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57th Vuelta a España

Spain, September 7- 29, 2002

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Stage 16 - September 24: Avilés - León, 154.7 km

Botero finds his form in León

By Chris Henry

Santiago Botero wins it
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Today's 16th stage presented another ideal race of transition between the high mountains of the Angliru on Sunday and tomorrow's flat sprinters' stage. Covering 154km between Avilés and León, the race encountered two climbs, but only one difficulty of note, the short but steep first category climb of the Puerto de Pajares. In another day of fast racing, a group of five emerged and left the peloton far behind, with Santiago Botero (Kelme) claiming a victory for the dominant team of this year's Vuelta.

""I am very happy, you would not believe how I've suffered in this Vuelta. I dedicate this victory to my wife, and to my team, and especially to Quique Gutiérrez since it's the fourth time I've won a stage at the Vuelta," said Botero, who was clearly elated with his win.

Overall leader Roberto Heras (US Postal) began his first day in gold in this year's Vuelta with confidence, however he would find himself in a precarious situation for a short period in today's race. Today's stage posed no major threats near the finish, though Heras did lose his third teammate after Sunday, when Victor Hugo Pena was disqualified for holding onto the second team car on the climb. As a result, the race jury also removed the second Postal car from the caravan.

How it unfolded

Perez leads the break
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After 55km of racing, the seeds of the day's winning move were sewn, with six riders escaping, soon joined by a second group of six. Among the leading twelve two riders each from Kelme (Botero and Gutierrez), ONCE (Diaz Justo and Pradera), and Team Cost (Perez and Plaza). By the time the break hit the slopes of the Cat. 1 Puerto de Pajares, it had a five minute advantage over the peloton.

The climb proved to be a challenge, with its gradient reaching 17% at some points, thinning out the ranks of both the breakaway and the peloton. Kelme took over the pace-making from US Postal, and created a selection of around 20 riders on the steep climb. All of the race favorites were present, however Heras had lost his Postal teammates, finding himself isolated amongst five remaining Kelme riders- not to mention Botero and Gutierrez ahead on the road.

Gilberto Simoni
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Cresting the summit of the climb with 66km to race, Aitor Osa (iBanesto.com) took the mountain points ahead of Plaza and Botero. After consistent riding in the high mountains, Osa now had enough points in hand to take the orange climber's jersey off the shoulders off Gilberto Simoni.

On the descent the strong men of the original break had shaped the winning move. With an advantage still in excess of four minutes over the diminished peloton, Botero, Gutierrez, Perez, Plaza, and Osa put pedal to the metal and pressed on full force to the finish. By the end of the descent, the five escapees had increased their lead to 5'30", and looked set to fight it out to the line.

Heras defends
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As the leaders flew towards León, the peloton relaxed its pace enough for a number of riders to rejoin from behind. Although Kelme briefly had Heras on the ropes and isolated in the first split, there was no clear tactic to attack the race leader, particularly without any climbs remaining in the stage. As a result, Heras was soon joined by Christian Vandevelde and Chechu Rubiera, and the brief showdown was done for the day.

The breakaway never faltered, and only widened its advantage as the peloton steadily lost interest in the chase. By the time they reached the outskirts of León, the leaders had nearly 10 minutes in hand, and a distance of almost 7 km separating them from the peloton. At this point the tactics shifted amongst the leaders, as Coast's Luis Perez began to opt out of a few turns at the front of the group. With two Coast riders and two from Kelme, iBanesto's Aitor Osa knew his chances would be slim.

Big Mig and Zabel
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Perez's teammate Plaza was the first to jump, marked immediately by Botero. In a classic one-two, Perez was next to jump, moving all the way to the right side of the road to prevent anyone from getting his wheel. Botero again went in pursuit, with a little more work to do to chase down this second move. Behind, Gutierrez and Plaza sat on either side of the hapless Osa, glancing at the iBanesto rider to indicate that he would have to be the one to chase. He didn't, leaving Botero and Perez clear to the line.

Botero moved Perez into first position entering the final straight, forcing Perez to nervously drift from side to side, continually looking back in anticipation of Botero's jump. Leaving it to the last 150 meters, Perez launched his sprint, but was no match for the powerful Botero, who timed his move to perfection, winning by a half a bike length. Just under nine minutes later, Erik Zabel comfortably took the field sprint for sixth place, further solidifying his lead in the points competition.

