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99th Paris-Tours - ProT

France, October 9, 2005

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Zabel's farewell present to T-Mobile

By Jean-François Quénet in Tours

The sprint
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Even without the new World Champion Tom Boonen, also without Alessandro Petacchi among the fast finishers who called it a season before the very end, Paris-Tours is again the Classic for the sprinters. Erik Zabel claimed his third win at the end of the famous 2.6 km long avenue de Grammont, 11 years after the first one. Two years ago, he was also the first man to win a bunch sprint since Nicola Minali's double in 1995 and 96. Zabel, 35, is a never tired champion. He had good reasons to complain about his non-selection for the Tour de France, but he didn't. He just kept on working till he achieved something before moving to his new Italo-German team Milram. The 99th edition of Paris-Tours was his last race for T-Mobile. What a farewell!

How it unfolded

Danilo Di Luca (Liquigas-Bianchi)
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Held under sunny conditions, the race took off very quickly. The first serious breakaway started after the sprint of Bonneval (km 66). It was initiated by Dutchman Joost Posthuma (Rabobank) who was joined by France's Stéphane Bergès (Agritubel) and Spaniard José Ivan Gutierrez (Illes Baleares). Their maximum lead went up to 8'20 after 105 kilometres of racing, while Crédit Agricole and Davitamon-Lotto were the main chasers.

With 50 kilometres to go, the main information concerned Danilo Di Luca's retirement. "I didn't go well today, the Italian told Cyclingnews. "Since the championship of Zurich, I had a pain in my left knee. At home, it wasn't too bad, but here in the race, producing efforts, I got pain in both knees. I have to recover before deciding weather I'll ride the Tour of Lombardy or not. At least, since I've won the Pro Tour in Zurich, the pressure is off and everything's more relaxed."

Stijn Devolder was fully on when he attacked in the côte de Crochu at km 226. Aart Vierhouten (Davitamon-Lotto), Philippe Gilbert (Française des Jeux) and Alejandro Valverde (Illes Baleares) went with him but only the two Belgians stayed away with 25km to go.

Gilbert and Devolder produced an excellent show and took a maximum advantage of 58 seconds, but 25 seconds looked enough when they reached the avenue de Grammont. "We went flat out," the Walloon rider from Française des Jeux commented. "I believed I could be the winner until 200 metres to go. But Devolder refused to take a turn and that put an end to our initiative. It's a huge disappointment for me."

Allan Davis (Liberty Seguros)
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The winner of the Three Days of De Panne actually respected the instructions of his directeur sportif Dirk Demol. "He told me not to ride at all after the flamme rouge," an also disappointed Devolder explained. "He said it was my only chance to beat him in a sprint. I'm very frustrated, even if I had theoretically less chances than Philippe to win a two men sprint. I could still hope to win a World Cup race, it could have helped me to get some responsibilities for the one day races in my team where it's difficult to show something apart from the Tour de France. I didn't want to look behind. If only I could have taken one turn, we could have made it. I regret it a little bit."

When it came down to a bunch sprint, Daniele Bennati (Lampre-Caffita) was the first in action. "I was perfectly positioned behind him," eventual third place getter Allan Davis told Cyclingnews. "I didn't want to pass him too early, but before we went around the two breakaway riders, there was still a lot of room. But a wave stopped my momentum. Then it was too late. To finish third in Paris-Tours isn't a bad result but it's still not a win. I got one last year at this time in Italy (Tour of Piemonte) but I only have the Tour of Lombardy left now." As soon as he crossed the line, Davis looked for the judges and met race boss Christian Prudhomme to make sure that the video would be analysed correctly in case of incorrect behaviour by one of the other sprinters.

Erik Zabel (T-Mobile)
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Right on the line, Bennati was overshadowed by Zabel. "I was quiet before the sprint, the German indicated in a late press conference. With four or five kilometres to go, I was left without any team-mate but I didn't panic. I experienced this situation before in the years when Jakob Piil or Jacky Durand won the race. I thought: if we don't catch the two guys away, I'll sprint for third place and that's it, but I wasn't sure to be on the podium."

Zabel was full of praise for Walter Godefroot, who was managing T-Mobile for the last time before getting pensioned. "He has always been there for me," he said. "He put a lot of confidence in me and kept his feet on the ground even there were private problems. As he's quitting now, this win has a particular sense for both of us. It's very good to finish a 13 year experience with such a success. It's been 13 years of dreams coming true. Now I'll continue my career with a German sponsor, Milram, who has put his faith in cycling despite all the difficulties, in the year 2006 when the soccer world cup will be held in Germany. It's a new challenge. Everyone talks about the new duo Zabel-Petacchi. It'll be important to work well together. I hear about a potential conflict but that will not happen, I can tell you. In a ProTour team, there's space for two. I don't have many years left but I still want to win more races."

