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

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Stage 6 - Thursday, September 11: Zaragoza - Zaragoza, 43.8km ITT

Nozal surprises and extends lead

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By Hernán Alvarez Macías

Isidro Nozal flies
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Isidro Nozal (ONCE-Eroski) won the sixth stage individual time trial in the streets and surroundings of Zaragoza in a time of 53'34 (49.06 km/h), extending his advantage in the general classification to 2'27 over teammate Igor González de Galdeano. Early leader David Millar (Cofidis) was second (1'20 slower than Nozal) and Jan Hruska (ONCE-Eroski) finished third at 1'26 behind. ONCE's nominal team leader Igor González de Galdeano was fourth at 1'36, while defending champion Aitor González (Fassa Bortolo) was fifth at 1'41.

"El Guri" (Nozal's nickname) rode an amazing tempo during the stage, prevailing against the strong winds and beating all his competitors to become the surprise of this Vuelta a España. The ONCE rider said post-stage, "I thought I could do a good time trial, but I've never thought I could win. I really surprised myself. Our team has many days to obtain the final victory in this Vuelta".

Many think now he is a real chance for the final triumph, but it's not his plan. "I work for my team," he said. "We will win the Vuelta and I will fight hard to help Igor win the race."

Mixed performances from Sevilla, Heras and Casero

Oscar Sevilla is still having problems. The Kelme rider suffered to make a good stage, but it wasn't good enough, losing 7'25 to the current leader in the overall. Kelme-Costa Blanca's Vicente Belda gave his opinion about Kelme's number 1: "He told me he is not 100 percent good physically. He won't abandon the race, but it's clear it's very likely that he won't have time to recover and fight for the first places. He now has a problem in the adductor and in this condition is almost impossible to succeed."

Roberto Heras
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Roberto Heras (US Postal-Berry Floor) needed not to lose too much time against the specialists and he is now 4'35 behind Nozal in the general classification. He will have six chances to win with the six uphill finishes. "We'll see how my rivals work out in the climbs," said Heras. "We must be prudent, we'll go little by little. I'm not disappointed with my performance today".

Finally Angel Casero (Team Bianchi) didn't seem to feel comfortable, especially in the first half of the time trial, and didn't ride a good race even though he is a specialist against the clock. His finishing time was 55'59, 2'25 slower than Nozal.

How it unfolded

At 12.51pm David Millar started, one of the first riders out of the starting house. His eventually time of 54'54 was the best for most of the stage as he demonstrated that he is one of the best in the world at this discipline. His finishing time was the key reference for the whole stage. The minutes passed and nobody was able to establish a better time than the Cofidis rider. Until the ONCE men appeared.

David Millar (Cofidis)
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Igor González de Galdeano confirmed his excellent form, passing the first check point (10 km) in first place with 14'12. It seemed Igor was going to recover the "maillot oro". However, Nozal was the last one to ride and nothing is over until the leader rides.

"El Guri" is not a small rider. His powerful build helped him fly over Zaragoza. He was the bets at the first check point (km 10) with 14'04, 8 seconds faster than Igor. He was riding an amazing tempo as he established the best time in the second check with 28'02 (0'45 faster than Millar and 1'01 faster than Igor). Nozal continued to build his advantage, finishing 1'20 ahead of Millar after a great ride.

Overall it was a glorious day for ONCE-Eroski, as the team had three of the top five riders with Nozal, Hruska and González de Galdeano. Like in the first stage, the yellow men showed themselves to be when fighting against the clock.

Aitor González, another outstanding rider against the clock performed very well and he is still in the fight for the top positions finishing fifth. As did Manuel Beltran (USPS) who ended as sixth and is now better placed on GC than his teammate Heras at 2'42 behind the leader.

