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8th Telekom Malaysia Le Tour de Langkawi - 2.2

Malaysia, January 31 - February 9, 2003

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Stage 10 - February 9: Kuala Lumpur Criterium, 75.6 km

Bongiorno triumphs in KL; Danielson safely home

By Anthony Tan in Kuala Lumpur

Huge win
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On the final stage in the Le Tour de Langkawi, Ruben Bongiorno (Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo) shocked the crowd and his more fancied rivals with a surprise win in Kuala Lumpur this afternoon.

Until today, the Argentine has played second fiddle to their team's star sprinter, but this afternoon, Bongiorno was given free reign after the second immediate sprint solidified Graeme Brown's lead in the sprint classification over Stuart O'Grady (Credit Agricole).

"I was sprinting behind Brown as I was supposed to do and I managed to keep his speed and also to pass him," said Bongiorno. "There wasn't any designated leader today and as long as the team wins it's fine."

Brown wasn't so sure: "He's an idiot and he'll get a speaking to... I told him he nearly stuffed it up," said Brown about his teammates' violent swerve shortly after crossing the finish line.

Go team: Colombia-Selle Italia
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In a race neutralised for all bar the sprinters, all other classifications remain unchanged: 24 year old Tom Danielson (Saturn) retained his leader's jersey and in doing so, has won the biggest race of his cycling career, Roland Green (Canada) very deservedly wins the mountains competition, Tomoya Kano (Japan) the best Asian rider, Iran the best Asian team, and Colombia-Selle Italia the best overall team.

"It was a total relief to come across the line, especially with my teammates around me; it was just an extremely emotional feeling," said a humble Danielson, who will most certainly go onto much bigger and better things.

"I’ve learned so much on this race," he added. "I now have a much better understanding of my strengths and weaknesses as a bike rider – I saw what I was doing right and what I was doing wrong. I understand what areas I need to work on improving."

All in all, another very successful Le Tour de Langkawi. And with the pressure now off the riders, many will be thinking about putting on their party duds and planning a very big night ahead.

How it unfolded

Happy campers: Flanders-iTeamnova
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Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia and the traditional finishing town for the LTdL, played host once again for the final stage of the 8th edition of this race, a 75.6km circuit race comprising 12 laps of 6.5km circuit.

Being a Sunday, KL wasn't its usual big city self, normally filled with way too many cars, buses and taxis and millions of time-poor office workers rushing from one part of town to another. Instead, the city today was characterised by an assortment of people from all different nationalities, all with a common passion. Cycling.

Though these people hadn't come to witness any shake-up in the overall classification (or any other classification for that matter), but had come to pay their respect to the 122 cyclists who had so far ridden 1267.9 kilometres over the last nine days.

Brownie grits his teeth
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Even before the start outside the Dataran Merdeka at a quarter to four this afternoon, it was highly likely that all six classifications - GC, points, mountains, teams, Asian rider and Asian team - would remain unchanged.

By lap three, Chief Commissaire Michael Robb made sure of this with the threat of a downpour and in the interest of the riders' safety, the race was neutralised for all bar the sprinters.

"In consultation with the race organisation and in the interests of safety, I decided that it was best to neutralise the event, but sprints including the finishing sprint would count in the points competition," explained Robb after the race.

A little new for Ruben
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As a consequence, it wasn't unusual to see first and second placed riders Stuart O'Grady (Credit Agricole) and Graeme Brown (Panaria-Fiordo) going hell for leather at the first of three intermediate sprints after 18.9 kilometres, with O'Grady comfortably beating Moreno Di Biase (Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave') and Brown.

"I didn't want to do the sprints but Panaria wanted to sprint to the death so I thought if you want to do that I will too," said O'Grady afterwards, explaining that the rest of the bunch had agreed not to race hard until the final sprint because of the dangerous conditions. "I just did it to prove a point plus I was having a practice run at the sprint finish cause I wanted to have a go there."

The points situation was still 109-100 in Brown's favour, so when the clouds opened up almost immediately following the first sprint, luck appeared to be on O'Grady's side as the freckled one tends to be a little more crafty in tricky situations.

