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

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

Rasmussen wins great stage

Nozal keeps the leader's jersey

By Hernán Alvarez Macías

Michael Rasmussen
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Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank) has won the seventh stage of the Vuelta España 2003, beating Félix Cárdenas (Labarca-Café Baqué) by 54 seconds and Manuel Beltrán (US Postal-Berry Floor) by 59 seconds. ONCE-Eroski's Isidro Nozal (24th today) maintained the golden leader's jersey for the fourth consecutive day after struggling hard not to lose much time to the front riders. Beltrán is now second in the general classification (55" behind Nozal) and ONCE's nominal leader Igor González de Galdeano, who finished 15th this afternoon, stayed in third on GC at 1'21.

Rasmussen's victory came about after he attacked on the descent of the Aubisque with Aitor Osa (iBanesto). Osa couldn't follow him on the last climb to Cauterets, and Rasmussen kept his one minute advantage over the rest right until the end. "Of course, I'm very happy because winning here is a dream come true, but it was a hard and difficult race because of the climbs and the fog," Rasmussen told Spanish TV. "I love to race in Spain, I like the routes very much."

Nozal seemed absolutely exhausted after the great effort he made today. He could hardly stand on his feet after getting off the bike. He rode a great tempo and surprised everyone once again, as he didn't lose much time to the climbing specialists. "We lost some time in the end," said the ONCE man. "We will try to recover some lost time in the next days. I suffered some; I'm not a good climber, that's a fact. However, we will try to attack tomorrow."

Nozal still denied his chances of overall victory: "The team leader is still Igor and I had to pull hard today because it was my turn. We still have two more Pyrenean stages and we must pass them the best we can."

Beltran and Perez
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Manuel Beltrán rode a great stage and confirmed his brilliant time trial stage was nothing unusual. The Spaniard said, "This confirms I have a lot of hope to succeed here and yesterday wasn't an isolated day. It's time that I showed my abilities."

Just like Nozal, Beltrán respects his team number 1. "(Roberto) Heras is our leader, I've come just to fight and to see how far I can go. I have to thank my team for all its support. I want to congratulate Nozal, he rode a great stage and he keeps the leadership."

How it unfolded

Three riders abandoned in the first kilometres of this stage: Cyril Dessel (Phonak), Frank Vandenbroucke (Quick.Step) and Jan Svorada (Lampre). In the first minutes of the stage there were many attacks, but no-one could get a good gap. Just before climbing the Alto del Portalet, nine riders were able to get clear: Fabrizio Guidi (Team Bianchi), Giampaolo Cheula (Saunier Duval), José Jufré (Relax-Fuenlabrada), José García Acosta (Ibanesto.com), Francisco Cabello (Kelme-Costa Blanca), Levi Leipheimer (Rabobank), Joan Horrach (Milaneza-MSS), Oscar Pereiro (Phonak) and Eladio Jiménez (Ibanesto.com). At the summit of this climb the gap was 2'19.

Dangerous break
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However, on the Col d'Aubisque there was a lot of action in the peloton. Luis Pérez (Cofidis) followed by Roberto Heras (US Postal-Berry Floor) attacked, and ONCE could not follow them. Félix Cárdenas (Labarca-Café Baqué), Michele Scarponi (Domina Vacanze), Alejandro Valverde (Kelme), Aitor Osa (IBanesto.com) and Michael Rasmussen (Rabobank) joined Heras and Pérez in the front line as the eight initial leaders started losing strength. At the summit of the Col d'Aubisque the difference to the peloton was 1'04.

The leader Isidro Nozal and his group limited the gap to a handful of seconds after the Col de Soulor (40 km to go). Although Roberto Heras was between the front riders, the peloton caught them with 25 km to Cauterets. Only Aitor Osa and Rasmussen could escape to become the new leaders. They had six chasers: Santos González, Gorka González, Piepoli, Carlos García Quesada, Félix Cárdenas and Iñigo Cuesta. The two new leaders were 1'10 ahead of the chasers and 1'31 ahead of the peloton led by Nozal at the last intermediate sprint in Pierrefitte-Nestalas (17 km to go).