Photography

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Results

1 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   3.32.07 (43.76 km/h)
2 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast
3 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       0.05
4 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com
5 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast
6 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                 8.58
7 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
8 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport
9 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
10 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
11 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service
12 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
13 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
14 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
15 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
16 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
17 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
18 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom
19 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
20 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com
21 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis
22 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
23 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio
24 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS
25 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
26 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
27 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast
28 Rafael Casero (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
29 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com
30 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
31 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service
32 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski
33 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS
34 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
35 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
36 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast
37 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
38 Joao Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS
39 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
40 Nacor Buros (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
41 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93
42 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service
43 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS
44 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
45 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
46 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
47 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
48 J.Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
49 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
50 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
51 Pablo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
52 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
53 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
54 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio
55 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
56 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski
57 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS
58 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom
59 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
60 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
61 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
62 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
63 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
64 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis
65 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis
66 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
67 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93
68 Sylvester Szymyd (Pol) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
69 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
70 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
71 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Mapei-Quick Step
72 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
73 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
74 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
75 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com
76 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin
77 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com
78 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              17.19
79 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast
80 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat.Auber 93
81 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
82 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
83 David Cańada (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
84 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
85 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
86 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
87 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
88 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
89 Sebastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
90 J.Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
91 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
92 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
93 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
94 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
95 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Index Alexia
96 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
97 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis
98 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin
99 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
100 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
101 José Iván Gutierrez (Spa) iBanesto.com
102 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
103 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
104 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
105 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
106 Andris Reiss (Lat) Index Alexia
107 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast
108 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
109 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
110 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
111 Bert Grabcsh (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems
112 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
113 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
114 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio
115 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio
116 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service
117 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service
118 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
119 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
120 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
121 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
122 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS
123 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
124 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
125 Gorazd Stangelj (Slo) Fassa Bortolo
126 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
127 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Coast
128 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom
129 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria
130 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis
131 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service
132 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance
133 Robert Bartko (Ger) Team Telekom
134 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis
135 José Maestre (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada
 
Points
 
1 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        25 pts
2 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast                                     20
3 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         16
4 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    14
5 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                    12
6 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                   10
7 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo        9
8 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport                         8
9 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                    7
10 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           6
11 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service                    5
12 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                            4
13 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                     3
14 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                          2
15 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        1
 
Mountains
 
Alto de San Tirso - Cat. 3, km 43
 
1 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                     6 pts
2 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                  4
3 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                           2
4 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                         1
 
Puerto de Pajares - Cat. 1, km 89
 
1 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    16 pts
2 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                    12
3 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        10
4 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          8
5 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast                                      6
6 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                4
7 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                  3
8 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     2
9 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                           1
 
Sprints
 
Posada de Llanera - km 15
 
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          4 pts
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                    2
3 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo        1
 
Campomanes - km 68.6
 
1 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                           4 pts
2 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                     2
3 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          1
 
Alto del Rabizo - km 128
 
1 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         4 pts
2 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                     2
3 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          1
 
Teams
 
1 Kelme-Costa Blanca                                        10.45.24
2 Team Coast
3 iBanesto.com                                                  8.58
4 Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                                     17.51
5 Euskaltel-Euskadi
6 Team Telekom
7 US Postal Service
8 Saeco-Longoni Sport
9 Milaneza-MSS
10 ONCE-Eroski
11 Fassa Bortolo
12 Cofidis
13 Lampre-Daikin
14 Ag2R Prevoyance                                             26.12
15 Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
16 Mapei-Quick Step
17 Domo-Farm Frites
18 Relax-Fuenlabrada
19 Bigmat.Auber 93
20 Alessio
21 Phonak Hearing Systems                                      34.33
22 Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
 