Not sure if Petacchi will give him space for Milan-San Remo, at least he'll be able to come back to Tours and try and win as many times on the avenue de Grammont as on the via Roma so far.

Trivia note: Frank Vandebroucke was strangely initially classified 11th, although he pulled out of the race after breaking two bikes! It turned out to be his Mrbookmaker.com teammate Stefan Van Dijk.

Photography

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Results - 253.5 km

1 Erik Zabel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                   5.37.23 (45.082 km/h)
2 Daniele Bennati (Ita) Lampre-Caffita
3 Allan Davis (Aus) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
4 Robbie Mc Ewen (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto
5 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
6 Aurélien Clerc (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
7 Julian Dean (NZl) Credit Agricole
8 Rene Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner
9 Uros Murn (Slo) Phonak Hearing Systems
10 Enrico Gasparotto (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi
11 Stefan Van Dijk (Ned) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
12 Vladimir Gusev (Rus) Team CSC
13 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
14 Filippo Pozzato (Ita) Quick Step
15 Lars Michaelsen (Den) Team CSC
16 Aart Vierhouten (Ned) Davitamon-Lotto
17 Matti Breschel (Den) Team CSC
18 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
19 Marcus Zberg (Swi) Gerolsteiner
20 Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
21 Jean-Patrick Nazon (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance
22 Steven De Jongh (Ned) Rabobank
23 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole
24 Lars Bak (Den) Team CSC
25 Philippe Gilbert (Bel) Française Des Jeux
26 Wilfried Cretskens (Bel) Quick Step
27 Constantino Zaballa (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir
28 Lilian Jegou (Fra) Française Des Jeux
29 Alexandre Usov (Blr) Ag2r Prevoyance
30 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
31 Peter Wrolich (Aut) Gerolsteiner
32 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank
33 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
34 Roy Sentjens (Ned) Rabobank
35 Rony Martias (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
36 Mathew Hayman (Aus) Rabobank
37 David Etxebarria (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
38 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
39 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
40 Sven Renders (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
41 Franck Renier (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
42 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner
43 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi
44 Benoit Salmon (Fra) Agritubel
45 M.Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
46 Sébastien Hinault (Fra) Credit Agricole
47 Karsten Kroon (Ned) Rabobank
48 Nicolas Inaudi (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
49 Frank Hoj (Den) Gerolsteiner
50 Roger Hammond (GBr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
51 Angelo Furlan (Ita) Domina Vacanze
52 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
53 Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) Domina Vacanze
54 Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir
55 Gregory Rast (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
56 Christophe Kern (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
57 Kurt-Asle Arvesen (Nor) Team CSC
58 Guennadi Mikhailov (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
59 Matej Jurco (Slo) Domina Vacanze
60 Benjamin Levecot (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
61 Thomas Lövkvist (Swe) Française Des Jeux
62 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
63 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas-Bianchi
64 Frédéric Guesdon (Fra) Française Des Jeux
65 Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
66 José Luis Rubiera (Spa) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
67 Isidro Nozal (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
68 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team
69 James Van Landschoot (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
70 Angel Vicioso (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
71 Angel Edo (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir
72 Steffen Wesemann (Swi) T-Mobile Team
73 Guido Trenti (USA) Quick Step
74 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
75 Marc Wauters (Bel) Rabobank
76 Cédric Vasseur (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
77 Jan Hruska (Cze) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
78 Nick Nuyens (Bel) Quick Step
79 Renaud Dion (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
80 Gregory Habeaux (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
81 André Korff (Ger) T-Mobile Team
82 Rolf Aldag (Ger) T-Mobile Team
83 Viatceslav Ekimov (Rus) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
84 Daniel Navarro (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
85 Kevin Hulsmans (Bel) Quick Step
86 Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
87 Sylvain Chavanel (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
88 Eric Baumann (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                   0.13
89 Paolo Bossoni (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  0.15
90 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo
91 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               0.18
92 Alessandro Ballan (Ita) Lampre-Caffita
93 Samuel Dumoulin (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance                              1.25
94 Jose Joaquin Rojas (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                1.41
95 Mickaël Delage (Fra) Française Des Jeux
96 Andriy Grivko (Ukr) Domina Vacanze
