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90th Tour de France - July 5-27, 2003

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Stage 4 - Wednesday, July 9: Joinville - Saint-Dizier, TTT, 69 km

USPS powers to decisive TTT win

Today's Tour features

Tour News
A Colombian in yellow, Haselbacher hits back, Aussies impress French media, Worldwide distribution for Tyler's brain

Tour News
A day in yellow for Nazon, Hamilton still wants to finish, More post-stage comments, Where's McEwen?

Igor's Insights
A beautiful race.

Fred Rodriguez diary
Fourth Tour and looking for more.

Bikes of the Tour:
Giant TCR 100
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Up close and personal with Giant's Tour Centenary superbike.

Victor Hugo Peña interview

Meet the new Maillot Jaune, Colombian Victor Hugo Peña.

Dr Michele Ferrari diary
Dr Ferrari explains the crucial aspects of the team time trial - double paceline or single?

Peña first Colombian to wear Maillot Jaune

By Tim Maloney, European Editor in Saint Dizier

US Postal-Berry Floor power
Photo: © Yuzuru Sunada

On the first day of summer heat in the 2003 Centenary Tour De France, Lance Armstrong and his USPS-Berry Floor squad blazed across the French countryside to a decisive win in Stage 4's team time test. It was a long sought after win for Lance & Co., not just for the four years since Armstrong has dominated the Tour De France. In fact, Lance has wanted this team win for almost a decade. Today, he and his eight teammates got their first ever team time trial victory and as an added bonus, Colombian Victor Hugo Peña, Armstrong's loyal teammate from Bogota (who lives in Piedecuesta), became the first ever rider to wear the Maillot Jaune from the bicycle mad nation of Colombia.

Tomorrow it's Peña's 29th birthday and he'll be awarded his weight in Champagne and then take the start wearing the golden tunic of Tour De France leadership. Just 1" behind Peña in second on GC is none other than four time TDF champ Lance Armstrong, who couldn't be sitting prettier with two more long stages to go until Saturday's first mountain stage to Morzine.

An exuberant Armstrong told Cyclingnews after the USPS-Berry Floor squad's superb victory today that "I remember back in '94 when Motorola lost the TTT in Calais by like 3" to MG. This (TTT) was always Och's (former Motorola team director Jim Ochowicz) event, his passion...Och always wanted to win it, even though Motorola was never the best team on paper. So it's really good to finally win a stage like this. The desire to win carried over to (USPS-Berry Floor)...so I'm sending this one out to Och."

Congrats all round
Photo: © C.Henry/CN

Today, USPS-Berry Floor had a tremendous team effort, led by Armstrong and particularly his former Motorola and present USPS teammate George Hincapie. After a spring sickness that caused him to miss his main objective, the spring classics, Hincapie was back big time today on Stage 4. "George had tremendous legs today...he was unbelievably strong," team director Dirk DeMol told Cyclingnews.

Hincapie, the delighted two time US champ confirmed his ride for CN today, saying "It was a fantastic day today...I've waited four years for this one! I had amazing legs today...I was recovering so fast after I hit the front."

"Amazing" was the word from USPS-Berry Floor team director Johan Bruyneel, who once again masterminded a magnificent victory for the Postal Boys. "Today, we can finally claim the team prize," Bruyneel told Cyclingnews' Chris Henry.

"This is fabulous - today I was really impressed with the way the guys rode the final 20km. We were 6 seconds down at 44km time check and I think we won by 30". We studied the course very well before the race and talked about it last night and again this morning", explained Bruyneel. "Everybody did a great job today, even our climbers Heras and Beltran, who normally are not so good, but they did their job."

Speaking about the tactics going forward, Bruyneel didn't elaborate whether USPS-Berry Floor would defend Peña's jersey, but he did paint a picture for the competition. "Today's win is the best thing that could happen to us - for the team's motivation. I think (our win) sends a message."

Saeco disappoint
Photo: © Sirotti

Today's TTT win certainly sent a message to Gilberto Simoni and his Saeco squad, who finished a disappointing 17th out of 22 teams. Giro d'Italia winner Simoni's team didn't have a great day, so Gibo is now sitting in 106th on GC, 3'08" behind Armstrong. Simoni must now go on the attack in the Alps if he hopes to regain lost time from the team time test.

The TTT shakeout has made the pecking order in the Tour De France barnyard much clearer. Both Joseba Beloki (ONCE) and Jan Ullrich (Bianchi) have plenty of experience on the Tour De France podium and after their teams finished respectively second and third today, both the Spaniard and the German look to be potential candidates for the Tour podium once again.

