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60th Vuelta a España - GT

Spain, August 27-September 18, 2005

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Stage 13 - Friday, September 9: Burgos-La Bien Aparecida, 196 km

The orange wave gathers momentum

Sanchez takes first pro win in strange finale

By Hernan Alvarez Macias

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
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What a strange finale. Thinking he had won the stage, Mauricio Ardila (Davitamon-Lotto) raised his arms in celebration - except the finish line was still 100 metres ahead of him! Capitalising on the confusion was Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), who flew past Sanchez and outsprinted Oscar Pereiro (Phonak) to earn his first professional career victory and the team's second win this week.

Despite yesterday's crash, most notably affecting Roberto Heras (Liberty-Würth), the top positions on GC didn't change as Denis Menchov (Rabobank) continued to lead the Vuelta over Heras and Francisco Mancebo (Illes Balears).

It was a super fast stage with a speed average of 49.5 km/h, and it was the first time in the race that a breakaway succeeded, attempts that were sullied by Fassa Bortolo's Silver Train on previous occasions. Sanchez was naturally happy with his triumph, despite the strange finale: "Sometimes cycling is not fair and these kind of things happen," said the Basque rider, dedicating the victory to his mother. "This is my first victory in a Grand Tour," said a proud Sanchez.

Oscar Pereiro (Phonak)
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Surprisingly, Ardila took out his frustrations in his stride, calming saying: "That's cycling."

"I made a mistake, but I have to learn from this. It was a shame because today I was going pretty strong and I was really ready to win. I had the chance, but you know... these things happen. There will be another day."

Said second-placed Oscar Pereiro after the stage: "I couldn't do it, but there was a very good chance of winning. I was really confused at the end and when Samuel passed me I was baffled. Well, tomorrow will be another day."

How it unfolded

The peloton
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There were now just 152 survivors remaining in the 2005 Vuelta. Jakob Piil (CSC) abandoned yesterday, Jose Antonio Pecharroman (Quick Step) reached Burgos but finished outside the time limit, and Benoit Joachim, Jose Azevedo (Discovery Channel) and Niels Scheuneman (Rabobank) didn't take the start in Burgos today.

Many riders were on the lookout for the early breakaway, but this didn't happen. On the contrary, the peloton rode together at speeds reaching 80 km/h until, like yesterday, a crash happened at km 22. Francisco Mancebo (Illes Balears) was among those involved and also Tom Steels (Davitamon-Lotto), the latter rider leaving the race in an unconscious state but was later reported to be in a stable condition in hospital. Pedro Horrillo, Thorwald Veneberg (Rabobank) and Dariusz Baranowski (Liberty-Würth) were also injured, but kept on racing.

Tom Steels (Davitamon-Lotto)
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Some kilometres later, a very large group left the peloton, comprised of 32 riders including Paolo Bettini (Quick Step), Alessandro Petacchi (Fassa Bortolo), Joaquin Rodriguez, Constantino Zaballa (Saunier Duval) and Magnus Backstedt (Liquigas-Bianchi), among others. At the first intermediate sprint in Moneo (km 83.7), the gap to the peloton was 1'50.

Due to a truck stuck on the road heading to the climb of Alto de la Sia, a late course change had to be made, which saw the riders tackle a different climb, to Puerto de Los Tornos. Consequently, the stage was shortened by three kilometres, 193 instead of 196.

At km 101, three riders attacked the break: David Latasa (Comunidad Valenciana), Mauricio Ardila (Davitamon-Lotto) and Constantino Zaballa (Saunier Duval). 36 kilometres later, the trio extended their lead to the peloton to 2 minutes and 30 seconds, with Oscar Pereiro (Phonak) in hot pursuit.

Oscar Pereiro (Phonak)
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The Phonak rider caught the three breakaways some miles later. But at km 167 (26 km to go) the gap was very slim, just 32 seconds between themselves and the peloton, which saw another four riders join shortly thereafter: Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel), Oscar Sevilla (T-Mobile), Joan Horrach and Pablo Lastras (Illes Balears). Still, the tempo within the bunch was very fast indeed, and it seemed the peloton would catch the eight leaders.

Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
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However, for the first time in the race, a breakaway ended at the finish line. As the octet rode up the climb of Santuario de la Bien Aparecida, the attacks began. Ardila, Pereiro, Sevilla and Horrach attacked the other four and got some advantage. With one kilometre to go, Pereiro and Ardila looked the best, with the Spaniard leading the race by a few seconds before the Colombian took over inside the last kilometre. But to both their surprise, Samuel Sanchez came from behind to join the duo.

With 100 metres to go, Ardila gapped them, thinking a billboard very near the finish marked the line - but he was wrong. The finish line was 100 meters ahead! At that moment, Sanchez made the most of the Colombian's misfortune and crossed the line ahead of Pereiro, with Ardila a sour third, banging his bars in frustration.

Stage 14 - September 10: La Penilla-Lagos de Covadonga, 172.3 km

This is one of the key stages of the Vuelta, with the climb of Lagos de Covadonga is famous for its toughness. The stage will commence in La Penilla and will end at the aforementioned mountain, but there are four other climbs along the way: Alto de Carmona (Category 2, 600 m. above sea level, km 42.4), Collada de Ozalba (Cat. 2, 560 m., km 66.3), Collada de la Hoz (Cat. 2, 670 m., km 80.2) and Alto de Ortiguero (Cat. 3, 440 m., km 136.4). The stage will certainly be decided in Lagos (Cat. Special, 1110 m., stage finish) where the big favourites will give it their all. Lagos de Covadonga is 14.3 km. long mountain with an average gradient of 6.5% and sections up to 13%, so it will pose a challenge for all riders, especially those who aren't climbers.

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Results

1 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              4.03.40
2 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                         0.04
3 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                   0.08
4 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                          
5 Joan Horrach (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                      0.25
6 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                     0.31
7 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                                0.46
8 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems            0.47
9 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       0.49
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                              
11 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                  
12 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                    
13 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                              
14 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                              
15 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                         0.51
16 David Blanco Rodiguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      0.58
17 Marcos Antonio Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team     1.06
18 Francisco José Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team                               1.08
19 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick Step - Innergetic                     1.23
20 Joseba Beloki Dorronsoro (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                 
21 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                
22 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                  1.30
23 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                             1.33
24 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                                       
25 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel                                     
26 Daniel Atienza Urendez (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par telephone         1.36
27 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                   1.39
28 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                             1.40
29 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                               
30 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                                             
31 Unai Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                  
32 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                            
33 Christophe Kern (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                    
34 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    
35 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                         
36 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                         
37 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                 
38 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre - Caffita                                    
39 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par telephone                   
40 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Liquigas - Bianchi                                 
41 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                       
42 Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                              
43 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas - Bianchi                             1.48
44 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel                                2.13
45 Jorge Garcia (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                      
46 Juan Manuel Fuentes (Spa) Lampre - Caffita                            2.22
47 Bart Dockx (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                                        
48 Rafael Casero (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                
49 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                                2.36
50 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                     2.49
51 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                           
52 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                
53 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                                 
54 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
55 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                        
56 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux                                       
57 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                     
58 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
59 Moises Dueñas (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                     
60 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Davitamon - Lotto                                   
61 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems                             
62 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                      
63 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                     
64 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                                          
65 David Bernabeu (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                                 
66 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le credit par telephone               
67 Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                        2.59
68 Erik Zabel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                        3.28
69 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                
70 Ian McLeod (RSA) Française des Jeux                                       
71 David Cañada (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                             3.48
72 Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                                  
73 Devis Miorin (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                                     
74 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  3.51
75 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                        3.53
76 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                 4.19
77 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                           4.31
78 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                      4.39
79 Rolf Aldag (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                        5.04
80 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                         
81 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      
82 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                     
83 Daniele Nardello (Ita) T-Mobile Team                                      
84 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                      
85 Eladio Jimenez Sanchez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                     5.21
86 Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      5.23
87 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                   5.49
88 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                                   
89 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                              
90 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel                                     
91 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                      
92 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                  6.04
93 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                            
94 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                             
95 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                  
96 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                    6.06
97 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux                            6.08
98 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               6.09
99 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                         
100 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                                   
101 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                  6.37
102 Guido Trenti (USA) Quick Step - Innergetic                           6.59
103 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team               
104 Uwe Peschel (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                           
105 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                              
106 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon - Lotto                                     
107 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                         7.03
108 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team CSC                                       7.08
109 Mikel Pradera (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                   8.45
110 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne          
111 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Rabobank                                 13.10
112 Aketza Peña (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                      
113 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                              
114 Mauro Gerosa (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                                    
115 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas - Bianchi                                   
116 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                                 
117 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                      
118 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                                   
119 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                          
120 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                                     
121 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                                        
122 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par telephone                 13.29
123 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                            15.17
124 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team CSC                                         
125 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis, le credit par telephone                 
126 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par telephone                      
127 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Liquigas - Bianchi                               
128 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                                   
129 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                             
130 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas - Bianchi                                
131 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par telephone             
132 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                         
133 Andreas Matzbacher (Aut) Lampre - Caffita                                
134 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                        
135 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                   
136 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                       
137 Allan Johansen (Den) Team CSC                                            
138 Nick Gates (Aus) Davitamon - Lotto                                       
139 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                
140 Yohann Gène (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                       
141 Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) Domina Vacanze                                   
142 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                         
143 André Korff (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                          
144 René Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                                      
145 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Française des Jeux                                  
146 Matej Jurco (Svk) Domina Vacanze                                    22.30
147 Jukka Vastaranta (Fin) Rabobank                                          
DNS José Azevedo (Por) Discovery Channel                                     
DNS Benoît Joachim (Lux) Discovery Channel                                   
DNS Niels Scheuneman (Ned) Rabobank                                          
DNF Francesco Bellotti (Ita) Crédit Agricole                                 
DNF Tom Steels (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                                       
DNF Manuel Beltran (Spa) Discovery Channel                                   
DNF Francisco Javier Vila Errandonea (Spa) Lampre - Caffita                  
DNF Freddy Gonzalez (Col) Relax Fuenlabrada                                  
 