General classification after stage 16 
 
1 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                     58.55.13
2 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       0.35
3 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        1.08
4 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                               1.57
5 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             2.16
6 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                      3.56
7 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                      4.05
8 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                     4.55
9 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast                               5.20
10 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      5.26
11 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                               5.27
12 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast                                5.31
13 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                              6.18
14 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                              6.43
15 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                          9.29
16 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                  9.55
17 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                10.13
18 Pablo Lastas (Spa) iBanesto.com                             12.57
19 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      15.20
20 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                          15.33
21 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                    23.20
22 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                         25.57
23 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast                                 33.30
24 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service                33.59
25 Gerrit Glosmer (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport                    37.45
26 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                             39.04
27 J.Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria        39.43
28 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio                           41.09
29 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       42.38
30 Sylvester Szymyd (Pol) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                 44.43
31 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                                46.30
32 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                        48.39
33 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com                         48.40
34 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                       49.43
35 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS                           50.13
36 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                             50.44
37 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            50.49
38 Oscar Pererio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                  50.59
39 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com                          52.06
40 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     52.46
41 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                 53.20
42 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                   53.40
43 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski                              53.43
44 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                54.18
45 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom                         55.20
46 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                      57.32
47 Joao Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                               58.15
48 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     59.27
49 Rafael Casero (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria              1.01.20
50 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo 1.01.22
51 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       1.01.50
52 Massimo Codol (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                         1.06.23
53 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal Service                 1.09.25
54 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria               1.10.01
55 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                       1.12.04
56 David Cańada (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                       1.13.00
57 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                   1.15.18
58 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                              1.16.01
59 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                            1.19.57
60 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                  1.20.02
61 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca         1.21.57
62 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance                 1.22.27
63 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                      1.23.42
64 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                              1.26.21
65 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi           1.26.45
66 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       1.32.10
67 Gorazd Stangeli (Slo) Fassa Bortolo                       1.33.38
68 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  1.34.43
69 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo        1.35.26
70 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                       1.36.16
71 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis                              1.37.12
72 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                             1.37.39
73 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                    1.38.14
74 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi             1.38.50
75 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin                          1.39.06
76 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                     1.39.38
77 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems              1.40.52
78 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                               1.41.16
79 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                    1.43.28
80 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                1.45.32
81 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria          1.47.26
82 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           1.50.53
83 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                1.51.08
84 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                    1.51.52
85 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria             1.54.10
86 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                  1.54.21
87 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      1.54.35
88 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                   1.55.36
89 Reto Bergmann (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                1.56.13
90 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems        1.56.39
91 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                             1.57.40
92 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                     1.58.57
93 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis                            1.59.13
94 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                     2.00.08
95 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                           2.03.14
96 José Iván Gutierrez (Spa) iBanesto.com                    2.05.05
97 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                    2.06.52
98 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom                         2.07.09
99 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     2.07.33
100 J.Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                 2.08.39
101 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                2.09.12
102 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Coast                         2.09.16
103 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        2.10.07
104 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      2.10.18
105 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi              2.11.43
106 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport           2.12.06
107 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                      2.12.40
108 Sebastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93               2.15.04
109 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Mapei-Quick Step                  2.15.59
110 Andris Reiss (Lat) Index Alexia                          2.20.15
111 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                     2.22.26
112 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi              2.22.49
113 Robert Bartko (Ger) Team Telekom                         2.22.52
114 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria               2.23.40
115 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 2.24.03
116 Diego Ferrari (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                 2.24.31
117 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                          2.24.50
118 José Maestre (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                     2.24.55
119 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                              2.25.09
120 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service                     2.28.28
121 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service                  2.29.02
122 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                2.32.13
123 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                 2.32.16
124 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Index Alexia                     2.35.25
125 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Coast                         2.35.49
126 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                             2.37.46
127 Juan Guilamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria             2.41.05
128 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat.Auber 93                     2.41.07
129 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                     2.41.43
130 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems             2.47.35
131 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin                      2.47.55
132 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service                    2.48.18
133 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis                             2.55.09
134 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Coast                            2.58.44
135 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo   3.00.53
 