Beloki and his ONCE men are determined to make life difficult for Armstrong is possible, while Ullrich has a superb Tour track record. If Bianchi's Angel Casero, a former Vuelta winner and the rest of Jan's team have what it takes to challenge USPS, there could be some interesting moments to come In the Tour De France.

iBanesto.com had a super day today and has positioned team GC leader Francesco Mancebo in a good position going forward in this year's TDF. Young Michael Rogers of Quick.Step-Davitamon looks like he is the Belgian-Italian formation's best bet for GC after Quick.Step finished fifth. Same rules apply for Telekom, since the German formation was 6th today. Santi Botero and Alex Vinokourov are less than 2'00 behind Armstrong.

Hamilton hurts
Photo: © J.Devich/CN

Tyler Hamilton and CSC had a respectable day today, as the courageous man from Marblehead continues with a cracked collarbone. Despite the pain, Hamilton was one of the main motors for CSC today. The American will reportedly start Stage 5 tomorrow and have more x-rays in Nevers to ascertain the condition of his cracked collarbone.

David Millar (Cofidis) continues to remain on the fringes of the 2003 Tour. His Cofidis team was only 14th today and the Scot was less than pleased about how well his team rode today. With Simoni well behind on GC, Stefano Garzelli (Vini Caldirola-So.Di) has emerged as a dark horse at this year's Tour. After his team's surprising performance in the TTT, Garzelli is well positioned to finish in the Tour's top 10. Second in the Giro, Garzelli is a class rider and at 2'02" behind Armstrong, he just has to follow the right wheels in the right moment to make his mark.

Italian Ivan Basso and Spaniard Aitor Gonzalez are Fassa Bortolo's double dip of trouble in this year's Tour. If Gonzalez ever comes into the same form that won him the Vuelta last year, he could do well. Ditto for the 2002 TDF's Best Young Rider Ivan Basso, but it's still a long way to Paris from St.Dizier. Third in the 2002 Giro d'Italia, Alessio's Pietro Caucchioli remains an unknown commodity for TDF GC.

As Victor Hugo Peña chatted on the phone with the Colombian President Alvaro Uribe this evening, the sun sunk in the west and bathed the USPS-Berry Floor hotel in St. Dizier in the golden rays of the setting sun. With a team stage win under their belt and control of the 2003 Tour De France's race leadership, for here on in, it will be difficult to wrest the Maillot Jaune from USPS-Berry Floor going forward in the Centenary Tour De France.

Stage 5 - July 10: Troyes-Nevers, 196 km

From the city of Troyes, hometown of France's cycling Simon brothers, this transitional stage traverses the quiet farm roads of Yonne and Nievre to arrive in Nevers, home of bike makers Look and Time. Weather is still forecast to be warm, sunny and dry in the upper 20's.


Images by Chris Henry/Cyclingnews.com

Images by Jonathan Devich/Cyclingnews.com, epicimages.us

Images by Fotoreporter Sirotti

Images by Yuzuru Sunada

  • Lance Armstrong (R) helped power his US Postal-Berry Floor team to victory in today's team time trial
  • The American flag was prominent as Lance Armstrong and the USPS boys stood on the podium

Images by Olympia Photo

Images by Jeff Tse & Monique du Bois/jeffreytse1@yahoo.com


1 US Postal presented by Berry Floor                      1.18.27 (52.77 km/h)
2 O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                            0.30
3 Team Bianchi                                               0.43
4 iBanesto.com                                               1.05
5 Quick.Step-Davitamon                                       1.23
6 Team Telekom                                               1.30
7 Vini Caldirola-SO.DI                                       1.32
8 Crédit Agricole                                                
9 AG2r Prévoyance                                            1.38
10 Team CSC                                                  1.45
11 Gerolsteiner                                              1.49
12 Fassa Bortolo                                             1.53
13 Alessio                                                   2.05
14 Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                          2.06
15 Brioches La Boulangère                                    2.30
16 Rabobank                                                  2.41
17 Team Saeco                                                3.02
18 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                         3.22
19 FDJeux.com                                                3.29
20 Jean Delatour                                             3.37
21 Kelme-Costa Blanca                                        3.49
22 Lotto-Domo                                                4.53

