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58th Vuelta a España - Spain, September 6-28, 2003

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Stage 12 - Thursday, September 18:  Cuenca - Albacete, 168.8km

Petacchi beats Zabel in another close finish

Aitor González and Frigo lose over a minute

By Hernán Alvarez Macías

A close one, but Petacchi (L) got it
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Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo) has won the 12th stage of the Vuelta España between Cuenca and Albacete, beating his rival Erik Zabel by an inch in a time of 3 hours, 41 minutes and 49 seconds. Fred Rodríguez (Saunier Duval) finished third in the same time. In the general classification, Isidro Nozal (ONCE-Eroski) retained the golden leader's jersey while Aitor González and Dario Frigo (Fassa Bortolo) lost 1'09 in the overall after being caught in the wrong third of the peloton when it split.

Petacchi as well as Zabel got themselves in the front group of 27, and fought it out against each other in the bunch sprint. Petacchi told Spanish TV, "I had a good, big sprint. Zabel was on my wheel, but I could prevail. Yesterday I lost some time in the last climb near Cuenca. I don't know what happened, but I did a good race today".

About his teammates González and Frigo, Petacchi commented, "It wasn't a good day for the team. I hope both are able to have a very good time trial tomorrow and recover time."

Frigo and González were caught in the key split of the peloton some 50 km before the finish. The Italian is now seventh in the overall standings and the Spaniard is tenth. Aitor told Spanish radio post-stage "They caught us unaware, it was a hard stage. I went to the back of the peloton and it was impossible to recover afterwards. We didn't want to explode because tomorrow we need to have a good time trial. We lost time, but we will see how we do tomorrow."

Postal put the hammer down
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The US Postal-Berry Floor squad was the team that caused the break in the field. Team director Johan Bruyneel was pleased with his men. "The team has been sensational," he said. "They did a good job. We already said we were going to attack if there was a chance and we did. We improved our positions in the overall and we have a larger margin for tomorrow. The time we win today is going to be very useful at the end of the race."

How it unfolded

Four riders broke clear of the peloton very early in the stage: Constantino Zaballa (Kelme-Costa Blanca), Martín Miguel Perdiguero (Domina Vacanze), Pedro Díaz Lobato (Paternina-Costa de Almería) and Paulo Barroso (Milaneza-MSS). They made the break after 3 km and increased their lead as the stage continued. Zaballa was in a breakaway for the third time in this Vuelta, showing that he is a very combative rider.

Early break
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By kilometre 35, the leaders had extended their advantage to 4'50, while at the first intermediate sprint in Motilla del Palancar (km 63) they led by 5'32. Then the men of Fassa Bortolo, US Postal and ONCE-Eroski rode at a high tempo to catch the break. Little by little they were reducing the gap. At km 105, the gap was cut back to just 1'22. The leaders knew that their efforts weren't going anywhere and the peloton finally caught the front riders with 57.8 km to go to Albacete. For the third time "Tino" Zaballa couldn't reach the finish in front of the peloton.

A few kilometres later two "brave" riders José Luis Martínez (Paternina-Costa de Almería) and Michael Sandstød (Team CSC) dared to attack, but the peloton easily neutralized their small gap. But the strong crosswinds caused problems in the field which split into three big groups as US Postal increased the tempo. Nozal and most of the top 10 were in the front group but Fassa Bortolo's riders Aitor González and Dario Frigo, along with Kelme's Alejandro Valverde, were caught in the second and third part of the peloton.

Nozal holds his ground
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At the last intermediate sprint in Barrax (30 km to Albacete) the gap between the first group and the second was 33 seconds and as the stage continued, the leaders rode at a strong tempo to prevent the chasers getting back on. With 10 km to the finish the lead of the first fraction was ahead by 46 seconds. Finally, the lead group crossed the finish line with 1'09 over the second group as Petacchi got his wheel in front of Zabel by mere inches.