Sprints
 
S.I. Moneo, km 83,7
1 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   4 pts
2 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                      2
3 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                     1
 
S.I. Colindres, km 183
1 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                         4 pts
2 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                            2
3 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                        1
 
Points
 
1 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   25 pts
2 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                           20
3 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                     16
4 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                        14
5 Joan Horrach (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                        12
6 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                       10
7 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                                   9
8 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems               8
9 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                          7
10 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             6
11 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                 5
12 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                   4
13 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                             3
14 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                             2
15 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            1
 
Mountains
 
Puerto de los Tornos, km 121 - Cat. 2
1 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                     10 pts
2 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                7
3 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                                   5
4 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                     3
5 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                              2
6 Francisco José Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                   1
 
Alto Cruz Usaño, km 149, Cat. 3
1 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                6 pts
2 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                      4
3 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                                   2
4 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                            1
 
Alto Fuente de Varas, km 159, Cat. 3
1 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                6 pts
2 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                            4
3 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                      2
4 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                                   1
 
Sto. de la Bien Aparecida, km 193, Cat. 3
1 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                    6 pts
2 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                            4
3 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                      2
4 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                         1
 
Teams
 
1 Phonak Hearing Systems                                             12.12.40
2 Illes Balears - Caisse D'Epargne                                       0.05
3 Comunidad Valenciana                                                   0.46
4 Liberty Seguros - Würth Team                                           1.38
5 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                    1.40
6 Davitamon - Lotto                                                      2.23
7 Team CSC                                                               2.29
8 T- Mobile Team                                                         3.04
9 Relax Fuenlabrada                                                      3.19
10 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                                3.38
11 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                                      4.25
12 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                                    4.42
13 Liquigas - Bianchi                                                    5.36
14 Credit Agricole                                                       5.38
15 Team Gerolsteiner                                                     6.47
16 Rabobank                                                              7.47
17 Bouygues Telecom                                                      7.53
18 Fassa Bortolo                                                         8.30
19 Lampre - Caffita                                                      8.31
20 La Francaise Des Jeux                                                10.45
21 Quick Step - Innergetic                                              11.13
22 Domina Vacanze                                                       22.54
 