Stage 7 - September 12: Huesca-Cauterets (France), 190 km

The seventh stage is the first real mountain stage of this edition as the Vuelta heads to the Pyrenees. There are four tough climbs in it: the Cat. 2 Alto de Monrepós (1,280 m), Cat. 2 Alto del Portalet (1,790 m), Special category Col d'Aubisque (1,700 m) and the Cat. 1 uphill finish in Cauterets-Cam Basque (1,350 m). There are also three intermediate sprints in Escarrilla, Pierrefitte-Nestalas and Cauterets.

This stage is the first opportunity for the climbers to start setting the pace in the peloton. Maybe it will be the chance for Roberto Heras to begin his assault on the lead. Or maybe another specialist in the mountains is able to get a gap and win. Here begins the main and decisive part of the race. After the Pyrenees, many favourites will probably fall by the wayside in the running for the golden jersey.

Photography

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Results

1 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                            53.34 (49.06 km/h)
2 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone            1.20
3 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               1.26
4 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                1.37
5 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                             1.41
6 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                     1.42
7 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                1.56
8 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                      1.57
9 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                2.21
10 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                  2.23
11 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                               2.25
12 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               3.01
13 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          
14 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                 3.16
15 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom                               3.18
16 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                               3.25
17 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone          3.26
18 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                     3.35
19 Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor                    3.46
20 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      3.48
21 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                              
22 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       
23 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Team Telekom                           3.56
24 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          3.59
25 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    4.03
26 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                 4.13
27 José Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                            4.16
28 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                         4.23
29 José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      4.29
30 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                      4.33
31 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                  4.41
32 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                 
33 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone           4.42
34 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                         4.43
35 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                  4.44
36 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               
37 David Cañada (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           
38 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems            4.45
39 Rafael Casero (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                4.48
40 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                     4.49
41 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                                4.50
42 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                    4.51
43 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                4.54
44 Steffan Wesemann (Ger) Team Telekom                           4.55
45 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                   4.56
46 Michael Sandstod (Den) Team CSC                               5.02
47 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                  
48 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                        5.03
49 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                                 5.06
50 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           5.07
51 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                             5.22
52 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Team Telekom                                
53 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                         5.23
54 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  5.26
55 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                   5.27
56 Kyryl Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      
57 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team CSC                              5.28
58 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                     5.32
59 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Bianchi                            5.33
60 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  5.36
61 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                    5.37
62 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                5.47
63 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        5.51
64 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                   5.52
65 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                           
66 Francisco Vila (Spa) Lampre                                   5.54
67 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                   
68 David Latasa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                             
69 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                       
70 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre                                      5.56
71 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                      5.57
72 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       6.00
73 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal-Berry Floor                    6.03
74 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                              6.04
75 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  6.06
76 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                
77 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone         6.07
78 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               
79 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                   6.08
80 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 6.09
81 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) iBanesto.com                          6.10
82 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        6.11
83 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Team Saeco                                    
84 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Team Saeco                                     
85 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                  6.12
86 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                  6.13
87 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                       6.18
88 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola            6.19
89 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      6.20
90 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                   6.21
91 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                 6.24
92 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                               6.28
93 Christian Werner (Ger) Team Telekom                           6.29
94 Germán Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                      
95 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Bianchi                              6.30
96 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Alessio                                   6.33
97 Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                  
98 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre                               6.34
99 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                  
100 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola            6.36
101 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                   
102 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca               6.39
103 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal-Berry Floor                 6.40
104 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                     
105 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                 6.41
106 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                   6.42
107 Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                  6.45
108 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                  
109 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                      6.48
110 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone    6.49
111 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               
112 José Luis Martinez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria              
113 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                6.51
114 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                            6.57
115 Domingo Sanchez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria             6.58
116 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                      7.00
117 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
118 Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom                               7.01
119 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                     
120 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                                7.03
121 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                             7.08
122 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              
123 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo                           7.09
124 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   7.10
125 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre                               7.12
126 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 7.14
127 Ivan Herrero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      7.16
128 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon               7.18
129 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron               7.27
130 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                               7.32
131 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Bianchi                           7.34
132 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone      7.40
133 Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola         7.42
134 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                                   7.43
135 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com                            7.44
136 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                                 7.46
137 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                                   
138 Thomas Bruun (Den) Team CSC                                      
139 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                
140 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Bianchi                           7.47
141 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal-Berry Floor                    7.50
142 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                 7.53
143 Guido Trenti (USA) Fassa Bortolo                             7.54
144 Sergio Perez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                          
145 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                   7.57
146 Peter Farazjin (Bel) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone        7.58
147 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Team Saeco                              8.01
148 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio                             8.04
149 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone        8.06
150 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola        8.07
151 Antonio Bucciero (Ita) Team Saeco                            8.08
152 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                  8.10
153 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                 8.11
154 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                 8.14
155 Carlos Golbano (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                  
156 Julian Dean (NZl) Team CSC                                   8.16
157 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               
158 David Lopez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                       8.27
159 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola          8.28
160 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron            
161 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                    8.31
162 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada            8.36
163 Francisco José Lara (Spa) Team Bianchi                       8.38
164 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola          8.39
165 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  8.43
166 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                         8.50
167 Davide Frattini (Ita) Alessio                                8.54
168 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                 8.59
169 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            9.07
170 Francisco Cerezo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                  9.12
171 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                   
172 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Team Saeco                                 9.13
173 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio                                9.16
174 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                          9.18
175 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola        9.19
176 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                           9.20
177 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                    9.21
178 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                 9.42
179 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  9.47
180 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola            9.51
181 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                           10.10
182 Gustavo Otero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                    10.14
183 José Javier Gomez Gozalo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué         10.16
184 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                         10.23
185 Joaquin Lopez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria              10.36
186 Santiago Blanco (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada             10.57
187 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               11.22
188 José Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                14.33
DNS Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Lampre                               
 