Stage 13 - September 19: Albacete-Albacete, individual time trial 53.3 km

The thirteenth stage is maybe the most important stage of the race. It's the longest individual time trial since the company Unipublic began organizing the Vuelta in 1979. The route is absolutely flat; there's not a single climb, just two very small hills. This is the key day for Isidro Nozal and his rivals. If the leader repeats the fantastic time trial he had in Saragossa where he defeated everyone, then the race should be over. Aitor González and Frigo must have excellent days in order to limit the lost time they have with the ONCE men. We must add Igor and David Millar to the list of candidates for the triumph tomorrow.

Photography

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Results

1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                        3.41.49 (45.66 km/h)
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                         
3 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                     
4 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                                    
5 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Bianchi                                    
6 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                   
7 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                                  
8 Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor                            
9 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                      
10 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                               
11 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                            
12 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                   
13 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                     
14 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                       
15 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) iBanesto.com                                 
16 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                      
17 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                    
18 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                           
19 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              
20 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Bianchi                                     
21 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal-Berry Floor                           
22 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                         
23 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  
24 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                     0.16
25 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                      0.22
26 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                    0.41
27 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal-Berry Floor                        1.01
28 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                            1.09
29 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone            
30 David Cañada (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                              
31 Ivan Herrero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                              
32 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                                    
33 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                       
34 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                    
35 Domingo Sanchez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                     
36 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         
37 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         
38 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                    
39 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          
40 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                   
41 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                         
42 David Latasa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                                
43 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                          
44 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                        
45 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                      
46 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                      
47 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                           
48 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                          
49 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         
50 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                         
51 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                    
52 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                 
53 Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom                                       
54 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               
55 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                                        
56 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             
57 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                           
58 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                         
59 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                        
60 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                                
61 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio                                     
62 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                           
63 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          
64 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                            
65 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                         
66 Steffan Wesemann (Ger) Team Telekom                                  
67 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                                    
68 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                                    
69 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Team Telekom                                   
70 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Bianchi                                   
71 Carlos Golbano (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                      
72 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                  
73 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                              
74 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  
75 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  
76 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                           
77 David Lopez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                               
78 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 
79 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                               
80 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                                       
81 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                                           
82 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                             
83 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                                
84 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   8.30
85 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                  10.30
86 Germán Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         
87 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                     
88 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
89 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                      
90 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                  
91 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                     
92 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                      
93 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone              
94 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                         
95 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom                                      
96 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                  
97 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                
98 Rafael Casero (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                       
99 Kyryl Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                         
100 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         
101 Peter Farazjin (Bel) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               
102 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre                                      
103 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                       
104 Christian Werner (Ger) Team Telekom                                 
105 Gustavo Otero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                            
106 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                             
107 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               
108 Francisco Cerezo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                         
109 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  
110 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal-Berry Floor                        
111 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola               
112 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Team Saeco                                        
113 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
114 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           
115 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                      
116 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             
117 Michael Sandstod (Den) Team CSC                                     
118 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                        
119 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          
120 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                        
121 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        
122 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                                        
123 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                   
124 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                  
125 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                             
126 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                        
127 Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
128 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                 
129 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                            
130 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com                                   
131 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                                      
132 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                           
133 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre                                     
134 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                    
135 Santiago Blanco (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                     
136 José Luis Martinez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                 
137 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                     
138 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                  
139 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                     
140 Joaquin Lopez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                      
141 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
142 Francisco Vila (Spa) Lampre                                         
143 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                                 
144 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron               
145 José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                            
146 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         
147 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                        
148 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola               
149 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                                 
150 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                         
151 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            
152 José Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                        
153 Francisco José Lara (Spa) Team Bianchi                              
154 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                      
155 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                           
156 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Team Telekom                                 
157 Guido Trenti (USA) Fassa Bortolo                                    
158 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team CSC                                    
159 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  
160 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                                     
161 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                                
162 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                                     
163 Thomas Bruun (Den) Team CSC                                         
164 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo                                  
165 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      
166 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                       
167 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                                       
168 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Team Saeco                                       
 