Final jersey wearers
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However, the Panaria lead-out men have been exceptional all week and at the second sprint after 37.8 kilometres, Brett Lancaster provided yet another perfect run-in to the line for his man Brown with O'Grady nowhere in sight. The score: Brown 114, O'Grady 100.

Meanwhile, back in the peloton, Saturn were more than happy to let the sprinter's teams fight it out or a breakaway go given the changed race circumstances.

Close call
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Which is exactly what happened after 40 kilometres: Lars Ytting Bak (Team fakta), Michele Gobbi (De Nardi-Colpack) and Biagio Conte (Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave') went clear, and for the next 25 kilometres, the peloton were unable to reel Bak and Conte back, although Gobbi was gobbled up soon after being dropped from his breakaway companions.

Just when the rain appeared to abate, a sun-shower greeted an already nervous bunch with two laps remaining. Bak and Conte had now being caught, and for the last ten kilometres, the seven-strong Panaria train came to the fore for the final time.

They didn't disappoint: in fact, they were so good that the battle for line honours was between two Panaria-Fiordo riders, and in the end, it was Ruben Bongiorno taking the stage from a surprised Graeme Brown with Stuart O'Grady a bike length behind.

Brown pipped by team-mate in final sprint

Danielson plays it safe to take the overall

Additional reporting by Gennie Sheer

Argentinian, Ruben Bongiorno, pipped his team mate Sydney's Graeme Brown, 23, (Ceramiche Panaria Fiordo) in the final sprint to claim his first professional victory in today's tenth and final stage of the Tour de Langkawi raced in wet conditions on a circuit in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. But the one - two by Panaria was not initially well received by BROWN who had not realised it was his team mate coming through the narrow gap between him and the barriers.

"I said 'good job'," said Brown wryly at the post race media conference before admitting that wasn't his first reaction. "He's an idiot and he'll get a speaking to .... I told him he nearly stuffed it up."

South Australian Stuart O'Grady, 29, (Credit Agricole) sprinted home third and was also not impressed by the Argentinian's tactics in the race for the line.

"The little Bongiorno guy was on a mission," said O'Grady. "He was either going to crash or stay on Brownie's wheel and I had no intention of spending the night in a Kuala Lumpur hospital so I didn't push it."

Bongiorno, a first year professional, also came under fire from the more experienced members of the peloton after Stage Two when two thirds of the field crashed in a mass pile up less than a kilometre from the line. O'Grady went up to the Argentinian after that stage and abused him for what he called 'the most ridiculous sprinting behaviour' he'd ever seen.

But Bongiorno seemed oblivious to the controversy and was ecstatic to have claimed his first victory.

"I was sprinting behind Brown as I was supposed to do and I managed to keep his speed and also to pass him," said Bongiorno. "There wasn't any designated leader today for the team and as long as the team wins it's fine."

"I don't like it when someone disturbs me in the bunch as I am a quiet person but only if they let me do my own thing in the last five kilometres," said Bongiorno in response to criticism of his erratic sprinting. " I think many riders are more dangerous than me."

The 75.6 kilometre final stage was neutralised on the second of twelve laps when officials became concerned about the wet conditions and chose to take the safe option. But curiously several kilometres later they announced the battle for the points on offer in the stage would continue. This meant the sprinters would still contest three intermediate sprints and the finish in a bid to improve their position in the green jersey competition which, going into the stage, was led by Brown.

"I thought if they neutralised GC (overall time) they'd neutralise the points too but I wasn't too concerned because I needed to only get one win in an intermediate to make sure I would not lose the jersey," said Brown who's only real rival was O'Grady who took out the first sprint at the end of three laps.

"I didn't want to do the sprints but Panaria wanted to sprint to the death so I thought if you want to do that I will too," said O'Grady explaining that the rest of the bunch had agreed not to race hard because of the wet, dangerous circuit. "I just did it to prove a point plus I was having a practice run at the sprint finish cause I wanted to have a go there."

Brown claimed the second sprint after six laps and was then assured of taking out the points competition.

"I would have liked to have turned my four second places into four firsts but I said to my team director today that I've contested 12 sprints in the last two weeks (including Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under) and crossed the line first four times (three wins credited), placed six times second, had third, a sixth and a seventh," said Brown. "My form's there in the sprints and I've learned a lot so hopefully by the time I get to the Giro d'Italia it will be look out Cipollini!"

