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96th Paris-Tours - CDM

France, October 6, 2002

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Piil wins first World Cup, Bettini extends series lead

By Chris Henry

Piil wins big
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Sunday's 96th Paris-Tours carried a double bill as both a potentially decisive round in the World Cup competition and the final tune-up for next week's World Championships road race. The course's flat profile leads to yearly speculation of an inevitable bunch finish, but not since 1996 has the fall classic come down to a mass sprint. Today the trend continued, as Denmark's Jakob Piil (CSC-Tiscali) reached the line with former winner Jacky Durand after a day long escape. Piil put his track skills to good use, and executed a perfectly timed final surge to nip Durand at the line with the hungry peloton mere seconds behind.

After only 5km of racing, the expected early break developed, featuring the eternal hopeful Jacky Durand (FDJeux.com), as well as Glenn d'Hollander (Lotto-Adecco), Francisco Mancebo (iBanesto.com), Samuel Dumoulin (Jean Delatour), and eventual winner Piil. The break, working well together before the expected chase began from behind, gained a maximum advantage of 9 minutes over the course of the first 175km. Durand and Piil kept the pressure on throughout the day, while the three remaining members of the escape began to tire, contributing less as the kilometers ticked by.

Durand, as is typical, had thought of this sort of move before the start. He favored the chances of the early break given its composition. With d'Hollander along for the ride, Lotto wouldn't chase, and thus the other sprinters' teams might wait to begin their chase as well. Interestingly, Piil did have a teammate chasing from behind, as Olivier Asmaker worked with Jean Michel Tessier (Cofidis), and Sebastian Lang (Gerolsteiner) to try to bridge the gap to the five leaders. Although they held off the peloton for a reasonable distance, they were never able to join the front group.

The escape
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With 60km to race and a steady 3/4 tailwind helping them along, the leaders began to show real potential to stay away. By this point the peloton remained almost 7 minutes behind, with time running out for the increasingly urgent chase. Fassa Bortolo and Telekom provided the majority of the power in the pursuit, helped on occasion by the zebra stripes of Mario Cipollini's Acqua & Sapone team.

As the finish neared, the break's early cooperative spirit faded, as d'Hollander decided to stop working. His fatigue was becoming evident nonetheless, prompting the stronger men Durand and Piil to take matters into their own hands. In due time, Mancebo was dropped on a small rise, while d'Hollander hung to the back of the break, which had a healthy advantage of 2'50" with only 25km to the finish. Fassa Bortolo continued to do the lion's share of the work in the peloton, which by this point had reclaimed the three man counter-attack lodged in no-man's land. By the 10km to go mark, Piil and Durand looked set to go the distance, while d'Hollander and Dumoulin had let a gap open to the lead duo which they couldn't close.

At the top of the Cote de l'Epan, Piil let out a groan, his fatigue evident, and beckoned Durand to pull through. Durand, however, formerly initiated the tactical battle for the closing kilometers to come. "I knew (Piil) was stronger than me," Durand said after the race, "so my only chance was to wait and not pull through. He wasn't too happy that I wasn't riding." Piil kept an eye on Durand, but knowing both he and his companion were essentially at their limits, he pressed on to the finish to play his cards in a two-up sprint. "I would have liked the peloton to be a little closer," Durand continued, "because then he would have had to ride a little faster. He rode in front, but he was able to economize, and that's what limited my chances in the final sprint."

Piil continued to pull along the 2km finishing straight of the Avenue de Grammont in Tours, but turned frequently, waiting for Durand to make his move. Durand launched the sprint, and for some distance looked as though he might just pull one over Piil, but he started his effort too soon. With only 30 meters to the line, Durand's legs said no more, as he sat back in the saddle, unable to carry on with an all out sprint. Piil summoned one more brief but decisive surge, and passed Durand to take his first World Cup win.

Bettini closer
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The peloton was only seconds behind, having reeled in a late attack by Fassa Bortolo's Bartoli and Petacchi, who had also been joined by Johan Museeuw, in search of any advantage he could muster over World Cup leader Paolo Bettini. Erik Zabel took the field sprint for third place, while Bettini ultimately got the better of Museeuw in the bunch, and widened his lead in the series to 9 points with one race to go.