Individual results

1 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor           1.18.27
1 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) US Postal-Berry Floor                   
1 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) US Postal-Berry Floor                      
1 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                       
1 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                    
1 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal-Berry Floor                  
1 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                     
1 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                      
1 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                    
10 Angel Vicioso (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                           0.30
10 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                              
10 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                               
10 Isidro Nozal (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                                
10 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                                
10 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski                                
10 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                               
17 Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Team Bianchi                     0.43
17 David Plaza (Spa) Team Bianchi                                
17 Thomas Liese (Ger) Team Bianchi                               
17 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                         
17 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                               
17 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Bianchi                               
17 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Bianchi                                
24 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) iBanesto.com                          1.05
24 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                        
24 Denis Menchov (Rus) iBanesto.com                              
24 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                              
24 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) iBanesto.com                           
24 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com                        
24 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                          
31 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon               1.23
31 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 
31 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                     
31 Luca Paolini (Ita) Quick.Step-Davitamon                       
31 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                     
31 David Canada (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                       
31 Davide Bramati (Ita) Quick.Step-Davitamon                     
31 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Quick.Step-Davitamon                     
31 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick.Step-Davitamon                      
40 Xabier Zandio (Spa) iBanesto.com                          1.30
40 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                 
40 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                       
40 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Team Telekom                           
40 Andréas Klöden (Ger) Team Telekom                             
40 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom                           
40 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Telekom                           
40 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                                 
40 Santiago Botero (Col) Team Telekom                            
49 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                 1.32
49 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                  
49 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                     
49 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                     
49 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                      
49 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                    
49 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                   
56 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                              
56 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                          
56 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                            
56 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Credit Agricole                        
56 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Credit Agricole                       
61 Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom                            1.35
62 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      1.38
62 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                        
62 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                           
62 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                         
62 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                         
62 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance                     
62 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                         
62 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                        
70 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                             1.45
70 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                  
70 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                   
70 Peter Lüttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                             
70 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team CSC                              
70 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Team CSC                               
70 Michaël Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                               
70 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC                                 
78 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Credit Agricole                       1.46
79 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                      1.47
80 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                           1.49
80 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                            
80 Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner                               
80 Uwe Peschel (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                
80 Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                           
80 Udo Bölts (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
80 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                            
87 René Andrle (Cze) ONCE-Eroski                             1.52
88 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                            1.53
88 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                       
88 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                          
88 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                            
88 Dario  Cioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              
88 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          
88 Ivan Basso (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                
95 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                   2.02
96 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio                           2.05
96 Andrea Noe (Ita) Alessio                                      
96 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio                             
96 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                   
96 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                               
96 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                            
96 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Alessio                                  
103 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone       2.06
103 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone            
103 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone               
103 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone          
103 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone       
103 Philippe Gaumont (Fra) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone         
103 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone             
103 Médéric Clain (Fra) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone            
103 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone             
112 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere             2.30
112 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                   
112 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                  
112 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                
112 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                 
112 Didier Rous (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                     
118 Remmert Wielinga (Ned) Rabobank                          2.41
118 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                                  
118 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                              
118 Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank                                 
118 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                  
118 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                 
118 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                               
125 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                      2.42
126 Marco Milesi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                  2.49
127 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Bianchi                       2.54
128 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Saeco                               3.02
128 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco                                     
128 Jorg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco                                     