O'Grady, who recently claimed the title of Australian road champion for the first time and placed third overall in Adelaide's Jacob's Creek Tour Down Under, is also pleased with his performance in his first Tour de Langkawi.

"The objective was a stage win and I got two and yesterday I climbed better than I ever have in Europe," said O'Grady who ended the tour second on the points competition and 14th overall. "You can't have good years every year but you also can't have bad years like I had last year (iliac artery surgery)."

"Things are snowballing now and I've had a good overall performance here and the year's just started so hopefully it's a sign of things to come for the rest of the season."

American Tom Danielson, 24, (Saturn) carried off the champion's yellow jersey at the end of the race after a consistent performance throughout and a tenacious defence of his lead on yesterday's decisive mountain stage into the Genting Highlands. Danielson claimed the lead from his team mate Queensland's Nathan O'Neill who won the opening time trial stage on the island of Langkawi. O'Neill wore yellow until stage seven when he crashed 1100 metres from the finish losing time and relinquishing his lead to the Saturn climber.

Today the Saturn team again rode as one unit to protect their number one placed rider.

"The goal early on was to have the team on the front and drill it the whole race, so it would be strung out to keep me at the front but as soon as they called the race off and it started pouring with rain the tactics changed," said an elated Danielson after being named 2003 champion. "Then we put the whole team at the back and asked the commissaire if all I had to do was finish 12 laps and he said 'yep' so that's what we did to make sure we got across the finish line safely. "

But Danielson did not celebrate until the final pedal stroke across the line at the end of 1343 kilometres and ten days of racing.

"Even though it was neutralised it was pretty dangerous out there and I didn't want to end up with concussion or a broken arm or broken leg," he said. "Munoz (Colombia Selle Italia rider ranked second overall behind Danielson) went down and it was almost more dangerous going slow around the corners because you weren't paying as much attention."

"It was a total relief to come across the line and especially with my team mates around me it was just an extremely emotional feeling," said Danielson adding that his immediate plan was to get in some shopping before the team's post race celebration.

The best placed Australian overall was Alan Iacuone, 29, (Flanders iteamNova) who finished 12th overall, 4min33sec behind Danielson.

Iacuone, who placed 3rd overall in the Tour de Langkawi in 1999, said he was in better form this year than last year when he returned to competition in Malaysia after a year off the bike.

"Last year I only had a few months training and lacked the racing strength but this year I felt a lot stronger," said Iacuone. "I thought up Genting I climbed better than in 1999 but it was a totally different than back then.

"The quality of the field was higher than '99 and I was just a bit disappointed that I didn't do a faster time trial prologue because then I would have been higher up overall," said Iacuone. "My time trialling let me down and if you look at the top 15 climbers overall I was probably the slowest on the Langkawi stage.:

"You try and work on your weaknesses but I really felt bad on the first day and that's just how it goes," said Iacuone who is looking forward to racing in more profile events this season after the merger between Flanders and iteamNova (a web membership based team) their listing as a Category Two professional team. "We've got some good races in Europe when we get back and having the Category Two is good motivation for the team and for our members."

In summary Australians claimed five stage wins - Brown stages five and seven, O'Grady stages six and eight and O'Neill stage one. Brown won the points competition with 128 points, 15 points clear of O'Grady and through O'Neill, held the race lead for seven days. The USA claimed overall honours and South Americans claimed the remaining stage victories. Europeans failed to win a stage or place in the top three overall. Reigning mountain bike world champion, Canadian Roland Green was consistent throughout to win the king of the mountains category.