Photography

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Images by Cyclingnews/Chris Henry

Results - 257 km

1 Jakob Storm Piil (Den) Team CSC Tiscali                    5.39.11 (45.46 km/h)
2 Jacky Durand (Fra) FDJeux.com
3 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                 0.20
4 René Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner
5 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Domo-Farm Frites
6 José Enrique Gutierrez Cataluna (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca
7 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco-Longoni Sport
8 Jo Planckaert (Bel) Cofidis
9 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco-Longoni Sport
10 Julian Dean (NZl) Team CSC Tiscali
11 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
12 Franck Renier (Fra) Bonjour
13 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Credit Agricole
14 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Team CSC Tiscali
15 Richard Virenque (Fra) Domo-Farm Frites
16 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Mapei-Quick Step
17 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
18 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco-Longoni Sport
19 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
20 Antonio Cruz (USA) US Postal Service
21 Jimmy Casper (Fra) FDJeux.com
22 Tom Boonen (Bel) US Postal Service
23 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Gerolsteiner
24 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
25 Cyril Saugrain (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
26 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner
27 Robbie Mc Ewen (Aus) Lotto-Adecco
28 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole
29 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
30 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Jean Delatour
31 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team Coast
32 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
33 Matthew Wilson (Aus) FDJeux.com
34 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Team Coast
35 Mario Cipollini (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
36 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
37 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance
38 Olivier Perraudeau (Fra) Bonjour
39 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre-Daikin
40 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com
41 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
42 Ludovic Capelle (Bel) Ag2R Prevoyance
43 Gorik Gardeyn (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
44 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
45 Jeremy Hunt (GBr) Bigmat.Auber 93
46 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis
47 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo
48 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
49 Mauro Gerosa (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
50 Inaki Isasi Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
51 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Coast
52 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Lotto-Adecco
53 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bonjour
54 Pablo Lastras Garcia (Spa) iBanesto.com
55 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
56 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Lotto-Adecco
57 Mikel Artexte Gezuraga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
58 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
59 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank
60 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
61 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) iBanesto.com
62 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank
63 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Lampre-Daikin
64 Emmanuel Magnien (Fra) Bonjour
65 Dario Frigo (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi
66 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner
67 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank
68 Janek Tombak (Est) Cofidis
69 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Lampre-Daikin
70 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank
71 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Mapei-Quick Step
72 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
73 Piotr Wadecki (Pol) Domo-Farm Frites
74 Rafael Diaz Justo (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
75 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Team Coast
76 Geert Van Bond (Bel) Team CSC Tiscali
77 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank
78 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Adecco
79 Jan Schaffrath (Ger) Team Telekom
80 Mario Scirea (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
81 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step
82 Guido Trenti (USA) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
83 Charles Guilbert (Fra) Bonjour
84 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
85 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
86 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com
87 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis
88 André Korff (Ger) Team Coast
89 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJeux.com
90 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Team CSC Tiscali
91 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) Team CSC Tiscali
92 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites
93 Ivan Basso (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
94 Danilo Hondo (Ger) Team Telekom
95 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
96 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom                          0.29
97 Arvis Piziks (Lat) Team CSC Tiscali
98 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
99 David Bramati (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
100 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Coast
101 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo
102 Nicola Minali (Ita) Tacconi Sport-Emmegi                    0.44
103 Médéric Clain (Fra) Cofidis                                 1.18
104 Benjamin Levecot (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93
105 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo
106 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service
107 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) FDJeux.com
108 Benoît Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service
109 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bonjour
110 Josu Silloniz Aresti (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
111 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Jean Delatour
112 Haimar Zubeldia Agirre (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
113 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Lampre-Daikin
114 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom
115 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
116 Sébastien Talabardon (Fra) Bigmac.Auber 93
117 Bradley Mc Gee (Aus) FDJeux.com
118 Chris Peers (Bel) Cofidis
119 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Coast
120 Luca Paolini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step
121 Alexandre Bocharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance
122 Glenn D'hollander (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                        1.33
123 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) ONCE-Eroski                          1.44
124 Lenaïc Olivier (Fra) Jean Delatour
125 Gilles Bouvard (Fra) Jean Delatour
126 Marius Sabaliauskas (Ltu) Saeco-Longoni Sport
127 Isidro Nozal Vega (Spa) ONCE-Eroski
128 Benoît Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole
129 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank
130 Alexei Sivakov (Rus) Bigmat.Auber 93                        2.28
131 Niels Brouzes (Fra) Bigmat.Auber 93                         2.42
132 Gorka Gerrikagoitia Arrien (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
133 Bobbie Traksel (Ned) Rabobank
134 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
135 Thomas Brozyna (Pol) iBanesto.com
136 Leon van Bon (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites
137 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Gerolsteiner                          4.14
138 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole
139 Stefan Adamson (Swe) Team Coast
140 Dylan Casey (USA) US Postal Service
141 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Gerolsteiner
142 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal Service
143 Denis Zanette (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
144 Christopher Jenner (NZl) Credit Agricole
145 Aitor Silloniz Aresti (Spa) Euskatel-Euskadi                5.14
146 Ralf Grabsch (Ger) Team Telekom                             5.46
147 Andreas Klier (Ger) Team Telekom
148 Lauri Aus (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance
149 Kyrylo Pospyeyev (Ukr) Acqua & Sapone-Cantina Tollo         5.49
150 Olivier Asmaker (Fra) Team CSC Tiscali                      6.52
151 Jean-Michel Tessier (Fra) Cofidis
152 Mikel Pradera Rodriguez (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                   7.52
153 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
154 Francisco Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) iBanesto.com
155 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) iBanesto.com
156 René Andrle (Cze) ONCE-Eroski
157 David Kopp (Ger) Team Telekom                              11.22