128 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco                                   
128 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Saeco                                 
128 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco                                   
128 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco                               
128 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco                             
128 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco                                  
137 Damien Nazon (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                3.18
138 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  3.22
138 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       
138 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      
138 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      
138 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     
138 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
144 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) FDJeux.com                         3.29
144 Bradley McGee (Aus) FDJeux.com                               
144 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) FDJeux.com                             
144 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com                              
144 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                                 
144 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                                 
150 Matthew Wilson (Aus) FDJeux.com                          3.30
151 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Jean Delatour                   3.37
151 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Jean Delatour                          
151 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Jean Delatour                           
151 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Jean Delatour                         
151 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Jean Delatour                           
151 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Jean Delatour                      
151 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Jean Delatour                          
151 Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Jean Delatour                       
151 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour                          
160 Christophe Mengin (Fra) FDJeux.com                       3.38
161 Julian Usano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    3.49
161 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      
161 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca             
161 Ivan Parra (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          
161 David Munoz (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         
161 Jesus Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       
161 David Latasa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        
161 José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca              
161 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   
170 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere               4.40
170 Maryan Hary (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                     
172 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto Domo                          4.53
172 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto Domo                                
172 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Lotto Domo                             
172 Axel Merckx (Bel) Lotto Domo                                 
172 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Domo                              
172 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto Domo                           
172 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto Domo                                
172 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto Domo                               
180 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    4.57
181 Nick Gates (Aus) Lotto Domo                              5.02
181 Alvaro Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                   
183 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio                           5.23
183 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Alessio                                  
183 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                    
186 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Credit Agricole                       6.23
187 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Gerolsteiner                       7.00
187 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Gerolsteiner                              
187 Alberto Lopez Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                 
187 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      
187 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                   
187 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                         
187 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                            
187 Jimmy Casper (Fra) FDJeux.com                                
187 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              
187 Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                     
1 US Postal - Berry Floor                                 3.55.21
2 ONCE - Eroski                                              1.30
3 Team Bianchi                                               2.09
4 iBanesto.com                                               3.15
5 Quick Step - Davitamon                                     4.09
6 Team Telekom                                               4.30
7 Vini Caldirola - So.Di                                     4.36
8 Credit Agricole                                                
9 Ag2R Prevoyance                                            4.54
10 Team CSC                                                  5.15
11 Gerolsteiner                                              5.27
12 Fassa Bortolo                                             5.39
13 Alessio                                                   6.15
14 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                              6.18
15 Brioches La Boulangere                                    7.30
16 Rabobank                                                  8.03
17 Saeco - Macchine Per Caffe                                9.06
18 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                      10.06
19 FDJeux.com                                               10.27
20 Jean Delatour                                            10.51
21 Kelme - Costa Blanca                                     11.27
22 Lotto - Domo                                             14.39
General classification after stage 4
1 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) US Postal-Berry Floor           13.44.44
2 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                0.01
3 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal-Berry Floor              0.05
4 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                    
5 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor              0.23
6 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                  0.27
7 Pavel Padrnos (Cze) US Postal-Berry Floor                      
8 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                   0.28
9 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            0.33
10 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) ONCE-Eroski                            0.38
11 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                0.39
12 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Bianchi                                
13 Isidro Nozal (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                            0.44
14 Angel Vicioso (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                           0.51
15 Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Team Bianchi                         
16 Mikel Pradera (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                           0.58
17 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                               
18 José Azevedo (Por) ONCE-Eroski                            1.01
19 Marcos Serrano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                          1.04
20 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) iBanesto.com                       1.11
21 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                     1.15
22 Denis Menchov (Rus) iBanesto.com                          1.19
23 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) iBanesto.com                          1.21
24 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                          1.24
25 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) iBanesto.com                    1.25
26 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 1.30
27 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                     
28 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                          
29 Santiago Botero (Col) Team Telekom                        1.33
30 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                       1.35
31 David Canada (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                   1.37
32 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                     1.38
33 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                  
34 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  1.39
35 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                            
36 Servais Knaven (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 1.40
37 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                     1.44
38 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon             1.45
39 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC                                 
40 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                        
41 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                              
42 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                      1.46
43 Andréas Klöden (Ger) Team Telekom                         1.48
44 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) Team Telekom                   1.49
45 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                             1.50