Rasmussen and Osa
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As Rasmussen finally escaped alone, the six chasers were caught by the peloton five kilometres later. And then the last climb started for the riders. The Danish rider kept going in the front, with Luis Pérez, Félix Cárdenas once again and Manuel Beltrán riding very fast in order to catch him. Nozal tried to reach them but he couldn't. The great effort of this extremely tiring stage was beginning to tell on the current GC leader. With 3 km to go Rasmussen had 1'31 on the peloton and 51" on the three chasers. Finally the Dane crossed the line 54" ahead of Cárdenas and 59" ahead of Beltrán.

Stage 8 - September 13: Cauterets (France)-Plá de Beret (France), 166.2 km

The eighth stage is the second Pyrenean mountain stage of this edition. There are four climbs in it: Cat. 1 Col d'Aspin (1,490 m), Cat. 1 Col d'Peyresourde (1,570 m), Cat. 1 Col del Portillón (1,290 m) and the special category Alto Plá de Beret (1,900 m). There are also three intermediate sprints in Bagneres de Bigorre, Luchon and Salardú. If Nozal keeps his pace it will very difficult to steal the leader jersey from him, but there are some excellent riders in the field who will attack the ONCE rider. It may be Beltrán's day if he is able to get a good gap and limit Nozal's advantage in these favourable stages for him.

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Results

1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                             5.01.14 (37.84 km/h)
2 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                       0.55
3 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                      0.59
4 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               1.08
5 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                     1.10
6 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                 1.17
7 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                            1.24
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     1.26
9 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                               
10 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                      1.29
11 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                              1.31
12 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
13 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                 
14 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      
15 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                1.40
16 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                    1.50
17 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                            1.53
18 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone            1.58
19 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         2.12
20 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            2.16
21 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         2.30
22 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                       
23 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone               
24 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             2.46
25 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                      
26 José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       3.17
27 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                4.24
28 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                   4.39
29 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           4.45
30 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                 5.27
31 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 5.45
32 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                     5.58
33 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         
34 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                  6.27
35 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com                              9.05
36 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               10.54
37 Christian Werner (Ger) Team Telekom                                
38 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                                  
39 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                       
40 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                  
41 José Luis Martinez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                
42 José Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                            12.02
43 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                       12.14
44 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                               12.46
45 David Lopez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                             
46 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                  13.14
47 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone         13.47
48 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                   18.17
49 Joaquin Lopez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                     
50 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      
51 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       
52 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron              
53 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                   
54 Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom                                     
55 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
56 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                     
57 David Latasa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                              
58 Kyryl Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                       
59 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                  
60 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                                   
61 Francisco Vila (Spa) Lampre                                        
62 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                        
63 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                               
64 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                          
65 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
66 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                       
67 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                
68 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                 
69 Carlos Golbano (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                    
70 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                                 18.22
71 Santiago Blanco (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                    
72 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone         20.03
73 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Team Saeco                                 25.48
74 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre                               27.27
75 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) iBanesto.com                               
76 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                      
77 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                              
78 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                       
79 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                    
80 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                         
81 Domingo Sanchez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                   
82 Gustavo Otero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                           
83 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre                                     
84 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                          
85 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                       
86 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         
87 Rafael Casero (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                     
88 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Team Saeco                                     
89 Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor                         
90 Francisco Cerezo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                        
91 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                       
92 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Team Telekom                                 
93 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                        
94 Peter Farazjin (Bel) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone              
95 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                       
96 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Bianchi                                 
97 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 
98 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                             
99 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal-Berry Floor                         
100 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                      
101 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone           
102 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
103 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      
104 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                   
105 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                               
106 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  
107 Francisco José Lara (Spa) Team Bianchi                            
108 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               
109 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                     
110 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                                    
111 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Bianchi                                
112 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           
113 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                          
114 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                                        
115 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               
116 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Team Saeco                                      
117 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone    27.39
118 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                              29.54
119 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                 29.55
120 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                                 
121 Ivan Herrero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      33.35
122 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                                 
123 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                      
124 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                                  
125 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola               
126 Michael Sandstod (Den) Team CSC                                   
127 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio                                     
128 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           
129 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                    
130 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                    
131 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                                    
132 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
133 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                                    
134 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               
135 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                         
136 Sergio Perez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                           
137 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                             
138 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal-Berry Floor                      
139 David Cañada (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           
140 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola             
141 José Javier Gomez Gozalo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué               
142 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                 
143 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                      
144 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom                                   
145 Guido Trenti (USA) Fassa Bortolo                                  
146 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                           
147 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                
148 Germán Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                      
149 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio                                  
150 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Bianchi                                
151 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Alessio                                       
152 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                                
153 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Bianchi                                  
154 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                           
155 Steffan Wesemann (Ger) Team Telekom                               
156 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                
157 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                          
158 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                                     
159 Thomas Bruun (Den) Team CSC                                       
160 José Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                      
161 Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                       
162 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        
163 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola             
164 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                        
165 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo                                
166 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                       
167 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal-Berry Floor                         
168 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Team Telekom                               
169 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                                   
170 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                                 33.45
171 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                
172 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola                 
173 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                      
174 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone          33.47
175 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team CSC                                  
176 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                  33.49
177 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                          
178 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué               37.50
179 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                 40.22
180 Antonio Bucciero (Ita) Team Saeco                                 
TC Julian Dean (NZl) Team CSC                                    45.10
DSQ Davide Frattini (Ita) Alessio                                     
DSQ Gerrit Glomser (Aut) Team Saeco                                   
DNF Francesco Secchiari (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                  
DNF Jan Svorada (Cze) Lampre                                          
DNF Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                         
DNF Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                    
DNF Massimo Apollonio (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola              
 