General classification after stage 13
 
1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                       52.25.40
2 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team               0.47
3 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                 1.53
4 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                           1.57
5 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                       3.31
6 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel                                  5.47
7 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                          6.00
8 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick Step - Innergetic                      6.19
9 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                           6.47
10 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                     6.51
11 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                     7.28
12 David Blanco Rodiguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                      8.03
13 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                 10.50
14 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems          12.39
15 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               14.30
16 Josep Jufre (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                  15.55
17 Francisco José Lara (Spa) T-Mobile Team                              16.51
18 Unai Osa Eizaguirre (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne             17.26
19 Sylvester Szmyd (Pol) Lampre - Caffita                               18.56
20 Marcos Antonio Serrano Rodriguez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team    19.16
21 Manuel Calvente (Spa) Team CSC                                       20.12
22 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems                        21.31
23 Daniel Atienza Urendez (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par telephone        22.48
24 Alexandre Botcharov (Rus) Crédit Agricole                            23.29
25 Joan Horrach (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                    24.29
26 Aitor Gonzalez Jimenez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                       26.40
27 Christophe Kern (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                               28.06
28 Mario Aerts (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                                  28.15
29 Koos Moerenhout (Ned) Davitamon - Lotto                              28.24
30 David Bernabeu (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            28.52
31 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                30.16
32 Leonardo Piepoli (Ita) Saunier Duval - Prodir                        33.27
33 Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                     34.37
34 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                   36.09
35 Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         38.48
36 Joseba Beloki Dorronsoro (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team            39.11
37 Stijn Devolder (Bel) Discovery Channel                               39.13
38 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                    39.32
39 Benjamin Noval (Spa) Discovery Channel                               40.14
40 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                 40.39
41 Francisco Pérez (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                 41.29
42 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                42.37
43 David Cañada (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                            44.07
44 Christian Vandevelde (USA) Team CSC                                  44.49
45 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                       44.52
46 Gilberto Simoni (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                               45.29
47 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                 45.30
48 Michael Barry (Can) Discovery Channel                                45.39
49 Nicolas Vogondy (Fra) Crédit Agricole                                47.55
50 Eladio Jimenez Sanchez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                    48.19
51 Gorka Gonzalez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               48.39
52 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                          49.16
53 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                            49.41
54 Thomas Ziegler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    50.22
55 Jose Miguel Elias (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                            51.18
56 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le credit par telephone          51.26
57 Alexandr Kolobnev (Rus) Rabobank                                     52.10
58 Giampaolo Caruso (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                    52.16
59 Rolf Aldag (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                       53.50
60 Charles Wegelius (GBr) Liquigas - Bianchi                            54.13
61 Jurgen Van Goolen (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                      54.38
62 Rafael Casero (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                           54.39
63 Bingen Fernandez (Spa) Cofidis, le credit par telephone              54.44
64 Moises Dueñas (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                                54.45
65 Daniele Nardello (Ita) T-Mobile Team                                 56.23
66 Julian Sanchez Pimienta (Spa) Fassa Bortolo                          56.42
67 Patrick Calcagni (Swi) Liquigas - Bianchi                            58.58
68 Christophe Le Mevel (Fra) Crédit Agricole                            59.17
69 Juan Manuel Fuentes (Spa) Lampre - Caffita                           59.31
70 Mikel Pradera (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                 1.00.32
71 Erik Zabel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                     1.02.27
72 Bram De Groot (Ned) Rabobank                                       1.02.29
73 Nicki Sørensen (Den) Team CSC                                      1.03.19
74 Fabio Sacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                   1.05.21
75 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir         1.06.10