Paris-Tours Espoirs (1.7.1) - 188.5 km

1 Maryan Hary (Fra) Vendee U                                 4.03.45 (46.4 km/h)
2 Gregor Willwohl (Ger) German National Team                    0.42
3 Geoffrey Lequatre (Fra) French National Team
4 Glen Zelderloo (Bel) RDM Bianchi                              0.50
5 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) French National Team                 1.10
6 Franck Schleck (Lux) Luxembourg National Team
7 Robert Otto (Ger) German National Team                        1.12
8 Pieter Mertens (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
9 Yohann Gene (Fra) Vendee U                                    1.20
10 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Bretagne
11 Sergey Lagutin (Uzb) Zoccorinese Vellutex Palazzago          2.14
12 Steven Caethoven (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000              2.30
13 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) French National Team                      2.32
14 Mihkail Timochine (Rus) Zoccorinese Vellutex Palazzago       2.34
15 Kevin Van Der Slagmolen (Bel) WT Affligem                    2.53
16 Jorge Torre (Por) Portuguese National Team                   3.02
17 François Norce (Fra) CR4C Roanne                             3.16
18 William Bonnet (Fra) Orleanais
19 Maxime Mederel (Fra) Panorimmo.com 23 En Limousin
20 Laurent Mangel (Fra) CC Etupes-Le Doubs.Pays De Montbelia
21 Kevin Neirynck (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
22 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Credit Agricole Espoirs                3.20
23 Alexandre Naulleau (Fra) Vendee U                            3.27
24 Diego Nosoti (Ita) Zoccorinese Vellutex Palazzago            4.38
25 Tarmo Raudsepp (Est) Nantes 44 Cyclisme                      4.42
26 Dominique Rollin (Can) Canadian National Team
27 Kristian Eillertsen (Nor) Norwegian National Team
28 Damien Monier (Fra) Auvergne
29 Shawn Milne (USA) USA National Team
30 Saïd Haddou (Fra) CM Aubervilliers                           4.48
31 Robert Retschke (Ger) RG Giant Frankfurt
32 Sébastien Foucher (Fra) Orleanais
33 Kevin Debuscchere (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
34 Jonathan Retseck (USA) USA National Team
35 Cyril Miletto (Fra) Rhones Alpes
36 Vincent Gaudin (Fra) Ile de France
37 Cornel Bachmann (Swi) Team Hörmann Romer's
38 John Van Den Abeele (Bel) RDM Bianchi
39 Antoine Perche (Fra) Pole France Wasquehal
40 Per Martin Lund (Nor) Norwegian National Team
41 Sylvain Auclair (Fra) CR4C Roanne
42 Fabien Sanchez (Fra) Creps De Talence - Pole France
43 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Mez Team Belgium
44 Wilfried Marget (Fra) Rhones Alpes
45 Damien Suray (Bel) WT Affligem
46 Nicolas Jaunet (Fra) CM Aubervilliers
47 Thomas Terrettaz (Fra) Rhones Alpes
48 Kenny Van Der Schueren (Bel) RDM Bianchi
49 Wim Van Houtte (Bel) WT Affligem
50 Emmanuel Barth (Fra) Nantes 44 Cyclisme
51 Grégory Habeaux (Bel) WT Affligem
52 Steven De Decker (Bel) WT Affligem
53 Marco Christen (Swi) Team Hörmann Romer's
54 Olegs Melehs (Lat) Veloce Club Rouen 76
55 Jeremy Roy (Fra) Indre Et Loire
56 Marc Schiltz (Lux) Luxembourg National Team
57 Andreas Molandsveen (Nor) Norwegian National Team
58 Cédric Deruyter (Fra) Pole France Wasquehal
59 Cory Lange (Can) Canadian National Team
60 Marco Hartmann (Swi) Team Hörmann Romer's
61 Arturs Lagzdins (Lat) Veloce Club Rouen 76
62 Nathan Treto (USA) USA National Team
63 Laurent D'olivier (Fra) Velo Club Lyon Vaulx-En-Velin
64 Frédéric Fayard (Fra) Creps De Talence - Pole France
65 Julien Mazet (Fra) Credit Agricole Espoirs
66 Mathieu Allain (Fra) Bretagne
67 Hannes Blank (Ger) RG Giant Frankfurt
68 Ian Condron (Can) Canadian National Team
69 Fabien Patanchon (Fra) Creps De Talence - Pole France
70 Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Creps De Talence - Pole France