Photography

Images by AFP / Ahmad Yusni

Images by Mark Sharon

Images by Gennie Sheer

Results

1 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                  1.49.42 (41.35 kph / 25.71 mph)
2 Graeme Brown (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
3 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Credit Agricole
4 Moreno Di Biase (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'
5 Allan Bo Andresen (Den) Team fakta
6 Gordon Fraser (Can) Canada
7 Luca Mendonca Pagliarini (Bra) Lampre
8 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
9 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Colombia-Selle Italia
10 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre
11 Johan Dekkers (Bel) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois
12 Miguel Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
13 Michele Gobbi (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack
14 Hassan Maleki Mizan (Irn) Iran
15 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia
16 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
17 Freddy Gonzalez Martinez (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia
18 Nor Effandy Rosli (Mas) Telekom Malaysia
19 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Telekom Malaysia
20 Rojo Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
21 Christian Poos (Lux) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois
22 Ruber Alveiro Marin (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia
23 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Japan
24 Malcolm Lange (RSA) South Africa
25 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
26 Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Japan
27 Julian Winn (GBr) Team fakta
28 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre
29 Seamus Mcgrath (Can) Canada
30 Hamad Mohd Mahazir (Mas) Malaysia
31 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Telekom Malaysia
32 René Joergensen (Den) Team fakta
33 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team fakta
34 Alireza Haghi (Irn) Iran
35 Thierry De Groote (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
36 Scott Davis (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
37 Peter Wedge (Can) Canada
38 Roland Green (Can) Canada
39 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois
40 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre
41 Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
42 Peter Wuyts (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
43 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Lampre
44 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Saturn
45 Chris Horner (USA) Saturn
46 Tom Danielson (USA) Saturn
47 Hernan Dario Munoz (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia
48 Urbelino Mesa (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia
49 Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Den) Team fakta
50 Mahdi Sohrabi (Irn) Iran
51 Johan Van Der Berg (RSA) South Africa
52 Palomo José Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
53 Enrique Domingo (Phi) Philippines
54 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Saturn
55 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole
56 Eric Leblacher (Fra) Credit Agricole
57 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
58 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'
59 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Philippines
60 Charles Wegelius (GBr) De Nardi-Colpack
61 Charles Guilbert (Fra) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois
62 Ondrej Fadrny (Cze) De Nardi-Colpack
63 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia
64 Morné Bester (RSA) South Africa
65 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan
66 Björnar Vestöl (Nor) Team fakta
67 Domenico Gualdi (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'
68 Capilla Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
69 Simon Kessler (RSA) South Africa
70 David George (RSA) South Africa
71 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (Irn) Iran
72 Andrea Rossi (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack
73 Ismail Mohd Sazlee (Mas) Malaysia
74 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan
75 Cory Lange (Can) Canada
76 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
77 Ah Tiam Wong (Mas) Malaysia
78 Jurgen Landrie (Bel) Flanders-Iteamnova
79 Phil Zajicek (USA) Saturn
80 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack
81 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre
82 Jose Manuel Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
83 Jimenez Luis Feliz Laverde (Col) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'
84 Hossain Askari (Irn) Iran
85 Musa Musairi (Mas) Malaysia
86 Jose Rujano (Ven) Colombia-Selle Italia
87 Yann Tournier (Fra) Credit Agricole
88 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Telekom Malaysia
89 Filippo Perfetto (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
90 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
91 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo
92 Bruno Langlois (Can) Canada
93 Michel Van Haecke (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
94 Jřrgen Bo Petersen (Den) Team fakta
95 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois
96 Michele Colleoni (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack
97 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Telekom Malaysia
98 Jamie Peter Drew (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova
99 Garcia Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
100 Allan Iacuone (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova
101 Scott Guyton (NZl) Flanders-Iteamnova
102 Massimo Amichetti (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'
103 Matteo Cappe (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'
104 Lorenzo Cardellini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron
105 Kristof Trouve (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
106 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop
107 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre
108 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan
109 Fernandez German Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada
110 Tim Johnson (USA) Saturn
111 Andrus Aug (Est) De Nardi-Colpack
112 Thomas Evans (Irl) Telekom Malaysia
113 Arnel Quirimit (Phi) Philippines
114 Merculio Ramos (Phi) Philippines
115 Biagio Conte (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'
116 Alexandre Lavallée (Can) Canada
117 Sirous Hashemzadeh (Irn) Iran
118 Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Phi) Philippines
119 Russel Van Hout (Aus) Colombia-Selle Italia
120 Trent Wilson (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova
121 David Mckenzie (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova
122 Sébastien Mattozza (Bel) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois
 
Sprints
 
Hot Spot Sprint at 18.9 km
 
1 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                                  5 pts
2 Allan Bo Andresen (Den) Team fakta                                    3
3 Graeme Brown (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                           2
4 Moreno Di Biase (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                         1
 
