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62nd Paris-Nice - 2.HC

France, March 7-14, 2004

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Stage 3 - March 9: La Chapelle-Saint-Ursin - Roanne, 227.5 km

Van Bon, c'est bon!

By Chris Henry

Leon Van Bon
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Leon Van Bon (Lotto-Domo) won today's third stage in a two man sprint against Germany's Thomas Ziegler (Gerolsteiner). Van Bon, a crafty rider and former winner of the HEW Cyclassics World Cup race, forced the less experienced Ziegler to lead out the sprint, and despite a tough challenge from the young German, handily took the stage. The peloton was led in 25 seconds later by Tom Boonen (Quick.Step-Davitamon), who won the field sprint ahead of Tour of Qatar winner Robert Hunter (Rabobank). Jörg Jaksche had no trouble holding onto his yellow jersey and the top half of the general classification changed little by day's end.

The cold weather continued Tuesday as the riders faced up to the longest stage of the race, 227 kilometres from La Chapelle-Saint-Ursin to Roanne. It was a somber morning for many after the damage done in yesterday's second stage. Perhaps as a result, the peloton started off quickly, eager to attack a new day as the route continued southeast. After just 31 kilometres, Van Bon and Ziegler broke clear of the peloton and steadily opened up an advantage over the bunch. Their lead topped out at 14'40" before the peloton decided to react, ensuring that if nothing else, the duo would spend the vast majority of the race out on their own.

Team CSC kept race leader Jaksche out of trouble
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Van Bon and Ziegler each took one of the two bonus sprints available, while Ziegler was first over summits of the third category climbs of the Côte de Saint-Félix and Côte de Châtel-Montagne. Philippe Gilbert (FDJeux.com) claimed the remaining points for the two bonus sprints.

As the escapees climbed in the final portion of the parcours, the temperature dropped to freezing or below as snow coated the hillsides. The roads were clear, although the risk of freezing on the descent prompted some additional caution for both the break and the peloton.

As Van Bon and Ziegler toiled away on the final climb, the peloton began to close in rapidly, largely under the pressure of the Liberty Seguros and Crédit Agricole teams. Team CSC was the first to get the chase started on Jaksche's behalf, but was soon content to keep the yellow jersey out of trouble up front while leaving the real work to the other teams. Quick.Step also joined in the mix, with Richard Virenque doing turns on the long descent toward Roanne, hoping to bring the race together and offer a sprint finish to Tom Boonen.

Tyler Hamilton (Phonak)
Photo ©: AFP

While the time gaps tumbled, the outlook began to look bleak for Van Bon and Ziegler, but after more than 150km in the lead, they weren't about to give up easily. As long descent got faster and more technical, the duo was able to stabilise the advantage, which had dropped to under two minutes with 20km remaining. Seemingly doomed, they plugged away and traded pulls flawlessly. By the time they reached the outskirts of Roanne, the gap was still a minute and the wind suddenly went out of the sails of the chasing peloton.

Knowing they suddenly were in with a real chance of victory, Van Bon and Ziegler dug deep and pressed home their lead as they entered closing kilometres. Into the finishing straight, enough time was in hand to play a little cat and mouse, and while Ziegler slowed and tried to prepare himself, Van Bon still managed to stick himself on the German's wheel, ready to pounce. Van Bon eventually knew his time was right and launched the sprint, initially powering by Ziegler but having to face up to a real challenge as Ziegler fought back to within barely a bike length. Ziegler's consolation prize for second place and a long day's work was the polka dot jersey of best climber, while Van Bon smiled and took home the flowers of the day.