76 Jérémy Roy (Fra) Française des Jeux                                1.08.08
77 Ignacio Gutierrez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                     1.08.26
78 Dariusz Baranowski (Pol) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                1.08.52
79 Nacor Burgos (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                               1.10.07
80 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) Team CSC                                     1.11.17
81 Jorge Garcia (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                               1.11.28
82 Andrea Peron (Ita) Team CSC                                        1.11.56
83 David Latasa (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            1.12.33
84 Anthony Charteau (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            1.13.30
85 Marcus Burghardt (Ger) T-Mobile Team                               1.14.04
86 Anthony Geslin (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                              1.14.25
87 Alberto Ongarato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               1.15.21
88 Preben Van Hecke (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                           1.16.45
89 Alessandro Cortinovis (Ita) Domina Vacanze                         1.18.19
90 Lorenzo Bernucci (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                               1.18.49
91 David Lopez Garcia (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                         1.19.18
92 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                       1.19.29
93 Angel Gomez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                           1.20.07
94 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                            1.21.59
95 Javier Pascual Rodriguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                1.23.33
96 Francisco José Ventoso (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                       
97 Andreas Matzbacher (Aut) Lampre - Caffita                          1.25.14
98 David De La Fuente (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                    1.25.38
99 José Vicente Garcia Acosta (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne    1.26.24
100 Igor Gonzalez De Galdeano (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team        1.29.54
101 Xavier Florencio (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                          1.33.04
102 Thorwald Veneberg (Ned) Rabobank                                  1.33.08
103 Matej Mugerli (Slo) Liquigas - Bianchi                            1.34.32
104 Aketza Peña (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                               1.35.18
105 Julian Dean (NZl) Crédit Agricole                                 1.36.19
106 Guido Trenti (USA) Quick Step - Innergetic                        1.37.20
107 Marco Velo (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                    1.37.35
108 Marco Marzano (Ita) Lampre - Caffita                              1.37.41
109 Bernhard Kohl (Aut) T-Mobile Team                                 1.38.44
110 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis, le credit par telephone          1.39.08
111 Uwe Peschel (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    1.39.49
112 Bart Dockx (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                                1.40.35
113 Sergio Ghisalberti (Ita) Domina Vacanze                           1.42.08
114 Volker Ordowski (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                1.42.56
115 Leon Van Bon (Ned) Davitamon - Lotto                              1.43.33
116 Pedro Horrillo Munoz (Spa) Rabobank                               1.43.35
117 Andreas Klier (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                 1.45.39
118 Devis Miorin (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                             1.45.47
119 Martin Elmiger (Swi) Phonak Hearing Systems                       1.46.58
120 Matteo Tosatto (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                1.47.02
121 Sven Montgomery (Swi) Gerolsteiner                                1.47.50
122 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                          1.49.01
123 Ian McLeod (RSA) Française des Jeux                               1.49.37
124 Kevin De Weert (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                      1.49.58
125 Thomas Voeckler (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                            1.50.28
126 Arnaud Coyot (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par telephone               1.51.36
127 Giovanni Lombardi (Ita) Team CSC                                  1.51.56
128 Mauro Gerosa (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                             1.53.28
129 Marcus Ljungqvist (Swe) Liquigas - Bianchi                        1.55.43
130 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                            1.56.40
131 Gert Steegmans (Bel) Davitamon - Lotto                            1.57.08
132 Magnus Backstedt (Swe) Liquigas - Bianchi                         1.58.33
133 Rafael Nuritdinov (Uzb) Domina Vacanze                            2.01.18
134 Hervé Duclos-Lassalle (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par telephone      2.03.54
135 René Haselbacher (Aut) Gerolsteiner                               2.04.22
136 André Korff (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                   2.04.26
137 Matthias Russ (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                  2.05.05
138 Allan Johansen (Den) Team CSC                                     2.05.17
139 Nick Gates (Aus) Davitamon - Lotto                                2.06.54
140 Fabio Baldato (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                 2.08.07
141 Frédéric Finot (Fra) Française des Jeux                           2.14.18
142 Matej Jurco (Svk) Domina Vacanze                                  2.21.08
143 Jimmy Casper (Fra) Cofidis, le credit par telephone               2.22.00
144 Sébastien Chavanel (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                         2.23.37
145 Yohann Gène (Fra) Bouygues Telecom                                2.28.44
146 Jukka Vastaranta (Fin) Rabobank                                   2.30.13
147 Benoît Vaugrenard (Fra) Française des Jeux                        2.32.38
 