Hot Spot Sprint at 37.8 km
 
1 Graeme Brown (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                           5
2 Allan Bo Andresen (Den) Team fakta                                    3
3 Andrus Aug (Est) De Nardi-Colpack                                     2
4 Hassan Maleki Mizan (Irn) Iran                                        1
 
Hot Spot Sprint at 56.7 km
 
1 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team fakta                                      5
2 Biagio Conte (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                            3
3 Allan Bo Andresen (Den) Team fakta                                    2
4 Michele Gobbi (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                                  1
 
Asian Rider
 
1 Hassan Maleki Mizan (Irn) Iran                                  1.49.42
2 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia
3 Nor Effandy Rosli (Mas) Telekom Malaysia
4 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Telekom Malaysia
5 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Japan
6 Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Japan
7 Hamad Mohd Mahazir (Mas) Malaysia
8 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Telekom Malaysia
9 Alireza Haghi (Irn) Iran
10 Mahdi Sohrabi (Irn) Iran
11 Enrique Domingo (Phi) Philippines
12 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Philippines
13 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia
14 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan
15 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (Irn) Iran
16 Ismail Mohd Sazlee (Mas) Malaysia
17 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan
18 Ah Tiam Wong (Mas) Malaysia
19 Hossain Askari (Irn) Iran
20 Musa Musairi (Mas) Malaysia
21 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Telekom Malaysia
22 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Telekom Malaysia
23 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan
24 Arnel Quirimit (Phi) Philippines
25 Merculio Ramos (Phi) Philippines
26 Sirous Hashemzadeh (Irn) Iran
27 Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Phi) Philippines
 
Asian Team
 
1 Telekom Malaysia                                                5.29.06
2 Iran
3 Malaysia
4 Japan
5 Philippinnes
 
Teams
 
1 Ceramiche Panar                                                 5.29.06
2 Lampre
3 Colombia - Sell
4 Team Fakta
5 Telekom Malaysi
6 Marlux - Ville
7 Canada
8 Palmans - Colls
9 Colchon Relax F
10 Iran
11 Malaysia
12 Credit Agricole
13 Japan
14 Domina Vacanze
15 Formaggi Pinzol
16 De Nardi - Colp
17 Saturn
18 South Africa
19 Philippinnes
20 Flanders - Itea
 