Points
 
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                             25 pts
2 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                       20
3 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                   16
4 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                                  14
5 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Bianchi                                  12
6 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 10
7 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                                 9
8 Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor                           8
9 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                     7
10 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                              6
11 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                           5
12 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  4
13 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    3
14 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      2
15 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) iBanesto.com                                1
 
Mountains
 
Puerto de Tórdiga - Cat. 3, km 16                                       
1 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         6 pts
2 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                   4
3 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                2
4 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                     1
 
Sprints
 
Motilla del Palncar - km 63                                             
1 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                   4 pts
2 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         2
3 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                1
 
Quintanar del Rey - km 90                                               
1 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                4 pts
2 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                   2
3 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                     1
 
Barrax - km 138                                                         
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                     4 pts
2 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                         2
3 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                          1
 
Teams
 
1 Once - Eroski                                                 11.05.27
2 IBanesto.com                                                          
3 US Postal Service Berry Floor                                         
4 Domina Vacanze-Elitron-RDZ                                        1.09
5 Team Bianchi                                                          
6 Rabobank                                                          1.25
7 Fassa Bortolo                                                     2.18
8 Kelme - Costa Blanca                                                  
9 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                                      
10 Alessio                                                              
11 Team Telekom                                                         
12 Saunier Duval - Vini Caldirola                                       
13 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                  
14 Milaneza - MSS                                                   3.27
15 Colchon Relax - Fuenlabrada                                          
16 Paternina - Costa de Almeria                                         
17 Labarca-2 Cafe Baque                                                 
18 Quick Step - Davitamon                                          12.48
19 Phonak Hearing Systems                                               
20 Lampre                                                               
21 Team CSC                                                             
22 Team Saeco                                                      22.09
 