Points
 
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                  25 pts
2 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                         20
3 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                        16
4 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                 14
5 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                       12
6 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   10
7 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                               9
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        8
9 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                              7
10 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                         6
11 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                 5
12 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          4
13 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                                3
14 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     2
15 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                   1
 
Mountains
 
Alto de Monrepós - Cat. 2, km 26                                      
1 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                         10 pts
2 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                    7
3 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                        5
4 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                               3
5 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                      2
6 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone              1
 
Alto de Portalet - Cat. 2, km 94                                      
1 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                   10 pts
2 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                         7
3 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         5
4 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com                                  3
5 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         2
6 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                              1
 
Col D'Aubisque - Cat. E, km 139                                       
1 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                         30 pts
2 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                 25
3 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                         20
4 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                  16
5 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                      12
6 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       10
7 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                      8
8 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         6
 
Cauterets Cam Basque - Cat. 1, km 190                                 
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                  16 pts
2 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                         12
3 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                        10
4 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                  8
5 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                        6
6 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                    4
7 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                               3
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                        2
9 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                              1
 
Sprints
 
Escarrilla - km 79.3                                                  
1 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         4 pts
2 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                    2
3 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                                  1
 
Pierrefitte - Nestalas - km 173                                       
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                   4 pts
2 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                       2
3 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                             1
 
Cauterets - km 182.9                                                  
1 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                   4 pts
2 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                         2
3 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                  1
 
Teams
 
1 IBanesto.com                                                15.08.09
2 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                                1.09
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                             1.32
4 Kelme - Costa Blanca                                            2.56
5 Once - Eroski                                                   4.44
6 Milaneza - MSS                                                 12.22
7 Team CSC                                                       14.24
8 Fassa Bortolo                                                  16.38
9 Domina Vacanze-Elitron-RDZ                                     20.00
10 Paternina - Costa de Almeria                                  23.48
11 US Postal Service Berry Floor                                 25.28
12 Quick Step - Davitamon                                        27.30
13 Labarca-2 Cafe Baque                                          27.31
14 Colchon Relax - Fuenlabrada                                   38.05
15 Rabobank                                                      41.17
16 Lampre                                                        43.07
17 Team Bianchi                                                  51.53
18 Team Telekom                                                  52.21
19 Phonak Hearing Systems                                        56.25
20 Alessio                                                     1.14.57
21 Saeco - Longoni Sport                                       1.16.15
22 Saunier Duval - Vini Caldirola                              1.21.00
 