Final general classification after Stage 10
 
1 Tom Danielson (USA) Saturn                                     31.54.09
2 Hernan Dario Munoz (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                     0.09
3 Freddy Gonzalez Martinez (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia               1.44
4 Roland Green (Can) Canada                                          2.03
5 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                    2.35
6 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                    2.59
7 Miguel Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     3.09
8 David George (RSA) South Africa                                    3.35
9 Ruber Alveiro Marin (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                    3.41
10 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                   3.48
11 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre                                   3.51
12 Allan Iacuone (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova                            4.33
13 Michele Gobbi (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                              4.59
14 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                              5.06
15 René Joergensen (Den) Team fakta                                  5.08
16 Charles Wegelius (GBr) De Nardi-Colpack                           5.09
17 Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Japan                                           5.20
18 Jose Rujano (Ven) Colombia-Selle Italia                           5.38
19 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois                  5.39
20 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Telekom Malaysia                             5.40
21 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                        5.56
22 Chris Horner (USA) Saturn                                         6.01
23 Seamus Mcgrath (Can) Canada                                       6.44
24 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team fakta                                  7.26
25 Thierry De Groote (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                         7.29
26 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                    7.48
27 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      7.52
28 Matteo Cappe (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                        7.52
29 Garcia Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada               8.00
30 Jose Manuel Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada               8.24
31 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (Irn) Iran                                      8.30
32 Capilla Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron              8.51
33 Eric Leblacher (Fra) Credit Agricole                              8.51
34 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Telekom Malaysia                     8.55
35 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre                                     9.05
36 Christian Poos (Lux) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois                   9.19
37 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Saturn                                       9.44
38 Massimo Amichetti (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                   9.54
39 Charles Guilbert (Fra) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois                10.03
40 Rojo Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                10.26
41 Scott Davis (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                       11.09
42 Palomo José Manuel Vazquez (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada       11.18
43 Jimenez Luis Feliz Laverde (Col) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'         11.18
44 Jřrgen Bo Petersen (Den) Team fakta                              11.33
45 Michele Colleoni (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                          11.36
46 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Philippines                                12.15
47 Marco Pinotti (Ita) Lampre                                       12.27
48 Mahdi Sohrabi (Irn) Iran                                         12.42
49 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole                         12.45
50 Urbelino Mesa (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                        12.48
51 David Mckenzie (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova                          13.08
52 Hossain Askari (Irn) Iran                                        13.28
53 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Japan                                      13.31
54 Johan Van Der Berg (RSA) South Africa                            13.45
55 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                    14.00
56 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois             14.30
57 Peter Wedge (Can) Canada                                         14.45
58 Fernandez German Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada           15.08
59 Alireza Haghi (Irn) Iran                                         15.10
60 Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Phi) Philippines                          15.19
61 Ruben Lobato Elvira (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                 16.19
62 Jurgen Landrie (Bel) Flanders-Iteamnova                          16.23
63 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan                                       17.18
64 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                               17.30
65 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Lampre                                 17.42
66 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                                  17.56
67 Johan Dekkers (Bel) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois                   18.11
68 Biagio Conte (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                       18.43
69 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Telekom Malaysia                          18.46
70 Yann Tournier (Fra) Credit Agricole                              18.48
71 Ondrej Fadrny (Cze) De Nardi-Colpack                             19.00
72 Lorenzo Cardellini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                  19.11
73 Nor Effandy Rosli (Mas) Telekom Malaysia                         19.15
74 Trent Wilson (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova                            19.34
75 Phil Zajicek (USA) Saturn                                        19.36
76 Sirous Hashemzadeh (Irn) Iran                                    19.57
77 Kristof Trouve (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                           20.02
78 Morné Bester (RSA) South Africa                                  20.02
79 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                         20.09
80 Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Den) Team fakta                             20.14
81 Julian Winn (GBr) Team fakta                                     20.26
82 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan                                       21.04
83 Musa Musairi (Mas) Malaysia                                      21.33
84 Malcolm Lange (RSA) South Africa                                 21.45
85 Michel Van Haecke (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                        21.52
86 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Colombia-Selle Italia                    21.56
87 Björnar Vestöl (Nor) Team fakta                                  21.59
88 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                       22.00
89 Moreno Di Biase (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                    22.16
90 Graeme Brown (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                      22.16
91 Cory Lange (Can) Canada                                          22.24
92 Luca Mendonca Pagliarini (Bra) Lampre                            22.49
93 Russel Van Hout (Aus) Colombia-Selle Italia                      23.44
94 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Telekom Malaysia                               24.20
95 Ah Tiam Wong (Mas) Malaysia                                      25.10
96 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                              25.21
97 Gordon Fraser (Can) Canada                                       25.26
98 Hamad Mohd Mahazir (Mas) Malaysia                                25.27
99 Domenico Gualdi (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                    25.38
100 Arnel Quirimit (Phi) Philippines                                25.42
101 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Saturn                                      25.44
102 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                  26.01
103 Andrea Rossi (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                             26.20
104 Andrus Aug (Est) De Nardi-Colpack                               26.46
105 Peter Wuyts (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                             26.49
106 Tim Johnson (USA) Saturn                                        27.15
107 Filippo Perfetto (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                 27.28
108 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                  28.17
109 Allan Bo Andresen (Den) Team fakta                              28.54
110 Merculio Ramos (Phi) Philippines                                29.12
111 Hassan Maleki Mizan (Irn) Iran                                  30.46
112 Jamie Peter Drew (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova                       31.08
113 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                       31.42
114 Ismail Mohd Sazlee (Mas) Malaysia                               32.18
115 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                          32.32
116 Simon Kessler (RSA) South Africa                                33.20
117 Enrique Domingo (Phi) Philippines                               34.54
118 Thomas Evans (Irl) Telekom Malaysia                             35.07
119 Scott Guyton (NZl) Flanders-Iteamnova                           36.02
120 Bruno Langlois (Can) Canada                                     36.34
121 Alexandre Lavallée (Can) Canada                                 37.02
122 Sébastien Mattozza (Bel) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois             49.52
 