Photography

Images by AFP Photo

Results

1 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                          5.38.18
2 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                     0.25
4 Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank
5 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi
6 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC
7 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo
8 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole
9 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner
10 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto
11 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner
12 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros
13 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto
14 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank
15 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi
16 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
17 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
18 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com
19 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
20 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team
21 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance
22 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
23 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
24 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank
25 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
26 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone
27 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2R Prevoyance
28 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon
29 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
30 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC
31 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
32 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner
33 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team CSC
34 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto
35 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Fassa Bortolo
36 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com
37 Dario Cioni  (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
38 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
39 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC
40 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf
41 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank
42 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
43 Christophe Rinero (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
44 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon
45 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
46 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
47 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank
48 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
49 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Flo
50 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon
51 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone
52 Victor Hugo Pena  (Col) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
53 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
54 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Team CSC
55 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
56 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon
57 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
58 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team
59 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Fassa Bortolo
60 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems
61 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team
62 Gorka Gonzalez  (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
63 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
64 José Azevedo (Por) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
65 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon
66 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
67 Chris Peers (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf
68 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
69 Alex Zülle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
70 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems
71 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner
72 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi
73 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
74 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone
75 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio-Bianchi
76 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon
77 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon
78 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Alessio-Bianchi
79 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone
80 Luis Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros
81 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole
82 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank
83 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto
84 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto
85 Marcus Ljungquist (Swe) Alessio-Bianchi
86 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros
87 Axel Merckx (Bel) Lotto-Domo
88 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto
89 Mario Aerts (Bel) T-Mobile Team
90 Eddy Seigneur (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
91 Claus Michael M–ller (Den) Alessio-Bianchi
92 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com
93 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
94 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team
95 Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile Team
96 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                                  0.42
97 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               0.50
98 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                    1.03
99 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                       1.20
100 Didier Rous (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                1.35
101 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
102 Marcos Serrano (Spa) Liberty Seguros
103 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros
104 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                               2.07
105 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole
106 MichaÎl Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                         2.12
107 Zbigniew Piatek (Pol) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf
108 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf
109 Florent Brard (Fra) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf
110 Ronny Scholz (Swi) Gerolsteiner
111 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Gerolsteiner
112 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone
113 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone
114 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Domo
115 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Credit Agricole
116 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
117 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
118 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone
119 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
120 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Liberty Seguros
121 Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros
122 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo
123 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
124 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                      2.26
125 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                  4.38
126 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) FDJeux.com                                        6.05
127 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf              8.52
128 René J–rgensen (Den) Alessio-Bianchi
129 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Domo
130 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf
131 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Credit Agricole
132 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
133 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
134 Santiago Botero (Col) T-Mobile Team
135 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
136 MickaÎl Buffaz (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                        10.05
137 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
138 Guillaume Auger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
139 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Domo
140 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Domo
141 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
142 Bruno Thibout (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
143 Daniel Becke (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto
144 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) FDJeux.com
145 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto
146 Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi
147 Eric Berthou (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
148 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
149 Klaus Mutschler (Ger) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
150 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com
151 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJeux.com
152 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                               16.28
153 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Gerolsteiner
154 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Lotto-Domo
155 Matthew Wilson (Aus) FDJeux.com
156 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Lotto-Domo
157 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
158 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC
159 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Credit Agricole                                  25.30
DNF Serguei Yakovlev (Kaz) T-Mobile Team
 
Points
 
1 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                               25 Pts
2 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           22
3 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                       20
4 Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank                                                18
5 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                     16
6 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                   15
7 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                                             14
8 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                                          13
9 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           12
10 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                  11
11 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                              10
12 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                                           9
13 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                  8
14 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                                7
15 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     6
16 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                  5
17 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      4
18 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                                                3
19 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 2
20 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                        1
 
Sprints
 
Cerilly, km 76
 
1 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                                3 Pts
2 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            2
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                            1
 
Loriges, km 141
 
1 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            3 Pts
2 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                                2
3 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                            1
 
Mountains
 
Côte de Saint-Félix - Cat. 3, km 154
 
1 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            4 Pts
2 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                                2
3 MichaÎl Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                              1
 
Côte de Châtel-Montagne - Cat. 3, km 181
 
1 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                            4 Pts
2 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                                2
3 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                         1
 