General classification after stage 7
 
1 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          20.08.37
2 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                      0.55
3 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                 1.21
4 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                 3.07
5 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                       3.18
6 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                            3.40
7 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                              4.00
8 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     4.03
9 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                4.24
10 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    4.34
11 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone              4.35
12 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                          5.14
13 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                  5.52
14 Klaus Möller (Den) Milaneza-MSS                                5.54
15 Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                
16 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       5.55
17 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                   6.31
18 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      6.41
19 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           6.48
20 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         7.10
21 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         7.17
22 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                   8.07
23 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                              8.51
24 Guido Trentin (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone           9.01
25 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone            9.45
26 Wladimir Belli (Ita) Lampre                                   10.32
27 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                11.13
28 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                    11.16
29 José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      12.18
30 Carlos Torrent (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               14.38
31 Patrick Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  15.22
32 José Azevedo (Por) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                            15.41
33 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                  16.23
34 Eladio Jimenez (Spa) iBanesto.com                             16.32
35 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                       16.36
36 Christian Werner (Ger) Team Telekom                           18.12
37 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                               18.48
38 Peter Luttenberger (Aut) Team CSC                             19.52
39 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                20.14
40 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                    21.02
41 Alberto Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                      22.28
42 David Latasa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         23.00
43 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                           23.17
44 Benjamín Noval (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                23.45
45 Pablo Lastras (Spa) iBanesto.com                              24.04
46 Francisco Vila (Spa) Lampre                                   24.33
47 Kyryl Pospyeyev (Ukr) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                  24.49
48 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                 25.12
49 Cristian Moreni (Ita) Alessio                                 27.03
50 Gorka Gerrikagoitia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   28.17
51 Gonçalo Amorim (Por) Milaneza-MSS                             29.58
52 Carlos Golbano (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               30.00
53 Pedro Cardoso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                              30.10
54 Mario Aerts (Bel) Team Telekom                                30.45
55 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                              30.55
56 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) iBanesto.com                        30.58
57 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                      31.29
58 Jose Luis Rebollo (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada             31.32
59 Bert Grabsch (Ger) Phonak Hearing Systems                     32.37
60 Angel Casero (Spa) Team Bianchi                               32.43
61 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           32.57
62 Michael Barry  (Can) US Postal-Berry Floor                    33.25
63 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                  33.29
64 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                   33.56
65 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                 33.59
66 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron         34.15
67 Juan Manuel Garate (Spa) Lampre                               34.23
68 Daniel Atienza (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone         34.51
69 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal-Berry Floor                   35.06
70 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                  35.16
71 Rafael Casero (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                35.37
72 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal-Berry Floor                    35.42
73 Peter Farazjin (Bel) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone         35.44
74 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Team Saeco                                36.31
75 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                 36.45
76 Renato Silva (Por) Milaneza-MSS                               36.53
77 Francisco Cabello (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    37.31
78 David Navas (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                   37.43
79 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                 37.46
80 Domingo Sanchez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria              37.47
81 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                  38.04
82 Francisco Cerezo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                   39.02
83 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                         39.09
84 Jorge Ferrio (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria                 39.35
85 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                          40.14
86 Santiago Perez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                   40.47
87 Addy Engels (Ned) Rabobank                                    41.11
88 Angelo Lopeboselli (Ita) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone     41.16
89 José Garcia Acosta (Spa) iBanesto.com                         41.18
90 David Lopez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                        41.26
91 José Luis Martinez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria           42.08