Points classification
 
1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                  142 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        113
3 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         98
4 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        74
5 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                70
6 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport                        68
7 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          67
8 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                           65
9 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast                                     64
10 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                   55
11 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              54
12 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                    52
13 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                                50
14 Francisco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       47
15 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                45
16 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                       44
17 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                       43
18 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           42
19 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        42
20 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                      40
21 Sven Teutenberg (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                   36
22 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                          33
23 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria               32
24 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                    31
25 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       29
26 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                27
27 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                     26
28 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                     26
29 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre-Daikin                                26
30 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        25
31 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                   25
32 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                         22
33 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           18
34 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                   18
35 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        16
36 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo      16
37 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            14
38 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                 14
39 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                    14
40 Juan Guillamon (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                  14
41 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                 13
42 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                                13
43 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                         13
44 Dario Gadeo (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                     12
45 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            12
46 Christian Vandevelde (USA) US Postal Service                   12
47 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast                                11
48 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       10
49 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast                                  10
50 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                10
51 Elio Aggiano (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                             9
52 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                             9
53 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                           8
54 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           8
55 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis                                    7
56 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                   7
57 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                          6
58 Alessandro Guerra (Ita) Index Alexia                            6
59 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio                               5
60 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com                             5
61 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo              5
62 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                            5
63 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems              5
64 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    4
65 Sebastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                      4
66 Robert Bartko (Ger) Team Telekom                                4
67 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    4
68 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                                    4
69 Robert Sassone (Fra) Cofidis                                    4
70 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          3
71 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                     3
72 Steven Kleynen (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                           2
73 Joao Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                   2
74 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                           2
75 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                                   2
76 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom                               2
77 Andris Reiss (Lat) Index Alexia                                 2
78 J.Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria            1
79 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com                              1
80 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       1
81 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        1
82 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             1
83 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               1
84 Rubén Lobato Elvira (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo          1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    78 pts
2 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                       75
3 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                           74
4 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                      62
5 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                        57
6 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               49
7 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          43
8 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                     42
9 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com                             40
10 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           37
11 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo      35
12 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        33
13 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                                33
14 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                    30
15 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                26
16 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            26
17 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       25
18 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        22
19 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            20
20 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                         20
21 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com                             18
22 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast                                    18
23 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   18
24 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            17
25 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                                16
26 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                       16
27 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                 14
28 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                13
29 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                   12
30 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                12
31 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           12
32 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria               10
33 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       10
34 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         8
35 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         7
36 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                    7
37 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           7
38 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast                                   6
39 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                6
40 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio                               6
41 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                       5
42 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre-Daikin                           4
43 Rui Lavarinhas (Por) Milaneza-MSS                               4
44 Aitor Kintana (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                             4
45 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  4
46 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          3
47 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo              3
48 Pavel Tonkov (Rus) Lampre-Daikin                                3
49 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                                   3
50 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                           3
51 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis                                    2
52 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski                                  2
53 Paolo Tiralongo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             2
54 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                        2
55 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                         2
56 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                     2
57 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast                                 1
58 José Garrido (Spa) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                     1
59 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport                         1
60 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                        1
61 Alberto Lopez De Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 1
62 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                          1
63 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                           1
64 J.Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                        1
65 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               1
 
Regularity classification
 
1 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal Service                           12 pts
2 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         17
3 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          17
4 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               22
5 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Bigmat.Auber 93                        29
6 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                                 30
7 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                       30
8 Francesco Casagrande (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        37
9 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                 44
10 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        47
11 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport                       51
12 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis                                    54
13 Luis Perez (Spa) Team Coast                                    54
14 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                               62
15 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                67
16 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                     69
17 Rui Miguel Sousa (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            76
18 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                 79
19 David Plaza (Spa) Team Coast                                   80
20 Mikel Zarrabeitia (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            83
21 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                   90
22 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                           91
23 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                                93
24 M.A. Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo      97
25 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Coast                                  99
26 J.Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com                           102
27 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                        109
28 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       110
29 José Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       112
30 Manuel Beltran (Spa) Team Coast                               113
31 Mederic Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                   125
32 Santiago Botero (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      126
33 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio                             127
34 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  131
35 Carlos Garcia (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        135
36 Serguei Smetanine (Rus) Jazztel-Costa De Almeria              136
37 Santiago Blanco (Spa) iBanesto.com                            139
38 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                142
39 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       145
40 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                      156
41 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                     163
42 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           167
43 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo            177
44 Davide Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                         179
45 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  180
46 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         190
47 Germán Nieto (Spa) Relax-Fuenlabrada                          193
48 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                         195
49 Dario David Cioni (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                      201
50 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                        203
51 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                                 215
52 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             251
 
Teams classification
 
1 Kelme-Costa Blanca                                       176.37.48
2 Team Coast                                                    0.31
3 Milaneza-MSS                                                 22.55
4 ONCE-Eroski                                                  25.16
5 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                            38.28
6 Saeco-Longoni Sport                                          48.48
7 Cofidis                                                      52.55
8 Fassa Bortolo                                              1.11.02
9 iBanesto.com                                               1.17.11
10 Jazztel-Costa De Almeria                                  1.28.43
11 US Postal Service                                         1.30.22
12 Phonak Hearing Systems                                    2.12.51
13 Lampre-Daikin                                             2.14.10
14 Relax-Fuenlabrada                                         2.39.41
15 Bigmat.Auber 93                                           2.57.24
16 Domo-Farm Frites                                          3.03.13
17 Team Telekom                                              3.04.22
18 Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                                      3.12.34
19 Alessio                                                   3.15.57
20 Ag2R Prevoyance                                           3.57.46
21 Mapei-Quick Step                                          4.00.44
22 Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo                              4.15.08