 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski                               8.41
47 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        8.48
48 Ińigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                        9.38
49 Sylvester Szymyd (Pol) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                  9.44
50 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                         9.49
51 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                             9.51
52 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                10.32
53 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 10.42
54 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast                                 11.31
55 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                       12.44
56 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             13.44
57 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport                    13.56
58 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio                           14.21
59 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Index Alexia                       14.51
60 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                   14.57
61 Rafael Casero (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                15.05
62 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tol     15.28
63 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                         17.27
64 David Cańada (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                         17.28
65 Joao Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                               18.07
66 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                 19.22
67 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    19.28
68 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin                            19.54
69 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     20.14
70 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                           20.49
71 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
72 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom                         20.51
73 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                         21.15
74 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                21.20
75 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance                   21.37
76 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                21.40
77 Antonio Colom (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       22.46
78 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                  23.36
79 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     24.01
80 José Iván Gutierrez (Spa) iBanesto.com                      24.14
81 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              24.25
82 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service                   25.04
83 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Domo-Farm Frites                    25.40
84 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  25.59
85 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                       26.07
86 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      26.38
87 J.Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                    27.33
88 Sebastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                  27.42
89 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                28.09
90 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                28.29
91 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                    29.30
92 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                      29.31
93 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                        29.33
94 Mauro Zanetti (Ita) Alessio                                 29.42
95 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                              30.20
96 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                     30.39
97 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca           31.18
98 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria               31.33
99 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems          32.02
100 Melchor Mauri (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                           32.05
101 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                            32.09
102 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         32.22
103 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                        32.29
104 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                              32.45
105 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                               33.22
106 Jan Hruska (Cze) ONCE-Eroski                               33.39
107 José Maestre (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       34.09
108 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                34.15
109 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom                          34.30
110 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast                           34.34
111 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      35.45
112 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                 36.38
113 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                     37.08
114 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio                             38.02
115 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                              38.04
116 Jon Odriozola (Spa) iBanesto.com                           38.19
117 Ińigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis                                 38.22
118 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                      38.23
119 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis                               38.24
120 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                        38.32
121 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          38.38
122 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                   39.05
123 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport             39.09
124 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                       39.44
125 Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) Team Telekom                        39.48
126 Victor Hugo Peńa (Col) US Postal Service                   40.47
127 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria           41.49
128 Michael Barry (Can) US Postal Service                      41.50
129 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                     41.53
130 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      42.11
131 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                   42.27
132 Milan Kadlec (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                           42.40
133 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            42.48
134 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         43.01
135 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom                           43.03
136 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria              43.04
137 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         43.16
138 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        43.18
139 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo       43.21
140 Steffen Kjaergaard (Nor) US Postal Service                 43.30
141 Robert Bartko (Ger) Team Telekom                           43.49
142 Steve De Wolf (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       44.05
143 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                  44.53
144 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo            45.14
145 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                    45.23
146 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                     45.57
147 Mario Scirea (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo            46.07
148 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                  46.33
149 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          47.55
150 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       48.02
151 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
152 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                       48.15
153 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Lampre-Daikin                       48.31
154 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          49.06
155 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis                               49.13
156 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service                    49.37
157 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                 49.47
158 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Coast                           50.18
159 Alessio Galletti (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                 50.32
160 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                            50.51
161 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                52.29
162 Marco Magnani (Ita) Index Alexia                           52.36
163 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Mapei-Quick Step                    53.00
164 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Index Alexia                       54.47
165 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                55.36
166 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
167 Thierry Loder (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                        55.49
168 Andreas Klöden (Ger) Team Telekom                          55.51
169 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                   57.04
170 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                      57.49
171 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service                       58.13
172 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast                              58.35
173 Leif Hoste (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                          58.50
174 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                59.14
175 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio                              59.15
176 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada                     59.19
177 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                               59.20
178 Andris Reiss (Lat) Index Alexia                          1.00.30
179 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin                      1.00.44
180 Jeroen Blijevens (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                  1.01.10
181 Guillaume Auger (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                    1.01.37
182 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat.Auber 93                     1.01.39
183 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems             1.01.48
184 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service                    1.01.56
185 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                    1.03.42
186 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi               1.06.30
187 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Index Alexia                       1.07.00
188 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                          1.07.17
189 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast                          1.10.42
190 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo   1.19.00
191 Corrado Serina (Ita) Index Alexia                        1.30.21
 