Best young rider
 
1 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      5.38.18
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                     0.25
3 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner
4 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros
5 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto
6 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team
7 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance
8 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC
9 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone
10 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2R Prevoyance
11 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
12 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com
13 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon
14 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
15 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank
16 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry Flo
17 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
18 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team
19 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Fassa Bortolo
20 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team
21 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon
22 Luis Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros
23 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto
24 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com
25 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                                  0.42
26 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                       1.20
27 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                   1.35
28 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                2.07
29 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor         2.12
30 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) FDJeux.com                                         6.05
31 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Credit Agricole                                  8.52
32 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
33 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
34 MickaÎl Buffaz (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                         10.05
35 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance
36 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
37 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) FDJeux.com
38 Eric Berthou (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
39 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                            16.28
40 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Credit Agricole                                   25.30
 
Teams
 
1 Gerolsteiner                                                          16.55.44
2 Rabobank                                                                  0.25
3 Euskaltel-Euskadi
4 Illes Balears-Banesto
5 Team CSC
6 Quick.Step-Davitamon
7 Ag2R Prevoyance
8 Fassa Bortolo
9 Brioches La Boulangere
10 Phonak Hearing Systems
11 US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
12 T-Mobile Team
13 FDJeux.com
14 Cofidis, le credit par Telephone
15 Alessio-Bianchi
16 Liberty Seguros
17 Credit Agricole                                                          0.42
18 Lotto-Domo                                                               1.47
19 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                                         2.12
20 R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
 
General classification after stage 3
 
1 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team CSC                                            9.43.55
2 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                        0.06
3 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                               0.18
4 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Fassa Bortolo                                   0.22
5 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC
6 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                            0.25
7 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                 0.31
8 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                             0.32
9 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon
10 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                                    0.34
11 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor         0.37
12 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                     0.41
13 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry       0.45
14 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                                       0.47
15 Bram Tankink (Ned) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                  0.50
16 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Team CSC
17 Ivan Basso (Ita) Team CSC                                                0.51
18 José Azevedo (Por) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor            0.54
19 Jurgen Van De Walle (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf               0.55
20 Tadej Valjavec (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems                              0.59
21 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                                 1.00
22 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                        1.01
23 Vjatceslav Ekimov (Rus) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
24 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                             1.02
25 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                1.04
26 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                            1.05
27 Victor Hugo Pena  (Col) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor       1.10
28 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank                                             1.52
29 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                      2.47
30 MichaÎl Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                          3.00
31 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                3.05
32 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                               5.19
33 Alex Zülle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                  5.31
34 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        5.37
35 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                          5.39
36 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
37 Gorka Gonzalez  (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  5.41
38 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                             5.42
39 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi
40 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                                 5.43
41 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                             5.45
42 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                                          5.46
43 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
44 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                                             5.49
45 Cyril Dessel (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                                5.54
46 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                              5.55
47 Dmitriy Fofonov (Kaz) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                   5.56
48 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                            5.57
49 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Rabobank
50 Aitor Osa (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                    5.58
51 Inigo Cuesta (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                      6.00
52 Franco Pellizotti (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                  6.01
53 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
54 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance
55 Stephane Goubert (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                   6.02
56 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
57 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole
58 Inigo Landaluze (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  6.05
59 Matthew White (Aus) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                     6.06
60 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                6.07
61 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
62 Chris Peers (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                       6.08
63 Denis Menchov (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto
64 Mario Aerts (Bel) T-Mobile Team
65 Dario Cioni  (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                         6.15
66 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros
67 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                  6.19
68 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                                  6.20
69 Marcus Ljungquist (Swe) Alessio-Bianchi
70 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                     6.21
71 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    6.24
72 Walter Beneteau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere
73 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                               6.25
74 Gorka Arrizabalaga (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               6.26
75 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto
76 Vladimir Miholjevic (Cro) Alessio-Bianchi                                6.27
77 Eddy Seigneur (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
78 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                            6.28
79 Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank                                             6.29
80 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone               6.31
81 Scott Sunderland (Aus) Alessio-Bianchi
82 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                     6.33
83 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                            6.34
84 Claus Michael M–ller (Den) Alessio-Bianchi
85 Christophe Rinero (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover
86 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner
87 Georg Totschnig (Aut) Gerolsteiner
88 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                                             6.36
89 Stephan Schreck (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      6.37
90 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                                        6.39
91 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                     6.40
92 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros
93 Luis Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                       6.41
94 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                       6.43
95 Richard Virenque (Fra) Quick.Step-Davitamon                              6.45
96 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              7.02
97 Axel Merckx (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                             7.14
98 Marcos Serrano (Spa) Liberty Seguros
99 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                      7.17
100 Didier Rous (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                7.20
101 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                   7.39
102 Dario Frigo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                         7.43
103 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor        7.47
104 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                     7.53
105 Alvaro Gonzalez de Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros                       8.00
106 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Liberty Seguros                                8.02
107 David Moncoutie (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                  8.04
108 Volodymir Gustov (Ukr) Fassa Bortolo                                    8.08
109 Marco Serpellini (Ita) Gerolsteiner
110 Alexandre Moos (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                             8.10
111 Benoit Joachim (Lux) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor         8.11
112 Patrice Halgand (Fra) Credit Agricole                                   8.12
113 Frédéric Bessy (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                   8.14
114 Zbigniew Piatek (Pol) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                  8.38
115 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                      8.58
116 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                         9.01
117 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Credit Agricole                                     9.17
118 Florent Brard (Fra) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                    9.19
119 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Credit Agricole                                 9.36
120 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                        9.51
121 René J–rgensen (Den) Alessio-Bianchi                                   10.14
122 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                  10.16
123 Dave Bruylandts (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                 10.21
124 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) FDJeux.com                                       11.36
125 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf             14.29
126 Xabier Zandio (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                              14.31
127 Tyler Hamilton (USA) Phonak Hearing Systems                            14.35
128 Santiago Botero (Col) T-Mobile Team                                    14.40
129 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                  14.45
130 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
131 Daniel Schnider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                           15.00
132 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2R Prevoyance                                     15.02
133 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                            15.17
134 Klaus Mutschler (Ger) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                       15.41
135 Mikel Artetxe (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  15.42
136 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com                                        15.51
137 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems                          15.59
138 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) FDJeux.com                                        16.14
139 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) FDJeux.com                                      16.16
140 Eric Berthou (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                          16.17
141 Bruno Thibout (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                         16.24
142 Guillaume Auger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                       16.30
143 Hans De Clercq (Bel) Lotto-Domo
144 Ronny Scholz (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                        16.32
145 Steffen Radochla (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto                           16.33
146 MickaÎl Buffaz (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                        16.34
147 Robbie McEwen (Aus) Lotto-Domo                                         16.52
148 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                              17.42
149 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                               22.10
150 Olaf Pollack (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        22.49
151 Christophe Detilloux (Bel) Lotto-Domo                                  22.59
152 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  24.33
153 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                                  24.55
154 Ellis Rastelli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                   25.05
155 Daniel Becke (Ger) Illes Balears-Banesto                               25.25
156 Matthew Wilson (Aus) FDJeux.com                                        31.10
157 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                       31.22
158 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                           31.27
159 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Credit Agricole                                  40.18
 