General classification after stage 12
 
1 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                            40.54.29
2 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                   1.48
3 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                        3.03
4 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                         3.28
5 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                              3.40
6 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                  4.04
7 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   4.14
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       5.06
9 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                5.09
10 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                      5.23
11 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                5.27
12 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                        7.30
13 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                    8.03
14 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     8.56
15 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                            10.19
16 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                               10.27
17 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          10.40
18 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             11.11
19 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                           11.29
20 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                      14.09
21 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone            15.31
22 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                      21.19
23 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                             36.24
24 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                  36.48
25 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone             36.58
26 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                         37.22
27 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-MSS                               37.53
28 Christian Werner (Ger) Team Telekom                             41.03
29 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    41.52
30 José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        43.52
31 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    44.09
32 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                    44.59
33 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        46.36
34 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          48.34
35 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com                               48.52
36 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                 49.47
37 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                53.01
38 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        55.15
39 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                    56.02
40 Kyryl Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                    57.11
41 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone         1.01.18
42 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                   1.03.44
43 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               1.03.59
44 David Latasa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         1.04.35
45 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron         1.06.23
46 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                               1.07.17
47 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                             1.09.17
48 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       1.10.32
49 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre                               1.10.38
50 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                              1.12.20
51 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   1.14.52
52 Francisco Vila (Spa) Lampre                                   1.17.21
53 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal-Berry Floor                    1.18.04
54 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                               1.18.19
55 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                    1.18.44
56 Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor                    1.21.41
57 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                 1.21.54
58 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                   1.22.42
59 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                1.23.49
60 Peter Farazjin (Bel) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone         1.24.03
61 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                                 1.24.26
62 David Lopez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                        1.24.47
63 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                 1.25.07
64 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                          1.25.29
65 Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom                                1.26.30
66 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 1.26.35
67 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  1.26.46
68 Domingo Sanchez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria              1.27.12
69 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                      1.27.14
70 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           1.28.49
71 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone       1.28.57
72 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                1.29.53
73 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada             1.30.00
74 Carlos Golbano (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               1.30.14
75 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                             1.30.55
76 José Luis Martinez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria           1.31.02
77 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                 1.32.19
78 Rafael Casero (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                1.32.23
79 David Cañada (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                       1.33.01
80 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Bianchi                            1.34.07
81 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                  1.34.33
82 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                         1.34.51
83 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                        1.36.13
84 Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                   1.36.28
85 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                     1.37.43
86 Joaquin Lopez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                1.37.57
87 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                 1.38.08
88 Francisco José Lara (Spa) Team Bianchi                        1.38.56
89 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                         1.39.40
90 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) iBanesto.com                          1.39.56
91 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  1.40.23
92 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                                1.40.47
93 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                1.40.56
94 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                               1.44.07
95 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                  1.44.33
96 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                                 1.45.30
97 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           1.45.37
98 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    1.46.16
99 Francisco Cerezo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                   1.47.47
100 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone    1.47.52
101 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                  1.48.08
102 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                      1.48.21
103 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Team Telekom                          1.48.53
104 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                                   1.49.37
105 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Team Telekom                           1.49.56
106 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   1.50.39
107 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             1.50.44
108 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                      1.51.29
109 Santiago Blanco (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada              1.52.25
110 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal-Berry Floor                    1.52.46
111 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                              1.53.23
112 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                   1.53.46
113 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Bianchi                           1.54.12
114 Ivan Herrero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      1.55.28
115 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                    1.55.33
116 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                 1.55.37
117 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola            1.55.40
118 Steffan Wesemann (Ger) Team Telekom                          1.55.53
119 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola          1.56.20
120 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           1.56.25
121 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                 1.56.30
122 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Bianchi                             1.57.00
123 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                    1.57.01
124 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola          1.57.15
125 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                 1.57.21
126 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom                              1.58.00
127 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone        1.58.13
128 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron               1.58.18
129 Gustavo Otero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                     1.58.34
130 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                 1.58.59
131 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                           1.59.26
132 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      1.59.49
133 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                          2.00.17
134 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          2.02.01
135 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo                           2.03.26
136 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio                             2.04.01
137 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                             2.04.45
138 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      2.04.46
139 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           2.05.00
140 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                 2.05.11
141 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola            2.05.42
142 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria           2.06.58
143 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal-Berry Floor                 2.07.40
144 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                  2.08.39
145 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                               2.09.02
146 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola           2.09.33
147 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre                               2.10.40
148 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team CSC                             2.11.16
149 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                     2.11.55
150 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Team Saeco                                2.12.10
151 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                  2.12.58
152 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  2.13.34
153 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                               2.15.57
154 Guido Trenti (USA) Fassa Bortolo                             2.16.07
155 Germán Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                 2.17.28
156 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                                 2.18.59
157 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                 2.20.30
158 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola        2.21.32
159 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone          2.21.44
160 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué               2.22.12
161 Thomas Bruun (Den) Team CSC                                  2.22.36
162 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                 2.23.06
163 Michael Sandstod (Den) Team CSC                              2.24.22
164 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                              2.25.35
165 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola        2.27.20
166 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Team Saeco                                 2.30.27
167 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                            2.30.36
168 José Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                 2.59.38
 