97 Mickaël Buffaz (Fra) Agritubel
98 Arnaud Gerard (Fra) Française Des Jeux                             1.47
99 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française Des Jeux
100 Mauro Gerosa (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi
101 Nicola Loda (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                2.26
102 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas-Bianchi
103 Roberto Laiseka (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                           2.39
104 Juan Antonio Flecha (Spa) Fassa Bortolo
105 Christopher Horner (USA) Saunier Duval-Prodir
106 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Domina Vacanze
107 Imanol Erviti (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
108 Matthé Pronk (Ned) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
109 Lloyd Mondory (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance
110 Manuel Quinziato (Ita) Saunier Duval-Prodir
111 Salvatore Commesso (Ita) Lampre-Caffita
112 Jan Boven (Ned) Rabobank
113 Johan Verstrepen (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
114 Nico Sijmens (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
115 Wouter Weylandt (Bel) Quick Step
116 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
117 Bjorn Leukemans (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             2.44
118 Mark Scanlon (Irl) Ag2r Prevoyance                                2.56
119 Frédéric Gabriel (Fra) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech                3.19
120 Ben Day (Aus) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
121 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
122 Gorka Verdugo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
123 Vicente Reynes (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
124 Hubert Dupont (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
125 Mikel Pradera (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
126 Franck Bouyer (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
127 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française Des Jeux
128 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Credit Agricole
129 Yuriy Krivtsov (Ukr) Ag2r Prevoyance
130 Jaan Kirsipuu (Est) Credit Agricole
131 Amaël Moinard (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone
132 Stefano Zanini (Ita) Quick Step
133 Wim Vansevenant (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto                             4.35
134 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
135 Eric Berthou (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences                              6.10
136 Maxime Monfort (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
137 Leif Hoste (Bel) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
138 Nicolas Jalabert (Fra) Phonak Hearing Systems
139 Kim Kirchen (Lux) Fassa Bortolo
140 José Ivan Gutierrez (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
141 Benoit Poilvet (Fra) Credit Agricole                              6.26
142 Wim De Vocht (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
143 Joost Posthuma (Ned) Rabobank
144 Guillaume Auger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
145 Joan Horrach (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne
146 Yoann Le Boulanger (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
147 Christophe Riblon (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance
148 Ludovic Martin (Fra) R.A.G.T. Semences
149 Nicolas Crosbie (Fra) Agritubel
150 Yohann Gene (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
151 Linas Balciunas (Ltu) Agritubel
152 Laurent Mangel (Fra) Ag2r Prevoyance
153 Laszlo Bodrogi (Hun) Credit Agricole
154 Sacha Urweider (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems
155 Joseba Zubeldia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
156 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems
157 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom
158 Christophe Agnolutto (Fra) Agritubel
159 Bart Dockx (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto
160 Cédric Coutouly (Fra) Agritubel
161 Erwin Thijs (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
162 Kurt Van De Wouwer (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
163 Cristian Bonfanti (Ita) Domina Vacanze
164 Robert Förster (Ger) Gerolsteiner
165 Francisco Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir
166 Carlos Barredo (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team
167 Mathieu Criquielion (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
168 Giosuè Bonomi (Ita) Lampre-Caffita                               10.04
169 Aketza Pena (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              11.30
170 Jimmy Engoulvent (Fra) Cofidis, Le Credit Par Telephone          13.04
171 Johan Coenen (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
172 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile Team
173 Arkaitz Duran Aroca (Spa) Saunier Duval-Prodir
174 Marco Milesi (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi
DNF Thomas Bruun (Den) Team CSC
DNF Stéphane Berges (Fra) Agritubel
DNF Jens Renders (Bel) Mrbookmaker.com-Sports Tech
DNF Jurgen Van Loocke (Bel) Landbouwkrediet-Colnago
DNF Antton Luengo (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Iker Flores (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi
DNF Simone Cadamuro (Ita) Domina Vacanze
DNF Daniele Righi (Ita) Lampre-Caffita
DNF Samuele Marzoli (Ita) Lampre-Caffita
DNF Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi
DNF Luca Paolini (Ita) Quick Step
DNF Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Credit Agricole
DNF Daniele Nardello (Ita) T-Mobile Team
DNF Volodimir Bileka (Ukr) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team
DNF Sebastian Lang (Ger) Gerolsteiner
DNF Allan Johansen (Den) Team CSC
DNF Lenaïc Olivier (Fra) Agritubel
 