92 Juan Carlos Dominguez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems            42.30
93 José Luis Arrieta (Spa) iBanesto.com                          43.05
94 Raphael Schweda (Ger) Team Bianchi                                 
95 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       43.24
96 Mariano Piccoli (Ita) Lampre                                  45.07
97 Francisco José Lara (Spa) Team Bianchi                        45.40
98 Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre                                    45.48
99 Denis Lunghi (Ita) Alessio                                    45.52
100 Nicki Sorensen (Den) Team CSC                                45.54
101 Stephan Schreck (Ger) Team Telekom                           46.03
102 Aitor Garmendia (Spa) Team Bianchi                           46.13
103 Iñaki Isasi (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               
104 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                      
105 Jörg Jaksche (Ger) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                           47.07
106 Jesus Maria Manzano (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                 47.09
107 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola          47.33
108 Beat Zberg (Swi) Rabobank                                    47.41
109 Alex Zuelle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                     47.52
110 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                    48.16
111 Fabrizio Guidi (Ita) Team Bianchi                            48.49
112 Gustavo Otero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                     49.15
113 Bobby Julich (USA) Team Telekom                                   
114 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                   49.16
115 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                              49.21
116 Thorsten Rund (Ger) Team Bianchi                             50.10
117 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                      50.15
118 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                 50.19
119 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone      51.03
120 Jaime Hernandez (Spa) Team Bianchi                           51.14
121 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) Team Telekom                          51.16
122 Bekim Christensen (Den) Team CSC                             51.30
123 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Phonak Hearing Systems                  51.33
124 Giampaolo Cheula (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola          52.00
125 Steffan Wesemann (Ger) Team Telekom                               
126 Mikel Pradera (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          52.16
127 Gianpaolo Mondini (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                    
128 Joaquin Lopez (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria               52.39
129 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                      52.46
130 Simone Masciarelli (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola        52.50
131 Max van Heeswijk (Ned) US Postal-Berry Floor                 52.57
132 Pedro Diaz Lobato (Spa) Paternina-Costa de Almeria           53.15
133 Paulo Barroso (Por) Milaneza-MSS                             53.21
134 Matthew White (Aus) US Postal-Berry Floor                    53.28
135 Dmitri Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone        54.04
136 Serguei Ivanov (Rus) Fassa Bortolo                           54.19
137 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank                               54.26
138 Juan Fuentes (Spa) Team Saeco                                54.29
139 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank                                     54.35
140 Juan José De Los Angeles (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                 55.07
141 Alessandro Bertolini (Ita) Alessio                           55.09
142 David Cañada (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                      55.22
143 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron               55.45
144 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                           55.51
145 Antonio Tauler (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      56.01
146 Ivan Herrero (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                      56.02
147 Oscar Laguna (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                 56.13
148 Andrea Brognara (Ita) Alessio                                57.08
149 Gianluca Sironi (Ita) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola           58.09
150 Guido Trenti (USA) Fassa Bortolo                             58.44
151 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank                                 58.59
152 Simone Bertoletti (Ita) Lampre                               59.16
153 Fred Rodriguez (USA) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola            59.45
154 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                    1.00.12
155 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank                             1.00.14
156 Filippo Simeoni (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron               1.00.44
157 Francisco Gutierrez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué             1.00.50
158 Germán Nieto (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada               1.01.33
159 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone        1.03.09
160 Alberto Vinale (Ita) Alessio                               1.03.10
161 Ronald Mutsaars (Ned) Rabobank                             1.03.20
162 Ruslan Ivanov (Mda) Alessio                                1.03.23
163 Pietro Zucconi (Swi) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola          1.03.39
164 José Javier Gomez Gozalo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué        1.03.56
165 Stefano Casagranda (Ita) Alessio                           1.04.59
166 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Alessio                                1.05.00
167 Thomas Bruun (Den) Team CSC                                1.05.16
168 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada               1.05.45
169 Michael Sandstod (Den) Team CSC                            1.07.02
170 Igor Pugaci (Mda) Team Saeco                               1.08.05
171 Rubens Bertogliati (Swi) Lampre                            1.08.15
172 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval-Vini Caldirola      1.09.19
173 Santiago Blanco (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada            1.11.12
174 Gonzalo Bayarri (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems               1.11.42
175 Sergio Perez (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                    1.12.57
176 Antonio Bucciero (Ita) Team Saeco                          1.14.06
177 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                        1.14.31
178 Niki Aebersold (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                1.15.04
179 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                          1.28.23
180 José Maestre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada               1.33.52
 