Points classification
 
1 Graeme Brown (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                         128 pts
2 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                                113
3 Allan Bo Andresen (Den) Team fakta                                   74
4 Andrus Aug (Est) De Nardi-Colpack                                    69
5 Miguel Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                       64
6 Luca Mendonca Pagliarini (Bra) Lampre                                56
7 Mikhaylo Khalilov (Ukr) Colombia-Selle Italia                        54
8 Moreno Di Biase (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                        51
9 Hassan Maleki Mizan (Irn) Iran                                       51
10 Gert Vanderaerden (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                           51
11 Gordon Fraser (Can) Canada                                          44
12 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team fakta                                    40
13 Roland Green (Can) Canada                                           35
14 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                          33
15 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                     33
16 Freddy Gonzalez Martinez (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                31
17 Simone Cadamuro (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                              31
18 Ruben Bongiorno (Arg) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                      30
19 Thomas Evans (Irl) Telekom Malaysia                                 30
20 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre                                     29
21 Tom Danielson (USA) Saturn                                          27
22 Hernan Dario Munoz (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                      25
23 Peter Wuyts (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                                 23
24 Johan Dekkers (Bel) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois                      20
25 Brett Lancaster (Aus) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                      19
26 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                     16
27 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Saturn                                         15
28 Michele Gobbi (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                                14
29 Hendrik Van Dyck (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                            14
30 Eric Wohlberg (Can) Saturn                                          14
31 Jose Manuel Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                 12
32 Arnel Quirimit (Phi) Philippines                                    12
33 Sergiy Matveyev (Ukr) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                      12
34 Fernandez German Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada              11
35 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Japan                                         11
36 Malcolm Lange (RSA) South Africa                                    11
37 Michel Van Haecke (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                           11
38 Thierry De Groote (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                           10
39 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                                 10
40 Ruber Alveiro Marin (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                     10
41 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan                                           8
42 David George (RSA) South Africa                                      7
43 Seamus Mcgrath (Can) Canada                                          7
44 Allan Iacuone (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova                               6
45 Rojo Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                    6
46 Hossain Askari (Irn) Iran                                            6
47 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                      5
48 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Lampre                                        5
49 Charles Guilbert (Fra) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois                    5
50 David Mckenzie (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova                              5
51 Jurgen Landrie (Bel) Flanders-Iteamnova                              5
52 Sirous Hashemzadeh (Irn) Iran                                        5
53 Julian Winn (GBr) Team fakta                                         5
54 Jose Rujano (Ven) Colombia-Selle Italia                              4
55 Eric Leblacher (Fra) Credit Agricole                                 4
56 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                        4
57 René Joergensen (Den) Team fakta                                     3
58 Urbelino Mesa (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                            3
59 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois                 3
60 Peter Wedge (Can) Canada                                             3
61 Alireza Haghi (Irn) Iran                                             3
62 Biagio Conte (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                           3
63 Cory Lange (Can) Canada                                              3
64 Scott Guyton (NZl) Flanders-Iteamnova                                3
65 Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Japan                                              1
66 Garcia Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                  1
67 Maximilian Sciandri (GBr) Lampre                                     1
68 Jacob Moe Rasmussen (Den) Team fakta                                 1
69 Musa Musairi (Mas) Malaysia                                          1
70 Andrea Rossi (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                                  1
71 Tim Johnson (USA) Saturn                                             1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Roland Green (Can) Canada                                            49 pts
2 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                           28
3 Hernan Dario Munoz (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                       27
4 Fortunato Baliani (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                      26
5 Ruber Alveiro Marin (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                      21
6 Tom Danielson (USA) Saturn                                           20
7 Freddy Gonzalez Martinez (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                 12
8 Jose Manuel Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                  12
9 Christopher Jenner (Fra) Credit Agricole                             12
10 Thomas Evans (Irl) Telekom Malaysia                                 11
11 Josep Jufre Pou (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                     10
12 Michele Colleoni (Ita) De Nardi-Colpack                             10
13 Jimenez Luis Feliz Laverde (Col) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'             8
14 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                        8
15 Lorenzo Cardellini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      7
16 Thierry De Groote (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                            6
17 Urbelino Mesa (Col) Colombia-Selle Italia                            6
18 Miguel Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                       5
19 Jurgen Landrie (Bel) Flanders-Iteamnova                              5
20 Peter Wuyts (Bel) Palmans-Collstrop                                  4
21 Scott Guyton (NZl) Flanders-Iteamnova                                4
22 David George (RSA) South Africa                                      4
23 Jose Rujano (Ven) Colombia-Selle Italia                              4
24 Nathan O'Neill (Aus) Saturn                                          4
25 Sirous Hashemzadeh (Irn) Iran                                        4
26 Cory Lange (Can) Canada                                              4
27 Paolo Lanfranchi (Ita) Ceramiche Panaria-Fiordo                      3
28 Allan Iacuone (Aus) Flanders-Iteamnova                               3
29 Arnel Quirimit (Phi) Philippines                                     3
30 Lars Ytting Bak (Den) Team fakta                                     2
31 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Japan                                          2
32 Peter Wedge (Can) Canada                                             2
33 Gabriele Missaglia (Ita) Lampre                                      1
34 Matteo Cappe (Ita) Formaggi Pinzolo Fiave'                           1
35 Charles Guilbert (Fra) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois                    1
36 Johan Dekkers (Bel) Marlux-Ville De Charlerois                       1
 