Espoirs - 186.5 km
 
1 Fabien Patanchon (Fra) Ent Sud Gascogne                          4.02.12 (46.201 km/h)
2 Maxime Vantomme (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000                      0.03
3 Thomasz Smolen (Pol) CC Etupes
4 Romain Fondard (Fra) VC Roubaix
5 Mathieu Ladagnous (Fra) Ent Sud Gascogne
6 René Mandri (Est) EC St Etienne Loire
7 Sylvain Cheval (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
8 Romain Feillu (Fra) CC Nogent-Sur-Oise
9 Stijn Neirynck (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
10 Alexandre Aulas (Fra) Chambery CF
11 Yannick Marie (Fra) Ent Sud Gascogne
12 Tom Stamsnijder (Ned) Rabobank Continental
13 Tom Leezer (Ned) Rabobank Continental
14 Cano Luis Maldonado (Spa) F.C. Barcelona Excelent
15 Nicolas Hartmann (Fra) CC Etupes
16 Detlef Moerman (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
17 Bart Oegema (Ned) Amical-Velo Clubs Aixois
18 Thomas Lebas (Fra) Ent Sud Gascogne                                0.09
19 Vincent Limoges (Fra) Blois CAC
20 Jonathan Hivert (Fra) UC Châteauroux                               0.10
21 Ramirez E. Gonzalo (Spa) F.C. Barcelona Excelent
22 Antoine Perche (Fra) VC Roubaix
23 William Walker (Aus) Rabobank Continental
24 Philippe Pratte (Bel) Royal Pesant Club Liegois
25 Benjamin Gourgue (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto VC Ardennes
26 Kristof Vandewalle (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
27 Pawel Cieslik (Pol) CR4C Roanne
28 Serge Pauwels (Bel) Rabobank Continental                           0.19
29 Julien Elfares (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille                         0.24
30 Thom Van Dulmen (Ned) Rabobank Continental                         0.29
31 Alexandre Roger (Fra) UC Châteauroux                               0.53
32 Jonathan Ferrand (Fra) CC Nogent-Sur-Oise
33 Dimitri Champion (Fra) CA Mantes-la-Ville                          1.01
34 Kieran Page (GBr) Amical-Velo Clubs Aixois
35 Goeffrey Deresmes (Fra) ESEG Douai
36 Thomas Degand (Bel) Team Wallonie
37 Damien Villemont (Fra) Limousin                                    1.04
38 Jonas Van Genechten (Bel) Team Wallonie                            1.21
39 Renaud Pioline (Fra) CA Mantes-la-Ville
40 Fabien Copin (Fra) RO St-Amand
41 Jean-Marc Bideau (Fra) Super Sport 35
42 Julien Boyer (Fra) Limousin
43 Thomas Leroy (Fra) Comite Regional De Champagne-Ardenne            1.23
44 David Han (Fra) Comite Regional De Champagne-Ardenne
45 Fabien Bacquet (Fra) CC Nogent-Sur-Oise
46 Damien Gaudin (Fra) Vendee U - Pays De La Loire
47 Stéphane Paolella (Bel) Royal Pesant Club Liegois                  1.26
48 Nadir Haddou (Fra) CA Mantes-la-Ville                              1.29
49 Cyril Florent (Fra) EC St Etienne Loire
50 So Tanaka (Jpn) VC La Pomme Marseille
51 Mario Ickx (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
52 Vincent Jerome (Fra) Vendee U - Pays De La Loire                   1.42
53 Benoit Ebrard (Fra) Chambery CF                                    2.13
54 Christophe Laborie (Fra) Auvergne                                  2.14
55 Christopher Esch (GBr) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
56 Tyler Butterfield (Ber) Vendee U - Pays De La Loire
57 Jonathan Mouchel (Fra) CC Marmande                                 2.18
58 Lionel Suhubiette (Fra) Ent Sud Gascogne
59 Mickael Regner (Fra) Auvergne
60 Tom Veelers (Ned) Rabobank Continental                             2.33
61 Pierre-Bernard Vaillant (Fra) Super Sport 35                       2.37
62 Benjamin Cantournet (Fra) Comite Regional De Champagne-Ardenne
63 Sébastien Crowin (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto VC Ardennes
64 Mathieu Rompion (Fra) Vendee U - Pays De La Loire
65 Steve Destrebecq (Bel) Team Wallonie                               2.39
66 Sylvain Georges (Fra) Limousin