Points classification
 
1 Jens Voigt (Ger) Team CSC                                                   40 Pts
2 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                          37
3 Jorg Jaksche (Ger) Team CSC                                                 33
4 Beat Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                               32
5 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                               30
6 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           27
7 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole                                          26
8 Pedro Horrillo (Spa) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                   25
9 Frank Vandenbroucke (Bel) Fassa Bortolo                                     22
10 Erik Dekker (Ned) Rabobank                                                 22
11 Michele Bartoli (Ita) Team CSC                                             20
12 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                          20
13 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                      20
14 Robert Hunter (RSA) Rabobank                                               18
15 David Millar (GBr) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                        18
16 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                             17
17 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo                                            17
18 Pietro Caucchioli (Ita) Alessio-Bianchi                                    16
19 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                     16
20 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                           16
21 Alex Zülle (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                                    15
22 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                                14
23 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                        14
24 Grischa Niermann (Ger) Rabobank                                            13
25 George Hincapie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor           12
26 Unai Etxebarria (Ven) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    12
27 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                          12
28 Laurent Brochard (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                     11
29 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                               11
30 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                  11
31 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                       11
32 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                                           9
33 Gorka Gonzalez  (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     8
34 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                                  8
35 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                                7
36 Geert Verheyen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                       7
37 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                   5
38 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                                    5
39 Franck Renier (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                                  5
40 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                   4
41 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      4
42 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                  3
43 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                   3
44 Baden Cooke (Aus) FDJeux.com                                                3
45 René J–rgensen (Den) Alessio-Bianchi                                        3
46 Floyd Landis (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor               2
47 Dionisio Galparsoro (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                 2
48 Marc Lotz (Ned) Rabobank                                                    1
49 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                        1
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           19 Pts
2 Raivis Belohvosciks (Lat) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                  16
3 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Lotto-Domo                                                4
4 Jakob Piil (Den) Team CSC                                                    4
5 Carlos Da Cruz (Fra) FDJeux.com                                              2
6 MichaÎl Blaudzun (Den) Team CSC                                              2
7 Gerben Löwik (Ned) Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                          1
8 Javier Ramirez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                         1
 