Points classification
 
1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                            105 pts
2 Alessandro Petacchi (Ita) Fassa Bortolo                                 104
3 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                 97
4 Erik Zabel (Ger) T-Mobile Team                                           89
5 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             71
6 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                   69
7 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                         54
8 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                                 54
9 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems              51
10 Marco Zanotti (Ita) Liquigas - Bianchi                                  44
11 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           42
12 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel                                   36
13 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  34
14 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                    34
15 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                          33
16 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                            33
17 Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            30
18 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick Step - Innergetic                       29
19 David Blanco Rodiguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        29
20 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                       28
21 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                            27
22 Heinrich Haussler (Ger) Gerolsteiner                                    27
23 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le credit par telephone             26
24 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                   26
25 Paolo Bettini (Ita) Quick Step - Innergetic                             24
 
Mountains classification
 
1 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                    96 pts
2 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                 66
3 Eladio Jimenez Sanchez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        54
4 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                             54
5 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                   50
6 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             38
7 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                         37
8 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems              35
9 Rik Verbrugghe (Bel) Quick Step - Innergetic                             34
10 Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            32
11 Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        32
12 Staf Scheirlinckx (Bel) Cofidis, le credit par telephone                27
13 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick Step - Innergetic                       23
14 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                          22
15 Constantino Zaballa Gutierrez (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir              21
16 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                    19
17 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                      13
18 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le credit par telephone             12
19 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                       12
20 Iñigo Cuesta (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                               12
21 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                           12
22 David Blanco Rodiguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        11
23 Egoi Martinez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                   10
24 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel                                    9
25 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems                            8
 
Combination classification
 
1 Denis Menchov (Rus) Rabobank                                              6 pts
2 Roberto Heras Hernandez (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                  7
3 Francisco Mancebo (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                   14
4 Carlos Sastre (Spa) Team CSC                                             15
5 Carlos Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                         19
6 Miguel Angel Martin Perdiguero (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems              31
7 Ruben Plaza Molina (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                            39
8 Juan Miguel Mercado (Spa) Quick Step - Innergetic                        39
9 Tom Danielson (USA) Discovery Channel                                    42
10 Mauricio Alberto Ardila Cano (Col) Davitamon - Lotto                    43
11 David Blanco Rodiguez (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        53
12 Santos Gonzalez (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                            54
13 Joaquin Rodriguez Oliver (Spa) Saunier Duval - Prodir                   56
14 Samuel Sanchez (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                                  60
15 Roberto Laiseka Jaio (Spa) Euskaltel-Euskadi                            62
16 Oscar Sevilla (Spa) T-Mobile Team                                       66
17 Oscar Pereiro Sio (Spa) Phonak Hearing Systems                          74
18 Pablo Lastras (Spa) Illes Balears-Caisse d'Epargne                      77
19 Michele Scarponi (Ita) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                       80
20 Adolfo Garcia Quesada (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                        85
21 Victor Hugo Peña (Col) Phonak Hearing Systems                           89
22 Luis Pasamontes Rodriguez (Spa) Relax Fuenlabrada                       92
23 Leonardo Bertagnolli (Ita) Cofidis, le credit par telephone             97
24 Angel Vicioso Arcos (Spa) Liberty Seguros-Würth Team                    99
25 David Bernabeu (Spa) Comunidad Valenciana                              111
 
Teams classification
 
1 Comunidad Valenciana                                              157.31.32
2 Team CSC                                                              10.49
3 Liberty Seguros - Würth Team                                          10.53
4 Phonak Hearing Systems                                                14.32
5 Illes Balears - Caisse D'Epargne                                      18.24
6 Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team                                    19.49
7 Euskaltel - Euskadi                                                   26.02
8 Lampre - Caffita                                                      41.50
9 Davitamon - Lotto                                                     44.05
10 Quick Step - Innergetic                                              46.16
11 T- Mobile Team                                                       51.19
12 Saunier Duval - Prodir                                             1.03.40
13 Relax Fuenlabrada                                                  1.18.10
14 Cofidis, le credit par telephone                                   1.19.31
15 Credit Agricole                                                    1.22.31
16 Rabobank                                                           1.28.55
17 Bouygues Telecom                                                   1.57.06
18 Fassa Bortolo                                                      2.23.51
19 Team Gerolsteiner                                                  2.25.33
20 Liquigas - Bianchi                                                 2.41.52
21 La Francaise Des Jeux                                              3.41.52
22 Domina Vacanze                                                     4.08.53

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