71 Andreas Fliebgarten (Ger) RG Giant Frankfurt
72 Ludovic Lanceleur (Fra) Credit Agricole Espoirs
73 Dale Suttle (USA) USA National Team
74 Mickaël Mille (Fra) French National Team
75 Jérome Morier (Fra) Orleanais
76 Julien Guiborel (Fra) CM Aubervilliers
77 Julien Livoury (Fra) Pole France Wasquehal
78 Cédric Fontbonnat (Fra) Orleanais
79 Mathieu Babin (Fra) Indre Et Loire
80 Yannick Rebouilleau (Fra) Nantes 44 Cyclisme
81 Michel Wolter (Lux) Luxembourg National Team
82 Maxime Larue (Fra) CR4C Roanne
83 David Tandart (Fra) Ile de France
84 Daniel Olszewski (Ger) German National Team
85 Charles Thibault (Fra) CM Aubervilliers
86 Martin Gilbert (Can) Canadian National Team
87 Julien Simon (Fra) Bretagne
88 Julien Maufroy (Fra) Auvergne
89 Cédric Leger (Fra) CR4C Roanne
90 Hermano Vieira (Por) Portuguese National Team
91 Emilien Berges (Fra) Panorimmo.com 23 En Limousin
92 Yann Pollet (Fra) Rhones Alpes
93 Romain Appert (Fra) Orleanais
94 Martin Saint-Laurent (Can) Canadian National Team
95 Tony Goossens (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
96 Christophe Riblon (Fra) CC Nogent/Oise
97 Sven Schobben (Bel) Veloce Club Rouen 76
98 Edgar Anao (Por) Portuguese National Team
99 Bruno Pires (Por) Portuguese National Team
100 Olivier Basck (Fra) Indre Et Loire
101 Vincent Bonora (Fra) Velo Club Lyon Vaulx-En-Velin
102 Jean-Paul Simon (Bel) Veloce Club Rouen 76
103 Stefan Zoss (Swi) Team Hörmann Romer's
104 Gaylord Cumont (Fra) VC Roubaix
105 Benn Wurth (Lux) Luxembourg National Team
106 Jean-Philippe Ficarra (Fra) VC Roubaix
107 Mickael Bouget (Fra) Rhones Alpes
108 Fabrice Billard (Fra) Rhones Alpes
109 Patrick Holsche (Ger) German National Team
110 Roy Hegreberg (Nor) Norwegian National Team
111 Frédéric Lubach (Fra) Ile de France
112 Ludovic Renaud (Fra) CR4C Roanne
113 Sébastien Gredy (Fra) CC Etupes-Le Doubs.Pays De Montbel
114 David Van Pelt (Bel) Veloce Club Rouen 76
115 Sébastien Greau (Fra) Creps De Talence - Pole France
116 Tristan Valentin (Fra) CM Aubervilliers
117 Nicolas Vayr (Fra) Velo Club Lyon Vaulx-En-Velin
118 Florian Salzinger (Ger) RG Giant Frankfurt
119 Kevin Maene (Bel) Mez Team Belgium
120 Nicolas Fontaine (Fra) VC Roubaix
121 Francesco Rivera (Ita) Zoccorinese Vellutex Palazzago
122 Alex Crippa (Ita) Zoccorinese Vellutex Palazzago
123 Gerrit Henrich (Ger) RG Giant Frankfurt
124 Jamie Alberts (GBr) CC Etupes-Le Doubs.Pays De Montbelia
125 Alexander Tiedtke (Ger) German National Team
126 Mathieu Paris (Fra) CC Nogent/Oise
127 Sébastien Chevau (Fra) Nantes 44 Cyclisme                   5.01
128 Eric Berthou (Fra) French National Team
129 Gusty Bausch (Lux) Luxembourg National Team
130 Guilllaume Canet (Fra) Velo Club Lyon Vaulx-En-Velin
131 Samuel Ardouin (Fra) Nantes 44 Cyclisme                     5.13
132 Dimitri Champion (Fra) CM Aubervilliers                     5.24
133 David Arassus (Fra) CC Etupes-Le Doubs.Pays De Montbelia
134 Anthony Presse (Fra) Bretagne
135 Cédrec Barre (Fra) Indre Et Loire                           5.27
136 Klaas De Gruyter (Bel) Mez Team Belgium                     5.43
137 Cyril Nordelet (Fra) Ile de France                          5.56
138 Jérôme Comblin (Bel) Veloce Club Rouen 76                   6.23
139 Roland Reiser (Swi) Team Hörmann Romer's                    6.39
140 Sébastien Portal (Fra) Panorimmo.com 23 En Limousin         6.45
141 Antoine Nys (Fra) VC Roubaix                                7.09
142 Alexandre Urbain (Fra) Bretagne                             7.14
143 Vincent Socquin (Fra) Panorimmo.com 23 En Limousin          7.39
144 Marc Staelen (Fra) Panorimmo.com 23 En Limousin             8.05
145 Guillaume Gualandi (Fra) Auvergne                           8.23
146 Peter Magyarosi (Ger) RG Giant Frankfurt                    8.41
147 Olivier Nari (Fra) Ile de France                            9.00