Young rider classification
 
1 Michael Rogers (Aus) Quick.Step-Davitamon                              9.44.27
2 Fabian Cancellara (Swi) Fassa Bortolo                                     0.02
3 Torsten Hiekmann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      0.09
4 Benjamin Noval Gonzalez (Spa) US Postal Service presented by Berry F      0.13
5 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) FDJeux.com                                         0.29
6 Frank Schleck (Lux) Team CSC                                              0.30
7 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                             0.33
8 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Credit Agricole                                 2.33
9 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         5.05
10 Vladimir Karpets (Rus) Illes Balears-Banesto                             5.10
11 Sandy Casar (Fra) FDJeux.com                                             5.17
12 Patrik Sinkewitz (Ger) Quick.Step-Davitamon                              5.23
13 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2R Prevoyance                                     5.29
14 Jérôme Pineau (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                               5.35
15 Andrey Kashechkin (Kaz) Credit Agricole                                  5.48
16 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick.Step-Davitamon                                    5.52
17 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Banesto                               5.54
18 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Rabobank                                            5.56
19 Christophe Edaleine (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par Telephone               5.59
20 Christian Werner (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                     6.01
21 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                        6.02
22 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros                                        6.07
23 Matthias Kessler (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                     6.08
24 Alberto Contador (Spa) Liberty Seguros
25 Luis Sanchez (Spa) Liberty Seguros                                       6.09
26 Gustav Larsson (Swe) Fassa Bortolo                                       6.11
27 David Zabriskie (USA) US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor         7.15
28 Geoffroy Lequatre (Fra) Credit Agricole                                  9.04
29 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) FDJeux.com                                        11.04
30 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance                                   14.13
31 Nicolas Portal (Fra) Ag2R Prevoyance
32 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2R Prevoyance                                      14.30
33 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                             14.45
34 Bernhard Eisel (Aut) FDJeux.com                                         15.42
35 Eric Berthou (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                           15.45
36 MickaÎl Buffaz (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                         16.02
37 Markel Irizar (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   24.01
38 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2R Prevoyance                                   24.23
39 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Brioches La Boulangere                            30.55
40 Bradley Wiggins (GBr) Credit Agricole                                   39.46
 
Teams classification
 
1 Team CSC                                                              29.12.29
2 Quick.Step-Davitamon                                                      1.09
3 US Postal Service presented by Berry Floor
4 Credit Agricole                                                           1.55
5 Chocolade Jacques Wincor-Nixdorf                                          3.39
6 Rabobank                                                                  5.31
7 Gerolsteiner                                                              5.40
8 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                    5.51
9 Fassa Bortolo                                                             6.00
10 T-Mobile Team                                                           11.48
11 FDJeux.com                                                              11.57
12 Brioches La Boulangere                                                  12.20
13 Alessio-Bianchi                                                         12.41
14 Lotto-Domo                                                              15.18
15 Euskaltel-Euskadi                                                       16.40
16 Cofidis, le credit par Telephone                                        16.42
17 Illes Balears-Banesto                                                   16.47
18 Ag2R Prevoyance                                                         16.58
19 Liberty Seguros                                                         17.03
20 R.A.G.T. Semences-MG Rover                                              19.37