46 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                 1.51
47 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon               1.52
48 Luca Paolini (Ita) Quick.Step-Davitamon                   1.53
49 Inigo Chaurreau (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                     1.55
50 Xabier Zandio (Spa) iBanesto.com                          1.57
51 Giuseppe Guerini (Ita) Team Telekom                           
52 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Credit Agricole                        
53 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                               1.58
54 Christophe Oriol (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                        
55 Daniele Nardello (Ita) Team Telekom                       1.59
56 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone          2.00
57 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Team CSC                               
58 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                             2.01
59 Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                           
60 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                  2.03
61 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom                           
62 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Credit Agricole                       
63 Stefano Garzelli (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                   
64 Rolf Aldag (Ger) Team Telekom                             2.05
65 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance                 2.08
66 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                  
67 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      2.09
68 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team CSC                              
69 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                        2.10
70 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                        2.11
71 Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom                                
72 David Plaza (Spa) Team Bianchi                            2.13
73 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                      2.15
74 René Andrle (Cze) ONCE-Eroski                                 
75 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                               
76 Marzio Bruseghin (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                      2.17
77 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                            
78 Michaël Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                           2.18
79 Ivan Basso (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                
80 Philippe Gaumont (Fra) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone          
81 Laurent Dufaux (Swi) Alessio                              2.21
82 Peter Lüttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                         2.22
83 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                          
84 Udo Bölts (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  
85 Massimiliano Lelli (Ita) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone    2.28
86 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone         2.33
87 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio                           2.35
88 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone       2.37
89 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio                               
90 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                               2.41
91 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole                   2.42
92 Didier Rous (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                  2.43
93 Andrea Noe (Ita) Alessio                                  2.44
94 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                               2.45
95 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone        2.47
96 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank                               2.51
97 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere              2.54
98 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                           2.55
99 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere             2.56
100 Médéric Clain (Fra) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone        2.57
101 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone               
102 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere               2.59
103 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                               
104 Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank                             3.02
105 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                             3.04
106 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Saeco                              3.09
107 Davide Bramati (Ita) Quick.Step-Davitamon                3.13
108 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                  3.15
109 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere             3.16
110 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  3.18
111 Bradley McGee (Aus) FDJeux.com                           3.19
112 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Jean Delatour                       
113 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Bianchi                       3.21
114 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco                         3.23
115 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                                 
116 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco                           3.31
117 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Saeco                                 3.32
118 Iban Mayo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        3.35
119 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  3.37
120 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Saeco                               3.39
121 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                             3.44
122 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   3.45
123 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           3.46
124 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco                                   
125 Christophe Mengin (Fra) FDJeux.com                       3.47
126 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) FDJeux.com                         3.48
127 Laurent Lefevre (Fra) Jean Delatour                      3.54
128 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) FDJeux.com                         3.55
129 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     
130 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  3.56
131 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com                          3.57
132 Damien Nazon (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                3.58
133 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  4.00
134 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Jean Delatour                      4.01
135 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Jean Delatour                      
136 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                       
137 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Jean Delatour                           
138 Jesus Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   4.03
139 Javier Pascual Llorente (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca         4.06
140 Pierre Bourquenoud (Swi) Jean Delatour                   4.16
141 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Jean Delatour                     4.17
142 David Latasa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    4.21
143 Ivan Parra (Col) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          
144 David Munoz (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     4.23
145 Stéphane Auge (Fra) Credit Agricole                      4.38
146 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                      4.51
147 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto Domo                           4.53
148 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto Domo                          5.06
149 José Enrique Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca          5.11
150 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere               5.12
151 Alvaro Gonzalez Galdeano (Spa) ONCE-Eroski               5.24
152 Serge Baguet (Bel) Lotto Domo                            5.28
153 Axel Merckx (Bel) Lotto Domo                             5.30
154 Jorg Ludewig (Ger) Saeco                                 5.32
155 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    5.38
156 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto Domo                            5.39
157 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere              5.40
158 Julian Usano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    5.49
159 Steve Zampieri (Swi) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                6.10
160 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Jean Delatour                       6.15
161 Maryan Hary (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                 6.45
162 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Jean Delatour                      6.53
163 Torsten Schmidt (Ger) Gerolsteiner                       7.11
164 Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                 7.28
165 Alberto Lopez Munain (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi             7.33
166 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto Domo                          7.37
167 Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner                          7.40
168 Uwe Peschel (Ger) Gerolsteiner                           7.47
169 Thomas Liese (Ger) Team Bianchi                          8.07
170 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  8.36
171 Eddy Mazzoleni (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                8.55
172 Ludovic Turpin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                     9.08
173 Nicola Loda (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          9.09
174 Dario  Cioni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                         9.27
175 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio                        9.40
176 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Bianchi                         10.36