Points classification
 
1 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                      112 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                            101
3 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         81
4 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  66
5 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                    63
6 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             57
7 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             57
8 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                   55
9 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                        55
10 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                          51
11 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                    49
12 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                              49
13 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                    44
14 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                               42
15 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       40
16 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           40
17 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                        37
18 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                         34
19 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                   32
20 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                  30
21 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                27
22 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         25
23 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             24
24 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                 24
25 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                       24
26 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                                  23
27 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron              21
28 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                20
29 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                    20
30 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                       20
31 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                          20
32 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     19
33 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         16
34 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                 15
35 José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                           15
36 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                        15
37 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                                14
38 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                                 14
39 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                       13
40 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                       13
41 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                    12
42 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                    12
43 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                       12
44 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      12
45 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Bianchi                                 12
46 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                        11
47 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                         10
48 Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor                         10
49 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                       10
50 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                9
51 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio                                    9
52 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com                                   9
53 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                        9
54 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                         9
55 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         8
56 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                           8
57 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                       8
58 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                     7
59 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal-Berry Floor                        7
60 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      7
61 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                               7
62 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      7
63 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                     6
64 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                 6
65 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                              6
66 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 5
67 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         5
68 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                                     5
69 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                   5
70 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    5
71 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                              4
72 Francisco Cerezo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                         4
73 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola               4
74 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  4
75 Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         4
76 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                           4
77 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                       4
78 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                            3
79 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                               3
80 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                       3
81 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                        3
82 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               2
83 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             2
84 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                         2
85 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                                      2
86 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Team Telekom                                 2
87 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                        2
88 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                        1
89 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                                       1
90 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                      1
91 Kyryl Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                        1
92 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          1
93 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                                     1
94 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                    1
95 Francisco José Lara (Spa) Team Bianchi                              1
96 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom                                     1
97 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola               1
98 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) iBanesto.com                                1
99 Ivan Herrero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                             1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                          132 pts
2 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                       106
3 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                     97
4 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                   62
5 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                          55
6 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             49
7 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         42
8 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        40
9 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                    37
10 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                        36
11 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            31
12 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 31
13 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                    30
14 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                    29
15 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                                27
16 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           23
17 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com                                  22
18 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                          21
19 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                               18
20 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                         17
21 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      14
22 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                      12
23 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                       12
24 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         11
25 Francisco José Lara (Spa) Team Bianchi                             11
26 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      10
27 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                         10
28 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         8
29 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                             8
30 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                              7
31 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                                   7
32 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                                       6
33 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                    6
34 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                         6
35 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                5
36 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                  4
37 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                        4
38 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 4
39 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                  4
40 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               4
41 David Lopez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                              4
42 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                                   4
43 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                        4
44 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                           4
45 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                     3
46 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                               3
47 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              3
48 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           3
49 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                   2
50 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron               2
51 Joaquin Lopez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                      2
52 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          2
53 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                 2
54 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 1
55 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                        1
56 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                    1
57 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                        1
58 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                               1
59 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  1
 
Combination classification
 
1 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  17 pts
2 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         18
3 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                    20
4 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                   23
5 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                     34
6 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                         37
7 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                                38
8 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             43
9 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        45
10 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         46
11 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                         48
12 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                       48
13 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                          53
14 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                    58
15 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                 69
16 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         74
17 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      77
18 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                       90
19 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             93
20 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                            110
21 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               111
22 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                             123
23 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                     130
24 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                 132
25 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                      146
 
Teams classification
 
1 Once - Eroski                                                122.47.22
2 IBanesto.com                                                      3.01
3 Kelme - Costa Blanca                                             18.32
4 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                              22.57
5 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                                 27.41
6 Milaneza - MSS                                                   37.45
7 Fassa Bortolo                                                    45.56
8 Domina Vacanze-Elitron-RDZ                                       52.15
9 US Postal Service Berry Floor                                  1.01.57
10 Quick Step - Davitamon                                        1.55.35
11 Labarca-2 Cafe Baque                                          2.06.44
12 Team CSC                                                      2.08.17
13 Paternina - Costa de Almeria                                  2.08.43
14 Team Bianchi                                                  2.16.10
15 Colchon Relax - Fuenlabrada                                   2.17.37
16 Rabobank                                                      2.30.21
17 Lampre                                                        2.54.43
18 Phonak Hearing Systems                                        3.04.56
19 Team Telekom                                                  3.06.15
20 Alessio                                                       4.02.55
21 Saunier Duval - Vini Caldirola                                5.00.45
22 Team Saeco                                                    5.29.13