67 Jasper Melis (Bel) Wielergroep Beveren 2000
68 Jérôme Verdenal (Fra) RO St-Amand                                  2.41
69 Guillaume Malle (Fra) USSA Pavilly-Barentin
70 Julien Brodin (Fra) USSA Pavilly-Barentin
71 Guenaël Rouzet (Fra) CC Etupes
72 Thomas Ravenel (Fra) St-Cyr Tours VLAC
73 Sébastien Hoareau (Fra) Cours La Ville Cyclisme
74 Stéphane Guyot (Fra) Limousin                                      2.45
75 Steven Tronet (Fra) VC Roubaix
76 Nicolas Racodon (Fra) CR4C Roanne
77 Sébastien Boulangue (Fra) CA Mantes-la-Ville
78 Julien Rabaud (Fra) RO St-Amand
79 Mickaël Rocher (Fra) VC Evreux
80 Pawel Wachnik (Pol) CR4C Roanne                                    2.50
81 Florent Guetrot (Fra) Blois CAC                                    2.57
82 Jéremy Beyaert (Fra) VC Roubaix
83 Stéphane Renais (Fra) Blois CAC
84 Jérémie Herblot (Fra) ESEG Douai
85 Maxime Hardy (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
86 Guillaume Duval (Fra) Chambery CF                                  2.59
87 Mickael Cherel (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
88 Joël Pearson (Aus) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
89 Emmanuel Roche (Fra) EC St Etienne Loire
90 Pierre Rolland (Fra) Super Sport 35
91 Pierre Cazaux (Fra) Ent Sud Gascogne                               3.03
92 Steve Houamard (Fra) VC Evreux                                     3.10
93 Anthony Colin (Fra) ESEG Douai                                     3.22
94 Joe Kirch (Lux) Davitamon-Lotto VC Ardennes                        4.44
95 Alexandre Bousseau (Fra) Vendee U - Pays De La Loire               4.55
96 Jonathan Godfroid (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto VC Ardennes
97 Valderas J. Luciano (Spa) F.C. Barcelona Excelent
98 Damien Cigolotti (Fra) Cours La Ville Cyclisme                     5.06
99 Julien Antomarchi (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille                      5.23
100 Ruslan Sambris (Mda) VC La Pomme Marseille
101 Benjamin Biebouw (Bel) Royal Pesant Club Liegois                  5.42
102 Stéphane Penaud (Fra) Limousin                                    5.45
103 Mathieu Perget (Fra) VC Roubaix                                   5.52
104 Yann Huguet (Fra) Amical-Velo Clubs Aixois
105 Benoît Sinner (Fra) UC Châteauroux
106 Aurélien Passeron (Fra) Amical-Velo Clubs Aixois                  6.07
107 Julien Guay (Fra) Vendee U - Pays De La Loire
108 David Deroo (Fra) VC Roubaix                                      6.14
109 Michel Marc (Fra) VC Evreux                                       6.34
110 Kevin Lalouette (Fra) CC Nogent-Sur-Oise                          8.06
111 Brice Feillu (Fra) CC Nogent-Sur-Oise
112 Jérémie Galland (Fra) CA Mantes-la-Ville
113 Damien Leroyer (Fra) UC Sabolienne                                8.08
114 Joel Desmet (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto VC Ardennes
115 Gaetan Guernion (Fra) Super Sport 35                              9.00
116 Tomasz Olejnik (Pol) USSA Pavilly-Barentin
117 Willy Perrocheau (Fra) CC Marmande                               10.54
118 Dylan Esmans (Fra) ESEG Douai                                    11.13
DNF Cédric Jeannot (Fra) VC Evreux
DNF Boris Chauveau (Fra) UC Châteauroux
DNF Vincent Codbessin (Fra) Super Sport 35
DNF Benjamin Derrien (Fra) Super Sport 35
DNF Lilian Pommier (Fra) St-Cyr Tours VLAC
DNF Derek Le Ven (Fra) St-Cyr Tours VLAC
DNF Franck Lamy (Fra) St-Cyr Tours VLAC
DNF Sébastien Champalou (Fra) St-Cyr Tours VLAC
DNF Julien Barbier (Fra) St-Cyr Tours VLAC
DNF Anthony Dubois (Fra) RO St-Amand
DNF Fabien Pasquier (Fra) RO St-Amand
DNF Vincent Laroy (Bel) Royal Pesant Club Liegois
DNF Rudy Lagamme (Bel) Royal Pesant Club Liegois
DNF Jean-François Henrard (Bel) Royal Pesant Club Liegois
DNF Casas Santi Prat (Spa) F.C. Barcelona Excelent
DNF Jean-Marc Marino (Fra) UC Châteauroux