World Cup standings after round 9

1 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                            279 pts
2 Johan Museeuw (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                            270
3 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Saeco - Longoni Sport                       180
4 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             142
5 Dario Frigo (Ita) Tacconi Sport                                 136
6 George Hincapie (USA) Us Postal Service                         124
7 Peter Van Petegem (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                            121
8 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Mapei-Quick Step                       111
9 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Team Gerolsteiner                         109
10 Jo Plankaert (Bel) Cofidis                                     107
11 Jakob Storm Piil (Den) Team Csc Tiscali                        100
12 Laurent Jalabert (Fra) Team Csc Tiscali                        100
13 Lance Armstrong (USA) Us Postal Service                         90
14 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                   86
15 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo                              85
16 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Domo-Farm Frites                           79
17 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre Daikin                          74
18 Steffen Weseman (Ger) Team Telekom                              70
19 Ivan Basso (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  70
20 Markus Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                     67
21 Mirko Celestino (Ita) Saeco - Longoni Sport                     67
22 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco - Longoni Sport                      66
23 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                  63
24 Nico Mattan (Bel) Cofidis                                       63
25 Tristan Hoffman (Ned) Team Csc Tiscali                          52
26 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team Coast                                49
27 Enrico Cassani (Ita) Domo-Farm Frites                           46
28 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Mapei-Quick Step                         44
29 René Haselbacher (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner                        40
30 Tomas Konecny (Cze) Domo-Farm Frites                            32
31 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco - Longoni Sport                        30
32 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Tacconi Sport                             25
33 Max Van Heeswijk (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                         24
34 Andrea Ferrigato (Ita) Alessio                                  24
35 Gianluca Bortolami (Ita) Tacconi Sport                          23
36 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre Daikin                            21
37 Paola Bossoni (Ita) Tacconi Sport                               20
38 Servais Knaven (Ned) Domo-Farm Frites                           17
39 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Coast                                15
40 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                         13
41 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                       12
42 Frank Hoj (Den) Team Coast                                      12
43 Eddy Mazoleni (Ita) Tacconi Sport                               11
44 Zbigniew Spruch (Pol) Lampre Daikin                             11
45 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Lampre Daikin                         10
46 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Team Gerolsteiner                           10
47 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto-Adecco                            9
48 Ludo Dierckxsens (Bel) Lampre Daikin                            8
49 Antonio Cruz (USA) Us Postal Service                            6
50 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                     6
51 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                 5
52 Xavier Florencio Cabre (Spa) Once - Eroski                      5
53 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Team Csc Tiscali                         5
54 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Domo-Farm Frites                       5
55 Saulius Ruskys (Ltu) Team Gerolsteiner                          3
56 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                              3
57 Juan Antonio Flecha Giannoni (Spa) Ibanesto.Com                 3
58 Mauro Gianetti (Swi) Team Coast                                 2
59 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                        2
60 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                                   1