Points
 
1 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               25 pts
2 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone              20
3 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 16
4 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                  14
5 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                               12
6 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                       10
7 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                   9
8 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                         8
9 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   7
10 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     6
11 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                                  5
12 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                  4
13 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         3
14 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                    2
15 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom                                  1
 
Teams
 
1 Once - Eroski                                               2.43.45
2 US Postal Service Berry Floor                                  6.00
3 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                               6.24
4 Phonak Hearing Systems                                         6.40
5 Fassa Bortolo                                                  7.40
6 Domina Vacanze-Elitron-RDZ                                     8.03
7 Team Telekom                                                   9.06
8 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                            9.32
9 Team Bianchi                                                   9.38
10 IBanesto.com                                                  9.49
11 Kelme - Costa Blanca                                         10.40
12 Milaneza - MSS                                               11.15
13 Paternina - Costa de Almeria                                 11.35
14 Quick Step - Davitamon                                       11.53
15 Team CSC                                                     12.05
16 Lampre                                                       12.10
17 Rabobank                                                     12.36
18 Alessio                                                      14.01
19 Colchon Relax - Fuenlabrada                                  14.11
20 Labarca-2 Cafe Baque                                         16.09
21 Saeco - Longoni Sport                                        17.20
22 Saunier Duval - Vini Caldirola                               17.34
 