Asian Rider classification
 
1 Tomoya Kano (Jpn) Japan                                        31.59.29
2 Susanto Tonton (Ina) Telekom Malaysia                              0.20
3 Ahad Kazemi Sarai (Irn) Iran                                       3.10
4 Ghader Mizbani Iranagh (Irn) Telekom Malaysia                      3.35
5 Victor Espiritu (Phi) Philippines                                  6.55
6 Mahdi Sohrabi (Irn) Iran                                           7.22
7 Hossain Askari (Irn) Iran                                          8.08
8 Hidenori Nodera (Jpn) Japan                                        8.11
9 Hassan Suhardi (Mas) Malaysia                                      8.40
10 Alireza Haghi (Irn) Iran                                          9.50
11 Lloyd Lucien Reynante (Phi) Philippines                           9.59
12 Kazuya Okazaki (Jpn) Japan                                       11.58
13 Razali Shahrulneeza (Mas) Malaysia                               12.10
14 Seong Hoong Tsen (Mas) Telekom Malaysia                          13.26
15 Nor Effandy Rosli (Mas) Telekom Malaysia                         13.55
16 Sirous Hashemzadeh (Irn) Iran                                    14.37
17 Satoshi Hirose (Jpn) Japan                                       15.44
18 Musa Musairi (Mas) Malaysia                                      16.13
19 Koji Fukushima (Jpn) Japan                                       16.40
20 Kam-Po Wong (HKg) Telekom Malaysia                               19.00
21 Ah Tiam Wong (Mas) Malaysia                                      19.50
22 Hamad Mohd Mahazir (Mas) Malaysia                                20.07
23 Arnel Quirimit (Phi) Philippines                                 20.22
24 Merculio Ramos (Phi) Philippines                                 23.52
25 Hassan Maleki Mizan (Irn) Iran                                   25.26
26 Ismail Mohd Sazlee (Mas) Malaysia                                26.58
27 Enrique Domingo (Phi) Philippines                                29.34
 
Asian Team classification
 
1 Iran                                                           96.11.02
2 Japan                                                              0.31
3 Telekom Malaysia                                                   3.50
4 Malaysia                                                          22.07
5 Philippinnes                                                      24.14
 
Teams classification
 
1 Colombia                                                       95.47.07
2 Saturn                                                             9.32
3 Lampre                                                            10.09
4 Colchon R                                                         12.33
5 Formaggi                                                          14.24
6 Domina Va                                                         15.08
7 De Nardi                                                          16.54
8 Team Fakt                                                         17.08
9 Ceramiche                                                         17.15
10 Canada                                                           18.01
11 Marlux                                                           19.38
12 Credit Ag                                                        22.31
13 Iran                                                             23.55
14 Japan                                                            24.26
15 Flanders                                                         25.28
16 Telekom M                                                        27.07
17 South Afr                                                        31.35
18 Palmans                                                          32.46
19 Malaysia                                                         46.02
20 Philippin                                                        48.09