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                   45
4 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                 44
5 Erik Zabel (Ger) Team Telekom                                     42
6 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          40
7 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                         37
8 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                  33
9 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                        33
10 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          32
11 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 32
12 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          31
13 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      31
14 Angel Edo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                     30
15 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  24
16 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                     20
17 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone              20
18 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                     19
19 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                              17
20 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                            17
21 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                   17
22 José Gutierrez  (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                         15
23 Aitor Gonzalez (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                               15
24 Miguel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Domina Vacanze-Elitron            14
25 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                      12
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                         86 pts
2 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                 58
3 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                  33
4 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                   23
5 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                23
6 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                         20
7 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                      18
8 Fabian Jeker (Swi) Milaneza-MSS                                   16
9 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                       13
10 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      12
11 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                     12
12 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                       11
13 José Jufre (Spa) Colchon Relax-Fuenlabrada                       11
14 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) iBanesto.com                              11
15 Cesar Garcia Calvo (Spa) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                    10
16 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          10
17 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                       10
18 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                     8
19 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                      8
20 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          7
21 Christian Pepoli (Ita) Team Saeco                                 7
22 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                  6
23 Igor Astarloa (Spa) Team Saeco                                    6
24 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                              6
25 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                              5
 
Combination classification
 
1 Isidro Nozal (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 8 pts
2 Luis Perez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Crédit par Téléphone                 17
3 Michael Rasmussen (Den) Rabobank                                  20
4 Felix Cardenas (Col) Labarca-2-Café Baqué                         26
5 Manuel Beltran (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                        28
6 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                       31
7 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                   38
8 Roberto Heras (Spa) US Postal-Berry Floor                         40
9 David Etxebarria (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                          42
10 Unai Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                      44
11 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                     44
12 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  45
13 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) iBanesto.com                             66
14 Oscar Pereiro (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                       71
15 Marcos Serrano (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             81
16 Joaquin Rodriguez (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                          82
17 Félix Garcia Casas (Spa) Team Bianchi                            88
18 Jan Hruska (Cze) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                                 88
19 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Domina Vacanze-Elitron                    89
20 Joan Horrach (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                                  90
21 Aitor Osa (Spa) iBanesto.com                                    100
22 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Kelme-Costa Blanca                    100
23 Txema Del Olmo (Spa) Milaneza-MSS                               111
24 Angel Vicioso (Spa) O.N.C.E.-Eroski                             123
25 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         123
 
Teams classification
 
1 Once - Eroski                                               60.31.27
2 IBanesto.com                                                    7.07
3 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                             7.16
4 Kelme - Costa Blanca                                           11.07
5 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                               11.37
6 Milaneza - MSS                                                 24.11
7 US Postal Service Berry Floor                                  29.19
8 Team CSC                                                       32.06
9 Domina Vacanze-Elitron-RDZ                                     33.12
10 Fassa Bortolo                                                 34.01
11 Quick Step - Davitamon                                        39.41
12 Paternina - Costa de Almeria                                  44.44
13 Labarca-2 Cafe Baque                                          52.56
14 Lampre                                                      1.00.43
15 Rabobank                                                    1.05.23
16 Team Bianchi                                                1.05.57
17 Colchon Relax - Fuenlabrada                                 1.07.16
18 Phonak Hearing Systems                                      1.08.59
19 Team Telekom                                                1.11.13
20 Alessio                                                     1.50.16
21 Saunier Duval - Vini Caldirola                              2.03.45
22 Saeco - Longoni Sport                                       2.08.59