General classification after stage 6
 
1 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                         15.04.37
2 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                2.27
3 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                     2.42
4 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                4.16
5 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                      4.35
6 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                4.36
7 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           4.49
8 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                           5.02
9 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                             5.15
10 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   5.23
11 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                               5.35
12 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                  5.55
13 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                   6.10
14 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone             6.13
15 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                  6.14
16 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  
17 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                        6.17
18 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           6.24
19 José Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                            6.25
20 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               6.30
21 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                         6.34
22 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                  6.47
23 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          
24 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                      6.48
25 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                 7.07
26 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                       7.08
27 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      7.10
28 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                  
29 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  7.14
30 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        7.26
31 David Latasa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         7.29
32 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        7.51
33 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                     7.56
34 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                    8.04
35 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                8.14
36 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                    
37 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           8.16
38 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                         8.20
39 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                     8.32
40 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                              8.33
41 Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor                    8.44
42 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                               8.48
43 Francisco Vila (Spa) Lampre                                   9.02
44 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone          9.17
45 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                 9.18
46 Kyryl Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      
47 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre                               9.42
48 Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                   9.58
49 Christian Werner (Ger) Team Telekom                          10.04
50 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                            10.06
51 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com                            10.13
52 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                  10.25
53 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone          10.33
54 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 10.35
55 Rafael Casero (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               10.56
56 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal-Berry Floor                   11.01
57 Peter Farazjin (Bel) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone        11.03
58 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                                11.27
59 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                  11.28
60 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems           11.31
61 José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     11.37
62 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                            11.44
63 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Team Saeco                               11.50
64 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                              12.12
65 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                  12.46
66 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   12.50
67 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                13.05
68 Domingo Sanchez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria             13.06
69 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                 13.23
70 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                 14.18
71 Francisco Cerezo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                  14.21
72 Carlos Golbano (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria              14.29
73 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                             14.39
74 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                   14.59
75 Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom                               15.04
76 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                                15.05
77 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada            16.01
78 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone    16.23
79 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                                   16.30
80 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                        16.37
81 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola          16.44
82 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     16.49
83 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                    17.27
84 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                               17.33
85 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                   17.50
86 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 17.58
87 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Bianchi                           18.24
88 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) iBanesto.com                              
89 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  18.25
90 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom                              18.26
91 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   18.27
92 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      18.43
93 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron        18.44
94 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Bianchi                             19.21
95 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                      19.26
96 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                 19.30
97 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Bianchi                           20.25
98 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Team Telekom                          20.27
99 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team CSC                             20.29
100 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                 20.30
101 Steffan Wesemann (Ger) Team Telekom                         20.51
102 Francisco José Lara (Spa) Team Bianchi                      20.59
103 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                  21.11
104 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué               21.14
105 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Team Telekom                          21.22
106 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron              21.27
107 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                              
108 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         21.32
109 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                     
110 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Bianchi                               
111 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                           21.40
112 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-MSS                           21.50
113 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                     21.57
114 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola       22.01
115 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal-Berry Floor                22.08
116 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                 22.12
117 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          22.26
118 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                22.28
119 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                            22.32
120 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal-Berry Floor                   22.39
121 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon              22.47
122 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                              22.57
123 Julian Dean (NZl) Team CSC                                  23.27
124 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo                          23.30
125 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                    23.46
126 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone       23.50
127 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                         24.10
128 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                          24.20
129 David Cañada (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                     24.33
130 Gustavo Otero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                    24.34
131 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                             24.40
132 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                        24.43
133 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron              24.56
134 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          25.02
135 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon               25.12
136 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                          
137 Ivan Herrero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                     25.13
138 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué              25.46
139 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre                                    25.51
140 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio                               26.19
141 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone     26.22
142 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola          27.20
143 Guido Trenti (USA) Fassa Bortolo                            27.55
144 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                28.00
145 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                28.09
146 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola           28.46
147 Germán Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                30.44
148 David Lopez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      31.26
149 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Team Saeco                               31.27
150 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                31.32
151 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone         31.48
152 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                   32.10
153 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                                32.11
154 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                              32.31
155 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Alessio                                 32.34
156 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola           32.50
157 José Javier Gomez Gozalo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué         33.07
158 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                33.35
159 José Luis Martinez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria         34.00
160 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio                            34.10
161 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                 34.11
162 Thomas Bruun (Den) Team CSC                                 34.27
163 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre                              34.35
164 Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola        35.07
165 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                     35.31
166 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                              35.33
167 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               35.48
168 Michael Sandstod (Den) Team CSC                             36.13
169 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola         36.29
170 Antonio Bucciero (Ita) Team Saeco                           36.30
171 Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Team Saeco                             36.38
172 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone       36.47
173 Joaquin Lopez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria              37.08
174 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                             37.26
175 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria          37.44
176 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola       38.24
177 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                39.19
178 Sergio Perez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                     42.08
179 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                   42.30
180 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Team Saeco                                43.24
181 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                 44.15
182 Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron            45.50
183 Davide Frattini (Ita) Alessio                               45.53
184 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                47.01
185 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                         49.50
186 Santiago Blanco (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada             55.36
187 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                           57.34
188 José Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada              1.03.03
 