177 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone        11.07
178 Christophe Brandt (Bel) Lotto Domo                      11.21
179 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                      11.24
180 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca              11.31
181 Matthew Wilson (Aus) FDJeux.com                         11.54
182 Andrej Hauptman (Slo) Vini Caldirola-So.Di              12.47
183 Dario Andriotto (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di              14.00
184 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Credit Agricole                      14.06
185 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                               14.18
186 Remmert Wielinga (Ned) Rabobank                         14.33
187 Nick Gates (Aus) Lotto Domo                             14.40
188 Marco Milesi (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                 15.18
189 Paolo Fornaciari (Ita) Saeco                            15.45
190 Raffaele Ferrara (Ita) Alessio                          17.08
191 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Lotto Domo                        17.32
192 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco                              18.25
193 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Gerolsteiner                         19.10
194 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                       19.27
195 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Alessio                             20.32
196 Jimmy Casper (Fra) FDJeux.com                           23.37
Points classification
1 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto Domo                               86 pts
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                74
3 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                      72
4 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Jean Delatour                       72
5 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                                 62
6 Oscar Freire (Spa) Rabobank                                  60
7 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                           57
8 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Ag2R Prevoyance                          54
9 Luca Paolini (Ita) Quick.Step-Davitamon                      51
10 Stuart O'grady (Aus) Credit Agricole                        49
11 Romans Vainsteins (Lat) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                47
12 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick.Step-Davitamon                    43
13 Bradley McGee (Aus) FDJeux.com                              32
14 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Saeco                              28
15 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Saeco                                  25
16 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                 23
17 Jan Ullrich (Ger) Team Bianchi                              21
18 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                   20
19 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Gerolsteiner                             19
20 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Jean Delatour                          18
21 Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank                                18
22 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      17
23 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       16
24 Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                         15
25 Damien Nazon (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                   14
26 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                       12
27 Angel Vicioso (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                             12
28 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone            12
29 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Vini Caldirola-So.Di                    12
30 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Credit Agricole                          12
31 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                  11
32 Jens Voigt (Ger) Credit Agricole                            10
33 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Ag2R Prevoyance                   10
34 Haimar Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     10
35 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                  10
36 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                           10
37 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      9
38 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com                              9
39 Médéric Clain (Fra) Cofidis, Credit Par Telephone            8
40 Christophe Mengin (Fra) FDJeux.com                           8
41 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                  7
42 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                           7
43 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      7
44 Victor Hugo Pena (Col) US Postal-Berry Floor                 6
45 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner                           6
46 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                 6
47 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Team CSC                                5
48 Lance Armstrong (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                  4
49 Christophe Moreau (Fra) Credit Agricole                      4
50 Joseba Beloki (Spa) ONCE-Eroski                              3
51 Tobias Steinhauser (Ger) Team Bianchi                        3
52 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               3
53 Santiago Botero (Col) Team Telekom                           2
54 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       2
55 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal-Berry Floor                1
56 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                  1
57 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Saeco                                  -5
Mountains classification
1 Christophe Mengin (Fra) FDJeux.com                           15 pts
2 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                 10
3 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Jean Delatour                            8
4 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Credit Agricole                            8
5 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                         5
6 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick.Step-Davitamon                      5
7 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       3
Young rider classification
1 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) iBanesto.com                    13.45.55
2 Denis Menchov (Rus) iBanesto.com                           0.08
3 Evgeni Petrov (Rus) iBanesto.com                           0.10
4 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  0.19
5 Andy Flickinger (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      0.27
6 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                         0.28
7 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                      0.33
8 Pierrick Fedrigo (Fra) Credit Agricole                     0.46
9 Matthias Kessler (Ger) Team Telekom                        0.52
10 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                      0.58
11 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio                           1.26
12 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere             1.45
13 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                1.48
14 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere              2.05
15 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Saeco                          2.12
16 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                                  
17 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                              2.33
18 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    2.34
19 Nicolas Fritsch (Fra) FDJeux.com                          2.44
20 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Jean Delatour                   2.50
21 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                        
22 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Jean Delatour                            
23 Jesus Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    2.52
24 David Munoz (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      3.12
25 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere               4.29
26 Maryan Hary (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                  5.34
27 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Jean Delatour                       5.42
28 Daniel Becke (Ger) Team Bianchi                           9.25
29 Remmert Wielinga (Ned) Rabobank                          13.22
30 Jimmy Casper (Fra) FDJeux.com                            22.26
Teams classification
1 US Postal - Berry Floor                                41.14.18
2 ONCE - Eroski                                              1.49
3 Team Bianchi                                               2.17
4 iBanesto.com                                               3.45
5 Quick Step - Davitamon                                     4.31
6 Team Telekom                                               5.04
7 Credit Agricole                                            5.06
8 Ag2R Prevoyance                                            5.13
9 Vini Caldirola - So.Di                                     5.20
10 Team CSC                                                  5.37
11 Gerolsteiner                                              5.48
12 Fassa Bortolo                                             6.31
13 Cofidis Credit Par Telephone                              6.40
14 Alessio                                                   7.20
15 Rabobank                                                  8.24
16 Brioches La Boulangere                                    8.32
17 Saeco - Macchine Per Caffe                                9.57
18 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                      10.24
19 FDJeux.com                                               10.44
20 Jean Delatour                                            11.37
21 Kelme - Costa Blanca                                     11.52
22 Lotto - Domo                                             15.36

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