DNF Pierre Quillere (Fra) UC Châteauroux
DNF Mathieu Drouilly (Fra) VC Evreux
DNF Loïc Borgogmo (Fra) VC Evreux
DNF Grégory Dumoulin (Fra) Cours La Ville Cyclisme
DNF Rémy Cusin (Fra) Cours La Ville Cyclisme
DNF Jérôme Coppel (Fra) Cours La Ville Cyclisme
DNF Julien Adamiak (Fra) Cours La Ville Cyclisme
DNF Thierry Hupond (Fra) VC La Pomme Marseille
DNF Julien Malet (Fra) USSA Pavilly-Barentin
DNF Nicolas Suzanne (Fra) USSA Pavilly-Barentin
DNF Alexandre Bosquain (Fra) USSA Pavilly-Barentin
DNF Anthony Dubuisson (Fra) UC Sabolienne
DNF Eddy Lubin (Fra) UC Sabolienne
DNF Antoine Klein (Fra) UC Sabolienne
DNF Frédéric Emery (Fra) UC Sabolienne
DNF Torres Aznar (Spa) F.C. Barcelona Excelent
DNF Gil Suray (Bel) Team Wallonie
DNF Olivier Lefrancois (Fra) Comite Regional De Champagne-Ardenne
DNF David Arassus (Fra) Comite Regional De Champagne-Ardenne
DNF Thomas Rostollan (Fra) Chambery CF
DNF Romain Duverger (Fra) Chambery CF
DNF Xavier Charpigny (Fra) Chambery CF
DNF Mathew Brammeier (GBr) CC Etupes
DNF Mikaël Beluche (Fra) CC Etupes
DNF Nicolas Rousseau (Fra) Blois CAC
DNF Sébastien Greau (Fra) Blois CAC
DNF Bertrand Goupil (Fra) Blois CAC
DNF Colin Menc Molina (Fra) Amical-Velo Clubs Aixois
DNF André Valery (Fra) Auvergne
DNF Florian Vachon (Fra) Auvergne
DNF Sébastien Fournet-Fayard (Fra) Auvergne
DNF Cédric Pineau (Fra) Comite Regional De Champagne-Ardenne
DNF Eric Pean (Fra) Cote d'Armor Cyclisme
DNF Gilles Devillers (Bel) Team Wallonie
DNF Nicolas Briolet (Bel) Team Wallonie
DNF Fabien Pottier (Fra) ESEG Douai
DNF Jean-Christophe Mourier (Fra) EC St Etienne Loire
DNF Stéphane Lioger (Fra) EC St Etienne Loire
DNF Sébastien Besqueut (Fra) EC St Etienne Loire
DNF Dorian Meinguet (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto VC Ardennes
DNF Florian Vignolles (Fra) CC Marmande
DNF Adrien Brusson (Fra) CC Marmande
DNF Julien Branas (Fra) CC Marmande
DNF Rémy Ladret (Fra) CR4C Roanne
DNF Marc Denonfoux (Fra) CR4C Roanne
DNF Cyril Bessy (Fra) CR4C Roanne
DNF Guillaume Valadas (Fra) Limousin
DNF Jordan Dubuisson (Fra) Auvergne
DNS Arnaud Godet (Fra) CA Mantes-la-Ville    

ProTour standings

1 Danilo Di Luca (Ita) Liquigas-Bianchi                                229 pts
2 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step                                          171
3 Jan Ullrich (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      140
4 Lance Armstrong (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team             139
5 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile Team                             136
6 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Gerolsteiner                                   131
7 Bobby Julich (USA) Team CSC                                          130
8 George Hincapie (USA) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team             129
9 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                              128
10 Davide Rebellin (Ita) Gerolsteiner                                  126
11 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                        109
12 Francisco Mancebo Perez (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne        107
13 Michael Boogerd (Ned) Rabobank                                      100
14 Cadel Evans (Aus) Davitamon-Lotto                                    99
15 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team             96
16 Santiago Botero Echeverry (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems               95
17 Oscar Freire Gomez (Spa) Rabobank                                    94
18 Paolo Savoldelli (Ita) Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team            92
19 Alejandro Valverde Belmonte (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne     87
20 Erik Zabel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                       86