Points classification
 
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                          50 pts
2 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               47
3 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                  44
4 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                    42
5 Julian Dean (NZl) Team CSC                                       37
6 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         36
7 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 32
8 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          32
9 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          31
10 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                    30
11 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               28
12 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     23
13 José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        20
14 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                    20
15 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone             20
16 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    19
17 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             17
18 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           17
19 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                       17
20 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                  17
21 Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre                                        17
22 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                      16
23 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                 14
24 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron           14
25 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                 12
26 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                              12
27 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                    12
28 Antonio Bucciero (Ita) Team Saeco                               12
29 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Team Saeco                                  11
30 José Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                              10
31 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                                  10
32 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola               10
33 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                    10
34 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                     9
35 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             9
36 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                     9
37 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                      9
38 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                        8
39 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                    8
40 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                      8
41 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal-Berry Floor                     7
42 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                   7
43 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                      6
44 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     6
45 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           6
46 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                       6
47 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola              6
48 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                        5
49 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                                  5
50 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              5
51 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                                5
52 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                  4
53 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                  4
54 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola            4
55 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                  4
56 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                  4
57 Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                      4
58 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal-Berry Floor                       4
59 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                   4
60 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               4
61 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                        4
62 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                         3
63 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                     3
64 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                         3
65 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                    3
66 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                     2
67 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                    2
68 Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor                       2
69 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                      2
70 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                      2
71 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                 2
72 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          2
73 Kyryl Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     1
74 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                                    1
75 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       1
76 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom                                  1
77 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola            1
78 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                                  1
79 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                                1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                        34 pts
2 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                25
3 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               20
4 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                  16
5 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                     12
6 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                              11
7 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                    10
8 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          10
9 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      8
10 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         7
11 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                                7
12 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 6
13 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                  6
14 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Team Saeco                                   6
15 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                     6
16 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                           4
17 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                     4
18 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                              4
19 David Lopez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                           4
20 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                        4
21 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                  3
22 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                             3
23 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                        3
24 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             2
25 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                            2
26 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          2
27 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                      2
28 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone              2
29 Joaquin Lopez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                   2
30 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                 1
31 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                              1
32 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                1
33 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               1
34 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                     1
 
Combination classification
 
1 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                6 pts
2 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                  26
3 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                27
4 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 35
5 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                     41
6 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         43
7 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                        59
8 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          60
9 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             66
10 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             85
11 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    93
12 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Team Saeco                                 106
13 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        109
14 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                111
15 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                   111
16 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                   150
17 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                  176
18 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                    186
19 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                188
20 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone            194
21 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             210
22 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                   212
23 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                      233
24 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                              277
 
Teams classification
 
1 Once - Eroski                                              45.18.34
2 US Postal Service Berry Floor                                  8.35
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                           10.28
4 IBanesto.com                                                  11.51
5 Kelme - Costa Blanca                                          12.55
6 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                              15.12
7 Milaneza - MSS                                                16.33
8 Quick Step - Davitamon                                        16.55
9 Phonak Hearing Systems                                        17.18
10 Domina Vacanze-Elitron-RDZ                                   17.56
11 Team Bianchi                                                 18.48
12 Fassa Bortolo                                                21.50
13 Lampre                                                       22.20
14 Team CSC                                                     22.26
15 Team Telekom                                                 23.36
16 Paternina - Costa de Almeria                                 25.40
17 Rabobank                                                     28.50
18 Labarca-2 Cafe Baque                                         30.09
19 Colchon Relax - Fuenlabrada                                  33.55
20 Alessio                                                      40.03
21 Saunier Duval - Vini Caldirola                               47.29
22 Saeco - Longoni Sport                                        57.22