Points classification
 
1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                   76 pts
2 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo              75
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                         55
4 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                    38
5 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        36
6 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                        33
7 Oscar Freire (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                             29
8 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        28
9 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                    28
10 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                    27
11 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                       26
12 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         26
13 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                          25
14 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                        24
15 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        23
16 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   23
17 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        22
18 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                      20
19 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                    20
20 Jeroen Blijevens (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                        20
21 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           18
22 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              18
23 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                                18
24 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            14
25 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                  14
26 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                     12
27 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                         12
28 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                    11
29 Martín Garrido (Arg) Relax-Fuenlabrada                         11
30 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                                10
31 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       10
32 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                 10
33 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                               10
34 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                10
35 Zoran Klemencic (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                     10
36 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast                                 9
37 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                 8
38 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         7
39 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                                 7
40 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        7
41 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                           6
42 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                             6
43 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis                                6
44 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                             5
45 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                          5
46 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo              5
47 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         4
48 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    4
49 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio                                  4
50 Giuseppe Di Grande (Ita) Index Alexia                           4
51 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    4
52 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis                                    4
53 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                            3
54 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                 3
55 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    3
56 Fernando Escartin (Spa) Team Coast                              2
57 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis                                      2
58 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                          2
59 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                           2
60 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                                   2
61 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom                               2
62 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                           2
63 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                      2
64 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       1
65 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo       1
66 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Domo-Farm Frites                        1
67 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                            1
68 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           1
69 Andrea Noe (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                               1
70 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                            1
71 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo          1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                     38 pts
2 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                        33
3 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                       32
4 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                           30
5 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                     30
6 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          28
7 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                         24
8 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         22
9 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               19
10 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            17
11 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           15
12 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        12
13 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           12
14 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            10
15 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                 10
16 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    9
17 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                          8
18 Stéphane Berges (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                           7
19 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                 6
20 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                6
21 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                 6
22 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        5
23 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       5
24 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    4
25 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        4
26 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         4
27 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                          4
28 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        3
29 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                             3
30 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          3
31 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                             3
32 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                           3
33 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                                    2
34 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski                                  2
35 Melchor Mauri (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                2
36 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                     1
37 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    1
38 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                         1
39 Victor Hugo Peńa (Col) US Postal Service                        1
 
Regularity classification
 
1 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                        13 pts
2 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          19
3 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                           20
4 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                         23
5 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                     29
6 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         31
7 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         31
8 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                       34
9 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               38
10 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                       39
11 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            42
12 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                 56
13 Oscar Camenzind (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                   56
14 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                               71
15 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       79
16 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                84
17 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                90
18 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            99
19 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        107
20 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                   137
21 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                     146
22 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       153
23 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  154
24 Vitoriano Fernandez (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                        165
25 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                          170
26 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  177
27 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                          186
28 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                         193
 
Teams classification
 
1 ONCE-Eroski                                               76.19.52
2 Kelme-Costa Blanca                                            0.52
3 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                             1.33
4 Team Coast                                                    3.06
5 Milaneza-MSS                                                  3.55
6 iBanesto.com                                                  4.57
7 Cofidis                                                       6.50
8 Saeco-Longoni Sport                                          12.45
9 Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                                     13.33
10 Fassa Bortolo                                               14.15
11 Phonak Hearing Systems                                      24.14
12 Bigmat.Auber 93                                             25.44
13 US Postal Service                                           29.15
14 Lampre-Daikin                                               31.42
15 Domo-Farm Frites                                            32.22
16 Relax-Fuenlabrada                                           33.20
17 Ag2R Prevoyance                                             42.18
18 Alessio                                                     43.53
19 Team Telekom                                                46.47
20 Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                                        49.28
21 Mapei-Quick Step                                          1.15.05
22 Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo                              1.25.05
23 Index Alexia                                              1.42.33